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“Genuine North Indian and Pakistani Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Usman Restaurant Pte Ltd

Usman Restaurant Pte Ltd
238 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218085, Singapore
6296 8949
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Ranked #208 of 7,382 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Genuine North Indian and Pakistani Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Wandered in by accident on one of our many trips to Little India. Small and basic roadside eatery has great Nihari, (a mutton dish slow cooked). the Dal Fry and the Palak Paneer were excellent! So was the Lahori Kebab which we preferred to the Tandoori Chicken (that was good too).

It is rare to find specific regional food like Nihari and Halim in restaurants in Singapore. Most North Indian/Pakistani food doled out by Indian Restaurants in Singapore tastes the same - greasy and insipid including the highly rated Rang Mahal in the Pan Pacific Hotel.

I would give the butter chicken a miss and ask for the tandoori rotis (wheat based baked bread) instead of the naan (flour based baked bread); former is way better.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I always make a point to eat here whenever I'm in Singapore. I love Indian food and this has got to be one of the best places for some authentic indian food. I love their mutton biryani and the haleem, which goes great dipped in their freshly made naan.
Highly recommended!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Okinawa, Japan
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Authentic Pakistani Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Although the restaurant does not have excellent seating and ambiance but the food is just outstanding! This is one of the few Pakistani restaurants in the city and they have pretty authentic reasonably priced food. Highly recommended!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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manila
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44 restaurant reviews
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Unassumingly good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

A very unassuming corner hole in the wall along Serangoon Road in Little India.

From the outside, you wouldn't give it a second look, but our Pakistani flat mate recommended this place very highly to the point that he actually treated us the other night. Had the naan (fantastic!), chicken tandoori (very good), shish kebab masala (my absolute favourite), paneer (very good) and butter chicken (hmmm... take away one star) washed down with two serves of lime juice (fresh and good).

I don't count Indian/Pakistani food as top favourites, but this place makes me reconsider. It definitely is an option in Singapore if you get tired of chicken rice...

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gunnison, Colorado
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53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
“An absolute 5 stars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

As the reviewers below state, this is an unassuming street seating restaurant. Until you eat their food. We will remember the sizzling, spicy plate of Hot Pepper Paneer for the rest of our lives. Everything else was also great, hot, fresh and superbly spiced.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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