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“Bad food, Got diarrhea right away”
Review of Sen Saal

Sen Saal
Ranked #473 of 600 Restaurants in Colombo
Cuisines: Indian, Italian, Cafe, Sri Lankan
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Reviewed December 27, 2012

I had some fish buns mid 2012 from Sen saal and ended up with severe diarrhea. The next time my office organized a New year party where the food came from Sen saal. After having the food I was having severe diarrhea again. Not only me, few friends of mine also got the same effect on the same day. Don't get fooled by the looks of the restaurant, this place is well known to serve bad food. As I was living near by I had to take short-eats from Sen saal, most of the time pastries and fish buns felt pretty old/rotten. I think they never replace old food but to refrigerate and sell them again

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

What can I say? Its a great bread place. All sorts of bread. I grew up on a street where a single bakery supplied bread for years. But if you like variety then this is a good place to go to. Their take-away dinner spread too is quite good

1  Thank ArjunaJ
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

It's very difficult to order food in this place, as the staff just drift away while the order is being given, or attend to something else, wasting the time of the customers. Some of the savory food bought from this place has sand in it, and tastes sour, and seems like it's old food been frozen and sold over and over again. The staff is very unfriendly, unpleasant and has a 'not bothered' attitude. I do not recommend this place to anyone for any requirement.

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1  Thank A P
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

I just had a fish bun here (Oct 8th). It looks like they don't use gloves or utensils to serve it because the fish bun was served to me with some ketchup on the top which looked like it was rubbed off someone’s finger as they put it on the plate. My mistake was to accept it (which I shouldn't have but Sri Lankans don't think twice about using the same hands they touch money with to touch your food with so I just broke off the piece where the ketchup was and took a bit. I thought it tasted a little funny but then took a second bit and realized that the filling had gone bad. I asked my dad who was with me to smell it and he said it had definitely gone bad. I called the server and told him that this had gone bad but he tried to tell me it was fine but thankfully my dad was with me so he backed me up. They called the manager and he took it away from us and asked the server to give us another fish but. But unfortunately by then I had lost my appetite and left. However, on a side not, my dad happened to be in a taxi driving past this place that same day and told the person he was with what had happened with the old fish bun. The taxi driver had chimed in and said that this is about the 10th person he’s of that has complained that this place serves old food and many people get sick eating here. So please don’t eat here. It is a very unhygienic place and they serve old food.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Sen Saal nawala
Cheap, Clean and tasty food
Stopped at Sensaal as lunch. Convenient location with ample parking space. The restaurant is very spacious and clean. The food both Srilankan and western was very delicious. The orange juice was one of the best I have had after a long time in Srilanka. The short eats and sweet treats on the ground floor was also very good accompanied by the extensive choice. The food is very cheap
However it took a long time for the waiters to serve the food to the table and the food could have been better if it was served very hot. The cleanliness of the toilets could be improved. But the staff was friendly and helpful.

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