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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%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (189 reviews)
“mahi mahi” (18 reviews)
“prawns” (88 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 11:00 pm 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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely seafood dish, the staff were friendly and attentive. We sat on the balcony overlooking the railway track which was funny when a train comes along quite unexpected and makes the diners jump!

1  Thank klh134
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fabulous Tiger Prawns, seafood coconut Thai soup, Seerfish and Mullet. Staff lovely and service great plus the train track at the sidelines make it a unique experience. 2 minutes walk from the Taj Bentota and the food is fab and half the price of the...More

1  Thank Janice W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not the cheapest place to eat and the menu was a little limited but food was great. We went twice during our stay in Bentota as our 5 year old son loved the fact the train passed just feet from your restaurant table...More

1  Thank Albie_Greywhite
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner her after looking on trip advisor. Nice clean restuarant overlooking the rail tracks. My wife had the prawns which were juicy and tasty, i had the chicken which had great flavour. Excellent service.

1  Thank patelv27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had dinner at Mali’s this week while on vacation in Bentota. Although the overall experience was good, there is room for simple improvements. The service was very slow considering we were one of only three tables when we arrived. While the food was all...More

Thank danielq8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and the best seafood we’ve had in Sri Lanka! Please go try this restaurant in you’re in the bentota region, it won’t disappoint!

Thank Maisy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious, huge fresh sea food platter. Loads of prawns, squid, whole, grilled seer fish, crabs, lobsters- amazing !

1  Thank Helen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic location right next to the train tracks. Trains come so close it’s really adds to a great experience! Great tasting Red Thai Prawn curry in a smart location. lots of good looking seafood - also served steak/chips and a chicken breast on sweet peppers

1  Thank Gareth B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Escaped a nearby resort to find something different. Mallie's was perfect, we ended going back a second night. Everything was perfect from the friendly, interesting and conversational staff to the delicious food and lovely setting. The passing trains were a bonus too! Lovely curries and...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was excellent. Although restaurant was quite warm and no air conditioning or fans that made a difference. Experience made even more authentic when the train driver pressed his horn and scared everyone to death!

Thank Patrick W
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3 March 2018|
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Response from Nick T | Reviewed this property |
No not as I recall.
16 November 2017|
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Response from suzannedevlin1 | Reviewed this property |
Please just give it a try. More expensive than Sri Lankan local prices however the food is amazing. Curried crab was fantastic. Enjoy!!!!
29 October 2017|
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Response from heavenlyblu | Reviewed this property |
Yes they take credit cards.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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