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Ananda Bhavan

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Block 663, 01-10, Buffalo Rd | Little India, Singapore 217964, Singapore
6297 9522
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Southern Indian Food, Great Deserts

This is an authentic low key vegetarian restaurant with friendly service and reasonable prices. Try the colorful selection of sweets.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is an authentic low key vegetarian restaurant with friendly service and reasonable prices. Try the colorful selection of sweets.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Located in Little India opposite the amazing Mustapha Department store. We ate wonderfully seasoned light vegetarian food. Wife had the biriyani special while I had the Rava Onion. Two bottles of water and one lime juice. Good service. We were the only non Indians there. Clean toilets. A interesting light lunch and experience total SIN$22.15

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a good place. Its a safe bet for South Indian food. The prices are reasonably decent considering Singaporean standards. Service is fine. The sambar and other chutney's are authentic and found it well worth it alongside Dosa and Uttapam. When around Little India, if you decide on South Indian Vegetarian fare, this is one of the better places.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

No nonsense South Indian joint. You can wrap up your meals in about SGD 20 for a family of 4. The Idli I did not like it much, they have although created some 7-8 small ones dipped in sambhar in a single potion, maybe my North Indian taste buds prevented me to appreciate the same. But this place is just... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Good, reliable southern Indian vegetable dishes here. Nothing to rave about, and they seem to rely rather too heavily on potato, but I'd still eat here again. The food was also a bit spicier than other spots like Komala Villas, just as a warning to those who don't like spice. Still not particularly sweat-inducing, though.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Looking for a good dosa for breakfast, I was recommended this place by Singaporean friend. In the heart of Little India. Cafe has operated since 1924. Nothing flash to look at but busy all the same. Masala thosia was excellent. Samosas were good too. Total bill for 2 Thosia, 2 samosas and two soft drinks was S$14. Bargain and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I had idli, masala dosa and coffee twice in the space of a week here. Fairly good and quick and rices are reasonable too. The idli was especially good whereas the potato bhaji of the dosa was a bit below par. Coffee was good and a huge mug.

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Kodagu (Coorg), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Located in India, opposite Mustafa centre, the Indian crowd never ceased to flow in, and getting a seat can be tough. Food quality if fairly ok, compared to other indian hotels around. serves 24 hours, which made us go twice since we were running late and the others had already closed!

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

After longing for Indian Food, this place is good try. Filter Coffee was just WOW............. Didn't try other items.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Not so good. Poor service. The lady in the cash colunter wanted to give good service,however the south infisn guy with thick hair and mustache ruined the entire experience as his body language was if doing favor ;)

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Address: Block 663, 01-10, Buffalo Rd | Little India, Singapore 217964, Singapore
Phone Number: 6297 9522
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Little India
Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Block 663, 01-10, Buffalo Rd | Little India, Singapore 217964, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Little India
  • Neighborhood: Little India
  • Phone Number: 6297 9522

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups

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Little India
With a strong local Indian community, this pocket of Singapore can feel like another place and time. Wander past traditional barbershops while local residents in brightly colored saris patronize retailers from decades past. Peruse streets lined with colorful shops as the aroma of curry tempts you to indulge. Listen to the Bollywood music echoing from storefronts and take in the stalls selling bright flowers, fabrics, and spices. At the 24-hour, four-level Mustafa Shopping Center, you can shop through the night and find everything from pharmacy and grocery items to Bollywood DVDs and diamond necklaces. Singapore’s Little India offers a colorful, lively taste of the subcontinent and is well worth the visit.
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