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White House Restaurant

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21 Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 232765
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Geelong, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

White House (upstairs) had a beautiful selection of food. We tried several dishes including the Butter Chicken, Vegetable Korma & Lacha Paracha. All were beautiful and we loved it so much we returned every day for our 4-day visit to Kandy. All the staff made us feel extremely welcomed, especially Raheem who warmly greeted us each day :)

Thank SimplyTravelld
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went to this restaurant for dinner having read some reviews on tripadvisor but we were not impressed. We have become used to (on the two days we've been here) beef being off the menu but when we ordered two potato curry dishes, these were also not available! We eventually ordered a naan which was far too... More 

Thank Kathryn G Ellis
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food. Very flavoursome and reasonably priced. We visited during Kandy festival and we're able to walk in and be served within 30 minutes.

Thank SamDH201289
Bury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is above a bakers shop. I really enjoyed a meal here whilst staying in Kandy. Stayed open later than most others in Town. No alcohol served bout no big deal. Portions are large and the food was tasty. Definitely worth a visit if you fancy a ch age from Sri Lanka buffet.

Thank ColonelM66
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here twice. The second time there were many guests, but most of the staff didn't bother cleaning up the dirty dishes for New guests. At least part of the staff is very friendly, some others aren't. The food is delicious though, rices are reasonable, location is right in the city center. Would not recommend using the bathroom.

Thank lgb288
London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here for a lunch and a dinner during our stay in Kandy - handily close to our central hotel. Had Indian food both times - excellent rich sauces and top-notch parathas. Service the second time was poor - brought out the chicken tikka for two of our group, but it went cold while they waited for their rice. A... More 

Thank Holidaze2020
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location, nice dining room upstairs. Mediocre food; the beef in my vindaloo was mostly fat and gristle and the spiciness fell a long way short of what you'd expect. The naan bread was super but the palak paneer was greasy and the service was slow.

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here around 5.30pm and there was lots of space upstairs - staff are friendly. We found the portion sizes very generous so could have done with sharing a rice. However, it was very tasty (we had prawns and rice). Ginger beer very refreshing too 👍🏼 Would definitely recommend.

Thank Amelia5678
Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the White House Restaurant for Dinner and had Chicken Tikka Massala with rice and naan bread and were really impressed by the quality of the food and the kind and quick service! The restaurant - tourists usually eat upstairs - was really clean (also the toilets) and we fully enjoyed our dinner! The chicken was super good... More 

Thank kathimay
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Downstairs they have a great bakery that sells tasty stuff for a good price, you can eat it at one of the tables. Upstairs there's more of a restaurant setting, which offers good value for money. The (naan) bread they serve as a side dish is very nice.

Thank sytsewil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Chinese, Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Sri Lankan
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: +94 81 2 232765
White House is a unique, concept restaurant in the heart of Kandy, a beautiful heritage city in the hills of the Central region of Sri Lanka. White House is a Bakery, Café and Restaurant all in one. The café is modern & trendy compared to the laid back, cosy, wooden themed first floor restaurant. White House serves up a multi cuisine menu including some of the best steaks in town. We also have a real Tandoor to delight all those who love their meats char grilled. What’s more, the fresh bakery & pastry products are a real treat to those who crave for indulgence.

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