56 Race Course Road, 218564
Asian, Indian, North Indian, South Indian
+65 62938682

Daily: 10:30 - 22:30

$25 based on 54 submissions
Dinner (21 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (17 votes), Lunch (14 votes) ...

Specialising in fish head curry and other North and South Indian fare, this pleasant restaurant has been a landmark in Little India for over 30 years. Other than the fish head curry, try the chicken masala, mutton curry and tandoori chicken. Function rooms are also available.

What others are eating here

Fish Head Curry
Fish Head Curry
Masala Chicken
Masala Chicken
  • fish head curry 6 votes
  • naan 4 votes
  • Butter Chicken 3 votes
  • Manggo Lassi 3 votes
  • Masala Chicken 3 votes
  • papadum 3 votes
  • (free) papadam 2 votes
  • Tikka Masala 2 votes
  • Fish Cutlets 1 vote
  • Fish Tikka 1 vote
  • Masala crab 1 vote
  • Masala prawns 1 vote
  • Naans and rice 1 vote
  • curry 1 vote
  • nasi briyani 1 vote
  • palak paneer 1 vote

Latest Review for The Banana Leaf Apolo

Overall RatingBased on 57 reviews
Most helpful review:

Kind a compromise for good food :)

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

Taste and quality are sure a Hit, but when its too crowded we are in a state to maintain our patience with the service rendered. No other go ! Kind a compromise for good food :)

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Done there for lunch lately and

Food/Drink 2 | Value 1 | Ambience 1 | Service 1
Total Reviews: 10

Though food was fine, it's way overpriced. Staff is very dishonest and slipshot. Reason? Wanted to order the 3.50 Vegetarian Briyani with veggies. Twice I was rejected, saying it's basic rice. I said yes, I would like this. Again he reinterated they won't sell it, recommended me those $10+ meat dishes. I told them I'm on Vegetarian! and diverted me to the $8 vegetarian meal instead. And once I ordered that they forced the $8+ meal on me more than once.
Their drinks are way way way overpriced. $4 -8 for drinks. Their Briyani nothing to shout bout. Anyone tried Anatolia Briyani would kick this out of the drain. 
 I'm from the office nearby, so who would want pay such extravagant for lunch?
 Today I brought my friend there, 2 people, they forced us to share the curries, and few of the curries did not arrive at all!!!! Have to ask them a couple of times, and the staffs wasn't too eager to serve.
 Seriously this place needs a boycott for them to wake up.

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Past its glory days

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

I used to be a regular here. Then some of the waiters changed; and so did the chefs. This is evident once you're seated: you don't have your order immediately ready now, then the wait is a compulsory 15-20 min one. The waiter won't bother coming by or will ignore. The fish head has gotten smaller over the years (no doubt the big fish have dwindled in supply). The other meat manages to surprise me every time (either very good or very bad). Seems like the day of the week and the time of the day do matter now. What was once my favourite restaurant seems like it's now the haunt of tourists who are ill informed.

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