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Review of Muthu's Curry

Muthu's Curry
Ranked #1,012 of 10,675 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Little India
Description: Founded in 1969, this small humble eatery has now transformed into a modern dining space. This Indian restaurant has made a name for itself with its signature fish head curry, cooked South Indian style. It serves mainly South Indian dishes, such as Masala chicken, mutton curry and Briyani Rice, but also offers North Indian cuisine, including Naan, Tandoori chicken and chicken Tikka.
Los Angeles
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2012

The fish head curry was just ok. After a lot of hype I was disappointed that Muthu's was just ok. Also the fact that it was a wasted chance at eating somewhere better in Singapore that hurt...

Visited September 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“always an alternative for Indian delicious foodin”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Friendly staff and almost no waiting a) to be seated and b) till the food arrives. Portions are right sized, not too big, not too small.

Visited June 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food and Service”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

It was a night to remember after a long day at work. Went to Muthu's at Race Course with my friends for dinner earlier. Ordered my favorite fish head curry, masala chicken, mutton chops etc...topped them with a naan basket...It was simply awesome dipping the naan bread into the hot and spicy gravy....the service was fast and friendly...after a sumptuous meal we continued with the wide array of desserts....Phew we finally left the place with our bellies glutton....Cheersss to Muthu's........

  • Visited October 2012
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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“All round disappointing.”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

I visited Muthu' restaurant on Race Course Rd for an evening meal. We ordered two curry dishes, vegetable kebabs, rice and nan bread. The food arrived very quickly - which was fine except that at best it was Luke warm. The mutton curry was clearly made by pouring some curry sauce on the meat - which was tough and chewy. The chicken curry was liquids and other than hot with chilli devoid of any interesting tastes. The vegetable kebabs were cold. Possibly have been standing for a while. They were also covered with a salty cumin powder that made them almost inedible.

Compared to other Indian restaurants in Little India, this place is best avoided.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Abdul L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Muthu's curry ... stay with the fish head”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Strolling through Little India there was little other choice than to go for a curry. Muthu comes highly recommended in some travel guides so we ended up doing a Muthu.

The restaurant stands out for its appearance, i.e. within the setting of Little India it has an up rated feel to it in terms of class, with a cook and a naan oven in the middle. So in we went.

The specialty is the fish head curry which we ordered. Added to that was a chicken chukka and a mutton mysore.

The fish head curry was indeed very good. Good flavor, enough fish meat, a little quirky in appearance, so you are good on that one.

The chicken chukka was ok, good flavor, not too dry.

But then we get t the mutton mysore which was really below quality. Some very dark, hard, barely chew-able bits of meat with no moisture in them at all.

And this is my beef with Muthu's ... although not provable.
But walking through the restaurant there is this large display counter with pre-prepared dishes. I would assume they do lots of take aways also. At least the mutton mysore tasted like it came out of that counter. So not fresh prepared at all, standing in the reheater for a while and then served from there. Would not be acceptable for a curry house that needs to uphold it's name.

Out of this world freshly baked naan coming from the oven and a helping of the very good rice helped a bit in restoring value but not an overall very good, I am afraid. Average due to the dried out mutton.

A total of 85 S$ which is fair value.

  • Visited September 2012
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