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“Pizza!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Koko's On The Beach

Koko's On The Beach
Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna | On the Golden Sandy Beach, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
+94 77 582 6739
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Ranked #1 of 52 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Price range: $1 - $100
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Mexican, British, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: a small family run restaurant on the beach, offering the best in western cuisine for those who need a bit of familiarity in there diet whilst in Asia. all created by Chef Gary(UK) and his team ensuring 100% satisfaction by using only hand picked local ingredients and preparing all food cooked to order.
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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“Pizza!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Local food is a treat - but who can live without good old fashioned Pizza? Here you get it with a capital 'P'. Loved the ambiance, loved the vibe and Lion beer is so much better when you wash down the Meat feast than curry!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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gary r, Owner at Koko's On The Beach, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
hi thanks for your review,
we are happy you liked all aspects of KOKOS, and thank you for uploading the pictures.

hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday and hopefully we will see you once again at KOKOS

love and blessings

KOKOS FAMILY
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fab!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

We found this place after reading reviews on here. It is a little hard to find but the owner told us he is working to resolve this. As others have said, the fish and chips are fab! The beach bar itself doesn't have any alcohol but they happily showed us across the road to koko garden where we got to choose from either their menu or the beach bar's. we chose the beach bar's. lovely quirky place, great atmosphere and a film on in the background (open air) Heaven :-)

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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gary r, Owner at Koko's On The Beach, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
hi,
thanks for your kind review,
we are happy that you found the food and service to your satisfaction.we are now in the process of making signs to make it easier for our guests to discover us.
we hope we will see you again during your stay in the beautiful Sri Lanka.

thanks again and blessings

KOKOS FAMILY
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“Great food & friendly service right on the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We managed to find kokos on the beach after reading really good reviews and we were not disappointed. Delicious fish & chips, much nicer than anything you would ever get in the UK and the chip butty was also very good using freshly made rolls. Staff were very friendly and helpful, we are going to check out their garden bar where they have films playing some nights and serve pizza's etc. Definitely worth a visit but keep an eye out for it on the beach as you could easily walk past without knowing it was there which would be a real shame. We are already planning our next visit :o)

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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gary r, Owner at Koko's On The Beach, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
hi, thanks for your kind review.
we are glad you were satisfied with the level of service and quality of our food.
we have now made steps to advertize on our restaurant more on the beach whilst trying to keep the natural beauty of Unawatuna.
we look forward to seeing you in the GARDEN and hope you will be equally as pleased.

thanks and Blessings

KOKOS FAMILY
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“Makes a refreshing change from Rice & Curry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We have lived in Unawatuna for ten years and so it came as a pleasant surprise to find that an authentic pizza restaurant has opened. It has a proper wood fired oven and produces pizza to die for. The menu has only limited choice but after talking to the owner , Gary , he says he will expand the choice in time. We found the prices reasonable and the service good. All the other pizzas we tried in Unawatuna restaurants have shop bought bases or are baked in an electric oven for far too long, and the bases are virtually inedible. Thank goodness that Gary has arrived on the scene.

  • Visited January 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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gary r, Owner at Koko's On The Beach, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
hi thank you very much for your kind review
we are glad you enjoyed your experience at kokos, it was our pleasure to host you
we hope you will visit us again in the near future.
to find out what we are screening this week and special offers log on to our Facebook page @ www.Facebook.com/kokosunawatuna

thanks and blessings
KOKOS FAMILY
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“A great night out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Koko's is two places both great and fulfilling unique niches in the village of Unawatuna. Run by a Brit and his pretty Sri Lankan wife, the fare is European with great tasty offerings. The beach front cafe does really exceptional fish and chips or homemade burgers while you laze in comfortable wooden chairs on the sand lapping up the tropical beach views and life passing by. Across the road and down a short alley is the main restaurant, bar and cinema cafe. Films, sporting events or music videos are shown nightly - check the board in the main street! A great brick pizza oven is heated by burning coconut shells and any pizza you an mix will be produced on a perfect crispy base. The other menu choices are a whole range of delicious pasta dishes or of course food delivered from the beach cafe.

The bar/restaurant area is laid out under the shady trees and provides a relaxed and cool atmosphere for couples, singles or groups whilst viewing the entertainment on a large screen.

A good dietary change from the delicious but often "Same same" Sri Lankan curry on offer everywhere else.

  • Visited January 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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gary r, Owner at Koko's On The Beach, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
hi thanks for your kind review,
we are so happy you enjoyed your experiences at KOKOS.
we are glad that you reconise our attention to producing only fresh tasty food.
we hope that enjoy the rest of your holidays and hope we will meet again in the future

love and blessings
KOKOS FAMILY
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