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90 New Bazaar St, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 31
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  • 72
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  • 41
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  • 21
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  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Clean but food not prepared fresh

Like most places in Sri Lanka, the baked/fried foods are not fresh but left in the glass cases for days until eaten. Same goes for the curries which are prepared in advance and served from the aluminum bins. Food still tasted decent but we can't wait for some freshly made meals eventually!

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Belle0303
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had lunch at this restaurant and it was great, really enjoyed the food, highly recommend to check this out.

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Thank Mario D
Kilkenny, Ireland
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75 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

i ordered fried fish and my wife ordered roast chicken, both were basically dry bits of something. The serving was meager and without any thing else.absolutely not stuff you would expect to see in a self professed restaurant. the service guy and the manager were least concerned when i complained, payed and left without eating dinner. i again had to... More 

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Thank sathr21
Brooklyn, New York
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Like most places in Sri Lanka, the baked/fried foods are not fresh but left in the glass cases for days until eaten. Same goes for the curries which are prepared in advance and served from the aluminum bins. Food still tasted decent but we can't wait for some freshly made meals eventually!

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Thank Belle0303
Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat upstairs and read the menu. A little confused but decided on vegetable fried rice, dhal and vegetable Kotthu Rotty. It was all super yummy. We hadn't tried Kotthu Rotty yet on our travels so it was great to taste something new. The menu was quiet a mixture. Selling burgers as well. We were very happy with our choices... More 

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Huissen
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45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place to be if you like Srilankan food in a busy place.. They sell the normal range of stirred fried foods and snacks for lunch. Always crowded so a little shabby, but the food itself is clean and hot, and the servants do their best to keep up. The place is not suitable for entertaining but just good for... More 

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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very pleasant place in the middle of the city and when you need a rest from walking stop in this place. It is clean and pleasant and they serve a good cup of tea. yona s.

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Thank Yona S
Arlington, Virginia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food quantity was generous, we ate breakfast (stringhopper), lunch and dinner here. Reasonably priced and found it cleaner than the next door Milano Inn.

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Thank djraman
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for some quick tea and snacks before heading to the train station. Not bad! What we ate was tasty and the staff was friendly. It wasn't gourmet or anything, but good enough for people on the go.

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Price is very cheap & every staff very friendly special cashier (girl). We had to wait for the food for a long long time and when it came it wasnt hot. But food is tasty..... . . . .

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Thank Menu S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I used to visit this place often, for main meals as well as for snacks. For the weekends,the place is very crowded, but on week days, u can enjoy a nice meal, calm and peacefully. The manager, known as Mr Rathne,and his staff are very friendly and helpful. Food is good. They have a very tasty black Forrest, which u... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 New Bazaar St, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Nuwara Eliya

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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