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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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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Reviewed 5 April 2022

Visited MTR for lunch on a working day today. Glad we reached there at 1230 for we got our desired table for two instantly. Minutes later we could see the ever growing line of loyal customers grow longer & longer. The secret clearly was the...absolute “ authenticity” to South Indian cuisine maintained at very reasonable price. We had to have Masala Dosas for sure and opted for Vada Sambar and Filter coffee. Each item was mouth-wateringly authentic! Most definitely will return.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 December 2021

The restaurant entrance is simple and has 2 saloons, The staff is very attentive and well trained, they come check many times along the meal.Sometimes a bit slow in bringing plates and replace water bottles but overall, better than most of Singaporean restaurants. They look...to check if someone is to ask something. The food was very good. We had a mini-meal and a dough soaked in a curry. We can taste 3 different kinds of rice in the mini-meal, plus it is a very fulfilling meal... price is reasonable also. Recommend if you want to go for a vegan meal.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 22 September 2021

My absolute go-to place for Dosa. They are generous with ghee thus the piping hot dosa arrives to the table crispy, every time. With daily menu specials, you will never get bored eating at MTR as they have so many various options to try out....Each meal was satisfying and leaves you craving to come back for more. Highly recommend anyone and everyone to try, at least once. No regrets!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 11 August 2021 via mobile

Most authentic South Indian menu, must try my favourite - rasam vada, rava idli, masala dosa, bisi bele bath, end with a cup of filter coffee. Now, that's called Satisfaction !

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 25 July 2021

Amazingly Luscious Food. I went there with my Family and we were there for 2-3 times. We enjoyed our every order. The different styles of Dosa, Uttapam, Coffee everything was mouth watering. And the atmosphere was also very nice for the entire family. We would...like to visit there again, if, we ever visit Singapore in future.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 9 July 2021

The food is good, and the service is satisfactory. The only issue is the ordering process. The cash counter is at the entrance and you need to order the food and pay before are seated. The causes a bit of a bottle neck as the...customers are waiting in line as some customers who are not familiar with the menu will take more time to order. They have the menus with pictures of the food to identify and are huge binders. MTR Has spent good money to produce them. Instead, they should have some sort of a terminal at the table to order and pay so that the customer can sot at the table first and order at their pace. If there use terminals, it will be easy to change and produce those expensive menu binders.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 8 July 2021 via mobile

This was my second visit to MTR Restaurant and am impressed by the their strict observance of the heightened alert phase 3 sitting arrangements as well as temperature taking and Trace Token measures. Easy to get here as it is just 2 bus stops after...Tekka Market and opposite the Sri Srinivasa Temple. If taking the North East line, alight at Farrer Park Station and take exit G. We ordered 2 Rava Dosa and 1 chow chow bath and 2 Masala teas. We really enjoyed the paper thin Rava Dosa served with a warm sambar sauce and minty sauce. The chow chow we ordered consists of 2 items - a sweet dessert made from semolina and milk, and the other a savory item. Place is very hygienic though service is spotty. It took 3 reminders before our masala teas were served. The food is good and for an early evening, it was well patronised.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 4 June 2021

We ordered food tonight from MTR (Home Delivery). We received the items packed well in containers and had a very satisfying dinner. Timely delivery and as always very delicious. Though we miss the lively ambience of MTR as there is no dining-in service owing to...the current pandemic situation, we didn’t miss tasting the authentic MTR food. We ordered our favourites like Uddina Vada, Rava Idly, Veg Pulao etc. I couldn’t stop relishing the crispy vada, soothing rava idly and yummy tasting Karnataka style Veg Pulao… If you want to try authentic Karnataka style food in Singapore, you should definitely try MTR even if it’s for ordering food home. Hope to be back to dine-in there.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 28 February 2021 via mobile

Food n drinks were on the table really fast n warm. It’ll give fast food chain a run for the money Gosh!! I would have tried everything on the menu. But I was bursting at the seams. Go at 6-7pm The crowd starts spilling in...at 7.30pm. The toilet is amazingly clean n dry. Staff is polite n the manager double check the cleanliness of the table after every turn over of the customers. Not bad huh!!👍🏻Keep it up MTRMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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kamalkumarsewa
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
14 January 2019|
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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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27 October 2018|
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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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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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