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Dolphin

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a drink early afternoon. No one came to table for a couple of minutes and we had to call them for service. The staff is very arrogant and not welcoming at all! We ordered beer, which came opened and was flat (not sure how long it's been open). When we told the waiter he laughed at us... More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a drink around lunch time. Ordered a lion lager. Beer arrived however the bottle was already opened (strange considering every other place serves the beer closed and opens the bottle table side in front of you). Poured some beer in the glass and realised it was not so gassy. Tasted it and felt the same way. Decided to... More 

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Thank Wesley B
Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only rating restaurant, can't speak to the hotel. Food took over an hour to arrive, chocolate milkshake tasted like straight cocoa powder. Vegetable 'chop suey' was reheated rice and vegetables in tomato sauce. Awful. My friend and I got the same thing and both complained and said we wouldn't be paying (also very overpriced) and they fought us on it... More 

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Thank rseeb
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very slow service. Waited about 40 mins for our rice. Nice food just not the best of service which let it down.

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Thank Rosso H
Turku, Finland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good and big portions and low cost. Taste was great and can get spicy also. service can be little slow if more people. But that is normal in Sri Lanka

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Thank Joni K
Bengaluru, India
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428 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had stopped here for lunch. Since it is bang on the beach side, it is difficult to get an outdoor seating. The other option is to sit on the first floor. Service was fast in spite of it being a busy lunch hour. We tried fried fingers along with beer. The quantity served is huge and good pricing.

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Thank gitanjali m
Southern Finland, Finland
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141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a seafood lover, wherever I can have it with a reasonable price, I will take it. That was the case in the Dolphin as well. As it was a lunch hour in a sunny afternoon, we just took shrimps with a salad and chips. My husband's choice was devilled shrimps and if you like spicy food, that is... More 

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Thank Heidi R
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have read about the restaurant in the bloggers review. It was said that Dolphin is fine place with good prices and super delicious food. So we went to check on it. It was very disappointing. Staff was a bit indifferent. We ordered papaya juices. They were mixed with water. I complained. They were trying to persuade me that it... More 

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Thank photoaliona
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

A good place. Moderate prices, nice staff, tasty dishes (squids and noodles). Good ocean view. Exellent for dinner!

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Thank sokolsan
Moscow, Russia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Tasty food. I recommend grill and chopsue. I'm really surprised when i saw Tzaziki in menu. Normal price for beach restaurant

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Hikkaduwa

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