East of the Singapore River is Little India, an ethnic district in Singapore. The area is filled with culture, history, and a variety of activities.
In this melting pot of different cultures, it’s no surprise that you’ll find yourself subject to many different cuisines available to you. Enjoy a variety of North and South Indian dishes, along with other delights to surprise your tastebuds.
In this district of free spirits and bohemian sensibilities, you’ll likely develop the palate if you don’t already have a taste for it. Here are 5 restaurants for you to check out.
1. The Banana Leaf Apolo
Banana Leaf Apolo has long been a go-to restaurant for lovers of Indian cuisine—40 years to be exact! Since then, the restaurant has continued to serve its food on its titular banana leaves, satisfying its customers with a mix of North and South Indian food with the Fish Head Curry being the known favourite.
Location: 48 Serangoon Road, #01-32 Little India Arcade, Singapore 217959
Hours: Daily – 10:30 am to 10:30 pm
2. Lagnaa Barefoot Dining
Lagnaa Barefoot Dining is a unique bistro in Little India where you can sit barefoot on the floor and experience the six ayurvedic flavours of Indian cuisine (customers can also choose to dine with chairs!)
So take off your shoes, ready your mouth, and prepare for an experience—recommended dishes are the palak paneer and the threadfin fish curry!
Location: 6 Upper Dickson Rd, Singapore 207466
Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays – 11:30 am to 10:30 pm
3. Indian Express
Sporting a Michelin-star chef in their kitchen, Chef Marco Stabile and Indian Express together is a great choice to take you on a spicy, culinary journey. Whether you’re a certified meat-eater or a vegetarian, you get delicious options like the tandoori mix grill platter for the former, and the okra masala or palak paneer for the latter.
Location: Indian Express, 38 Race Course Road, Singapore 218555
Hours: Daily – 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The newly opened Kotuwa, a modern, casual restaurant in Little India, pays homage to Chef Naleendra’s Sri Lankan heritage. Enjoy kottu rotti and dallo baduma, along with speciality-made cocktails and a fine selection of other Sri Lankan staples to delight your palate!
Location: 2 Dickson Rd, Level 1 Wanderlust Hotel, Singapore 209494
Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays – 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Fridays – 11:00 am to 9:30 pm | Saturdays & Sundays – 11:00 am to 3:30 pm, 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
5. Khansama Tandoori Restaurant
If you’re looking for North Indian cuisine to blow your mind, there just might be no better choice than Khansama Tandoori.
Get piping-hot servings of different dishes, the chicken tikka masala, different Indian curries, palak paneer, aloo gobi, and more. You can also enjoy their delightful cheese naan, and wash it all down with a refreshing bottle of beer.
Location: 166 Serangoon Road Junction of, Norris Rd, Singapore 218050
Hours: Daily – 10:00 am to 12:00 am
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