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Aliyaa Island Restaurant & Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Sri Lankan Appam
1. Sri Lankan Appam
" A must are the sweet appams."
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2. Authentic Sri Lankan Cuisine
2. Authentic Sri Lankan Cuisine
" It is mindblowing to have the best Srilankan Cuisine."
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3. Best crabs in KL!
3. Best crabs in KL!
"In fact they are the best crabs in KL, hands down."
Darna A
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Explore the rich, delicious, sinfully decadent and completely authentic Sri Lankan cuisine at A LI YAA Restaurant and Bar. Nestled in the heart of Damansara this raw, organic restaurant boasts a cool, relaxed and unassuming environment, a stark contrast to the vivid, adventurous and bold foods that fill the menu. Make sure you try their signature crab dish, that put them on the map and that will leave you craving more. Catering to Malay, Chinese, Indian and European palates, A LI YAA is a home away from home for local Sri Lankans and for foreigners, a wonderful insight into the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best restaurant, the service was super good, welcoming us more respectful manner, it’s really attract me.... Moreover the crab was very delicious, super tasty achieve my expectation. Literally the place was clean and tidy.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 95_SaiLekha
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Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

Loved the crabs, the mutton bone curry, the brinjal dish, and the apam. We also ordered fish sothi and the cutlets. Need to come back more often. Food is tasty and spicy! Service is good. Well worth the visit

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank wanming
elly_elisa, Public Relations Manager at Aliyaa Island Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2019

Thank you for dining at Aliyaa! We have so much food that you need to come back for a second visit to be able to try everything on the menu! Hope to see you again soon !

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service by the waiters. Authentic Sri Lanka food. Try the Sri Lanka curry crab Reasonable price. Good wine.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Extraordinary824756
Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

Just finished dinner. Food is tasty and creative. Service is professional. Food is served quickly. Amazing mutton, potato and egg plant sambal. In short tasty food very good service. Reasonable prices.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

Food was great but it was not worth for the price we paid. Despite the price, the service and atmosphere of the shop was good.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed April 30, 2019

We had a lunch meal with a child and the staff recommended fried rice with fried chicken which the child enjoyed a lot. We also ordered crab curry, mutton porival, briyani rice, rotti and dhal. They do not have any green leaf vegetables. We requested...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank ymt888
Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

Really good food that has bold flavours. They also don't stinge on their spice so if you're not a fan of Spicy food, do ask them what would be a good option for your palette. Their appam and stringhoppers are what they're well known for....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Resort791124
elly_elisa, Public Relations Manager at Aliyaa Island Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2019

Thank you for dining at Aliyaa! We're glad you enjoy the flavours and the spicyness of our food. We hope to serve you again!

Reviewed April 16, 2019

I was at Aliyaa for an informal lunch with my partner. We ordered the chicken hoppers, crab curry (with shell off), lamb bone varuval (with marrow), two apom and a spinach salad. The salad was recommended by our server and was a good recommendation to...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank lowsab
elly_elisa, Public Relations Manager at Aliyaa Island Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2019

Thank you so much for dining at Aliyaa. We are glad you and your partner enjoyed the food. Sri Lankan food tends to be on the spicier side. However, you may inform our staff on your spiciness preference. We hope to see you again at...More

Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

I have come over from the uk and was invited to the restaurant tonight. We had a last minute table for 3. Drinks were very slow to arrive and the popadoms were old and soft. The draft Heineken smelt like egg so we drank from...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

We frequently visit this restaurant regularly and the food has always been consistent. The crab curry is one of our favourite and the appam is awesome not like other restaurants. Very good ambience and the staffs are very attentive. Bravo keep it up.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank samv226
elly_elisa, Public Relations Manager at Aliyaa Island Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2019

Hi, we are glad that you've enjoyed your many visits to Aliyaa! We always try our best to keep up our standards and flavours to ensure everyone gets the same experience. We look forward to hosting you again!

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