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Refresh restaurant

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, International
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Katiharagama Road, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
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05:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 21:30
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great buffet lunch there. Atmosphere is perfect. Many foreign tourists there sometimes get very busy. Many local guides take there tourists to here because they get free meal and beer.

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Gavle, Sweden
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice food with really good prices and staff very nice and service minded. Sorted our large family group a long table and food came more or less at the same time even though the orders were very varied.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A breakfast/lunch stop off pre/post Yala safari day tour. Breakfast for us was a simply coffee though i made the mistake of asking for a cappuccino of which we got "European Lavazza" brand at LKR 450 pp. Lunch was Nasi Goreng/Salad with softdrinks followed by local dessert Watalppan - sort of creme caramel cake - very nice. Lunch cost LKR... More 

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is about the only half-decent restaurant in Tissa. WHY?! It is a fish-based venue, and we thoroughly enjoyed our dishes. My son opted for a curry and enjoyed it a great deal. I was pleasantly surprised by the wine by the glass, which was quite drinkable. Rather over-priced though.

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Thank Libby A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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154 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Had lunch here. The portions were enormous, but the food was just so-so. Lots of Western food options and a very extensive menu in total.

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Thank glennaa11
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Don't eat here. Food is overpriced and awful. Staff are attentive and toilets are clean. We had to go here as our guide took us and it was the pick up point for our afternoon tour of Bundala National Park.

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Thank Stephen V
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Two veg curries (cold, served in warmed dishes) and 5 pieces of bread for 1600 rupees. Go somewhere else, anywhere....

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had to go there because this Restaurant was the pick up point for the Safari to the Lungumwala entrance. Therefore, we had to have buffet lunch which was cold. Everything was cold served in hot dishes. The food might not be so bad but it seemed tasteless because it was served cold. I didn't understand how come at the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The menu was extensive and the food was enjoyable with many attentive staff to serve. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and recommend the restaurant as a stop off

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Food was undercooked and clearly not prepared recently, we asked three times by a waiter *during* our meal for a tip. We've happily eaten at a bunch of local places during our trip and knew to manage our expectations over here, but even by those standards - and especially when this place is trying to appeal to tourists - it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, International
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
05:00 - 21:30
Monday
05:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
05:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
05:00 - 21:30
Thursday
05:00 - 21:30
Friday
05:00 - 21:30
Saturday
05:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Katiharagama Road, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tissamaharama
Description
Part of a chain, you list them in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

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