Restaurants

Top Choice Hawker in Chinatown & the CBD

Chinatown Complex

Leave Smith St's revamped 'Chinatown Food Street' to the out-of-towners and join old-timers and foodies at this nearby labyrinth, now home to Michelin-starred Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle. You deci…
Top Choice Hawker in Chinatown & the CBD

Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle

With its newly bestowed Michelin star, this humble hawker stall has been thrust into the culinary spotlight. The line forms hours before Mr Chan Hon Meng opens for business, and waiting times can reach two hours. St…
Top Choice Barbecue in Chinatown & the CBD

Burnt Ends

The best seats at this mod-Oz hot spot are at the counter, which offers a prime view of chef Dave Pynt and his 4-tonne, wood-fired ovens and custom grills. The affable Aussie cut his teeth under Spanish charcoal dei…
Top Choice Noodles in Chinatown & the CBD

A Noodle Story

With a snaking line and proffered apology that 'we may sell out earlier than stipulated timing' on the facade, this one-dish-only stall is a magnet for Singapore foodies. The object of desire is Singapore-style rame…
Top Choice Australian in Chinatown & the CBD

Cheek By Jowl

The gleaming open kitchen sets the stage for chef Rishi Naleendra to create his seasonal modern Australian masterpieces – bar seats offer a front row view. The menu is short, however once you realise you'd like to o…
Top Choice Hawker in Chinatown & the CBD

Maxwell Food Centre

One of Chinatown's most accessible hawker centres, Maxwell is a solid spot to savour some of the city's street-food staples. While stalls slip in and out of favour with Singapore's fickle diners, enduring favourites…
Fusion in Chinatown & the CBD

Butcher Boy

Meat lovers will love the Asian-inspired creations by chef-owner Andrew Walsh, formerly of tapas haven Esquina, in this dimly lit shophouse grill and bar. Perfectly charred, the tender black Angus rib eye is not to …
Hawker in Chinatown & the CBD

Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice

The most popular claypot rice stall in Chinatown Complex, and the only one cooking over charcoal stoves. Get the mixed claypot rice, which comes with Chinese sausage, pork and chicken. Pair it with deep-green vegeta…
French in Chinatown & the CBD

Meta

It's all about French food with a delicate Asian twist at this sleek, one Michelin star restaurant in trendy Keong Saik Rd. The open kitchen runs nearly the length of this very long and narrow space, with the high s…
Chinese in Chinatown & the CBD

Ah Chiang’s

Join gossiping uncles and Gen-Y hipsters for a little Cantonese soul food at Ah Chiang’s. The star turn at this retro corner kopitiam (coffeeshop) is fragrant, charcoal-fired congee (a rice-based porridge). While it…