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December 19, 2016updated Apr 05, 2017

The 7 Best Indian Restaurants in Singapore

By Chris Boyle

Image: Rag Mahal

By Vivian Kelly

Singapore is renowned for its internationally fused cuisine and fascinating food culture. From Chinese and Indian to Malay and Indonesian, the range of choice can be somewhat overwhelming, but if you fancy a curry or something rich and warmly spiced, there’s only one cuisine you need…

Indian cuisine is all about the flavors, spices and aromas that capture the country’s true taste. So, Indian food lovers, if you’re looking for the best mouth-watering dishes, you’ve come to the right place.

Elite Traveler have searched high and low to find you the best Indian treats in Singapore. Here are the ones to try…


Image: Colony, Ritz Carlton

The Colony at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Singapore contains seven conservatory kitchens showcasing a ‘live’ culinary experience to enjoy buffet style. Watch your food being prepared freshly in front of you and take your pick from a variety of favorites, including Indian tandoori-style dishes to traditional roti prata and refreshing laksas.

The culinary journey also offers other cuisines that have helped shape Singaporean culture, including Chinese and Malay. We promise, you won’t regret this wonderful heritage experience.

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RAS the Essence of India


Located in Clarke Quay with scenic views of the river, Ras focus their cuisine on different parts of the Indian nation, allowing guests to explore many different options beyond matter paneer and tandoori chicken.

Dishes range from fresh seafood masala to lamb rogan josh and fresh garlic naan, truly capturing the flavor and essence of India. The restaurant also has an array of award winning cocktails and an extensive wine list to ensure you have the most memorable experience possible.

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Tiffin Room

Image: Raffles Singapore

Another fabulous place to get a flavorful lunch or dinner is at the iconic Raffles Hotel located in the business and civic district. The charming colonial setting and sublime service makes for an unforgettable experience at the Tiffin Room which has been serving tiffin from the 1890s.

The lunch and dinner curry buffets are all the talk, serving up a variety of North Indian specialties and array of delicious vegetarian options throughout.

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Punjab Grill

Image: Punjab Grill

The famous Punjab Grill is located in heart of the city at the world renowned Marina Bay Sands. Inspired by India’s Maharajas, the design of the restaurant cleverly captures the essence of India’s royalty.  Local favorites through India’s Northwest Frontier Province, the Punjab region become a fusion of traditional and regal flavors with a hint of modernity. Try the lamb chops and biryani, they’re sure to impress your taste buds.

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Authentic dishes like tandoori chicken, daal makhani and the mango curry will whisk your taste buds to India. The restaurant has an array of accolades to its name, and for good reason. The contemporary and classy setting includes a museum-like selection of subtle Indian motifs and full length windows, giving diners the opportunity to have an intimate view of the kitchen where two traditional tandoors stand.

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The Song of India

Image: Song of India

This beautiful black and white heritage bungalow is just around the corner from Singapore’s famous Orchad Street. Nestled in the heart of the city, the restaurant promises guests with the utmost privacy and elegantly presented food.

The Michelin Star restaurant is led by Master Chef Milind Sovani who creates the most gastronomic of treats promising the warm flavors of India in every single bite. Classic favorites, such as, the warm lentils or the chicken tikka masala will not disappoint, but if you prefer a bit of variety in your meals, the chef refreshes the menu every two days with new tantalizing flavors.

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Rag Mahal

Image: Rag Mahal

If you’re looking for a dish guaranteed to make you drool, look no further. Rag Mahal is one of Singapore’s long standing favorite Indian restaurants, which opened its doors in 1971, serving up delicious North, Coastal and Southern Indian treats from rich lamb curries to wholesome paneer.

The restaurant prides itself on meeting customer needs by only using olive oil or vegetable oil bases in their dishes to make them light and healthy without sacrificing flavor. With several dining awards under its belt for their exquisite food and cozy fine dining experience, there’s no doubt that you need to give this a visit.

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