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“Seafood and Sri Lankan style”

Malli's Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 64 Restaurants in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The most romantic place to wine and dine in Bentota.
Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was a special experience, so much so that we repeated it. If you like prawns, this is the place to eat. A range of fresh seafood was brought to the table for us to choose from the day's catch. Big prawns one day, smaller sweeter ones the next time. Malli was a great host moving around the tables chatting to his guests. The occasional train passing on the nearby tracks just added interest to a great dining experience. Recommended.

1  Thank Craig S
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were staying at the Vivanta by Taj, a five minute walk from Mali's and for the first few days this restaurant was closed for refurbishment but we went on their first night after reopening and we their first customers so were very well treated, although that seems from other reviews to be the norm. Situated at the Galle end of the railway station platform across the railway itself, it specialises in seafood but there are several non fish dishes available. We were two fish and two non-fish. The servings were plentiful and well cooked. We decided that they were very good rather than excellent and price wise our bill was about the same as we would have paid for a buffet in the Taj (two courses plus two wine and two soft drinks and coffee)

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1  Thank Mr. MJB
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

The best meal we had on our recent trip to Sri Lanka.
The seafood was fresh, well prepared and just delicious. The service was friendly and efficient and the hospitality from the owner was world class.
The restaurant is excellent in all aspects and we really enjoyed our experience.
We would recommend this restaurant as a venue that you must eat at.

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1  Thank Dave G
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Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Very good place, definitely worth visiting if you stay in Bentota. Close to many hotels in the area. Noise from railways a little disturbing. Very clean (important in Sri Lanka) and stuff is very friendly. Specialization - seafood : crabs, lobsters, fish. Try shark soup - very tasty.

2  Thank Roman S
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Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We had a very lovely night at Malli's. The staff and service was very helpful, attentive and entertaining. The multilingual staff helped create a welcoming and peaceful atmosphere. When ordering, the staff asked for how spicy/cooked we would like our food and it arrived exactly how you ordered. The menu was quite limited but offered a variation of food and good quality (less is more!). Even though it is a seafood restaurant it offers vegetarian and meat dishes also. The dining room is simple but effective and feels light and airy. The chicken doesn't come on the bone which is a rarity in Sri Lanka, which is very fortunate as we dislike dissecting the meat from the bone. The toilets were hygienic and separate sex. We are going tomorrow night again, high hopes for our last night!

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1  Thank PippaLauren34
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