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Dilena Beach Inn Sea Food Restaurant

No 65 Medaketiya Road, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
+94 77 617 2756
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (15 reviews)
“tiger prawns” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
No 65 Medaketiya Road, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
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1 - 10 of 291 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were taken here by our tuk tuk driver and ordered the catch of the day - massive tiger prawns cooked in garlic, served with chips and salad. Perfect with an ice cold beer, overlooking the waves. So good we went back and had the...More

Thank hove_foodie_girl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set alongside the beach at Tangalle, this seafood restaurant offers both good value and tasty food. The staff could not have been more helpful offering travel advice for our next journey in Sri Lanka. Indeed we returned after lunch for our evening meal also. Good...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here two nights in a row to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, beach front location, and lovely service. The food is fantastic and the man who runs it is super friendly and helpful.

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Very long service (maybe exceptional due to Lanka new year), food OK but not great, small portions. A bit disappointed.

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Fantastic Location on the beach. Everything you need in pleasant walking distance. Hotel Manager, Milroy is hotel's greatest asset for all information and assistance. Rooms are non a/c, so they get hot during the day, and attract mosquitoes at night, so bring repellant. Beach in...More

Thank atmananda
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Found this little gem of a guesthouse/restaurant totally by accident! The rooms are large, tidy, hot & cold shower with really pleasant staff (Millroy is lovely and friendly manager!). The Prawn curry was the nicest meal I've had in Sri Lanka followed closely the next...More

Thank Raymond O
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We have been staying at dilena as a group of friends. The food and service is great. I would highly recommend the prawn sizzler. Staff are very helpful too

Thank Harriet_E87
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We spent an enjoyable lunch time here watching sea waves and had great calamari curry. It was a reasonable priced. Service was very fast they made our experience more memorable. Facilities seemed clean and we left happy. Thank you very much for the staff and...More

Thank stephanhindle521
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Definitely try the king prawns with cashew nuts, ginger, soya and tomato sauce. It's so delicious! Friendly staff and a beautiful view of the ocean.

Thank Lindsy M
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This place is next to a restaurant, a guesthouse as well. We liked our spacious room with a good shower and the sound of the waves at night. The beach is juist a few meters form the place. The food in the restaurant was good!...More

Thank Mendel R
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Hi How much will cost standard dinner?
22 January 2016|
Response from Jaakoob B | Reviewed this property |
500 usually and big seafood plate for 1000 to 1500
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 120
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 65 Medaketiya Road, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tangalle
  • Phone Number: +94 77 617 2756
  • E-mail