For authentic local food try the Kandy Muslim hotel which is very popular among locals and tourists alike. Helga's Folly, The White House and Kandy House are also popular choices. Soya Centre is a popular choice as well and moreover, it is a completely vegetarian place.
The restaurants at Kandy mainly consist of options for everyday casual dining and fine dining. Restaurants such as The Empire Café, Mlesna Tea Centre and Buono are ideal for a light meal; excellent dining options include Villa Rosa Restaurant, Theva Cuisine and Sala Thai. Visit Sharon Inn for a taste of authentic Sri Lankan delicacies; the restaurant is known for its rice and curry buffet, which typically starts at 7:30 PM.