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Thaproban

££ - £££
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Yaddhehimulla Rd, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
+94 91 4 381722
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently the busiest place on the beach front. Ended up eating here 3 times on our five day holiday. Food was exceptional, especially the fresh bluefin tuna, best we'd ever had. Prawn, lobster, the curry and the Dahl also deserve a shout out. Hardworking staff were incredible and super attentive. Prices were cheap for what you got. Least touristic menu... More 

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Thank kitdeluca
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cold microwave pasta for 800 rupiah ? Are your serious ? Never again! You can have cheaper and better food somewhere else!

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Thank Flothepro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quiet evening candlelit meal on the beach. Got the seafood platter between us two - a lobster, two crabs, a double serving of grilled tuna and 4-6 huge prawns for 3000 LKR. Augmented with two beers and a banana split to finish. A very pretty restaurant, and a lovely night.

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Thank Ashwin K
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Unawatuna for three nights and ate here for two nights. The food was great and so we're the staff. It's a wonderful place to eat on the beach

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Kingston, Canada
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We stayed in the hotel and eat in this restaurant a lot. Seafood dinner is simply a must. Meals are reasonably priced, staff is very friendly, and sometimes the service is a bit slower than expectes. Beautiful beach lanterns create a romantic, dining atmosphere. Overall a great place for dinner.

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Thank Jenanna28062012
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice place on beach with nice decoration,,pizzaa is amazing,,calemarli grilled is very very,good,,rice and cary is nice,,,vanilla ice cream loved it so much,,warm place to have lunch

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Thank soha S
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant, good food, not so big a menu. You can choose your own fresh fish, crab. Although the waiters were quite chaotic, they were friendly!

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Thank Nadia A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

A nice and romantic diner at Thaproban. You are on the beach with cosy lights. The staff is really nice and dynamic. You can choose a fresh fish and enjoy your meal under the sky.

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Thank Valérie K
Montreal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was spectacular. The tuna was world class - caught fresh the day of and prepared to your liking (along with other fish and seafood options). Best Tuna I've ever eaten. The manager, Alex, has worked in Italy and truly understands fine cuisine and customer service.

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Thank Jzh_1980
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

If you want mouth watering seafood then come here! Seriously some of the best food you'll get in Sri Lanka. The tuna steak is so good it will make you question want you really want from life :p Very accommodating and friendly staff. Excellent location, tables on the beach, sound of the ocean only metres away. What's not to love?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?