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“Lovely” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Abba's

Abba's
Ranked #53 of 110 Restaurants in Hikkaduwa
Price range: $3 - $27
Cuisines: Sri Lankan, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: ABBA'S Restaurant has been open for the past 30 years and our mission is to provide high quality food and service to our customers. Please visit us during your stay at Hikkaduwa as our restaurant is just under 5 minutes away from Colaral Sands, Coral Rock and Chaaya Tranz Hotels.
Worcestershire
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Lovely”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

We ate here 3 times on our trip to Hikkaduwa and had lovely food each time. Wine was reasonable also (BIG PLUS!). Recommended.

Visited April 2014
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Doha, Qatar
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Hikkaduwa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

Recently visited Hikkaduwa with my wife and 2 friends. Abbas is just of the main street and what a find it was. Known as Abbas Pub it may well be my favourite pub in the world!! The beer comes out cold in a iced glass which is changed half way through your drink to ensure it stays cold. The food is amazing and great value for money. So good we went to Abbas twice for dinner, once for lunch and twice for breakfast in the space of 6 days. Having tasted quite a few meals between us I can highly recommend the food. Especially the fillet of beef which was gorgeous, although the seafood platter gave it a good run for its money. But the best thing about this place has to be the head waiter Kudda! Kudda is a fantastic guy who really knows how to look after his customers. Nothing is too much for him and our entire party warmed to him. Must also mention the owner Patrick and Irish man who splits his time between Sri Lanka and Germany was extremely friendly and welcoming. Overall if you’re in Hikkaduwa you MUST visit ABBAS!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

We have tried different places for lunch and dinner. And I think this is the best. They make genuine Sri Lankan food with the spices as I reckon it should be. Yes -I did sweat as I ate. Yes - it was spicy (as we ordered). And at last - I liked the place.
One negative point. The railway passed wright by. But that was sort of charming.
I recomend the place. Go there.

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Thank steppern
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UK
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely food and reasonable prices!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

My wife and I have just returned from 2 weeks in Hikkaduwa, due to the reviews here we took a visit to Abbas which is just off the Galle road in town and were pleasantly surprised. The staff are very friendly and courteous, both the maitre'd chap and the owner are on hand and you wont wait long for a drink or food. They'll also swap your glass halfway through a beer to stop it getting warm which is a nice touch. We mostly ordered the Tiger or Jumbo (which are huge) prawns which were very tasty and cooked with garlic, served with fries and a decent salad. We actually returned here on two other occasions during or trip and both times we had the same great experience.

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Hidden but worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Found the place just off the main road!

Patrick the owner was accosting getting us a table even though it was busy! Food was good and had a good chat to some of the workers about the tsunami!


Lovely place! Highly recommended

Visited April 2014
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Thank James B
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