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“What a lovely surprise”

Lakshmi Guest House
Ranked #116 of 154 Restaurants in Kandy
Cuisines: Chinese, Sri Lankan
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Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant after wandering around the area looking for a Sri Lankan Curry for lunch. As we were travelling in the low season the guesthouses were all very quiet and this particular guesthouse / restaurant did not look to be open. However a man called us into this restaurant from the balcony and we happily obliged. I will note that we at this stage had not read any of the excellent reviews about this restaurant on trip advisor.

We walked onto the outside balcony a bit hesitantly as the place did not even appear to be open! But we sat down (with quite a breathtaking view) and ordered the Sri Lankan special of rice and 5 curries.

When we were served our meals we were blown away by the food and the service - the chef, who could have quite possibly been the mother / grandmother of the house, even came out several times to check everything was OK with the food. And it was - a no frills, genuinely delicious Sri Lankan meal with enough food to feed all three of us and more!

We walked away from this restaurant so happy we found it as it still stands to be one if the best dining experiences we had in Sri Lanka. Just don't expect anything fancy, but that is the beauty about this place, we could imagine this would be what it would be like eating with their family in a Sri Lankan house. Fantastic experience.

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Amazing home cooked food by a lovely Sri Lankan lady, always asking if we were happy with her cooking and if we had enough food.. very cheap and so much food!
Felt like we were in her house being cooked for..
Awesome view, sooo worth the walk up the hill!

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Thank Braden W
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We didn't actually stay at this guest house but ended up eating here every day for 4 days! The currys were some of the best we have had during our month in sri lanka, especially the dahl, and was so cheap too. What made it for us though was the staff. Wajira was one ofthe most accomdating people. So helpful and proprovided us with great trips for a very reasonable price. Really lovely guy. When we were there he was thinking about setting up his own travel agents, if this is done when you go there I would definitely recommend it. You can't get a better guide :)

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Thank thushani1
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

Rooms are basic and in serious need of even a slight upgrade. It the staff make up for it. They are really helpful and friendly. Great terrace, free wifi, good tea!! I would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Ams81
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

We decided to try food at another guest house and this one had been recommended in the Lonely Planet guide.

It was fantastic, the food was great and the service flawless. The owner/chef even came up and beamed when we said how nice the food was. He tried to fill us up with more after that but we just couldn't manage it! If I went back I'd really like to stay here - I hear the rooms are just as nice and with an atmosphere like that evening I know I'd be very happy!

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