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Grand Indian

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Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
0522222881
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely food but be prepared to wait

We had a lovely meal here with very nice service. It was mainly north Indian fare of a high quality. There were plenty of vegetarian options at various spice levels. There always seems to be a crowd waiting for food and you need to put your name on a list and be patient!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Jeffdee
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South Wales
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely meal here with very nice service. It was mainly north Indian fare of a high quality. There were plenty of vegetarian options at various spice levels. There always seems to be a crowd waiting for food and you need to put your name on a list and be patient!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Indian food is very popular. We had to wait 1hr to get a table at 8pm! So come early as they dont take bookings. The tali, paneer curry & gulab jamums are very good. Dont forget to help yourself to the aromatic sweet nibbles on your way out! The decor needs a facelift or a spruce up to make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the Grand Indian restaurant intending it to be a nice change from Sri Lankan fare but, to be honest, I immediately missed the Sri Lankan flavours I've become so used to (and know I'm going to miss desperately when I get back to New Zealand!) Having said that, the food was tasty, just a bit bland compared to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

the meal was decent, but the inflexibility with which every request was blocked off was just sad. we asked about vegan naan, they didn't have it but they explained, that the other bread would be vegan. we asked for a garlic version (aka: put garlic on top) - impossible. and all the other dished with cream could not be made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very nice place with excellent Indian food. The service was good and fast. We went early and the place filled up very quick around 13.00

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is one of the best choices in NE for dinner. Get there AS SOON AS it opens though, or else you will have to put your name on a waiting list and wait for an hour at least. We got there at 6:20 and lined up with everyone else, and thankfully got a nice table by the window. Although... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

They should seriously think of expanding this place. It must the most popular in the town. At opening time they are full with queues.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Reading the reviews, we decided to avoid all the ridiculous door haggling & queuing by eating late (around 21:30). We were seated within 5mins. Service was good & especially attentive at the start, but as we left, no one cared, you were just another tourist, which doesn't reflect our experiences anywhere else in Sri Lanka. Our meal was well presented,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The food here was AMAZING! We visited midweek and it was packed so I'd recommend going early and do wait if they don't have a table straight away - it's worth it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The staff is very friendly and know quite well the menu, so you can get advice from them (not common in Sri Lanka). Food is ok but not enough tasty as to have the reviews that they have. If you sit next to the door you will be freeze as is open a lot of times by people coming to... 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, Sri Lankan

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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