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£2 - £8
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Seafood, Sri Lankan, European, Grill
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Reviewed 25 November 2020

We were staying in Welle Wadiya Beach Hotel. The food was so good we certainly did not need to look any further than their own restaurant. Simply superb!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 18 March 2019 via mobile

We ate here every day when we stayed at the hotel. It is also open for outside guests because we saw lots of regular visit dining here who were not staying at the hotel. The seafood is very fresh as the fishing boats pull up...right in front of the restaurant every day. The food was definitely the best we had in our three week tour of Sri Lanka. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 January 2019

We stayed at the hotel for a week and had all our breakfasts and all but one of our dinners at the restaurant. The food is great, very tasty and very fresh, though preparation is extremely slow (absolute minimum of 45min, and typically one hour)....We were told that anything with rice takes over an hour to prepare, so a suggestion is to buy a rice cooker, which costs 3500 rupees in any local store. Do note that the place is not cosy at all (no decoration, hard wooden furniture), so come only for the food and don't be hungry when you arrive.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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WelleWadiya, General Manager at Seafood Wadiya Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

Hi Alex, Thank you for the feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed your food. As for the delay in food preparations, we make all our dishes from scratch and nothing is made in advance to make sure the food leaves the kitchen as fresh as possible....More

Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

We had all our meals at the welle wadiya restaurant when we stayed at Kalpitiya. The sea food was delicious and fresh. The chef was very happy to adapt the dishes according to our preferences. Probably the best restaurant in the area.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

We had a lunch at This restaurant and realy enjoyed eating tasty curry and fried noodels with prawns, tuna and vegetables! Nice view and atmosphere is another plus of this lovely place.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

A lovely location right on the beach. They have a nice beach restaurant with all tables facing ocean. Beach is very clean and it's suitable for swimming too. Food was excellent. Lots of seafood options available. Price is also very reasonable compared to other places....Went their with family and we all enjoyed it very much.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Food in this restaurant was very fresh. We had grilled fish paired with white wine. Service was good. Very small choice of desserts...

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Welle Wayda so made the most of easy access to brilliant restaurant. We are definitely foodies and know clearly that good food stems from the freshest ingredients... when you see the fish and crustations still moving when coming on the fishing boat,...you know it is! Tried other restaurants in Kalpitiya, but food, service and location easily best here. Felt many other local places were too geared up for surfers/backpackers/partygoers therefore less refined i.e. too broad menu (can't all be fresh) burgers, pizza, beer etc....more candle lit for us, yes please! Definitely got to try lagoon crab (order day in advance... so they tell can tell their expert fisherman to get one on his daily trip out). Excellent restaurant completed our great holiday. ThanksMore

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Welle wadiya beach restaurant is probably the best sea food restaurant in the area. The chef is very accommodating where he will cook what ever dish you ask for if it's not on the menu. Great service and delicious fresh food.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Stayed here as well as ate here. Food was amazing. Seafood was delicious. Happy to recommend. Good service.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Not too sure whether this can be called a restaurant as they prioritise catering to in-house guests. We wanted to have dinner here but they had their hands full that day. They did however try to whip up something for us but as what the...chef could manage didn't appeal to us, we opted to only have a fresh (but kinda pricey) fruit juice instead.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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WelleWadiya, Manager at Seafood Wadiya Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Hi, we are really sorry we couldn't offer you the full menu. We do normally serve outside guests at our restaurant but we had an emergency in the kitchen on this occasion where one of our chefs was off sick, and considering we are fully...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Really good quality food with the added luxury of eating with a sea view, Tuna is highly recommended!

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

met the owners and their parents who run the restaurant and hotel. it is great, right on the beach and perfect for surfing, kite surfing, the kayak and the food is wonderful. We had local fish cooked to order and higher king prawns.......was absolutely lovely...nice large garden, plenty of parking and reasonable signs to get there. But google maps locations is also spot on. Would definitely returnMore

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Enjoy sea breeze while you eat. This is a clean place. There is a la carte menu. Foods are delicious.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

We ate here a bunch because of the convenience (staying at the hotel) but wouldn't recommend it otherwise. Food was the most expensive and least interesting/tasty of our trip. Views are lovely and service was outstanding.

Date of visit: November 2016
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4