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AIDA Ala carte Restauarant

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Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Mangala Mawatha, Bentota, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 275398
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A very friendly restaurant that is situated on the banks of the river that...
A very friendly restaurant that is situated on the banks of the river that can be clearly viewed whilst dining. We serve good seafood and tasty meals from curries to sandwiches and steaks.
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    Very good
  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This restaurant is known for its sea food but being an a vegetarian I still enjoyed the veg food. Food was specially made for us and it was very well made with Indian sensibilities.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
saloni b
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This looks like it could be a lovely spot but we were a bit underwhelmed. Food (and wine) was very overpriced, fairly basic pieces of fish with rice/veg for €20/30 in Sri Lanka. Wouldn't be rushing back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is known for its sea food but being an a vegetarian I still enjoyed the veg food. Food was specially made for us and it was very well made with Indian sensibilities.

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Very good view .. very kind stuff .. And the food was very delicious .. Best Restaurant Ever in Srilanka 👌👌👌✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨

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Clontarf, Queensland
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184 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This Restaurant was just ten minutes walk from our hotel (Riverside Inn Fuji), but would be no further from the larger Bentota Hotels. We called one afternoon to have a look at the menu. There are some lovely tables set on their own overlooking the river. The waiter said he only had one left and we should book for tonight,... More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Decided to eat here as staying at Avani Bentota as only over the road. Both fish dishes (shark steak and garlic prawns ) were delicious, followed by a Ceylon cup (coconut with rum and ice cream, is a must try) including drinks came to £20. Lovely views and great customer service. Well recommended.

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Cambridge
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98 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

restaurant has a good location with views across the lake and it is very pleasant to sit outside in pleasant surroundings. The seafood platters looked very tempting, but unfortunately did not live up to expectations as everything was very over cooked,particularly the lobsters which were virtually impossible to remove from their shells. The meal was not inexpensive and the restaurant... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

was one of the most expensive meals in Sri lanka and since it was night time we could see anything from our table. the building is old and needs renovation. I had the lobster and my wife had a "boneless" chicken that wasnt boneless. if you want to go i would recommend lunch and not dinner

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Edwards, Colorado
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The Chef was amazing. The Ginger Prawns were the best prawns I do believe I have had. The green salad is so tasty as is the Chop Suey Vegetable dish and the seafood Chop Suey. I would recommend this restaurant to all of my friends. Everyone is SOOOOO kind.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This was a disappointment. Food and shisha are both overpriced for the quality. I ordered a boneless chicken dish which came full of bones and was very oily. Shisha was charged by the hour at 1800rupees which was much more expensive than anywhere else we tried. Ambiance wasn't great either..so many better places to try in bentota!

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Spanien-Deutschland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Dinner not good enough but really working to satisfied the guest. Next time it will be better...im sure

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mangala Mawatha, Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: +94 34 2 275398

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic

Description

A very friendly restaurant that is situated on the banks of the river that can be clearly viewed whilst dining. We serve good seafood and tasty meals from curries to sandwiches and steaks.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?