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“When I need Curry...”
Review of Samy's Curry

Samy's Curry
Ranked #204 of 10,933 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Tanglin
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“When I need Curry...”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

When that hankering for good South Indian curry hits me, it's off to Samy's Curry at Dempsey. been coming here for years and thankfully the quality has remained..though the prices have crept up. Still good value for money and try the Chicken Masala and the Mysore Mutton, if the Fishead is too 'norm' for you.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank edmund_nicholas
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Nice South Indian food”
Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

Well this Is a very famous place for South Indian meal. Spacious place. Chicken masala lime juice and plain rice is my favorite here. Been here many times and the standard of the food remains same and Its worth visiting. Try the prawn masala, chicken 65, chicken masala, mysoor mutton. It's nice. Enjoy eating.

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Singapore, Singapore
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
“Curry Fish Head”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

The curry fish head used to be very good. Alas time past and new chef must have taken over. Its not as tasty as it used to be, something is missing in the delicious curry fish head of yesteryear.

Thank opinion2012-1
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Miami Beach, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great chicken curry”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Went to Sammy's this week on a friend's recommendation and I was very glad I did. Excellent Malaysian style chicken curry, attentive service, reasonable prices and a nice place to boot !

The place has a really really buzzy feel. Super busy, hard to get a table. I agree with previous reviewers that it has a bit of a hawker feel but that was OK lah :)

Visited October 2012
Thank Don_Cubbin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“it is expensive for the fare served”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

possibly because samy's has become well known through extensive publicity this place has become extremely expensive - four dollars for a fresh coconut (tourists might find this kind of price acceptable).

coming to the food the south indian variety is reasonably good - the chicken masala, the standard vegetables and the curries etc but i would advise you to stay away from their naans and the palak paneer.these do not taste anywhere near the authenitic north indian fare. I am unsure what flour they use for their naans, but naans did not have body and were brittle. similarly the palak paneer tasted different. I am not sure whether they use a lot of green colouring to the extent that the paneer also appeared to be coloured light green. paneer in the real palk paneer dish should retain its original whitish colour but somehow things were somewhat mixed up somewhere to render the paneer coloured. it is also extremely pricey for the portion size.
i can understand the pricing if this is a fine dining restaurant but fining dining ambience - this samy's is not.

the staff however were polite, attentive and responsive to our additional needs like rice or curry top ups.


  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank rajamanu
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