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Awanhala Beach Restaurant

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Galle Road | Near the Railway Cross, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
+94 77 457 9486
09:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very interesting place, service was good, massive amount to eat, definitely worth a trip down the beach for lunch or by road for an evening meal.

Thank Lynnhoneybun
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here for lunch last October on a bright sunny day and enjoyed a good lunch there. We stopped there again for lunch in February just as a thunder storm arrived with very strong wind and torrential rain. The contrast in weather conditions could not have been greater but the sandwiches we ordered were very good... More 

Thank Maioha
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent beach, food, service. I could actually live there and sleep on that beach 😀 The fish is fresh and perfectly grilled, curry is very good, the music is chill.

Thank Raluca N
Timisoara, Romania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Thank you Nelson for fresh food cooked for us. Thank you Nuwan for impeccable service and good food. Lovely eating beside the ocean.

Thank ClaudiaMariaJidoi
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We spent 2 full days here, at Nelson Kitchen - they have here the best beach, nice music, excellent service and the food is amazing. We have had the best grilled fish ever. To have lunch or dinner right on the beach with the feet on the sand, is an amazing experience. Good prices, nice people, excellent food. We totally... More 

Thank Cristian G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

A very enjoyable visit. The food was beautifully presented and the location is perfect, being right on the beach. Service was excellent. Maybe the food wasn't quite as good as some other local places, but I would certainly recommend a visit.

Thank Julie G
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Nicely presented rice and curry with delicious dishes of aubergine and calimari. The setting is pleasant with a garden setting and. Also the restaurant has tables on the beach. We did feel it was rather expensive by Sri Lankan standards. It is fairly close to the railway and main road so can be a little noisy.

Thank Sus1952
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Very happy to have had lunch here a coupe of times with my family, the perfect lunch spot on the beach. Great atmosphere and setting. Food was great as was the service, didn't wait long for our food. As a guide was a 20 minute walk along the beach, in the Galle direction, from the Taj. What better way to... More 

Thank Ubers65
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Initially we were little reluctant to go to this place but our driver assured us that there won't be any problem. So we visited this restaurant which turned out to be a beautiful visit. Under the shed, by the sea and the wind hitting your face, a lovely dinner experience with my loved one.

Thank Lavanya P
Bengaluru, India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We waited 2 hours and our food did not arrive. White people who came after us were served first. Don't go to this place.

Thank 70ben

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galle Road | Near the Railway Cross, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: +94 77 457 9486

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?