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“Very Good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Thaproban

Thaproban
Yaddhehimulla Rd, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
94914381722
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Ranked #27 of 52 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Hampshire, England
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“Very Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2010

Right on the beach front. Not cheap by Sri Lankan standards but still a real bargain. We had Red Snapper and 300grams of prawns cooked in coconut both were fantastic. Service was excellent - certainly the place to go if you want a more "upmarket" experience/meal

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Didn't live up to the hype”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

Sorry to say that we ate there 2 weeks ago and the 'front' soon wore very thin. My wife had fish that wasn't the freshest on the block. I had crab. Now the local crab here doesn't have any meat in the body i.e. the shell which was a disappointment. When attempting to access the rest of the meat naturally I needed a crab meat fork which they didn't have. I was told by the waiter that his boss was considering buying some from Colombo!
It's a nice place with lovely staff but charge western prices for local delivery.
We felt let down by our experience.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Thaproban, Unawatana, fantastic hotel and restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2010

We have just returned from Sri Lanka, where for part of our holiday we stayed 5 nights at Thaproban. I cannot rate it highly enough. The food was absolutely fantastic. Because we were there with our 15 month old son, we ate breakfast, lunch and supper at the hotel restaurant. the staff were friendly and very helpful and the food was delicious, we all loved it. the fresh sea food in the evenings was particularly good, the best that we had during our 11 nights in Sri Lanka.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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