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“Could be so much better”

Wijaya Beach Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 168 Restaurants in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Location wise this is great, right on the beach with turtles swimming in the ocean in front of you and if you are just heading for a few drinks on the beach then you will have a great time! However I agree with some f the previously reviewers that they now rely on reputation and the fact there is little else to choose from the area. We were staying a few yards down the same beach and have many recommendations for this place. The wait for food when they busy is unbearable, nearly an hour for two wraps and a salad at lunch, at one point I thought it a ploy to get me to buy more drinks, but I doubt they are that organized! When the food arrives it is actually pretty good. The manager tried to argue with me that we did not wait that long, rather than simply apolosing for the delay! Also when it gets busy, expect that self service kicks in for drinks!! The pizzas are pretty tasty and a couple of nights we ordered them to take away and eat in our own place!

In summary go for the view and a cold beer and you'll be fine, if you want any more than that take the trouble to find a tuk tuk into Unawatuna where there is much more choice

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Thank jon74
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for food after a day at the beach. Great for views of the sunset. Food was delicious but our meals were not served at tbe same time and service although very friendly was slow . Still worth a visit.

Thank Maggie S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Eight of us visited the Wijaya beach restaurant for 3 lunches over 4 days. The food is very tasty. The pizzas are just fantastic, very tasty, very thin bases and so fresh. The prawn salads or wraps were also really tasty. However the big problem with this place is the time it takes to get service. It’s so slow and random that it would put me off recommending it. Such a shame, amazing food, but just terrible speed of service. Don’t get me wrong, the people are nice - they just have no clue how to serve quickly.

Thank Roger B
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We ordered ceviche, two pizzas and a prawn curry. The curry was delicious, the pizza was carbonised on the edges and nothing special. The ceviche was alright but the long wait (over 40 minutes) made us expect something better. The location is great.

Thank Machu-Machu
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely place for a few drinks with a gorgeous view of the beach. A basic food menu and fresh, tasty pizza. The cocktails are worth a try, rare to find a place making a good cocktail in the area. Definitely go for the stunning beach view.

Thank Laura B
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