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Beach Wadiya

$$ - $$$Seafood, , Asian
2 Station Ave | Wellawatta, Colombo 00600, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 588568
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“fresh seafood” (29 reviews)
“prawns” (59 reviews)
“crab” (44 reviews)
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Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2 Station Ave | Wellawatta, Colombo 00600, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed June 6, 2015

I last visited this restaurant more than twenty five years ago. Little has changed except the tsunami some years ago obviously had a great impact on this restaurant. The food is still quite good (fish and/or crab recommended) and the location is unchanged. The amusing...More

Thank Jeremy5858
Reviewed June 4, 2015

The place was so popular in the 90s that you have to book weeks in advance. Even one of the Royal Family made a visit. Much spoken restaurant.

Thank Aruna G
Reviewed May 27, 2015

Right along the beach, this 30+ year old seafood restaurant serves some excellent seafood. Found that they have a rich history with so many VIPs dined there. Must try!!

Thank Gunaselan
Reviewed May 26, 2015

Crossing the rail tracks to reach the restaurant is part of the experience. Indoor/outdoor dining with tables in the sand. Good fresh ingredients. Local and simple dishes - fish curry, grilled lobster, were excellent. Prawn cocktail was very light on actual, er, prawns. And a...More

Thank WanderingXpat
Reviewed May 26, 2015

My Australian friend recommended this place saying that he was walking past it earlier in the afternoon, when he was supposedly hailed by a person telling him that the Beach Wadiya had the best seafood in town! Our experience was lovely, (my friend stayed at...More

1  Thank spiritlandez
Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I don't know who wrote all these positive reviews... I had a dinner there with my tour-guide.he insisted to go there, I believe he gets smth for bringing the customers. I didn't want to go there only because of that.. But I saw all these...More

2  Thank Anastasiia S
Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is my favorite place for crabs or any food for that matter. The food is spectacular. Visited on Sunday 4th May for Sunday lunch. Great crab curry and kankun. Amazing location and friendly no fuss service. See you every Sunday !!!!

1  Thank Tonti879
Reviewed May 8, 2015

Colombo is lucky to have a place like this. Enjoy the nice view and sea breeze while you have their legendary baked crab or any number of other dishes. We enjoyed coming here after long hot days in the city. Very convenient and easy to...More

Thank Brandon O
Reviewed May 5, 2015

Food was expensive. Range was limited. Service average. Did not live up to the 10 year old memory, looks that the management is relying on reputation too much;

Thank Factfinder90
Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went there for dinner with two guests from Sweden. The place is simple and the food was quite OK. Not entirely happy with the level of the service or the client care. One of the waiters suddenly let a plate of raw fish on our...More

Thank dharmappriya
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June 10, 2016|
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Response from Hemantha P | Reviewed this property |
Hi , You are Well come to Sri Lanka , Since i'm a Sri Lankan might help you to find bit more specific answer for your question . You can choose the restaurant the way you like and want . If you like to feel the sea braze... More
December 18, 2015|
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Response from Debdelhi | Reviewed this property |
Someone must have pulled a fast one with you. No it is not correct.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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