Restaurants & Cafés

The best restaurants and cafés in Singapore, including restaurant reviews and editors' picks

Six modern Singaporean hawkers
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Six modern Singaporean hawkers

We chat with six new generation hawkers who are cooking up a storm in Singapore's kopitiam scene

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Best milkshakes in Singapore
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Best milkshakes in Singapore

The Time Out Singapore team put their sweet teeth to the test and slurp up the best milkshakes in town

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Best Mod-Sin restaurants in Singapore
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Best Mod-Sin restaurants in Singapore

Lu Yawen picks the best eight restaurants that are making waves with their own interpretations of Singaporean flavours

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Best cheap eats in Singapore
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Best cheap eats in Singapore

We pick the best and most value-for-money restaurant-style dishes you can chow down for $10 or less

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Best rooftop bars in Singapore
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Best rooftop bars in Singapore

Take your thoughts (and cameras) to these rooftop bars around town

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Salted and Hung
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Salted and Hung

A carnivore’s salami party

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Shoukouwa Sushi Restaurant
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Shoukouwa Sushi Restaurant

Delicate, but not deft, nigiri

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Burger Joint
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Burger Joint

New York stacks served 'til late

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Saint Pierre
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Saint Pierre

The full works experience at Fullerton

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The best cafés in Singapore
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The best cafés in Singapore

We ate our way through dozens of cafés to pick out the best of the lot – whether you're looking for brunch, desserts or that perfect #foodporn shot

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Three rare hawker dishes in Singapore
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Three rare hawker dishes in Singapore

Out of sight, out of mind. We clicked our heels thrice and found these along the forgotten Yellow Brick Road. Abacus yam beads Also known as ‘suan pan zi’, this traditional Hakka snack combines mashed steamed yam with tapioca flour to give it its chewy texture before it’s tossed in shallots, Chinese mushrooms and dried prawns.This one’s strictly for taro lovers, and starts at $3.50 for a plate. TRY IT AT Mei Zhen Hakka Delicacies (#02-26 Shunfu Mart Food Centre, 320 Shunfu Rd. Wed-Sun 7.30am-2pm).     Cabbage kueh This traditional Teochew kueh’s a real find: for $1.10, dig into chunks of diced cabbage, mushrooms, pork and hae bi, gently salted and encased in a chewy, translucent kueh skin. These babies are built from scratch daily on floured counters in the open kitchen, and sell out fast on weekends – so go early.  TRY IT AT Yong’s Teochew Kueh (1022 Upper Serangoon Rd. Daily 7am-5pm).     Kueh bong kong 'Kueh bong what?' we hear you cry. This Nonya snack is kueh in its most Platonic form: it’s made from rice and tapioca flour, coconut milk and palm sugar, then wrapped in banana leaf and steamed. Make sure to call before heading down to Glory Catering – its kueh bong kong’s ($1.80) only available after mid-afternoon.    TRY IT AT Glory Catering (139 East Coast Rd. Daily 10am-7.30pm). Read our conversation with six modern Singaporean hawkers who are cooking up a storm in the local kopitiam scene.

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The best coffee in Singapore
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The best coffee in Singapore

Our critics pick the best places for coffee in Singapore

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Cheapest happy hours in Singapore
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Cheapest happy hours in Singapore

Take happy hour to the next level with these cheaper deals

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Wine deliveries in Singapore
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Wine deliveries in Singapore

We pick out five wine delivery services to water your parched palate

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New restaurants and cafés in Singapore

Hashida Sushi
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Hashida Sushi

Step into the ryokan-inspired interiors of the refurbished Hashida Sushi Singapore and you might feel a little intimidated. But don’t be. Because Chef Kenjiro ‘Hatch’ Hashida is no stern shokuhin – he’s more likely to crack a joke as he moulds a flawless piece of nigiri before you. The sushi joint, now expanded to seat 35 across three dining rooms, offers sterling Edomae-style sushi alongside modern interpretations of traditional Japanese dishes. And, yes, it’s omakase only: lunch ranges from $80 to $250 while dinner will set you back $350 or $500.

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SQUE Kitchen and Alehouse (Mapletree Business City)
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SQUE Kitchen and Alehouse (Mapletree Business City)

The second branch of this casual bistro keeps true to the chef Emmanuel Stroobant-owned brand’s recipe: laid-back, rustic and perfect for post-work drinks. The menu is as fuss-free as you’d expect. Pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, burgers and salads start from $12, while a finger food section – calamari rings, fries, and the like – begins at $8.50. If you’re there as a large group, go for SQUE Platter ($98), which packs in spring chicken, pork knuckle, pork ribs and a trio of sausages. Ten types of draft beer ($9-$14.95/half-pint, $14.80-$21.95/pint) run the gamut from Singha to Guinness to rarer London Prides and Benediktiner Dunkels. And, if you’re the kind who thinks beer bloats you up, a glass of wine or Prosecco will set you back about $16.

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The Other Room
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The Other Room

Dario Knox, the mastermind behind the drinks programme at tapas joint FOC, launches this intimate speakeasy that’s super serious about its spirits and cocktails. For one, you’ll find no labels on the bottles here. That’s because each liquor – rum, whisky, moonshine, what-have-you – and its many expressions have been aged and finished in casks by Knox himself. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, but take it from us and order a flight of your favourite poison (each 15ml pour is cask-finished differently), suss out the one you love most, then ask for cocktail recommendations. Even if you’re just there for one tipple, The Other Room’s exhaustive cocktail list covers all the standards. But trust us and carve out a few hours for the full experience.

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Dassai Bar
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Dassai Bar

Before its six months are up, head to the pop-up sake bar at Japan Food Town to sip on the Dassai brand of rice wine. The bar seats 25 and features premium junmai daiginjo sake – Dassai 50 ($88/720ml), Dassai 39 ($15-$114), Dassai 23 ($25-$194) and Dassai Beyond ($170-$1,100) – served in wine glasses so that drinkers can better appreciate the colour of the sake. 

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Best acai bowls in Singapore
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Best acai bowls in Singapore

Before it became a superfruit that adorned the Instagrams of vegan yogis-in-training, acai (pronounced 'ah-sigh-ee') was more commonly found on the shelves of traditional Chinese medicine shops. But trust us – there's nothing bitter and herbal about these acai bowls.

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Best cake shops in Singapore
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Best cake shops in Singapore

The best cake spots to get a taste of the sweeter things in life

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The best healthy restaurants in Singapore
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The best healthy restaurants in Singapore

Eating clean doesn't mean you have to swear off tastiness. Here are our favourite spots to grab a healthy – and delicious – meal

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The most romantic restaurants in Singapore
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The most romantic restaurants in Singapore

Our picks of the best value-for-money, romantically lit restaurants to huddle close and get to know each other.

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Best Peranakan restaurants in Singapore
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Best Peranakan restaurants in Singapore

We suss out Singapore's best Peranakan kitchens, and leave with bellies – and hearts – full

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Best barbecue restaurants in Singapore
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Best barbecue restaurants in Singapore

Before sous vide and all that jazz, cooks seared and smoked meats over wood and fire – and, behold, it was good. We hunt down the BBQ joints that have tamed flames to bring us back to a primal way of eating

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