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AIDA Ala carte Restauarant

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European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Seafood
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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
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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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
River view restaurant

I've eaten here a few times,plenty of choice- fresh ingredients. good sized restaurant with well spaced tables, unhurried relaxed atmosphere with attentive staff Don't lean your arms on edge of table, you may end up with insect bites- the joys of dining in an open restaurant next to the river. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Himalayanqu66n
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've eaten here a few times,plenty of choice- fresh ingredients. good sized restaurant with well spaced tables, unhurried relaxed atmosphere with attentive staff Don't lean your arms on edge of table, you may end up with insect bites- the joys of dining in an open restaurant next to the river. A bug repelling incense coil is lit and placed near... More 

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UK
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aida is in a beautiful setting on the Bentota River. We had a very good prawn curry and delicious banana fritters with icecream at a very reasonable price. We certainly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank PenelopeUK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our meal started off poorly, the waiter forgot part of the order. Nevertheless the manager helped out our bill. Rushed the forgotten food. And everything turned out great. The setting is world class. Service is good, all things considered. And the food is more than adequate. I had the seafood platter, and I dare you to eat it all.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Pune, India
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place had some some pretty poor food. Although the staff was courteous that doesn't make up for the terrible food we were served. Me, my wife and daughter tried this place for sinner on our first night in bentota and were zapped as to whether this was the kind of Sri Lankan food we were going to get for... More 

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Thank staticwick
scyohan, Manager at AIDA Ala carte Restauarant, responded to this review

We are sorry for the upset. More 

Cherkasy, Ukraine
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, friendly staff, good service, tasty food. Had fun watching birds and squirrels and taking pictures while waiting for our order. Both soups were very tasty and fresh for dicent price. We also got a nice surprise: salad from chef for free :) We had really great time!

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Thank kvitka2016
scyohan, Manager at AIDA Ala carte Restauarant, responded to this review

Thank you and we are happy you had a good experience More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very happy with our night at AIDA, starting from the amazing view over the water from our table. Service was fantastic as was their complimentary (and fast) wifi. Really good atmosphere enhanced by the fairy lights and live music. Must recommend the rice and curry, worth the wait! If your looking for a relaxed and romantic dinner spot this one... More 

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Thank Adam and Ella X
scyohan, Manager at AIDA Ala carte Restauarant, responded to this review

This is great news for us! Thanks alot for the complement. See you again soon More 

Milan, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food from a wide menu and at a reasonable price. Nice view on the Bentota river especially from a view individual tables on small balconies. Quick and friendly service.

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Thank jaypee_italy
scyohan, Manager at AIDA Ala carte Restauarant, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting AIDA... hopefully see you again More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is located by the bentota river. It's a nice and calm surrounding and the restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner. The staff is service minded and very alert, so alert that they even reminded me to write this review :) The food met our expectations.

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Thank carlsjolund
scyohan, Manager at AIDA Ala carte Restauarant, responded to this review

We hope you enjoy the experience... apologies for any inconvenience. Thanks alot More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

It is a very nice restaurant! I recomanded a lot! It was a pleasure to come here! The food is very good and the staff is very friendly! Sandu is a good help!

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Thank Richard C
scyohan, Manager at AIDA Ala carte Restauarant, responded to this review

See you again. Thanks alot More 

Sweden
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

+ Location with riverview + Serviceminded staff which were very friendly especially Sadun which is very talented in languages + Large assortment of dishes of good quality

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1 Thank Lovisa O
scyohan, Manager at AIDA Ala carte Restauarant, responded to this review

Looking forward to see you again.. Thanks for reviewing us More 

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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 6 - 22
  • Cuisine: European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?