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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...
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).
This eatery is famous mainly for its Char kway teow, a popular Southeast Asian delicacy.
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...
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...
Good old Tian Tian has been serving some of the best 'Hainanese Chicken Rice' around this part of Singapore for more than 40 years...
This stall specializes in Teochew style, sweet glutinous rice dumplings, with various fillings
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...
This small and ultra-popular stall prepares some fabulous, light & crispy fritters...
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.
This historic eatery is a real Chinatown institution... Dim Sum, Peking Duck and Chilli Crab are among the signature dishes.
The food this small eatery serves can be described as Singaporean-influenced North-Chinese cuisine
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...
This eateries-chain puts its emphasize on good, strait-forward Cantonese fare, with special attention given to roasted meats, dumplings and noodle dishes.
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)...
As its name denotes, BBQ seafood is the specialty of this tiny food-stall...
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...
This extremely popular (and praised) food-stall prepares some excellent, fresh fritters, including a small selection of meat and egg fritters...
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...
This popular chain specializes in Chinese healthy teas and healthy foods, containing medicine herbs.
Located in a charming old shophouse, this relatively small eatery serves delicious French fare in a lovely environment and at a reasonable price...
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...
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...
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).
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 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.
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.
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).
For a different (and delicious) light meal, opt for this small café - deli, specializing in Vietnamese Bánh mì baguette sandwiches.
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...
Sweet toothies and pastry-addicted are going to love this shop, where five-star-hotel cakes and pastries are sold at hawker-centre prices...
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 80 years old family-run restaurant has long become a Chinatown culinary institution, serving fantastic Singapore-influenced Cantonese fare...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
Noble House has long become an icon of classic Cantonese cuisine in Singapore...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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 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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
Shin Kushiya serves some excellent "Kushiyaki" (Japanese style grill) in a lovely set up and at relatively reasonable prices.
This small and homey restaurant serves lovely Japanese food, with some emphasis on the cuisine of the island of Kyushu in southern Japan.
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.
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 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.
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...
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 trattoria-pizzeria serves some fantastic pasta dishes, as well as other south Italian favorites, in a very pleasant and easygoing 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"…
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.