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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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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not to sure about this place ... it's a great location on the beach.. I came here last year with my sister and her husband and the food was really good and the atmosphere was buzzing ... but on this occasion the restaurant seemed empty and the service was not fantastic. Noodles were dry ,and sweet and sour prawns were... More 

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Thank Andrew D
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated at nice mount lavinia beach .Food is very Poor the qualiy of Chinese food is very bad no taste . service also the same.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the visit. We are sorry our cuisine was not to your liking. Regards, Manager. More 

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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go with your family and friends. Food options are eccellent and staff are extremely helpful. Live music adds to the ambiance. Certainly recommend to couples and small groups.

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1 Thank Nishan_A_TA
LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this review

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

Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tasty high quality food although a little on the expensive side. Attentive staff and clean toilet facilities.

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Thank _roxjackson5
LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this review

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

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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is situated on the Mount Lavinia beach and closes at 3pm. The Chinese food available was average, wooden tables, no sign of restaurant decor. Not busy during day, not busy during night...average Chinese

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Thank Edward B
LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the visit. Please note we are open from 11am- 3pm for lunch. Open from 6pm-11pm for dinner. We are open everyday. It is sad you don't appreciate our beautiful architecture like the others. We are an "award winning" restaurant. Rated amongst the top 5 nominees for coveted "Restaurant Brand of the Year 2015" Further, we... More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Maybe it's not Sri Lankan food but really good Asian restaurant. The best Tom Yum soup I have ever eat and not only that. Sometimes I had to wait to long but it was worth that! Location excellent!!!

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Thank Magdalena H
LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the visit and review. We look forward to serving you again. Warmest regards, Manager. More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We always use ti visit this please. The last time we went had a bad experience. We ordered fried rice chicken calamari kang kung and spaghetti. .. We got everything except spaghetti. Rice was over cooked and it wasn't nice we wanted them to remake it by the time time we lost appetite. .my sister was pregnant. .. it was... More 

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Thank zainab m
LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the visit. Noted your remarks on rice. Have conveyed to chef already. our apologies for this. However, we don't serve spaghetti as we are a Chinese restaurant. Hope to see you again. Warm regards, Manager. More 

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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have been here couple of times and I would say they do have pretty good food, and it was indeed a good experience however I would recommend you to go way early since they take long time to serve almost 45 to 1hr and I have seen many people getting agitated, however the servers are pleasant and welcoming.

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Thank Mrs.C. Fernando
LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the visit and review. Noted your comments. Thank you for the compliments. All our dishes are freshly made to order for quality. This usually takes up to 30 minutes maximum. I am sorry it has taken longer than in your case. Shall speak to Chef and kitchen Team in this regard. Please accept our apologies.... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We really enjoyed the meal and the taste of the food was very good. Friendly staff and a quite an attentive bunch as well. Extremely helpful when taking orders suggestive but not over trying to sell. Good selection and the drinks were reasonably priced as well.

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Thank Roshan A
LOONTAO, Manager at LOON TAO, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the visit. Appreciate your review. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Warm regards, Manager. More 

New Delhi, India
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

lets be fair - it is unreasonable to expect a sea side restaurant to offer you a lot of veggy options. But this one did and I liked that thing about them. food was ok - a bit smelly but then the ambience was awesome with live music and also there was this nice breeze at night. Their service is... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the visit and review. We have 50 different vegetarian dishes in total. This makes up to much more than what some "vegetarian restaurants" maybe serving. These include appetisers, soups, sizzlers, bean curd,main dishes, fried rice and fried noodles etc etc. Certainly a lot for a seafood restaurant but we are happy to do this for... 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
USD 10 - USD 15
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?