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“Excellent! But don't get this place mistaken with The Fresh Lobster!!”

Red Lobster Tours Spa & Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 39 Restaurants in Kalutara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Red Lobster is a family business since 2005 in Kalutara area. Mainly we are serving Sea Foods with high quality & taste. We have beautiful and natural Restaurant in Kalutara, Sri Lanka. There are not parts before or after "Red Lobster". We are just "Red Lobster". You are serving below mentioned services to you. Restaurant ,Tours (To all the cities in Sri Lanka) , Spa (Ayurveda Massage )
Stamford, United Kingdom
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“Excellent! But don't get this place mistaken with The Fresh Lobster!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

We Stayed at the Tangerine hotel in September and looked up Red lobster tours and Restaurant before we arrived. It is ran by a local family and are the best in town!!! The food and atmosphere is fantastic!!! Very friendly and great value for money, a real taste of Sri Lanka!..Do not get The Red Lobster mixed up with the Fresh Lobster!!! near by. The Red Lobster family especially Yohan will look after you, they made me safe and welcome (some of the beach boys can be quite persistent and intimating at times) These guys really looked after us and made our trip to their beautiful country a very special one I will truly treasure for the rest of my life.

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yohansrilanka, Owner at Red Lobster Tours Spa & Restaurant, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate your great encouragement.

Yours friendly,
Yohan.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Red Lobster Restaurant & Tour's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Having booked our holiday to Sri Lanka we began planning our itinerary. After visiting tripadvisor.co.uk we stumbled upon Red Lobsters Tours, after reading the many great reviews we contacted Yohan via Face book with our wish list and awaited a response. Yohan swiftly replied and was more than helpful in ensuring all our needs where met. We had a one week in Sri Lanka staying in Kalutara at the Avani beach resort which was only 200 yards from the Red Lobster restaurant, the base for Red Lobsters Tours (not to be mistaken for Fresh Lobster restaurant and tours which is located across the road on the beach). Our itinerary was to include trips to Yala National Park on a two day safari (which was a great experience as we saw two leopards, but I expected more as I imagined it to be like safari in Africa. Overall, a good trip worth doing). Everything was taken care of by Yohan including the hotel for the overnight stay. We also wanted to visit Pinawala Elephant Orphanage which turned out to be the best trip by far, Yohan made sure we didn't miss a thing; we fed one elephant fresh fruit followed by a young elephant a bottle of milk, all of which was included with our trip and at no extra cost. Our final trip would be to Sigaria Rock fortress, climbing the 1200 or so steps to the top are well worth the effort as the views are spectacular, our guide was fantastic ensuring we where well informed.

We had regular contact with Yohan as he updated us and reassured us that everything was booked and taken care of, we where a little apprehensive to say the least as we decided to go against our holiday tour operators advice of booking our excursions with them and not risking using the locals. The price Yohan gave us was half the price our tour operator quoted us and for only a £20 deposit paid by international bank transfer.

On arriving at our hotel we visited Yohan at the restaurant to discuss the finer details. We met Yohan's family who all work in the restaurant and on the tours even Yohan’s beautiful 5 month old daughter Yohani. They where all so very welcoming and friendly. Yohan explained our trips to us and informed us that not only would we visit the three sites we wanted but on route we would be visiting Temples, Sea turtle rescue & hatchery, Tsunami photograph museum, Tea factory, Rubber tree plantation, River boat safari and the Dutch fort at Galle. Also for booking our trips with Red Lobster Tours Yohan gave us a free 1 hour massage, a free meal in the restaurant (sea food was fabulous) and a free TukTuk ride to where ever we wanted (he recommended Bentota beach for a day in the sun). WOW! On all our excursions there was only myself and partner in the group which gave it a more personal touch.

Overall I can not recommend Red Lobsters Tours and Restaurant enough, Yohan and his family bent over backwards to ensure our trip to Sri Lanka was a memorable one.

Thankyou.

  • Visited February 2013
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yohansrilanka, Owner at Red Lobster Tours Spa & Restaurant, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate your great encouragement.

Yours friendly,
Yohan.
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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“Great value food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Had an excellent meal at the "original" Red Lobster restaurant, the one by the Tangerine Beach Hotel is not this restaurant.
Enjoyed more Jumbo King Prawns than we have ever been served, large bowl of rice, two curries, as much fruit as you can eat, three beers and a 10% tip for £20 total.
Yohan made us very welcome, nice comfortable rustic surroundings. Not many tables so make sure you book during busy season.
Would definately recommend this restaurant.
Paul and Sue Bishop

  • Visited February 2013
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Perth, WA
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“The REAL Red Lobster”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Don't confuse this restaurant with another nearby called Fresh Lobster- there are boys on the beach who will try to take you there instead as they get paid commission. This little restaurant is one of the best we've been to in SL. The food is fresh, beautifully presented and delicious! Yohan and his staff go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your time in the restaurant, whether it be lunch or dinner, or even just a drop-in for "beer o"clock".
Don't walk past - you'll miss out on one of the best meals you're likely ever to have!

  • Visited April 2012
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yohansrilanka, Owner at Red Lobster Tours Spa & Restaurant, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate your great encouragement.

Yours friendly,
Yohan.
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“Red lobster restaurant spa and tours!!! Not to be mistaken for fresh lobster near by.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

An amaizing family run business owned by Yohan and his very welcoming family.. As above not to be be mixed up with fresh lobster restaurant owned by beach boys.beach boys very jealous of Yohan and his family run business so trying to get in on the act. Be aware please..
Have had many fantastic sea food meals at the red lobster over the years and we keep going back every year. Food is fresh and the amount you get is huge and very well presented . A hidden gem on my eyes. The spa and tours the family run are also great fun and well thoughtout and very competitive price wise. Beach boys wanted double money for the same tour as Yohan was providing and the hotels weren't as nice either. All in all a great family run business run by a great and honest family. Will be back for Xmas 2013
Stay away from beach boys..

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yohansrilanka, Owner at Red Lobster Tours Spa & Restaurant, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate your great encouragement.

Yours friendly,
Yohan.
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