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Anjappar Authentic Chettinaad Restaurant (FEAST) (Jurong Point)

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Anjappar gives customers a homely dining experience. They have preserved the culinary traditions of Chettinad Cuisine through maintaining freshness of its products and the use of secret home ground recipes bring the food lovers in search of those unique dishes that can be found only at Anjappar.

Daily: 10:00 - 22:00

+65 65665545
$17 based on 11 submissions
Dinner (4 votes), After Work (3 votes), Children/Family (3 votes)
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North Indian dinner

With K in tow this time, we ordered two typical North Indian dishes to share.

The murgh makhani (aka butter chicken masala $8.50) contained tender chunks of chicken cooked in butter, onion paste and tomato paste which was fragrant and savory.

As for kadai paneer ($8.00), the cottage cheese cubes were cooked with diced capsicum in an onion gravy. I liked the subtle cheesy flavor and the gravy was nicely spiced.

Both dishes weren't overly spicy, being North Indian which tended to be milder in spice level. However, portions were a little small.

We had plain rice ($2.50) which came with a bowl of simple coriander soup that was surprisingly a lot spicier than the cooked dishes. With hindsight, we should have ordered just one serving since the amount was huge and I wasn't able to finish mine, even though it's extremely flavorful and fluffy.

Since we were seated further inside the restaurant, the atmosphere was a lot better than my previous experience when I sat right at the entrance. Staff were helpful and efficient but cost was a tad high considering the serving sizes. Furthermore both service as well as GST were chargeable.

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13 Apr 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

I will never set foot in this place again!

This is not my first time here but this would definitely be my last.  We came in here happy but left with our mood totally ruined. 

Initially, we only ordered Chicken Tikka (Marinated chicken in skewers), Kadai Paneer (Cottage cheese in gravy) and Paneer Kulcha (Indian flat bread with Cottage cheese) as we know from our first visit that the portion is not exactly small. On top of that, we also ordered Masala Tea and Sweet Lassi to drink. The waiter who took our order informed us that the Kadai Paneer is only sufficient for one person and we told him we will add order if it is not enough for us.

Food arrived promptly and halfway through we decided to order more food as my husband can still eat more. We ordered Masala mutton and garlic naan from another waiter. However, when the food arrived, a waiter ,presumably the first waiter who took our first order, came over to us and ask me if I'm done. I was in shock for we are still eating our food. He repeated his question again and asked if I'm intending to order more food in a rude manner. 

Shortly after, he lead a family of six to the empty table (that seats four) beside us and shoved the bill to us when we were still eating. I was mildly offended because I looked around and no one was given bill until they called for it. It is very evident that they want us out of their restaurant A.S.A.P. 

My husband finished his Masala mutton and went to wash his hand because he used his hands to eat. This waiter had the audacity to walk over, flip open the bill and glare at me! How can my husband take out his wallet with his hands dirty?! What kind of attitude is this?

In summary, the food is not bad but for the price and the 'fabulous' service, I would rather go somewhere else that is more worthy. I will never recommend it to anyone.



13 Jan 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

They cry for giving 1 extra chutney!

I visited Anjappar at Jurong Point today and though most of the waiters were well-behaved, 1 person(one of the managers in white shirt who took my order) - when i asked him to give a green chutney while i was eating dinner - he said - already given 1 chutney!

I was so shocked - i had ordered 20+ SGD food for myself - was i not even entitled for a spare small stupid chutney?
he spoiled all my mood, by the way he said, and stared at me. And he stared at me several times, till i got up of there - as if i was eating for free! 

I told at the billing counter while paying the bill- i am sure i wont ever visit this place again!I never expected an OverPriced restaurant to be so stingy!
26 Dec 2012 • 6 reviews • 0 follower

Makes me think twice

Anjappar is the nearest Indian restaurant in the Jurong west area. In the hunger of the evening, sometimes I eat at this place out of choice and lack of variety in the Jurong area. I have been sick almost every other time I have eaten non vegetarian food. Once I took my Costa Rican friend to this place and we got sick for 2 days missing work. Vegetarian light food is the safest option. Also, this place is expensive.
coriander soup
28 Mar 2011 • 408 reviews • 13 followers

North Indian dinner

With K in tow this time, we ordered two typical North Indian dishes to share.

The murgh makhani (aka butter chicken masala $8.50) contained tender chunks of chicken cooked in butter, onion paste and tomato paste which was fragrant and savory.

As for kadai paneer ($8.00), the cottage cheese cubes were cooked with diced capsicum in an onion gravy. I liked the subtle cheesy flavor and the gravy was nicely spiced.

Both dishes weren't overly spicy, being North Indian which tended to be milder in spice level. However, portions were a little small.

We had plain rice ($2.50) which came with a bowl of simple coriander soup that was surprisingly a lot spicier than the cooked dishes. With hindsight, we should have ordered just one serving since the amount was huge and I wasn't able to finish mine, even though it's extremely flavorful and fluffy.

Since we were seated further inside the restaurant, the atmosphere was a lot better than my previous experience when I sat right at the entrance. Staff were helpful and efficient but cost was a tad high considering the serving sizes. Furthermore both service as well as GST were chargeable.

19 Feb 2011 • 21 reviews • 14 followers

Anjappar - transcendent

Even the review here that motivated our visit did not prepare us for the transcendent experience that was Anjappar. The surroundings and environment are mall-esque, not fancy at all. Just above diner - but everything seemed clean. Has a on-site basin to wash your hands - essential if you hope to eat Indian food in the 'proper' way. Had lots of Indians enjoying a late lunch - a good sign.

Usually, I go to a restaurant and sit down and eat. No memory. The food here is very memorable. Went with Chinese mother-in-law - not used to Indian food - so we got something safe but usually ordinary - Butter Chicken. Absolutely amazing - spicy and tasty. Now several weeks later, I still remember fondly the taste. Other great things - We had Tankadi Kabab, an Palak Paneer, and lots of Naan (butter and garlic). All of it was really amazing. Washed it down with an authentic-tasting mango lassi (yes, I was tempted by the Kingfisher of course, but alas, I was the driver). My wife had wonderful ginger tea.

The food is spicy. That said, we had enough mild things to keep our five year old "black pepper is too spicy" girl full up. Not sure she'd write the same kind of review. However, it is family friendly - casual. Look for the benches - always helpful for the little kids.

The price was a little bit high, but we kind of over-ordered, and brought stuff home. You can get in and out feeling like you had good value-for-money.

The staff was friendly and very informal. Great recommendations.

There a number of great restaurants in Little India - the famous Banana leaf, and (even better) Kashmir. But Anjappar is transcendent - a unique and amazing food tasting experience for fans of 'real' Indian food. Very tasty, and may not be for those who are used to blander Indian food. It's also not a looker (not great to impress a date or in-laws) - it can't hold a candle to the nice environment set up by Kashmir, for instance. But the food - oh, the food.