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5 Must-try Singapore Restaurants

Much like its neighboring country of Hong Kong, Singapore also finds itself as a melting pot of cuisines. You’ll find a variety of trendy bars and cafes, classic Singaporean spots, world class restaurants, Michelin Star spots, and favorite go-to hawker stalls inspired by cuisines and delicacies from all over the world.


1. Warong Nasi Pariaman

Ayam Goreng

  • Location: 736/738 North Bridge Road, Singapore
  • Cuisines: Indonesian
  • Reservation: Accepted
  • Budget for one: P300 to P500
  • Open hours: 10am to 8pm
  • What to eat: Ayam Bakar, Ayam Goreng
  • Contact: +65 6292 2374 or +65 6292 5958

Warong Nasi Pariaman has been serving traditional Indonesian, specifically west Sumatran cuisine since 1948. They’re well known for their nasi padang meals, which is rice with other mixed dishes. But not many know that the restaurant actually started out as a coffee shop.

2. Folklore


  • Location: Level 2, Destination Singapore, Beach Road
  • Cuisines: Peranakan, Singapore heritage food, Eurasian
  • Reservation: Accepted
  • Budget for one: P1,200 to P1,500
  • Open hours: 12nn to 2:30pm (daily lunch), 6pm to 9:30pm (daily dinner)
  • What to eat: Sambal Buah Keluak, Singgang, Ayam Sioh
  • Insider info: Signature dishes are pioneered by Chef Damian D’Silva.
  • Contact: +65 6679 2900

If you’re interested to try some Peranakan cuisine, Folklore is a highly recommended place to start. Delicious meals are cooked with traditional ingredients and spices so you’ll be getting a real taste of Singapore’s heritage flavors.

3. Bam!


  • Location: 38 Tras Street, Singapore
  • Cuisines: Japanese, Western
  • Reservation: Accepted
  • Budget for one: Starts at P1,500
  • Open hours: 12nn to 2pm & 6pm to 10:30pm (Tuesdays to Fridays), 6pm to 10pm (Saturdays & Mondays)
  • What to eat: Spanish-Japanese fusion tapas, Kurobuta pork in Jerusalem artichoke
  • Insider info: The menu is different everyday and is decided by the chef.
  • Contact: +65 6226 0500

Look forward to creative fusion dishes that combines European and Asian techniques for the perfect flavors. Apart from the avant garde food, the industrial design of the restaurant combined with hanged artworks also adds to the hip vibe of the place.

4. Hajah Maimunah

beef rendang

  • Location: 11 & 15 Jalan Pisang, Singapore
  • Cuisines: Malaysian, Indonesian, Middle Eastern food
  • Reservation: Accepted
  • Budget for one: around P500
  • Open hours: 7am to 8pm (Monday to Saturday)
  • What to eat: Sambal goreng, Beef rendang, Sundanese Grilled Chicken
  • Insider info: Hajah Maimunah is also highly popular for their catering services.
  • Contact: +65 6297 4294

This buffet style restaurant is well known for their cheap but delicious treats. Most of the dishes are Malaysian and Indonesian but they also serve some middle eastern cuisines.

If you’re feeling adventurous and wanna try a Singapore’s unique flavors, this is one of the best restaurants to go to. Try out the Bergedil here, which is a deep fried potato patty.

5. Candlenut


  • Location: 17A Dempsey Rd, Singapore
  • Cuisines: Peranakan, Chinese
  • Reservation: Accepted
  • Budget for one: P3,000 or more
  • Open hours: 12nn to 3pm (lunch) & 6pm to 10pm (dinner) for Sundays to Thursdays, 12nn to 3pm (lunch) & 6pm to 11:30pm (dinner) for Fridays and Saturdays
  • What to eat: Crab curry, Buah keluak of braised local chicken
  • Insider info: Candlenut is the world’s first one Michelin star Peranakan restaurant.
  • Contact: +65 1800 304 2288

At Candlenut, traditional Peranakan cuisine is served with a modern twist. You’ll also find elements of Chinese delicacies in the dishes. Expect that the menus to be carefully curated by the head chef, Malcolm Lee. Even the design of the restaurant itself mixes both traditional and modern elements.

Feast on these scrumptious meals after exploring Singapore’s tourist spots! Book affordable hotels in Singapore here.

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