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Seafood, Sri Lankan
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 11 December 2023 via mobile

Relaxing atmosphere by the beach. Sajit was on his toes ensuring we got the best that the diner could offer. Price was good and so was the food. We tried sizzling seafood which was the highlight of our dinner. The Chinese prawn was delicious too...as was all other seafood we ordered.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023 via mobile

The menu was expansive and included many different types of cuisines. The portions were substantial with pleasant flavours. The staff exhibited exceptional hospitality, ensuring a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Special mention goes to Sajith and Wenvra for their outstanding service. The restaurant is by the ocean...and features a wonderful view of the sea while you eat.More

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

Very nice location at a beautiful beach. Super friendly staff speaking very good english. The food was tasty, specially the dessert was delicious. :)

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 January 2023 via mobile

We arrived late in the evening at the lagoon beach resort and decided to have dinner at the big crocodile restaurant. The service from Pasindu and his crew + the food were reaaally good! If you stay at the hotel or are in the neighbourhood...from Tangalle, we would really reccomand this restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 21 March 2022

This amazing little restaurant, did a wonderful job of feeding myseld and a huge group of people during a yoga teacher training. The staff are very polite and can't do enough for you. They tried their best to accommodate everyones needs which is hard when...you have such a large group of people to look after. I personally loved the food even though we were on strict food schedule. Deffo would recommend, and the sea view is lovely 😍 👌 xxMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 26 January 2022 via mobile

Excellent food and service Beautiful place on the beach Highly recommended Love to come back Thank you very much 🙏 to everyone

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 15 January 2020

We stopped for dinner after a walk by the ocean. The prices are reasonable, our meal was tasty and not very spicy BUT the service is too slow! We were very hungry and waiting around 45 min for fried noodles and there were maybe 25...guests only! BUT they offer CAPPUCCINO, which is very hard to find in some places in Sri Lanka ;-)!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 28 December 2019

Cosy restaurant by the beautiful beach. Within the Lagoon Paradise hotel. Very reasonable prices and lovely staff.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 20 August 2019

I am so pleased to mention, this is one of the best beach restaurant experiences we had recently. Great ambiance with great service to have dinner or breakfast. Staff is so friendly. when my younger daughter fell sleep while we were having dinner, our waiter...quickly arranged bean-bag along with a blanket near our table, so we could enjoy without any trouble. Cant demand more. Very thankful for the kindness.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 6 February 2019

Luckily no Big Crocodiles about!! We LOVED the restaurant,we loved the staff,we loved the outlook..and yes we loved the food!! Fresh flowers on the tables and whatever we asked for in our meals we had! The Chef used to make us a REAL Sri Lankan...Curry-very hot and special spices. We had no 'funny tummies' until we got back to England!. The fruit was amazing and we cannot wait to get back! hadMore

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

We stopped off at The Big Crocodile whilst we were walking along the beach for a drink to watch the sunset. Upon arrival, we noticed it was ‘Happy Hour’ and asked the gentleman serving what the deal was. There was limited English but the understanding...was it was buy one get one free on all cocktails, so myself and my partner had a mojito each, priced at 675 rupees. The service was quite slow and there was lots of ice in the mojitos but they were good. Upon paying the bill, we noticed that bill was extremely high for effectively one drink (if it really was buy one get one free), at 1150 rupees. When it was questioned they said that the discount had been applied and then a 10% service charge had been added - barely a deal! We effectively paid 575 rupees each for drinks that we thought would only cost 675 rupees for both. This should be made more clear when having a drink on ‘happy hour’.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Meals are reasonably priced with a nice ocean view. In the night can dine on the ocean. service is good. You can call ahead and order your meals if want. Breakfast offers both east and west taste.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Really like this place. For a hotel restaurant, food and beer prices are really quite reasonable (big bottle of beer 450 SLR if I remember). More importantly however both the Sri Lankan and western dishes are very good. Spaghetti bolognese was pretty much the real...thing and even came with Parmesan - in my experience that is rare in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan food is very tasty, and the chef will tailor spice level to request. Beers available are not limited to Lion, which (though I love lion beer!) makes a nice change. Fairly extensive wine list too (though come on, you are in Sri Lanka!). The staff are lovely, really warm and helpful and really child friendly. I don’t know how much passing trade they get, but I think even if you were staying elsewhere on the beachfront it would be worth taking a stroll to here - I don’t think you would be disappointed. We were staying in hotel, which is also great but probably warrants review of its own.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

this is next to tangalle- Lagoon beach paradise, nice foods, sea view, outdoor, can drink with friends, more private,

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel which was close to the restaurant for a few Days. The people working here are very kind, and the rice and Curry the serve is great. Make sure you order rice and Curry while you are here.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Big Crocodile Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5