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Old Rest House

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Custom House Road, Negombo 22100, Sri Lanka
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2 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

this is a rice and curry best serving place. typical Sri Lankan food. nice view. very good service. have nice dishes.

Negombo, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2016

if you want to feel the real good Sri Lankan meals, do not hesitate to visit the Old Rest House in Negombo

Thank Kumudae
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This the the best place in Negombo if some one wants to enjoy Sri Lankan food. Very friendly staff and superb service.

3 Thank Himal E
Marawila, Sri Lanka
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Place to experience real Sri Lankan fresh seafood. Reasonable pricing. Environment is not as a star class hotel, but can enjoy the lagoon view. Very friendly staff. Free wi fi and air conditioning dinning room available.

Thank Chrishantha P
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is was our first lunch in our 10-day trip. Reached Lagoon View for lunch, almost directly from Katanayake airport. The building was old, and we ere not impressed by what we saw on entering – plain tables, bar on the left, no air conditioning. There was a strong smell of fish. And we had requested in advance for vegetarian... More 

Thank SujaJai
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Best place to have sri Lankan food.specially sea food dishes are amazing.yes place is old and need to be renovated...all these thoughts gonna change when you gonna have the food.rice n curry is amazing.

Thank mgdishan
Negombo, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Nice place,, If someone wants to get proper Srilankan spicy rice and curry,,,you should visit there please.

Thank Ruwan J
Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Three of us sat for lunch. It was fantastic Sri Lankan rice and curry with few chilled beers. Really an enjoyable meal after a long time.

Thank 829sebastian
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

At old rest house they prepare fired shear fish slices. They use same day fish from the nearby sea. We never had this taste before This is only place to have shera

Thank Roshan F
Auckland, New Zealand
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

We visited on a recommendation from Dion's Guest House where we were staying. We basically left it to the waiter to bring us a selection of curry and rice with a seafood flavour. We were given a banquet of about a dozen different plates, and were enthralled with the selection, quality and taste, all washed down with liberal glasses of... More 

Thank JohnHackett

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Seafood, International
Restaurant features
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Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Custom House Road, Negombo 22100, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo

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