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Murugan Idli Shop

#230 of 8,211 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Little India
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#81, Syed Alwi Road,, Singapore 207660, Singapore
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Idly,paysam , authentic etc

I really everything served here.. They need to look into cleanliness more, but it's a very good place to get your hands on idly and dosas.. I love their paysam -sweet rice..

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I really everything served here.. They need to look into cleanliness more, but it's a very good place to get your hands on idly and dosas.. I love their paysam -sweet rice..

Thank kiran_sharma_ks
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow 4 yummy chutneys served on green banana leaf with mouth melting idli .Crisp dosa ...... Sambar was just to what one would rate as authentic with exact consistency Right opposite Mustafa being centrally located Its true value for money.

Thank yashraj68
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had heard of Murugan Idli Shop during our earlier trip to Madurai. So we decoded to give it a try when we were visiting Singapore recently.The premises is nothing great to comment. Just little better than any such restaurant in South India but it had a long list of people waiting to enter. So we thought there must be... More 

Thank 474anjanm
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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124 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Very popular, very crowded as expected. Serves everything with 4 types of chutney and one sambar. Idli is soft.The chutney fantastic You must try the Small Onion Uttapam. Its fantastic! And, of course the coffee

Thank Sunil U
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

As with most restaurants in little india, cramped for space. Menu options limited for dinner time. Good varieties of chutneys were available but 2 of them tasted very similar , room for improvement here. AC runs very slowly and just not enougb on a crowded day limited. Pongal was very nice ..so was podi idli. Location is convenient to get... More 

Thank Sridhar R
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The service is horrible to the core.. They r not bothered if the customers are waiting.. After waiting almost half an hour when my turn came, the waiters inspire of seeing my table full of dirty plates dint bother to clean it.. Not that the waiters were busy,, they kept looking at my table and simply ignored.. They only serve... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Excellent place to try out authentic idli , dosa and uttapam. They offer 4 diff kinds of chutneys with idli which i liked a lot .. Quite hygenic and well maintained restaurant . Highly reccomended

Thank Chitranjan R
Hyderabad, India
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Limited items but taste closer to south indian quality.No meal service.Late opening hours.best place in little india.

Thank venkiviji
Singapore, Singapore
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102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I feel bad going to Murugan's idly. The idlys are crazy expensive. At 2+ dollars a piece, you can easily spend 20 bucks a person for a nice breakfast complete with some vadas and filter coffee. But man are the idlys divine. Its a guilty pleasure we indulge in once in a while. The restaurant seems like any other simple... More 

Thank 591jane2015
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a hole in the wall restaurant that we regularly visit. The idli and dosa are the favourites. The service is courteous but not professional. Set your expectations right before the visit, the food is what's you're there for and its well worth it. Maybe crowded at prime time, so could take you 5-10 minutes to get a table

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: #81, Syed Alwi Road,, Singapore 207660, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Little India
  • Neighborhood: Little India
  • Phone Number: 62980858

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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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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