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Happy Banana

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Bar, Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Pub
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Wella Dewala Road, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed around 1 week in happy banana . It was a really great experience . love the location . food was really great . loved it .. :) <3 the staff also very friendly . they have really good see food . their Nasigoran was really awsom and the chicken chicken escalope was good tooo...

1 Thank Charmalee R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found ourselves at the Happy Banana because our Tuk Tuk driver delivered us here when we requested Unawatuna Beach. Given the spring in his step as he followed us in, it seems likely that he received a penny or two for bringing us here – fair enough… This place is a hotel, come restaurant, come beach bar, come resort,... More 

Thank robsaw
Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted a sex in beach which aparantly though on menu he couldnt do so had another cocktail...must have been night for bars to run out as in 3 bars not one could give me the one i wanted. Price was ok reasonable too for beer

1 Thank Faye J
Yankalilla, Australia
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29 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up here as the place to go out and it was terrible. The drinks were awful and the only saving grace was you could escape onto the beach to avoid the sticky dancefloor and loud music.

Thank edegv
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had great seafood here one evening out on the beach. Staff very helpful. It threatened rain at one point but we stayed dry under the big table canopies. Great atmosphere too!

1 Thank AGunaratne
Charleston, South Carolina
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98 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This hotel has an amazing location, right in the middle of the party beach. The bar is ok, only slightly overpriced for Sri Lanka and the food from the beach grill is great, I recommend the calamari. That being said, the rooms and hotel needs some serious upgrades and I think they were in the process of that. The rooms... More 

Thank Dennis P
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the beach restaurant twice during our stay in Unawatuna. Fantastic fresh range of seafood on offer, cooked to your liking on a grill! I highly recommend a whole grilled snapper with garlic rice, salad & fries, plus chilli & garlic tiger prawns - Yum!!

Thank Bakkamoona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Love the place. Perfect to smoke shisha. Nice (strong) drinks but should be garnished a little:)))))

Thank Justyna D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Hearing about legendary fresh seafood on Unawatuna beach, we decided to give it a go. Passed by this place while walking on the beach in the evening and it looked nice at first sight. Waiter indeed offered us some fresh seafood selection, but then just asked the fish chef for a random price, which he set at 4500 rupees for... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We spent a day at Unawatuna Beach on the beds of Happy Banana restaurant. The beds were ok, although not the most modern and comfortable ones. We ordered some drinks and also lunch from the restaurant. What we didn't like is the the waiter, who looked a bit annoyed with us being there. We didn't really get the reason for... More 

Thank Anastasia E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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?