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9 Best Indian Restaurants In Singapore

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Qistina Bumidin •  Oct 21, 2022

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Time to fire up your tastebuds with some delish Indian food! From cheesy naans, to flavourful fish head curries, and even your good ol' prata, we rounded up the best halal Indian restaurants for you to check out when the cravings hit 😋 Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://bit.ly/3LnFN1F

1. Sakunthala Restaurant

If you're craving authentic halal North and South Indian food, Sakunthala's Restaurant is where you should head next! This family-run restaurant and catering business has 4 outlets across Singapore serving Indian, local, and seafood dishes - including 3 in the Little India area alone. Their Rice Meals are a light yet filling option if you want to taste the best of their seasonal Indian-style vegetable dishes. Make sure to try the tandoori chicken, too - the smoky fragrance of the roast will make your mouth water 🤤 Halal status: Halal status Address & opening hours: Multiple outlets, do check their website for more informationWebsite | Facebook | Instagram

2. Bismillah Briyani

Ask for biryani recommendations in Singapore, and Bismillah Biryani is probably one of the names that'll pop up 😍 They've been a Michelin Bib Gourmand winner from 2016-2022! Of course, their Chicken Dum Biryani, Lamb Shank Biryani, and Young Mutton Biryani are the must-try dishes - and they all come in large portions, too, making them perfect for sharing! 😋 Halal status: Muslim-owned Address & opening hours: Multiple outlets, do check their website for more informationWebsite | Facebook | Instagram

3. Tekka Market

Tekka Market is the place every foodie needs to visit on a trip to Little India. The hawker stalls here are full of must-try Indian food and affordable prices too! Some of the most popular dishes are Allauddin’s BiryaniPrata Saga Sambal BerladaYakader, and The Royal Dum Biryani. Prices start from $2, so you can get a whole feast on a budget! Halal status: Selected stalls are Muslim-owned. Do check with the stall owners for more info! P.S. Timeout voted Little India as the 19th coolest neighbourhood IN THE WORLD this 2022, and if you're wondering how to explore Little India on a budget, check out our guide - we spent only less than $30 in ONE DAY!

4. Azmi Restaurant

Heard of the legend of Norris Road? It's time to check it out for yourself and have a feast at Azmi Restaurant 😍 Azmi Restaurant is known for its chapati (which only costs $1 per piece!), which is freshly prepared upon order! Pair it up with a curry of your choice (we recommend their mutton keema, which costs about $4), and you'll be shoving them up in no time! They have another outlet, located in Mustafa Centre, which guarantees the same finger-licking satisfaction 😋 Halal status: Muslim-owned Norris Road Address: 168 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 218051 Opening hours: 10am-9pm daily Mustafa CentreAddress: 81 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207660 Opening hours: 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm Facebook

5. Islamic Restaurant

Islamic Restaurant is one of Singapore's most famous and acclaimed biryani restaurants, with almost 100 years of history! Founded in 1921, it's now run by the founder's grandson and has entertained dignitaries, including the late Yusof bin Ishak and the late Lee Kuan Yew. The biryani has a rich and heavy taste, and the meat is tender and soft. No wonder it's stayed so popular for so long 😍 Halal status: Muslim-owned Address: 745 North Bridge Road #01-01, Singapore 198713 Opening hours: 10am-10pm daily; On Fridays, the store hours differs (10am-1pm, 2pm-10pm) Website | FacebookP.S. Looking for more biryani spots in Singapore? Check out our full list here!

6. Zam Zam Restaurant

One of the most popular Indian restaurants in Singapore, Zam Zam is a name we can't leave off this list. Often associated with the very word 'murtabak', Zam Zam Restaurant's a must-try if you're looking to have a bite of the flavourful dish! They're open 7 days a week and are also famous for their Nasi Biryani, Roti Prata and more - so you can expect a feast here. 😍Plus, it's been running since 1908, which means you'll be tasting at least 100 years of experience all rolled into famous Singaporean delicacies 😋 Halal status: Muslim-owned Address: 697-699 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198675 Opening hours: 7am-11pm daily FacebookP.S. We did a comparison between the top 3 murtabak spots in Singapore - Zam Zam Restaurant, Victory Restaurant and Al-Tasneem Restaurant. Check out our verdict here!

7. Komala Vilas

If you've been to Little India and wondered why the long queues, it's time you check it out for yourselves! Diners keep returning to Komala Vilas for one simple reason – simple yet authentic vegetarian fare that’s remained unchanged throughout its 69-year history. Offering over 20 different types of dosai (lentil and rice flour pancakes), paratha (flatbread), and idli (steamed rice cake) served with various sambar stews and chutney, it's hard to choose 😍 I recommend their Rice Set, which sets you back about $10. The portions are large but do note you're not allowed to share them - don't worry though, it's so delicious, you might find yourself asking for extras (which are free, by the way! 🤤) Halal status: No meat is served here as this is an all-vegetarian restaurant. Alcohol is not served on the premises either, however, the restaurant is not halal-certified. Do dine with discretion. Address: 76-78 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 217981 Opening hours: 7am-10.30pm daily Website | Facebook | Instagram

8. Al-Azhar Eating Restaurant

This Indian-Muslim restaurant is very popular amongst youngsters. The open concept makes the restaurant feel more like a coffee shop than those usual “atas” restaurants you see around. Al-Azhar can accommodate large groups, and their service is satisfactory round the clock too.  The all-time favourite dishes at the old branch are their Butter Masala Chicken, Butter Naan, Thosai and Murtabak. They also serve a variety of other cuisines such as Malay, Western and more. Halal status: Muslim-owned Address & opening hours: Multiple outlets, do check their website for more information informationWebsite | Facebook

9. R. K Eating House Pte Ltd

How cool is it to have the tallest tissue prata for supper? R.K. Eating house is famous for its Milo and Teh Tarik towers and the tallest tissue prata! You can even choose sauces with your tissue prata – chocolate, strawberry, maple syrup or honey. Their prices are handmade to perfection, crispy and fluffy, and the portion is value for money! Why not up your prata game with their R.K. Special? Made famous by local celebrity chef, Chef Bob, the R.K. Special comes with two pieces of crispy plain prata drenched in mutton curry and topped with two wobbly soft-boiled eggs with sambal on the side 😱 We bet you're drooling right now (well, we are 🤤) Halal status: Muslim-owned Address: 1 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557253 Opening hours: 24/7 P.S. Looking for more 24/7 restaurants for your late-night supper meals? Check out our full list here!

BONUS: Usman's Restaurant

We had to add this to the list even though it's a Pakistani restaurant because the food there is just. so. GOOD 😍 Serving up authentic Pakistani cuisine with a huge selection of specials and sizzling dishes to choose from, you're definitely in for a treat! I recommend ordering any of their naans (cheese would be a great one to try) and pairing it up with their Chicken Karahi (Pakistani-style chicken curry with a spicy tomato base, fragrant spices, and ginger), Butter Chicken or Palak Paneer [paneer (Indian cottage cheese) in a smooth spinach sauce) 🤤 Halal status: Muslim-owned Address238 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 218085Opening hours: 11.30am-12.30am daily Okay, writing this out has already gotten me craving some Indian food - brb 🤤Let us know what else we missed, and we'll add it to the list! Check out these other halal food guides for the best eats in Singapore 😋