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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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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Nice little restaurant were we went for some drinks (actually just coffee which tasted pretty good). There are many puppies on the premise which can be liked or not (for me it's not as I'm allergic against dogs unfortunately). All in all nice place but the prices for food seemed quite high but we didn't dine there so can't say... More 

Thank Patrick G
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Ate here one morning for breakfast whilst staying near by during my honeymoon, very nice venue with sea views. The staff and owners are super friendly, we enjoyed it so much that we went back the next day for dinner as it was wood fired pizzas. We really enjoyed the pizzas, and must say it was one of the best... More 

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I threw these guys 1000rs and left. Sat for 1hr 30mins for two burnt "pizzas" that would've cost 2500rs. Eat and Dont Pay they dont deserve ur money. In that exspanse of time that i sat and waited no one else was eating either. To emphasise it wasnt full so I assume the two other couples were gonna be waiting... More 

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Gante, Bélgica
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The setting is nice and the potential great. However, service sucked (7 waiters hanging around in sofas and serving a warm and expensive beer and average lunch). The food is random, bland and boring, not to talk about the price. 4000rp for a burger (who wants a burger in Sri Lanka?) and a couple of beers ... way too much.... More 

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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here last night as it's off season and it's one of only few places still open, staff are nice music is good, the menu is great as is the location and toys and puppies for the kids to play with, they lent us a couple of toys for the kids to play with for the next day. The food... More 

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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, American, Mediterranean, European, Pub, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?