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“Good quick Indian eats!”
Review of MTR Restaurant

MTR Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 11,172 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $8
Cuisines: Indian, Healthy, Cafe
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Serving Pure Vegetarian Authentic South Indian Food Since 1924. Only the Finest and Fresh Ingredients used. No MSG,Chemicals and Preservatives used. NO Service charges levied. Situated Opp. Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple on Serangoon Road. Near Ferrar Park MRT station Next to City Square Mall.
Reviewed June 1, 2014

Jet-lagged and wanting something close to my hotel in Lavender, I stumbled upon the reviews on this place: MTR.

In New Zealand, the supermarkets are stacked with these beautiful little $2 packet-curries made by a company called MTR - so what was this? A chance to eat at an actual MTR outlet? Their Singapore HQ?!

Unlikely, but it made me Barry Chuckle, nonetheless.

Arriving at The MTR Head Office, I was greeted in a friendly manner and shown to a table. While friendly, the staff were slightly fussy, with a rushed feel to their demeanour. I also felt that they were trying to determine my order for me - I'll decide myself, thanks.

When delivered, the food was of a great standard, and for a very good price, too.

I would pop by here again for a quick feast - about $25 for a couple of meals and a desert.

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Thank Dunc W
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MTRSingapore1924, Guest Relations Manager at MTR Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2014

Dear Mr. Dunc, Thank you for visit to our restaurant and the review. We are happy to know that you really liked our food. Sorry for the over enthusiasm from our staff to guide you through the menu. (Many first timers ask our help to select from the menu.) Looking forward to see you and family and friends more often in our restaurant.

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Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

The dosas both masala & rawa were excellent, the best part is that the accompanying sambar for each dish be it the dosas or the vada or rawa idli was distinct! And each of them were pretty good particularly the accompaniment to rava dosa which was similar to avial, the good old sambar was pretty good as well.

The vada was excellent, the rawa idli & filter coffee were good.

Overall a very good addition to Singapore's Indian Food scene

Thank Shivam0512
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MTRSingapore1924, Guest Relations Manager at MTR Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2014

Dear Shivam, Thank you for your visit to MTR Restaurant and the review. Every ingredient is brought in from Bangalore, to give you the same taste as in India. Looking forward to see you and family and friends more often in our restaurant.

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Reviewed May 30, 2014

Absolutely yummy and authentic MTR food. Being from Bangalore, I have missed the dosas from there until now.
We love their service, which is warm and also quick. We return week after week and cant fault it.

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Thank SK_Singapore
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MTRSingapore1924, Guest Relations Manager at MTR Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2014

Dear Sir, It's almost 3 months since you visited MTR Singapore and posted a genuine feedback.

With the help and support from good people like you, we are now ranked as the "No.1 Vegetarian Restaurant in Singapore" by Trip Advisor. Till date, we have not advertised anywhere. Our customers do it for us. Our contact is ONLY through word of mouth publicity.

Our focus is on serving pure, authentic, South Indian Vegetarian food at an affordable rate with a smile. All the ingredients are brought down from India and kept at specified temperature to give the original aroma and taste. We use NO chemicals, NO MSG, NO re-used oil. All items are freshly prepared.

Kindly visit us more often with your family and friends.

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Reviewed May 27, 2014

The gentleman at the front counter is very friendly and all chefs wear face masks when preparing food. They are meticulous and the presentation of the food is worthy of a 5 star rating. Keep up the great work. We notice your diligence!

Thank Cogper
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Henrywatson01, Guest Relations Manager at MTR Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Dear Cogper, Thank you for visiting MTR Singapore and for posting a genuine feedback. With the help and support from good people like you, we have ranked as the "No.1 Vegetarian Restaurant in Singapore" by Trip Advisor. Till date, we have not advertised anywhere. Our customers do it for us. Our contact is ONLY through word of mouth publicity.

Our focus is on serving pure, authentic, South Indian Vegetarian food at an affordable rate with a smile. All the ingredients are brought down from India and kept at specified temperature to give the original aroma and taste. We use NO chemicals, NO MSG, NO re-used oil. All items are freshly prepared.

We have NOT seen you in recently at our restaurant. Kindly visit us more often with your family and friends.

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Reviewed May 25, 2014

Those who are from Bangalore will probably know the famous MTR restaurants there. This one is perfectly similar in terms of taste and quality. The dosa's and idli/vada's are probably the best you will find in Singapore. Highly recommend this place.

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Thank mbaas
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Henrywatson01, Guest Relations Manager at MTR Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Dear mbass, Thank you for visiting MTR Singapore and for posting a genuine feedback. With the help and support from good people like you, we have ranked as the "No.1 Vegetarian Restaurant in Singapore" by Trip Advisor. Till date, we have not advertised anywhere. Our customers do it for us. Our contact is ONLY through word of mouth publicity.

Our focus is on serving pure, authentic, South Indian Vegetarian food at an affordable rate with a smile. All the ingredients are brought down from India and kept at specified temperature to give the original aroma and taste. We use NO chemicals, NO MSG, NO re-used oil. All items are freshly prepared.

We have NOT seen you in recently at our restaurant. Kindly visit us more often with your family and friends.

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