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DiyaSisila Restaurant

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Elpitiya Road | Bentota - Adaganthota, Bentota 50800, Sri Lanka
+94 77 740 2138
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Turku, Western Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a dinner twice here - enjoyed both times. The food is by far the best in Bentota/Aluthgama area. Not too many tables but all are nicely set up in a beautiful garden. Few tables are actually on top of water by the lakeside! Since it is a small restaurant book a table in advance (ask your hotel reception... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best squid I have ever tasted and wonderful prawns cooked in a spicy Sri Lankan sauce. But first we were shown to a floating table, given a beer and then rowed around the lake at sunset. A truly unique experience with birds aplenty. This is a great place.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here 3 times and had FANTASTIC fish - cuttlefish with traditional spices,prawns with sri lankan spices, prawns with garlic and onion, lobster with traditional spices. There are only 6 tables and a limited menu but what they do is serve a few dishes BEAUTIFULLY. It's family run with Dad doing the cooking, Mum organising tables and payment and... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the most unique and special dining experience I have ever enjoyed. My girlfriend booked it for my birthday dinner and the restaurant did everything to make it a memorable one. Ask for the lake boat ride/dinner and I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Fantastic location, great local seafood and very thoughtful staff. Thank you!!

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Thank Dave S
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited Diya Sisila it was the No. 1 TripAdvisor restaurant in Bentota and probably rightly so. I’m not sure that the food was that much better than some of the other places we sampled, but its setting and position certainly were. As other reviewers have recorded, Diya Sisila is a small restaurant situated on a lake side. There... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved the "pontoon table" which was basically a tiny covered raft with a small table (up to four place settings). After our drinks were served, our two paddlers took us for a tour around the island to watch the sunset. We returned to the restaurant and after being served our food, we were taken out on the water again,... More 

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There can't be many better settings than this. Get a table at the waters edge and watch sunset over the beautiful lake. The two main specialities are whole lobster or prawns in a delicious Sri Lankan sauce, absolutely lovely. There's also a table which they row onto the lake on floats for a more secluded meal, but we thought that... More 

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Thank sky0fblue
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only restaurant I have been to where you can float on a lagoon. Excellent staff and food, the prawns are fantastic.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We both had the lobster, it was excellent and great value compared to others in the area. Great location by the lagoon, only a few tables so making a reservation is a must. Main meal comes with a salad starter and ice cream to finish. A must go when in Bentota

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here and went out on the one hour boat trip first which was well worth 2000rs per person. After being paddled round the lake where we saw loads of kingfishers, Eagles and kites (take camera and / or binoculars) we enjoyed a fantastic seafood lunch. I had seer fish and hubby had some delicious Chili prawns. If... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elpitiya Road | Bentota - Adaganthota, Bentota 50800, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: +94 77 740 2138
Description
Romantic and clean place on river Bentota. We can arrange amazing dinner, lunch or tea party (max. 4 persons.) on catamaran on the river, with candles. Our boat man will take you around Dedduwa lake and lagoon.
We organize business parties and birthday parties - maximum 20 pax.
We prepare village tour - tour + lunch (the best Sri Lanka Rice and Curry) 20 € and bicycle riding.

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