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Serendib Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Chinese
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Porutota Road | Ethukala, Negombo 00094, Sri Lanka
+94 312 279129
9:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in a couple of times. First time the place was rocking. Lots of vibe and good crowd. Went back another day and ate....food was okay but nothing special. Recommend for beers n partying....not so much for the food..

Thank Jcglobal
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best place to have a good cocktail. Good service and friendly staff. Very famous for seafood and stakes. Love this place

Thank Himal E
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food with good service. Are here a couple of times on our stay. Also has a dj at night and lively scene with a dance floor. Big area to the rear that has sea view and tables on the beach. Good all rounder.

Thank Susie0123456
Windlesham, Surrey
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57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent, shared meal and a quiet drink with a view of the beach, the ocean and the sunset. The staff were friendly and efficient.

Thank peterjg63
Galle, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice beachfront restaurant with attentive staff and good, reasonably priced food. Although we didn't stay late enough to experience it apparently there is dancing later with a local DJ and our friends who live in the area regularly go this bar for their evening meal and entertainment

Thank ingramjack65
Melbourne, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending 3 weeks in SL we had close to our best meal here. The fish curry (white tuna or "sear") was very good and also the curry and rice. It was recommended by our hotel because number one on TP "Lords" was quite pricey in comparison. The restaurant is right on the beach with basic seating I.e not flash.

Thank Rebecca H
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never been disappointed at this place... have spend virtually every night there on each of my trips to Negeambo since 2 years... Great food, staff, drinks and music and crowd...

Thank Dinu J
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

During our stay we came here twice. Once for dinner and once for lunch. The Sri-Lankan cuisine is very enjoyable and full of flavor. Reasonable servings as well and all very delicious. The staff were friendly and made great recommendations on dishes to try. It's a lovely beach front location with a great outdoor area. Reasonably priced. I would certainly... More 

Thank Mel P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Three restaurants were recommended. We chose Serendib for lunch. Calamari was tough and covered in ghee/butter/oil, king prawns OK, minimal chips. The salads looked fresh, but we stayed away from them. Sauted vegetables was almost all heavily oiled potatoe pieces. We were given a glass of hot water to clean off the grease. Carlsberg beer on menu, but not available.... More 

Thank Colin D
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Plentiful Dinner (Can be shared or have it on your own). Salad and chips is enough for one person. But if you are sharing then will need an additional side. Cocktails are also decent.

Thank Sujith J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Chinese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porutota Road | Ethukala, Negombo 00094, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo
  • Phone Number: +94 312 279129

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