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Derwish

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Neighbourhood:
Kampong Glam
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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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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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360 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a light lunch my wife and I entered the air conditioned comfort of this restaurant. We arrived about 11.45 and there were only a few tables occupied. Service was reasonably fast and we ordered two vegetarian dip style dishes and bread, with fruit drinks. Our meals were very good, portions were large and prices reasonable. The restroom was... More 

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Texas
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294 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is quite good but prices are high, presumably mostly because the waiters spend far more time trying to rope in the next customer than to serve the ones they've already seated. After finally placing our order, we watched our waiter chase after three groups of potential customers before, after we reminded him, he finally took our order to the... More 

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Sydney
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Good ambience and we are a fan of little Arabia. Place was full. Squeezed in. 10 mins till order taken. Some 30 mins more before food turned up. Starter with mains. Mains tasty and well presented but luke warm so we assume it had sat in the kitchen for a while. There were some four men working front of house... More 

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Thank Scraker
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I was drawn by the pretty tables at this restaurant and the pics on the menu looked nice. Had hummus and ekmek for starter. Was delicious. Had Ayran to drink which was interesting! Mains all arrived at different times - one friend finished before others started- and my friend's dish was the wrong one. I had stuffed aubergine (can't remember... More 

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Thank Jochiminh
Singapore
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We came to this Restaurant thinking maybe could be good even if is in very turistic place but was a disappointment. I order a musaka and my husband order a different plate... musaka is supposed to be full of flavor and tons of species but this one no... a tomato onions salt sauce... completely plain... funny thing my husband dish... More 

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Thank paola S
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Look, the place is beautiful ok. Location is best and if you're visiting Arab street, you might inevitably get tempted to try some turkish or arab food. If you decide to enter here, try the appetizers, a drink and leave. Food is not that good and is definitely not worth the money you pay for it.

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Thank Juan N
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I loved this place. We shared an appetizer platter with a lovely selection of falafel, different sauces and salads. I had lamb shish kabobs which came with vegetables and rice. They were juicy, perfectly cooked and delicious and the service was great. The man was so helpful and made sure we always had enough drinks, napkins, etc. The atmosphere is... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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120 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Meat was not fresh. Vegetables too. Everything was cold. Portion was a bit small. Very expensive. Touristic Street.

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Thank Octopuzz D
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 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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116 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, 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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