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21 Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 232765
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Bury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is above a bakers shop. I really enjoyed a meal here whilst staying in Kandy. Stayed open later than most others in Town. No alcohol served bout no big deal. Portions are large and the food was tasty. Definitely worth a visit if you fancy a ch age from Sri Lanka buffet.

Thank ColonelM66
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here twice. The second time there were many guests, but most of the staff didn't bother cleaning up the dirty dishes for New guests. At least part of the staff is very friendly, some others aren't. The food is delicious though, rices are reasonable, location is right in the city center. Would not recommend using the bathroom.

Thank lgb288
London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Ate here for a lunch and a dinner during our stay in Kandy - handily close to our central hotel. Had Indian food both times - excellent rich sauces and top-notch parathas. Service the second time was poor - brought out the chicken tikka for two of our group, but it went cold while they waited for their rice. A... More 

Thank Holidaze2020
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Good location, nice dining room upstairs. Mediocre food; the beef in my vindaloo was mostly fat and gristle and the spiciness fell a long way short of what you'd expect. The naan bread was super but the palak paneer was greasy and the service was slow.

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Went here around 5.30pm and there was lots of space upstairs - staff are friendly. We found the portion sizes very generous so could have done with sharing a rice. However, it was very tasty (we had prawns and rice). Ginger beer very refreshing too 👍🏼 Would definitely recommend.

Thank Amelia5678
Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We went to the White House Restaurant for Dinner and had Chicken Tikka Massala with rice and naan bread and were really impressed by the quality of the food and the kind and quick service! The restaurant - tourists usually eat upstairs - was really clean (also the toilets) and we fully enjoyed our dinner! The chicken was super good... More 

Thank kathimay
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Downstairs they have a great bakery that sells tasty stuff for a good price, you can eat it at one of the tables. Upstairs there's more of a restaurant setting, which offers good value for money. The (naan) bread they serve as a side dish is very nice.

Thank sytsewil
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

A cautionary tale: do not trust the mustachio'd manager who will try to trick you into going upstairs! Downstairs is a cheap and delicious canteen style place, while upstairs is a much pricier restaurant! If he sees you are not a local, the manager will tell you that downstairs is no longer serving food and you have to go upstairs.... More 

Thank Eliot D
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Worst experience I've ever had!! Cockroach came out from under the table and climbed onto my shoulder. Rather than apologizing the manager point blank refused that any such thing happened despite the fact that surrounding tables witnessed it. Waited 20mins for a table.. Food arrived an hr after ordering.. Food was barely average..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The White House was one of the only restaurants that came recommended by our hotel and guide books. The menu offers a range of Chinese and Indian food which were very tasty and not over priced. There did seem to be an issue with the drinks on offer, we were limited to Pepsi, water or fruit juice which did seem... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Chinese, Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: +94 81 2 232765
White House is a unique, concept restaurant in the heart of Kandy, a beautiful heritage city in the hills of the Central region of Sri Lanka. White House is a Bakery, Café and Restaurant all in one. The café is modern & trendy compared to the laid back, cosy, wooden themed first floor restaurant. White House serves up a multi cuisine menu including some of the best steaks in town. We also have a real Tandoor to delight all those who love their meats char grilled. What’s more, the fresh bakery & pastry products are a real treat to those who crave for indulgence.

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