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“great food... sharing is caring...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of One Love

One Love
Parangiya watta, Unawatuna, Galle 80800, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #30 of 52 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Price range: $0 - $5
Cuisines: Sri Lankan
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
london
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“great food... sharing is caring...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2010

set in the hustle and bustle of unawatuna beach is this little restaurant, where the 'little' really has to be emphasized... the food is extremely good, but beware the portion sizes, they're BIG! if you're little you can easily share their signature dish "rice and curry" which is 3 fantastic curries, red rice and crispy papadams...

if you make it to unawatuna, its definitely worth a visit... (well, actually a must)

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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finland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best on Unawatuna Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2009

Found this little restaurant on the beach. The food, especially the curries (pumpkin, garlic, sweet potato), is excellent. The food is cheap and made from scratch every time (that is why that you have to wait for some time for the food). We think it was the best restaurant on the beach.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Loving everything about ONE LOVE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2009

Lovely lovely small place hanging over the beautiful bay of Unawatuna. Food is amazing and made from scatch every time (the reason for the relatively long wating time). So much atmosphere - all the hustle and bustle, stress and worries is worlds away when you sit yourself down for a meal prepared with LOVE in the small kitchen, where you can hear sizzeling pots and pans. Fantastic cuttle fish and curries!!! A must if you're blessed with a stay in Unawatuna.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“A little GEM of a restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2009

As someone who works in Sri Lanka and travels to Una regularly it is always nice to find a restaurant with that extra something! One Love is a little gem amongst a sea of fairly uninspiring places to eat. This family run place is very friendly and laid back with good music playing and a casual and relaxing atmosphere. The mother and daughter team are good value, always friendly and happy to chat. The food is excellent too with good sized portions for travellers with a healthy appetite. It's easy to see why this restaurant is always a lot busier than their neighbours. I urge you to try it, you won't regret it.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sri Lanka/Australia
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“The perfect combination of Sri Lankan hospitality, great food on a beautful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

I have been living in Unawatuna for over 3 years and love the food at One Love. The curries are made fresh and they have heaps of options to choose from. My faves include the pumpkin curry, soya curry, dhal curry and the beetroot curry. I'm vegetarian so I havent tried their seafood but they arrange regular BBQs right on the sand that are really popular. This is a really casual spot thats becoming really popular with travellers. You sit under a roof made from coconut leaves on a decking with the water coming right up to the restaurant. They play good chill out music, serve tasty drinks and the family who run it are really friendly and happy to sit down and have a good chat. You can see the beautiful Welle Dewala Temple from the restaurant which makes it a great place to just sit and relax and soak up the atmosphere.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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