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Samy's Curry

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Block 25 Dempsey Rd | Orchard Road, Singapore, Singapore
6472 2080
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 42
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    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
a fun experience

Big, intense flavors, especially in the signature dish -fish head curry. Fun place to go with a group and eat family style. Service was decent, and the pitchers of beer were frosty. They don't use plates, rather they use a banana leaf heaped with a mountain of rice to eat from.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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CT
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Big, intense flavors, especially in the signature dish -fish head curry. Fun place to go with a group and eat family style. Service was decent, and the pitchers of beer were frosty. They don't use plates, rather they use a banana leaf heaped with a mountain of rice to eat from.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The service is good, the food is average. The beer is cheap. The food is pre-cooked and kept in keep warm cabinets.

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Singapore, Singapore
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161 reviews 161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Samy's remains one of the best-value restaurants on the chic Dempsey Hill enclave. The chicken masala is to die for. It also has better vegetables than equivalent Chettinad restaurants (Banana Leaf Apollo, Muthu's et al). While the food/service remain what they have always been, on recent visits, I have noticed the waitstaff hustle you to order more. They also appear... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great authentic Indian food, traditionally served on banana leaves. You get the standard rice with sides, and you order mains of fish, chicken or mutton. Fish head curry is good, but not the best in Singapore. Great for a pit stop meal but not really a place to hang out. It's a former messing hall anyway, so it's not like... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I visited this restaurant about seven years ago. I said to my group then.. "I will never return!" Last week I was invited for a meal and guess what… to this same restaurant. Being open minded and a little forgiving, I reserved my opinion until the (I now call it an) 'ordeal' was over. I cannot believe that people are... More 

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Beijing Region, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Don't expect fancy cutlery etc. Your food is served on a banana leaf and the restaurant is 'food hall'-style. Consistently fabulous Indian food at reasonable prices.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Haven't been here since the '90s, and outwardly it hasn't changed much. The food is served on a banana leaf with a couple of side dishes (nice). The food was ok, but not justified by the price $50 for two (without beer) - and that was two small dishes and a small veg. All the same, we enjoyed it, however... More 

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Chengdu, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We spent the day at the Singapore Botanical Gardens and Samy's is a little walk off from the gardens and quite a long walk from the nearest MRT. However the walking pays off. Huge portions of biriyani and tasty Indian dishes accompanied by the restaurant's own lime juice were simply great. The staff isn't the most smiling-customer service type but... More 

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singapore
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119 reviews 119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

An Australian friend recommended me this place, a large banana leaf placed in front of you, & small portions of delicious meat & curries poured on & on, a good place to have your Indian food fix. Definitely a 4 out of 5, will return soon for finger licking good

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Singapore River, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My wife and I had lunch a la Samy's today and we wern't hungry afterwards. Thats about all I can of to write in praise. On the other hand: the food is average, the waiters are almost awake, the lamb curry did have flavour but of what I am not sure. The price for 2 including a cup of tea... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Block 25 Dempsey Rd | Orchard Road, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Tanglin
  • Neighborhood: Tanglin
  • Phone Number: 6472 2080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?