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Happy Banana

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
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Wella Dewala Road, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Food was wonderful and reasonably priced. Views breathtaking too. Only bad point? The service is poor...everyone is really friendly and polite but they forgot about our drinks twice and we waiting 40 minutes for food. Was amazing once it arrived though!!

Thank Sara T
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Here is a first. Giving my 1 star rating to Happy Banana. And it is well deserved. I'll try to keep this review short and clear and not to bother you with all the mishaps that occurred in barely 1 hour. So I'll keep it to the important basics. We went with a group of 7 friends. Everyone picked a... More 

1 Thank Peter v
London ,England
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Conveniently located. Beach frontage. Come early for sunbeds and Umbrellas. The food and drinks are reasonably priced. The service was quite reasonable

Thank RugbyFan78
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

The alcohol is reasonably priced and the food is cheap and tasty . The service is a bit laid back as the waiters walk around as if they are stoned and difficult to hail and it takes time for them to understand your order.

Thank Suren D
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

How would you feel if for one hour you and you're partner make all possible attempts to place an order and the staff keeps giving you a royal ignore ? To top it they keep serving foreign guests around you ? Racist maybe ?! This is our experience on happy banana a sunny after noon. We kept asking for shisha... More 

Thank Nishant J
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Used the sunbeds here on a couple of occasions because there was no extra charge for them as long as purchasing drinks and / or food. Good spot and they do have a party on Friday (I think) nights which is popular with tourists. Liked the menu and the prices were reasonable.

Thank africatraveller15
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had dinner here. Food was quite good and value for money. The ambience was fantastic, Tables laid out on the beach - it was lovely to have dinner by the Indian Ocean. Though you have dinner here they will not allow you to dance for their DJ music unless you pay an additional fee- even though it is in... More 

Thank Shamali d
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Hadn't seen my parents in over 12 months so really wanted to treat them to a good Christmas dinner on the beach! It was an expensive buffet with empty dishes or cold dishes! The corn wasn't edible the waiters and staff rude and useless. Just stood around talking to each other!! Beer wasnt cold! Was so angry with the experience... More 

Thank Benjamin C
Perth, Australia
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104 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Absolute rubbish! My husband and I had the misfortune to eat at the Happy Banana a couple of nights ago. When the waitperson finally took our order we decided upon a tuna wrap and chicken chop suey. The wrap was smeared with a little tuna paste and very little else, while the chop suey consisted mainly of cauliflower, carrot and... More 

Thank FreoCreatures
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Before I get into the racism, let me first say that it was baffling to hear that the place did not have any tea....In SRI LANKA. But I digress. We went there twice. First time was for a late afternoon snack. We arrived...All of us were of Indian origin and felt that the waiters were being a bit dismissive of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wella Dewala Road, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?