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For a true taste of authentic Portuguese country-style cuisine, you should try this lovely restaurant.
The relatively small bistro serves some fabulous, casual café fare at a reasonable price and in a lovely, unpretentious environment... The menu features a decent variety of good-old European favorites (with the chef's own 'modern touch') you can't go wrong with...
This splendid café is like a slice of Viennese elegance right in the middle of equatorial Singapore... with all those beautiful bits & pieces that make the coffeeshops at the Austrian capital so special and fine-looking.
Located at the top of the classic Fullerton hotel (where a lighthouse used to be), with magnificent views of Marina Bay and the City centre, this ultra-elegant restaurant serves the best of modern Italian and European cuisines, in a cozy and soothing atmosphere.
Located at the Mirador Mansion on Nathan Rd., next to MTR-Tsim Sha Tsui, Cosmic Guest House has a good reputation for being clean and well maintained.
Located at the massive Mirador Mansion building, this very popular hostel had gone through renovations recently and offers to its guests clean, nice rooms at a reasonable price.
HOSTELHK group owns and manages hostels across Hong Kong and China. Two of their hostels in Chunking Mansions, namely Li's Hostel and Tai Wan are popular and has a relatively good reputation among backpackers and other travelers.
Well known for its cute garden-terrace, this popular hostel is one of Mirador Mansion's most favorite places... It offers a fairly clean and tidy environment, friendly staff (who can also help you with China visas), Self-service laundry facilities, Broadband internet connection and lockers...
This popular guest house provides a fairly good alternative to Chunking and Mirador, at a fair price. In terms of location, Hong Kong Sealand Guest House enjoys an ideal position near the corner of Nathan Road and Cameron... right in the heart of everything.
This very popular guesthouse charges higher rates than its counterparts in Mirador and Chungking but also gives better value for your money... The rooms are clean and pleasant and the atmosphere is better than in the average hostel.
The USA Hostel is a relatively good, clean and popular hostel. Located at the Mirador Mansion on Nathan Rd., next to MTR-Tsim Sha Tsui.
This used to be one of the most popular options for backpackers on Hong Kong Island and although it has gone down a bit, it is still worth considering. Established in 1980, the hostel had gone through renovations recently and offers to its guests clean, nice rooms at a reasonable price.
Located at the same building of Wang Fat, this is another excellent hostel that gives very good value for money. Rooms are clean and comfortable and ambience is very good.
Another popular hostel in Paterson building, Causeway Bay. Clean, nice rooms at a reasonable price.
The Kowloon Hotel enjoys an excellent location, right on Nathan Road's "Golden Mile" and within a short walk from Tsim Sha Tsui hottest attractions. Otherwise, the staff are very helpful, service is excellent, and there are some good facilities...
Located at the swanky Raffles Hotel, this 1950s style diner is one of the only places in Singapore that can be described as a true New York style Deli.
This is the Singapore outlet of an internationally known Taiwanese restaurant, specializing in a range of 'melt in your mouth' dumplings.
This buffet-restaurant is a part of the 'Mr. Steak concept' and, as its name suggests, scrumptious steaks and grilled meats are the main fare... A selection of prime Australian Wagyu beef cuts, as well as top quality seafood
This excellent restaurant serves some of the best Korean BBQs in Hong Kong. The signature dish is Kalbi (beef spare ribs) with spicy sauces, but there are many other scrumptious Korean BBQs and hot-pot dishes...
This is one of the only restaurants in Hong Kong that specializes in the North Chinese cuisine of Manchuria. This cuisine combines Chinese and Russian influences and the results are pleasantly surprising.
Located nearby the Maritime Museum and A-Ma Temple, A Lorcha is one of Macau's most favorite Portuguese restaurants.
Located on Coloane Island's beautiful beach, legendary Fernando's is a mecca for food lovers, especially on weekends, when this famous Macau restaurant is packed with both locals and tourists.
Toscana serves great Italian food in a lovely environment and at a relatively good price.
Located within the ultra-luxurious Crown Macau, on Taipa Island, this superb restaurant is the Macau outlet of Tokyo's most exclusive tempura restaurant.
For delicious Cantonese noodle dishes, there is hardly anyone in Macau who can compete with the good-old Wong Chi Kei.
Inspired by the famous Al's Diner in Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong, this restaurant serves generous portions of delicious, calories rich American food, in a lovely environment.
Afrikana is an African themed buffet-restaurant that serves a variety of specialties from across the continent... Barbecued lamb, African chicken, BBQ meats, seafood, fish, salads and what not...
This small and simple eatery serves fantastic Indian food at very moderate prices.
This popular restaurant serves some of the best Korean cuisine in Macau. It does not have much in the way of fancy décor or inspiring atmosphere, but the Korean BBQs are excellent, and so is the service and the ambience.
This well-known establishment is, probably, one of Hong Kong's best teahouses, serving a rich selection of delicious dim sum, alongside superb Chinese tea...
Located on Shek O's only roundabout, this lovely restaurant is very popular, especially with hikers who come here to walk the 'Dragon's back trail'... Lots of noodle and seafood dishes, as well as Satay, Rotis, Tom Yams and other Asian delicacies...
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The newly refurbished Ole London Hotel is at the highest end of what can be called "low budget accommodation", which means that while it may be too pricy for backpackers, it makes a perfectly good choice for those who look for a decent, cheap hotel in Macau (especially if your idea of a holiday in Macau is exploring the city rather than just lazying around the room).
This section covers mostly hostels, cheap hotels, guest-houses and some backpacker places...
Ah Shan is a very popular hostel / guesthouse, enjoying an excellent location in the heart of Mongkok, just a stone throw from the MTR, shopping, food and entertainment centers (Ladies' Market and Langham Place are just nearby).
Fantastically located near the corner of Scotts and Orchard Roads, just a heartbeat away from Singapore's most popular shopping malls and entertainment centres, as well as from MRT Orchard, this extremely comfortable hotel is one of the best choices for city centre lovers.
The glitzy Pan Pacific is superbly located at Marina Bay, adjacent to the mega shopping complexes of Marina square and Suntec city, and within a short walk to Esplanade Theatres, Singapore River and other places of interest.
With its million dollars location at the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula and its excellent variety of facilities and amenities, The Salisbury YMCA is a very good value for money.
Harbour Plaza Hong Kong enjoys a nice location, right on Kowloon's waterfront, in the quiet district of Whampoa Garden...
Lovely 'Pousada de Mong Ha' is actually a training unit of Macau's Institute For Tourism Studies (IFT) and offers one of the best accommodation options you can find around Macau in the mid-range budget...
Well noticed for its classic, colonial-style front, the Holiday Inn offers a good location and a high class accommodation at a fairly reasonable price. Centrally located on Rua de Pequim, the hotel is a short walking distance from the city's casinos, entertainment, shopping and tourist attractions.
The Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16, one of the most popular of Macau's luxury hotels, is fantastic both in terms of location, entertainment & activities, as well as in terms of the facilities it provides to its guests...
This section covers the most recommended hostels, cheap hotels, guest-houses and backpacker places in Singapore.
Fantastically located on Bencoolen Street, just a short walk from Orchard Road, Bugis, Chijmes and the museums, the relatively new 'Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen' is one of the only international hotels in Singapore that cater for low to mid-range budget.
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Find all the best things to see and do in Macau
We grouped Macau's tourist attractions by location, so you can easily plan what places you want to see in a certain area
In this section, Hong Kong's attractions and "things to do" are organized by location, so you can easily find information on the places you want to see in a certain area.
In this section, we grouped Singapore's attractions and "things to do" by location, so you can easily find information on the places you want to see in a certain area...
Fantastically located on Kimberley Road, right in the hub of Tsim sha Tsui's shopping and entertainment area and a short walk from the MTR station, this lovely boutique hotel features an eclectic mix of Oriental, Post Modern and European Surrealism that makes it look "as though fashioned from Salvador Dali's fertile imagination..." (As they describe themselves).
Good old SanVa has been nestled along historic Rua da Felicidade for nearly a century and still offers one of the best options for those travellers who look for a cheap, but reasonable hstel-style accommodation around the city centre of Macau.
Owned and inspired by one of the world's most acclaimed Japanese chefs, Nobu serves the best of contemporary Japanese cuisine in an elegant and pleasant setting, complemented by unmatched views towards Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island.
Nestled within a line of characterful shophouses along Chinatown's Keong Saik Road, Pasta Inc Prides itself for "serving authentic Italian cuisine made with the freshest ingredients" and rightfully so...
Nestled within Macau's City of Dreams, Horizons serves the best of modern European cuisine in an elegant, yet very pleasant setting, and makes use of the finest ingredients to create truly sensational culinary results.
Nestled within an atmospheric old house on one of the historic alleys behind Ruins of St. Paul's, Macau Soul boasts a selection of almost 500 reasonably-priced Portuguese wines and offer its patrons a pleasant and homey ambience...
Housed within the sumptuous Grand Hyatt, in Macau's City of Dreams, Beijing Kitchen serves the crème de la crème of northern Chinese and Beijing cuisine in a pleasant surroundings, with emphasis on favorite classics like their signature "Old Fashioned Peking Duck".
Nestled on the second level of Bugis Junction, this lovely restaurant serves delicious French-influenced Japanese food in a very pleasant and somewhat homey ambience.
Nestled along characterful Ann Siang Road, right near the heart of Chinatown, this modern hostel provides fantastic accommodation for those who are willing to pay a little bit more.
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Ancient Chinese temple, Portuguese fort and Catholic churches...
This "British" takeaway serves Beer-battered fish, Cheesy curry chicken and some other lovely street foods.
This simple-looking food stall serves some scrumptious Rojak, a traditional Southern-Indian dish that has long become a Singaporean favorite...
This is one of LKF's best known establishments... They serve a wide variety of Californian-Mexican dishes, using organic products extensively. Their bar is very popular and so are their weekend dancing nights...
This simple restaurant serves a great variety of delicious dumplings and dim sum, as well as other Cantonese dishes. Prices are fairly low and the place is open daily, from morning till evening.
Owned by the famous Gaia group, this restaurant's main attraction is its huge outdoor terrace where you can dine alfresco, facing the lovely harbor views...
Tiny Augusters Lodge is, doubtlessly, one of the most popular backpacker hostels in Macau, mainly because there are not too many hostels in town with reasonable dormitories, like the ones you see in large cities around the globe…
Little Sheep is one of Hong Kong's most favorite hotpot restaurants. The Mongolian style hotpot consists of a properly seasoned, flavorful soup base that gives the meat a great taste without having to add anything else.
Café Siam is a fantastic Thai restaurant, with a pleasant and relaxed ambience and an extensive menu that features an endless list of tantalizing Thai specialties...
This lovely Spanish restaurant offers fabulous food, as well as a fantastic atmosphere that is both elegant and romantic, yet relaxed and informal...
Litoral serves some fantastic Portuguese and Macanese specialties in a lovely environment... The owners are very proud of their old, authentic recipes which have been kept in the family for generations...
This small street shop is one of Taipa's most popular places for desserts, puddings, jellies, ice creams and other goodies...
Created by internationally-known chef Alfonso Iaccarino of southern Italy, this fabulous restaurant is an offshoot of the famous Michelin 2-star Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890 in Southern Italy
This small and unpretentious coffee-shop serves some of the best Portuguese egg-tarts (Nata) in Macau, alongside a variety of excellent coffees, freshly-baked pastries, cakes, sandwiches and the likes...
Housed in a replica of an old colonial-style Portuguese villa, Camoes serves fabulous Portuguese cuisine in a beautiful environment.
The name says it all, and The Grand Buffet certainly justifies its name... a real gourmand's paradise
The Japanese word Furusato literally translates to something like "hometown" and this splendid restaurant, indeed, brings the true authentic Japanese cuisine to Macau.
Part of a well-known international chain, this restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and, particularly, in pizzas with a variety of 'unusual' toppings...
Sorabol is one of the best Korean restaurants in Hong Kong, specializing mainly in Korean BBQ dishes.
This small and humble eatery serves some great Cantonese dishes with a traditional "Macanese touch"... Noodles, dumplings, fish balls and the likes...
Thanks to its strategic location near the entrance to the straits of Malacca and the Malay peninsula, Singapore was already inhabited in ancient times. However, it did not develop into a significant city until the time of British colonialism...
Although Macau is much smaller than Hong Kong and its nightlife is not as boisterous as that of its larger neighbor, this fascinating city still prides itself for having some of Asia's nicest and homiest restaurants, as well as some excellent cafes, cake shops, bars, pubs and, of course... Extravagant casinos
This section covers the most recommended of Macau cheap hotels: Mostly the equivalent of 2-star and 3-star hotels...
This section covers a wide spectrum of hotels: From low-cost establishments that are just slightly above hostels and guest houses, all the way to the best of three star hotels...
Dragon Hostel, one of Hong Kong's best and most popular low budget establishments, has been around for more than 20 years and still manages to keep the winning formula, which is : Location, Clean and well maintained rooms, nice and friendly service and down-to-earth rates.
Perak Hotel is a cozy boutique hotel, occupying a lovely Peranakan house in Little India, just a short walk to shops, restaurants and attractions. The air-conditioned rooms are pleasantly appointed and come with most of the facilities you would expect.
Located on the western side of Sheung Wan, surrounded by old style streets with traditional shops and restaurants, Traders Hotel (Formerly Jen) is one of Hong Kong's best and most pleasant mid-range hotels.
The recently refurbished Mira enjoys a superb location, on Nathan road's Golden-Mile and close to Tsim Sha Tsui's shopping and entertainment venues, as well as to Kowloon Park and the MTR station.
Hotel Sintra is one of the best 3 star hotels around downtown Macau, offering its guests fantastic location, as well good service and nice, spacious rooms, at a more than reasonable price.
The strongest selling point of the Royal Macau is its unbeatable midweek fares. It is actually one of the only five star hotels in Macau that offers three star's rates...
Located on the city fringe, within short walking distance to the Lisboa and Senado Square on one hand, and to Macau's Lan Kwai Fong and the "casinos belt" on the other hand, the relatively new MGM Grand Macau makes an excellent for a luxury hotel around downtown Macau.
This section covers a wide spectrum of hotels: From low-cost establishments that are just slightly above hostels and guest houses, all the way to the best of three star hotels...
Recognized as one of Asia's top hotels by several reputable travel magazines, the Fairmont Singapore enjoys a great location, right next to the popular Raffles City mall and City Hall MRT interchange, and within a short walking distance from Raffles Hotel, The Esplanade Theatres, Suntec City, Chijmes and other places of interest...
Ideally located within the area known as "Singapore's historic district", in between Raffles City and the Singapore River, Grand Park City Hall occupies an architecturally inspiring building that encompasses some beautifully restored shophouses. The hotel made a name for itself for its superb location, as well as for its outstanding service.
A harbour cruise, or a boat trip is one of the nicest experiences you can enjoy in Hong Kong...
Macau Attractions are grouped here by theme, so you can focus only on those places and activities that suit you best.
Here, in this section, you can search for Hong Kong attractions and "things to do" by their theme, for example: "Museums", "Family attractions", "Temples" and so on...
In this section, we grouped Singapore's various attractions by theme, so you can focus only on these type of places/activities that are of real interest to you...
The most significant advantage this hotel boasts is, doubtlessly, its location. Fantastically positioned on Leighton Street, just a heartbeat from Causeway Bay's glitzy malls and numerous nightspots, as well as from the MTR station, the Crowne Plaza provides superb accommodation and a decent choice of facilities to its guests.
Occupying a historic and charming shophouse in the heart of Chinatown, and just a few steps from the MRT and most places-of interest, Wink Hostel boasts spacious “pod” style beds and spotlessly clean premises, and provides great bang for the buck.
Here you can see some Singapore itinerary suggestions that are recommended for travelers who have two days / 48 hours to spend in Singapore
Here are 10 more great things to do, while in Hong Kong
Narrow alleyways, colonial beauty, museums and parks
This small French takeaway allows you to choose from a selection of fresh & light French classics: soups, crepes and toasted focaccia bread with flavored butter...
This small guesthouse seems to be fairly popular among low-budget travelers. Excellent location, within short walking distance to both Senado Square and Largo de Santo Agostinho.
This mini-guide will show you how to explore Hong Kong in a fun and enjoyable way, from an open-top hop-on hop-off bus, and visit most of the city's nicest attractions and places of interest in just a day or two.
If you feel like a true, authentic Hong Kong style 'yum cha' experience than the good-old Lin Heung is a good choice... Do not expect to find elegance or romantic ambience here... It is just a simple place that has been serving scrumptious Dim sums and excellent Cantonese cuisine for years, at very good prices...
This fashionable café specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, with special focus on salads, pastas and seafood... There is a balcony seating area that offers gorgeous harbor views...
Singapore is located at the southernmost tip of the Malay Peninsula, approximately 100 kilometers north of the equator and is, actually, mainland Asia's southernmost point
Hong Kong lies along the shores of a naturally protected harbor, near the mouth of the Pearl River Delta.
Macau is one of the only restaurant chains in Hong Kong that specializes in Macanese (Macau-style) cuisine. The restaurant does not have special décor or romantic atmosphere but the food is very good and the menu is diverse enough for everyone to find something he likes... If you are not planning to actually visit Macau, you may want to consider it...
Located at the ritzy Wynn Macau, this wonderful restaurant is possibly the best contribution of Las Vegas casino mogul, Steve Wynn, to Macau's culinary scene.
For a true "yum cha experience" and some lovely Cantonese dim sums and Macanese favorites, try Casa de Cha Long Wa... This old teahouse opened its doors in 1963 and has hardly changed since then...
This revolving restaurant is watching the city and its environs from the height of Macau tower's 60th level, well more than 200 meters above ground... Other than breathtaking views, the rich and diversified buffet boasts a wide selection of delicacies to choose from...
The popular Red Spot is a good place to go for a nice, informal meal at an inexpensive price... The menu has a lot of stuff to choose from... From burgers and sandwiches, to pizzas, African chicken, Beef Stroganoff, Thai curries and Chinese fare...
This superb bistro-style restaurant serves fabulous French cuisine in an elegant environment that works well for those who wish to enjoy a romantic evening and fine gourmet.
This great Korean restaurant has two outlets in Hong Kong. It boasts a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere and excellent cuisine that features most of Korea's delicacies, including the famous BBQ dishes...
Located in the old Taipa Village, this culinary landmark has been serving excellent Macanese and Portuguese food for the last thirty years or so...
Strategically located within the extravagant Grand Canal Shoppes, this stylish restaurant serves fantastic Japanese food in an upscale environment.
With its million dollars location at the tip of Tsim sha Tsui, next to the legendary 'Peninsula', and its excellent variety of facilities and amenities, The Salisbury YMCA possibly provides the best value-for-money accommodation you can find in Hong Kong.
The Bencoolen owes its popularity mainly to its good location, in between Orchard Road, Little India and Bugis. Otherwise, it's a fairly good hotel, with relatively small rooms (as in most of the hotels in the city) and just a few facilities.
Strategically located a stone throw away from Orchard Road and Dhoby Ghaut MRT, the fantastic Holiday Inn Parkview makes an excellent choice for those who want a top-class city-centre hotel at a reasonable price.
The popular Bishop Lei is a great value for money. Owned and operated by the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, it is located in the high class Mid-levels residential area, a short walking distance from Lan Kwai Fong, SoHo and the escalator.
Located in a glittering tower that rise above bustling Mongkok, the fabulous Langham Place Hotel prides itself for being one of the best spa-hotels in the Asia-Pacific region...
The extravagant Grand Emperor is another one of Macau's best four star hotels. Classy, elegant Victorian style throughout the hotel revives the charm and glamour of days bygone... with properly uniformed beefeaters at the entrance, huge, classic marble-clad lobby with heavy chandeliers and the glitzy 'golden pathway' with 78 bars of pure gold, weighting 1 kg. each.
Housed within an impressive, ultra-modern glass fronted monolith, this glitzy casino resort is one of Macau's best luxury hotels.
This section covers mostly four star hotels (although it also deals with some three star hotels, as well as some of the city's inexpensive five star hotels).
This section covers mostly four star hotels (although it also deals with some three star hotels, as well as some of the city's inexpensive five star hotels).
This section covers a wide choice of hotels: Most of which are 3-star and equivalent mid-range standard...
Superbly located in the heart of Singapore's shopping and entertainment hub, right near the corner of Scotts and Orchard Roads and MRT Orchard Station, the Grand Hyatt is one of Singapore's most sought after hotels.
Causeway Bay's Metropark enjoys a pretty good location and while it is not bang in the middle of things, it is just a few minutes walk from Causeway Bay and literally a few steps from the MTR station, which makes it an excellent choice for people who like to shop and explore the city…
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This Marina Square eatery serves "creative comfort food" like gourmet burgers, freshly-made crispy fries, unique dips and good coffee, and is, therefore, a popular lunch-stop for those shoppers who look for something better than your average burger…
Superbly located between Chinatown and the Singapore River, this relatively new hostel has already received 4 awards from reputable establishments like HostelWorld, HostelBookers and Tripadvisor...
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An amusement and entertainment complex, excellent museums and Macau Tower
Simple restaurant, serving a good variety of Singaporean-influenced Cantonese food, as well as Hong Kong cuisine... Their Dim-sum dishes are delicious and popular.
Located on the top deck of the Jumbo floating restaurant in Aberdeen, this fantastic restaurant is one of Hong Kong's most pleasant places to dine alfresco...
Singapore weather can be described as Tropical-Equatorial ("Tropical rainforest climate" to be more precise) and does not have distinct seasons. The main characteristics of this climate are: Stable, high temperature all year long, high humidity and abundant rainfall
Korea Garden has been serving decent, traditional Korean cuisine for the last twenty years or so... The interior décor is not likely to impress you, but the food is good and it comes in generous portions, with a nice selection of side dishes.
This popular restaurant has a beautiful, authentic Middle Eastern design that creates an atmosphere of a café in an Arab "souk"... The kitchen produces delicious Middle Eastern food with an emphasize on the Egyptian cuisine, but there are also dishes from other Middle Eastern countries
El Cid serves Tapas and other Spanish delicacies in a nice environment... Rich Spanish deco', an outdoor porch where you can dine alfresco and watch people and nice ambience, with Spanish guitarists and singers... The Spanish design is beautiful, warm and rustic, with plenty of wood... An outdoor porch allows alfresco dinning and a good spot for watching people, the service is friendly and the atmosphere is very good, with Spanish guitarists and singers...
Named after Disney's legendary baby elephant, this popular restaurant is another Macau institution, known for its large portions of delicious food and reasonable prices.
The ultra-stylish Sky 21 is one of Macau's newest and trendiest nightlife arenas and one of the city's best places to see and to be seen...
Wide selection of scrumptious pastries, croissants, sandwiches, cakes and the likes... Sweet or savory, everything is fresh and yummy
Tai Long Fong is another traditional teahouse where you can experience the true Macanese yum cha... They have a small group that performs Cantonese opera every afternoon and you can sample some delicious, old-style dim sums that can not be found somewhere else...
Pousada de São Tiago is an incredibly atmospheric boutique hotel, built amidst the ramparts of the ancient, 17th century Portuguese fort, at the southern tip of Macau Peninsula.
This excellent restaurant serves delicious, authentic Thai cuisine (good choice of fish dishes). They import most of the ingredients directly from Thailand to ensure quality and freshness.
For those of you who appreciate great variety of good food, the Las Vegas style buffet at the Sand's casino offers one of the most amazing deals in town... More than 300 foot of buffet table, packed with dozens of delicacies from different international cuisines...
Deli@Wellington is a very nice, New York-style deli, where you can indulge on a wide selection of delicious American, New York and international delicacies...
Glitzy shopping malls, splendorous colonial buildings
Being an international crossroads, where East meets West, Hong Kong developed a rich and diverse culinary culture that combines different cuisines from all over the world.
This Macau outlet of a well-known Shanghai based chain serves fantastic Szechwan cuisine in a nice and elegant environment.
This lavish restaurant is the Macau outlet of a well known Japanese fine-dinning chain. The original restaurant was founded more than a hundred years ago in Asakusa, Tokyo, and today it has outlets in some of the world's most international cities...
This simple Cantonese restaurant makes some of the best Won-ton in Hong Kong. Their food is great and the prices are very low... During lunch time the place is usually packed so you'll better avoid it...
This tiny hostel has only five rooms, but it provides a reasonable accommodation for this kind of budget. Great location at the heart of the city, half way between the Lisboa and Senado Square and within short walking distance to many places of interest.
Lee Garden Guest House is on Block D, 8th floor, 34-36 Cameron Road (just a stone's throw from Star Guest House) Located on busy Cameron Road, right in the heart of hectic Tsim sha Tsui, the good old Star Guest House provides a decent alternative to Chunking and Mirador...
Housed in a beautifully restored old building, the Gateway is a fairly nice boutique hotel that gives reasonable value for money. Location wise, it is quite centrally located on the main street of Singapore's Malay enclave of Geylang Serai, surrounded by shops, restaurants and night-spots, and a stonethrow away from the Malay village and other places of interest.
Unlike its Mongkok counterpart, the Langham Hotel in Tsim sha Tsui adopted the more "classical European" look... The impressive lobby is designed in a Baroque style with heavy chandeliers and decorated marble floor...
For those of you who want to get away from it all (well... in Macau standards), Pousada de Coloane is a lovely family-run hotel, located on the beautiful Cheoc-Van beach at the southern part of Coloane island. The Pousada enjoys the beautiful views of the bay and the lush, green hills around it.
The beautiful Rio, with its classic-elegant design that resembles a south European palace, is one of Macau's best four star hotels. Strategically located on the corner of Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes and Alameda Dr. Carlos d'Assumpção, the hotel is a short walking distance from the city's major casinos, entertainment and shopping and tourist attractions.
Much like the Raffles in Singapore and the Waldorf Astoria in New York, the Lisboa is considered as one of the world's most classic hotels and has long become an icon of Macau's luxury hotel scene.
This section covers the best of Singapore's luxury hotels... Mostly five star, deluxe and the likes.
This section covers the best of Hong Kong's luxury hotels... Mostly five star, deluxe and the likes.
This section covers mostly 4-star hotels (although it also deals with some high 3-star hotels, as well as some of Macau's less expensive 5-star hotels).
The combination of outstanding location, very comfortable rooms, excellent facilities, and some of the friendliest and most efficient hotel staff in town, have made the InterContinental Singapore the favorite choice of many visitors to Singapore.
Occupying a line of beautifully restored 1920s shophouses in Chinatown, the beautiful Scarlet Hotel has taken Singapore's boutique hotel scene to new heights...
A combination of superb location, great rates and fairly comfortable rooms have made the Casa Hotel so popular among travelers who like to explore the city, do shopping, go out at night and be where the action is…
The Marriott Courtyard can best be described as a "no nonsense hotel" that provides excellent accommodation at a lot less than what you would pay in a similar establishment in Central or Wanchai.
Our "Macau Bus-Routes Guide" will show you how to get to every attraction, or place of interest in Macau by bus.
Nestled within Seac Pai Van Park, on the lower slopes of rocky Alto de Coloane Hill, the Macao Giant Panda Pavilion seems to be one of the territory's hottest sights nowadays, giving visitors a chance to get a good glimpse into the daily lives of one of the world's cutest and possibly most endangered animals.
Occupying a beautifully restored shophouse, right in the centre of Chinatown's Pagoda Street, this chic and stylish place can best be described as a "boutique hostel".
A trip to Hong Kong's most beautiful temples and heritage sites
A detailed guide to Singapore's most popular dining and nightlife areas, including information on the most recommended venues in each of the districts...
This eateries-chain puts its emphasize on good, strait-forward Cantonese fare, with special attention given to roasted meats, dumplings and noodle dishes.
Authentic eateries, exotic temples and historic buildings
Uphaar serves excellent Indian food, combining different cuisines from the giant subcontinent... The menu features a wide selection of both vegetarian and non vegetarian delicacies...
Secret Garden specializes in traditional Korean cuisine... with an extensive menu that presents the expected choice of Korean BBQs, alongside pot dishes, seafood specialties and other delicacies...
Assaf is a small, nice restaurant that serves fantastic Lebanese and Middle Eastern food. It has no million dollar design but it is pleasant and cozy and the food is great.
Owned by a Portuguese, this small and cozy restaurant serves some of the best Portuguese food in Macau and is particularly famous for its cheese platters and char-grilled dishes.
This simple, family run place, is selling delicious, home made ice cream in a range of flavors. Alongside the lovely ice-cream, you can also try their famous ice-lolly (red bean flavor)... and some other desserts.
Alongside Fernando's and Lord Stow's bakery, Café Nga Tim is one of Coloane Island's culinary icons. Fusion between Macanese, Portuguese and Chinese cuisines, with focus on seafood, fish, chicken and duck...
As its name denotes, this small and unpretentious eatery serves some nice satays and other Thai-Malaysian-Singaporean delicacies.
As its name denotes, this place is a small slice of Ireland in the hub of Taipa...
Bustling market, Greyhound racing and Chinese history
The Singaporean offshoot of one of Hong Kong's most popular night spots. During the day, the restaurant serves some good food at a reasonable price...
Those of you who love juicy, cholesterol rich American food that comes in generous size portions (especially the burgers) will be happy to pay a visit to this restaurant, part of a well-known international chain...
This simple place serves very good Cantonese seafood dishes. If you love lobsters than you should seriously consider it.
As unrealistic as it may sound, Singapore has far more Fauna and Flora than many other metropolitan areas around the world and, as a matter of fact, it is one of the world's only two metropolises that part of their area is covered by an indigenous rainforest
Located within the glitzy MGM Grand Macau, facing the Portuguese style façades along the hotel's "Grande Praça", Aux Beaux Arts serves homey, authentic French cuisine in a lovely environment.
This popular hotel (or, more approprietly,"an upgraded guesthouse") has been renovated recently, so most of the fittings are still fairly new... It enjoys an excellent location on vivid Rua da Felicidade, right in the heart of the city and a stone throw away from everywhere.
Those of you who have more than a few days to spend in Macau can consider staying a night or two in one of Coloane Island's youth hostels, which offer a fantastic location, right next to the island's picturesque beaches.
Hangout @ Mt. Emily is a lovely, modern and excellent Singapore hostel, with a fantastic location right in between the MRT stations of Dhoby Ghaut and Little India. The hostel is positioned on a small hill and enjoys some nice cityscape views, as well as a lovely public garden, just next to it.
Centrally located on Bras Basah Road, just steps away from many attractions and places of interest, as well as from public transport, the stylish Rendezvous occupies a complex of both colonial-era and modern buildings.
Constantly ranked as one of Singapore's best hotels, the über-luxurious Shangri-La boasts an excellent location, within a green and quiet area, yet very close to Orchard Road's shopping and entertainment belt.
Novotel Nathan Road Kowloon Hotel is located right on busy Nathan Road, a minute walk from the MTR station of Jordan and close enough to most of Tsim sha Tsui's shopping and entertainment venues.
The fabulous Intercontinental is one of Hong Kong's most prestigious hotels. It is well known for its fantastic location on Tsim Sha Tsui's waterfront, that offers the best views towards Victoria Harbor and the Hong Kong skyline, as well as for its helpful and efficient staff...
The recently renovated Metropole Hotel is possibly Macau's most reasonably priced mid-range hotel. It doesn't boast much in the way of luxury but the rooms are comfortable, sensibly big (at least for this price level) and well equipped with air condition, ensuite bath, TV, mini-bar, hairdryer and the likes...
Located on the corner of Avenida do Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues and Rua de Malaca, just a short walking distance from the major casinos and Macau Fisherman's Wharf, the elegant Casa Real offers high quality accommodation at a fairly reasonable price.
The Venetian is no doubt one of, if not the best of Macau's luxury hotels. Nontheless, it draws divided opinions and while almost everybody agrees that the rooms here are among the best in the world, many travelers complaint that everything about this hotel is oversized, which means it is somewhat impersonal... The supporters, on the other hand, argue that what the outstanding Venetian has to offer to its guests simply overshadows all cons...
This section covers the best of Macau's luxury hotels... Mostly five star, deluxe and the likes.
Although this lovely boutique hotel is slightly away from everything, it is right next to Tiong Bahru MRT Station, so moving around should not be a serious problem... Otherwise, it compensates for its somewhat awkward location by providing quality accommodation at decent prices.
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The Butterfly on Morrison, part of a small and successful chain of boutique hotels, was opened only in 2009 and offers new and clean rooms, pleasant ambience of a spanking new hotel and great location in Causeway Bay, at a rate that is more than sensible
A virtual trip to Hong Kong's most beautiful parks, botanical gardens, aviaries and nature escapes
Hong Kong is the classic "East meets West" city... a meeting which is well reflected in its economic infrastructure, education and street culture...
This relatively small diner serves some fabulous western fare in a lovely environment and at a very fair price... and there are also some great live-music performances...
This eatery specializes in the Nasi Padang cuisine of West Sumatra, Indonesia, and is particularly famous for its Nasi Lemak : rich rice in coconut cream, with various ingredients.
An excellent 1950s American style restaurant, Bar and club. Serving generous portions of delicious, calories rich American food at a price which is quite reasonable for this part of the city...
This eatery is famous for its excellent Won ton noodle dishes (some would say, the best in Hong Kong...)
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Lucy's is one of Stanley's best restaurants... With an informal ambience that makes it a perfect choice for both a quiet lunch or a romantic dinner... Simple, delicious French-Mediterranean specialties like pastas, salads and the likes are the main draw...
Sorabol is one of the best Korean restaurants in Hong Kong, specializing mainly in Korean BBQ dishes
La Pampa imports its top quality beef directly from Argentina, and the results speak for themselves... Beautiful design with wooden floor and ceiling resembles an inn, somewhere in the prairies of Argentina.
A very popular Café and bar, located at the Macau Cultural Center. During the evening, the place acts as a bar, with fairly decent crowd... Friday and Saturday nights are party time...
This popular restaurant specializes in Chinese hotpot (steamboat) dishes and old style cooking...
If you feel like taking a short trip back in time and experience a bit of the "old Macau spirit", you should go to Nam Peng Café...
For a superb meal, full of atmosphere, elegance and style, you must try the Clube Militar.
This popular restaurant has a lovely outdoor courtyard where you can dine "alfresco" or enjoy a sundowner... The food is fantastic and the menu features most of the usual Macanese-Portuguese classics, with some of the restaurant's own innovations...
This popular restaurant serves excellent Italian cuisine in a lovely and comfortable environment... A decent variety of delicacies to choose from... Around 20 different types of pizza, pastas, meat dishes and steaks...
Colonial houses and village lifestyle, next to glitzy casinos
Fantastic museums and a glorious colonial past
Ebeneezer's is one of the best places to eat a Kebab in Hong Kong. The small outlets have no special design or ambience but they are clean, nice and serve excellent food at a reasonable price, day and night...
Being a melting pot of different ethnicities and cultures, Singapore enjoys a great cultural diversity that features the distinctive traditions of the city's various groups.
Strategically located next to the world's largest casino at the Venetian, this stylish, sleek and modern resto-bar features an all-day dining concept that works just fine for late night gamblers, as well as to other party-goers and shoppers...
Also on Rua da Felicidade, next door to Hotel Ko wah, Villa Universal is another good choice for backpackers who are willing to spend just a bit more to get a decent accommodation.
This popular and well established Singapore hostel has long become an icon among backpackers in Little India. Pleasant, easygoing ambience and good location have both contributed to the great popularity of Prince of Wales, and so did the hostel's pub...
The fairly stylish Albert Court Hotel is housed in a beautifully restored colonial-era building, strategically located in between Little India, Bugis and the City.
Popularly known as "The grand old dame", the Raffles Hotel is one of the world's classiest and most luxurious hotels, and prides itself for hosting guests like Rudyard Kipling, Charlie Chaplin Queen Elizabeth II and Elizabeth Taylor...
Centrally located in East Tsim Sha Tsui, a short stroll from the seafront promenade, shopping and entertainment and other attractions, The Royal Garden boasts some good facilities, including a rooftop Mediterranean-style complex that includes a large swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Gym and even a tennis court...
The renowned Conrad is located in a modern tower, rising above the extremely popular Pacific Place shopping mall in Admiralty, and adjacent to MTR and other means of public transport. Prestigious and luxurious atmosphere encompass you from the moment you enter the grand lobby and throughout the hotel. Service is excellent and the staff are very efficient and keen to assist...
Located south of Taipa Island, fairly near to Cotai's casinos strip, this relatively new five star hotel provides superb accommodation at a price that is pleasantly surprising.
Fantastically located in a leafy and quaint residential area, just a 10 minutes walk from Orchard Road and its international shopping malls, and a couple of minutes from the swanky Shangri La, the RELC International Hotel offers excellent accommodation at very reasonable prices.
The popular Kings De Nathan went through a complete renovation just recently, so everything about it is still spanking new and clean. Add to this a great location and more than reasonable prices and you've got a few good reasons to consider staying here…
Considered as one of the best of Macau luxury hotels, The good, old Mandarin Oriental, which was recently renamed "Grand Lapa Hotel", boasts a beautiful tropical garden that offers the tranquility of a seaside resort, right in the middle of the city...
A pictorial trip to Hong Kong's exotic street-markets
Singapore is the world's second most densely populated country. Singapore's population stands at around four and a half million, and the Chinese are forming the largest ethnic group, with 77% of the population. In fact, Singapore is one of the largest Chinese cities out of China.
Exotic bazaars, temples and mosques
Hong Kong is one of the world's most populous territories. Its population density stands on 6,375 people per square kilometer and, practically, it is much higher, as only 25% of the territory's landmass is developed.
An excellent steakhouse and resto-pub, particularly famed for its legendary Baby back pork ribs and other grilled-meat dishes... Nice ambience.
Al Jilani serves some of the best Roti-pratas in Singapore, 24 hours a day... Roti Prata is a Muslim-Indian dish of pan-fried dough (looks like pancake), served with either curry or sweet stuffing.
Oscars Café & Terrace, at the Conrad Centennial Singapore, is a lovely café-style restaurant, serving a wide range of delicacies (both buffet style and a-la-carte) 24 hours a day / 7 days a week... Their Sunday-brunch-buffet is possibly one of the richest and best in Singapore...
Owned by the same group that owns the 'Noble House' and 'Lingzhi', this awarded restaurant serves some fabulous Pekingese cuisine in very pleasant surroundings...
Housed in a peculiar blue building, this wonderful restaurant enjoys a great location in Stanley : Close to the famous Stanley Market and right on the waterfront, with beautiful views of the ocean and the promenade.
This bistro-style restaurant specializes in classic French cuisine. Beautifully designed around the theme of a "county style bistro" with rustic furniture, decorated floors and wood paneling...
After being around for the last 20 years, Tandoor still maintains its rank as one of Hong Kong's most favorite curry houses, equally popular among businessmen, residents and tourists...
'Sue' is a small, home style restaurant that serves authentic Korean food in a cozy, homey environment.
This award winning restaurant specializes in the cuisines of Peking and northern China. Their signature dish is, naturally, the "Peking duck"... considered by many as one of the best in Hong Kong. They also perform some interesting noodle-making presentations that are well worth watching...
This cozy French café serves both classic French cuisine and casual Café stuff in a lovely environment... Excellent French crepes, both sweet and savory, are what this place is particularly known for.
The best thing about this restaurant is its location, right in the middle of the lush Seac Pai Van Park, on Coloane Island.
This humble, unpretentious outlet is very popular and well-known for its milk based puddings and desserts... They also seve nice "pork-chop buns" and other Macanese snacks...
Located within the renowned Mandarin Oriental, this superb restaurant serves some of the finest Thai cuisine in Macau.
Picturesque beaches, nature trails, temples and a fishermen village
Ebeneezer's is one of the best places to eat a Kebab in Hong Kong. The small outlets have no special design or ambience but they are clean, nice and serve excellent food at a reasonable price, day and night...
The 180 offers a combination of excellent food, breathtaking views and a stylish lounge bar... Grilled meats and BBQ are the main fare...
Located along Taipa village's main street, this relatively humble eatery has made a name for itself for its famous Crab Porridge, which people come from far and wide to enjoy.
Occupying a humongous space of more than 30,000 ft next to the world's largest casino, it comprises two floors and a few different sections, featuring a 24/7 all-in-one dining concept.
After leading one of Melbourne's finest Italian restaurants, Cecconi's Cantina, and after inspiring Cecconi's in Hong Kong, Chef Harry Lilai has come to Macau "to do the miracle once again..."
The East Asia is one of the better and more popular low-budget hotels you can find in Macau. Excellent location on a quiet street within the city centre, a few minutes walk from tourist attractions, as well as the major shopping and entertainment zones.
Yes Inn is a small, clean and comfortable hostel, located next to MTR-Fortress Hill in North Point area, on Hong Kong Island It's newly renovated and the design is fresh and youthful with all the rainbow colors... The location is within a residential area but with the MTR just a minute away, getting to all the attractions is very easy...
Occupying 5 beautifully restored shophouses along Temple Street, right in the heart of Chinatown, this fabulous boutique hotel makes a good choice for those who appreciate old world charm...
Located on Prat Avenue, right in the heart of Tsim sha Tsui's shopping and dinning district, this newly opened boutique-style hotel seems to be one of the hottest things on Hong Kong's hotel scene, and that is no surprise really, as it gives a very good "bang for the buck".
Novotel Century Hong Kong is located in the heart of Wanchai and within a short walk from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, shopping and entertainment venues, MTR-Wanchai Station and the Star Ferry Pier.
Alongside the Raffles in Singapore, the Waldorf Astoria in New York and the Savoy in London, the Peninsula is considered as one of the world's most classic hotels and has long become one of Hong Kong's most prominent icons...
Metropark Hotel Macau is, possibly, one of the best mid-range accommodation options you can find around town, giving excellent value to money. Formerly known as 'The Grandeur', Metropark Hotel enjoys a great location, halfway between the Lisboa and Guia hill, which means it is close enough to most of Macau's casinos, entertainment, shopping and tourist attractions.
Centrally located in the city's casinos area, a minute away from the famous Lisboa and a short distance from many points of interest, the popular Beverly Plaza Hotel offers excellent accommodation at a good price.
Perfectly positioned within the glitzy "One Central" complex - One of Macau's newest and most spectacular projects, the modern and stylish Mandarin Oriental enjoys fabulous panoramic views of Taipa Island, Macau Tower, the Cybernetic Fountain and even the city centre.
Although the splendid Regent is not bang in the middle of things, it is merely a 15 minutes walk from the heart of Orchard Road, and besides, the slight remoteness is compensated for by the quaint and lush surroundings, the superb service, and the fantastic hotel facilities...
Famous for being "Singapore's first hip art design hotel", the Gallery enjoys a fantastic location on Robertson Quay's trendy dining and entertainment strip, so if hip bars and chic cafés are your thing, you might want to consider staying here...
Strategically located, just a short walk from two MRT stations, as well as from places-of-interest like Sim Lim Square and Serangoon Road, this relatively new Singapore hostel aims at providing a solution to all those backpackers who are willing to fork out a few more pennies to sleep in a better place.
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This 50 years old restaurant has become an institution... Serving American and Western cuisine (including some vegetarian stuff), as well as steakhouse fare.
Contemporary Australian-style bistro and Bar. Pleasant 'Alfresco' dinning by the reflecting pool and relaxed, romantic atmosphere...
For a real splurge, try the Sunday vintage champagne brunch at the posh Ritz-Carlton Millenia. The buffet features a sensational feast, together with unlimited supply of champagne (Moët & Chandon) and selected wines and cocktails...
Huge selection of beers, ales and spirits, great food (their ribs are among the best in Hong Kong), fair prices and good atmosphere. Music, dances and large plasma screens, broadcasting sport events from all over the world...
Dumpling Yuan is a nice, simple eatery that specializes, as its name suggests, in delicious dumplings. It also offers some other nice dishes, mostly from the cuisine of Beijing.
Located right next to the escalator and considered as one of Hong Kong's best places to see and to be seen... The menu consists of familiar international dishes, with touches of the Mediterranean cuisine...
Located along trendy Knutsford Terrace, this fantastic restaurant serves hearty portions of authentic Korean food in a lovely environment. Pleasant ambience, excellent service and a well-stocked bar contribute their share to the superb dinning experience.
This excellent restaurant has been opened for the last forty years and became a distinctive Hong Kong culinary institution... Despite of its name, it specializes in Chinese-Pekinese cuisine.
The OTT, as it is commonly known, is an English-style resto-pub in Taipa, where you can find great food, great ambience and great live entertainment.
This small and homey restaurant serves some fabulous Portuguese food in a lovely environment.
Created by internationally-known chef, Joel Robuchon, this extremely prestigious Macau restaurant is probably the city's finest and most exclusive dining venue... Specializing in Classic French cuisine with a modern touch...
This jungle-themed restaurant serves some excellent food in a cheery atmosphere... American, Tex-Mex, Italian and Asian cuisines... everybody can find something to suit his palate.
Here you can enjoy some seriously spicy, authentic Szechwan hot-pot (steamboat) dishes...
This small restaurant specializes in Tempura, and that is what most of its patrons come for...
This prized restaurant is a great place for authentic, spicy Szechwan food. The restaurant's most popular signature dish is the Dan Dan Meen (Handmade Sichuan-style Noodles).
Thanks to its multicultural population, Singapore celebrates the holidays of different religious and ethnic groups, and if that is not enough, it also hosts a number of international events... From cultural festivals to trade fairs and sport competitions.
For truly authentic Indian curries and scrumptious north Indian food, nowhere beats Aruna's restaurant.
Located on the third floor of the Sands Hotel, this elegant and somewhat cozy restaurant is one of the best places in Macau for gourmet steaks and grills.
Located along the Venetian's "Grand Canal", this restaurant serves excellent Brazilian style grilled meats (churrasco) and caipirinhas in a very nice environment and with a big smile...
Located in Chun Fok Village, in between Taipa Village and the fancy casino-hotels of Cotai, La Cucina serves lovely traditional Italian fare in a warm and homey environment...
This pleasant hotel provides comfortable accommodation at reasonable prices. Although it is slightly out of the city, it can be easily accessed by both buses and MRT (Outram Park station is just around the corner). It also has some nice views of Mt. Faber.
There are two main reasons why you might want to consider staying at the Orchard Parade Hotel : The first one is that its rooms are fairly spacious (especially for this part of the city), and the second is its great location, right at the hub of Orchard Road.
Park Lane Hotel enjoys a great location, opposite the green & peaceful Victoria Park and within a short walking distance to MTR-Causeway Bay, as well as to Causeway Bay's numerous shopping malls and entertainment venues.
The emperor is a relatively large and modern hotel that provides decent accommodation to both businessmen and travelers at a fairly reasonable price.
The Ritz Hotel is another 5-star hotel that offers relatively low rates. It is a bit dated and there are, surely, better five star hotels around Macau but the Ritz's special fares make it an option worth considering.
Housed in a bright glass-clad skyscraper, the Altira Macau is one of the best casino-hotels in Macau, offering top-class accommodation and facilities.
Centrally located at the heart of Marina Centre, just a short stroll from the Singapore Flyer, Suntec City, the Esplanade Theatres and other shopping and entertainment venues, the uber-stylish Ritz-Carlton Millenia sets the standard for luxury and opulence around this side of the city.
Strategically located in the prestigious Mid Levels, right above the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, the Garden View provides high level accommodation at fairly reasonable prices.
In spite of its unpretentious name, Rucksack Inn has a few significant advantages, which helped it to become one of the most popular of Singapore hostels, including unbeatable location, very nice staff and properly maintained premises.
Located at the prestigious Mandarin Oriental, this splendid restaurant has a long reputation for serving fine Cantonese cuisine, and its weekend Dim-sum buffet has earned a place for itself as one of the best places in Singapore for a truly delectable dim-sum feast.
This popular chain serves a wide variety of fresh and lovely café fare, through its outlets across the city. The menu features a great selection, so everyone can find something he likes...
Shillawon serves some excellent Korean barbecue in nice surroundings and at a relatively reasonable price... Marinated beef ribs (Galbi) and other succulent cuts are dominating the scene, alongside some other traditional Korean fare... you can basically choose between the buffet or one of the sets (both of which make quite a good value for money)...
This one is a great British-Aussie style Sport bar. Huge selection of beers and spirits, large and tasty portions of western food and pub-grab at a reasonable price, and good atmosphere...
This popular restaurant is a great place to see and to be seen, or just to have a drink and watch the world goes by... The menu boasts familiar dishes, such as ribs, burgers, salads and the likes...
Indigenous nature in the heart of the metropolis
Located in trendy SoHo, this cute, little brasserie serves beautiful French cuisine at reasonable prices...
This excellent restaurant serves some of the best Sushi and Sashimi in Causeway Bay... Plain, elegant décor with plenty of light wood, nice ambience and splendid food.
Ebeneezer's is one of the best places to eat a Kebab in Hong Kong. The small outlets have no special design or ambience but they are clean, nice and serve excellent food at a reasonable price, day and night...
Elegant Solmar is one of Macau's oldest Portuguese restaurants and a well-known gastronomic institution...
This small café serves excellent Portuguese fare in a nice environment. The menú is not too extensive but the food is lovely, and so is the ambience. Both coffee and desserts are top notch (especially their chocolate mousse).
This excellent restaurant specializes in a fusion of Chinese cuisines and the chefs here combine traditional cooking methods with contemporary twist.
Lovely views and cozy ambience are what this restaurant is all about. Housed within one of Macau's most beautiful boutique hotels, Pousada de Coloane, facing the picturesque Cheoc Van Beach, this splendid restaurant serves delicious, home-style Portuguese cuisine in a lovely environment.
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Going out for dinner with family and friends is one of Singapore's most favorite pastimes. Food is a constant topic of conversation among Singaporeans who like to comment on the food they have eaten and the restaurants they visited... and that is no surprise... The country is, indeed, a gastronome's paradise and its restaurants offer a wide variety of cooking styles, flavors and aromas...
Wu Kong is a famous, award-winning Shanghainese restaurant. Recommended dishes include: Pigeon with wine sauce, Prawn balls with chili garlic sauce, Steamed Shanghai baby pork dumplings and Barbecued Peking duck...
This rather humble eatery has been serving delicious Cantonese noodle specialties for quite a few years and is still as good as always...
This is the young sibling of a successful resto-pub in Hong Kong's SoHo, carrying the same name. Richly decorated in an Irish-Victorian style, McSorley's serves delicious pub grub, scrumptious burgers, pies, Fish and Chips, roasts and other familiar favorites, alongside a wide selection of beers, ales, wines and spirits...
Housed in a relatively modern building within the old town of Macau, Hotel Man Va offers its guests reasonably priced rooms, that are totally unpretentious on one hand, yet quite pleasant in terms of both size, cleanliness and facilities…
This popular twenty years old guest house provides clean and comfortable rooms, at a reasonable price, right in the middle of trendy Causeway Bay. Location wise, Alisan is right in the middle of things: A minute's walk from World Trade Centre, Causeway Bay's MTR station and the leading shopping malls...
Occupying a cluster of atmospheric shophouses in Chinatown, The Staff Hotel is a fairly good mid-range boutique hotel, and although its rooms are somewhat small, they are full of character.
This fabulous boutique hotel is housed in a cluster of beautifully restored shophouses (built in 1929), at a good location in Chinatown.
The ultra sumptuous Four Seasons Singapore, one of the city's best hotels, enjoys a fantastic location, right next to the corner of Orchard and Scotts, and within a short walking distance to some of Singapore's best shopping and entertainment venues.
The lovely Guia Hotel is one of the better three star hotels around Macau and offers decent accommodation at a very reasonable price.
The Grandview is a very good four star hotel that offers some of the best accommodation deals around Taipa island. Centrally located by the horse racing and the famous 4-faced Buddha statue, it is within short walking distance to both Taipa Village and the casinos at Taipa's northern part.
Housed in an ultra modern 38 story skyscraper, this Macau luxury hotel makes a perfect choice for those night animals among you who want to party or game till late... the StarWorld belongs to Macau's new generation of hotels and puts its emphasize on modern facilities and world-class entertainment rather than on colonial-glamour cliches...
The Cosmopolitan is one of the only hotels in Hong Kong where you can enjoy 4-star guestrooms at a rate which is lower than what you will pay in most 3-star hotels across the city.
These two fantastic backpacker hostels were open just a few years ago and everything in them is still spanking new… They both enjoy great locations in the heart of Chinatown, the staff are friendly and try to help in whatever way they can, and although the rooms are slightly claustrophobic, they are clean and pleasant all the same...
Western diner and bar
Sabeena's serves some very nice Rojak, a traditional Southern-Indian dish that has long become a Singaporean favorite...
This is the Singapore outlet of an internationally known Taiwanese restaurant, specializing in a range of 'melt in your mouth' dumplings.
This lovely eatery serves fabulous French cuisine in a simple, unpretentious environment and at a very good price...
This stylish restaurant serves what is possibly the best Italian buffet in Singapore, with a formidable spread that is not insanely diverse (although it is very rich) but really features the best of Italian cuisine...
This successful local chain is extremely popular for its splendid desserts, cakes and sweet goodies, but it also serves some delicious café fair and light meals in a fairly pleasant environment...
Located on Neil Road, right in the hub of Chinatown, this lovely little restaurant serves great Japanese fare in a pleasant and unpretentious environment and at surprisingly reasonable prices...
This extremely popular eatery is well known for its 'Rice in Chinese Pot'. It is always busy and crowded (especially during lunch and dinner)...
This trendy resto-bar is one of SoHo's most popular venues. The atmosphere is truly great and you can either enjoy your wine and tapas-style appetizers on the bar or seat down for dinner in the lovely terrace-like dinning area, at the back. The kitchen specializes in authentic Italian cuisine with a modern touch...
Named after Rudyard Kipling's famous hero. This restaurant serves fabulous and diversified south Indian cuisine, with touches from other regions of the giant sub-continent.
A very popular Japanese restaurant that specializes, as its name suggests, in Sushi, Sashimi and their likes... The design is simple, yet nice, with clean lines.
This rather simple restaurant serves good selection of scrumptious Turkish kebabs, alongside some other Turkish delicacies (such as their own Turkish pizza).
This fantastic restaurant specializes in Shanghainese cuisine. Recommended dishes include: Drunken Pigeon, Steamed Herring fish, Oven smoked duck and Braised prawns in chili sauce... to name a few.
Owned by a Portuguese man (Manuel) and his cheerful Chinese wife, this tiny restaurant serves fantastic Portuguese food in a lovely environment...
Lord Stow's bakery and coffee shop are both famous for the fresh Portuguese egg-tarts (some would say the best in the world...), they also serve a variety of Pastries, cakes, breads, soups, salads, sandwiches and what not... Food is delicious, ambience is nice and prices are quite reasonable...
Located right in front of the sea, along Macau's most picturesque beach, this lovely restaurant serves delicious Italian fare in a splendid environment.
Ethnic suburbs, beaches and some history
Old Chinese tradition, exotic shops and colonial buildings
Archie B's is one of the only places in Hong Kong that can be described as a true 'New York style Deli'. It serves an excellent variety of the Big Apple's delicacies, including American food, as well as all those Jewish specialties that can be found in New York's deli shops...
Homemade egg-noodle specialties with wonton or dumplings draw people from far and wide to this unpretentious restaurant.
This is the local offshoot of one of America's most reputable upscale restaurant chains and, possibly, Macau's best steakhouse.
The Robertson Quay is a popular and well-liked hotel that enjoys a superb location: next to the night spots along the Singapore River, and within a short distance to many of the city's attractions.
The sumptuous and fabulous Marina Mandarin enjoys an excellent location in Marina Bay, adjacent to the mega shopping complexes of Marina Square and Suntec City, and within a short walk to Esplanade Theatres, Singapore River and other places of interest...
The well-known Park hotel has gone through renovations recently and the refurbished guest rooms are all nicely designed and well equipped. The hotel is fantastically located at the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, just a short stroll from everywhere: MTR, KCR, malls, museums, waterfront promenade and Nathan Road
Hotel Fortuna Macau is a popular 3 star hotel, centrally located in the heart of the casinos district, a block away from the famous Lisboa and within a short walking distance to Macau's entertainment and shopping venues, as well as to many of the tourist attractions.
The magnificent Pousada de Sao Tiago is an incredibly atmospheric boutique hotel, built amidst the ramparts of the ancient, 17th century Portuguese fort, at the southern tip of Macau Peninsula.
The glittering 'Holiday Inn Atrium' provides fantastic accommodation, with reasonably spacious guestrooms that have fabulous views over the city and the Singapore River
Hello Inn is probably the best bet for those of you who dare to walk into the lion's den of Mirador Mansion and unlike most of the hostels along Nathan Road, this one is by far cleaner and better maintained and provides good service and pleasant ambiance at a reasonable price.
This small hotel occupies a historic five floors building, tucked on a small alley in Porto Interior, right opposite the entertainment complex of Ponte 16, where you can find glitzy casinos, and within a short stroll from many of Macau's attractions.
Fantastic location and friendly, helpful staff, have both helped this popular Singapore hostel to be voted as Hostel World's "hostel of the year" for 2009 and HostelBookers' "Best Staff" for 2008
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Modern architecture, shopping and sinful streets
This fabulous restaurant specializes in grilled meats, as well as in seafood and contemporary cuisine.
Delicious, authentic 'Nasi Padang' cuisine from west Sumatra, Indonesia.
This fantastic restaurant serves some great Brazilian style grilled meats (churrasco), alongside a good selection of scrumptious seafood and fish dishes, as well as some lovely pastas and Mediterranean fare...
Olive Tree is one of Singapore's best choices for a Mediterranean-influenced seafood buffet.
Flying Pan is one of Hong Kong's best places for a generous, delicious "all day breakfast". The restaurant is open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Design is simple, modern style with plenty of blue and the atmosphere is very nice...
Lucky Dessert is one of Hong Kong's most favorite dessert-shops... Their fabulous dessert-list contains some exotic specialties, worth trying...
This combination of an Italian restaurant, café and bar is part of the Illy bar concept (IBC), established by Illy-caffe , the internationally renowned Italian coffee brand.
This simple and good restaurant serves excellent Indian food at a reasonable price. The ambience is very friendly and pleasant.
The restaurant's specialty is the Kushi-yaki and Yakitori meat skewers and the menu features an extensive selection of them. Another signature dish, worth trying, is the Deep fried chicken...
Located not far from Largo de Senado, this humble family-owned restaurant serves large portions of delicious Bacalhau dishes, alongside other fish and seafood specialties...
This simple looking eatery does not boast an inspiring décor or romantic atmosphere... but when it comes to good food at very moderate prices, it certainly has a lot to offer...
This stylish roof-top bar serves a wide selection of drinks and cocktails in a refined atmosphere, and makes a good choice for a romantic evening (provided the weather is OK).
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Don Quijote is the place for Spanish food lovers in Macau.
Imperial House serves a wide choice of delicious Dim Sum, as well as wanton and other steamed buns, and although its ambience is not authentic whatsoever, the food is good and the place is open 24 hours a day...
The hostel with the slightly odd name occupies a nice, historic shophouse in the heart of Chinatown, and although it has opened only a few years ago, it has already managed to become one of Singapore's most popular backpacker joints.
Housed in an impressive colonial building with a fluted Doric colonnade on its façade, the classic Fullerton has long become one of Singapore's iconic hotels, alongside the Raffles and the Goodwood Park. The hotel enjoys a fantastic location, right next to the Merlion and within a very short walking distance to both the Singapore River quays, the museums and Chinatown...
BP International is conveniently located on Tsim Sha Tsui's Austin Road, between Harbor Plaza and Nathan Road, and a stone throw away from the Kowloon park.
Best Western Taipa hotel is another good option for mid-range budget accommodation on Taipa Island. Located at the foot of Taipa Grande' hill and surrounded by some green landscapes, the hotel is within short walking distance to Taipa village, Taipa houses museum and other attractions. Bus stop is just nearby so getting to town shouldn't be a problem either.
Designed like an 18th century Victorian mansion, this fabulous hotel is a perfect retreat of sheer elegance, romance and glamour, specifically recommended for honeymooners and romantic couples.
Conveniently located at the centre of Little India, a heartbeat from Mustafa's and the MRT station, Parkroyal on Kitchener Road is a good option for the budget range of SG$ 150-200
Strategically located on Waterloo Street, just a couple of minutes walk from Bugis Junction and the MRT station, the South East Asia Hotel has been providing reasonably priced accommodation in a homey and friendly environment for more than 50 years.
Just like many cheap hostels in this area of the city, Yiu Fai occupies several floors of a former residential block along the lower end of Nathan Road – A stone's throw from all the action of Tsim sha Tsui, including restaurants, shopping, bars, museums and what have you…
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Excellent Indian-Muslim food and briyanis.
Located within one of Chinatown's trendiest Wine & Dine zones, this vivaciously designed restaurant serves lovely French food in a very nice environment... The menu features a decent selection of traditional favorites you can't really go wrong with...
Housed in a beautifully restored 1920s colonial residence within the Botanic Gardens, this fabulous restaurant enjoys one of the most picturesque locations in Singapore... Classic-contemporary French cuisine, with plenty of innovation that results in a plethora of unique combinations and tastes...
This successful local chain is extremely popular for its splendid desserts, cakes and sweet goodies, but it also serves some delicious café fair and light meals in a fairly pleasant environment...
This simple eatery serves great Cantonese dishes at a very affordable price. Their specialties include Dim sum, Noodle dishes and Chinese tea...
Lotus is a very innovative and popular resto-bar that redefines Thai cuisine. The young and talented Australian chef who runs the place uses traditional Thai and Southeast Asian cuisines as a base from which he develops his scrumptious culinary adventures...
This two story restaurant treats its diners to one of the world's most stunning views: Up from the top of Mt. Victoria you can get a panoramic view of the metropolis and the harbor and, during evening hours, when the city is flooded with light and colors, the view is simply breathtaking.
This small restaurant specializes in hearty, home-cooked style French cuisine. Homey, intimate and relaxed atmosphere and good French food that is quite different from the sophisticated cuisine you will get at the extravagant hotel restaurants...
This well-known Hong Kong culinary institution has been around for decades and is still serving the same excellent food to which it owes its fame and popularity.
This excellent restaurant is particularly known for its fresh, top quality Sashimi and Sushi.
Tai Fung Lau has been serving excellent Peking style hotpot for the last forty years or so... Décor is quite simple but nice, ambience is OK and the food is simply great... Proper, authentic charcoal hotpot dinner with lamb, sliced beef and more...
Pork chop bun is, by all means, one of Macau's most popular forms of light meal, and this simple looking café is one of Macau's best places to try Pork chop bun.
Located on level 16 of the StarWorld Hotel, the bar is one of Macau's more prestigious venues, with an impressive selection of single malts, beautiful cityscape views and refined ambience...
Moonwalker is one of Macau's best resto-bars, with excellent live music, vivid ambience and good mood...
This popular vegetarian restaurant focuses on contemporary-Shanghainese cuisine. With their own organic farm, they make extensive use of organic products and their dishes are diversified and rich in taste.
This splendid restaurant is a part of a notable Shanghainese restaurant-chain with outlets in China, Japan and Taiwan... The food is superb and the menu features an extensive selection of Shanghainese classics.
Located along a small alley off Largo do Senado (next to Lou Kou mansion), this small takeaway-style shop is famous for its choice of Italian ice cream (including a few "localized" flavors, like Durian, Chillie Chocolate, Rose Tea and Tofuo...)
Le Bistrot really stands for its self descriptive name and is just like a piece of good-old Paris on the Island of Taipa...
Although this unpretentious eatery is just a simple looking restaurant, with nothing much in the way of glitz and glamour, it's reasonably pleasant, very clean and serves delicious, authentic Malaysian cuisine at reasonable prices...
Occupying an old house on the corner of Serngoon and Lavender, just a short stroll from all the hustle and bustle of Little India, as well as from an MRT Station, The hive was opened in 2005 by a few Singaporean army mates and fast became one of the city's most popular backpacker hostels.
Fantastically located in a quiet, up-class residential area, within walking distance to the city center, this small hotel gives great value for money.
The sumptuous Swissotel Merchant Court is housed in a massive colonial-style building, strategically located on the bank of Singapore River, just between Clarke Quay and Boat Quay, a stonethrow away from the MRT station and within a short walking distance to many of the city's places-of-interest.
The fabulous Novotel Clarke Quay enjoys a fantastic location, right next to one of Singapore's favorite dining and entertainment precincts, and only a few minutes walk from some of the city's most interesting places. The well established hotel underwent renovations and upgrade in the last few years.
Located on Cameron Road, just a few steps from Nathan Road and the MTR station, this small boutique-style hotel seems to have it all: Great location, right in the Middle of Tsim sha Tsui, modern and comfortable rooms, helpful staff and good rates.
Hotel Nikko is centrally located in Tsim Sha Tsui East, a heartbeat away from the seafront promenade, shopping venues and other attractions...
Occupying a huge area on one of Coloane island's most picturesque corners, this fabulous resort hotel is the only place in Macau where you can enjoy a real seaside and golf vacation...
In spite of being nestled within the infamous "Chunking Mansion", Maple Leaf has managed to create a good name for itself, mainly thanks to its cleanliness and tidy appearance, as well as for the friendly staff who really try to assist the guests with whatever they need.
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This humble eatery serves a variety of delicious Hokkien and Southeast-Asian dishes. Recommended dishes include Curry rice, Rojak, Hokkien Prawn Mee, Beef Noodle and Laksa...
As its name denotes, La Fondue specializes in Swiss style Fondue dinning.
This cozy and somewhat elegant café is the Singaporean outlet of internationally known Israeli chocolatier, Max Brenner. Plenty of delightful chocolate creations is what draws people here...
This well known restaurant brought a unique dinning concept to the Singaporean culinary scene: Cooking with medicinal herbs. Alongside the chefs, there are Chinese herbalists on duty, ensuring that the food will not only be delicious but will also be good for you...
Named after the fictitious (and surprisingly successful) shrimp farming company, in the movie Forrest Gump, this excellent restaurant, part of an international chain, specializes, as expected, in seafood and shrimps in particular...
This is an excellent and prized Cantonese restaurant, unknown to many visitors but extremely popular anong locals. The chef's combines traditional Cantonese cuisine with his own innovations and the results are simply superb...
This fabulous restaurant is located in a charming colonial house, surrounded by a lovely garden and great views towards Hong Kong Island's southern beaches...
As its name may suggest, this highly rated French restaurant is famous for its charcoal grilled steaks and, in particular, for its superb rib-eye (Entrecote)
La Fleur is a lovely bistro that specializes in traditional French cuisine...
This old fashioned restaurant serves fantastic, traditional Pekingese cuisine.... as expected, Peking Duck is the signature dish.
This desserts-shop serves Serradura, a traditional Portuguese-Macanese pudding, in a whole range of flavors... A true sensation for lovers of sweets and desserts.
Housed in a restored building along picturesque Rua da Felicidade, this restaurant serves a decent variety of Cantonese specialties (mostly seafood) in a clean and comfortable environment and at good prices.
Located on a fairly small street, off the tourist track, this humble eatery has been serving delicious Macanese food for the last God knows how many years...
Hog's Breath Cafe is a ”no nonsense” western grill-house and resto-pub, serving generous portions of real food. There is also a nice bar and Alfresco dinning.
This splendid café-restaurant serves some of the best Egyptian and Middle Eastern food in Singapore, in a cheerful and unpretentious environment.
This very popular eatery serves generous portions of delicious noodle specialties.
The main attraction here are the gorgeous views of Victoria Park and the Harbor, so try to get a window seat... Other than the stunning views, this nice café serves lovely western-international food that is both delicious and reasonably priced.
Part of a famous Japanese chain, this popular restaurant serves a wide variety of delicious sushi and sashimi... They use extremely fresh ingredients and the food quality is superb.
Chinese almond cookies are the big thing here and visitors buy loads of them before traveling back home.
This lovely seafront restaurant serves some of the best curries in Macau in a pleasant and unpretentious environment...
Fantastically located in a leafy residential suburb, just a few minutes stroll from Orchard Road's glittering malls and Somerset MRT Station, Lloyd's Inn is a small and popular budget-hotel that offers no nonsense accommodation at an affordable price
The marvelous Goodwood Park Hotel occupies a classic-colonial building that was built as an executive club for Singapore's German expat community at 1900, and became a hotel around 1920, after it was bought by the Jewish family of Menasseh Meir.
This groovy boutique hotel compensates for its slightly inferior location, by providing excellent accommodation and service at prices that are reasonable for this standard.
Ashoka Guesthouse is another great alternative for those of you who end up staying in notorious Chung King Mansions… The staff here are really nice: They speak proper English, try to assist the guests in whichever way they can and make sure the place remains clean and properly maintained.
Large portions of juicy, delicious and cholesterol-rich American food... Ribs are the restaurant's specialty.
Located at the famous Golden Mile Food Centre, this small food-stall serves some scrumptious Indo-Muslim Briyanis and Southeast Asian delicacies...
Andre Wine & Dine proves that fine French food does not necessarily have to cost the earth... The small, homey and unpretentious restaurant serves fabulous French cuisine at a reasonable price and in a nice environment...
A good variety of delicious favorites make this French bistro suitable for different people with different tastes...
With its fantastic location, on Pan-Pacific hotel's 37th floor, this luxurious restaurant pampers its patrons with a truly 'top of the world' dinning experience...
Dinning in a revolving-restaurant always has its special charm, and this excellent, well established Cantonese-Pekingese restaurant is no exception...
Delhi restaurant has long become a Little India institution, serving lovely North Indian fare in a nice environment and at very reasonable prices...
This trendy, ultra-modern and superb restaurant specializes in contemporary Japanese cuisine, with the chef's own "improvements"...
Located at the Rosedale on the Park, this fabulous restaurant serves Chinese cuisine with a contemporary touch. The focus is given to healthier, less oily dishes and the results are simply superb.
Jashan is a very good Indian restaurant with rich and diversified menu that features a wide selection of seafood, lamb, chicken and vegetarian dishes... Everybody can find something to suit his or her palate...
This excellent restaurant is well known for its Japanese fried foods, and it serves the best of them... Tempura dishes, Fried oysters, Fried pork chop cutlets (Tonkatsu) and more...
Owned by a family of cooks, the chefs at Carlos are proud of their "historic recipes" that have passed down through the family from one generation to another... Fantastic Macanese and Portuguese food in a nice, yet unpretentious environment.
Admire the beautiful views of Hac Sa Beach and Coloane's lush hills, while enjoying a glass of fine Portuguese port wine and an aromatic Cuban cigar, at this colonial-style bar...
Lovely nature trails, seaside towns and themed parks
Dan Ryan's serves American cuisine at its best. The menu warns you : 'we serve American size portions' and they are serious about it... Large portions of juicy, delicious, cholesterol rich American food...
This lovely French bistro comprises three different dinning areas: The outdoor terrace where lunch, afternoon tea and light meals are served. The wine bar, and the dinning hall, where you can enjoy your meal in a nice, cozy bistro environment...
Aurora serves international modern cuisine at its best, with more than a touch of French and Italian influence, and at prices that are quite reasonable for this class of restaurant.
This small and humble eatery is famous for its delicious local fare, especially Macanese Pork-chop bun, noodle dishes and some fantastic tarts, after the food...
Classique Hotel is a small yet good hotel that gives decent value for money. Centrally located in Little India, next to shops and restaurants and within a short walking distance to the MRT station.
Swissotel The Stamford, Southeast Asia's tallest hotel, offers some unparalleled city and harbor views to its guests, as well as a fantastic city centre location.
Bridal Tea House is a successful chain of low-budget boutique hotels in various locations across Hong Kong, and some of them are well worth considering, especially for those of you who plan to stay in the city for more than just a few days (they offer some good "Monthly Rental" packages).
Rosedale on the Park is conveniently located near the centre of trendy Causeway Bay, overlooking the beautiful Victoria Harbor and the green Victoria Park. The hotel is only a short walk from Times Square, Jardine's crescent, MTR-Causeway Bay and other points of interest...
Previously known as 'Le Meridien Singapore', the Concorde Hotel is conveniently located on 100 Orchard Road, a short walk from Orchard Road's glitzy shopping malls, as well as from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Interchange, Bras Basah Road and Chijmes...
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Popular Park Guest House has undergone renovations just a few months ago and everything about it is new and clean… From the rooms, to the furniture and the TV sets… Staying here is a real pleasure...
This homey Singapore hostel occupies a small shophouse in Little India, a short walk from MRT Farrer Park Station, as well as from Little India's main shopping, dining and entertainment areas.
Great museums, shopping and entertainment
Serves a variety of healthy foods and delicious salads, alongside the more 'American-oriented' steaks, roast turkey and toasted sandwiches.
This rather simple eatery serves some excellent Teochew style seafood
This lovely café has a 'social mission': to serve good food at a very reasonable price and still make enough profit, so some of it can be dedicated to the needy... In other words: the mission is not to be too greedy...
Located at the sumptuous Conrad Centennial, this excellent restaurant serves some fabulous modern Cantonese cuisine in a pleasant and relaxed environment...
This small and popular restaurant-chain specializes in a unique and distinctive section of the Chinese cuisine: Cooking with herbs...
This small and popular chain started its way more than 70 years ago and claims for the title of 'Singapore's oldest existing vegetarian restaurant'... The food here is delicious and the menu is quite diversified, presenting a wide range of vegetarian delicacies from all over the Indian subcontinent...
This fantastic American eatery serves generous portions of delicious food at fairly reasonable prices... Scrumptious burgers, Philly cheese steak and Buffalo wings, accompanied by cocktails with unique 1950s names...
Qiao Inn serves excellent Chiu Chow cuisine at an affordable price. Nice, modern décor and pleasant atmosphere. Works particularly well for a group, as there is an extensive selection to choose from (including desserts), so sharing some different dishes should be the right way to go...
This small and lovely restaurant serves Nepalese cuisine at its best, with dishes from every corner of the mountainous Himalayian country.
Simple and beautiful design with plenty of light wood, pleasant and quiet atmosphere, friendly service and excellent food (especially their Sushi and seafood dishes).
Fat Siu Lau is, probably, Macau's oldest restaurant. This well-known gastronomic institution has been serving authentic, delicious Macanese food for more than a hundred years, since 1903
Housed in a lovely, traditional two-story Chinese house, right in the center of Coloane's old village, this cozy and charming restaurant serves outstanding country-style Portuguese food in a lovely environment.
Located at the swanky Grand Lapa (former Mandarin Oriental), this is possibly one of the best cake shops in Macau, boasting an extensive selection of freshly baked pastries, rich cakes, pralines, chocolates and cookies...
This simple eatery serves some excellent Cantonese and Chinese BBQ dishes. It's always busy so you are likely to queue for a while and, possibly, to share a table with others...
This excellent seaside restaurant serves fabulous Mediterranean cuisine in a lovely environment. The place is designed in a resort style with an open deck that provides a beautiful view of the bay and enjoyable, soft sea breeze...
The Press Room is a modern interpretation for the classic French Brasserie.... Warm and homey on one hand, modern and stylish on the other hand... The owners philosophy is "to serve simple food made from the finest ingredients, served in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere..." and the results are, indeed, very pleasing.
Owned by Lau Kin Wai, the famous Hong Kong gastronome that created Kin's Kitchen and Da Ping Huo, this small and highly praised restaurant serves fantastic Sichuan and Shanghainese food in pleasant surroundings, and is actually considered as one of SoHo's best eating places...
The Bayview boasts a great combination of excellent location (between the city centre and Little India), with comfortable accommodation at a relatively affordable price.
Carlton Singapore is a large, modern and excellent hotel in a great location on Bras Basah Road, opposite Chijmes and just a few minutes walk from most of the city's places of interest (as well as from MRT and other public transport).
Metropark Hotel Mongkok (Formerly Hotel Concourse) is conveniently located at the heart of Mongkok, close to shopping plazas, entertainment venues and tourist attractions.
Enjoying a fantastic location on the lower part of Bencoolen Street, just a short stroll from Chijmes, Raffles City and the Colonial District, Strand Hotel makes a good choice for budget minded travelers who want to get a good bang for their buck.
Mt. Davis Youth Hostel is the only YHA establishment to appear on our recommended list, and ironically enough, its main advantage is also its main disadvantage – Location !
Traveller's Inn is a small and tidy hostel, decked out in vivacious colors of orange, blue and pistachio and properly maintained by Jenny and Daniel, the nice couple who owns the place and tries to answer guests' questions and help in whichever way they can.
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This lovely restaurant features a combination between an American steakhouse and Japanese and Italian food... Pleasant, relaxed atmosphere
Located within a classically restored Peranakan shophouse, this lovely Tapas & Wine Bar is popular among locals, expats and visitors alike.
In spite of its name, soups are not the 'jewel in the crown' of this popular local restaurant-chain, which is better known for its delicious home-style Cantonese food, and 'Samsui ginger chicken' in particular...
Flying Pan is one of Hong Kong's best places for a generous, delicious "all day breakfast". The restaurant is open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Design is simple, modern style with plenty of blue and the atmosphere is very nice...
Prawn noodle shop is a very popular southeast Asian food joint and, as its name suggests, this small and excellent eatery specializes mainly in Prawn noodle soup...
Yung Kee is an extremely popular, renowned and prized Cantonese restaurant, which serves the best Roast Goose in Hong Kong, if not in the whole world... Other than the famous goose, they serve a wide variety of splendid Cantonese cuisine
This restaurant serves excellent Sushi and Sashimi, as well as a variety of other fabulous Japanese specialties: from Tempura, via meat dishes, to their own innovative "house specials"...
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Located in Taipa Village, this unpretentious restaurant specializes in delicious Macanese and Portuguese cuisines, with the chef's own touch. The ambience here is fairly pleasant and informal, the food is homey and authentic and their prices are quite fair...
Located at the legendary Lisboa, this superb restaurant serves some of the most delectable haute Chinese cuisine in Macau.
Simple eatery that serves some fabulous Teochew cuisine at a reasonable price.
This popular culinary institution got its rather weird name many years ago, when it started as a small food stall with no sign... Plenty of water passed under the bridge since then and today, with five successful outlets, it is one of the best places in Singapore to indulge on Chinese and Asian seafood dishes...
Located along SoHo's steep Graham Street, this cute little cafe serves homestyle French and European bistro-fare in a pleasant and unpretentious environment and at good prices...
Centrally located on Beach Road, just a short stroll from many places of interest, like Bugis Junction, Arab Street, Raffles Hotel, Raffles City and Chijmes, the Beach hotel is a relatively good mid-range budget option.
The Anne Black is a fairly good hotel that gives good value for money. Located in an elegant residential area of the Waterloo Hill, it is a short walking distance from Nathan Road, Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei.
Housed within a modern looking tower, L'hotel Causeway Bay Harbour View is superbly located at the doorstep of the trendy Causeway Bay shopping area.
This funky little guesthouse is possibly the best option for travelers who are ready to shell out a little more to stay in a really nice place…
Nestled along elegant Alameda Dr. Carlos D'Assumpcao, just a heartbeat from the waterfront, Indian Spice stands for its name and serves a decent variety of scrumptious curries and Indian favorites that are flavorful, yet not too hot.
Lawry's is possibly one of Singapore's finest grill-houses... Serving some superb USA Prime Ribs and beef cuts, as well as other delicacies, in a refined, romantic and tranquil atmosphere...
This small stall makes some of the best Lor Mai Fun around. It's a type of Glutinous (sticky) rice and they prepare a few versions of it (including sweet).
Good selection of scrumptious Southeast delicacies... from Hotplate prawns with eggplant to Assam fish head curry and from Thai style fried fish to Marmite pork ribs...
Surrounded by the well groomed Istana Park, this trendy resto-bar is one of those places where location and ambience actually play a greater role than the food itself...
Fairly generous portions of delicious, fresh and piping hot food... Not everything is 100% authentic, but almost everything is nice...
Established almost 20 years ago, this wildly popular restaurant-chain has long become one of the greatest success stories of Singapore's culinary scene...
This nice and unpretentious restaurant serves good North Indian cuisine at a fair price and in a simple, no frills environment.
After successfully running a café back in Saigon, the couple who owns this excellent restaurant decided to come and try their luck in the big city... Song Trang specializes in traditional cuisine from Vietnam's South-central coast region of Binh Dinh and serves authentic, delicious fare that bursts with flavor.
This popular bar has a beautiful, 1960s American style design, combined with modern elements... The kitchen prepares delicious, western style food and there are plenty of 'special offers' and 'Happy hour deals', and good 1980s dancing music...
This is one of Knutsford Terrace's most popular bars... It has been there for the last ten years and still manages to keep its popularity.
This splendid restaurant specializes in contemporary Cantonese cuisine with an emphasize on fresh seafood. The place is beautifully designed in an elegant-modern style, combining western elements with Chinese motifs and arts. Big windows offer adorable harbor views and atmosphere is refined and elegant.
Sapporo specializes in 'Ramen': a Japanese dish of noodles which is served in broth, with a variety of toppings, such as sliced pork, chicken, seaweed and more... They also serve some other nice Japanese dishes, mostly rice-based.
Ancient walled city, beautiful temples and traditions
Located within the renowned Mandarin Oriental, this splendid restaurant serves some of the finest Italian cuisine in Macau, in a delightful and romantic environment.
The Betel-Box is one of Singapore's best and most popular backpackers hostels, and although it is located slightly far from the centre, on Joo Chiat Road,there is plenty of public transport around.
Great location in the heart of Little India, and excellent rates, are what the Tai Hoe is all about, and while it can't be described as fancy in any way, it certainly does the job and gives good value for money.
Housed in a classic Chinese shophouse, the splendid Berjaya brings to live the splendorous charm and elegance of bygone colonial days in Southeast Asia.
The Booth Lodge is owned and Managed by the Salvation Army and, as surprising as that may sound, it is actually quite a good hotel that makes very good value for money.
This eatery is famous mainly for its Char kway teow, a popular Southeast Asian delicacy.
This tiny stall is very popular for its Fried Kway Teow, one of Southeast Asia's favourites.
This charming café is possibly one of Changi's best hangouts, especially when you consider the number of regulars who frequent it...
This small and popular restaurant-chain specializes in a unique and distinctive section of the Chinese cuisine: cooking with herbs... 'Herbal roast duck' is, by all means, the restaurant's flagship and a must-try...
Located in a beautifully restored historic shophouse along Arab Street, 'Nadezhda' is probably one of the only places in Singapore where you can get authentic Russian food...
Mustard is one of only a few restaurants, specializing in the cuisine of the state of Bengal, in Northeast India. The Bengali cuisine is known for its seafood and rice based dishes, as well as for its freshwater fish delicacies. In addition to Bengalese specialties, the menu also features a wide selection of familiar North Indian favorites...
This popular restaurant-chain has been serving decent wood fired pizza long before the 'so-called authentic Italian eateries' started to pop up like mushrooms after the rain... While the food here might not be as 'authentic Italian' as what you can find in some of those swanky chef-restaurants, it is quite good and flavorful and it comes in generous portions...
The chef here takes the familiar dishes of Mexico and southern US and gives them a "modern twist...". There is also an excellent bar with an endless selection of Margaritas and Tequilas, good music and great atmosphere...
This intimate wine bar offers an excellent selection of drinks and it's a great place to go to before or after dinner... From a variety of coffees and teas, via aperitifs and different cognacs to a great wine-list.
Part of a well-known American Steakhouse-chain, this restaurant serves some seriously good steaks and grills.
This restaurant is one of Tsim sha Tsui's best places for seafood. Located on trendy Knutsford Terrace, Island Seafood & Oyster Bar has a decent outdoors dining area where you can relax and watch the world goes by...
This chain of restaurants is extremely popular among local Hong Kongers and many of them would even go to the extend of ranking it as the best Cantonese cuisine in the territory.
Wanya specializes mostly in Teppanyaki and Sukiyaki dishes and offers quite a good selection of them.
Pristine nature and old traditions, next to modernity
Housed in a colonial house, just a short walk from A-Ma temple, this excellent restaurant serves some of the best Portuguese food in Macau.
This restaurant serves excellent, inexpensive Chinese seafood dishes (mostly Cantonese cuisine). Not much in the way of décor or special atmosphere... Just a good, simple eatery.
Khana Khazana serves an extensive selection of lovely vegetarian dishes and while it specializes in South-Indian cuisine, you can also find lots of international delicacies to suit everybody's palate...
This swish and elegant patisserie is possibly the best place in Macau to indulge on a rich, delicious cake, and other sweet goodies...
Named after its address, 1 Florence Close is a fairly modern guest house, tastefully designed and quite comfortable. Location wise, it is quite far from the city center but within a very short walk from the MRT station (Kovan), so you'll have no troubles getting anywhere you want to go.
Fantastically located near Bugis Junction MRT Station, as well as from many shops and restaurants, the Park View is a no-nonsense hotel that provides fairly decent accommodation at a reasonable price. Rooms are quite small, yet comfortable and properly equipped with most of the amenities that a hotel of this level should have.
With its excellent location between the city centre, Bugis and Little India, the modern Royal@Queens Hotel makes a good choice for both businessmen and tourists who want to be close to all the action.
The Ramada Hong Kong Hotel is located at the Western District of Hong Kong Island, overlooking Victoria Harbor, and although it is not within walking distance to any of the city's shopping and entertainment districts, there is public transport next door, so getting around should not be a problem... Moreover, the guestrooms are all pretty nice and many of them offer great harbour views...
The Luk Kwok Hotel enjoys a great location at the center of Wanchai, a short walking distance to the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, MTR-Wanchai Station, shopping and entertainment venues...
This lovely café & bar serves a wide variety of International dishes, with a modern touch
This small Chinatown food-stall serves some of the best Ipoh Hor Fun in Singapore, with loads of crayfish and prawns, and even if the queue is long, the food is well worth waiting for...
Located at Boat quay, Jazz@Southbridge (JSB) is one of Singapore's best Jazz bars, with plenty of great live performances of both local and international artists.
Located along the beautifully restored Joo Chiat Rd., this legendary restaurant is possibly Singapore's oldest Peranakan eating-house, and has been serving authentic Peranakan cuisine, as well as Hainanese fare, for well over 50 years...
This splendid restaurant serves fine European cuisine in a semi-formal surrounding and at a relatively reasonable price...
Housed in a beautifully restored old house along Kampong Glam's Bussorah Street, this lovely restaurant serves 'Modern classics with Asian tradition' in a pleasing environment...
Kulfi, the Indian version of ice cream, is a rich and luscious dessert... For those of you who hang about Little India and want to have a try of this lovely sweet treat, Kulfi Bar is one of the best places to go to... They also have some unique Indian teas and a shop, selling Indian paraphernalia...
The cool pub, adorned with vivid graffiti art, is a great place to grab a beer or two and watch people... nice, relaxing ambience and good prices for booze...
This is an excellent and prized Cantonese restaurant, unknown to many visitors but extremely popular among locals. The chef's combines traditional Cantonese cuisine with his own innovations and the results are simply superb...
Hanagushi specializes in Yakitori: those Japanese shishkababs that come in a variety of tastes and styles (mostly chicken based), as well as in Sushi and Sukiyaki dishes.
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This stylish tapas-bar boasts a beautiful design that combines Southern-Spain 'Pueblo Espanol' style and modern, chic, motifs...
Located on the rooftop of Holland Road Shopping Centre, this lovely Café - Bar is a great chill-out for nice days, when the weather is not too rainy or gooey...
Of America's restaurant chains, Ruth's Chris of Louisiana is considered as one of the most exclusive... Classic, yet pleasant and homey, with a menu that features some of the best steaks you can get in Hong Kong...
Sumptuous Imperial Court serves superb Chinese cuisine in a graceful environment.
The Inn Crowd is a very popular hostel with excellent reputation among backpackers. Enjoying a fairly good and central location in Little India, within a short walk from MRT-Little India. Accommodation is available either in dormitories or twin rooms.
Housed in a lovely Tudor-style English cottage, The Sloane Court used to be one of Singapore's nicest mid-range budget boutique hotels. However, its standards have slightly declined in the last few years and it is not as good as before... Nevertheless, it still enjoys a great location, within a quiet, green residential area, near the city center.
The relatively new Dorsett Far East Hotel is located in Tsuen Wan, far from the city center's attractions but with the MTR station nearby, getting around is not a problem... Moreover, the hotel compensates for its location by giving its guests good prices and special offers.
The Harbourview Hotel is centrally located in Wanchai, a short walking distance from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, MTR station, shopping and entertainment.
Hidden in a small street near the corner of Scotts and Orchard Roads, just a skip from Singapore's spanking shopping malls and the MRT station, modern Elizabeth Hotel enjoys the tranquility of a quaint residential suburb on one hand, and the proximity to one of the world's most trendy shopping streets on the other.
Vida Rica is a lustrous restaurant and bar serving a fusion of contemporary dishes from the Cantonese cuisine, as well as from Europe's Mediterranean countries
The legendary Gordon Grill has been serving some of the best steaks and grill dishes in town for the last more than forty years, in an exclusive, almost aristocratic environment...
Old traditions, walled villages and nature reserves
Onde-Onde are sweet glutinous rice and tapioca balls, ping pong ball size, coated with grated coconut. This famous stall serves them fresh and warm...
Exclusive bar and Ballroom dancing.
This lovely two-storied Café & Bar is a great place to listen to some nice live music (lots of 1960s and 1970s), and have some good food and drinks with friends...
Located at a beautifully restored townhouse, this splendid Bistro wine-bar serves the best of French and European cuisine in an exquisite and romantic environment.
Alongside Ritz-Carlton's champagne brunch, this is possibly one of the best Sunday brunches in Singapore.
Located in a Peranakan bungalow along Joo Chiat Road, this well known restaurant serves fabulous Cantonese cuisine with a modern touch and, as its name hints, the owner-chef is a master of traditional wok-fried dishes (Zi-char).
Metropolitan Cafe is an excellent all-day-dinning place, very popular among both visitors and locals... Good choice of salads, pastas, rotisserie meats, breakfasts, sandwiches 'quesadillas' and what not...
This simple Chinese eatery is well-known for its Curry pork chop with rice and its Stir-fried flat rice vermicelli with beef .
Island Bar is one of Lamma's expats community's most popular pubs...
Lei Garden is one of the best Chinese restaurant chains in Hong Kong and serves some of the best Dim-Sum in the city, alongside a wide choice of creative dishes that combine flavors from China's various regions. The philosophy here is to produce innovative, top quality Chinese cuisine that combines flavors from all the regions of China.
Alongside Ritz Carlton's Toscana, Grand Hyatt's Grissini, InterContinental's Spoon and Peninsula's Gaddi's, this is one of Hong Kong's best hotel restaurants and an internationally-known French gourmet institution...
Located within the bustling Chungking Mansion, this small restaurant serves scrumptious, authentic Indian food.
Dom Galo is a very popular restaurant, with cheerful atmosphere and flamboyant décor. The cuisine is mostly Portuguese - Macanese, with emphasize on Bacalhau and seafood dishes, as well as on Portuguese style steaks and BBQ
Housed in a beautifully restored colonial building, this charming little restaurant is the project of three artists who decided to serve 'artistic' vegetarian food that is both delicious and reasonably priced...
Bugis Backpackers is a fairly new and popular hostel, with an excellent location at the heart of Bugis Village, adjacent to the MRT. The hostel is clean, pleasant and provides most of the amenities that a hostel of this kind is expected to provide...
The splendid SHA Villa is one of Singapore's most pleasant surprises. Housed in a charming colonial villa, within minutes walk away from both Orchard Rd. and Singapore River, this lovely boutique hotel is actually run by students of the international hotel and tourism college, who really try hard to prove themselves...
Dorsett Seaview Hotel enjoys a pretty good location, on a quiet street in Yaumatei, within a short walking distance from both the MTR station, the Night Market, Jade Market and Nathan Road.
Hotel 81 Dickson provides both a great location, right in the heart of Little India, as well as clean and well maintained rooms at very reasonable rates.
Good old Tian Tian has been serving some of the best 'Hainanese Chicken Rice' around this part of Singapore for more than 40 years...
Located in trendy Riverside Point, next to Brewerkz and overlooking the Singapore River, this ever-crowded restaurant is possibly one of the best places in town to have Mexican food, alongside some no-nonsense genuine Mexican Tequilas (they have an impressive collection of them).
Describing Miss Clarity Café as a bistro might be a bit confusing, as the small place looks more like a teenage girl's dream room, with vivid colors and childish cartoons on the walls. The food, however, is good and although it's not exactly French haute-cuisine, it's quite tasty and makes good value for money.
This well established buffet-restaurant has been serving its lovely Italian fare and fresh salads for the last God knows how many years and it still doing as good as before...
The founder of this splendid restaurant is a well seasoned chef who decided, after working for many years in high-end Cantonese restaurants, to open a place of his own that will serve haute Cantonese cuisine at a relatively reasonable price...
There is nothing too special about the interior décor, or the ambience of this humble restaurant, but the food is delicious and homey (South Indian coastal cuisine), the menu is diversified, and the prices are good... and that is all that matters...
With restaurants all over East Asia, this extremely successful international group serves fine Japanese cuisine in a nice set-up and at a sensible price...
If you wish to try good, authentic congees, this is probably one of the best places to go to... This simple Chinese eatery has nothing in the way of glitzy design or elegant ambience but it serves some excellent congees at a very affordable price...
B & B is one of Lamma Island's best options for western style dinning... Salads, steaks, pastas, seafood and the likes, alongside a wide variety of soft drinks, beers and wines...
This sumptuous restaurant specializes in traditional Cantonese cuisine with a contemporary touch, and is one of the only Michelin three-star Chinese restaurants on earth.
Gaylord is a landmark in Hong Kong's culinary scene. This well known restaurant has been serving outstanding Indian food for the last more than thirty years and its popularity among the city's Indian community is perhaps, the best sign that the food here is authentic and up to standards.
This fabulous resto-bar is one of the best places in Singapore for wine and champagnes, as well as for lovely modern cuisine that makes extensive use of wine.
Beautiful beaches, islands and nature-reserves
Jade Garden serves the crème de la crème of Shanghainese cuisine... from their signature Steamed Reeves Shad (Yangtze River Herring), Cream crabs and Tea-smoked duck to Shanghai style dumplings and, of course, Shanghai Hairy Crab...
This is definitely not one of Singapore's best guesthouses, but it does offer reasonable accommodation at an excellent price, and a relatively good location : Two minutes walk from MRT-Bugis and a short walk from the Raffles Hotel.
The popular Empire Hotel Kowloon enjoys a great location at the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, just a short walking distance from various attractions, like: Knutsford Terrace, museums, shopping and entertainment centers... you name it.
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This stall specializes in Teochew style, sweet glutinous rice dumplings, with various fillings
This lively Clarke Quay resto-bar brings the rhythm of Cuba to the banks of the Singapore River. The menu features a relatively wide assortment of Latin-American dishes and the bar serves an impressive choice of Mojitos and other cocktails and alcoholic drinks.
This relatively new 'mega-buffet-restaurant' serves one of the best (and richest) buffet spreads in Singapore, in a pleasant and nice environment. International cuisine & Seafood are dominating the scne...
Singapore's largest ramen-chain makes a good choice for those of you who want to have a decent 'ramen' meal (or other Japanese stuff) in a fairly nice environment and at quite a reasonable price...
Peramakan started its way a few years ago, as a rather humble (and crammed) eatery on Joo Chiat Road. After a successful beginning on Joo Chiat, the couple who owns the place decided to move to a bigger and more up-market outlet, near the waterfront of Keppel Island's marina...
As its name suggests, Mr. Steak Grill specializes in top quality juicy steaks. The restaurant's concept is to put its full emphasize on the food, other than on fancy design, and to serve the best possible steaks in a casual, non formal environment... (a 'no-nonsense steak place' as they describe themselves...)
Trendy Dozo serves a wide selection of excellent Sushi and Sashimi, alongside some other Japanese fare and a good choice of Sake' and other alcoholic drinks. Not bad for lunch or informal dinner, but do not expect any awe-inspiring ambience...
The Concerto Inn is strategically located, right by the Hung Shing Ye beach, with lovely beach & bay views...
While Surya might not be as known as some other Indian restaurants around, this "almost hidden" restaurant is just as good as the others... if not better...
This extremely popular Japanese restaurant gets packed during dinner so you should make a point to get there before 7 pm or else... you'll have to join the queue... As the name suggests: Sushi, Sashimi and their likes are the main fare...
Panda serves fabulous, home-style Portuguese cuisine in a nice and pleasant environment and while it might not be very well-known among visitors, Panda is certainly popular among the locals...
This exclusive restaurant has made a name for itself as the place to go for fabulous Shark's fin. Headed by a Thai chef who is an internationally known Shark's fin specialist, Ping's serves outstandingly delectable fare in an elegant environment.
Brightly designed with vivid colors, polished wood parquet and lots of tropical plants that match in with the lush environment outside, Margarita's restaurant serves decent portions of delicious, flavorful Mexican fare.
Malay mama is a simple eatery that serves good Malay and Singaporean food, including a decent selection of Laksa and other noodle dishes...
Located in Waterloo Hill, a short walking distance from Nathan Road and Mongkok, Metropark Hotel Kowloon boasts a decent range of facilities, like rooftop swimming-pool, fitness room, Business centre, restaurants, bar and coffee shop...
This modern waterfront venue actually comprises of three different styles under one roof: A prestigious New York style restaurant and steakhouse, a Gastrobar lounge and a Bakery Café.
A very popular eatery / food stall
Located in a beautiful heritage building in the hub of Chinatown, The Screening Room is a unique venue that combines bars, mini-cinema and a posh, contemporary bistro under one roof...
Ultra-stylish Oosh features a unique dining and entertainment concept... The trendy resto-bar-lounge comprises of several enclaves and sections, each with its own theme and character...
If you happen to be around the area of Raffles hotel or Bugis and want to have a nice European meal at a good price and in a nice environment, Makarios is one of your best choices...
If you want to experience a bit of the splendorous charm of bygone colonial days in Southeast Asia (and to enjoy some lovely tea and finger foods), go to the Local high tea, at the classical Goodwood Park Hotel.
Located at the glitzy Pan-Pacific hotel, right in the heart of Marina Bay, this member of the famous Michelangelo group serves classic-contemporary Italian cuisine that combines the classics of traditional Italian cuisine with the chef's own innovations...
Other than its beautiful 'Aussie-outback décor', which includes plenty of wood and Aborigine artifacts on the walls, I'm not sure how 'authentic Australian' this restaurant is... However, authentic or not, Outback steakhouse serves good food in a nice environment...
I Caramba is a great resto-bar, serving a rich and diversified choice of mouthwatering Mexican foods: Burritos, Nachos, Enchiladas, Fajitas and more... They've got an unbelievable selection of chilies, some are seriously hot... Impressive stock of Margaritas, Tequilas, Mexican beers and international drinks and wines.
Jaspa's is one of Sai Kung's most favorite venues. The lovely western-style café serves generous portions of delicious and flavorful food in a lovely environment, the staff are friendly and it's a good place to see and to be seen...
This superb Chinese restaurant has marvelous design, inspired by the Qing dynasty. They serve lovely Cantonese cuisine that combines elements from other Chinese regions.
The famous patisserie opened its doors in Milan's Piazza della Scala almost 200 years ago and has since become internationally known for its delicious pastries and confectioneries, as well as for its fine Italian cuisine.
This restaurant serves some of the best Ramen in Hong Kong... They bring their top quality ingredients directly from Japan and the results are very good.
Breathtaking sceneries, traditional fishermen village and an impressive Buddhist monastery
Named after the picturesque "Red City" at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, this resto-bar serves a decent range of drinks, as well as some lovely Middle-Eastern mezze (tapas) and finger-foods in a charming environment.
'A Travelers Rest Stop' is a fairly nice hostel with a good location, in between Chinatown's center and Tanjong Pagar, near MRT-Outram Park.
The Imperial Hotel enjoys one of the best locations in Hong Kong, at the bottom of Nathan Road, and a stone-throw from some of the best attractions in Tsim Sha Tsui, like the Avenue of Stars, museums, MTR Station, shopping malls and entertainment venues...
Good selection of burgers and hotdogs, made from real meat with no preservatives or additives.
This small and ultra-popular stall prepares some fabulous, light & crispy fritters...
Paulaner Bräuhaus prides itself for being Singapore's only German microbrewery & Restaurant. The menu features a long list of both Bavarian, German and Intercontinental delicacies... from delicious finger-foods to serious, no nonsense stuff.
This 40 years old Chinese culinary institution is famous for its ever popular 'Tropical Peking-style Steamboat Buffet'...
Located on Little India's Madras street, just behind Tekka Centre, this hidden gem specializes in healthy vegetarian food and proves, once again, it can be delicious and inventive just as much as meat...
This lovely café-style restaurant serves some great Turkish and Middle Eastern fare in a nice and pleasing environment and at relatively moderate prices...
Located in Wanchai's bars zone, The Bridge is a nice resto-pub that stays open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year... Other than good food and drinks 24 hours a day, it makes a 'decent alternative' for those who want to avoid Wanchai's numerous 'girlie bars'...
This excellent teahouse has been serving delicious Dim-sum and traditional Chinese tea for God knows how many years and is still as good and popular as it has always been...
This fantastic restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Focus is given to Italian dishes but you can also enjoy delicacies of other Mediterranean cuisines, like Spanish 'Tapas' and more... As expected, they also stock a good selection of international wines.
Hoi Yat Heen is an excellent Chinese restaurant, specializing in Cantonese cuisine, as well as in Szechwan and Shanghainese food. The restaurant comprises a large dinning hall, beautifully designed in an elegant Chinese style, with wooden walls and Chinese arts all around.
Located opposite Victoria Park in Causeway Bay, Il Maestro Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant specializes in excellent, authentic Italian food.
The good old Long Kei is one of Macau's best Cantonese eateries and an excellent place for yum-cha and delicious dim-sum.
One of Taipa's best lounge-bars, with large floor-to-ceiling windows that provide stunning views towards Macau Peninsula and the bridges.
Occupying the 71 and 72 floors of Swissotel the Stamford, Singapore's (and Southeast Asia's) tallest hotel, this stylish bar is a good place 'to see and to be seen'...
Located in vivacious Clarke Quay, right on the bank of the Singapore River, The Tapas Tree is a lovely resto-bar that serves a great variety of delicious 'tapas' and other Spanish fare, in a pleasant and somewhat romantic environment...
Located at Suntec City's Sky Garden, this café serves fairly delicious healthy-vegetarian food with a modern twist... It is named after an ingredient they widely use (especially in their health-drinks) - 'Indinine', a nucleotide-peptide complex, extracted from the nucleus of a single-cell alga
Kenjo is probably one of Hong Kong's best Japanese restaurants. Cozy and comfortable ambience complements the top-class dinning experience, consisting mainly of the freshest and most delicious Sushi and Sashimi.
Donq prepares some of the best pastries in Causeway Bay. From scrumptious special breads and rolls, to toasts, muffins, croissants and the likes... Everything is fresh, delicious and full of aroma...
A lively expat community, pristine nature and some Mediterranean flair
Hawaii Hostel is quite popular, mostly thanks to its great location and reasonable prices. Centrally located between Bugis and the city centre and close to many places of interest. Rooms are all air-conditioned... not the fanciest you can find but good enough for this price.
Empire Hotel Wan Chai is centrally located in the heart of Wanchai, just a few minutes walk from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, and the major shopping areas and cinemas in Admiralty.
Jerry's specializes in authentic southern USA BBQs (Memphis style), alongside a whole shebang of other yummy stuff... Pleasant, easygoing ambience, good food and plenty of drinks...
This Chinese eatery is famous for its Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings, traditionally steamed in bamboo baskets) which are said to be the best in Singapore.
Located at the glitzy Fairmont, this splendid restaurant is one of the best city-centre options for those of you who love authentic Peranakan cuisine or for those who want to discover it and to have a taste of everything...
Located at the glitzy Meritus Mandarin, on Orchard Rd., this awarded restaurant serves one of the richest and most diversified buffets you are likely to find in Singapore. You can dine indoors and enjoy the air-condition, or dine "alfresco' by the poolside...
Located within the newly popular enclave of Dempsey Hill, surrounded by lush greenery, this restaurant serves some fabulous Korean barbecue-dishes in a lovely environment...
Named after Australia's most famous outlaw, this great Jazz bar and restaurant serves large portions of delicious American and international food at reasonable price... There are some fantastic jazz nights here...
Excellent restaurant and wine bar in the SoHo, right next to the escalator. They specialize in contemporary Mediterranean cuisine and the menu features a good variety of light dishes, such as salads, pastas, cold platters and more...
Located within the classic Peninsula hotel, this superb restaurant is considered as one of Hong Kong's best.
Taste of India is a small restaurant that serves some excellent north Indian cuisine in a nice environment... Makes a good lunch break for those who visit the 'Kowloon walled-city park'
Galano is a nice Italian restaurant with friendly staff, nice ambience and good food... should be OK for a couple who wishes to spend a quiet evening out... not too romantic, but pleasant.
This lovely restaurant specializes in Tonkatsu : a type of Japanese schnitzel that consists of a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet... They also serve a variety of other fried Japanese dishes, mostly seafood...
Located at the 70th floor of Swissotel the Stamford, City space is a cozy, elegant and elitist lounge where some of the city's rich and beautiful come to chill out and enjoy a cocktail while listening to the pianist...
The floating restaurant in Aberdeen is one of Hong Kong's best-known icons... It looks like a massive Chinese palace that floats on the water, and the kitchen specializes mostly in seafood, prepared in various Chinese styles...
Ho Choi is an excellent Chinese restaurant, specializing in Cantonese cuisine with an emphasize on seafood and dim-sum
Hidden on the twelfth floor of a Wanchai building, Le Marron is a private-kitchen type restaurant that serves lovely French and International cuisine in very nice surroundings...
Summer Tavern is a very popular hostel / guesthouse, that enjoys an excellent location near the Singapore River, between Boat Quay and Clarke Quay (a couple of minutes walk from MRT-Clarke Quay).
Ibis North Point Hotel is located within a residential area, and although it is a few kilometers away from Causeway Bay and Central, that shouldn't be a serious problem, as the hotel is adjacent to a MTR station, tramway and other means of public transport ...so getting everywhere is a piece of cake...
Small, secluded islands, just offshore Hong Kong
Perched on the 11th floor of the swanky Altira Macau, Ying serves what can be described as creative Cantonese cuisine, using truly quality ingredients and more than a pinch of talent to elevate the familiar Cantonese classics to new heights and provide its patrons a lovely dining experience.
This historic eatery is a real Chinatown institution... Dim Sum, Peking Duck and Chilli Crab are among the signature dishes.
Don't let the name confuse you, this place is as far as it can get from a coffee-shop... As a matter of fact, it's a very classy lounge-bar, modern-Japanese style, with mostly Japanese staff...
For a truly classic high-tea that revives all the elegance and glamour of Singapore's colonial past, nothing beats the aristocratic Raffles.
This excellent restaurant might not have much to offer in the way of special atmosphere, but it does serve a good buffet that features a decent selection of scrumptious Chinese and Asian vegetarian delicacies (as well as some Singaporean favorites)...
Located on the beautiful roof-garden of the colossal Vivocity mall, this restaurant is the Singaporean outlet of world-known Swiss chain, Marché. The menu is vast enough for everyone to find something he likes... From the 'all-you-can-eat salad bar' to traditional Swiss fare and international delicacies...
Located in a charming Katong bungalow, with a beautiful lush garden around it, Cookery Magic is a unique culinary institution that offers both excellent cooking classes (with introduction to Singapore's diversified cuisines) as well as private dinning.
Rakuzen is possibly one of the best Japanese restaurants in Singapore. Especially when considering the value you get for your money... It may be lacking some of the ultra-sophistication that is common to all those Über-swanky restaurants, but it certainly serves fabulous Japanese fare in a sleek environment and at a sensible price...
798 is a fantastic New York style bistro and one of Tsim Sha Tsui's best eating places... Generous portions of bountiful salads, pastas, risotto, pizzas, seafood and meat dishes... all are delicious...
Considered as one of Hong Kong's best jazz clubs. Live shows of both local and international artists are held every Friday and Saturday night.
Po Lin Yuen is one of the only vegetarian restaurants in Sheung Wan area, serving excellent Cantonese food and a great variety too...
This fantastic restaurant (arguably, the best seafood place in Lamma) has been around for quite a number of years and it still consistently maintains its high standards and good reputation... The lovely dinning experience is complemented by nice sea views...
Dia is a small and splendid restaurant that specializes in northern Indian cuisine. Beautiful décor, cozy and relaxing ambience and great selection of scrumptious Indian specialties...
Oceanna is a very nice restaurant, located at the food forum of the Popular Times Square. They specialize in fine Italian cuisine with a modern-international touch, as well as in oysters (Their oyster-Bar serves a great selection of fresh oysters from all over the world...)
Hearty portions of flavorful, home-style specialties, friendly and attentive service and nice ambience make a pleasant dinning experience.
This simple eatery serves nice, southeast Asian food in a casual, leisure environment. Prices are quite moderate
The good old Waterloo enjoys a superb location, just behind the Museum of Arts. It provides decent accommodation in both double rooms and dormitories: The dormitories (and their showers) are clean and nice. The rooms are fairly spacious and give good value for money.
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Golden Flower, the newest and most pleasantly surprising culinary addition to Wynn Macau, serves the finest of the Tan Cuisine (Chinese haute fusion) in an affluent and refined atmosphere.
The food this small eatery serves can be described as Singaporean-influenced North-Chinese cuisine
This hip and modish mega-restaurant serves what must be the biggest, richest and most diverse buffet in Singapore...
This lovely restaurant features a unique concept : 'mini restaurant'... That means it is somewhere between a food court outlet and a restaurant... With the prices and the location of a high-end food court stall, but with its own seating area, its own character and, more important, with its truly good food that has nothing to do with the mediocre industrial stuff you sometimes get in those food court chains...
This splendid teahouse serves a wide selection of delectable seafood and dim sum dishes in a very pleasant and relaxed environment (including dishes that are unique to Hong Kong's boat people)
Customers come here especially for the roast pigeon which is, probably, the best in Hong Kong. Located at a hilltop, this lovely eatery enjoys some gorgeous views over the entire bay.
Blue mussels are this restaurant's specialty and the staff certainly make sure you'll get the best of them... Other than the famous mussels, the restaurant serves fine European cuisine with a modern touch...
This small and cozy restaurant serves delicious, authentic Italian food in a lovely environment, and specializes mainly in pastas and seafood.
While this splendid restaurant is not very familiar to visitors... It is very popular among locals, who come here to enjoy decent servings of fabulous Portuguese and Macanese food, in a nice environment.
This relatively young restaurant-chain serves some great seafood through its two outlets in Singapore, in a young and lively ambience... The 'jewels in the crown' are the Live lobster specialties, as well as the outstanding Seafood platters...
This upscale seafood-buffet is the Hong Kong outlet of a well known US restaurants chain. Scrumptious seafood dishes, alongside Sushi specialties, salads and desserts...
Reminisces specializes in Cantonese dishes. Nothing much in the way of décor but it's open to the street and the ambience is casual and relaxed...
As its name denotes, this tiny boutique hotel provides "homey" accommodation at a very reasonable price...
After being around for almost twenty years, Curry Pot still serves some of the best Indian food around Wanchai, in a pleasant ambience and at good prices.
This fantastic restaurant specializes in creative, modern Australian cuisine... The menu features an interesting combination of European and Australian classics, with Mediterranean and modern touches...
Good old Charlie's corner has been serving a wide variety of cold beers (and legendary Fish & chips) for quite a few years... The vivaciously decorated Café - bar is one of Changi Village's most popular joints...
This café-bar-lounge is a great place to chill-out and have some nice food (and drinks) 'alfresco', in a lovely environment, right by the Singapore River...
Located at the plush Grand Hyatt, this excellent buffet-restaurant has a unique concept... It serves the best of Singapore's street-food and Hawker-centre-fare in a pleasant and modern surroundings...
This famous Katong restaurant serves fabulous Japanese fare in a nice and elegant set-up... It actually consists of two different restaurants: Wahiro which is the main one, and Kushiyaki which is an annexed grill-restaurant, specializing in Yakitori (Japanese style satai... mainly from chicken).
Amaroni's serves hearty portions of delicious, flavorful Italian-American food in a nice environment...
This small and simple eatery specializes in Singaporean and Malaysian food and, as its name denotes, Satays are the main fare.
It's a great place to have a drink with friends, enjoy a light meal or just have a casual evening out... They have lots of interesting activities going on... Ladies' night, Poetry reading evenings, Movie night, Dancing music, live band, and so on...
This sumptuous restaurant serves superb contemporary Chinese cuisine with breathtaking harbor views.
Located on Sai Kung's picturesque seafront, this famous restaurant serves excellent seafood in a nice environment.
This restaurant serves superb, authentic Japanese cuisine that stretches far beyond the boundaries of Sushi and Sashimi...
Beautifully designed in an authentic Thai style, with pleasant atmosphere, very good service and a broad variety of scrumptious Thai dishes.
Owned by the famous Kuriya group, this popular restaurant-chain makes a good choice for those who want to have a nice Japanese meal in a no-frills environment and at a relatively inexpensive price...
This small upstairs café is an excellent spot to relax and have a drink or a light meal with friends.
This tiny "private-kitchen-style restaurant" serves some of the best Portuguese-Macanese food in Macau.
This hostel is closed for renovations, as at 2010-2011
This eateries-chain puts its emphasize on good, strait-forward Cantonese fare, with special attention given to roasted meats, dumplings and noodle dishes.
Owned by celebrity-chef Emmanuel Stroobant, This semi stylish Belgian resto-bar is fantastically located on Robertson Quay, facing the Singapore River. Whether you just want to chill-out with a cold beer and a snack, or whether you feel like having a proper dinner... it has a pleasant atmosphere that is classy and easygoing at the same time.
This lovely restaurant could have been one of the best places in Singapore for a buffet-lunch (as well as for dinner) if it wasn't off the main visitor's track. A great selection of scrumptious rice dishes... Briyanis, Pilaus, Nasi Padang, Hainanese Chicken Rice and what not... It's a real treat at a very good price...
Located at the opulent Pan Pacific, this restaurant serves fabulous Japanese fare in an extremely beautiful set up. The comprehensive menu presents different Japanese cooking styles, so everybody can find something to his liking...
Named after the famous cross-Mediterranean wind, this lovely restaurant actually represents most of the Mediterranean cuisines... From Italian antipasti to Lebanese 'Mezze' and from Spanish 'tapas' to North African Tajine and Cous-cous...
Housed within at the architecturally impressive Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, this award-winning restaurant (Michelin featured)serves some of the best Cantonese cuisine in Wanchai area, if not in the whole of Hong Kong. The place is beautifully designed in an elegant way and the huge, floor to ceiling windows offer stunning harbor views.
Chuen Kee is one of Sai Kung's largest and most popular seafood restaurants. Strategically nestled along the picturesque seaside promenade, it boasts a wide range of live seafood you can choose from
Recently renovated, this very popular café has been around for quite a number of years and still maintains its standards and quality...
Doraya serves excellent Japanese cuisine, with specific emphasize on fresh Blue-fin Tuna. As a matter of fact, their blue-fin Tuna and rice dishes are really world-class...
The good old Indonesian restaurant has been serving traditional Indonesian food for the last forty years and still maintains its excellent standard and popularity...
This restaurant chain serves decent Café-style American fare in a pleasant and unpretentious environment.
Dining at the Raffles always has its charm, and this lovely coffeeshop is no exception. Classic - colonial décor, pleasant and elegant atmosphere and, above all... fabulous light food and snacks you can indulge on all day long...
Antonio Coelho, one of Macau's best known chefs, is the mind and spirit behind this fantastic restaurant, where authentic and scrumptious Portuguese food is served in a pleasant environment.
Very famous for its Niang Tou Fu: a lovely Singaporean-Hakka dish that consists of deep fried stuffed tofu, fish, meat and vegetables like Okra and Eggplant.
This small and lovely bistro is like a slice of Germany in Singapore, serving authentic German fare, as well as a whole range of imported wines and deli-foods (at the adjacent Delicatessen)...
This excellent bistro is actually owned and managed by the Singapore Academy of Law... The menu changes every week, but it usually features some familiar favorites from the French-European cuisine, with a 'modern twist'...
Housed within the modern Quality hotel, Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant serves some of the best vegetarian buffets in Singapore, in a very pleasant and relaxed environment and at an extremely good price.
Located at the lively restaurants complex of 'Colours by the bay' in Esplanade Mall, surrounded by a nice garden and a beautiful cityscape scenery, Jang Shou serves some seriously good Korean BBQ in a nice environment and at relatively sensible prices...
This popular restaurant has been serving delicious Peranakan fare (especially traditional rice dumplings) for the last God knows how many years...
This food-court outlet serves fantastic Japanese style fried dishes: Oysters, Shrimps, Pork chops, vegetarian sets and the likes...
This excellent Irish pub serves great food, alongside a huge selection of beers, ales and spirits... Cuisine is British-International and the menu includes the good old burgers, pies, Fish and Chips, roasts and the likes...
This excellent restaurant specializes in Cantonese cuisine and is well-known for its splendid Dim-sums, considered to be among the best in Hong Kong.
Cute Shining Stone is possibly Shek O's only "proper café "... where delicious western-style and homemade food is served in a lovely environment.
The story of this superb restaurant starts almost sixty years ago, when Zeffirino Belloni opened his first family style restaurant in Genoa, on the Italian Riviera...
Sushi Toku serves outstandingly fresh Sushi and Sashimi in a very pleasant environment.
This is the local offshoot of one of America's most reputable restaurant-chains and, possibly, one of Singapore's best steakhouses.
Located at the classic Mandarin Oriental hotel, this fantastic Cake shop is considered one of the best in Hong Kong.
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Just like in any of Joel Robuchon's dining shrines, the contemporary French fare at this 2-Michelin Star Hong Kong restaurant is a true feast for the taste buds. Nestled within the glitzy "Landmark" in Central, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon features a unique concept of seating around the open kitchen and watching the chefs in action.
This restaurant chain serves decent Café-style American fare in a pleasant and unpretentious environment.
Located on top of Mt. Faber, with commanding views of the harbor and Sentosa Island, this resto-bar's main attraction is, naturally, its location...
The nice thing about this small and lovely bistro is that there is no menu whatsoever... which means you are entirely at the mercies of the chef... The tiny kitchen produces some lovely French fare with a modern touch...
As its name may suggest, this lovely café-teahouse is actually located within an antique and vintage shop which provides the perfect décor for a traditional high-tea...
Owned by one of Singapore's most successful restaurant-groups, Tung Lok serves fresh and delicious seafood at reasonable prices and in fairly pleasing surroundings...
For something different, you should try this fabulous restaurant... Although getting here is a bit of a hassle, you can combine the gourmet experience with a visit to the beautiful Labrador Nature-Reserve, which makes the effort worthwhile...
This rather simple eatery serves excellent Pekinese dishes at a very affordable price: Noodles, dumplings and other fare... all delicious
Hui Lau Shan is an extremely popular local chain of dessert shops, that serves refreshing Chinese-style desserts and healthy drinks, particularly mango-based puddings that come in all sorts of creative types and styles...
One of Hong Kong's most popular night spots. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Excellent music (plenty of live shows), huge selection of drinks, dances and good mood...
This well-known restaurant serves excellent Cantonese cuisine in a pleasant environment. The fairly spacious dinning hall is bright and elegantly designed, using mainly light colors of cream and beige, and without any unnecessary kitsch...
Pacific Coffee has a good range of nice coffees, beverages and snacks, served in nice surroundings and complemented by the stunning views.
Part of a small chain with four branches around Hong Kong, Fat Angelo's serves generous portions of delicious Italian food in a nice environment...
Located at the Kimberley Hotel, this excellent restaurant is very popular among Japanese diners, which is already a good sign...
La Rose Noir serves a great selection of scrumptious, freshly baked croissants, Danish, muffins, scones, savouries, Bagels and the likes...
Headed by Dutch chef Richard Ekkebus, this remarkable two Michelin stars restaurant serves the best of the best of modern French cuisine in an elegant and somewhat romantic ambience.
The Moomba serves excellent Modern-Australian cuisine in a very pleasant environment.
As its name denotes, BBQ seafood is the specialty of this tiny food-stall...
This little, excellent bistro has a vision: to serve classic chef-cuisine at an affordable price. The place does not have much in the way of décor and looks more like a neighborhood-café than a restaurant. The food, however, is superb...
Owned by Les Amis, one of Singapore's most recognized restaurant groups, Canelé serves a variety of fabulous cakes, pastries and freshly baked breads, as well as some delicious café-fare in a very pleasant environment.
Located at Wheelock Place, right next to MRT-Orchard, this splendid café serves a good range of contemporary western cuisine in a very nice environment.
This small and unpretentious shop serves some scrumptious homemade cakes, pastries and pies in a pleasant, no frills environment and at very moderate prices...
One of Hong Kong's hottest night spots and, by all means, one of the city's best places to see and to be seen... It comprises of a superb Chinese & Japanese restaurant, bar and dancing club under on roof...
This huge sized pub (presumably, the biggest in LKF...) has a typical, authentic Irish design and is divided in a "smart" way that allows you to choose whether you want to seat in one of the cozy corners or whether you want to party with the masses...
If you feel like having a nice coffee break or a light meal, Pret a Manger is quite a good option.
For a lovely dinning experience of Japanese-style grill, you should consider Akita. Elegant, stylish design, nice atmosphere, good service and a wide selection of delicious grilled foods, prepared either on Teppanyaki or Robatayaki.
This excellent restaurant specializes in Cantonese cuisine, with emphasize on seafood. Simple, elegant design, dominated by bright-light colors. Not much in the way of ambience though... Just a place to have a delicious meal with family or friends.
Café Zambra offers a wide selection of good quality coffees, as well as pastries, sandwiches and light meals. Ambience is pretty nice and there is an open balcony.
This tiny food-stall is famous for its delicious Wanton Mee: A dish of Mee (noodles) and wanton dumplings, with Char siew (BBQ pork) and veggies...
Located in trendy Riverside Point, facing the Singapore River, this restaurant offers a lovely Mediterranean 'alfresco' dinning experience... The food they serve can be described as modern Mediterranean - European cuisine...
This popular chain serves a wide variety of fresh and lovely café fare, through its outlets across the city. The menu features a great selection, so everyone can find something he likes...
In spite of its name, soups are not the 'jewel in the crown' of this popular local restaurant-chain, which is better known for its delicious home-style Cantonese food, and 'Samsui ginger chicken' in particular...
This lovely restaurant is a paradise for curry lovers, serving a wide selection of scrumptious curries from different Asian cuisines...
Located within The Museum of Tea Ware, in the magnificent Hong Kong Park, this lovely teashop provides more than 100 kinds of tea, as well as a good selection of delicious vegetarian dim-sums...
Owned by nice people who really make you feel at home... Green Cottage is a pleasant and relaxed cafe where you can spend a long time reading newspapers and magazines, while enjoying the unbeatable sea views... very Mediterranean island kind of feeling...
Grissini is one of Hong Kong's finest Italian restaurants. Elegant, classic-contemporary design with opulent wood and floor to ceiling windows that offer fantastic, panoramic views to the harbor.
This simple and friendly restaurant serves great Thai food at a reasonable price. There is no million dollar glittering design 'round here but the atmosphere is lovely and makes you feel at home.
Housed in a beautifully restored heritage building, within Singapore's Kampong Glam district (Arab Street), this two stars restaurant serves the classics of European cuisine, with the chef's modern interpretation.
A very good Lebanese restaurant with a pleasant, authentic Middle Eastern design. You can seat at the bar and enjoy a snack (like Shawarma in a pita bread) or seat at the table for a full meal. A belly-dancer performs every Friday evening...
Part of a famous Japanese chain, this popular restaurant serves a wide variety of delicious sushi and sashimi... They use extremely fresh ingredients and the food quality is superb.
This London-style pub enjoys a great location, right on Boat Quay's waterfront. Good ambience and good food (both pub grab and more serious stuff), alongside a wide selection of beers and alcoholic drinks.
This extremely popular (and praised) food-stall prepares some excellent, fresh fritters, including a small selection of meat and egg fritters...
This small and homey bistro serves nice Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine in a very pleasant environment. The menu is fairly extensive, food is good and so is the ambience...
Despite of its very French name (meaning 'my home') this homey indeed restaurant-café specializes in westernized Japanese cuisine, with a bit of a French touch...
Almost hidden in Ngee Ann City, this lovely café serves good sandwiches, cakes and light fare in a nice ambience...
Located at the luxurious Fairmont hotel (Raffles The Plaza), this splendid restaurant serves some of the finest Szechwan cuisine in Singapore, in an elegant environment...
This extremely popular restaurant-chain is a competitor of Manhattan Fish Market, and just like its rival, it prides itself for serving generous portions of fresh Western-style seafood dishes in a nice environment and at affordable prices...
This excellent Italian-style bistro has made a name for itself for serving a wide variety of luscious Italian pastas, with a Singaporean twist. Modern, elegant and unpretentious décor, with plenty of light wood, nice 'alfresco' area near the entrance and pleasant ambience...
Those of you who love Tequila wouldn't like to miss this bar, named after the "Agave" plant from which the famous Mexican spirit is distilled...
This chain of restaurants is extremely popular among local Hong Kongers and many of them would even go to the extend of ranking it as the best Cantonese cuisine in the territory.
La Baguette serves a variety of sandwiches, toasts, salads, pastas and more... Prices are reasonable and the food is pretty good.
Orange tree is a superb Dutch-International restaurant with an intimate-exclusive design and refined ambience... ... Works well for a romantic evening or a quiet meal...
Specializing in traditional, North-Italian cuisine, luxurious Nicholini's is one of Hong Kong's best Italian restaurants...
Established back in the 1960s, this popular eatery has long become an icon in Singapore's culinary scene... particularly known for its legendary 'Fried Hokkien prawn mee'...
As its name denotes, Satays are the specialty of this place. There is a relatively good selection of seafood dishes and the prices are quite fair...
Located at the former Repulse Bay Hotel, this exceptionally good restaurant boasts a charming, elegant, colonial design, and beautiful ocean views...
Singapore's first Irish Pub is a cheerful place with nice ambience, good live music and some decent pub grab and western fare... It's also a popular venue to watch football and Rugby.
Located in a charming old shophouse, this relatively small eatery serves delicious French fare in a lovely environment and at a reasonable price...
Owned and inspired by Belgian celebrity-chef, Emmanuel Stroobant, this swanky restaurant serves contemporary French cuisine with some Japanese and Asian influence...
Located within Singapore's classiest hotel, this superb restaurant, an offshoot of an internationally known London-based restaurant, matches in with the grandeur and opulence of the Raffle's...
Delaney's operates a few good Irish pubs around Hong Kong, including the famous Dublin Jack in LKF...
Lei Garden is one of the best Chinese restaurant chains in Hong Kong.
Strategically located on Lamma Island's Mo Tat wan, this fabulous restaurant offers superb Mediterranean cuisine in a beautiful environment, with a wide verandah, open to the stunning sea views...
Popular Sen-ryo always has a long queue in front of its door (especially around lunch time) and that is, already, a good sign...
This popular chain specializes in Chinese healthy teas and healthy foods, containing medicine herbs.
This successful local chain is extremely popular for its splendid desserts, cakes and sweet goodies, but it also serves some delicious café fare and light meals in a fairly pleasant environment...
A modern-young design and nice ambience, good variety of salads, sandwiches, pastries, all day breakfasts, fresh juices and more...
Harry's is a popular Jazz bar, facing the Singapore River, with pleasant ambience and a decent crowd of mostly white collar chaps and tourists. The bar upstairs is more stylish, with nice views over the river.
Run by an Italian chef and his Singaporean wife, this tiny eatery serves some fantastic culinary creations that combine the cuisines of Italy and Asia... Booking a table here can be a nightmare, but it's certainly worth the effort...
This splendid restaurant is the local offshoot of a well established Milanese eating-house.
Although very distant from the extravagant buffets you'll find at the city's ritzy hotels, the relatively small café is pleasant and has a buffet that features a good selection of scrumptious, authentic Peranakan delicacies... Great treat at a small price.
As its name denotes, this well known institution serves some fabulous European and teahouse fare, alongside a decent selection of luscious cakes and desserts, with a touch of class...
Ippei-an serves a wide choice of Ramen favorites that are just as homey and authentic, as if they were prepared by a Japanese grandma...
Located at the luxurious Carlton, this splendid restaurant serves some of the best Hong Kong influenced Cantonese cuisine in Singapore, in pleasant and sumptuous surrounding...
La Dolce Vita is a very popular venue and a place to see and to be seen... The open bar faces the street and serves a large selection of drinks and cocktails. There is good dancing music (including live shows), as well as Italian cuisine that serves food until late at night...
This restaurant serves some of the best Chiu Chow cuisine in Hong Kong.
Located on the top floor of the colonial Stanley Murray Building, this excellent restaurant specializes in contemporary cuisine with heavy Italian influence...Thin-crust pizzas, baked in a wood-fired-oven are the specialty...
With its strategic location, this superb restaurant is surrounded by some of the Hong Kong's most stunning views... Other than breathtaking views, The Terrace offers a wide selection of European, international and Asian dishes
This excellent Italian restaurant spoils its customers with a relatively cozy atmosphere, delectable Seafood pasta with tomato-lobster sauce and an absolutely gorgeous Tiramisu...
Skitz is one of Wanchai's favorite night spots. International sport events are broadcasted on the large plasma screens and there are Billiard tables, Darts and other social games...
this casual, down to earth restaurant serves some of the best Thai food you can get in Hong Kong...
This Boat quay restaurant serves some lovely contemporary American cuisine, with emphasis on steaks and grilled meats, in an extremely pleasant environment.
Serving some of the best Bak Kut Teh around this side of Chinatown. Bak Kut Teh (translates to: Pork Rib Tea Soup) is a popular Singaporean-Chinese soup that consists of meaty pork ribs in a complex broth of herbs and spices, boiled together with pork bones for hours...
This small and homey Mediterranean-style café specializes in contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, combined with the owners own innovations...
This relaxed and chic café is the 'older brother' of the extremely popular PS café in Dempsey Hill, and serves relatively similar food... Typical Aussie-style café fare, with salads, pastas, sandwiches, desserts and the likes...
This is the local offshoot of internationally known 'Lei Garden', one of Hong Kong's best and most praised Chinese restaurant chains. The philosophy here is to produce innovative, top quality Chinese cuisine that is dominated by Cantonese taste, but combines flavors from all of China's regions...
A trendy restaurant with modern design, serving contemporary international cuisine at its best. The bar is well stocked and during the evening the place transforms into a dancing club.
This is an excellent and prized Cantonese restaurant, unknown to many visitors but extremely popular anong locals. The chef's combines traditional Cantonese cuisine with his own innovations and the results are simply superb...
Chocolux was established by three chocolate-loving friends who couldn't manage to find a place in Hong Kong that is good enough to satisfy their uncontainable desire for chocolates... So they decided to open their own place...
Located on the main promenade, with beautiful view to Stanley's waterfront, this excellent brasserie offers an extensive choice of Italian, Indian and International delicacies...
Baci (pronounced Bachi) is one of the city's best Italian restaurants... Fabulous thin crust pizzas, adorable pasta and Gnocchi dishes and scrumptious meat delicacies are the main draw...
This well-known institution has been serving some fabulous congees, noodles and dumplings for the last 40 years or so.
The combination of über innovative dishes, very fresh ingredients and some fantastic Japanese home-style cuisine, creates a winning formula that will make you feel happy for making Sushi Kuu your dinner destination...
This modern yet elegant steakhouse serves some fabulous steaks and seafood in a lovely environment, facing the Singapore River, and at relatively good prices.
As the name suggests, noodle dishes are the main fare here, and especially those of Southeast-Asia (although you can also get Japanese Ramen)...
The main draw of this lovely vegetarian restaurant is its philosophy of 'Eat what you want - Give as you feel'... There are no prices on the menu and no one will stop you from leaving the place without paying for the meal (although less than a few people are taking advantage).
Hidden on the fourth floor of Tangs Department Store, with a balcony overlooking bustling Orchard Road, Island Café serves a whole range of delicious Singaporean and Southeast Asian favorites, with a 'gourmet twist'...
Occupying the 70th to 72nd floors of Southeast Asia's tallest hotel, The Equinox complex is, by far, one of Singapore's most sensational Wine & Dine experiences, with some of the most breathtaking city and harbor views you can get...
This relatively new restaurant got its somewhat peculiar name thanks to the fact that the Philippines actually comprises 7,107 islands... and thanks to the owner's vision "to serve comprehensive Filipino cuisine that reflects the culinary traditions of all those islands... "
This excellent restaurant has been serving delicious, Café style international cuisine for the last twenty years and is very popular among locals and visitors alike.
This fabulous Cantonese restaurant is located at the Holiday Inn hotel. Among the signature dishes you can find: Peking Duck, Drunken shrimps flambé, Stewed spare ribs in oyster sauce and an assortment of superb dim-sum dishes...
Located within the extravagant Sands casino, this excellent restaurant serves fantastic, homey Portuguese and Macanese cuisine, with a slight Chinese influence.
This lovely restaurant has been serving delicious Macanese and Portuguese fare for more than thirty years and is still as good and popular as ever before...
Other than its lovely food and ambience, one of this restaurant's strongest draws is its fantastic location, facing the Palm-valley section of the Botanic Gardens. The menu features a good selection of international favorites and café fare...
This lovely restaurant serves some of the best noodle dishes around Yau ma Tei. Shrimp wonton noodles is the signature dish...
This fantastic Thai restaurant serves its fabulous food in a beautiful surrounding, with plenty of authentic Thai sculptures, paintings and art...
Traditional Australian pies (including some 'not so Australian' developments, like the Ratatouille Pie, the Mexican red beans with salsa pie and others...). Makes a nice, informal meal that doesn't cost much
This lovely Teahouse - eatery (or Cha Chan Teng, as those institutions are commonly known in Hong Kong) serves a wide range of delicious Cantonese and Hong Kong style delicacies, 24 hours a day...
Fantastically located on Robertson quay, overlooking the Singapore River, this fabulous brasserie serves the best of classic French cuisine in a semi-casual environment that makes you feel far more comfortable and relaxed than in a ritzy 'haute-cuisine' establishment...
This splendid restaurant has a self descriptive name that gives a clear hint as to what you should expect ... Great variety of scrumptious dim-sum and dumplings, alongside a wide choice of delicious Cantonese cuisine, with a modern twist...
Located on the 70th floor of Southeast Asia's tallest hotel, this glitzy, glamorous restaurant serves some superb French and contemporary cuisine in an unmatched environment...
With outlets all over Hong Kong, Canada's well known burger-restaurant-chain is among the only places where you can get a fairly decent burger without digging too deep into your pocket...
Chocolux's younger sister is now opened in Admiralty, serving the same range of fabolous desserts, cakes, sundaes, truffles, brownies and unique chocolate drinks and cocktails...
One of Hong Kong's best Italian restaurants... Specializing in Nort Italian cuisine.
This small restaurant serves some of the best Malay food in Hong Kong and it is, therefore, always busy... People are sometimes waiting for a table even at a late evening hour...
This in one of Hong Kong's best and most popular places for genuine Chinese herbal tea.
Those of you who have sweet tooth would love this restaurant, that specializes in Cantonese desserts and goodies (especially sweet soups)...
After being around for thirty years, Matsubishi serves solid good Japanese fare in pleasant surroundings and at relatively sane prices...
Fantastic location, overlooking the Singapore River and lively Clarke quay. Generous portions of delicious American food, alongside a great selection of home-brewed beers, international beers and ales, wines, spirits and more...
This small eatery serves some fabulous Prawn Mee, a popular Malay dish that consists of prawns in a rich and scrumptious stock of prawns and pork, with noodles and flavorful ingredients.
This lovely restaurant is famous for its Sunday Curry Buffet Lunch, where plenty of delicious curries from all over the world are served alongside some great western dishes.
Princess Terrace Café is one of Singapore's most favorite buffet-restaurants and one of the best places in the city to try rich, palatable and authentic Penang cuisine.
Owned by Les Amis, one of Singapore's most recognized restaurant groups, Canelé serves a variety of fabulous cakes, pastries and freshly baked breads, as well as some delicious café-fare in a very pleasant environment.
This lovely restaurant serves some of the best Vietnamese food you are likely to get in Singapore, in a pleasing and homey environment and at very moderate prices...
This is one of Hong Kong's trendiest night spots with a unique design that combines modern, sophisticated elements with antique pieces of furniture, classic sofas and the likes...
This excellent Cantonese restaurant is known mostly for its wide range of delicious soups. Other than the soups, they also serve a variety of scrumptious Cantonese dishes.
Marriott Café offers a fabulous all-day-dinning experience, with a menu that features international, Asian and Cantonese dishes with a strong emphasize on seafood...
Rice paper serves superb Vietnamese-French fusion cuisine. Beautiful French-colonial design, nice and relaxed ambience, and a very creative kitchen that produces some fabulous food... All contribute their share to the dining experience.
With three restaurants across Hong Kong, Shake 'em Buns serves great burgers at reasonable prices. There are also Hot dogs, Onion rings and a salad or two on the menu, but the burgers are the real thing... juicy, succulent and filling.
Part of a small chain with four branches around Hong Kong, Fat Angelo's serves generous portions of delicious Italian food in a nice environment...
Cinta-J serves excellent, traditional Philippine and Indonesian cuisine. Other than great food and good service, they also have a well-stocked bar and live entertainment, to complement the dinning experience...
Aerin's serves modern and refreshing European cuisine in a pleasant and contemporary environment...
Located on the 3rd floor of Lee Gardens 2, this splendid restaurant specializes in superb southern Italian cuisine... Despite of being relatively large, the space is smartly designed and divided so intimacy and coziness are still kept.
this small and cozy Sushi Bar serves straightforward, hands down fresh and scrumptious sushi, alongside some other traditional Japanese favorites.
This trendy Clarke Quay venue comprises of a microbrewery, a bistro style restaurant and a bar with life music and a dance floor. The cuisine is contemporary-Australian, with lovely combinations that reflect the ethnic diversity of this southern continent...
Run by a few friendly old ladies, this unpretentious eatery specializes in Bak Kut Teh and Curry Fish Head, alongside some other Singaporean favorites.
Located within the prestigious Fullerton, one of Singapore's classiest hotels, this excellent restaurant is particularly known for its 'Gourmet Buffet Dinners'...
Despite of its surprising location within a Christian book & music shop (ACTS Lifestyle), this little café serves excellent food at a good price and in a nice ambience.
Established almost 20 years ago, this wildly popular restaurant-chain has long become one of the greatest success stories of Singapore's culinary scene...
For a gourmet experience of the highest level, try this iconic restaurant, where classic French cuisine is served in a sumptuous environment that revives the splendorous charm of bygone colonial days in Southeast Asia...
As its name denotes, this small and popular restaurant-chain specializes in the Sundanese cuisine of West - Java... While the Sundanese cuisine might be pretty similar to other cuisines across the Malay archipelago, it does maintain its own culinary distinction, mainly by using different spice-mixes than those used in other cuisines.
Ocean Empire Food Shop is the first restaurant chain in Hong Kong that specializes in traditional Cantonese congee. Other than a wide variety of congees, they also serve some nice noodles dishes.
This chain of restaurants is extremely popular among local Hong Kongers and many of them would even go to the extend of ranking it as the best Cantonese cuisine in the territory.
This splendid café serves a wide variety of delicacies in a very pleasant ambience... Specifically recommended for coffee or tea, with a good selection of scrumptious, freshly prepared pastries, cakes, sandwiches and light meals...
Johnny Boyz specializes in seafood and serves a wide selection of fresh oysters from all around the world... Alongside seafood and oysters, there is also a good choice of succulent steaks and grilled-meat specialties...
Fantastic Italian restaurant with classic design that resembles Fellini's time Italy. The atmosphere is romantic and you can dine inside or 'alfresco'...
As its name denotes, this up class restaurant emphasizes on the use of top quality imported wagyu beef from Australia, although the extensive menu has plenty to offer to non-beefeaters... (Including a special breakfast menu for early risers)
This simple, nice restaurant specializes in the cuisine of Singapore... Here you can enjoy Chili Crab, Hainanese chicken rice, Laksa and other delicacies that feature the ethnic diversity of this tiny multicultural country...
Located within a beautiful colonial-style building (the former Repulse Bay hotel), this splendid restaurant specializes in the cuisines of southeast Asia and, as its name suggests, most dishes are spicy to different degrees...
Located at Singapore's classiest hotel, the Raffles, Doc Cheng's is an internationally acclaimed restaurant, serving splendid fusion cuisine that blends Western and Far-east flavors, together with Indian and Middle Eastern touches...
This lovely Clarke Quay Bar & Restaurant boasts an impressive selection of more than 200 fine single-malt whiskies and a "Scottish-inspired" cuisine...
This small and homey restaurant is a Singaporean culinary institution and has been serving fabulous delicacies from the Nasi Padang cuisine of west Sumatra, Indonesia, for more than 20 years...
Located at the beautifully restored Chijmes complex, this vivacious 'all-you-can-eat' restaurant serves some great Brazilian grilled-meats in a cheerful and pleasant environment, with a nice 'alfresco' area and live entertainment...
Those sweet toothies among you should not miss this fabulous treat, with dozens of scrumptious desserts, assortment of cakes, chocolates, pralines, chocolate drinks and what not...
Belongs to the same group the owns the famous 'Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant', this well established culinary institution has earned its place as one of Singapore's best Teochew dining houses...
Great selection of Chiu Chow dishes and desserts at an affordable price (you are not likely to spend more than HK$ 25-50)
Balalaika is a famous Hong Kong institution and probably the only place in the city where you can get authentic Russian food and Vodkas. It is well known for its "Siberian Vodka room" where dozens of high-quality vodkas are kept in -20C
This extremely popular restaurant serves great Chinese hotpot at a very reasonable price.
A good selection of tasty light dishes, both Chinese and western are served in this little café...
This well-known culinary institution serves familiar international specialties in an elegant and refined environment...
This sumptuous restaurant specializes in traditional Italian cuisine with a modern touch...Elegant and romantic ambience, complemented by marvelous views of Victoria harbor.
Milano serves some of the best thin crust pizzas in Hong Kong ! It's a good choice for a romantic dinner, as much as for a quiet business lunch... make sure to book for the terrace seats if you wish to complement your dining experience with some great harbor views.
Praia Grande serves a decent selection of scrumptious Portuguese and Macanese specialties in a lovely environment and at relatively good prices...
Daddyos is the closest thing to the classic New York style American - Italian diner, where you can enjoy hearty and delicious food in a pleasant yet unpretentious environment and without paying through your nose
Young, good looking girls in minimalist attire serve generous helpings of delicious, calories-loaded American food... Other than the food, there are also plenty of live shows and social games...
The main focus is given to Zhi Char (Chinese and Thai style stir-fried dishes) and you can find quite a few Thai and Southeast Asian style seafood dishes on the menu... Strait forward good food that is fresh and full of flavor.
Located on popular Clarke Quay, this lovely restaurant serves delicious Mongolian BBQ in a very nice environment. Their great selection of exotic sauces and the diversity of fresh ingredients you can choose from are both worth mentioning...
The sandwich shop makes a good stopover for those of you who just want to have a nice sandwich and a cup of coffee without spending too much of their time (and money).
Well known LingZhi gives a new interpretation to Chinese vegetarian food, making it lighter, healthier and... tastier...
Opulent Garibaldi is probably one of the most sought-after Italian restaurants in Singapore. It has been around for quite a few years and still continues to maintain its high standards...
This stylish restaurant serves some of the best Thai and Vietnamese cuisine around this side of Hong Kong. The late night dining club is a highlight on Friday and Saturday nights when TRU remains open until 2.00 am with great music and a specially designed late night menu.
Named as one of the world's best hotel-restaurants by several international magazines, this marvelous award-winning restaurant serves world-class Cantonese cuisine in a swanky environment.
Mezz serves fine Italian-international cuisine with a contemporary twist... Modern-elegant setting, with bright-white walls, clean lines and light wood parquet creates the feeling of a large space...
Located in the quaint seaside suburb of Stanley, this popular Vietnamese restaurant combines traditional cooking with a modern "twist".
This small and relatively unpretentious restaurant serves some lovely Sushi and Sashimi, alongside a good selection of Ramen specialties, scrumptious Japanese-style curries and other Japanese delicacies, at very reasonable prices...
This popular restaurant serves good Italian food in a pleasant environment. Ambience is relaxed and nice and there is an outdoor dinning area, for those of you who want to have their meal 'alfresco'.
Golden Bull has been serving fabulous Vietnamese cuisine, with French influence, for the last 25 years... It boasts a classic-elegant design that features Vietnamese-French colonial style and a nice, relaxed atmosphere...
Located in Tsim sha Tsui's Langham Hotel, Main Street Deli is like a slice of the "Big Apple" in the middle of Hong Kong...
Located at the Mediterranean style Robertson Walk complex, near the Singapore River, this fantastic Churrascaria (Brazilian all-you-can-eat grill house) serves a wide array of scrumptious Brazilian grills in a great environment...
Located at Orchard Hotel, this high end restaurant serves some of the best Chinese cuisine in Singapore, in a very elegant and refined environment...
This lovely 'trattoria' is housed within the Singapore Art Museum, a beautiful historic building with classic architectural motifs of a Mediterranean 'palazzo' that used to accommodate one of Singapore's oldest Catholic boys' schools - the former Saint Joseph's Institution...
Eating at a Shangri-la restaurant is always a sensational dinning experience and Shang Palace is no exception. The food is remarkably splendid and the chef prepares a wide variety of traditional Cantonese fare, combined his own innovations.
With a great choice of fresh ingredients you can create your own salad with, Grand Salads is a good choice for those who look for a light and informal meal around Marina and Suntec City...
Located within the sumptuous Four Seasons hotel, this prestigious restaurant offers an unbeatable combination of beautiful design, gorgeous harbor views, lovely atmosphere and, above all, Superb French cuisine with a lighter touch...
This extremely popular eatery serves some of the best noodle dishes around Kowloon city. As expected, prices are quite low.
This well-established restaurant is located in trendy Knutsford terrace... It boasts two 'alfresco' areas: An open balcony in the front and a small garden, at the back.
This food outlet is known all over Singapore for its Otah: A Malay-style fishcake, as well as for its 'Banana leaf wrapped Nasi-Lemak'.
For a different (and delicious) light meal, opt for this small café - deli, specializing in Vietnamese Bánh mì baguette sandwiches.
Pumpernickel is famous for its fresh, home-made breads and bakery products, as well as for its delicious Italian food (especially pastas).
Occupying a three-floors historic building on Wanchai's Johnston Road, where a pawn shop once existed, The Pawn features a Bar, Lounge and Restaurant under one roof...
Owned by the same group that owns 'Garibaldi', this lovely Café-deli-patisserie serves the best of Italian desserts and café-fare in very nice surroundings...
Located at the exquisite Four Seasons, one of Singapore's most prestigious hotels, jiang Nan Chun specializes in haute Cantonese cuisine with a contemporary twist...
This stylish restaurant & wine-bar serves classic Italian cuisine with more than a touch of modernity... Located at fashionable Chijmes, it boasts a beautiful interior décor that reflects the 'modern versus traditional' theme of the restaurant...
More than a hundred types of mouthwatering desserts, Chinese and western... excellent Mango pancakes and sherbets
Lei Garden is one of the best Chinese restaurant chains in Hong Kong.
If you feel like having a nice coffee break or a light meal, Pret a Manger is quite a good option.
Funky Bombay Café xpress makes one of the best choices for an inexpensive Indian Vegetarian meal around Suntec City Mall and its environs.
Papa Razzi serves some of the best pizzas in Hong Kong in a lovely surroundings, with a secluded outdoor "terrazza" where you can enjoy alfresco dinning in a quiet environment, away from the hustle and bustle...
This splendid restaurant specializes in authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Their signature dishes include: Sugar cane prawns, North Vietnam fried crab, Curry duck vermicelli, Sour beef fillet pot and others...
This small and unpretentious food stall serves some of the most delicious Briyanis in Singapore.
Zest is a two floor restaurant and bar, specializing in contemporary western cuisine with emphasize on Mediterranean flavors. Downstairs is more casual and customers usually have their afternoon starters and drinks there, while watching Wyndham Street...
One of the best Thai restaurants in Hong Kong, specializing in traditional Thai cuisine with a modern-western touch... Atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed and the extensive menu features a wide selection of exotic dishes, to suit everybody's taste...
Al Dente specializes in traditional, home-style Italian cooking...
Boasts an extremely wide variety of light, healthy Chinese & Southeast Asian vegetarian delicacies... including an impressive choice of 'meat imitations'.
Located at the porch of the classic Singapore Art Museum, Dome Café serves the usual Italian-European fare you would expect such a café to serve...
Sweet toothies and pastry-addicted are going to love this shop, where five-star-hotel cakes and pastries are sold at hawker-centre prices...
Earshot is, without exaggeration, one of the nicest coffeeshops around the area of the mouth of the Singapore River... An easygoing place where you can browse through books and music, relax on one of the comfortable armchairs and enjoy some delicious café fare at a reasonable price and in a lovely environment...
In spite of its name, soups are not the 'jewel in the crown' of this popular local restaurant-chain, which is better known for its delicious home-style Cantonese food, and 'Samsui ginger chicken' in particular...
Strategically located within the exclusive Fairmont Hotel, on the corner of busy Bras Basah and Beach Roads, this popular restaurant is famous for its fabulous Italian fare, as much as for its 'people watching' position...
This small and simple restaurant is serving some fabulous traditional Vietnamese dishes and, as expected, most of their dishes are flavorful and even spicy...
Shalimar Palace promotes itself as "the Indian Fusion Restaurant" and, indeed, the extensive menu features a wide choice of favorites from all over India, as well as some specialties of Indian communities abroad...
As its name suggests, this excellent restaurant specializes in seafood... a wide selection of fresh, top quality seafood, alongside a variety of salads, pastas and meat dishes...
New York New York looks like a typical New York diner and serves a decent "all day breakfast", as well as BBQ spare ribs, Giant Yankee burger, Mushrooms and cheese sandwich and more...
Located within Pacific place, Grappa's specializes in traditional, home-style Italian cuisine... Elegant, Italian-trattoria design...
Portofino specializes in Mediterranean and Italian cuisine with a "lighter" touch... The menu boasts a good selection of salads and pastas.
As its name denotes, this splendid restaurant serves some excellent Indonesian cuisine. Nice décor, fairly pleasant ambience and an extensive menu that features a good selection of Indonesian favorites, including Gado Gado salad, Nasi goreng, Bami goreng, Satay and more....
The lobby of the classic Peninsula hotel is one of Hong Kong's most highly valued meeting places... Elegant colonial design and an impressive selection of quality teas and coffees and excellent pastries and snacks...
Excellent variety of authentic Nasi Padang dishes (from west Sumatra, Indonesia), lovely Nonya-style Popiah (a thin paper-like crepe) and a good range of freshly baked pastries and tarts.
Located on Chinatown's Keong Saik Rd., this lovely café (part of a complex that includes a new age bookshop and a Yoga centre) proves that vegetarian and healthy food can be both tasty and filling.
This relatively small and cozy café-restaurant serves some fabulous 'old style Kopitiam fare' (Traditional Singaporean-Southeast Asian delicacies), with a bit of a 'classy' touch...
This lovely café serves good sandwiches, cakes and light fare in a nice ambience...
Located at the prestigious Shangri-la, Shang Palace is a Singaporean culinary icon, and has been serving the finest of Chinese gourmet food since the 1970s...
This sumptuous restaurant is the Singaporean offshoot of a well known, fine-dinning Japanese chain... It boasts different dinning areas under one roof... from the Sushi bar and the Teppanyaki counter, to Japanese-style 'Tatami' private rooms...
As its self descriptive name denotes, Putien Restaurant specializes in the cuisine of Putian area, on the shores of Fujian Province in south China, which is known for being light and simple, although it is fairly rich in ingredients...
Located at the lobby of the sumptuous Royal garden, this lovely delicatessen & patisserie serves a good range of scrumptious sandwiches, salads, cold cuts, Quiches, pastries, cakes and desserts.
Sammy's kitchen has been serving a wide range of scrumptious European-style grilled meats and roasts for more than thirty five years...
Nice restaurant, featuring a casual, relaxed ambience and a wide variety of lovely pizzas to choose from...
In spite of its unpretentious look, this small and simple eatery serves some delicious Chiu Chow cuisine... at very reasonable prices.
Jasmine serves excellent Chinese cuisine with a modern touch: The chef prepares a variety of familiar Chinese dishes to which he adds his own innovations and improvements, and the results are fabulous.
Serving the "creme de la creme" of USDA Super Prime and Japanese Wagyu beef, alongside the freshest of seafood, Dakota Prime is undoubtedly one of Hong Kong's best seafood and steak restaurants.
Has been selling some of the best Katong Laksa in Singapore for more than 50 years...
This lovely café has a self descriptive name that says it all : a place where you can read till the cows come home... Comfortable sofas to couch on and a zillion books, magazines and newspapers to browse through...
This 80 years old family-run restaurant has long become a Chinatown culinary institution, serving fantastic Singapore-influenced Cantonese fare...
Established almost 20 years ago, this wildly popular restaurant-chain has long become one of the greatest success stories of Singapore's culinary scene...
Located at trendy 'Chijmes', this excellent restaurant is gaining popularity for its outstandingly good food, its sensible prices and, above all, for its special seasonal delicacies... which are not usually found in the average Japanese restaurant...
Pleasant ambience, outstandingly good Cantonese food and impeccable service make Pearl River Palace one of the best Chinese restaurants around Suntec City and The Esplanade.
This small shop specializes in traditional Chinese soups and herbal tea. Other than the lovely soups and tea, it is also a good place to buy Chinese herbal medicines.
Located at the sumptuous Royal Garden, This is the Hong Kong outlet of one of Rome's best known restaurants... The cuisine is "traditional Roman" and the extensive menu boasts a good selection of authentic Italian favorites, alongside the chef's own creations...
This excellent Italian restaurant specializes in thin and crispy pizzas, as well as home-made pasta and risotto dishes... Other than the food, you can enjoy some lovely views of the harbor and Hong Kong Island...
This lovely Thai restaurant spoils its customers with beautiful views of the Western Harbor and the China-Ferry Pier. Romantic sunsets can also be admired from here and there is an open area where you can dine alfresco.
This small and lovely restaurant serves some of the best Thai cuisine in Kowloon city. They import all their ingredients from Thailand and the results are superb. Pleasant ambience, friendly service and a menu that features more than a hundred different dishes to suit every palate
The kitchen specializes in traditional Shunde cuisine (from the Shunde area, in the Pearl River Delta) and the extensive menu features a wide selection of specialties to choose from... their superb Dim sums and delicious crispy chicken are definitely recommended.
Imperial Kitchen is a very good restaurant, specializing in the cuisines of Peking and Shanghai.
Domie is a well-known Tsim sha Tsui institution, selling a wide choice of freshly baked pastries and breads, as well as a variety of lovely cakes.
This small street-side eatery is another good place to try Katong-style Laksa
Surrounded by the pleasant greenery of Dempsey Hill, this is one of Singapore's trendiest and most popular venues, serving fresh and flavorful western-style café fare...
Located on trendy Clarke Quay, Nectarie is a shrine for 'Dessert-gourmands' and 'Sweet toothies' alike...
This well established restaurant draws clients from far and wide, who come especially for its signature specialties: Fishhead noodles, Prawn paste fried chicken, Deep fried pork ribs, Fried Hor Fun noodles with fish and Stir fried slices of fish fillet with vegetables...
As its name suggests, this relatively small restaurant-chain specializes in Chinese mushroom dishes and, particularly, in fabulous Hot-pot (steamboat) dishes with different mushrooms...
Nice Victorian-style décor creates just the right backdrop for the sensational tea and cookies that this splendid shop serves, alongside some rich and delicious cakes...
This small and cozy restaurant serves exceptionally good food and is very popular among locals (including some famous chaps who frequently come here). 'Roasted Spring Pigeon' and 'Sauteed pig entrails' are two of the must-trys...
This excellent, award winning restaurant, serves Cantonese cuisine at its best, with special focus on seafood.
Spoon provides one of Hong Kong's (and Asia's) most desired dining experiences... owned and inspired by the world's most awarded chef, Alain Ducasse, it specializes in contemporary French and international cuisines...
Wong Chun Chun is, probably, among the best Thai restaurants in Hong Kong. The spacious and comfortable dinning room is beautifully designed in an elegant style that combines modernity with traditional Thai motifs. Service is friendly and attentive and the extensive menu features dozens of scrumptious Thai specialties.
This trendy resto-bar is the Hong Kong outlet of a popular Australian chain... The menu presents a decent selection of scrumptious steaks and grilled meats, as well as a variety of lovely seafood appetizers, fresh salads and pastas.
Often abbreviated as JBs, this is one of Wanchai's most popular venues. It has been there for more than twenty years and still "ticks" vigorously...
Green Willow serves fabulous Chinese cuisine in a nice environment and at a price which is very affordable by Causeway Bay standards.
San San Trois specializes in modern fusion cuisine, serving Japanese style with a French flair. The environment is pleasant, elegant and intimate, and the lovely dinning experience is complemented with beautiful views of the Victoria Harbor.
This relatively small restaurant takes the traditional hamburger to new heights, using all sorts of creative innovations like Foie gras and top quality imported beef, to create a serious of "gourmet burgers..."
This humble shop has been serving some of the most authentic breakfasts in Singapore for the last god knows how many years... so if you want a true Kopitiam experience, pay them a visit when you are in Katong.
In spite of its misleading name, this cute café and bookshop has nothing to do with French food and coffee... As a matter of fact, the small and cozy place serves light and homey Japanese fare in a very pleasant environment...
Located at the luxurious Grand Hyatt Hotel, this superb lifestyle restaurant serves nine different international cuisines under one roof...
With restaurants all over East Asia, this extremely successful international group serves fine Japanese cuisine in a nice set-up and at a sensible price...
This very popular restaurant specializes in several Chinese cuisines and its creative chefs add their own creative twist to the food and keep on "inventing" new scrumptious dishes all the time.
Hunan Garden is one of Hong Kong's most recognized institution for delicious Hunan cuisine.
This popular café is a true Lamma Island institution ... Nice, cozy place that offers relaxed, easy-going ambience, good company and a wide selection of delicious vegetarian specialties to choose from...
Located at the classic Peninsula Hotel, Chesa is a well known culinary institution, serving superb Swiss and central European cuisine in a pleasant environment.
Located at the Esplanade Mall, this über stylish restaurant serves fabulous contemporary Chinese cuisine in an elegant and chic environment that is anything but "humble"...
The good old Taverna has been serving splendid Italian cuisine in a romantic ambience for more than thirty years... It's a quiet place with lovely Italian country-style décor, good service and pleasant, romantic atmosphere
Golden Orchid is not a big restaurant, but the ambience is pleasant, the service is good and friendly and the food is simply superb (and it comes in generous portions)... Seafood Curry, served in a hollowed pumpkin is the signature dish
A great place for a night out... Great selection of wines and spirits, good food (mostly Mediterranean) at reasonable prices, good music and party atmosphere...
Strategically located near the corner of Peel, Elgin and Staunton, right in the middle of hip SoHo, this contemporary tapas & wine bar is a good place to unwind after a long day in the city and enjoy some good wines and tapas, while watching life on the street go by...
The name says it all... Crispy, delicious BBQ chicken wings are what this tiny outlet specializes in.
Prestigious Spring JuChunYuan is the Singaporean offshoot of a renowned, more than a hundred years old restaurant in China, praising itself for being the place where the legendary dish 'Buddha Jumps Over the Wall' was invented, back in 1876...
Iggy's serves some of the most fabulous contemporary cuisine in Singapore. Stylish, elegant and soothing, this rather tiny chef restaurant can only accommodate a small number of patrons, so the ambience is always tranquil and relaxing... There is no a-la-carte menu here... Instead, you can choose between a few differently priced set-menus...
This simple eatery serves excellent Chinese food in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. As its name suggests, you can find good seafood here and, otherwise, the restaurants also serves a variety of delicious hotpot dishes (recommended) and other stuff...
Chung Nan Hoi serves excellent Cantonese cuisine, with emphasize on seafood, fish and hotpot dishes.
Hu Tong serves fabulous northern Chinese cuisine in an elegant and aesthetic setting.
This lovely coffee shop serves a variety of fabulous cheesecakes, as well as other cakes, desserts and excellent coffee...
This lovely Café-style restaurant serves contemporary cuisine at its best and specializes, as its name suggests, in flame-cooked food.
Part of a small chain with a few outlets across Hong Kong, this place serves good Italian and international food in a nice environment
Another excellent Thai restaurant with lovely, traditional food, good service and very reasonable prices
Named after a famous 15th century Chinese Admiral-Explorer, the Cheng Ho is a replica of an imperial Ming Dynasty vessel, supposedly similar to the one that was sailed by the legendary admiral who gave it its name.
Lawry's The Prime Rib is a high-end, gourmet restaurant chain that started in Beverly Hills, California, back in the 1930s and is best known for its roasted prime ribs of beef.
BBQ seafood and claypot dishes form a large part of the menu in this modest Teochew-style eatery.
Owned and managed by chocolatier Laurent Bernard, this relatively small 'boutique café' and Chocolate bar is a real paradise for chocoholics and sweet toothies...
Run and managed by a well-known Singaporean restaurateur and his co-partners from Beijing, this small and splendid restaurant serves some true Imperial cuisine in a very cozy and pleasant environment...
Located at the sumptuous Four Seasons, one of Singapore's best and most prestigious hotels, the elegant One-Ninety serves some fabulous European and Asian modern cuisine in an exceptionally pleasant ambience... It is particularly known for its highly praised Sunday brunch...
Located at Shaw Towers, just a few steps from 'The Raffles', this cheerful and vivacious café serves some seriously nice Turkish fare in an enjoyable environment and at reasonable prices...
Man Kee is one of the best Chinese eateries on Lamma Island. Nothing special about the interior décor but the staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is fabulous.
As its name suggests, Lobster Bar specializes mostly in seafood and lobsters, and those arrive to its kitchen from all over the world... Those of you who are not fond of seafood can enjoy the fabulous Grill specialties...
This excellent restaurant was found in Beijing and it specializes in Huaiyang cuisine, from the region surrounding the lower reaches of the Huai and Yangtze Rivers.
Dap specializes in classic European cuisine with a modern touch... Atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed and service is very good... Works well for a quiet business lunch, as much as for a romantic dinner.
This café serves good Italian food in a relaxed, casual ambience... The menu boasts some Italian specialties, as well as sandwiches, burgers and steaks, and a good selection of reasonably priced booze
This extremely popular food-stall serves some of the best Satay Bee Hoon in Singapore: a Singaporean delicacy that actually combines the Thai Satay sauce and the Chinese style Rice vermicelli (Bee Hoon).
Owned by Les Amis, one of Singapore's most recognized restaurant groups, Canelé serves a variety of fabulous cakes, pastries and freshly baked breads, as well as some delicious café-fare in a very pleasant environment.
Located within VivoCity mall, the White dog serves nice, modern café-fare in very pleasant surrounding... It has a lovely, spacious open-air veranda, with wood deck, where you can dine 'alfresco' and enjoy the harbor view...
The good old Majestic used to be one of Singapore's best known Chinese restaurants, back in the old days. It slowly dwindled in the 1980s but has resurrected again in the last few years... This time as a chic and stylish dinning venue...
Located atop of the luxurious Shangri-La, with commanding views over the city centre and the suburbs around it, this superb restaurant, praised by both Wine & Dine and Tatler magazines as one of Singapore's best restaurants, serves fabulous contemporary-French cuisine in a pleasant and comfortable environment...
Beautifully decked out in a classic-colonial style that revives the splendorous charm of bygone colonial days in Southeast Asia, this Raffles Hotel café serves a plethora of regional 'Kopi tiam' delicacies in a lovely environment...
This simple eatery serves excellent, Chinese style seafood. Recommended dishes include the fried fish-ball and fish-row.
This old fashioned restaurant has been serving excellent Chinese food for God knows how many years...
Owned by a cheerful couple that always welcomes patrons with sincere warmth, Tropicana is a lovely café where you can enjoy a wide selection of delicious stuff...
The splendid Bostonian serves outstanding seafood and grill dishes in a charming environment... Relaxed and pleasant atmosphere makes it a good choice for either a romantic dinner, or to celebrate a special occasion...
This lovely restaurant is one of those places where location and ambience play a greater role than the food itself... Generous portions of delicious southeast Asian specialties... mostly Thai and Indian cuisine.
Shiki is a small restaurant that serves good Japanese and western cuisine in a pleasant environment... It's a good place to have an evening out with good friends but it's usually packed during lunchtime...
This lovely poolside restaurant specializes in Thai cuisine with a modern touch, alongside some traditional Chinese favorites. Beautiful, elegant setting with light wood parquet and crisp white tablecloths, great harbor views, pleasant ambience and good service are complementing the fabulous dinning experience
The Hong Kong offshoot of the world's best and most successful Taiwanese restaurant chain serves scrumptious "Xiao long bao" (Chinese steamed buns), as well as other dumplings and Wonton-noodles in a very clean and pleasant setting, and at affordable prices.
The 1920s neo-classical red bricks building of St. James Power Station, where Singapore's first coal-fired power plant used to be, has been converted to a mega nightlife spot, where Singapore's young and restless go to see and be seen...
Serving an immense choice of international delicacies, Melt - The World Café, at The Oriental Singapore, is truly a worthy candidate for the "best buffet in Singapore" title…
This splendid restaurant serves lovely traditional Sichuan cuisine in a very pleasant environment. They have two outlets in Singapore and both are equally good...
This excellent restaurant serves scrumptious seafood and other Chinese fare that is rich in both texture and flavor, in a pleasant environment and at surprisingly moderate prices...
The flagship of Singapore's most reputable restaurant's group, Les Amis, is a gourmet landmark, serving fine French and contemporary cuisine in a very posh environment...
Alongside Lamma Island and Sai Kung, Lei Yue Mun is one of Hong Kong's best places to enjoy fresh seafood. You can choose your live seafood from the tanks at the restaurant and let the chef take care of the rest...
This simple eatery has been serving delicious congees and noodles for the last God knows how many years... Their Wonton noodles are considered among the best in Hong Kong.
This humongous restaurant is well known for its wide selection of fresh seafood specialties and has received quite a few awards, including the Best of the Best Culinary Award of the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
This excellent restaurant serves delicious Szechwan and hotpot dishes in a nice environment.
This extremely popular dessert shop is one of Sai Kung's best known cullinary institutions... A selection of mouthwatering desserts, both chinese and western
The Swiss Chalet is a very nice restaurant with pleasant atmosphere and friendly service. Designed as a Swiss cabin with plenty of wood and Swiss paraphernalia on the walls...
This popular eateries-chain specializes in spicy, flavorful Southeast-Asian fare. The menu is not tremendously diversified but everything is good...
Specializing in Nasi Lemak : A popular Southeast-Asian dish of rich rice in coconut cream, with various ingredients like fried egg, piquant sambal condiment and more... served with either fish, chicken or Otah (Mackerel)
Located at 'The Cathay', a historic art-décor cinema which was converted into a modern shopping complex, this excellent restaurant serves world-class fusion cuisine in a nice surroundings and at a very good price... The food they serve can be described as Western-influenced Southeast Asian cuisine...
Located at Raffles City Shopping Centre, this popular establishment is possibly the flagship restaurant of Kuriya chain. It serves fine Japanese cuisine with strong emphasize on fresh seafood and Soba dishes... Kushiyaki grill sets are also quite delicious...
Beautifully decorated in an old-fashioned Peranakan style, this fabulous restaurant has been serving delicious Nasi Padang cuisine for the last God knows how many years and has long become a Singaporean culinary landmark...
This Deep Water Bay restaurant enjoys a lovely seaside location, with gorgeous bay views. The chef and his team arrived here from a well known Bangkok hotel, so the food is authentic and properly prepared...
This extremely popular restaurant-chain serves some of the best seafood in Singapore... The menu is extremely vast and in addition to the popular signature dishes, it features ever changing 'special of the day' items...
The food here is really homey and authentic Thai, the service is friendly and the price is fair.
This iconic restaurant has been serving fabulous seafood dishes since god knows when... and although it has grown into a small chain, it is still as good and popular as before...
Located in Shaw centre, right on the corner of Orchard and Scotts, this chic and modern-looking restaurant (part of the well known Les Amis group) serves contemporary Italian cuisine that fits in with the overall theme...
There is nothing much in the way of Ambience or interior décor in this unpretentious eatery, but the place is fairly pleasant and the Thai food is superb... with vivid flavors and aromas...
Trendy Ramas Greens serves excellent Nouvelle cuisine in a fairly comfortable and relaxed environment.
As its name denotes, this small and simple restaurant specializes in delicious curries and it does have a wide selection of them. The price is reasonable, service is friendly and the little place is usually packed during lunch time.
This elegant, English-style pub is a popular after-work drinking spot for white collar professionals and businessmen. It's also quite popular for late night drinks and munchies.
This extremely popular restaurant-chain serves some of the best seafood in Singapore... The menu is extremely vast and in addition to the popular signature dishes, it features ever changing 'special of the day' items...
M garden is one of Hong Kong's most popular vegetarian restaurants, serving a wide variety of vegetarian Chinese dishes (from different cuisines), as well as a selection of "mock meat" dishes (quite delicious).
Tiffany serves lovely international cuisine in a nice environment.
This very popular restaurant has been serving some of the best Hokkien food in Singapore for the last thirty years and is still as good and popular as ever before...
This sumptuous restaurant serves superb Shanghainese cuisine in opulent and stylish surroundings that revives Shanghai's heydays, back in the 1940s, when prestigious clubs and restaurants flourished around 'Paris of the orient'...
Owned by the same group that owns the famous 'Indian Grill', this lovely restaurant specializes in South Indian vegetarian cuisine and serves mostly light fare and small dishes from the cuisines of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu...
M at the fringe is considered by many as one of Hong Kong's best restaurants... The chef combines the "classics" of European cuisine with Mediterranean touches...
This cute and small restaurant specializes in dishes from South India and Malaysia. Their mouth watering delicacies include favorites like Satay, Chicken Madras and Chicken Rending...
Ye Shanghai brings up the glamour of the vibrant Chinese metropolis both in terms of food, environment and atmosphere... While they retain the flavors of traditional Shanghainese cooking, they give it a modern, healthier twist...
This lovely and unpretentious restaurant serves a wide variety of scrumptious South-Indian delicacies, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, in a pleasant environment and at a good price. Their recently opened 'Sakunthala's Food Palace' has a very extensive menu that has something for everyone...
This popular culinary institution got its rather weird name many years ago, when it started as a small food stall with no sign... Plenty of water passed under the bridge since then and today, with five successful outlets, it is one of the best places in Singapore to indulge on Chinese and Asian seafood dishes...
This restaurant serves fusion of Shanghai, Beijing and Szechwan cuisines. Wide variety and delicious food.
This humble eatery serves a variety of spicy curries, together with fresh and scrumptious chapattis (for which the eatery is so popular).
Noble House has long become an icon of classic Cantonese cuisine in Singapore...
This iconic restaurant has been serving fabulous seafood dishes since god knows when... and although it has grown into a small chain, it is still as good and popular as before...
This sumptuous restaurant serves fine Cantonese cuisine with a 'modern twist' in a luxurious and soothing environment...
Located at Raffles City Shopping Centre, Shahi Maharani restaurant serves the very best of North Indian cuisine in very pleasant surroundings.
this excellent restaurant specializes in the meat-dominated Awadhi cuisine of Uttar Pradesh ('Moghul cuisine') in North India (although it also has a lot to offer to vegetarians)...
Delaney's operates a few good Irish pubs around Hong Kong, including the famous Dublin Jack in LKF...
This small restaurant serves excellent hotpot dishes in a nice environment.
Indochine 1929 is, possibly, Hong Kong's most favorite Vietnamese restaurant. The beautiful design revives the "glorious days" of French colonialism in Vietnam, with elegant bamboo furniture, tropical plants, polished wood parquet and French windows...
If there is anything to the saying that "location is everything" - G Bar is the living proof! The gorgeous views of Victoria Harbour and the cityscape, are really the main draw...
The popular Banana Leaf Apolo has been serving great Indian fare since 1974 and is now operating through two outlets in Little India. Other than that they serve most of their dishes on banana leafs, they offer a great plethora of both north and south Indian specialties, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, so almost everyone can find something he likes.
Located on popular Clarke Quay, this fabulous bistro-restaurant is one of Singapore's most talked about dinning venues, and other than to serve outstanding food (European and Asian fusion), it also has some very good daily culinary courses, worth knowing about...
Located in a charming colonial bungalow, just a few steps away from Orchard Road, this sumptuous restaurant serves the best of contemporary Indian cuisine in a refined setting...
For a wonderful, romantic evening, try Aqua Spirit. This trendy, modernly designed bar is located on the 30th floor and offers magnificent views of the harbor and the skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island.
Trendy and chic Mai Nouveau serves excellent Thai cuisine with a contemporary touch...
This restaurant serves some excellent Nepalese favorites, with emphasize on vegetarian dishes and curries.
Housed in a beautifully refurbished shophouse along Tanjong Pagar, this splendid restaurant serves a wide choice of fabulous Chinese and Asian delicacies in a pleasant and unpretentious environment...
This popular culinary institution got its rather weird name many years ago, when it started as a small food stall with no sign... Plenty of water passed under the bridge since then and today, with five successful outlets, it is one of the best places in Singapore to indulge on Chinese and Asian seafood dishes...
Created and run by celebrity-chef Harlen Goldstein, Tuscany by H serves the best of Tuscan cuisine, with the chef's innovative touches, in a classy and elegant surroundings that seems to be miles apart from the hustle and bustle of surrounding Lan Kwai Fong...
Perched at the penthouse level of Prince's Building, The "terrace" at Sevva provides some of the most magnificent cityscape views Hong Kong has to offer
Housed in an old shophouse along Serangoon Road, small and unpretentious Komala Vilas has been serving delightful South Indian Vegetarian dishes for more than 60 years, including a variety of Thali and some particularly nice "Thosai" (Dosa - A rolled crispy crêpe, stuffed with various fillings)
As its name denotes, the vision of this modish-elegant restaurant is to serve the best of the cuisines of the Chinese provinces along the historic Silk Road. Namely, the provinces of Sichuan, Shaanxi, Liaoning and Beijing...
Traditional 'Hand-pulled noodle dishes' are the main draw of this restaurant, but they also serve other lovely dishes, both Cantonese and Singaporean-influenced, in a very nice surrounding...
Located on the fourth floor of 'Singapore's first hip art design hotel', The Gallery, this excellent restaurant serves fabulous contemporary cuisine in a very pleasant environment...
Café Landmark specializes in contemporary-international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks, light meals and drinks...
Established almost forty years ago, Spring Deer is one of Hong Kong's best and most popular Chinese restaurants.
Prawn noodle shop is a very popular southeast Asian food joint and, as its name suggests, the small, excellent eatery specializes mainly in Prawn noodle soup
This popular restaurant-chain has been serving decent wood fired pizza long before the 'so-called authentic Italian eateries' started to pop up like mushrooms after the rain... While the food here might not be as 'authentic Italian' as what you can find in some of those swanky chef-restaurants, it is quite good and flavorful and it comes in generous portions...
A great place for a night out... Great selection of wines and spirits, good food (mostly Mediterranean) at reasonable prices, good music and party atmosphere...
This is the Hong Kong branch of one of China's most prestigious and famous restaurants... The original restaurant opened its doors, in Beijing, in 1864 and has been serving its "imperial style" delicacies to kings, presidents, business tycoons and other rich and famous...
The Hong Kong offshoots of this well known British Pizza-restaurants-chain serve decent pizza and some other Italian fare, in fairly nice surroundings and at relatively affordable prices.
This small family-run restaurant serves what must be some of the most authentic Portuguese food you can get in Hong Kong (without having to cross the water to Macau... )
This small corner shop sells some of the best (and biggest) vegetarian Dosas in Singapore...
Located at the beautifully restored building of Chinatown's very chic 'Scarlet boutique hotel', this sophisticated restaurant serves 'creative nouvelle-cuisine' in a charming ambience...
Located on River Valley Road, near the junction of Sultan Mohammed, this elegant restaurant serves some of the best steaks you can get in Singapore for this kind of reasonable prices, together with fabulous Swiss and Central-European cuisine...
Classy Domvs has been serving delicious Sicilian cuisine in a refined environment since the 1980s and is still as good as it has always been... Authenticity seems to be very important to the Sicilian born chef who brings almost all the ingredients from home, refusing to compromise on quality...
This beautiful resto-bar is designed in a modern-oriental style... The kitchen produces fabulous contemporary Chinese food that focuses on the cuisines of Shanghai and Szechwan...
This excellent restaurant is very popular among Central's white collars and businessmen, so you'll better book ahead if you plan to come here for lunch (dinner is less busy).
Delicatessen Corner resembles a Bavarian "delicatessen" and serves German and European cuisine.
The splendid Harbour Grill serves superb grills and continental specialties in a very pleasant environment...
Almost hidden on little Gough Street, this small and humble corner shop has long established itself as one of Hong Kong's top culinary icons, thanks to its legendary Beef Brisket, which keeps on drawing customers from far and wide...
Antipasto serves lovely Italian fare in a pleasant and somewhat cozy ambience, and at relatively good prices.
Perched on the 34th floor of the Excelsior Hotel, this uber-stylish "resto-lounge-bar" provides the ultimate dining experience: Fabolous food, splendid ambience and breathtaking views.
Muthu's has been serving some of the best Fish Curry Head in Singapore for the last almost 40 years, alongside a wide range of both South Indian and North Indian specialties...
Saint Julien serves splendid French cuisine, with a lovely view... The kitchen specializes in 'cuisine Bourgeoise' (the French term for 'middle-class cooking'), which in essence refers to lovely, down-to-earth cooking...
Located within the beautifully refurbished building of Hotel 1929, one of Singapore's classiest and most charismatic boutique hotels, Ember serves imaginative and contemporary cuisine in a pleasant and serene environment...
Part of a well-known international chain, this restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and, particularly, in pizzas with a variety of 'unusual' and 'creative' toppings...
Occupying the top floors of the luxurious Peninsula Hotel, this ultra stylish resto-bar features one of Hong Kong's most sensational dining experiences and is an excellent spot to see and to be seen...
Pink Salmon serves a wide variety of scrumptious western fare in a nice environment... Salads, Pastas, Seafood and meat dishes, complemented by some nice desserts...
Anthony's Catch is possibly one of Hong Kong's best seafood restaurants, featuring a winning combination of pleasant environment, very friendly and personal service and, above all, some fabulous Italian seafood...
Viceroy is a very good Indian restaurant with pleasant atmosphere, good bar and a big open balcony where you can dine alfresco and enjoy some nice cityscape-views.
Fantastic Chiu Chow style noodle-dishes are the main draw here... Fish-Ball, Beef-Ball, Squid Ball, Beef Brisket... you name it... All are really delicious and come in a fabulous broth... Deep Fried Fish Skin is also worth a try.
This humble food-stall prepares some delicious Hakka specialties and is particularly known for its Soon Kueh : steamed Chinese dumpling, with rich stuffing of mushrooms, dried shrimps, beancurd, mince meat and what not...
Located at the impressive historic building of 'The Legends', within the beautiful greenery of Fort Canning Park, this fantastic restaurant serves modern-sophisticated cuisine, in an enjoyable environment...
Elegant Le Tonkin serves lovely French-inspired Vietnamese cuisine, in a very pleasant ambience that somewhat revives Hanoi's heydays... during the time of French colonialism... You can either dine indoors or plunge into one of the cozy sofas at the courtyard and have your drink there...
Cork, the latest addition to one of Singapore's most creative café & restaurant groups, The Marmalade Group, combines a wine cellar and an excellent fusion restaurant under one roof...
Singapore's largest ramen-chain makes a good choice for those of you who want to have a decent 'ramen' meal (or other Japanese stuff) in a fairly nice environment and at quite a reasonable price...
This lovely restaurant serves hearty portions of fabulous European and International food in a very nice environment...
What started as a small and intimate French & Italian bistro, called La Bons Café, has now become a much bigger and busier restaurant, but although the ambience is not homey anymore, the food is just as fabulous as before...
As the name suggests, delicious Beef Ball noodle soup is the main thing here, and it comes in a meaty broth with luscious, springy noodles...
'Halia' means Ginger in Malay and this splendid restaurant is, indeed, located right in the Ginger Garden, within the beautiful Botanic Gardens. The food is delicious and flavorful, with lovely fusion between the cuisines of Europe and Asia...
Despite of its Far East sounding name, this lovely restaurant serves mostly Mediterranean and Western fare, alongside some Southeast Asian specialties. The place is owned and managed by a husband and wife who are totally passionate about their job...
This small, almost homely restaurant serves outstandingly delicious Yakitori: those Japanese Shishkababs / Satay that come in a variety of tastes and styles (mostly chicken based)... alongside some other scrumptious Japanese fare, in a nice environment and at reasonable prices...
La Tasca is a small, bistro style resto-pub that serves lovely Spanish food, including assorted Tapas, Seafood Paella (fantastic), nice salads, Lamb Ragout, Mussels in Vinaigrette and more...
Allauddin's Briyani is a landmark in Singapore's culinary scene... For more than 30 years, this humble outlet has been serving some of the best South-Indian Briyanis around this area.
This small restaurant serves excellent food that is both delicious, artistically presented and reasonably priced...
This Wanchai culinary institution has been serving delicious dim sum for the last 60 years or so, and is still as good and as popular as ever before...
Fook Lam Moon is another Hong Kong culinary legend. Using top quality ingredients is what this restaurant is best known for and, indeed, their "unique dishes" are considered among the best in Hong Kong... Especially the Shark's fin and the Abalone...
Located right next to the pool at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental hotel, this fabulous restaurant serves luscious, flavorful Mediterranean cuisine in a lovely surrounding...
Ideally Located on breezy Boat Quay, facing the Singapore River (the word Kinara actually means riverbank in Punjabi), this restaurant serves lovely North Indian cuisine in very pleasant surroundings...
Even After being around for quite a few years, Senso still maintains its reputation as one of Singapore's best Italian restaurants... Located on Chinatown's trendy Club Street, it boasts a beautiful interior décor that combines both modern and classic motifs...
Shabu Shabu is the Japanese version of Chinese Hotpot (or Steamboat), where the diner cooks his own variety of thinly sliced meat, seafood or vegetables in a piping hot soup-base. The set also includes different dipping sauces for the different slices...
This lovely restaurant has been around for decades, serving delicious home style German and Austrian food, together with some good beers and wines.
Located in one of Hong Kong's most picturesque and romantic spots, the tiny restaurant serves superb French cuisine in a lovely environment and provides an unforgettable dining experience...
This tiny outlet serves a great variety of scrumptious Chinese delicacies and makes a perfect snack-break for those who hang around the northern part of Little India (near the temple of 1000 lights).
For delicious Cantonese noodle, hardly anyone can compete with good-old Wong Chi Kee. The founder of this eatery, Wong Wun Chi, learned the secrets of noodles-making from a master in Canton, back in the 1940s and opened his humble restaurant in Macau almost 50 years ago...
This tiny private-kitchen restaurant serves some of the best traditional Cantonese cuisine in Hong Kong.
Ivory kitchen boasts a winning combination of great location (right on Clarke Quay), fine dinning and reasonably large portions (unlike many of those swanky restaurants that serve sample-sized portions on huge plates...)... Serving delicious South Indian coastal cuisine...
As its name denotes, Pizzas and calzone are the main draw of this relatively small restaurant ... Nothing too flamboyant or pretentious... Just a clean and nicely decked out eating house with a friendly ambience and some fantastic Italian food at a reasonable price...
Biergarten is a lovely German resto-pub that serves good, down to earth western food, together with a variety of cold German beers.
Run by a friendly Turkish Kurd and his Chinese wife, this humble restaurant serves some superb Turkish fare... Delicious Döner Kebab, "Turkish pizza", Turkish coffee, Baklava and more...
Sashimi and Sushi are the main draw here... Thick and succulent slices of delicious Sashimi... just as good as what you can expect from a luxurious restaurant, but at a price which is just a fraction of what you would have paid in one of those snooty establishments...
For a true Hong Kong style Cha Chaan Teng (teahouse-café), hardly anyone can beat this 50 years old institution...
Well established Farm House has been serving innovative Cantonese favorites in an elegant and relaxing surroundings for the last more than 20 years, and is still doing very well and manages to keep its fairly large number of "loyals".
This small and successful restaurant-chain serves superb Italian fare in a beautiful set-up... Excellent selection of wood-fire-pizzas, alongside some seriously scrumptious pasta dishes, antipasti, fish, seafood, chicken, lamb, beef and what not...
This tiny restaurant serves some of the best Japanese fare in Singapore, in a refined setting and at an exorbitant price... The ingredients they use are possibly the best and the freshest in town, and the chef, internationally known sushi specialist Kunio Aoki, prepares culinary creations that are almost unmatched...
Occupying a historic shophouse in the heritage conservation area of Tanjong Pagar, next to Chinatown, Uluru is a contemporary Australian restobar that serves some fabulous steaks, grilled meats and seafood in a very nice surrounding...
Lardo's serves fabulous steaks and other specialties in a very nice environment... Its only problem is its location within a residential area and far from any place of interest, so if you end up going there, it's only for the restaurant...
Panash serves generous portions of tasty western fare at a reasonable price. Nice ambience, lovely food and good coffee make this place a good alternative for Harbour city shoppers who are looking for a decent place to eat.
Small and lovely SoHo-style Thai bistro... The dinning hall, designed in a combination of western and Thai styles, is opened to the street, as well as to the patio at the back. Staff are very nice, ambience is relaxed and easy going and, during the evening, when the lights are dimmed, it is even quite romantic...
Italian chef Paolo and his Singaporean wife Judie have long become an icon of fine Italian cuisine in Singapore... Their splendid restaurant is located in a beautifully restored two-story shophouse along trendy Club Street and the pastas here are possibly among the best in Singapore...
Honolulu is another Hong Kong icon... This 1950s style Cha Chaan Teng (Hong Kong style teahouse-café) has been around for yonks, and many Hong Kongers have happy childhood memories from here...
This Michelin starred restaurant serves culinary creations that, just like Hong Kong itself, combine the traditional Cantonese cuisine with contemporary western influences...
Bonta might not have been around long enough to become an icon, but it surely is a very promising young restaurant, worth knowing about... It's a modish-contemporary restaurant that serves great combination of traditional and modern Italian cuisines in a lovely environment...
Singapore's largest ramen-chain makes a good choice for those of you who want to have a decent 'ramen' meal (or other Japanese stuff) in a fairly nice environment and at quite a reasonable price...
Brotzeit is a lovely resto-bar which serves some decent German beers and food in a very nice environment. There is an 'alfresco' area with views over the harbor and Sentosa Island...
Big John is a small, cheerfully decorated coffeeshop that serves some good Western and Chinese food, and café-fare at very reasonable prices...
Walking into this traditional Hong Kong café is just like traveling back in time... This culinary institution has changed very little (if at all) since it first opened its doors, almost sixty years ago... Even the old cash till is still there...
Although its décor is not as glitzy as that of some other upscale restaurants, good-old Tin Heung Lau is certainly one of Hong Kong's most sought after restaurants, and one of the best places in town to try the unique Hangzhou Cuisine.
Lau Kin Wai, a well known art critic and one of the pioneers of Hong Kong's private-kitchen scene is the living spirit behind this small restaurant, where top quality ingredients and great cooking skills are used to produce some exceptionally delicious food.
As its name suggests, this small 'trattoria' specializes in freshly-baked pizzas, and pleasant aromas of baking do fill the air... Delicious homemade pastas are also a good reason to come here... You can seat inside and watch the 'kitchen in action' or have your meal 'alfresco'...
As its name denotes, 'Soba' dishes are the main thing here... Soba is a type of thin Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour. It is served either chilled with a dipping sauce, or in hot broth as a noodle soup. Shimbashi prides itself for using top quality, freshly ground organic fragrant buckwheat... the noodles are prepared moments before the meal, by a professional Soba-master, and the results are, indeed, superb...
This is a small, intimate, private kitchen style restaurant that serves fabulous Szechwan cuisine in a very nice atmosphere... it's owned by a couple of artists: the husband is responsible for the interior décor and the paintings, while the wife is in charge of the lovely food and the after-dinner performance
After being around for more than three decades, Pak Loh has long made a name for itself as one of Hong Kong's best Chiu Chow restaurants.
Although this old eatery looks a bit shabby and rundown, it is still considered as one of the best places for Chiu Chow food in Hong Kong and is frequented by local celebs, politicians, businessmen and curious visitors...
Located in a shophouse near Masjid Sultan, this unpretentious café serves some lovely Middle Eastern and European food in a nice environment. Traditional Moroccan 'Tajine' dishes are the main draw here...
Accommodated within a beautifully restored shophouse in chic Tanjong Pagar, Pasta Brava serves the best of authentic Italian cuisine, with a homey touch, and in lovely surroundings... Homemade pasta dishes are a big thing here and, as a matter of fact, it will not be an exaggeration to say that some of the best pasta dishes in Singapore are produced here...
Located at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, on the south bank of the Singapore River, this popular restaurant serves excellent and authentic Italian food, in a soothing and pleasant environment and at relatively reasonable prices...
As its name denotes, this excellent restaurant specializes mostly in Yakitori: Those Japanese Shishkababs / Satay that come in a variety of tastes and styles (mostly chicken based)...
Named after the Fagara (Sichuan peppercorn), Szechuan cuisine's most common ingredient, which is famous for the pleasant tingling numbness it leaves on the tongue... This is a small and lovely restaurant that specializes in authentic Szechuan cuisine.
This large and always busy restaurant can be described as something between a cha chaan teng (Hong Kong style teahouse-café) and a western diner, and although there is nothing 'atmospheric' about it, the food is quite good, the portions are fairly large and the prices are reasonable...
Surprisingly housed within Hangout @ Mt. Emily, Singapore's hippest and trendiest backpackers hotel, Wild Rocket serves delicious food that is creative and imaginative, yet not too sophisticated or pretentious, in a lovely surrounding... The 'Wild Oats Bar' next door, with its spacious wood-deck and lovely garden, makes an ideal location for a pre-dinner (or after-dinner) drink and a chillout...
With restaurants all over East Asia, this extremely successful international group serves fine Japanese cuisine in a nice set-up and at a sensible price...
Alfredo is a simple, nice restaurant that serves good Italian food, alongside an array of international dishes. It is not a very big place but the atmosphere is fairly pleasant and the food is good, diverse and reasonably priced...
Located in a charming shophouse along Bukit Pasoh, this excellent restaurant serves its culinary creations in a modish, yet cozy and romantic environment... The diversified and ever changing menu presents a decent choice that combines the classics of traditional Italian cooking, with the chef's own twist and spin...
This Causeway Bay eatery has long become a culinary institution... The menu is not insanely diversified but the food is delicious and reasonably priced... People come from far and wide for the famous Beef brisket noodle in soup and the Wonton with noodle in soup,
This small and quaint restaurant serves a choice of Mediterranean classics in a refined setting, which is just as pleasing as the food itself... Spanish, Italian, Moroccan and what not...
This popular sport-bar attracts locals, expats and tourists alike... Nice ambience, good company and, for those of you who are hungry, the restaurant upstairs serves delicious pub style stuff...
Owned by the famous Kuriya group, this popular restaurant-chain makes a good choice for those who want to have a nice Japanese meal in a no-frills environment and at a relatively inexpensive price...
Marutama is a good place to enjoy a decent Japanese Ramen: A Japanese dish of noodles which is served in a broth, with a variety of toppings, such as sliced pork, chicken, seaweed and more... Marutama offers four delicious soup bases to choose from, and a good choice of toppings and side dishes...
Located right on one of Sentosa Island's most beautiful beaches, within the swanky 'Shangri-la Rasa Sentosa Resort', this stylish restaurant serves some superb Mediterranean and Southeast-Asian seafood specialties in a wonderful environment...
Often praised for having the "most authentic wonton noodles" in Hong Kong, this restaurant has been around for yonks and other than its fabulous Wonton with noodles in soup, it serves all sorts of traditional Cantonese delicacies...
Located in Marine Cove, on Singapore's east-coast, this lovely restaurant specializes in the coastal cuisines of the states of Goa and Kerala, in South India.
With restaurants all over East Asia, this extremely successful international group serves fine Japanese cuisine in a nice set-up and at a sensible price...
Owned and managed by Tokyo born master-sushi-chef Hideaki Yoshida, this small restaurant serves some of the best Sushi and Sashimi platters you are likely to get in Singapore...
Strategically located at the swanky InterContinental, Yan Toh Heen serves some of the best Cantonese cuisine in Hong Kong, in an elegant and refined setting that matches in with the fabulous food.
Good old Tak Yu is probably one of Hong Kong's oldest existing restaurants... It first opened its doors sometime in the 1920s and after almost 100 years of operation, it's still alive and kicking...
This almost mythological restaurant has been serving decent South Indian curries and tandoor dishes for the last fifty years or so... Currently housed in a restored ex-military building, within the newly popular entertainment area of Dempsey Hill, the windows are facing the beautiful lush greenery and you can catch an 'alfresco' seat at the verandah...
Located along the vivacious entertainment strip of Mohamed Sultan Road, this chic resto-bar serves some outstandingly delicious Japanese fare, in a young and modish environment and at a fair price...
Located in a beautifully restored shophouse on Chinatown's Mosque Street, this popular restaurant serves delicious Korean home-cooking in nice surroundings, and at relatively good prices...
This small restaurant specializes in hearty homemade noodles, and is best known for its Braised beef noodles (which, some would say, are the best in Hong Kong...)
This small restaurant specializes in western/international cuisine. It's not too fancy but the ambience is nice and you can enjoy a delicious meal and a beer at a good price...
This humble food-court outlet serves some excellent Korean food in a non-pretentious environment and at very reasonable prices...
As its name denotes, this smallish SoHo café specializes in soup... Hearty, wholesome soups that are both creative and scrumptious are served together with freshly baked breads
Michelin-featured 'Fu Sing' serves some outstanding dim sum and Cantonese fare in an elegant and hushed environment, and are said to have the best BBQ Pork all over Hong Kong.
This lovely restaurant is popular among Singapore's Italian expat community, which means there must be something good and authentic about it...
Located on Chinatown's Mosque Street, the restaurant is owned by a few Korean ladies who not only prepare some truly nice Korean home cooking, but also really make an effort to be nice and keep their customers happy...
Housed within a beautiful replica of a 1800s Mississippi riverboat, docking permanently next to Marina South Pier, this restaurant serves some very nice Tex-Mex fare in lovely surroundings...
El Taco Loco is a great Mexican café with cheerful design, nice ambience and a wide selection of scrumptious Mexican delicacies at a very affordable price...
This lovely restaurant specializes in Balinese and Indonesian cuisine. Simple, 1960s style design, nice ambience and hearty portions of delicious Indonesian food, including their splendid Nasi Goreng and curries.
Located at the colossal 'Great World City mall', next to the Singapore River (the upper part), Kuriya Japanese Fresh Fish Market serves fresh and delicious sashimi at a reasonable price...
If you want to enjoy a nice breakfast or afternoon tea, the way the locals do, than this small and unpretentious café should be part of your dining itinerary.
Victoria Harbour serves some of the most delicious dim sum specialties in Hong Kong, in a nice surroundings and at a reasonable price...
Located on the second floor of 'Singapore's first hip art design hotel', The Gallery, this superb restaurant serves some of the best Yakitori grill dishes in Singapore...
Located on Chinatown's Lorong Telok, just a few minutes walk from Boat Quay, this small, unpretentious and excellent restaurant serves some lovely home-style vegetarian food that is nutritious, delicious and healthy...
Housed at the centrally located Pan Pacific Orchard, 'House of Peranakan cuisine' serves a wide choice of authentic, delicious Peranakan fare in a very nice environment and at a relatively moderate price...
Madison's offers a unique combination of superb dinning and a beautiful, New York style piano-lounge...
This bustling eatery is the new offshoot of Lin Heung Tea House, one of Hong Kong's most reputable "yum cha" joints.
The word Tiffin means "a light midday meal" and, indeed, this is what the beautiful lounge at the Grand Hyatt is best known for... Other than the outstanding High Tea, the Tiffin Lounge serves what is possibly the best Dessert Buffet in Hong Kong.
This relatively cozy eating-house is the local outlet of a very famous Japanese brand of noodles - 'Sapporo Nishiyama noodles'... In order to keep their authenticity, they bring all the ingredients directly from Hokkaido, Japan, and the results are quite good...
This legendary restaurant has been serving some of the best Chicken Rice in Singapore for the last almost 40 years and it just keeps on getting better...
The Mandarin Oriental's legendary lounge is possibly where Hong Kong's best and most popular High Tea Buffet can be enjoyed.
Located at Causeway Bay's Lee Theatre Plaza, Star of Canton serves some of the most mouth watering dim sum specialties in Hong Kong, in a nice surroundings and at reasonable prices...
Despite of its location, in notorious Chunking Mansions, Everest Club is actually a fairly pleasant restaurant, serving some truly scrumptious Indian fare...
This popular chain specializes in Chinese healthy teas and healthy foods, containing medicine herbs.
Located within a quaint shophoue around the expatriates' enclave of Holland Village, this is the flagship restaurant of Chef Angelo Sanelli's thriving Michelangelo's restaurant group. Elegant and soothing ambience, with a nice 'alfresco' area and a dim-lit dinning room... Works well for a romantic dinner, as much as for a small gathering of family and friends...
This lovely restaurant serves fabulous Japanese - Korean style 'Yakiniku grill' in a very pleasant environment.
Accommodated in a renovated shophouse, along vivaciously painted Tanjong Pagar Road, the relatively small restaurant serves authentic Peranakan fare in a pleasant and somewhat refined environment...
Shashlik has been serving lovely Russian and European cuisine for quite a few years and is still as good and popular as before...
Headed by Chef Nelson Chui, who combines his Hong Kong roots and French-Italian culinary education, Harlan's is one of Hong Kong's most popular prestigious restaurants...
Ran by one of Tokyo's best known bar managers, this swanky bar serves meticulously prepared cocktails and a wide selection of expensive whiskies and Japanese sake in a refined environment...
Specializing in a variety of crispy fritters and other authentic street snacks.
Generous portions of luscious American-style seafood at affordable prices is what has put this restaurant on the map... From scrumptious starters like Sizzling Louisiana prawns and Crispy deep-fried shrimps to their legendary Fish & Chips and the gigantic seafood platters...
Fancy Delight specializes in delicious homemade tarts (especially Portuguese-Macanese egg tarts) and serves a variety of them... with "creative modification" like Banana, Chocolate chips or even Chicken and mushroom...
This relatively new wine-bar has a unique concept that allows patrons to try different quality wines from around the world, without having to mortgage their home first and without having to get drunk...
This eatery serves some of the best dim sums and dumplings on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong, in a bright and modern environment and at very moderate prices.
This eateries-chain puts its emphasize on good, strait forward Cantonese fare, with special attention given to roasted meats, dumplings and noodle dishes.
Associated with the thriving Michelangelo's restaurant-group, this lovely restaurant serves some fantastic vegetarian food from the cuisines of Italy and the Middle East...
Named after the exotic Persian city, that has become known for its manicured gardens and its artistic carpets and silverware, this lavish Clarke Quay restaurant serves the best of Iranian cuisine in a flamboyant 'one thousand and one night' surroundings...
After serving delicious Indonesian fare for the last more than twenty years, this lovely family restaurant has earned itself a place among the city's 'culinary institutions'...
This extremely popular restaurant-chain is a competitor of Manhattan Fish Market, and just like its rival, it prides itself for serving generous portions of fresh Western-style seafood dishes in a nice environment and at affordable prices...
Praised as the world's cheapest one-Michelin-star restaurant, Tim Ho Wan is certainly one of the best places in Hong Kong to enjoy sensationally tasty dim sum at unbelievably affordable prices.
This small and successful restaurant-chain serves superb Italian fare in a beautiful set-up... Excellent selection of wood-fire-pizzas, alongside some seriously scrumptious pasta dishes, antipasti, fish, seafood, chicken, lamb, beef and what not...
This Michelin awarded resto-bar is the new reincarnation of the 1/5 lounge-bar: previously one of Hong Kong's best places to see and to be seen...
Run by the same owners of the trendy Giraffe resto-bar in Istana Park, this restaurant serves the best of Hawker-centre-fare in a nice restaurant environment...
Don't be mistaken by the name: Although this small place does serve a great selection of exotic and scrumptious desserts, it specializes in modern Asian fusion cuisine.
This restaurant actually lives up to its somewhat pretentious name and although it doesn't have much in the way of glitz and glamour, it certainly serves delicious food... which is the main thing.
While at first glance Le Menu may look like nothing more than just another hotel buffet restaurant, it does serve a very good buffet-spread at a sane price, which means it's a place worth knowing about...
This Happy Valley restaurant is a real Hong Kong institution, serving a variety of fresh and delicious dim sums at affordable prices and in a reasonably pleasant setting.
Wooloomooloo Prime is a high end Australian surf-and-turf restaurant that serves the crème de la crème of steaks and seafood in an uber pleasant setting that is just as enjoyable as the food itself.
This splendid restaurant has a self descriptive name that gives a clear hint as to what you should expect ... Great variety of scrumptious dim-sum and dumplings, alongside a wide choice of delicious Cantonese cuisine, with a modern twist...
This small and humble Nepalese curry-house literally 'hides' behind Smith Street's stalls, so you should really look for it... but it's worth the effort. Although there is nothing much in the way of fancy design or romantic ambience here, the food is very good and the prices are more than reasonable...
This highly awarded restaurant started its way on Singapore's east-coast, back in the 1950s... Much water has flowed under the bridge since then, and today it occupies one of Singapore's most prime locations, right next to the Merlion, facing the mouth of the Singapore River...
Perched on the 29th and 30th floors of the LKF Hotel, Azure provides some gorgeous cityscape views, as well as fantastic drinks and food, and is one of Hong Kong's best places to see and to be seen...
For those who love good food and plenty of it, Café Renaissance is well worth considering: This spacious buffet-restaurant boasts one of the best buffet-spreads around this part of Hong Kong, which makes it a real gourmand's paradise...
Stretching along the Singapore River, within the vivacious dine & wine precinct of Clarke Quay, this excellent restaurant offers a great 'alfresco' dinning experience, alongside a decent selection of wines, cocktails and other drinks...
If you want to splurge on one of Hong Kong's best buffets, go to Harbourside ! Strategically located at the glitzy Intercontinental, right on Victoria Harbour's edge, this restaurant features a winning combination of fantastic food (quality, selection and presentation), gorgeous views and ultra-pleasant ambience.
Popular among some of Hong Kong's celebs and who's who, Yixin restaurant serves top notch authentic Cantonese fare in fairly nice surroundings...
This unpretentious eatery serves some lovely Fujianese cuisine, and specializes in the cooking style of Putian: an area in East Fujian, just south of Fuzhou...
Lau Pa Sat, one of Singapore's most popular hawker-centres, is probably the last place on earth you would expect to find an elegant Italian restaurant... Named after Sicily's notorious volcano, Etna serves a decent choice of Sicilian and Italian favorites in a pleasant and tranquil surroundings...
This lovely restaurant is the first overseas outlet of one of Indonesia's most popular restaurants... It is owned by Tung Lok, the same tremendously successful group that owns LingZhi and Noble House, and it specializes in authentic Nasi Padang cuisine from the region of West-Sumatra, Indonesia...
This popular café-style restaurant serves modern-fusion cuisine, with emphasize on natural and healthy ingredients.
Located in Tsim sha Tsui's Renaissance Kowloon Hotel, Dynasty serves the top of the top of Cantonese cuisine in a soothing environment.
The state of Andhra Pradesh, in Southeast India, has a reputation for having the spiciest of India's cuisines. Liberal use of exotic spices results in plenty of rich and aromatic dishes... Tangy chutneys and pickles, flavorful curries and plenty of lamb dishes (thanks to the Muslim influence) are dominating the scene...
Shin Kushiya serves some excellent "Kushiyaki" (Japanese style grill) in a lovely set up and at relatively reasonable prices.
This small shop makes some of the best ice creams and sorbets in Singapore... They have a decent choice of about 50 flavors, including some creative and 'localized' ones...
This small restaurant-chain serves some truly nice Indonesian fare in very pleasing surroundings and at very reasonable prices...
Although its location is slightly out of the way for tourists, San Xi Lou serves fantastic Szechuan food that makes up for the extra five minutes walk...
This artisan chocolatier has made a name for itself for producing unique "seasonal chocolates", with fresh and natural ingredients that give an "East Asian twist" to these classical European delights...
Dap JP wine dine serves superb food that can be described as a modern fusion between Japanese and European cuisines...
After being around for almost 25 years, the good-old Tandoor has long become one of the icons of Indian culinary in Singapore...
This 'no nonsense' eatery serves some seriously delicious Thai fare in an unpretentious environment and at fairly moderate prices... The popular eatery is almost always busy, so be prepared to queue for a while...
As its name denotes, this small and popular restaurant-chain specializes in the Sundanese cuisine of West - Java... While the Sundanese cuisine might be pretty similar to other cuisines across the Malay archipelago, it does maintain its own culinary distinction, mainly by using different spice mixes than those used in other cuisines...
This small and homey restaurant serves lovely Japanese food, with some emphasis on the cuisine of the island of Kyushu in southern Japan.
As far as breathtaking views are concerned, Hong Kong's only revolving restaurant definitely lives up to the expectations...
As it's name denotes, Spoil Café is all about spoiling the customers with luscious, chocolate-rich cakes and other goodies, although this tiny café has a lot more to offer than just gorgeous desserts...
Maxim's Palace City Hall is an extremely popular restaurant that serves some of the best dim-sum and dumplings in Hong Kong, in a real "old Hong Kong" setting, with white tablecloths, chandeliers, and authentic dim-sum trolleys…
Occupying one of Singapore's best possible locations, within the impressive neo-Palladian building of the Asian Civilisations Museum, facing Boat Quay and Raffles landing site, this restaurant is famous both for its outstanding food, as well as for its ambience and style...
With two restaurants, located not too far from each another... Nanbantei serves some of the best Yakitori grilled meats in Singapore... Yakitori is the Japanese version of 'Shish-kebabs' or 'Satay' : Skewers with different types of meat (mostly chicken), grilled over special Japanese Binchō-tan white charcoal...
This humble Joo Chiat restaurant serves some fabulous Singaporean home cooking and seafood in an easygoing "kampong" (village) environment that resembles the atmosphere of the old-days eateries on the Island of Pulau Ubin, from which the owners and their business have come...
For authentic, delicious Shanghainese food, hardly anyone can beat good old Hong Kong Lao Shang Hai... They have been around for who knows how many years and are still as good and popular as ever...
The Lobby Lounge at ritzy InterContinental Hong Kong is a truly feast for the eyes! Few are the places in Hong Kong that provide such a splendorous panoramic view over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong's skyline.
Accommodated within a beautifully-restored early 1900s shophouse in trendy Peranakan Place, this bar has been serving fantastic cocktails and a whole lot of other booze for quite a few years, and it is still as popular as ever...
This small restaurant-chain serves some nice 'Kushiyaki' Japanese-style-grill in a lovely set up and at a relatively reasonable price... The menu is quite diversified, so everyone can find something to enjoy...
Owned by the same internationally recognized group that owns the IndoChine Waterfront next door, this fabulous restaurant can be described as the more down-to-earth, café-style sister of IndoChine, serving both western and Southeast-Asian fare in an uber-pleasant environment...
Located at the lobby level of the swanky Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Grand Café offers informal all-day dining in a fairly stylish and pleasant surroundings, and currently boasts what must be one of Hong Kong's best dinner buffets.
Occupying the top three floors of the old Bank of China Building in Central, China Club is a 1930s Shanghai themed resto-club, that serves superb Chinese food in an ultra-pleasant ambience.
Located in a lovely bungalow, soaked in lush tropical greenery, North Border bar & grill serves generous portions of juicy "American southwest food", from the U.S. states of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado & Utah
Occupying a classic shophouse on Chinatown's historic Ann Siang Road, this smallish Parisian-style bistro serves fabulous French fare (especially meats) in a homey environment.
Housed in a beautifully restored shophouse along Armenian Street, right next to the Peranakan Museum, The True Blue Cuisine is, possibly, one of Singapore's best and most authentic Peranakan eating houses...
Liu Yuan Pavilion serves top notch authentic Shanghainese fare in an elegant surroundings that does not resemble the average Chinese eatery...
This iconic Cha Chaan Teng (Hong Kong style teahouse-café) has made a name for itself for serving some of the best scrambled eggs and French toast in Hong Kong, if not in the whole of southern China...
This basic eatery is one of the best places to try Yong tau foo, a Chinese soup dish with Hakka origins, that can be found commonly in Singapore and Malaysia.
This excellent restaurant is famous for its delicious Kurobuta pork dishes... particularly for its 'Tonkatsu' (Japanese schnitzel) and 'Shabu Shabu' (the Japanese version of hot pot)...
Located in the predominantly expat area of Holland Village, this nice restaurant is very popular among families... It's not too fancy or romantic, but the ambience is very pleasant and the food is rich and flavorful...
Decked out like a colonial village inn, with high ceiling, decorated floors, comfortable rattan furniture and lots of lush greenery around, this surprisingly pleasant restaurant-café serves a fusion of European, Western and Asian cuisines...
Imagine a restaurant where the chairs are actually toilets, and brownish stews and hotpots are served to the table in bidet looking dishes... Sounds appetizing? Apparently some people think it does... at least as a one off 'gimmick' experience...
As its name denotes, this lovely restaurant specializes in Ramen, just like the heroes of the mythological Japanese food-comedy after which it is named... The restaurant's signature dish, Kyushu Jyagara Ramen, consists of a soup base that is cooked for 48 hours, in order to bring out the full flavor of the pork bones in it...
Nestled in the expatriate's enclave of Holland Village, this restaurant boasts a very pleasant ambience, and there is a lovely alfresco area, where you can enjoy your food and 'Corona Beer', while watching life on the street ...
Delicious thin crust, wood-fired pizzas are the specialty of this popular restaurant, part of a small but successful local chain. Their slogan, "Spizza for friends", emphasizes their philosophy of serving good and unpretentious Italian fare at a price everybody can afford...
This small restaurant-chain serves delicious modern cuisine in a chic and contemporary environment and at a relatively good price.
This is the Singapore offshoot of a small, but very successful chain of 'private dining' restaurants that originated in Hong Kong in the early 2000s, and specializes in contemporary Chinese & Asian cuisines.
Located on trendy Robertson Walk, Queen's Tandoor serves the best of North Indian cuisine in pleasant surroundings.
Although it looks like nothing more than an ordinary fast-food outlet, Prima Taste Kitchen serves some very nice Laksa and other Singaporean favorites in a relatively neat and pleasant environment.
This is one of the Hong Kong's best Szechuan restaurants... Certainly on the Kowloon side of the city.
Taste Paradise serves fabulous Chinese and Cantonese nouveau cuisine in a stylish and soothing environment.
Located in a charming colonial villa, with a long verandah and spacious wood decks, and with the lush greenery of Fort Canning Park all around it... it can be said that the atmosphere in this fabulous Australian-style bistro is even better than the food...
Tao Heung Super 88 serves delicious traditional Chinese food in a modern surroundings, and although it is a chain of restaurants, the food is consistently good, and the ambience is quite nice
Occupying a traditional old shophouse in Kampong Glam, this excellent restaurant serves some seriously delicious Lebanese fare in a very nice set-up...
This quirky and fun café brings a whiff of fresh breeze to the usual seriousness of Singapore's Business District... Delicious café fare and creatively presented Thai food are the main thing...
Housed in a restored shophouse on Chinatown's Neil Road, this boutique eatery serves innovative dim sums in a somewhat contemporary surroundings that doesn't resemble the average Chinese food joint...
Nestled on the second floor of The Regent Singapore, Basilico serves non-nonsense authentic Italian food, made from top quality fresh ingredients, and is particularly known for its outstanding lunch buffet and Sunday Brunch, which place it among the city's top buffets…
Tucked at a quiet corner of Vivocity, this tiny café serves some lovely french café fare, including 'Tartines' (open sandwiches) with a great variety of luscious toppings, salads, quiches and the likes...
French-born chef Nicolas Joanny (after whom the restaurant is named) creates lovely traditional Provencal cuisine, with a modern twist, in his cozy Chinatown restaurant...
This nice resto-café serves scrumptious 'Kamameshi' dishes and other Japanese specialties in a stylish yet casual setting, and at much saner prices than those of Singapore's swanky Japanese restaurants.
This trattoria-pizzeria serves some fantastic pasta dishes, as well as other south Italian favorites, in a very pleasant and easygoing surroundings.
As its name denotes, fresh pasta is the main thing here, and it comes in a good range of textures and styles.
Nestled within Orchard Central, one of the quieter malls along "Singapore's Fifth Avenue", Ootoya has become known for serving simple, yet scrumptious and relatively inexpensive Japanese food, especially Teishoku set meals that come with a decent variety of sides, including rice and soup.
Boasts an extremely wide variety of light, healthy Chinese & Southeast Asian vegetarian delicacies... including an impressive choice of 'meat imitations'.
For fresh and delicious seafood at very reasonable prices, less than a few places in the city can beat this small and vivid café...
Perched on the 33rd floor of OCBC Centre, one of Singapore's tallest skyscrapers, Peach Garden serves superb Cantonese cuisine, with a slight modern touch, in an elegant and pleasing ambiance.
While it is true to say that 'Restaurant-chains' and 'good food' do not usually go together... Thai Express, 'The world's largest chain of modern Thai restaurants' (so they claim) is definitely a pleasant exception...
This simple Japanese eatery serves some of the most authentic ramen-dishes on this side of town, in a nice and unpretentious environment and at relatively good prices...
This world-class restaurant serves the crème de la crème of Italian food, with an emphasis on northern Italian cuisine, in an über-elegant surroundings...
Housed within a row of red bricked colonial shophouses along characterful Tanjonag Pagar Road, Capricci, which means 'caprices' in English, boasts a philosophy that "the customer should be able to order according to his wishes" and therefore tries, as they describe it: "To fuel the imagination of its customers"…
The French Kitchen, a collaboration between Chef Jean-Charles Dubois, who actually heads the kitchen, and celebrity-chef Emmanuel Stroobant of Saint Pierre, serves the classics of French cuisine, with a slight twist, in a contemporary and snug ambience.
Run by an extremely talented and passionate young chef and his wife, Sage serves the classics of European cuisine, with a modern twist that takes the familiar flavors to new heights...
Loyal to its name, this lovely Clarke Quay restaurant serves a decent choice of dishes from different cuisines across the Indian sub-continent, in a pleasant riverfront setting.
Located within the beautifully restored building of the Red Dot Design Museum, highly praised Otto Ristorante serves superb Italian cuisine with a slight modern touch in a neat and stylish environment.
Overlooking the less touristy section of the Singapore River, trendy Dozo serves some of the best contemporary Japanese cuisine you can find in Singapore, in a pleasant and tranquil ambience.
Praised as the best Ramen restaurant in Singapore by one of the city's leading food bloggers, Ramen Santouka in "The Central", right opposite Clarke Quay, certainly treats the famous Japanese noodle dish with all the respect it deserves and prepares the best of it, with superior stock that has cooked for a long, long time…
Hot Stones is a Clarke Quay Surf & Turf restaurant that features a unique dining concept, whereby diners roast their own meat, or seafood, on a tableside sizzling-hot stone slab, and although similar restaurants do already exist in different cities across the world, Hot Stone's nice setting and the quality of its food make it well worth visiting.
'The Clinic' is a somewhat kinky Clarke Quay bar, where you can have your cocktail and bar bites while seated in a wheelchair next to a surgeon's table...
Housed in Liang Court, right next to Clarke Quay, Saizeriya serves nice Italian food with a Japanese "touch" in a pleasant setting and at very, very affordable prices…