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RAS The Essence of India

#164 of 8,973 Restaurants in Singapore
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Block 3D River Valley Road | #01-05A Clarke Quay, Singapore 179023, Singapore
+65 6837 2800
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18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 23:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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Perth, Australia
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187 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set at busy Clarke Quay with seating inside and out along the riverside. Very busy when we went so sat inside which was really nice. Good menu and really good curries. We're able to take away what we didn't finish. Also good wine list. Great service.

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Thank Julia H
Palatevine H, Manager at RAS The Essence of India, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of my team, I sincerely thank you for dining at Ras the Essence of India @ Clarke Quay. We appreciate your positive feedback about our quality of food and service. We do take pride in catering to our guest’s needs at the best of our abilities. We look forward to seeing you again upon your next... More 

Great Western, Australia
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226 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service,resturant and our choice of dishes was very pleasant and satisfying.The bucket of 5 beers at a cheaper price was a good suprise. The biggest suprise was the final bill at the end.We are obviously spoilt back home with the same great food at a very affordable price. Take a full wallet

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Thank diamonds48
Palatevine H, Manager at RAS The Essence of India, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of my team, I sincerely thank you for dining at Ras the Essence of India @ Clarke Quay and for your positive comments. We are very delighted to hear that you enjoyed and it is also our pleasure in having you with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers! Yours Sincerely, Sasikumar More 

Jamshedpur, India
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66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Indian food at reasonable price combined with great service! We were initially seated inside the restaurant as the quay side was full but to our surprise we were shifted to the outside within 15 mins as soon as a table became available. Fresh & delicious food, good beverages on a breezy evening !!

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Thank soummo1472
Palatevine H, Manager at RAS The Essence of India, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of my team, I sincerely thank you for dining at Ras the Essence of India @ Clarke Quay and for your wonderful feedback in Trip Advisor! Your compliment serves as a booster and further motivates our team to uphold the standards. It also serves as a good reference to the other patrons who are looking out... More 

Pampanga Province, Philippines
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60 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really loved their Chicken Biryani! :) The ambiance is lovely (restaurant by the river). Food is great. Service is commendable. The restaurant staffs are very polite and friendly.

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Thank Mawi S
Palatevine H, Manager at RAS The Essence of India, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of my team, I sincerely thank you for dining at Ras the Essence of India @ Clarke Quay and for your wonderful comments. It is always encouraging when customers acknowledge the good work of our team. It also further motivates us to keep up the standards. We are delighted that you had a great time and... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been going to this restaurant for 5 years and it has never disappointed. The service is great and the food is always fresh and excellent.

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Thank Neilmtl
Palatevine H, Manager at RAS The Essence of India, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of my team, I sincerely thank you for choosing Ras the Essence of India as your preferred choice of restaurant in the Blessed Year of 2017. We are very delighted to hear that you enjoyed dining at Ras the Essence of India and repeated your visits with us for 5 years. We value your feedback on... More 

Braintree, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Visited here with a colleague this time. Hasn't changed: friendly helpful staff, great spot (we dined by the river). All courses were really good, the main course with a sauce made from chillies and cashew nuts was superb.

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Thank Mark P
Palatevine H, Manager at RAS The Essence of India, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras the Essence of India! On behalf of my team, I sincerely thank you for choosing Ras the Essence of India as your preferred choice of restaurant at Clarke Quay. Thanks for your great feedback in Trip Advisor. Your suggestions to the readers will certainly tempt them to try Ras the Essence of India @Clarke Quay.... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ordered butter chicken, naan and rice which was all lovely, however I don't think it was worth the insane amount we paid for them, especially when there are many other quality Indian restaurants in the area.

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Thank madevine
Palatevine H, Manager at RAS The Essence of India, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras @ Clarke Quay! On behalf of my team, I sincerely thank you for dining at Ras the Essence of India @ Clarke Quay and your valuable feedback. We work hard to offer good food and friendly, efficient service. We are so glad that your visit was an enjoyable one. I will pass your feedback on... More 

Dublin
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Service was excellent with the staff helpful throughout. And very helpful with free wifi. It was downhill after that. The food was not bad, we had the chicken tikka (chicken parts, not in a sauce) which was ok, dal tarka which was below average and a the sag paneer which was poor. Beers were over priced like the rest of... More 

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Palatevine H, Manager at RAS The Essence of India, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings of the day! On behalf of my team, I sincerely thank you for dining at Ras the Essence of India. We are pleased to learn about your satisfactory dining experience. Do expect enhanced levels of commitment on every visit. Rest assured that our team is working very hard to ensure that our guests have a memorable experience.... More 

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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Ras is one of the best Indian food joint I've been to in Singapore. A bit heavy on pocket though, but the taste and service is worth it. Must go.

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Thank 758muditj
Palatevine H, Manager at RAS The Essence of India, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras the Essence of India! On behalf of my team, I sincerely thank you for choosing us as your preferred dining option in the blessed Year of 2017. We are absolutely delighted to learn about your memorable experience and that the service and food met with your expectations. We very much appreciate your feedback as it... More 

Ware, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We dropped in for a light supper – reasonably busy – popular with people from Indian sub-continent – seated by river – service attentive from outset – not wanting mains we went for appetisers – onion Baji and vegetable pakoras – not recognisable from home – a lot of batter and little taste – Karli Murg Chicken Tikka – a... More 

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Thank PeteD60
Palatevine H, Manager at RAS The Essence of India, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras the Essence of India! On behalf of my team, I sincerely thank you for choosing Ras the Essence of India as your preferred choice of restaurant in the Blessed Month of the New Year! At Clarke Quay. Thanks for your valuable feedback.Your suggestions to the readers will certainly tempt them to try Ras the Essence... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
Monday
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Block 3D River Valley Road | #01-05A Clarke Quay, Singapore 179023, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6837 2800

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?