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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 06/21/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Best Sea foods in Srilanka!
1. Best Sea foods in Srilanka!
"Arguably the best seafood restaurant in Bentota."
SumanB_13
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2. Star Steak in Srilanka
2. Star Steak in Srilanka
" Steak was perfectly cooked, and Tuna steak was very tasty."
geaves123
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3. Great Location
3. Great Location
"What a fabulous place to eat our first meal out in Sri Lanka."
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About
The Nebula Pier 88 Restaurant is located on the Bentota River next to the Nebula Supermarket in Aluthgama. The restaurant specializes in seafood and Asian cuisine and has a fantastic view. Now introduce pizzeria & il gelato ice cream *** Tax-free Restaurant ***
PRICE RANGE
$3 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, European, Grill, Sri Lankan
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews steak seafood sri lankan curries curry rice the river great location great coffee tuk tuk nice food three times during our stay nice place bentota nebula views supermarket
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We waited around more than 30 min here without a single response from the staff. Dispite of request given to the staff, one was attended to table and vanished him once the menus provided. Staff was not friendly at all and no one care about...the guest. We were really disappointed about the service as we repeat customer of this place..More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 16, 2022

best place to eat and drink any time of the day by the lake in Aluthgama centre friendly staff next to pier88 is a small supermarket with lots of imported goods you only find there

Date of visit: July 2022
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Nishan F, Owner at Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2022

Thank you very much for your comments on TripAdvisor and visit Pier88 Restaurant. Hope to see you again. Greetings from Pier88 team.

Reviewed June 14, 2022

Unreasonable price. We had sea food noodles + vege pizza OMG both of meal full of salt. Service you have to call and wait like 15 min waiter to come and get your order. Not recommended

Date of visit: June 2022
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Nishan F, Owner at Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2022

Thank you very much for your comments on TripAdvisor and visit Pier88 Restaurant. Apologies for salty and slow service. Greetings from Pier88 team.

Reviewed April 22, 2022 via mobile

We were staying half board at Centara Ceysands but thought we would try this one night after recommendations, we had to get the boat from our hotel then a tuk tuk which is an experience in itself, the guy came back for us 2 hours...later and didn't want paying until then and it was about £1 for the return journey, wouldn't get that in the UK. We had a bottle of wine, bottle of water and I had a Sri Lankan prawn curry and my son and daughter the chicken curry, it came with rice, poppadom, mango chutney and a tomato and onion salad, it was delicious. We all then had a cocktail each and for all that it was about £28, incredibly cheap. The restaurant is in a lovely location overlooking the River and it was spacious and very clean. Would highly recommendMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 15, 2022 via mobile

Beautiful location and some of the nicest food I have eaten. Can’t wait to return! Brilliant service and the staff were great with the kids

Date of visit: April 2022
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Nishan F, Owner at Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2022

Thank you very much for your comments on TripAdvisor and visit Pier88 Restaurant. Hope to see you again. Greetings from Pier88 team.

Reviewed April 13, 2022 via mobile

nice location , for good pizza i recommend good service, nice cake coffee too great location to have lunch beer u got best view of the river

Date of visit: April 2022
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Nishan F, Owner at Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2022

Thank you very much for your comments on TripAdvisor and visit Pier88 Restaurant. Hope to see you again. Greetings from Pier88 team.

Reviewed April 7, 2022 via mobile

Great food. Good variety. Good quality. Very quick service. But mostly come here for the lovely view of the river as you eat, views to die for. Phone ahead to reserve a river view.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Nishan F, Owner at Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2022

Thank you very much for your comments on TripAdvisor and visit Pier88 Restaurant. Hope to see you again. Greetings from Pier88 team.

Reviewed March 31, 2022

Amazing experience what I ever had, they have located on nice river bunt awesome food and better try in here pizza because it’s amazing and nice and friendly staff.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Nishan F, Owner at Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2022

Thank you very much for your comments on TripAdvisor and visit Pier88 Restaurant. Hope to see you again. Greetings from Pier88 team.

Reviewed March 29, 2022 via mobile

We had a late lunch there. The food took a long time to make. The first thing I ordered was the gnocchi and we ordered some more food after that. All the other food arrived and we finished eating. We assumed the gnocchi order wasn’t...put in, so I asked for the check and then suddenly the gnocchi appeared. It was a good 20 minutes after the rest of the food. The food was ok, but nothing to write home about, the view though was beautifulMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Nishan F, Owner at Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2022

Thank you very much for your comments on TripAdvisor and visit Pier88 Restaurant. Hope to see you again. Greetings from Pier88 team.

Reviewed March 29, 2022

We went to pieer 88 restaurant in aluthgama, there was a man with a cap, he didn't care about us .We were there for over an hour to give our order to the cap man but Jayasurith did an amazing job, Thank you so much...Jayasurith. Not also him coffeegirl, coffeeboy and the boatman, they cared about us so much 🥰. Foods are delicious. I have to say this, the four I mentioned above are very very good. They are an asset to your restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Nishan F, Owner at Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2022

Thank you very much for your comments on TripAdvisor and visit Pier88 Restaurant. Hope to see you again. Greetings from Pier88 team.

Reviewed March 27, 2022 via mobile

Lovely meal great wine list, lovely ambiance. Would recommend you book via the website. Ask for a waterside table for the views and go before sunset.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 16, 2022 via mobile

The restaurant is right on the lake, with amazing views. When dark, the place has an amazing ambiance, with lovely lighting and buzz. Service was not particularly attentive. We had to wait a while when seated, to order a drink, as well as during our...meal, getting service. Food was pricey v other local restaurants. I had a sea food platter, which was lovely. Overall, a good place to visit and eat, but be mindful, they are not as attentive as some of the smaller restaurants.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Nishan F, Owner at Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2022

Thank you very much for your comments on TripAdvisor and visit Pier88 Restaurant. Hope to see you again. Greetings from Pier88 team.

Reviewed March 15, 2022 via mobile

We visited here one evening then one lunch time, evening was very busy, good atmosphere really lovely being on the river they have it dressed lovely with light etc , Hygiene very good , good toilets , food was lovely there was 4 of us...& we had a varied selection from the prawns in garlic butter , pizza, steak & curry all really good, a good selection of wine & drink……... The lunch time is relaxed obviously with the river views equally good…….. thank you you have created a lovely Resturant environment……. Would definitely return againMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed March 3, 2022 via mobile

Good food and well priced. Nice atmosphere. We were both vegetarian and good selection of dishes. We had a good view of the sunset.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Pier88 Restaurant Pizzeria & Bar, Owner at Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2022

Dear Sir,We are highly appreciate your valuable comments on TripAdvisor and sharing your experience. Thank you again and hope to see you soon. many greetings from Pier88 Team

Reviewed February 12, 2022

We are here twice during our stay in Bentota and enjoyed both meals. The food and service were good on both occasions and, as a bonus, they make good Irish coffees

Date of visit: February 2022
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Pier88 Restaurant Pizzeria & Bar, Owner at Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2022

Highly appreciate your comments and visit to Pier88. Wish you a nice day and hope to see you again. Many greetings from Pier88 Team

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Hope you went and found out that Pier 88 do cater for your needs.
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Hi, your coffee is absolutely fantastic. Your meal we did not enjoy that much. However, it might have been just one of those evenings, where things do not work out. All the best. middlepark traveller
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Yes, Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5