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Malli's Seafood Restaurant

€€ - €€€Seafood, , International
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” (212 reviews)
“mahi mahi” (19 reviews)
“prawns” (80 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 2 days ago via mobile

Had tomato soup/seafood soup and shared the seafood plate. Everything fresh and mostly well cooked but nothing special. Lobster and mullet a bit dry and overdone. Okay wine selection. Location only a few metres from the traintracks was most memorable. About five trains went by...More

Thank MaMaSweden
Reviewed 2 days ago

3 stars isn't bad but we went for the big dish - the seafood special - and it was all a bit dry, and flavourless. I'd go for the cheaper mains - the other reviews suggest we should have done.

Thank Donny M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had read about Malli's on TripAdvisor and we're glad that we had. Sat on the terrace (watched the train go passed a couple of times during dinner) and were looked after by the friendly staff. My partner had spaghetti in a cream sauce with...More

Thank Bissy147
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely dinner here and the staff were very friendly. Great when the train pulls up right alongside!

Thank Joanna B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great meal next to the train tracks loved it. Service was great a friendly and JUMBO prawns were amazing. Defo a must if you want to venture out of hotel

Thank Shaun N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Malli's is the place to go for the best of sea food in Sri Lanka. Their lobsters and tuna steak are specially ones to try out. The staff is very knowledgeable about seafood and strike a conversation instantly on sustainable fishing and conservation.

Thank Kaveri S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant three times whilst staying in the area the food was very good and a nice location just above the train tracks. We tried the calamari. Veggie curry red prawn curry & chicken curry which were all very nice. We found on...More

Thank Laurenjamesnomads
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pricing was akin to Western menus but no complaints about the food which was presented beautifully and cooked imaginatively. We had the child with us. He's fussy to an impressive degree. He requested plain spaghetti. The poor maitre d' must have returned 3 or 4...More

1  Thank Tista C
Reviewed 3 weeks 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.

1  Thank Joanne D
Reviewed 3 weeks 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

1  Thank surfing1962
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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.
29 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
9 October 2015|
Response from DeepaNebb |
Hi ,Iam visiting in Jan2018 and still surfing for info !!
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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The most romantic place to wine and dine in Bentota.
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