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Nautilus

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
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Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
+94 77 790 7201
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

We ate here twice. It's actually across the road from the beach, though the bar opposite is run by the same folks, I think. The food was tremendous on both occasions - especially the Rice & Curry which by common consent (there were 7 of us) was the best we had in Sri Lanka. Seafood also reputedly good and cocktails... More 

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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013 via mobile

We did a cooking class here with a lovely lady Yamuna. We went to the market in Galle to get our ingredients but I wish we'd known what we were cooking before as we were a bit confused as to what food to get, although the tuk tuk driver helped. Yamuna was lovely and we had a really nice morning... More 

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Port Douglas, Australia
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

Picked this one on a whim and have since returned twice to eat here. The layering of flavours in the prawn curry was masteful. the chicken curry is delightfully spicy with loads of warm spices under the zingy chilli notes. a friend in Melbourne is Sri Lankan and i have experienced Sri Lankan home cooking a number of times and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

Good food and great selection of beer and cocktails. In a nice setting with a friendly service. Good quality and fair prices.

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Thank margarinecmoi
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

We had Sri Lankan curry. Had to wait 40 min at least before food arrived. And then the rice and the vegetables in the curry were so overcooked and whith no flavor. (The waiter asked when we ordered if we want spicy and we sayed YES.) And the coconut sambal had a sour and unpleasent taste and smell. When we... More 

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Thank Miaseamountain
Ireland
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

We had a lovely meal here - shared a mullet between the 2 of us. It was delicious. The restaurant was full the whole time we were there and the staff were friendly and helpful. The only issue I had was that a child there, who seemed to be a friend of the owner, kept teasing a cat and no-one... More 

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Thank Larry31
Surrey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

All the food I had here was amazing but my favourite was the tuna and brown rice... perfect You have to lucky though as the restautant is only small so you may have to wait for a table. The food isnt also quick in coming out but well worth the wait

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1 Thank KezzaSurrey
colchester
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013

wow food fantastic had two different curries and both excellent, it took a long time to come but was well worth the wait and cheap as well, would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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1 Thank gerrys5
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013 via mobile

Had a good rice and curry there. A meal for two with two large bears and king coconuts came to a little over 2000 rupees. Service could be faster but that applies to most places in Sri Lanka that I have been to. Good place to try the local food in a clean environment at a decent price.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

We loved the chicken curry, dhal curry and prawns curry!!! We went there for lunch almost every day!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: +94 77 790 7201

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