TOP New Places to Eat in Singapore (Updated September 2018)

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(Updated September 2018) What’s new, what’s cool, where should we eat, what are Singaporeans queuing for now? Well, there are many restaurants and cafes opening in Singapore every month. As ordinary patrons, neither our waistlines nor our pockets allow us to visit all the new places to eat in Singapore. This is our list of new openings in Singapore that we have visited in 2018 – the TOP New Places to Eat in Singapore. They are mainly affordable dining options, with a few (what ordinary patrons may consider) upscale ones. These are places we will be happy to visit again. We will update this page from time to time so come back and visit once in a while.

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SKAI - TOP new places to eat

SKAI - TOP new places to eat

Perched on the 70th floor of  Swissotel The Stamford, with panoramic views and great ambience, SKAI is a great new place to eat. It is a contemporary grill so steaks are the main highlights but other dishes we tried were all delightful. Read about our lunch at SKAI here.

SKAI Restaurant
Level 70 Swisshotel The Stamford
2 Stamford Road

Tel: +65 6837 3322

Opening Hours:
Lunch: Monday to Friday: 12.00 – 14.30;  Saturday: 12.00 – 15.30
Sunday Brunch: 11.30 – 3.30
Dinner: Monday to Sunday: 18.00 – 22.00

Nearby MRT Stations: City Hall, Bras Basah, Esplanade



The Communal Place

The Communal Place

Communal Place Joo Chiat

The Communal Place is a trendy cafe, a casual diner and a bar rolled into one. With quality food at reasonable prices, it is a good place for families and large groups. Read about our dinner at The Communal Place in Katong.

The Communal Place
465 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 427677

Tel: +65 62823359

Opening Hours:
Tue-Thu: 11 am to 10.30 pm
Fri & Sat: 11 am to 11 pm
Sun: 11 am to 10.30 pm

brunch on weekends and public holidays: 11 am to 3 pm

Closed on Mondays

Dancing Fish Signature

Dancing Fish @ Tangs

Dancing Fish

Dancing Fish is an “award-winning Malay-Indo restaurant in Kuala Lumpur that is listed in CNN Travel 2017’s ‘Top 20 Restaurants'”. Dancing Fish Signature opens in Singapore on level 4 of Tang’s Department Store at Orchard Road. It is easy to have an enjoyable meal there. Read about our lunch at Dancing Fish Signature.

Dancing Fish Signature
310 Orchard Road
TANGS at Tang Plaza, Level 4
Singapore 238864

Tel: +65 6339 1048

Opening Hours: 11.30 am to 10.30 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Orchard


Bee Cheng Hiang Grillery

Bee Cheng Hiang Grillery - Bar & Bistro

Bee Cheng Hiang Grillery DIY Slider

Popular home-grown bak kwa chain, Bee Cheng Hiang, has launched its brand new concept store which also houses a bistro and a wine bar. The bistro menu items include tapas featuring bak kwa and floss. Read more.

Bee Cheng Hiang Grillery
1359 Serangoon Road
Singapore 328241

Tel: +65 6291 5753

Retail Opening Hours: 9.30am – 10.30pm
Bistro Opening Hours: 11 am first order, 9 pm last order


The Spot

TOP New Places to Eat - The Spot

The Spot @ Marina One

The Spot is a new restaurant in Marina One which is also an all-day dining cafe, bar and cigar lounge. It has an interesting menu which combines contemporary European cuisine with South East Asian ingredients. Read about our Lunch at The Spot.

The Spot
5 Straits View
Marina One The Heart
Singapore 018935

Tel: +65 6284 2637

Opening Hours
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-11pm
Sat: 5-11pm
Closed Sunday

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Nearby MRT Stations: Marina Bay, Downtown


The Cheese Ark

If you like cheese, you might like to check out this specialty cheese shop that has moved into its new home in Queenstown. It is a rather unique and interesting new place to eat in Singapore. Read more.

The Cheese Ark
Blk 49 Stirling Road #01-489
Singapore 141049

Opening Hours: 11 am to 9 pm |Tue to Sun (Closed on Monday)


Five Oars Coffee Roasters

Five Oars Coffee Roasters

Five Oars Coffee Roasters (FOCR) is a new ‘hipster cafe’ that serves Western-style all day breakfast food and well-brewed coffee in the day. The night menu offers pastas and dishes like Coq Au Vin and Black Angus Burger. It is spacious and has a casual relaxed atmosphere. Read more.

Five Oars Coffee Roasters
39 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088462

Nearby MRT Station: Tanjong Pagar

Opening Hours: 8 am – 10 pm



Famous Treasure

Famous Treasure

Famous Treasure Capitol Piazza is a new Chinese restaurant to open at this small shopping mall annexed to the Capitol Theatre. It takes over the space formerly occupied by the Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant which was famous for their duck dishes. We were told that there is a Famous Treasure restaurant in Sembawang and this is their second outlet which is more posh and upmarket. After having lunch there, we are glad that they had decided to set up shop in a more accessible part of Singapore.  Read more.

Famous Treasure Capitol
13 Stamford Road
#02-28 Capitol Piazza
Singapore 178905

Tel: +65  6881-6668

Opening Hours: 11.30 am to 2.30 pm and 6 pm to 10.30 pm

Nearby MRT Station: City Hall

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Slappy Cakes Plaza Singapura

Slappy Cakes-

Slappy Cakes

Slappy Cakes is an interesting do it yourself pancake house which not only lets you customise your pancakes but lets you make your own pancakes on a tabletop griddle. There is also a range of chef prepared items on the menu to cater to those who rather not work for their meal. Read more.

Slappy Cakes
#03-02, Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road
Singapore 238839

Tel : +65 6738 7207

Opening Hours : Mondays – Fridays: 10.00am – 10.00pm
Weekends & PHs: 9.30am – 10.00pm

Nearby MRT Station: Dhoby Ghaut

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Forty Hands East Coast

New Forty Hands at East Coast

Forty Hands Cafe East Coast

Forty Hands is a chic third wave coffee movement cafe that first opened in Tiong Bahru in 2010. Forty Hands East Coast takes its cues from its location with an interior that evokes a sense of nostalgia. The cosy cafe serves good coffee and its all day breakfast offering ranges from Smashed Avo on Toast and Croque Monsieur to Har Cheong Gai Waffle and Tau Sar Pau. Read more.

Forty Hands East Coast
226 East Coast Road
Singapore 428923

Tel: +65 6877 4860

Opening Hours
Mon-Sat:  7.30 am – 10 pm
Sun: 7.30 pm – 5 pm

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Baan Ying

Baan Ying

Baan Ying

Baan Ying Singapore in Royal Square features Thai home cooking. It is a beautiful restaurant with an extensive menu – another one of the good new places to eat in Singapore. Read more.

Baan Ying
Royal Square, #02-07,
103 Irrawaddy Road
Singapore 329566

Tel: +65 9111 7852

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri   –  Lunch 11 am – 3 pm, Dinner 5.30 pm – 10 pm
Sat & Sun – 11 am – 10 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Novena MRT

D’life Signature 蔬品軒

D'Life Signature

蔬品轩 D’life Signature is a new vegetarian restaurant in Parkway Parade which should appeal to the health-conscious food lovers. It has an extensive reasonably priced meat-free menu. Read more.

D’life Signature 蔬品軒
01-10, Parkway Parade
80 Marine Parade Road
Singapore 449269

Tel: +65 6909 5340

Opening Hours: 10 am – 10 pm

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Common Man Stan

Common Man Stanley Street

Common Man Stan is one of the best weekend brunch spots in Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD). A recently established outpost of the ever popular Common Man Coffee Roasters Café at 22 Martin, Common Man Stan is one of those cafes we wish we have near our office. The next best thing is to head to Stanley Street during a weekend to enjoy the cafe’s good food and coffee and cast aside the cares of the work week.  Read more.

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Common Man Stan
11/12 Stanley Street
Singapore 068730

Tel: +65 6877 4855

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7:30 am-10 pm
Sat-Sun: 9 am-5 pm

Nearby MRT Stations: Tanjong Pagar, Telok Ayer

Yellow Pot

Yellow Pot Six Senses

Yellow Pot Restaurant at Six Senses Duxton Hotel is a new modern Chinese restaurant where the interiors excite diners as much as the food. At a time when the look and feel of many of the new cafes and restaurants in Singapore are familiar or quite indistinguishable, like James Bond’s tuxedos, Yellow Pot is like a head-turning Bond girl – sassy, mysterious and glamorous. The food at the restaurant should also meet the approval of the urbane 007 agent. Read more.

Yellow Pot Restaurant
88 Duxton Road
Singapore 089540

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Tel: +65 6914 1420

Opening Hours:
11.30 am to 2.30 pm;
5.30 pm to 10.30 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Tanjong Pagar

The Guild

This new Keong Saik Road bar and restaurant is a collaboration by “Hong Kong’s highest rated and largest independent craft brewery”,  Young Master Brewery and Chef Vinny Lauria.  Read more.

The Guild Singapore
55 Keong Saik Road
Singapore 089158

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Opening Hours:
Wednesday to Sunday

Nearby MRT Station : Outram


Jypsy Martin Road is a new cafe concept by PS Cafe. 38 Martin Road (near Mohamed Sultan Rd) was formerly occupied by another member of the PS Cafe group – Chopsuey. They have transformed the space into a casual Japanese restaurant. In keeping with their ability to churn out one stylish cafe after another in Singapore, the new restaurant Jypsy PS Cafe is another lovely place that looks like no other in Singapore. The place is less lavish and more relaxed but it is certainly no “gypsy”.  Read more.

Jypsy PS Cafe
No.38 Martin Road
Singapore 239072

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Tel: +65 8188 6177

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday : 11.30 am – 4.00 pm ; 5.30pm – 11.00pm (Last food order 10.30 pm)
Closed on Monday

Mui Kee Congee

Mui Kee Congee Singapore serves the famous porridge from Hong Kong which had been at the back of our minds since they were introduced to Singapore by the Les Amis group a couple of months ago. The only thing that deterred us was the crowds that gathered at lunchtime, which meant a queue on most days. If you, like us, have been holding off visiting Mui Kee Congee for this reason, we have good news.  It seems that the initial frenzy has cooled down. We visited on a weekday in July 2018 and there was no queue at lunch time.  Read more.

Mui Kee Congee Singapore
Shaw Centre
1 Scotts Road, #01-12
Singapore 228208

Tel: +65 6737 2422

Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday
11:30am to 3pm
(last order at 2:30pm)
6pm to 10pm
(last order at 9:30pm)

Nearby MRT Station: Orchard


SHAO - 烧

SHAO 烧 is a casual Teochew restaurant at Frankel Avenue. Located in the hip suburban enclave where there are a number of popular cafes and restaurants,  SHAO 烧 serves contemporary Chinese dishes centered on roast and barbeque.  Read more.

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117 Frankel Avenue
Singapore 458232

Tel: +65 6610 9233

Opening Hours: Mon: 11am-2:30pm; 5-11pm
Wed-Sun: 11am-2:30pm; 5-11pm
Closed Tuesday

Tapas 26

Tapas 26 Dempsey

The Spanish restaurant La Ventana at Dempsey Hill has rebranded itself and moved to another location within the Dempsey village. It is a stone’s throw from the old location. Tapas 26 Dempsey is the new entity. The place is new and it no longer has the collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Charles Gaig. Yet the layout and feel of the new restaurant felt roughly familiar. Read more.

Tapas 26
26B Dempsey Road
Singapore 247693 Map

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Opening Hours:
Tue-Sat: 12-2:30pm, 6-10pm
Sun: 12-2:30pm, 6-9:30pm
Closed Monday

Guan Dynasty

Guan Dynasty United Square is a new restaurant run by the folks behind Guan Chee Hong Kong Roasted Duck. They are famous for their roasted meats and their outlets can be found in the food courts of many malls in Singapore, such as Ion Orchard, Suntec City and Junction 8. We stopped by for lunch to see what this new restaurant near Novena MRT station had to offer. Read more.

Guan Dynasty United Square
101 Thomson Rd, #B1-09/64/65
Singapore 307591

Tel: +65 6565 6465

Nearby MRT Station: Novena

The Butcher’s Wife

The Butcher’s Wife restaurant at Yong Siak Street in Tiong Bahru, Singapore replaces the Open Door Policy (ODP) restaurant. We were told that the owners are the same but the name and concept of the restaurant had changed.  The main change seems to be that the new restaurant serves a gluten-free menu. As for the name, we understand that it had something to do with the lady boss.  It has nothing to do with the movie of the same name (starring Demi Moore) was what we established.  Read more.

The Butcher’s Wife
19 Yong Siak Street
Singapore 169650Map

Opening Hours:
Tue-Fri: 6-11pm
Sat-Sun: 11am-3pm, 6-11pm
Closed Monday

Little Elephant

Little Elephant Thai Bistro

There is a Little Elephant in Tiong Bahru –  not the large herbivorous mammal with tusks but a Thai restaurant and bar.  Located in one the Art Deco buildings along Eng Hoon Road, the newly opened Little Elephant Thai Bistro serves affordable Thai food in a rustic and laidback setting. The Thai word for elephant is Chang ( ช้าง) so, of course, Chang Beer is served at the Little Elephant.  Read more.

Little Elephant Thai Bistro
57 Eng Hoon St #01-72
Singapore 160057

Tel: +65 6224 1646

Opening Hours:

Monday- Friday 12 noon –3 pm; 6 pm –11 pm
Sat & Sun: 11:30 am–11 pm

Wakey Wakey

New hipster cafe at Concourse Skyline along Beach Road by Strangers’ Reunion. Read more.

Wakey Wakey Cafe
302 Beach Road
#01-04/05 Concourse Skyline
Singapore 199600

Opening Hours: 9 am – 6 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Nicoll Highway


Circa 1912

Circa 1912

A new restaurant in Shaw Centre opened by restaurateur David Yip. It serves Lingnan cuisine. Read more.

Circa 1912
#03-07/11, Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road
Singapore 228208

Tel: +65 6836 3070

Opening Hours:
11:30am – 02:30pm
05:30pm – 10:00pm

Nearby MRT Station: Orchard


Qi – House Of Sichuan

Qi - House Of Sichuan

Qi - House Of Sichuan

Qi – House Of Sichuan Singapore is the Singapore branch of the one-Michelin-starred restaurant, Qi – House Of Sichuan of Hong Kong. Located at the Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC), this new restaurant serves contemporary Sichuan dishes. Read more.

Qi – House Of Sichuan Singapore
8A Marina Boulevard
#02-01 Marina Bay Link Mall
Singapore 018984

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Tel: +65 6634 8277

Opening Hours: 11:30 – 15:00; 18:00 – 22:00

Nearby MRT Station: Downtown

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So France

So France Bistro

So France Bistro and Epicerie at Duo Galleria offers cuisine and products mainly from the Sud-ouest (south-western part of France). So France Bistro is an unpretentious French restaurant where the food is good and the service friendly. Read more.

So France
7 Fraser Street
Duo Galleria #01-51/56
Singapore 189356

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Tel: +65 6909 6449

Bistro Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday:
11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 9:30pm (closed on Tuesdays)
Friday & Saturday:
11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm
Sunday: 9am – 9:30pm

Nearby MRT Station: Bugis


One Bowl

One Bowl Restaurant

One Bowl Restaurant

If you like roast pork, then a visit to One Bowl Restaurant in The Sultan Hotel, Singapore should be on your to do list. They do delicious char siew noodles and have char siew man tou and char siew fried rice and more. Read Char Siew Overdose at One Bowl Restaurant in The Sultan Hotel.

One Bowl Restaurant & Bar
The Sultan Hotel
101 Jalan Sultan
Singapore 199002

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Tel: +65 6291-9020

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM (Last Order 2:45 PM)
Dinner: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Last Order 9:30 PM)

Nearby MRT Stations: Lavender, Nicoll Highway


The Stamford Brasserie

The Stamford Brasserie

The Stamford Brasserie in Raffles City is a three in one F&B concept comprising a Grab-and-Go, All-day Dining Restaurant and Beer Bar. The stylish brasserie is an inviting place for breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea as well as a full meal. Read about our visits here and here.

The Stamford Brasserie
Level 1, Swissôtel The Stamford
2 Stamford Road
Singapore 178882

Tel: +65 6431 6156

Grab-and-Go Menu:
06.30 – 20.00

All-day Dining Menu:
12.00 – 22.00 (Last order 21.30)

Bar Menu:
Sunday to Thursday: 12.00 – 24.00 (Last order 11.30)
Friday, Saturday & eve of PH: 12.00 – 01.30 (Last order 01.00)

Happy Hour:
17.00 – 20.00 (Last order 19.45)

Nearby MRT Stations: City Hall, Bras Basah, Esplanade


Rosso Bianco

Rosso Bianco Italian Restaurant takes over the space previously occupied by another Italian restaurant, Donna Carmela. The food and the dining experience at this new Italian restaurant at Greenwood Avenue (Watten Estate) in Bukit Timah are good. Read our review here.

Rosso Bianco 
2 Greenwood Avenue
Singapore 289189

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Opening Hours: 11:30am-10:30pm

Caffe Fernet

Caffe Fernet by Marina Bay - New Places to Eat in Singapore

Caffe Fernet is essentially a glass box on a pier at the Singapore Customs House with great views of the Marina Bay waterfront and Marina Bay Sands. The extensive drinks menu might suggest that it is more a bar than a cafe. It serves Italian-inspired dishes and we can’t think of a better place to eat, drink and enjoy the Marina Bay front view. Read about our Brunch at Caffe Fernet.

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Caffe Fernet
70 Collyer Quay
Customs House
Singapore 049323

Opening Hours
Mon-Thu: 12pm-12am
Fri: 12pm-2am
Sat: 11am-2am
Sun: 11am-5pm

Nearby MRT Station: Raffles Place

Tablescape Restaurant

Tablescape Restaurant

Tablescape Restaurant & Bar is a new restaurant and bar serving modern European classics on the third level of the Grand Park City Hall Hotel. Read about our Lunch at Tablescape Restaurant, Grand Park City Hall Hotel.

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Tablescape Restaurant & Bar
Grand Park City Hall Hotel
10 Coleman Sreet
Singapore 179809

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm
Dinner: 6pm to 10.30pm
Bar: 5.30pm to 1am

Tel:  +65 6432 5618

New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES

New Ubin Seafood

New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES, a new outlet by New Ubin Seafood, brings Tze Char or  Zhi Char (煮炒) dishes into the posh neighbourhood of CHIJMES right in the heart of the Singapore CBD. Read more.

New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES
30 Victoria Street #02-01B/01C, CHIJMES
Singapore 187996

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Tel: +65 9740 6870

Opening Hours: 11 am – 3 pm; 5.30 pm – 10.30 pm


Summer Hill Bistro

Summer Hill Bistro is located in a cluster of shops and restaurants along Sunset Way near the junction with Clementi Road. There are a number of vet clinics in this area. It is a small eatery with a limited menu but the roasted chicken alone is likely to attract repeat customers.  Read about our lunch here.

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Summer Hill
106 Clementi Street 12
Singapore 120106

Tel: +65 6251 5337

Opening Hours: 11.30am – 9pm

Auntie’s Wok and Steam @ Alley on 25 Andaz

Auntie's Wok and Steam Alley on 25

Andaz Hotel by Hyatt devotes its entire 25th floor to restaurants and bars, calling it “Alley on 25”.  One of these restaurants is Auntie’s Wok & Steam.  It is said to be “an ode to Singapore’s tze char food culture”. Like looking for a hard-to-find street side tze char stall of old, we walk along a narrow alley to locate Auntie’s Wok and Steam in Alley on 25 Andaz Hotel.  Read about our dinner at Auntie’s here.

Auntie’s Wok & Steam
5 Fraser Street
Level 25 Andaz Singapore
Singapore 189354

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Opening Hours: 12:00 noon – 10:00 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Bugis

Smoke and Pepper @ Alley on 25

Smoke & Pepper Alley on 25 Andaz

Smoke & Pepper is another restaurant at Alley on 25. It offers Asian-inspired barbecued specialties prepared over an open-fire barbecue grill. There is a reasonably priced set lunch. Read Smoke and Pepper @ Alley on 25 – $25 Set Lunches.

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Smoke & Pepper
5 Fraser Street
Level 25 Andaz Singapore
Singapore 189354

Opening Hours
(Tues – Sat) Lunch: 12:00 pm (Noon) – 2:30 pm
(Tues – Sat) Dinner: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
*closed on Sunday and Monday

Hans im Glück

Hans im Glück German Burgergrill Orchard Road

Meal at hans im glück Singapore

Hans im Glück Singapore is a great new eating place. Located in a convenient prime location in Orchard Road it has an enchanting space and a good selection of interesting burgers and drinks. The prices at this German Burgergrill are very affordable and the food and beverages are of good quality and enjoyable. Read more.

Hans im Glück Orchard
362 Orchard Road
Singapore 238887

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Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu & PH: 11am-12am
Fri-Sat & Eve of PH: 11am-1am


Hans im Glück has New Outlets in Raffles Place and Boat Quay.

Hans im Glück Raffles Place
9 Raffles Place
#01-01 Republic Plaza
Singapore 048619

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Tel: +65 97385662

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11am-12am
Sat: 11am-10pm
Closed Sunday & PH


Hans im Glück Boat Quay
71 Boat Quay
Singapore 049860

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Tel: +65 9738 5310

Opening hours
Sun – Th & PH 11 am – 12 am,
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH 11 am – 1 am

Kanpai Izakaya @ Holland Village

Kanpai Izakaya (Jan 2018)

Kanpai Izakaya is a new Japanese restaurant at Holland Village. They are at the Lorong Mambong stretch of shophouses. Holland Village has two personalities – sleepy in the day and upbeat at night.  There are good reasons to visit Kanpai during off-peak hours and one good reason is the package of enticing promotions and discounts. Read Lunch and Happy Hour at Kanpai Izakaya.

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Kanpai Izakaya and Bar
40 Lorong Mambong
Singapore 277695

Tel: 6314 2368

Mon-Sun: 12-2pm, 5pm-12am

Merci Marcel

Merci Marcel

Merci Marcel

A good looking charming French cafe in Tiong Bahru where you can brunch or a quick lunch or savour sharing plates and sip French wines in the evening. See our post Brunch at new cafe Merci Marcel, Tiong Bahru. It has a new outlet at Club Street.

Merci Marcel – Tiong Bahru
#01-68, 56 Eng Hoon Street
Singapore 160056

Tel: +65 6224 0113


Merci Marcel – Club Street
7-9 Club St
Singapore 069400

That is our not so short list of TOP New Places to Eat in Singapore. We will update this list from time to time.

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