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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
very average

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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12 helpful votes 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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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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86 helpful votes 86 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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  • Address: 27A Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: (081) 4470642

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