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Murugan Idli Shop

#238 of 7,467 Restaurants in Singapore
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Little India
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#81, Syed Alwi Road,, Singapore 207660, Singapore
62980858
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Delivery

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A great place for authentic South Indian food.

A great, cheap, clean and wonderful place to try authentic South Indian cuisine. Idlis are very tasty and it's served with 4 fresh types of chutneys alongside sambhar (lentil curry). Various dosas, uttapam are equally worth trying. I would strongly recommend to anyone who's looking for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Firoz_Raja
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Singapore, Singapore
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A party place for idles and dosas. First a plate comes with 3 types of chutneys. Then you order your snacks in numbers and not plates. You can order 3 idlis etc. the sambar is good. The idlis are soft and delicious. Their famous cool drink Jigarthanda is also quite good but very sweet to my liking. It's a snack... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

best place for break fast if ur in singapore & that too in little india area, u get n nos of cutnis & a nice filter coffee.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have witnessed downfall in service in almost all places, not sure what's causing this decline.... Food was average ... Service was non existing ... Can't recommend this place to anyone

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A great, cheap, clean and wonderful place to try authentic South Indian cuisine. Idlis are very tasty and it's served with 4 fresh types of chutneys alongside sambhar (lentil curry). Various dosas, uttapam are equally worth trying. I would strongly recommend to anyone who's looking for a health, fresh & a pure vegetarian Indian cuisine.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This Place holds the place for being the best south a Indian food joint in Singapore by popularity . The staff is attentive , service excellent , prices very friendly , top cleanliness and location unmatched across from Mustafa . A must visit .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had 3 varieties of dosas&all were good. Podi ,masala&ghee everything was perfect in their own way. Sambar vada I was not upto the mark as they simply put vadais in hot sambar. Chutneys were so good & fresh.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Murugan Idli is a small restaurant, the kinds where office goers generally have food in india. It serves great value-for-money south-indian food, obviously on banana leaves :). We happened to order sweet pongal for dessert which was totally awesome. It was dancing in ghee and no wonder was so heavy that all 5 people could just finish it after having... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This place is very good for South India preparations like Pongal, Sweet Pongal, Dosai and Uttappam. Ironically, the quality of the idly in the singapore branch is just about ok. Nowhere near where good quality Idly should be. Also, sometimes their coconut chutney tends to smell stale. Of course, this was only once during my many visits and I would... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

If you want to try good south indian food (specially idli and dosa), this is a very good place. They serve it in a very traditional way on a banana leaf. Price is very cheap. (like 5-6$ for Dosa, 2-3$ for Idli)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Yummy Idlis and south Indian food. Very authentic join; not very large in size. On days you may even have to wait for a table as it is so popular. Just bang opposite Mustafa shopping centre, in Little India, so you can hop in to get a taste of the yum when looking for a break after shopping.

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Address: #81, Syed Alwi Road,, Singapore 207660, Singapore
Phone Number: 62980858
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Little India
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Indian

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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Staying in Little India

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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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