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Murugan Idli Shop

#340 of 7,275 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: Dinner, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Late Night

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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
Very good place for South Indian tiffin

The place is one of the best places to eat tiffins. I like their varieties of chutneys. The areas of improvement are to have food available in the menu advertised. Also expand lunch menu to dinner menu. The problem here is for dinner menu, there is only tiffin varieties available.Need to add more.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
harinibrk
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The place is one of the best places to eat tiffins. I like their varieties of chutneys. The areas of improvement are to have food available in the menu advertised. Also expand lunch menu to dinner menu. The problem here is for dinner menu, there is only tiffin varieties available.Need to add more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been fan of this place for its hot steaming Idlis,Ghee Dosai,podi masala and meals can end with either filter coffee or jigarthanda In my last visit I ordered for 2 adult Ghee podi idli s$2.20 Masala dosai s$4.70 Ghee dosai s$4.50 Uttapam s$3.60 Total S$15+17% tax Good points: Best south Indian food in Singapore Cleanliness is maintained. Different... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Idli was one of the best I have tasted in Singapore. I also had a Masala Dosa which I felt had the perfect amount of crispiness. Restaurant is clean and air-conditioned, perfect to escape the Singapore weather. Staff weren't as friendly as what you'd find at other Indian restaurants but they weren't rude either. A bit on the expensive side... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I've eaten at Murugan easily about 50 times, during my 5 month stint in Singapore. 4 insanely delightful chutneys, and brilliant ghee pudi dosa. The only drawback is the occasionally rude staff, which is often so because of the sheer crowds there. Wish the restaurant was a little bigger. Great place to visit for a satisfying meal after Mustafa-shopping.

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Orchard Road, Singapore
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21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Wanted to go here since I am a healthy food lover and Idli proven to be one of the most healthiest Indian food option. I walk into this restaurant at 2.00pm for a late lunch and following is my honest opinion: 1.) Service - Sucks (no body smile, have the attentiveness or have a welcoming face) 2.) Cleanliness - Good,... More 

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New Delhi, India
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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.
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