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“Awesome menu, great ambiance, fab food, superlative service”
Review of Semondu

Semondu
Ranked #11 of 583 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 24, 2014

On our last day we lunched at Semondu, in the beautifully restored former Dutch Hospital Building in central Colombo. Semondu offers fine dining and a good menu encompassing seafood, local and international cuisine in a large high ceiling-ed room.

We shared an East Coast Seafood Salad - prawns, lobster and fish with fresh crispy greens in a honey mustard

For mains, the hubby ate the semondu Famous Baked Crab. I had a seafood trio with salmon, shrimp and rock lobster.

Served with accompaniments both mains were to die for

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Reviewed May 23, 2014

its a good restuaruant with a fine ambience.its centrally located as well.it has a lot of western dishesbut does not have many srilankan food options.the seafood platter and lamb is something to try.one of their award winning desserts the stewed peach is worth trying out.staff is very helpful.food is a bit expensive.

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Reviewed May 16, 2014

My wife and me sat in this restaurant in the vicinity of Dutch Hospital.for a lunch. Well there is a Malay girl ( Sri Lankan) by the name of Zainab, who was very helpul in getting the orders for us. We ordered, crab and prawns. For the starters they provide bread and butter. The crab curry is nice but not the prawn, I feel that the prawns are quite old , should be long in the fridge. This place is very clean and maintained welll.

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

As there are limited restaurant choices in Colombo, this was really highly rated. It does not have many Sri Lankan food options but whatever we tried was really good. Lovely food, good service and helpful staff.

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Reviewed May 11, 2014

We chose this restaurant for our last night in Sri Lanka as a way to celebrate. We thought we were going to end up paying a lot. Compared with the rest of Sri Lanka, it probably wasn't cheap, but for two people to gave an excellent meal, with wine, for about £40 (UK) is amazing. The seafood is top notch and there are some interesting flavour combinations on the menu. Make sure you start with a cocktail. They're great. The design of the restaurant is quite cool (high ceilings, big seats, etc) and the service was attentive without being cloying. Definitely worth putting your best glad rags on for if you've been on a budget holiday in Sri Lanka. One last splurge. Also, make sure you have a little peruse around the Dutch Hospital shopping complex before you eat. Lovely place.

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