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The best supper spots in Singapore for late-night dining

These 24-hour eateries and late-night supper joints keep your hunger pangs in check

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Some calls can't go unanswered – we’re talking about those late-night stomach growls that you can’t shake off with a protein bar or fruit. Well, well, if you're living in Singapore, one thing's for sure. You'll never go hungry at any time of the day, whether it's 4pm or 4am. For something more substantial (and delicious), saunter down to these 24-hour joints and restaurants that open till late for some post-OT or just a dirty supper with friends. There's nothing worse than going to bed hangry and unsatisfied.

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  • Restaurants
  • Kallang

Open till 5am daily

Call it Little Vietnam if you please, late-night dining here transports you to the bustling streets of Hanoi where the scent of charcoal smoked meats permeate the air. Serving up authentic Vietnamese barbequed street food, sink your teeth into tender cuts of meats with various homemade marinades. Hot tip, don't forget to dip into the sauces on the side – look out for the green zesty chilli that pairs perfectly with the flavourful meat wrapped in crisp lettuce. But if you're in need of some soup, the nourishing herbal sliced beef pho also does the trick.

Yaowarat Thai Kway Chap
Photograph: Yaowarat Thai Kway Chap

Yaowarat Thai Kway Chap

Open till 2am daily

Consider yourselves lucky if you're not met with a queue here. Making Simon Road great again is the brightly lit Yaowarat Thai Kway Chap. Serving up a humble bowl of their signature kway chap ($5), the warm peppery soup is a solid perk-me-up after a night's reckless imbibing. Order up an extra side of their crispy Thai pork belly ($6) that comes with a punchy dark soy chilli dip – you can thank us later.

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Hong Chang Eating House
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Hong Chang Eating House

Open till 2am except Monday

Their thick juicy slabs of sambal stingray and deeply savoury kung pao frog legs are bound to send you into a fulfilling food coma. This roadside joint comes alive only when the sun goes down and that is when the marauding crowds arrive. But good things come to those who wait and while you're at it, cool down with a quirky yet refreshing concoction of ambarella juice.

  • Restaurants
  • Pan-Asian
  • Marine Parade
  • price 2 of 4

Open till 4am daily

This old-school tzi char joint is a haven for seafood lovers. Period. The large dishes are perfect to share amongst families or bosom friends. Other than the fresh live seafood dishes, the signature prawn paste chicken and excellent hor fun with tons of wok-hei are worthy additions to your order.

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85 Bedok North Fried Oyster
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85 Bedok North Fried Oyster

Open till 2am daily

It's no secret that the standard of food varies when different chefs are at the helm of this joint. Fortunately for us, they have not been living up to its sore reputation on Google reviews every time we visit. Now that the disclaimer is out of the way and if you're still up for a fuss-free Russian roulette experience, have a go at a moreish plate of fried oysters ($6) and the fluffy fried black and white carrot cake ($5).

The Roti Prata House
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The Roti Prata House

Open till 4am on Fri & Sat and 2am on Sun to Thur

A long-standing eatery at Upper Thomson, The Roti Prata House continues to be widely patronised by many and it’s not hard to see why. This prata place boasts a wide selection of pratas - from the classic ones such as the Egg and Plain, to the adventurous goods like Durian Prata and the Ice Cream option. Indulge in their crispy pratas that are paired with decadent curry. Other authentic Indian fare includes Maggi Goreng, Chicken Briyani and Chicken Murtabak. You’ll definitely be ready to knock out after indulging in a sumptuous supper.

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Open till 4.30am

For the nocturnal peeps, slurping down a hot bowl of fishball noodles at 2am sure hits the spot! You can do so at Ming Fa, as this place closes at 4.30am daily. Known for its mince meat and fishballs, tuck into a hearty bowl of fishball noodles soup or famous bak chor mee served with Fu Zhou fishballs that have a flavourful and juicy pork center. End the night (or start the early morning) feeling fulfilled by this comforting meal. 

Open 24 hours daily

Serving an assortment of grub from local Chinese delights to Western fare, this halal establishment has been a beloved favourite of night owls and dim sum fans alike. Their extensive menu will definitely have something for everyone, with classics like Chicken Rice and Har Kow to sinful dishes like their Singaporean Chilli Crab and Salted Egg Prawns. Be ready to go into a food coma once you have devoured every dish! 

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Open till 5am

Adorned with fairy lights and an aesthetically pleasing interior, this cafe serves up delicious comfort food while you get your fill of quirky photos for the ‘gram. Open till 5am daily, chow down western fusion delights such as Tom Yum Seafood Pasta and Baked Salmon till your hearts content. End your night on a sweet note with a plate of Molten Chocolate Lava Cake or Homemade Apple Crumble. 

Open till 2am

When the craving for midnight munchies hits, Supper Deck will always be there for you. This place serves both local and international grub at an affordable price. Notable dishes include the Nasi Goreng Paprik and Seafood Aglio Olio. This humble eatery is also a great place for you to lepak with your friends over good food and endless cups of teh tarik. And since there’s a Cash Studio near this eatery, you can bust out some Mariah Carey tunes after you’re done satisfying the late-night munchies.

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Open till 2am on Fri & Sat and 1am on Sun to Thur

Sometimes all you need is some spicy fare at midnight - we’re talking about Chong Qing grilled fish. Choose your preferred fish (golden snapper or marble goby) and pile on the side ingredients (crab sticks, enoki mushrooms and black fungus) to go with it. With over seven different flavours and spice levels, choose the highest spice level for a fiery hotpot and say goodbye to any sensation in your mouth. A typical order of a spicy fragrant fish with medium spice level comes peppered with peppercorns and fresh chillies, just a right amount of spice for you to sweat it out. 

Open till 3am daily

Because calories don’t count after 10pm, grab your hungry friends and dig into a massive plate of curry rice at this popular greasy hub. Located near the bustling street of Mustafa Centre, a plate of rice here is drenched in flavourful curry and served alongside crunchy cabbage and crispy pork chop. A beautiful, satisfying mess.

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  • Restaurants
  • Singaporean
  • Jurong West

Open 24 hours daily

If you’re put off by the snaking queues that form at this famed nasi lemak stall, try popping by during odd hours of the night. Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak opens all day every day, so you still enjoy its power-packed plate (from $4) of fragrant coconut rice even when its past midnight. It comes with a dollop of its all-important sweet-spicy sambal, along with a wide variety of toppings – fried chicken, fish, otah, and more – you can choose from. Don’t stay in the west? Try popping by one of its vending machines around town to snag instant versions of its nasi lemak. 

  • Restaurants
  • Singaporean
  • Geylang

Open till 4am daily

Head to Eminent Frog Porridge for an award-winning supper. It made it to the Michelin Bib Gourmand 2019 list, serving up piping hot bowls of frog legs till 4am daily. It's famous for the spicy kung pao version, cooked in dried chilli and soy sauce. But those who want something milder can opt for the version where chillies are substituted with ginger and spring onions. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Rochor

Open till 2am on Fri & Sat

The Dim Sum Place is one of the few Halal-certified dim sum joints in town, and probably one of the rare spots you can enjoy a Halal xiao long bao. Drop by on Fridays and Saturdays – its operating hours extend till 2am, allowing you and your friends to enjoy everything from steamed dumplings to modern variants like deep-fried siew mai ($5.90). Nothing beats steaming hot dim sum after a night of joyful inebriation.

Swee Choon
  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Rochor

Open till 4am except Tuesday

Don’t be surprised to find a queue well into the early hours for a seat at Swee Choon Tim Sum. This cult supper hot spot is a hit with the post-clubbing crowd and night owls that flock to the restaurant for its signature mee-suah kueh ($1/two), Portuguese egg tarts ($1.50/two) and custard-rich liu sha bao ($3.60/three).

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The Ramen Stall
  • Restaurants
  • Rochor

Open till 2am on Fri & Sat

Unlike its name, it serves more than just ramen. Chicken- ($11) and beef-based ramen ($12.90) are popular choices, but the restaurant also serves an equally enjoyable dry ramen ($11). The Ramen Stall’s range of sushi also runs the gamut from prawn tempura rolls ($9.90) to soft shell crab maki ($17.90), but to really fill your belly, go for the teppanyaki beef ($16.90) or the kaisen don ($16.90). 

  • Restaurants
  • Hot pot
  • Geylang

Open till 3am

It's a no brainer – when you're drunk and hungry at 1am, some steamboat might do you good. Open till 3am (for all outlets islandwide), Beauty in the Pot might help you get some late-night nourishment. Best part? After 10.30pm, diners enjoy a 20 percent discount on food ingredients for the broth. All-time favourite soup bases include the Beauty Collagen Broth and Spicy Nourishing Broth ($20 each) – and then add on premium ingredients like Kurobuta pork, assorted fresh fish, tofu, vegetables and more. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Hawker
  • Bedok

Open till 2am

It might be too hot to enjoy a piping bowl of soup during the day, but the coolness of the night makes it the perfect time to slurp up a bowl of Seng Kee’s famous herbal mee sua ($5). Each bowl of nourishing soup comes swimming with vermicelli and slices of pork, kidney, and liver. Others make their way down for their herbal black chicken soups boiled with herbs like ginseng ($15) or cordyceps ($15). Not in the mood for soup? Seng Kee’s rendition of the fried beehoon ($10) will give JB Ah Meng a run for its money. 

Finest Songkee’s Cuisine
  • Restaurants
  • Hawker
  • Serangoon

Open till 1am (1.30am on Friday)

If you find the name familiar, this stall is actually set up by a relative of the original Song Kee Fishball Noodle owners. But things don’t differ much. Its famous fishballs, meatballs, and fish dumplings are still made by hand, and served with noodles tossed with spoonfuls of homemade dried shrimp chilli paste. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Singaporean
  • Kallang

Open till 12.30am

There’s always a snaking queue at their outlet along Upper Serangoon Road during dinner time. But since it opens till 12.30am, heading down for supper allows you to skip the crowd and get your nasi lemak fix. Their selection is extensive, but must-haves include the fried chicken wing and otah, along with a heaping spoonful of sambal. 

  • Restaurants
  • Singaporean
  • Raffles Place

Open 24 hours

Public Service Announcement time: formerly located at BK Eating House on South Bridge Road, the famous noodle stall has moved to a stand-alone shop across the street amidst rental feud rumours. Standing firm, the OGs are serving up the real deal at their new 24-hour joint (take note that it’s closed on Sundays). You can still get that bowl of handmade mee sua noodles with fishballs, meatballs and minced pork all doused in chilli, vinegar and soy sauce for $4. Complete the dish by asking for extra crispy lard bits to top it off.

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East Coast Lagoon Food Village
  • Restaurants
  • Hawker
  • Bedok

Opens till late

At East Coast Lagoon Food Village, indulge in some of the tastiest local dishes by the beach, We're talking everything from sinful fried carrot cakes ($6) to charcoal-barbecued wings ($1.30 a piece). A couple of must-tries include Stingray Forever BBQ Seafood’s sambal stingray ($12/15/20), Haron Satay 55’s selection of chicken, beef and mutton satay ($0.70 per stick), Choon Hiang’s Hokkien mee ($4/5/8), and Song Kee Fried Oyster’s orh luak ($5/8/10).

Rochor Original Beancurd
  • Restaurants
  • Hawker
  • Rochor

Open till 12.30am on Fri & Sat

Whether it’s to satisfy your midnight sweet tooth, or to finish off a savoury supper, stop by Rochor Original Beancurd for tau huay and chin chow – or a mix of the two if that’s how you like it. Closing at 12.30am, you’ll be able to enjoy a couple of fried fritters best dunked in soymilk well into the night.

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Srisun Express
  • Restaurants
  • Serangoon

Open 24 hours

On late nights or early mornings when you crave prata, make a dash to Srisun Express. Open all day, every day, this bustling restaurant serves South and North Indian comfort food, as well as some Malaysian, western, and local dishes. Despite this wide diversity of food, nothing beats a plate of good ol’ prata (maybe even with egg or cheese) with its extensive range of curries. To top it off, get a tall milo tower to share with your other supper-hungry friends.  

  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Geylang

Open till 2.15am daily

JB Ah Meng’s new digs might be cleaner, brighter and bigger, but it hasn’t lost its shiok appeal just because you can’t dine on the road anymore. The crowds keep coming back for unbeatable zi char dishes like san lou bee hoon ($7-$14), the pancake-resembling seafood noodle dish that’s the joint’s star, and wok-tossed clams ($16) with copious amounts of garlic. The joint also does a killer rendition of white pepper crab (from $24) that’s only mildly spicy, which allows for the natural sweetness of the crustacean to shine.

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  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Bukit Timah

Open 24 hours

The stretch of eateries across from Beauty World Centre is no stranger to tummies starving in the middle of the night. Most places like Joo Seng Teochew Porridge and G7 Sinma Claypot stay open past midnight but Al-Azhar has your back 24/7. The calorie-laden prata and butter chicken set ($7.90) is our pick after a night of drinking.

  • Restaurants
  • Geylang

Open 24 hours

We all know Swee Choon is the go-to for late-night dim sum but 126 Dim Sum has an edge over its biggest competitor ‘cos of its round-the-clock operating hours. It peddles more than a 100 different types of dim sum, running from staples like siew mai and har gao to more interesting bites such as braised duck wings and pork belly yam rolls.

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  • Restaurants
  • Geylang

Open till 2am

No matter the time of day, you’re sure to find a crowd gathering at Fei Fei Wanton Mee for a good ‘ol bowl of char siew noodles. A $4 bowl comes loaded with roasted pork and vegetables but nothing beats the homemade fried wontons that retain their crunch despite being mixed with a copious amount of chilli sauce.

  • Restaurants
  • Bukit Timah

Opens till 4am

Forget that dim sum joint along Jalan Besar. For a comforting Chinese feast in the wee hours, nothing beats a steaming bowl of porridge and a fleet of humble yet hearty dishes. That a meal for two will only clock in at about $20 makes a trip to this supper haunt even better.

Joo Seng’s star dish, besides the porridge, of course, is the braised duck leg. It’s fall-off-the-bone tender and swimming in a savoury-sweet soya sauce base. The minced pork with black bean, another Teochew porridge staple, is flawless here, too. But whatever you do, it’s obligatory to request for an additional bowl of dark zhup – you’ll be liberally ladling that into your bowl, trust us.

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