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

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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
lovely food in popular restaurant

We went for dinner and had a selection of vegetarian Indian curries which were pretty good. We returned for lunch the next day and had dosas which were delicious. We had to wait for a table as there are no bookings but worth the wait. Helpful staff and reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
howsey51
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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El Paso, Texas, USA
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137 reviews 137 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Cheap. Great food. Good service. The food at the Indian restaurant is AMAZINGLY GOOD. It is also quite cheap, which was nice after all the overpriced hotel restaurants we had. We ordered butter chicken and were happy the server told us that one portion was enough to share. The garlic and cheese naan was great! We ate all of our... More 

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Colombo, SRI LANKA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The best Indian food u can ever think of in Nuwara Eliya. "We are full" sign will be permanently hanging on the door at the entrance and always be prepared to enjoy the nice cold weather outside until u get ur seating place. Nice atmosphere, Excellent service. Not over priced. Do not miss it.

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Hong Kong, China
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had to line up before the restaurant opened at 6pm. At 6:15, the restaurant was full. Food was authentic, elegantly presented. Our bill for 3 people was less than US$40. The Southern Indian Dorsa bread was my first and a must try! Service was smooth, courteous and efficient. Will return!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went for dinner and had a selection of vegetarian Indian curries which were pretty good. We returned for lunch the next day and had dosas which were delicious. We had to wait for a table as there are no bookings but worth the wait. Helpful staff and reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Grand Indian is good place to have dinner, though it's busy . Fast service helps the situation. More than the food or the service, the reason that this restaurant gets full is because.... The competition to get a table. Though it's a good restaurant.

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Peyia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very busy place and part of the big Grand Hotel. We had a good meal and service was also good. Unfortunately the evening was very wet but of course that's not their fault...and from the hotel to the restaurant I got a bit damp as they ran out of brollys!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We came across The Grand Indian on our way back from a day trip in Nuwara Eliya to Kandy. We loved the old fashioned decor, and found the staff to be pleasant, efficient and polite. The food was served in stain steel plates much like the traditional 'thaali' and we were served beverages in steel glasses too, which greatly tickled... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The food was freshly prepared and the waiters were attentive. The decor was also pleasant. However, I ordered the butter chicken which tasted just very tomatoey, almost like a pasta tomatoe sauce (not I creamy) and later gave me the worst indigestion all night , something I'm not prone to. Butter chicken is my absolute favourite so it was pretty... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The food was good, average Indian food. We were put in a private room as there was no room in the main restaurant area and the service was not the best. Overall was a average experience.

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Lapland Sweden, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

food is good.staff good.place beautiful and clean.realy beautifull colonial building structure.i like to those prices too much...and always rushed.disliked

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?