Singapore Zam Zam Restaurant

4.20  
Singapore Zam Zam Restaurant - Murtabak Chicken
Established in 1908, Singapore Zam Zam Restaurant is one of the most popular Indian-Muslim restaurant in Singapore, famous for its Nasi Briyani, Murtabak & Roti Prata. The restaurant has ample seats and is situated directly opposite the iconic Sultan mosque.

Singapore Zam Zam Restaurant

Singapore Zam Zam Restaurant is a Indian-Muslim restaurant located along North Bridge Road with a long history stretching back to the early 20th century. It is located opposite the Sultan Mosque and adjacent to the Golden Landmark Shopping Centre on Arab Street.

The restaurant is very popular with the office crowd in the vicinity during weekdays, Muslims who visit the Sultan Mosque on Fridays and other Islamic occasions, as well as tourists & families touring the hippy Haji Lane nearby over weekends. One can reach the restaurant by foot in about 15 minutes from the Bugis MRT station.

Singapore Zam Zam Restaurant Menu

Below are Singapore Zam Zam Restaurant menu items and prices:

Murtabak Varieties

  • Mutton Murtabak – $6.00 / $9.00 / $11.00 / $14.00 / $17.00 / $21.00
  • Beef Murtabak – $6.00 / $9.00 / $12.00 / $15.00 / $18.00 / $20.00
  • Chicken Murtabak – $6.00 / $9.00 / $10.00 / $13.00 / $16.00
  • Sardine Murtabak – $6.00 / $8.00 / $9.00 / $11.00 / $13.00

Briyani Varieties

  • Chicken Briyani – $7.00
  • Fish Briyani – $7.00
  • Mutton Briyani – $7.50
  • Beef Briyani – $7.00

Goreng Varieties

  • Nasi Goreng – $5.00
  • Nasi Goreng Chicken – $9.00
  • Mee Goreng – $5.00
  • Mee Hoon Goreng – $5.00
  • Nasi Goreng Putih – $5.00
  • Kway Teow Goreng – $5.00

Chop Varieties

  • Chicken Chop – $9.00
  • Beef / Mutton Chop – $9.00

Fish Varieties

  • Fish Head Curry – $20.00
  • Fish Curry – $3.50 / piece
  • Fish Masala – $4.00 / piece
  • Fried Fish – $4.00 / piece

Chicken / Mutton Varieties

  • Fried Chicken – $4.00 / piece
  • Chicken Kurma – $4.50 / piece
  • Chicken Masala – $4.00 / piece
  • Mutton Mysore – $5.00 / piece
  • Mutton Curry – $5.00 / piece
  • Mutton Kurma – $5.50 / piece

Beef / Vegetables / Seafood Varieties

  • Beef Masala – $5.00 / piece
  • Beef Mysore – $5.00 / piece
  • Pickled Cucumber – $1.20
  • Squid – $3.50 / $5.00

Drinks Varieties (from $1.20)

  • Teh Tarik
  • Teh ‘O’
  • Teh Cino
  • Teh Ice
  • Teh Halia
  • Kopi
  • Kopi ‘O’
  • Kopi Cino
  • Milo
  • Milo Dinosaur
  • Limau Ice
  • Syrup Limau
  • Bandung
  • Can Drinks

Singapore Zam Zam Restaurant Review

Singapore Zam Zam Restaurant is located in a 2-storey shophouse along North Bridge Road, directly opposite Sultan Mosque. The easiest way to get to the restaurant is by foot from the Bugis MRT station. If you drive, it can be difficult to find public parking spaces in the area as the roads are narrow and there is limited public carpark spaces. You can park your vehicle at Golden Landmark Shopping Centre though, which is just across the street. It can be troublesome to visit the restaurant on a rainy day as there is no shelter from the nearest train station or bus stop.

We visited the restaurant early in the morning around 7:30am on a sunny Sunday. There were already a few diners having their breakfast as we entered the store. The server ushered us to a table went away, while we browsed through their menu on the wall behind us. It was not our first visit as we came here for our company lunch before, so we were somewhat familiar with their menu.

The two of us ordered a Chicken Briyani ($7.00), Chicken Murtabak ($6.00) and 2 Teh Tarik ($1.30 x 2). We actually wanted to try the Fish Murtabak but we were told it was not ready so early in the morning. As such, we decided to have Chicken Murtabak instead. The Teh Tarik were served in 5 minutes while the Chicken Murtabak and Chicken Briyani arrived in about 15 minutes. 

As it was served, the Basmati rice of the Chicken Briyani smelt and looked good. It gave out a strong aroma as it was placed on our table, and unlike other Briyani we had before in Singapore, it didn’t look oily at all. The Chicken thigh was fully covered by the generous serving of the rice. After tasting the dish, we were impressed as the rice was fragrant and the chicken was well marinated.

For the Chicken Murtabak, it was served straight from the pan. The flatbread was still hot & crispy on the outside, while having a moist and very generous shredded chicken filling on the inside. It was one of the best Murtabaks we have had in Singapore! While the Murtabak and Briyani were excellent, their Teh Tarik was pale in comparison. It is very ordinary like any tea, or Teh as we know it colloquially, from Ya-Kun or Toastbox.

Nonetheless, we enjoyed our early breakfast at Zam Zam and would highly recommend their Briyanis and Murtabaks to anyone. We give their food quality a 4.5/5, the value-for-money a 4/5, their service a 3.5/5 and dining environment a 3.5/5 (expect service and environment to be like in any hawker centres or coffeeshops).

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