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Slightly Chilled Lounge Bar (Bamboo Garden)

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No 29a,Anagarika | Dharmapala,Mawatha, Kandy 101010, Sri Lanka (Formerly Slightly Chilled Lounge (Bamboo Garden))
+94 81 2 238267
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A short distance above the lake, good views and a welcome break from the traffic. Chinese food, good but not outstanding, 3 stars ish. The usual beers and cocktails. Lots of attentive and friendly staff. There are a few rooms for rent close by and it feels like more of a backpackers place, but enough older travellers to make it... More 

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A super casual place for some decent Chinese food and great views. Get the chicken gung bao- very good. The atmosphere is really casual but has a great vibe- like a backpacker's hangout which is why we liked it but it's not a fancy cocktail lounge if that is what you're looking for. The staff are great.

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Thank NSDLondon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

it was just perfect, although a bit pricey comparing to others restaurants in sri lanka. but the view was worth it. I had some of the best time there. friendly staff, great menu and cold beer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent 4 nights in Kandy and ate and drank here on 3 of them. Michael and his team of exuberant waiters looked after us very well. The food was good as was the drink, which were on an extensive menu at the gross price with no hidden extras. We would certainly recommend this place which seems... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looked really promising coming up the stairs to this place, nice music playing, nice lighting, nice vibe. We were greeted immediately but a friendly guy who became our waiter for the evening and took us to a table with a view. First drinks were tasty, but things started heading downhill from there. I was getting bitten by mosquitoes, the batter... More 

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10-06-08, Owner at Slightly Chilled Lounge Bar (Bamboo Garden), responded to this review

Thanks for pointing out our faults. When the cats away the mice will play! This was a good lesson as I showed my waiters your comments and told them it is not acceptable . I do get criticized sometimes for running my restaurant with an iron fist. I believe in prompt service and in the high season will sit at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Specially at night, when all the lights in Kandy are on, it has his own magic. Had a veg burger and it was tasty !

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm going to start off by saying that it's a shame that an English owned establishment is the number 1 restaurant on trip advisor. To be brutally honest the food was pretty much of the same standard as the average Chinese on your village high street. Something you might get once a month and never mention to anyone else because... More 

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10-06-08, Owner at Slightly Chilled Lounge Bar (Bamboo Garden), responded to this review

In response to this review, Apart from selling Chinese food we also sell Western food so it already seems that you are not a great fan of Chinese food so why not choose a Western dish? I was requested to dj by a customer and although you may not like electronic music it has not died like you think it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an oasis. We came here twice during out two days in Kandy because wie liked the food and atmosphere so mich. There is definitely cheaper places to eat but it is worth it. Service is also good.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a rainy night just before sunset, but the staff were happy to open the rain protection to give us a view, which is well worth it and the best we had in our short stay in Kandy. Food was tasty and reasonably priced for those not on a backpacker's budget. Our Tuk Tuk driver only knew the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

High on a hilltop, It's a nice open air space with good music and great views of the city. We were a bit skeptical of the 'chinese food' designation but the food was so good! We ordered the garlic seafood and the eggplant dish - they arrived very quickly, sizzling hot. More than enough food for 2. Wished we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $10
Cuisine
Chinese, Bar, European, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 29a,Anagarika | Dharmapala,Mawatha, Kandy 101010, Sri Lanka (Formerly Slightly Chilled Lounge (Bamboo Garden))
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: +94 81 2 238267
Description
Ease on into the laidack vibes of Slightly Chilled Lounge.We have the best sunsets in Kandy town and offer, happy hour on beer between 5pm and 6pm, free wifi,live premiership and other live sporting events on a large screen, pool table, great food and friendly service.
Please note we are closed on poya days( full moon)

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?