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Semondu

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Dutch, Seafood, International, European, Asian, Fusion
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Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank Of Ceylon Mw, Cbo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
112441590
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Farewell dinner to relatives from abroad

This is not the first occassion I have visited this place. As I felt that it would be an ideal place for such an occassion 7 of us were present. The ambiance is maintained. The food quality is definitely better than what the sri lankan airlines serve in the air. The regrettable aspect is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Amarajothy
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is not the first occassion I have visited this place. As I felt that it would be an ideal place for such an occassion 7 of us were present. The ambiance is maintained. The food quality is definitely better than what the sri lankan airlines serve in the air. The regrettable aspect is the quality of their cock tails.... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed my dinner in this restaurant. The seafood platter is nice and tasty. The service was great. The set up is nice. Decor is neat. Highly recommended.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The food was phenomenal. Warm and welcoming service. Elegant atmosphere. Loved the experience. Absolutely worth for the price.

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Kuta, Indonesia
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had lunch here on our last day in Sri Lanka at the Dutch Hospital. It is located next to Ministry of Crab even if TripAdvisor points 600 m. from here. The appetizer was excellent, fresh stawberries from Nuwara Eliya, tasty feta cheese and excellently flavored fresh salad. As a second course we had lamb wraps, deliciously flavored and wrapped... More 

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Shute Harbour, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We had a lovely meal here tonight. The staff were very good and the meals also. Very pleasant ambiance and nice attention to detail on interior design. My wife had the seafood platter for one which was excellent! Unfortunately for me my first three picks on the menu were not available tonight due to seasonality of prawns and crab, chose... More 

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Nagpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Semondu fine dining fusion restaurant is situated at a very strategic location in the Dutch Hospital, Colombo. To our pleasant surprise we learnt that this was a subsidiary and is owned by the Srilankan airways. As we wanted a bite for lunch this was the only place open after 2:00 pm in the vicinity and to our surprise... The... More 

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India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Food is tasty here and we enjoy it. It just near by famous world tower. Hotel was clean. Quality of food is good and price are just ok.

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Wide variety of food and exquisitely prepared. If you are a Fly Smiles member, you can can your you can get vouches from Sri Lankan Airlines to pay.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Ptolemy called Sri Lanka, Semondu. The hospitality of Sri Lankans is more ancient than the name and Semondu is certainly a flagship for it. The menu is varied, modern and a fusion of many palates and presented well. I liked the underlit flooring which enhanced, rather than detracted from the huge, wooden Dutch period windows that encased the room. I... More 

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Hertfordshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Decided to go once again with a friend. What a transformation from the previous visit. Much brighter, friendlier a very different place. Very good dinner menu with appropriate quality service, enjoyed tremendously and happy to return again. It's always good to see a better and improved service. But expensive for what is served.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank Of Ceylon Mw, Cbo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: 112441590

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dutch, Seafood, International, European, Asian, Fusion

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