Singapore’s large Indian population has done the city proud with their contribution to the culinary scene, and there is a vast selection of Indian restaurants to choose from throughout the city. Little India is the obvious place to head if you’re looking to fulfil a curry craving, where a wander along the bustling streets of Race Course Road and Serangoon Road (and all the little side streets in between) will leave you spoilt for choice. However, don’t limit your search to this ethnic quarter of town – there are plenty of other options further afield too. We highlight five of the best below:
The Indian equivalent of a greasy spoon, this casual diner packs them in, dishing up cheap and cheerful vegetarian cuisine. Enjoy some of the best Masala Dhosai in town, wash it down with a cup of ginger tea and do as the locals do – dig in with your fingers.
Located up a narrow staircase in the middle of bustling Serangoon Road in the heart of Little India, this little gem continually churns out fantastic-tasting, great value curries. Its incredibly comprehensive menu features everything from starters to mains, chaats to dahls, and even a page dedicated to different raita.
This upscale establishment at the Pan Pacific hotel has long enjoyed the reputation as one of Singapore’s most spectacular Indian restaurants. Its elegant ambience, attentive waiting staff, extensive wine list and menu of haute Indian cuisine all go to make this a perennial favourite with the well-heeled local community.
Song of India
Tucked away in a black-and-white colonial bungalow on Scotts Road, the Song of India also enjoys the reputation as one of Singapore’s finest Indian restaurants. Its opulent interior with modern art-strewn walls makes for a sophisticated setting to enjoy some fine-dining modern Indian cuisine, while a weekend beer brunch served from 12 noon to 3pm includes free flow beer with unlimited servings of select dishes.
This elegant restaurant at Raffles Hotel allows you to enjoy authentic Indian cuisine in a refined colonial atmosphere. Serving tiffin since the 1890s, the stiff white tablecloths, white-jacketed waiters and gleaming silverware whisk you back to a forgotten era. The curry buffet is a hot favourite with tourists and should be on your essential list of ‘to-dos’ when visiting Singapore.
For more ideas, see our Top 10 Indian Restaurants in Singapore list.