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“Hikkaduwa's best!”
Review of J.L.H. Restaurant

J.L.H. Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 110 Restaurants in Hikkaduwa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Bangalore
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Hikkaduwa's best!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Very good location/view. You will get the occasional spray from the ocean if you are sitting right at the edge.

Food is excellent. Service again was standard Sri Lankan average, but the food more than makes up for it.
The seafood is fresh but again limited to Sri Lankan favorite of PARAVA/butter fish as they call it, Seer fish/King Mackerel and the regular crustaceans.
We ordered calalmari in butter sauce garlic and fish curry with rice which was better than every other place we tried in hikkaduwa.

  • Visited December 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
“Great views, good food”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

A little bit of a hidden gem, JLH does the basics right, everything was fresh and tasty.

Portions are huge and the waiter was happy for us to BYO despite it being NYE.

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A cut above the beach bars but could be better”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

We ate here in the evening on Christmas Day 2012. The menu is fairly comprehensive with good range of sea food dishes including live lobster although for the prices are higher than average for Sri Lanka, I ate Tiger Prawns in Garlic Sauce which was 1990 rupees (approx. £10) and consisted of only 5 (admittedly good size) prawns. I would have had lobster but it was overpriced. The service was very indifferent, although to be fair it was quite busy. If it wasn't so busy the ambiance would have been good, the indoor seating area does feel like a restaurant rather than a beach bar and overlooking the sea was great. Overall, a lovely location, decent food if not particularly good value, ambiance was good, service could definitely be improved

  • Visited December 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great food, great ambience, somewhat indifferent service...”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

We were a group of 10 staying at the Chaaya Tranz next door, and we had dinner here 2 of the 3 nights we were in Hikkaduwa. Excellent food and great atmosphere (right by the water) but must say that the service was somewhat indifferent. Maybe that was because we were a group of 10 and pretty boisterous. Anyways we had a great time and I hope the management trains their staff to be a bit friendlier..

  • Visited December 2012
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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Must do at Hikka”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Great variety of food..the seafood platter and dark pork curry were outstanding..had dinner twice at this restaurant and came back totally satisfied..good variety for vegetarians also..

Serves alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks..

A must do at Hikka..

Visited December 2012
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