Eat Drink KL: A Li Yaa @ Damansara

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Li Yaa @ Damansara

The Sri Lankan cuisine here is yummy and inexpensive, but A Li Yaa's popularity might have more to do with its sheer elegance...

... whether you're hanging out indoors ...

... or dining outside (no fear, the mozzies stay away).

Aapam galore! Thin, light and crispy. We chose the plain, coconut milk and broken egg varieties.

Clockwise from top: Devilled lamb sausages in tomatoes and onions (a slight letdown; the tomato sauce seemed artificial and ketchupy), breaded crab cutlets (perfect for snacking) and string hopper kotha mixed with lamb curry (comfort food that we never fail to order here).

Orange cacao martini, Mai Tai and Pimm's No. 1.

A Li Yaa,

Lorong Dungun, Damansara Heights.
Tel: 2092-5378

This restaurant is available for bookings under TABLEAPP, which enables customers to make instant reservations at Malaysia's top restaurants, while saving time and money in the process. Reserve your table at this restaurant by clicking here.


  1. wah, aliyaa then courtyard ...doing a dungun theme are we?? heh heh...

  2. damn, you noticed! i was gonna post an entry on jarrod & rawlins next, but now i'll save it for later for fear of being too predictable! :P

  3. haha, cors i fact, i was gonna say, WHAT? J&R next?
    u from around that region?
    oh, i've linked you by the way.

  4. nah, i work on jln sultan ismail, which means battling the evening traffic everyday for the sake of a satisfying dinner.
    thanks for linking! now how do i get on the guest list for the next fbb-cooked makan gathering ar? :D

  5. I love the kiribath at aliyaa, and like the upstairs terrace. Although service can be very patchy on a friday night.

    More places in the Damansara, Bangsar, and Mont Kiara neighbourhood please! (for selfish reasons)

  6. carolyn: yeah, i like their kiribath too, though nasi lemak is still better, right? :D

  7. [kinda ignoring that last question]...