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Katiharagama Road, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
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05:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 21:30
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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worst experience ever. After asking our driver to take us to a "local spot," we ended up at this awful tourist trap. Our server sold me on the most expensive thing on the menu (and probably the most expensive thing we ate in all of Sri Lanka): a $40 seafood platter that was completely inedible and made me sick for... More 

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Thank jbinbk
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is literally the worst restaurant we have been to in Sri Lanka. The food is not nice at all, plus the prices are really expensive. It is the most expensive restaurant we have been to with the worst food ever. Plus, one of the staff members lied about the bill when we asked for it and he said that... More 

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Thank Amanyzoabi
Anglesea
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243 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Truly awful. We ordered the seafood platter. It came with chips which should have been first clue. See photo. These were dry from being sat in a warmer for hours. Inedible. But the fish platter was worse. The lobster was dry and dead. One bite was enough to stop. The calamari was too tough to chop with ones teeth. But... More 

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Thank Angleseateam
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We call this guys to check if they were open on the 14th evening for dinner around 5pm and they said the restaurant will close at 6pm and that only take away was available, when we got there it was about 7.30pm and the restaurant was busy with was fully functioning. We don't know why the person (guy) on the... More 

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Thank Dimithri P
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The food here is horribly expensive compared to other Sri Lankan restaurants. What's more, it's not very good. They overcook their seafood, making it bland and tasteless. The impression is made even worse by them offering water pipes, fouling the air with their nauseating sweet smell.

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Thank martinmanscher
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is not recommended! Our food took over 45 minutes to arrive. When it arrived it was not cooked properly. We called the manager over and he explained that this the best the chef can do! We also heard so many customers complaining about their food tasting so bad. No care for the customers and a simple shrug of... More 

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Thank jayesh003
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Food was good - our kids enjoyed the pizza. But the large is not large and costs 2000 LKR each. Expensive.

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Thank James M
Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

There were six of us and we all ordered fish meals. Waiters claimed that seer fish was the best local fish but four of us who tried this fish in different forms were all unhappy with what was presented. The fish was overcooked and dry and almost tasteless. One couple who shared a seafood platter also said their meal was... More 

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This restaurant had an extensive menu of Sri Lanka and other cuisines. Good value. Service was excellent.

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Thank batsonward
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We went here when staying at a nearby hotel after a visit to yala we went with our Sri Lankan guide who had asked the other guides for a recommendation my husband wanted to try a genuine Sri Lankan curry not a dumbed down version found in hotels the meal was excellent with plenty of Choice and a good price

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
05:00 - 21:30
Monday
05:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
05:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
05:00 - 21:30
Thursday
05:00 - 21:30
Friday
05:00 - 21:30
Saturday
05:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Katiharagama Road, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tissamaharama
Description
Part of a chain, you list them in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

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