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Samy's Curry Restaurant (Dempsey)

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Samy's Curry was founded by the late Mr. M. Veerasamy, back in the 1950's. Mr.Veerasamy, who himself was an excellent chef, is credited with the creation of several signature dishes like Chicken Masala, Fish Cutlet and Mysore Mutton.

Mr. Veerasamy started Samy's Curry as a small establishment in Tank Road back in the 1950's. After which he moved the restaurant to the Ministry of Social Affairs at Pears Hill. Then he finally moved to the restaurant's current location at Dempsey Road in the early 1980's.

In 1982, Mr.Veerasamy's son Mr.Maheyndran took over the restaurant. The restaurant became a popular place among locals and tourists alike for Fine South Indian Cuisine.

Our signature dishes like Masala Chicken, Fish Cutlet, Fish Head Curry are offered at affordable prices and are a must-have if you're visiting Singapore!

Samy's also provides catering services for private functions and household parties. We have a team of professional caterers to help you make your event a success.

So make sure you call us the next time you're hosting a special event! Our team of dedicated and diligent caterers will ensure that your event goes off without a hitch and your special occasion turns into a truly memorable one.

Daily: 11:00 - 15:00

Daily: 18:00 - 22:00

Closed: Tue

+65 64722080
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Dinner (20 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (16 votes), Children/Family (14 votes)
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Solid, Reasonably Priced Curry Fish Head

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Samy's Curry is one of the stalwarts of Dempsey - something like 30 years old! It's a non-air-conditioned, pretty casual dining place. 

The fish head curry is pretty nice! Snapper head was fresh and well cooked, and the curry was fragrant. The rest of the dishes we tried were hit and miss - masala chicken tasty but dry, the dry cooked lamb was perhaps a tad bit spicy for our tastes.

Overall an OK place to satisfy any fish head curry cravings but do turn up early especially on weekends as parking can be annoying.

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• 14 Dec 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

absoulutly a joke. The service is terrible and the food served cold. don't waste your money.

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the waiter showed us to a atable and asked what did we want without even showing a menu. He then tried and push the most expensive on the menu. The vegetable side dishes were tasteless and greasy. The nan bread was the worse I have ever tasted.

Go to Little India instead. The only nice thing I had was a hieniken.
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• 27 Sep 2014 • 63 reviews • 4 followers

Solid, Reasonably Priced Curry Fish Head

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Please visit blog for full review and pictures.

Samy's Curry is one of the stalwarts of Dempsey - something like 30 years old! It's a non-air-conditioned, pretty casual dining place. 

The fish head curry is pretty nice! Snapper head was fresh and well cooked, and the curry was fragrant. The rest of the dishes we tried were hit and miss - masala chicken tasty but dry, the dry cooked lamb was perhaps a tad bit spicy for our tastes.

Overall an OK place to satisfy any fish head curry cravings but do turn up early especially on weekends as parking can be annoying.
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• 19 Mar 2014 • 259 reviews • 38 followers

disappointing

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I remembered frequenting Samy's before Dempsey was invaded by trendly restaurants. There was a man whom you have to purchase a ticket from (for parking?) and the food was good and inexpensive. I remembered prompt service by staff with will pour piping hot fragrant hot vege dishes on your banana leaf while while ceiling fans swirled overhead.  So I decided on renewing my relationship with this notable dempsey institution but was utterly disappointed.   The chicken masala at $5 a piece is dry and lacks oomph and we were charged $6 for a few pieces of battered cauliflower. I requested for some more chicken masala sauce twice ut my request was never reverted! Probably Samy's response to higher rental was higher prices and lower quality of cooking.    So I had disappointed a friend who always looked upon me for good food places. And my fond memories will remain as that, not to be relived again.
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