Ivory The Indian Kitchen

The gastronomic world map of Clarke Quay has expanded with the inclusion of new fine dining Indian restaurant Ivory. Located upstairs, it is a chic space in neutral tones with none of the usual embellishments other than a tandoor show kitchen. We were impressed by the menu which, specializing in healthy and contemporary style Indian food with a focus on coastal cuisine, offered many exciting new dishes we’d never heard of and an extensive wine and cocktail list. We began our meal with chukander ki tikki and murgh angaar bedgi and were served two very generous servings of creamy beetroot patties with a yogurt sauce and chicken tikka. Both dishes were a delicious assault of flavors while the chicken was quite possibly the most succulent we’ve ever tasted. Taste buds peaked, we then tucked into the mutton pepper fry and Travancore–style fish curry. The mutton was a peppery zesty treat that melted in our mouths and was further complemented when taken with some garlic naan. These servings were large so, despite serious temptation from the dessert menu, we could only manage the yummy mango kulfi. We were very impressed by the cuisine here with our only gripe being the intrusiveness of the service, which will surely settle with time. We can’t wait to return.