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Refresh Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Italian, Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan
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# 384 Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 91 5 058108
07:00 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:30
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Pasadena, California
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167 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a late lunch at this place. It was pouring rain when I arrived The staff came out with his big umbrella to escort me to the restaurant. What a big restaurant. I asked the staff to sit me close to where I can view the huge waves at the beach. I ordered the non-spicy curry prawns with rice.... More 

Thank annminky
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had chicken from here that was the most expensive meal that I'd had in sri lanka. Although it tasted ok, I was up all night throwing up. I expect that it had been recooked or prepared poorly. The service was shocking to boot. I'd avoid going here.

Thank Anthony W
Braintree, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our driver took us to this restaurant saying that it was cheaper than those in Galle. It looked as though it's the place where the coaches stop so I wasn't expecting much. It was a pleasant surprise. Staff friendly and efficient. Nice location with sea view. Loos nice and clean. Two of our group had seafood and I had pizza.... More 

Thank sally l
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Refresh Apartment last week... since we booked it with breakfast we had no choice but to go to their restaurant. The breakfast menu was limited ... actually nothing we liked we had to order the so called English breakfast they had in their menu which was rubbish.... Kids refused to eat saying the eggs were bitter ....... More 

Thank Aruni W
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great night in 'Refresh' on my vacation this time. We were 8 adults and 1 kid, they accommodate every single need of us without a hustle. Drinks, food and shisha was really good quality. Little bit expensive but still its reasonable for what u get in there. Definitely will go back again.

Thank Aravinda K
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very poor service and attitude from the waiters....... Tables were prepared as if the waiters were doing us a favor.... Breakfast took like for ever...

2 Thank Harsha S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited this restaurant based on previous trip advisor recommendations for the area. We arrived and asked to see a menu, but we were quickly ushered to a table and sat down. We decided to order a drink, one beer and a sprite - which were VERY expensive (sprite 160 rupees compared to 100 rupees, the beer... More 

1 Thank Megan O
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner with friends. The food was ok, I had octopus and expected it to be fresh and grilled with some garlic however it was in a creamy sauce and I could hardly taste the octopus. Friends also said the food was average tasting. When paying the bill which included service charge our waiter then pointed out that... More 

Thank Mazzzza123
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205 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Comprehensive menu and pleasant staff. The servings are of a good size, well presented, cooked well and quality ingredients are used. It is not cheap but who would not pay for a good quality and tasty meal ???

Thank alfielanger
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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245 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Refresh is located next to the sea front and is a huge restaurant with a wide range of cuisines. However, prices are steep and the quality of food was just average. Certainly not value for money

Thank cool_satchmo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: # 384 Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Hikkaduwa
  • Phone Number: +94 91 5 058108

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?