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Top Choice Vegetarian in Unawatuna

Jinas Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant

Set back from the road, this enjoyable garden restaurant offers a wide array of classic Indian dishes such as thalis and masala dosas as well as European vegetarian dishes, including vegie burgers. You'll find nirva…
Sri Lankan in Unawatuna

Roti Shop

Dozens of sweet and savoury rotti jammed full of cheeses, fruits and more make for a tasty snack or lunch. Wash it down with a fresh banana lassie.
Sri Lankan in Unawatuna

One Love Restaurant

Once hung right over the high tide line, now relocated well back on the beach, One Love has a nice spread of tables on the sand. Amidst a plethora of shrimp-grilling cafes, this is the local option for a classic ric…
Seafood in Unawatuna

Kingfisher Restaurant

This seafront restaurant has a wide-ranging menu that – no surprise – focuses on seafood. The lobster is a treat as are the many forms of shrimp. Many dishes have Thai or Italian accents. In high season waits for a …
Sri Lankan in Unawatuna

Hot Rock

One of several barely-there beachside cafes that all but merge into one. Enjoy local fare plus seafood and cheap beer on the sand. The menu trumpets the many pork dishes, which are indeed not common on menus.
Italian in Unawatuna

Dream House

Eat alfresco while being serenaded by classical music at this Italian restaurant. The secret to enjoyment here is remembering that Rome is 7700km west, so order simply (lots of good pasta dishes, no pizza) and appre…
Buddhist Site in Unawatuna

Buddhist Temple

This small Buddhist temple at the west end of the beach has a vigilant monk ready to chase away anyone who is hoping to feign some piety in return for a shady rest.
Market in Unawatuna

Fruit Market

The vast array of Sri Lanka's fruit and veg bounty is on display here.
Middle Eastern in Unawatuna

Pink Elephant

Sure you can taste some Middle Eastern fare, but really this place is all about achieving the name through partying. Slouch with a shisha on a sofa or knock back a papaya mojito. There's regular live music.
Seafood in Unawatuna

Sunrise Seafood Restaurant

Cross the little stream at the west end of the beach and you'll find this simple place next to the temple. It's got a great location away from the hordes and a fine view back across the surf. The menu reflects whate…