We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Semondu

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank Of Ceylon Mw, Cbo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
112441590
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

328 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 296: English reviews
Kotte
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Menu selection was good. Food was delicious and well presented. Friendly staff. Atmosphere was nice. Will definitely go back.

Helpful?
Thank Keshini A
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to this restaurant three times - with long intervals between visits - and have come away feeling dissatisfied. The menu is limited and the food indifferently cooked and the choice of desserts very limited.

Helpful?
Thank MrinThalgodapitiya
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So happy with this restaurant that I went back a second time during my stay in Colombo. The seafood they have is wonderful, definitely recommend the baked crab. Compared to other restaurants in the area you get a lot of value for money here, the food is delicious yet affordable. My family who chose the Sri Lankan dishes on the... More 

Helpful?
Thank food_fiend99
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff here are attentive. Orders were served in the alloted time. Food is ok too. Try the devilled chicken and your stay in Colombo is complete

Helpful?
Thank kvreyes
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff. Interior also very nice. Good food. But they are taking much more time to serve food.

Helpful?
Thank nkanchana22
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In my opion,it is better than Ministry of Crab. The lobster is bigger and cheaper. The waitress is lovely and kind.

Helpful?
Thank Shao Chien C
Chennai, India
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was hungry and was keen to have some fish on my plate! In Semondu, the bearer decided to order for me an excellent fish curry (that was not in the menu) with rice and some papad. It was delicious and was impressed by the helping attitude of the staff. Will I go back? YES

Helpful?
Thank Vasan
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

only resturent in Colombo to have a nice meal with a nice service .. staff was very friendly .. service was excellent. . lighting was romantic .. everything so neat and tidy ..

Helpful?
Thank Joy D
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
108 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found in the old Dutch Hospital, Semondu offers a nice ambience and serves delicate and authentic seafood curries. The menu also caters for the non-sea foodie with a selection of other dishes. A reasonable wine menu and affordable prices, it's well worth a try. We had Sri Lankan Crab curry and a great prawn curry too. Very well cooked. Recommended.

Helpful?
1 Thank JGSingers
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our third visit, and it's as good as our first and second ... It's like dining in the first class cabin... It may appear to be a little pricy, but given the service, ambiance, atmosphere and of the lip smacking food... It's very very reasonable... You'll never regret your visit here ... They have food for almost everyone... More 

Helpful?
Thank Magandran

Travelers who viewed Semondu also viewed

Colombo, Western Province
Colombo, Western Province
 
Colombo, Western Province
Colombo, Western Province
 

Been to Semondu? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Sri Lankan, Seafood, International, European, Fusion
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank Of Ceylon Mw, Cbo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: 112441590

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Semondu staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?