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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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This is a smallish place that puts a lot of effort into the food and service. We had really delicious food in a gorgeous setting at a table right on the Bentota river. We went back a second time and ate on the little catamaran which two of the staff row into the river while you eat! It was a... More 

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Thank Jo M
Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant was our best culinary experience during our holiday in Bentota. Better than Malli's or Amal Villa in our opinion, and definitely better quality-price ratio. After a nice dinner here (secluded atmosphere, quircky playlist in the background, great seafood - try the lobster!) we chose to come back on our last day. We did not regret. We took the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best place in bentota, please don't bother with anything else and if you do prepared to be disappointed, the food is exceptional with service is more like a Michelin star than a small family run business in bentota, it really does tick every box for great Sri Lankan food and hospitality

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Thank Kevin H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We bumped into this restaurant while on our way to Geoffrey Bawa Garden. Though a tad difficult to find, it is worth the effort. The place is beautifully set up next to a lake, but the real winner is the food. It is a sea food serving restaurant but the vegetarian meals aren't disappointing either when asked for.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as a result of the TA reviews, and the setting did not disappoint even though we were seated close to the bar. We were however disappointed that there were no starters listed but having been dropped off by a Tuk tuk felt it was too much hassle to go elsewhere. We ordered main courses and sat back to... More 

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Kabul
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, great food , and a beautiful location make this an ideal location for a meal in Bentota.

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Thank Nigel47176
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a bit of trouble finding the restaurant on our bikes. Some people that helped us finding directions and must have phoned the restaurant, cause when we arrived there was the best table for us waiting; the 2 lost bicyclists!!!! Food was delicious, got offered papadums, salad and dessert on the house. Highly recommended.

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Mangaf, Kuwait
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I actually decided on this restaurant after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor.....too many people had enjoyed it for me to pass... I arrived around 6pm.....the restaurant was quiet but was expecting a full house later in the evening. The host/waiter set up a table for me on the dock.....a beautiful setting on the lake. I ordered the Sri Lankan style... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were totally wowed with the setting,scrumptious food and the owners hospitality.We were seated on the riverside table and witnessed the most fantastic sunset ever. The food was absolutely fresh and very tasty.We had the Sri Lankan lobster and chilli prawns.Both dishes were executed to a "T" Lovely place.Do go.Worth it.

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Shanghai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited twice during our stay in Sri Lanka, mainly because of the stunning location. Set on the lake, it's a beautiful place to watch the sun set. For our second visit we arrived early enough to take the boat trip: a table was set so that we could eat our starter and drink wine on the boat! Presumably, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?