We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Overrated”

King Prawn Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 54 Restaurants in Nuwara Eliya
Restaurant details
Reviewed 11 February 2013 via mobile

After good write ups in various guidebooks I was surprised how substandard this place was.
I have better takeaways in English chippies.
The restaurant was cold, the atmosphere was dead apart from a radio in the corner which was playing irritating Lanka pop music.
Try the Indian next door. Far more appealing.

The picture above must have been copied from a different website because we didn't see any decent food.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank burning_wheel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (41)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

25 - 29 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 1 July 2012

The restaurant is now hard to find: there's no street sign anymore. Anyway, it's inside the Glendower hotel, so just step in and ask...
Good food (chinese, probably somehow adapted to local taste), very nice location and perfect service.

Thank sibij
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Good Chinese Food Take Away Packets available here. But you should have your own cutlery and place to eat. If not, their restaurant it also available, but the packets are much more economical!

Thank 1LifeStand
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 April 2012

Tried this to have a change of food and enjoyed. Service was good and good value for money. Very quiet when we were there.

Thank KangaOnTour
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 February 2012

We were at a bit of a loss of where to eat in Nuwara Elyia, given that The Grand Indian was closed for renovations and we didn't meet the dress code for the fancier hotel restaurants.

Confused by the seeming obsession with Chinese restaurants in Sri Lanka, we decided to give this a go and were pleasently suprised. The bar area in this hotel is very pleasent. We had a beer and sat in big comfortable chesterfield sofas whilst the bar staff were very attentive. The bar has a good stock of drinks and for what we had, didn't seem over priced. The bar is split into three rooms, one of which had a fire going. We ordered our restaurant food whilst drinking in the bar and they came to get us when the food is ready. Other guests hadn't done this and seemed upset that we seemly got food so quickly after we sat down.

The food was good - not excellent, but a lot better then some of the other chinese food we've had in Sri Lanka. The chicken dish used just chicken breast, without the chopped up rib cage you have to pull out of the chicken in some places.

Overall the food was nice, the service was good and the evening was plesent. Don't go expecting anything out of this world, but if you just want a nice relaxed evening with some nice food and good service, this place should be on your list.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Matt-something
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed King Prawn Restaurant also viewed

Nuwara Eliya, Central Province
Nuwara Eliya, Central Province
 
Nuwara Eliya, Central Province
 

Been to King Prawn Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing