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Malli's Seafood Restaurant

) #2 of 54 Restaurants in Bentota $$ - $$$ Seafood, Asian,
Beach Road | Opposite of Hotel The Surf, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
+94 77 851 4894
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (200 reviews)
“mahi mahi” (20 reviews)
“jumbo prawns” (44 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Road | Opposite of Hotel The Surf, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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1 - 10 of 1,126 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Last visited in 2013 and now....must visit restaurant you will love the food and courteous anf friendly staff..Sushatha was their today and loved talking to him...gt delicious food.superb location....its off season less crowded and belive me sometimes you even love that with you family...my 1yr...More

Thank Varnika B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit malli's seafood restaurant.it's was absolutely super.nice service and friendly staff.nice location.as wall as very good price.i visit sri lanka many restaurant.but this one was super everything.thank you all.

Thank johnsonlisa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Malli's Alongside several other restaurants on the opposite side of the rail track from a sequence of vast luxury hotels, Malli's is probably the most sophisticated. Designed & decorated to appeal to a cosmopolitan audience the restaurant offers quite pricey but very fresh & well...More

Thank Susanna G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Unique restaurant next to train tracks, ambience and decor was nice and clean. Starters of fried calamari and prawn cocktail were great. Chicken curry was slightly thin and chicken were a bit overcooked. The prawn curry was nice but curry was a bit thin as...More

Thank PatrickTH2013
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Nice place to eat in , food is good , place is clean , price is ok . It is 4 min walking from vivida by taj hotel .

2  Thank ghadoo33
Reviewed 15 May 2017

excellent food at good value. good if AC could be installed as it tends to be very hot during daytime.

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Initially went for dinner, but returned the next day for lunch as it was such a nice experience, especially since we were lucky enough to see a train passing on both occasions. Excellent service, fresh seafood - and even some options for those who don't...More

Thank TDK07
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We went one afternoon and sat in the outside area overlooking at the railway... The service was very good and the food was also good!

1  Thank José Rafael R
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Located right next to and overlooking the train line this is a quirky location with the occasional "packed" train going past. They buy fresh seafood twice a day ensuring the very best quality. When the fish has gone it's gone! Went twice and on both...More

Thank sandybeach77
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Was the best meal we had in Sri Lanka. Super fresh seafood and more than reasonable price for what you can get! Must visit!!

Thank chloepeng
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How far is this restaurant from Taru Rock Villa what is the price for a prawn curry and do they serve alcohol ?
6 February 2017|
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Response from wilsonsunny | Reviewed this property |
They definitely serve alcohol. Not sure about your villa but the restaurant is right beside the railway line very near Bentota station. Meals were reasonable and they take credit cards.
Anyone have any idea how close this restuarant is to The Taj Vivanta? I'm stayi g there in January and just wanted to find some places nearby to eat.
30 November 2016|
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Response from Cleo C |
50m- I'm staying opposite this restaurant and asked my receptionist how far my hotel to Vivanta is. Trax is also a nice restaurant which is next door to malli's
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road | Opposite of Hotel The Surf, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Bentota
  • Phone Number: +94 77 851 4894
  • E-mail
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