Restaurants & Cafés

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

Six Chinese New Year menus
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Six Chinese New Year menus

Reunite with loved ones and friends at these restaurants

(Updated) Juice bars in Singapore
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(Updated) Juice bars in Singapore

Even if you're not on a juice cleanse, there's something life affirming about sucking down a cold cup of nature's sweet nectar after a carb-heavy lunch. Here's a list of where to find some juice

The best restaurants for communal dining
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The best restaurants for communal dining

We recommend the best restaurants that welcome big groups of ten people or more

The best tea rooms in Singapore
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The best tea rooms in Singapore

Tea goes from granny to trendy with unique infusions, new steeping methods and personalised blends

Book ahead: Singapore Cocktail Festival
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Book ahead: Singapore Cocktail Festival

Prime your livers – Singapore Cocktail Week is back, but now as the Singapore Cocktail Festival

New restaurants and cafés in Singapore

Dal.Komm Coffee
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Dal.Komm Coffee

Put yourself in the shoes of Song Joong Ki or Song Hye Kyo, from popular Korean drama Descendants of the Sun, when you visit Dal.Komm Coffee. The Korean café chain was where scenes from the drama were shot. Beyond its wide range of drinks and snacks, music plays a key role in the café's identity. You'll find vinyl covers on the walls and an area dedicated to open mic events. Find a cosy seat and sip on your drink, choose from espressos ($4.50), cappuccinos ($6/$6.50) and caffé lattes ($6-$7.50) brewed from three exclusively sourced Arabica bean blends. Alternatively, satiate your sweet tooth with refreshing drinks like the honey grapefruit ($8.50/$8.90) or strawberry cube ($8.50), where frozen strawberries are crushed and heaped on top of iced milk.

Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine
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Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine

The new Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine in ION Orchard is a more refined version of the original, with a spacious main dining hall and six lavish private rooms. Signature dishes include diced abalone and chicken wrapped in egg white ($25), soon hock fish ($10/100g) served in a broth with minced pork and Chinese cabbage, and a combination platter of sliced duck meat, duck tongue, cuttlefish and beef tripe marinated Teochew style ($34-$68). 

Kite (new menu)
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Kite (new menu)

While the à la carte menu is available for lunch, the dinner experience is purely omakase ($75/ten-course, $90/12-course, $120/14-course, $140/18-course). From the first course, we knew that Kite will bust every convention we have of mod-Sin cooking. The chicken rice crackers have the same garlicky taste as our national dish but it's been reinterpreted here in a way that we've never seen before. Similarly, the Mangalica pig collar is served in a spiced broth with you tiao veloute to mimic the taste of bak kut teh. This is subtle yet clever cooking. The star dish, though, is uncharacteristically Japanese. The mentaiko somen is served with Hokkaido scallops, unagi and tobiko – each bite is full of flavour and the scallops are seared to a perfect medium-rare. While the menu does seem disconnected at points, these hints of Japanese influence are at least tied together by the sake pairing ($40/three glasses, $70/five glasses).

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Kokopanda
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Kokopanda

Charcoal black frozen yoghurt might not sound very appetising but this tangy creation at Kokopanda is tastes better than it looks. The Koko Black Yogo is made from roasted coconut husk, containing edible activated charcoal, that aids digestion while providing you with a tasty treat. Choose to have it plain or twisted with the Koko White Creamo, a soft-serve ice cream made from milk from Korea. Top the soft-serve with dried fruits, imported from Korea, such as strawberries, apples, and Jeju tangerines. Each cup is priced at $4.90 with one free topping or $5.90 for a cup with three toppings.

Open Farm Community (new menu)
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Open Farm Community (new menu)

The refreshed dining menu still pays homage to local produce and flavours. Besides herbs and plants from OFC’s own backyard, up to 90% of the fresh ingredients featured on the menu are sourced from farms in and around Singapore – just ask the friendly server about the origins of your meal. If you’re only going to have one starter, make it the steak tartar ($26) marinated with ginger chilli, spring onion and coriander puree served with an organic egg yolk. Standout mains include the OFC fish burger ($30) which features a firm, fork-tender red grouper patty nestled between squid ink buns, and the roasted pink red snapper ($32) sitting on a spread of roselle and hibiscus ketchup, pickled cucumbers and a sesame cucumber salad. 

Users say
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Pololi
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Pololi

Pololi, Asia’s first poké chain, is surfing straight out of Hong Kong and setting up shack on our shores in the CBD. Chef-owner Steph Kudus taps into her time living in Hawaii to capture the laid-back 'Aloha Spirit' in the beachy-chic takeout shop. The five flavours available daily are rotated from a repertoire of over 20 different poké flavours so you'll always have something new to try each time you head to the store.  Select your bowl size ($17.99/180g and $15.99/150g) and pick from flavours such as the signature traditional spicy or yuzu salmon. Weekly specials include sweet onion teriyaki swordfish, Thai spicy tuna, Korean spicy tako, ginger marlin and even sambal, for those who like their fish with local spices. Also, grab some Hawaiian treats such as Spam musubi, tropical granitas and Kona Brewing Co’s beer while you’re there. 

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Candlenut
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Candlenut

Malcolm's, not mum’s, cooking

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Good Luck Beerhouse
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Good Luck Beerhouse

No-nonsense craft beer bar

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
The Coconut Club
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The Coconut Club

Nasi lemak that’s 'almost' worth its price

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant
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Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant

Guts and gloriously good eel

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Unique catering services in Singapore
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Unique catering services in Singapore

We source for next-level catering services that will liven up your house parties this festive season

Best affordable sushi bars in Singapore
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Best affordable sushi bars in Singapore

You don't have to shell out hundreds of dollars for great sushi. We trek out the best sushi joints where you can have a full dinner for $60 or less

The best coffee in Singapore
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The best coffee in Singapore

In a city where sleek coffee machines can be found at every turn, you'll want to drink only from the best. These are our picks of the best coffee joints in Singapore.

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

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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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

Guide to the best bars in Singapore
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Guide to the best bars in Singapore

Whether you sip or quaff, these are the city's top watering holes for a boozy night out. We've got joints stocked with quality vino, speakeasies hidden behind unmarked doors, dens devoted to whisky, and much more in our roundup.

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

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

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

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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