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Araliya

9.5/10
181

Average price $65

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  • Average price $65 Special request
  • American express Welcome
Prawn & Calamari (gf)
$16
Wagyu roll
$25
Crab (gf)
$14
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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.5/10
based on 181 reviews
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Quality of food :9.7/10
Service :9.7/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. john s.
    john s.
    • one review
    10/10

    This is by far the very best Sri Lankan food available in Melbourne if not Australia. It is a favourite of mine for many many years and everyone I take has raved about the food and service,

  2. Cathy L.
    Cathy L.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Good value and servic

  3. James D.
    James D.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    We have eaten here a few times now and always have a great dining experience. We have had the degustation menu before which is a good introduction but this time we ordered from the menu. The food is full of interesting flavours and beautifully presented and the staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

  4. Courtney R.
    Courtney R.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    We really enjoyed a culinary journey into Sri Lankan food. We tried the degustation 6 course menu. Highlights were the pork and lamb curry and the coconut pancake dessert with cinnamon ice cream. The service was personalised and authentic. Atmosphere was nice and relaxed and perfect for a date night to have a good conversation. We left with very full bellies and happy with the overall experience.

  5. Cathy L.
    Cathy L.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    The food is beautiful and the service is excellent. Highly recommended.

  6. Greg B.
    Greg B.
    • 20 reviews
    9.5/10

    I have eaten here several times and the food is delicious. The menu has great variety and contains beautiful flavours. Highly recommend for small or large groups.

  7. Andrew V.
    Andrew V.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Great food, friendly service, and a nice vibe. I don't understand how this place can be so quiet when the restaurants surrounding are busy / hard to book into.

  8. John Patrick C.
    John Patrick C.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    The service was fantastic and the food as well .

  9. Hussein A.
    Hussein A.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    We had a very pleasant dining experience with the hostess very polite, attentive and professional. Most of our group had not eaten Sri Lankan cuisine before and really enjoyed it. Will certainly recommend to friends and colleagues in the future.

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 293 reviews
    8.75/10

    Impeccable service, knowledgeable staff & perfectly balanced dishes

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 257 reviews
    8.25/10

    A bit noisy and when you sit near the door, it is quite drafty when people go in and out of the door.

  12. Jatin G.
    Jatin G.
    • 10 reviews
    8/10

    Good quality food

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 266 reviews
    8/10

    Enjoyed the main meals. Attentive service

  14. Desmond Y.
    Desmond Y.
    • 15 reviews
    8/10

    Cosy place for great food!

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely and delicious food and staff

  16. Christina L.
    Christina L.
    • 24 reviews
    8.75/10

    This is fine dining indeed. Associated with fine dining comes small portions. Expensive, but, delicious. You have to try every single hopper. It is fab for vegetarians and so many things are made with potato flour, so gluten free peeps can rejoice! Probably wouldn't come without the discount offered by The Fork.

  17. Karen H.
    Karen H.
    • 38 reviews
    8.5/10

    Really good Sri Lankan curries that go very well with string hoppers. Love it.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 255 reviews
    6.5/10

    Would recommend the coriander crusted fish, it was the dish of the night.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews
    9/10

    Absolutely delicious food and cocktail! Super friendly and attentive service. Highly recommend :)

  20. Nadja J.
    Nadja J.
    • 4 reviews
    8.5/10

    The service and the lamb curry were perfect!

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How to get to the restaurant

157 Fitzroy St, 3182, St Kilda (VIC), Australia, RestaurantAddress

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About the restaurant

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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