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The Pavilion By Nisala Arana

$$ - $$$, Seafood, Asian
326/1 Circular Road | Kommala, Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
+94 77 773 3313
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Apr 13, 2017
“Lovely setting, attentive service and great food”
Aug 6, 2016
“Great Food, Great Service, Nothing too much trouble”
Restaurant Hours
Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
326/1 Circular Road | Kommala, Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed April 13, 2017

Stayed at this hotel 3 nights. Breakfasts were plentiful with fruit platters, then honey and yoghurt, followed by eggs however you wanted them cooked, or egg hoppers and Sri Lankan curry. Evening meal orders were taken during the day, possible because we went during low...More

Thank dendix
Reviewed August 6, 2016

We stayed at The Nisala Arana Boutique Hotel and took dinner there 4 out of the 5 nights we were there. Roy the chefs cooking was tasty and both Roytha and Chandrebala's service (Apols for the spelling) was great. Really personal and tailored to our...More

Thank Jason D
Reviewed November 7, 2015

Great local food, very fresh produce, cooked to perfection, great selection of food. Very friendly waiters

Thank Plumporganic
Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a nice dinner experience to close out our Sri Lanka trip and looked up the reviews. Quite misleading (makes me question authenticity) as we don't seem to have enjoyed the same experience. We were not staying in the hotel so we...More

1  Thank HSerraj
BoutiqueTrails, General Manager at The Pavilion By Nisala Arana, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2015

Dear Serraj, We are certainly sorry to hear of your poor experience at The Pavilion by Nisala Arana although please note our reviews are genuine and we hope not entirely midleading or misleading. As you will recall we were officially closed on that day and...More

Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great tasty food. Set in beautiful gardens this is a tranquil place to eat. Yes you pay $20 for 2 courses but they are beautifully prepared and far superior to some of the food that you eat in Sri Lanka. If you are staying at...More

1  Thank jubes65
Reviewed August 4, 2015

Can't speak more highly of the wonderful food provided by The Pavilion. The menu was simple yet imaginative and of excellent quality. Soup, curries, desserts, nothing disappointed. A great chef and very dutiful wait staff.

Thank Cathy Q
Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were guests at this beautiful hotel, and had only booked room only, but we ended up eating here every morning & night. During our stay we enjoyed fresh seafood, lobster thermidore, some delicious home made soups and the best curries I have ever tasted!...More

Thank CAB442015
BoutiqueTrails, General Manager at The Pavilion By Nisala Arana, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2015

Dear Cab, Many Thanks for your review of The Pavilion By Nisala Arana. As a new restaurant in the area your support is greatly appreciated and we are so glad you were able to enjoy both the Pavilion & Garden Dining Experiences. We look forward...More

Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

This is an oasis of peace and quality where you feel truly welcome with a genuine smile. The food was simple (in a very good way) and made with great care with high quality ingredients. The resulting plates were delicious. The staff was caring and...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed January 25, 2015

For the discerning diner this is an oasis in a sea of mediocrity The menu is imaginative and miles away from the staple curry and rice offerings which dominate the Bentota restaurant scene. Despite some previous negative comments about the price this really is value...More

1  Thank neillbarker
Reviewed January 29, 2014

We stayed at Nisala Arana for an entire week, and had the majority of our meals at The Pavilion. Every single meal was amazing! So tasty and well prepared. The chef happily catered to all tastes, and there was something for everyone on the menu....More

1  Thank FisherSing
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326/1 Circular Road | Kommala, Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka (Formerly 'The Pavilion' Restaurant)
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: +94 77 773 3313
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  • This restaurant is at Nisala Arana Boutique Hotel
Nisala Arana Boutique Hotel is set on acres of Tropical Gardens minutes from the Wide Sandy Beaches of Bentota, Sri Lanka. The former home of a famous village Ayurveda Doctor, the property has now been styled as a charming and stylish Boutique Hotel.
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