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A1 Restaurant

17 Birch Rd Singapore 219886

6294 8590

$6 · Halal Certified · Restaurant · Singaporean · Lamb · Mediterranean · Indian · Beverages · Asian · Dessert · Chicken

Monday: 10:30 AM – 10:45 PM Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 10:45 PM Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 10:45 PM Thursday: 10:30 AM – 10:45 PM Friday: 10:30 AM – 10:45 PM Saturday: 10:30 AM – 10:45 PM Sunday: 10:30 AM – 10:45 PM

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Kai Wee Toh

Rated 5.0/5.0 a year ago

Friend brought me to this restaurant, and I had a great (figuratively and literally) lunch. I ordered a mutton briyani, and shared fish meat patties, curry mutton, curry squid and fried fish chunks with my friend. I also had fresh lime juice drink, which was small but flavourful. Mutton briyani was good, with the mutton being generally tender. However, I liked the curry mutton a bit more. I usually don't like assam curry, but the curry squid's assam flavour was well-blended with other curry spices. The fish meat patties don't look appetizing, but are actually quite tasty. I love the substantial feel of the patty when I sink my teeth into it. The fried fish is batang, I believe. Well-seasoned and goes well with everything. The briyani rice and vegetables are free-flow, but I was completely sated by the initial serving. Good banana leaf restaurant, with relatively few seats, so do arrive a bit early.

Christopher Noel

Rated 2.0/5.0 5 months ago

01 Aug 2023 / about 11:15am -Take-way lunch for: White rice Quail eggs meal, big fried fish and small fried fish at $17/-. I have been observing the steady increase in prices and gradual drop in food quality. Today after tasting the food at home, is "that's it" can't take it anymore of their food quality. The big fish salty and scattered chilli paste in the inner flesh, small fish supposing crunchy but these were soft and taste shows fish was not fresh! Mixed vegetable was much chilli paste that dominated the taste and smell instead of the small pieces of carrots and cauliflower. Overall salt was not lacking, probably is cheap from elsewhere. My take-away is the owners have overlooked that their Restaurant will not exist without customers. Yes they depend on the tourists, regulars, etc. But also do not short change people who can afford the restaurant level food once in a few months. Be considerate for the freshness, salt pitching, chilli paste, overall the quality and taste. Money comes in won't last long but paying Customers deserve better food to justify your increase in prices!!!.

Jose Davis Nidhin

Rated 5.0/5.0 5 months ago

This is one of the first restaurant that I had gone to when I first arrived in SG more than 20 years ago. When I visit them again I realized nothing much has changed expect the staff. They still serve good food with love at an easily affordable price. Do take note that it is a very traditional restaurant setting so probably not the best place if you are not open for such cultural experience.

Joshua Andrew

Rated 3.0/5.0 6 years ago

A average restaurant selling Indian food. The ambience within the restaurant is average, the interiors were ok and the exterior of the restaurant is not very appealing. The restaurant has limited seating and is pretty small. The counter and food service area are all in the main restaurant space as well. The restaurant isn't very clean though. Service was pretty fast, and the food was ok. The biriyani rice was pretty flavourful and the quantity was pretty big for just $5. The rice meal was not worth it, it came with small portions of vegetable curry which did not taste very good and cost $5 as well. Not worth the price. Overall, a good place to have a cheap biriyani but nothing else really.


Rated 4.0/5.0 4 months ago

Plain briyani is really yummy. Dried masala chicken a must try. Prawn semi gravy very delicious. Their iced moor is so refreshing.

Andrew Tan

Rated 4.0/5.0 3 months ago

Food was ok. Service was great, however a bit pricey. 11.50 for banana leaf rice, a pc of fried fish and 1 ice tea.

thulasi manikandan

Rated 3.0/5.0 a month ago

Bit oily food. Taste is good. But place is so congested. Too oily chicken varieties. Not recommended for old peoples

Vivek Venga

Rated 5.0/5.0 4 months ago

Probably the best Indian food in Little India. 5 stars for food quality and taste. It’s a traditional eatery. So don’t expect exceptional service or seating. Great for those looking for a cultural experience.

Rajamorgan Rethinam

Rated 5.0/5.0 4 months ago

Awesome South Indian Food. Friendly & Accomodating staffs. A-1 Restaurant’s Chicken or Mutton Briyani is of a different level & simply superb. Must try their Mutton Chukka Briyani & their Tea or Bru Coffee won’t be dissapointed. Highly underrated South Indian Food Restaurant. Hope our locals will go and try out and u will know that they outdo the rest of the highly overrated famous South Indian Restaurants in Little India. Highly Recommended & won’t be disapointed at all.

Bryan Goh

Rated 4.0/5.0 5 months ago

Excellent South Indian food served on banana leaf. The mutton curry is really good, so too the fish cutlets which are really a fish and potato pasty deep fried. The local flower crabs are excellent too but can be messy to eat. The protocol is to order the mains which tend to be meat and seafood. Rice is served as a matter of course, also papadoms. The vegetables are part of the sides and don’t have to be separately ordered. Do ask for curry gravy which the waiter will slop on your rice. It’s part of the whole experience. Careful, it’s right spicy. Not toned down for tourists, or indeed many a Singaporean.

Yoosuff Ali

Rated 3.0/5.0 5 months ago

I had fried fish roe set meal and butter milk for lunch today. By any Singapore standard it is an average lunch but I was charged SGD 12/- much to my shock. This is more than double the price at any other similar places. Moreover, my clothes were smelling curry smell after seated in the restaurant for half hour. Not really a pleasant price to pay for an average food or for an below par ambiance. Never for me again.

Debasish Raychaudhuri

Rated 5.0/5.0 3 months ago

Very good place for veggies with purely South Indian taste and North Indian options too. A daily meal option for Indians visiting Singapore

Sathis Suresh ஃ

Rated 4.0/5.0 3 months ago

The food was good for the price we pay,but not like last time (the fish cutlet and mutton not meet our expectation, need to improve.. For 2person we paid $39.80