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B7, Kandy Road, Meepitiya | Kegalle, Kegalle 71000, Sri Lanka
+94 35 2 221009
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (16 reviews)
“curry” (7 reviews)
“cuttlefish” (2 reviews)
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07:00 - 22:00All hours
Asian, Sri Lankan, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
B7, Kandy Road, Meepitiya | Kegalle, Kegalle 71000, Sri Lanka
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1 - 10 of 85 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, friendly straff and super service we recomand this resturante! Had an amazing lunch! Super!

Thank Siri B
Nawa C, Manager at CHANNA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanking you to visiting CHANNA RESTAURANT. We hope you will be back and enjoy our varieties again.Also thanks for your comment too.

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Title says it all really, other than rather pricey by Sri Lankan standards. Food was okay - big portions of things like fried rice but rather bland. Whole sections of food and even soft drinks just not available. Right on the main road so noisy...More

Thank camfam21
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Service was good. Food was fine; not special not bad either. Cheap by Aussie standards a little pricey by Sri Lankan standards. No rice & curry for dinner which was a surprise. If there was a good TA category I would use it; not average...More

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Brought here by the hired driver. Driver eat free. 1. Orders were wrong. 2. Orders took ages to arrive (after everyone else finished eating). 3. Ordered a pot of Masala tea but was served after half of my group left. 4. Food is not worth...More

1  Thank Liaw_cynthia
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Good food, nice service, attractive place to have a "PIT STOP"... Recommended for everyone who ever passes by...

Thank Madhawa R
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Had a traditional string hopper breakfast (7am to 11am). They have a string hoppers package with strings, dhal, pol sambol (spicy grated coconut) and a ginger plain tea. Sizeable portions with excellent taste. Prices reasonable.

Thank rikaz77
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Just had breakfast at this quiet spot off the main road. They offer stringhoppers from 7am to 11am. A good variety and excellent service.

Thank Rikaz S
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This was the first time I was trying Sri Lankan food. The waitress brought the rice, and an ant was moving around the rice plate. My wife asked me to leave, I said we shouldn't disrespect the staff and the food by walking away like...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

We stopped at this place for Lunch on our way to Colombo. Its a Waste! The location is ok, but the restaurant is not clean. The glasses (for the water) have not wash at all. Its really bad experience, the toilets not clean at all,...More

Thank Nilakshi2015
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Located close to Kegalle on the Kandy-Colombo main road (A1), Channa is a unique place with different experience.

Thank AnuradhaUdu
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7 March 2017|
Response from Nawa C | Property representative |
Dear sir Thank you very much for the interesting our restaurant. Yes we have vegetable foods.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: B7, Kandy Road, Meepitiya | Kegalle, Kegalle 71000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Sabaragamuwa Province  >  Kegalle
  • Phone Number: +94 35 2 221009
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Boutique Restaurant very close to Elephant orphanage and Zoo in Sri Lanka. The only one Japanese food provider out of Colombo. Also providing high class wash rooms and toilet facilities. Apart from a restaurant there are a lot to fulfill tourist requirements. Elephant riding, Spice garden and many more packages included. Also accept online orders. Airport pick up and drop down facilities available.Sri Lankan, Japanese , Italian , Indian , Thai , Chinese , Sea Foods and Pizza Taste Ceylon Tea & International Coffee ......... You Can Takeaway Channa's foods and Drinks tooFrom News Paper Article‘Channa’ New wave in culinaryContemporary, yet understated elegance infused with simplicity is the new Channa Dining Kitchen and Gift shop situated in Kandy Road, Meepitiya Kegalle between Colombo and Kandy.With an ambience that is unique, Channa Nawarathna the Managing Director and Murai Mieko have joined hands in making their dream come by starting a restaurant, bringing a boost for Sri Lankan produce. Having lived for many years in Japan, Channa always had the urge to come back to his motherland. created the image of local cuisine in all their dishes.ChannaOne of the most inviting aspects of the restaurant is its pristine and friendly colour palette of white used in a very tasteful manner in all decorative elements from the furniture, soft furnishings, cookery, cutlery and everything at the restaurant is coordinated with the original structure, yet bringing in a modern touch to the space.The interior designing, building lighting arrangements landscaping are all works of Channa the creative force behind the entire concept.Both Channa and his partner Murai Meiko reflects ideas and concepts that compliment each other which is an additional factor to run this restaurant. Murai Meiko is bursting with creative ideas. Everything at dinning kitchen especially the shop arrangement and Japanese restaurant are her brain child.Set in a tranquil village Channa’s restaurant serves not only authentic local cuisine, but also traditional Japanese delicacies done to perfection. The exceptional dining experience is enriched with local produce, vegetables and fruits.‘You can enjoy a typical Sri Lankan meal in the soothing indoors or in the open air or a romantic dinner if that is your choice under a myriad stars where you can savour in the luxuries of the tropical breeze’ said Channa.The outdoor setting is the perfect spot of feast on a local banquet, red rice with mixed vegetables, papaw, salad, polos,ambulthiyal to mention a few. For desserts the home made ice creams with all the fruity flavours created by Mieko The ice cream with the rambuttans soaked in honey was popular among guests.At Channa’s restaurant the food is basically Sri Lankan is prepared with a sense of pride and personal attention by Channa and murai . He has experienced chefs but the underlying concept is personal supervision. The menu at ‘Channa’ also includes continental dishes and fusion food; these dishes are diverse and packed with flavours.‘We tasted some of his dishes but the selection available was impressive, offering everything from sea food dishes to meats. The restaurant opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner.’All meats served carry a halal certification said Channa. True enough Channa’s restaurant is an ideal venue for enjoyable dinner experience and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.With its close proximity to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and only a 1� hours drive to Kandy , the restaurant has become major attraction amongst travellers to Kandy and back.‘Divine bliss awaits you in the revitalizing Ayurveda facilities available’ said Channa. ‘The therapists will pamper you in a variety of treatments especially created to suit your mood. What’s more these discerning guests can watch the Kandyan dance performances which are a highlight every Saturday while you have dinner’ he added. To make the tour memorable and exciting, Channa’s vintage cars will take the guests around, driving by yourself or a honest chauffer who will be at your beck and call. Our open air area is perfect for team building, weddings or other events, tailor made to your individual requirements.BBQs, sunset drinks and product launches can also held without any hassle.A facility also available is a gift shop full of souvenirs, spices, Ayurvaeda +Products and many other fascinating objects d’art.
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