Saha takes its name from its award-winning chef Abhijit Saha, whose culinary masterpieces are not the only creations of his to bless this Indian restaurant’s stylish premises at the National Gallery Singapore in Singapore’s City Hall. With walls adorned with photographs from the man behind the kitchen’s travels throughout India, you can be sure that the dishes served here are equally astonishing. If you find Saha’s selections too outré to form a decision, why not go for the culinary adventure represented by this Indian restaurant’s tasting menu. Take the road less travelled – it all leads to Saha on St Andrew’s Road.
Saha’s cuisine is typified by regional Indian dishes fused with a modernistic, international sensibility. Preserving the essence of Indian cuisine, but presenting their selection in an artful manner worthy of the finest nouvelle cuisine, Saha almost suggests an Indian fusion ethos. Far from it. Saha’s aesthetics – in terms of decor and dishes – are indeed deeply progressive, but at the beating heart of it all is a time-honoured and traditional approach to Indian cookery. Behind the scenes in Saha’s City Hall, Singapore premises at the National Gallery Singapore on St Andrew’s Road, head chef and founder Abhijit Saha and his team are skilled at binding fresh ingredients, skilful cooking techniques unique to India, and – naturally – judiciously in-house blended spices tailored to each dish and diner’s taste. Saha presents a sophisticated interpretation of Indian cuisine classics.
Perhaps Saha’s genius is best represented by the manner in which they manage to subtly fuse Singaporean and Indian cuisines. There’s little fanfare – the philosophy is more emphatically that of seasonal and locally-sourced rather than fusion cuisine for its own sake – but the same quietly groundbreaking attitude that informs the restaurant’s look and feel informs the make-up of dishes that incorporate Singaporean delicacies into a firmly Indian foundation. Sunseekers and people-watchers will be delighted that Saha also houses a spacious terrace bar outside its City Hall premises, where avant-garde mixologists prepare signature cocktails, including one or two with an Indian twist.
Restaurant was a little hard to locate but when found it it was worth the walk! Food was impeccable will return. Service was great. Definitely
Excellent food and service. It has a good mix of north and south Indian food and an extensive list of Indian wines. Too bad it's closing :(
I really enjoyed fantastic atmosphere, atmosphere,beautiful food, nice service and reasonable price. Highly recommend. I will come again with my husband, friends in the near future.
Interesting fusion Indian cuisine...but portion is small given the price tag. Pictures on menu would be good to help non-indian guests choose their food...overall good food, good service good ambience
My guests and I love the ambience. Most important of all, the dishes we ordered were excellent ..... not only in tastes but also in the way they were beautifully presented. To top it all Chef Preetam Singh (I think that's the name I saw on his uniform) added a personal touch when he came to our table (and other tables as well) to enquire about the food we had ordered. I must also thank SAHA for presenting my wife with a piece of delicious Baked Gulab Jamun Cheesecake. We were there to celebrate her birthday. My review would not be complete if I don't also compliment the staff serving our table. They were all polite and know the dishes on the menu well when asked to describe them. It was indeed an enjoyable experience and an evening well spent.
Saha Restaurant was a refreshing change from the standard predictable and Indian restaurant fare that just sits in your stomach after the meal inspiring regret. The tastes and dishes are Saha recognizably Indian and often more authentic in approach but presented in a a new combination or with an added twist. It keeps both the the chefs and the patrons interested and engaged. The service is impeccable and well informed. My wife was not a fan of the red velvet wall paper and the intensity of the decor and some years ago I would have agreed. I'm not a big fan of it either but it's a different approach and like the food, an interesting change.
Service was excellent. The setting is beatifull and is an ideal place to talk as the ambience is not laud. The food was quite good, especially the appetisers. The masala tacos!!!! Chicken korma and the rice and banns where very tasty. The lamb stuffed with nuts I ordered was good but a little too spicy for me. I assumed it was not so spice since it was not with a curry sauce, but I should have asked the server before. Desert was ok I was a little disappointed with my banana salted caramel as there where not much of either in the desert... overall was a great experience.
Superb modern Indian cuisine. I found the food original but at the same time it captured the essence of really good Indian food. The service was impeccable. Would prefer if the served more than just Heineken Beer and the restaurant is a bit hidden away in the Supreme Court section The National Gallery but worth the effort. It deserves to be popular!
The food is amazing and the service impeccable. Traditionalists may not always like the food but I feel that the dishes are a great mix of tradition and modern ideas. I think the food brings out the best things in Indian cooking. The balance has been tweaked so that you can taste every ingredient that goes into the dish.
Good food. Good service. I tried to book a table for 6:30pm online one day in advance. Apparently the only available time slot was either 6:00pm or 9:00pm. So I thought the restaurant was almost fully booked for that night. But actually when we dined there for 6:00pm-8:00pm, there were so many tables available. I am confused. Maybe next time it is better to call them directly for reservation.