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“Reliable, cheap and filling”

Komala Villas Restaurant
Ranked #84 of 11,302 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$10
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Little India
Reviewed 27 June 2014

(People seem to be confusing the various branches of this restaurant, but here I'm referring to the original "HQ" in Serangoon Road. To reach it from the Little India MRT takes about 5 minutes on foot. If you get lost, just ask anyone Indian in the area, it's very well-known.)

Now, this place is not fancy, but does have rustic wooden touches in its interior and is quite authentic. Depending on what time you get there, it may be slightly crowded.

The food is reliably good, and is cheap. The dosas and naans are their specialty and are great when washed down with hot masala tea (which is a bit on the sweet side, ask them to tone it down if you want it less sweet.)

Not absolutely the best south Indian vegetarian fare, but consistently good and fresh. If you are shopping in Little India, this is worth considering for breakfast or lunch.

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1  Thank Juniper64
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Komala Villas seems to get some mixed reviews on TripAdvisor and I can see why. The food is simple and the decor is very basic too. It's a rough and ready restaurant selling affordable food, so you have to go in there expecting that.

I go to Komala Villas every time I visit Singapore because I love the simple, tasty food and I love the rough interior of the place. It's all part of the experience for me. That said, I've never been to India so I don't claim to know how authentic the food is.

But for me, it's really delicious. My favourite is the masala dosai - it's absolutely delicious and so well-priced.

Komala Villas pretty famous in Singapore, it has been around since the 40's and everyone knows about it.

Don't go here for a romantic meal with your sweetheart or a first-class food experience. Go here for a more local experience!

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

I was completely misled by the best rating given here on TA, and went there with a lot of expectations. I was so disappointed that it did not even measure up to even the average food served in major cities in India. Very basic food served simply at reasonable prices. I would never go here again !!

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3  Thank nkm111
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Good south indian food options at reasonable prices. We also use them for delivery, a bit slow though. Taste wise above average but food always fresh and service prompt.
Nice place to grab a Masala Dosa or a plate of Idly.

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Thank Anand1351
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

We stopped in here for a thosai and a palak paneer and got a good version. The thosai was good - crispy and thin with a softer centre. The side sauces went very well with it and they were flavourful. The Palak paneer was well done and the spinach was very creamy.

It is a cheap, but decent place with good food and good hygiene. Definitely earns its reputation.

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Thank tombillinge
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