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288 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

8.5
288 reviews
Recommended
(8.7)
Food
(8.6)
Service
(8.7)
Value for money
(7.8)
Atmosphere
(7.9)

dined on Sat, 12 Aug 2017

(10)
Araliya is one of Melbourne's finest restaurants. The most mouth-watering cuisine that is exquisitely presented and will leave you wanting to try more. The menu is full of exciting surprises and is not your standard fare. The flavours are rich. The presentation is fresh. It is made with love. Make sure you put Araliya at the top of your Must Try list.
Hi Michael, Thanks for your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining and I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments onto our staff and team. Thanks for your lovely recommendation, we appreciate it and hope to welcome you back again soon Best Wishes, and thanks for your support
Dee Wedande, Araliya responded on Sun, 13 Aug 2017

dined on Thu, 6 Jul 2017

(7)
Lovely food and good service.
Hi Lee, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Araliya. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining and I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our staff and team. Thanks for your kind words and compliments, we appreciate it and hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Wishes,
Dee Wedande, Araliya responded on Fri, 7 Jul 2017

dined on Sat, 1 Jul 2017

(10)
Second visit to Araliya and it didn't disappoint. The food was beautiful and tasty, attentive service without been intrusive. And although we were the last table we didn't feel pressured to leave.
Hi Sue, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Araliya. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us, and that it was a return experience. Thanks for your support and feedback. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments onto our staff and team. Thanks for your recommendation, we appreciate it and hope to welcome you back again. Thanks,
Dee Wedande, Araliya responded on Sun, 2 Jul 2017

dined on Mon, 12 Jun 2017

(10)
Incredible food, and had a nice red. Great service very attentive and considerate! Was a little more than I would normally pay for a dinner however it was a birthday and the quality meant we left feeling very satisfied!
Hi Monica, 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 dining, and that there were a variety of items and dishes on the menu you enjoyed. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments onto our staff and team. Thanks for visiting and we hope you enjoyed celebrating another year older for your guest. Thanks for getting in touch, we appreciate it and hope to welcome you back again soon.
Dee Wedande, Araliya responded on Wed, 14 Jun 2017

dined on Fri, 26 May 2017

(9)
Beautiful food and very helpful staff
Hi Karen, 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 visit and dining. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments onto our staff and team. Thanks for visiting, we appreciate it and hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Wishes,
Dee Wedande, Araliya responded on Sat, 27 May 2017

dined on Wed, 3 May 2017

(8)
A most enjoyable evening, delicious food and good service. The tables are well spaced which makes conversation easy and private.
Hi Charlotte, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of you 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 onto our team. Thanks for your recommendation, we appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Wishes,
Dee Wedande, Araliya responded on Thu, 4 May 2017

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
Dalia

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
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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 $38 per person. Normally priced at $76 a head. Pre-bookings only.
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28 Jun 2017 - 24 May 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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