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Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Indian
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Yaddhehimulla Rd, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Gurgaon, India
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb location as it's right on the beach. It's basically not a full fledged hotel but a luxurious Beach house. Don't expect all the star rated hotel like amenities. However it's very comfortable and staff is very nice. It has a restaurant on the beach. One can sit for hours and enjoy the view and breeze. Food is also great.

Thank Amit_Sood_Ind
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We stayed at one Thaproban's sister hotel. But We always go to Thaproban for meals coz of the tastiness of the food and the quality service they provide. You have the option of eating inside the lobby area or step out and enjoy your meal in beach. Will surely visit again and again.

Thank A_kamburugamuwa
Melbourne, Australia
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

What a place right on beach professional service great food extensive menu. Nice romantic surroundings. Would rate no 1 in this area

Thank glenn h
Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

In this restaurant you could choose your fish and they serve it afterwards with some salade, rice and the sauce of your choice or salt&pepper. Stuff is very helpful and attentively. Price are quite high but it's good value.

Thank 2014geni
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Any establishment where you see fresh seafood out on display by the tables right out on the beach is always going to be a winner. And so it proved! We stumbled across Thaproban while walking down the beach, drawn in by the bustling restaurant and great location and weren't disappointed. The prawn curry and rice was delicious and you can... More 

Thank Mark L
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We are here numerous times as we were staying in the hotel, and the food was consistently good throughout our stay. The rice and curry was one of the best we had in Sri Lanka and the devilled sea food dish was also delicious. I would particularly recommend the Thaproban for supper on the beach. Their sea food selection is... More 

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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, Indian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, 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?