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168 Sea Food Palace

8 Sea View Avenue, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #72 of 269 restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood
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English first
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is the first time I have been to this place and it was quite good. From the outside the place doesn't look that nice . Their food is awesome and the service is ok and the food comes to the table at a quite a good pace. We went to the place for dinner and was almost empty and... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

So far I haven't found a restaurant in Colombo that I really like and is a must visit. 168 is no exception. It's a popular restaurant and food is decent and clean but I've had better food in food courts in SE Asia. If your stuck in Colombo for awhile this is one of those place you will be dining... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

The best Szechuan food! each time we visit Sri Lanka we opt for a meal at no 168! the last being in Jan 2013. I have already booked for a dinner party to be held there to celebrate my Cousins 70th birthday who will be over from the UK on holiday. Plus its BYO!!

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Kuala Lumpur
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

I have been eating crab for the last 27 years mainly in Singapore, Malaysia and China but 3 days ago in had THE best "Singapore Chilli Crab" at 168 in Colombo. The crab was so fresh and succulent, the meat melted on my tongue. Don't worry about the chilli sauce, it was a very pleasant sweet sauce perfectly in balance... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

If ur want a dinner with good ambiance don't go there , but if u want yameee food its one of the best places which offer chinease in colombo. the service is not that good we have to wait for ten minutes for a waiter for ordering . but after the food came the all bad about the place is... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The restaurant does look a bit shabby on first impression. I like to think they focus on the food and not much else. The service was very bad. They took a very long time to attend and also to bring the food/drinks. They also mixed up our orders on more than one occasion. The food on the other hand was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

I visited the place on recommendation from a friend. It is one of the few places in Colombo where you can bring your own bottle of liquor for which the restaurant charges no corking. Food in general is good especially the fried prawn ball and kankun (a type of herb). My suggestion will be to avoid the pork preparations as... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

I've never experienced such a poor service in Sri Lanka. Food is not value of the money. I think people come here only for boozing. The cost of the food is higher than a five star hotel in this third class restaurant.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Really great fresh sea food at a very reasonable price. We had the yummy prawn balls as a starter followed by jumbo prawns in singaporean chilli sauce, hot butter cuttle fish, pork and fried rice. Service was pretty efficient and the food tasted great

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Hokandara North, null, Sri Lanka
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

This place is popular among guys to have a drink and great chinese resturant, one of the few resturants in colombo where you can bring your own booze. The food is great and its value for money, its a guys place not a place for family or couples.. there is wide choice of food and they serve the food in... More

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