I've been in Singapore long enough and I think I have been to most Indian restaurants that deserve a try. You wouldnt think a restaurant in a mall could have good ambience. Located on the balcony of 112 Katong overlooking a quiet road, I absolutely love the ambience. The food is good and the coastal edge in each of their dishes really makes it special. The serice is impeccable and its never too noisy. The kadai chicken was great, so was the avial. I stuck to beer both times I was there, so cant comment on the drinks. Highly recommend this place!
For Indian cusine that is more than kebabs and curries, book a table at the Mango Tree for Deepavali celebrations. Their seafood dishes are extravagant – you won't go wrong with the Malabar seafood platter (tiger prawns, fish, squid and soft shell crabs, $65). The establishment is also known for the array of desserts available, with the semiya payasam (vermicelli in milk, cashewnuts and sultanas, $6.50) and carrot halwa (carrot-flavoured dense, sweet confection, $6.50) highlighted as must-tries. For more Indian restaurant reviews, read here http://www.hungrygowhere.com/dining-guide/what-to-eat/10-indian-restaurants-to-book-*aid-be2f3101/
We just dined at Mango Tree and the whole dining experience was appalling! Especially considering how much you pay for it! The food was mediocre at best. The fish dish we ordered (dry) was very ordinary and over-priced. The appams were a sorry sight and even stuck together! Service standards were very low as well with the staff going about their jobs with utmost disinterest. I decided to try this restaurant after over a decade as I remember the food having been pretty good way back then. However, I was proven wrong and will definitely not be going back.
I tried this place and they have some good seafood dishes some prepared in coastal Kerala style. Liked their Fish fried with spices and grilled prawns was great too. Quiet place with a good Service.
This is a true gem: whether you normally like Indian food or not.
Mango Tree brings quality and genuine regional Indian cuisine to Singapore. Did not mean to go to an Indian restaurant in Singapore originally, but this restaurant is a class on its own and stands above the rest.
They not only offer a modern yet cozy environment (they have a spacious alfresco dining area as well), but also offer super fresh seafood cooked with great precision and care. They offer both northern and southern Indian cuisine and the dishes are just delicious and almost unforgettable. Prices are reasonable. It’s one of my highlights during my Singapore trip.
Try the garlic crab – it’s marinated with garlic and chili and is served with steamed vegetables. The spicy shrimp soup is fabulous – so full of aroma and rich in freshness that is mouth watering just thinking about it now. The snacks such as samosa and idiyappam (steamed rice noodles topped with Kerala styled fish curry) is cooked to perfection. Their chicken grills are also fabulous.
I was truly impressed with Mango Tree’s owner, Mr. Chin’s insistence of serving nothing but the best and the freshest. E.g. their lime juice uses India imported lime.
Don’t miss this super restaurant!
NB: They moved recently to #03-11, 112 Katong Mall.