Restaurants in Singapore
Dining well is a national obsession in Singapore. With a wealth of options from pot-steaming street food to seriously high-end dining, there's no excuse to go on a diet while you are in Singapore.
The Singapore restaurants below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over S$200)
Moderate (S$50 to S$200)
Cheap (up to S$50)
Most people in Singapore do not eat an individual three-course meal, instead the dishes are 'family-style' whereby everyone in your group tucks in, shares and enjoys. The price range above is based on the average price a person would need to pay for a family-style dining experience with a non-alcoholic drink. Singapore imposes a heavy duty on alcohol, so be prepared to pay anything from S$10 for a small can of beer to over a few hundred for a bottle of wine in a restaurant.
Another thing to be aware of is you are likely to wait an hour for a table in popular restaurants during busy lunch and dinner periods.
Cut by Wolfgang PuckCuisine: Steakhouse
With the name of one of the world’s top chefs attached, you know that this will not be an ordinary steakhouse. And whether you go for the signature wagyu, USDA prime beef, lamb chops or even the lobster, the food here is simply mouth-watering. The wine list is impeccably selected, albeit very pricey indeed, with an appropriate emphasis on robust reds.Address: , The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Suite B1-71, Singapore,
Telephone: +65 6688 8517.
Les AmisCuisine: French
Les Amis is Singapore's undisputed Grande Dame of fine French dining, and is regularly named as one of the best restaurants in the world. Catering to the busy executives working nearby, the restaurant also offers an express menu where you can complete the course in just 45 minutes.Address: , 1 Scotts Road #1-16 Shaw Centre, Singapore,
Telephone: +65 6733 2225
Din Tai FungCuisine: Chinese
Originating in Taiwan and specialising in Shanghainese dumplings (Xiao Long Bao), Din Tai Fung has many branches in Singapore and keeping customers happy with its steamed truffles and pork dumplings.Address: , 290 Orchard Road, Singapore,
This inventive Italian restaurant quickly wowed both critics and local diners since its conception. Situated beside Marina Bay, the location is a perfect complement to the extraordinarily good cooking.Address: , One Fullerton Road, Singapore,
Telephone: +65 6690 7564
Jumbo SeafoodCuisine: Seafood
To many visitors, black-pepper crab and chilli crab are two must-try dishes and Jumbo Seafood is the place to indulge. There are five branches in Singapore though the original branch in the East Coast Seafood Centre remains highly popular thanks to its seafront location.Address: , 1206 East Coast Parkway, Singapore,
Five Star Chicken RiceCuisine: Street food
Chicken rice – poached chicken served with chilli and dark soy sauce and flavourful rice cooked in chicken stock – is the national dish of Singapore and Five Star is our top favourite. There are three branches (191 East Coast, 7 Cheong Chin Nam Road, and 419 River Valley) to choose from.Address: , 419 River Valley, Singapore,
Hawker ChanCuisine: Street food
Hawker Chan became an international star overnight when he was awarded a Michelin star and media flocked to interview and try his soya chikcen which is touted as the cheapest Michelin meal in the world. Very quickly Hawker Chan opened two more branches (78 Smith Street and 450 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh) and raised his price. The queues are long, the environemnt is noisy and the dishes aren't that great in our opinion, but if you really want to try it, visit the branch in Toa Payoh as it is less crowded.Address: , 450 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore,
Kim Dae Mun Korean FoodCuisine: Korean
Many years ago, the owner used to have a small stall within a food court in Cuppage but now it has its own store front in the basement of Concorde Hotel. The interior is basic, but the food is superb, in fact it is one of the best places for authentic Korean food in Singapore. There is always a line waiting but the service is fast and the food is well worth the wait.Address: , 100 Orchard Road #01-03, Singapore,
Maxwell Road Hawker CentreCuisine: Street food
There are many hawker centres in Singapore and this is one of the most popular, with dozens of different vendors selling everything from steaming noodles to shaved ice. One of the most famous is Tian Tian for its chicken rice. The seating is shared between all the stalls, so do what the locals do and save a seat by placing a pack of tissues on it, while you decide which stall takes your fancy.Address: , 1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore,
The Blue GingerCuisine: Peranakan
Singapore has a unique Peranakan heritage which blends Malay and Chinese cultures. Located in a traditional shophouse, the Blue Ginger serves up authentic dishes like Otak Otak (fishcake), Ngo Heong (friend minced pork) and Ayam Buah Keluak (braised chicken with turmeric, galangal and Indonesian black nuts).Address: , 97 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore,
Telephone: +65 6222 3928