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“Eh?”
Review of Samson Restaurant

Samson Restaurant
Ranked #42 of 97 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Eh?”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Can't really understand why this place is rated so highly. It's fine and has a great location but the food choice and quality is certianly no better than anywhere else on the beach. We sought it out on the strength of Trip Advisor and regretted doing so. Worth a score of 3 perhaps, but knocked down to 2 to offset the exagerated reviews of others.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
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652 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 859 helpful votes
“Great little beachside restaurant”
Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Pro:
Located on the beach. Listen to the waves break and people watch in relaxing surroundings. Reasonably priced food and drink. Wide range of starters, mains (fish, pasta, mediterranean), desserts. I had a bottle of Lion beer, tomato soup and a grilled fish (tuna) with rice (fries or salad also available). Fast, efficient service. Tables & chairs on beach and raised terraced area. Background music.

If you're staying at UBR it's a 10 minute barefoot walk along the beach from the hotel. Turn right out of the hotel in the direction of the Buddhist hilltop stupa. 

Cons:
Toilets across the road at the Hotel Neptune-Bay, but it's only a minutes walk each way.

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1 Thank jonotennis
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Bruges, Belgium
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent king prawn !”
Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

We really liked the excellent seafood dish, very fresh. Service was good.and setting on the beach. Still feels local and personal. Recommended.

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1 Thank Patrik V
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Taarnby, Denmark
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Service needed...”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Exellent view to the ocean but no service at all and the food was not special.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank lindstrom116
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Atlanta, Georgia
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great shrimp dish!”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

This was the best seafood on the island. We had the shrimp and they cooked it to perfection!

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Angie H
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