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“Nice view, okay food”
Review of Hot Rock

Hot Rock
Ranked #21 of 103 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went there after reading about it in Lonely Planet. But I had to say I was slightly disapointed by the cuisine. Maybe the jumbo shrimp dish for 2000 rp isn't the best of their dishes. We also had coconut sambol which was good.
The location is nice.Located right on the beach like many of Unawatuna's restaurants.
The owner is a friendly person. She chatted with us after I inquired about what happens when the water level is higher. She said it gets flooded almost every year. And during the tsunami she lost her father and sister who were working at the restaurant at that time.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We tried the Sri Lankan curries. It was globally good and the portions were very big. The staff was OK.
The location is not really attractive from the outside (the restaurant is in a dark corner of the street) but once you're in, it's definitely better; you almost dine with your feet in the ocean.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

We ordered beef curry and calamari, beef was tough and generally horrible, cut into cubes and plonked into a soup like attempt at a Thai kind of curry... Tasted bland and there was really no substance... Yes it was cheap but this shouldn't affect the quality, it's not hard to do cheap good food...
Calamari was okay but again bland...
We went on recommendations but I'd recommend you not to go... 3/10

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

It is best to book a table as it is very popular and soon gets full.

Good choice of menu and reasonable prices. Nice sea view and a breeze.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

I had the sri lankan curry and it was great! Big portions and tasty dishes. The location is less awesome, kinda tucked in a corner and the service was alright and the staff didn't seem to enjoy themselves too much.

Thank margarinecmoi
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