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Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

JLH is located between turtle and surf beach in Hikkaduwa. It is perfect to watch the ocean from and has great views of the sunset. You can choose to sit outside or inside, there is no restriction on smoking inside or outside. The hosts were...a little slow and are more inclined to spending time with their mostly Russian clientele. I was a little upset at the way I was hurried to place an order without being allowed to have my questions about the menu answered. I ordered a fish and chips while my wife ordered a soup. The food itself was okay, but the attitude of the servers was a little upsetting.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 15, 2020 via mobile

On the beach. Cosy, airy and relaxed atmosphere. Decent food and good service. Fried banana and ice cream was awesome.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

The food is excellent for all categories, including children. The seafood was cooked well and the children enjoyed the burgers

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 27, 2019 via mobile

Good place for a company or romantic dinner. Quite fast service and clean inside. Staff speaks English.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Response from ranjanchou | Reviewed this property |
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
September 7, 2015|
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Response from Mkris9 | Reviewed this property |
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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January 28, 2015|
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Response from Adamoroianu | Reviewed this property |
Better to rent a car with driver and go wherever you want. It's cheap if you bargain and show them you know the right price !
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J.L.H. Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5