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One Love

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Parangiya watta, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2012

This place doesn't look much, but it served up one of the best Sri Lankan rice and curries of my eighteen day stay in the country, and has the sea lapping at its walls. I'd agree with other reviewers about the pumpkin curry, and would advise giving the chicken curry a miss.

Thank ukulelemaybe
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Brilliant atmosphere and staff.. Try the pumpkin curry it's great!

Thank Jane1204
Paphos, Cyprus
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2012

A small family run shack type place with about four tables, overlooking the sea, although we got a bit hemmed in by a family of six and had to ask them to all move  to get out at the end of our meal.  Service was good, we ordered a prawn curry which arrived with rice which was a bit on... More 

Thank onelonghol
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Cheap and cheerful curry with an ocean view....you are literally a metre from the waves. It is a simple and down to earth place, family run, and homely. Despite the backpacker-esque decor, this place is strangely romantic of an evening. Food is very tasty and one of the better places to have Sri Lankan curry in Unawatuna.

Thank Simon K
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Excellent valuem friendly service, great location and delicious sri lankan curry in vast amounts. Fabulous.

Thank Jill M
Muscat, Oman
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Right on the water, this small little place has outstanding curry dishes. The prices are reasonable. Pumpkin curry was our favorite. We ate lunch here the first day of our trip and returned 3 consecutive days - we couldn't get enough. It was a very simple place - no thrills - but with aqua-marine water to look at and delicious... More 

Thank jnichol13
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117 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Situated on the water's edge at the west end of Unawatuna, the 'One Love' restaurant is a small, family owned affair that specialises in good, plain food at great prices. It is small and tumbledown in appearance but as we sat a few feet above the waves we were able to watch turtles feeding just below us. The food was... More 

Thank Compo-in-Caithness
Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Definitely worth a visit, small and friendly place with some truly excellent food.

Thank Poula6
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2012

As others have raved, the pumpkin curry is really good. We didn't find the service as friendly as others have had, though, which was unusual by Sri Lankan standards. It's a tiny place but has nice decor.

Thank Claire B
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2012

Myself and 4 friends had our only bad Sri Lankan experience in One Love Restaurant. We had a pleasant evening although the naturally friendly and welcoming Sri Lankan hospitality was definitely missing here. Overall the food was good but 500 rupies mysteriously vanished from our payment of the bill at the end of the night. We had counted the money... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Sri Lankan, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parangiya watta, 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?