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Araliya - CLOSED

629 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
+61 3 9818 5120
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible15%
22 May 2015
“Delicious food but but pricy”
16 Apr 2015
“SST pty ltd”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
629 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
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Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Service very friendly but very slow. Two kitchen staff and two waitresses. We waiting forever for their special drink 'Cuban Mojitos' which turned out to be a large glass of ice with not much rum etc. Reasonable wine list. The food was delicious but we...More

1  Thank John j
dee w, Owner at Araliya, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2015

HI John thank you for the quick response after your visit. I am sorry if you suffered with slow service on the Saturday, with winter setting in and the flu season, we had two people sick on the evening.Being a saturday evening we still tried...More

Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

We always patronize this gem of a restaurant for our corporate functions amazing food that we could never fault and equally amazing service.

1  Thank Inok7
Reviewed 13 April 2015

My guest and I booked "a quiet table" and arrived to find ourselves placed adjacent to a group of ten, mostly children. Not off to a good start. Still, we could see that they were nearly finished so we accepted our seats and pursued the...More

1  Thank teddymagnolia
dee w, Manager at Araliya, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2015

I refer to your comment on Trip Advisor but would like to reply with what exactly occurred. When a customer books a table we try our hardest to seat them accordingly and we are not to know that there would be children and we also...More

Reviewed 12 March 2015

We made a booking well in advance. A day before called to make sure everything was confirmed. We have three kids 6yrs and below, we go to dinner once in 6-8 months only on very special occasions. We always did take away from Araliya Hawthorn...More

1  Thank SueDesai
dee w, Manager at Araliya, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2015

You were clearly upset that you did not get an Entertainment discount on the Degustation Menu and your email that l I still have does not say that you were going to use the Entertainment card. This was explained to you but when you made...More

Reviewed 29 November 2014

We had had a huge lunch and ended up in Hawthorn looking for a light dinner. The staff were welcoming, knew their menu and were excellent at recommending the right amount for us to order. We were blown away with the food. Fantastic! We had...More

Thank cclarehooper
Reviewed 1 November 2014

For someone extremely familiar with Lankan food this restaurant was an interesting experience. Loved the fusion take on some of the food and the very upmarket presentation of Lankan food that is sometimes considered street food. Nice ambience albeit pricey. Makes for a nice occasion...More

Thank ozbozcoz
Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

One of the most dissatisfying and disappointing meals I have ever had! The dishes as mains are ridiculously small and so overpriced! Would not recommend this place at all to anyone! Completely shocked at the size of the dishes. The main prawn dish was 5...More

1  Thank groovychickMelbourne
dee w, Manager at Araliya, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2014

In response to your review, it is disappointing to note that you were unhappy with the price of the meals at Araliya. As for the prawns we use are the Best local Carpentaria Prawns we can source (Richmond Oysters) and pay $53 for a Kilo...More

Reviewed 27 May 2014

Have been here over the years and always enjoy their choices of vegetables, staff attentive and very relaxing restaurant with just a bit more style than the quick bite when hungry restaurants.

Thank marioncarden
Reviewed 20 May 2014

I have been to Araliya several times over many years but not for a few years and was very disappointed in all areas. The ambiance is not what it was. The food ordinary when it was a cut above the others in past. The service...More

4  Thank highst25
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Pros: None Cons: Unfriendly staff Racial Overpriced food without taste *Can stand most things but not the staff. if you don't believe go figure out yourself.

3  Thank TeachBI B
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$24 - US$94
Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 629 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Hawthorn
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9818 5120
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