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“It is what it is: a medium class restaurant with good food - not the Taj Mahal...”

The Banana Leaf Apolo
Ranked #379 of 12,089 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Little India
Reviewed April 4, 2018

I’ve been to this restaurant two or three times back in the day, and keep returning - I don’t really know why. It has absolutely no atmosphere, the toilet facilities (shared with the rest of the market) are indescribable but the food is always good and well worth the price, and once I find a place that I like - particularly an Indian I can trust - I go back.

The mem always has the fish head curry and this year it was no disappointment, although she did mention that the gravy was slightly bitter for her taste. I had the mutton vindaloo with buttered naan and it was just as good as it has always been, but there again the yellow dahl was slightly watery; you can’t have everything!

I can’t fault the waiters - they are busy rather than bad - but it is a very popular spot with the locals and therefore there can be delays in serving at peak time. I normally just park off there with my iPad and a jug of Tiger to wait while the mem goes shopping, and then eat round about 3 o’clock when it is quite quiet.

Oh, and yes: you get a chance to eat with your hands off a banana leaf instead of a plate - very retro....

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Thank PAULIE_POOH
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Terribly disappointed. Took a guest for the Fish head curry. The fish did not seem fresh. Other ordered dish never showed up. The lime juice was another horrible concentrated drink. And the bill created more frustration on top of the poor food/poor service/poor attitude.

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Thank Sh0bahari
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Nice Indian restaurant and the flavours of our dishes were excellent. The Tikka fish was superb.

None of the other dishes were ordered were anything other than great.

With drinks it came to around $30 a person, so not the cheapest Indian in Singapore but the most expensive either.

Would return for another meal.

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

The quantity was pretty good for 2 people, plus they served extra vegetable, but it was not that tasty. It was a cheap eat compared to Singapore standards though.

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Thank seafarer7
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

The fish gead curry is OK. Don't order too many side dishes, the waiter wll ask you when taking your order. Suggest you wait for the food to arrive first then add if you think you can finsih more, It's very easy to be carried away and you'll end up wondering how you will finish it all.
And ask the prices of the tempting fruit jices that you will see on the tent card at the table, then you will know the price is not printed.

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Thank 840clementl
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