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AIDA Ala carte Restauarant

$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Mangala Mawatha, Bentota, Sri Lanka
+94 34 2 275398
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideally you need a table overlooking the river. Service is good. Being semi outdoors, we were extremely well served by a waiter who had to dodge the torrential rain of a tropical thunderstorm to bring our meal, cheerfully. We eventually had to retreat under cover

Thank Stephen M
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location was great with brilliant views of the bentota river as a backdrop, but the food ordered was not great. The chicken was old, pre-cooked and chewy. For an experienced restaurant that was pretty average. The chicken burger patty was very garlicky and salty -- way to strong for my 7-year old. Got to see another family of four... More 

Thank SteveDC2014
Bengaluru, India
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ambience of the restaurant was great but the food was below average. We ordered a biriyani which was nothing but a piece of grilled chicken placed on top of a bowl of rice. The mixed meat noodles had such a little meat, it was hard to spot any meat. Overall not worth the price.

Thank 70ben
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was not nice and bad experience the lamb chop was full of fat and uncooked topped with sauce

Thank Seema S
Manama, Bahrain
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff, food delivery took sometime, beautiful views of the river, quality of food is not bad compared to other restaurants. We went there for lunch and ordered the grilled & fried prawn dish along with a friend chicken dish. The prawn dish was better than the chicken.

Thank mohammedaryan
New Jersey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Open second floor plan next to the Bentota river. Food is good and reasonably priced. Beware of the "gemstone factory" on the lower level, if your tour guide has suggested this restaurant to you.

Thank hoopster2net
york, England
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

After a great meal the first time the wife and myself went back again for another meal. We was not disappointed. Both meals were fantastic and full of flavour. I had mutton curry and the wife chicken biryani. Bananna fritter and ice cream and ceylon cup for the other half. Staff greeted you with a massive smile and a hand... More 

Thank jps182
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

It seems an unlikely place to have such a wonderful view. The restaurant faces the busy Galle Road (A2), but once inside there is a glorious view of the Bentota river. Well prepared food. I stopped for a quick sandwich. It was very good and the service was first class. A good place to stop on the way to Galle.... More 

Thank Amal J
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us but it was disappointing. The food was mediocre and not good value for money.

Thank Debra B
York, North Yorkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was not busy which was a shame. There was plenty of choice on the menu which included Chinese, Indonesian and Sri Lankan dishes. We both had the Chinese note soup which was really tasty. I had the Indonesian noodles which were just spicy enough with loads of flavour and my husband had the similar dish but with rice.... More 

Thank Jax182

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mangala Mawatha, Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: +94 34 2 275398
A very friendly restaurant that is situated on the banks of the river that can be clearly viewed whilst dining. We serve good seafood and tasty meals from curries to sandwiches and steaks.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?