Little India restaurants often specialize in authentic cuisine from the northern and southern regions of India. With Serangoon Road and the adjacent Racecourse Road lined with vibrant curry houses, choosing where to eat in Little India can be a daunting task.
This small enclave of Singapore is a must-see if you want to explore all sides of this cosmopolitan city-state – and there is no better way to do it than by tasting delicious food throughout your visit. Check out this guide to great restaurants in Little India Singapore – in addition to traditional Indian restaurants, we’ve also included a few international places in case you want to rest from all the delicious (spicy) curries.
1. Allauddin’s Briyani
Location: # 01-229, Tekka Food Center, 665 Buffalo Road, Singapore 210665
Open: daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Briyani d’Allauddin is where you can taste biryani, a plate of basmati rice infused with herbs, served with a rich curry sauce, pieces of mutton, chicken or fish and a boiled egg. Although it is more of a food stand than a real restaurant, Allauddin’s attracts a crowd of locals and tourists on the 2nd floor of the Tekka Food Center, where it is located.
For total authenticity and additional mess, enjoy the biryani like a local by giving up the utensils. Just use your right hand (or peshwari bread) to mix it all up and put it in your mouth.
2. Banana Leaf Apolo
Location: 48 Serangoon Road, Singapore 217959
Open: every day from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
At Banana Leaf Apolo, you can expect a more tourist clientele, a high-end environment and higher prices. With house specialties such as fish head curry and chicken Masala, this restaurant is one of the best places to eat in Little India.
The inspiration for its name, Banana Leaf Apolo, becomes clear when you receive your food, as many of their dishes are served on banana leaves instead of plates – a famous culinary practice in this neighborhood and across India.
3. Tekka Food Center
Location: 665 Buffalo Road, Singapore 210665
Open: every day from 6.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (hours vary by store)
The Tekka Food Center pretty much sums up Singapore’s culinary diversity. It is also one of the cheapest places to eat in town. From delicious curry canteens to displays from Chinese hawkers, from traditional Malaysian snack stalls to inexpensive Singapore noodle stalls, this food court caters to almost everyone.
The Tekka Food Center is also a wet market and shopping center, where you can see locals buying meats and fresh produce, as well as traditional Indian clothing and souvenirs.
4. Ananda Bhavan Restaurant
Location: 448 Serangoon Road, Singapore 21813
Open: every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Ananda Bhavan restaurant is one of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in Singapore. Founded in 1924, there are around 6 outlets across the city, including one at terminal 2 of Changi Airport. Special menus start from $ 7 S – appetizers include the biryani set, rasam (soup from South India) and onion masala dosa (tasty Indian pancake).
5. Khansama Tandoori Restaurant
Location: 166 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218050
Open: Sunday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight
The Khansama Tandoori restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine prepared in a Tandoor oven. The menu consists of vegetarian and meat dishes, so there is something for everyone in this restaurant. If you love meat, Khansama Tandoori Restaurant serves tandoori chicken, mutton skewers, and curry fish and shrimp, which you can pair with rice or roast (bread). Don’t forget to check this restaurant for trying one of the best Singapore Food .