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“Semondu at the Dutch Hospital”
Review of Semondu

Semondu
Ranked #12 of 601 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Situated at the former Dutch Hospital right opposite the World Trade Center, Semondu opened its wings to the public offering an international menu with a twist of oriental Sri Lankan fusion. Guests who always love to see how what they have ordered is being prepared have the chance to sit at the bar and just observe the master chefs at works through the open kitchen, dishing out an array of fusion cuisine, mixing flavours and tasting the different spices in each dish. Serving a wide choice from starters, salads, soups and main courses the restaurant not only speaks food but it speaks of a history many have forgotten. There are picture hung on walls of the ancestral times giving a glimpse of how Sri Lanka was then and a taste of Dutch architecture of the bygone era. With seats ready to accommodate around 64 guests, the 31 staff that have being trained straight from the SriLankan Catering Kitchen at Katunayake are ready on the go to serve the guest inside as well as outside verandah.
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Great international cuisine at most reasonable prices (2 X 2 courses for Rs. 3500). Sri Lanka-influenced interior decor is stunning. Staff from the Manager down are friendly, helpful and give you a wonderful dining experience. White linen and silver service just adds to the enjoyment of this restaurant.
Overall, The Dutch Hospital provides another tremendous venue for a night out in Colombo.

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Thank Brian H
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

The Semondu (or Semonduo?) is located in front of the WTC at the Old Dutch Hospital. It has great local and international food. The food is fine and well prepared (nouvelle cuisine style), with very high quality products. We all enjoyed our foods and drinks. The design of the place is very nice as are the changing color theme.

The only downside is the temperature in the restaurant. It was freezing and we were not the only guests annoyed by the cold. Take a jacket with you or something warm. Staff could be a bit more friendly as well. Maybe it goes together?

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Thank BernieBird
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Semondu, by Srilankan catering is a restaurant located at The Dutch Hospital, Colombo.

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Nice restaurant. Very cool lighting. Has a open kitchen concept.

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Only one word; tasty.

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Friendly staff. Overall very good service. Although menus can be a little bigger and have a little more variety.

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Very good service, very nice ambiance, very yummmmmmmy fooooood.

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Thank Hotelier8311
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

The semondu restaurant is in the central Colombo, Sri lanka at the so called " dutch hospital". The place is full of various restaurants including the famous " ministry of crabs" restaurant

We ate at semondu, the ambient at the court yard. The food is excellent and reasonable price, much cheaper than say grand cinnamon hotel where we stayed. The service is excellent and no fuss

Try these restaurants at the so called Dutch hospital and you will never regret

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Thank Kwamtoro
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

It was a nice atmosphere and ambience. The presentation was very good and the portion was generous. The lunch menu was limited. It is a place worth a second visit.

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