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“Delicious food”

AIDA Ala carte Restauarant
Ranked #22 of 62 Restaurants in Bentota
Price range: US$6 - US$23
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Sri Lankan
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: A very friendly restaurant that is situated on the banks of the river that can be clearly viewed whilst dining. We serve good seafood and tasty meals from curries to sandwiches and steaks.
Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We told our driver we wanted to eat seafood and he brought us to Aida Restaurant. The restaurant was by the river and romantic at night. Initially we were disappointed that we could not eat any crab(were told not in season) but were later compensated by the delicious lobster, crayfish, prawn, fish. In addition to those, we ordered jumbo prawns too. The chef did a good job grilling and cooking them....they were finger licking good! The staff were friendly and attentive...good service provided, I must say.
Before ordering, go to display fridge and see their offers.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Phoebe C
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Unmemorable”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is clearly catered for the West. Everything was with rice and chips. Portions were small. Food quality was OK and unmemorable. Nice settings. Service was very slow. All in all, nothing to write home about.


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1 Thank Lun K
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scyohan, Owner at AIDA Ala carte Restauarant, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Apologies for the inconvenience caused due to the unexpected rush on the 1st of january eve. One of our key member in the kitchen were absent after a heavy 31st night and kitchen was not running as usual. sorry for the delay.
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horndean, hampshire uk
Level 6 Contributor
263 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
“We won't be returning”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

The location of the restaurant on the river is perfect, unfortunately it was the only thing that was. We arrived a couple of minutes after 9pm, only one other table occupied and they were soon gone. We ordered drinks almost immediately and our food choices given to the waiter soon after, our party of four, so far happy. The food was ok, nothing special. After our main course, we tried to order desserts, we were told by the apologetic young waiter that the kitchen was closed, no warning. Its now just after 9.30pm, hardly late. Enquired as to the possibility of another drink, sorry that's too difficult also. No wonder the restaurant was virtually empty! We will not be returning. A much better choice on the other side of the river, almost opposite, Nebula Pier 88 - a completely different attitude, give them a try.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank elaineandgary
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scyohan, Owner at AIDA Ala carte Restauarant, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
We are deeply hurt by your review as we try our best to serve our guests. If you like you can write me a mail with a honest feedback at aida1@sltnelt.lk

This will help us to do better next time when you are in town

Thank you
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Liperi, Eastern Finland, Finland
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food with lovely view!”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Location was perfect and staff really nice and welcoming. I was really early for actually dinner time and there were just one customer plus me. Maybe that's why I got so nice table and best view. Food was also really good and prices reasonable. Starter portion of fried onion rings was huge! I think I have to also get back there and taste those jumbo prawns!

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Karoliina90
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scyohan, Manager at AIDA Ala carte Restauarant, responded to this review, 1 December 2013
Thank you for your review and we are happy to serve you again soon. Please free to contact us at aida1@sltnet.lk when you are flying in again to our beautiful island.

Regards from Priyanga, and the Team
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Chorley, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“What we had was excellent not the cheapest but good value”
Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

Across the road from Bentota beach hotel.We were welcomed by the staff who were very friendly and attentive ,the service was Excellent.I ordered Jumbo Prawns (500g)price was the market on the day.I asked to see them first and was shown a lovely fresh Lobster and 9 beautiful Jumbo Prawns.I chose the prawns to be cooked in garlic butter literally finger licking.My wife had sweet and sour seer fish this was also excellent all I can say is give it a try

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Roy508
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scyohan, Manager at AIDA Ala carte Restauarant, responded to this review, 1 December 2013
Thank you for your Excellent rating for us. We are so happy that you enjoyed the moment and for keeping us in your memory. We are planning to introduce Private Dinning at the end of this year, may be you can try that next time around. All the best to you from AIDA Team and me.

Priyanga
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