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27A Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
(081) 4470642
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice setting, but only passable food

Although we did have a great time browsing the wall photos of old Kandy, the food was merely passable. Friendly staff, and it's possible to east on the balcony, although surrounded by street noise.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Utrecht
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Utrecht
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Although we did have a great time browsing the wall photos of old Kandy, the food was merely passable. Friendly staff, and it's possible to east on the balcony, although surrounded by street noise.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Nice restaurant with good food and interesting photos around the walls. Very reasonably priced - I had the rice and chicken curry which was delicious. It was quiet when we went so lacked a bit of atmosphere.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The food itself was mediocre, we had a mixed grill and a noodle dish. The noodles were not as good as ones you can find for 100Rs everywhere else in Kandy and it was obviously much more expensive than that. The mixed grill was pretty good but not sure it was worth the price. The service ruined the atmosphere. There... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

found this place from the Rough Guide. Quite nice inside, but food not great - didn't have our first choices, and we were only the 3rd customers in there (although it was 4pm). Chicken tikka was ok, spaghetti carbonara not brilliant. Friendly service. Clearly aimed at the tourist market

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The chicken curry my friend took was very good, one of the best we had in sri lanka. I took another meal, it was not that good. I recommend this place for the chicken curry. The place is also very nice.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A themed restaurant about the history of Sri lanka that doesn't serve Sri Lankan food , how crazy is that . You go there to look at a half decent collection of vintage photos of the country and the Kandy area and then its Chinese , Japanese and Italian food . Its a bit of a trek to get there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

When you initially get to the place, the ground floor looks a little like a plastic restaurant; but persevere the history restaurant is on the top floor. So head up the stairs to the third floor. The restaurant is clean and nicely presented with lots of old black and white photos and memorabilia from the old days in Sri Lanka.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had read a few good reviews of this place so I think we had high hopes - the place itself was interesting, photos everywhere of when I imagine it was in its hey day! Unfortunately, we were the only ones there for lunch so the rice and curry was off the menu and we had to order a pan-asian... More 

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Almelo, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The food was good, but the service was kind of chaotic. There was only one guy who had to serve around 40 people.

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Pavia (Italy)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Nice location, clearly for tourists, but with good food and prices not too high. Service kind and efficient.

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  • Address: 27A Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: (081) 4470642

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