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“Taste of Srilanka”
Review of CHANNA

Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Kegalle
Price range: $1 - $12
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Boutique Restaurant very close to Elephant orphanage and Zoo in Sri Lanka. The only one Japanese food provider out of Colombo. Also providing high class wash rooms and toilet facilities. Apart from a restaurant there are a lot to fulfill tourist requirements. Elephant riding, Spice garden and many more packages included. Also accept online orders. Airport pick up and drop down facilities available.Sri Lankan, Japanese , Italian , Indian , Thai , Chinese , Sea Foods and Pizza Taste Ceylon Tea & International Coffee ......... You Can Takeaway Channa's foods and Drinks tooFrom News Paper Article‘Channa’ New wave in culinaryContemporary, yet understated elegance infused with simplicity is the new Channa Dining Kitchen and Gift shop situated in Kandy Road, Meepitiya Kegalle between Colombo and Kandy.With an ambience that is unique, Channa Nawarathna the Managing Director and Murai Mieko have joined hands in making their dream come by starting a restaurant, bringing a boost for Sri Lankan produce. Having lived for many years in Japan, Channa always had the urge to come back to his motherland. created the image of local cuisine in all their dishes.ChannaOne of the most inviting aspects of the restaurant is its pristine and friendly colour palette of white used in a very tasteful manner in all decorative elements from the furniture, soft furnishings, cookery, cutlery and everything at the restaurant is coordinated with the original structure, yet bringing in a modern touch to the space.The interior designing, building lighting arrangements landscaping are all works of Channa the creative force behind the entire concept.Both Channa and his partner Murai Meiko reflects ideas and concepts that compliment each other which is an additional factor to run this restaurant. Murai Meiko is bursting with creative ideas. Everything at dinning kitchen especially the shop arrangement and Japanese restaurant are her brain child.Set in a tranquil village Channa’s restaurant serves not only authentic local cuisine, but also traditional Japanese delicacies done to perfection. The exceptional dining experience is enriched with local produce, vegetables and fruits.‘You can enjoy a typical Sri Lankan meal in the soothing indoors or in the open air or a romantic dinner if that is your choice under a myriad stars where you can savour in the luxuries of the tropical breeze’ said Channa.The outdoor setting is the perfect spot of feast on a local banquet, red rice with mixed vegetables, papaw, salad, polos,ambulthiyal to mention a few. For desserts the home made ice creams with all the fruity flavours created by Mieko The ice cream with the rambuttans soaked in honey was popular among guests.At Channa’s restaurant the food is basically Sri Lankan is prepared with a sense of pride and personal attention by Channa and murai . He has experienced chefs but the underlying concept is personal supervision. The menu at ‘Channa’ also includes continental dishes and fusion food; these dishes are diverse and packed with flavours.‘We tasted some of his dishes but the selection available was impressive, offering everything from sea food dishes to meats. The restaurant opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner.’All meats served carry a halal certification said Channa. True enough Channa’s restaurant is an ideal venue for enjoyable dinner experience and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.With its close proximity to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and only a 1� hours drive to Kandy , the restaurant has become major attraction amongst travellers to Kandy and back.‘Divine bliss awaits you in the revitalizing Ayurveda facilities available’ said Channa. ‘The therapists will pamper you in a variety of treatments especially created to suit your mood. What’s more these discerning guests can watch the Kandyan dance performances which are a highlight every Saturday while you have dinner’ he added. To make the tour memorable and exciting, Channa’s vintage cars will take the guests around, driving by yourself or a honest chauffer who will be at your beck and call. Our open air area is perfect for team building, weddings or other events, tailor made to your individual requirements.BBQs, sunset drinks and product launches can also held without any hassle.A facility also available is a gift shop full of souvenirs, spices, Ayurvaeda +Products and many other fascinating objects d’art.
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“Taste of Srilanka”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We chanced upon Channa on our way from Colombo airport to Kandy. It is also very close to the Elephant orphange (500 mts). We liked it so much that we stopped on our way back too. The Srilankan chicken curry was the best we had in Srilanka. The Sushi was very good too. The owner met us personally and ensured we had first a good breakfast and then a good lunch when we returned.

  • Visited December 2012
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“Yesterday is gone, cherish tomorrow, and live for tomorrow!!”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Life is all about the choices we make!! Good or bad we must learn from everything and believe it all happens for a reason!! Make the best of the hand your deg because one day your cards will blow all the others away!!!

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“Best restaurant on Kandy road”
Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Don't let your driver decide,where you will have a break on the long and winding road to/from Kandy! You might end up in one of those horrible buffet places where you get an awful meal and the driver his free food. Insist on stopping at the Chenna restaurant in Kegalle . The very friendly service of the owner and his nice japanese wife , the delicious meals, cold beer and a romantic location at a little stream are more than one reason to stop here. A very stylish place, clean bathrooms and adequate prices guarantee an enjoyable break.

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“Trip to Sri Lanka, Lunch at Channa”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

For the travelers on the way to Kandy/Pinnewala, this is one place that can awake your taste buds. Especially the lime flavor home made ice cream. I just could not resist going back to the same place on my way back.
Excellent food, Excellent staff, AWESOME ice creams :)

  • Visited December 2012
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“nice spot!”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

We only stopped for a late-morning snack, but were so impressed with the lovely design and atmosphere and the warm welcome there. Hope we get to go back for a meal! Ingrid and Steve from Tokyo

  • Visited December 2012
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