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European, Swiss, International, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Porutota Rd | Ethukala, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
+94 31 2 274710
09:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great please to have some German food in the area The staff gave us a good service Food was excellent and really warm and fresh Great please to enjoy the dinner with the family

Thank Sajith W
Castel Goffredo, Italy
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The place where u will get the same taste daily even after trying over & over. Specially the fillets r superb. Happy!!!

Thank Rakibul A
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

food was okay, not cheap but still okay, but we had to wait an hour for our fried rice in the end there are better and cheaper places

Thank Henry H
Sri Lanka
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59 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The best restaurant in the Area slips a lot when Dolly is not present. If its full, you will have your best meal in Negombo, but if customers are few you won't. Last time their renowned fillet was close to disintegration. Too much marinade I would guess

Thank impalauk
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I was highly recommended this restaurant, being told it was owned by a Swiss woman. So a friend and I went for dinner believing it should meet our expectations. It did so we went again on two or three other occasions although we never did see the owner. This was in 2012. On my next visit to Sri Lanka in... More 

Thank crikeydick2015
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We have been to 'Dolly's' quite a few times during the past two years and, in comparison with other restaurants on the 'strip' we have never been disappointed. In comparison to restaurants in other countries, I would rate the Bijou as Very Good. In comparison with other restaurants nearby, however, I have rated the Bijou as Excellent. My two favourite... More 

Thank Maioha
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Labour of love by Swiss owner Dolly, Bijou is one of the oldest spots on the Negombo hotel strip. Strongly recommend their (super cheap & locally sourced) pepper steak, as well as the garlic butter prawns. Very friendly service, but not always open.

Thank Kinita S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate there had lobster , what can I say great food and great price. Lovely restaurant thanks. Friendly staff great location good menu choice and very clean

Thank roggerro
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

We went there for dinner before Dolly the owner was flying back to Europe for a short visit. We had the fillet steak which without a doubt was the beat fillet steak in Srilanka.Very nice evening indeed. Thank you Dolly

1 Thank LouisRochet
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

We had a great night enjoying a taste of Swiss and Sri Lankan food and atmosphere at Bijou. A friendly place to relax with friends and to enjoy delicious steaks and fresh seafood in Negombo.

1 Thank Jay21T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Swiss, International, Asian, Sri Lankan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porutota Rd | Ethukala, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo
  • Phone Number: +94 31 2 274710

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