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Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, European
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Yaddhehimulla Rd, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice and romantic diner at Thaproban. You are on the beach with cosy lights. The staff is really nice and dynamic. You can choose a fresh fish and enjoy your meal under the sky.

Thank Valérie K
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was spectacular. The tuna was world class - caught fresh the day of and prepared to your liking (along with other fish and seafood options). Best Tuna I've ever eaten. The manager, Alex, has worked in Italy and truly understands fine cuisine and customer service.

Thank Jzh_1980
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want mouth watering seafood then come here! Seriously some of the best food you'll get in Sri Lanka. The tuna steak is so good it will make you question want you really want from life :p Very accommodating and friendly staff. Excellent location, tables on the beach, sound of the ocean only metres away. What's not to love?

Thank Roger J
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in so many restaurants around the area and this was the best restaurant I ever enjoyed. Food was so nice and the service limit is unforgettable. Defiantly will be back.

Thank asanka8425
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a beach house restaurant (Thaproban) where you can pick your own sea food and dine on the beach: magical and delightful. We had perfectly prepared medium-rare tuna steak. Great service.

Thank Arnoud d
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33 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across this restaurant that has the most beautiful location on the beach. Seafood on ice is displayed to choose from (pay by weight) and then cooked to order. Our whole fish, calamari and prawns were delicious and served with salad. There are also menu options available, but we could not go past the fresh fish. Service was attentive... More 

Thank SteveandRete
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

After eating here 3 times this week I can't believe some of the negative reviews. The service was great and they couldn't do enough for us. All up this place is a great restaurant, with excellent quality fresh fish at very affordable prices, The fish market is excellent value for money; you select what you want, the staff weigh it... More 

Thank dj_tyronne
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We only ate here once even though we were staying at the hotel. Prices are very reasonable, service fabulous, and the setting s nice. My meal was awful.....I would expect fish and chips to be fresh in a coastal area, instead it was overcooked frozen fish fillets and burnt oven chips

Thank Louise M
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Thaproban was one of the more elegant places located on Unawatuna beach, staff were friendly and the food was delicious, only set back for us unfortunately was the prices, however you can't expect anything less from a high end restaurant. Overall, lovey experience

Thank Anna G
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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171 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch and had to deal with a moron who was probably the worst type of staff I'd ever met. I couldn't get his name. The idiot told us not to dine in their restaurant only because we were locals. Discrimination at the highest level. The other staff then came in to apologize on his behalf but... More 

Thank Shakeel Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yaddhehimulla Rd, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: 94914381722

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?