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“like most beach restaurants”
Review of Happy Banana

Happy Banana
Ranked #82 of 97 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Restauarnt and Hotel/rooms
Copenhagen, New York
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“like most beach restaurants”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Food is from the same menu like 90% of the beach restaurants/hotels in Sri Lanka. Big portions but with a rather bland taste. The service level was pretty bad and we didn't feel particular welcome there. Can't recommend since the pricelevel is not justified by the quality level.

  • Visited November 2013
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The Netherlands
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Happy Banana is not known for its restaurant”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

The food was ordinary as it is at a lot of restaurants in Unawatuna. They had tasty sea food, but that is a lot more expensive then curries or fried noodles or rice. They did have a tasty pasta. Just plain pasta with oil and some peppers. I liked that one!

Happy Banana I would not recommend if you want a dinner to remember, but if you want to party go there on a friday evening!

  • Visited July 2013
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Not great.”
Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

I have to say this is by far the worst place I have ever eaten in Unawatuna. I had chicken kebabs and was ill for days after. The staff are pathetic as service is slow and they didn't even get the order correct. A real shame as it could be so much better.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Gary9999SL
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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous location and food. Do go.”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Gorgeous location and great cocktails with amazing fish. Very inexpensive. We moved indoors as there was a short shower and it was just as nice

Visited November 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Prawn salad with one prawn!”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Well, I would have expected more than one prawn in my prawn salad. It wasn't exactly cheap!!!! The waiter explained that the one prawn was just garnish, and that there were prawns inside the salad. Okay, there were some tiny flakes of prawn if you really searched. This was the sort of prawn salad I might expect inside plastic packaging, from a supermarket in England, not a restaurant on the beach in Sri Lanka. Totally underwhelming. What a shame.

Visited August 2013
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