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Tao

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Asian, Seafood, Sri Lankan
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Modara Wella, Thalwila, Marawila, Sri Lanka
+94 77 201 3600
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Colombo
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2 reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017

most tourists like the place. but expensive. Try seafood from your hotel, too. good staff. Don't get caught to unwanted people who will sell tours. stick to your travel agent. that is safe and will take you to places and show you what they promised. recommended.

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Thank ROS1234
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

One of the best seafood restaurants in Asti Lanka. Food was amazing, could not fault anything. Stayed in Marawilla for about a week we ate there every day!

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Thank AsjiaB2415
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I almost moved out my car after seeing the atmosphere, but with all reviews I wanted try out the food. If you are seafood lover, definitely check this place.

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1 Thank merums
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

we were staying full board at a nearby hotel but decided to go somewhere else on our last night and use up the last of our rupees,a quick look on tripadvisor and a chat to the tuk tuk drivers we decided to come here for dinner.i ordered noodles with meat,my partner ordered battered prawns and pak choi,1st his prawns came... More 

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Thank tillyrihanna
Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2016

this is a really excellent, tasty a little bit spicy and very delicious foods that everyone can enjoy.

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1 Thank zhenqilin
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

I am definitely a foodaholic but a seafood maniac! Where ever i go, i make sure to try at least one seafood dish, and yet this is one of the very few places made me remember why i love LoVe LOVE seafood so much! First - the atmosphere: it reminded me of a beach wadiya.. Very sri lankan-fishery feeling. Simply... More 

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4 Thank dilunzone
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

The food was simply wow!!! These guys no what do to a lobster,crab and cuttlefish !!! The ambience could improve... But once u have that crab claw in ur hands u forget everything..I certainly forgot my table manners ;-) and enjoyed an amazing meal...

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1 Thank Neero700
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

Best seafood at Sri lanka!!!! Nice staff and the owner the best ever. Table next to the ocean on the beach during sunset. Best regards Per&Linda / Sweden

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1 Thank PerJuhl
on the move
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56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2015

marawila doesn't have the choice of seaside restaurants that places like mirissa does so there is not a lot of choice. I did find Tao to be fairly enjoyable even though when I went it was the national holiday so the fishermen hadn't gone out that afternoon and I was left with the option of fish caught that morning which... More 

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1 Thank digger2
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Personally, I am not a big fan of seafood. But Tao changed it all. A nice little place facing the sea, nice staff, and friendly crowd. There are so many options to choose from lobster, crab, prawns, and AN AWESOME CUTTLE FISH!, and also other general meat such as chicken to meet the needs of everyone who visit the place.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Seafood, Sri Lankan
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Modara Wella, Thalwila, Marawila, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  North Western Province  >  Marawila
  • Phone Number: +94 77 201 3600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?