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Happy Banana

££ - £££
Bar, Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Wella Dewala Road, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Used the sunbeds here on a couple of occasions because there was no extra charge for them as long as purchasing drinks and / or food. Good spot and they do have a party on Friday (I think) nights which is popular with tourists. Liked the menu and the prices were reasonable.

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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had dinner here. Food was quite good and value for money. The ambience was fantastic, Tables laid out on the beach - it was lovely to have dinner by the Indian Ocean. Though you have dinner here they will not allow you to dance for their DJ music unless you pay an additional fee- even though it is in... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hadn't seen my parents in over 12 months so really wanted to treat them to a good Christmas dinner on the beach! It was an expensive buffet with empty dishes or cold dishes! The corn wasn't edible the waiters and staff rude and useless. Just stood around talking to each other!! Beer wasnt cold! Was so angry with the experience... More 

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Thank Benjamin C
Perth, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolute rubbish! My husband and I had the misfortune to eat at the Happy Banana a couple of nights ago. When the waitperson finally took our order we decided upon a tuna wrap and chicken chop suey. The wrap was smeared with a little tuna paste and very little else, while the chop suey consisted mainly of cauliflower, carrot and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before I get into the racism, let me first say that it was baffling to hear that the place did not have any tea....In SRI LANKA. But I digress. We went there twice. First time was for a late afternoon snack. We arrived...All of us were of Indian origin and felt that the waiters were being a bit dismissive of... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go there for a cocktail, it is good but for food it is mediocre. We inspected the menu a day before and did not decide to eat there. On new years eve we decided to give them a try as they offered a buffet at 3300 rupees. The menu looked really good. Nobody told us to pay upfront... More 

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Thank Chrisvantonder
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service average for the beach (slow), food awful though, the dry, hard rice must have been made by someone who had never made rice before

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negombo
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to happy banana restaurant for have some sea food. It was really nice place. Very good sea food, nice location and nice beach. The staff also frendly in restaurant.

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Groningen Province, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Happy Bananas for a few drinks after we had dinner at another restaurant. Because it was the last night together with a friend, we wanted some cocktails. The waiter couldn't tell us what were the ingrediënts in the cocktails. They also didn't bring the cocktails at the same time, there was more than 10 minutes between our... More 

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Praha
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really We could not find a worse restaurant with a non caring staff. We were lured in And that was all the staff was Interested in. Than We waited, waited And waited. Unfortunatelly We did not leave. I just hate having staff all around you without caring for a customer. The food was fine but nothing extra.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wella Dewala Road, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?