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Dolphin

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Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a quick but service was bad and surly. Would recommend you avoid this place. There are plenty other places with beach views.

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Thank William P
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Average beach restaurant with lounger in front. No wifi. They had good curry and ok pizza (although quite small). The service was really slow and you shouldn't be in a rush if you're gonna have your meal here. The staffs english was limited.

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Thank Sebastian B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Very slow drinks and food service. After a long wait, seafood arrived and was cold. Some of it was cold due to slow service, some was cold due to undercooked frozen calamari. Fish had big bones.

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Thank Brock S
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

This place is just terrible, the food, the staff the attitude of they way they speak to their guests, surprise they have any business. I would highly recommend you go to the other two places next door as they serve great food with great service. You can order it may take 2 hours to come and no apology just rude... More 

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Thank Shafique U
Bruges, Belgium
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115 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We went to this restaurant after reading the rave reviews on TripAdvisor. More specifically, the reviews made by a Dutch couple. When we put us at a table, we asked the waiter to change the tablecloth because it was very dirty. He took the tablecloth off the table, shook it off and wanted to put it back on our table.... More 

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Thank Patrick V
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Very fresh and tasty seafood. Very nice prices! Friendly staff trying to speak every language even Russian! Was eating there every day during a week of vacations!

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Thank Yekaterina_bel
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

We spent many days on the beach outside Dolphins during our stay in Hikkaduwa. Had beer (cold – ice cooler), drinks, ice-cream, and lunch during the day – also went there evening time for Jumbo prawns – best in Hikkaduwa!. Good quality at a good price, and a very, very friendly service, which is why we chose to use the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Great location on the beach, waited for more than an hour to order drinks. Actually got up to serve ourselves and were rejected. Service is horrendous, not recommended at all.

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Thank Reem A
Bonnie Doon, Australia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Good location for a shaded sun bed on the beach. long strip of restraunts and bars right on the beach disrupts beach ambience. Fresh water shower and changing rooms very useful

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Thank Trys S
Partille, Sweden
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

We spent many days during our stay in Hikkaduwa on the beach outside Dolphins. Had soda, ice-cream, sandwiches and lunch during the day. Good quality at a good price, and a very, very friendly service, which is why we chosed to use the sun-beads outside the Dolphin.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Hikkaduwa

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