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The Kandy Garden Cafe

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9 Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy 8, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 220355
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't be fooled by the typically run-down exterior. This place was recommended by our hotel and some friends, independently of each other. Friendly staff, tasty and cheap food. All you need!

Thank Stuart D
Tirol, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will get there good food for a fair price. We were a group of four and all ate rice and curry. It was a delicious good and spicy portion. The location is authentic which the locals like to frequent too. The prices are fair and not overpriced. At Midday it can be crowded.

Thank bamml82
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a Kottu and a deviled chicken. The Kottu was uninspired/dry and the deviled chicken was one chicken leg covered in what seemed to be sweet and sour sauce and a mound of lightly flavored rice. They did though have a fresh juice bar and that was nice.

Thank Timothy K
Wurzburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dont get worried about the location, they serve very delicious and tasty food. The best we had in Kandy!!!

Thank Lisa D
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 539 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kandy Garden Cafe is right on the roadside which goes around the lake, and we were pleased to return here after a year of not having been past it. It serves a range of cold and hot drinks and casual foods including rice and curry, filled rolls etc. It is clean and reasonably priced and in our opinion, good... More 

Thank profjoypc
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

After reading all the positive reviews on Tripadvisor, we were disappointed by the food. Perhaps the cafe has become so busy that the standard has lowered - it was packed with tourists when we had our dinner. Our food was delivered after a long wait and it was tepid, the rice and prawns were almost cold and the kottu vegetables... More 

Thank Agmyfatu
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Good rice, good kottu and even better juices. Had two meals here over two nights and was pleased at what this unassuming corner Cafe had to offer. There's a juice bar built into the wall so make sure you order something nice. The avocado juice was ok but I preferred the lime juice to counteract the spices. Kottu, a dish... More 

Thank David H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Nice and cheap. Good food and fast service. Quite noisy and could battle for a table in peak times as it is very popular.

Thank Bernard M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We went here a few times during our stay in Kandy. Great local food and nice a cheap! Try the Kotthu if you go !

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We loved this place. If you're looking for good value, authentic Sri Lankan food this is the place to come to. It isn't fancy, it is more like a cafe so a really good stop for a bite to eat at lunchtime. We had lunch here and it was amazing- we had the chicken roti, a chicken curry and some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy 8, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: +94 81 2 220355

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?