Araliya St Kilda

4.6
13 reviews
$40 and under
Sri Lankan
Araliya St Kilda – a restaurant bringing you modern Sri Lankan inspired food right in the heart of St Kilda on Fitzroy Street.
This new St Kilda restaurant is beautifully fitted out, with a stunning bar that serves a great selection of craft beers, local wines and wines from afar and tasty creative cocktails.
This is the perfect place to meet friends and relax over a cocktail or two and enjoy the amazing food menu. Whether you are looking for short eats or sharing plates – all that are synonymous with Araliya Hawthorn, it’s the same elegant, spice-tingling style of food on offer.
The kitchen is run by Sam Wedande and his Assistant. Throw in some of Sam’s secret recipes that has lasted for over 32 years and you will be coming back for more. Catering well for those who need to follow a coeliac diet and also a great selection of vegetarian dishes.
The desserts are too tempting to resist and the perfect way to end a perfect night!
What 13 People Are Saying
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.7
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JamesD
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

6 course degustation was outstanding and the perfect amount. Presentation superb, food delicious, service friendly and professional.

GS
GabrielleS
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant for a dinner date or special occasion.

TN
TriciaN
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Found the lady who looked after us just lovely, the food was fantastic. We did think it would be busier for a Saturday night so the ambience was a bit quiet but would definitely recommend for an excellent Sri Lankan food experience. Thank you.

KS
KirstyS
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely night. Excellent food. Good place for dates

TM
TinaM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been a visitor of Araliya for many years when it was in Hawthorn. First time at the St Klida Venue, and it did not disappoint! From the very first mouthful, we knew this was going to be a wonderful Sri lankan journey! Loved every minute and every bite, can't wait to go back again and again!

MB
MaryB
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal. Great friendly service. We had the feed me menu.

NR
NathanR
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific restaurant with delicious authentic Sri Lankan food. The 6 course menu is definitely the way to go! Can’t wait to visit next time I’m in St Kilda. Thanks again for a wonderful experience.

BG
BartG
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Araliya has lived up to every single review. The ambiance is warm and elegant. The food is authentic Sri Lankan. The flavours are well balanced and powerful without being overpowering. The wine list is adequate. Service was great. And the price for all of that was less than I expected.

I will be back, many times.

NU
NUAK
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food - Sri Lankan cuisine with a Western twist! Portions are a little on the small side but filling nonetheless. Friendly, efficient service and knowledgeable waiters. Location is great. Décor is classy but could have a bit more Sri Lankan influence. Thanks for a wonderful experience! Will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Food took a long time to come out, didn't taste like authentic Sir Lankan and also didn't find the staff very friendly.

JB
JulesB
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We were all blown away by the delicious food and great service. I highly recommend Araliya to anyone who wants a yummy Sri Lankan meal. The food is beautifully presented too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

We were bewildered as to why Aralyia doesnt have enough menus for one per person .. heh lets hang the expense . It felt most unwelcoming!
Table setting.. cutlery seems to rattle around on the ordinary wooden table top : felt more like a lunch time cafe rather than "spicing it up "in St . Kilda.
Food was delicious and we enjoyed the night despite the above.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding modern Sri Lankan food. Great, exciting flavours and fantastic service

FAQs

Araliya St Kilda offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9078 6757.

Araliya St Kilda is rated 4.6 stars by 13 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.