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Dilena Beach Inn Sea Food Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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No 65 Medaketiya Road, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
+94 77 617 2756
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very long service (maybe exceptional due to Lanka new year), food OK but not great, small portions. A bit disappointed.

Thank Joseph D
Uttar Kashi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic Location on the beach. Everything you need in pleasant walking distance. Hotel Manager, Milroy is hotel's greatest asset for all information and assistance. Rooms are non a/c, so they get hot during the day, and attract mosquitoes at night, so bring repellant. Beach in front of all hotels needs occasional cleanup.

Thank atmananda
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this little gem of a guesthouse/restaurant totally by accident! The rooms are large, tidy, hot & cold shower with really pleasant staff (Millroy is lovely and friendly manager!). The Prawn curry was the nicest meal I've had in Sri Lanka followed closely the next day by a chicken curry with mango chutney and poppadoms. Very reasonably priced with beautiful... More 

Thank Raymond O
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been staying at dilena as a group of friends. The food and service is great. I would highly recommend the prawn sizzler. Staff are very helpful too

Thank Harriet_E87
Rome, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent an enjoyable lunch time here watching sea waves and had great calamari curry. It was a reasonable priced. Service was very fast they made our experience more memorable. Facilities seemed clean and we left happy. Thank you very much for the staff and the Manager your hospitality was great.we will visit again

Thank stephanhindle521
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Definitely try the king prawns with cashew nuts, ginger, soya and tomato sauce. It's so delicious! Friendly staff and a beautiful view of the ocean.

Thank Lindsy M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This place is next to a restaurant, a guesthouse as well. We liked our spacious room with a good shower and the sound of the waves at night. The beach is juist a few meters form the place. The food in the restaurant was good! In the afternoon they brought the food towards the beach where we were lying on... More 

Thank Mendel R
Warsaw, Poland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We spent several days in Tangalle and there are some nice restaurants, but we spent most od our time here. The food is very good, prices are reasonable and service is very friendly. They also organise trips. Our friends took one to udawalawe and they were very happy. They can also book taxis etc. Overall an awesome place.

Thank Kamil K
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious food! The best seafood in Tangalle. You have to try grilled jumbo prawns, cucumber salad with prawns and rice and curry with chicken. Staff was very friendly and the view from the table just few steps from the ocean is magnificent

Thank Qdlaty B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

we had one seafood meal and one chicken fried rice. both enjoyed every bite. everything was just perfect taste big portions for that money. Very nice attitude and pleasant place. We choose a table on the terrace but the tables on the beach look good also.

Thank 61shsh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$120
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 65 Medaketiya Road, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tangalle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 617 2756

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?