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Singapore Zam Zam Restaurant

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This landmark Indian-Muslim restaurant opposite Sultan Mosque has been serving nasi biryani, murtabak, roti prata and other dishes for over 100 years.

Daily: 08:00 - 23:00

+65 62986320
$6 based on 40 submissions
Vibrant/Noisy (17 votes), Lunch (15 votes), Dinner (13 votes)
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Heritage restaurant

I've eaten here as a child and always had memories is it as busy, tasty but not necessarily the cleanest place to eat. It's still gritty and has that oily floor ambience but the food is good. the best egg perota I've had in some time. I find the curry a bit too spiced up with cardamon and aniseed but tasty. The tea is still great tasting. a must visit for young Singaporeans.


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23 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Good food, pathetic staff

To be fair to this restaurant, their food is generally good. However, I am surprised to see how arrogant their staff can be. There was one time where I politely signalled a waiter over to place my order, he just looked at me and walked away. For a moment, i thought he did not notice me, so I tried calling him again after a while.

Then he reluctantly walked over my table and spoke in a rude tone "what is it?". When i mentioned i want to place my order, he began to show attitude by saying that  "we only have murtabak left ok, now faster tell me what you want". After i placed my order, he literally ran away before i could even tell him what drinks i wanted. I was really stunned to see how lazy, arrogant and rude the waiter was.  

 I felt that perhaps he was having a bad day, but I was wrong. During my second visit, when i was ready to place my order, i tried calling out to another guy (with ear studs), he simply told me to "wait". I waited for more than 10 minutes and then i saw him chatting away with his collegues in one corner. That was the final straw and I decided to leave the restaurant without ordering anything.

On that note, i will surely not recommend Zam Zam even though their food is good. Its pointless for a restaurant to have great culinary skills when the staff there simply wants to draw salaries without working properly. I have patronised other not so famous restaurants who serve equally good food but with decent service.
25 Feb 2014 • 711 reviews • 83 followers

Heritage restaurant

I've eaten here as a child and always had memories is it as busy, tasty but not necessarily the cleanest place to eat. It's still gritty and has that oily floor ambience but the food is good. the best egg perota I've had in some time. I find the curry a bit too spiced up with cardamon and aniseed but tasty. The tea is still great tasting. a must visit for young Singaporeans.


14 Feb 2014 • 7 reviews • 0 follower

A sound establishment for good Malay/Indian food!

'Singapore Zam Zam (697 N Bridge Rd, Singapore 198675) has been a long established name for the Indian Muslim cuisine in Singapore. And this time round, during my trip back, I went to check out this well-established restaurant.'

Full review & photos here: http://aprilsnextmeal.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/singapore-zam-zam/
18 Aug 2012 • 17 reviews • 0 follower

great murtabak!

The Murtabak here is die die must try!

Order the beef & sardine to try & the beef wins hands down.

Ended up ordering one more serving of beef.

Curry is good too!

Tried the mee goreng & nasi goreng which was generally OK.

It's a good place to chow down tasty simple fare before heading over to Arab street for drinks & hang out for the rest of the night.

13 Jun 2012 • 1 review • 25 followers

Avoid at all cost

There's bad service, there's horrible service, and then there's Zam Zam service. Want to just grab a plain prata? Sorry, they'll tell you. "Out of stock" they say, while half walking away in mid-sentence, as you glance over to the piles of dough that they could simply press into space and place on the pan.

There seems to exist, an unspoken minimum order of a Mutabak, not fulfilling which, be prepared to put with lots of dirty looks and undelivered orders. And, this had happened on three separate occasions, at different times of the day, so I know it is not isolated.

After all that, you would think you are getting the best prata in the whole island, but nothing can be further from the truth. The prata here is too tough, too thick, to oily. You are better off going to Casurina Prata.