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27A Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
(081) 4470642
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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
Good Ambiance and decent food

The ambiance was good but the prices were high considering that food was just decent. One has to climb 3 floors to reach it.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
arijeet_c
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ambiance was good but the prices were high considering that food was just decent. One has to climb 3 floors to reach it.

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Singapore
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We spent some good time there reading and watching all the exhibits on the walls.It is an interesting place to see some of the photos from 1800's Sri Lanka.Food tastes average.It is good if we could order Sri Lankan food while enjoying the historical exhibits of Sri Lanka.We found their menu is with other cuisines such as Indian,Chinese etc... However,they... More 

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Thank amyamyamy345
Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

A perfectly adequate lunch stop. Good food and a light airy location. We sat by an open window, three floors up and found this to be quite cool with a light breeze to just take the edge off the temperatures. Excellent value for money

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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Thank jamieconway
Guildford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Thank Amanda H
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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Thank sierratreesea
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Rose8778
London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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3 Thank w h
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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