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Samson Restaurant

££ - £££
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Wella Devala Rd, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
+94 77 673 2445
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Oslo, Norway
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice people and good service! Chicken noodles and grilled prawn - great taste. Ask for the chili paste :) Great location!

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Thank TonjeJok
Rancho Mirage, California
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I come to Unawatuna beach regularly, just discovered this restaurant and it is awesome! Talk to the owner - Madu and his family who run the place- casual, relaxed, great calue, and classy freshly caught superb fish! A++++++++

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Thank Anna T
Telford, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We have been coming to Unawatuna for many years, and even the longest established places have dips from time to time, but the cooking here has been reliable this year. Madu, the owner (aka Samson Jr) doesn't do much of the cooking himself now, but he's always around checking on quality. The beach staples of noodles, prawns, full fish etc... More 

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Thank broughhouse
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

We stay two days in Unawatuna,and we came in this restaurant both nights,cause the food was so delicious and the owner so kind and nice.The atmosphere is calm and candle lighting make it even more romantic.We find the price really honest,and the grilled prawns really delicious.

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Thank Francesca M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Great seafood and perfect location to chill out. Prawns, cuttlefish, lobster, crabs cooked to perfection with salad and chips.

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Thank Jaliya B
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

We have eaten here a number of times now and every time the food has been amazing, the staff extremely friendly and the atmosphere is excellent. I strongly recommend the whole cooked fish and a few cold lions to wash it down. Prices here seem to be about the cheapest on the beach, but don't assume you aren't getting quality.

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1 Thank Jason M
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Perfect location right on the beach. They also have sunbeds and tables under a big tree that provides much needed shade. The menu is typical unawatuna beach food, but well cooked and served by super friendly staff! It´s cheep and feels much more genuine than most of the places on the beach.

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Thank Magnus Ö
Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Good meal at this cafe on the beach. Very good service. Great choice of seafood and other dishes, very quick and friendly service.

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Thank BeingJoy
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

samson is a family-run restaurant which serves the basics that you get on unawatuna beach. we had the grilled whole fish which was fresh and tasty. Service was oK, nothing spectacular. I liked that it was a family-run place with the mum cooking in the kitchen and checking that things were going OK through her little window overlooking the dining... More 

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Thank noplanes
Deutschland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

We actually wanted to go to the restaurant next door, which has excellente ratings, but unfortunately it was closed. So we just sat down here instead. The prices are ok for this touristic area I guess. However the food (buttered calamaria and prawns) was pretty bad. Especially the calamaria tasted pretty old and I was surprised that I didn't catch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wella Devala Rd, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: +94 77 673 2445

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