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Cadjan Restaurant @ Grand Tourist Holiday Resort

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Asian, Sri Lankan, Indian
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4b2 Lake Road | Harischandra Mawatha, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
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Venlo, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Buffet flavor was good, including a spicy option. View on the lake nice. Many tourists however and if you're not early (like us) the atmosphere might feel completely different & crowded. 1050lkr per person for the buffet, which I think is ok for the ok quality of food we ate there.

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Thank MarcoNL87
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

There lunch buffet is excellent expecially the curies and the roasted garlic all you can eat for 1000 rupees. Nice view too.

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Thank Lucinda P
Mount Coolum, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Our tour guide took our group here for lunch and it was disgusting. The buffet was half empty and cold and cost 1000 rupees, so we ordered a la carte. Our meals came from the buffet and were stone cold and tasted awful. The service is terrible and the staff are very unhappy. The view is nice though the windows... More 

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melbourne
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Today we had lunch The Cagjan Resturant, it offered over priced poor Sri Lankan food, this is our second trip to Sri Lanka in the last couple of years this is by far the worse meal we have had, after our visit to Anuradhapura our driver took us here, for a lunch with 'nice view' there was lake in the... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is located on a nice place and is built in a beautiful, Englisch-looking way. The food was okay but the service was most regretful. We had a choppy boy who didn't show any other emoticon than being bored. We both had a rice and curry as meal which would have been included with a desert. When we finished... More 

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Thank ellatheunissen
Perth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We accidently happened to go there for lunch. It was a good meal with a beautiful view overlooking the Nuwara Lake and the Mihintale Stupa. Excellent place to have a buffet meal with a good spread of choices.

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Thank Amila G
Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

Average food, fantastic view. Suitable for a quick stop, but not a culinary experience. The washroom was not too dirty, sometimes this can be happy :).

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

Seeing the tripadvisor reviews we had some trepidation coming here. But we were assured by our hotel guide (Jetwing Vil Uyana) that it was nice enough. And a number of the bad reviews seemed focused on it being too expensive so food could have been OK. We looked at the buffet - it was tired and all the burners were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

If you want VERY overpriced $10usd/person tasteless bain-marie curry, and $4 beers, go here. Then they did not have enough change, so they just made the bill bigger. An absolute tourist ripoff, stay away!

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Thank AustraliaPinball
Barcelona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

We ate here on our way to Anuradhapura. It seems a little bit tourist trap, lot of buses, guides, tours, waiters in tipical dress. Buffet was 1050 rupies, we didn get it. We ate fried rice with mango chutney and biryani. It was ok. Dont know why, but all restaurants around this zone in Sri Lanka have the same menu,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Sri Lankan, Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4b2 Lake Road | Harischandra Mawatha, Anuradhapura 50000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  North Central Province  >  Anuradhapura

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