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Mani Iyer Mess

Little India
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5 Hindoo Road, Singapore 209107, Singapore
+65 6294 0930
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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223 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best places in Singapore to have authentic Tamil Nadu meals and food. In our endeavor to find good Indian Vegetarian food, we reached this place as it is was recommended by a friend. This is the most authentic place I have found in Singapore which offers near Indian taste and good quality. It is simple, tasty fare... More 

Thank Ramachandran V
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82 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow Just the fresh ground coirander and the Hing is enough to bring out the appetite in you. Mani iyer simple formula of Sambhar rasam more kootan avial and beans thoran is the just the right way for a sumptuous lunch and a 1 hour nap to make you fresh. Prices are very reasonable at about $12 for 2 people.

2 Thank ravishankarMumbai
Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Went with my Wife and Daughter for the South Indian lunch/meals. Had heard a lot about the place and how the food was very authentic Tam bram type of food. food was good but I would not call it exceptional or very different - we felt that Komalas (not Komala Vilas) had equally good perhaps better meals. meal portions at... More 

Thank PC-Prakash
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Firstly sorry for not writing about this place earlier , I had visited Singapore this year in May .. if you wish to feast on authentic tasty value for money south indian food dont think beyond , don go further , trust me i tasted food at anandha bhavan ,murugan idly, saravanas, komalavilas .. but nothing to beat Mani Iyers... More 

Thank Kalpanav
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

After hearing reviews that the food is good but the ambience is average, we still decided to grab a quick lunch. It was a weekday and less crowded and since we arrived at lunch time, only the meals and variety rice were available to choose from. The tables were clean and the place big, though not decorated to attract our... More 

1 Thank DeepaRaghavan
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

The expertise of this restaurant lies in South Indian food. The food is really cheap without trading-off taste. Unlike the popular restaurants in Little India, this one is inside a quiet locality, thereby not receiving the attention it deserves. Lighting is bit dull, and has a quiet ambiance; factors usually not associated with family restaurants. Give it a try, and... More 

1 Thank 1143guy
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

I ordered a vegetarian meal for lunch. A classical south Indian mean with a desert and papadam for 7 SGD. The serving was huge- they even give your extra rice, sambhar or whatever you ask for. However the tastes were just like any other hotel and i was not really satisfied- may be i was over excited and expected more... More 

Thank LSriAravind
Perth, Australia
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

I have lunch and dinner in this place few times now. The South Indian thali is value for money. The variety rice available is also great. My favourite is the Adai Aviyal which is served on Saturdays for dinner.

Thank Rkn676
Tamil Nadu, India
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

It is not value for money. Service takes long time. The taste is below average and the food is costly.

Thank Varanavasi R
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

It is one of the best Vegetarian South Indian Thali had was at this place. It is a typical Tambrahm Hotel . The decor is unpretentious and the prices are extremely pocket friendly.It is tucked away off serangoon road and a little difficult to locate. But one of the best place for veg food.

2 Thank Kashyapmurli

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Hindoo Road, Singapore 209107, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Little India
  • Neighbourhood: Little India
  • Phone Number: +65 6294 0930

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

Staying in Little India

Neighbourhood Profile
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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