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Tartaruga Hotel Restaurant & Bar

Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
+94 91 4 927116
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (40 reviews)
“yellow rice” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great place and although ridiculously expensive they let us use their sun beds, showers, toilets, all for free. We didn't feel in any way pressured to buy anything in return. We did end up buying a few beers and cocktails and food, it was...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pizza was not good, very soft bottom and salami no good. Tuna was not fresh with many bits and pieces in it. Prawn dishes were oke. After feedback no attempt to compensate in any way. Many better options around on the beach.

Thank Jos D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average food, at relatively high prices: you can eat a lot better for the prices they charge. The stand out feature of the restaurant has to be the heavy wooden chairs that, whilst solid and presumably pricey, are possibly the world's most uncomfortable.

Thank rode65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here one night. It's on the beach so a pleasant location. We ate pizzas with one drink each Pizza quite nice. You can get small or medium (normal plate size). Some are VERY salty. At £50 for four we felt this was very expensive...More

Thank JJOH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are many places to eat along the beach mainly offering sea food. I would advise choosing any of them in preference to Tartaruga.

Thank spot w
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Unawatuna is a tourist trap with very, very few decent places to eat - and Tartaruga is one of the worst. So, someone suggested we try the pizza at this 'Italian' restaurant. In a mixed group of 6 people (Italian, British, Sri Lankan) - all...More

Thank ozlikethewizard
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We popped in on the off chance for dinner. We were not disappointed. We went back a further three or four times. The food was excellent and they adapted things for me and my vegetarian daughter. The garlic toast is yum and Jumbo prawns -...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Had lunch here when sunbathing and was really dissapointed. The prawn mayo sandwich was 90% onion, and my wife's tuna nicoise salad was made with cheap nasty tuna. We both ate 10% of our meals and told the waiter who smiled and didnt do much...More

Thank adequate8
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Best place to be based in Unawatuna - great omelettes and fresh salads. Really friendly staff. Why go anywhere else?

Thank TravellingEastMarlow
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Was excited to see the beautiful beach and settled down for beer and lunch at this restaurant. The place was reasonably crowded . We found a shaded table on the edge of the beach. We ordered Grilled prawns, Seafood platter and Srilankan Curry with rice....More

Thank kds1966
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: +94 91 4 927116
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