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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
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Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
+94 77 790 7201
08:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friend Barry from Hostel Unawatuna recommended Nautilus to us. We loved our experience - the food was good and tasty and the staff very friendly - not to mention the music - you can plug your ipod right in or use their laptop to play music you like. We watched a game or two of cricket with the locals.... More 

Thank Shreya G
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Very tasty dishes, big portions, fast service, frendly staff, sea view, opportunity to pay by card!!!!!

Thank Светлана Т
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

First time I went to a restaurant in Sri Lanka more then once.! The pasta is really good, The pizza is home made and delicious, And the deserts are so tasty.

Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The people who serve here at the Nautilus Beach Bar are lovely and happy. There are quite a few sun loungers on the beach, which they didn't charge for - as long as you use the restaurant - and why wouldn't you eat here?! The food here is excellent. There are plenty of western dishes to choose from and good... More 

Thank JohnPerkins
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138 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We had lunch at this place. Everything worked fine; friendly service, and good food, but pretty average for Unawatuna restaurants. Would still go again.

Thank Martur1
Los Angeles, California
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This was among the very few options for original Sri Lankan food at Unawatuna. Came for lunch, and it was really tasty. Had the Sri Lankan platter with three different curries and fish. I was not crazy about the fish but loved the curries and dal. Also shared a vegetable rotate which was good. Had a lime juice which also... More 

Thank cotasonia
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This place did the best rice and curry that we had in our whole stay in Sri Lanka. 4 separate curries + dhal + sambal - all for 750rs. Big portions and properly spiced too. We went three days running it was that good and the only curry we had twice was the pumpkin (a good thing as it was... More 

Thank ant6666
Northwich, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Wow best curry I have had since being in Sri Lanka. A lovely restaurant with great friendly service, but also very professional, wish we had time to do a cookery class there. 2 nights left in Unawatuna we might very well be back.

Thank the_calvinator
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Go for traditional food and you will not be disappointed;) Also Rotti are amazing. Staff awesome, you can try cooking lesson in here.

Thank Helena C
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We went to this place 3 evenings in a row because the food was delicious and varied. The main dish was a platter of a selection of curries. Also the vegetables rotti was good. They also offer cooking class. The woman was very kind and she made for me jackfruit curry which I wanted to try and it wasn't on... More 

Thank Laskopivo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: +94 77 790 7201

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?