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DiyaSisila Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Elpitiya Road | Bentota - Adaganthota, Bentota 50800, Sri Lanka
+94 77 740 2138
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely love this place - cannot fault it at all. Gorgeous lakeside location with private tables by the waters edge. The young waiter that served us was so lovely and so attentive. The food was first class and definitely the best sri lankan food we had during our stay here - great vegetarian options too. The staff went the extra... More 

Thank Katie Y
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really quaint little restaurant set in a very unique setting on a lake. We went for dinner. Food was really good, especially the Sri Lanka prawns they were excellent The owner who is the chef was so hospitable and very welcoming What a little gem of a restaurant Highly recommend

Thank Dimaondsgal
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12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a beautiful table right on the waterside. This was my second visit. The food is good if a little unrefined. Unfortunately the service is incredibly slow and untrustworthy. Drinks went to wrong tables and others didn't come. Staff were very friendly. Overall experience is nice.

Thank Hayley F
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I both had wonderful meals at DiyaSisila. The menu is succinct and focuses on seafood and Sri Lankan flavours. We had the chilli prawns and cuttlefish and each dish was perfectly cooked. Just simple wholesome food that highlights local produce. The venue itself is very intimate, only several tables available so do book in advance and request... More 

Thank Julian J
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting on the river was very special. One family were launched off with their food on a candlelit raft in the lagoon . The menu is short and simple and the food was absolutely delicious . We particularly enjoyed the generous helpings of prawns. Service was good .

Thank 980elainec
Munich, Germany
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only a few tables but directly at the lake front. I believe that reservations are recommended, we did not need one as we were there very early with our little daughter. The staff was friendly and helpful e.g. child seat was mounted. The food was excellent, the menu only with a few choices (lobster, prawns and fish) but that speaks... More 

Thank Inidan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice, and both times we loved the setting by the lake. Tables are few and set well apart, so privacy is guaranteed. The owners are friendly and welcoming.The menu is small, but just ask for any preferences and the owners will try to accommodate your tastes. My husband is rather unadventurous with food but was offered alternatives... More 

Thank zippyzappyuk
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great seafood experience at DiyaSisila, very friendly family run restaurant, a short tuk tuk ride away from the beach hotel area. In fact it was so good we went again two days later, pre-ordered curry and really enjoyed the whole experience. Would recommend DS for great food at reasonable prices.

Thank Gill B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant! Simple but delicious menu. Each table is made to look and feel special. Lovely owner and son. Go here.. really!

Thank Andrew A
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

We were greeted in a passing thunderstorm by the family who had umbrellas and showed us to our platform table. Immediately it felt like we were dining in someone's garden. This is outside dining, so wear some repellant however they also light coils for extra protection. Amidst the rain, we enjoyed prawns, fish, cuttlefish and chicken schnitzel, all dishes served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elpitiya Road | Bentota - Adaganthota, Bentota 50800, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: +94 77 740 2138
Romantic and clean place on river Bentota. We can arrange amazing dinner, lunch or tea party (max. 4 persons.) on catamaran on the river, with candles. Our boat man will take you around Dedduwa lake and lagoon.
We organize business parties and birthday parties - maximum 20 pax.
We prepare village tour - tour + lunch (the best Sri Lanka Rice and Curry) 20 € and bicycle riding.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?