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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.
PRICE RANGE
$2 - $5
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Asian, Sri Lankan
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Superb and super tasty food, excellent service and host with loads of helpful and useful help, advice and assistance.. look forward to coming back in expanded premises!!

Date of visit: December 2019
1  Thank Trek544566
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have visited Sri Lanka ( Mount Lavinia) twice this year and both times made a point of returning to Kanchi’s restaurant. Not only is the food amazing and reasonably priced but the owner is an all round good guy! Very friendly, informative and accommodating....More

Date of visit: December 2019
1  Thank estores2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate here on our first night in Sri Lanka and came back a month later for our last meal. It was just outstanding - a great introduction to Sri Lankan food and the area. The deep fried prawns in a light beer batter were...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Trail793909
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On my first day in Sri Lanka had dinner here. Next day came back and on my next visit to Colombo i will get another dish here. The food looks simple but is very tasty. Both the Kotthu with egg as the Devilled Chicken where...More

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank Bartv2722
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came here before dropping our tuk tuk rental off and so glad we did. The service is amazing and the food is delicious. Must visit.

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank 87bethanyg
Reviewed October 28, 2019 via mobile

Ate here twice whilst staying locally, excellent food freshly made, a lovely little place to stumble upon and run by a great guy!

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank AKINGDOML
Reviewed October 5, 2019

I tried Kanchi’s this evening as it is the top recommendation on trip advisor in the area... I’m glad I did. I was the only one in there as I came early evening, but the owner was very friendly and easy to have conversation with....More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Rach1112014
Reviewed September 28, 2019

When Rick Stein visited Sri Lanka he met the chef from the Mount Lavinia Hotel. What he should have done is walk across the road and visited Kanchi's. We visited because of the reviews. At first I wasn't sure we had found the right place....More

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank timvet
Reviewed September 20, 2019 via mobile

Clean place with a good location near the train station. Try the local meal! Really delicious. We were only two, in the middle of the afternoon and that didn’t seem to bother the owner at all. Thanks again for the help with the train tickets!

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank bigtonydawg
Reviewed September 18, 2019 via mobile

Kanchi’s is a MUST if you’re in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia! Food was next level delicious. Kanchi is just a gem of a person. He cooked our meals to order just next to where we were sitting so we knew it was all fresh. He also asked...More

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank michalliep
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