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Grand Indian

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Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
0522222881
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ate there twice

While staying in Nuwara Eliya my wife and I opted to eat there twice. Staff were very friendly. The food was very good. Paneer, butter chicken, tandoori chicken , naan were all tasty. Enough so that we went back for a second time. Nice atmosphere as well for a dinner out. They don't take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
scwg716
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Montreal
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

No reservation could be made but we were lucky to quickly have a table on such a day. We were delighted by the buffet of indian food. All the dishes were delicately spiced and the price was more than fair.

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Montreal
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While staying in Nuwara Eliya my wife and I opted to eat there twice. Staff were very friendly. The food was very good. Paneer, butter chicken, tandoori chicken , naan were all tasty. Enough so that we went back for a second time. Nice atmosphere as well for a dinner out. They don't take reservations so show up at 6ish... More 

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Shanghai, China
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food!!! I was in a Nuwara Eliya for 2 nights and ate here on both! Couldn't resist. First night I had chicken thali...it came on a large tray with a medium sized bowl of rice in the centre and then 6 small bowls around the outside. 1 contained my chicken only 2 pieces, but they were delicious, the other... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The first time. We really liked the Malai Tikka Chicken, Butter Chicken and the Garlic Naan was amazing (best Naan probably ever). The Mutton Kadai wasn't very good. It was tough and very strong capsicum taste. The second visit. Everything was super salty. It was as if someone dropped a container of salt into the food. We ordered butter chicken... More 

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Thank itravelplacestoo
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Indian food and good prices. They open 18.30/6.30pm and we were there half an hour before opening and there was already a line! So get there at least half an hour before to make sure to get a table. It's cold to wait outside.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here both of the nights we stayed in Nuwara. Walked past at 6.15pm and saw the line out the front for the 6.30pm opening. Decided to hang around and lucky we did! Well worth the wait, incredible food.

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Grand Indian was recommended by 'The Grand Hotel' Executive Mr Dammika for lunch and it was scrumptious food. We ordered a variety of food for the four of us and there was heaps left over as the serving sizes were good. Mr Dammika was so kind to book ahead for us knowing that this restaurant can get pretty full and... More 

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Shanghai, China
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent menu and range of dishes available. Prompt service and delicious desert. Worth the short wait as well

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Thank WLFC78
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the only restaurant we could find for dinner outside our hotel! It was so busy, we waited over an hour for a table. But it was worth it and good value!

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Devon
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is great - a good selection of well cooked and presented North Indian food at reasonable prices. Service is quick and friendly. Wine and beer is served. There is a nice buzzy ambience with nicely set tables and candles.The restaurant is quite small, is immensely popular and does not take reservations. In the evenings it opens at 6.30 and... 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
  • Phone Number: 0522222881

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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