Little India Restaurants

Where and What to Eat in Little India

The sights, sounds, colours and aromas of this ethnic Indian enclave never fail to assail the senses. Wandering around the grocers and provision shops, one can get an idea of the exotic ingredients used in this cuisine – from spices, curry mixes to variations of gourds, lentils and beans. As the focal point of the Indian community, it bustles with Indian restaurants representing various states of the sub-continent.

From the vegetarian thosai (savoury pancake) to the Northern Indian tandoori restaurants, there is no end of tantalizing the palates. One very popular dish to try is the fish head curry served in the Southern Indian restaurants consisting of a red snapper head cooked in a curry with okra or brinjal, and served with rice. Wash this down with a glass of beer or lassi, a yoghurt-based drink. The banana leaf is often used to line individual platters in many Southern Indian restaurants as it is believed that this will impart a special flavor and adds a nice decorative ethnic touch. Biryani dishes are also found here and these consist of basmati rice cooked in a myriad of spices and condiments with chicken, fish or mutton.


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Tekka Centre is a landmark in the neighbourhood, serving up large dishes of fresh food to visitors and locals only steps away from the MRT at Little India. Read More...


 

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Banana Leaf Apolo

Banana Leaf Apolo

A familiar eating house with the locals, Banana Leaf Apolo has gained a following for its Southern Indian fare, particularly its fish head curry, marsala chicken, mutton mysore, squid curry and more, all served on banana leaf platters. Cutlery is available for those who decline to eat with hands as is the custom. 

Address: 56/58 Race Course Road
Tel: +65 6297 1595

Cocotte Restaurant

Cocotte is situated in the lobby of the Wanderlust Hotel. Fronting the restaurant is Head Chef Anthony Yeoh, who once ran a personal chef business. Along with his team, Chef Anthony introduces a casual take on French cuisine, with hearty dishes straight from a French countryside kitchen. Just as how families commune over meals, Cocotte promotes the same interaction between diners with dishes coming in sharing portions.

Cocotte’s cuisine takes inspiration from the hearty, rustic meals that are a trademark of the French countryside. Provenance and seasonality are focal points in guiding the menu and the way we serve.  Communal meals and large platters of meat in the middle of the tables are common sights in the dining room.

Opening Hours: Lunch Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30, Sun 12:00 - 15:00,
Dinner Mon - Thu 18:30 - 22:30, Fri - Sat 18:30 - 23:00 (closed on Sunday)
MRT: Little India
Address: 2 Dickson Road Singapore 209494
Tel: +65 6298 1188
Cuisine: French

Gayatri

Gayatri

Known for both northern and southern Indian cuisine, Gayatri is also noted for its open concept kitchen, where diners can catch chefs in action tossing naans or cooking with the tandoor oven. An excellent wine display stands in the restaurant.

Address: 122 Race Course Road, #01-01
Tel: +65 6291 1011

Komala's Restaurants

Komala's Restaurants

A well-recognised Indian vegetarian restaurant chain in Singapore, Komala’s has built a name for traditional and affordably priced fare. Its tasty dishes use mainly lentils, pulses, chickpeas, rice flour, potatoes, onions, chili, coconut and a wide variety of spices. Try the dosai (savoury pancake) plain or with fillings, bhattura (a fluffly kind of pancake, parotta (bread)), idli (white rice and lentil cake) and poori (unleavened bread).

Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 08:00 - 23:30
Address: 328-332 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218113
Tel: +65 6299 4464

Muthu's Curry

Open since 1969 in Little India with another branch at Suntec City, Muthu’s was the first restaurant to serve the fish head curry. Its slick, modern interior now features a central tandoor oven and it has recently introduced a tandoori fish head dish. 

Address: 138 Race Course Road #01-01
Tel: +65 6392 1722

Tekka Centre

Tekka Centre is a landmark in the neighbourhood, serving up large dishes of fresh food to visitors and locals only steps away from the MRT at Little India. This bright yellow and orange warehouse was renovated a couple of years ago and has quickly become a hub for those in search of decent food at honest prices. It stands out from the rest of the hawker centres in Singapore, serving predominantly Indian food, including a great number of Halal dishes. Read More...

Opening Hours: Daily 06:30 - 21:00
Address: 665 Buffalo & Serangoon Roads, Little India, Singapore
Tel: +65 6733 2225

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