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“Un-happyness...”
Review of Happy Banana

Happy Banana
Ranked #84 of 103 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Restauarnt and Hotel/rooms
Reviewed January 8, 2013

This has got to be the most over-rated place in unawatuna ever. I have no idea why my friends (locals) flock there always. The service is unfriendly and slow. It took 1 hour or more for our food to arrive and it was terrible too. The "nasi goreng" was just plain rice and tomato sauce mixed into it with lumpy pieces of fried chicken... you would have been lucky to find a prawn in there. Oh and a runny egg on top for the grand price of Rs. 850 each.

The toilets/washrooms are pitifully dirty and smelly. No one seems to bother about cleanliness in the whole place. No one smiles with you. The beach started to smell like dog urination at one point and was unbearable. The sun set and the only CD they have was played - a Bob Marley one with about 5 tracks looping on it.

You frequently get sales people and beggars coming right up to you and trying to sell you stuff/ show their sorrows and make a buck off you and none of the staff do anything about it. The dogs they have are badly taken care of, with a great dane (I think) who's fur was falling off and a couple of other dogs who roam around scratching themselves (note - I ADORE dogs and animals but abhor ignorant pet owners)

The only good thing is that they have an ample parking space for about 5-6 cars. That's about it. There are MUCH better places in una to be at, Happy Banana is damp, smelly, overrated, stupidly expensive and is NOT one of them.

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1  Thank Dee V
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We were at Happy Banana on Xmas night and the following noon.
Loved the place. There was firework on xmas eve. The food was okay!
The service was bad, they barely cared.
There was a whole bunch of loud Aussies and English.
The beach was great but beware of the Lankan Beach bums who was trying to be extra friendly.

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Thank Sneha N
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Seems like a very popular place. Excellent food. We ordered a fish curry with rice and it was excellent. the scenery was nice. service was slow and inattentive.

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Thank vdhote
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

We had two nice diners (2) on the beach under the fabulous tree but we were asked for more tips after our second dinner -waiter of fourty year's old - ! First and Unique time in SR !!!!! and in addition the service was not really efficient ...... shame

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1  Thank poloBiarritz
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

shocking service.. waiters had not got a clue,, The beer went up in price as the night went on and then they lumped 10% service charge onto it for the service we never got in the first place... another reason not to visit is that it is full of groups of free spending Russians, and large groups of loud Aussies which can be intimidating..
The best part of the evening was when we left and laughing at the hapless waiters during the night... btw don't go in case you didn't know.

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Thank BrianHeylin
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