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Semondu

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Dutch, Seafood, International, 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
WOW, Its great...

It’s a big WOW. The money you spend at Semondu is really worth it. Friendly Staff. Delicious food. Great place. If you want to have great food, this is the place to go in the heart of Colombo. We always got complementary chocolates after lunch. Haven’t visited the place for a while and missing it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Dunnama_Kanna
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It’s a big WOW. The money you spend at Semondu is really worth it. Friendly Staff. Delicious food. Great place. If you want to have great food, this is the place to go in the heart of Colombo. We always got complementary chocolates after lunch. Haven’t visited the place for a while and missing it.

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Colombo
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82 reviews 82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Had lunch with a colleague and we really enjoyed it. The service was excellent and the fresh water melon juice was done to perfection! I had the grilled seer which was really good. The ambience was nice and comfy. Nice place for a relaxing meal

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Hertfordshire, UK
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Not that I expected to be served airline food as this restaurant is catered by Sri Lankan airlines catering, but I did expect a great time. Menu nice with choice but service slow and unresponsive and lacked any form of intuitive service. A great pity as the Old Dutch Hospital complex is a nice place to visit, but not Semondu.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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83 reviews 83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It's in a nice heritage complex, the old Dutch Hospital, high roof, antique windows and floors and amongst good neighbors. The positives end there. It's just an average restaurant with prices higher than at the surrounding 5 star hotels. It's run by the local Airline and they can't seem to forget that. The meala are served in individual dishes on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This restaurant is in the Fort area inside the Dutch hospital complex owned by Srilankan Catering.Food is tasty and have varied choice Lobster is good.Good decor with tables well separated.Service is poor.

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London
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6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

We visited here with friends whilst in Colombo and had a lovely meal and there were good vegetarian choices for one of our group. The restaurant has a very relaxed atmosphere and caters to a variety of clientele. I would recommend to restaurant.

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Madurai, India
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19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Had dinner here. Was a single traveller, and this place suite just fine. Service was very nice, and we can dine in leisure. Taste was good (not great though), portions were decent. Price was high but at par with the fine diners. If i come back to colombo, will definitely bring the family along to this place.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We decided to visit Semondu after being disappointed with the service at 'the restaurant next door' two days previously. We received a warm welcome into the comfortable, modern restaurant. Staff were friendly, attentive and observant from a distance- professional. A loud foreign family arrived with their child treating the space like a playground, the head waiter defused a situation quickly... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A very modern take on a fabulous restaurant !!! Charming attentive staff, excellent food options in a very in a very relaxed atmospheres !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Friendly staff, nice ambience with air-conditioning. Tasty food, good variety to choose from menu, European, Sri Lankan food. A lovely lunch break from a busy day of walking around the city. Well recommended.

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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, Asian, Fusion

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