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RAS The Essence of India

#157 of 8,771 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Block 3D River Valley Road | #01-05A Clarke Quay, Singapore 179023, Singapore
+65 6837 2800
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18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 23:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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Ware, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped in for a light supper – reasonably busy – popular with people from Indian sub-continent – seated by river – service attentive from outset – not wanting mains we went for appetisers – onion Baji and vegetable pakoras – not recognisable from home – a lot of batter and little taste – Karli Murg Chicken Tikka – a... More 

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Thank PeteD60
Palatevine H, Manager at RAS The Essence of India, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras the Essence of India! On behalf of my team, I sincerely thank you for choosing Ras the Essence of India as your preferred choice of restaurant in the Blessed Month of the New Year! At Clarke Quay. Thanks for your valuable feedback.Your suggestions to the readers will certainly tempt them to try Ras the Essence... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for a family dinner earlier this year. Very high standard of food and service, very friendly and helpful staff as well as extensive exterior seating.

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Thank Luke A
Palatevine H, Manager at RAS The Essence of India, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras the Essence of India! On behalf of my team, I sincerely thank you for choosing us as your preferred dining option. We are absolutely delighted to learn about your memorable experience and that the service and food met with your expectations. We very much appreciate your feedback as it further encourages our team to uphold... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only Indian restaurant in Clarke Quay, Wish we had more choices in Clarke quay.The Sweet Corn soup, Dal makhni were really tasteful. The food & Service is good but if you check out the prices, Its a total rip off. $1027 for 14 of us. Did we dine in a 7 star ??? We can get better ambience, better... More 

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Thank Mk2709
Palatevine H, Manager at RAS The Essence of India, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings of the day! On behalf of my team, I sincerely thank you for dining at Ras the Essence of India. We are pleased to learn about your satisfactory dining experience. Do expect enhanced levels of commitment on every visit. Rest assured that our team is working very hard to ensure that our guests have a memorable experience.... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good Indian restaurant with very friendly staff. Located at Boat Quay is also really nice. Portions are big and prices are reasonable. Have been there several times and will return...

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Thank DerMannOhneNamen
Palatevine H, Manager at RAS The Essence of India, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of my team, I sincerely thank you for choosing Ras the Essence of India as your preferred choice of restaurant in the Wishing Blessed Month of Christmas! at Clarke Quay. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed dining at Ras the Essence of India and repeated your visits with us. We value your feedback on... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We were looking for a curry and came across Gas, the food is excellent we had a vegetarian,chicken and lamb curries with a range of heat. All dishes were excellent and very tasty. The restaurant is next to the river at Clarke quay and this creates a lovely atmosphere.

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1 Thank 4Johnh58
Palatevine H, Manager at RAS The Essence of India, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of my team, I sincerely thank you for dining at Ras the Essence of India and for your positive comments. It’s always encouraging when customers acknowledge the good work of our team. We are glad that you had a wonderful time and it is also our pleasure in having you with us. We look forward to... More 

Halesowen, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal at Ras though it was a bit pricey- however, eat at Clarke Quay and expensive is really the norm. Food was wonderful. We had butter chicken, aloo gobi, saffron rice & garlic naan. The chicken was tasty & had a little bit of heat, the aloo gobi was just right and the garlic naan was... More 

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Palatevine H, Manager at RAS The Essence of India, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of my team, I sincerely thank you for dining at Ras the Essence of India and your wonderful feedback. We work hard to offer good food and friendly, efficient service. We are so glad that your visit was an enjoyable one. I will pass your feedback on to the team, and we look forward to seeing... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Really good food and service. Don't have the Lamb Rogan Josh - more like soup than anything else. lamb bhuna was excellent. Staff quite nice. Good location. Good value

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We initially dined outside with views of the river however due to a storm we had to move inside. Both areas were most comfortable and the location is excellent. The staff were friendly and efficient. The food was outstanding, both the appetisers and main courses and the flavours and quantities were excellent. The prices are high, but they are the... More 

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Oxford
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334 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

It's located in the midst of the bustle of Clark quay on the river side. The service was good but rushed as this is a very busy part of the city restaurant wise. The starter and main for both of us was very good and I agree with another writer that good Indian food is hard to find. So good... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Had been to this place a couple of times. Cherished the food every time!! It's tough to get authentic Indian taste outside India, but this restaurant provides what you miss when you are abroad. The location is amazing (Clark quay) and the evenings are adorable!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
Monday
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
18:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Block 3D River Valley Road | #01-05A Clarke Quay, Singapore 179023, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6837 2800

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