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King Prawn Restaurant

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5 Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
773295766
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Impossible to find - avoid

This restaurant is impossible to find - we searched for it for an hour or so but it was not where the map indicated. Stay away otherwise you will waste your time. Needs significantly better signage.

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
HamishSaunders
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This restaurant is impossible to find - we searched for it for an hour or so but it was not where the map indicated. Stay away otherwise you will waste your time. Needs significantly better signage.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you want to have Chinese food in Nuwara Eliya cool climate this is the place. Food is tasty though its not hot. If you are a Sri Lankna looking to typical Chinese food better tell in advance to make it more hot. Portions are quite small compared to Colombo places. The restaurant name is not visible to outside since... More 

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Colombo
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243 reviews 243 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We always have the take away Chinese lunch here. Its a large tasty portion. They take the order over the phone. Remember to take plastic spoons if you plan on a picknick lunch in the park!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had read about this in guide books, so when in Nurawa Eliya went in search of it. I must say it is quite hard to find, no signage at all, we only found it as I had read it was in the Glendower Hotel. We were really impressed, a bit of a mixed metaphor as when you went in,... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Came well recommended, dont get why. We had to return the pineapple juice to be mixed again as it was full of big pieces. The food was even worse. The menu has three options for most meals - small, medium and large, with no explanation whatit means. So we asked and were told a small meal with two portions of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch after reading the lonely planet review. The service and the chicken and sweet corn soup were great, everything else was dissappointing even the rice. The bill was the real kicker, it was more expensive than chinese food in Australia. Don't waste your money here, try the street food and bakeries.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Enjoyed a decent meal here - not first-rate but not too shabby either. Made a pleasant change from Curry & Rice. Had a preliminary drink in the terribly clubby bar - the restaurant is part of the Hotel Glendower - a rococo half-timbered hybrid of uncertain lineage. Staff were cheerful and friendly - would go back.

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Edison, NJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We arrived here really famished ( party of 5). In our party we had 1 pure vegetarian, 1 eggatarian and others ate anyhting that crawled. We drove up to the entrence and were lokking to chow down some serious food, however when I stepped out of the car, I enquired about the vegetarian selection as the "Rough Guide" had mentioned... More 

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Here, There, and Everywhere!
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

After good write ups in various guidebooks I was surprised how substandard this place was. I have better takeaways in English chippies. The restaurant was cold, the atmosphere was dead apart from a radio in the corner which was playing irritating Lanka pop music. Try the Indian next door. Far more appealing. The picture above must have been copied from... More 

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Milan, Italy
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

The restaurant is now hard to find: there's no street sign anymore. Anyway, it's inside the Glendower hotel, so just step in and ask... Good food (chinese, probably somehow adapted to local taste), very nice location and perfect service.

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  • Address: 5 Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Nuwara Eliya
  • Phone Number: 773295766

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