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Serendib Restaurant

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Chinese, Pizza & Pasta, 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, 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 of 5 stars
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Cosy beach front pub - restaurant - hand out place. Had very tasty and damn hot calamari plate and ordered extra one too! Even consequences of very spicy food worth it! Very good beer food variety, so on hot day in the city - this one is great escape!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Denis G
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Lappeenranta, Finland
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It's a very nice place with nice view of Negombo beach but comparing with near by restaurants and pubs food is not up to standards....specially they are in major tourist area , so they should have some signature dishes or else a better chef who can do wonders with sea food...but food is like typical Srilankan Chinese restaurant taste.....really disappointed........sea... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The menu is the standard Negombo menu, meat heavy, but a little more expensive. The vegan options are fried rice or spaghetti napolitana which I ordered for 850 - and they don't include any other veggies in their napolitana. Buuut my serving was HUGE, the spaghetti was authentically flavoured, my red wine was perfect at around 700, and the staff... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Visited for dinner during the low season so as to be expected hardly anyone there with little atmosphere. The service was attentive and professional and the drinks well priced. We had the devilled chicken which was OK. Would probably have a different perspective on a busy night.

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Cosy beach front pub - restaurant - hand out place. Had very tasty and damn hot calamari plate and ordered extra one too! Even consequences of very spicy food worth it! Very good beer food variety, so on hot day in the city - this one is great escape!

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We found Serendib whilst walking near our hotel, and we are very pleased we did. The staff were fantastic, really friendly and good fun. The food was wonderful (try the huge tiger prawns) and very reasonably priced. We ate here several times both lunch and dinner.

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Melaka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Went out for a drink with friends the other weekend and one of my friend's handbags was snatched. They caught the thief at the door trying to escape. On another occasion, I have also seen a rat run against the wall which has put me off eating there. Need to sort out a vermin control policy. Young locals tend to... More 

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Serendib1505, Manager at Serendib Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking the time to pass on your comments. I would like to take this opportunity to respond to your comments. In regards to the incident whereby your friend's handbag was taken, I would like to reassure both yourselves and fellow trip advisor members that this is not something that happens regularly and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Not the place for a romantic dining experience but a great place to meet with friends (or if you want to make friends). A basic menu of good quality food but not refined! Don't be put off by the fact that it appears to be more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Smarter than some of the restaurants and have clean WCs. Food was great, best seafood platter ever and I've travel the world ! Attentive staf, good value.

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Negombo, null, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Whenever I go to this place , it becomes one of the best days in my life. You find very very friendly and cool staff here and great food. Though it looks busy from the outside there are tables near to the beach where you can have a romantic dinner as well. good for drinks and as well as for... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is one of the oldest establishment I. The Negombo strip. The food is reasonably priced and of good quality. It's. Wen done up over the past few years- gone are the plastic chairs, the beach area has been decked and the toilets upgraded!! A must visit if your in the local area.

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Additional Information about Serendib Restaurant

Address: Porutota Road | Ethukala, Negombo 00094, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 312 279129
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo
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
Cuisine: Chinese, Pizza & Pasta, Malaysian, Sri Lankan

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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: Chinese, Pizza & Pasta, Malaysian, Sri Lankan
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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