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288 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

8.4
288 reviews
Recommended
(8.7)
Food
(8.5)
Service
(8.6)
Value for money
(7.7)
Atmosphere
(8.0)

dined on Sun, 11 Mar 2018

(10)
A busy setting for superb Sri Lankan food.Just spicy enough but would suit those not seeking spice too.Loved the chicken Molle and the Beef Jaggery

dined on Sun, 28 Jan 2018

(9)
Our group of 6 had a truly beautiful meal at Araliya. The service was attentive without being intrusive and the food was delicious Sri Lankan food with a modern twist. My favourites were the Spice Crusted Fish and the Devilled Prawns, but I think everything is worth trying. Guided by Dee, I ordered for our group of 6 and everything was just right. I have no hesitation in recommending Araliya.
Kerry

dined on Thu, 18 Jan 2018

(9)
Lovely meal and fantastic service!
Thank you Kerry, we appreciate your kind patronage and quite privileged to have feedback as positive as this, so we may push those boundaries even further. We look forward to seeing you again.
Dee Wedande, Araliya responded on Fri, 19 Jan 2018

dined on Fri, 29 Dec 2017

(10)
A meal at Araliya is the best therapy. I always feel replenished in very way after dining there. The Jaggery beef is so tender and delicious. A total must. I tried the steamed coconut custard and banana sorbet dessert last night and it was simply sublime. As always, looking forward to my next visit.
Thank you Michael Barnett, we appreciate your beautiful sentiments and we are so blessed to have you as a regular at Araliya, what more can we say, we are stoked. Look forward to seeing you in 2018!
Restaurant Araliya responded on Sat, 30 Dec 2017

dined on Fri, 13 Apr 2018

(10)
Drinks at the bar ensured we were off to a good start. Highly recommend the Sri Lankan Mule prepared by the attentive and skilful bar man Delicious fresh flavours combined with friendly service. Pan rolls and chicken molle were out of this world. Also loved the green beans with cashews and kifler potatoes. Kitchen staff show they have great pride in showcasing beautiful food. We will be returning

dined on Fri, 13 Apr 2018

(9)
Great night, lovely food/drinks and friendly service

dined on Sun, 25 Mar 2018

(9)
We loved it. Quite traditional Sri Lankan although the curries have been made a bit prettier & the spice toned down. Lovely flavours. The dessert was one of the best I've ever had, a coconut pudding with banana sorbet- sounds simple but was absolutely delicious!
Thank you for taking the time to appreciate our efforts.
Dee Wedande, Araliya responded on Mon, 26 Mar 2018

dined on Fri, 23 Mar 2018

(9)
Absolutely delicious modern Sri Lankan. The flavour s are so bang on, you just want to eat absolutely everything. The service was great - the staff are so lovely! I can’t wait to go back and take new people there.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, we are blessed to have people like you who appreciate the top quality, the intricate methods we apply to get the end result and who are true food aficionados.
Dee Wedande, Araliya responded on Wed, 28 Mar 2018

dined on Fri, 16 Mar 2018

(6)
Feed me menu was Medium value for money.
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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 5 share plates to enjoy with a glass of Prosecco for $49 per person. Normally priced at $76 a head. Pre-bookings only.
When
28 Jun 2017 - 02 Sep 2017
Sun 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
When
04 Sep 2017 - 28 Jun 2022
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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