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Paiva's Restaurant - CLOSED

No. 37 Yatinuwara Street, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 050006
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible13%
Jun 29, 2017
“Good for quick bites”
Feb 25, 2017
Restaurant Hours Closed
Asian, Sri Lankan
No. 37 Yatinuwara Street, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed June 29, 2017

This place is good for snacks like burgers, sandwiches, fries and we went there for evening snacks .

Thank prabhavmusaddi89
Reviewed February 25, 2017

This is the restaurant of Kandy City Hotel. You may have fine dining in this place. If you want you may have liquor as well. Food is really tasty. Prices are reasonable. Staff is helpful.

Thank Tharindu J
Reviewed December 4, 2016

I use to go there for a 'yard of tea'. Now the restaurant is very flash, clean with good service. I asked for tea & was presented with a lovely big pot. Sadly no yard of tea, but the place was worth the visit.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

When I was a kid growing up in Kandy town there were only two decent restaurants: Paivas and Elephant House Cafe. A few days ago, I re-entered Paiva's Restaurant after 47 years! The ambience was welcoming. Air conditioning the best in Kandy. The staff were...More

Thank PastorVasanta
Reviewed May 18, 2016

What an absolutley ym meal we had. Amazing food and friendly staff, made the experience fantastic, will definitley be visiting them on our next trip!

Thank Yusra E
Reviewed October 11, 2015

I remember walking to Paivais with my mother after church every Sunday to by their delicious Sunday special biryani. This was around 10-15 years back but I can still recall the excitement I had over their food.

1  Thank Carmeline
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Paiva's have been a name in catering in Sri Lanka for over 50 years. They have a restaurant in Kandy, serving typical Sri Lnkan food. The place is for locals and can be hot and typical. However the food is excellent and is ideal to...More

Thank Friendlyface097
Reviewed September 26, 2012

This was one of the Oldest surviving Restaurants in Kandy. It was owned by the Paiva family and moved to various members through about 3 generations, ( started off as Paivas Tea Room) It was more renowned for their good pastries. Alas the restaurant is...More

3  Thank Mahinda W
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Visited on a Sunday and we were the only people in there! Ordered two curries and although mine was fine my girlfriends Paneer curry had no paneer and potato instead! Curries were ok, reasonable but with no atmosphere I would suggest there's better places to...More

Thank TucksBath
Reviewed April 9, 2012

Was there recently and even though the place is ordinary as many others in this country;the grub is good and reasonably priced.In general in Sri Lanka food will never be a great chip in your walllet.

1  Thank Gohabsgo1954
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$2 - $15
Asian, Sri Lankan
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 37 Yatinuwara Street, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy District  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: +94 81 2 050006
  • E-mail
Renewed restaurant in year 2016 offering the best of traditional and hearty cuisines of Sri Lankan, Thai, Chinese, Asian by the professional staff. Paiva's Restaurant is located heart of the Kandy City, operate by Kandy City Hotel which is give you the access to all the places in Kandy city within 05 minutes.
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