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Araliya St Kilda

₱₱ - ₱₱₱, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
157 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9078 6757
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Sri Lankan, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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157 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

I found the dishes are really small and was pricey. For two couples we got a bill of $300 which was way higher than other Sri Lankan restaurants in Melbourne. When I spoke to other Sri Lankan friends about this restaurant they had the same...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

$120 for two, including 2 wines. SriLankan food Really nice. The menu was very complicated and I still don't know how we should have ordered better. Great location at the end of Fitzroy St.

Thank David F
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Years ago I went to Araliya when it was around the corner from my parents home in Hawthorn. Very much a family affair it was like being invited around by friends for a really outstanding feast so I was thrilled to discover their new place...More

Thank Bunburyoz
Reviewed August 26, 2017

I happen to visit Araliya in its new location for the first time. Very proud to say its is a better place than the Howthorn one with a beautiful ambience,area and excellent cusine. "Sam "still creates the best to satisfy its patrons and I wish...More

Thank Harsha H
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

It was a very disappointing experience at this restaurant. Food is no where near authentic and lacks in flavour which is the signature for Sri Lankan cuisine. I would look elsewhere as Melbourne has a great range of Sri Lankan restaurants spread across the city...More

Thank Manura d
dee w, Owner at Araliya St Kilda, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Hi Manura, we are disappointed as well that you had not enjoyed your experience at Araliya. We are not sure as to what you ordered and we do have quite a few authentic dishes in our menu that our patrons have enjoyed for the last...More

Reviewed June 7, 2017

A last minute catch up with my Cousin resulted in three of us having dinner here at Araliya. At first we were a bit taken given we were the only three in the restaurant apart from the staff. We were eventually joined by other customers...More

Thank Brett P
Reviewed May 14, 2017

We had been Araliya fans in Hawthorn for many years.This was our first visit to the StKIlda version. We were not dissappointed - food was still great - if anything, some of the new menu items were even better than I had remembered.Fresh, tasty and...More

Thank sbg62015
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was fabulous! The service was impeccable, every single dish was divine and the strawberry,chilli,gin cocktail was sensational. The food is so clean and the aromas are amazing. This restaurant should be packed to the rafters every night. ...lucky for us it wasn't! Reasonably...More

Thank SharlsG
dee w, Manager at Araliya St Kilda, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2017

Thank you SharlsG for the wonderful rating, we appreciate your kind patronage and after 33 years, it is people like you who make us push those boundaries even further. We hope to see you again at Araliya

Reviewed April 16, 2017

After dining here, we felt ripped off and very disappointed with the food. This restaurant has received good reviews, however our experience was anything but. Paying a huge amount for only one fillet of fish is outrageous and the Asian greens we ordered were sloppy...More

Thank Amy B
dee w, Manager at Araliya St Kilda, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2017

Hi Amy we appreciate you taking the time to write your concerns. in answer to your complaints The chicken your ordered happens to be Milawa free range chicken you get half a chicken consisting of breast cut into 2 drumstick 1 thigh 1 wing 1...More

Reviewed March 16, 2017

Really wonderful experience - a beautiful surprise in Fitzroy St on a quiet Wednesday night. Delicious food, with interesting flavours and plenty of options, a great wine selection and Polite and knowledgeable wait staff made this a memorable evening. Will be going back soon for...More

Thank AngelaBella1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9078 6757
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Araliya St Kilda is a contemporary Sri Lankan Restaurant in the heart of St Kilda. Our food is cooked with passion from chef/owner Sam Wedande who uses locally sourced produce cooked with a modern edge, inspired by the food and spices of Sri Lanka where he was born.
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