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“What a find! Locally sourced, fresh food and spectacular views” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sun n Sea Wood Fire Bistro

Sun n Sea Wood Fire Bistro
Ranked #16 of 97 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, European, Fusion, Sri Lankan
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Main Menu: Served All Day Every DayWood fire Pizza: Monday-Friday After 6pm Saturday Sunday After 1pm Located at the end of Unawatuna beach (opposite end to the temple) a short Tuk Tuk ride from the main beach roadThe Bistro at the Sun n Sea:Locally Sourced ingredients from within 140kmInternaional techniques, Local ChefsCinnamon and Coconut wood Fired Pizza made fresh to order.Daily Hand produced Dough, bread, Sauces, butter and PestoMarket Fresh Yellowfin TunaSustainable Sourcing: Free range eggs and Chicken, No Lobster, No Coral Fish,Challenging and changing menu with original dishes and well respected Rice n CurryGreat Service from Loyal, positive, Knowledgeable Staff Our only aim is to provide the best meal you will have whilst in Sri Lanka. We have a beautiful setting with a fantastic Upstairs Chill out lounge, an open kitchen looking out over the Indian Ocean and Una’s memorable sunsets.
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“What a find! Locally sourced, fresh food and spectacular views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

I don't often write reviews but on this occasion the staff at Sun n sea were so fantastically attentive I thought I'd make an exception (plus their aubergine curry was one of the tastiest I've tried during my two months travelling around Sri Lanka, which is saying something).

Our waiter Chataranga has the kind of permanent smile that lights up a room and Mal the hotel manager took time to pop over between each course to check everything was ok. Throwing in a complimentary desert of creme brûlée and an assortment of traditional Sri Lankan sweets was a nice touch and the perfect end to the meal. 

The bar upstairs comes complete with it's own pizza oven which I'll definitely be trying before I leave Unawatuna - experienced a touch of food envy watching other diners tuck into their wood fired pizzas.

Very impressed to see the owners are all about local when it comes to their food - painted on the wall is a comprehensive list of ingredients and distances they're sourced from, my favourite being 'sea salt: 0.0 miles'. Every few weeks one of the guys swims out armed with a bucket to fetch salt before it's dried out on a baking tray... doesn't get better than that. Chatting to the staff, we found most of what they need comes from local growers and the chefs take time to visit the producers in person - explains why everything tastes so fresh.

If locally sourced quality food isn't enough to tempt you than the stunning views across the ocean will be... dining at Sun n sea makes is a thoroughly enjoyable experience  - this place is definitely well worth a visit!

  • Visited November 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“good food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

good food and service. food is not spice
the beautiful view...
fish and sea food is better than in another cafes or restorans
we had lunch and dinner almoust every day in Sun n Sea

  • Visited November 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

Saw the other reviews and decided to give it a try during our short stay in Unawatuna. Really Good food, friendly staff, and the sound of the sea as a soundtrack....what more can you want. Definitely recommend a visit.

  • Visited October 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“Excellent wood fire Pizzas!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

The best Pizzas, rich with fresh ingredients and taste you could ever find in Unawatuna. Menu is limited to a selected recipes but who cares, the pizzas are outstanding. And it's a great atmosphere upstairs overlooking the beach and the sunset!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great location, great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

Visited here on a number of occasions throughout my three month stay in Sri Lanka. The hotel is in a gorgeous location, watching the sunset overlooking the whole of Unawatuna beach is something not to be missed. Staff are friendly and accommodating, even got to have a go at making my own pizza! (The best I'd had the whole time I was travelling!) The food is great, never a complaint amungst my friends and I.

  • Visited October 2013
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