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The Banana Leaf Apolo

#138 of 8,553 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Little India
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48 Serangoon Road, #01-32 Little India Arcade, Singapore 217959, Singapore
+65 6297 1595
Today
10:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant on our first night in Singapore having seen the positive reviews. It's turned me off Indian food for life after having severe abdominal pain for 2 days after eating here, my partner was also sick. Aside from the food poisoning the service was also bad- I requested no coriander in my dish and was served a... More 

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Thank Sabrina C
Vadodara, India
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121 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

try fish head curry which is very popular there also you may enjoy other dishes and drink also but must try fish head curry

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Thank krudev
Sale, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fast, efficient service from pleasant, organised waiting on staff. It was very busy when we were there - often a good sign - but everything was very organised and calm. The food was promptly delivered, was good value and better quality than the prices might suggest.

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Thank Xraydiant
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a Sunday afternoon lunch. The restaurant was overcrowded hence the poor service was understandable,but the appearance and taste of the food was awful.The look of mint chutney with green food Colour or the orange food Colour in a veg tandoori platter was not pleasant .The taste/ flavour was no better.This place is completely avoidable.

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Thank Shubha S
Cebu City, Philippines
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Large, impressive open plan restaurant, very fast and efficient service, especially given the restaurant was pretty full.. Food was not 'haute cuisine' but very acceptable (except for the prawns which were like rubber - maybe dried rather than fresh?). Price was 80 SGD for 2 including several drinks, and we left feeling full (and reasonably content).

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Thank GBR666
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Food is cheap and excellent. You can see it of the number of local that go there. Plates are banana leaves and the spoon is your hands. Can be a bit spicy haha

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Thank artsoun
Geraldton, Australia
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

One of our taxi drivers recommended that we go to The Banana Leaf Apolo in Little India for an authentic Indian meal. We followed his advice and had a fantastic meal. The staff were brilliant and the Maitre d made us feel right at home. We requested food that was not too hot and spicy and it was just that.... More 

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Thank Geoff M
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place. The curries are fantastic and the price is hard to beat. The only problem I had, was that I was really hungry and ended up having two main courses :D.

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Thank Edik T
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Had read about this place in lonely planet book and wasn't disappointed. Great service and great food.

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Thank Kerryn H
Singapore
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We have our team gathering here and had set up buffet dinner. I would rate the food here excellent especially their mutton Mysore, chicken and prawn masala. Affordable buffet spread for team of people. Good place to dine and furthermore near deepavali period. Will come again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:30
Monday
10:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:30
Thursday
10:30 - 22:30
Friday
10:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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?
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  • 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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