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43/12 College Avenue | On the Beach. Ocean View With Scenic Beauty., Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 722723
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood” (46 reviews)
“prawns” (16 reviews)
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Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43/12 College Avenue | On the Beach. Ocean View With Scenic Beauty., Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We passed by this place and randomly went in witohut expectations well we were in for a surprise. Its a busy place alwasy people coming in so expect for your order take a while till it reaches your table. We ordered smaller portions of a...More

Thank Gihan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in the heart of Mount Lavinia, this is a nice place to have authentic Chinese food. The service is really good and the food is lovely.

Thank niroshand760
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely ambience. Serene and calm beachfront. Relaxing with the sound of the waves . Excellent choice of ethnic Chinese food. Friendly staff and good service. One of our favorite restaurants for Chinese food

Thank Niroza H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice food and very courteous service staff. The ambiance was very nice as it is right next to the beach. Nice place to hangout with family and friends.

Thank Chathura G
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We went twice within this week. The food is tasty as usual. Bit on expensive side. Fried rice with three dishes one being meat will cost more than 5000 for four people and just enough. Portions are small. But service is very slow and rather...More

Thank MDaya18
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We had our family dinner there, food was lovely and service too, atmosphere was great in the night, Super place

Thank ruweid a
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

I am very fussy with Chinese food, I have been to lots of bad so called authentic Chinese places and walking out regretting it after. We um and err about dining here, as when we arrived they had no diners. Our driver suggested we dine...More

Thank DirtyDewang
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

I would never recommend this place to anyone. went there last Saturday for dinner and had to wait for over half an hour before I had to walk up to a waiter and ask him to take our order down. even after that we had...More

Thank Inshirah R
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Great choice of food, excellent staff, lovely live music and great great experience!!! Very happy!!!

Thank Natalie N
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Foods are good but they took more than 1and 15 minutes to serve the dinner. Be prepare for late serving. Not the correct place if you are hungry and need your foods in quick turn.

Thank Departure779535
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November 7, 2017|
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Response from Jane W | Reviewed this property |
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Response from GoldblockRestaurants | Property representative |
Hi. We have a solo artist playing live western music daily.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43/12 College Avenue | On the Beach. Ocean View With Scenic Beauty., Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 722723
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LOON TAO was rated the 3rd Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka for 2011 ! We are located right on Mount Lavinia Beach giving one of the best views of the Indian Ocean. The Restaurant is built over the Golden Sandy Beach of Mount Lavinia few meters away from the Ocean Waves ! This is an open plan eco friendly architecture with thatched roof deriving from Bali. Guests have a choice of indoors or outdoors seating. Our aim is to make every Guest's visit a memorable experience !We serve catch of the day Seafood supplied to us all 7 days of the week. All our vegetables and Fruits are sourced daily and are Organic where possible. Our meat is non frozen and fresh sourced every other day for freshness and better taste. All our meat is HALAL. Our culinary Team is headed by a Master Chef from mainland China. Most our ingredients are hand picked by the Master Chef and imported directly by us from China. This is our secret that makes our food better tasting bursting with authentic flavours. We dish out the best of Chinese Cuisine in Sri Lanka. We serve authentic Cantonese, Peking, Szechuan and Shanghai Cuisine. We entertain all our Guests with Live Acoustic Music performances with some of Colombo's Best Loved Artists from 7.15 pm daily.Secured Parking. Kids play area. Come experience LOON TAO hospitality......We are passionate about what we do......!
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