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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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163 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had lunch here twice and the food, Sri Lankan curry, was very good and spicy. Relaxed place, good service, value for money.

Thank Eva J
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I came to Unawatuna ten years ago and spent much of our time in this particular spot, watching the waves and playing karrom board. The karrom board may have disappeared but the lady who owned it certainly had not. We recognised her straight away and spent a few hours playing cards here whilst waiting for dinner. We... More 

Thank Shan A
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110 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is more keenly priced that some of the beachfront restaurants in Unawatuna and provides good food and drink and free sunbeds to customers. Wine is available and not as expensive as elsewhere. A feature is the hard working ice cream maker who will make you an ice cream from basic ingredients in about five minutes.

Thank Phil C
Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The Hot Rock restaurant is a great place for dinner. The prices are very well balanced. 900rp for calimari dinner which was delicious and 2000rp for 3 boiled crabs! The crab was fantastic. There is beer and fresh juices. I would recommend this place to anybody who is looking for a tasty and affordable dinner on the beach in the... More 

Thank imartirosov04
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120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were staying in a lovely boutique hotel across the road from Hot Rock and so stopped in for a night cap. There were only two other tables occupied despite it only being about 11pm. We only had a couple of cocktails but the food menu looked pretty extensive. We got two beers to take-away and they were happy to... More 

Thank floodsa
Brøndby, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Try the rice and curry and tell them you want it spicy. There is plenty of food. Beer is good. Be prepared to wait for a long time, but it is worth waiting for

Thank Inge G
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly family place. Curry is good and they own the ice cream shop across the street and they have great homemade ice cream!

Thank Bonna L
Ismaning, Germany
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75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Teh personnel seemed to be stressed and teh kids took very long to decide what to order. At the end, we were missing one order and when we asked for it and it finally came, we ended up getting also something we hadn't ordered... hm... Food was fine, not the best meal in Unawatuna, but nothing to complain. I found... More 

Thank Kylaluuta
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Stayed in Unatwatuna for 10 days in January, it was our first visit. Hot Rocks beach bar is very good, the service is excellent and the staff work very hard. Went there most days. My husband is little unstable on his feet and the staff used to help him up and down the steps, which he very much appreciated. Plenty... More 

Thank Jean W
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We had drinks here a few times and ate here twice. Sevice was always very friendly and the menu was good and reasonable.A lovely setting with tables on the beach. Highly recommended.

Thank goa97

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: 224-2685

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