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Happy Banana

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
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Wella Dewala Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place is best suited for evening or late night, although it closes at 11 PM but its a nice feeling to drink and eat with open sky and hearing the sound of waves

Thank Mohit G
Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

visited in May 2017 for lunch , food was over priced and very small portion and quantity , one of the worst places to go to eat ,

Thank solotravel2017
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner and I ordered the garlic prawns with rice and my husband ordered devilled prawns with rice. The rice had obviously been sitting for a while. (I know my rice). We mentioned this to the waiter and he shrugged it off saying it was fresh since it was cooked earlier that day and they always do... More 

Thank Sony N
Jonkoping, Sweden
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ate here a couple of times when staying at Unawatuna beach. Very nice and friendly staff. Good food, but not the most delicious.

Thank anncederwall
Accra, Ghana
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

It was fine, nothing special. The portions were bit small. I think my chicken had to have been the smallest one on the island for the amount of meat on the bones.

Thank Dan N
Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The Happy Banana is located right on the beach in Unawatuna. We came here several times as the menu has a great deal of choice and there are lots of cheap dishes. I recommend going for the Sri Lankan curries and seafood kebabs. We went to a couple of other beach restaurants but kept coming back here as it was... More 

Thank DaisyValencia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Poor and unfriendly service Food is not bad but you need to be really tolerant of the unclean tables and poor service they offer

Thank Noel S
Hampshire, England
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646 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Had a beachfront nightcap at this longstanding beach bar and restaurant ( they also have rooms) Prices are very reasonable and service perfectly acceptable We did not eat there but the offerings looked fine

Thank Mike48
Kansas City
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822 reviews
428 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

My chicken wrap had lettuce and tomatoes with very little chicken. It was bland and served nearly room temperature as were the French fries. My husband's calamari was tough and overlooked. His fries were also not hot. It took 25 minutes to be served even though we were the only ones there. The servers were more interested in constant loud... More 

Thank dixiepeach
Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Went here for drinks! On thursdays they throw a party with a DJ. Usually the rest of the weekend its a normal bar at night. They have great cocktails at average prices for beach side restaurants and bars. The atmosphere is great and they have Awesome lounge areas.

Thank imartirosov04

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
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View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wella Dewala Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Unawatuna
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?