Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Keyaki Japanese Restaurant – The Best Deal For This Festive Period

Sashimi

After all the Christmas feasting, how about a break from European meats and turning to an elegant Japanese meal to welcome the New Year instead? Located on the 4th level of luxurious hotel Pan Pacific Singapore is award-winning Keyaki Japanese Restaurant; indulge in a sumptuous selection of sukiyaki, sashimi and signature teppanyaki.

Keyaki is defying traditions and sticking to what they do best – authentic Japanese food without a premium price tag.

And readers of ladyironchef will enjoy a generous discount of 25% off lunch on 31 Dec 2015 as well as 15% off lunch on 01 Jan 2016 to 10 Jan 2016 when you quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making a reservation or when you flash this post upon payment.

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Mitzo – Singapore’s Sexiest Weekend Brunch With Dim Sum & Cocktail + 15% Discount

Mitzo Restaurant

Mitzo, one of our all-time favourite Chinese restaurants in town, introduces a Weekend Brunch of Sexy Chinese Fare, and we are gonna get you excited.

It is hard to come by such sexy-looking and intricately-plated authentic Cantonese dishes like the ones at Mitzo Restaurant & Bar, and this recently introduced Weekend Brunch option (also available on public holidays) will have you enjoy as many of their best-selling signature items and other exclusive dishes as you want – yes, free-flow! Yipe, this includes their heavenly Char Siew Pork. For S$68++, this a la carte buffet includes over 40 dishes. And trust us when we say they are most photogenic.

Mitzo Restaurant Singapore

For the month of November and December 2015, readers of Ladyironchef can get 15% discount when you dine at Mitzo for the Weekend Brunch. Simply flash this advertorial upon payment, and 15% will be deducted from the cover charge.

If you are tired of typical buffet fare, then it is high time you pay Mitzo a visit and allow yourself to be surprised. Here is what you can expect from Mitzo’s Weekend Brunch.

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Osia at Resorts World Sentosa Presents ‘Cooking With Friends’ With Chef Andrew Turner

Osia

Helmed by Chef de Cuisine Douglas Tay and under the guidance of Celebrity Chef Scott Webster, Osia’s food philosophy is all about cooking the freshest Australian produce with Western culinary techniques and Asian influences. Osia at Resorts World Sentosa occasionally arranges its “Cooking With Friends” guest chef program, where Chef Scott Webster invites his friends – famous chefs from all over the world – to cook at Osia.

Here’s a fabulous reason to dine at Osia if you haven’t been. From 13 to 16 May 2015, Andrew Turner – one of London’s top chefs who has appeared on top-rated TV programmes such as BBC MasterChef and Saturday Kitchen – will be at Osia as guest chef.

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New Weekend Set Lunches at Joël Robuchon Restaurant and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Singapore

Joel Robuchon Restaurant

Having a meal at a Joël Robuchon Restaurant is not just about the food; it is about the overall dining experience right from the moment you step in to the restaurant.

When Joël Robuchon was in Singapore back in December, we met up with him for an exclusive session to get an insight, as well as to experience the magic in the restaurant’s kitchen - the sacred ground of haute cuisine. It was an unforgettable afternoon – to interact with the humble man, and to catch glimpses of his talented team at work.

Most people have the misconception that it is expensive to dine at a Joël Robuchon’s establishment. However, that is not necessarily the case. Joël Robuchon Restaurant and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at Resorts World Sentosa have just launched its new weekend set lunches and the prices are super reasonable for the quality of food you will be getting, and the luxe dining experience.

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Tóng Lè Private Dining: The Best Chinese Fine Dining Restaurant in Singapore

Tong Le Private Dining Restaurant

How does it really feel like to be at the top of the world? Fantabulous, of course. What about dining while looking down at the marvellous world below you? Even better.

Well, Tóng Lè Private Dining offers such a top-of-the-world experience. Sort of. It sits within the revolving tower of OUE building, and though it is on the tenth level, the experience spans across two levels and it is absolutely incredible. Using only the finest and most premium ingredients from around the world, expect world-class contemporary Chinese cuisine prepared by the team of highly-trained chefs, impeccable service by the team of polished wait staff, and a panoramic view of the Marina and Collyer Quay from the top. Tóng Lè Private Dining is indeed one of the best-kept secrets in town.

Our recent meal was one so remarkable that had us lingering for more. We are already planning a second visit back, and the two extremely value-for-money new sets – a 6-course Sky lunch (S$60/pax) and 7-course Heavenly Dinner (S$80/pax) — sweeten the idea even further. You might think an elaborate meal like this would cost a bomb; well, we thought so too. We were pleasantly shocked by the digestible price tags.

Tong Le Private Dining

Still not your everyday restaurant prices of course, but for the amount and (superb) quality of food you get, it is a pretty sweet deal and it is little wonder the restaurant is regularly packed with loyal fans every day.

If you haven’t tried, here is sharing our experience and we know for sure you’ll be a fan with just one try. Here’s why Tóng Lè Private Dining is the best Chinese fine dining restaurant in Singapore.

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Singapore’s Top 33 Chinese Restaurants

Singapore's Best Chinese Restaurants

The Chinese love their cuisine and socializing with friends, families and business associates is a big part of their lives and culture. Dining out is hence an indulgence and an essential – Peking duck, suckling pig, roast chicken, fresh seafood, double boiled soups…

There is no lack of good Chinese restaurants here in our sunny island, and Singapore is always in the spotlight for impressive Chinese cuisine. Whether you prefer the traditional style and ambience, or an occasion calls for fine dining, we’ve got that covered.

In this feature, we handpicked and present 33 of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore for you. And the next time your boss wants you to plan a corporate lunch, or you need an outlet to celebrate your Granny’s birthday, or whenever you want to seek solace in the fine and intricate world of Chinese flavours, you have these restaurants to add to your list.

Asia Grand

ASIA GRAND RESTAURANT


Despite the tough competition in Singapore’s food scene, Asia Grand at Odeon Tower remains one of the go-to places for businessmen to entertain their clients, as well as families to have their weekend yum cha because the food is always reliably good.

Some of the highlights include Steamed Bamboo Clam (S$10.80++), Roast Suckling Pig (S$80/160), Australia Grade 9 Wagyu Ribeye (S$70 for 200g), and Peking Duck (S$38).

331 North Bridge Road
Odeon Tower
Tel: +65 6887 0010
Mon to Sat: 10.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 10am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall

Blue Lotus CNY


BLUE LOTUS – CHINESE EATING HOUSE


Blue Lotus – Chinese Eating House is the only Chinese restaurant at Quayside Isle, and it offers simple but very well-executed Chinese food. Think classic dishes that are familiar and comforting, yet refined and exquisite with the use of premium ingredients.

31 Ocean Way
#01-13 Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove
Tel: +65 6339 0880
Mon to Thu, & Sun: 6pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Harbourfront


CHAO SHAN CUISINE


From the outside, the restaurant is nothing special – in fact, it is easy to miss if you are not looking out for it – but once you have been here, you will understand why their regulars come back again and again. Chao Shan Cuisine is a no-frills restaurant that serves fantastic Teochew food. I’ll go so far as to say that it is one of the best Teochew restaurants in Singapore.

85 Beach Road
Tel: +65 6336 2390
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: City Hall/Bugis

Cherry Garden


CHERRY GARDEN


Cherry Garden is as much about the ambience as it is about the authentic classic Cantonese dishes that it presents with a modern touch. Menu highlights include its Crispy Wasabi-aioli Prawns with fresh mango and fish roe, and Oven-baked Honey Marinated Cod Fillet.

The weekend dim sum brunch (S$68/adult, S$40/child) is a splendid way to spend an afternoon, and gives you the chance to sample most of the restaurant’s signature offerings.

Mandarin Oriental Singapore
5 Raffles Avenue
Tel: +65 6885 3500
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall/Promenade

Crystal Jade Golden Palace Restaurant


CRYSTAL JADE GOLDEN PALACE


One of the most popular Chinese restaurant chain in Singapore – the recent takeover by French luxury group LVMH has further enhanced its reputation – Crystal Jade Restaurant is a familiar name to locals and expats alike.

Among all the restaurants under the group, our top pick is Crystal Jade Golden Palace at Paragon. Here, you can look forward to refined Cantonese and Teochew fare with a contemporary twist.

290 Orchard Road
#05-22 The Paragon
Tel: +65 6734 6866
Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sat: 11am – 3pm, 6.00pm – 11pm
Sun & PH: 10.30am – 3.00pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Feng Shui Inn


FENG SHUI INN


At Feng Shui Inn, located within Crockfords Tower in Resorts World Sentosa, Chinese Head Chef Li Kwok Kwong and Chef de Cuisine Yip Cheung Shui have been dishing out fine Cantonese cuisine to its regulars which include businessmen, casino members, as well as families.

Prices are certainly not cheap, and it is not a place for every day dining. However, for times when you are celebrating an important occasion with your family, Feng Shui Inn is worth the treat.

Level G2, Crockfords Tower
39 Artillery Avenue
Tel: +65 6577 8888
Daily: 11.30am – 4am
Nearest Station: Harbourfront

Forest Restaurant


FOREST


One of the most famous local chefs in Singapore, Chef Sam Leong needs no further introduction. He is currently the consultant of Forest at Resorts World Sentosa, which serves Chinese cuisine with a Western approach (in terms of food presentation). The restaurant’s interior design, inspired by the lush tropical rain forests, is modern and classy, making it a suitable restaurant for all occasions.

8 Sentosa Gateway
Level 1 Equarius Hotel
Resorts World Sentosa
Tel: +65 6577 7788
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sunday Brunch: 11.30am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Harbourfront

Imperial Treasure Fine Cuisine


IMPERIAL TREASURE FINE CHINESE CUISINE


The Imperial Treasure name is synonymous with good quality and consistently good Chinese food. The prices may be steep, but the high standard food, the friendly service make a meal at Imperial Treasure’s flagship outlet in Marina Bay Sands so reasonable.

Our favourite dishes here include the Steamed Bamboo Clams, Peking Duck, and its range of Chinese boiled soups. The Sweet & Sour Pork is also one of the best we have had in Singapore.

#L2-04, Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Tel: +65 6688 7788
Daily: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Bayfront

Hai Tian Lo


HAI TIAN LO


With so many new restaurants opening in Singapore every week, it takes a good restaurant to survive amidst the competitive market, and an even better one to continuously stay at the forefront of the industry. Hai Tien Lo at Pan Pacific Singapore is one of them.

A stalwart in the local dining scene, Hai Tien Lo sets high standards for quality Cantonese cuisine and remains one of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore. It is the kind of place where you go for a smart yet casual luncheon with your business associates, to have dim sum with your friends during a gathering, or to celebrate your family member’s birthday.

L3 Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard
Tel: +65 6826 8240
Email: [email protected]
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall/Promenade

Hua Ting


HUA TING


One of the most reliable tables in town. Hua Ting at Orchard Hotel has been serving Cantonese delicacies for years and you can always be assured of a good meal here. The interior is not fancy, nor is the food particularly sophisticated. What it is, however, is simple and well-executed Chinese food.

Level 2, Orchard Hotel, 442 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6739 6666
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Jade Palace Restaurant


JADE PALACE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT


From the outside, Jade Palace Seafood Restaurant at Forum the Shopping Mall does not look like much. In fact, you will probably miss it unless you are familiar with the restaurant. However, Jade Palace is a popular spot for those in-the-know because the food here is always consistent and delicious. The claypot rice, in particular, is one of the best around, and you must try it when you are dining there.

Jade Palace also has one of the most impressive selection of wines among the Chinese restaurants in town. And oh, there is free corkage if you prefer to BYOB.

#B1-12, Forum The Shopping Mall
583 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6732 6628
Daily: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Jade Restaurant


JADE RESTAURANT


Not to be mistaken with the aforementioned Jade Palace, Jade Restaurant is located at The Fullerton Hotel and it is one of the better Chinese restaurants in Singapore. Think modern splendour with a touch of elegance, complemented by fine Chinese cuisine that will delight your Asian palate.

On weekends, Jade serves its Dim Sum Gourmet Brunch (S$38++/adult, S$19++/child) which features 55 dishes, including a comprehensive selection of dim sum, soup, appetisers, main courses and desserts.

Ground Floor, Fullerton Hotel
1 Fullerton Square
Tel: +65 6877 8188
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place

Jiangnanchun


JIANG-NAN CHUN


The showpiece of the luxurious Four Seasons Singapore, Jiang-Nan Chun presents well-executed Cantonese fare – using traditional cooking techniques, with a slightly modern twist - in a refined setting.

On weekdays, the restaurant has two five-course set lunch menus (S$48/pax) which are perfect for a business luncheon. On weekends, indulge in Jiang-Nan Chun’s Oriental Weekend Brunch (S$68++/pax, S$176++ with free flow of Veuve Clicquot champagne) which features an impressive selection of dim sum and the restaurant’s signature dishes.

190 Orchard Boulevard
Four Seasons Hotel
Tel: +65 6831 7220
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun (Dim Sum Brunch): 11am – 1pm, 1.30pm – 3pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Lei Garden


LEI GARDEN


This popular restaurant from Hong Kong has branches in Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, and China. There is a reason why it has a legion of loyal customers who dine at Lei Garden regularly. It is not the fanciest Chinese restaurant in town, nor does it have the most creative menu, but they do very well at the classic Cantonese dishes.

#01-24 Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street
Tel: +65 6339 3822
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: City Hall

Li Bai Dim Sum


LI BAI CANTONESE RESTAURANT


Named after the famous Tang Dynasty Poet, Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant at Sheraton Towers is known for its exquisite Cantonese cuisine. It is a classic establishment turning out good quality, consistent meals.

39 Scotts Road
GF Sheraton Towers
Tel: +65 6839 5623
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 10.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Newton

Man Fu Yuan Intercon


MAN FU YUAN


With Executive Chef Kwan Yiu Kan helming the kitchen and General Manager Patrick managing the frontline, you will always have a great meal at Man Fu Yuan. The restaurant places a strong emphasis on tea, and besides having tea-infused specialities on the menu, it also has a unique tea-pairing service to recommend the right tea to go with the dishes.

80 Middle Road
2F InterContinental Hotel
Tel: +65 6825 1062
Daily: 11am – 2.15pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Bugis


MAJESTIC RESTAURANT


Majestic Restaurant is known for their Cantonese cuisine and it has been around since 2006. Owner-chef Yong Bing Ngen (who also runs Jing Restaurant and Majestic Seafood Restaurant) is no stranger in the local food scene. Previously from Doc Cheng’s and Hai Tien Lo, he led Majestic Restaurant to clinch the Asian Restaurant of the Year title during the WGS 2010.

31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road
New Majestic Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6511 4718
Tue to Sun: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Outram

Mitzo Restaurant Singapore


MITZO


Situated in the heart of Orchard Road, Mitzo’s prime location makes it the perfect destination for business luncheons, family dinners, dates, or a late night’s out.

Do not let the Japanese sounding name mislead you. Mitzo name is actually an inspiration from the Cantonese word, ‘Honeyed Date’ (known as Matzo in Cantonese), a key ingredient used in making soup by the Cantonese. Mitzo patrons get to enjoy a scrumptious spread of top-notch Cantonese fare with a refreshing twist on the finest bone china plate ware.

We are so in love with its gorgeous interior. Very atypical of a Chinese restaurant, Mitzo is absolutely sexy, and has a inviting lounge-like vibe. The array of impressive Asian cocktail concoctions also adds a touch of sexiness to the restaurant.

Level 4 Grand Park Orchard
270 Orchard Road
Singapore 238857
Tel: +65 6603 8855
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 12am last order
Fri to Sun, Public Holiday and Eve of Public Holidays: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 1am last order
Nearest Station: Orchard/Somerset

Moi Lum


MOI LUM RESTAURANT


Moi Lum is one of those under-the-radar restaurants that you will never notice unless someone recommends it to you. It offers excellent timeless Chinese dishes, including the signature crispy fried chicken — a must-order when dining at the restaurant. There are various set menus, starting from S$35 which can feed two persons.

#01-01, Airview Building, 38 Maxwell Road
Tel: +65 6226 2283
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

Min Jiang Peking Duck


MIN JIANG


It is difficult to recommend just one dish at Min Jiang as there are many signature dishes that you have to try. That said, Min Jiang is perhaps most well known for its Beijing Duck roasted in wood fire oven.

Head to Min Jiang @ One North, which is housed in a beautiful colonial building in Rochester Park. The other restaurant is located right beside the pool in Goodwood Park Hotel.

Rochester Park, 5 Rochester Park
Tel: +65 6774 0122
Daily: 11am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Buona Vista/One-North

Paradise Pavilion


PARADISE PAVILION


Paradise Pavilion at Marina Bay Financial Centre is not only one of the most gorgeous Chinese restaurants in town, it also serves Chinese food of unimpeachable quality. Besides having a wide range of traditional dim sum, Paradise Pavilion also has new innovative creations.

The highlight at Paradise Pavilion is surely the Apple Wood Roasted Peking Duck ($88 for whole duck) which is prepared by chefs formerly from Quan Ju De, Beijing’s famous Peking Duck Restaurant.

8A Marina Boulevard
#02-01 Marina Bay Link Mall
Tel: +65 6509 9308
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 4pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Marina Bay/Raffles Place

Peach Garden


PEACH GARDEN


The splendid view from level 33 of OCBC Centre makes Peach Garden an excellent choice to host your clients for a business luncheon. What makes Peach Garden a place you can return to again and again is that it serves consistently good Chinese food that is hard to not love.

Must-try dishes include wasabi salad cream prawn, golden salted yolk prawn, braised ee fu noodle with baby lobster, and our favourite custard buns.

65 Chulia Street
#33-01 OCBC Centre, Singapore
Tel: +65 6535 7833
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sun & PH: 10.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place

Roland Seafood


ROLAND SEAFOOD RESTAURANT


On paper, there is nothing special about Roland Seafood Restaurant. It is located in a car park in Marine Parade, not a place where you would associate with a good restaurant, There is no nice interior to speak of – the place is like a typical Chinese restaurant with no decor. However, Roland Seafood Restaurant remains highly popular not only because it is known as the creator of chilli crab, Singapore’s National dish, but also because the food is good and reasonably-priced.

#06-750, 89 Marina Parade Central
Tel: +65 6440 8205
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar/Dakota


ROYAL CHINA


Royal China is a well-established Chinese restaurant group in London, and its outpost in Singapore at Raffles Hotel is a stunning restaurant with tiffany-blue decor that serves excellent Chinese food.

Come here for dim sum during lunch. You cannot go wrong with any dish, but in particular, you have to try their Char Siew Sou, Custard Bun, and Har Gau. The restaurant’s speciality, Lobster Noodle is also a worthy mention.

1 Beach Road
#03-09 Raffles Hotel
Tel: +65 6338 3363
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sun & PH: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall

Si Chuan Dou Hua


SI CHUAN DOU HUA


Si Chuan Dou Hua is one of the most well-known restaurants for serving Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine, with three branches at Parkroyal on Beach Road, UOB Plaza, and Parkroyal on Kitchener Road.

Our favourite branch is the one that is perched on the 60th storey of UOB Plaza which offers an amazing 360-degrees view of the city. It is the perfect place to host your clients for a business luncheon during the weekdays, and to bring your family and friends for gatherings over the weekends.

80 Raffles Place, #60-01 UOB Plaza 1
Tel: +65 6535 6006
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place


SUMMER PAVILION


This Chinese restaurant at Ritz-Carlton Singapore seems to have the right formula – refined Cantonese cuisine served in a classy interior. If you are working in the area, it is a great place to go for dim sum during lunch. Beyond the dim sum menu is a comprehensive list of chef’s specialities on the ala carte menu, with many dishes listed under each category.

7 Raffles Avenue
Ritz-Carlton Singapore
Tel: +65 6337 8888
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall/Promemade

Swatow Restaurant


SWATOW SEAFOOD RESTAURANT


Most Teochew dishes take a lot of preparation time, and a place like Swatow Seafood Restaurant is hard to come by – where the food is not only the perfect comfort remedy, but nothing short of authentic and tasty.

There are two separate menus for you to choose from – the Seafood menu and the Teochew Porridge menu. You can order dishes from both menus simultaneously. Highlights include the steamed pomfret, oyster omelette, Teochew braised duck meat and sugar-coated yam cubes.

181 Toa Payoh Lorong 4
#02-602
Singapore 310181
Tel: +65 6363 1717
Daily: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Toa Payoh

Szechuan Court


SZECHUAN COURT RESTAURANT


Szechuan Court specialises in Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine. The location at level two of Fairmont Singapore makes it the perfect place to have a nice meal with family and friends, or to host a business luncheon in an elegant and upmarket setting.

80 Bras Basah Road
Level 3 Fairmont Singapore
Tel: +65 6431 6156
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall

Tung Lok Seafood


TUNG LOK SEAFOOD


Seafood restaurants are aplenty in Singapore, but it is considerably harder to find one that serves consistently good seafood at affordable prices. Tung Lok Seafood specialises in the best of Singapore-style seafood prepared with the quality and standards synonymous with the Tung Lok brand.

Tung Lok Seafood is listed in our guide to Singapore’s Top 10 Best Seafood Restaurants.

181 Orchard Road
#11-05 Orchard Central
Tel: +65 6834 4888
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 10am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm

Wan Hao Signature Dishes


WAN HAO CHINESE RESTAURANT


A stalwart in the local dining scene, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has been serving its loyal regulars since its opening in 1995. What makes Wan Hao a place where you can return to again and again is its familiarity and consistency; standards are always very high and you will never be disappointed by the food.

320 Orchard Road
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Tel: +65 6831 4605
Mon to Fri: 12pm to 3pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Sat, Sun and PH: 11.30am – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant


WAH LOK CANTONESE RESTAURANT


Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant at Carlton Hotel had a complete renovation last year, and the new Wah Lok is well-furnished and very classy, which makes it suitable for all occasions. It is one of the places where businessmen entertain their clients over lunch, and families go for dim sum on the weekends.

With a new rejuvenated menu and a sparking new interior, it is time to head back to Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant.

Level 2 Carlton Hotel Singapore
76 Bras Basah Road
Tel: +65 6311 8188
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun & PH: 11am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall

Xin Cuisine


XIN CUISINE


While Xin Cuisine may not be as stylish as the other Chinese restaurants, we like coming here because it is relatively quiet and it is one of those places where you cannot go wrong. It is a pretty decent restaurant to have a good meal if you are not looking for something that is too fancy.

#04-00 Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
317 Outram Road
Tel: +65 6731 7173
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 10.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Outram

Yanting


YAN TING


The luxurious St Regis Singapore has no lack of good restaurants. Our favourite, however, is Yan Ting. The restaurant is classy and exudes an air of understated elegance. We have been going to Yan Ting for the past few years, and it has never failed us.

29 Tanglin Road
The St. Regis Singapore
Tel: +65 6506 6887
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 10.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


For more recommendations, read our guide to Singapore’s top 10 Chinese seafood restaurants


The White Rabbit Singapore

The White Rabbit Singapore

If you were patient enough to learn about the history of The White Rabbit at Harding Road, you’d probably have had a pretty intense lesson on Singapore’s history. Occupying the space of what used to be a chapel, this one-of-its-kind restaurant impresses the moment we step foot in. It is whimsical, classy and charming all at the same time.

We were excited to find out Chef Benjamin Tan is back, assuming the role of Head Chef after a hiatus, and has made a radical overhaul of the menu. It seems we weren’t the only one pleased; our waiter gushed over the good news, and reassures us that the meal was going to be nothing short of spectacular.

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Forest Restaurant Resorts World Sentosa Singapore

Forest Restaurant

Chef Sam Leong needs no introduction. He is one of the most famous local chefs in Singapore, and he has an impressive list of accolades which includes being named the Chef of the Year at the Hospitality Asia Platinum Award in 2006 and 2007, and Asian Cuisine Chef of the Year (2009) by the World Gourmet Summit. After leaving Tung Lok Group, he has joined Resorts World Sentosa to open Forest Restaurant, which serves Chinese cuisine with a Western approach (in terms of food presentation).

The restaurant’s interior design is inspired by the lush tropical rain forests, and it is definitely one of the most stunning Chinese restaurants in Singapore.

At Forest, Chef Leong acts as a consultant, and besides providing guidance for the cuisine and menu planning of the restaurant, he also conducts cooking classes with his wife, Forest. He has launched a special culinary class combined with a four-course set lunch. This means to say you can have a nice lunch at the restaurant, and then move on to the culinary class in the beautiful state-of-the-art show kitchen to learn some tips from Chef Leong.

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JAAN Restaurant Singapore

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One of the best meals that I had last year was at JAAN Restaurant Swissotel, and I’ve been suggesting it whenever someone asks me for recommendations.

I was thrilled when Chef Julien Royer extended an invitation to try his summer menu. But at the same time, I was a little afraid. What if it wasn’t as good as before? I had a fantastic experience at JAAN previously and I did not want to tarnish that memory.

I went back and I had a spectacular meal. Chef Julien has done it again. I dare say you will find it very hard to find a restaurant which can offer a better dining experience.

He has been helming the kitchen for a year, and given that he has managed to settle down, I have no doubt that the upcoming year will be good times for the restaurant and we can definitely expect greater things to come. JAAN is still one of the best, if not the best restaurant in Singapore.

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Equinox Restaurant Swissôtel The Stamford

Equinox Restaurant

There are some restaurants that one goes regularly, places that serve decent food at affordable prices. Then there are other places you go for special occasions – like a hot date, birthday celebration, or wedding anniversary.

When you are looking for somewhere to have a romantic dinner, Equinox Restaurant at Swissôtel The Stamford is one of those places that always come to mind. It has one of the best locations in Singapore, overlooking the beautiful city. But that aside, I also love that it is very versatile. You can bring your clients there for a business luncheon; hang out with your girlfriends over a leisure afternoon tea; or have a romantic date – it is a restaurant that is suitable for all occasions.

I recently sampled the new menu by Chef de Cuisine Lee Bennett, and it was a good meal. If you haven’t yet had the chance to try Equinox, give it a shot. If you have and it has been some time, it’s time to go back again.

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Restaurant Ember at Hotel 1929

Restaurant Ember

Words and photos by Sarah Lim.

You know the food has to be good when a restaurant gets booked well in advance despite being housed in a location away from the bustling office crowd. The tranquillity is lost once inside the restaurant. A waitress piles her arms with several dishes, hastily serving them up before disappearing behind the kitchen doors.

Restaurant Ember at Hotel 1929 serves modern European cuisine, and it is not a secret that they have one of the best set lunches in Singapore.

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Keystone Restaurant

Keystone restaurant

It’s always nice to visit new restaurants run by young and talented chefs who are truly passionate about their food.

I first learned about Keystone Restaurant at Stanley Street a few months ago through my journalist friends. They told me about the excellent work Chef Mark Richards is doing at the restaurant, and it is one of the few places that use sous-vide cooking for most of the dishes on the menu.

I went there a while back, and ever since my visit, I’ve been recommending it to my friends. I’ll cut to the chase. If you like hearty meals with big portions, Keystone Restaurant is probably not suitable for you. But if you enjoy dining in a classy restaurant that serves refined and sophisticated food, this is the place to go.

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The Song of India Dining Deal from DEAL.com.sg

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The Song of India

The Song of India by award winning Chef Milind Sovand is one of the best Indian fine dining restaurants in Singapore. So imagine my surprise when I found out that DEAL.com.sg has a deal that offers 35% off a scrumptious weekend buffet brunch at The Song of India for only $29 NETT (usual price $44.75).

While I love going to nice restaurants, it is impossible to spend so much on food all the time. That’s why I think DEAL.com.sg is doing a great job providing consumers with dining deals at a huge discount.

Even though I haven’t tried many Indian buffets in Singapore, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that you must try the buffet brunch at The Song of India.

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Man Fu Yuan Intercontinental Hotel

Pu Erh Tea Pork Ribs

Man Fu Yuan at Intercontinental Hotel – one of Singapore’s top Cantonese restaurants – has undergone a refurbishment earlier this year and it has since returned with a stunning decor and a new emphasis on Chinese tea.

While I liked their dim sum, I didn’t frequent the old Man Fu Yuan because the decoration was kind of boring. Boy was I impressed when I went there for lunch recently. The restaurant now has a nice contemporary look with classy butterfly chandeliers, exquisite hand-painted wall coverings, and natural timber floors.

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Il Lido Italian Dining Sentosa Golf Club

Il lido

Il Lido Italian Dining at Sentosa Golf Club is a restaurant that has consistently been voted as one of the best restaurants in Singapore, and it is frequently praised for the quality of Italian food.

Compared to its sister restaurant, Forlino at One Fullerton, il lido Italian restaurant is slightly more casual – think of it as a semi fine dining restaurant that comes with everything you would expect from a top-notch restaurant.

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