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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Rated as good dining restaurant but to me it not even qualify for food court dining Rude staff and queue for everything inclusive of ordering each and every items, inclusive of requeue for any missed items in original order Order served in 30-50 minutes, chilled...if not Stone cold Pathetic never experienced such horrible things in any another good dining Indian restaurant at least in SingaporeMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Overly and Highly Overpriced Items for Phatically prepare items or outsourced items nothing authentic very unprofessional staff Found Hairs in Ordered Pongal/Upma most likely it's taking paid implanted reviews

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is top notch. The flavour n aroma of the dishes are authentic. Recommend others to go on weekday and do a take away. Had a meal on weekend and it was overwhelming crowded and long queue. After having our table, it seems like...all the service staff was waiting for us to finish our food so that the next patron could seat. It’s that popular. If you don t fancy that kind of stress it is best to do a takeaway but yes will come here again and again. Luv the food.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2022

Not as good as the one in Bangalore, of course, but overall excellent food. Had rava idli, poori saagu, pudi Idli, Masala dosa and coffee. Loved it.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 30 October 2022

I just don't understand why this place is so popular. I'm a big fan of South Indian food and of about 70 different places in Singapore (mainly in Little India) over the years where I have had some combination of idlis, dosais, and vadai, I...would rank this one at about #50. I had idlis and vadai this morning. The sambar was like something you'd make by just adding water to a sambar mix and heating it up - very grainy, and a really rough, and not particularly pleasant, taste. The green chutney was OK, although quite bland. The idlis themselves were OK, not great - probably the most acceptable part of the meal. The vadai were really fresh but Oh my God, so, so greasy. It wasn't the worst experience of my life. But, the pricing was full, and, come on guys, this place does not rate.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 22 October 2022

Much needed in Singapore. Do visit if you want authentic Bangalore taste. Staff are courteous, do visit during weekend, though busy, good food.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 19 October 2022

We came to MTR on our last trip to Singapore a few years ago and decided to visit again this time... we were not disappointed! The food is still delicious and the staff is very friendly. A must!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2022 via mobile

Tourist trap ! High prices, poor service, poor taste !!! Just ripping off the MTR brand ! BEWARE - The MTR restaurant MENU does not have prices listed and you get the prices only when the bill comes stay away and better visit the other...dozens of authentic chef run, specialist, food made with LOVE and SKILLs - South Indian places in Little IndiaMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 9 October 2022 via mobile

Incredible and authentic South Indian food! Their dosas were incredible, the idlis were soft steamy and absolutely delicious. And lovely mango Lassi!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 19 August 2022

I have stopped visiting my favourite restaurants since a friend recommended MTR. This restaurant along Serangoon Road serves the tastiest, most mouth watering and addictive vegetarian food in Singapore. The pudi masala dosa is light, fluffy and crispy. The maddur vadai is fragrant with fennel...and other spices. Lovely as a snack! My friend loved the rava idly. The variety is astounding. It is also great that they have descriptions of what they offer on a screen so non-Indians can learn about the cuisine and difference between neer and ragi dosa. Everything I have tried is delicious!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 9 August 2022 via mobile

The quality has really gone downhill. While standard items like rava idli, kaara bath are as expected, the kesari bath, masala dosa and neer dosa were disappointing and the coffee was downright terrible. The standards of cleanliness and service have also deteriorated compared to my...last visit 3 years back. There are far superior vegetarian restaurants like Nalan just up the street.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 August 2022

We went to this place for the first time and loved the crispy dosa and the Indian dessert. Excellent place for good Indian meal. Reasonable price.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 14 May 2022

Seated after 25 minutes of wait, our first time at this restaurant was supposed to be a nice little lunch family get together. At the table, the staff warned that the child is not supposed to fiddle with the tissue paper boxes on the table,...we tried our best to restrain but the child would not listen. We assured the staff that if the child wastes any tissues we accept to pay for the same. If taken away, the child will cry. But, the boxes were snatched from the child to our dismay. Have seen/heard staff treating customers badly but snatching things from a child is a first! This is invasion of personal space of the child and is nothing short of an harassment. The staff did not have any rights to confront a child to say the least, despite we assuring that we will pay for the tissue papers if at all that was the concern! Is this the example we as an adult would set for the child? Absolutely NO. We decided to walk away from the restaurant, hungry, with the child crying. MTR's reputation is what these staff's pride upon, but is it worth the insult? There are better (child tolerant) options elsewhere. Wonder if other customers are also treated this way, if so, this place is a disgrace to MTR franchise and the warm and embracing South-Indian culture!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 April 2022 via mobile

Visited MTR Singapore after a long time in early March this year. It very clean and food was tidily plated. Kept visiting MTR during our stay and observed gradual decline in standards of hygiene and cleanliness. Finally, on the 18th of April, Rava Idly with...side of "Saagu" was served with little bits of hair along with one long strand. Brought it to the waiter's attention, who quickly swept up the plate and took it away, before I could stop him to take a picture. He came back asking if he could serve anything else, but we were too nauseated to eat anything more there.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 17 April 2022 via mobile

We have been eating at this place for 4 years now- at the least twice a month and sometimes more. In the last 6-8months we started ordering home delivery because the line up system outside the restaurant is just nothing less than CHAOS. 1. We...realised that they have started to become dodgy with the portion sizes. It all depends on who decides to pack the meal and what mood they are in.Some days a sambar, for example will come in a small container, some days it will be medium or large- THE PEICE WILL NEVER CHANGE! Just the size! If your lucky, u get the large… 2. If you order 2 of the same items, again lets say sambar- they will just decide to combine the 2 serves into 1 container without asking if you actually want it that way. I bought food for my work college and myself, we dont want to eat out of the same container so why are you stupidly assuming that you can combine it and then try to justify to me that the one large is equal to 2 smalls. 3. When I say justify, i truly mean it- if you call the restaurant back and are lucky to get one of the men- he will start giving you packet measurements in grams and your head off in order to avoid a refund. 4. If your even more unlucky and get the women- JUST HANG UP AND SAVE YOURSELF! She is the rudest and most hopeless one of all. She will talk back and talk over you, will not listen to anything and also decide to hangup on you midway through your sentence!! Extremely disgusting and disappointing service!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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12 February 2019|
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Response from gengiroo | Reviewed this property |
This is the wrong place to ask, go to the restaurant directly and ask. They will be in a better position to assist you.
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bonhomieUk
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Response from serviceincharge | Property representative |
Thanks.. We do not use any Preservatives, chemicals incl MSG in our Food preparation. All our food is freshly prepared
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Response from chittur | Reviewed this property |
I am sure, you will be able to enjoy an excellent lunch/or snacks - all vegetarian only. Have a good time and enjoy Singapore visit.
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MTR Singapore is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
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