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At "Kanchi's" we aim to give you fresh, clean, quality and tasty dishes to suit your every mood. Located just before the famous Mount Lavinia hotel, everything we dish out is made right in front of your eyes. We also cater to all occasions. We could deliver food within Colombo for a surcharge or you could dine in or takeaway. Come feast your eyes on our lovely dishes.
$2 - $5
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Asian, Sri Lankan
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed August 16, 2020

Kanchi's food is scrumptious, delicious, delectable, luscious, great tasting, much more than tasty, really appetizing, lip-smacking; the kind of food to have you licking your lips in anticipation. This is the word everyone wants to hear when bringing his food to the table.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 5, 2020

I was staying in Colombo for 5 days and wanted to eat real, pure srilankan food. Was suggested to visit Kanchi’s and boy am I happy to had done it. The food is simply put, magnificent. Kanchi has the ability to creat delicious dishes from...simple ingredients. I am vegan so he modified his specialties but of course, they tasted amazing. The place is small and the atmosphere is very cosy and friendly cos Kanchi is such a nice, kind and fun to talk to person. I ate there every day and I can’t wait to visit him again when back in Colombo.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed July 18, 2020

I regularly order from Kanchi's and my family and I are very big fans because the food is just tasty and value for money. Posting a pic of the pizza I ordered yesterday for dinner. Just amazing!!!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 16, 2020 via mobile

This small restaurant is absolutely outstanding. The best kottu ever. Fabulous soup. Perfect seafood. Nothing is too much trouble. Everything is cooked fresh, in front of you. Reasonably priced. Absolutely faultless.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020

Visited based on the reviews here and was not disappointed. Went for lunch, great soups and returned for dinner the same day. Loved our chat with Kanchi and his lovely fresh food. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 22, 2020

During my week stay in Sri Lanka, I went and had dinner at Kanchi’s four times. Whilst I tried several places in Colombo, nothing could compare to the food I had here. Not only was in the best in terms of flavour, it is also...very affordable. Kanchi is lovely and an excellent conversationalist, he provided great local knowledge about Sri Lanka and I would recommend coming here and talking to him (and eating) before planning any trips. The Kottu is amazing and I couldn’t eat enough of it! Definitely a must-go when you visit Sri Lanka, you will not regret it.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 19, 2020

At Kanchi's you don't just get delicious food and great service but also to meet the nicest person EVER ! The owner is such a good heart human being and we enjoyed every conversation with him. He spices the dishes as you like it, not...like other restaurants in Sri Lanka and will totally respond to all your wishes. He loves his job and will be the best cook you can get around ! I mean: we went 3x for dinner - on our 3 days trip in Mount Lavinia :-DMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020

The best kottu prawns in Sri Lanka, very friendly atmosphere (greetings to the owner :)) , fresh ingredients, perfectly flavored. I recomment to visit Mt Lavinia to try this great food!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 7, 2020

We ate there 3 days (dinners and breakfasts), because it was the best place not only in Mount Lavinia, but also on Sri Lanka!!! The kottu's were perfect, but also crabs and devilled sea food and chicken (boneless!) were very good. We also ate Sri...Lanka's soup - very tasty. The owner is really nice person and very chatty :) I highly recommend this place!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 5, 2020 via mobile

We had dinner (Kottu with shrimps and a chicken curry) yesterday and it was just amazingly good. It has only three tables and the owner cooks every meal and speaks fluent English. We spent a month travelling all around Sri Lanka and trying the local...food and there was hands down the best we have tasted.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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I want to know what ate the kottus you have and the price of it
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kanchi's

  • Yes, Kanchi's offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Kanchi's offers delivery services.

  • Kanchi's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 5