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“Good experience for hot lovers”

Lagnaa...barefoot dining
Ranked #97 of 11,592 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Indian, Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Little India
Description: Lagnaa has introduced Set meals for Lunch and Dinner for as low as S$23 per head. Come check it out! We serve also Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Healthy & Halal options
Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Amazing experience in this restaurant
Either you go to the upper floor and you take your shoes off on the stairs or you got lunch on the gr floor
We choosed the ground floor cause no body is up after taking off our shoes
What is the most amazing is that they propose to you 10 levels of hot
1 is not hot and 10 is the maximum
They have a scale fixed on the wall and a definition to every level with wood pinces on wich they write the names of the person who ate
From level 4 and above
Nobody achived the 10th but only 1 maked No 9
You can his name from a washington post article saying that he is austalian and he will come back to try the level 10

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

You have wasted a trip to Singapore if you don't eat here. I read a lot of reviews complaining this restaurant was more expensive than others in the area but let me just say you get what you pay for. The food is absolutely amazing and if you are really into spicy food, like my girlfriend and I, this restaurant is not afraid to bring the heat. The chili scale ranges from 1-10 (with only one person in the world being able to eat a level 9 and the chef himself can't go above a 3). The heat is great but the flavor and quality of the food is what should make you want to eat here. When you order a shrimp curry you get at least 10 shrimp. When you order fish curry there is at least 7-8 big chunks of fish meat. The staff was incredibly friendly as well and made good recommendations for the indian beer and first time spice levels (we started with a 4 and a 3). Another diner there let me try his level 6 and it was HOT, I cannot wait to go back to Singapore to eat here during the full moon party so I can try a level 7. The heat is very intense so don't get overly cocky when you order a level 4-6 thinking it will be "western level" spicy. Make sure you eat upstairs without your shoes to make the most of you experience to this awesome restaurant. Also, if you can, have a chat with the chef. He is an incredibly nice guy and we had a good chat about a possible curry in the future using chinese and indian spices as well as wasabi. Thank you Lagnaa for the wonderful dining experience!

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

In the heart of Little India lies a hidden gem - Lagnaa (means Your Essence) Barefoot Restaurant. It is easy to locate Lagnaa once you turn into Upper Dickson Road as you will spot a thumbs-up, winking chef statue - Manmathan (means Handsome) guarding the entrance.

At every corner of the ground level, your eyes will find something interesting such as the ubiquitous signoffs on the walls from happy patrons and the Chilli level scoreboard from levels 1 - 10. Lagnaa conducts a monthly Chilli Challenge where you can challenge your spice level by completing a bowl of masala cooked by the executive chef-cum-owner - K7 (Kaesaven). You even have to fill up an Indemnity Form first! Lassi (yogurt drink) is not allowed as dairy products can quell spiciness but one can take naan or rice. I could only managed up to level 7! Lagnaa also conducts food tasting and wine sessions and cooking classes where K7 will share his secrets behind the delectable cuisine.

Going barefooted makes one feel unencumbered, connected…. the 2nd air-conditioned level (furnished with low tables and cushions) is where you can thrive on real food in bare feet. You will be first served with a dish of light, airy, crispy papadums. For appetizers, the wonderful and charming staff – Shanti and Kumaarrie may recommend starting with chilli chicken at spice level 1.5 to gauge your spice level. My favourite dishes include the tender fish and chicken tikka, ambrosial butter chicken which comes with a creamy, decadent goodness, tangy threadfin fish curry and mutton masala suffused with authentic spice mix. Pair the dishes with the fluffy and slightly crispy garlic cranberry naan and the flavorful Kashmiri Pilau or basmati Rice. Don’t forget to order the thick, creamy, smoothie-like mango lassi. So rare it is now to find an authentic restaurant with fantastic food and superb personable service like what Lagnaa offers.

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Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

The wife and I had a good meal there. It was different in that we sat on the floor and had the place to our selves. The food was good but unremarkable. With a bottle of wine, three dishes, two desserts, and an hour later, I was $155.00 poorer.

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Food I had was little more than average,and a bit pricy compared to a lot of eating places in little india.Suffered with an upset stomach for 2 days!

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