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RAS The Essence of India

#167 of 8,971 Restaurants in Singapore
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Block 3D River Valley Road | #01-05A Clarke Quay, Singapore 179023, Singapore
+65 6837 2800
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6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is sandwiched between two big restaurants, and if you are not observant, you would have walked past it. Due to the hot weather, we decided to take the table inside the restaurant rather than outside. Services were impeccable, and the food was delicious. I like that the tandoori chicken was succulent and flavorful. The reason why I couldn't... More 

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1 Thank Irene D
Ghaziabad, India
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The location of the restaurant is great. I preferred to sit outside. The restaurant has good variety of delicious Indian dishes. The taste of food was best among vegetarian restaurants in Singapore.

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1 Thank amitkapr
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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297 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

The food here is pretty good, the onion bahji for started was massive and the vege samosas were sizeable too. Service was excellent but when we asked for the loo, we were directed round the corner to the public ones. Fine for the boys, not so much the girls

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Thank Tony B
Singapore
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313 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Situated along the river at Clarke Quay opposite The Central, RAS is a nice Indian diner with delicious food. Attentive staff, to. My overseas visitor and I had a pleasant experience.

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2 Thank iamjohnny
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Located right on river singapore. Ras provides a amazing view of the river with very good Indian food. It's a must visit for every Indian food lover.

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2 Thank Adv_unexplored
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Indians crave for indian food which ever part of the world they are. This restaurant per me is bit different as it had not only the standard indian specialities but the south-indian preparations of standard food. I have had indian food in Delhi(where i grew up) , london, Canada where one gets good indian food..but this was the best i... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Had one of the best Indian meals we've had. Service could not be faulted. Air conditioned inside made it nice and comfortable as it was a hot evening. The lamb was cooked to perfection.

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1 Thank mikeb54qw
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Really enjoyed the food, rogan gosht, garlic naan, cucumber raita. We ordered one main dish between the two of us and that was sufficient. Prices in Singapore are not cheap but the quality was good and hey, we were on holiday! Located on Clarke Quay, would have been nice to sit outside but all those seats were taken.

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Thank gigiHarvey
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Loved it. Great tasting food that we all loved Best vindaloo I have had in years Recommended to all.

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1 Thank darren s
Hong Kong, China
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168 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

It is an average place food wise. Possibly does not try very hard to do justice to the name -essence of India I had only Tandoori food The cauliflower was good but the pepper chicken lacked the finesse Curries which they serve look rich I am sure you can find better places to eat Indian food in Singapore

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Block 3D River Valley Road | #01-05A Clarke Quay, Singapore 179023, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6837 2800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?