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History Restaurant

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Asian, Sri Lankan, Chinese
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27A Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 4 470642
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We needed somewhere to eat on a Sunday as our guesthouse restaurant was closed, and this place came recommended in the guidebook. It's about a ten minute walk from The Temple of the Tooth, but on a quiet road back from the lake. You have to climb three floors up to get to the restaurant. The only other diners were... More 

Thank rachelharris88
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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52 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Our driver brought us here while on our way to our hotel. The ambience is amazing and the food is mouth watering. We had a meal of Dhall and Curry and it was very wholesome and yummy. The price was also reasonable (325 LKR). Serves both Veg and Non-Veg options.

Thank Sumedha G
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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203 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Located close to Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth relic), the History restaurant is a gerat dining experience.

Thank AnuradhaUdu
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67 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

The ambiance was good but the prices were high considering that food was just decent. One has to climb 3 floors to reach it.

Thank arijeet_c
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

We spent some good time there reading and watching all the exhibits on the walls.It is an interesting place to see some of the photos from 1800's Sri Lanka.Food tastes average.It is good if we could order Sri Lankan food while enjoying the historical exhibits of Sri Lanka.We found their menu is with other cuisines such as Indian,Chinese etc... However,they... More 

Thank amyamyamy345
Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

A perfectly adequate lunch stop. Good food and a light airy location. We sat by an open window, three floors up and found this to be quite cool with a light breeze to just take the edge off the temperatures. Excellent value for money

Thank Keith S
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Although we did have a great time browsing the wall photos of old Kandy, the food was merely passable. Friendly staff, and it's possible to east on the balcony, although surrounded by street noise.

Thank jamieconway
Guildford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Nice restaurant with good food and interesting photos around the walls. Very reasonably priced - I had the rice and chicken curry which was delicious. It was quiet when we went so lacked a bit of atmosphere.

Thank Amanda H
Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

The food itself was mediocre, we had a mixed grill and a noodle dish. The noodles were not as good as ones you can find for 100Rs everywhere else in Kandy and it was obviously much more expensive than that. The mixed grill was pretty good but not sure it was worth the price. The service ruined the atmosphere. There... More 

Thank sierratreesea
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

found this place from the Rough Guide. Quite nice inside, but food not great - didn't have our first choices, and we were only the 3rd customers in there (although it was 4pm). Chicken tikka was ok, spaghetti carbonara not brilliant. Friendly service. Clearly aimed at the tourist market

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Sri Lankan, Chinese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27A Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: +94 81 4 470642

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