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Happy Banana

€€ - €€€, Seafood, Asian
Wella Dewala Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 250253
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good27%
  • Average23%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible20%
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“seafood” (14 reviews)
“sea food” (5 reviews)
“friday night” (9 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Wella Dewala Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Worst food we have had in Sri Lanka by a long margin, then at the end of the meal tried to literally double our drink bill. Our server was stoned to the point he could barely speak.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Seemed Ok at first but poor service scruffy tables indifferent food soon became apparent .Best position on the beach ruined by argumentive staff who decided at a whim who should be allowed to take a sun lounger.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Had a lunch at this place. Staff is not helpfull and very slow. Food is not so special and overpriced.

Thank Emiel K
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Great food, very good cocktails particularly if you sit at the bar. Very popular and this is probably why they can charge that bit more. Negotiate with the guy proposing grilled seafood on the beach....

Thank ZygoNaut
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Chose to go here on strong recommendation, we were told it was the best place on Unawatuna beach to eat. Went in at lunchtime, sat down, loads of free tables - so the staff were hardly run off their feet. Trying to gain the attention...More

1  Thank fatspy
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Great food, great cocktails and very friendly staff. I went to this venue a few times during my two week stay, sitting on the beach with a cocktail and some amazing seafood is sheer bliss

Thank Ricogomes
Reviewed 5 February 2018

It was great ducking into the Happy Banana when it was raining. We experienced friendly & attentive service. We enjoyed a hot seafood soup, that a young couple sitting nearby had ordered but then absconded. (they appeared again much later with mums & dads) Sounds...More

Thank Marianne S
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We stopped by for a beer, late afternoon and decided to return for our evening meal, agreeing to reserve a table with our waiter. We needn’t have bothered as very few tables were occupied on our return at 7o/c. We didn’t have WiFi so hadn’t...More

Thank vicky42
Reviewed 3 February 2018

If you want a 5 star hotel, OK that is fine! But if you are looking for a lovely day on a lovely beach, well let's try the absurdly named (is it?) "Happy Banana" Well we did. We had a lovely morning after a heavy...More

Thank Thiagan D
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

This is normally a cheap and cheerful option, but I found the price this time had gone up considerably since last year... and service was a bit slow and sketchy at times. Food is average, but gets the job done. The location is great for...More

Thank Zannlyn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wella Dewala Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 250253
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