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Fresh Lobsters Restaurant

££ - £££Seafood, Asian,
No. 166 St. Sabestian Road | Katukurunda, Kalutara 12000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 406 3883
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“fresh lobster” (44 reviews)
“prawns” (41 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
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Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
No. 166 St. Sabestian Road | Katukurunda, Kalutara 12000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owner, Philip, is really friendly and nice. We ordered lobster and crab sets. Side dishes are nice. Fried rice was so much, we couldn't finish. Crab is big, and lobster is fresh. We went around mid afternoon, around 3 or 4plus, and probably that...More

1  Thank Lina L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing experience at Fresh Lobster restaurant. Philip and his family were very hospitable and took very good care of us. They even took the time to play with our kids. The food was great. Make sure to try the local Lobsters and...More

1  Thank Nims82_11
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Not quality food and bad service. Not a friendly place and cheap food with unfriendly staff. Will not go there again

1  Thank Jeramy F
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Visited Fresh Lobster restaurant a number of times. Food was excellent especially the garlic prawns. Hosts Philip and Maria were very friendly and attentive offering great service. We stayed at the Anantara hotel where drinks were very pricey so Philip and Maria restaurant and bar...More

2  Thank helen4112017
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We returned to Fresh Lobsters Restaurant after five years. Philip, Maria and their family keeps the same excellent standard as they had last time we visited. Their curries are the best we have had any place in Sri Lanka - and we have been to...More

1  Thank OyvindA
Reviewed 5 February 2018

It's maybe 150 yards up the road from the Anantara off the to left hand side (ignore the first road sign saying turn right - that was the old restaurant), but well worth the walk. We had some lovely prawns and lobster here, served Sri...More

2  Thank Anciano10YO
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant having walked past it during the day on a walk along he beach. We were staying at the avani hotel which is a 5-10 minute walk away and we were not disappointed. This place is incredible. Firstly the...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We are two retired couples on a fourthnight tour to the south of Sri Lanka staying at Anantara Kalutara for a few days. As always I research Trip Advisor and found this rather simple restaurant 300 meter along the road from Anantara with great seafood...More

1  Thank Tom N
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Most delicious crab cooked in ginger. Highly recommended. Philip and his family were very attentive and eager to please. Such a feast. We ordered crab and king prawns. Don’t get this place confused with the copy cat nearby. Address is 164/15 St Sebastian rd, Katukurunda,...More

1  Thank Nadia R
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Firstly this restaurant is no longer on the beach but is well signposted from the old location on the right not far from the Avani hotel. Apparently, the original restaurant was burnt down, which is a real shame as the beach/sunset location would really of...More

Thank Lauren W
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15 September 2016|
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Response from Phil1988 | Reviewed this property |
We walked from the Avani along the beach it was only around 2-3 mins walk and then Philip drove is back in his Tuk Tuk - food is brilliant
20 August 2016|
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The menu has salads, curries (type of curries varies, but e.g. a very tasty pineapple curry, a milder potato curry and a spicy squid curry), fried rice, meat (beef, chicken & pork), a couple of pasta dishes, garlic bread... More
24 May 2015|
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Response from Chaminda F | Property representative |
Hello Mr. Mark, Royal Palms Beach Hotel and Fresh Lobsters restaurant distance about 7 km , actually 15 minutes travel. We are able to provide the transport too. My contact number is + 94 0774063883. Thank... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 166 St. Sabestian Road | Katukurunda, Kalutara 12000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Kalutara
  • Phone Number: +94 77 406 3883
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