We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Kandy Garden Cafe


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


Fast Food, Asian, Sri Lankan
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
View all details
meals, features

Location and contact

Reviews (658)
Filter reviews
455 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews juice roti potato curry pineapple local food sri lanka local place take away busy road cheap food busy place tourists and locals tuk tuk fast service small place prices are very reasonable short eats
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 455 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for lunch & had a selection or curries & juices. The staff were friendly & the food was really tasty. We came back the next day for dinner as we believed it was the best place to eat in Kandy!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Crochetqueen164
Reviewed May 20, 2019

amazing kotu, very friendly staff and home made, if you go to helga's house this is the place to stop for lunch.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kienhay
Reviewed May 20, 2019

amazing food, local place, if you go to helga's house this is the place to eat after the visit....highly recomendable.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 278raquele
Reviewed April 10, 2019

We had a very good experience here. Good quality food at large portions, at a very reasonable price. Very nice walk along the lake.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank aeaiz
Reviewed April 8, 2019

We ate last night after reading the reviews on trip advisor,and as lovers of street food and know what to exspect.Sadly it was below what I expected or could accept.My wife’s bread was cold and promptly replaced to accompany a very poor ,bland dal.My biyriani...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Knocknagow15
Reviewed March 23, 2019

Best Kottu I had in Sri Lanka, very flavourful. I'ts a nice little cafe and it was full of locals when I went - which I believe it's a testament of the quality of the Sri Lankan food! good service and attentive staff. Good value...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Fededt89
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by our hotel, but it was neither tasty nor cheap. Food was without any particular taste, very disappointing.There were only tourists inside, so it felt like trap. The pineapple and lime smoothies were nice but expensive (350) and came...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank KatarinaBP
Reviewed March 10, 2019

It was fair and cheap and they have nice juices (recommended), and small dessert products (recommended). Sri Lanka famous food are Rutti, Kottu, and Kabul.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank AMohsen
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

If you’re looking for delicious, authentic Sri Lankan food at bargain-basement prices, this the place to come. Don’t expect any frills. But the dishes we had - fish cotta, prawn curry and parathas accompanied by fresh mango juice - were spicy and flavoursome. And when...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SandC8
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

The food here is tasty and fresh specially the kotthu. The fresh fruit juices also good.The ambiance poor.The service very good.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 7SE3
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 116 nearby hotels
Hotel Lakefield
10 reviews
.00 miles away
Old Town Hotel
53 reviews
.13 miles away
Helga's Folly
678 reviews
.21 miles away
Coffee Bungalow Kandy
13 reviews
.21 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 248 nearby restaurants
Hipsters’s Hideout Lounge
334 reviews
.39 miles away
Vito Wood Fired Pizza
192 reviews
.35 miles away
Senani BY Oak ray Restaurant & Bar
724 reviews
.57 miles away
The Empire Cafe
1,658 reviews
.74 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 472 nearby attractions
Spirit Srilanka
13 reviews
.23 miles away
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
11,437 reviews
.63 miles away
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
543 reviews
.51 miles away
World Buddhist Museum
249 reviews
.63 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Kandy Garden Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing