Restaurants in Singapore

Best Restaurants in Singapore

Best Restaurants in Singapore

Singapore, a sweet pot of cultures, offers a culinary experience like no other. On this food-obsessed island, a good restaurant always lurks around the corner, tempting you to have one more meal.

It might be a traditional Chinese restaurant, the world’s best restaurant, or a trendy small plates bar. And money does not equate to quality: you can get a Michelin-starred plate of chicken rice for less than $5.

From hawker stalls to Michelin-starred restaurants, the city-state offers it all. But, with so many alternatives, where should you begin? We have simplified the list for you.

Here are the top ten restaurants in Singapore that you simply must visit. And the best part? They’re all near some of the city’s most desirable residences and tourism attractions.

1. Odette

A symphony of French delicacies located within the national gallery, Odette offers a modern French cuisine experience. Headed by chef-owner Julien Royer, the son of farmers from Auvergne, France, who pays homage to his pastoral heritage by sourcing the finest ingredients from small produce worldwide.

The resulting cuisine straddles tradition and innovation; Odette is adept at blending classic cooking techniques with modern interpretations. Every dish is artful, complex, and, most importantly, delicious. This is undoubtedly world-class nouvelle cuisine. It’s one of the top restaurants in Asia, boasting three Michelin stars.

Location: 1 St. Andrew’s Road #01-04 National Gallery Singapore

Operating hours:  Tuesday to Saturday: 12 PM – 1.15 PM & 6.30 PM – 8.15 PM. Closed on Monday & Sunday

Phone: +65 6385 0498

2.  Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine

A Teochew treasure in the bustling heart of Orchard Road, this restaurant stands out with its authentic Teochew dishes. Every dish is a testament to the rich Teochew culinary heritage, from the delicately steamed pomfret to the flavourful braised duck. The elegant setting and impeccable service make it a dining experience to remember.

Customers at Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine can enjoy a variety of fresh seafood, seasoned meats, and intriguing desserts. Signature meals like Steamed Crab with Chinese Wine and Egg White, Steamed Coral Trout in Teochew Style, and Chilled Australian Lobster are sure to impress you.

Location: ION Orchard, #03-05 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801 Singapore

Operating hours: Daily: 11.30 AM – 2.30 PM & 6 PM – 9.30 PM

Phone: +65 6736 2118

3. Bakalaki Greek Taverna

‘Bakaliko’ is a traditional neighborhood store full of flavors, fragrances, and colors. Transporting diners straight to the Mediterranean, Bakalaki offers a slice of Greece in Singapore.

With its blue and white decor, traditional Greek dishes, and an extensive list of wines, it’s like a mini-vacation in the heart of the city.

Location: 38A Martin Road Martin No 38, Singapore 239072, Singapore (Bukit Merah)

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 12 PM – 9 PM

Phone: +65 6836 3688

4. Keng Eng Kee Seafood

This well-known Cze Char restaurant serves delicious food such as clay pot duck with sea cucumber, coffee ribs, and fried salted egg crab. There is a smaller, air-conditioned interior section, but overall, the location and atmosphere are similar to that of a hawker center.

It serves Cantonese food as well as predominantly Hainanese food; the stir-fries are delicious.

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

Operating hours: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM, then 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Phone: +65 6272 1038

5.  Shoukouwa

At Shoukouwa, the finest and most freshly caught seafood is flown in daily from Tokyo’s Toyosu Market (formerly known as Tsukiji Market), showcasing the sea riches of Japan’s surrounding waters at their prime.

Their chefs make sure that their guests experience pure delight on their tongues and create lifelong memories by collaborating with a small number of carefully chosen suppliers.

Location: 1 Fullerton Road #02-02A One Fullerton, Singapore 049213 Singapore

Operating hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 12.15 PM – 3 PM, 6 PM – 8 PM & 8.15 PM – 10.30 PM. Sunday: 6 PM – 8 PM & 8.15 PM – 10.30 PM. Closed on Monday.

Phone: +65 6423 9939

6. Restaurant Labyrinth

Restaurant Labyrinth, which has a Michelin star, serves a modern interpretation on Singaporean cuisine, creating a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. This one-Michelin-star restaurant is nestled away in the corner of one of Singapore’s largest theater/mall complexes, making it easy to miss.

The same cannot be said of the cuisine. Chef LG Han describes his food as a ‘new interpretation of Singapore cuisine,’ which includes fresh produce—mostly acquired from farms in and around Singapore—paired with imaginative sauces such as tofu puree and peanut sauce. The beverages are like liquid education in local culture.

Location: 8 Raffles Avenue #02-23 Esplanade Mall 8 Raffles Avenue #02-23, Singapore 039802 Singapore

Operating hours: Friday to Sunday, 12 PM-2.30 PM, then 6.30 PM-11 PM. Wednesday & Thursday 6.30 PM-11 PM. Closed Monday & Tuesday.

Phone: +65 6223 4098

7.  Candlenut

At Candlenut, the world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, Singaporean chef Malcolm Lee draws on his heritage and culinary skills to create new interpretations of Straits Chinese cuisine.

Many are based on family recipes, such as “yeye” (grandfather’s) curry, which is served as an appetizer consisting of fried pastry cups (kueh pie tee shells) filled with crab meat, pickled shallots, and laksa leaves.

Try the bakwan kepiting, a hearty chicken soup with crab, pork balls, and sliced bamboo shoots, and the buah keluak (an earthy black nut) curry with local chicken. Make sure to reserve space for dessert.

Location: 17a Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676 Singapore

Operating hours: Daily: 12 PM – 3 PM & 6 PM – 10 PM

Phone: +65 1800 304 2288

8.  Thevar

The once bustling streets of Keong Siak are home to two Michelin-starred restaurants, Thevar, and a modern Indian grill that’s perfect after a hard day at the office. Chef Murugan Thevar opened Thevar, a contemporary restaurant catering to the stylish set, with inspiration from his travels around South Asia and his family history.

The Chef’s Menu offers a substantial serving of Mysore Spiced Rack of Lamb along with irresistible dishes of Guava Spiced Gujiya.

Location: 9 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089117 Singapore

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 5.30 PM – 11 PM. Closed on Monday & Sunday

Phone: +65 9750 8275

9. Claudine Restaurant

Culinary elegance Situated at Harding Road, Claudine is known for making even the simplest of ingredients look and taste refined.

Claudine provides you with classic French cuisine, from time-tested classics to individualized recipes with an affection for locality—meant to be treasured by one or shared by many—motivated by the simple joys of home cooking.

Everyone is welcome to join in the feast at the table. It is a must-visit for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

Location: 39C Harding Road, Singapore 249541 Singapore

Operating hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11.45 AM – 2 PM & 6 PM – 9.30 PM. Sunday: 11.30 AM – 3.30 PM. Closed on Monday.

10. Jaan By Kirk Westaway

European-British fusion with a view Perched on the highest floor of the iconic Swissotel The Stamford, Jaan offers a harmonious blend of European and British dishes. The view is just the cherry on top.

Location: 2 Stamford Road Level 70, Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore 178882 Singapore

Operating hours: 11.45 AM – 2.30 PM & 6.30 PM – 10.45 PM. Closed on Monday & Sunday.

Phone: +65 9199 9008



In the heart of Singapore’s urban sprawl, these culinary gems offer more than just a meal; they provide an experience.

From the rich tapestry of traditional flavors to innovative fusions, each restaurant tells a story of its own. And with prime properties just around the corner, you might just find the perfect spot to call home after a delightful meal.

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