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Murugan Idli Shop

#333 of 7,718 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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  • 46
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Loved the Podi Idly and Dosa

I have been to murugan idli in chennai and wanted to try it again in Singapore . This place is right opposite Mustafa centre so one can do the shopping in afternoon and come here for lunch which is what we did . The place was pretty crowded inside so we decided to sit closer to the street on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
imswaminathan
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Singapore
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New Delhi, India
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Heavan for Vegetarians & South Indian Food lovers Must try items @ this restaurant are: a. Ghee Dosa b. Masala Idli c. Vegetable Uttapam d. Filter Coffee

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Guys, just drop there to have the wonderful idli with multi color chutneys. Fast I can never forget. I had the same taste when I visited them at Chennai few years ago. Purpose of the entrepreneur who started Murugan in India motivates me to visit this place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a small restaurant - quite often one has to wait to get a seat. But the wait is worth it because after you are seated, you are treated to one of the most mouth watering idlis one can hope to eat. Other items like Dosas, Uttapams etc are also very tasty. And the varieties of chutney on offer... More 

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Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have been to murugan idli in chennai and wanted to try it again in Singapore . This place is right opposite Mustafa centre so one can do the shopping in afternoon and come here for lunch which is what we did . The place was pretty crowded inside so we decided to sit closer to the street on the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

They add dal flour in chutneys to make it look dense. Surely overpriced taking advantage of the location. They still serve coffee in thermacoal cups! Saying no staff. Yucks!!! Totally profit minded.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

One of typical south Indian restaurant in litte india near Mustafa center - Idli's are most famous here - I had tasted multiple dishes there during my dinner - Taste is good and price is competitive across multiple india restaurants over there -May be little improvement in service is required - Worth a visit here for one of your meals

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Oxfordshire, England
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Loved this place. Had a simple tasty meal, that was very representative of Southern Indian cuisine. Fully vegetarian menu. Amazing value.

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Singapore
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172 reviews 172 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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137 reviews 137 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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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?

Staying in Little India

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.