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Serendib Restaurant

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Asian, Chinese, Pizza, Malaysian, Sri Lankan
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Porutota Road | Ethukala, Negombo 00094, Sri Lanka
+94 312 279129
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9:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 169
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice beach location

We went on sunday late afternoon for the sunset and a drink. Serendib has a huge cocktail list. The cocktails were good. Many people enjoyed the drinks and food. Staff friendly. No wifi.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
marti j
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Spain
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a hotelier in Kandy...I want to say this place have great selection of seafood menu.... and the service is excellent....

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Thank DinukCon
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This highly rated restaurant by trip adviser devotees we found to be the poorest my wife and I visited in Negombo. No starters were available. We both had curries served without rice and just bread that could have been mothers pride.The meat however was tooth destroying in its chewiness. There was smoking all around us and we were confronted with... More 

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1 Thank Pablocar_11
Negombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service is quick and efficient and the meals good, but they have a set of rules for Sri Lankans and none for foreigners..... so if you are into equality, or if you have Sri Lankan friends, remember they must dress and behave appropriately, whereas you can, if you are a foreigner, enter half naked and behave badly.

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2 Thank Bob U
Serendib1505, Manager at Serendib Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I would firstly like to respond by saying that all our guests, regardless of nationality, are treated exactly the same, as a customer. You will find that all restaurants, not just Serendib but all around the world have an evening dress code and would expect their guests to behave in a certain way. Unfortunately on... More 

Izola, Slovenia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a really nice place to eat, have a delicious drink or party! @ Serendib you can find fresh fish, succulent prawns and lobsters, delightful meat and very good pasta and original Italian caffe`, all this served by very nice and professional stuff always ready to help you. Don`t you want eat? Have there just a night party and... More 

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Thank Gym178
west of scotland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my wife's favourite meals is butter chicken. So when we saw it on menu we went right in. What my wife got was chicken nuggets covered in batter. I got local fish dish which was full of bones. Didn't complain because they couldn't understand us.

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Thank GeebWestOfScotland
Derby, UK
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351 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant opens onto the beach so is a good spot for lunch. Menu is extensive but although it offers lots of choice it doesn't seem to do anything particularly well. Prices are typical for tourist restaurants around this area

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Thank kmr1809
nanette447
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our one night staying in Negombo, we were trying to find a nice restaurant along a very busy commercialised street. Finally found Serendib, and had the best crab curry of my life! Don't go for the whole crab if you haven't had it before, two women on th next table didn't have a clue how to open the crab,... More 

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Thank nanette447
Spain
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307 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on sunday late afternoon for the sunset and a drink. Serendib has a huge cocktail list. The cocktails were good. Many people enjoyed the drinks and food. Staff friendly. No wifi.

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Thank marti j
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great cocktail from the bartender(rumesh )... and they have nice dj music.. and also owner of the restaurant is very friendly.. when you come to negombo just go and have a look inside...

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Thank Praveen F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, good drinks, beautiful view and great service! Definitely a place to visit! Plus the street is so vivid and full of people! Give it a try!

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Thank Paulina P

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Porutota Road | Ethukala, Negombo 00094, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo
  • Phone Number: +94 312 279129

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Pizza, Malaysian, Sri Lankan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?