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“Great restaurant”
Review of Kingfisher

Kingfisher
Ranked #6 of 97 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Italian, Seafood, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Kingfisher is a hotel and restaurant beautifully located on the crescent-shaped beach of Unawatuna in the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. It’s origins run back to late 90’s. We have a designed lounge bar where you can relax and sip a cocktail and we offer a western and eastern menu at the restaurent. All our products are fresh and from the market everyday. We also have daily and weekly events: Every saturday night, we organise a party with dj's, music in live.
Dublin
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

The is possibly the restaurant of my trip. The food was beautiful. Staff were great. Prices were very reasonable and starting off your meal with cocktails on the beach is epic...finishing your meal with cocktails on the beach isn't too shabby either

  • Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“unpretentious cool and friendly”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

I was a little worried that this would be a stuffy pretentious place -based on the size of the place and fancy cars parked in the driveway but no ! we walked in , the staff were smiling and inviting
there was a mixed crowd family friends and locals no dress code cool and casual
we loved the cocktail bar by the sea and the food well I had 2 mains just to make sure I covered all bases and taste-tandoori chicken wrap..mmmmmmmmm,, battered prawns with garden salad
mmmmmmm-cooked like it should -my partner who is a fussy vegetarian said that her thai green curry was best she had ever had in our 15 years of travelling-very quick service.. food came in about 30 mins despite being a full house !!!! now that's what I am talking about

finally pricing was very competitive- I paid the same fare 950 rps for a similar prawn dish down the road on the beach ' in the so called cheaper end' and I have payed the same from mirissa to
tangalle.

  • Visited May 2013
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Lviv, Ukraine
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very nice staff, excellent food.”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Great food, excellent service, very accommodating and friendly. Terrific mango fresh, excellent curry, magnificent tuna steak. Beach/tropic arrangement bananas are growing right there among tables, we've seen fairly sized tropical lizard and fancy birds. Highly recommended!

Visited May 2013
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Manchester
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“East meets West on the beach”
Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Went for dinner last night. Such a lovely change after 2 weeks of rice and curry! Try the fish lemon and ginger roti wrap which comes with really good chips! Pricey for Sri Lanka but worth a treat. Great setting and atmosphere right on the beach with very friendly staff. Going back in a few hours!

  • Visited April 2013
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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“I went again and again”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Once I discovered this place at lunch one day (gazpacho and calamari), I went back again for dinner 2 more times (I tried another time but it was full)! The food is excellent (I had mostly fresh fish prepared with different creative sauces) and the staff is fun and attentive. Lovely setting outdoors sitting on patio or on the beach but far enough away from the water to be flat and quiet. It's definitely one of the nicer, more upscale places in town and the prices reflect that but it's worth it and makes for a lovely evening.

  • Visited December 2012
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