Hiriketiya Beach is a tough place for a restaurant to operate in. Everything is so good that there is a rather high bar to overcome when entering, assuming you can even find space anymore. The place is getting crowded.
The Rice and Curry was a little steep for Rs. 900. But the calamari served with it was unexpectedly good. It was cooked in coconut milk. Curries like jackfruit and dhal were given a boost by some pol sambol on the side. The portion is more than enough for one, and you can get refills if you need (except for meat and some curries).
We tried the Tuna Fish Steak (Rs. 1200) next. It came with some amazing fries and the fried curry leaves were a brilliant touch. But the tuna we were served seemed to have been reaching the end of its shelf-life, which was not cool at all. A massive service gaffe by the kitchen which almost put this whole review into jeopardy. I mean this is a seafood restaurant.
They serve some pretty smooth shakes (Rs. 450 each). I loved the pineapple shake. The banana-pineapple was decent, although it was a tad too thick. The vanilla was one of the best plain vanilla shakes I have tasted in my life. Plain vanilla shakes are so difficult to make memorable, amirite?
Friendly and obliging. Nothing to complain about.
Again the ambiance is basically the beautiful Hiriketiya beach. You're also on a bit of a quiet(er) spot being on the far corner of the little bay. The swing is a nice little touch. On the night we were there, things were slow and it was rainy, so don't judge it by the pic.
Straightforward fare made really well. With the occasional gaffe that you might need to watch for. We're still giving this a 4 despite the bad fish because its the only problem we've had here in a few visits. But please let us know what you encounter.