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Dahlia Cafe @ Tanjong Pagar Plaza

1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Singapore 082001 #01-03

9066 8120

$6 · Muslim Owned · Cafe · BBQ · Seafood · Singaporean · Chicken · Beverages · Asian · Malay · Lamb · Beef · Indonesian

Monday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Friday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Sunday: Closed

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Jojo Cambel

Rated 3.0/5.0 a year ago

Food taste is good and authentic. I'm just a bit puzzled as the prices are a bit on the expensive side. The staff most often guess the price and have noticed i paid way too much for ehat i had before. Good food but be mindful what you order as it can really be a shock how much it is.

Suzene Ang

Rated 1.0/5.0 11 months ago

UPDATE: Went there today and tried to pay with my CDC voucher. The guy said he didn't have his phone with him. And I told him he could keep the hard copy of my voucher with the QR code. He grimaced and then brought out his phone. What was with the lying??? This is very terrible attitude and it was 2+pm, not even busy. Went a couple of weeks and ordered the same thing. It was $5.50. Today was $5.30. This is not ok. Anyone experiencing the same? Actually still one of the more affordable nasi Padang

MNG

Rated 4.0/5.0 a year ago

A constant lunch crowd and you can find an array of dishes in this Nasi padang stall. The ingredients are fresh but of small portions. A typical 2 veg and 1 meat will cost about $7.

Andy Quek

Rated 4.0/5.0 4 months ago

Chanced upon this hole in the wall while running some errands. No queue yet since it was around 11am. Surprised that the food is pretty good. As with most nasi padang stalls, prices are slightly higher, but this stall was still quite affordable. Took away just 3 dishes, no rice. To me, what makes or break a nasi pandang stall is their beef rendang and sayur lodeh. And oh boy their beef rendang ($4/serving) did not disappoint - beef is super tender, flavourful and cooked the traditional minangkabau way. Sayur lodeh ($3/serving) was also very soft, delicious and tauhu was not sour. Gravy was also super fragrant. Last dish was a serving of ikan billis and peanuts ($3/serving) coated with a sweet sauce with a tinge of spiciness. Pretty normal, but tasty dish which adds some crunch and texture to your meal. The makcik was very friendly too. I definitely will be back for more.

Muhammad Sayed

Rated 5.0/5.0 a month ago

I would say overall the food is phenomenal especially the beef liver is crunchy and the squid is very soft and tender.

Priscilla Yeo

Rated 1.0/5.0 10 months ago

This is my first and prolly gonna be my last time patronising this place, it’s a total rip off in my opinion. Ordered 3 veggies dishes (stir-fried french beans, egg and begedil) it cost me 5SGD 🫢 super expensive and could probably get better quality food for the price I’ve paid here. Adding on, I asked for just a little gravy but the lady just drenched up my rice with Assam 😂, plus all dishes were heavily salted, I wonder if they actually pay any attention to their cooking or do any quality check at all. I have never came across a bad Nasi Padang apart from this particular vendor, it’s a pretty disappointing experience. 😐

B.G. Butler

Rated 5.0/5.0 a year ago

I also stumbled on Dahlia by accident and was not planning to eat at 2pm but the wide selection of foods all looked really good and fresh so I decided to try. No line at all at 2. The owner explained all the dishes. I decided on the beef rendang and rice. The portion was more than I expected for the price. I think 4.50 for beef, 1 for rice. The lime juice for 1.50 was also good and not too sweet. She added sauces to the rice from about 5 different dishes which was nice. I'll go back if in the area to try other dishes.

Nithi Tangsirisap

Rated 2.0/5.0 11 months ago

This plate of 1 piece of fried chicken, quail eggs, and vegs costs me 10 SGD, which is surprisingly way too expensive for what I got . I don't mind the price if it's delicious, but unfortunately, it's not...

Yin Ying Lim

Rated 1.0/5.0 a month ago

Been there today, Will be my first and last time also. I ordered nasi padang and picked a fried tau gua and shared it with my colleague. However both of us find the fried tau gua has odd taste, like it was overheated and spoiled somehow. We feedback accordingly, didn't intend ask for refund or any compensation, just feedback only so the person in charge is aware about this issue. The kitchen staff came out to clarify that the tau gua was bought and cook this morning and they never keep overnight even there is left over. Then she said we are the only customers complain about the taste, must be because we never brush our teeth this morning. (WTH?) I told the staff I am OK if you want to explain that your ingredient is fresh, but is not very good for u to insult us in order to justify your stand. Then she replied what she said is ture, no one else complained, must be our tongue got problem. (YA VERY WELL, at first, is our teeth and now our tongue) This is truly not acceptable. The food overall is really so so, nothing remarkable. Anyway, will never return to the restaurant ever due to the rude staff.

Cassandra N

Rated 1.0/5.0 7 months ago

First and last time visiting this place. Noodles, chicken, egg and vegetables cost me $11.50 and a diarrhoea 💀 Did not even taste good. Their prices are also not transparent as my two other colleagues who ordered more dishes were charged way less.

Shawn Koh

Rated 1.0/5.0 a month ago

Total rip off shop.. order white rice with quail egg, fried egg and chicken costs $10.. would you come again? I would never come again... I recommend everyone who work in tanjong pagar to find better place to have your meal instead of here...

Gurmit Singh

Rated 4.0/5.0 in the last week

It's alright, not the best but good enough. I get sambal goreng, ikan bilis kacang, telur dadar, terung sambal and the sayur lemak. If i feel like more, it's the fried tenggeri slice with sambal which reminds of how my mum used to make it. Like most nasi padang stalls in Singapore, they're not cheap. Easily $5-6 for a few veg. Add a meat or fish, you might pay $9-10. But a lot of effort and time goes into Malay-Indonesian food. Inherently, their natural customer base here in Singapore is small so prices tend to go up. But I go once a week on Nasi Padang Fridays. Yum.

Krams Chowski

Rated 1.0/5.0 a month ago

Very expensive, food was normal nothing amazing. No fix pricing. Rude attitude. Kway Teow, begedil and lungs cost $9.50.

Fazil Musa

Rated 2.0/5.0 a month ago

The food is pretty good. Don't get me wrong, I like the food. It's not the greatest but it's good. More than above average I'd say. The reason for the low rating is inconsistent pricing. My order is pretty standard. Kway teow with fish cake, quail eggs and potatoes. I would go on two consecutive days, and I'd get charged two different prices by the same auntie. So the pricing is inconsistent. Except, that the price is consistently high! I just had lunch with my wife. We both had rice with 1 meat and 2 veg. We both had Teh o ice kosong. And our bill came to $27.40. It's a lot pricier than I would expect. For me, it's not worth the price, and not worth the inconsistent pricing. I don't normally write negative reviews. In fact, a lot of my reviews are glowing. But this is a review that weighs heavy on my heart. I have to warn anyone who is looking to patronise Dahlia Cafe, to go in with their eyes open.

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