Huay Kwang Thai at Upper Thomson has been around for a while and the mookata restaurant remains jam-packed with hungry patrons on a nightly basis.
Hate it or love it, but it seems like the mookata dining concept is here to stay.
Prices for the mookata buffet are relatively affordable; it ranges from S$19.90+ per adult for a Value Mak Mak Buffet to S$29.90+ per adult for a Deluxe Buffet. You will have to add S$3+ on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, eve of public holidays and on public holidays.
Updated: Rida La Cuisine is no longer in operation.
Sick of all the pretentious overpriced Parisian haute cuisine dining concepts? Perhaps it is time to venture away from the overhyped glitzy restaurants and give Rida La Cuisine a shot instead. Located along the bustling stretch of Upper Thomson Road, Rida La Cuisine is a casual French eatery serving homestyle traditional French fare at affordable prices.
As its name suggests, Chicken Clinic at Upper Thomson is a hospital-themed eatery specialising in Korean Fried Chicken. It is the only Korean restaurant in Singapore utilising surgical equipments in its fried chicken presentation.
Sure, they might be a tad too gimmicky, but our cameras love them.
Korean fried chickens are all the rage right now, but Chicken Clinic has cleverly stood out from other competitors with its unique display of injection syringes, metal trays and medical tweezers. While they may not serve up the best Korean fried chicken, it is still something you might want to check out when you are next at Thomson.
Time flies. It has already been four years since artisanal ice-cream parlour Salted Caramel first opened its doors in Upper Thomson!
The popular of this ice-cream shop that is jam packed with customers every night till date still hasn’t died, and their formula to success in this cut-throat industry is no mind-blogging secret – they pride themselves on handcrafting ice-cream free from artificial enhancers and preservatives.
Truth be told, we were really upset when November 8 at Upper Thomson shut its doors a few months ago. Thankfully, the same people behind November 8 has opened a brand new cafe & bar concept in the same Thomson V One Building and it is called Five by Five (5 x 5).
The 2-week old casual establishment is decked in an all-white interior with minimalistic wooden furnishings. Five by Five is one of the rare few cafes in Singapore that opens till midnight daily (except for Tuesdays).
It is a clean state of white.
Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters is one of the new kids on the block, but not that new if you are familiar with OZ Specialty Coffee. Formerly located at the other part of the Upper Thomson neighbourhood, the brand has undergone a major revamp and repositioning and now sits proudly as Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters at the edge of the busy stretch of Upper Thomson. It is a much bigger scale, with a proper dine-in space because they serve more than coffee and desserts now.
The Upper Thomson neighbourhood is experiencing a revival, with new cafes like November 8 and One Man Coffee opening in the area. Among them, you should swing by One Man Coffee for great coffee and delicious light bites like its ‘Toad in the Hole’ and the much-lauded French toast.
The dining scene along Upper Thomson Road is buzzing with life, with a myriad of old and new restaurants coexisting along the long food stretch. Some of these places have been around for decades while others are only a few months old.
From the famous 24-hours Meng’s Kitchen to Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters, we present to you the guide to top eateries, cafes and restaurants in Upper Thomson.