JR Taste of Ceylon

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3929 Knight Street, Vancouver, BC V5N 3L8 3929 Knight Street, Vancouver Directions
+16047083008
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59% of 119 customers recommended

Words cannot express the deliciousness of each and every item at JR Taste of Ceylon, which keeps Vancouver diners constantly coming back for more.

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Report | 3 years ago
Great food.
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Report | 3 years ago
The food was actually not that bad but the overall experience was dismal at best.
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Report | 3 years ago
Food not worth the price not so good customer service and had to pay tax twice if do not exceed Groupon amount
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Report | 3 years ago
Appum on Tuesdays is good. Sri Lankan fried rice, string hoppers with mutton, roti kotthu were great as well. Coconut Sambal with the dishes was a great additive.
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Report | 3 years ago
Food was not bad, but the service and atmosphere need to be improved. Both are cheap to change
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Report | 4 years ago
The food was very tasty and the service friendly. However, the room and decor were cold and disorganized which took away some of the pleasure.
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Report | 4 years ago
Although we have asked for mild, still too spicy.
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Report | 4 years ago
Try the pittu!
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Report | 4 years ago
We are not really like the food at all, although it is a buffet style, with maybe 20 dishes, I pick up a few "nice-looking" ones but they are barely warm and do not bring up the appetite, I don't even want to go for the second round. My son is young and craving for food, he goes for a second round just to try some of the things that he does not pick up only. On the whole, it is a poor experience.
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Report | 4 years ago
The food is good but I wouldn't bring friends or guests to the restaurant. Service was fine. It looks like a run down large dining room than a restaurant. Young child running around and making noise. Grandma watching TV at one of the tables. Some food items were not cooked fresh. I can hear the microwave bell. Just not up to snuff with other restaurant décor. Hence it wasn't busy.
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The kitchen at JR Taste of Ceylon is awash in an olfactory symphony of fragrant spices, the simmering warmth of hot red peppers tempered by the sweetness of ginger and the gentle perfume of cardamom. Employing the traditional Sri Lankan practice of fast roasting spices before grinding them, chefs use these rich seasonings to coax forth the nuanced flavours of Sri Lankan and South Indian cuisine. They carefully steam black lentil idli cakes and bake batches of rice shrouded in banana leaves to create meaty lamprias. Though many menu items feature tender beef, mutton, or fish, chefs furnish vegetarian diners with rice- and lentil-based dosa crepes with veggies, sambar, and chutney.

After placing the finishing touches on each dish, chefs dispatch them to tables where diners partake in family-style dining by scooping servings onto their own plate and passive-aggressively asking their sibling to pass the salt. While diners are welcome to use cutlery, they can also adhere to Sri Lankan customs by eating with only their right hand.

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