32 Best Chinese Restaurants In Singapore For Family Dinners, Gatherings & Dates

Best Chinese Restaurants

Despite the vast array of cuisines available in our saturated food scene, the one we always find ourselves returning to and the very same one that delivers comfort like no other, is Chinese food.

From the concept of communal dining around a table with a lazy susan right smack in the middle to expertly executed dishes that never fail to delight—whether it’s a steamed fish or even hearty double-boiled soups—Chinese dishes are what we consider the truest form of comfort food.

Chinese Restaurants In Singapore 2018

Cantonese, Hokkien, Teochew or even the tastes of Sze Chuan, it doesn’t matter—they’re all darn delicious to us. If you are ready to dive into authentic Chinese cooking, here is our guide to 31 best Chinese restaurants in Singapore.

Auntie's Wok & Steam Group Shot 1


Situated at Alley on 25 within Andaz Singaporesi is Auntie’s Wok & Steam, an elegant Chinese restaurant that whips up a decadent array of comforting Szechuan-inspired fare that is not to be missed.

What’s more, this is where you can relish the gorgeous skyline of our city whilst eating to your heart’s content. Be sure to get a portion of their Crispy Squid along with a comforting bowl of Double Boiled Beef Short Rib Noodles!

5 Fraser Street
Level 25 Andaz Singapore
Singapore 189354
Tel: +65 6408 1288
Daily: 12pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bugis

Blue Lotus CNY


Bringing new age Chinese cuisine to the forefront Singapore’s dining scene, Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House at Quayside Isle is one that constantly pushes boundaries and experiments with a myriad of flavours, artfully blending them to present classic dishes in a contemporary way.

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31 Ocean Way
#01-13 Quayside Isle
Singapore 098375
Tel: +65 6339 0880 / +65 6910 0880
Mon to Fri: 6pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Harbourfront

Crystal Jade Golden Palace


Boasting elegance with a touch of sexiness, this is one place you should definitely pay a visit to should you find yourself craving exceptional Chinese cuisine. There are no quirks nor fancy innovations here and that’s precisely why we love it.

290 Orchard Road,
#05-22 Paragon Shopping Centre
Singapore 238859
Tel: +65 6734 6866
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 10.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard



Helmed by one of Singapore’s most highly esteemed chefs, Chef Sam Leong, Forest at Resorts World Sentosa astounds with its traditional Chinese dishes that boast Western-inspired presentation and flair.

This is one spot to pamper yourself should you desire a proper fine dining experience coupled with the authentic taste of Chinese cooking.

8 Sentosa Gateway
Level 1 Equarius Hotel
Resorts World Sentosa
Tel: +65 6577 7788
Daily: 7.30am – 10.30am, 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Harbourfront



Golden Peony is an award-winning upscale Chinese restaurant located on the third level of Conrad Centennial Singapore Hotel. The fancy establishment is helmed by celebrated Hong Kong native Chef Ku Keung who never fails to deliver perfection with his various takes on Cantonese classics.

2 Temasek Boulevard,
Conrad Centennial Hotel Level 3,
Singapore 038983
Tel: +65 6432 7482
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Esplanade / Promenade

Hai Tien Lo Pan Pacific


A stalwart in the local dining scene, Hai Tien Lo at Pan Pacific Singapore sets high standards for quality Cantonese cuisine and remains one of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore.

Offering a plethora of gorgeous dim sum items as well as soul-boosting dishes, this is one restaurant that you can go for a fine yet casual luncheon with your business associates or even to celebrate a dear one’s birthday.

7 Raffles Blvd,
Singapore 039595
Tel: +65 6826 8240
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Esplanade / Promenade

Hua Ting Semi Private Dining Room


Established in 1992, Orchard Hotel Singapore’s signature restaurant Hua Ting has built a firm reputation as one of the top Cantonese fine dining restaurants in Singapore. Many spirits were shaken at the news of its closure some months ago but finally, after an extensive four-month facelift, Hua Ting Restaurant returns with a sophisticated new look and an improved menu to match.

At the helm of this grande dame is Masterchef Chung Lap Fai, and along with his team of veteran Chinese chefs, a brand new menu is introduced—one that aims to impart traditional flavours in a contemporary fashion.

New to Hua Ting Restaurant’s menu is their Smoked Peking Duck infused with Aged Pu-Erh served with Yuzu Sauce. Aromatic, succulent and everything you could ever want in a Peking duck dish (and more), it is one of those dishes that you’ll find yourself hankering over for days.

Hua Ting Group Shot

Dishes that will rock your socks off include the Dong Xing Garoupa and Crispy Rice in Superior Stock as well as the Signature Baked Mango Chicken Tartlet—both of which are truly marvellous and unique.

442 Orchard Road
Orchard Hotel Singapore, Level 2
Singapore 238879
Tel: +65 6739 6666
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Imperial Treasure Fine Cuisine


Amongst all the Chinese cuisines out there, the Cantonese style is probably the most popular and diverse and Imperial Treasure Cantonese Cuisine is one such place where diners are never disappointed.

We’ve dined at Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine many times over the years and the food is always consistently good.

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

Jade Palace Restaurant


Despite its unassuming exterior, Jade Palace Seafood Restaurant at Forum the Shopping Mall is actually a hugely popular spot among customers because the food here is always consistent and delicious.

The claypot rice, in particular, is one of the best around and they also have one of the most impressive selections of wine around.

#B1-12, Forum The Shopping Mall
583 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6732 6628
Daily: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Lei Garden


Lei Garden prides itself on creating high-quality, delicious and memorable Chinese cuisine. With exquisite new dishes regularly added to the menu, diners can enjoy a taste of crisp and delicate flavours in a fine dining experience that’s nothing short of unforgettable.

And having won a Michelin star in both 2016 and 2017, you know you can’t go wrong here.

30 Victoria Street,
Singapore 187996
Tel: +65 6339 3822
Daily: 11.30am – 3.30am, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall

Li Bai Dim Sum


Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant at Sheraton Towers Singapore is renowned for its exquisite Cantonese cuisine.

Li Bai Chinese Restaurant

The dining concept here harkens back to the days of grand Emperors in ancient China, so you can expect fresh ingredients and premium nosh to give you a taste of how dining like royalty used to be like.

39 Scotts Road,
Sheraton Towers Singapore
Singapore 228230
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



Located on the 3rd storey of Plaza Singapura is American-Chinese establishment Lokkee that is not just your ordinary Chinese restaurant. It is worth mentioning that the up-and-coming gourmet eatery is successfully pushing the boundaries of traditional Chinese cuisine – without compromising on key oriental ingredients – and introducing a tantalising variety of revamped Asian classics that will impress even the most discerning diners. Expect unique renditions of steamed baos, spicy Sichuan diced chicken and whatnot.

Lokkee Flaming Pineapples

Lending flavours from all over the world, Lokkee exudes a subtle touch of the West, but its interior and food remain inherently Chinese. Our feast at Lokkee surprised us pleasantly from very start to the end, and we would gladly return in a heartbeat for the impressive food and sexy ambience.

68 Orchard Road, #03-01, Plaza Singapura
Singapore 238839
Daily: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut

Man Fu Yuan Collage


Man Fu Yuan over at InterContinental Singapore has long seduced diners with its array of delectable Cantonese nosh that constantly evolves with the times. Their menu takes on a contemporary approach to fine Cantonese cuisine, suiting even the most discerning of modern palates.

Man Fu Yuan Lobster

But let it not be said that the restaurant totally ignores the classics, for that is where they excel most, so rest assured that they still serve perennial Cantonese dishes such as their Double-Boiled Chicken Consommé, Fish Maw, Conpoy as well as their acclaimed Smoked Kagoshima Pork Belly Char Siew.

The kitchen at Man Fu Yuan is helmed by none other than Executive Chef Eric Neo. Armed with decades of experience, a keen eye for detail and a knack for delving into the contemporary and the creative, what diners can expect is nothing short of grandeur from the interiors, the service and of course, the food.

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80 Middle Road,
Singapore 188966
Tel: +65 6825 1008
Mon to Sat: 11.45am – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Bugis

Min Jiang Dim Sum


Located in the elegant Goodwood Park Hotel, the award-winning Min Jiang features a repertoire of popular Sichuan and Cantonese dishes, as well as a delectable dim sum selection, served on trolleys for lunch daily.

The fine dim sum restaurant has an ambience fit for any occasion—be it small weddings, business meeting and other social events.

22 Scotts Road
Goodwood Park Hotel
Singapore 228221
Tel: +65 6730 1704
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Mitzo Restaurant Singapore


Among the numerous Chinese restaurants in Singapore, Mitzo is by far the sleekest and sexiest around, and sitting along Orchard Road makes it a convenient spot to satisfy those dim sum cravings after all your shopping is done.

Mitzo Sunday Yum Cha

Everything is exquisitely handcrafted with premium ingredients, and their house signatures, namely the Mitzo Special Barbeque Pork—probably the best char siew in Singapore—and Black Truffle Crispy Roast Duck come highly recommended.

Level 4 Grand Park Orchard
270 Orchard Road
Singapore 238857
Tel: +65 6603 8855
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat to Sun: 1.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Staion: Orchard/ Somerset

Mouth Restaurant Dim Sum


Since 1988, Mouth Restaurant is the go-to restaurant in Singapore’s Chinatown for yum cha.

Mouth Restaurant Roast Meat

For dim sum, they offer a wide selection of 100 mouth-watering handmade dim sum including some of the talk of the town choices such as the Rainbow Har Gao, Squid Ink Char Siew Bun and the ever popular Liu Sha Bao.

22 Cross Street #01-61
China Square Central South Bridge Court ShopHouse,
Singapore 048421
Tel: +65 6438 5798
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 4.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Chinatown / Telok Ayer

Orchid Live Seafood Restaurant Singapore


A dining experience at Orchid Live Seafood is akin to teleporting yourselves back in time. While the old-school seafood restaurant is tucked away in a remote corner of Sembawang, its inaccessibility has not deterred loyal customers from patronising it.

Orchid Live Seafood Lobster Porridge

Nobody leaves Orchid Live Seafood without ordering the signature Lobster Porridge so if you’re looking to indulge, this is one dish you should definitely get.

1 Bah Soon Pah Road
Singapore 769959
Tel: +65 6756 0311
Daily: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Khatib

paradise teochew swimming club


Embracing the roots of Teochew cuisine with an emphasis on natural flavours, light seasonings and fresh ingredients in its preparation of dishes, Paradise Teochew features a menu of over a hundred dishes of Teochew-style signatures coupled with an array of dim sum offerings.

The restaurant’s talented kitchen team is helmed by Hong Kong-born Executive Chef Cheng Fa Kwan who has been exposed to and cooking Teochew cuisine for the past 34 years!

6 Scotts Road, #03-04 Scotts Square,
Singapore 228209
Tel: +65 6538 0644
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 10.30am – 3.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Peach Garden Buffet


Peach Garden focuses on bringing to diners impeccable Chinese cuisine with the freshest premium ingredients.

Peach Garden Custard Bun

The view from its outlet at level 33 of OCBC Building is as impressive as their dim sum menu—especially their tasty Baked Egg Tarts and Steamed Shanghai Xiao Long Bao.

65 Chulia Street
#33-01 OCBC Centre
Tel: +65 6535 7833
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm to 11pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place

Roland Seafood


The birthplace of Singapore’s iconic chilli crab, Roland Seafood over at Marine Parade is where anyone yearning for authenticity should definitely check out.

While many other restaurants prepare a slightly sweeter variation of chilli crab to cater to tourists and the general masses, Roland keeps it as real to its roots as possible by serving it up spicy.

#06-750, 89, Marine Parade Central,
Singapore 440089
Tel: +65 6440 8205
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Eunos
Si Chuan Dou Hua Group Shot


Since it first opened back in 1996, Si Chuan Dou Hua at PARKROYAL on Kitchener has been a haven for Sichuan and Cantonese fare, with a slightly heavier emphasis on Cantonese cooking.

Si Chuan Dou Hua Braised Soup

We particularly love their Claypot Rice with Assorted Waxed Meat as well as their immensely comforting Braised Fish Maw, Abalone, Sea Cucumber and Conpoy in Brown Broth—both of which are part of their lineup of 18 new offerings that showcase the very best of Jiangnan Cuisine.

Level 3, PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road
181 Kitchener Road,
Singapore 208533
Tel: +65 6428 3170
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest station: Farrer Park

Song Garden Dim Sum


Located on the second level of Mercure Singapore Bugis, this contemporary Cantonese restaurant astounds with its array of elaborate and mouth-watering dishes. Your taste buds are in for a tantalising treat of innovative creations such as Pan-seared ‘Otak’ Seafood Dumpling on Skewer, Baked Abalone Pastry and Deep-Fried Charcoal Chili Crab Meat Ball.

Song Garden Lobster Porridge

Helmed by Executive Chef Wong Shea Nung and Executive Dim Sum Chef Leung Chi Man—both of whom have decades of experience in Cantonese cooking in Hong Kong—what diners can look forward to is an impressive array of over 30 classic dim sum staples as well as some modern interpretations that are all carefully curated by the chef duo themselves.

122 Middle Road
Mercure Singapore Bugis
Singapore 188973
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bugis

Swatow Restaurant


Nestled in the heartland area of Toa Payoh, Swatow Seafood Restaurant is an old-school restaurant that gives us all that sense of familiarity the second we step foot inside.

Swatow Dim Sum

Besides their array of seafood dishes—that we love too—they also offer handmade Hong Kong-style dim sum in the day.

181 Toa Payoh Lorong 4, #02-602
Singapore 310181
Tel: +65 6363 1717
Daily: 8am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Toa Payoh

Taste Paradise


Hailed as one of Singapore’s best Chinese restaurants, Taste Paradise is a favourite establishment amongst discerning diners.

Treat yourselves to Taste Paradise’s sumptuous dim sum and do make it a point to allocate stomach space for their best-selling Classic Shark’s Fin in Supreme Broth accompanied with a Crispy Spring Roll served in Japanese Stone Pot.

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

Jinji Steamboat Group Shot


Teochew Traditional Steamboat Restaurant is a no-frills and utterly unpretentious steamboat restaurant along Joo Chiat Road that stands out against all other places not just for the affordability of its food, but also the authenticity and marvellous quality of the Teochew fare. They stick to the tried-and-proven methods of keeping things simple, with a myriad of dishes suitable for casual dining and gatherings.

Jinji Steamboat Beef

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176-178 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 427447
Tel: +65 6348 8924
Tue to Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm
Mon to Sun: 5pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar

TungLok Signatures


TungLok Signatures has been around for a long time and has since branded itself as one of Singapore’s most established and well-loved Chinese restaurants for impeccable service and high quality food. The restaurant serves modern interpretations of traditional Chinese food, while still keeping traditional flavours intact, hence, appealing to both the older and younger generations.

TungLok Signatures’ cuisine concept is centred upon offering a menu which is planned and executed by Hong Kong-born Senior Executive Chef Li Man.

TungLok Signatures Lobsters

The restaurant features a unique combination of traditional Chinese cuisine, such as Cantonese Shanghainese and Sichuan dishes with a dash of modern innovation, all rolled out into one to deliver an arsenal of tantalising dishes that will not only appease the appetite but the eyes as well.

Orchard Parade Hotel #02-18
1 Tanglin Road
Singapore 247905
Tel: +65 6834 0660
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Tunglok Teahouse Piglet Buns


One of our favourite Chinese casual dining restaurants in Singapore, TungLok Teahouse is known for their delectable, handcrafted dim sum.

The restaurant has implemented a new dining concept with its tray delivery system. Choose to sit where the action is at, the booths, which cater to group of four or six; or the round tables at the side of the restaurant which seat bigger groups.

The chefs will prepare the orders upon receiving the electronic orders made via an iPad at every table—this is to ensure that every basket and plate of dim sum is steamed to order and served fresh and piping hot.

This casual dining restaurant has extremely competitive prices—which means you can always pop by to satisfy your dim sum cravings even if you are on a budget!

10 Sinaran Drive
#01-73 Square 2
Singapore 307506
Tel: +65 6893 1123
Daily: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Novena

Wah Lok Char Siew Bao


Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant in Carlton Hotel is one of the most well-known Chinese restaurants in Singapore—and for good reason. With a long list of awards to its name, Wah Lok is a popular destination for dim sum enthusiasts and excellent Cantonese food.

Some classic dim sum dishes to expect are their signature Baked Barbecue Pork Buns and Steamed Crab Meat & Egg White Dumplings.

76 Bras Basah Road
Carlton Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6311 8188
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10pm
Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: City Hall

Wan Hao Marriott


Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant—an award-winning favourite at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel—offers a repertoire of well-executed, nutritious Cantonese delicacies.

If you are looking for exclusive dining experiences, there are four private rooms for hosting prestigious guests and family gatherings.

Wan Hao Dim Sum

What we really love about the exquisite Cantonese delights in Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant is the usage of fresh, premium ingredients. the executive chef believes in using minimal seasoning, and to bring out the essence of these ingredients because it is precisely their natural flavours that we should savour and appreciate.

320 Orchard Road
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Singapore 238865
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 11.30am – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Xiao Ya Tou XYT Hokkien Mee


Xiao Ya Tou, or better known as XYT,  is a modern Asian restaurant bar on Duxton Hill that serves up a plethora of playful and somewhat cheeky food and drink offerings—all of which find their inspirations stemming from cuisines that originate from all across Southeast Asia.

Xiao Ya Tou Crispy Otak Otak Rolls

XYT’s food is loud, bold and in-your-face, and just looking at the restaurant’s menu—with all its quirky illustrations and cheeky puns—you can tell that this is a place worthy of bringing your friends for a good time out.

6 Duxton Hill,
Singapore 089592
Tel: +65 6226 1965
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 11pm
Fri: 12pm – 12am
Sat: 10am – 12am
Sun: 10am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Outram Park

Yan Seafood


Yàn is a sophisticated Cantonese restaurant that sits on the fifth floor of the stunning National Gallery Singapore, and we are completely in love with the restaurant’s chinoiserie-chic vibes and a menu of elegant Cantonese dishes.

yan liu sha bao

Yàn does an excellent job in injecting new elements of surprises in its presentation of dishes without compromising on the key essences of authentic Cantonese recipes. The Dim Sum Combination Platter features six delicate bite-size treats, and is a great sampler if you cannot decide on which dim sum dish to order!

1 St. Andrew’s Road, #05-02
National Gallery Singapore
Singapore 178957
Tel: +65 63845585
Mon to Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall

Yan Ting Dim Sum


This Chinese restaurant at The St. Regis Singapore is classy and exudes a note of understated elegance.

Yan Ting Egg Tart

Prices are slightly steeper, but for its fine food, it has won fans from all over the region. If you are planning to have a dim sum brunch at Yan Ting on the weekends, reservations are highly recommended.

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