Sea Waves Restaurant

Sea Waves Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
9:00 - 23:00
Mon
9:00 - 23:00
Tue
9:00 - 23:00
Wed
9:00 - 23:00
Thu
9:00 - 23:00
Fri
9:00 - 23:00
Sat
9:00 - 23:00
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Ratings and reviews
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.8 of 5 bubbles
About
If you want to get to know Sri Lankan cuisine you're in for a treat. Check out delicious culinary experiences with Susanthi who is the lady owner of the Sea Waves apartment and also an excellent cook. She will teach you how to prepare a genuine Lankan dishes so you can take the taste back home. The fee includes a tuk tuk ride to and from Galle green's local spice, fish and vegetable market.
CUISINES
Seafood, Asian, Healthy, Sri Lankan
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,016 reviews
Excellent
912
Very good
37
Average
22
Poor
21
Terrible
24
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Adam Z
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 solo
I visited this family run restaurant at 2pm and altough it was closed, the owner still welcomed me and offered to cook the dahl curry. Throughout my trip i had already tried good dahl curry but nothing compared to this! Fruit juices are also fresh and at a very reasonable price. Must visit.
Written 25 January 2020
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SusanthiS1
Dear sir/mam, First of all I would like to say thankyou for taking your valuable time to write us.we are so happy to have you in our place.i hope we did our best to you and hope to see once again in
Written 30 January 2020
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Charles P
Wood Green10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Several criteria come to mind when choosing a restaurant: menu variety, hygiene, products used, atmosphere, service, location, etc... Susana and her family have it all, with the extra kindness and love for their job, their food, their home (above the terraced restaurant) and their customers. Not only the food was fresh, authentic, and delicious, but the restaurant looks beautiful and tastefully decorated, the atmosphere is serene and peaceful, and they do take care of you, like a family. Tonight is our last night in Sri Lanka and we are definitely eating there. Who doesn't like finishing on a high note! Thank you Susana, see you shortly:) HIGHLY recommended. 10* Safe travels to all. Charles (the joker) and Rachael
Written 13 February 2020
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SusanthiS1
Dear sir/mam, First of all I would like to say thankyou for taking your valuable time to write us.we are so happy to have you in our place.i hope we did our best to you and hope to see once again.
Written 14 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Magdalena
Copenhagen3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
We came first time for dinner and the food was Delicious and good quality. The restaurant is a small family business and the owner is very nice and she makes sure the food is made done and you enjoy the meal. You get the personal food experience and can try local delicacies. Additionally we wanted to come for breakfast and she agreed to have us before opening time and made a whole breakfast just for us. Great experience and such a nice meal. Once again the food was excellent. I highly recommend if you want to try local good cuisine and support a local business.
Written 3 February 2020
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SusanthiS1
Dear sir/mam, First of all I would like to say thankyou for taking your valuable time to write us.we are so happy to have you in our place.i hope we did our best to you and hope to see once again in
Written 6 February 2020
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harrisphil
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
We visited Sea Waves for dinner at 7:30pm on a Friday and got the last remaining table, but we were served quickly and the food did not take long to arrive (which we often found to be a problem in other restaurants in Sri Lanka...) We each ordered the standard Sri Lankan rice and curry, and it was fantastic: 5 different veggie curries to share between two, with rice & papadam - all lovingly prepared by the owner and her daughter in the kitchen. We must have had Rice and Curry twice a day twice (sometimes three times!) and this was a stand-out meal for me. Bill for two with a pot of tea came to 1800LKR. Tomorrow is our last night, and we will go back! The owner even said she would mix it up for us, and give us different dishes tomorrow.
Written 7 February 2020
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SusanthiS1
Dear sir/mam, First of all I would like to say thankyou for taking your valuable time to write us.we are so happy to have you in our place.i hope we did our best to you and hope to see once again in Make Favorite
Written 10 February 2020
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Marcin C
Rzeszow2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
We went there with my wife and my daughter a day after we had visited a restaurant on the opposite side. Bear in mind to make a good choice, and go to Sea&Waves! We went there a few following days of our staying in Unawatuna, and we were every time much more delighted with food which was exceptional. Once we came a little bit earlier and it turned out that there were cooking classes, so we were invited to taste some delicious food and had an excellent chat about cooking. Moreover, there is cheaper and the portions are bigger. Additionally, you don’t have to wait over an hour for your dish (comparing to other restaurants in the area)! I highly recommend it.
Written 18 January 2020
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SusanthiS1
Dear sir/mam, First of all I would like to say thankyou for taking your valuable time to write us.we are so happy to have you in our place.i hope we did our best to you and hope to see once again in
Written 21 January 2020
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Apinnick
85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
This is the best food we have had since being in Sri Lanka. We have been travelling for 3 weeks and this is our last stop, oils not have found a better restaurant to end our time here. The location is lovely, up a lane just outside the main town, easy to find and makes a nice walk to burn off the calories. The restaurant itself is lovely, very traditional and matches the authenticity of its food. The food is outstanding and cooked to order, so if you are looking for a ‘quick bite’ forget it! There is an amazing selection and the staff are happy to help with advice, in fact take their advice as they really know their food. I think I have had the best Dahl Curry I have ever tasted, so much flavour. The pumpkin curry is also to die for....... The staff are so friendly and happy to chat, although they can be busy and it appears a family restaurant so they are all working so hard. We have eaten here twice now and fully intend to make our last meal a memorable one here, thank you to everyone at the Sea Waves our making our holiday, we will leave with the tastes of Sri Lanka in our stomachs and our hearts.
Written 24 January 2020
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SusanthiS1
Dear sir/mam, First of all I would like to say thankyou for taking your valuable time to write us.we are so happy to have you in our place.i hope we did our best to you and hope to see once again in
Written 25 January 2020
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Federica M
40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
The restaurant is family-run and they really care about serving good quality food. We tried the rice&curry (5 veg curries) which is a pretty standard dish in SriLanka but I must say that it was the best we had in 14 days having traveled in different cities and been every day in a different local restaurant. We also didn't wait long for our food which is rare in the area. Their menu also offers Western food choice but you better go for their local dishes and for sure you won't get disappointed! Reasonable prices and no service charge! We will go back!
Written 7 February 2020
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SusanthiS1
Dear sir/mam, First of all I would like to say thankyou for taking your valuable time to write us.we are so happy to have you in our place.i hope we did our best to you and hope to see once again in
Written 10 February 2020
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Mohamad A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 couples
We visited Seawaves on our last day in the country and it was truly worth it. We ordered the grilled prawns, grilled calamari, seafood fried rice, and fries. The grilled prawns and calamari were covered in a "home-made" sauce that was just delicious. One of the best small restaurants we visited during this trip, with the most affordable prices. We recommend Seawaves to any tourist visiting Unawatuna.
Written 7 November 2021
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Susanthi S
Dear sir/mam, Thankyou for your lovely review. Thankyou for choosing us and so pleasure to have you in our place. Hope to see you once again. Stay safe. Thankyou
Written 7 November 2021
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Sarka
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
We came to the restaurant with high expectations because it is number 2 in Unawatuna. We wanted to get a lobster but the price was quite high - 1800Rs for 100grams - lobster is 800 grams. In other place in Unawatuna was the price 7000Rs for the whole lobster. So we get calamari and fried vegetable noodles instead. The food was ordinary but we could have this anywhere. Slight disappointment. The service was quite nice but there was an odd silence - no music was playing and we were the inly guests.
Written 1 January 2023
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Susanthi S
Dear Saraka, Really disappointed for your review.every day our resturant is getting busy since 12.00 to 9.00,9.30pm. You were came at 10.00pm and said you are the only guess were in the resturant.and do you know our closing time is at 10.00pm. But still we welcomed you because you came all the way to our resturant. And dear we have nice house music in our resturant. But no techno. Cause this is a family resturant. And dear the very important thing is we do not have cheep food. Because we cook everything very fresh and our Kitchen is clean. You can't get lobster for Rs. 8000. Everypeople know lobster is so expensive. Because it is so hard to catch. And we gave you our menu amd so saw the prices. If it was expensive to you you should go back. Why did you stayed and decided to eat. And dear so sorry to say. You and your husbund ate all the food and the plates were so empty. You uploted a photo of the plates. But you didn't uploaded after it was empty.And please do not say our is food not good and expensive. Our kitchen is very clean and if the food is not good we couldn't have the 2nd place rang in TripAdvisor.anyway we have so many good recommendations and this is not a review to us. Thankyou for taking time to write us.
Written 1 January 2023
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kavi
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 friends
I just knew that we will have the full Sri Lankan meal experience but wasn’t ready for the level of amazing food we ended up getting. Every dish was very very flavourful, absolutely vegetarian friendly. The family who run the place make you feel at home and you can chat about and cooking as you enjoy the meal. Very elaborately prepared food and you can feel love and patience that’s gone in to making this a great experience. Definitely a must visit place at Unawatuna
Written 18 November 2021
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Susanthi S
Dear sir/mam, Thankyou for your lovely review and we are so pleasure to have you in our restaurant. Hope to see you once again in Sir lanka. Stay safe. Thankyou
Written 23 November 2021
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Lukas Agerskov
Copenhagen21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We went for Sea Waves for a small dinner (2 pers.) where we were met with a very local atmosphere. Place was empty, but more people came as the evening progressed. We had the Deviled Prawns, and the calimari curry, all nice and tasted like it had something local about them. Service was with a smile, and every helpful. Prices are very reasonable!
Written 22 February 2020
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SusanthiS1
Dear sir/mam, Thankyou for taking your time to write us.we are so glad to have you in our place.i hope you gain good experiences anout Sri lankan cooking.hope to see you again.thankyou.
Written 24 February 2020
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Mária V
Colombo11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 couples
From first moment when you’ll see monkeys on three, youll know that youre on very atmospheric place. Very kind and nice family will guide you throuhg there menu, all your food will be fresh as About. We had one big físh - prepared perfect, shrimp wrap - dissapeared after 2minutes. Everything was very tasty and this dinner was one big great experience. Thank you very much!
Written 1 December 2021
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Susanthi S
Dear sir/mam, Thankyou for your lovely review and we are so pleasure to have you in our restaurant.we are so happy to cook for you with love.see you once again in Sir lanka. Stay safe. Thankyou
Written 22 December 2021
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Suzan W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We were welcomed very nicely by this family run restaurant up in the trees, at the end of Unawatuna beach. Homemade delicious food with a garlic and ginger sauce to the grilled shrimps. Very nice and cosy atnosphere, we felt at home directly, highly recommend this nice place!
Written 5 February 2020
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SusanthiS1
Dear sir/mam, First of all I would like to say thankyou for taking your valuable time to write us.we are so happy to have you in our place.i hope we did our best to you and hope to see once again in
Written 6 February 2020
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Santiago Dg
Kandy District14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 couples
Just wanted to say - thank you so much for these excellent flavors-. We just call to Susanti, even that it's close, we call her and she prepare this enjoyable and delicious food. Thank you so much. We are going to come back soon.
Written 12 May 2020
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SusanthiS1
Dear sir/mam, First of all I would like to say thankyou for taking your valuable time to write us.we are so happy to have you in our place.i hope we did our best to you and hope to see once again.
Written 17 May 2020
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riotvictim
Stockholm7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
One of the best food experiences we've had during our Sri Lanka south coast trip. Sea Waves is family restaurant and, believe me, this family have some secret recipes! Their curry is delicious and not very spicy (but they can do it your way if you like it to be insanely hot), definitely the best curry I've tried in past years. They're also good in cooking fish and seafood (ask their calimari or daily catch). Owners are friendly and always treat their guests as family members. Just go there and enjoy!
Written 15 March 2020
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SusanthiS1
Dear sir/mam, First of all I would like to say thankyou for taking your valuable time to write us.we are so happy to have you in our place.i hope we did our best to you and hope to see once again.
Written 16 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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