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43/12, College Avenue, | On the Beach. Ocean View With Scenic Beauty, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 722723
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11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

on the beach looking out to sea and enjoying a great meal food was very nice , staff was very helpful,

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Thank tracygdy
Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is nice, right on the beach. This is a large restaurant and capable of hosting big groups for special events. The food was good. Rice and seafood dishes are fresh and well prepared. Portion sizes are decent. The service is awful. Undoubtedly the worst we experience in Sri Lanka. Despite the restaurant being nearly empty, service was slow... More 

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Thank divetravler
Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very unique experience when they initially started this restaurant. Have been patronising this place for years now. They have managed to serve very tasty Chinese food on the beach.

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Thank Samindabandara
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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143 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just decided to try Chinese food in Colombo - this place was recommended by a local friend. Good menu to select from. Dishes we selected were tasty, and portions were generous. Service was ok. The unfortunate night that I decided to go, there was a concert at a nearby hotel - and the music and singing was just terrible. Totally... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a good collection of sea food and good service. Friendly staff and was kind enough to share umbrellas to come to car park. Having car park bit further away is bit inconvenient, But of course its nice to walk along the beach at night. Be aware of trains once you cross the railway track from car park to... More 

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Thank SL_Wanderer
Switzerland
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70 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This year the service was not good very slow waited almost 30 mins to be served then about 45mins to receive our meal quality not as good as in previous years. Very disappointed

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Thank calmly
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They play live music in the evenings on the beach which is pretty good. The staff is friendly and the everything we tried at the restaurant tasted good

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Thank Rafia A
Goa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you must eat here, go early. Staff can barely keep up when it gets busy. It took 30 minutes to get a bottle of beer (timed from my arrival to the beer arriving), and a full two hours to order, receive and quickly eat my simple meal of steamed rice and seafood hot pot with tofu. The food is... More 

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LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the visit. Apologies for the poor experience. Warm regards, Manager. More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and prices are reasonable. Would definitely go again. Beautiful location. Great seafood.

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Thank notty718
LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings ! Thank you for the visit and comments. We look forward to seeing you soon. warmest regards, Manager. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set on the beach you cant go wrong with the place however the food and the whole dining experience was terrible. I am a vegetarian and there was a very few options to start with. To make it worst the Vege Fried rice i ordered was under cooked. My wife ordered a Sizzling Fish (not sure what the dish was)... More 

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LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the visit. We are sorry to note your review. In fact, we have approximately 50 vegetarian dishes such as appetisers,soups, salads, mains, rice, noodles. Some "vegetarian restaurants" may not have this much of a variety. With regards to seafood, we only serve catch of the day seafood. We are very serious about this. Hence, there's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43/12, College Avenue, | On the Beach. Ocean View With Scenic Beauty, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 722723

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?