Restaurants

Top Choice Chinese in Orchard Road

Paradise Dynasty

Preened staffers in headsets whisk you into this svelte dumpling den, passing a glassed-in kitchen where Chinese chefs stretch their noodles and steam their buns. Skip the novelty-flavoured xiao long bao (soup dumpl…
Top Choice Italian in Orchard Road

Buona Terra

This intimate, linen-lined Italian is one of Singapore's unsung glories. In the kitchen is young Lombard chef Denis Lucchi, who turns exceptional ingredients into elegant, modern dishes, like seared duck liver with …
Top Choice Fusion in Orchard Road

Iggy’s

Iggy's refined, sleek design promises something special, and with a large picture window drawing your eye to the magic happening in the kitchen, you can take a peek. Head chef Aitor Jeronimo Orive delivers with his …
International in Orchard Road

Gordon Grill

With its old-world charm – complete with crisp linens – and its famed steaks, Gordon Grill, housed inside a colonial-era hotel, is a step back in time compared with ultramodern Orchard Rd. It's as much an experience…
Hawker in Orchard Road

Newton Food Centre

Opened in 1971 this famous hawker centre still has a great, at times smokey, atmosphere. You could eat here for a whole year and never get bored. Well-known stalls include Alliance seafood (01-27), Hup Kee fried oys…
Cafe in Orchard Road

Killiney Kopitiam

Start the day the old-school way at this veteran coffee joint, pimped with endearingly lame laminated jokes. Order a strong kopi (coffee), a serve of kaya (coconut jam) toast and a side of soft-boiled egg. Crack ope…
Japanese in Orchard Road

Wasabi Tei

Channelling 1972 with its Laminex countertop and wood-panelled walls, this tiny, cash-only sushi bar feels like a scrumptious local secret. Nab a spot at the counter and watch the masterful chef make raw fish sing w…
Dim Sum in Orchard Road

Tim Ho Wan

Hong Kong's Michelin-starred dim-sum seller is steaming in Singapore, with the same Mong Kok queues (head in after 8.30pm) and tick-the-boxes order form. While nothing compares to the original (the Singapore branche…
Japanese in Orchard Road

Nagomi

The stunning but dark atmosphere at this eatery is so moody you just want to nurse sake all night. Thankfully, the food will lift your spirits. Ingredients are flown from Japan four times a week, and meals are prepa…
Indonesian in Orchard Road

Tambuah Mas

Hiding shyly in a corner of Paragon's food-packed basement, Tambuah Mas is where Indonesian expats head for a taste of home. Bright, modern and good value for Orchard Rd, it proudly makes much of what it serves from…