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Murugan Idli Shop

#461 of 8,881 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Little India
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#81, Syed Alwi Road,, Singapore 207660, Singapore
+65 6298 0858
07:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a monthly staple in spite of the parking and waiting challenges. The menu is not the best in terms of variety but they do serve the best idlis of all and podi that os in a league of its own. Go enough times and the staff start to become amenable. A quirky queuing system makes it even more... More 

Thank WeeWoower
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144 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Little place in the midst of other restaurant. Came here as a recommedation from a friend mentioning the authentic and simple, healthy choice of Indian food. The place does not disappoint. If you are in the area stop by. The prices are great, good value!

Thank Máté P
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I come here for lunch once a month - it is always tasty as home-made food. I have tried few other dosai places in Little India, but they are not good as Murugan at all. And the price is 5$ for lunch (dosai and coffee).

Thank AnnaKalra
Helsinki, Finland
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264 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We went here for a yummy south Indian breakfast. Idli, pongal, dosai... Tastes, service very authentic. Strongly recommended. Won't break your budget either.

Thank HelsinkiBunny
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Been there with family as well as friends..tables are not comfortable as compare to location.. South Indian foods at its best..must try Ghee Podi Dosa, Sweet Pongal & filter caffeeee...

Thank CA Dipesh S
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is a gem of an restaurant in Little India. If you are looking for mouth watering south indian food then this is the place to be. The best south indian restaurant in Little India

Thank Vivek N
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Those who know about the Original Murugan idli in chennai would jump at the opportunity to have a meal over here. Though not up to the original chennai standard but very very near it. The idlis and masala vada are just amazing. The dosas are also great. The chutnies over here are not available anywhere else. Overall a very very... More 

Thank madhuranchi
Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We went there for breakfast on a normal day. The first thing we noticed was that the same people did different jobs. The same person who cleans tables serves food. We peeked inside the kitchen to see a very dirty place. The cashier at the fronts clothes were covered with chutney and sambar.

Thank Ani S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Murugan Idli is a place which dishes out great dosas & idlis with a variety of chutneys at a very reasonable cost. The sambar taste is plain ok. Dont expect a great place & great ambience & good service but definitely worth what you pay for. The vegetarian South Indian lunch thali only has a variety of diffferent Rice with... More 

Thank Mk2709
Singapore, Singapore
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Murugan Idli restaurant in Little India is a family favorite for a South Indian breakfast. The four chutneys are delicious and a wonderful accompaniment to the idli and dosa. The decor is sparse and the service can be a bit too much about moving people through, but we always receive a nice welcome and our chutneys are replenished as needed.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #81, Syed Alwi Road,, Singapore 207660, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Little India
  • Neighbourhood: Little India
  • Phone Number: +65 6298 0858

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  • 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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