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All 74 Kandy Restaurants

History Restaurant

27A Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
(081) 4470642
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Ranked #48 of 74 Restaurants in Kandy
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The food was good and the beers were cold, but it is not worth going out of your way to get there. They don't serve alcohol from 2-5, like all places in Kandy (fyi).

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Hangzhou, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I chose this place cause the Lonely planet recommend, but it is a big disappointment! First entered the restaurant, yes, I thought wow it's really a beautiful place but no more. The service is ok, maybe because only three tables they were catering. When I asked which dishes were recommended, the waiter seemed not really interest in answering my question... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We had a terrible experience at this place. We got the recommendation from our travel book but it was just awful! Place was full of tourists; not a good sign. Service was very slow. One waiter took the menu away without saying anything and brought it back 5 minutes later. We waited 1.5 hours for the food. The quality was... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Went here with girlfriend for a cup of tea. Ordered also some food, but it lasted about forty minutes to get it. Although, the chicken-corn soup was delicious, so was the tea, but wouldn't visit anymore.

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Leuven, Belgium
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Downstairs there is a tea room. The restaurant is at the first floor. The decor is interesting due to the photos and old newspaper articles. Food is good, I had a curry dish for a very low price which tasted good. The chicken was hard to find so it was almost like a vegetarian dish :-). Good value for price.

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

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