Top Rated Michelin-Starred Indian restaurants in Singapore

By Ravi

Singapore is a food lover’s paradise, and the city-state is home to an impressive array of Michelin-starred Indian restaurants that serve a wide variety of cuisines. Among these, Indian cuisine is particularly well-represented, with a number of restaurants earning Michelin stars and Michelin Bib Gourmand distinction for their delicious and authentic dishes. In this article, we will be taking a closer look at the best Michelin-starred Indian restaurants in Singapore.

These Michelin starred Indian restaurants in Singapore offer a wide range of dishes that showcase the diversity and complexity of Indian cuisine. From traditional North Indian dishes to contemporary fusion creations, these restaurants serve up some of the best Indian food in the city.

Whether you’re looking for a formal dining experience or a more casual meal, these restaurants offer something for everyone. So, if you’re a fan of Indian food and looking for a Michelin-starred dining experience, be sure to check out these top Indian restaurants in Singapore.

Best Michelin-starred Indian restaurants in Singapore

List of Best Indian Restaurants in Singapore

Thevar (2-star Michelin in 2022)

In 2022, Thevar became the only Indian Restaurant With Two Michelin Stars In Singapore. Led by Penang-born Indian-origin chef Mano Thevar, this contemporary Indian restaurant showcases creative combinations of traditional Indian flavors.

The restaurant’s menu features a wide range of meat, seafood, and vegetarian options, including highly praised Mysore Spiced Rack Of Lamb, Chettinad Chicken Roti, Boston Lobster Venn Ponggal, Guava Spiced Gujiya, and Sweet Corn Payasam.

Song of India (1-star Michelin From 2016-2019)

One of the most well-known Michelin-starred Indian restaurants in Singapore is Song of India. Opened in April 2006, the restaurant was awarded one Michelin star in Singapore in 2016. Their Chef, Manjunath Mural, also became the first Indian Executive chef to score a Michelin star for an Indian restaurant in Southeast Asia.

Located in the heart of the city, Song of India serves up traditional North Indian dishes with a modern twist. The restaurant’s menu features a wide range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, including tandoori chicken, lamb rogan josh, and paneer makhani.

The restaurant also offers a number of unique and creative dishes, such as the “Indian version of risotto,” made with saffron and basmati rice. The restaurant has been awarded one Michelin star for four consecutive years (2016-2019), and it’s considered one of the best Indian restaurants in the city.

Following three restaurants are awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand status, symbolizing high-quality food at budget-friendly prices of no more than SG$ 45. Restaurants and eateries with Bib gourmand grade are represented by ‘Michelin Man’ licking his lips.

Muthu’s Curry (Little India)

Muthu's Curry Restaurant in Singapore is a Michelin Bib Gourmand distinction holder since 2018

Muthu’s Curry was founded in 1969 by the late Mr. Ayyakkannu, when it was popularly known by its original name, “Muthu’s Makan Shop.” Their main outlet at 138 Race Course Road is listed in the Singapore Michelin Guide with a Bib Gourmand distinction since 2018.

From its humble beginning as a small, self-manned stall on Klang Road to a 6,400-square-foot, 300-seater premises with an open kitchen concept designed in Chettinad architecture, Muthu’s Curry is one of the best south Indian restaurants in Singapore.

Signature Dish: Fish Head Curry

The restaurant’s signature fish head curry was developed by founder Muthu Ayyakkannu himself. Cooked in South Indian style, using a secret blend of spices, the head curry is spicier, has a bright tang of tamarind, and is served with juicy okra.

Fish Head Curry is the signature dish at Muthu's Curry South Indian Restaurant
Image: Facebook @muthuscurry

This revered dish from Muthu comprises a succulent fish head (Sea Bream, Sea Bass, and Red Snapper) cooked in a secret curry spice mixture recipe. The dish has won many accolades over the years, including the “My Favorite Local Dish” award during the Singapore Food Festival in 1994 and 1995, and the Tatler Singapore award in 2010, 2011, and 2013 in the “best local food” category.

In-House Menu: What to order

Apart from their $35.00 signature fish head curry, Muthu’s Curry Restaurant is also popular amongst local Singaporeans for their tender and flavorful chicken main courses, freshly prepared seafood, and delicious lamb meat and kebabs.

Here are some of the chef’s recommended menu items and prices at Muthu’s Restaurant:

  • Fish Head Curry (Signature): $35.00
  • Moru Moru Vendaikai (deep fried ladies finger starter): $14.00
  • Chicken Lolipop (marinated Chicken drumlets starter): $18.00
  • Spicy Masala Chicken (Main course-Half): $15.00
  • Milagu Kozhi Varuval (chettinadu recipe): $17.00
  • Karaikudi Meen Masala (Marinated sea bream fish): $19.00
  • Prawn Chukka Varuval (South Indian style dish): $18.00
  • Masala Flower Crab: $19.50
  • Black Squid with curry leaves and spices: $16.00
  • Stir Fry Mysore Mutton: $20.00
  • Muthu’s Chicken Biryani: $16.90
  • Muthu’s Mutton Biryani: $17.90
  • Lamb Chops: $21.00
  • Lamb Rack Ananas (Pineapple marinated Lamb rack): $27.00
  • Tandoori Platter (mixture of Chicken Tikka, Fish Tikka, Tiger Prawns and Paneer Tikka): $46.00
RestaurantMuthu’s Curry
Michelin distinctionBib Gourmand 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
Address138, Race Course Road, #01-01, Singapore 218591
Opening HoursOpens everyday 10:30am-10:30pm
Hotline Number+65 63921722
Email[email protected]
Social MediaFacebook @muthuscurry

Lagnaa Barefoot Dining (Little India)

Lagnaa Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurant in Singapore's Little India

Lagnaa is an Indian concept restaurant, offering a “barefoot dining” experience. The à la carte restaurant is located on Upper Dickson Road in Singapore’s Little India cultural district.

Lagnaa was opened in 2005 by third-generation chef Kaesavan, after his short spell as an investment banker and running a short-lived restaurant in Novena called “Curry Leaf.” The one-of-a-kind bistro has been listed in the Singapore Michelin Guide with a Bib Gourmand distinction since 2016.

Signature Dish: Arusuvai Curry

The “Arusuvai curry set,” developed and perfected by master chef and owner Kaesavan, is the restaurant’s signature menu item, consisting of six flavour profiles: sweet, spicy, bitter, salty, sour, and astringent.

Arusuvai Curry Set is the signature dish at Lagnaa Barefoot dining restaurant
Image Facebook @UpperDicksonRd 

Their Michelin Arusuvai flexitarian yogi set for two costs SG$ 60 and comes with vegetable pakora, chicken tikka, dory fish curry, yellow dhal, basmati rice, and plain naan. The vegetarian version includes south Indian-style “Katharikkai (Brinjal) Pachadi” and a Bengali stir-fried curry dish called “Jalfrezi.”

In-House Menu: What to Order

The three-storey restaurant has a barefoot dining concept on its second floor. Customers can choose various spice levels for their curries, and chilli heads who can gobble down Level 6 – I Dare You curry challenge will be eligible for the next chilli challenge, ultimately declared as the “dead king” at the spiciest level 10.

Apart from the Michelin set meal and chilli challenges, Lagnaa is popular for its Chef’s Speciality dish called “threadfin fish curry”. The dish features threadfin fish from India, known for its perfect skin and flesh texture, and highlights its astringency and sour flavour profile.

Here are some of the chef’s recommended menu items and prices at Lagnaa Restaurant:

  • Michelin Flexitarian Yogi (Set for 2): $60.00
  • Michelin Flexitarian Bogi (Set for 2): $85.00
  • Michelin Flexitarian Thulakki (Set for 2): $110.00
  • Michelin Vegetarian Yogi (Set for 2): $54.00
  • Michelin Vegetarian Bogi (Set for 2): $75.00
  • Michelin Vegetarian Thulakki (Set for 2): $86.00
  • Threadfin Fish Curry: $23.00
  • Butter Chicken: $19.00
  • Chicken Tikka Masala: $17.00
  • Thread Fish Koorma: $27.00
  • Vegan vegetables kathri pachadi aubergine: $22.00
RestaurantLagnaa Barefoot Dining
Michelin distinctionBib Gourmand 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
Address6 Upper Dickson Road, Singapore 207466
Opening HoursOpens Tuesday to Sunday: 11:30am-10:30pm
Hotline Number+65 6296 1215
Email[email protected]
Social MediaFacebook @UpperDicksonRd

Anglo Indian (Shenton Way)

Anglo Indian Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurant at Shenton Way Singapore

Located at the heart of the Central Business District, Anglo Indian Restaurant and Café is another highly recommended Michelin Bib gourmand restaurant in Singapore. The restaurant serves traditional Indian cuisine from Punjab and South India, with a European fine dining twist.

The menu features a wide range of meat, seafood, and vegetarian options, including chicken kohlapuri, Madras prawn curry, and daal bukhara. Customers can enjoy open-air seating or order online for island-wide delivery.

Apart from their Shenton Way outlet, which has been selected in the Michelin Bib Gourmand guide since 2019, there are two other restaurant locations of the brand: one at the Chijmes historic building complex and another at Marina One.

Signature Dish: Anglo Signature Biryani

The restaurant’s signature biryani dishes, like Chicken Dum Biryani, Mutton Dum Biryani, Seafood Dum Biryani, and Vegetable Dum Biryani, are served in clay pots with Indian bread, giving them an authentic Indian taste and feel.

The dish marinates boneless chicken/Mutton pieces with fresh Indian herbs and spices and then cooks them with fragrant Indian basmati rice in a sealed earthen pot to retain the flavours and aroma. These signature dishes, priced between SG$ 18.00 and SG$ 24.00, are available for dine-in and takeaway customers at all three locations.

In-House Menu: What to Order

Anglo Indian restaurant in Singapore also serves specialties such as prawn star (appetizer), butter chicken, chicken tikka masala, Indian railway mutton curry (main course), and chicken tikka platter—a succulent boneless chicken that’s hugely popular with Singaporean regulars.

Anglo Indian Restaurant serving authentic Indian cuisines in Singapore
Image Instagram @angloindiancafesg 
RestaurantAnglo Indian-Shenton Way
Michelin distinctionBib Gourmand 2019, 2021, 2022
Address1 Shenton Way, #01-08, Singapore 068803
Opening HoursOpens Everyday: 11am-10:00pm
Hotline Number+65 6636 9411
Email[email protected]
Social MediaIG @angloindiancafesg

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