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Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quick lunch

We called in here in spec and found a great table overlooking the beach. We were in a mind for grilled fish and cold beer and we got both. Excellent value as far as I am concerned. Noting this is off season is hate to see what the prices are like during high season.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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97 reviews 97 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We called in here in spec and found a great table overlooking the beach. We were in a mind for grilled fish and cold beer and we got both. Excellent value as far as I am concerned. Noting this is off season is hate to see what the prices are like during high season.

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had lunch here today ordered a cheese, tomato and onion jaffle (toasted sandwich), the portion was 2 sandwiches and fries, so generous. You can't go too wrong with a toasted sandwich, it was nice! Rs550 for the jaffle and Rs200 for soda. The staff were lovely, as was the owner who came to chat to us.

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Brisbane, Australia
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95 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I had such high hopes when I walked into Tartaruga and chose a waterfront table. The menu is really great, but I just wanted a simple dal and rice so that's what I ordered and then it went downhill. For starters, rice is an extra 250 ontop of the meal. And for that price my rice was undercooked. Then my... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The place was really really expensive for budget travellers like me. And the food quality was really not that great at all. It's nice to sit there at night by the beach though.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This was a lovely beach side restaurant with a great menu choice and a wide variety on offer. The staff in particular however were super helpful and pleasant going above and beyond. We thoroughly enjoyed all the meals we had here over the course of a few days. Thanks

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The place was really nice with the beach, sea breeze... and this will be an awesome place to have dinner with candle lights... Food was really tasty and fresh. Loved the seafood dishes. Definitely a place not to be missed.

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New Delhi, India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Loved the sambal and the SrLankan curries. Beautiful view on Unnawatuna Beach. Service was excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Beautiful food and location!! Lovely service!!! Cocktails were brilliant! We had the devilled prawns and BBQ fish--- spicy and soooo tasty!

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I'll start off acknowledging that you shouldn't come to sri Lanka expecting great italian food. We were a party of 4 eating; pizza - very cheesy so ok if you like a lot, spaghetti Bolognese - i've never tasted anything like it and my daughter ate one mouthful and wouldn't eat any more (and tasting it I couldn't insist) and... More 

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Riyadh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Ok the views are magnificent, the service is good and unlike most of other places along the beach this one has stylish wooden furniture. But for gods sake this is restaurant and weer came here for food. We've ordered prawn curry, devilled chicken and pizza margarita - every single dish was less than mediocre and the chicken was kinda old.... More 

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Address: Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
Cuisine: European

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  • Address: Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

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