From having meals at a fine dining restaurant to eating outdoors amidst enchanting coastal backdrops, Bentota provides a perfect setting in which to discover Sri Lanka’s delectable cuisine.

Sri Lankan Cuisine
Must Try Sri Lankan Dishes

Fine dining


Private Dining
Image Credit: AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa


If you are interested in a romantic dinner on the beach then consider staying in a Bentota resort such as the AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa that lets you also enjoy exquisite dishes ranging from caviar to lobster. When it comes to dining in Bentota, one can look forward to sampling some of Sri Lanka’s best seafood including prawns, lobster and crabs too.




Another popular fish dish of Bentota is Jaadi- a fermented fish dish that is salty but tasty.


Sour Fish Curry


One of the main seafood dishes you will find in Bentota is Ambul Thiyal or Sour Fish Curry. Ambul Thiyal is a dynamic dish made out of a firm fish such as Tuna and a blend of spices that includes Goraka, a small fruit that gives the dish a sour flavor and makes the cubes of fish tender.




Lamprais is a delicious, savory rice dish that you must try out when in Bentota. It is a Dutch-influenced dish with the name being made out of the combination of the Dutch words “lump” and “rice”.


Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+