Deepavali 2021 in Singapore: Indian Restaurants for Dine-in, Takeaway and Delivery This Diwali
Whether you’re looking to dine-in or order delivery to celebrate at home with family and friends, here’s our go-to list for some of the best Indian food in Singapore.
Indian cuisine is one that probably has more options for vegetarians and vegans than any other cuisine. So, there will be something for everyone!
When you enter Firangi Superstar, it is not only a feast for your soul but your eyes. Firangi Superstar has pieced together textures, materials, decor, and furniture that take you on a cinematic journey through India, making it one of the most stunning Modern Indian restaurants in Singapore.
The first thing you absolutely need to do is order their “Chai Masala Milk Punch” as you browse through their menu that is going to surprise you.
As the name suggests, “Firangi” which means “foreign or foreigner”, the menu is definitely a foreigner’s take on modern Indian cuisine. Prata Waffle???, Salvador Thali, Indian Saddle, Sothi Fresh, This Is Not Aloo Gobi were some of the dishes that stood out although there were a lot more to try which means a trip back definitely awaits especially for their Rasam Lobster Bisque!
Located at the iconic Raffles Hotel in Singapore, Tiffin Room is an institution as it has been part of Raffles Hotel Singapore’s history since 1892. Tiffin Room serves up delectable North Indian cuisine, offering authentic specialties served in tiffin boxes. Relish the splendour and heritage of the beautifully restored Tiffin Room while you enjoy an interactive dining experience with tableside service by chefs, complete with freshly ground spices and Indian brews to enhance the occasion.
Meatsmith Little India
The first restaurant in Singapore to combine the taste of India with fixed roots in American barbecue, Meatsmith Little India offers an interesting fusion of barbecue with an accent of Indian flavours.
On their menu are their popular Ikura & Crème Fraiche Papadum, Smoked Duck Cigar, Butter Chicken Chop, Madras Pork Belly, Lamb Chop & Chimichutney, Suckling Pig Biryani and more.
Modern Indian restaurant Gabbar has been the go-to place for their popular “Bottomless Brunch” that spoils you with free-flow of their Kolkatta Pani Puri. Famous brunch dishes include Gabbar’s Bombay Vada Pav, Bombay Pav Bhaji, Amritsari Chole Kulche, Patiala Chicken Roll and more.
Chefs special includes Dal Burrata, Lamb Chops but the crowd’s favourite are their Butter Chicken, Daal Makhani, Surkh Laal Chicken Tikka, Afghani Vegetable Biryani, Achaari Paneer and more. Do not end your meal without their Paan Ice Cream.
Helmed by Chef Milind Sovani, Masala Bar is known for serving fun Indian street food that is easy on your pockets. Masalaa Bar features some of the funkiest and craziest food and drinks, each with a desi story of its own, with a twist by Chef Milind. Some of our favourite dishes are his Bombay Onion Fritters, Samosa Chaat, Vada Pao Sliders, Sumai Fry, Chicken Chili Naanza, and more. Another interesting dish is the Martini Pav Bhaji where the popular street food of Mumbai is served in a martini glass, topped with a freshly-baked Garlic Crostini.
One of the few Indian restaurants with an alfresco area, Yarana is a perfect spot for alfresco Indian dining. With an extensive menu of Indian Fusion cuisine, our favourite dishes include Daab Chingri, “YAARANA” Mutton Fry, Brown Garlic Chili Flakes Mozzarella Naan, Rabari Moose with Mothichur Ladoo, and more. Also, check out their brunch menu which features popular Indian dishes such as Chole Batura and Paneer Paratha - a hearty breakfast indeed!
Jaggi’s Northern Indian Cuisine
Craving some Punjabi comfort food? Jaggi’s offers the experience of home cooking with dishes such as Rajma Chawal, Kadi Chawal, and Aloo Paratha that are a staple in every Punjabi household. Their Palak Paneer is another popular dish that can be paired with their Tandoori Roti.
Bhai Da Dhaba
By the team behind Riverwalk Tandoor located at Upper Circular Road since 1998, Bhai Da Dhaba is now at 677 Rangoon Road. Known for their affordable pricing North Indian cuisine, they are now available for dine-in and also offer islandwide delivery from $5. Their home delivery menu is rather extensive with options such as mini Indian buffet, bento sets, dishes straight from the tandoor, Indian curries, desserts and more.
Dial A Curry
Punjabi food delivered straight to your doorstep. Enjoy a range of sumptuous Indian dishes that can be easily ordered online. What’s on the menu? Biryani, curries, Palak Paneer, and Tandoor (clay oven) specials such as Chicken Tikka, Fish Tikka, Lamb Sheekh kebab, and more. The vegetarian menu is also extensive, featuring dishes such as Vegetable Kurma, Malai Kofta, and Dhal Makhani.
Samy’s Curry Restaurant
Samy’s Curry was founded by the excellent chef Mr. M. Veerasamy back in the 1960’s and the restaurant remains a family-run establishment and we love their food. Located at Block 25 Dempsey Road for more than five decades now, Samy’s Curry has become an institution in itself. With its quaint setting and a taste for tradition, Samy’s Curry is known for their Fish Head Curry but trust us, every dish is stellar.
Who knew you could get such good Kerala food in Singapore? Nestled in Dalhousie Lane, Little India, this restaurant offers authentic Malabar cuisine. Known to add coconut milk to many of their dishes, Premaas has one of the best prawn curries we have ever tried in Singapore. The best way to have their Prawn Curry is to dip it with their Appams.
Now if it’s authentic South Indian food you’re after, then Morgan Idli Shop serves mouthwatering Idli and piping hot Dosa complimented with their tasty chutneys. Their specialties besides Idli and Dosa include Onion Uttappam, traditional South Indian Pongal, and sweet Pongal made of jaggery and rice.
Podi & Poriyal
Here’s a fully Indian vegetarian restaurant with a very creative menu. Their curated menu of South Indian dishes changes daily and even has vegan-friendly options. In fact, the food is completely free from any preservatives, additives, artificial colouring, or MSG.
What’s more? Podi & Poriyal have signature cocktails that incorporate ingredients commonly used in Indian cooking such as cumin, curry leaves, betel leaves, and mustard.
Two Mars Bistro
Located at The East Village, Two Mars Bistro is quickly becoming a go-to place in the East for their delicious home-cooked Mutton Biryani, Chicken 65, Sweet & Spicy Anchovies, and Tahu Sambal. Two Mars Bistro Co-Owner Sue has always been a good cook and with the topsy-turvy situation many F&B operators have faced over the last 18 months, Sue started to experiment in the kitchen to dish out her own recipes to ensure her home-cooked dishes meet her customer's satisfaction.
Suriya Curry House
Available on Grabfood for islandwide delivery, Suriya Curry House makes delicious Roti Prata that is best dipped with their Fish Curry. With an extensive menu to choose from, our favourites are their Roti Pratas, Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian set meals, Dhal Fry, and their Teh Tarik.
Springleaf Prata Place
With 9 outlets in Singapore, Springleaf Prata Place is a family restaurant that has an extensive menu of affordable Indian dishes such as Prata, Thosai, Noodles, Murtabak, and more. We are constantly impressed with how creative they have been in coming up with dishes such as “Chicken Floss Prata”, “Murtaburger”, “Swiss Raclette Crispy Prata” and more!