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Samy's Curry

Block 25 Dempsey Rd | Orchard Road, Singapore, Singapore (Tanglin)
6472 2080
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Ranked #570 of 7,188 restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Tanglin
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196 reviews from our community

65% Recommend
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Siem Reap
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Got there at almost 2pm and was quite busy.We ordeted 3 banana leaf meals and choose some amazing masala chicken my favorite and alsi fish roe;chicken 65 and mutton mysore also was just perfect .Owner was very attentive and even exchanged namecard.All the best to you Samy's.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Moderately priced, excellent food, convenient location is how I would describe the Samy's Curry at Dempsey Hill. The Chicken Masala, Fish Fry, Mutton Sukkha, and the curries with rice and awesome. Unlimited supplies of papad's..... With a selection of Beer, Wine... What more could one ask for.... All this at a price ( the bill ) which brings a smile... More

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Met here with friends who live in Singapore and recommended Samy's. Loved the friendly atmosphere, the unusual eating from banana leaves and the continual circulation of various curries to try. An experience enjoyed all the more by catching up with friends not seen for several years. If you have time to spare, try the Samy's experience.

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79 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We went to Samy's on two or three strong recommendations. Masala chicken was amazing the rest was ver nice but really just standard fare. We had veg of the day and gobi (cauli) and tandoori fish - which was tiny but tasty. We had a nice meal and it was certainly good value but not sure it is worth the... More

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20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Location : Dempsey hill ., beautiful ,,, It was my first time and I was really impressed. We had masala chicken - 5 sgd per piece. The piece is quite big. White rice/biryani rice - unlimited with rasam/sambar, salad and papad Crab curry - 10 sgd per plate , around 2-3 small to medium size crabs . Juicy, yummy ..... More

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife and I first ate at Samy's restaurant around 1980 and we haven't been there for around 25 years. We are delighted to see on our recent visit to Singapore that the restaurant is still in its original location, close to the Botanic Gardens.Some elements of eating there remain the same, for example, the use of banana leaves instead... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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426 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Samy's was founded in the 50's and has been at this location since the 80's. The decoration probably hasn't changed since then, or at least in the 15 years we've been going here; neither has the service style nor the menu. The signature fish head curry is excellent, other dishes range from pretty bad (chicken liver masala, mysore button, soggy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I've only tried the Masala Chicken from this place despite being a repeat customer. It is really delicious. It's hot and spicy though, so if you can't take it, avoid it. Service is okay. Nothing special to highlight. I don't really like the atmosphere. It's non-aircon, so quite stuffy, especially when you're eating spicy food. Recommended!

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Having traveled to India, I can safely say that Samy's Curry was as authentic as it gets! The food was delicious, be adventurous and take recommendation from the friendly staff. We tried a few different dishes and all were equally good. It was very busy with lots of different people which made for a great atmosphere.

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52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Samy's curry has been around for 50 years which proof something of consistent quality. A simple setting in Dempsey where a lot of more designed cafe/ restaurants are situated deeper inside the area. The setting in an opened air but not too hot due to high ceiling and not many building around. The quality of banana leaf rice is as... More

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