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“Owner/chef needs to be there!”

Oysters Restuarant and Bar
Ranked #36 of 167 Restaurants in Negombo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: http://www.tripwolf.com/en/guide/show/288823/Sri-Lanka/Negombo/Oysters . PHONE 0312274000
Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Owner/chef needs to be there!”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

If you need the best out of it .. make sure the owner Sebastian is around...food is good when he cooks, if not... don't bother!

they really need to invest on the look and the service...

  • Visited December 2012
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“Clean, efficient, great food!”
Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We loved it here, very good food, reasonable cost and very fresh! Loved the tree growing through the restaurant seating, very different and lovely friendly atmosphere, will go again!! Thank you xx

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
“Jumbo Prawns”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

We were served medium prawns as jumbo prawns and when asked the chef got loud and abusive and said 'I am a chef don't telll me what a prawn is' the food too came in slowly, second person got their meal after the first person had finished eating!!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Local food, cooked just for you!”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

We called in here for a meal whilst on holiday in Negombo - the restaurant is opposite the Jetwing Blue hotel. The staff are very helpful, service was good (remember you are in Sri Lanka - not a city in the UK!), the food was prepared and cooked just for us. We called back again on another evening (since we had really enjoyed our first meal), had another well prepared local dish - the quality and quantity (no small portions) was really good and the price was extremely reasonable! Recommended!

  • Visited November 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Lousy Sri Lankan curry”
Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

Our hotel manager was out for the night and we walked over to Oyster's for a bite without his local opinion. Instead we once again relied on the Lonely planet to guide us to terrible eats It is still quiet here in Sri Lanka due to the rain, but there were a few tables filled with European travelers. We thought this a good sign. I ordered curry vegetable for myself and a jumbo-prawn curry dish for my wife.
My curry was very bland and lacking anything resembling a real vegetable. The jumbo prawns came (a local Negombo specialty) and the plate contained 1 jumbo prawn and a dozen or so tiny 1 to 2 inch shrimp (most were not cleaned of legs or shell). I asked the waiter about the discrepancy and he said they ran out earlier. Good info to have before you order. Anyway with a large Lion Larger and an orange Fanta the bill came to over $22 US.

Skip it!

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Thank Bob F
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