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Saliya Restaurant

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Hambantota Road, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for dinner on behalf of Lonely Planet. At first sight the place looked creepy as hell and there was absolutely no customer. We ordered beers and food. After a couple of minutes looking at the roof and seeing numerous lizards, a few mice and even a rat, we decided to leave. The owner asked us to stay... More 

Thank Emilien d
Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the trip slightly away from the beach to eat here. They are very friendly and the food is excellent value.

Thank peruadam2017
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Our tuk tuk driver recommended this place as we wanted to try some fish Curry. We were served up such a feast with very tasty dishes. The prawns and fish tasted so fresh with a lovely flavour. We ended the meal with some very tasty chocolate and banana pancakes. We would definitely recommend this place for an authentic curry experience...... More 

Thank Bizarro B
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

This place is recommended at lonely planet as interesting place with a lot of old watches..but we saw only one watches.Food has been prepared in 40minutes.Fresh calamari was chewy..we had deviled fish and it was full of soya sauce.other places are better.

Thank Petr F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

Very good value for money: 900 Lkr for excellent grilled praws! The service was really good - not slow at all and very kind staff. Highly recommended!

Thank Alice M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

Went with a group of four for lunch. It's a short Tuk-Tuk drive out of town. Not the most scenic location in the world, however, we went here on a recommendation and lonely planet review. Menu is slightly confusing and the waiter found some difficulty in explaining what fish accompanied each dish. After taking the order, food arrived about 40mins... More 

Thank Colin O
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

There are only two restaurant listed on lonely planet, as our tuk tuk driver said, one was closed, the only one left was Saliya Restaurant. In night, this restaurant is like on a deserted island, very far from the beach, and you need to book a tuk tuk to pick you up since it's hard to find after 8pm. The... More 

Thank LucyWayne
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

Interesting mix of reviews. We have eaten here a few times and really enjoyed it. Like the upstairs seating bit and have had really good food here. Must be a place that you love or you don't. We love it. The owner is really friendly and its a place we relax in.

2 Thank Ted W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

The food is very low quality, a lot of insects that often fall into the food. It is felt that the restaurant owner greedy for money.

1 Thank Nikolas F
sydney, australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

We came here 2 nights in a row. Crab, lime butter. Beautiful. Second night - biggest prawn ever and soft cuttlefish. And lots of good conversation, smiling and happiness. Go there.

1 Thank kestypes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Asian
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hambantota Road, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tangalle

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