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The Banana Leaf Apolo

#244 of 8,968 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice dinner at Banana leaf recently with son & BFF, Food was nice just a little too salty for the curry fishead. Chicken Masala was good. We always loved their side dish of cabbage vegetables, 2nd serving is a must, like the way it's done to very soft, and the squid, I love it.

Thank Teo C
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71 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner and the place was full but lucky enough we didn't have to wait long to be seated. We had to share table with other guests and the table arrangement is kind of a blend between restaurant and canteen. Foods were okay as I assumed those were already pre cooked. Prices are somewhat a bit too high... More 

Thank Martin W
Jerusalem District, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with a friend and we ordered curry fish head I expected a red snapper but we got a sea bass The fish head was cooked well The curry was spicy and hot We ate on the traditional banana leaf Service was good and polite We drank coconuts A nice clean place

Thank Moshe054
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried this place a few times with friends. They used to be better especially the curry fish head. Service also used to be better.

Thank yeoc468
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Food is good here to enjoy when you're in Little India. They serve it on clean banana leaf, freshly cooked food but staff is non-cooperative as they take too much time to serve & for re-order during course.

Thank Explorer_Hemant
Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This place is very popular with locals. Meals are served on a banana leaf instead of a plate. You have to help yourself with knives and forks as most of the locals eat with their hands. I love the prawn mango curry, spicy but not too much and my son love their butter chicken which is not spicy at all.... More 

1 Thank Vivianne_singapore
Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This is the worst restaurant we have even encountered. We came with my family for lunch. Restaurant was not crowded, but we waited for 15min and not a single waiters bothered to serve us, despite asking for menu a couple of times. We just got up and left. Very bad attitude, will not recommend even thou they have many awards.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

A very very popular and extremely busy restaurant all dishes from northern India very different from what we are used to in the U.K. , nothing sweet , no papadums , the nan bread delicious ! Service good and clean , interesting watching the locals eat by hand ... I love sweet food and dessert ( desserts they don't have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Went out on Chinese New Year day for lunch here. The fish head curry was very tasty (not too spicy) and the service was fast. No complaints here, very good. Get in early though as they get very busy.

Thank Edward C
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
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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 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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