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Al-Azhar Eating Restaurant

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Located on Cheong Chin Nam Road, Al-Azhar Eating Restaurant serves Indian cuisine.
+65 64665052
$6 based on 45 submissions
Vibrant/Noisy (9 votes), Cheap Eat/Budget (8 votes), Dinner (8 votes)
amie hu

The authentic Singapore supper experience

    0   This stretch of restaurants along Cheong Chin Nam Road has a shadow of the roadside stalls in Malaysia or Indonesia. It has a distinctive and refreshing style as compared to the usual restaurants situated in shopping malls. The most popular restaurant and famous supper place is Al-Azhar Eating Restaurant where you can get your pratas, murtabaks and thosais.   0   It was one of those unforgiving Singapore sunny days. The afternoon heat was almost unbearable, but luckily, the milk tea ($1.60+) I ordered arrived quickly and quenched my thirst.   0     0     0   I ordered a chicken murtabak ($6+) to satisfy my cravings, and it tastes exactly like how I expected it to be. Fantastic job with the balance of crispiness and fluffiness of the prata and chicken, to which I mopped up with a good dose of the mildly spicy curry. I love how it tastes very traditional and hit the right spot just as I imagined it to be.

For more food reviews: http://www.amiehu.com/2014/07/al-azhar-eating-restaurant.html#more

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02 Jul 2014 • 22 reviews • 11 followers

The authentic Singapore supper experience

    0   This stretch of restaurants along Cheong Chin Nam Road has a shadow of the roadside stalls in Malaysia or Indonesia. It has a distinctive and refreshing style as compared to the usual restaurants situated in shopping malls. The most popular restaurant and famous supper place is Al-Azhar Eating Restaurant where you can get your pratas, murtabaks and thosais.   0   It was one of those unforgiving Singapore sunny days. The afternoon heat was almost unbearable, but luckily, the milk tea ($1.60+) I ordered arrived quickly and quenched my thirst.   0     0     0   I ordered a chicken murtabak ($6+) to satisfy my cravings, and it tastes exactly like how I expected it to be. Fantastic job with the balance of crispiness and fluffiness of the prata and chicken, to which I mopped up with a good dose of the mildly spicy curry. I love how it tastes very traditional and hit the right spot just as I imagined it to be.

For more food reviews: http://www.amiehu.com/2014/07/al-azhar-eating-restaurant.html#more
06 Mar 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Diarrhoea after dinner!!

My partner and I bought the following for dinner on Monday night (March 3rd) : Garlic Naan, Cheese Naan, Butter Chicken, Chicken Byrani and shared a Bandung. Abeit we did a takeaway but we were home within 5min and started eating within 10minutes after. The food was still warm.

The chicken bryani was so-so, I've had better at Bt Purmei. And I've definitely had better garlic and cheese naan in melbourne - there was just no fragrance to the naans.

The butter chicken is good only if you like it very sweet. It tatsed more like satay than any other butter chicken I've tried and I've definitely tried a few because it used to be my favourite dish. Overall, it was a disappointing dinner given how good the reviews were.

What's worse is that we were both awaken in the early morning with multiple bouts of diarrhoea. I even took MC the next day. We came to the conclusion that the source is probably the bryani because I had most of it.

In all, I doubt it's a place I'll go back to given the experience but the service was great.
03 Feb 2013 • 5 reviews • 2 followers

Best Restaurant in Upper Bukit Timah area

Absolutely yummy - outstanding quality, taste, and consistency - and service has always been wonderful. Ate here every day for two years while my son was growing up.  Never considered going anyway else for breakfast.

Does it get crowded on Sundays?  Yes - but for good reason.  it is the best eating place for miles around.  Indian, Malay - even Western and Thai food.  I see lots of repeat customers, and see the owner around a lot as well.  Both good signs.
19 May 2012 • 58 reviews • 0 follower

Awesome hawker fare

I simply adore this place for their vibrant local ambience.

They have so many selections on their menu. A nightmare for the kitchen but a dream for the patrons.

So we had a butter naan, chicken tikka which comes with a slightly sour and spicy green sauce, egg prata, mutton murtabak, chicken roti john.

The prata, murtabak and roti john was average. No complaints about that.

The butter naan and chicken tikka was fantastic. Butter naan was light, fluffy and I thought it went very well with the chicken. The chicken was well-cooked, succulent and moist on the inside.

We spent around 23bucks for everything which I thought was very reasonable and value for money!

We'll be back for more.

12 Mar 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

So unjustified

Firstly, they got my orders wrong, not once, but twice. I ordered a Vanilla Milkshake, they gave me a BANANA milkshake. I called the waiter back and said I wanted a VA-NI-LLA milkshake, I even mouthed the word slowly in case they couldn't understand me, and they returned with a BANANA milkshake.

But what infuriated me most was when they refused to give me a refund for the first banana milkshake because apparently, I drank it(and it was obvious that the drink was drank) but they didn't charge me for the second banana milkshake and even took it back to give me a Vanilla milkshake because they thought that I haven't drank it. When I said that I've drank it(the second banana milkshake) already, the waiter looked surprised. I mean hello, how would I have known that they gave me the wrong drink if I didn't drink them, considering the fact that Vanilla milkshakes and banana milkshakes looked the same.

I tried to talk it out with the waiter and asked him why I had to pay for THEIR MISTAKE when I obviously didn't order the banana milkshake and was utterly disgusted by his answer, "because if not we will have to pay for it." I mean who was he kidding? I tried to talk to the other waiters and they all refused to get the milkshake that i didn't order out of the bill because "I've drank it". It was their fault that they got my orders wrong so how right is it that I should pay???? I don't get it really. The drink isn't expensive, but I hated their dishonesty. My friends then offered to all chip in and share the drink among themselves. That was how the money matter got solved.

Then my boyfriend saw them giving the banana milkshake that they took FROM ME to another customer.

1 word: Disgusting.

I will never step back to that restaurant again and will definitely convince everyone else to not do the same thing, especially when I've seen other negative reviews about them.