10 Best Restaurants In Singapore

Singapore Buffet


Singapore has its own unique food culture due to its mixed races and heritage, which can be dated back to the pre-colonial period to the modern city we see today. In Singapore, we have a variety of cuisine from french, chinese, malay, indian to perankan. Some of the unique restaurants in Singapore offer local fusion dishes such as laksa and chili crabs. Here is the list of restaurants we think you should try here in Singapore!


Even if you’re not residing in Singapore, you might have already heard of Odette. Odette is a 3 michelin star restaurant in Singapore focusing on french cuisine. It is currently helmed by Chef Julien Royer and is named Asia’s best restaurant in 2019. Chef Julien’s signature pigeon dish with seasonal garnishes is a must try! It is the best fine dining restaurant in town to celebrate with your loved ones. Make sure you make your reservations a month ahead as they are always fully booked. Click here to view their menu.

Opening hours: 11am – 8pm daily

Address: 1 St Andrew’s Rd, #01-04 National Gallery, Singapore 178957 (National Gallery Singapore)

Phone: 6385 0498  

Nakhon Kitchen

Where should you get the best thai food in Singapore? It’s no other than the famous Nakhon Kitchen where you can choose to feast on a wide selection of thai food available on their  menu. It’s one of the hotspot locals who get their thai cravings satisfied. It’s usually crowded during lunch time (12pm – 1pm) so do make sure to head there early! Our personal recommendations are: Crispy grouper topped with Thai chili sauce, Tom yam soup – seafood (clear base), Deep fried boneless chicken wing and Thai vermicelli salad with seafood. Click here to view their menu. They have various outlets in Singapore, click here to check the location of other outlets.

Opening hours: 11.30am – 9.30pm daily

Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk B2-23C, VivoCity, Singapore 098585

Phone: 6256 9428    

National Kitchen by Violet Oon

Violet Oon Singapore is a highly rated restaurant that is famous for their expertise in Nyona and Singapore cuisine. The luxurious dining experience and in-house dishes represent Singapore’s rich history to the world. If you’re a first-timer in Singapore, this is the place you should visit for the most authentic Singapore dishes. At Violet Oon Singapore, cuisines featured ranges from Nyonya, Chinese, Indian and Malay kitchens. The restaurant interior designs using cultural relics and old school furnitures will certainly alleviate the ambiance and your dining experience with them. This is the perfect venue for a reuniting with family and friends, for showcasing Singapore to your friends at home. Click here to view their menu.

Opening hours: 12pm – 5pm, 6pm – 11pm daily

Address: 1 St Andrew’s Rd, #02–01 National Gallery, Singapore 178957 (National Gallery Singapore)

Phone: 9834 9935 

Keng Eng Kee Seafood

Keng Eng Kee Seafood offers the best zi char in Singapore. Zi char commonly used by the locals here is also known as stir-fry. They usually sell stir-fried dishes such as vegetables, fish and seafood. Seafood zi char is the most popular choice among locals and they are always reasonably priced. Located near a residential neighbourhood, this zi char restaurant is one of the best chinese seafood restaurants you can eat in Singapore. Here are our personal favourites: coffee pork ribs, moonlight hor fun (wok-fried flat noodles with a raw egg) and claypot pork liver. Click here to view their menu.

Opening hours: 11.30am – 2pm, 5pm – 8.45pm daily

Address: 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-136, Singapore 150124

Phone: 6272 1038

Bread Street Kitchen Singapore 

Bread Street Kitchen is the only restaurant in Singapore by celebrity chef – Gordon Ramsay. For those who have not heard of him, Gordon Ramsay is the judge for Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior and also the owner of a Michelin star restaurant. Located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, it’s a great place for dates and celebrations. If you’re a Gordon Ramsay fan, don’t forget to order his famed Beef Wellington!  Click here to view their menu.

Opening hours: 11.30am – 2pm, 5pm – 8.45pm daily

Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue 01- 81 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 018956
(The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands)

Phone: 6688 5665

328 Katong Laksa

328 Katong Laksa

Have you tried Laksa? If you have and liked it, 328 Katong Laksa is the next restaurant you should head to! 328 Katong Laksa is probably one of the most famous Laksa in Singapore and the restaurant that boost Laksa as one of Singapore’s local dishes. For those who have never even heard of Laksa, Laksa is a spicy noodle soup popular in the Peranakan cuisine of Southeast Asia. Thus, you can only taste the most authentic dish here from this old restaurant that has been here for many generations. What’s more to the strong history is its recognition from winning Gordon Ramsay. 328 Katong Laksa was shortlisted as the laksa representative.

The concoction is perfect that even Gordan Ramsay was not able to imitate the taste of it. Click here to view their menu.

Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily

Address: 51 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428770

Phone: 9732 8163

Jumbo Seafood

Jumbo Seafood

JUMBO Seafood is a Singapore style chinese seafood restaurant that has its roots in Singapore. They offer a myriad of seafood dishes and only cook with the freshest live seafood. With more than 2 decades experience, its dishes are suited to the local’s taste buds and cuisine. The restaurant also creates Singapore styled items to satisfy any tastes even if you’re not used to the local cuisine. Jumbo’s award-winning iconic dishes Chilli Crab and Black Pepper Crab  are strongly recommended by many locals. They have various outlets in Singapore, click here now to check the locations of other outlets. Click here to view their menu.

Opening hours
Lunch – 11am – 2:30pm daily
(Last Order at 2pm)

Dinner – 5pm – 9:30pm daily
(Last Order at 9pm)

Address: #11, #01-16 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249673

Phone: 6479 3435

LingZhi Vegetarian


If you’re a vegan and want to taste Singapore styled Chinese Vegetarian Gourmet Cuisine,  LingZhi Vegetarian is the restaurant that locals have kept coming back for more. 

LingZhi Vegetarian is a very modern and Singapore grown restaurant. Rather than offering only traditional vegan dishes, it offers a range of dishes filled with different elements and playing with the finest, freshest ingredients available in the market and organic ingredients.

Their dishes are nicely garnished and prepared in a healthy way. This restaurant is suitable for diners who follow a strict vegetarian lifestyle or someone who just wants to explore local eats. Click here to view their menu.

Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily

Address: Liat Towers #05-01, 541 Orchard Road, Singapore 238881

Phone: 6734 3788

Waku Ghin

If you’re looking for Michelin star Japanese restaurants in Singapore, visit Waku Ghin. Waku Ghin is the masterpiece of the highly accomplished Japanese celebrity Chef Tetsuya and this restaurant has been awarded a two-Michelin-star rating since 2017. Using only the finest seasonal seafood ingredients worldwide, Waku Ghin offers diners dishes in Japanese-European fusion. Situated in the Marina Bay Sands complex, you get to have an up close view of Singapore’s skyline and the 25 seatings only ensure that you indulge the meal peacefully in a quiet environment. The 10-course  menu is a must order to have a taste of Chef Tetsuya’s remaking of the best seasonal produce like Marinated Botan Shrimp with Sea Urchin and Caviar and Wagyu with Wasabi and Citrus Soy. Click here to view their menu.

Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily

Address: L2-01, Level 2 Dining, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Phone: 6688 8507

Shabu Sai

Even if you’ve started to experience the hot and humid weather of Singapore, eating a hot pot buffet here is also a definitely enjoyable experience. Singapore is known to be a food haven and of course, when it comes to cheap Japanese hot buffet, you might not know which one to get. If so, Shabu Sai at Orchard Central is a must go! This Japanese hot pot buffet restaurant is extremely popular among locals as they offer a wide range of buffet items at affordable prices! At a glance at their menu, you can see that they offer a myriad of soup bases such as tomato, yuzu and sukiyaki to complement the imported meat that the restaurants offer. Not only that, there are always promotions ongoing and new exciting ingredients for you to pick on. Thus, it is a must go place for family diners as it caters to everyone! It is also one of the cheapest steamboat buffets at Orchard, Singapore shopping district! View their menu and check out their other nearby outlets here.

Opening hours
11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm  (Weekday)
11.30am – 4pm, 5pm – 10pm  (Weekend)

Address: #08-09/10/11 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238896

Phone: 6884 6760

Hope this guide would help you to find places to eat in Singapore!


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