Simple, tasty food

Star Travel Rating


Review type

Things to do

Date of travel

January, 2022

Product name

No Name Restaurant

Product country

Sri Lanka

Product city


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Another Silver Traveller had recommended a small local restaurant right outside our hotel, The Ozo in Kandy. He’d even sent me a photograph so I could find it, as the restaurant had no name.

However, on arrival at The Ozo, it was hard to miss what was now called ‘No Name Restaurant’ which was open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

At the hotel we’d had a more fulsome lunch than intended (with double chips), followed by an afternoon of sightseeing in the heat. So before going back to our room, we called in for an early, light dinner.

The no-frills restaurant had only three round plastic tables and a larger table for six, all with slightly stained, colourful tablecloths.

Having experienced a lot of meat on the bone, we decided vegetarian was a good option and ordered noodles with vegetables and rice with vegetables to share. One other table was taken, and we assumed they had eaten, so when we heard food being fried, we assumed it was ours, but no, it was delivered to the other guests.

We heard the wok on the go again, so knew it was freshly cooked. The noodles arrived first, followed by the rice, along with spicy and non-spicy tomato ketchup, and a bowl of chopped dried red chillies. It was simple but tasty. Whilst waiting, we could hear young children chanting, as this is obviously the family home as well.

There was no alcohol, or our chosen apple juice, so we settled for mixed juices. Our bargain meal came to around £6.

This is not necessarily somewhere to make a special visit to, bearing in mind it is up a hill and a bit out of town, but if you’re staying at the Ozo, you could do worse in terms of simplicity and price.

The man of the house runs a small adjacent shop selling souvenirs.

Helen Jackson

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