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Soya Centre

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116 A, Kotugodella Veediya | Kotugodella Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka (Formerly Soya Centre)
+94 81 2 202016
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Andover, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some excellent food for snacking on which is veggie friendly. We had a selection of Sri Lankan delights which were tasty and traditional. It is full of locals if you want to experience the real Sri Lanka. The food was a bit spicy but still good. It is in the YMCA on the other side of the road to the... More 

Thank Alex K
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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91 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is situated next to Kandy YMCA or the same building. The place is not bad. The it's Ice cream is A relatively, Price of ice cream a bit more.

Thank fhanifdeen
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is located in the centre of the town in the YMCA Building. The place is a saviour for those looking for Pure vegetarian food in kandy. We were searching for place for lunch and ended up here reading reviews on tripadvisor. Though it's a fast food place we filled our tummy considerably and were satisfied. We tried almost... More 

Thank SumitNagori
New Delhi, India
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We went there reading tripadvisor reviews and had the Soya mix flavor ice cream. We found it good but nothing exceptional.

Thank PriyankaGarg
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I know this place for years and the ice creams they have are better than most of other places in Kandy. I'm not too interested in other foods they have and we mostly visits this place because it's quite, calm and allows to chat for few moments. There is nothing much to report.

Thank Madhushanka
Hiranya C, Manager at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

local are saying very high any of this place even my best friend from Sri lanka data it so high but for me honestly, there is nothing much special in this ice cream as well as some local are saying, it has lost the quality. if they need more coustomers Need high quality😐😐😐😐😐

Thank kindOslo
Hiranya C, Manager at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your review. We specialize in soy ice cream and hence may not suit the palate of everyone since it's texture taste cannot match the same of dairy ice cream. Thank you for your comment over our quality, we will look into the same and ensure best quality. Thanks once again for your sincere comment. More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The service levels of the Soya Centre has gone down considerably and the taste of the Soya Ice Cream has degraded a bit too from the days As long as the place exist, I will visit it for the ice cream The Soya Rolls are nice too

Thank Dilina G
Hiranya C, Manager at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Hi Dilina, Thank you for your review and we are really sorry to hear about the service inefficiency and would love to know more about your experience. Please be kind to email us on thesoyacentre@gmail.com and let us know. n terms of the ice cream, we have not changed our recipe since we started. But we will look into the... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I love this place, very calm and quite place, i know this place since long time. food is very good and ice cream i liked the most. but i recommended to upgrade this place modern cafe

Thank jhonhesh
Hiranya C, Manager at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thanks you very much for your review. We have quite a few things we plan to do very soon in terms of innovation and development. Do keep visiting us and let us know how we fair in the near future. Thank you so much for your suggestions :) More 

Kandy, Sri Lanka
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Soya centre has been there ever since I can remember (almost 30 years!). Food is clean, cheap and tasty. They were the first to offer soya food in Kandy and their Soya ice cream was great. The pace deserves a good rating in terms of cleanliness and quality food. However, they are not innovative and the service is mediocre. I... More 

Thank ajofkandy
Hiranya C, Manager at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and thank you for being a loyal customer! We greatly appreciate any suggestions you have. We have some exciting changes coming very soon and would love to have a listen to your suggestions too so that we'd gear up to service our customers better. We'd also greatly appreciate if you could get in... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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138 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Loved this place! Owner is super friendly and helpful. And that ice cream! There's vegan quick eats as well which are also delicious. Great find.

Thank AustThomas
Hiranya C, Manager at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 A, Kotugodella Veediya | Kotugodella Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka (Formerly Soya Centre)
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: +94 81 2 202016
Sells a collection of novel short-eats made with soy, such as wades, and roti rolls and sandwiches filled with soy sausage. The biggest attraction are the vegan the generous soy soft-serve ice cream cones.The open-air counter high above the street is extremely popular with locals, though service is prompt. Also sells typical vegetable buns and rolls, and bulk soy products such tofu and tempeh can be purchased there. And exciting find for the dairy-free traveller. Trucks in Kandy also sell the so called "soy ice cream", in smaller portions, though the ice cream at the Soya Centre is the tastiest and has the best quality.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?