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“Disappointing tourist trap!”
Review of Sharon Inn

Sharon Inn
Ranked #16 of 205 Restaurants in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Having spent two weeks in Sri Lanka with our Adult Son who is a Chef and ate at various establishments from both ends of the spectrum. This was the most disappointing of all our evening meals. The Staff were rude and unfriendly. We arrived a little late, not knowing that food started at 7.30pm and really they shouldn't have let us in. As the food had been sitting out, it was taken away and microwaved, however they made us wait a further 10 minutes before we could serve ourselves so it had gone cold again. The food was bland and lacking seasoning and authenticity. There were 4 of us and several dishes we not available to all our party. When requested that they refill them, there appeared to be a language barrier! We left disappointed and explained to the Owner that we were unhappy which him seemed surprised by. However after a long conversation with his staff he whilst we were waiting to pay, he did reduce our bill.

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Sharon Inn was recommended to us by the lonely planet book and it did not disappoint. The buffet starts at 7.30pm every night and includes 12 different vegetable dishes along with chicken, soup and tot and dessert. It was a great meal to have as our first in sri lanka as we got to try many different dishes. The view is very nice looking over all of kandy.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We arrived early to enjoy sunset from the rooftop restaurant and the view did not disappoint! Unfortunately the food did in some cases. Our favourite dishes were the aubergine curry, banana leaf curry, chicken curry and the deviled peppers. These stand-outs were worth going back for seconds, but some of the other food available was unremarkable or a bit odd (especially the plate of beetroot alongside all the curries). Considering the location and the amount of food, we all thought it was worth it overall.

Thank Matt_DC3
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We were surprised by the arrogant and slightly hostile waiter. It was difficult to understand what provoked this behaviour. As it only got worse even we didn't stay to taste the food. Facilities are run down but the views are amazing. Doesn't make up for the service however.

Thank Jonas H
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We’ve been in Sri Lanka for over 2 weeks now and the food at the Sharon Inn is without a doubt the worst Sri Lankan food we’ve eaten. Toned down flavours and not a hint of spice in sight. If you want bland, overpriced tourist food come here. Extremely disappointing. 1300 rupees a head without drinks.

Thank portex
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