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Restaurant Diya Sisila

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka
0777 402138
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited after seeing such good reviews on TA. We came for dinner one evening and were delighted - had a table right on the lagoon - and were served by wonderful warm hosts. The menu is very small but the dishes were fresh and fragrant - and very good value for money. We got talking with the chef and... More 

Thank Ellsterism
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70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Setting - Slightly out of town though not much with tuk tuk. Right on the lake with some tables over the lake Premises - Very simple but every effort to make intimate and romantic Food - Extremely tiny menu so not suitable for fussy eaters. The key thing is it was all fantastic food to the extent we revisited. Beautifully... More 

Thank seapink12
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the 2nd time we have visited Diya Sisila. It is important to book in advance and if you want a bottle of wine/alcohol take your own. There is only one licensed 'off license' in Bentotta so we bought ours during the day (it's on the road to Galle). Jump in a Tuk Tuk and you will be met... More 

Thank 10claret44
Scottish Borders
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is six years since I last reviewed this place and can confirm it still deserves its No 1 ranking. This is not fine dining or for over eating, what this place does is offer the freshest, highest quality food cooked very simply by the friendliest and most genuine Sri Lankan I have had the pleasure of meeting. Please if... More 

Thank forestry
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited here and had prawns and lobster which were the best we have had ever. So much so that we returned a few nights later to dine here again. The menu is small but the standard of the food is absolutely superb and I would very much recommend a visit. The owner and his wife are very nice people who... More 

Thank jimjan24
Lichtenstein, Germany
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A small garden restaurant. Very nice view over Maduganga River. Fair Prices. Super nice owner/chef. You need ten minits by Tuktuk from Bentota. Everyone must have been there!

Thank Hans H
Woking, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Fantastic food cooked by the chef/proprietor who genuinely seems to care about putting a smile on the customers face had a wonderful dinner there and returned a few days later for an equally good lunch and will return if I ever go back to the area

Thank del275
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This family run restaurant serves the best prawns and lobster I have ever eaten anywhere in the entire world! If you are in Bentota and do not experience this place you will have greatly missed out on the best meal you have had in a very long time!!!! The venue is beautiful with only a handful of tables so do... More 

Thank Hamishur
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautifully located and set restaurant. In the garden or you can eat on the floating raft where an employee pedals you across the lake whilst you eat. The menu you is small but the food was so delicious. The owner is the chef and he was friendly and tried to make sure we were happy with our... More 

Thank 2kavita1984
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, beautiful location. If I could and had more days in Bentota would eat here every day. Friendly staff, fresh prawns, delicious chicken.... Need more.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: 0777 402138
we give catamaran service in dedduwa lake and lagoon.we prepare village trips and bicycle riding. organize business and parties.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?