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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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 Thank dilunzone
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

We are two persons who live locally and quite by chance discovered this place. The first impression (before eating) was that this is another over ambitious place trying to cash in on the tourists. The plastic chairs were tilted against the tables as if the place was closed so appearances were not very inspiring. Then we had the food and... More 

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Modica, Italy
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant, on the beach, excellent food, place itself is actually average but the prawns, chicken salad and spring rolls were most probably the best we had in Sri Lanka. only little wish I would make would be not to use these cold light bulbs that are unfortunately so widely spread here:)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Seafood, Sri Lankan
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?