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Samy's Curry

Block 25 Dempsey Rd | Orchard Road, Singapore, Singapore (Tanglin)
6472 2080
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Ranked #600 of 7,130 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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194 reviews from our community

64% Recommend
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English first
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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125 reviews 125 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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410 restaurant reviews
588 helpful votes 588 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Paris, France
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Eating from a banana leaf in the cooling hills of Dempsey, one cannot dream of a better place for one of the best value for money indian food in Singapore. Very tasty cuisine, choice is made fast, service is prompt, this no frills place is perfect for a relax family diner on week-ends; or get together with friends. A must... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My husband has been living in Singapore for 7 years, and he has always been talking about this place. So when we visit Singapore together, off cause we had to visit Sammy's. We got a lot of different dishes - that we shared. It was very tasty and I think it was funny that it was served on banana leaves.... More

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