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Hot Rock

European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Seafood
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Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place on the best beach in sl. Sit watching the seas. Good menu very good price lady owner very friendly. Food well cooked cold drinks etc

Thank glenn h
Bettystown, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

We are here for lunch after a long journey from Colombo. Service was ok when there was staff available.the novelty of eating on the beach wore off after we got the food. The food was mediocre at best. I got beef rice and it was very dry. Disappointing

Thank Aislinglaura
Warsaw, Poland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We had lunch there .It was simply horrible, My husband had toasted cheese and onion sandwich. It was only lightly toasted on the outide but inside there was just raw onion and few cubes of cheese. After one bite he just left it. I had chicken curry which gave me upset stomach for the next 2 days.Just dont eat there!!!!

Thank 2marta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Nice variety of menu (incl veggie alt.). Fast service. Nice environment by the beach. Design was simple but functional. Will probably come back for lunch.

Thank David H
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to eat at Hot Rock. Food is very delicious. Staff is very friendly. Price of food is cheap.

Thank Geraldine A
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Expect a long wait for your meal at this restaurant. The food was nothing special when it arrived. Service through dinner was poor. Would not come back

Thank legig
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37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Well, this place is a small joint by the beach. Nothing exceptional, until you try the Margarita Pizza!!!! Just perfect!!!!!! The size was a bit too small. But, that could be just me. Boy oh boy, it was real yummy!!! Prices are a bit expensive.

Thank Arosha A
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

This was our first restaurant in Unawatuna and we found the portions are pretty small, the prices higher. We ordered prawns and we got 12 tinny prawns with little rice. No salad, just huge tomato garlic sauce, which was micture of ketchup, garlic and some ingredients. I was disapointed and the price was pretty high. Noodle soup was quite ok... More 

Thank Peter G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Nice and friendly staff. Food was okay but nothing to brag about.. Had the vegetable curry but the restaurant (unfortunetly) offers mostly chinease and western food like toasted sandwiches. Go for the local Sri Lankan food!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

We ordered shrimp devil and grilled tuna. Very delicious, authentic Sri Lankan style, cheap beer, right next to the beach. If you come here to expect to get wifi, please this place is for you to relax, enjoy the food, great scenery and excellent beach.

Thank Kunyit_Asam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: 224-2685

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