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“Good food, Nice atmosphere ”
Review of Semondu

Semondu
Ranked #47 of 664 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, 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.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must say that the food tasted really good and the portions were worth be price , presentation spot on ,restaurant looked very simple and elegant , friendly staff, but not sure whether the A/C was working coz it was a bit too warm , Good Job Semondu

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and quite place with friendly staff. So many items of food to choose, authentic Sri Lankan, Chinese, Italian and beverages. Dutch hospital premises also make a wonderful atmosphere.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

We were here for dinner on 4th may. This area has lot of high end restaurant including the famous Ministry of crab. We picked this restaurant at random to have some sri lankan food.
We had lion beer with arrack cocktail and gin. For food we had Negombo prawn curry , mutton stew and a bread basket with vegetable soup.
The food was average and didn't see anything sri lankan in the food. Go to this place for drinks and general food or if u don't get place at other outlets in the vicinity.
We reached this place walking all the way from gaulle road ( each area) simply using google maps!!!

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Thank Combit
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

I ditched my booking at Ministry of Crab in order to be social during a recent group tour in Colombo. I hoped I would not be disappointed with the dining at Semondu, it was recommended by our tour guide. This restaurant turned out to serve fresh and delicious meals and cocktails at good prices. They catered well for our large group of 14 and all in all I would recommend this as a dining option when in this area. The food was well presented and prompt attentive service was a nice surprise. It was quite busy so I think a reservation might be best.

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Thank Rebecca D
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Nice restaurant in the heart of the CBD - nicely done. Facade maintained from the old time with lovely, tall windows.
Had some prawn curry with Garlic rice. Very sumptuous and satisfying meal. Good for a nice, tasty, local meal!

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