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Islamic Restaurant

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Kampong Glam
Indian, Indonesian
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745 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198713, Singapore
+65 6298 7563
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Description: Islamic Restaurant was founded in 1921 by Mr. Abdul Rahiman. He made a...
Islamic Restaurant was founded in 1921 by Mr. Abdul Rahiman. He made a very grand name to this brand through his core product, The Beryani. Currently being managed by the 3rd generation, the likes of authentic Beryani taste is still present. Along with the legendary Beryani, there are other dishes which caters to the customers. Islamic Restaurant also offers Delivery services(Dial-a-Beryani) Islandwide in Singapore and does caterings for events and functions. We want to make it easier for you to get our Beryani!
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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Nasi Briyani with a 96 year history in Singapore!

I last had nasi briyani at this restaurant some time ago and had the chance to eat here again, when I was in the Golden Sultan Mosque area. Located along North Bridge Road, directly opposite Khandahar Street, the restaurant has a long 96 year history and has spanned 4 generations. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2014
Winstonho
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Singapore, Singapore
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Alice Springs, Australia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

I used to eat here regularly with my parents in the mid-1960s. My father kept a copy of the menu when we left Singapore and, over the years, we often used to mention, 'The Islamic', and their wonderful curries. I was surprised to find the restaurant is still there - now run by the third generation of the same family!... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I came to know of this restaurant only in the last one year as we are not a great fan for this kind of cuisine. But nevertheless, we enjoyed coming to this restaurant each time. Maybe, because we arrived at off peak hours, so the food and service was good. There was one time however, I brought a colleague to... More 

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Islamic1921, Head of Business Development at Islamic Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Audrey S, Thank you very much for enjoying our Beryani. We are glad that you chose to visit us. Apologies for the foreign object found in your food. We wouldn't give negligence as an excuse but we ensure it doesn't happen again. More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We tried lamb biryani and it was very nice. We had to order raita and pappad separately as it doesn't not come with the biryani.

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Islamic1921, Head of Business Development at Islamic Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Ajitsingha, Thank you for visiting us. Glad you liked our Mutton Beryani. Do continue to patronise our restaurant together with your friends and family next time. More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Great food. Very modest environment. Decor can afford a fresher look. Overall very satisfied and would definitely come back. Recommended!

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Islamic1921, Head of Business Development at Islamic Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Waikiki, Glad to hear about your constructive input. Will certainly take into consideration of your input on the Decor. Looking forward to having you with us soon. More 

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Islamic was recommended to us, so even after reading reviews on TripAdvisor that the service was bad, we decided to take our chances and give it a try. We did not have a bad service experience as many reviewers had. We arrived around 2:30p and, although we were not fawned over or welcomed with open arms, the service was courteous... More 

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Islamic1921, Head of Business Development at Islamic Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Justmyopinion1957, Thank you for you visit to our restaurant. Glad you had a neutral experience. Please do make an attempt to visit us on your next trip to SG and I shall personally ensure we live up to our expectation and you receive a much more convincing Beryani. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I might be Singaporean, but my first taste of mutton briyani @Islamic Restaurant only came about in June 2007, sharing a plate with my fellow colleagues amid our National Education Car Rally journey (1 plate but we each ordered a drink ;-)) It was truly unforgettable up till today. Whenever I have a craving for mutton briyani, I would come... More 

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Islamic1921, Head of Business Development at Islamic Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Linz69, Thank for being a loyal customer to us this far. We are really glad that you've had great memories with us and keep coming back again and again when reminded of having a Beryani. I seek your apology for the service you have received in your previous trips to Islamic. We are currently working on training programs to... More 

Singapore
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Went there for dinner with my family after my father claimed that he missed the old times when he dined here a few years back. We ordered two mutton and two chicken biryanis. Service needs A LOT of improvement, the quantity and quality of the food ordered was meagre. The only good thing about the biryanis was that the meats... More 

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bizdev1921, Head of Business Development at Islamic Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ms. LylaFadhilah, My apologies for your experience you had at our restaurant recently. It is totally not acceptable to have been presented with the product as you mentioned. I take full responsibility to investigate this issue and address it to my team constructively. My sincere thanks to you and your dad for having the trust in Islamic Restaurant and... More 

Singapore
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I'd have to say there were high expectations after reading some glowing reviews here. They'd pictures of all famous personalities dining here on the walls. When the waiter arrived we asked for a description of set meal (which comes with Biryani, side +Beverage) . Since I wasn't interested in getting a drink so we just ordered one set meal and... More 

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irfan a, Head of Business Development at Islamic Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Dayainsinga, Thank you for visiting us based on the reviews given by our customers. My sincere apology on the miscommunication that had occured. We will certainly investigate this point and will educate our service staff about this incident. Kindly allow me to invite you to Islamic Restaurant for another visit. I will personally ensure the wow factor you have... More 

Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

As a traveller and a food lover, I highly recommend this legendary restaurant. I've been there for more than 10 times already and the quality of rice and meat have always been impressively consistent. I always go for the popular chicken nasi briyani but I have yet to try the mutton though. From my experiences, there are plenty of dishes... More 

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bizdev1921, Head of Business Development at Islamic Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Foss_avic, Thank you very much for your good critics about Islamic Restaurant. I am glad to hear that our food consistency has been good. Please continue to make your way here with your friends and family. Perhaps, you can try our mutton beryani on your next visit. More 

Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I last had nasi briyani at this restaurant some time ago and had the chance to eat here again, when I was in the Golden Sultan Mosque area. Located along North Bridge Road, directly opposite Khandahar Street, the restaurant has a long 96 year history and has spanned 4 generations. They have a ground floor eating area and a second... More 

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bizdev1921, Head of Business Development at Islamic Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Winstonho, Appreciate you coming by to our Islamic Restaurant after a very long time. Glad that you liked our chicken beryani and the 'rempah' as you mentioned. Please continue to support us by making more visits with family and friends. Perhaps next time, we can arrange the second level seating area for you and your family. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 745 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198713, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Kampong Glam
  • Neighborhood: Kampong Glam
  • Phone Number: +65 6298 7563

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian, Indonesian

Description

Islamic Restaurant was founded in 1921 by Mr. Abdul Rahiman. He made a very grand name to this brand through his core product, The Beryani. Currently being managed by the 3rd generation, the likes of authentic Beryani taste is still present. Along with the legendary Beryani, there are other dishes which caters to the customers. Islamic Restaurant also offers Delivery services(Dial-a-Beryani) Islandwide in Singapore and does caterings for events and functions. We want to make it easier for you to get our Beryani!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Staying in Kampong Glam

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Kampong Glam
This traditionally Malay enclave of Singapore offers an alluring array of shops, cafes, and bars. A walk down Haji Lane offers quirky shopping, while one block over, Arab Street is a treasure trove of brightly colored fabrics, clothing, and Turkish rugs. Stop for a leisurely coffee or cocktail and watch local kids play traditional games along the lane. Also home to the Malay Heritage Center and one of Singapore’s most prominent mosques (Sultan Mosque), Kampong Glam is a must-visit for a tantalizing taste of Malay life in this city.
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