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Flower Song Restaurant

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Chinese, Asian fusion, Szechuan
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281 D.S. Senanayake Street, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 229191
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
Description: Established in 1982, Flower Drum Restaurants has been pioneering Sri...
Established in 1982, Flower Drum Restaurants has been pioneering Sri Lanka's oriental cuisine ever since.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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  • 9
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 3
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Chinese food in a nice place

The food is oké and the restaurant is very clean. Food is served relatively fast. The staff is very friendly and very attentive. Parking in front of the door. Remember that a large portion is enough for 2 people!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Pieter J
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Mirissa, Sri Lanka
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
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Mirissa, Sri Lanka
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The food is oké and the restaurant is very clean. Food is served relatively fast. The staff is very friendly and very attentive. Parking in front of the door. Remember that a large portion is enough for 2 people!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We were there for dinner one night. The restaurant was almost empty and they had the TV on with sound showing a cooking programme, so not very nice atmosphere. Although the service was nice and quick, the food was horrible, the only thing we were able to finish were the springrolls. Hot and sour soup was the worst we ever... More 

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flower_drum_group, Manager at Flower Song Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings, We are really distressed with your review and we rarely ever get complains of this nature. For over three decades residents and visitors of Kandy have learnt to love our food and our cooks have been taught under Chinese Chefs and have experience of many years. Maybe our food didn't appeal to you but we do know many others... More 

Kandy, Sri Lanka
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I ordered food for Sunday lunch on Saturday afternoon - giving them a full 24hours to get it right. I call Sunday morning to confirm my order only to be told that they have no record of such an order. The person on the phone has the audacity to tell me that my order may have been received by their... More 

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flower_drum_group, Manager at Flower Song Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings, We are sincerely sorry for your bad experience from ordering online with us. We apologise for firstly having a poor online ordering system and secondly for the unprofessionalism of how your order problem was tackled with. We are certain this will not happen again as we are constructing a much better online ordering website which is up to date... More 

Kandy, Sri Lanka
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The food is very good, the service is excellent. You won't be disappointed. I took my staff for Christmas day lunch, my staff enjoyed it very much

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flower_drum_group, Manager at Flower Song Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks alot for your review, greatly appreciated by everyone at @ Flower Song! We hope to serve you soon! More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We went to this place during a business visit to Kandy. Ambience, Time Taken to Serve and food taste were very good. Spacious, glazed outer partition gives Panasonic view if kandy city which relaxes your mind as well.

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flower_drum_group, Owner at Flower Song Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your review on us. We look forward to serving you again! More 

U.K.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We dined here and also had the take away lunch menu, all in the space of a few days. The food was a bit better than average. Decent restaurant, with the cleanest toilets! Staff try hard.

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flower_drum_group, Manager at Flower Song Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the time taken to write this pleasing review, our staff will continue to try so hard to bring the best service and food to our customers! More 

UK
Top Contributor
344 reviews 344 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by local friends and whilst the restaurant itself was nice and the service very good, the food was not authentic and a local version of Chinese food. The rice in particular wasn't very good, I left a good deal of my tofu and the mushrooms were Sri Lankan style (as indeed was most of the... More 

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flower_drum_group, Manager at Flower Song Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nimitta, Glad to hear that you enjoyed the service and atmosphere. The authenticity of our dishes vary, our cooking style is very similiar to that of the Sichuan Province in China - spicy with gravy and red/orange in colour. All the Kandy folks would know this to be our signature way of cooking food and it has been a... More 

Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The best possible meal and service you can get in Kandy...!! I use to go to there old branch at kotugodella veediya and the service and food was alright (good then too) but after moving it seems like they have seriously levelled up! from the moment we walked in the new decor was very appealing and the waiters all greeted... More 

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flower_drum_group, Manager at Flower Song Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Manel, A BIG thank you from everyone at the Flower Drum Group of Restaurants for your kind words and review! Best regards! More 

Bern, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Kandy offers quite some restaurants but this must be one of the more unique ones. Dodgy entry and a bit fake Chinese decorations do not really give the place a great appearance. Food however was good and the price was ok. If you are tired of a cheese kotthu this is a interesting alternative

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flower_drum_group, Manager at Flower Song Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We don't like to be considered an alternative to a cheese kottu however since it's a widely enjoyed locality we'll take that as a compliment! Also please do come to our new location at No. 281 D.S. Senanayake Veediya (The Finance PLC Building 3rd Floor), it's right opposite Trinity College - we're sure the word "dodgy" won't be... More 

colombo
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It was a good and respectable place to have meals in kandy.food were so delicious and the staff was efficient and good. prices are reasonable and its open till late night which is rare in kandy

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flower_drum_group, Manager at Flower Song Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Nalika! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 281 D.S. Senanayake Street, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: +94 81 2 229191

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian fusion, Szechuan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating

Description

Established in 1982, Flower Drum Restaurants has been pioneering Sri Lanka's oriental cuisine ever since.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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