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“Great food, good service”

Madras New Woodlands
Ranked #899 of 11,573 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Little India
Reviewed December 12, 2013

We were in Singapore last weekend, and found the food at this place very good. We had breakfast and lunch, and our experience was excellent, with friendly staffs.

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Thank Dorai N
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Located off the main street of Serangoon Road in Little India, MNW (Madras New Woodlands) is the place to be. After the sweltering heat (no thanks to the humid Singapore climate) from sight seeing in the robust and colourful streets of Little India, one would find comfort in the air-conditioned heaven in MNW.

Entering MNW, you will be loudly greeted by super friendly waiters while you seat yourself at the table. The signboard menu on the wall with all unfamiliar names of unfamiliar dishes may be unnerving to the unfamiliar but say the word, and the helpful waiter will swoop over to your side and guide you cheerfully and patiently through the menu, explaining what each dish contains and whether he thinks you're game enough to explore the spice factor in some dishes. Even if you're unsure after a menu walk-through, the waiter will be happy to suggest what he thinks you will enjoy, all with the pearliest smiles you can ever find in Singapore (and with some friendly jokes on the sides).

Best food to try is VIP Thali platter. It satiates the large appetite of hungry backpackers, while at the same time, appeals to the curiosity of petite locals without overwhelming their tummies. Lassi (mango, sweet or salty versions) is the best drink to accompany with. One can choose to use forks and spoons, or to embrace the Indian way of using hands (wash basin with soap and paper towels is available at the side of the restaurant). As always, there is always room for dessert and one can indulge in freshly-made apams prepared behind your table (you can even watch the process).

The best deal of the whole experience - It is super duper cheap. Two super hungry backpackers can wallop two sets of VIP Thali platters with second helpings of roti and bhatura (ballooned version of roti), mango lassi and apam to finish the meal off for only SGD30. Now that's the real charm.

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Thank TheLynxTravels
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

For thosai lovers, this is the best thosai place in Little India. My favourite is Rava Thosai.
The people there recognise you after some time although they don't know your name.
It's just gone through a new face-lift & looks elegant.
Prices are kept low to cater to the masses.

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Thank theviretnam
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

H folks.
Have travelled extensive through out the world ... Would rate this restaurant as one of the best South Indian restaurants any where including my own Chennai....
Cooks are trained from new woodlands hotel chennai and all items are too tasty ..
Good old service through bearers but still no service tax I reckon ....
Try the curry puff n masala dosa .....

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Thank raghurajendran
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

An authentic indian restaurant, crowded at lunch. Difficult to pick your food as there is no description, just look around what other people are eating and ask the same. Pretty spicy and big portions. Take a menu and share!

Thank MEM2121
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