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RAS The Essence of India

#203 of 8,929 Restaurants in Singapore
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Ras kitchen takes the most unfussy ingredients and magically renders them into delicious hearty fare with an unparalleled depth of flavor. Portions are incredibly generous; one entry can easily feed two people (possibly three). Especially high marks go to the Lamb Keema and the Chettinad Chicken.

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Thank Nancy M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best Indian Restaurant in Singapore. The dinner was really good and the service was perfect. I really enjoyed it.

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Thank Oliver E
Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Indian food and friendly efficient service. We chose to sit adjacent to the river which was a great setting with bumboat tours travelling up and down the river. Seating is also available inside in the air conditioned restaurant. We had Vegetable Samosas and Onion Bhajia entrees and Rogan Gosht and Prawn Masala with basmati rice main courses which were... More 

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Thank 510jeremy
Palatevine H, Manager at RAS The Essence of India, responded to this review

Dear Guest Greetings from Ras @ ClarkeQuay! Thanks for your time in reviewing us in trip advisor. It was a pleasure for our team to have you at Ras@ Clarke Quay. Your review serves as a great motivation and is highly appreciated by our team. Looking forward to see you again! Yours Sincerely, Sasikumar More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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182 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated right on Clarke Quay we were given a table on the deck outside. The wait staff were very courteous and friendly. We ordered the Chettinad chicken (we like to try different dishes from the run of the mill butter chicken etc) which did not have much of a description on the menu, so we asked the waiter but all... More 

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

Dear Guest Greetings from Ras@ Clarke Quay! Thank you for your feedback. I understand you were particularly not happy with the dal as it was too watery. We will assure you to that the necessary corrections will be taken by our kitchen crew so as to uphold the standard and quality of the dishes. Please do look for me on... More 

Perth, Australia
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188 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Set at busy Clarke Quay with seating inside and out along the riverside. Very busy when we went so sat inside which was really nice. Good menu and really good curries. We're able to take away what we didn't finish. Also good wine list. Great service.

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Thank Julia H
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 @ Clarke Quay. We appreciate your positive feedback about our quality of food and service. We do take pride in catering to our guest’s needs at the best of our abilities. We look forward to seeing you again upon your next... More 

Great Western, Australia
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240 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The service,resturant and our choice of dishes was very pleasant and satisfying.The bucket of 5 beers at a cheaper price was a good suprise. The biggest suprise was the final bill at the end.We are obviously spoilt back home with the same great food at a very affordable price. Take a full wallet

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Thank diamonds48
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 @ Clarke Quay and for your positive comments. We are very delighted to hear that you enjoyed and it is also our pleasure in having you with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers! Yours Sincerely, Sasikumar More 

Jamshedpur, India
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67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good Indian food at reasonable price combined with great service! We were initially seated inside the restaurant as the quay side was full but to our surprise we were shifted to the outside within 15 mins as soon as a table became available. Fresh & delicious food, good beverages on a breezy evening !!

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Thank soummo1472
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 @ Clarke Quay and for your wonderful feedback in Trip Advisor! Your compliment serves as a booster and further motivates our team to uphold the standards. It also serves as a good reference to the other patrons who are looking out... More 

South Korea
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60 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I really loved their Chicken Biryani! :) The ambiance is lovely (restaurant by the river). Food is great. Service is commendable. The restaurant staffs are very polite and friendly.

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Thank Mawi S
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 @ Clarke Quay and for your wonderful comments. It is always encouraging when customers acknowledge the good work of our team. It also further motivates us to keep up the standards. We are delighted that you had a great time and... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We've been going to this restaurant for 5 years and it has never disappointed. The service is great and the food is always fresh and excellent.

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Thank Neilmtl
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 Blessed Year of 2017. We are very delighted to hear that you enjoyed dining at Ras the Essence of India and repeated your visits with us for 5 years. We value your feedback on... More 

Braintree, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Visited here with a colleague this time. Hasn't changed: friendly helpful staff, great spot (we dined by the river). All courses were really good, the main course with a sauce made from chillies and cashew nuts was superb.

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Thank Mark P
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 at Clarke Quay. Thanks for your great feedback in Trip Advisor. Your suggestions to the readers will certainly tempt them to try Ras the Essence of India @Clarke Quay.... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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?