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“Greatest!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tigri Beach Resturant

Tigri Beach Resturant
348 Galle Rood, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
771048202
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Ranked #4 of 71 Restaurants in Hikkaduwa
Cuisines: Asian, European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Kiev, Ukraine
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Greatest!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I've been discovering Hikkaduwa looking for the task solution of: where it is possible to combine clean dishes, good service, tasty food and reasonable prices in one place?
To my happiness, I have found such place - resto "Tigri". I've tried half of the offered items, and my wife tried the second half.
I cannot say that everything was tasty (I don't like some of spices and vegetables), but shellfish, crabs, calamars, and mixed rise - rise with chicken, calamars, crab's meat, shellfish, vegetables, special souse and chili - are incredible.
I've visited very expensive restaurants in Kyiv, tried sea food - it's not a patch on at all.
It seems that to cook as such! it is obligatory to be Ceylonese, adore sea and the work itself.
And! - the dishes are VERY big. If you prefer to eat not more than usual - please, clarify the amount of food or just don't order all. For instance, usual soup+rise for me - I didn't finish it at once, but was trying to do my best for that.
Evident advantages: Cleanness. Everything is fresh - staff is cooking every day, at the presence of visitors, it is possible to watch the process, visit cuisine (I brought the fish and crabs, which I caught, and asked to cook them. And the people agreed without any problems. Moreover, they invited me to the cuisine to help them a bit and take some pictures). Menu variety - not only domestic cuisine, but European breakfasts and lunches as well: pasta, burgers, chicken, soup, fresh, beer, milk cocktails. The prices - tiger shrimps with lots of vegetables and fried potato (not fri, but fried! Potato) + salad + souse = 1100 rupees = 8.5 USD dollars (just to compare in the resto "Refresh" not far from there, the same dish costs 3000 rupees). Lots of spices are used, different herbals, souses. The food is NOT QUITE SPICY - chief is very polite to the foreigners - the staff is always asking about the level of "hot" spicy food. The view is great - tables are in 15 meters from the water border, your dinner is almost in the ocean, and it is quite difficult to describe.
At the second floor there are 4 rooms available - hot and cold water is available 24 hours per day, balconies and incredible view, comfortable toilet. There are many paintings in the interior - very creative design. The place is vey cozy and you prefer to come back one more time. Tigri team speaks very good English. Menu in Russian is available as well - without any mistakes, clear and understandable. You may also come with the food, which you bought at the market - vegetables, fruits, fish, sea food, and you may ask to cook it. To cook 5 huge crabs and lots of fish we paid 1500 rupees = 11.6 USD dollars. The chief arranges excursion tours on the area. The people are very easy-going and kind. Great music. Free WiFi.
Disadvantages - small number of tables - only 6 are available. Credit cards are not acceptable (that is usual for Sri Lanka). And they don't have the web-site.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Bucharest, Romania
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“yummy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

in out last day we had lunch at Tigri1
very good food and finally we realized why it took so long to bring the food: they actually prepare it on demand..even tehy pill teh carrots then :))) more fresh then this i belive is imposible :)
nice view and the aussie girls is very cute :)

Visited January 2014
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Kiev, Ukraine
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“This is very nice place with soul, tasty food and friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This restaurant with big soul, filled filled with love and friendship!
We came here to eat twice a day for 10 days! Restaurant is specializing on very tasty seafood. The restaurant staff will fulfill to perform all your wishes. if you don’t like to eat potatoes, they cook for you rise or other vegetables, will organize wonderful tours, taxi to the airport and etc. The restaurant is located on the coast of the ocean, is decorated in a fishing hut with paintings in Sri Lankan style. Prices, as well as food, the best in Hikkaduwa.
Be sure to order the shark here in special Trigri sauce, you wan’t not regret it! And crabs, and lobsters! And all from their menu!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“My favourite place to eat in Sri Lanka.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is amazing. After 5 weeks travelling in Sri Lanka- Tigri is definately my favourite restaurant.
The food is amazing and fresh. I would recommend the seafood platters. The staff are really lovely and friendly, nothing is too much trouble for them to help you.
And the views are spectacular, you are eating right on the waters edge.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This places has a great view of the sunset, so close to the beach. Stayed here for over a week. Could live here. Staff are so polite and always willing to help you with anything. The food is amazing! The seafood is to die for! The fish I would highly recommend to everyone but it's all delicious. Will defiantly be coming back here :)

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