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Grand Indian

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Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
+94 52 2 222881
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We chanced upon this restaurant when exploring and decided to return for dinner. A little research suggested that arriving early 18:30 was wise and so it proved as the restaurant was full soon after. Service was good, the menu reasonably extensive with well known and some more obscure dishes. In particular the Goan Fish Curry was excellent.

Thank Wheelbarrow1953
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This grand Indian restaurant..its really with to go ..they have many Indian foods ..and other foods too .bit lots of Indian ppl keep going there .

Thank 477Krishna
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went as a party of 7 as part of a 2 day stay in the area. The night previous we went to the Grand Thai which was excellent. The Grand Indian however is a big let down. The service was inattentive and my food was poor. I had the lamb thali and my wife the veggie thali. The only... More 

Thank Gareth R
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was our first stop in Nuwara Eliya even before check in my hotel today afternoon. We asked our driver to take the best Indian restaurent and he stopped here...he was absolutely correct. We had great food here, staff was very good. I appreciated cook in person.He was from India only. My family also loved the food. Final words ...Taste... More 

Thank atul m
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We attended the grand Indian for our dinner at 7:30pm and had to wait for 10minutes for a table which isn't too bad for such a popular place. Once got a seat and ordered it went down hill..took an hour for the food to arrive with other tables who arrived after us being served before us. Another table behind also... More 

Thank Duncan L
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Indian food in Nuwara Eliya. Expensive by local standards but worth it and still reasonable. Great location outside the Grand Hotel. Arrived at 6pm and already several groups in line. Still got a table upon opening at 630pm.

Thank Fish_Feet
Gosford, Australia
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we had lunch here and did not disappoint. Was spectacular, great range of food, beautiful restaurant, lovely friendly staff and a good wine list. The food was the best indian food I have eaten. Remember you will need to book as the restaurant becomes very busy.

Thank Marian B
Boulder, Colorado
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate dinner twice during our 2 night stay and really enjoyed it. I think most Sri Lankans are afraid to properly spice the Indian dishes, but despite that, it was delicious. The naan is fantastic. The fish tikka was great, as was the daal mahkani. Nice atmosphere, no reservations are taken, but credit cards are accepted. There are outdoor... More 

Thank Leoleoleoleo
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered Indian naan which was good. The fish was flavour ful ..butter chicken ok . They had black n white dessert ..which was one gulab jamun with two scoops of Icecream. Asked for two gulab jamun n the waiter was clueless..asked the chef but still no response. Ordered Malai kulfi. Which was more like overcooked rabdi ..unpalatable n tasteless. Asked... More 

Thank Yasmin I
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Turned up 15 minutes after opening and had to wait an hour for a table - so I'd recommend arriving early! We weren't offered a drink or seat whilst we waited. Considering the popularity of the restaurant, the tables could be positioned in a much better way to fit more people in, and they should really extend in to the... More 

Thank Rosso H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Nuwara Eliya
  • Phone Number: +94 52 2 222881

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?