36 Food Places In Bukit Timah Including Cafes, Dessert Places & Korean Restaurants

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Bukit Timah spans over a very large (or rather, long) stretch of road in the west side of Singapore, and is home to a great variety of restaurants and cafes. However, it can be tricky to venture to these eateries; navigating winding roads amidst islands of neighbourhoods without a car is not the easiest mission for those unfamiliar with the area.

Despite its meandering paths and general inaccessibility to public transport users, Bukit Timah is home to a hidden enclave of great cafes including the likes of perennial crowd-favourite, Atlas Coffeehouse, as well as amazing restaurants in the vicinity such as the restaurant-cum-marketplace, Greenwood Fish Market, and classy Italian restaurant, Ristorante da Valentino.

To aid your pilgrimage into the area, here is our guide to Bukit Timah’s Restaurants & Cafes. Clear your schedules, it’s time to satisfy your tummies!

Ajiya Okonomiyaki Hello Kitty

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AJIYA OKONOMIYAKI RESTAURANT

Craving some okonomiyaki? Not a particularly common sight – especially when we consider one with proper seating – Ajiya is a welcomed addition to the Japanese dining scene in the area.

Perfect as a casual meal or as a family activity, you can opt to either get the staff to grill up your okonomiyaki for you, or try your hand at designing and cooking one yourself!

104 Jalan Jurong Kechil
Singapore 598603
Tel: +65 6463 3461
Tue to Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 9.30pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Beauty World

Atlas Coffeehouse

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ATLAS COFFEEHOUSE

The sister cafe of the now-defunct Assembly Coffee, Atlas Coffeehouse is located just a few minutes walk away from Botanic Gardens MRT Station. For the best spot, pick a table next to the floor-to-ceiling windows for ample natural light and casual people watching.

Notable dishes you should try include the Butterscotch Banana Pancake (S$18.50) and Creamy Mushrooms On Sourdough (S$12).

6 Duke’s Road
Singapore 268886
Tel: +65 6314 2674
Tue to Sun: 8am – 7pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens

Baker and Cook

BAKER & COOK

When you are here, do pair their aromatic coffee blends with their freshly baked pastries – the Mixed Berry Bun and Lemon Drizzle Cake are fantastic choices. In the event of a heavy crowd (or rain if you lack an umbrella or raincoat), pop by their outlet at the nearby Chip Bee Gardens (Holland Village) instead.

77 Hillcrest Road
Singapore 288951
Tel: +65 6469 8834
Sun to Thu: 7am – 8pm
Fri & Sat: 7am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tan Kah Kee
** Multiple outlets islandwide.

Bar Bar Black Sheep

BAR BAR BLACK SHEEP

As a multi-dining concept restaurant, this is the place to go for the fickle-minded. Be it Indian cuisine or classic Western fare, there’s something for each member of your dining group when you visit Bar Bar Black Sheep. As a bonus, you can enjoy watching live screenings of your favourite sports matches while being in the serenity of Botanic Gardens’ Bamboo Forest!

501 Bukit Timah Rd
#01-05C, Cluny Court
Singapore 259760
Tel: +65 6763 4757
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 12am
Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 1am
Sat: 12pm – 1am
Sun: 12pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens
** Multiple outlets islandwide.

Boon-Tong-Kee-Chicken-Rice

BOON TONG KEE

For those lamenting the lack of good hawker food in the area in an air-conditioned setting, there’s a full-fledged Boon Tong Kee outlet in the vicinity!

While the price point is a good margin above that of your more routine hawker stalls, you can expect the chicken served to be wonderfully silken, with a chilli that is delightfully piquant, and rice that is mouthwateringly fragrant. As a bonus, they serve a hearty selection of zi char dishes too!

18 Cheong Chin Nam Road
Singapore 599742
Tel: +65 6463 2289
Mon to Fri: 11am – 2.45pm, 3.30pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Beauty World
** Multiple outlets islandwide.

Camaca Roasted Oolong Gelato 2

CAMACA

Beat Singapore’s sweltering weather and look cute while doing it with Camaca’s macaron-shaped capsule ice-creams. Savour flavours such as Roasted Oolong, Musang King Durian and Royal Earl Grey; if you’re feeling guilty about indulging, rest easy knowing that the entire selection of gelato is sugar-free. For a mid-day treat, pair their airy Swiss Rolls with a cup of their single-origin coffee brews for a mid-day treat.

9 King Albert Park
KAP Mall, #01-11/12
Singapore 598332
Tel: +65 6904 3811
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: King Albert’s Park

Carpenter and Cook

CARPENTER & COOK

As both a vintage home store and cafe, this cafe along Lorong Kilat boasts an eye-catching interior. Besides its decor, get ready to be regaled by tantalising pastry options such as the popular Passion Fruit Meringue Tart and their colourful range of macarons.

19 Lorong Kilat
#01-06 Singapore
Tel: +65 6463 3648
Mon to Fri: 10am – 10pm
Sat: 9am – 10pm
Sun: 9am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Beauty World
** Multiple outlets islandwide.

Eggs Benedict

CHOUPINETTE

It is eggs galore here at Choupinette! If you are into traditional brunch or cafe fare, Choupinette offers delightful classics such as Eggs Benedict, Ham Croque-Monsieur amidst many other goodies.

607 Bukit Timah Rd
Singapore 269708
Tel: +65 6466 0613
Tue-Sat: 8am – 7pm
Sun: 8am – 5pm
Mon: 8am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Tan Kah Kee

Dancing Crab Signature Seafood Bag

DANCING CRAB

Upholding its reputation as one of the best Louisiana restaurants in Singapore, one can expect only the best of Louisianan seafood to be served at Dancing Crab by TungLok Group.

The restaurant has done away with the usual tableware so that diners are able to enjoy their food freely using bare hands. This casual restaurant is like a home away from home but much better with its scrumptious country-style Cajun seafood, boisterous atmosphere and creative alcoholic beverages.

200 Turf Club Road
The Grandstand, #01-20/21
Singapore 287994
Tel: +65 6466 3303
Tue to Sun: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Mon: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Sixth Avenue
**Multiple outlets islandwide.

FlagWhite Brunch

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FLAGWHITE

Feel enough like an adult to want brunch food at night? Fancy some quality brews and sweets during the weekend in a pleasant and conducive environment? Head down to FlagWhite!

At FlagWhite, you can expect the food to be homemade with love. All their sweets are crafted in-house, all dishes are freshly prepared, and the beans and leaves from their brews tend to be sourced from local brands.
106 Jalan Jurong Kechil
Singapore 598604
Mon, Wed to Fri: 10am – 9pm
Sat & Sun: 9am — 9pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Beauty World

Ga Ya Geum

GA YA GEUM KOREAN FAMILY RESTAURANT

For those of you living in the Bukit Timah area looking for homecooked Korean food, it is time to check out Ga Ya Geum, a Korean family restaurant tucked away in the basement of Bukit Timah Shopping Centre.

Ga Ya Geum’s speciality is the Korean fried chicken that comes in 4 flavours: Sweet Soy, Garlic Soy, Spicy Soy and Sweet & Spicy. While Korean fried chicken is a typically expensive dish with flavours watered down for the local palate, rest assured that the ones here are much more reasonably priced and authentic.

170 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Bukit Timah Shopping Centre, #B2-14
Singapore 588179
Tel: +65 6463 8011
Wed to Mon: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Beauty World

Greenwood Fish Market Food

GREENWOOD FISH MARKET & BISTRO

Seafood lovers, unite! Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro offers some of the freshest seafood – on menu and for wholesale – in Bukit Timah.  Whether you’re looking for your favourite fish or more exciting seafood options – say hi to weekly oyster promotions – we can guarantee their fare will convert you into fans of the restaurant!

34 Greenwood Avenue Hillcrest Park
Singapore 289236
Tel: +65 6467 4950
Daily: 12pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Sixth Avenue
**Multiple outlets islandwide.

IVINS

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IVINS PERANAKAN RESTAURANT

One place where you can satisfy your cravings for Peranakan food at Bukit Timah area is IVINS Peranakan Restaurant which is located at Binjai Park. The restaurant is great for families and friends who want to have a delightful meal together with comforting and affordable Nyonya dishes.

Some of the dishes on their menu include Ayam Buah Keluak (S$6.50) and Ikan Masak Assam Pedas (S$5.20).

19/21 Binjai Park
Singapore 589827
Tel: +65 6468 3060
Mon to Wed, Fri to Sun: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 9pm
(Closed on Thursdays)
Nearest Station: King Albert Park

Kara Cafe & Dessert Bar Drinks

KARA CAFE & DESSERT BAR

Situated right next to Coronation Plaza, KARA Cafe & Dessert Bar is a cafe and dessert bar by the team behind Sogurt. It takes over the former space of Sogurt and this is where you can enjoy a splendid array of delicious food in a warm and welcoming environment.

671 Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 269718
Tel: +65 6468 8940
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 10.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tan Kah Kee

Kindred Folk Ice Cream

KINDRED FOLK

Created by an ice-cream lover for ice-cream lovers, you can find a rotating selection of colourful and unique flavours perfect for a hot, sunny day. For those looking to spend a bit of time away from the crowd, their second-floor seating offers a clear view of the busy intersection that bisects Bukit Timah Road. Great for savouring that cold treat while people-watching!

9 King Albert Park
KAP Mall, #01-09
Singapore 598223
Tel: +65 6928 3043
Tue to Thu & Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 11pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: King Albert Park

Kims Family Food

KIM’S FAMILY FOOD

Offering authentic Korean food, you will feel right at home at Kim’s Family Food. They have hotplate bulgogi and hotpot sets which are extremely affordable. What’s more? Their fantastic range of side dishes is available free-flow!

17 Lorong Kilat, #01-06,
Singapore 598139
Tel: +65 6465 0535
Dailyt: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Beauty World

La Petite Cuisine

LA PETITE CUISINE

We have named this one of the better duck confits in Singapore and it rightfully deserves the spot! This French bistro is no doubt one of the most popular restaurants in Bukit Timah for affordable French cuisine in Singapore.

10 Jalan Serene
Serene Centre, #01-02
Singapore 258748
Tel: +65 6314 3173
Tue to Sun:11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 9.30pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Tan Kah Kee

Lynn's Cake Rainbow

LYNN’S CAKES & COFFEE

You will not leave this place without trying their amazing and ever-popular, Rainbow Cake. Other popular options that they have include Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake and the classic Red Velvet Cake.

11 Eng Kong Terrace
Tel: +65 6314 2886
Tue to Sat: 11am – 7pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Beauty World

Maru Buffet

MARU KOREAN BBQ

The no-frills Korean restaurant is located along the stretch of Cheong Chin Nam Road and only a stone’s throw away from Beauty World MRT Station. Buffet prices are incredibly affordable and start from S$9++ per child and S$14++ per adult during weekday lunch. What a steal!

16 Cheong Chin Nam Road
Singapore 599740
Tel: +65 8183 4939
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Beauty World

Meat N' Chill

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MEAT N’ CHILL

Need a place to meat n’ chill with your friends at? A casual and playful concept, this two-storey eatery boasts a spacious dining area for you to bring along your friends and loved ones for a meal together.

Specialising in all things meat, Meat n’ Chill’s team will be glad to serve you what they’re certain is the meanest pork ribs in town – their Original and Bourbon flavours are worth checking out. To amp up the fun factor or if you’re fancy something more exciting, why not embark on their Spicy YOLO Challange during your visit too?

805 Bukit Timah Road
6th Avenue Centre, #01-04
Singapore 279883
Tel: +65 8812 4455
Tue to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Sixth Avenue

Ming Jia Bibimbap

MING JIA KOREAN FOOD

Ming Jia Korean Food is a family-run Korean eatery tucked away in Bukit Timah Plaza. While it looks unassuming from the front, the place is nothing short of lively during the lunch and dinner crowds.

This place is perfect for students and those working nearby who are looking for authentic Korean food in sizable portions at reasonable prices.

1 Jalan Anak Bukit
#B1-07/55 Bukit Timah Plaza
Singapore 588996
Tel: +65 6469 5123
Tue to Sun: 12pm – 4pm, 6pm – 9pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: King Albert Park / Beauty World

Mo & Jo Sourdough Burgers

MO & JO SOURDOUGH BURGERS

Mo & Jo Sourdough Burgers dish up honest and simple burgers that are incredibly irresistible due to the wholesome ingredients and pillowy soft buns that they use in their food. Not only do they serve mouth-watering burgers, but their restaurant is also child and dog-friendly!

8 Greenwood Ave
Singapore 289198
Tel: +65 6463 4626
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tan Kah Kee

Peperoni Pizzeria

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PEPERONI PIZZERIA

This long-standing pizzeria has multiple outlets island-wide and the restaurant is truly great for big group gatherings. We especially love the Suprema Pizza and the Fruitti de Mare flavours. Besides that, do you know that they have XXL pizzas spanning 21 inches? Yup, it is pizza heaven right here.

Hillcrest Park
6 Greenwood Avenue
Singapore 289192
Tel: +65 6465 6556
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 11pm
Sun: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Tan Kah Kee
** Multiple outlets islandwide.

Relish Restaurant

RELISH BY WILD ROCKET

Burger lovers, rejoice! If you love homemade styled burgers, Relish should be. a go-to place for you. For a classic, the Bacon & Cheese is worth every calorie! Or dig into even more unique options such as the Soft Shell Chilli Crab Burger with its sleek black charcoal bun. If you somehow aren’t a fan of burgers, fret not! Classic Western brunch fare is available as well.

501 Bukit Timah Road
Cluny Court, #02-01
Singapore 259760
Tel: +65 6763 1547
Daily: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Beauty World

Chicken Waffles Revelry

REVELRY

Tucked away in Lorong Kilat, Revelry is a waffle speciality cafe in the west of Singapore which boasts a lively yet enticing vibe that illuminates the entire street. Stepping in, your spirits will instantly be lifted by the vibrant colours and colourful wall murals.

Get even more excited as Revelry has a waffle pizza on their menu. The O.K Waffle Pizza (S$16) consists of a unique combination of otah chunks, kai lan and baked mozzarella.

21 Lorong Kilat #01-02
Singapore 598123
Tel: +65 9278 0466
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat: 10am – 11pm
Sun: 10am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Beauty World

Riders Cafe

RIDERS CAFE

This has long been a very popular cafe at Bukit Timah Saddle Club for many due to its scenic surroundings. Other than that, Riders Cafe is truly a great cafe with a great variety of dishes. Our pick will still have to be the Death by Chocolate Cake—be prepared to be sent to chocolate heaven.

Bukit Timah Saddle Club
51 Fairways Drive
Singapore 286965
Tel: +65 6466 9819
Tue – Thu: 8am – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 8am – 10pm
Sun: 8am – 9pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Sixth Avenue

Ristorante da Valentino Restaurant

RISTORANTE DA VALENTINO

If you want to bring your loved one out on a romantic date, Ristorante Da Valentino—one of the best Italian restaurants in Singapore—is the place to impress him or her.

Have Truffle Pasta generously topped with freshly shaved truffles and dig into other classic Italian dishes such as the tasty Squid Ink Fettuccine with Crab Meat In Tomato Cream Sauce.

200 Turf Club Road
#01-19, The Grandstand
Singapore 287994
Tel: +65 6462 0555
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Sixth Avenue/ King Albert Park

Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant

SHIN YUU JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Over at Shin Yuu, you can bet that you will get quality out of every buck. From their fresh sashimi to sushi rolls, nigiri, grilled meats and tempura, you will be spoiled for choice. Portion sizes are generous and the items served here are loads better than many commercial buffet restaurants out there.

16 Greenwood Avenue,
Singapore 289209
Tel: +65 9688 2996
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tan Kah Kee

Spizza Truffle Pizza

SPIZZA

Also another communal pizza place, Spizza is our go-to for fuss-free and great pizza options. For a heartier meal, grab your favourite pizza before adding on a pasta to really appreciate their distinct and impeccable flavours.

271 Bukit Timah Road
#01-09, Balmoral Plaza
Singapore 259708
Tel: +65 6333 8148
Mon – Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Newton
** Multiple outlets islandwide.

Spruce

SPRUCE

Spruce has so many delightful dishes that we are always spoiled for choice when we are there. Think Beef Short Ribs topped with a sunny side up and jaw-dropping Signature Steak Benny. They even have live bands on certain days, making it a wonderful spot to dine with your special someone at!

260 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Firestation, #01-01
Singapore 588190
Tel: +65 6466 5582
Mon to Wed: 5.30pm – 1am
Thu & Fri: 11.30am – 1am
Sat: 9am – 2am
Sun: 9am – 1am
Nearest Station: Hillview
** Multiple outlets islandwide.

Royal Thai Boat Noodles & Bar

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ROYAL THAI BOAT NOODLES & BAR

Filling the dearth of Thai cuisine in the area, Royal Thai Boat Noodles & Bar offers a casual setting for residents of the area to grab authentic yet fairly-priced Thai food.

Whether you’re looking to grab a drink with friends – the alfresco dining area is best for this – or looking for a place to placate that gnawing Thai food craving, there’s something tasty (and spicy) here to satisfy your culinary whims.

9 King Albert Park
KAP Mall, #01-01/02
Singapore 598332
Tel: +65 8698 9258
Mon to Fri: 11am – 3.30pm, 5pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: King Albert Park

The Grumpy Bear Cafe Salmon

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THE GRUMPY BEAR

A lesser-known cafe hidden in a corner of Bukit Timah Plaza, this chain boasts an extensive menu of familiar modern-casual European cuisine items with a regional twist. Keep an eye out for the Classic Beefy Bolognese (S$13.90++) and the Breaded Chicken (S$15.90) for substantial, delicious mains at fair prices.

1 Jalan Anak Bukit
Bukit Timah Plaza, #02-01B
Singapore 588996
Tel: +65 8642 0108
Tue to Sun: 11am – 9pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Beauty World
** Multiple outlets islandwide.

Living Cafe Raw Pumpkin Pie

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THE LIVING CAFÉ

A longstanding albeit inconspicuous presence in Bukit Timah, The Living Café has been steadily serving the health-conscious crowd. in the area. Here you’ll find scrumptious food that is honest, healthy and good for your mind and body, proving that you do not need sinful excesses to serve palatable fare.

779 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 269758
Tel: +65 6468 4482
Mon & Tue: 10am – 7pm
Wed to Fri: 10am – 8pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Sixth Avenue

TungLok XiHe

TUNGLOK XIHE PEKING DUCK

All Peking duck fans will fall head over heels over the great selection here. You can’t beat the plating and presentation of the duck here for sure. You also get dishes such as Braised Pork Trotters and Spicy Steamed Bamboo Clams at the restaurant.

200 Turf Club Road
The Grandstand, #01-23/26
Singapore 287994
Tel: +65 6466 3363
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Sixth Avenue / King Albert Park
** Multiple outlets islandwide.

Waffletown

WAFFLETOWN

It is the ultimate all-American fare here at Waffletown and they have a range of dishes, most with a side of crisp and fluffy waffles. Also try their Country-Joint Wing—juicy chicken wings sharing plate, and the Waffles with Ice Cream—a combination that will never grow old.

271 Bukit Timah Road
Balmoral Plaza, #01-02
Singapore 259708
Tel: +65 6836 6536
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Newton

Woorinara

WOORINARA KOREAN RESTAURANT

As another well-loved Korean restaurant on the street, Woorinara offers a wide range of Korean food, specialising in Korean Fried Chicken. Get the Woorinara Chicken Sampler to try out all the flavours if you cannot decide which to go for!

19 Lorong Kilat
Singapore 598120
Tel: +65 6464 9282
Daily: 11am  – 3pm, 5pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Beauty World