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Pink Elephant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Asian, Sri Lankan
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110 Yaddahi Mulla Rd., Unawatuna, Galle Galle, Sri Lanka
+94 77 978 0239
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled on this place after a day on the beach , great food and friendly service with reasons prices. The butterfly fish was superb. Possibly the bet meal we have had in Sri Lanka in 3 weeks. Don't miss it !!

Thank JohnnyLMCQ
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Modern style food based on local ingredients. Friendly staff and family-feeling with reoccurring guests and people living there. Pink Elephant had by far the best drinks we tried at Unawatuna - the Passion Mojhito is amazing. They did not have all food at the menu and the Apple pie was not the best but otherwise a really great place!

Thank Gabriella L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are reading this and it's breakfast time and the kitchen works, drop everything and try Avocado Salsa! It's amazing! That's all you need to know about this place. 4 stars, because the kitchen works randomly in the morning... I was trying to attend the place unsuccessfully few times in the morning withing a week. Otherwise superb!

1 Thank Alexey S
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hostel is really really basic. Manager does not have a clue. Turned up, didn't ask our names even though we had a reservation. Tried to make us pay at the end after explaining we had a reservation. No front desk so anyone could walk in. Mosquito nets only on some of the beds - you need them - didn't fix... More 

Thank Dave B
Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in the dorms, super cheap, very big room with lockers, two bathrooms and a balcony. Best location possible just opposite the beach. Didn't try the food but it looked great and the place was packed every night. The staff and mainly the owner was so nice and friendly, too bad we didn't get a chance to say goodbye when... More 

Thank Lovisa J
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding food, the Sri Lankan curry and rice is just delicious. Excellent value for money and great laid back atmosphere. We could have eaten here every single night, if we could have got a table!! It's a busy place but that's no surprise! Loved it 😀

1 Thank Nicola H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two great nights out at the Pink Elephant. Food was great - fantastic Sri Lankan curries. Fun night. Owner is lovely guy and really looked after us all. Defo went the mile :)

1 Thank James C
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for shisha and cocktails yesterday and it was brilliant. We sat in the front lounge area and chilled out. The passion fruit mojito was the best cocktail I've had in Sri Lanka. Nice grape and mint Shisha too. There are quite a few Shisha places on this road but we chose Pink Elephant based on reviews on... More 

1 Thank Dev M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The curries were excellent and traditional. Lovely staff, good atmosphere. We were a group of 7 and they made space for us.

Thank Iain W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is really nice, the atmosphere is chill and the staff and owner are lovely! Loved the food, especially the guacamole, but most of all this place's vibe contributed to the way I'll remember Unawantuna.

Thank Gabriela Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Sri Lankan
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Yaddahi Mulla Rd., Unawatuna, Galle Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: +94 77 978 0239

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