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Bijou

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Porutota Rd | Ethukala, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
031.2274710
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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good taste

Had second thoughts before coming here first over other happening places but happened to be a very a good place where you can have a tummy full! What I learnt from local friends is food you find here got authentic taste ( which is true) and many other famous places had taste lit bit of local .

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
yeshthara
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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155 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If you look at this place from the outside you will not be impressed by this Swiss restaurant but don't be fooled as it has superb steaks and pork but when you go here you want to get something different everytime. You will not be disappointed..

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Food here is pretty good though not fantastic. Local devilled children v tasty but served with a big pile of boring white rice. Veggie gratins are good. Kids menu ok. Problem was only one waiter on duty who struggled in the heat to keep up. Toilets are very scuzzy. These need serious attention. No sign of Swiss owner. Wondering if... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had second thoughts before coming here first over other happening places but happened to be a very a good place where you can have a tummy full! What I learnt from local friends is food you find here got authentic taste ( which is true) and many other famous places had taste lit bit of local .

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A place I know and visit occasionally for the last 12 years. Bijou, owned by a Swiss lady named Dolly, is located on the beach road in Negombo. You can choose to sit outside (2 small and 1 big table) or inside the restaurant which is facilitated with ceiling fans. The place is maintained in a tidy condition. The food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

was there for lunch, place was empty. you got a lot of choice on the menu, got grilled calamari, it's was very fresh one. located on the Main Street, end up to go there from the review, next time will go for the diner, and will try another meal.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Great staff and lovely atmosphere in restaurant. Like most Sri Lankan people they are very happy to serve and be friendly

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Berlicum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

A very nice restaurant. Very good service. Menu card very good a delicous dinner in a nice area. Clean. We like to go again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We liked the fish and lovely salad. It has many choices. All kinds. We would go back there again, Also friendly people

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

While here in Negombo, we walked each morning. A bit of exercise and some shell collecting. On the way back to the hotel we would stop for coffee. Good European coffee. Friendly staff, chatty!

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It was the last place we ate before we went home to Europe. And it was very good. We got the food fast and it was tasty. They even had real olive oil which was great for a change.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Porutota Rd | Ethukala, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo
  • Phone Number: 031.2274710

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Swiss, International, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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