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Semondu

Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank Of Ceylon Mw, Cbo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #12 of 287 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food was bad. Waiter taking the order did not take it correctly. Even though it's supposed to be a good restaurant the waiters don't even repeat the order after writing it down.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was taken to Semondu,opposite the World Trade Centre, by Sri Lankan Airlines staff for Lunch as their Fly Smiles Frequent Flyer programme are partnering with the restaurant. We had a very delightful lunch and so a day later I thought I would go there for Dinner. The fried calamari starter was delicious but the main course of Darne of... More

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Colombo
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Located at the Dutch Hospital building and operated by Sri Lankan Catering this is a lovely place for Lamprais, grilled fish and great fruit juices. The service was always excellent and the food fresh and hot. A very nice place to unwind for lunch during a hot busy day.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Excellent food. Great choices. I had a difficult time deciding and m a picky, healthy eater! The prices are very reasonable - our group felt we found a real gem. Will be back!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Seemed nice food but about 6 hours later I was very unwell. Really disappointing way to end to our trip, we even had to reschedule our flight the next day (with Sri Lankan airlines!) and pay an for additional hotel night. The least they can do would be to reschedule the flight for free as it was their restaurants fault... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stumbled upon this place by accident, were really hungry..so decided to step inside Cafe Semondu. Out of this world prawn curry and crab in black pepper sauce. (I'm hungry now just thinking of this). Nice and attentive staffs.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It was my first try at Semondu with my husband on 26th June 2014. We had an enjoyable dinner. Indeed it has lived up to its standard of 4.5 rating. But I would give it full score of 5! Ambience was good, service was fast, food was tasty. Both of us shared the delicious crispy fried calamari and another Hot... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Went with office colleagues. Great variety. Super ambience and good quick service. We were done in 45 minutes. A must visit restaurant at the Dutch hospital precinct!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

On our last day we lunched at Semondu, in the beautifully restored former Dutch Hospital Building in central Colombo. Semondu offers fine dining and a good menu encompassing seafood, local and international cuisine in a large high ceiling-ed room. We shared an East Coast Seafood Salad - prawns, lobster and fish with fresh crispy greens in a honey mustard For... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

its a good restuaruant with a fine ambience.its centrally located as well.it has a lot of western dishesbut does not have many srilankan food options.the seafood platter and lamb is something to try.one of their award winning desserts the stewed peach is worth trying out.staff is very helpful.food is a bit expensive.

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