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Refresh restaurant

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, International
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Katiharagama Road, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
05:00 - 21:30
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just popped up for lunch and had a very good time. Our waiter was very friendly and fast. The buffet consisted of 3 different types of rice, curry, fish. Salad and even fresh fruits were available. It's 990LKR per person and definitely recommendable.

Thank PiaJulia
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130 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for buffet meal and at first thought it was ok as all the serving trays were covered. Once we took our our meal and sat down to eat we could see that staff were opening up the serving trays so customers could see what was in there and letting all the flies and coughing sneezing guests do... More 

Thank Pablo17
Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place with a large range of food and friendly staff. This was our restaurant of choice during our stay and highly recommend it! :-)

Thank Subculture70
Stockholm, Sweden
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had pizza and prawns. The prawns where delicious, but pricey. The pizza left a lot to wish for and still pricey. The personnel was nice and fairly on their toes,

Thank MTauson
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were taken here to experience Sri Lankan food. Therefore we were instructed to try the buffet. Whilst this looked good and tasty, we ended up being extremely ill (vomiting, fever, diarrhoea) for the whole night that followed. It had to be this restaurant as we did not eat in the evening and had a plain breakfast.... More 

1 Thank Jonathan C
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is one of the best restaurant In srilanka ..... this restaurant located near thissamaharama (thissa) lake ... they have many kind of foods .... with fresh seafood ... can drink and eat .... relax place.... worth paying for foods .friendly people ...... they have room with sweeming pool ....

Thank shafith
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Imagine how surprised we were to find a truly greta restaurant in the Sri Lankan bush. The menu was copious and the food really good.

Thank Rodtheway2pay
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We never ate at this place as we had food included in the stay at another hotel in town. But it seemed OK, with very reasonable prices. And the beer is the cheapest in town, 250 rps / pint

Thank anna l
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

After a long drive on the way to Yala, we were hungry and needed to stop. Our driver selected this place. No doubt because he would have eaten for free. It is a large and impersonal restaurant. Service was glacially slow. Even the curries were poor, let alone the western dishes. I had an episode of diarrhea that night, which... More 

1 Thank patrick g
Budapest, Hungary
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We have eaten pasta and calamari. Neither was really bad, more like average food in an average bar. The price was quite high though, in this price range you would expect something really tasty.

Thank Mazarin18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
05:00 - 21:30
05:00 - 21:30
05:00 - 21:30
05:00 - 21:30
05:00 - 21:30
05:00 - 21:30
05:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Katiharagama Road, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tissamaharama
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?