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Awanhala Beach Restaurant

$$ - $$$Seafood, , Asian
Galle Road | Near the Railway Cross, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
+94 77 457 9486
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“curries” (13 reviews)
“curry dish” (3 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Galle Road | Near the Railway Cross, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very relaxed bar/restaurant with some low-key sunbeds and good food. We loved it, playing in the waves and eating local dishes with our feet in the sand. It has a laid-back vibe. The attractive beach is almost deserted. Note that it takes some time before...More

Thank merelhulsebosch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst the beachside location was enough to take your breath away, the service was ok, the food let this place down. The presentation of the food was very good as we ordered both a vegetarian curry option and the grilled Tuna. For the price of...More

Thank Tony G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really recommend this place if you want to get good food on the beach. We were looking for a place where we could get some nice food and cocktails, with some music in the background and we were not disappointed! It was our best...More

Thank Marie H
Nelson403, Inhaber at Awanhala Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot Your Awanhala Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice establishment with a selection of different seating areas. I have to say that the food was among the best during my 12 day visit. A curry dish with a decent sized main portion (they are often small) plus rice and...More

Thank Raychxuu
Nelson403, Inhaber at Awanhala Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the nice comment. Welcome any time. Awanhala Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Awanhala beach bar practically every day of our stay, sometimes just for a cold beer, other times for a bite to eat at lunchtime. The Kottu Roti ample for two and delicious. We went for dinner twice. I had the shark steak and...More

Thank Barbara-Christopher
Nelson403, Inhaber at Awanhala Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Barbara and Christopher. Our Staff was very happy to get this nice comment. For the Problem with the wine WE will find a solution. Thanks that you were our guests, hope to see you again one time. Until this take care. Your Awanhala...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Simple awesome food ..friendly service and the best Kotu I have had this holiday ..can not recommend highly enough and a beautiful location on the beach

Thank mick d
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Ate here several times on our trip to Bentota and never had a bad meal. Really enjoyed the ambience too, nice chilled music. Great little restaurant.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 25 January 2018

This was our third visit to the Awanhala Beach Restaurant but not for lunch this time - only a drink as we planned lunch elsewhere. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the stop and the very good drinks, especially the fresh lime drinks, which were excellent.

Thank Maioha
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent place to relax without people trying to sell you items you don’t want. Food service is better than average, but prices are on the very high side.

Thank antabs
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We went there as a large group . The prices were over the roof , even more than some of the 5 star hotels we have eaten at in Sri Lanka . To add to that , the quality of food was really average

Thank Neeraj K
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Ram m
22 November 2016|
Response from Ddni2 | Reviewed this property |
Dear Ram, I dunno how far it is from royal beach resort, but you can check the distance as well as the ways you can go there through "rome2rio" website or app. Sorry I dun remember the exact prices. What I can say is that... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galle Road | Near the Railway Cross, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: +94 77 457 9486
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