Top 10 Restaurants in Singapore For Unique Experience

Singapore is a city-state known for its cleanliness, its multiculturalism and most of all for its abilities as a place to do business.  

Singapore’s amazing range of cuisines is thanks to its immigrant population. A population that has been coming and going for many years thanks to the country’s long term standing as a world seaport. 

Top Restaurants in Singapore

Top Restaurants in Singapore

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The Malays are native Singaporeans and have the greatest influence over the cuisine on offer. However, this is closely followed by two of the world’s most favourite cuisines, Chinese and Indian. 

Mix these in with a multitude of other influences from Europe, especially British and Portuguese, and Asia, prominently Sri Lankan, Thai and Middle Eastern.

You are left with an overall offering to tantalise every palate. Sometimes even a single restaurant in Singapore can offer a multitude of cuisines or its dishes can be an interesting mixture. 

Here are 10 Best Restaurants in
Singapore You Must Try For Unique Experience:

1. Candlenut 

Candlenut Restaurant in Singapore Candlenut Restaurant, Singapore (image courtesy:

The chef, Malcolm Lee, is a native Singaporean who uses many family influences to produce a menu that is derived from Peranakan culture, and Chinese settlers in the Malay region. Dished include grandfather’s curry, crab meat and pickled shallots served in a pastry cup. Be sure to keep a little room for dessert, Candlenut is renowned for them. 

Address: Block 17A, Dempsey Road, 249676, Singapore
Phone: +65 1800 304 2288
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun (12-3 pm, 6-10 pm)
Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

2. Spring Court 

Spring Court Restaurant, Singapore

Spring Court Restaurant, Singapore (image courtesy:

This is a classic example of a restaurant in Singapore whose menu changes with the times and is open to influences by the culture it is surrounded by. Originally a straight-up Cantonese restaurant, it now opens up to a vast range of Chinese cuisines, as well as is influenced by outside cultures, such as Fijian. 

Address: 52-56 Upper Cross St, Singapore 058348
Phone: +65 6449 5030
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun (11am-2:30pm, 6-10pm)
Service options: Dine-in · Curbside pickup · No-contact delivery

3. Bam!

Bam! Restaurant, Singapore

Bam! Restaurant, Singapore (image courtesy:

Bam! demonstrates exactly the kind of fusion cooking that makes Singapore restaurants so highly thought of. This restaurant successfully combines Japanese produce made with Western techniques. The dishes are brightly coloured, complicated and are changed every day, meaning that regular visitors never have the same menu twice. 

Address: 38 Tras St, Singapore 078977
Phone: +65 6226 0500
Opening Hours: Tue - Sat (12–2pm, 6–10:30pm) / Sun and Mon (Closed)
Service options: Dine-in

4. Empress

Empress Restaurant, Singapore

Empress Restaurant, Singapore (image courtesy:

If you’re looking for a restaurant with a fabulous location then Empress is sure to impress. It’s located within the grounds surrounding the Asian Civilisations Museum and if that’s not enough, it has waterside views too! If you want to know about the cuisine, it’s traditional Cantonese, with a major concentration on quality pork dishes. 

Address: 1 Empress Pl, #01-03 Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore 179555
Phone: +65 6776 0777
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun (11:30am-3pm, 6-10:30pm)
Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway

Also Read: 29 Best Museums to Visit in Singapore

5. Folklore

Folklore Restaurant, Singapore

Folklore Restaurant, Singapore (image courtesy:

Another exponent of Peranakan food, this restaurant also has a menu with strong leanings towards Eurasian cuisine. Some of the dishes that are produced here are years old, unique and can’t be found anywhere else in Singapore. You’ll also see the chefs preparing food in the old fashioned way too, handpicking flesh and grinding spices with a pestle and mortar. 

Address: 700 Beach Rd, Level 2 Destination Singapore, Singapore 199598
Phone: +65 6679 2900, +65 6679 2906
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun (12-2:30pm, 6-9:30pm)

6. Open Farm Community

Open Farm Community, Singapore

Open Farm Community, Singapore (image courtesy:

A truly unique experience. This is a restaurant that has a farm in its back garden which supplies a lot of its ingredients! The menu is Vietnamese/Chinese in the main and the decor is vintage country home. 

Address: 130E Minden Rd, Singapore 248819
Phone: +65 6471 0306
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri (12-2:30pm, 6-9pm) & Sat-Sun (11-3:30pm, 6-9pm)
Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

7. Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck 

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck , Singapore

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck, Singapore (image courtesy:

Any guesses what the number one dish is here? The Peking Duck takes centre stage and it is widely thought of as the best you can get in the city. It is served and sliced with a flourish tableside. Firstly you get some slices for dipping, secondly, the rest is taken back to the kitchen and prepared how you like it. 

Address: 290 Orchard Road The Paragon #05-42/45, Singapore 238859 Singapore
Phone: +65 6732 7838
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun (11:00 AM - 2:45 PM, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

8. Kok Sen Restaurant

Kok Sen Restaurant, Singapore

Kok Sen Restaurant, Singapore (image courtesy:

Upon arriving, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ve been in some cheap cafe, with plastic stools and tables. Don’t worry, the same family has been serving Cantonese food at this humble restaurant for the last 50 years. You’re in for a treat! 

Address: 30 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089137
Phone: +65 6223 2005
Opening Hours: Tues - Sun (12-2:15pm, 5-9:30pm) & Monday is closed
Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

Also Read: Singapore Covid-19 Travel Restrictions & Guidelines

9. Hajah Maimunah 

Hajah Maimunah, Singapore

Hajah Maimunah, Singapore (image courtesy:

A Malaysian and Indonesian food specialist also has many dishes that combine the two. There are over thirty dishes to choose from on the menu so it’s easy to find something that appeals. The food is handily pictured so ordering is a case of pointing before it is served up on a plate of rice. 

Address: #645 of 9,991 Restaurants in Singapore
Phone: +65 6291 3132
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri (9 am to 5pm)
Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

10. Corner House

Corner House Restaurant, Singapore

Corner House, Singapore (image courtesy:

Are you one of those people who hates being served their food on a plate and being expected to eat with a knife and fork? The eclectic collection of crockery and cutlery at Corner House might be tempting for you. The cuisine is ultra-modern and beautifully presented onto a startling array of artefacts.

Address: 1 Cluny Rd, E J H Corner House Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569
Phone: +65 6469 1000
Opening Hours: Wed-Sat (12-3 pm, 6:30-11 pm) & Monday and Tuesday are closed
Service options: Dine-in · No takeaway · No delivery

However, foodies amongst us will also recognize it as one of the top destinations in the world to eat out. Even if you’ve found the perfect serviced apartments in Singapore for a short stay, the likelihood is that you’re not going to want to stay in and cook very often, not with the fantastic alternatives on offer. 


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