Omar Shariff Authentic Indian Cuisine restaurant in the Sixth Avenue Centre along Singapore’s Bukit Timah Road has won many awards over the years for its traditional north Indian cuisine. That’s to say, it’s been many years and many awards – in fact, it’s been over 20 years, 8 awards and counting! The secret to Omar Shariff’s success, of course, is the delectable food on offer. Whether you dine in at their well-appointed restaurant, or order takeaway delivered to your door, Omar Shariff Authentic Indian Cuisine offers just what the name suggests.
Let’s run down the list of awards and accolades that have been sprinkled over Omar
Shariff Authentic Indian Cuisine like so many dried chilli flakes. Omar Shariff has
won Wine & Dine’s Top Restaurant Award four times, two times twice in a row, in
1997/1998 and 2000/2001. Just a year after opening, The Royal Copenhagen
awarded this superlative northern Indian restaurant with the title of Singapore’s
Finest Restaurant. It happened again the following year, the same year the
Singapore Tatler voted Omar Shariff Singapore’s Best Restaurant. Leading Gourmet
Guide awarded Omar Shariff its Excellent Food Award in 2002, and the following
years saw the restaurant showered with NEA Healthier Restaurant Awards,
American Express and ANZ accolades, and Where To Eat’s 2013 Excellent Food
Award. At Omar Shariff Authentic Indian Cuisine, down Singapore’s Bukit Timah
Road, you’re in good hands.
With all the vegetarian options available at Omar Shariff Authentic Indian Cuisine it’s no surprise that it attracts the attention of health-conscious diners and food critics. You can’t go past the Omar Shariff Platter, which combines a range of this Indian restaurant’s special vegetarian tandoori dishes for your indulgence. It’s more meaty twin, the Omar Shariff Hot Platter, still has some vegetarian options, but also some fiery tandoori meat dishes. Indo- Chinese cuisine gets a look in with the unusual Gobi Manchurian, in which cauliflower is deep-fried and cooked according to the chef’s secret recipe. It’s vegetarian, too, just like another of the chef’s special secrets, the classic daal makhani. The chef also recommends his minty, meaty, pudina chicken and pudina gosht (lamb) as well as the rare-spiced rogan josh. We recommend all of these and more, so come on down Bukit Timah Road to Omar Shariff for a real, authentic, north Indian culinary experience.
We were allocated a table indoors. Service was attentive although the restaurant was busy. The briyani was a generous portion and was delish. The pieces of chicken in the "butter chicken" were rather small so it didn't feel as hearty. The naan was a tad oily but tasty. The cashier missed out the order of one item so we had to remind them and wait a little more for the dish to be served. We were accorded a 15% discount for goodwill.
The food was delicious! Tandoori fish was soft and melted in our mouths and had enough heat to add a kick. Tandoori chicken was delicious as well. Butter chicken was a little too sweet for our liking, but balanced out well with the heat from the other dishes.
Small cozy restaurant with great Indian food & good service. Would recommend the tandori, black lentils, fish curry & lamb curry. We have visited several times over the last few years & the quality has been consistent.