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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: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not fancy but delicious experience

We were taken here by a friend and her family who live in Singapore. It's in the lovely area of Dempsey which has any number of places to eat. On entering Samys it's not flash but don't be put off, order a lime juice or a beer and then choose your food which will be brought to your table to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were taken here by a friend and her family who live in Singapore. It's in the lovely area of Dempsey which has any number of places to eat. On entering Samys it's not flash but don't be put off, order a lime juice or a beer and then choose your food which will be brought to your table to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Visited recently to introduce friends to the joys of traditional banana leaf curry. They were blown away. the food the atmosphere everything. I wish I could get a CD of the happy babble in Samy's to play when I make curry meals at home. A must visit whenever in Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Indeed a great place to have Indian food. This former sergeant's mess in the British era of Singapore provides a rather lovely ambience for your spicy meal. A great place to bring friends, family and guests coming to Singapore. My favourites here are the Curry Fish Head, Fish cutlets, Fried pomfret, Chicken 65 and mutton masala. Try eating your food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very nice service really. Friendly waiters and very helpful and patient. This us a HUGE warehouse where you eat on banana leaves. There are a lot of local Singaporian and/or Indian patrons. You are supposed to go to a counter and choose your food. There is plenty if choices. If you like spicy ( what I suspect to be) Southern... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I thought Dempsey Hill restaurants meant dressing up... wrong for Samy's. But forgive the boarding school appearance of the back room (no money spent on decorations here) because the food was excellent. Messy with the Curry Crab but the flavours of every dish we had were excellent. Be prepared to pay the $SD 50+ for a $AUD 20 wine, but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Food was good but not great, need to improve on overall cleanliness. The fishhead curry as well as the whole squid are wonderful.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A firm favourite is the vegetarian biryani, which comes with biryani rice, the 2 veg of the day (heaven only knows how the get veg to taste so good), daal, sambar, yoghurt and papadums. Wash it down a cold glass of fresh lime juice. I only wish they had a separate vegetarian section as seeing people eat fish heads next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

After a day of eating....from hawkers halls, to Chin Chin for chicken rice....my wife and I were.....done. As we laid around the hotel toward 9 pm, I said we really should try the infamous fish head stew at Samy's. Ran out, grabbed a cab....grabbed a table and ordered.....One of my top 5 dishes of my 60 years of travel. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Samy's it is a bit different from the usual Indian restaurants. It can be quite communal, with long tables in the middle that different groups sit at. Or there are round tables inside and out if you get there in time or make a reservation. The food is ordered at a counter but extra sauces and vegetables are brought round... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Eight of us had dinner here with advance reservation at 6 pm. Although some of us arrived earlier than 6 pm, the restaurant was not ready to receive us. Some workers were still sleeping on the benches and floor. They refused to take order for coconut and lime juice drinks until 6 pm. The quality of the food remains good... More 

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Address: Block 25 Dempsey Rd | Orchard Road, Singapore, Singapore
Phone Number: 6472 2080
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Tanglin
Average Prices: USD $5 to $10
Cuisine: Indian

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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 to $10
  • Cuisine: Indian

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