Known for its bold flavors and distinct range of choices, Indian cuisine is no stranger to our Singapore shores. Take a pick from the island’s best curries, biryanis, North Indian chicken tikkas, banana leaf and more with our list of Amazing Indian Restaurants In Singapore perfect for locals and expats.
1)Michellin Route @ Indian Express
Impeccable perfection comes with a price hence a visit to, Michelin starred restaurant, Song Of India means pure indulgence (dum briyani & malabar fish curry) . Yet good food is about love and love according to the Song Of India team can also appear affordable, in the far stretch corner at Race Course Road. Enticing the crowd with their smoky butter chicken, the Indian Express will have the family coming back for more with their Punjabi-style tandoori mix grill platter which includes the lamb chop, fish, chicken tikka, and kebab with a splash of mint yogurt sauce. Not for the faint-hearted.
2) South Indian Enclave @ Samy’s Curry Restaurant
Comforting the merchants’ homesick palates with curries and igniting the locals’ sense of flavor since the 1950s, Samy’s curry knows a thing or two on keeping their south Indian cuisine alive among the crowd at Dempsey. Banana leaf meal is naturally pocket-friendly and filling, so bring in the fam bam and load up on lop mounds of aromatic, richly flavored and head-hurting hot curries aka. fish head curry, masala chicken and free flow of papadams and white rice.
3) Contemporary Style @ Thevar
Steering away from the traditional cooking style and redefining Indian cuisine inspired by travels around South East Asia, chef Murugan Thevar will transport you to the motherland of spices with his contemporary creation between the ingredients and the star of the plate.
Start it off with their plump Canadian oysters topped with rasam granita followed by the ‘Crispy Pork with Sambal Aioli” which transitions from having a crackling exterior to melting into your mouth texture and end the journey with a plate of berry pulao. It’ll guarantee them a reservation for your next adventure here.
4)Indian Buffet Style @ Tiffin Room
Representing the history of Singapore one way or the other through the preserved architecture which Tiffin room is being currently restored in order to revive the golden days’ Victorian interior, indulge yourself this coming August with a royalty experience as the chefs will serve up delectable North Indian cuisine buffet style complete with freshly ground spices and tableside service. We’d opt for a seat by the French windows while relishing in Chicken Makhanwala, tender meat soaked in thick tomato paste, fenugreek, and butter scooped with hot naan.
5) Fine Dining @ Punjab Grill
Punjabi cuisine heavily reflects on the origins of their agricultural traditions and as a huge contributor of dairy goods to the country, there’s nothing like a Punjabi feeding you butter chicken. Punjabi Grill is the North Indian Mother’s kitchen for Singapore.
From serving four types of kebabs excluding the vegetarian variations to popular dishes from gourmet metropolises such as Sarson da Saag (vegetarian curry made of mustard greens and spice) and Makki di Roti (flat, unleavened bread made from corn flour), a visit to Punjabi Grill will make you feel royal with their space inspired by the splendor of India’s Maharajas.
6) Curry & Cocktail @ Flying Monkey
Fun.Different.Indian. With a swanky bar within the restaurant, mix up some of the classic flavors with an Indian twist while satisfying the palates with their lip-smacking Lamb Shank, that’s slow-cooked overnight in curry, the meat falls off the bone so tenderly and sinfully good. Best paired with naan and their Goa Mamma Lassi combining Aylesbury Vodka and Plantation Dark Rum together with mango and passionfruit, tasting like a less coconut-y version of Piña Colada to sooth down the spiciness. A night to look back upon.
7) American BBQ ft.Indian Spices @ Meatsmith
If you thought there isn’t such a thing as the perfect marriage. think again as Meatsmith entwines Indian flavors on American BBQ creating a fusion filled with surprises yet comfort. Skip the diet and head straight for the price with their butter chicken hot pockets, stuffed with paneer cheese, deeply fried and roasted in the tandoori oven for a smoky feel complimented heavenly with a creamy butter chicken dipping sauce. If you’re sold after this, best refer to the team/chef for the next take on this gastronomical southern escapade.