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“One of the best sea food restaurant in Sri Lanka.”
Review of LOON TAO

LOON TAO
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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......!
Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Fresh air and fresh water fresh sea food, taste of paradise.Best way to relax and enjoy the dinner with your friends.

Thank Panduka_K
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LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the visiting us. Appreciate the review.

Look forward to welcoming you soon.

Warm regards,
Manager.

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Reviewed August 27, 2014

I went to Sri Lanka last July, and I've Never Been and eat in a place like this, the food, the excellent fish, the athmosphere, the kindness of staff, and expecially one of them : Madushanka. it was his smile, his professionalism and punctuality to get me back several times to Loon Tao.

I recommend Loon Tao to anyone who would like to delight their palate during their Holidays in Sri Lanka.

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Thank Andrea S
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LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from the Team !

Thank you for visiting Loon Tao and the review.

We together with Madushanka are delighted to note your comments. We work tirelessly to serve freshest "catch of the day seafood" you could ever get. Your comments are a rewarding testimony to this.

We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Sri Lanka.

Warmest regards,
Manager.

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Reviewed August 27, 2014

What could be better than a sea food restaurant on the beach. The setting is great, with the waves crashing in just yards away.

Seating is limited so it is advisable to call ahead if you are planning a formal meal.

The menu is quite extensive and offers the usual Chinese dishes but I detect a hint of a Sri Lankan twist in the flavoring. The food is quite tasty and the portions are reasonable.

The Hot Butter Cuttle fish is excellent and so is the stir fried pak choi in garlic sauce coupled together with the hokkein fried rice and a few other sides makes for a pretty satisfying meal.

Try the Mango Melba it is quite delicious and although it was not on the menu they served up vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and roasted nuts which is a favorite with my kids or substitute treacle for chocolate sauce if they have it.

They need to put more towels in the wash room or have a few spare towels to be given on request as kids at the beach mean soaked bodies guaranteed each time.

It is one my youngest daughters favorite restaurants and she always votes it a "must come back to place", and her older siblings agree.

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Thank Nalinda B
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LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Loon Tao !

Thank you for the visit and review. Much appreciate your comments. Noted re extra towels on request.

We look forward to welcoming you and the family soon.

Warmest regards,
Manager.

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Reviewed August 12, 2014

The ambience was good just opposite the beach. The service was okay but the food was mediocre as we had simple dishes we requested for king prawn but received shrimps and the food was just okay . The tom yam soup was nice.

Thank Bharathy80
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LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the visit.

Noted your review. Chef has been informed about your comments. We serve Large and Medium Prawns but not King Prawns.

Warm regards,
Manager.

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Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

It's not for a formal dinner but for excellent chinese food by the sea. Good staff and good service. Much better than many Chinese restaurants in colombo.

Thank zo52
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LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

Dear Guest !

Greetings !

Thank you for the visit and review.

Looking forward to welcoming you again.

Warmest regards,
Manager.

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