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Grand Indian

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Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 180
    Excellent
  • 168
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing!

I wasn't really sure what to expect when visiting this restaurant but I was not disappointed. The food was absolutely delicious and the wine was by far the best we had during our 10 day trip to Sri Lanka. Having read the reviews we arrived early (around quarter past 6) and there was already a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
CatherineSam
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I wasn't really sure what to expect when visiting this restaurant but I was not disappointed. The food was absolutely delicious and the wine was by far the best we had during our 10 day trip to Sri Lanka. Having read the reviews we arrived early (around quarter past 6) and there was already a queue... The entire restaurant was... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

After some days in Sri Lanka we reached Nuwaraeluxa and a tour guide as well as the guest house manager recommended the Grand Indian to us so that we decided to go there for dinner. The food was good, prices were fair and staff was also very engaged and friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The food served is of excellent quality. But the taste of Indian food served in this restaurant is far away from original Indian food what you will find in India. Kindly note, the reviewer is from India. The waiter at times seems to be confused and lost. Every time forgetting one or more dish to serve and then they take... More 

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Its a nice place with good interiors. We had a craving for indian food as u hardly get good Indian food in Sri Lanka. This place offers an average Indian meal which is good for srilanka standard and average for indian standards

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Vientiane, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

They don't take bookings because they don't need to. This restaurant is the real deal - not for Sri Lankan food, but for Indian cuisine. Prices are reasonable, our waiter was knowledgable and helpful - we all agreed it was a terrific meal. A word which might be helpful - as noted the restaurant does not take bookings. However they... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is the only well known Indian restaurant around the place... A bit expensive... Good atmosphere.nice and cozy. Dosa wasn't great though...

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Do not hesitate to eat here. Go early and you will be rewarded with excellent service and food. Being a party of 6 we were given a private room, which was nice and quiet, but without atmosphere. Hearing the noise when the door opened, at least we were able to talk to each other!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had a Indian Thali meal here and were so impressed. The food was incredible and for such a nice hotel it was really good value. The wine was also the best we had in Sri Lanka. I would recommend anyway tries the paneer and pea curry on the side. It was like nothing I have had in England; creamy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Situated in front of Grand Hotel, The Indian Cafe may just be a place to eat your lunch if you are tired of Sri Lankan cuisine. The place is nice and very clean and situated and in a very center of the town. If you are vegetarian may just not be your goodest choice. My vegetable thai was poor and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

After staying for about 4 days in Srilanka we were missing our Indian cousine. The Grand Indian was our bridge to Indian food. While sight seeing at Nuwara Eliya we came across this place. This is located at the Grand a five star. The cousine was wonderful and hot. It was authentic Indian cousine with great hospitality. A must visit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Nuwara Eliya

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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