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Serendib Restaurant

) #19 of 150 Restaurants in Negombo $$ - $$$, Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian
Porutota Road | Ethukala, Negombo 00094, Sri Lanka
+94 31 2 279129
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (45 reviews)
“tiger prawns” (6 reviews)
“calamari” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian
$$ - $$$
Porutota Road | Ethukala, Negombo 00094, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was fantastic the restaurant is right on the beach which gives you a great sea breeze, "Cheep great food, cold beer cant beat that".

Thank brelil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic evening under the stars. Great starters and tasty mains. I like spice, my husband not so much - they go the spice right for both of us. The beers came ice cold and in a cooler sleeve to them cool whilst...More

Thank Heather T
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Food wasn't too bad. Wife had Battered calamari which was over cooked I had calamari and prawns with salad nicely cooked and great garlic butter Few cold beers One Mia tia cocktail that was bit on the strong side for me In general food was...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Usually, when I stay in Negombo, I go to take the dinner here. I always order crabs and the size and quality depends of the Moon. The staff is very nice, in special Malik. You can enjoy of good electronic music here!!! I will repeat!

Thank Alba S
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We nearly walked past since the front is a disco and hides the depth of the restaurant. There are about seven different areas to sit in backing onto the beach all with sea view. Good food, good value, ice cold drinks. Very relaxing.

Thank Phil C
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Came to this place because it was on the beach front. Service was quick and friendly. The drinks menu is vast, didn't stay for food as had arranged to go elsewhere. Would visit again for food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here because of the Tripadvisor ratings. Not so much impressed. The Thai salad that we ordered had nothing to do with a Thai salad, not spicy and with green olives? Vegetable temura is a recommendation, great taste. Main courses came and were...More

Thank RichardPhuket
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Probably I underrated that place, but I was not really satisfied with them. I ordered Sri Lankan rice and curry, with fish. Everything was fine, but the rice was just not enough. For the sake of truth, they immediately offered me more, if curry would...More

Thank Laszlo T
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I have never written a negative review on TripAdvisor before this day. My girlfriend and I went to have a few sundowners at Serendib due to their frontside position on the beach. Since we had been traveling Sri Lanka (awesome trip!) for 2 weeks we...More

Thank Mikkel B
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Even on a week day, this bar was filled with patrons who were dancing to the beat of the music. One of two popular bars in the hotel section of Negombo.

Thank SunTan53
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hi last night we had a very bad experience where we weren't allowed to enter the premises saying that its closed but ironically while we watching let some foreigners enter. Why is this a foreigners only restaurant ?
4 April 2015|
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Response from | Property representative |
Hi Thank you for your message. Our restaurant is open to everyone and we welcome all nationalities. I believe at the time you wanted to enter, the restaurant was closed according to the local law. I am sorry you were... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups
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