Where to Eat in Singapore
Collected by Arwen Joyce, AFAR Local Expert
1220 ECP, Singapore 468960
A great way to get to know local cuisine is to visit a food center, that is, a hawker center. You'll find a vast array of local dishes that are inexpensive and delicious. The crowd situation here is, well, it's basically too crowded during the...
18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582
The best fast food in Singapore's central business district can be found at Lau Pa Sat (Raffles Place MRT stop). This 150-year-old former fish, fruit, and veg market was converted into a collection of hawker food stalls in the 1970s. The market,...
102 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207678
Singapore's Little India has a wealth of South Indian restaurants to choose from, but my favorite for an unfussy, authentic South Indian meal is Anjappar across from retail giant Mustafa. Hailing from Chennai, the restaurant is known for its dosa—...
47/49 Armenian Street, Singapore 179937
The Peranakans, a people unique to Singapore and its Straits neighbors, developed a fusion cuisine that combines Chinese ingredients with Malay spices and cooking techniques. The tangy and aromatic dishes often incorporate ingredients unfamiliar...
5 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069688
Oxwell's upstairs dining room serves refined pub fare while the rooftop and ground-floor bars lure in a strong happy hour and late night crowd. On weekend evenings, this buzzy corner of Ann Siang Hill and Club Street is closed to traffic and fills...
Chinatown, 25 Trengganu St, Singapore 058476
Chinatown Food Complex is located in the heart of Chinatown and has been a main staple in the Chinatown community for many years. The complex provides a collection of local dishes with cheap prices, such as carrot cake, char kway teow (which is...
10 Roberts Ln, Singapore 218289
Bar B Q Tonight grills up some of Singapore’s best Pakistani and Afghani barbecue. Try the grilled whole pomfret or the Afghani Chicken Kabab, skewered minced chicken marinated with mild spices and herbs and then flame-licked to perfection. You'll...
920 Tiong Bahru Rd, Singapore 158792
Grab a seat at one of the newsprint-covered tables (or “chope” the table by putting down a pack of tissues to let others know it’s taken) and then stroll the aisles to check out what looks good. I recommend Fu Ming Carrot Cake, dim sum in little...
36 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089143
Before we headed to Potato Head Folk, our favorite bartender Louis (at L'Aiglon) suggested with a warning that a seat may be impossible. Luckily, we landed a spot at a long communal table on the second floor, and returned a few nights later to try...
39 Hongkong Street, Singapore 059678
Head Chef Ivan Brehm, Chef de Cuisine Mark Ebbels and their team at Bacchanalia have just received a well-deserved Michelin Star (2016). Book ahead for a fine dining experience in a relaxed, open-kitchen atmosphere on trendy Hongkong Street. Brehm...
115 Amoy St, 01-02, Singapore 069935
Ding Dong moved into its colorful, eclectic new digs on Amoy Street in the summer of 2016 but its fun and fresh approach to Asian fusion cooking remains the same. Unexpected combinations like homemade banana bread with foie gras, kimchi and banana...
41 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089855
I’m used to chefs telling me they’ve made everything I’m eating: the butter, the bread, sometimes even the wine. But Singapore’s André Chiang takes the handmade ethos to the extreme at his Restaurant André. He proudly claims responsibility for the...
11 New Bridge Rd, #01-01, Singapore 059383
Very tender and almost fall-off-the-bone spare ribs with lightly peppery aromatic tea broth, called Buk Kut Teh, is a must-eat dish. Especially at Song Fa where it faithfully serves Singaporean since 1969. The location we visited is very easy to...
66 Kampong Bugis, #01-01, Singapore 338987
Everything they cook up at Kilo Kitchen on the Kallang RIver (and its sister outlet, Kilo@Pact on Orchard Road) is good. They're constantly switching up the menu and adding new dishes, but one thing I need to have every time I go is the wasabi...
161 Middle Rd, Singapore 188978
Chef Bjorn Shen takes a cheeky, no-holds-barred approach to cooking. He uses as many local ingredients as possible (and in sticky, buggy Singapore that takes a lot of leg work and constant weeding) and puts a lot of thought into the mostly sharing...
8 Raffles Ave, # 01-14 16 Esplanade, Singapore 039802
Crustacean lovers have come to the right place - Singaporeans LOVE prawns and take eating crabs to the next level. You'll find the big honkers imported from Sri Lanka and prepared with white pepper, black pepper and, a perennial favorite, red...
73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC Launchpad, Singapore 139957
Shipping containers house food trucks representing 35 different outlets and a wide range of cuisines in this hipster-ready live music, food and drink venue. In addition to local celebrity chefs like Damian D'Silva and French fave Garcons, you'll...
95 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207671
For an authentic, vegetarian, South Indian dosa fix, head to the oldest Indian restaurant inSingapore. Order at the counter, pick up your drinks, choose a table and await the delivery of your dosa: a large crispy lentil pancake served with a few...
17A Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249676
Let Chef Malcolm Lee take you on a culinary journey to Singapore's Peranakan heritage with a family-style set dinner. Lee serves updated versions of Peranakan classics using spices and techniques you'll only find in Singapore and the other Straits...
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