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“The food is excellent”

Sam's Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #103 of 162 Restaurants in Kandy
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, Sri Lankan
Description: Is a simple restaurant located at the heart of the ancient city of Kandy which offers a perfect place to enjoy an affordable meal while being catered by our friendly staff. Walking distance to the sacred temple of the tooth relic, food city and Kandy city Center; the vibrant new shopping complex in Kandy. We specialize in Chinese foods with unique sri lankan blend and Indian foods. Drop in and enjoy our range of fresh fruit juice, fresh smoothies, Sandwiches, burgers and Submarines and a large selection from an a la carte menu. Biriyani or the house special "Sams Special Fried Rice/ Noodles at Sams is to die for. Drop in and experience the difference.
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Description: Is a simple restaurant located at the heart of the ancient city of Kandy which offers a perfect place to enjoy an affordable meal while being catered by our friendly staff. Walking distance to the sacred temple of the tooth relic, food city and Kandy city Center; the vibrant new shopping complex in Kandy. We specialize in Chinese foods with unique sri lankan blend and Indian foods. Drop in and enjoy our range of fresh fruit juice, fresh smoothies, Sandwiches, burgers and Submarines and a large selection from an a la carte menu. Biriyani or the house special "Sams Special Fried Rice/ Noodles at Sams is to die for. Drop in and experience the difference.
Reviewed 4 November 2015

It is chinese restaurant made in sri lanka with excellent food. In the nighttime it is a little drinking and bites place for locals. interesting place also to visit for real culture meeting. nothing to dislike because i love sri lanka.

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Thank cedric l
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Reviewed 5 August 2015

We did not check the reviews before dropping in. This was a mistake. Our food took just under an hour,the same problem as one of the last people to review it. It appeared that the chef was chatting with friends when we ordered and only disappeared upstairs after about 30 mins.The food came in the stages for a group of 5 and the drinks one by one. You could hear the fruit compressor writing away every 5-10 mins and then another drink would come out.

We came in at about 7.15pm, the place was busy with locals and had a nice ambience. They also served beer but it wasn't on the menu and some locals were drinking Arak with their food. perhaps it's not licensed?

The waiter was apologetic and the food was quite good but once you have waited for almost an hour you are hungry.

As the chef had been socialising on a table very near us he must have knowns we had ordered food but decided he wasn't ready to cook it yet. From the reviews it appears this may have happened before.

Perhaps one to avoid.There is a lot of choice in Kandy.

Thank Simon R
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Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

The waiter was fast but he was run down. Probably one chef at the back hence the 50 minute wait. Fried rice was standard. Devilled beef slightly chewy. Veges were overcooked. Stray cats lurking about in the restaurant.
They did had large portions and cheap meals however.

Thank Jenny L
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Reviewed 11 October 2014

We had veg. Indian food there and really like it. Nice ambiance, tasty food and not costly. Worth visiting. Family restaurant.

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Thank Mugssh
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

I had several meals here during my stay in Kandy. I kept coming back because the owners, a very warm and kind lady and her friendly son, made it worthwhile. The food was good for a really good price and the fresh fruit juices were amazing! And the son gave me tips and directions on things to visit. Overal definitely recommended for the average traveler.

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Thank Nicoleeees
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