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Refresh Restaurant

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# 384 Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 91 5 058108
07:00 - 23:30
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped on road trip with family here and was impressed with the size of the restaurant. When we arrived restaurant was only lightly occupied and the service was good. However within half an hour restaurant was nearly full and the service level started to decline. Enjoyed local curries which were good however would recommend not ordering beef in any dish... More 

Thank Mischa L
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was a little more expensive than other places on the sea front though was very yummy. Sunset view as we ate dinner was excellent. Worth a visit.

1 Thank Nicola A
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, tasty food. Decent service. Ocean will not let you get bored while you are waiting for your food.

Thank Александр Ч
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant: delicious food, good service and very nice interior. Not the cheapest restaurant but worth of it.

Thank Marita_Jari
Lomma, Sweden
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115 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here on my way to my hotel. Had a salad, a fresh limesoda and a Lions beer. The salad was tasty with for once sort of true parmesan cheese (powder but still). I like the atmosphere with their aquarium and fresh fish. It is a bit more expansive than most places here in Hikkaduwa. The service (a younger... More 

Thank Marcus N
Bangkok, Thailand
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1,713 reviews
658 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 866 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is rather unattractive with old, dark furniture and plain surroundings. Doesn't seem clean and the place smells. All I wanted was a beer by the ocean, but the staff pushed hard to have me seated inside the smelly dining area. Views of the ocean are great, but not much else.

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Yakutsk, Russia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I ate here the most in my 2 week stay in Hikkaduwa. I think it's one of the best places to eat for a vegetarian/vegan in this town. The menu is huge, lots of good food, fresh veggies and fruit, and the prices are decent. I loved the staff here, they were very sweet and smiley yet professional every time... More 

Thank dinaramay
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The refresh restaurant offers both: Traditional Sri Lankian food and the best of western kitchen. We can highly recommend lobster, fish and pizza. The stuff is very friendly, they offer a very huge range of drinks, and the atmosphere at the beach is simply amazing.

Thank RoccoDillon
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Very slow service. No smiles. Food is not too bad. Quite expensive. 1600 rs for a cocktail ... If you're not in a hurry and want to chill out, that is the place to go. The restaurant is quite big and goes all the way from the beach to the strip. Nice view and lovely breeze.

Thank gigi1830
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and clean restaurant on the beach. Big selection of food on the menu. Was clearly more expensive than other places on the same beach and yet the food was only average.

Thank ElisaKuopio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: # 384 Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Hikkaduwa
  • Phone Number: +94 91 5 058108

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