26 International F&B Brands In Singapore To Visit If You Can’t Travel Overseas

International Eateries in Singapore (Updated)

Craving for a taste of some of the world’s most highly acclaimed eateries, restaurants and cafes, but short of the expenses to travel the distance? We feel you. Well, lucky for us, Singapore is a burgeoning food hub that sees the constant arrival of trendy International F&B brands from all across the world.

Whether you are in the mood for a comforting cup of joe, hearty South-Korean stews, or even an opulent dry-aged steak from one of USA’s top restaurants, you can now spare a couple of hours to travel across our island to satiate your desired cravings.

Savour the best that the world has to offer right at your doorstep with our list of 26 international F&B brands in Singapore to visit if you can’t travel overseas.

25 Degrees Food


25 DEGREES (USA)


Bringing its signature West Coast flavour to Singapore, 25 Degrees Burgers & Liquor Bar is a gourmet American burger joint from Los Angeles which serves up a myriad of gourmet burgers, milkshakes, beer and wine at reasonable prices. So far-reaching is its famed that It is even rumoured to be a cult favourite among many Hollywood stars.

Drop by during lunchtime on a weekday to enjoy their lunch special of the brand’s signature burger and fries set for only S$12++.

200 Middle Road
Singapore 188980
Tel: +65 6809 7990
Daily: 11am - 3am
Nearest Station: Rochor / Bencoolen

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Ah Mah Homemade Cake


AH MAH HOMEMADE CAKE (MALAYSIA)


Castella cakes were by far one of the most raved about food trends in 2017. With so many competing brands vying to be the best in Singapore, Ah Mah Homemade Cake from Malaysia is one of the latest contenders in the foray.

Typically baked for 80 minutes, Ah Mah’s castellan cakes are a welcomed departure from the more conventional storebought variety, bringing with it the polished touch of an upmarket bakery with the comforting goodness of homemade treats. The cakes come in various flavours, with hot favourites being their original and cheese flavours.

1 Jelebu Road
#01-18 Bukit Panjang Plaza
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bukit Panjang

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BURGER & LOBSTER (UK)


Hailing from the vibrant London pub food scene, Burger & Lobster isn’t what you would expect as your typical English pub food fare. Having since expanded from a small pub in Mayfair to a global chain, Burger & Lobster still maintains its original vision: serving burgers and lobsters, and doing them well.

Customers can choose from either burgers, lobsters, or lobster rolls from the establishment’s lean menu. House favourites include the staple burger, The Mayfair (S$25++), or the famed Original Roll (S$40++). For those more keen on seafood, try the local exclusive of Sambal Glazed Lobster (S$65++) for a unique local and spicy twist that will leave you salivating for more.

78 Airport Boulevard
Jewel Changi Airport, #05-203
Singapore 819666
Tel: +65 6971 6126
Sun to Thu: 10am – 12am
Fri & Sat: 9am – 1am
Nearest Station: Changi Airport
** Multiple outlets islandwide.

Chicha San Chen Bubble Tea

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CHICHA SAN CHEN (TAIWAN)


Bubble tea enthusiasts rejoice, for one of Taiwan’s most acclaimed bubble tea brands has finally arrived on our shores! Founded in 1998, the brand prides itself on using only quality tea leaves for brewing. The result is their creations always hold a subtle aftertaste of smoky bitterness courtesy of the tea base.

Although their drinks are less customisable than their competitors, CHICHA San Chen ensures their blends are palatable to most – maintaining enough flavour without being overly saccharine. Some of the brand’s more popular creations include their signature Bubble Milk Tea (S$4.50), and their Dong Ding Oolong Tea (S$4.70).

313 Orchard Road
313@Somerset, #03-41
Singapore 238895
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
** Multiple outlets islandwide.

Coffeesmith

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COFFEESMITH (SOUTH KOREA)


K-drama fans and coffee-lovers will definitely invite you to pay Coffeesmith a visit. Having made multiple appearances in various Korean dramas, this coffee place looks set to beat even the reigning global heavyweight of the industry, Starbucks, in its hometown of South Korea in terms of following.

Their coffee is made using a blend of 5 different beans, and also available on their menu are a series of innovative sweet treats, including their popular Smith Iced Cereal Latte.

#01-09/09A, Gateway,
277 Orchard Road,
Singapore 238858
Sun to Wed: 9am – 3am
Thu: 9am – 12am
Fri & Sat: 24-hours
Nearest Station: Somerset

Dal.Komm Coffee


DAL.KOMM COFFEE (SOUTH KOREA)


Yet another popular Korean café chain, Dal.komm Coffee in The Centrepoint is a great pit stop for shoppers looking for a quality cuppa during a momentary reprieve.

Having been featured several times in the hugely popular Korean drama, ’Descendants Of The Sun’, it is no wonder that snaking queues form here on a regular basis.

176 Orchard Road
#01-01/06 and #01-102/103 The Centrepoint
Singapore 238843
Daily: 9.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Somerset

Devil Chicken Cropped


DEVIL CHICKEN (TAIWAN)


Unlike the other entrants on this list, Devil Chicken doesn’t present itself as an upmarket brand. Originally conceived in Taiwan’s bustling Shilin Night Market, Devil Chicken has made a name for itself there despite the intense competition, serving up piping hot fried chicken cutlets to the hungry crowd.

Customers can choose from two options – Original or Spicy – at the price of S$7.90 each. Although the spices are not as overwhelming as the brand’s name suggests, the cutlets are crispy and tender, and of a more substantial size than most alternatives. A must-have for any fans of fried chicken!

2 Tampines Central 5
Century Square, #01-40
Singapore 529509
Daily: 11am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Tampines
** Multiple outlets islandwide.

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Din Tai Fung


DIN TAI FUNG (TAIWAN)


Located at most major shopping malls, Din Tai Fung has made its name known in the local market by serving quality xiao long bao. So beloved is this international brand that even on the average day, many of its outlets can be identified by their unending queues during meal times.

This Michelin-star awarded restaurant is all about serving authentic Chinese cuisine, and typically features an open kitchen showcasing the chefs carefully crafting their edible masterpieces. The chain’s coveted dumplings are filled with steamed chicken broth and a healthy serving of protein; it is to no one’s surprise that most tables order more than a basket of dumplings in order to satiate their cravings!

23 Serangoon Central, #B1-10/11/12
Singapore 556083
Tel: +65 6634 7787
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat to Sun: 10:30am – 10pm
Nearest MRT: Serangoon

Dookki Singapore

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DOOKKI SINGAPORE (SOUTH KOREA)


For anyone who has a fondness for Korean tteokbokki, Dookki Singapore is a must-visit for lovers of the iconic Korean rice cake snack.

With an unlimited supply of ingredients from the self-serve bar, diners can enjoy a communal dining experience while sharing a seemingly endless amount of tteokbokki prepared in a variety of ways.

3 Temasek Boulevard, #B1-107,
Singapore 038984
Tel: +65 6266 2425
Daily: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Promenade

Greyhound Cafe Chicken Wings


GREYHOUND CAFE (THAILAND)


Bangkok’s popular Greyhound Cafe is here to tantalise with their extensive array of Thai and Thai-fusion dishes, all of which have been tailored to fit the Singapore palate.

Boasting gorgeous interiors and fine furnishings as well as a killer menu with some never before seen creations, Greyhound is a fantastic spot for brunch, dinner and everything else in between. For those who miss the milk tea from Bangkok’s café scene, fans can now get their fix at the café starting at S$8.50.

290 Orchard Road,
Paragon Shopping Centre
Singapore 238859
Tel: 6235 4078
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Hai Di Lao


HAI DI LAO (CHINA)


This hot-pot chain from the Sichuan Province of China is no stranger to any of us. While many would identify them merely as the hot pot restaurant that offers free-flow snacks and pre-meal manicure services, the population has started to view them as a restaurant that dishes out spectacular ma la hot pots with premium quality ingredients as well.

One of the reasons the brand has endeared itself into our collective is how most, if not all, of their outlets open past midnight, with their Vivocity outlet opening until 6am daily. By giving Singaporeans a very late night option of indulging in quality hot pot, it is no wonder the chain sees an endless stream of customers looking for an extended meal at their outlets.

1 Harbourfront Walk
Vivocity, #03-09
Singapore 098585
Tel: +65 6250 7557
Daily: 10.30am – 6am
Nearest Station: Harbourfront

Ippudo Ramen


IPPUDO (JAPAN)


Having made a great impression on the local population ever since its arrival here, Ippudo sets the standard for serving quality ramen in Singapore. The restaurant is poised to provide an upscale and modern ramen brasserie experience where diners can enjoy a variety of authentic Japanese dishes alongside a hearty bowl of their acclaimed ramen creations.

333A Orchard Road
#04-02/03/04 Mandarin Gallery
Singapore 238897
Tel: +65 62352797
Daily: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Somerset

Lavender Bakery


LAVENDER (MALAYSIA)


After years of Singaporeans braving the Causeway traffic into Johor Bahru to takeaway this Malaysian bakery’s delectable goods, Lavender has finally opened its first Singapore branch in Jewel. Merging their bakery with a patisserie space, customers can choose to either bring home their choice picks to savour, or immediately indulge in them.

While the prices here are a factor higher than the original Malaysian branches, they are on par with other Singaporean bakeries. Moreover, the freshness and convenience of being able to obtain baked goodies of such stellar quality is a price many here are willing to pay. For those with a sweet-tooth, try the bakery’s Panettone (S$15.60); for those who prefer something more savoury, go for the Hanjuku Cheese (S$2.50/piece).

Le Castella Cheese Cake


LE CASTELLA (TAIWAN)


Le Castella, a famous Castella cake shop from Taiwan opened in Singapore back in May 2017, and kickstarted a new wave of demand for castella cakes in Singapore. For the uninitiated, a Castella cake is a sponge cake from Nagasaki, Japan, known for its pillow-like appearance and moist interior.

With a globally-renowned Castella cake shop finally available in Singapore, locals have been spotted taking away multiple boxes of the jiggly and yummy sponge treats even outside of festive seasons. With the general airy and lightness of the cake’s texture, we don’t want to stop popping them either!

10 Tampines Central 1
Tampines One, #B1-32
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tampines

Omotesando Koffee Barista Station


OMOTESANDO KOFFEE (JAPAN)


Those of you hankering after a cuppa can grab yours from the highly acclaimed Japanese Omotesando Koffee. Originally from the hip Omotesando neighbourhood in Tokyo, this coffee place is known for its exacting standards in its brewing process, and uses beans from all around the world.

Located in Downtown Gallery right in the heart of the CBD, this spot is not just well-loved by the working crowd for a convenient pick-me-up, it is one of the favourite stopovers for the nation’s coffee connoisseurs.

6 Shenton Way, #04-09
The Work Project Downtown,
Downtown Gallery
Singapore 068809
(Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 8am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

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Paris Baguette


PARIS BAGUETTE (SOUTH KOREA)


Serving up anything from coffee to sweets, Paris Baguette from Korea is the perfect spot for lovers of all things sweet and pretty to look at. Whether it pertains to their charming cakes or gorgeous French pastries, the chain adopts a traditional French baking technique to ensure all items on the shelves are nothing short of perfection.

435 Orchard Road, #02-02,
Singapore 238877
Tel: +65 6836 3010
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Pink Fish Restuarant


PINK FISH (NORWAY)


Ever thought fast food could be healthy? Well, Pink Fish is here to prove that it is not only possible, but viable to achieve without compromising on taste either. This Norwegian brand believes in not just providing healthy meals for the masses, but promotes sustainability in its practices too.

All of the menu items contain the chain’s quintessential protein, salmon. Whether you are craving a full burger (S$9.90), or want a more comforting soup option (S$10.90++), Pink Fish manages to reinvent what many traditionally see as an unexciting fish into a myriad of flavour profiles. The next time you are craving some fast food, go for PInk Fish; your waist-line and health will be thankful!

78 Airport Boulevard
Jewel Changi Airport, #B1-261
Singapore 819666
Tel: +65 6909 9771
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Changi Airport

Pizza Maru Mango Ocean Double Cheese Twist


PIZZA MARU (SOUTH KOREA)


Famous for their plethora of menu options: fusion-style pizzas, pasta, bibimbap towers and wildly-popular Korean fried chicken, the world’s largest Korean pizza chain has finally reached the shores of our sunny island.

The first of its kind in Singapore, despite serving what many would consider a more sinful dining option, Pizza Maru is dedicated to advocating a healthy-wellbeing concept. Its signature premium Korean pizzas make use of a special, nutrient-packed dough formula comprising of green tea and chlorella, along with 12 healthier grains which include rye, black rice, barley and oats. So, who’s up for some guilt-free pizzas?

930 Yishun Avenue 2
1 Northpoint Drive #B1-192/193,
Northpoint City (South Wing)
Singapore 769098
Tel: +65 6280 6196
Daily: 11am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Yishun

Shake Shack 'Shrooms Burger


SHAKE SHACK (USA)


Arguably the most anticipated franchise opening in 2019, Shake Shack of American fame has finally arrived in Singapore! Known for serving up excellent no-frills burgers and fries, Singaporeans have continued to flock to the branch even months after its initial launch, craving a taste of the American (food) dream at the convenience of their doorstep.

Visitors must definitely try the franchise’s winning combo of ShackBurger (S$9.20++) and Crinkle Cut Fries (S$4.50). With its signature chunky and perfectly grilled beef patty, and the crisp thickness of fries under a generous blanket of cheese, Shake Shack has won the hearts of many across the world, and to no surprise, now the loyalty of many Singaporeans too.

78 Airport Boulevard
Jewel Changi Airport, #02-256
Singapore 819666
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Changi Airport

SayChiizu Cheese Toast


SAYCHIIZU (THAILAND)


A new addition to Singapore’s food scene is SayChiizu, popular Hokkaido cheese toast brand from Thailand.

Besides their tasty, and somewhat entertaining, bestseller, you can also look forward to an array of colourful cheese-based beverages served in adorable packaging. For the love of all things stretchy, cute, and cheesy, this is one food concept opening you do not want to miss.

1 Harbourfront Walk
VivoCity #B2-K16,
Singapore 098585

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SOCIAL PLACE (HONG KONG)


When we think of dim sum places in Hong Kong, we imagine the cosy traditional teahouses of yonder. Social Place, however, is a contemporary take on the cuisine, and elegantly melds the modern and the more time-honoured elements into a charming concept perfect for crowds of families and friends alike.

Likewise, Social Place showcases a similar balancing of the modern and tradition in its menu as well. Customers can go for the lusciously decadent Charcoal Custard Buns (S$8.80), or the sinfully tasty yolk-drenched Eggs (Ain’t) That Simple Sichuan fried chicken dish (S$22.80).

583 Orchard Road
Forum the Shopping Mall, #01-22
Singapore 238884
Tel: +65 8870 2288
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

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Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu Ebi Tendon


SHITAMACHI TENDON AKIMITSU (JAPAN)


Award-winning tempura and tendon restaurant, Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu, made its debut at Plaza Singapura mid-2017 and has been wowing local crowds ever since. With more than 128 years of culinary experience, Shitamatchi Tendon Akitmisu promises to impress all diners with authentic tempura and tendon. And all that at an affordable price point too!

68 Orchard Road, #04-65/68
Plaza Singapura,
Singapore 238839
Tel: +65 6264 3390
Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut

Tai Cheong Holland Village


TAI CHEONG BAKERY (HONG KONG)


Perhaps one of the better places to get egg tarts around, Tai Cheong Bakery is a must-try if you are a die-hard fan of Cantonese confectionary. Baked fresh in their outlets daily, each tart straddles the perfect mix of wobbly and crunch; every bite feels like sheer bliss!

More popular branches see a small crowd camping around the second they smell the buttery sweetness of the tarts being made. So, go early if you wish to nab yourself a box or two!

31 Lor Liput,
Singapore 277742
Mon to Fri: 10am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village

Tim Ho Wan


TIM HO WAN (HONG KONG)


For delicious dim sum without burning too big of a hole in your wallet, Tim Ho Wan is your best bet. This dim sum restaurant from Hong Kong serves up a small yet tantalising range of dim sum classics, of which their Baked Buns with BBQ Pork is a must-have. Be warned, queues tend to pile up during lunch hour!

68 Orchard Road, 01-29A/52,
Plaza Singapura,
Singapore 238839
Tel: +65 6251 2000
Mon to Fri: 10am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut

Wolfgang's Steakhouse Porterhouse


WOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE (USA)


If the words “USDA Black Angus Beef, dry-aged and tender” are among your top few trigger words then Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is a restaurant you need to visit.

Famed for serving tender cuts of prime USDA Black Angus beef, each slab is dry-aged for about a month in their in-house proprietary ageing room, before being cooked under the masterful watch of the restaurant’s chefs. With such intense attention to detail and quality control, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse promises nothing less than beefy perfection for even the most discerning of diners.

Yoogane


YOOGANE (SOUTH KOREA)


Yoogane Singapore is one of the most popular chicken galbi restaurants in South Korea. Having been established nearly 3 decades ago in Busan, South Korea, the brand has over 130 outlets and counting. With hoards of customers pledging loyalty to the franchise, there is little doubt that Yoogane is worth visiting for authentic Korean food that is both delicious and comforting.

Aside from their famed chicken galbi, Yoogane in Singapore also features a collection of popular dishes such as the iconic Army Stew, Dosirak, and newly launched Korean-style fried chicken that features three lip-smacking flavours.

4 Tampines Central 5,
Singapore 529510
Tel: +65 6544 1098
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tampines