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Total Dimmi Score

8.5
261 reviews
Recommended
(8.9)
Food
(8.7)
Service
(8.5)
Value for money
(7.8)
Atmosphere
(7.6)

dined on Wed, 19 Apr 2017

(8)
The Fennel crusted Barramundi delicious. We like the Nasi Briyani as well
Hi David, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit and experience here at Araliya St Kilda. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining, and that there were some standout dishes for you. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our team. Thanks for your kind words and recommendation, we appreciate it and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Wishes,
Dee Wedande, Araliya responded on Fri, 21 Apr 2017
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dined on Sun, 16 Apr 2017

(10)
Great food!! Enjoyable atmosphere!
Hi Dalia, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit and experience here at Araliya. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining and I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our team. Thanks for your kind words and recommendation, we appreciate it and hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Wishes,
Dee Wedande, Araliya responded on Mon, 17 Apr 2017

dined on Sat, 8 Apr 2017

(10)
Such a delightful restaurant. We had come to celebrate my father's 75th birthday and our hosts made him feel really special. The food was excellent - every dish was an explosion of flavour and creativity. The wine was equally excellent. The real highlight of the evening was when the team brought out a special dessert for my father replete with birthday message, candle and sparkler. The perfect way to finish off a wonderfully memorable occasion. Thank you Araliya. xxx
Hi Michael, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Araliya St Kilda. We're pleased to hear that an enjoyable evening was had by all and that we were able to be part of such a lovely and memorable occasion and celebration for you and your family. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our team, and it was a real pleasure having you here with us. Thank you for your kind words and heartfelt review, we truly appreciate it and we hope we've the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Best Wishes,
Dee Wedande, Araliya responded on Sun, 9 Apr 2017

dined on Sun, 26 Mar 2017

(9)
The outdoor area was great too

dined on Fri, 24 Mar 2017

(10)
Very enjoyable meal with excellent value wines by the glass
Hi Simon, Thanks for your review and feedback. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and experience here with us. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and feedback to our team. Thanks for your kind words and recommendation, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes,
Dee Wedande, Araliya responded on Sat, 25 Mar 2017

dined on Wed, 22 Mar 2017

(9)
I live in the loca area and thought I would try Araliya as it was featured on the 50% off dimmi promotion, was close by and because I enjoy Indian food but had never been to a Sri Lankan restaurant. The food tasted great, was light and fresh. The pork belly and beef curry were favourites, as well as the lentils and calamari. Very satisfying in a relaxed atmosphere with friendly service. Thank you
Hi Steven, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Araliya. We're pleased to hear that you're a local to the area and tried us on the recommendation of Dimmi. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the dishes and experience and thanks for your recommendation. Be sure to check out our Facebook page as we've a number of great weekly specials to for locals too. We hope to see you again soon :) Best Wishes,
Dee Wedande, Araliya responded on Thu, 23 Mar 2017

dined on Thu, 16 Mar 2017

(10)
The food are very rich in flavor. Best Sri Lankan food I've tasted. Will definitely be back.
Dear Ming, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Araliya St Kilda. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meals, and our chef will be very happy to read and hear your comments and compliments. Thanks for your recommendation, and for getting in touch. We appreciate it, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon Best Wishes,
Dee Wedande, Araliya responded on Sun, 26 Mar 2017

dined on Fri, 10 Mar 2017

(10)
We have been to this restaurant a number of times now and have enjoyed our meal every time. Staff very helpful when trying to order.
Hi Jenny, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit. We're pleased to hear your a regular return diner and guest, and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience. Thanks for continued support, we appreciate it and we hope to see you again soon :) Best Wishes,
Dee Wedande, Araliya responded on Sun, 12 Mar 2017

dined on Thu, 2 Mar 2017

(8)
Worth the visit, the food was different in a good way.
Hi Matthew, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit and experience here at Araliya St Kilda. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine and restaurant, and that it was different for all the right reasons. I'm sure others who are contemplating a visit to Araliya, might use this as the review to convince them to take a chance and try something new. Thanks for your recommendation, and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Thanks,
Dee Wedande, Araliya responded on Fri, 3 Mar 2017

dined on Sat, 18 Feb 2017

(8)
First visit and really enjoyed ourselves which was then universal consensus across a table of five.
Dear Marina, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here on Saturday evening. We're pleased to hear that all in attendance had a lovely time and experience here at Araliya St Kilda. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our team. Thanks for your recommendation, and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Wishes,
Dee Wedande, Araliya responded on Mon, 20 Feb 2017
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Specials

50% Off Food

Book through Dimmi and enjoy 50% off your food bill for the first 8 diners! Discount applies to food only, no drinks or alcoholic beverages. Not valid with another offer.
When
20 Feb 2017 - 20 Feb 2019
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Authentic Sri Lankan Feast!

Join us at Araliya this Sunday to enjoy a beautiful authentic Sri Lankan experience. We will present you with 6 share plates to enjoy with either a glass of Fresco Frizzante Prosecco from Victoria or an Asahi for $38 per person. Normally priced at $76 a head.
When
13 Apr 2017 - 24 May 2017
Sun 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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About Araliya

Spicing up St Kilda Within the white walls of Araliya on Fitzroy Street in St Kilda there is some serious spice going on. Chef Sam Wedande, who was trained in hotel management and cookery in Sri Lanka, melds traditional Sri Lankan cooking and French technique, using Sri Lankan herbs and spices to create unique dishes such as wagyu brisket with cardamom and kithul palm sap; and duck confit in a roast-fennel curry. With Wedande’s wife, Dee, running the restaurant floor, Araliya is a true Sri Lankan showcase where food prevails and conversation follows. Be part of that conversation. Best dish: baked crab - fresh crabmeat cooked with green chilli and cheese, baked in the shell to a golden brown served with a ragi (Kurrukkan flour) roti bread.

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