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“Awesome food”
Review of Dabbawalla

Dabbawalla
Ranked #141 of 12,516 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Neighbourhood: The Quays
Description: Hip yet traditional, Modern yet authentic – Dabbawalla, our Mumbai inspired restaurant is high on energy and the bold flavours that typify the food of Mumbai. Located next to the Singapore River, in the tony Robertson Quay area, the Dabbawalla, with its distinct Mumbai inspired ambience, specially concocted cocktail and street food menu is a foodie’s experience like no other in Singapore.
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I am in Singapore currently for the last 4 days and have visited dabbawala restaurant daily for dinner, it is indeed a very wonderful place to have delicious food along with a express service

Thank Sarabjeetarneja
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SandeepSachar, Owner at Dabbawalla, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Dear Sarabjeetarneja,

Namaste from Dabbawalla

Sir , the highest compliment that we can get is when a guest chooses to dine with us again and thank you for that . Very happy that the food and service was to your liking - given your understanding if the intricacies of Indian cuisine and the nature of its complexicity

Absolutely look forward to your next visit whenever you are in these parts of the woods again

regards and Godbless

Sandeep

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Great setting for celebrating Father's Day Eve at Dabbawalla. The place has a good decor as it is filled with paintings of Mumbai and Dabbawallas inside the restaurant including Bollywood. It also has good decoration of drinks on the other side. The food was very good right from their vegetable platter to main course. They have a good variety of drinks as well. Try the popular Merlot wine from Australia (its not on the menu, but you can still ask for it) or have the Old Monk rum. The desserts were also tasty especially the chocolate brownie with ice-cream and the gulab jamun as well. Although I felt the place is expensive. Overall a great experience and celebration.

Thank Neehaar
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SandeepSachar, Owner at Dabbawalla, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Dear Neehaar

Namaste from Dabbawalla

Mam, a pleasure and thank you for the lovely feedback . Mam, what really made my day was the compliments for the cuisine and the drinks , more than the ambience . Mam, that is what we are really all about - the food and service.

Very happy that the family had a good time and absolutely look forward to your next visit

regards and Godbless

Sandeep

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

I wanted Indian and something new, so here I was on my way to Dabbawala! My first impression was how laid back the vibe of the place was and how simple the menu was. I hate over complicated menus. All clean and crisp like the font it was printed in. Within minutes though I was afraid there wasn't anything in the appetizers that was both vegan and gluten free. But our server Chobey made sure I realized we were going to be well looked after, and we absolutely were - with the delicious customized food and his jokes the entire evening! I'd give staff 11/10 because Chobey is such a star, food 9/10, the casual chilled vibe 9/10 and the service 10/10 and my entire experience 10/10! Do not miss out on the cocktails here because it most definitely was a little burst of India in my mouth. Thank you Dabbawalla for the amazing experience we had and Chobey for being such a brilliant hands-on host.

Thank divaakriti
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SandeepSachar, Owner at Dabbawalla, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Dear divaakriti

Namaste from the Dabbawalla

Mam, what can i say - you have said it all :):) This is exactly what Dabbawalla was conceived as - a fun Indian place that can whip the the most authentic Indian food in town.

Mam, a pleasure to read your feedback and very happy that we were able to deliver on the food and the service front . Our Choubey ji is quite a character - very passionate about what he believes in and ,to be honest , he is our little diva :):).

Absolutely look forward to your next visit

regards and Godbless

Sandeep

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Went for dinner on a Saturday with friends and family.

The ambience is upbeat and appealing, retro yet modern. We loved each and every song played there!

We ordered Vegetable platter in starters. Paneer was fresh. Broccoli had flavours but what stood out were the mushrooms. It had great taste. Though for a platter I felt the quantity was bit less. Peanut was spicy, loved it. Green Chutney was refreshing.
Chana masala, Paneer gravy, Dal in the bucket were delicious. We also had brownie with ice cream and that made the overall outting great.

Service was fast and attentive. Butter rotis were served without butter, which was quickly fixed upon highlighting.

Price - Is decent for the food and ambience offered, comparable to any good Indian restaurant in Singapore.

Location is amazing and after dinner you can have a nice walk around the quay area.

PS: We did not feel heavy after having stomach full dinner which reflects good quality cooking!

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Thank Karan A
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SandeepSachar, Owner at Dabbawalla, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Dear Karan A

Namaste from Dabbawalla

Sir, a pleasure to read your feedback and very happy that the friends and family had a nice enjoyable meal with us - Dabbawalla , is , honestly, about a fun dining experience with authentic Indian , Mumbai inspired cuisine and it is a pleasure when our guests get into the flow of things , because that is what it really is all about :):)

You have pretty much summed the whole experience with the food quality , music and also the pricing part :)- so not much for me to add there - but will just say it is a pleasure when guest like yourself enjoy the whole concept for it is meant to be - a fun dining place - so thank you and absolutely look forward to your visit

regards and Godbless

Sandeep

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I and my friend went to this restaurant for lunch on Sunday. Restaurant is located in the middle of Robertson Walk and next to Japanese restaurant. We ordered vegetarian dishes (including curry), plain naan bread, mango lassi and chai tea which costs nearly $80 including service charge.
Food was okay but not good as other Indian restaurants in Little India. Mango lassi came with metal cup and did not taste mango much.
This restaurant was trying to close around 2pm on Sunday so, do not recommend for weekend late lunch.

Thank Demi_from_SG
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SandeepSachar, Owner at Dabbawalla, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Dear Demi_SG

Namaste from Dabbawalla

Mam, happy that you were open to trying our Mumbai inspired cuisine at Dabbawalla - would like to think that we are little bit different from the restaurants in Little India as the food has a Mumbai twist to it and not as generic

Mam, to be honest I do think that at $40 per person ( including the taxes) for a meal , with drinks is quite par for the course , of course we are not at the little india price point but then that is a different meal experience altogether :):)Yes , we are little bit expensive but , honestly think , for the quality that we offer it is probably at par with any decent restaurant in Singapore if not less

Mam, I do have a very nice restaurant in Farrer park - the Curry Culture ( close to little India) which has very nice traditional Indian cusine , maybe that might be more to your taste??

If you do plan to come down on another Sunday , rest assured the restaurant will be open till 3 pm and thank you for the feedback on that

regards and Godbless

Sandeep


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