Restaurants

Top Choice Indian in Little India & Kampong Glam

Lagnaa Barefoot Dining

You can choose your level of spice at friendly Lagnaa: level three denotes standard spiciness, level four significant spiciness, and anything above admirable bravery. Whatever you opt for, you're in for finger-licki…
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 Thai in West & Southwest Singapore

Tamarind Hill

In a colonial bungalow in Labrador Park, Tamarind Hill sets an elegant scene for exceptional Thai. The highlight is the Sunday brunch (noon to 3pm), which offers a buffet of beautiful cold dishes and salads, as well…
Top Choice Chinese in Holland Village, Dempsey Hill & the Botanic Gardens

Chopsuey

Swirling ceiling fans, crackly 1930s tunes and ladies on rattan chairs – Chopsuey has colonial chic down pat. It serves revamped versions of retro American-Chinese dishes, but the real highlight is the lunchtime yum…
Top Choice Malaysian in Little India & Kampong Glam

Zam Zam

These guys have been here since 1908, so they know what they're doing. Tenure hasn't bred complacency, though – the touts still try to herd customers in off the street, while frenetic chefs inside whip up delicious …
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. While it’s all soul-coaxingly go…
Japanese in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Waku Ghin

The refinement and exquisiteness of the 10-course degustation menu by acclaimed chef Tetsuya Wakuda is nothing short of breathtaking. Expect to fork out nearly S$1000 for the pleasure of treating a party of two; mor…
Japanese in Chinatown & the CBD

Ginza Tendon Itsuki

Life's few certainties include taxes, death and a queue outside this dedicated tendon (tempura served on rice) eatery. Patience is rewarded with cries of irrashaimase! (welcome) and generous bowls of Japanese comfor…
Southeast Asian in Chinatown & the CBD

Ding Dong

From the kitschy vintage posters to the meticulous cocktails to the wow-oh-wow modern takes on Southeast Asian flavours, it's all about attention to detail at this iconic Asian fusion restaurant. Book a table and dr…
Indian in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Curry Culture

Softly lit and semi-alfresco, this outstanding Indian restaurant offers flavour-packed, nuanced dishes like tangy papdi chaat (crisp dough wafers topped with spiced potato, yoghurt and chutney), seductive Hyderabadi…