Restaurants & Cafés

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

The best buffets in Singapore
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The best buffets in Singapore

If you're looking for a place to eat 'til you have to be pushed out in a wheelbarrow then these buffet restaurants in Singapore are where you should start

Seven places to get your superfood-packed meals in Singapore
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Seven places to get your superfood-packed meals in Singapore

Superfood – we've seen the word thrown around and slapped on just about anything over the past few years but what exactly do these foods do?

Hawker spotlight: Tew Chew Street Tew Chew Porridge
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Hawker spotlight: Tew Chew Street Tew Chew Porridge

This humble stall at Chinatown Complex has been dishing out Teochew porridge for over 20 years

The 50 best dishes of 2017
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The 50 best dishes of 2017

Here it is – our top 50 picks of the best dishes we tasted this year

The best vegetarian local food in Singapore
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The best vegetarian local food in Singapore

These meat-free versions of local dishes make going vegetarian a breeze

New restaurants and cafés in Singapore

Lolla
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Lolla

The casual restaurant on the buzzy stretch of Ann Siang Road serves up seasonal Mediterranean cuisine in small plates for sharing. Watch the chefs prepare your food right in front you at a dining bar, or opt for the communal table one floor below to pass the plates around. The joint is famous for its sea urchin pudding, which you’ll end up licking clean – trust us, it’s that good. To try more of what it has to offer, opt for the restaurant's new tasting menus. It's priced at $85 for five courses and $110 for seven courses and features dishes like heirloom beets that are both smoked and pickled, and a divine hand-torn pasta dish with black trumpet mushrooms and duck leg confit ragout. While Lolla doesn't offer wine pairings with the tasting menu, its wine list is excellent so you should be able to find a glass or two to wash everything down with.

Myo Restobar
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Myo Restobar

Old-school Chinese restaurant Kia Hiang at International Plaza has been a long time favourite among those working in Tanjong Pagar. Its sister restaurant, Myo Restobar is looking to make a similar impression at Oxley Tower downtown. Serving dim sum and other home-style Cantonese dishes, Myo does comfort food right. Don't miss the signature Kia Hiang Claypot Spring Chicken ($18) that's made using a recipe that's been passed on for generation. The chicken is wrapped in a layer of Chinese cabbage and stewed for hours in a herbal gravy resulting in meat that simply falls off the bone, best eaten with a plain bowl of rice.  

Tablescape
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Tablescape

Modern European cuisine doesn't have to stay within the confines of stuffy restaurants with pretentious tasting menus – Tablescape offers comfort food instead, paired alongside cocktails, wine and craft beer. Dip your spoon into veal sweetbread in a two-minute pea soup, and prosciutto-wrapped monkfish and Maine lobster claw in bisque, risotto and Armagnac cream.  

The Ottomani
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The Ottomani

Hidden behind the buzzy café-bar Fat Prince lies The Ottomani – an opulent, Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant where you can luxuriate on a plush couch while enjoying a meal fit for royalty. Start the meal with a plate of thinly sliced Hokkaido scallops ($24) served with fennel, mojama (salt-cured tuna) and pomelo amba, a tangy that gives a dish some acidity. The cabbage sprouts ($28) cooked over charcoal is another winner. Each mouthful offers a different experience with the mingling of flavours between the sweet potato dumplings, leek kashk and sweet macadamia nuts.  

Dusk
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Dusk

Dine 100 metres above sea level and take in sweeping views of Sentosa island at Dusk Restaurant and Bar. The hotspot at Faber Peak delivers European dishes created by executive chef Kenny Yeo with over 30 years of French culinary experience. Standout creations include the foie gras thin crust pizza ($32) and the côte de boeuf ($98, serves 2) – featuring 700g of char-grilled prime beef paired with roasted marble potatoes and red wine sauce. Wind down with Dusk’s signature Dusk till Dawn cocktail ($16) with gin, vodka, rum, tequila, blue curacao, lemon juice, peach syrup topped with cranberry juice.    

Kimme
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Kimme

Amoy is proving to be the hottest dining street in Singapore with a slew of new openings including Kimme: a casual modern Asian joint by chef Sun Kim who also runs the one-Michelin-starred restaurant, Meta. Choose to dine on the first floor where a large communal table offers a view of chefs at work or climb up to the second level, which boasts a bar a buzzier atmosphere. You'll find mostly dishes inspired by chef Sun's and head chef Louis Han's Korean roots including a wagyu tartare ($23), made from hand-chopped rump beef marinated with sesame oil, soy and mirin that meant to be scooped up with fried sago chips. Our favourite has to be the assemble-it-yourself bossam ($35), a uniquely Korean dish served with pork belly that's been slow-cooked for 12 hours, crisp endives, homemade kimchi and ssamjang sauce.

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Latest restaurant reviews

Merci Marcel
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Merci Marcel

A pretty French café in Tiong Bahru that’s more about style than substance

Time Out says
2 out of 5 stars
Wakanui
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Wakanui

A steakhouse with Japanese sensibilities serving premium New Zealand beef

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Blackwattle
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Blackwattle

A modern Australian restaurant by chef Clayton Wells from Automata in Sydney

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Ramen Nagi
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Ramen Nagi

Don't let the long queues fool you – we'd give this ramen joint a pass

Time Out says
2 out of 5 stars
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Latest restaurant stories

Seven pioneer hawkers who've been around since your parents' time
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Seven pioneer hawkers who've been around since your parents' time

We chat with seven of Singapore’s oldest hawkers who have been feeding us for generations

A day in the life of a hawker
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A day in the life of a hawker

We follow the hawkers behind Piao Ji Fish Porridge at Amoy Street for a day – here’s what went down

Instagram-worthy desserts in Singapore
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Instagram-worthy desserts in Singapore

Snap a photo of these photogenic desserts before digging in

Best weekend brunch buffets in Singapore
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Best weekend brunch buffets in Singapore

The Time Out Singapore team brave food comas – and hangovers – to pick out the best weekend brunch buffets in town

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

Popular food features

Best healthy restaurants in Singapore
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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

Best cafés in Singapore
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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

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

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 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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Halal
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