13 Popular Overseas Dining Concepts That Opened In Singapore In 2016

Singapore Dining Concepts 2016

Singaporeans live for great food, and we are not ashamed of it. Even when we travel, we have a list of go-to places – famous cafes, Michelin-star restaurants and what-have-you.

We know too well those moments when indulging in BAKE Cheese Tarts on the streets of Tokyo and enjoying a pizza in PizzaExpress in London, and wondering when would be the next we could savour them again.

Luckily for us, Singapore has more and more international brands setting foot on our shores, and we are infinitely closer to satisfying all our cravings.

Now, let us take a look at the 13 Popular Overseas Dining Concepts That Opened In Singapore in 2016.

Bake Cheese Tart Singapore


Originating from Kinotoya confectionery store in Hokkaido, BAKE Cheese Tart was founded by Shintaro Naganuma who strongly believes that freshly baked tarts taste the best and that only fresh ones can be sold to its customers.

BAKE is hence very well-loved for their cheese tarts for they are baked on the actual premises – nothing but fresh, fragrant, warm cheese tarts.

#B4-33 ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn
Singapore 238801
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Burger Joint SG


New York’s cloak-and-dagger burger restaurant – Burger Joint – made its debut in Singapore on 03 May 2016, with its first outlet at Amoy Street. Proudly deemed as a burger restaurant without all the fluff of gourmet burgers, Burger Joint makes genuinely unpretentious burgers that have left the harshest of critics in awe.

They have been known to refer to their burgers as anti-gourmet burgers. Although there is nothing wrong with a tasty gourmet burger, the main idea of the burgers at Burger Joint is to just serve up some honest and delicious burgers – maybe even the best one you will ever have.

115 Amoy Street
Singapore 069935
Tel: +65 6221 8648
Mon to Wed: 11am – 11pm
Thu to Sat: 11am – 12am
Sun: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer



Singaporeans need their daily dose of caffeine and there is really no lack of cafes in town that provide good coffee. While most cafes are starting to look similar, FabCafe – a futuristic cafe with state-of-the-art new fabrication technology like 3D printing and laser cutting – has opened up in the ArtScience Museum that aims to bring technology, creativity and food together.

ArtScience Museum
6 Bayfront Ave
Singapore 018974
Daily: 7am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Bayfront

Gudetama Cafe


Gudetama Cafe is opening in Singapore at Suntec City this November.

Fans of Sanrio’s lazy egg character will probably have heard of Gudetama Cafe in Osaka, as well as Gudetama Cafe by Izumi Curry and the dim sum pop-up restaurant at Dim Sum Icon in Hong Kong. We can finally look forward to Gudetama Cafe in Singapore!

3 Temasek Boulevard
Suntec City Mall #01-361
Nearest Station: Promenade

Greyhound Cafe


Greyhound Cafe, famous fashion and lifestyle cafe in Bangkok, will be opening in Paragon come November. With the brand’s background in fashion and graphic design, the new café is set to impress – in terms of both interiors and food.

We are looking forward to seeing the space, the specially designed staff uniforms, as well as being able to try the food that people often rave about. One item to look out for is the popular Greyhound Famous Fried Wings.

290 Orchard Road
Singapore 238859
Nearest Station: Orchard

Honolulu Cafe Singapore


Honolulu Café was founded in Hong Kong during the 1940s, and it started out as a humble eatery selling Hong Kong-style coffee and tea and baked confectionery. The casual eatery is renowned for their flaky egg tarts, pineapple buns and Hong Kong milk tea.

Local chefs from Hong Kong’s Honolulu Café are sent to Singapore to ensure that the dishes served here remain similar to the flagship store’s.

No trip to Honolulu Cafe is complete until you have tried their signature Honolulu Egg Tarts (S$1.70++ each). Each palm-size flaky pastry encases to-die-for sweet soft egg custard; the dough had been frozen overnight and folded into many layers to achieve a crisp shell.

#01-33F/G The Centrepoint
176 Orchard Road
Singapore 238843
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Somerset

Kam's Roast Goose Hong Kong


Kam’s Roast Goose – famous roast goose restaurant from Hong Kong – is opening in Singapore at Pacific Plaza this October. Kam’s had always been one of our favourite Hong Kong restaurants. We are glad that we no longer have to fly abroad just to satisfy our roast goose cravings.

Pacific Plaza
9 Scotts Road
Singapore 228210
Nearest Station: Orchard

Kiss The Tiramisu


Kiss The Tiramisu, the popular South Korean Tiramisu soft-serve ice cream joint, is set to open in Singapore soon! Their first outlet will be located right in the heart of Orchard Road, at Orchard Gateway.

Kiss The Tiramisu has been a hit in South Korea ever since its debut in Hongdae, fusing two popular desserts into one awesome treat. Tiramisu and soft serve ice cream are like two peas in a pot. Each tiramisu soft serve from Kiss The Tiramisu is also served in a swanky gold-rimmed plastic “wine glass” for your perfect social media photo.

277 Orchard Road #01-15 Orchard Gateway
Singapore 238858
Nearest Station: Somerset

Kyushu Pancake


Kyushu Pancake’s famed pancakes are made with seven different grains that are grown in Kyushu – the gem of Japanese agricultural regions. The result is a premium pancake mix that gives the perfect texture and unique taste.

The 42-seater outlet in Novena opened on 11 May 2016 and offers the Kyushu Butter Milk Classic Pancake, Salted Caramel French Toast, Matcha Azuki Waffle, Egg Benedict Pancake and Matcha Montblanc. Signature drinks that are served include Matcha Latte, Fresh Fruit Tea and Special Milk Tea.

#01-08 Novena Regency
275 Thomson Road
Singapore 307645
Tel: +65 6352 6265
Daily: 11am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Novena



This popular pizza chain has over 500 outlets in United Kingdom, various European countries, Hong Kong, India and the Middle East. PizzaExpress is now open in Singapore and sits on the basement level of Scotts Square.

The doughs are all made fresh on the spot, and you can watch the chefs in action via the open kitchen.

Classic pizzas include a variety of different flavours on a slightly thicker dough. They are smaller in size, which is great for solo diners. We had a taste of a popular flavour – Lava (S$20) which is topped with olives, burrata cheese, chilli oil, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and passata, and fresh basil.

Scotts Square
6 Scotts Rd
Singapore 228209
Tel: +65 6538 0083
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard



Popbar, the famed popsicle store from The U.S., is opening in Singapore at Plaza Singapura. We tried Popbar’s popsicle when we were in New York City and trust us when we say that they taste as good as they look. With the opening of Popbar in Singapore, there is no need to fly all the way to the States to have a taste of these Insta-famous popsicles.

The store will be housed in Plaza Singapura, and from what we understand, it is set to open within the next few weeks.

Plaza Singapura #B2-64
68 Orchard Road
Singapore 238839
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut

Smoothie House Westgate


This is Taiwan’s most popular and bestselling shaved ice store that sits along Yong Kang Street. Singapore’s Smoothie House imports the blocks of ice directly from Taiwan so you can be assured that the quality and taste will be exactly like the original snowflake ice in Taiwan.

Mango Snowflake Ice with Panna Cotta (S$12.90) is their signature and probably the most ordered item in their Taiwan stores. Many reasons to love this bowl, indeed. Why, just look at the generous chunks of fresh mango atop the powdery snowflake ice. And a panna cotta to top, too!

A little fun fact: every piece of mango is sliced with precision to ensure a consistency in the size for the best dining experience, and the number of mango chunks is even on each side! Also, every bowl of Mango Snowflake Ice actually comprises almost a whole mango fruit.

#01-08 Westgate
3 Gateway Drive
Singapore 608532
Tel: +65 6710 5567
Daily: 12pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Jurong East

Tai Cheong Bakery


Tai Cheong is an institution in Hong Kong, and its egg tarts are well-loved by people from all around the globe. Egg tart is one of the must-try local food in Hong Kong, and we are extremely delighted to know that Tai Cheong Bakery’s egg tarts can be found at he basement of Takashimaya now!

Other than the much-lauded egg tarts, the old school bakery is also selling pineapple buns (bolo buns), doughnuts, egg rolls, pastries and local cha chaan teng dishes.

Tai Cheong Bakery’s egg tarts are priced at S$7.60 for a box of 4.

#B208-5 Takashimaya Shopping Centre
391 Orchard Road
Singapore 238872
Tel: +65 8223 1954
Daily: 10am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard