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Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Healthy, Sri Lankan
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 27 February 2024

Terrible experience. We went to The Lounge, while sitting there, the curly hair boss was screaming and giving his employer the biggest smack on the poor guys cheek. It was very violent and we were chocked. We could not get out of there, fast enough....We felt so bad for the poor employee. We can not support a place like that, it reminded us of slavery.😓More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

Fun arriving by raft to see the fire mask dance. Chef had walked out that afternoon so meals limited to 3 bland and unappetising plates despite full menu and bbq advertised on paid for tickets The evening performers were amazing and we were entertained for...almost 2 hours. Chaotic once disco started with intoxicated tourists.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

A great place by the ocean. Spacious, with comfortable seats, with a huge swing overlooking the ocean and small ones by the bar. The food is delicious, fresh, prepared on the spot. There were 10 us and every dish was absolutely amazing. The tuna from...the starter and mango salasa took me to ciusine paradise. Music just make you dance. And the Owner: he makes everything the place is exceptional for the ambience, gives you personal touch, tries to have a small talk with everyone and makes you feel more than just a plain client. There is a 3%surcharge for using a card. To get from the town side you need to get across the river by raft as the restaurant's neighbour blocks the acess to the restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024 via mobile

What a god blessed place! Fantastic food meets an unbelievable view on Tangalles Sunset. The prawns where extremely tasty and fresh like just jumped out of the ocean. We had Also had very good chat with the owner, he explained all details to the food...and where to see the turtles after dinner. Such a great experience- thank you!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024 via mobile

Very nice bar restaurant for afternoon or evening Seafood restaurant (we tried the lobster and it was perfect), chilled ambiance, nice view for sunset, next to a nice beach I do recommend

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

We ate here 3 times during our stay in Tangalle and the food was unbelievable. Me and my girlfriend didn’t enjoy the food in Sri Lanka but The Lounge was the first time we had a good meal. The owner is a bit of a...loose cannon as you can see from the reviews but if you want a good meal by the beach, you have to come here. Another recommendation not just for the Lounge, but all bars in Sri Lanka would be to install a good quality dartboard with real darts. This would have perfected the trip for me to be able to play darts without the darts falling out the board every time.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

We had a great night at the Lounge. As we walked along the beach from our accommodation, we weren’t overly impressed with the options available for dinner. We then spoke to someone who recommended the Lounge and we were delighted that we followed their advice!...You get a barge across the water with nice views and awesome beach-bar atmosphere. It was a Friday night so we got to see a traditional dance and fire show which was awesome, and had the seafood pasta and some delicious cocktails! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 February 2024 via mobile

Top place, do not miss! Super friendly owner Gihan and great chef and staff. The menu is imaginative and a welcome twist on local cuisine. If you’re around Friday night there’s a party with Sri Lankan dancers. They also have a great pool table!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024

The food was amazing, the setting beautiful and the staff very friendly. The pull-boat to get there was a bonus! Good music too...

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

We had the best mahi-mahi on this island so far. It came with mashed potato - and even that was excellent! The tuna as a starter was also high standard! This is a very relaxed place - very "western/latin style - more expensive than other...places around here, but definetly worth the money. We will eat there again!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

Great food and ambience spoiled by the owner threatening us with violence (no joke) as we tried to pay. The sad thing is it was the best food we have had on our trip in Sri Lanka and I wanted to leave an amazing review....When we went to pay he said there is a 3% surcharge for using a card. I asked why he didn't tell us before - his response was this is standard for Sri Lanka. I told him in 2 weeks of being here we have NEVER been asked to pay a surcharge. He wanted cash (in my experience people who want cash do so to avoid tax) and claimed his machine wasn't working. It was working fine but if it wasn't shouldn't he have told us from the beginning?). He then threw the cards at us and said 'if you don't want to pay you won't leave here. If you want trouble I will give you trouble-. This is a clear threat of violence and in the UK would constitute a criminal offence). We were NOT not going to pay, we were chatting quite normally (the owner had been very chatty with us when we arrived) so I was shocked he threatened us. If you want great food with a genuine threat of violence then this is your place. A GREAT evening (the best in our two weeks) spoiled in 2 minutes. I would avoid this place.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024 via mobile

Very good food. I am not your casual fish eater, but the fish here was delicious! You will be brought by a raft to a very nice location at the sea! Great view over sea, and the staff is very kind!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

Excellent food, very nice people, fabulous setting by the sea. We discovered by accident, returned once, will probably return again during our stay in Tangalle. Thank you so much!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2023 via mobile

This experience was the most enjoyable restaurant visit of my three week Sri Lankan vacation. It is owned by an extremely loveable gentleman who was beyond accomodating and ensured that me and my friends enjoyed our night. And if you’re wanting to eat some high...quality fresh seafood, just go here and simply ask for the tuna sashimi. You will struggle to find anything as good! Just trust meMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2023

Reallly romantic place to see the sun go down. The chef is really passioned about the food and you can taste that! We had faboulus tuna. The best we had in Sri Lanka

Date of visit: December 2023
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The Lounge Tangalle is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5