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LOON TAO

43/12 College Avenue | On the Beach. Ocean View With Scenic Beauty, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 722723
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (45 reviews)
“crab soup” (6 reviews)
“cuttlefish” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
43/12 College Avenue | On the Beach. Ocean View With Scenic Beauty, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
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1 - 10 of 444 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The Loon Tao 31st night 'party' is probably the most amazing setting to celebrate the 'dawning of the New year' with family and friends. The seating extended to the beach area and was beautifully lit. The party started at 9ish and continued until well past...More

Thank Lasantha P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When I first visited here before, they had the best Crab Balls in the world. But it wasn’t in the menu last time I went. The food was really nice. Specially the starters. Their battered cuttlefish and prawns are the best and it is a...More

Thank Venurika P
LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Greetings ! Thank you for the visit and review. Much value your comments. Crab balls are served at our sister restaurant Tsing Tao. Look forward to serving you soon. Warmest regards, Manager.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the place for the verity of food they offer. Right in front of the beach with easy access to the back of Mount Lavinia. Very helpful staff and prices are reasonable.

Thank Mahmood E
LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, Greetings ! Many thanks for the visit and review. Looking forward to welcoming you soon. Warmest regards, Manager.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the few places you see the owner also doing work of taking orders, serving etc. This is great customer service. Excellent food, good ambience by the sea on the beach. A great place for sea food and to chill out with family and...More

Thank Rohpro
LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for the visit and review. We believe in team work and it works ! Looking forward to serving you again. Warmest regards, Manager.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and staff.. highly recommend.. brought in 2018 at the dinner dance st Loon Tao.. the young lady that was one of the staff who helped us with our booking on the 30th(yes last minute much).. she was so professional and fantastic to deal...More

Thank Poorany
LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Greetings ! Thank you for been with us on NYE ! We are humbly overwhelmed by your review. Looking forward to seeing you many more times before next NYE! Warmest regards, Manager.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well so far the worst organised event ever!!!! I mean who has tables labels 1a. 1b. 1c??? Looks like no one knows what’s going on... food nice though! 😡 weird how all the other tables are numbered!!More

Thank Timboonline
LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for been with us on NYE and enjoying the food etc. Noted your comments.We have been running NYE for 10 years now. Tables were done in such a way to identify certain tables easily for operational reasons. We are certain this wouldn't...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited after 4 years this time when i visit to Srilanka. No change in the quality of food and services. wonderful location and fantastic food as usual. Price is above average and the Portions are ok.

Thank Kumaran S
LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Greetings ! Thank you for the visit. We value your comments. We work harder to maintain high standards and consistency above all. Looking forward to seeing you again. Warmest regards, Manager.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First point they have good parking space..and they have unique food items that you normally don't get in resturants. Live music is an additional feature thier.. As for price it's bit expensive..but considering that you don't do thier every day ,it's a good experience

Thank TravelerRanitha
LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for the visit and review. We look forward to seeing you again. Warm regards, Manager.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m really glad that we chose loon tao for our dinner!! The best sea food dishes!Specially the fish dishes was amazing with the onion dressing!! I really really loved the food!

Thank SHAAANAAA
LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Greetings ! Thank you for the visit and review. We are overwhelmed by your comments. Looking forward to serving you again. Warmest regards, Manager.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food, very nice people. The coctails are cheap and nice. And if you can't finish it, they will put it in a doggybag for you. Great experience!

Thank Martijn H
LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Greetings ! Many thanks for your visit and review. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Warmest regards, Manager.

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jccooray
7 November 2017|
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Response from Jane W | Reviewed this property |
Yes absolutely.
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Julia S
6 March 2017|
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Response from LOONTAO | Property representative |
Hi. We have a solo artist playing live western music daily.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43/12 College Avenue | On the Beach. Ocean View With Scenic Beauty, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 722723
  • E-mail
Description
LOON TAO was rated the 3rd Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka for 2011 ! We are located right on Mount Lavinia Beach giving one of the best views of the Indian Ocean. The Restaurant is built over the Golden Sandy Beach of Mount Lavinia few meters away from the Ocean Waves ! This is an open plan eco friendly architecture with thatched roof deriving from Bali. Guests have a choice of indoors or outdoors seating. Our aim is to make every Guest's visit a memorable experience !We serve catch of the day Seafood supplied to us all 7 days of the week. All our vegetables and Fruits are sourced daily and are Organic where possible. Our meat is non frozen and fresh sourced every other day for freshness and better taste. All our meat is HALAL. Our culinary Team is headed by a Master Chef from mainland China. Most our ingredients are hand picked by the Master Chef and imported directly by us from China. This is our secret that makes our food better tasting bursting with authentic flavours. We dish out the best of Chinese Cuisine in Sri Lanka. We serve authentic Cantonese, Peking, Szechuan and Shanghai Cuisine. We entertain all our Guests with Live Acoustic Music performances with some of Colombo's Best Loved Artists from 7.15 pm daily.Secured Parking. Kids play area. Come experience LOON TAO hospitality......We are passionate about what we do......!
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