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“Great seafood, great décor, great back-story!”

Malli's Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 63 Restaurants in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The most romantic place to wine and dine in Bentota.
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Can safely say that as a seafood lover - Malli's served me the best lobster I have had. Ever.

None of this rubbery comes-out-as-one-lump tail for me, but a lovely fresh flakey half kilo of locally caught lobster.

We were served coconut bread with fresh, sliced tomatoes and minced, grilled garlic as an amuse bouche and shared a splendid salad and cuttlefish for starter. Our mains were the fantastic lobster and river prawns the size of a large banana with a dessert of mint ice cream, fruit and nuts.

Inside the restaurant is decor much more classy than you see in the rest of Bentota, whilst you don't come here expecting this level of venue; you are pleasantly surprised and happy when you find it.

Speaking to Malli himself, he told us that he used to work as a painter & decorator in Derby before realising his calling was to come back and open a restaurant. He took the time to come to our table an tell us about the place and show us the two massive plates featuring "catch of the day" for us to choose from. When we thought the fairytale couldn't get any more complete he revealed that he rows out to sea in his catamaran at 6am every morning to catch the fish and lobster himself!! I have to say also, he spoke with the confidence of a man telling the truth so hats off!

Would give Malli's a recommendation of the highest order.

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Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

Great food. Lobster tasted amazing. Costs 7000 rupees per kg. Fresh seafood. Located next to a train track.

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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Fantastic seafood and very friendly staff. Localization typical to Azja, near train station, but it is ok. You must visit this restaurant during your stay in Bentota.

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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Accommodating staff and lovely food. The Asian Seafood Salad was amazing. You must visit this restaurant.

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Thank LondonTown_2013
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

We had a fantastic dinner @ Malli's a few days back (14th Nov 2013). We were greeted with a plate of fresh catch from the day which was quite impressive. We had a nice & large portion of lobster. I am not a big fan of seafood while my wife is, but to my surprise both of us really liked the taste. It was cooked very well and plated nice. We tried seafood in a few restaurants in Bentota including Taj and we can comfortably say that Malli's is the best. Restaurant staff including the owner were very courteous, attentive & well spoken. We saw the owner spend a few minutes at every table enquiring about the food. Overall we loved our dinner in this restaurant, a must visit if you are in Bentota.

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