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Murugan Idli Shop

#254 of 7,548 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Little India
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#81, Syed Alwi Road,, Singapore 207660, Singapore
62980858
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
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  • 8
    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
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
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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New Delhi, India
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33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Quite a let down from Chennai outlets. Not kept clean. Non functional wash rooms, wash basins and tissue dispensers; especially in the first floor and soiled clothes made to dry anywhere is just like you find in roadside dhabas in India. A bad publicity for hygiene in India especially with non-Indian patrons. Taste of food is good.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Fast service, good taste, the staff so not cheap of giving the chutney. one of the best dosai I've ever taste

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My Murugan experiences has been below average. I have been here thrice and each time the staff has been highly volatile, inhospitable and down right rude. Be it seating you down, taking your order or updating your order, they don't know how to interact with customers. They would either constantly rush you through your meal or ignore you and make... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Super soft & fresh idlies. Great variety & taste of chutneys. The onion uttappam is to kill for, and the filter coffee is not to be missed...what more would you eat in a meal!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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93 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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 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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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Chennai
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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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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