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Murugan Idli Shop

#328 of 7,597 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Little India
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#81, Syed Alwi Road,, Singapore 207660, Singapore
62980858
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 42
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  • 15
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  • 5
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food bad service

The idlis and dosas are tasty and worth the higher prices that you pay here compared to similar places like Komala Vilas, but the service is slow and surly. I think the waiters gravitate towards those who they think will tip generously, the counter staff are poker faced and unfriendly. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Jaytara
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Singapore
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Singapore
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170 reviews 170 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The idlis and dosas are tasty and worth the higher prices that you pay here compared to similar places like Komala Vilas, but the service is slow and surly. I think the waiters gravitate towards those who they think will tip generously, the counter staff are poker faced and unfriendly. The floors are littered with food scraps. Not just the... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Me and my friends went for dinner and we had all South foods. Especially Podi Masal Dosai was very nice and yummy with 4 different chutneys and it was a good dinner........... People can try it is good.

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Qingdao, China
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130 reviews 130 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

visited this eatery atleast twice in my four day stay, food is as usual tasty, prices a 50 cents more than the others, crowded most of the time, staff sometimes get a little irritated with the guests particularly on ignorant guests, for sure single patrons are finding it difficult to get a seat as the design is meant for a... More 

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Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Being here several times, very close to mustafa centre. Good food but sometimes service is not good. depends on the person.

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Singapore
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a Singapore branch of Chennai based restaurant chain. They serve pure veg South Indian food. The food is great as breakfast, lunch or dinner. They serve food on banana leaf. They serve 4 types of chatni + 1 sambhar (like daal). All south Indian varieties are great but you can't miss the following: - Idlis - very soft... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Meal taken away before I was half finished. On a 2nd visit, 3 groups that came in after my friend and I were seated before us.

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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

In the bustling mustafa lane you have this modest little shop that sells hot steaming idlis with four different chutneys and sambar (all of which are unlimited). it is not just the idlis but the dosas and uttapams which can just make your day. the only problem with murugan is that one always has to wait and the other is... More 

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Ghaziabad, India
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

truly feel great by eating Murugan Idli . Best taste with price tag. truly felt I am eating the idly in india. Must try if you are in Singapore. Thumbs up

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We have just moved to Singapore in Dec 2014 and went to MIS for a quick bite. Amazing idlis- as good as you would get in a good South Indian restaurant in India. They serve 4 different chutneys and each of them is distinct in taste and flavor. Though I feel that the variety is not much (didn't find Neer... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Softest yummiest melt in your mouth Idlis served with piping hot Sambar and an assortment of four lip-smacking Chutneys! Never mind the basic infrastructure as the food more than makes up for it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: #81, Syed Alwi Road,, Singapore 207660, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Little India
  • Neighborhood: Little India
  • Phone Number: 62980858

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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

Things to do Nearby

Neighborhood Profile
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.