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“Great Restaurant - highly recommended”

Malli's Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 65 Restaurants in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The most romantic place to wine and dine in Bentota.
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by the staff in our hotel and weren't disappointed - an amazing selection of seafood with prices based on the daily catch (lagoon crab/lobster/jumbo prawns and several local fish). Also a good selection of alternatives (beef/chicken) if seafood isn't your thing. The food tasted fabulous and portions were generous. Lovely atmosphere and very attentive staff. The owner, Mr Malli is very likeable and takes time to talk with all his guests - he's also happy to show you the kitchen to meet the back of house who prepare your fabulous food. It's easy to find on the main road by Taj, The Surf, Bentota Beach and Avani hotels in Bentota - cross the train track and it's at the end of the Bentota railway station platform. We enjoyed our first meal so much, we went back the next night - if you're staying in any of the beach hotels and fancy a wander out for a more 'local' experience - this is a must!
Sheffield, UK

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We came here to escape the buffet in our hotel for a night and what a great decision it turned out to be!

The staff could not have been more welcoming and were helpful and chatty all the way through. You have to walk over the railway line to get to it, so make sure you look both ways! We were lucky enough to get a wave from the driver when the train to Galle passed during our meal.

We ordered the mahi mahi and tuna main courses, and were pleasantly surprised to receive a free coconut bread, tomato and garlic starter, which were all a treat for the taste buds.

We left with massive smiles on our faces and would recommend to all visitors to Bentota/Beruwala.

One of the best meals we have had during our stay in Sri Lanka!

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Mali serves excellent food - Australian steaks. A little pricy but a good place to go for a special night out.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

I tried to arrange a birthday dinner here for my girlfriend, but a huge storm knocked out the power! Malli (the owner) was quick to respond by email and happy to accomodate us when the restaurant was back online.
Well worth the wait with attentive service and some of the best seafood we had in Sri Lanka. We'd definitely return, and found Malli's an intimate & romantic destination.

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Thank James C
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

There was a great selection of fresh seafood on the menu, the food presentation was brilliant and and the meals were amazing and cooked to perfection, we asked for one of the dishes not to be too spicy, the staff were all very helpful and attentive.

Malli's has an unusual setting having to cross a single train track to get to it, but don't let that put you off visiting, one train went past during our meal and it's definitely not a high speed link by any means! The restaurant is on the first floor so you overlook the track, it is a slightly smaller restaurant compared to others in the area so is a little more intimate, compared to the other restaurants we visited it is slightly more pricey but definitely worth a visit.

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