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Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank Of Ceylon Mw, Cbo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 441590
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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19:00 - 23:00
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the meal and the three fish starter was exquisite. Great restaurant located in the Dutch hospital complex which is itself worth a visit.

Thank Ednan A
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice location in the old Dutch hospital. For a dinner this area offers plenty of restaurants in a cozy square. We chose Semondo because of the non-seafood. Good variety in the menu. Price seems alright for what you get.

Thank Jacob P
Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been regular customers of Semondu it is with much regret that I have noted the decline in the quality and quantity of the food and drinks served here due to a change of management insisting on cutting costs.

Thank ambtj59
Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is right next door to the more well known (or advertised) Ministry of Crab at which we tried to eat (see our review on that experience!). All to say we entered Semondu frustrated but open-minded and left very pleased with the food and experience. My husband had the tomato soup and I had soup of the day (crab,... More 

Thank Ottawachanson
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service are highly commendable... great ambiance...wonderful place to have a short meeting at lunch time or a nice lovely dinner. However food options are limited and it has not revised for some time now... that is definitely an improvement area. All in all highly recommended place...

1 Thank Mal_Ira_Vin
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the second time we went to Semondu. staff is providing grate service and helps the client to select the menu. The presentation and the taste of the food is perfect.

Thank AnuNimbuz
Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have dinner in Semondu once, the food was good, the enviroment is nice. The restaurant have pleasent outdoor seatings.

Thank JBPinheiro
Vancouver, Canada
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227 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After walking all morning it was a pleasure to have lunch inside this attractive a/c restaurant. Both of our meals were exquisite: perfectly prepared, artistically presented, delicious, and a perfect amount to satisfy the appetite. Highly recommend eating here.

Thank TheReids
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Took my family for a dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Food is great, the ambiance is perfect and the food is tasty!!

Thank Roy S
Kodaikanal, India
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93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The food, presentation, ambience, service are all par excellence. The fact that every table was occupied it was evident that this is a popular restaurant! The prawn curry rice, the crabs were delectable!! We had a rip-roaring time, cracking the crab legs, making a mess but thoroughly enjoying ourselves!!! The desserts have a lovely Sri Lankan twist. The verdict is... More 

Thank Wingsnwheels86

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank Of Ceylon Mw, Cbo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 441590

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?