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Beach Wadiya

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2 Station Ave | Wellawatta, Colombo 00600, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 588568
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11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Paris, France
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service too long, the staff half hear and forget you, then they claim 10%. The quality does not match the price and a bit too bland. Drinks and cocktails are lukewarm. For a seafood restaurant and Sri Lanka is not top.

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Thank thelastphenicien
Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Sri Lanka I highly recommend this restaurant to seafood lovers, it's a paradise. From outside it is just like entering shabby hut, but inside it tells different story. We set on a sea beach, had delicious seafood platter. It's 42 years old restaurant and has amazing stories to tell, have served many celebrities. Staff is friendly, service is quick.... More 

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Thank Vmegumi
Berlin, Germany
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is ok. Place is very nice on the beach. Waiters are not really taking enough attention to clients.

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Thank Bine229
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok food.. Asked for some local cuisines and got some random chilly prawn along with some potato and vegetable chilly (cause the person was I with was a vegetarian)

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Thank Ritu B
Hull, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

A little gem! We were a little put off by the location (across a train track next to the fishing shacks) but it's lovely. The food was tasty, the beer cold and the staff friendly. Was a little dark but it wasn't too much of a problem.

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Thank Claire M
Tokyo, Japan
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273 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

My new friend Tuk tuk driver said it's a beach party, hmmm no it's a beach restaurant which is lovely and the staff are fantastic but no party lol

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Thank Mark W
Lucknow, India
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109 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Oh...a must visit place for sea food. Everything made fresh, so you need to have time, don't rush. Relax on their private enclosed beach and get the food cooked for you. Crabs, Prawns, Lobsters, variety of fish: all fresh catch

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Thank neogykushal
Kalenborn, Germany
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Had the prawn curry - just amazing: 8 really big prawns in a lovely spicy sauce. Great atmosphere with feet in the sand and the waves crashing on to the beach. Friendly staff, could be a bit more attentive. For those interested: they do serve alcohol now. I would definitely go again.

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Thank Blindfish180
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

This place is a another one of Sri Lanka's gems! I was taken here by a good friend and his wife and we shared a lovely seafood feast. The table was candle light and in the sand. So wear sandals. My friend ordered us crab, spinach, some bread, squid, and shrimps. The seafood was all to die for! I loved... More 

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Prasanna C, Guest Relations Manager at Beach Wadiya, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Beach Wadiya, and hope to see you again at the restaurant, Cheers Manegment Beach Wadiya More 

Singapore, null, Singapore
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017

I would highly recommend this place for a good Srilankan meal with crabs and seafood. The staff is modest and recommended just the right portions and meals for the family. The kids can play in the sand while you can sit back and enjoy a beer.

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Thank Bitasta
Prasanna C, Public Relations Manager at Beach Wadiya, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Beach Wadiya, and hope to see you again at the Wadiya Cheers Manegment Beach Wadiya More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Station Ave | Wellawatta, Colombo 00600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 588568
Description
The Beach wadiya had been patronised over three decades by all rungs of society both local and foreign. Britain's Queen Elizabeth's daughter, Princess Anne too had dined at the Wadiya, as did members of the Nepalese Royal familys. The Wadiya is an unpretentious sea-food joint off a virgin beach along Galle Face that has won international renown, if the newspaper write-ups and photo albums (which the owner produces voluntarily) is any indication. The acclaim is merited too: the food is 'simply superb' to use a Richie Benaud euphemism.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?