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Restaurants in Singapore

The residents of Singapore love to eat out. By one estimate there are 20,000 restaurants feeding its population of 5 million. Some of the best restaurants in Singapore are white glove, gourmet destinations while more humble options include countless street food stalls—with its rigorously enforced health codes, you can dine at them without fear. Singapore restaurants run the gamut of cuisines—at the crossroads of Southeast Asia, you'll find Thai, Malay, Indonesian and other options, while the country's large Indian population has the subcontinent's cuisine covered. Unique to Singapore, and a few cities in Malaysia, is Peranakan cuisine, a hybrid of Chinese and Malaysian cuisines.

To experience the full range of the city's culinary scene, check out Singapore restaurants that are a once-per-trip splurge, like Saint Pierre, as well as the food stalls. In Saint Pierre's formal central business district dining room, the kitchen serves dishes that are a unique combination of Japanese and French. The selection of foie gras is one of its specialties. When it's time to check out some of the more wallet-friendly options, Hainanese chicken is an unofficial national dish—chicken poached in stock and served with a chili and garlic sauce.  

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  • Azur Open Kitchen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Changi’s newest hotel houses a stylish eatery spotlighting an international team of chefs in two show kitchens. Helmed by top Singaporean chef Eric... More
  • Broth

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Broth, which is an acronym for Bar Restaurant on the Hill, stands out among the other Duxton Hill eateries thanks to its unique menu of Australian ... More
  • Buko Nero

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Although Buko Nero loosely translates to “hole in the wall,” the small restaurant often books out a month in advance thanks to its inventive Asian-... More
  • Da Dong

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    One of the oldest restaurants in the Chinatown district, this classic Cantonese eatery was first established in 1928. The two-story dining room is ... More
  • Din Tai Fung

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Originally founded in Taiwan, Din Tai Fung is a casual Chinese restaurant serving traditional dim sum, rice, and noodle dishes. The popularity of t... More
  • Ember

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Housed inside the chic Hotel 1929, Ember serves an innovative menu of Asian-influenced European cuisine crafted by chef Sebastian Ng. The understat... More
  • Fried Kway Teow

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    A plate of slippery rice noodles loaded with Chinese sausage, eggs, and fish-cake nuggets should do the trick. More
  • Harry’s Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This laid-back open-air hangout in Changi’s rooftop cactus garden has spectacular views of the runway, live jazz on weeknights, and a well-stocked ... More
  • Hu Cui

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Infuzi

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located in the science and research—driven Biopolis neighborhood, Infuzi is a modern European eatery run by chef Freddie Lee. The high-ceilinged di... More
  • Kim Choo’s Nonya Kitchen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Long a Singapore mainstay for Nonya (Chinese and Malay) cuisine, Kim Choo’s built its reputation on fragrant rice dumplings—which it stuffs and ste... More
  • Kunio Tokuoka

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The eponymous chef's kaiseki restaurant serves not-to-be-missed dishes that mimic the seasons. More
  • Majestic Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located in Chinatown’s New Majestic Hotel, this namesake restaurant is owned by acclaimed chef Yong Bing Ngen, previously of Jade and Jiang-Nan Chu... More
  • My Dining Room

  • My Humble House, Singapore

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Contemporary Chinese fusion in an artsy setting (with great people-watching). More
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