Clouds of heaven at Yantra
The Oakham Curry Club (OCC) is a well-respected Institution with multiple international franchises. This review of “Yantra” being the latest by our Singapore branch. The OCC takes pride in searching out the finest Indian restaurants and providing impartial reviews of Curry Houses all over the world.
Members vote anonymously without being influenced by other members (we call this “no swaying”) on 5 categories, and an average score out of a maximum 10 is given to each restaurant we review.
For full transparency, see below scores (out of 10). The voting is based on the votes from OCC members. Restaurants must score an average of 7/10 or above to receive the OCC sticker of recommendation. All OCC members have been through a rigorous selection process to gain entry into the Club. In short, we all know our curries.
Meet on the 25th March 2021: Tanglin Mall, Singapore
Customer Care: 8.67
Yantra IS AWARDED the OCC badge of recommendation
Having sampled Curry houses far and wide across Singapore, the OCC Singapore Branch acknowledge that we have not as yet visited one that you would call a Tier 1 – both in terms of price and setting. With our thirst for beers (and sometimes Whisky or Prosecco) and the fact that half the club had become unemployed due to COVID we had been quite price sensitive when it comes to choosing venues.
So there was definitely an air of trepidation as we strolled in to Yantra at 6:30pm on a Thursday night. For full transparency, this OCC meet was split into 2 groups of 5 (6:30pm and 8:30pm sittings) to ensure we adhered to COVID dining rules. While the restaurant was empty when the first group arrived we were pleased to see that it was very lively by the time the second group of OCC members sat down for their meal.
The prices on the menu were slightly intimidating but the welcome from our brilliant host Senthil was warm and it is a fantastic looking restaurant. Our fears were further allayed when we were shown a very reasonably priced set menu ($58) which would give us a sample of many of the dishes available on the extensive menu which we all ordered with a few extra dishes on the side.
Quotes from members…
“The poppadoms were like little clouds of heaven in laden with a delicious sauce. 2 more bowls of them please. There were too many other good things to call out individually but I really enjoyed the variety of the meal.”
”The service was superb. The waiter could easily talk through the whole menu without referring back to the chef. Drinks served quickly.”
“A very well put together place. I think we got good value but could see it getting tasty if you’re not careful.’
“Loved it. Great service, care and food. Glorious curry all round”
Yantra’s excellent score shows how much the club enjoyed visiting and I’m sure many members will be going back. I’d also again like to thank our most superb and welcoming host Senthil who really went the extra mile the whole evening, and also apologise to him for this review taking so long to post!
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