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Festival Restaurant
Aliyaa Island Restaurant & Bar
Cuisine
Sri Lankan
Address
48 G & M, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
 
GPS Coordinates
N 3.149318
E 101.653822
Phone
+603 2092 5378
Website
Official Website
 
     
ALIYAA ISLAND RESTAURANT & BAR
Spicing it up
 

With a name that means ‘elephant’ in Singalese, the mascot of Sri Lankan restaurant Aliyaa has a strong presence in the restaurant with quirky stone sculptures, embossed ceramic plates, and – most notable of all – the custom created paper placemats by renowned Malaysian artist Yusof Gajah. Aliyaa exudes a trendy, artistic vibe with photographs and paintings from local artists and their founder displayed prominently on the walls, a colourful backdrop to the monochrome arrangement of black leather chairs and white tablecloths.

Al fresco dining is common at dining establishments in the Bangsar and Hartamas area, and Aliyaa is no exception. For those looking to relax in style, however, there are plans to build a lounge area on the second floor of the restaurant, complete with a well stocked island bar and cabinets of famous Cuban cigars. The dim lighting creates a more laid back, intimate atmosphere classic of most upscale eateries, while lively music pipes constantly from the speakers to set an upbeat mood.

When it comes to a dish, the spotlight tends to be on the main ingredient – be it meat, fish, fowl or even vegetables. However, here at Aliyaa, the spices are the stars. Imported all the way from Sri Lanka, these unique spices create the distinctive curry powder that forms the all important base of their delicious curries. Also a must try at this cosy restaurant is the Sri Lankan giant mud crab with its soft and tender flesh, typically cooked in an aromatic spicy curry that melds both of Sri Lanka’s best offerings into one well rounded dish.

Address:
48 G & M, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
 
GPS Coordinates
N 3.149318
E 101.653822
Telephone:
+603 2092 5378
Fax No:
Website:
http://aliyaa.com