Bentota Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Bentota

July 22, 2017 Emerita Lamoureux

Bentota in Sri Lanka, from Asia region, is best know for Outdoor Seating. Discover best restaurants in Bentota with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Golden Grill

No. 45 National Holiday Resort | Bentota Bridge, National Holiday Resort, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Indian, Seafood, Sri Lankan, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$31 - HK$314 +94 34 2 275455
Excellent
41%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 873 reviews

Golden Grill

The "Golden Grill", stands nestled within Sri Lanka's first National Holiday Resort in Bentota overlooking the scenic beauty of a small lake, has a history since 1970. A variety of cuisine is available to tantalize your taste buds at this unique restaurant. Dishes from around the world including traditional Sri Lankan specialties are served with a touch of class at an affordable price. The courteous staff and imaginative decor add to its ambience promising guests an unforgettable experience.

Reviewed By Hubert230 - Doncaster, United Kingdom

A good clean restaurant with attentive staff and a good choice of items on the menu. Booking may not be essential as they have a good number of tables and was fairly quiet on the night we went. Curried meals can be ordered to suit tastes but be careful, their interpretation of medium is far hotter than ours.

2. DiyaSisila Restaurant

Elpitiya Road | Bentota - Adaganthota, Bentota 50800, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +94 77 740 2138
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 638 reviews

DiyaSisila Restaurant

Romantic and clean place on Deduwa lake .from the beach we are 2,5 km . We have the best seefood dish .and seefood .our Manu evry limited option. One day you try .next day you will come Again. We do have pary to cros the lacke.with lunch or dinner . (max. 4 persons.) on on the river, with candles. Our boat man will take you around Dedduwa lake and lagoon. We organize business parties and birthday parties . This not very big resturent . We have 7 table .no big staf. No big croud . My Idiya for relax life and good food. For every one who come to Bentota. Fast day you can try my main manu.and next day you can do your reqwest like .expl. you like rice and cury or nice readsnapper.. I am the person to do that as a best a friesh.

Reviewed By xavred - China

Really good, fresh seafood on a lakeside setting. We took the opportunity of paying a little extra to be taken on an atmospheric pontoon ride on the adjacent lake before our dinner. The lobster was delicious. The restaurant is a short tuk-tuk journey from the resort hotels on nearby Bentota Beach.

3. Amal Restaurant

No. 135 Galle Road | Robolgoda, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +94 34 3 942831
Excellent
45%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Amal Restaurant

Reviewed By Thanura P - Colombo, Sri Lanka

Was coming from Galle towards Colombo and looking for a good restaurant to have lunch. Could find any good, then found this place through a tuk tuk guy.
Good Atmosphere , good food and service. it was packed with foreigners.
Price range is ok. And lack of space in the car pack. Over all Good experience.
All the best!

4. Malli's Seafood Restaurant

Beach Road | Opposite of Hotel The Surf, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +94 77 851 4894
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Malli's Seafood Restaurant

The most romantic place to wine and dine in Bentota.

Reviewed By anisha8188 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Malli's Seafood Restaurant is about a 5 min walk from Avani Bentota - the resort we were staying at. And I'm so so glad we managed to come here for a meal one evening.
The Terrace Seating overlooks the railway tracks. Beautiful restaurant, friendly service, and absolutely delicious food.
We couldn't get enough of their Thai Prawn Curry! The grilled fish was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Just everything was perfect.
This place should definitely be on your list if you're visiting Bentota

5. Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant

No. 88 Welipenna Road | River Entrance, Benthota River. Bentota, Aluthgama 12080, Sri Lanka Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, Asian, Grill, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$24 - HK$392 +94 34 2 270055
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 506 reviews

Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant

The Nebula Pier 88 Restaurant is located on the Bentota River next to the Nebula Supermarket in Aluthgama. The Restaurant specialises in sea food and asian cuisine and has a fantastic view.

Reviewed By Jean R - Moraira, Spain

Fantastic riverside position, great staff, even good wine (Tall Horse Pinotage, reasonable price too). Bug starters, great fillet steak, mixed grill huge! We fancied a change after 3 weeks of local food, but Sri Lankan choices available. Will be going back Saturday for the crab...MoreDear Sir/Madam Thank you very much for given us a 5 stars comments on TripAdvisor.We wish you nice holiday in Sri Lanka and hope to see you again ! greetings from Pier88 !!!

6. Hilda's Coffee Bar & Sea Food Restaurant

7th Lane | Moragalla Beach, Next to the Hotel Cinnamon Bey, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, International, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +94 34 2 279632
Excellent
78%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 178 reviews

Hilda's Coffee Bar & Sea Food Restaurant

Reviewed By Swati_55 - New Delhi, India

We went in to a lot of trouble locating Hilda’s - as it was highly recommended by other reviewers on TripAdvisor. Their phone did not work so locating the place was even more difficult. Indeed it’s a fantastically located beach shack. However their food was ordinary, and overpriced!

7. Fine Dining by Saman Villas

Galle Road, Aturuwella, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards European, Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$235 - HK$1,570 +94 34 7 200334
Excellent
83%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Fine Dining by Saman Villas

Saman Villas offers a diverse selection of dining experiences. You may choose to dine in the cosy elegance of our restaurant, out beneath the stars, on a moonlight drenched beach or perched on a rock as the waves break beneath you. Other unique dining locations include the pool pavilion overlooking the ocean, the privacy of your own suite or in a water garden or tropical garden setting at our spa.Whilst a delectable selection of Eastern, Western and Sri Lankan cuisines are offered at our main restaurant; you will also discover a range of international wines to complement your fine-dining experience. You also have the option of creating your very own menu; just have a chat with one of our Chefs who will be more than delighted to attend to your specific culinary needs. Special arrangements can be made for guests seeking particular dietary requirements.

Reviewed By Tommy89Tourist - London, United Kingdom

Me and my girlfriend were in Bentota for one night and wanted a lovely meal in the evening. We had heard this restaurant was special and we weren't disappointed. The restaurant was beautiful, all open with great views out at the ocean. We were made to feel very special with the staff very attentive and they provided us with extra courses free of charge! As you would expect for such beautiful food and scenery, this was one of our more expensive meals but it was worth it! It was about £75 for the two of us and we each had a starter, main and a few drinks each, so more expensive than your average Sri Lankan meal but still great value for money and we left very full from the great quality food. I had the mutton curry and the curry with a wide range of sides was incredible! We would highly recommend this to anyone staying in Bentota and looking for a special dinner to remember the place by. Certainly memorable!

8. Awanhala Beach Restaurant

Galle Road | Near the Railway Cross, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +94 77 457 9486
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 256 reviews

Awanhala Beach Restaurant

Reviewed By Maioha - Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

This was our third visit to the Awanhala Beach Restaurant but not for lunch this time - only a drink as we planned lunch elsewhere. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the stop and the very good drinks, especially the fresh lime drinks, which were excellent.

9. Bentota Lake

No. 437 Elpitiya Road | Dedduwa, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Indian, International, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +94 77 409 4844
Excellent
69%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 198 reviews

Bentota Lake

Reviewed By dhirooo - Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Bentota lske is very beautiful ,boat safari in it is spectacular. They take in between mangroves and very scienic beauty. Natural beauty is unbelievable.
Water sports ,baby crocodile and lot of natural beauty
Water sports is very good. Negotiate with watet sports company for good deals.

10. Whispering Palms Restaurant and Bar

Whispering Palms Hotel, Induruwa 22000, Sri Lanka Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Sri Lankan, European, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner +94 34 2 275181
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Whispering Palms Restaurant and Bar

Whispering Palms Restaurant provides a unique food choice for the Bentota area with our new menu featuring delicious Mexican and Spanish dishes. Coupled with our sumptuous fresh seafood, Asian, European and traditional Sri Lankan cuisines, our new menu provides great choice for all guests. Served in an open air beach-side environment overlooking the Indian Ocean, our freshly cooked food provides a memorable dining experience. Our team of chefs has extensive world-wide experience and will provide you with the perfect dining experience.

Reviewed By Darren C - Greater London, United Kingdom

Best food we ate in Sri Lanka and reasonably priced with no hidden charges. Many choices on the menu and very attentive, friendly staff. Not only the best in Sri Lanka but the quality was better than many other restaurants I have eaten in throughout the world

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