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Aangan Restaurant

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Located at Excelsior Hotel and Shopping Centre, Aangan Restaurant serves a wide variety of delicious and healthy North Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine. There are both buffet and ala carte choice.
Mon to Sun: 11.30am - 3.30pm and 6.30pm - 11.00pm
+65 63330094
$19 based on 9 submissions
Lunch (6 votes), Buffet (5 votes), Children/Family (5 votes)
Princess J

Really Authentic...

Good friends needed a place to hang out with good makan. We polled and decided on North Indian cuisine.

HGW gave this place high ratings so we decided to give here a try.

I'll agree with the place being authentic as we were the only non-indians for lunch that day and I say it's a good sign that the place is the real deal.

It's buffet style and we went to attack the food as we were so very hungry!! Just as we were at the buffet spread, this very nice waiter told us to not take the naans at the buffet table as he will get hot ones for us. We dutifully just piled our plates with yummy veges and meat dish.

We waited for about 10 mins and it was not the plain naans that he brought out. He gave us choice of butter or garlic naans!! At this point, I was close to tears. I have a thing for butter and garlic naans and even my 3 year-old couldn't hold it in and 'ordered' me to pass her one.

He also brought out a plate of Tandoori Chicken and this other plate of chicken with curry sauce and this spicy vege deep-fried nuggets. We got a little worried as we were wondering if the dishes were chargable as they were not found with the buffet table. The nice waiter assured us that the dishes were included in the buffet price and we dined happily. We requested for Butter Chicken but alas, that would be extra cost so we decided to just be happy and contented with our yummy buffet spread.

 I must say that tho the spread is not very many (about 6 or 7 choices on the buffet table), they make up with taste. You would think that all the spicy dishes will taste the same after a while but it's not true. Each dish has it's own unique spice & taste, which I think it's just amazing.

Not a place that I will patronise every few months but when I need my fix for North Indian food, I know where to go!

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10 Mar 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Totally Unimpressed

Went for the first time to Aangan, and was really disappointed.

Food quality was not good at all. Just adding chillies does not make authentic Indian food.

Buffet always remained empty, not replenished for several minutes, difficult to get even the first serving.

The service was very poor.

Staff was only interested in picking up the dishes, even if a child was eating.

Worst of all experiences...

My next gathering is never going to be at this place.

19 Mar 2010 • 1909 reviews • 258 followers

Hearty and Heavy

From an initial look, the food offering at the buffet line do not look daunting in this dimly lit restaurant, but once you start digging, the richness of this food will hit you quick and some of it might get your heart working overtime.

Down to the food, I recommend trying the Fish Methi Masala, which is one of the less thicker curries there and the fish used is good for buffet standards.

The Mutton Roganjosh is another nice curry that goes well with rice. Unfortunately there was no top up so I only had a chance to mop up the left overs.

The Chicken Kadai is also worth a shot, with thick pieces of marinated chicken curry.

There is also a vegetarian section and the Paneer Butter Masala which is a nicely curried cheese.

In conclusion, I found the food pretty good for a buffet standard, and prices were not excessive, although with the thick curries it is not something that I can eat everyday. Service was generally efficient although it is recommended that you speak slowly if you have an accent. I used my Standard Chartered card members got 15% off for lunch.

06 Mar 2010 • 387 reviews • 13 followers

Really Authentic...

Good friends needed a place to hang out with good makan. We polled and decided on North Indian cuisine.

HGW gave this place high ratings so we decided to give here a try.

I'll agree with the place being authentic as we were the only non-indians for lunch that day and I say it's a good sign that the place is the real deal.

It's buffet style and we went to attack the food as we were so very hungry!! Just as we were at the buffet spread, this very nice waiter told us to not take the naans at the buffet table as he will get hot ones for us. We dutifully just piled our plates with yummy veges and meat dish.

We waited for about 10 mins and it was not the plain naans that he brought out. He gave us choice of butter or garlic naans!! At this point, I was close to tears. I have a thing for butter and garlic naans and even my 3 year-old couldn't hold it in and 'ordered' me to pass her one.

He also brought out a plate of Tandoori Chicken and this other plate of chicken with curry sauce and this spicy vege deep-fried nuggets. We got a little worried as we were wondering if the dishes were chargable as they were not found with the buffet table. The nice waiter assured us that the dishes were included in the buffet price and we dined happily. We requested for Butter Chicken but alas, that would be extra cost so we decided to just be happy and contented with our yummy buffet spread.

 I must say that tho the spread is not very many (about 6 or 7 choices on the buffet table), they make up with taste. You would think that all the spicy dishes will taste the same after a while but it's not true. Each dish has it's own unique spice & taste, which I think it's just amazing.

Not a place that I will patronise every few months but when I need my fix for North Indian food, I know where to go!

13 Sep 2009 • 12 reviews • 0 follower

Good Food at Very Reasonable Price

After reading the positive review at hungry go where (we are also very keen fan of North Indian Cuisine), we decided to give Aangan a try! We are abit early that day (the buffet haven't start yet) however the staffs are especially nice and show us to our table and let us wait for the buffet to start inside the restaurant. Some restaurants that I been in the past asked us to wait outside. Wow the decor inside is authentic; the type that associated with Indian Traditional luxourios decoration. My fav. buffet food is the Spinach (which the staff very nicely told be is a fav among Chinese), must must try: "Tikka" (taste like Tandoori without the bones)~ add lime to perfect the taste and the garlic naan. The staffs will also drop by to ensure you have a wonderful meal!! Thank you very much ~ appreciate the good services !!
05 Jun 2009 • 68 reviews • 11 followers

Inheritance That Should Not Be Lost

Objective

1) To convert an Irish friend into an Indian food lover while bringing him around Singapore. (Having to convert at least 4 friends in my life and none have so far acknowledge my contribution to enlightening their taste buds, I continue my quest.)

Reasons for choice

1) Was converted at Aangan myself

2) Affordable buffet spread where Mr Ireland can choose what he wants

3) Mr Ireland is a vegetarian because he grew up in a ranch! Indian cuisine full of veggies goodness is thus a natural choice.

Hits

1) Wide buffet spread with at least 6 meats, 6 vegs, decent salad bar, 1 soup, 1 rice, 1 dessert, 1 fruit platter and freshly made naans served to your table.

2) Garlic naan was crispy and tasted fantastic with either mint or mango chutney. Even more heavenly when you use it to wipe up any left-over curry or gravy on your plate

3) Tandoori chicken is tender with a slight delicious burnt taste. Drizzle more mint chutney on them please

4) Bhindhi Jaipuri is flavourful with crunchy cauliflower and very soft and sweet potatoes

5) Fish masala has just a tinge of coying spiciness which will suit most taste buds

6) Saffron rice because it just sound expensive and good for your skin

Misses

1) Palak Paneer lacks the kick that Aangan used to have while they were in Funan. Very disappointed indeed because that is my secret weapon to convert people.

2) They served creamy corn soup in North Indian buffet! Hello...

3) They did not replenish the fruits and mint chutney and mint chutney and MINT CHUTNEY.

4) The Chinese guy in black suit looking like the boss tried to hard-sell to us their cocktails and thus very intrusive. Chinese boss? Maybe this is the reason for corn soup? Promoting cocktails/mocktails instead of lassi??

5) The waiter while friendly told me that the final bill has taken in the UOB discount which in the end I realised DIDN'T.

Lessons Learnt

1)From experiences, food is of better quality when you order the ala carte at Aangan

2)Please double check the bill before leaving the place

3)Indian cuisine like Indian authors are intriguing, full of depth and very much worth exploring and preserving. Aangan can do better.

Conclusion

Was converted at Aangan 9 years ago, failed to convert Mr Ireland today.