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Address: 665 Buffalo Rd, 210665 Singapore, Singapore 210665, Singapore
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm

Part wet market, part food centre and part shopping mall, Tekka Centre is a...

Part wet market, part food centre and part shopping mall, Tekka Centre is a place where several ethnic communities converge to create a multicultural shopping fiesta. Established in 1915, Tekka Centre moved to its current location in 1982 and is a landmark in Little India.

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Chaotic hawker brunch

If you like a hawker market and Indian food, you'll love it here! We went on a Sunday around 10am and the place was packed. There's a fresh food market below, and a food hall... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you like a hawker market and Indian food, you'll love it here! We went on a Sunday around 10am and the place was packed. There's a fresh food market below, and a food hall above. Although Indian features heavily, some stalls had other Asian dishes available. We found and secured a free table, then took turns in finding our... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Tekka Center is a large yellow building as you exit the MTR and turn left and contains a myriad of small restaurants, mostly Indian with many people there at all stimes eating various dishes that look very traditional. It was an interesting place to walk through and soak up the local atmosphere and quite different to others parts of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just step off the subway and walk into the centre on the corner of Racecourse Rd. This place has everything, a fruit and veg market, Chinese and Indian food stands on the main floor and lots of Asian clothing vendors on the second floor. My wife and I had the best Tandoori Chicken and Butter chicken lunch with fresh nan... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wealth of choice and extremely affordable prices. The Tekka Centre is loud, hot, busy, and bustling with locals and tourists alike. A must-visit for an authentic Hawker dining experience while in Singapore.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh local produce and delicious food. If you are on a budget this is the perfectt place to go.. local food reasonable prices . Got halal options as well..

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Madurai, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for Indian hawker food in Singapore, easily accesible, nice to know about the local indian cusine. But cleanliness needs improvement

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are large varities of fresh fish, chicken, mutton, vegs, indian cooked food stalls & chinese cooked food stalls. I know there are few famous bryani stalls here but I have never tasted them as I am not a bryani rice lover. Food are not expensive. Upstairs sell many daily needs & clothings etc. Come & a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

2 minutes walk from the MRT are some of the best biryanis you can find in the whole of Singapore, amongst other dishes like Peanut cake and duck rice. You should eat here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is THE place in Singapore to sample some authentic Indian food, like the locals eat it. This place will overwhelm you at first, with the noise, the crowds, the smells... But it pays off to explore here, and just observe all the people doing their thing here. Regarding eating here yourself: it may seem a little scary/difficult at first,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Probably one of the best Hawker Centres in the whole of Singapore! Situated at the bottom of Little India, there is a good mix of Chinese, Malay, Indian, Sri Lankan, Indonesian, Halal, Vegetarian, beer, coffee - you name it, you can pretty much get it. At the back end of the Hawker Centre is a great fresh food market and... More 

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Little India
With a strong local Indian community, this pocket of Singapore can feel like another place and time. Wander past traditional barbershops while local residents in brightly colored saris patronize retailers from decades past. Peruse streets lined with colorful shops as the aroma of curry tempts you to indulge. Listen to the Bollywood music echoing from storefronts and take in the stalls selling bright flowers, fabrics, and spices. At the 24-hour, four-level Mustafa Shopping Center, you can shop through the night and find everything from pharmacy and grocery items to Bollywood DVDs and diamond necklaces. Singapore’s Little India offers a colorful, lively taste of the subcontinent and is well worth the visit.
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