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Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Yaddhehimulla Rd, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
+94 91 4 381722
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pepper tuna steak they made is extremely delicious it seems grill chef sold his soul instead of knowing how to cook. Also they make it without papper for children it tastes different but also very tasty.

Thank Алексей Д
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is okay but the cocktails are brilliant. One of us had a pizza, the other had fish in batter with chips and salad. The food could easily have come straight from the freezer.

Thank Jill G
Belgrade, Serbia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully decorated restaurant on Unawatuna beach with excellent service and best price seafood (fish 2500 r. per kilo, prawns 4000 r. per kilo).Tables were deployed along the beach, lanterns swaying in the soft breeze, the legs are in soft sand, plate full of fish and prawns grilled so it stays juicy... Also good wine prices.

Thank st0jankam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for dinner on 14th feb it has lovely ambience perfect lighting and a very good variety of fresh sea food. I tried red snapper which was mouth watering tasty. Wish i could spend more time in unawatuna and have tried more of sea food. Next time!

Thank gauravkumarupadhyay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited twice...seafood platter is really good and big. Chicken and limegrass soup was also very delicious. Worth to visit!

Thank Irene K
Raumati Beach, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed some well grilled jumbo prawns served with rice and fresh salad all served on the beachfront with my ties in the sand! It was nicely cooked and presented. They had a very eclectic playlist of 70,80& 90s tunes. It was busy and had a vibrant atmosphere. Service was okay!

Thank JacquieP
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After trying a few restaurants a friend suggested the Thaproban. We were not disappointed. The most delicious and fresh fish in town.

Thank Laura P
Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered battered prawns and battered fish which were nice but cooked so much the batter was dark brown and rather dry. The chips and salad that come with the meal were good (the menu doesn't tell you this so don't order chips)

1 Thank Roger S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Thaproban Beach House so were fortunate enough to eat at this restaurant a number of times. Not once were we disappointed! The restaurant is in an amazing location right on the beach and the staff are friendly and attentive. Our favourite were the tuna and prawns, while the curries were tasty as well.... More 

Thank 235alannaw
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with great sea views. I mostly interested in their sea food dishes. Especially the sea food was fresh and tasty. Sea food lovers should not miss this place.

Thank shenp34

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yaddhehimulla Rd, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: +94 91 4 381722

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?