Not known: good view by the river
Not knowing the restaurant, my driver drove me there so he could have his free meal, of course. A tourist oriented restaurant with inflated prices, food quality was alright. Rice and curry Rs400, Coke Rs60. It has excellent river view, a good lunch to celebrate my own birthday! :-)
Paiva's Restaurant: Good north indian and fushion chinese food
I like this restaurant so much that I went back for 2 nites. The prices is very reasonable. Chicken tikka Rs200 with a piece of nan, Lion Lager Rs140, nan Rs60. Masala curry Rs90. A very good dinner costs with 2-3 dishes witrh beer abot Rs500.
It is clean and quiet on the 2nd floor. See more pics of the food.
THE LION BEER IS GREAT
There are lots of places to eat in Kandy,mostly in the Town center,in the main Town you will pay the same as the locals,also the lion beer is really nice as well. Alot of the places to eat normally have a price list outside.
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the Pub: a pub - not a pub
I'm still not sure if the Pub is really a pub or a place to eat. There did not seem to be too many special beers to justify it as a watering hole, and to be honest all the people who were there were more interested in their food than in their drinks. Still the decor was pretty nice.
Favorite Dish: We had some italian food - pasta alla carbonara - which was definitely more than overcooked. We also had some kebabs - spicy as hell - far from the real thing. What can I say' i was less than impressed - and service was extremely slow.
Hotel Suisse Restaurant: dining in a ballroom
When we first arrived in Kandy our room was not yet ready, and it was lunchtime, so we decided to have something to eat in the hotel's restaurant before settling down and going out to explore the town. We found the restaurant located in the old ballroom. Impressive.
Favorite Dish: The food turned out delicious: on the menu there were both wester and Sri Lankan dishes, including some flambé dishes and desserts, which we obviously had to taste. As everywhere in Sri Lanka, there was also a (neglectable) buffet.
Rams Food Restaurant: Splurge for good meal at Rams
One guidebook described the decor as colorful. That doesn't really do it justice. They don't allow pictures inside so you'll have to visit yourself.
They didn't offer silverware so we took it as a challenge and didn't request any (I bet they would have provided them).
Favorite Dish: The food was excellent. Some things were expensive by local standards like Rs. 285 for palak paneer. Diners on a budget would likely enjoy the vegetable curry sampler for Rs. 135. We were going through a bit of chocolate withdrawl so splurged for the very nice ice cream desserts.
The Pub is Kandy's tourist hangout - similar to bars you find in Southeast Asia. There's even a wall with names and messages of visitors written on it and outside there's a sign with the infamous words: 'as recommended by Lonely Planet'. It's nothing special but nice enough and although not cheap, nor is it overly expensive. The food's generally pretty good and is mainly a mix of international dishes. The main restaurant/bar is quite smart (a good place to get a special giant glass of beer and watch the cricket on the big screen), but outside there are a few tables on the balcony overlooking Kandy high street. You're above the noise and chaos and it's a good place to watch the world go by and meet other tourists - but get there early as the balcony fills up quickly at night time.
The cashew nut girls
Not actually in Kandy but found on the Kandy road between here and Colombo, the cashew nut girls are a bit of a legend among Sri Lankan men. From wooden huts at the side of the road, the mostly young and very attractive girls sexily wave their bags of cashews at cars passing by, smiling and flirting with anyone who looks remotely interested. Dressed up in brightly coloured dresses, as though they're going out for the night rather than selling nuts, they make quite a bizarre and welcome sight! Some of the girls supplement their incomes by offering, err, 'other services' to passing drivers, but most stick to good-natured flirting, batting their eyelashes and big smiles.
The Kandy Road is also good for picking up pineapples and king coconuts along the way. The sellers are happy to chop it all up for you. Beware though, you'll pass about 20 stalls all selling the same thing right next to each other and then you won't see another one for an hour.
Favorite Dish: The pineapples for the taste, but the cashew nuts definitely have the best service!
Ram's restaurant!: Ram's restaurant!
First of all it's a south indian cuisine, it is delicious, it's just damn good! For a very cheap price you are able to have a big full meal.
Warning, don't order to many of it, as it was a big meal
Favorite Dish: Pepper Chicken Dosa and Banana Lassi
Devon: Good value
It has a restaurant on ground floor and food court on 1st floor. The food is cheap with balcony of the street view.
Senani Restaurant: Food with a view
Nice view overlooking Kandy city from above and nice food, good service, and clean as well.
Favorite Dish: Try the fried spicy fish...yummm!!
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