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Refresh restaurant

Katiharagama Road, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
+94 47 2 237357
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good26%
  • Average22%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible20%
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Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Katiharagama Road, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice terrasse but too expensive for the quality of the food. I wouldn’t recommend going there, feels more like a tourist trap than a good address.

Thank megamag1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taken to this over-priced tourist trap by our driver and it was the worst restaurant we visited in ten days in Sri Lanka. Clearly all the drivers are on 'incentives' to take unsuspecting tourists to places such as this before or after their...More

Thank ADTripper1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic fresh fish and delicious prawns served in a friendly atmosphere. All food was quick to come out and really tasty. Lime soda also very good. Buffet lunch is also available if you’re on a budget and was good value at 900 rupees. All in...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is part of a hotel complex and does not look like much from the outside. However they have great seafood. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is an extensive menu which also includes, of all things, pizza. There is also...More

Thank ozallan
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

refresh at its best! we are sri lanka repeaters and so guests of the refresh restaurant in tissa. we keep going back there not only for the best curry but also because we experience the most friendly and charming service. congratulation to the refresh team!...More

Thank Margrith K
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We’ve been three times: two very nice evening a la carte selecting veggie items (they will accommodate special wishes) with beer and sprite (4,000r) and one good variety (we left the meat and fish options) lunchtime buffet with beer and sprite (2,700). Quality very good....More

Thank Iain R
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Not a good place to eat. Wife had Devilled Pork and I Curried Fish. One medium and the curry a bit more. They were both bland and the pork fatty. My curry had no kick at all so if that was medium I have no...More

Thank JNK65
Reviewed 2 March 2018

I don't like leaving negative reviews but in this case......... I would definitely agree with the reviews that state that this restaurant is overpriced and low quality food. If your tour company drags you here, avoid the ‘Club Sandwich’. Not only did it take half...More

Thank Stuart H
Reviewed 28 February 2018

The food was decent. Drinks were not good, stick with beer. All the food came our at different times. The waitstaff seemed very stressed even though the restaurant was less then half full. This area doesn't have a lot of options but Refresh had a...More

Thank swelsh3_
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped there for a quick lunch. Lot of tourists stopped before or after their Safari. Prices are very high compared to other places we did during our stay. We paid 1,690 for a pizza that definitely was just bad quality ,frozen pizza. Service was...More

Thank Amazingreg
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Katiharagama Road, Tissamaharama 82600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tissamaharama
  • Phone Number: +94 47 2 237357
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