The 7 Best Indian Restaurants in Singapore 2022
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May 10, 2022
Singapore has a long history of Indian influence, tracing back to the early 19th century when Tamil traders from South India immigrated to the island. With the influx of Indian immigrants in the latter half of the century, they became more than just a ‘presence,’ but an increasingly important fixture in Singapore’s colorful melting pot of cultures. North (Naan and curries) and South (rice and stews) Indian cuisines pervaded mainstream consciousness, and it’s easy to find both authentic and localized iterations of favorite Indian dishes.
From the fluffiest, most buttery Naan to the most aromatic Tikka Masala, this list features the 7 best Indian restaurants in Singapore [2022 review].
- Authentic South Indian recipes: South Indian cooking is a labor of love that begins outside the kitchen: Indian chilies gracefully drying under the sun, spices releasing their robust flavors with every pounding of the pestle, and meats with no chemicals or antibiotics. Enjoy classics like Butter Chicken, Meen Moilee, and Malabar Chemeen Curry the way they do it in Southern India.
- Curated wine selection: A good wine perfectly complements the rich flavors of MANAM’s stews and curries. Their lineup of wines includes French champagne, Italian prosecco, and American zinfandel.
- Three-course set menu: Priced at an affordable S$21, MANAM’s lunch set includes a few of the restaurant’s most-loved favorites: soup of the day, Chicken Biryani, a choice of one starter or curry, and a soft drink.
- The Street Food Corner: Royal Taj honors India’s street food tradition, a humble but essential part of the country’s vivid culinary culture, through The Street Food Corner. It perfectly captures the diversity of flavors and textures, so complex yet in perfect, delectable balance. The chef’s recommendations from the menu include Palak Patte Ki Chaat and Gol Gappa Shots.
- Bento box menu: Royal Taj’s bento box menu is the perfect way to sample traditional Indian delights on a budget. Starting at S$15, there are four sets offered: vegetable, chicken, fish, and mutton. Each set includes an appetizer, naan, tikka or kebab (for nonvegetarian boxes), rice, curry/stew, Dal Makhni, and dessert.
- Delicious vegetarian dishes: Vegetarians will rejoice at Royal Taj because the vegetable dishes are not just menu fillers but are bursting with flavor. The chef recommends the Assorted Veg Kebab Platter—100 percent vegetables, 100 percent delicious.
- Fire-centric revolving menu: Fire is Chef Saurabh’s element of choice to execute avant-garde iterations of famous Indian dishes. With a custom-built wood-fire grill, smoker, and tandoori oven, expect Indian flavors elevated to unbelievable heights.
- 60-day advanced reservation: The hype is real. As stated on their website, Revolver only accepts reservations 60 days in advance. Quite intriguing, you might say, but that is what happens when modern cooking techniques meet thousands of years of Indian spice heritage.
- Sleek and stylish design: Modern sophistication is the motif at Revolver, ranging from the menu to its industrial-chic interiors, its open kitchen, and the staff’s all-black ensemble.
- 2019 and 2021 Michelin Bib Gourmand Winner: It’s no secret that the Michelin Guide has become a sort of food bible, a prestigious reference for a locale’s most excellent eateries. Anglo Indian Café & Bar’s claim to Michelin fame is their Chicken Tikka Masala.
- Traditional favorites from the plains, the frontier, and the coast: India’s topography has a significant influence on its regional cuisine. Anglo Indian Café & Bar brings together the best of each of these regions to produce award-winning dishes like Madras Prawn Curry, Goan Fish Curry, and Saag Gosth.
- Masala Chach: Anglo Indian’s Masala Chach, or Butter Milk, is a highlight of its own. It’s possibly one of the most unique drinks you’ll ever encounter: chilies, ginger, and coriander leaves mixed with buttermilk and seasoned with salt and pepper. Your Anglo Indian experience won’t be complete without this special drink.
- The Indian Corner: The Landmark offers a variety of international cuisines, but the Indian Corner draws the attention of local and foreign customers alike because of its delicious authenticity. The Indian Corner includes Biryani Rice, Butter Chicken, and an assortment of freshly baked naan.
- Live Station: There is something primitively satisfying about watching your food being prepared especially for you, and The Landmark Restaurant delivers to the delight of their patrons. Enjoy Chicken Satay, grilled prawns, and pizzas freshly made to perfection.
- Most diverse Halal buffet restaurant in Singapore: As a melting pot of rich cultures, Singapore is home to plenty of Halal restaurants, but no other place offers a Halal buffet with selections as diverse as The Landmark Restaurant. Here, you’ll find an assortment of salads alongside a Goreng-Goreng Station, Cajun dishes, and regional specialties.
- 2019 RAS Epicurean Star Awardee: The RAS Epicurean Star Awards is a highly prestigious award-giving body in the culinary field, with a pool of judges comprising the biggest names in the industry. In 2019, Copper Chimney received the Best Asian Restaurant Casual Dining award for its stellar, well-executed menu that includes winning dishes such as Sizzling Tandoori Platter, Fish Tikka Masala, and Szechwan Chicken.
- Authentic Northern Indian recipes: Authenticity is the leading criterion for judging the best Indian restaurants in Singapore, which Copper Chimney passes with delicious, flying colors. They stick to the time-honored traditions of Indian cooking to satisfy the cravings and curiosity of both local and foreign gourmands. Expect perfect renditions of Indian classics like Butter Chicken, Fish Koliwada, and Vegetable Jaipuri.
- Exciting Chindian dishes: To the uninitiated, the fusion of Chinese and Indian flavors may sound confusing, as robust herbs and spices characterize both cuisines. Allow Copper Chimney to convert your confusion to satisfaction with dishes such as Chicken Manchurian, Chili Paneer, and Hakka Noodles.
- 100 percent vegetarian recipes for everyone: Lack of options is often the biggest dilemma of vegetarians when dining out. NALAN addresses that problem by offering a remarkably extensive Indian vegetarian menu that includes special Thosai, bread with accompaniments, Chaat, South Indian delights, Paneer, starters, Dal, Aloo, and desserts.
- Homemade milk menu: Milk is an essential part of Indian cuisine, as it perfectly complements the pungent spices of their dishes. At NALAN, they offer Lassi, Rose Milk, Butter Milk, and Badam.
- Loyalty program: NALAN’s loyalty program rewards customers with points each time they order or dine in. Aside from improved health, it is the perfect reward for diners who choose to eat and live healthily through satisfying vegetarian dishes.
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