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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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Today
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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Set on the beach you cant go wrong with the place however the food and the whole dining experience was terrible. I am a vegetarian and there was a very few options to start with. To make it worst the Vege Fried rice i ordered was under cooked. My wife ordered a Sizzling Fish (not sure what the dish was)... More 

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Thank Sean H
Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been here last month for dinner. THe host was very friendly though the service was bit messed up. We had requested sesame free food as my husband was allergic to that but even though the host assured they have not added that still my husband suffered after eating. A dish we had ordered also had been served to... More 

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Thank Swetha J
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only place in the Lavinia Beach where they serve beer/drinks officially.. Food is chinese.. Expect huge servings.. Expensive but worth considering the size of servings.. Overall a good seafacing experience

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Thank Art S
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

just a perfect setting for a perfect vacation, good place, good seating, good food, good staff, and good lightining.. simply superb

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Thank Krishna K
Bangkok
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was very soothing and coupled with good music for relaxation. Importantly the music was not too loud enabling us to talk without having to shout to be heard.Food was excellent clean and had a aura of freshness coupled with good service quick and courteous. Management too was inquiring on the table thus giving it a more concerned service.... More 

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Thank Palitha J
Colombo, SRI LANKA
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family visited loon Tao on a Sunday Eve which was not usually a busy night at the restaurant In order to celebrate my mother's 79th Birthday . The service was quite good especially the philipino ladies on duty and also the locals were very attentive. The food was delicious and the music was nice. Make sure you... More 

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Thank Neil-SL
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to dine. Casual attire is best suited for this restaurant, The sea, the sand and great food with wine.....what a combination. Service is good. Thanks to Janaka for taking personal care of us.

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Thank Richie S
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2,389 reviews
780 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good Chinese restaurant. The food is good and tasty.The ambiance is good with the sea view as this restaurant is in the famous Mount Lavinia beach front.The service is poor.

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Thank SE s
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Loon Tao last Sunday for dinner. It was quite crowded. The host was quite prompt to greet us and hand over the menus. The surrounding look nice and clean and the breeze made the stay comfortable. i just felt that looking at the customers who were there the number of staff in attendance was not sufficient. Food was... More 

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Thank Roshan F
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a dinner - stunning setting on the beach with a little live music playing in the background. The food was tasty, authentic, not great or very special. The staff however was really suffering with taking orders, not smiling and simply walking around and without being very attentive. Could be a much better place....

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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
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?