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Murugan Idli Shop

#402 of 8,553 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Little India
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#81, Syed Alwi Road,, Singapore 207660, Singapore
+65 6298 0858
07:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing to get such great authentic south Indian in Singapore. The idli's were too good and the ghee dosa was awesome... i could eat so much more... one place to always come when you are in Singapore and you crave some good south Indian food...

Thank puja m
New York City, New York
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1,313 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,069 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For all ye pseudo Indians and South Indian joints (including Kaveri at the Singapore airport) who are clueless about idlis, please visit here to taste the real idlis all the way from Madurai. They are melt in the mouth. However, the chutneys and the sambhar tend to be a bit disappointing compared to Saravanna Bhavan. The ghee masala dosa was... More 

Thank ZenHealer7
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The name itself says its idli shop - indian rice cake balls. The restaurant just offer many accomapnyments like 3-4 chutneys and piping hot delicios sambar to eat with idlis. The dosa and cofee available here are also delicious and the service is very prompt and hygenic. service is quick and i rate 100/100 for the service and pricing.

Thank Kris k
Hyderabad, India
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278 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard great reviews of this place from friends in Singapore.Since it was close to our hotel, we visited it on the first day itself. We were very impressed with the idly, dosa, variety of chutneys and the tasty sambar. We visited once more during our visit and were hugely disappointed. Masala dosa was extremely oily and chutneys were... More 

Thank itspriyanka
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big soft idlis with different Chutneys is something every Indian may be looking for. It also has rice thali system. Try Tamarind rice and lemon ice.

Thank anshul1goyal
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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206 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here to enjoy some good quality south indian food, but was left disappointed. The taste is vastly different from the ones you get at Murugan. The idly is ok, the masala dosa is bad and vadas not very crispy. The great thing is the coffee which they still serve with the same taste and quality. The staff serve you... More 

Thank Ramachandran V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If u have a sudden craving for South Indian, don't miss Murugan Idli at Syed Alwi Road. Mastery of a craft isn't always indicated by the price tag, so in this case don't let its low cost ($1.75 per idli) deceive you. It's texture comes somewhere between a muffin and "pak tong gou" 白糖糕, and it's delicate taste will leave... More 

Thank jonathangohyongsing
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Well....we went to most south indian restaurants in Singapore...but this was the best of them all. The Sambhar(curry) that they provide is worth tasting,it is the best in the world...yes in the world. They had the bests dosa and idli . Whenever i visit Singapore , I eat only at this palce ....5 STARS FOR SURE

Thank Rhythm D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very good food quality & Service. Located opposite to Mustafa Mall. All south indian menu available with good test. This place very good for breaffast or you may take lunch also

Thank amol p
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Place no doubt has good South Indian food but customer service stinks. Waited for 1/2hr to get people's attention & when we were about get seated; person from counter yelled at us & gave preference to person who just had visited the place. Please choose Raj restaurant(Located next door) which has more options & well behaved people.

Thank Nagarjun B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #81, Syed Alwi Road,, Singapore 207660, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Little India
  • Neighbourhood: Little India
  • Phone Number: +65 6298 0858

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Staying in Little India

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Little India
With a strong local Indian community, this pocket of Singapore can feel like another place and time. Wander past traditional barbershops while local residents in brightly coloured saris patronize retailers from decades past. Peruse streets lined with colourful shops as the aroma of curry tempts you to indulge. Listen to the Bollywood music echoing from storefronts and take in the stalls selling bright flowers, fabrics, and spices. At the 24-hour, four-level Mustafa Shopping Centre, you can shop through the night and find everything from pharmacy and grocery items to Bollywood DVDs and diamond necklaces. Singapore’s Little India offers a colourful, lively taste of the subcontinent and is well worth the visit.
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