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116 A, Kotugodella Veediya | Kotugodella Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka (Formerly Soya Centre)
+94 81 2 202016
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08:00 - 18:30
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kandy
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

food are expensive & not value for money, i think roties are under cooked & salty. but ice cream are good but little bit expensive

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Thank Amira K
Hiranya C, Manager at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that the food was not up to standard. Please do visit us again sometime and let us know if your experience was better. More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I love the Soya Centre. As an Aussie vegan expat living in Sri Lanka we make the trip to Kandy just for the ice-cream as the its only true soy ice-cream in the country. I also love the Chinese rolls, so tasty and delicious. We love that the Manager comes to chat to us. The only thing that could improve... More 

Helpful?
Thank Catherine D
Hiranya C, Manager at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Hi Catherine, Thank you so much for your review and so glad you love our food! All our products are currently vegan friendly but we will also make sure to add a sign on our product list to indicate the same. :) thanks for your suggestion. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

My favourite food place in Kandy! Loved it as a child and love it even more now that I'm vegan. The soy ice cream is awesome!

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Thank sjay50
Hiranya C, Manager at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and so glad that you are one of our loyal customers! :) More 

Kandy, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice and clean place, good food & good taste of soya. If they added more flavours good & also the easy excess place as well.

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Thank ransith15
Hiranya C, Manager at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We will try and incorporate more flavors in the future. :) More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

It took my partner and I three tries to find this place because the map on google, trip advisor, and Happy Cow places it in a different spot. It's actually one block west and half a block north than where google maps places it. It's on kotugodelle veediya NOT Senanayake veediya. We had to ask three people. But after we... More 

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Thank kayteh05
Hiranya C, Manager at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review and the heads up about our location on google maps! We are so glad that you were able to find us and hope you would visit us again sometime soon! :) More 

Kandy, Sri Lanka
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I first went to Soya Centre Kandy in 1991 when I started school, & although decades have passed, the taste & the quality of the ice cream is still the same & still amazing! The same people from back then still serve with a smile. They've expanded the premises a bit with a little more seating, & now the customers... More 

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Thank Dhushan
Hiranya C, Manager at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review! Glad that you are one our most loyal customers! More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Bit pricey but it's a great place to get some tasty short eats and the now near extinct Soya ice cream!

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Thank AviMF
Hiranya C, Manager at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! More 

Berlin, Germany
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This a cool place . soya food with very reasonable price. Place is clean . Soya ice cream was my favourite...

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Thank justinreineck22
TheSoyaCentre, Manager at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Though the food is relatively tasty and cooked under somewhat hygienic conditions it does not warrant them to charge such high prices.. imagine paying Rs 60/- for a Chinese Roll...Rs160/- for a Rotti.. They are charging 5 Star Prices.. for apparently no reason... there is obviously no service as the food has to be bought over the counter.. you need... More 

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Thank somnambulistanaz
Hiranya C, Manager at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Our prices are generally aligned with our base product Soy, which we produce (milk etc) in house. This is also how we differentiate ourselves from other food providers. We are also completely vegan and use materials of high quality. We do believe our pricing is very reasonable, especially in comparison to paying Rs.350/-... More 

London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I used to visit Kandy Soya centre frequently back in 1990's. If you love Soya, this is the place. You'd get a chance to try all sorts of soya food

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Thank RoshanWATA
Hiranya C, Manager at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 18:30
Monday
08:00 - 18:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:30
Thursday
08:00 - 18:30
Friday
08:00 - 18:30
Saturday
08:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 A, Kotugodella Veediya | Kotugodella Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka (Formerly Soya Centre)
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy District  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: +94 81 2 202016
Description
Sells a collection of novel short-eats made with soy, such as wades, and roti rolls and sandwiches filled with soy sausage. The biggest attraction are the vegan the generous soy soft-serve ice cream cones.The open-air counter high above the street is extremely popular with locals, though service is prompt. Also sells typical vegetable buns and rolls, and bulk soy products such tofu and tempeh can be purchased there. And exciting find for the dairy-free traveller. Trucks in Kandy also sell the so called "soy ice cream", in smaller portions, though the ice cream at the Soya Centre is the tastiest and has the best quality.

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