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Lyon Cafe

27 Peradeniya Rd, Kandy, Sri Lanka
(081) 222 3073
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Ranked #30 of 67 restaurants in Kandy
Most recent review
- Nov 20, 2013
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45% Recommend
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English first
Hyderabad, India
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

went there based on reviews on lonely planet..ambience was average..there is a separate room for bar cum restaurant and separate family restaurant..the bar come restaurant had people smoking and is uncomfortable especially for women..we orderd lyon special and were not disappointed..three people can eat it..or two heavy eaters can finish it..and it tasted wonderful..cant say it was the best meal... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

While we in Kandy, Lyon was the place to eat if we wanted a feast. We were university students and always wanted the best food for money. Lyon special was our choice almost all the time. It has great take away packages too. Even today whenever I happened to be in Kandy Lyon is my place to be.

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Vienne, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

I had the Lyon's special which was a big plate of rice with Vegs and some tiny pieces of meat (chicken, beef, pork) to tell you the truth the pork was mainly fat. I ordered a tomato and onion salad on the side. It tasted ok nothing special I don't know what the Lonely Planet raves about that place. The... More

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Planet Earth
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I ate here only once when I was feeling ill, I had a vegetable soup and a salad, but were reasonably good. The salad in fact was the best I have had in Kandy, which isn't saying a great deal as salad is not really Kandy's forte. The soup was definitely tasty, but could have been nicer. The total came... More

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

My Dad studies at Peradeniya University in the 1960's and I was told that at the time 'Lyon's' was the place to go for a good meal! So we tried it out...and it was worth the hype! The service maybe slow, but its good simple food (If you like rice&curry), good value for money. The Tom yum soup is catered... More

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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I recently ordered a set menu or executive pack from Lyon cafe. It is one of their famous menus which includes vegetable fried rice, devilled chicken, vegetable chopsuy and chilli paste. Anyway this time it was better than the previous times but still has scope to improve. As usual it is quite spicy. They have reduced its prices which gives... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The Food is to die for. Whether you a like it Hot and Spicy or Sweet and Sexy (food i mean ;) ) this is the place to be dine in. Beautifully build nice atmosphere to sit down and have a nice meal with your mates or family while sipping your favourite drink(Beer of course :p ) Want to visit... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

we had the seafood fried rice and the special fried rice, but we did not like it. portions are quite huge. the place itself is good.

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Al Khobar, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

lyon cafe Good restaurant in middle of kandy. up stair nice setting which has been there for very good reputed place to visit.ideal for travellers.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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334 reviews 334 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
331 helpful votes 331 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

The restaurant was recommended by the Lonely Planet but it was really bad. There are some construction workings going on, so there is only place in the Chinese resto. There was really a bad smell and there was not enough light to eat good. The food was not tasty or special. It's a dirty place because the cloth on table... More

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