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Semondu

Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank Of Ceylon Mw, Cbo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
112441590
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Ranked #9 of 296 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian, Seafood, International, Fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Very enjoyable meal in an outside area of an old Dutch colonial hospital. Lots of restaurant options here, but we chose to sit outside at Semondu (also large restaurant inside). Although we had basic food (after a long flight) of burgers and chips, they were absolutely fantastic. Quite extensive menu of finer food options, that I would definitely return to... More

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UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We visited for lunch with family. The décor of the restaurant is very modern and trendy and sets the mood well. Our group had a variety of dishes however our favourties were the Sri Lankan prawn curry and the baked crab! The staff were very attentive and made us feel welcome. The portions of food are very generous. By Western... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Love this place. Was there for a celebration, so of course we wanted many things, and we were not disappointed. From the opening tray of bread to the quantity and quality of the food to the drinks, we loved the abundance and the taste. There was also quite a choice for many, and even I (a vegetarian) did not feel... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It's a most modern and well designed fine dining restaurant in the city apart from major internationally recognized branded hotel in Sri Lanka

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Hobart, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A great way to spend a lunch hour. Excellent service. A cool Lion beer(s) to take away the heat of the day. An excellent Sri Lankan prawn curry. Comfortable seats. Five of us enjoyed our meals and said it was one of the best we had. Only wish I had more time to come back and experience the food and... More

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We visited the restaurant last week whilst on a trip to Colombo . The menu had a varied choice Of dishes but as I had the T Bone steak I can only comment that this was absolutely superb. We started with a mixed platter the spring rolls were the best we've ever tasted light and crisp . The manager Chathura... More

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Sri Lanka
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Paced in the iconic Dutch Hospital ,Semondu was the preferred choice for a business lunch . The place is well maintained , the washroom is clean and staff is well trained and does not hover unnecessarily. We had the prawn curry which was ok, not really great . What is memorable t was the dessert. The red wine and aromatic... More

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Colombo
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Starting from my visit to the well kept washroom, great meet & greet, helpful waiter, great menu advice, wonderful surroundings and first class food. Cost about £20 a head for three courses with drinks and service. Not Colombo's cheapest but worth the money and we will go back. The view is scenic if twin tower office blocks are your thing... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Excellent restaurant. Nice atmosphere and option to sit outside on the square of the old hospital. The service was really good and friendly and the food was wonderfull. The only comment is that the portions where to big. Price value s really good.

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Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The restaurant is situated in a lovely place in the old Dutch Hospital building with a lovely atmosphere. The staff is really good and friendly and the place is really clean and tidy. The food they serve is excellent. Nice variety of food/drinks and desserts. The only downside i can see is the price, its little over the average compared... More

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Additional Information about Semondu

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

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