Here at Al-Azhar they serve great quality food and value for money, such as Western; Thai; Muslim; Indian and Chinese food.
Al Azhar Eating Restaurant
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Al Azhar restaurant has been here in Upper Bukit Timah since my secondary school days and even till now, my friends and I will come down here every Friday to hangout and have supper.
There is a large parking lot beside the restaurant and it is free after 10pm. However, you will have to wait for a vacant lot at night as it gets quite crowded. The restaurant has both indoors and outdoors dining. I would prefer indoors as there is construction outside and it is very noisy and dusty. You might want to ask the waiter to wipe the tables for you as I had once where the table is very sticky.
What is a Thai Muslim restaurant without roti prata? In this restaurant, there is a wide range of roti prata for you to choose, from the conventional egg prata to the thin crispy tissue prata. You can also request either fish or mutton curry for your prata dip. Both curries were great in my opinion. I would also recommend the Maggi Pattaya, which is fried Maggi noodle wrapped in a scrambled egg. I find that its spiciness blends very well with the ketchup and the noodle. Of course, let's not forget the Milo Dinosaur!!!
The food here is cheap and you can easily get a very delicious and fulfilling meal for about $7. The service here is friendly and efficient as they have many waiters attending to their patrons. Do remember to pay as payment is done after your meals. There are a few instances where I've forgotten to pay and have to turn back.
Definitely a 'must try' for supper goers.
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There’s no better way to catch up with a couple of friends than to head out for supper, and youths today all have our favorite haunts. Like many in the west, Al-Azhar has been the go to place for me to binge on late night snacks since my Secondary school days.
It’s location has become even more convenient in recent years, with the new Beauty World MRT just beside Cheong Chin Nam Road where it is situated in. They serve up an extremely wide variety of cuisines, with Chicken Masala, Fish and Chips and Tom Yum Soup all in one menu. This extends to their drinks selection as well, including all kinds of Milo inspired drinks that can leave you spoilt for choice.
It can get quite crowded during peak periods and service can be quite slow at times. The food might also not be the best, as it suffers somewhat from having a large variety of food since they don’t have any particular one that stands out. Still, having been a frequent customer for the past few years,there’s just a familiar feel to the place that keeps me and my friends coming back. Will probably be back there again in a few days to get my prata fix!
Al Azhar sits on a very competitive stretch of supper places along bukit timah, and holds its own pretty well. They have the standard fare of oily indian and muslim junk food. From mee goreng to mutabak, you name it, they have it.
A must try is the mutabak, but don’t do it alone unless you’re really hungry. Despite its massive size, the meat within is not overcooked and the rotiprata exterior manages to keep all the juicyness in. I also thought the naan could be better as it was quite dry and lacked volume.
Al Azhar is also probably the largest restaurant operating 24 hours in the area so it can definitely handle the crowds. They are also well staffed and the food turns up promptly.
It's the perfect spot for supper, especially when you are craving for some sinful, spicy, oily Indian food. The vibe is great - the whole area is cheerily noisy and full of life. You can hear the groovy tunes of local musicians playing next door and the bustle of youths and families hungry for a midnight snack.
The Naan is warm and chewy, and it's perfect when had with the Chicken Tikka Masala. The Chicken Tikka Masala is spicy in all the right places with tender chicken meat and it's by far my favourite dish. The prata is great too, although the fillings may sometimes be a little on the skimpy side for the non-kosong ones.
The service is mediocre, but it may be due to the fact that there's such a big crowd to serve. You may have to wait quite some time before getting seats as well if you're here on a busy weekend. But the food will make the wait worth it.
In my dictionary, Supper in Singapore is synonymous with Al Azhar. I love the fact that it is 24/7, I love the fact that it is in the west (hardly any supper spots in the west) and I love the fact that there is so much life and food there in the wee hours of the night!
I would say that the food there isn't amazingly awesome or extremely delectable. However, EVERYTHING I've tried so far has been good! And for good, readily available food, it isn't priced too steeply either. I love getting my prata fix there and being a fan of "zhi char" their "zhi char" styled food is pretty yummy too! Their serving portions are pretty generous as well!
Be warned though, that Al Azhar has a rather established supper reputation for those in the west and central areas. Being located at Bukit Timah, it is also relatively easy to get to. Hence, don't be surprised to see the place filled with hungry supper goers! The crowd can be pretty intense and getting a seat may require some waiting time on busy days. Nevertheless, this place still tops my supper list for its convenience and accessibility!
What's not to love? Al Alzhar serves a huge variety of food, and honestly, I haven't tasted anything I don't like.
Weird as it as, I love their beehoon goreng there. People don't usually order this when they go to Al Azhar but their beehoon goreng (indian style) is really amazing. Their prata and roti john is good as well. They even serve Thai food, but I've never tried theirs. But I guarantee you'd be spoilt for choice!
They also serve many different types of drinks, and my favourite is their milo dinosaur. Their bandung tastes a little weird at times. Service is slow probably because they're always packed with people, and ambience is... well, it's just like any other neighbourhood eatery.
Despite the crowd, Al Azhar is definitely one of my favourite eateries.
Service is moderately fast and polite, they will get to you within a few minutes of you seating down at a table. Unless the place is packed, during which, you might have to get their attention.
Food is not bad, some dishes might be slightly better than others. Some dishes might be actually quite delicious to eat.
However, this is one of the few places open in the wee hours of the morning in the West. Hence, I would come here for practical reasons.
Only been here once, since the place is around the west and I'm staying in the east area.
Anyway, had the mutton briyani, which was quite delicious. The mutton wasn't so tough/chewy, and it wasn't too oily/too dry either, so thumbs up for that! I like my briyani sorta spicy though, and they just wasn't enough "taste" in mine.
The service was alright. Waited for my food and drink for quite a bit, but then again can't expect much since it's a typical neighbourhood eatery. Their price range is very affordable, and for the price you pay, the food is really worth it.
Don't come here at night though, especially the weekends, if you like to eat in peace. It can get a bit noisy!
Al Azhar is one of the few remaining ''original'' indian-muslim eateries that have not increased the price of a prata while shrinking it in size. Gone are the days of Jalan Kayu being Singapores premier prata haunt. Al Azhar serves up hot and fluffy prata any time of the day.
Also, it never seems to cease its North Indian food menu unlike many other plalces I have frequented that always seem to have that selection ''Not Available''.
Parking is easy too! Looking forward to my next visit already.
One of the perks of studying in the Clementi area is that I always have access to good food.
My classmates and I often drop by Al Azhar's, a restaurant full of great dishes ranging from Indian, Muslim and even Thai cuisines. Being a diehard fan of prata, this easily becomes one of my favorite spots to go to when I'm famished.
At this point, I'm sure you know what I ordered. The egg prata was the absolute bomb; nothing makes me happy quite like prata, piping hot and thick with egg on the inside. The curry sauce was excellent - zesty and spicy, just the way I like it - and to top it all off, their customer service was quick and efficient. I suppose that's what makes a restaurant good in my books - great food and great service speed. My first experience was so great that I made it a personal goal to try out every single dish on their menu.
What I like about Al Azhar's is that there never actually seems to be a shortage of seats. Even during lunch hours, my friends and I are always able to find a table with enough chairs for all of us. While the weather may be too hot at times and the fans can't cool us down fast enough, I think the food makes the suffering - if I can call it that - worthwhile.
If you haven't even been to Al Azhar's once, I strongly encourage you to do so soon! The prices there aren't sky high and they're actually of a reasonable range - so what are you waiting for? Head down to one now!
Al Azhar is especially crowded from dinner time onwards. Their stall is rather huge but it may get a little difficult to get seats at times. I usually frequent Al Azhar for supper. Hence, I hardly get the chance to try their mains, which I heard from friends, were good. For example their Roti john, Western food and Mee Goreng. I always have their pratas as that seems to be the lightest food on their menu. Their prata is not the best I have tasted but it is still ok. Afterall, we are a group of friends who are out for supper because we can't get to sleep at night. Hence, we are not too fussy with food, as long as we've got somewhere to satisfy out hunger pangs in the middle of the night.
I like the drinks they serve at Al Azhar. There isn't once when I did not enjoy my drinks. I always order teh cino, milo dinosaur or teh tarik and they were all very well prepared. Hence, I would definitely recommend this place for some nice indian food and drinks.