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The Banana Leaf Apolo

#205 of 8,756 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Little India
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48 Serangoon Road, #01-32 Little India Arcade, Singapore 217959, Singapore
+65 6297 1595
10:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ordered Apolo Pepper CHK-S, Chicken Dum Biryani, Prawn Masala and 2 mango Lassi. Food was not that great specially Dum Biryani. But I paid around $50+ for 4 dishes. You can get better quality food with lower price near Mustafa Shopping Center.

Thank SU_TPE
Campbell, California
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For a Hotel of this type having no Bathroom (There is one public bathroom) across the street which is not clean was a big no-no for me. The food was reaonably good, but a little on spicy side.

Thank campbell95008
Sydney, Australia
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173 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went here for a family lunch, everyone ordered different things but all the food was fantastic and service was excellent. I had vegetarian dishes and they were all amazing. Love eating off the banana leaves as well. Would highly recommend to other travellers looking for excellent indian cusine.

Thank fizzles
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fish head curry is a must have meal in Singapore and the one at Banana Leaf Apolo is superb. I knew from reviews and friends that I should eat there. Then when I quizzed the doorman at Raffles, he confirmed that I had chosen wisely. As per tradition, eat it with your fingers!

Thank Richard W
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit Banana Leaf Apollo on a monthly basis and most of the time I have vegetarian full course meal for $8.00. It comes with 3 types of vege, sambar (vege curry), rasam (hot spicy soup), yogurt (good for your gut) and dessert. The food is too much for one person actually so share it with your friend or family.... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch here on Dec 23'16. The place is a typical informal Indian eatery but the food was awesome. Being Indians (visiting from San Francisco) we expected to see the place packed with Indians but were surprised to see many non-Indians enjoying the yummy food. In fact, I leaned across our table to inquire of our neighbors about they... More 

Thank Deepshikha B
Singapore, Singapore
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rating is actually terrible, but I added one more tick for the staff, because they were the saving grace. I made reservations for 35 pax and they put us in one of the dining halls. We had some extra guests, so they were seated outside the hall. The mutton was way too spicy, and this was a unanimous opinion.... More 

Thank Nagaboy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had heard so many comments on this place that we decided to give it a try. We went there at 20:00 during the Diwali festival. restaurant was full and had to wait to get a seat and be served. Food was not fresh as it was heated and given to us. I would suggest the owner to revisit their food... More 

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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We wandered around Little India. The kids (17 & 11) refused to eat in the hawkers market in Little India, due to hygiene concerns. So wandered around a little further and found quiet a few restaurants along this strip. Don't know why we ventured into this one. Sad decor, even sadder wait staff. The food was beyond "blah". Keep away.... More 

Thank VRNPerth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Great lunch spot after a morning of strolling through Little India. Atmosphere was amazing with getting to eat off the banana leaf ! And the food is very tasty.

Thank smbourke

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Serangoon Road, #01-32 Little India Arcade, Singapore 217959, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Little India
  • Neighbourhood: Little India
  • Phone Number: +65 6297 1595

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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 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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