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Serendib Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Porutota Road | Ethukala, Negombo 00094, Sri Lanka
+94 31 2 279129
09:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 00:00
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manchester uk
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Despite there being about 8 people crowded round the front desk, it took 20 minutes for our drinks to arrive and 40 minutes for our food When it arrived it was not worth the wait. My husband's club sandwich was the the driest thing he could have dreamed of and my calamari could not be tasted for all the butter... More 

Thank michelle m
Bengaluru, India
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for dinner and drinks. While it was smoking the more happening places in Negombo, with a nice beach side seating, the food was just about alright. It was over priced, considering it wasn't really great food that we thought it would be. The staff, however was very cooperative and helpful, in fact even fun!

Thank shubraacharya
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in negombo and frequently visited this bar. It had great food and fantastic atmosphere, the drinks are reasonable as well. If you want to meet the locals and plenty of tourists that's the bar to go to.

Thank shane m
Sydney, Australia
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152 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I went here one night to try it out. The service was awful and the staff had no interest in their customers, preferring to stand and talk to each other at the entrance.It totally lacked atmosphere and I left after only one drink. never went back.

1 Thank Oztravels7
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We only had drinks here but the staff is great and very friendly. Good music and great cocktails and cold beers!!

Thank Sophie T
Munich, Germany
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Very friendly (but that's to be expected in Sri Lanka) Food war good, portions huge of course. Not very busy at 9pm on a Thursday evening. Music was very 80's, almost certainly livens up later in the evening. 75% locals which isn't a bad sign. They didn't seem to spend the money the tourists did though but were served as... More 

Thank Nick_Germany
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

It was not the first time I visited this place. For the first time I liked the place and the meal, however, this time was different. We ordered two whole grilled fish and we even asked the waiter to make sure that it will be prepared on grill, as you can choose the way of cooking. But when they bring... More 

Thank Artur107
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Well the location is nice but i don't think they have done justice to the property. The decor and the surrounding could improve a great deal. The food I would rate 70% and can improve. No Value for money. Strongly recommend the next door Rodeo for good food and ambiance.

Thank Bishan W
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Have been to this place many times. It keeps getting better. Good food. Variety of drinks and cocktails to choose from. Good music and good crowd. If u want silence and peace of mind, u can go to the beach side and have a romantic time. All in all, love this place.

Thank ThiLi-DS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Good food nice staff whet to eat here never had a bad meal menu is grate lots to choose from you can pick your fish from the fish tank

Thank Peter S

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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
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porutota Road | Ethukala, Negombo 00094, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo
  • Phone Number: +94 31 2 279129

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?