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RAS The Essence of India

#125 of 8,553 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great meal at Ras though it was a bit pricey- however, eat at Clarke Quay and expensive is really the norm. Food was wonderful. We had butter chicken, aloo gobi, saffron rice & garlic naan. The chicken was tasty & had a little bit of heat, the aloo gobi was just right and the garlic naan was... More 

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1 Thank JTD6
Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good food and service. Don't have the Lamb Rogan Josh - more like soup than anything else. lamb bhuna was excellent. Staff quite nice. Good location. Good value

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1 Thank LeBigD
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We initially dined outside with views of the river however due to a storm we had to move inside. Both areas were most comfortable and the location is excellent. The staff were friendly and efficient. The food was outstanding, both the appetisers and main courses and the flavours and quantities were excellent. The prices are high, but they are the... More 

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1 Thank australtraveller
Oxford
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333 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's located in the midst of the bustle of Clark quay on the river side. The service was good but rushed as this is a very busy part of the city restaurant wise. The starter and main for both of us was very good and I agree with another writer that good Indian food is hard to find. So good... More 

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1 Thank debcox
Mumbai, India
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83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had been to this place a couple of times. Cherished the food every time!! It's tough to get authentic Indian taste outside India, but this restaurant provides what you miss when you are abroad. The location is amazing (Clark quay) and the evenings are adorable!!

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1 Thank jigneshad
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The taste , quality and the quantity was good.. Priced higher... Full course Dinner for an adult will cost you 100$...

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1 Thank Karthikeyan S
Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is sandwiched between two big restaurants, and if you are not observant, you would have walked past it. Due to the hot weather, we decided to take the table inside the restaurant rather than outside. Services were impeccable, and the food was delicious. I like that the tandoori chicken was succulent and flavorful. The reason why I couldn't... More 

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1 Thank Irene D
Ghaziabad, India
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The location of the restaurant is great. I preferred to sit outside. The restaurant has good variety of delicious Indian dishes. The taste of food was best among vegetarian restaurants in Singapore.

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1 Thank amitkapr
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The food here is pretty good, the onion bahji for started was massive and the vege samosas were sizeable too. Service was excellent but when we asked for the loo, we were directed round the corner to the public ones. Fine for the boys, not so much the girls

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Singapore
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279 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Situated along the river at Clarke Quay opposite The Central, RAS is a nice Indian diner with delicious food. Attentive staff, to. My overseas visitor and I had a pleasant experience.

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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
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, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?