If you asked me to imagine what the very top floor of Mustafa was used for, I would say it was a giant, overflowing stock room, groaning under the weight of all things surplus to requirements (assuming they aren’t already on the shop floor – which probably doesn’t leave much). Either way, I certainly wouldn’t picture this:
A beautifully light, airy…AND EMPTY…restaurant within the new extension (hit R for roof once you get in to a lift). We were here yesterday at around 12 noon – at weekends it is of course quite a different story – and it was a great place for much needed quiet and refreshment after a Mustafa haul. There are also some unexpected water features, giving something for small people to do if you are crazy enough to bring them to Little India (I am not).
Three of us tore at a huge and impressive paper dosa with various dips on the side (main pic).
I can highly recommend the yoghurt and herb marinated chicken kebab skewer (definitely a re-order candidate) as well as sev poori and papdi chaat, both favourites of mine that I first sampled at Woodlands’ – a legendary London Indian vegetarian restaurant – and have been hooked on since:
There’s a $15 buffet lunch offering, but it looked like way too much food. Ordering exactly what you want to eat from a menu makes more sense (and at $3-$5 per main course, is much cheaper too).
All rounded off with a cup of masala chai that was so sweet and delicious it constituted pudding.
Kebabs ‘n’ Curries (dreadful name), #07-00 Rooftop Mustafa Centre, 171 Syed Alwi Road
Open from 11am-1am daily. There was no website available at the time of writing
Image of restaurant courtesy of Time Out