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“A Diamond in an otherwise boring environment”

Malli's Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 62 Restaurants in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The most romantic place to wine and dine in Bentota.
Hong Kong
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A Diamond in an otherwise boring environment”
Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Malli's is a lovely decorated place with lots of atmosphere - I liked the entrance over the railway :-)
The pumpkin and the seafood soup are divine. Chicken breast or the Mahi-Mahi and for desert the chocolate mousse are a must. If any I would only change the quality of the coffee.

And lastly - in case the big Russian guy who very rudely and loudly complaint WITHOUT ANY REASON - about his fish platter - YOU need to apologize to the lovely owners and staff - you were way out of line!

Thank MarqueeHK
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Slightly overpriced but excellent food”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

The seafood here is fresh and very nice. Although prices are higher than in many other places in Sri Lanka - as this is a tourist spot - the waiters are friendly and attentive, the food is excellent and the fresh juices and milkshakes are divine. Definitely worth a visit. Get a seat on the terrace if you can, the nice breathe is refreshing and the views over the train track (which is not very busy at all and more of a promenade for the locals) are quite interesting.

Visited January 2014
Thank Jana W
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Choice”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Excellent restaurant - great service, atmosphere and food.
Not many good options in Bentota and in a week we went to Malli's twice.
Definately visit, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Michelle A
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Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good curry”
Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

It is very first restaurant visited by us in Bentota.

Food is very tasty (we ordered red curry and ajurvedic curry).

Place is nice, it is great spot to meet your friends.

Service is good.

One star less because this is very expensive place, but this is my personal view.

Thank Seba_Poland2012
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Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent lobster and seafood by the railway”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

I visited Malli's for lunch during a recent holiday to Sri Lanka, at first was a bit hard to find being right at the end of the long Bentota rail way platform.
We had an excellent seafood platter, with lobster, fish, prawns etc.
Good service and clean nice bistro, worth a visit if your in the area.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank wavesBondi
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