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Semondu

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Asian, Sri Lankan, Dutch, Seafood, International, European, 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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 20
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  • 6
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  • 6
    Terrible
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
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Went there without reservation thanks good ranking at trip advisor. The waiter was so kind to found me a little place...you rather reserve a table...the food was delicious and the ambiente very nice with that 400 years old roof top. Quite expensive but regarding the quality and the quantity it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Hugues S
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307 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there without reservation thanks good ranking at trip advisor. The waiter was so kind to found me a little place...you rather reserve a table...the food was delicious and the ambiente very nice with that 400 years old roof top. Quite expensive but regarding the quality and the quantity it is affordable. Really good choice

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Thank Hugues S
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to this place one evening when we couldn't get a table in the Ministry of Crab - it is right next door in the Old Dutch Hospital. My wife had the Aussie fillet steak and a bottle of Shiraz. It was beautifully presented and was pronounced absolutely delicious. 10 out of 10. I went for the Kandyan chicken... More 

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Thank McMahonjam
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for a late lunch and was quiet and not crowded.Food was tasty but not extraordinary. I enjoyed the prawn kebabs in my main meal. Service needs improvement as we had to call staff members several times.

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Thank 514pushy
Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Place is on the expensive side of Colombo restaurants, but it has perfect location. The mushroom soup was really good as a starter. It had taste and flavor, and it was big enough for two persons, who are not very hungry. They didn't had chicken curry (finished from the menu), but as we so much wished for the curry they... More 

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Thank Tiia1976
Hendala
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really expensive and the food is average !! Don't know whether it was what we ordered!! But nothing special for me !

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Thank Prari J
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121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure what to think about this Restaurant. Yes the food was reasonably good and the service was efficient but the bill made me think again? At just over £20 or 4000 SL rupees a head for a main course and a round of drinks; I was left thinking that it was a bit over priced. Probably not a... More 

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Thank Critica l
New Delhi, India
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited semondu last week and had one of the best food. They have a limited but too good food menu. Ambience was nice, service was good and prices were reasonable. Their prawn curry is one of the best.

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Thank BDGarg
Panadura, Sri Lanka
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here with my wife. Ambiance was nice. Service was not bad; but could've been friendlier. Food was good. But I had the misfortune of having the same items in my soup and main dish. The soup I ordered was a laksa. The main dish was more or less the same; minus the soup. Nevertheless the experience wasn't bad.

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Thank sundomain
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to have a quick Sri Lankan food lunch at a very reasonable price. Tasty food and good service

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Thank TeeJay272015
Annecy, France
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I should have realized as soon as I saw the menu and the decor. Confused is the best description. Such a hodge-podge of dishes and cuisines. Absolute nonsense. Asian dishes served with "House salad"??? Come on. What a joke. We had the Red Curry Lobster Thermidor. It was horrible. What a waste of two lobsters' lives. Yuck. It had some... More 

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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: Asian, Sri Lankan, Dutch, Seafood, International, European, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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