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Singh Restaurant

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Mwembe Tayari Road, Mombasa, Kenya
+254 723 735881
Today
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: In April 1962, as Mombasa was growing into one of East Africa's busiest...
In April 1962, as Mombasa was growing into one of East Africa's busiest ports, Dalip Singh Wilkhu had a vision. While working as a signal operator for East African Railways, he was inspired to feed arriving visitors while preparing packaged meals for those preparing to depart. Singh Restaurant was born. Since then, Singh Restaurant has fed generations of people from various walks of life... Providing lunches and dinners for entire groups of workers, for families, for individuals... And becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region, and drawing visitors from nearby cities such as Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. Our success comes from high quality in all aspects of our business, from the food we serve, to our operational efficiency, to the atmosphere we provide our visitors from the moment they walk in, until the moment they depart. Our quality of food and quality of service has helped Singh Restaurant gain recognition as the most highly recommended Indian restaurant in Mombasa by sources including TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet.
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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Curries ever

If you love curries, Singh Restaurant is the place for you. The decor might seem basic when you first get there, but the curries more than make up for the traffic getting there or the basic appearance. The chappattis just keeps on arriving at no extra cost. Dont leave Mombasa until you have had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Estelle K
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you love curries, Singh Restaurant is the place for you. The decor might seem basic when you first get there, but the curries more than make up for the traffic getting there or the basic appearance. The chappattis just keeps on arriving at no extra cost. Dont leave Mombasa until you have had one Singh curry!

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Mombasa, Kenya
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Whenever we used to come to Mombasa for our holidays, Singh's was always on our list of places to go. The food is and always has been excellent, the waiters know the menu and they even go as far as recommending dishes to you. I have tried many many dishes over the years, and all of them are great,The Prawns,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

After 2 months of travelling down from London, Dubai, Egypt, TZ; my taste buds were finally treated to some proper home style true punjabi flavours. Been coming here since I was 10....haven't lost their touch. Already thinking of my next visit.

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Carnon, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I used to live in Kenya ,and regularly ate here each time I came down to the Coast.So after being away for 10 years .I was craving to go back to this restaurant ,as its food had always been superb,What a deception ! We were 3, and ordered 2 chicken wings as starters and 3 biryanis, ( 2 muttons, 1... More 

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SinghRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at Singh Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jean-Marie, We are extremely sorry about your experience at the restaurant. I will not make any excuses but do take your feedback very seriously. Biryani is a new dish we added in our menu just over a year ago and will take your comments to make sure we improve on this dish and general service. Our cooks are the... More 

Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

One of the best in authentic Indian food. It's finger licking food has made me go over and over again because I just can't have enough of it. The quality is really well maintained and food is reasonable in price. It's a must visit for anyone visiting mombasa. Yummy!!

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Mombasa, Kenya
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This Indian Eating joint is probably the oldest in Mombasa, I think it spans over 4 generations of the family! and the food keeps getting tastier. Some of its waiters have served for such a long time that they even know the exact taste of the dishes on the menu!!...Their Food is astounding to say the least. Give a go... More 

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Mom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is one of our favourite and obvious choices when we want to have indian curry meals. The Waiters know the menu off head and can also make recommendations. The place has variety for any kind of platter be it vegetarian or non vegetarian. They will also cut down on the spice and chilly if so requested for the not... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Now this is what I call Indian Punjabi Cuisine at its best. Not a very hi fi restaurant but the food is over 5 star. I have tried several dishes here and each ones better than the other. The butter chicken is worth the 30 min wait. Highly recommended restaurant if you're an Indian cuisine fan. Plus not very heavy... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Singh Restaurant remains one of the best restaurants in Mombasa. Though situated in downtown Mombasa the restaurant keeps calling one back.. The waiters k ow the dishes very well and will advise if the dish is too hot (chilli that is, especially for children) and they have an excellent attitude. The owner, though laid back is also very helpful. The... More 

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York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a fabulous fabulous place... Their masala chicken is the tastiest most delicious I have ever eaten in my life... I can't comment on any of their other dishes as I never order anything other than the masala chicken...my mouth waters as I type this.... Portions are great, food is fantastic, service is good, price is low....one of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mwembe Tayari Road, Mombasa, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa
  • Phone Number: +254 723 735881

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 12
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

In April 1962, as Mombasa was growing into one of East Africa's busiest ports, Dalip Singh Wilkhu had a vision. While working as a signal operator for East African Railways, he was inspired to feed arriving visitors while preparing packaged meals for those preparing to depart. Singh Restaurant was born. Since then, Singh Restaurant has fed generations of people from various walks of life... Providing lunches and dinners for entire groups of workers, for families, for individuals... And becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region, and drawing visitors from nearby cities such as Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. Our success comes from high quality in all aspects of our business, from the food we serve, to our operational efficiency, to the atmosphere we provide our visitors from the moment they walk in, until the moment they depart. Our quality of food and quality of service has helped Singh Restaurant gain recognition as the most highly recommended Indian restaurant in Mombasa by sources including TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?