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“Great beach club”

Wijaya Beach Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 239 Restaurants in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews
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“Great beach club”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Wijaya Beach is trendy, popular hangout with the local expatriate population if galle. Small restaurant by a lovely beach. Crammed with tables and small bar on the back. Trance music blaring from the stereo with wait staff dressed in golf shirts with 'Wijaya team' printed at the back. Typical beach shack one finds in every tourist destination world over. Two wood burning pizza ovens by the entrance to restaurant.

Sashimi tuna to share for appetizer. 6 slices of tuna arranged on a side plate. Tuna was fresh but was average in taste and lacked the fatty taste so desired. Was told that fatty tuna is very rare in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Ordered a seafood pizza and Thai gren curry with chicken. Pizza about 10 inches across and served on a wooden pizza tray. Thin crust, small amounts of calamari and shrimp. Thai green curry rich creamy and served with white rice. Both were excellent.

Dessert was brownies and ice cream. Rich, dense brownie flavor. Very tasty but not memorable.

The check came to ruppies 8500 including couple of rounds of drinks. Well worth the price considering the unique location and atmosphere.

Wijaya serves alcohol with a wide array of cocktails. Prices on the high side when compared to other beach locales in unawatuna area.

I would rank the ambience at Wijaya the best of the beach locales in Sri Lanka. The food was of a high standard but there were a few other restaurants that served better. Overall wijaya is a place where one can relax With a sundowner and watch surfers. Place to truly enjoy the best of sri lankas beaches.

  • Visited May 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Tasty Pizza in an awesome location!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

This place is a guesthouse actually spelt Wijaya Beach and is located approximately 3km out of Unawatuna on the Matara side (blink and you'll miss it!). The Location is awesome, staff friendly and food great. It's definitely not the best pizza I've ever had but would rate highly amongst what Sri Lanka has to offer. Pack your bathers and a towel as the swimming on offer is amazing with a natural pool inside the rock reef suitable for swimming and snorkeling. Would definitely recommend and eat here again.

  • Visited May 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Gorgeous beach with a protective reef”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

This was a beautiful beach that was perfect for young children to swim at - we came here several times....

Visited May 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Every meal was superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

We lunched at Wijaya Beach Restaurant three times, and every meal was amazing, from their brick oven pizza, to the ceviche and calamari - I could have had every meal for the whole week there as I only managed to sample a little of the menu...

  • Visited May 2014
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Albany, New York
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“Good food on the Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Just a short drive along the coast from Galle. Excellent brick oven pizza. Comfortable seating on the beach with easy access. Fresh juices are good too.

Visited December 2013
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