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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 41 submissions
Vibrant/Noisy (17 votes), Lunch (15 votes), Dinner (13 votes)
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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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• 11 Feb 2015 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Not going back

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I originally thought that the bad reviews here were a little harsh, then I know now that if anything, they were already being nice.

I think the boss is already out of touch with his rstn because the staff run it like they own the place. They don't ask for ur orders, they demand it arrogantly like as though u owe it to them to eat. There was only one indian old uncle who was actually nice and smiled at us, the young man who took our orders should probably go for some training because he obviously does not understand what service means.

To be fair, the prata here is not bad. The Curry too.
But the service and the staff will leave u with an extremely bad aftertaste!
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• 23 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Good food, pathetic staff

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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.
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• 25 Feb 2014 • 729 reviews • 87 followers

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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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