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Derwish

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Kampong Glam
As featured in My Guide - Singapore
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Bussorah Street, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6298 8986
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 01:00
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is very nice. Definitely recommended. Seven of us and we all enjoyed. A return trip is needed.

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Thank Musicstave
Canberra
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115 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only wanted a light lunch so shared a Mezze plate. It was fantastic. The bread, dips and Mezze were so good. The flavours were all so different and very enjoyable. The wifi was also good and the location is great to sit and peole watch.

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Thank Catherine S
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was average. Very fatty tasting & quite expensive for what you get. People were smoking at the tables outside. Went there for the Turkish experience but it didn't seem to deliver. Left disappointed

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1 Thank cobba19
Byron Bay, Australia
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149 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous ambiance and delicious food. This is one of my fav restaurants in Singapore and the evening ambiance of this place is simply wonderful, almost dreamy. Food is so authentic, one could close their eyes, take a mouthful and taste like as if they are in Turkey itself.

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Thank kezzaloveslife
McGregor, Texas
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120 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a terrific little spot in the Arab Street area. We stooped to get cool in the air conditioning and had some great appetizers and mint tea smoothies- which I highly recommend. The Saksuka dip is some of the best I've had. Hummus was perfect. My friend got a little turkish special pizza they make that was awesome. Decor... More 

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Thank Leslie D
Wellington, New Zealand
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here outside under an awning while a thunderstorm raged and the rain pelted town. This and the muzien calling from the neighbouring mosque as we ate made for a truly memorable evening. The food was delicious - the falafel was the best we have ever had (light and fluffy clouds). No alcohol being Muslim but that is no... More 

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Thank PGHRNZ
Coolum Beach, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We regretted our decision to eat here from the moment we sat down. One of the staff was eating a meal and smoking (despite non smoking laws) at the table next to us. The menu had random Italian items as well as Turkish (we came for the Turkish experience). The food was very ordinary and was of low quality ingredients.... More 

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Thank jacq_waters
Singapore, Singapore
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Derwish serves good Lebanese & Mediterranean food. Service is prompt and the overall decor is great. Price point - mid-range.

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Thank amitgoenka20
Penang, Malaysia
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244 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

There are so many middle eastern restaurants to choose from in this area. I chose this one as I was dining by myself and there were already plenty of other diners in the restaurant. I had two dishes, both of which I wasn't overly impressed with. Each time I wanted to order something or to get my bill I had... More 

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Thank webbsm
Singapore
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I went there to make my colleagues discover Turkish foods. What a disappointment: basics such as hummus and tabbouleh are tasteless and tasted stale and not fresh. Sauces for the meat were weird, meaning no specific distinct flavour though the colour was bright. Meat is OK only, it tasted good compared to the rest BUT really was nothing special. Apart... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bussorah Street, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Kampong Glam
  • Neighbourhood: Kampong Glam
  • Phone Number: +65 6298 8986

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Kampong Glam

Neighbourhood Profile
Kampong Glam
This traditionally Malay enclave of Singapore offers an alluring array of shops, cafes, and bars. A walk down Haji Lane offers quirky shopping, while one block over, Arab Street is a treasure trove of brightly coloured fabrics, clothing, and Turkish rugs. Stop for a leisurely coffee or cocktail and watch local kids play traditional games along the lane. Also home to the Malay Heritage Centre and one of Singapore’s most prominent mosques (Sultan Mosque), Kampong Glam is a must-visit for a tantalizing taste of Malay life in this city.
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