20 Restaurants That Will Be Open During Chinese New Year 2016

CNY Restaurants 2016

Chinese New Year is a two-day public holiday in Singapore. Everyone will be busy with the customary house visiting, and it seems that every year, most dining establishments will be not be open during that period.

But there will always be some of us who want dine out with our families, or are simply not into house visiting.

If you are one of those, fret not. From having your regular cafe fare to buffet spreads, here are 20 Restaurants That Will Be Open During Chinese New Year 2016.

Awfully Chocolate


Chocaholics rejoice! Three of Awfully Chocolate’s cafes will be open throughout Chinese New Year – namely East Coast, The Star Vista and Vivo City. If Western desserts are what you need instead of pineapple tarts and love letters, then Awfully Chocolate will answer your prayers with their wide range of chocolatey desserts. And of course, hei ice cream is always the best.

Ninethirty East Coast Road
131 East Coast Road
Singapore 428816
Tel: +65 6345 2190
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 11pm
Sat: 9.30am – 1am
Sun: 9.30am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Dakota



Located at the corner of Amara Hotel, Bar-Roque Grill is open during Chinese New Year. The French restaurant is the proud owner of Singapore’s largest rotisserie and patrons can choose to dine in its lavish dining room or chill out over drinks at its adjoining open-air terrace bar.

165 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-00
Singapore 088539
Tel: +65 6444 9672
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat: 6pm – 10.30pm
Sun: Closed
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


Dallas Restaurant & Bar is centrally located at Suntec City and boasts a scrumptious variety of western main courses. Relish in their fine selection of wines that have been imported from Australia and New Zealand; a good alternative to toast to the Lunar New Year, right?

#03-302/303 Suntec City
3 Temasek Boulevard
Singapore 038982
Tel: +65 6333 4068
Mon to Wed: 11.30am – 12am
Thu and Fri: 11.30am – 1am
Sat and Sun: 11.30am – 12am
Nearest Station: Promenade

da paolo bistro bar


Situated in Rochester Park, Da Paolo Bistro Bar is a beautiful multi-concept venue nestled in lush greenery. Treat yourselves to European dishes if Chinese food is not your thing, or unwind over refreshing cocktails at the breezy laid-back outdoor lounge area.

3 Rochester Park
Singapore 139214
Tel: +65 6774 5537
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Buona Vista


Housed within the charming 19th-century national monument Chijmes, El Mero Mero is a contemporary Mexican restaurant that sources its ingredients directly from Mexico. The menu changes every month so frequent diners will never find themselves bored of the food.

#01-20 Chijmes
30 Victoria Street
Singapore 187996
Tel: +65 6337 1377
Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 5.30pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Cityhall / Esplanade

Forest RWS


Chinese fine dining restaurant Forest is helmed by famous local celebrity chef Sam Leong and this extravagant establishment is one of Sentosa’s best kept secrets. Chinese gourmet served here are nowhere near ordinary, and if you are after an elegant dinner that is full of surprises, Forest is where you should be.

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

Greendot Singapore


Greendot is the go-to eatery for those who live by the motto “Eat Green, Feel Good”. If some of your folks and/or friends are on a meat-free diet, then all the more you should visit GreenDot for its menu of wholesome vegetarian dishes. Nutritious and delicious, what’s there not to love?

Paya Lebar Square
60 Paya Lebar Road, #02-15/16/17
Singapore 409051
Tel: +65 6702 2221
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar

Imperial Treasure Fine Cuisine


Imperial Treasure certainly needs no further introduction. The successful brand is synonymous with excellent standards of Chinese food and we say a meal here is indeed well worth the hefty price. Remember to order their signature Peking Duck!

#L2-04, Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 7788
Daily: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Bayfront

j restaurant


J’s Restaurant is a Halal-certified restaurant serving modern European gourmet fare infused with Latin American flavours. Diners can savour scrumptious nosh such as Chipotle Meatballs and Adobo Chicken, while vegetarians can choose from five vegetarian-friendly main courses.

7 Purvis Street, #01-01
Singapore 188586
Tel: +65 6887 4787
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10pm
Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat: 6pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Esplanade

j65 Interior


Newly revamped Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore is our recent muse, and its star restaurant J65 has one of the most value-for-money buffet spreads. At S$78 nett on 08 Feb and S$58 nett on 09 Feb, J65 has a lunar-theme spread where you can customise your own yusheng. Yes, that means take all the sashimi or seafood you want, and pile on the vegetables and crackers!

Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore
Lobby Level, 1A Cuscaden Road
Singapore 249176
Tel: +65 6831 4374
Daily: 6.30am to 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Lokkee Restaurant


Lokkee has successfully challenged the notions of traditional Chinese dining to an epic new level (in a good way, of course). Their bold unconventional branding has made quite a name for itself, but that is not all that we are attracted to. Their Flaming Pineapple Beef, Firecracker Chicken Nest and Sichuan ‘Mala’ Grilled Fish are worth a special trip.

Note: Lokkee is closed on Monday, 08 Feb but will be open for business on Tuesday, 09 Feb.

Plaza Singapura
#03-01, 68 Orchard Road
Singapore 238839
Tel: +65 6884 4566
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut

Mitzo CNY


Mitzo has always been one of our favourite dining destinations for Chinese gourmet and we are all ecstatic about the scrumptious festive sets, CNY-themed cocktails and takeouts specially for the upcoming Chinese New Year at this sexy Chinese restaurant.

Its irresistibly groundbreaking renditions of Chinese classics are far from ordinary, yet by no means stray away from traditional practices.

Quote “ladyironchef” and book by 20 Jan 2016 to enjoy 15% off (*not valid for 07 Feb 2016) all set menus and goodies at Mitzo.

Level 4 Grand Park Orchard
270 Orchard Road
Singapore 238857
Reservations: +65 6603 8855 / rsvn@mitzo.sg
Mon to Wed: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 12am
(2 seating on 7 Feb – 1st Seating: 6pm to 8pm; 2nd seating: 8.30pm to 10.30pm)
Thu to Sun, PH and Eve of PH: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Orchard/Somerset

Quayside Fish Bar Chilli Crab Pasta


Fancy the idea of chilling by Sentosa Cove’s marina over a beautiful seafood meal? Quayside Fish Bar & Bistro is quite the ideal spot for some quality time with your loved ones. The ever-changing blackboard specials are what we always look forward to, because the surprises are dependent on the daily catch. Well, whatever they are, you know you will be in for a treat without breaking the bank.

31 Ocean Way #01-11
Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove
Singapore 098375
Tel: +65 6268 8633
Mon: 5.30pm – 12 midnight
Tue to Thu: 12pm – 12 midnight
Fri: 12pm – 1am
Sat: 10am – 1am
Sun: 10am – 12 midnight
Nearest Station: Harbourfont


Situated on the third storey of the iconic Raffles Hotel, Royal China is an elegant Chinese restaurant that enjoys immense popularity among locals and tourists alike. Characterised by hues of white and tiffany blue, sit back and enjoy the baskets of stellar dim sum over pots of Chinese tea.

1 Beach Road
#03-09 Raffles Hotel
Singapore 190001
Tel: +65 6338 3363
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sun and PH: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall



Sitting on level 55 and 56 of ION Orchard, Salt Grill & Sky Bar is a modern contemporary Australian fine dining restaurant that is helmed by celebrity chef Luke Mangan. Tuck into sumptuous Aussie fares and a wide selection of international wines.

2 Orchard Turn,
#55-01 & #56-01
ION Orchard
Singapore 238801
Tel: +65 6592 5118
Daily: 11am – 11.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


We are not sure about you, but we actually prefer sticking to Chinese food during the lunar festivity. Summer Palace at Regent Hotel has exquisite Cantonese selections, and are prepared by award-winning master chefs that will surely impress the whole family.

Regent Hotel
1 Cuscaden Road
Singapore 249715
Tel: +65 6725 3288
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard



If digging into tossed fish salad and sinking your teeth on baked treats just ain’t your cup of tea, then perhaps The Carvery might be the answer to your carnivorous appetite. The Carvery is a value-for-money buffet at Park Hotel Alexandra, where you get to enjoy unlimited servings of premium meat.

Level 7, Park Hotel Alexandra
323 Alexandra Road
Singapore 159972
Tel: +65 6828 8880
Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Queenstown / Redhill

Wan Hao Yu Sheng


Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant is a perennial favourite. It is a superb dining destination that does not compromise on the decors, food and service. The kitchen is now helmed by Chef Bryan, and our pick from his festive delights is the Nourishing Deluxe Pen Cai with Pig Trotter (S$738 nett for small (6 persons), S$1388 nett for large (10 persons).

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

Xin Cuisine Restaurant


Tucked away at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium Hotel, Xin Cuisine is an under-the-radar dining destination that honestly deserves more attention for its Chinese cuisine that is consistently good. No efforts are spared in the presentations of the most delicious dishes too.

#04-00 Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
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 Park



Yan Ting is a fancy Chinese restaurant frequented by food lovers. Located in 5-star hotel The St. Regis Singapore, dim sum on Chinese New Year sounds perfect, yes?

The St. Regis Singapore
29 Tanglin Road
Singapore 247911
Tel: +65 6506 6887
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

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