A trip to Khansama Tandoori Restaurant in the heart of Singapore’s Little India is a history lesson in culinary tradition, especially that of the Punjabi, north Indian cuisine in which this kitchen down Serangoon Road specialises in. Take a seat indoors, or on the shady, breezy terrace if you’re lucky (this popular joint is often busy) and indulge in some proper Punjabi hospitality. It’s not surprising that this restaurant and its siblings scattered across the city are among the highest ranked Indian restaurants in Singapore.
Khansama Tandoori Restaurant is just as eager to educate its guests as it is to treat them to the kind of premium service and high quality cuisine that one delights in finding when hunting through the colourful part of Singapore known as Little India. Located along Serangoon Road, Khansama reminds us of the etymology of the word tandoor, ascribing its origin to the Semitic word for fire. Fire is certainly on the cards here, from the tandoor clay oven itself to the spicy dishes on offer.
Northern Indian and Punjabi cuisine is a specialty of Khansama Tandoori Restaurant – this goes for the central Little India outpost along Serangoon Road as well as its Science Park sister and the associated Jungle Tandoor. Signature dishes include the Punjabi tadka, delectable and eminently shareable thali selections, mouth-watering kebab zayka and tangdi kebab, keema mattar, old favourites like butter chicken and a range of biryani, and the novel vegetable-stuffed crispy pastry cones served with a capsicum raita.
Love the food as always and the portions are huge. The chutney could have been better. I will definitely bring my friends there again for dinner.
Great food. Huge range of styles and variety for different dietary requirements. All tasted great. Casual dining with helpful staff. We’ve been coming here for 13 years. Will return again soon.
Huge menu, interesting selection of items that you cant find everywhere. e.g. Curd Rice, which is very rare. Menu has explanations so you know what you're eating
probably the best butter chicken i ever had. would be better if i had the option to choose indoor or outdoor when booking the place
Food was delicious, we had 3 types of bread/naan/prata, and had a special preference towards Aloo Gobi. Though prices are slightly high for a shophouse like restaurant, it was still packed with like-minded groups who share their love for the well-tasting food served. Admidst our dinner, a small mouse was seen near the corner of the shop on the second level. The staffs were apologetic about it and offered to switch tables to the first level of the shop. May visit again if the prices are lowered.
Great service and wonderful food! I was the third of my group of friends to arrive and they immediately knew who I was. They were also attentive to our needs without needing me to constantly get their attention.
I am a repeated customer for years. I always order butter chicken, tikka malasa chicken, naan and masala hot tea. Highly recommend for anyone who are interested in good northern Indian cuisine. Overall, awesome service and food.
Very good food as usual. I am a repeat customer though they don't really recognise me. :) Staff friendliness may be a bit stand-offish initially but I am sure, a few more visits down the road and they will certainly warm up to you.
Restaurant was fairly flexible to allow us to change our table. We prefer the tables on the ground level for better ventilation as it could mean dustier and noisier. Food was great at a relaxing and leisurely pace. Friends and I had a great evening dining at Khamsama (Serangoon Road outlet).
Great restaurant. One of Singapore's best local Indians. A huge menu and they know how to make it hot. Best to sit upstairs although they may be the heaviest chairs in the world!