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Sea View Restaurant

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Travellers' Choice2022
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CUISINES
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 04/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed today via mobile

Food was very good and the server is a really good guy.enjoyed my lich I came hear everyday and the chef is very friendly.overall the restaurant was very good

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I finally visited this restaurant on a recommendation on my second stay in Negombo. I'm really glad I did. Fresh and perfectly cooked seafood with rice and chips and a delicious garlic broth served on the side. The juices were exceptional too. Add to that...the friendly service and easy going vibe and this place is the very definition of Sri Lankan hospitality. Loved it!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 16 December 2022 via mobile

Food and service were great. They had an excellent seafood options and fast wifi. We had a late night meal of garlic prawns with crispy french fries and a giant lion beer

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 29 June 2022

Exceptionally friendly family-run establishment. Does excellent staples such as rice and curry along with seafood dishes. Very few tourists currently yet the same service with a smile. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 May 2022 via mobile

Perfect seafood and vege curry,delicious drinks and fresh juice just awsome! Very nice and friendly waiter.Highly reccomend! Ps.Owners taking care about homeless dogs ,feeding them!!! SO ,SO NICE!!! Thank you for your big heart 👌💪🥰

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 18 April 2022 via mobile

Fantastic grilled seafood platter, prawns super fresh and tasty. Very friendly and attentive service. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 8 April 2022

I loved the vibe of this place the moment I stepped into it. The decoration had a very marine, artisanal aesthetic and I loved the family-owned service and atmosphere. The ocean mural and contrasting paint colours made it such a lovely and fun lunch spot!...We ordered some the devilled prawn dish, a friend fish dish, seafood platter for one, and a vegetarian dish. All of it was very tasty, especially the prawns and crab. Just by the taste, we could tell the seafood was very fresh. I was delightfully surprised by the taste and soft texture of the devilled prawns - so, so good! The cool ginger beer on the side was so refreshing. If I ever have a chance to go a again, I would definitely try the grilled prawns - it seemed like one of the house's specialities but we chose not to order it on our first visit to avoid over ordering and to try something different. If you are curious by something on the menu or want something specific based on the menu's photos, I would recommend asking the waiter for some help to get the exact dish you want and avoid guessing. We ordered a fried fish dish, which was very tasty, but were specifically interested in trying the grilled whole fish and missed the mark by not clarifying. Highly recommend this place if you love seafood, are in Negombo, and want to support a local, family-owned restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 24 March 2022

We ate here 2 nights during our recent visit to the Heritance and really enjoyed the food both times. We wish we could have found similar restaurants else where on our tour of Sri Lanka. Really tasty food and spiced to your liking, good size...portions and great service. The Banana and Pineapple Fritters for desert with ice cream and honey were also fab. Would definately visit next time we are in Negombo.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 17 March 2022 via mobile

Third visit this week, had a veg curry and a chicken curry and the fried fish tonight. So friendly - best in the area. 100% recommend I’m here for a couple more nights and definitely eating (and drinking) here.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 14 March 2022 via mobile

Excellent, fresh seafood and fish. Everything we tried was super tasty. Good atmosphere, nice people working here. It was a good choice for one of the last dinner in Sri Lanka.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 2 March 2022

Four of us met at the Sea View for a post pandemic dinner and it was a very good and enjoyable occasion. Three of us ordered prawns in various forms and all were very good. We will definitely go there again given the opportunity.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 24 February 2022 via mobile

The service is friendly and fast, but the taste of the food is no more than average. To little spices used. Mixed fruit juice was fresh an good, espresso was just ok.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 17 February 2022

Gorgeous food! Highly recommended! Sea food not overcooked, spicy as you wish. Soups just tasty! Big portions, quality and price balance.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 13 February 2022 via mobile

Nice place with fast service and excelent tasty food “with a story”. We have enjoyd the food very much so that we have found reasons to come there repeatedly. Frankly we can the restaurant only recommend to anyone who likes a good food:-)

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 22 January 2022 via mobile

Really great local seafood restaurant. The staff are super friendly, the beer is lovely and cold and all at a good price.

Date of visit: January 2022
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sclarke1990
24 February 2018|
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Response from Camelgirl43 | Reviewed this property |
It's a seafood restaurant. I suppose you could always get some rice and veg. but why bother when the point of eating here is their specialty of fabulously fresh seafood.
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ElaineG32
24 July 2017|
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Response from Channaka | Property representative |
Hi Elaine we make the curries the way u want starting from mild ,medium, medium spicy, spicy, and very spicy as per your choice
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Priscilla P
8 March 2017|
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Response from AldrinSilva | Reviewed this property |
We had the vegetable fried rice and deviled chicken (which comes with steamed rice) and a shot of the local brandy. For that we paid about 2500 rupees (about 17$). For that amount, a pretty satisfying meal for 2 people.
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Sea View Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4