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4.6 /6 Excellent 51 Reviews

Sakunthala's Food Palace

Little India Indian $$ +100
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About Sakunthala's Food Palace

Situated on Race Course Road, Sakunthala’s is serving up fresh Indian specialties to local spice fans and curry fiends. By using the best possible ingredients, the chefs ensure that guests are treated to Indian flavours without the use of additives or artificial colours. With its prime location in Little India, towards the centre of town, it’s easy to reach this popular South Asian restaurant. Open every day of the week from 11am to 10:30pm, this South Asian establishment is the best choice for standout Indian cuisine in central Singapore.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 22:30
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 22:30
  • Thursday 11:00 - 22:30
  • Friday 11:00 - 22:30
  • Saturday 11:00 - 22:30
  • Sunday 11:00 - 22:30
Sakunthala's Food Palace, Race Course Road 66, 218570 Singapore

Further Information

Since 1997, Sakunthala’s has been one of Little India’s go-to restaurants for excellent South Asian specialties, friendly service and lovely atmosphere. Located on Singapore’s Race Course Road, Sakunthala’s provides a charming environment that’s casual enough for a quick lunch with colleagues or friends. Also offering affordable options for catering, the crew at Sakunthala’s really knows how to throw a great party; it’s a perfect venue for wedding celebrations, dinner parties and corporate events.

Sakunthala’s in Singapore’s Little India is known for its signature dish, the fish head curry. Full of flavour and using fresh herbs and spices (and a fish head) this curry is ideal for seafood lovers and adventurous diners. If eating a fish head isn’t your cup of soup, there’s plenty of other dishes like lamb vindaloo, crab masala, sambal chicken, and fish tikka to keep you occupied. Vegetarian favourites include the malai kofta, bhindi masala and kadai vegetable – and there’s plenty more where that came from. To ensure a good table, make sure to book in advance online!


51 Reviews

4.6 /6 Excellent 51 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Service: friendly
Food: delicious
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 6
28.03.2017 08:51

Staffs were very friendly,approachable, fast & efficient in service. Restaurant was clean. Overall dining was fantastic especially we were total of 13 pax w 1 toddler.

2 reviews so far 6
23.03.2017 09:51

Food is good, price is reasonable. Brought my friends to eat Indian food at this restaurant. As recommended, curry fish head is very delicious. I also like their thosai.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 05:44

Food was great :) and were served accordingly and Food was on time and was happy with the services and careness give by the staff :)

1 review so far 6
18.01.2017 13:59

The fish curry head is delicious. The waiter who serves us his name is Adnan. He's very friendly and approachable. Plus his service is fantastic.

1 review so far 3
01.10.2015 20:13

Service was not the best . I was going to be late and called the restaurant. The person who answered did not even greet us properly. When we reach, table was not even wiped properly. So I wiped it myself. Was only given one menu for three people. Seriously ? Wanted this meal to be a special one cuz it was my dad's birthday. The food tho was pretty good. Just- the tom yam soup. OMG , seriously did the kitchen staff put one whole pack of salt in there. Me and Dad only had like one sip each! Disgusting. The drinks were pretty bad too. When we were leaving, again no customer service. My god. Food was good. The service tho - atrocious. Would come here again but probably not for some special meals

1 review so far 6
16.12.2015 17:35

Will definitely make a trip down to Sakunthala's Food Palace if im around the area. Good service, friendly staffs and not forgetting the delicious food.

6 reviews so far 4
28.02.2016 17:45

We only had the fish head curry as we bought this on a Groupon. The curry was great. The fish and vegetables was fresh, and the curry was fragrant, tangy and not overly spicy. The service was prompt and friendly too. We spotted loads of other dishes on the menu that we would love to try so we'll definitely be back again.

1 review so far 4
28.03.2016 19:14

Firstly, very much appreciative on the swift response pertaining to my reservations made with a reference code provided. Hence made us Customers earlier to trace. Lastly, would like to sincere apology for not able to attend on the said date based on the reservation made. Looking forward to dine at Sakunthala Food Palace in the near future. Many Thanks!! Cyril Hp 90288618

1 review so far 4
18.03.2016 09:30

Lamb masala was tender n flavorful although it is rather salty. Naan was good.(garlic n butter) Mango fish curry was flavorful n fresh fish. Tandoori chicken could be abit more tender instead of dry. Service wasn't that good but prompt if you remind them a few times. Cost wise was surprisingly value for money for 2 pax.

1 review so far 5
16.11.2015 18:47

The staff were very friendly. Food was served quite fast upon ordering. And they were delicious. The fish head curry is a blast! Totally enjoyed it. Very appetizing! Will come again in the near future for their signature fish head curry.

1 review so far 6
08.05.2016 21:18

We have a good time. The food was good. I was very impress with the service and the service team. The guys were very helpful and obliging. Keep up the good work.

2 reviews so far 5
09.02.2016 09:52

Big, roomy and quick service. Lots of Waiters and Waitresses always prowling to ensure prompt service. Catering to the masses. Family and I enjoyed the food. Car parking along the street makes it easier to access the place.

1 review so far 5
26.12.2015 09:00

My family enjoyed our birayani vey much. I had the mutton. Fantastic. The portion is sufficient. Price is also affordable. Must try is the seafood which I had in my previous visit. Thank you for the experience.

1 review so far 5
05.10.2015 12:02

My team and I love the food very much. The staff were polite and always there to serve. We choose Sakunthala's because it serve both Indian and Vegetarian dishes that we can all enjoy together.

2 reviews so far 4
13.01.2016 08:08

Fish head curry was good. Portion for large size was just nice for 4 - 5 persons. Restaurant ambience & service staff needs to be improved. No room decor. Looks like ordinary restaurant. Staff coordination very messy. All over the place.

1 review so far 6
30.12.2015 22:49

Very good service.. Friendly and accommodating staffs who helped us with the needs.. Staff also provided for baby needs when we requested tem to do so.. Kudos

2 reviews so far 4
10.01.2016 00:37

Food was good except that service is a little bit messy. Service staff too busy to focus on our food orders when the restaurant starts to get busy. Needs improvement in the system of managing the restaurant during peak hours.

1 review so far 5
17.06.2016 12:26

Reserved for breaking of fast on 12/06 for 14pax incl kids. Place is nice & food were great with reasonable pricing. Staffs were friendly too. Will sure to come again in future.

1 review so far 6
18.05.2016 08:37

Good was great n so was the service! The food was served very promptly.. The masala tea was really out of the world it tasted great!!!!

1 review so far 6
29.07.2016 18:20

The service was good, servers were all very patient and attentive. Highly recommended to go there for lunch as it is less crowded. FOOD WAS SUPERB!

1 review so far 5
23.11.2016 09:31

The food was awesome. The staff were friendly just the service. Might want to be more attentive towards customer or add more ground staff as it is maybe short of manpower.

4 reviews so far 4
21.08.2016 10:14

The service was good and fast as usually but food was cold despite the quality was good. That left us quite disappointed because we like to come to Sakunthala from time to time. Will think twice next time

1 review so far 5
20.11.2016 09:46

The curry head fish is very good and service is excellent. The ambience is also great .Parking facilites is nearby too. Ooops the Tea is one of the best .

1 review so far 6
05.07.2016 09:45

That is our first dining experience at Sakunthala. Food is good, and staff service is excellent. Definitely will consider Sakunthala again for our family dinner.

1 review so far 6
06.05.2016 11:23

Excellent taste and variety My Filipino friends who do not like spice enjoyed butter chicken and Tom yam. The Chinese food ordered were very good.

1 review so far 5
10.05.2016 10:50

very good we enjoyed the food and the service is good will recommend to my clients I would like to thank all the waiter for the good service

1 review so far 5
23.08.2016 12:50

Food and ambience were good. Service was ok. Employees were generally well versed of the menu and were very helpful. Food came within a short period of time.

1 review so far 5
19.02.2016 11:35

Second time here and as usual the service and the food never disappoints! Anyone who needs recommendation, do try the Naan and Lady Fingers, finger licking good!

6 reviews so far 5
16.04.2017 01:42

We love the fish head curry and briyani. Nice spices and not too spicy. We too are pleased with the customer service. They are very polite.

1 review so far 5
15.06.2016 13:20

Decent ambience and nice food! A mixture of spicy and non-spicy food for those not so into spicy food. Recommended to try the place. Thank you.

1 review so far 5
05.02.2017 19:16

Good food. Good service. Variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare . There is still room for improvement on the customer service front. Overall 5/6. Cheers !

1 review so far 5
30.12.2015 08:45

Not bad. I think I will visit the restaurant again soon and try other dishes. The service was fast as well. Mr Hisham Abu Bakar

1 review so far 5
16.12.2015 08:26

Ambience is great! Service is great!! Food is great!!! Fell in love with the Curry Fish head and Butter Chicken. Definitely worth coming again :D

1 review so far 5
02.02.2017 10:39

Quick and good service. Food was relatively good and inexpensive. Wide and interesting selection in the menu. Good for office outings. Clean and comfortable seating

1 review so far 4
09.08.2016 17:13

The ambiance was good and the restaurant was clean. Good variety of food. The service was good and the waiters are there when we need to order our food.

1 review so far 4
23.04.2017 22:44

Service fast dont need to wait very long. Space sitting also wide. Price resonable & affortable. Enjoy the fish head curry but the lime juice doesnt taste good.

1 review so far 3
30.12.2015 18:21

Fast Delivary but Sequencing not good main course appeared before appetizer. Felt food was on sweet side, did not find much of spicy options for vegetarians. Ambiance is good, easy to access the place, near to MRT.

1 review so far 4
01.06.2016 13:50

Food that show in menu different from what it had served. When we checked with the staff, they say it just a picture. Disappointed with the answer.

1 review so far 4
05.02.2017 17:12

Service was good but can improve (a lot of staff handling our orders, in which it confuse the guys and us). Food was great! Will return.

1 review so far 5
21.10.2016 13:16

food and services very good but there is still room for improvement on the quality on food.

1 review so far 2
18.01.2016 13:26

Despite the high tech gadget, our orders were still got mixed up. One dish almost didn't come until I reminded them. One extra naan took about 20 min to come. Food was OK but service really need to improve

1 review so far 3
09.06.2016 11:43

Plates were washed but not wiped properly. Quality of food can be better especially Thosais. Otherwise food was served promptly and waiters were pleasant and helpful.

1 review so far 2
12.09.2016 17:11

Bad service...found bug in my payasam and they dun even initiate to refund or chnge. The person who i approached juz continue to wipe the table..food so-so.. and quite ex. Will not visit again

3 reviews so far 6
19.12.2016 09:07

Food is nice, staff are very friendly. Will recommend to friends.

3 reviews so far 6
30.12.2016 08:46

Good ambience and nice food, staff are also very friendly

1 review so far 2
27.08.2016 00:47

Service needs to be improved, ordered food served delay and missed ordered items. But the restaurant is clean and tidy and pleasant looking of staffs and cashier..

3 reviews so far 5
17.11.2016 17:42

This Indian restaurant is nice, will recommend others to try.

7 reviews so far 4
28.04.2016 09:54

Great food, and staff was really accommodating. prawn briyani was great too

1 review so far 4
24.10.2015 18:49

Service was very fast and the fish head curry is delicious.

1 review so far 1
04.08.2016 07:29

Lousiest service. I will never recommend this eatery at all. Its a waste of money. I rather patronise Gayatri Restaurant. The service provided is warm and approachable