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“Great food and very low prices.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sri Ram Indian Restaurant

Sri Ram Indian Restaurant
87, Colombo Street, Kandy, Sri Lanka (Formerly Rams)
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Ranked #46 of 83 Restaurants in Kandy
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Kinross, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great food and very low prices.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This might not be the best looking restaurant in town but the food was amazingly cheap and excellent quality.

We went there two nights in a row because we thought it was so good. We tried lots of different things off the menu, they all arrived hot and at the right time. The service was polite and efficient and they spoke enough english to get over our lack of sinalese.

Definitely recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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“Indian food in Kandy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We had dinner. Place is very simple, food is cheap, taste OK, though nothing very special. Good place if you are tired of Rice and Curry (can it be so?) and want some change in menu.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good choice for vegetarians”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

First of all, this review might not be entirely fair, because we visited the restaurant having just spent two months in South India. Please understand I can't help writing from an authenticity point of view.

The place offers the same dishes as most touristy restaurants in South India, but somewhat altered, possibly because of the lack of authentic ingredients. The cucumber & onion raitha was thick and quite sour, not exactly what we expected, but very good! However I found the paneer masala rather watery, and the portion was on the smaller side. The gravy lacked the deep richness of aromas that I always long for in North Indian dishes. We asked for spicy, but the result was rather "medium", and especially I think they could have used a larger variety of spices. The paratha was sturdy and brown and very tasty.

The staff was very attentive, perhaps even too much so - the waiter kept hovering around our table, and as a Western tourist trying to learn how to eat with hands, I never appreciate locals watching me too closely while I'm eating, it's embarrassing :)

Vegetarians looking for variety should consider this place: they have dhals, vegetable dishes, a couple of paneer dishes and if you eat eggs, they have several egg dishes too. Indeed a clean place and I liked the screens dividing the space, it adds some character to the otherwise simple decor and gives you some privacy.

Some earlier reviewers have mentioned it's cheap, but if you REALLY are on a budget, consider this a splurging-night place to go. To minimize food costs, it's probably best to have rice and curry in a Sri Lankan eatery.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic cheap food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We came here for lunch and it was one of the best value meals we had in Sri Lanka.

Really tasty cheap food and the service was brilliant!

The restaurant doesn't look much from the outside but it is great and really clean, definitely recommended for authentic Sri Lankan cuisine.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant Hoppers!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We were taken here by our host and we had fantastic hoppers and egg hoppers. These are the traditional fast foods in Sri Lanka and seriously good value! I also tried the Dosai which was equally delicious.
The staff were friendly and very keen to impress! The service was prompt and efficient.
I would like to have this restaurant back in London

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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