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“Awesome location”

Awanhala Beach Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 64 Restaurants in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We went to this restaurant after reading reviews on this site as we wanted to eat on the beach. We were not disappointed, what a fantastic location!
We first went for lunch and had a couple of beers before eating, the location is amazing, watching the massive waves crashing against the beach was wonderful. There are also sunbeds available if you want to spend the day here, but the sea appears to be too rough for swimming at this time of year.
We ate a fantastic lunch, my friend had a fabulous prawn dish which should have been served with noodles but they were more than happy to serve this with rice instead. I ate grilled sailfish coated in garlic and ginger, served with fresh fried potatoes and a pineapple & cucumber salad.
Both meals were superb and the service was excellent.
We were both so impressed that we returned a couple of days later for dinner, once again the food was fantastic, and the remote location of the restaurant meant that we were treated to a spectacular view of the stars in the night sky.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We came across this beach restaurant, when staying at a near by hotel.... Spacious,clean,and serves good cocktails... We didn't stay for food, however saw mouth watering prawn dishes been served....drinks are reasonably priced and I loved the way the tables were arranged with a view of the ocean..... Nothing can beat the feeling of sipping a cocktail whilst listening to the sound of waves. The staff were friendly and quick - thoroughly recommended.

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Thank Shamina S
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Wandered to this beach restaurant for a change from the hotel we were staying at. Tables scattered in the shade in the sand. The staff were quick to sit us down and bring drinks. Lot's of choice on the menu but clearly a place for great seafood. Very relaxed vibe with puppy and mum tucking under the table (owned by the manager as collared) and no bother. Prompt to order if the service is a little slow and your order is taken right away. We ordered shrimp curry and lime and ginger whole blackrock fish (I think that is what it was called!) - absolutely delicious. Prices similar to our hotel so probably not the cheapest in Bentota. And (my usual panic at beach restaurants!!!) basic but clean bathrooms. Definitely recommend

Thank EdamameLon
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Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

We ate here twice and the food is great, and has a wonderful chilled vibe. Great spot to watch the sun set from the tables on the beach and enjoy a romantic meal once it's dark as have nice lighting amongst the trees. Also very good during the day with good choice of food and a cold beer. Thoroughly recommend

Thank Maxgun
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Really spacious, relaxed, cheap and good food - could hang out with sun loungers (only about 10 of them but always able to get one), hardly anyone one beach - clean beach and restaurant with clean loos!

Thank sandra jane n
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