Samy's Curry Restaurant (Dempsey)

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#01-03, 25 Dempsey Road, 247691
Asian, Indian, North Indian, South Indian
+65 64722080

Daily: 11:00 - 15:00

Daily: 18:00 - 22:00

Closed: Tue

$22 based on 49 submissions
Dinner (20 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (16 votes), Children/Family (14 votes) ...

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.

What others are eating here

The banana plantain leaf cleaned before food was served!
The banana plantain leaf cleaned before food was served!
Fish Head Curry
Fish Head Curry
Fish head Curry
Fish head Curry
  • Fish head curry 3 votes
  • chicken masala 2 votes
  • curry squid 2 votes
  • lime juice 2 votes
  • Fried Mutton 1 vote
  • Fried fish 1 vote
  • curry crabs 1 vote
  • curry shell-less prawns 1 vote
  • dry chicken curry. 1 vote
  • fish cutlets 1 vote
  • fish roe 1 vote
  • mutton 1 vote
  • mutton curry 1 vote
  • naan 1 vote
  • pepper dishes 1 vote
  • tandoori chicken 1 vote

Latest Review for Samy's Curry Restaurant

Overall RatingBased on 45 reviews
Most helpful review:

Solid, Reasonably Priced Curry Fish Head

Food/Drink 3 | Value 4 | Ambience 2 | Service 2
Total Reviews: 63

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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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No taste, no nutrition... there are way better Indian restaurants around.

Food/Drink 1 | Value 3 | Ambience 2 | Service 2
Total Review: 1

I went to Samy's Curry House on the invitation of some friends, and was looking forward to some great Indian food. Boy was I disappointed. This was some of the worst Indian food I've ever had. I ordered the white rice and veg, envisioning an array of spicy, flavorful vegetables typically served in south Indian restaurants. The "veg" consisted of some sort of watery sambar-like dish, a "fish curry," which was also a watery sauce with no fish, some tasteless unpeeled potatoes in a dry curry and rassam in a paper cup. There were no vegetables in sight. The food was unbelievably bland. The plus was that it was all you can eat. But for such terrible food, I didn't want much. And it is cheap. We also ordered fish cutlet and fried fish -- each order had exactly one puny cutlet (again, no spices, no taste) and one fish. If I'm eating tasteless food, I want it to at least be healthy. If I'm eating unhealthy food, I want it to taste great. The food at Samy's is neither. Service was also so-so. We had to try hard to get the servers' attention. My sweet lassi was half ice, and by the time I finished half the glass, it was mostly cloudy water.  I definitely won't be going back.

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Food Quality Consistency

Total Reviews: 2

We bought the curry fish head and a couple of vegetable dishes for dinner toniight including the sotong. The curry fish head was too salty compared to the last one we had a month ago. It was also slghtly more spicy. We expect certain consistency in Samy's food quality. Thank you.

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