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Malli's Seafood Restaurant

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%
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“seafood” (180 reviews)
“mahi mahi” (17 reviews)
“prawns” (83 reviews)
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Seafood, Sri Lankan, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Road | Opposite of Hotel The Surf, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As you step over the train track you come across this delightful place. Thai prawn curry was great along with the Sri Lankan chicken curry. Extra rice was provided free of charge. Not the cheapest place in bentota but could not fault the food. Recommended.

Thank Joanne D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is a Bomb, so don't be put off by its location We had dinner one night, then went back for lunch the next day, great service, very authentic Sri Lankan food A must try is the prawn pasta & chicken curry, the Loin...More

Thank surfing1962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was top quality - excellent roti with garlic and tomatoes as a free side dish, fantastic fish and prawns. Decor and atmosphere great although quite warm at lunch time - I'd go for dinner next time.

Thank katematthews2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great taste of the sea.Nice location,great staff and delicious food.One of the best seafood restaurants I have ever been to.

1  Thank white g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to many places in Bentota Nd yes it is not cheap here but you get the best service here. The food is tasty, well prepared and it comes in tasty on the plate. Very surpriced to find such a great place we...More

Thank Jimmi P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had decided to go here ever since I planned my Bentota trip. Happy I was to see it was right across from my hotel (The Surf). An extremely pretty place, with good lighting and space. The food is amazing and the people very nice....More

2  Thank arundhati b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to try this restaurant by the Manager of our Hotel and we were very glad we did. Access is unusual (at the end of the platform at Bentota Railway Station but don't let that, or even the occasional train passing by put...More

1  Thank rokerderk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hands down the best Sri Lankan curry in Sri Lanka. Located right opposite to the Surf Hotel. Very good food.

1  Thank Amandeep_Mittal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst not the cheapest venue you will visit in the area, we are glad we did. We all enjoyed the complimentary starter with bread, garlic and tomato - it's a nice way to start the meal. The seafood platter easily served 3 of us and...More

2  Thank Lorna B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here today for lunch. By Sri Lankan standards this was quite expensive however one of the best, if not the best, meals we have ever eaten. Free appetisers of coconut flatbread with garlic dip topped by tomato salsa was amazing. We then had...More

1  Thank suzannedevlin1
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Questions & Answers
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.
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, Breakfast, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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The most romantic place to wine and dine in Bentota.
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