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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (200 reviews)
“mahi mahi” (20 reviews)
“jumbo prawns” (44 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
All hours
Seafood, Sri Lankan, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Road | Opposite of Hotel The Surf, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drag yourself away from your hotel's mediocre buffet and head here instead. You will not be disappointed! Food is fresh and very tasty. The best meal we had in Sri Lanka. The roti and tomato salad were a nice unexpected extra.

2  Thank jeangenie6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this restaurant on previous visits to Sri Lanka and it remains one of our favourite places to eat. The seafood platters are excellent and we ordered one that is supposed to serve two and an extra fish, there was heaps for...More

2  Thank MarriottFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been at Mallis on our last evening. Take a table outside directly above the Railway! Guys have shown us all different catches of the day to choose from. Very fresh and yummie fishes, tiger prawns, ... Food was great. Comes along with rice and...More

2  Thank Rainer O
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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
Coming to bentota in November, want to eat in a few local restaurants and this is on our to go to list. How much would I expect to pay for a meal here? (2 people)
10 October 2015|
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
The most romantic place to wine and dine in Bentota.