Ten Best Indian restaurants in Singapore to enjoy a good curry

Singapore's substantial 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 will leave you spoilt for choice. Race Course Road is lined with eateries, including Banana Leaf Apolo and Muthu’s Curry – two of Singapore’s most popular Indian restaurants and the places to head to try out Singapore's most famous Indian dish – Fish Head Curry. You’ll also find two outlets of Komala Vilas in Little India, dishing up cheap and cheerful vegetarian cuisine including some of the best masala dosai in town.

For a more upmarket experience, then look no further than our top four choices on the list. Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra at the Marina Bay Sands complex is a relative newcomer to the scene but has blown most completion out the water with its fine-dining fare from one of India’s most famous celebrity chefs. The Rang Mahal at the Pan Pacific hotel has long enjoyed the reputation as one of Singapore’s most spectacular Indian restaurants, as has the Song of India, tucked away in a black-and-white colonial bungalow on Scotts Road. Not to be outdone, the Tiffin Room at Raffles Hotel allows you to enjoy authentic Indian cuisine in a refined colonial atmosphere. 

Samy's Curry Restaurant


Samy's is something of an institution in Singapore, having been dishing up cheap Indian cuisine in informal surroundings since the 1950s, making it one of Singapore's oldest Indian restaurants. The large mess-like brightly-lit hall sees groups...  Read More



Banana Leaf Apolo is a real crowd pleaser among a long line of popular Indian restaurants on Race Course Road. This lively restaurant has been serving up curries since 1974, and continues to pull in the crowds. As its name suggests, plates have...  Read More



Komala Vilas is the Indian equivalent of a greasy spoon - a casual diner which has been dishing up cheap and cheerful Southern Indian vegetarian cuisine since 1947. Komala Vilas has the reputation of serving up some of the best Masala Dosai in...  Read More

Muthu's Curry Restaurant


Muthu's Curry is the self-proclaimed pioneer of fish head curry – fish head steeped in a spice-filled curry sauce together with okra, tomatoes and eggplant, widely regarded as Singapore's national curry dish. This modern 350-seater restaurant...  Read More



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...  Read More



Ras The Essence of India is one of the more popular restaurants in Clarke Quay, serving up a wide range of Indian dishes from the different states of India. Choose from outstanding dishes such as Tandoori Lobster, Kacchi Mirchi Ka Chicken or...  Read More



The Tiffin Room at the famous Raffles Hotel dishes up authentic Indian cuisine in a refined colonial atmosphere. The restaurant has been serving tiffin since the 1890s, when partaking of Sunday tiffin curry was an essential aspect of colonial...  Read More



Located in a black-and-white colonial bungalow, the Song of India 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...  Read More



Rang Mahal is an upscale Indian restaurant located at the Pan Pacific hotel, and has long enjoyed the reputation as one of Singapore's most spectacular Indian restaurants. Its elegant ambience, attentive waiting staff, extensive wine list and...  Read More



Those looking for a cheap and cheerful curry should head to Race Course Road in Little India � for something more discerning though, look no further than Punjab Grill by celebrity chef Jiggs Kalra. His restaurant by the same name has won...  Read More


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