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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last 3 weeks we have several times our dinner at JLH restaurant. It’s a lovely place on the beach side.Best waiters,super friendly and the food/ dinner they serve is of excellent quality.you have sight on the beach.Food and price are super.Enjoy your dinner at JLH....Rob Adank/ NetherlandsMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favourite restaurant in Hikkaduwa. The food is delicious, the beer always cold and the views of the sea and sunset are stunning. The hospitality is second to none and you are very well looked after. The lads working there are very friendly...and attentive. The facilities are spotless too. A visit to JLH is highly recommended and you won't be disappointed!!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed November 8, 2022 via mobile

I bought a cell phone charger and it came defective from the factory. Due to a trip I bought another one, and I came to the flying tiger store where I bought the product, located in the shopping mall via santa catarina. I asked the...employee at the location on 11/08/2022 at 10:27 that the product was defective, she performed a test on her cell phone, on my cell phone, extremely thick, and without posture because she asked that I was using wrong. And as we know, it didn't work, the product was factory defect. From then on, she wanted to exchange it for an exactly the same product, and I had already bought a new one, that is, I have no interest in acquiring a new one, again, and I asked for my money back, and she said that the practice of company is not a cash refund, at most another product, but already with an altered voice that it was necessary to bring another attendant. Wondering if that was the local law. Well, I have the local law. (Decree Law No. 383/89 of 6 November); If the item or good you have purchased is defective, the law obliges stores to exchange or return the money paid for that item to the consumer. I want to know how my vexatious situation in public puts me in a position of lack of credibility, and of course the factory defective product and internal policy of non-return of values ​​infringing consumer law.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 26, 2022 via mobile

Visited JLH restaurant for lunch during our stay in Hikkaduwa. The restaurant is located right next to the beach. The staff and kind and accommodating but most importantly the food is to die for fresh delicious food and large portions are served. Excellent choices of...food and beverages are available. If you are in Hikkaduwa this restaurant is a must to visit.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 8, 2022

Very good place to eat, nice sea food for very reasonable price. sea food platter was one of the best in the world, recommended for anyone .

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed March 25, 2022 via mobile

Definitely our favourite restaurant during our recent trip to Hikkaduwa.we visited 3 times and during those visits we had grilled prawns, grilled calamari, prawn sizzler and fried prawns. All excellent. Service very good until it got busy and then it was a little hit and...miss. Can’t fault the food though and the menu is extensive.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 6, 2022

This restaurant was recommended by staff in our hotel. We were served by an impatient man who was in such a hurry he was running at times. I had difficulty accessing the internet and after asking twice the waiter told me it was simple and...became very frustrated. The food was just 'okay' but we were very disturbed to see a rat walking out of the restaurant and laid down outside. It was unwell and clearly had been poisoned. It didn't move and the staff were totally uninterested.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 25, 2022 via mobile

Lovely restaurant positioned on the sea front. We visited several times during our holiday and was addicted to the chicken curry and rice. The seafood was also very good. Everything was well presented and the portions were enormous. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 9, 2021 via mobile

We had proper chicken curry rice today! Loved it, great food at the beachfront with amazing service! Will be back for more!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed May 22, 2021 via mobile

The best and finest seafood restaurant in Hikkaduwa.. visit many many times and still looking forward to go.. mix seafood platter is one of my favorite and there are lot of options for seafood as well as meat.. Must try place if you visit Hikkaduwa..

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed October 27, 2020 via mobile

Sadly due to the pandemic Hikkaduwa is like a ghost town in what should be peak tourist season. Majority of restaurants are closed. JLH is fortunately open. A group of 6 of us are there last night. We were so pleasantly surprised at how well...they are functioning. Everything we requested from menu was available. Service was courteous and swift. We sat overlooking the beach while the children played in the sea. The food arrived promptly and was really delicious, totally recommend the rice noodle dishes, kan kung and devilled fish. The washrooms and general areas are immaculately clean. We had a wonderfully relaxed evening and will definitely return.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Great place for a dinner, fantastic seafood, most of us had prawns and it was yummy. But, the service is slow so calculate in some extra time.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Very good food, very good location - but very slow service. They really need to do something about this. Shouldn’t be necessary to wait half an hour to order drinks and to wait more than an hour to get our food.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

My Singapore Sling did not taste of alcohol. The two glasses of red wine were horrible (vinegary) so we sent them back. The two "medium rare " steaks were VERY Chewy and difficult to eat. The replacement chicken was better but still a cheap cut...and chewy. And they only accept CASH.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

Really a great rice and curry. One of the best in hikkaduwa. I highly recommend... Very cold beer served in a holder.

Date of visit: February 2020
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In fact I asked some local people there and though there is a distinct drop in tourists in the rainy season there are increasing trends as some like to come and see the rains ...but perhaps there would be a drop in services... More
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Unfortunately lost his no, have you tried google street view. Don't remember seeing a phone number outside, but can always give it a try
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5