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Gecko Restaurant and Rooms

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Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
0094 (0)771591265
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice location and friendly staff. Somewhat grungy atmosphere and loud music. Nice if you look for that type of beach place and a pizza.

Thank Dana K
Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place on the beach. Super friendly stuff. Nice music. Unfortunately a bit overpriced. You can get freshly barbecued fish with a salad buffet for a decent price though.

Thank A K
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Western menu a welcome break from Vegetable curry and rice. Food was cooked well but my tuna steak didn't smell particularly fresh. Not cheap but understandable except beers which were horrendously overpriced r750 (£4.00) for a can - that would take the piss even in london!! Pleasant environment though and good vibe.

Thank duncanreader
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

-A can of lion beer costs 850r here which is a complete robbery -Also juices are 400r -Food is similarly expensive Best of luck

Thank Sam H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this place looking for another, sat down as we were hungry. Had pizzas which were delicious, friendly staff were keen to talk and make sure everything was ok. Prices are really high for Sri Lanka but I'm happy to pay for such good food and atmosphere.

Thank Bernard M
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

While this place is able to create some atmosphere, the food is overpriced for what is offered. While I am prepared to pay more for good quality and quantity, this places fall really short. Staff appears to be walking around, smoking but services lacks. Rooms are comfortable but service has not been seen for 2 days now. Owners are not... More 

Thank Leonardo R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The ambience and style of the place was chilled and lovely, the staff were very attentive. Unfortunately they food was pretty average, they didn't have what I originally ordered so the guy recommend something else vegetarian and it was very bland. It was pricey compared to other restaurants in the area. It was ok if you are looking for basic... More 

Thank Aidenb29
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Food was good and fresh. Downside small portions and pricey. For for the same price go to Hideaway on the other side of the street. The food is fantastic (I mean it) and the portion are bigger.

Thank PGVS
Groningen, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We've had a lovely time at Gecko. We were supposed to stay only two nights, but liked the ambiance, location, cabana and especially the food so much that we decided to stay two extra nights! It's a week before christmas, so Arugam Bay was very quiet offseason. However, the Gecko team did everything to make it a cosy place. Good... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Only had dinner and drinks there. It was still early and they already ran out of shrimp. Fair enough but then the food was really disappointing, tasteless and seriously overpriced. Get a roti in the local eateries instead. It was fun that they allowed guests to plug in their own music and the restaurant is comfortable and beautiful.

Thank HipPotato

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pizza, Seafood, European, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Eastern Province  >  Arugam Bay
  • Phone Number: 0094 (0)771591265

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