32 best restaurants in Singapore you need to cross off your list

If you’re looking for the best restaurants in Singapore near you, we’ve got you covered. Do you own a personal checklist when it comes to judging how good a restaurant is? Is it the number of Michelin stars it has acquired, the taste and presentation of the food, the quality of service being rendered, or perhaps the ambience? The list can go on…

Whenever the topic of food is brought up, it can be so subjective. What one may find to be delicious may turn out to be on the other end of the spectrum for another.

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best restaurants - dining scene

While the first thing that comes to our minds when it comes to the best restaurants may be fine dining, let’s not forget about our humble zi char, shall we? It certainly has a special place in many Singaporeans’ hearts.

With so many food establishments offering various types of cuisine, I’ve curated the ultimate guide of 32 best restaurants in Singapore that you simply must tick off your list after scouting every nook and cranny of our island. So sit back, and keep scrolling— this isn’t one you’d want to miss.

Best restaurants in Singapore:

1. Zén

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Dining at 3 Michelin star restaurant Zén is not a cheap affair. The lunch menu will set you back S$395++ per guest with supplementary courses available. As for dinner, it’s a fixed menu which costs S$580++ per pax. Pricey? Absolutely. Worth it? Without a doubt. Brace yourself for a dining experience that’ll knock your socks off, from start to finish!

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From the moment you walk through the front door, chill with a cosy drink and various appetisers at the ground floor. Then, buckle up for a journey through the intricately designed shophouse, with each floor revealing a new chapter of the menu. It’s like a culinary adventure through floors of flavour!

To experience it yourself, click here.

41 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089855
+65 6534 8880
Tue to Fri: 12pm – 5pm & 7pm – 10.30pm
Closed on Sat to Mon
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2. Odette 

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Headed by chef-owner Julien Royer, Odette is housed within the National Gallery which used to be the Supreme Court of Singapore. It’s one of the top restaurants in Asia which has received numerous awards including three Michelin stars and Asia’s Best Pastry Chef 2023.

Serving modern French cuisine, the restaurant uses top quality ingredients which are treated with utmost respect and dishes here are plated like a piece of art.

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Odette offers only tasting menus and reservations are accepted up to 60 days in advance. It’s recommended that you make bookings one month in advance— that’s how popular they are!

The lunch menu has two options: The 5-course Terre & Mer ($348++) and the 7-course Epicure (S$498++) (for the full Odette experience).

The two dinner menu options are the 7-course vegetarian Nature et Découverte (S$348++) and the 7-course non-vegetarian Epicure (S$498++).

1 St Andrew’s Road, National Gallery, #01-04, Singapore 178957
+65 6385 0498
Mon: 6.30pm – 8pm

Tue to Sat: 12pm – 1.15pm & 6.30pm – 8pm
Closed on Sun
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3. Restaurant Born

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Besides being housed in the historic Jinrikisha Station, 1 Michelin star Restaurant Born is also #25 on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Chef Zor Tan proudly displays his own individual style of Contemporary cuisine, bringing together the subtlety of French gastronomy with a rich knowledge of Chinese ingredients and tastes.

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Through the dinner menu, Chef Tan imparts his story through his culinary masterpieces as you embark on a gastronomic voyage. The Chef’s Menu (S$368++) features a 9-course seasonal menu.

To make a reservation, click here.

1 Neil Road, Jinrikisha Station, #01-01, Singapore 088804
+65 9270 8718
Tue to Sat: 6pm – 11pm
Closed on Mon & Sun
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4. VUE 

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VUE is located on the rooftop of OUE Bayfront at Collyer Quay. It presents a chef-centric menu by Head Chef Sam Chin that showcases specialties grilled using binchotan (a highly-loved charcoal from Japan prized by chefs), complemented by a versatile selection of wines.

Intricately executed dishes are presented with a twist that showcases specially sourced ingredients and the season’s best yields for an eclectic fusion of flavours from East and West.

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For lazy weekday afternoons, go for the 4 Course Executive Set Lunch (S$108) where you can enjoy dishes like Grilled Argentinian Red Shrimp Salad, Wild Forest Mushroom Risotto, Grilled Spanish Octopus and Banana Hazelnut.

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50 Collyer Quay, OUE Bayfront, Level 19, Singapore 049321
+65 8879 0923
Mon to Thu: 11.30am – 2pm & 5.30pm – 1am
Fri: 11.30am – 2pm & 5.30pm – 2pm
Sat: 5.30pm – 2am
Sun: 5.30pm – 1am
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5. Restaurant Labyrinth 

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Restaurant Labyrinth is the world’s first new Singaporean one Michelin-starred restaurant and its #30 on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list! Chef-Owner LG Han reimagines Singapore food by supporting our local farmers, which makes up 90% of the menu— it mimics his childhood food memories from his grandma.

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In their Lunch Tasting (S$208++) menu which takes about 2.5 hours, Chef LG Han pays homage to the iconic Newton Food Centre, with a starter called “Memories of Newton Food Centre”. It consists of Otah represented by sawara and finger lime, Roti John made with various textures of tomato, Honey Soy Chicken Wing using baby abalone and Coin Prata utilising brillat savarin.

The innovation continues with Chilli Crab 11.0 using snow crab, jambu, panchino and served with chilli-tomato ice cream. Other dishes include Hainanese Chicken Rice Donabe and Pasar Malam. To enhance the fun experience, a mock hawker table featuring a large tissue paper used for ‘choping‘ tables sets the perfect ambience.

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8 Raffles Avenue, Esplanade Mall, #02-23, Singapore 039802
Wed & Thu: 6.30pm – 11pm
Fri to Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6.30pm – 11pm
Closed on Mon & Tue
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6. Rhubarb Le Restaurant 

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Located in Duxton Hill, Rhubarb Le Restaurant is a small French restaurant opened by Chef Paul Longworth that has retained its one Michelin star since 2014. Besides having top-notch service, it sources the finest ingredients and wines in its small space with just 7 tables.

Chef Paul shares his unique approach to French gastronomy together with his chefs in the open-concept kitchen, putting on a show for guests.

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Rhubarb only serves 3 kinds of Omakase for lunch: 3 Course (S$68++), a 4 Course (S$88++) and a 5 Course (S$118++).

Diners can choose between three types of set dinner packages which are:

  • 2 starters, a main & dessert per pax (S$138)

  • 3 starters, a main & dessert per pax (S$168)

  • 3 starters, a main, chef’s premium ingredient & dessert per pax (S$198).

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3 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089589
+65 8127 5001
Mon & Tue, Thu to Sat: 12pm – 2.15pm & 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Closed on Wed & Sun
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7. Cloudstreet

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Cloudstreet is a two Michelin star restaurant helmed by Chef Rishi Naleendra, located at Amoy Street. The food menu over here constantly changes depending on the seasonality of ingredients which demonstrates their rendition of contemporary dining.

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Lunch is served only on Fridays and Saturdays offering a 6-Course Tasting Menu (S$248++) or 8-Course Tasting Menu (S$398++).

An 8-Course Dinner Tasting Menu (S$398++) is offered from Tuesdays To Saturdays. For a complete culinary experience, they recommend at least a 3-hour seating— so sit back, relax, and let the chefs and service staff do all the work.

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84 Amoy Street, Singapore 069903
+65 6513 7868
Tue to Thu: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 2pm & 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Closed on Mon & Sun
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8. Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine 

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Awarded one Michelin star in the Michelin Guide Singapore (2017-2019, 2021), Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine located at the heart of Orchard Road hires the most experienced chefs to bring you the finest of Teochew delights.

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They offer a spread of fresh seafood, marinated meats, and enticing desserts in their extensive menu. Start off with a platter of Marinated Combination Three Kinds (S$44), then savour the delicate Braised Whole Hokkaido Sea Cucumber Stuffed with Minced Pork (S$64).

You can also share a plate of Smoked Chicken with Tea Leaves (S$45 for half, S$90 for whole) and Wok-Fried ‘Hor Fun‘ with Sliced Angus Beef in Satay Sauce (S$42 for small). End off your feast with a refreshing bowl of Chilled Aloe Vera Jelly with Fresh Fruits (S$10 per pax).

2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, #03-05, Singapore 238801
+65 6736 2118
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm & 6pm – 11pm
Sat: 11am – 3pm & 6pm – 11pm
Sun: 10.30am – 3pm & 6pm – 11pm
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9. Bakalaki Greek Taverna 

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After occupying its old location in the Tiong Bahru district for the past 5 years, Bakalaki Greek Taverna has relocated to Martin Road. This Greek restaurant serves authentic Grecian cuisine and wines.

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best restaurants - grilled octopus

If you’re absolutely clueless about Greek cuisine, let me help you out here. Order the Htapodi ($37.90), which is a chargrilled Lithuanian octopus served with a sauce of lemon juice and olive oil.

Meat lovers will enjoy the Paidaikia (S$37.90), featuring seared lamb that’s baked to a tender medium-rare, served alongside crispy roasted potatoes and topped with a zesty lemon sauce.

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38A Martin Road, #01-01, Singapore 239072
+65 6836 3688
Daily: 11.30am – 12am
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10. Keng Eng Kee Seafood (Alexandra Village) 

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When you think about zi char, Keng Eng Kee Seafood at Alexandra Village should be at the top of your mind. They originated from a stall in Old Havelock Road Hawker Centre back in the 1970s.

They’ve been awarded the Michelin Plate and the late Anthony Bourdain even patronised this place and highly-recommended them thereafter.

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Some of the highly-recommended dishes include the Signature Moonlight Horfun (S$10.80 for small), Butter Cereal Prawns (S$27.80 for small) and Coffee Pork Ribs (S$19.80 for small).

124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-136, Singapore 150124
+65 6272 1038
Daily: 11am – 2pm & 5pm – 10pm
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11. Shoukouwa 

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Shoukouwa is a two Michelin-starred sushi restaurant in Singapore, and it’s where you go if you’re looking to experience Edomae sushi at its finest.

With no more than eight seats at the counter, you can truly expect a once-in-a-lifetime experience here, where master Japanese chefs execute the art of fine sushi right in front of your eyes. Not to mention, at Shoukouwa, fish, seafood and produce are flown daily to Singapore from Tokyo’s famed Toyosu Market, ensuring what you get is truly fresh and authentic.

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Shoukouwa’s omakase menus are one of the priciest, starting at S$350++ per person for its six-course Miyabi omakase lunch set, and go up to S$680++ per person for its seven-course EN omakase dinner set.

1 Fullerton Road, One Fullerton, #02-02A, Singapore 049213
+65 6423 9939
Tue to Sat: 1pm – 3pm & 6pm – 10.30pm
Closed on Mon & Sun
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12. Candlenut 

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I visited Candlenut a long time ago before they earned their Michelin star, and I remember being blown away by how good their food was! They are the world’s first Peranakan restaurant to ever earn this prestigious award.

Serving up refined Straits-Chinese cuisine, Chef Malcolm Lee continues to elevate Peranakan dishes using the freshest seasonal ingredients available.

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Indulge in the AhMaKase‘ (S$108++) menu for lunch, a quirky twist to the Japanese word ‘Omakase‘. Get started with a series of small bites like Kueh Pie Tee with Boston lobster, turmeric curry and roasted candlenut. Then sip on some heartwarming Bakwan Kepiting Soup with tofu puffs, chicken and crab tofu balls, all doused in a rich chicken broth that was boiled for 4 hours.

Tuck into main courses like Yeye’s Curry with Crab and Telor Goreng with Peppery Pork. Finally, end off your meal with Kueh Ubi Kayu and Ubi Kelapa.

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17a Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676
+65 6486 1051/1800 304 2288
Daily: 12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm
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13. Thevar 

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Chef Manogren Murugan Thevar from Penang reigns over the kitchen of two Michelin-starred Thevar that’s located at Keong Saik Road. He wants us to have a taste of the massive potential Indian cuisine has to offer locals beyond just dosai and butter chicken. Don’t expect grandma’s recipes; his interpretation is experimental, modern and, at the very least, unexpected.

Thevar only offers a daily Chef’s Menu (S$328++), which is a reflection of Chef Mano’s culinary training and travels. The items on offer are just for reference and are changed every other day.

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An example of a Chef’s Menu includes starters like Asparagus Chaat, Pepper Fry Wild Venison & Wagyu Beef Idli, Crispy Pork Sambal with Betelnut Leaf, and Tomato Pani Puri.

Embark your taste buds on a flavour adventure with mains like Tiger Abalone with couscous Pongal and Kokum and Chettinad Chicken Roti.

For dessert, there’s Blood Orange Falooda and Mango, Pecan, Coconut Kulfi and Kesari.

The staff at Thevar will ask for your dietary restrictions the day before your booking so alternatives can be arranged, for example, for vegetarians.

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9 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089117
+65 9750 8275
Tue to Fri: 5.30pm – 11pm
Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 11pm
Closed on Mon & Sun
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14. Claudine 

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Claudine restaurant is the sister eatery of Odette, which is nestled within a 1930s colonial chapel located at Dempsey. This French neo-brasserie shines both in its exceptional food as well as its inviting atmosphere.

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Inspired by honest home cooking, Claudine has a way of making even the simplest of ingredients look refined. The Seabream Carpaccio (S$32) is accompanied by blood orange and dressed in lemon zest, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.

Indulge in their mains like Pacific Black Cod (S$64) which is served with leek and nori fondue and Chardonnay ginger nage. or share a Claudine ‘Bouillabaisse’ (S$198).

39C Harding Road, Singapore 249541
+65 8031 9935
Mon & Fri: 11.45am – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm
Tue to Thu: 6pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm
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15. Jaan By Kirk Westaway 

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Jaan By Kirk Westaway is a modern European-British restaurant perched on the highest floor of the iconic Swissôtel The Stamford— the views are to die for!

Enjoy what nature has to offer as Executive Chef Kirk Westaway presents a harmonious representation of quality ingredients in its menu that pays tribute to the various seasons and skills of the world’s best gourmet producers.

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Feast on the 4 Course Lunch Menu (S$198) with dishes like King Crab and Baby Lamb. Or pamper yourself with luxurious offerings like Langoustine and Kagoshima Wagyu for Dinner (S$388). Vegetarian options are also available.

To see what’s on the menu, click here.

2 Stamford Road, Swissotel The Stamford, Level 70, Singapore 178882
+65 9199 9008
Tue: 6.30pm – 10.45pm
Wed to Sat: 11.45am – 2.30pm & 6.30pm – 10.45pm
Closed on Mon & Sun
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16. NAE:UM

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If you’re wondering what to expect when you step into NAE:UM, well, it’s a restaurant dishing out contemporary Seoul cuisine where modern Western and Korean heritage flavours intertwine with each other.

Each menu is like an episode in a mini-series, showcasing a different storytelling and inspiration for Chef Louis Han, who was born and bred in Gangnam, a Seoul district.

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As of Mar 2024, the restaurant is serving Episode 7 Dinner: Jeju Blossoms (S$218++ for classic, S$268++ for signature). Courses include Spring Bibimbap (spring vegetables, king crab and egg), Jeju Surf & Turf (Iberico presa, abalone and celeriac) and Bingtteok (ama ebi, radish and pine nuts).

To reserve a table, click here.

161 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068615
+65 8830 5016
Tue to Thu: 6pm – 10.30pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 10.30pm
Closed on Mon & Sun
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17. The Boiler (Howard Road) 

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Located at Howard Road, The Boiler is a restaurant that serves up fresh seafood known as seafood boil, together with robust impactful sauces which are infused with both local and western spices.

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Bring your family and friends and share the Duo Bag (S$56), which consists of prawns, mussels, clams, smoked sausages, sweet pearl corns & buns. Select your desired sauce like garlic butter, peppa’ butter or sauce of the month and you’re all set to dig in!

If seafood isn’t your thing, don’t worry. They have other mains like Baby Back Ribs (S$16.90 for small, S$28.90 for large) and The Boiler’s Ultimate Burger (S$17.90) (only available for lunch).

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18 Howard Road, Novelty Bizcentre, #01-06, Singapore 369585
+65  6635 1285
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5pm – 10.30pm
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18. Beng Thin Hoon Kee 茗珍奋记菜馆 4.2,648

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Beng Thin Hoon Kee has been serving the Singapore community since 1949, offering authentic Fujian cuisine.

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Some of the signature dishes I would recommend include Claypot Prawns with Vermicelli (S$36), Crispy Roast Chicken (S$15 for half, S$30 for whole) and Fujian-Style Fried Noodles (from S$12).

If you’re looking for something refreshing and healthy, try the Beng Thin Duck Salad (from S$20). This appetiser has roast duck strips served on a bed of rockmelon, cucumber julienne and springy jellyfish.

65 Chulia Street, OCBC Centre, #05-02, Singapore 049513
+65 6533 7708 
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm
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19. Meta 

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Meta is short for metamorphosis, which represents the one Michelin-starred establishment’s evolutionary approach to the menu by its culinary team in this ever-changing F&B industry.

Led by Chef Sun Kim who combines his Korean heritage, Japanese culinary touches, and Western culinary training, Meta models his East-meets-West mantra, incorporating a variety of native and seasonal produce.

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The Lunch Menu (S$248++) is only available on Fridays and Saturdays, and includes ingredients like Jeju Abalone and Tile Fish. For dessert, relish in Sweet Potato with Buckwheat and Rum.

On the other hand, the Dinner Menu (S$328++) is a more luxurious affair with BBQ Wagyu Beef and Milmyeon with Kimchi and Gochujang.

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9 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238959
+65 6513 0898
Tue to Thu: 6.30pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 3pm & 6.30pm – 11pm
Closed on Mon
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20. Estuary 

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best restaurants - estuary interior

Estuary, located in the basement of Palais Renaissance, is a pescatarian restaurant which I am a fan of. The ambience exudes a laid-back and funky Californian-ish vibe with its minimalist decor, catchy tunes and green fauna.

Not sure where to begin? Why not order some Small Plates to kickstart your appetite? The Crispy Scottish Stingray (S$16) is paired with spicy glaze, peanut and lime. The raw Spot Prawn Ceviche (S$25) comes with tangy pineapple and yuzu, cardamon and tomatoes.

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The restaurant specialises in Dry-Aged Fish which unlocks a rich umami flavour. Try The Swordfish Belly (S$35) with Estuary’s spice rub and pimento.

390 Orchard Road, Palais Rennaisance, #B1-04/05, Singapore 238871
+65 8281 0405
Mon to Fri: 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat: 11.30am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11.30am – 3pm
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21. Two Chefs Eating Place (Commonwealth) 

best restaurants - two chefs exterior
best restaurants - two chefs exterior

Two Chefs Eating Place at Commonwealth is extremely popular and usually has long snaking queues formed outside the stall during peak hours and on the weekend. It has a variety of delicious zi char dishes in its extensive menu offering.

best restaurants - two chefs food
best restaurants - two chefs food

When you’re here, you’ve got to order the Butter Ribs (S$12 for small, S$16 for medium, S$20 for large). Its a dish of fried pork ribs sprinkled with condensed milk powder— simply divine!

Other recommended dishes include Golden Mushroom Beancurd (S$10 for small, S$13 for medium, S$16 for large) and Vegetable w/ Egg, Salted Egg & Century Egg (S$10 for small, S$14 for medium, S$18 for large).

116 Commonwealth Crescent, #01-129, Singapore 140116
+65 6472 5361
Daily: 11am – 2.15pm & 5pm – 11pm

22. Esora 

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Nestled within a heritage shophouse on Mohamed Sultan Road, Esora is a modern Japanese fine dining kappo-style restaurant. What is kappo? Meaning “to cut and to cook”, it’s essentially a multi-course meal that is left entirely up to the chef.

Esora showcases modern Japanese cuisine guided by a harmony with nature. Here, the chefs are storytellers and every dish is an intimate tale of nostalgia, seasonality and sheer fanaticism.

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The 9-Course Lunch (S$328) is only available on Thursdays while the 10-Course Dinner (S$368) runs from Wednesdays to Sundays. Tea, sake and wine pairings are available.

Reservations are open 6 weeks ahead, and table seatings are on a first come, first served basis— it’s a real challenge getting a table here, but oh so worth it. Click here to book.

15 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238964
+65 8533 7528
Wed, Fri & Sun: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Thu: 12pm – 3.30pm & 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Closed on Mon & Tue
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23. Spago

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Spago is located at Sands SkyPark at the top of Marina Bay Sands, which offers magnificent views of the city skyline and overlooks the famous infinity pool.

It is the first international branch of Wolfgang Puck’s renowned Beverly Hills restaurant that showcases an imaginative menu of Californian cuisine with global accents.

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From the dinner à la carte selections, you can discover certain dishes with local touches such as Kaya Toast” Foie Gras Terrine (S$28) and Sea Bream Laksa” (S$46) (which is infused with calamansi and fresh local herbs).

The Milk-Fed Dutch Veal Chop (S$88) features morel mushrooms, asparagus, carrot, roasted pearl onions and madeira— each bite will surely leave you craving for more.

To reserve a table, click here.

10 Bayfront Avenue, Sands SkyPark, Tower 2 Level 57, Singapore 018972
+65 6688 9955
Sun to Thu: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10.30pm
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24. Esquina

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Esquina is led by Barcelona-born head chef Carlos Montobbio, who has close to 15 years of culinary experience and has worked in multiple Michelin-starred restaurants in the past.

Inspired by his previous stints and travels around the world, he looks forward to showcasing his rendition of Spanish and Catalan cuisine.

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Indulge in dishes such as Grilled Sucrine Lettuce (S$16), Mediterranean Prawn Paella (S$52) and Spanish Suckling Pig (S$65 for 500g, S$98 for 900g) (which is served with rhubarb and apple chutney, mulled wine jus and garnished with shiso).

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16 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089267
+65 6222 1616
Tue to Thu: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10.30pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6pm – 11pm
Closed on Mon & Sun
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25. Hua Ting Restaurant

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Established in 1992, Hua Ting Restaurant at Orchard Hotel has raked up multiple awards for its timeless signatures, homemade dim sum and roasted delights.

It serves up authentic Cantonese cuisine in a sophisticated space and continues to create exquisite dishes that are redolent of tradition yet created with new-generation diners in mind.

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Some of the recommended dishes include Stuffed Sea Cucumber, Iberico Pork, Supreme Abalone Sauce (S$28 per pax), Pan-fried Japanese Scallop with Crab Roe (S$32 per pax), Flamed Japanese Wagyu Beef with Lotus Root (S$68 per pax) and Bridge Star Garoupa Rice Soup in Superior Stock (S$32 per pax).

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442 Orchard Road, Orchard Hotel Singapore, Level 2, Singapore 238879
+65 6739 6666
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10pm
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26. Seroja

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Chef Kevin Wong of Seroja pays homage to the flavours of his hometown in Klang, Malaysia, bringing a taste of the Malay Archipelago to your plate. His dishes are spiced up with local herbs and spices, adding a deliciously quirky twist to your dining experience.

best restaurants - Seroja Food

Dine there on Fridays or Saturdays for the 10-course Kuntum Menu (S$218++) for lunch which includes creations like Fatty Tuna with Ginger Kerabu Dressing & Oscietre Caviar and Mangrove Wood Charred Scallops with Laksa Leaf Sauce.

Or treat yourself to the 11-course Nusantara Menu (S$288++) with dishes like handmade Betel Leaf Noodle & Handpicked Mudcrab and Line Caught Silver Pomfret In Sambal Gulai.

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7 Fraser Street, Duo Galleria, #01-30/31/32/33, Singapore 189356
+65 8522 2926
Tue to Thu: 6pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6.30pm – 11pm
Closed on Mon & Sun
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27. Casa Brazilia

best restaurants - casa brazilia
best restaurants - casa brazilia

Casa Brazilia, tucked away in Bukit Pasoh, 1 minute away from Outram Park MRT exit 4, is one of the few restaurants in Singapore serving Brazilian delicacies. On Tuesdays to Fridays from 12pm to 2.30pm, feast on a selection of dishes from their à la carte lunch menu.

best restaurants - casa brazilia food
best restaurants - casa brazilia food

For pasta aficionados, a must-try is the Costella Com FettucineBeefrib Pasta (S$18.90), where you can savour a generous mound of handmade fettucine served with a 12-hour BBQed beef rib and dressed with chives and cheese.

For something unique and satisfying, order the Francescinha (S$22.90), a Portuguese sandwich drenched in a bisque-like tomato-based sauce. It’s crowned with a sunny side-up and cheese, then stuffed with slices of medium-well beef and a thin layer of chimichurri.

25 Teo Hong Road, Singapore 088333
+65 9773 7602
Fri to Tue: 12pm – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 10pm 
Closed on Mon
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28. Makko Teck Neo

best restaurants - makko teck neo
best restaurants - makko teck neo

Makko Teck Neo is a hidden gem located in the quiet vicinity of Telok Blangah offering a variety of Peranakan cuisine. It has an outdoor seating area as well as indoors for those who prefer to dine in air-conditioned comfort. This place is my personal favourite haunt for Nyonya delights.

best restaurants - mee siam
best restaurants - mee siam

The food that’s served here tastes authentically like what my Nyonya grandmother would make at home. Be sure to order their Nyonya Ngoh Hiang (S$16.75), Nyonya Mee Siam (S$7.50), Ayam Buah Keluak (S$24.50) and Chap Chye (S$19.40) (which is the closest tasting rendition to my grandmother’s recipe).

To end things off on a sweet note, do order their mouth-watering desserts like Kueh Salat Pandan (S$3.60 for 2 pieces) and Chendol (S$5.70).

Blk 35 Telok Blangah Rise, #01-303, Singapore 090035
+65 6275 1330
Daily: 10am – 9pm
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29. Artemis Grill & Sky Bar

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With panoramic views of the illustrious Singapore Marina Bay skyline from the 40th floor of CapitaGreen, Artemis Grill & Sky Bar showcases Mediterranean cuisine at its finest. The menu includes a selection of seasonal local vegetables, traditional grains and legumes, fresh seafood and grilled meats.

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Order starters from their à la carte menu (lunch and dinner) such as Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare (S$30), and Fremantle Octopus (S$32). Be blown away by their choices of main courses like the Iberico Pork Loin (S$48 for lunch and dinner) and Angus Beef Rib-eye (S$92) (which features a 400g Australian MBS 3/4 grain-fed steak, chimichurri, violet mustard, and served with chopped greek salad).

To complete your meal with a sweet finish, their Sticky Date Cake (S$18) or Coconut Rice Pudding (S$18) will do just the trick!

138 Market Street, CapitaGreen, #40-01, Singapore 048946
+65 6635 8677
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 10pm
Closed on Sat & Sun
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30. The Boneless Kitchen

best restaurants - boneless kitchen
best restaurants - boneless kitchen

The only vegetarian restaurant in our list, The Boneless Kitchen is a social enterprise which offers an interesting plant-based dining experience inspired by Korean cuisine since 2014. They hire people with special needs in their team to allow them to build up their characters and it’s not all about business— this is something we should all learn from.

best restaurants - boneless kitchen food
best restaurants - boneless kitchen food

Dishes such as the Soondubu Jjigae (S$15) with extra smooth tofu and thick flavourful broth; handmade Kimchi Mandu (S$10) with over 15 ingredients wrapped to create a bomb; or the colourful mouth-watering Kimbap (S$11) could have you laying off meat altogether.

1 Irving Place, Commerze @ Irving, #01-31, Singapore 369546
+65 8457 6464
Daily: 11.30am – 9pm
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31. Yang Ming Seafood (Ubi)

best restaurants - yang ming seafood

Yang Ming Seafood specialises in seafood dishes as well as other zi char delights within Excalibur Centre at Ubi. They have a towering display of seafood tanks where you can pick your own live seafood— how exciting!

Specialty items like Pig’s Stomach Chicken Soup (S$78), Birthday Noodles (S$18/25) and Andrew Lobster (Seasonal Price) need to be pre-ordered beforehand— you’ll need to order early to avoid disappointment!

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Some of their recommended dishes include Wasabi Prawn Meat (S$25 for small, S$35 for medium, S$45 for large), Nyonya Sotong (S$22 for small, S$30 for medium, S$35 for large) and Marble Goby with Bean Sauce Sauce (Seasonal Price).

71 Ubi Crescent, Excalibur Centre, Singapore 408571
+65 8028 2230
Mon & Sun: 11am – 2pm & 4.30pm – 10.30pm
Tue to Sat: 11am – 2.30pm & 4.30pm – 10.30pm
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32. Samy’s Curry

best restaurants - samy's curry
best restaurants - samy's curry

Situated at Dempsey Road, Samy’s Curry is the oldest and most authentic South Indian restaurant specialising in its signature Fish Head Curry and other Indian dishes that are undiluted and original to its taste for the past 50 years.

best restaurants - fish head curry
best restaurants - fish head curry

No visit to Samy’s Curry is complete without ordering Samy’s Fish Head Curry (S$25 for small, S$30 for medium, S$35 for large). Just note that the small option is good enough for two persons, and is perfect for sharing!

There are many other delicious dishes like Black Squid (S$15), Fried Fish (S$5.50 per piece) and Butter Chicken (S$15) (a crowd favourite, and mine too)!

25 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249670
+65 6472 2080
Wed to Mon: 11am – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm
Closed on Tue
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