11 Best Restaurants in Singapore That Do Not Have Michelin Stars

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The recent launch of the Singapore Michelin Guide has seen 27 restaurants being bestowed the honourable star(s).

Sure, we are extremely happy for the chosen ones, but there are still a couple of dining establishments that are no less deserving of the Michelin star and we only wished they were given the recognition too. These places are equally reputable and definitely regarded as Singapore’s best restaurants, and we are sure many share our sentiments on this.

While the Michelin star(s) is a testimony to a restaurant’s success, it does not necessarily mean that any restaurants without it actually pales in comparison. From modern Australian barbecue restaurant Burnt Ends, Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine to award-winning Tippling Club, here are 11 Best Restaurants in Singapore That Do Not Have Michelin Stars.

burnt endsSource: Asia Bars


Burnt Ends is ranked as the World’s 70th Best Restaurant and Asia’s 14th Best Restaurant. Needless to say, scoring a reservation requires tremendous patience but the divine Australian barbecue food is well worth the approximate two-month wait!

The menu changes every day but customers can expect consistently superb dishes that have been prepared with finesse.

20 Teck Lim Road
Singapore 088391
Tel: +65 6224 3933
Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Tue: 6pm – 12am
Wed to Sat: 11.45am – 2pm, 6pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Outram Park

db bistro


Located in Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands, DB Bistro Moderne Singapore is the brainchild of internationally-acclaimed restaurateur Daniel Boulud. The restaurant is renowned for their Original db Burger (S$42++) – a juicy beef patty stuffed with foie gras and sandwiched between two fluffy Parmesan buns.

Other noteworthy dishes include the Duck Confit and Ribeye. The service at DB Bistro Moderne Singapore is also impeccable!

2 Bayfront Avenue
Marina Bay Sands
Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 8525
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 10pm
Sat: 11am – 11pm
Sun: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bayfront



Garibaldi is one of Singapore’s most popular Italian restaurants. Set lunch starts from S$39++ per person and Chef’s Degustation Dinner starts from S$188++ per person.

Fresh ingredients – imported directly from Italy – are used to prepare Garibaldi’s authentic Italian delicacies. The restaurant is perfect for business luncheons, romantic date nights and private functions.

36 Purvis Street
Singapore 188613
Tel: +65 6837 1468
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Bugis

iggysSource: The World’s 50 Best


Located in Hilton Singapore, Iggy’s is a fine dining international restaurant that has successfully merged the flavours and culinary techniques of Australian, European and Japanese cuisines.

The fancy establishment has been ranked as number 18 in Asia and has also gained the approval of Gourmet & Travel Magazine, Forbes Travel Guide and Singapore Tatler.

581 Orchard Road
The Hilton Hotel, Level 3
Singapore 238883
Tel: +65 6732 2234
Closed on Sundays and Wednesdays
Mon, Tue, Thu to Sat: 12pm – 1.30pm, 7pm – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Imperial Treasure Fine Cuisine


The Imperial Treasure name is synonymous with top-notch and impressive Chinese food. The prices might be relatively steep, but the stellar dining experience at Imperial Treasure’s flagship outlet in Marina Bay Sands is well worth your hard-earned money.

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.

10 Bayfront Avenue
Marina Bay Sands
The Shoppes Atrium 2
L2-04, The Shoppes
Singapore 018972
Tel: +65 6688 7788
Daily: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Bayfront



Originating from Los Angeles, specialty pizza restaurant Pizzeria Mozza – owned and operated by Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Nancy Silverton - has defied all traditional notions of a pizzeria.

The prices of the pizza range from S$20 for a Tomato & Sicilian oregano, to S$38 for the Egg, bacon with Yukon Potato. The Cauliflower fritti (S$16) is also a must-order.

2 Bayfront Avenue
Marina Bay Sands
#B1-42/46, The Shoppes
Singapore 018972
Tel: +65 6688 8522
Daily: 12pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Bayfront

Taste Paradise


Taste Paradise has been one of our favourite Chinese restaurants in Singapore since its inaugural opening. The dim sum here – especially the liu sha bao and baked char siew pastry – never disappoint, and we have been returning religiously since day one.

Taste Paradise’s dinner menu is one that is refined and elegant, with the signature Shark’s Fin in Supreme Broth and different variety of foie gras prepared with an oriental take. Taste Paradise is the kind of place that you would bring esteemed guests and friends to.

2 Orchard Turn
ION Orchard #04-07
Singapore 238801
Tel: +65 6509 9660
Mon to Fri 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat and Sun: 11am – 4.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard



Sitting inside five-star Goodwood Park Hotel is Tatsuya, a famous Japanese restaurant helmed by respected Chef Ronnie Chia who has more than 30 years of culinary experience. They serve up some of the best chirashi-don in Singapore, and lunch sets are actually very affordable.

Tatsuya Aburi Sushi

The menu changes every fortnight and comprises fresh seasonal produce directly imported from Japan. Reservations are definitely required for it has a huge army of loyal patrons who dine there regularly.

22 Scotts Road
Goodwood Park Hotel
Singapore 228221
Tel: +65 6737 7411
Daily: 12pm – 3am
Nearest Station: Orchard

tippling club singaporeSource: Tippling Club


Bar-cum-restaurant Tippling Club was ranked as the 45th Best Bar in the World in 2013. Helmed by celebrated chef Ryan Clift, the gastro-bar is the go-to place for gourmet food and impressive cocktails.

Do order the Juniper Sling (S$21++) – a cocktail concoction of cassis, cinnamon syrup, gin, cherry bitters, grand marnier and junipher – which is interestingly served in a Penhaligon’s perfume bottle.

38 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088461
Tel: +65 6475 2217
Closed on Sundays
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 12am
Sat: 6pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

TungLok Signatures Lobsters


Tunglok Signatures at Orchard Parade Hotel is one of Singapore’s leading Chinese restaurants. The reputable dining establishment – with numerous accolades under its name – boasts a splendid array of tantalising Cantonese, Sichuan and Shanghainese dishes.

Must-order dishes include the Crisp-fried Prime Pork with Sze Chuan Chilli and the Pan-fried Lobster Steak.

Orchard Parade Hotel #02-18
1 Tanglin Road
Singapore 247905
Tel : +65 6834 0660
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


Wild Rocket is one of the very first pioneers in promoting mod-sin cuisine. Former lawyer Willin is the man behind this restaurant and he was even named by New York Times as Singapore’s up-and-coming tastemaker who is “reinventing the city’s traditional food culture”.

The cosy restaurant is perched atop Mount Emily and provides a great respite from the hustle and bustle in the city.

10A Upper Wilkie Road
Singapore 228119
Tel: +65 6339 9448
Daily: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Rochor