Peranakan restaurants in Singapore

Peranakan or Nyonya cuisine is standing its ground amidst the mushrooming of many other types of restaurants all over Singapore. New Peranakan restaurants have opened in recent years and Singapore can even boast of the first Peranakan restaurant in the world to be awarded a Michelin Star. To assist our readers who are deciding on the best places to go for nyonya food in Singapore, here is The Ordinary Patrons (TOP) list of Peranakan restaurants in Singapore.

Top new restaurants 2016 Singapore

Chong Wen Ge Cafe

Chong Wen Ge Cafe is a Peranakan cafe that occupies the building that once housed Singapore’s first Chinese school. There is a Peranakan Tiles Gallery next to the cafe and a Japanese owned Music Box Museum upstairs. Their next door neighbour is one of the oldest Chinese temples in Singapore,  the Thian Hock Keng Temple. Read our review here.

Chong Wen Ge Cafe
168 Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068619

Tel: +65 9168 3208

Opening Hours: 10 am – 6 pm

Nearby MRT Stations: Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar


Candlenut Peranakan restaurant was awarded a one Michelin Star in the 2016 Singapore Michelin Guide. They moved out of their former premises at New Bridge Road to the new Dempsey location at the end of 2016.  Expect traditional Peranakan classics in a new classy location. Read our review here.


Block 17A Dempsey Road,
Singapore 249676

Tel: 1800-304-2288 (Local calls only)

Opening Hours:
Lunch, Mon – Sun 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Dinner, Sun – Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Fri, Sat, Eve of Public Holidays And
Public Holidays 6:00pm – 10:30pm


Babalicious is a casual restaurant serving Peranakan food as well as Hainanese Chicken Rice. Babalicious Peranakan Cuisine & Hainanese Chicken Rice restaurant is located in Marine Cove at the East Coast Park. Their food is not fanciful and taste like home-style dishes. Read our review here.


Babalicious Restaurant Marine Cove

1000 East Coast Parkway,
#01-02 Marina Cove,
Singapore 449876

Tel:  +65 6636 3681

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu : 10.30am – 10pm
Fri & Sat : 10.30am – 11pm

The Peranakan

The Peranakan  is a new restaurant in Claymore Connect that opened in late May 2016.  With a name like that, it is clear to everyone what kind of cuisine is served in this place. Of all the Peranakan restaurants in Singapore that we had visited, this one has the most interesting decor. Read more.

Top New Restaurants 2016

True Blue Peranakan Restaurant

442 Orchard Road
Claymore Connect
Singapore (238879)

Tel: +65 6262 4428

Opening Hours : 11:00 – 22:00

Nearby MRT Station : Orchard

True Blue Cuisine

True Blue Cuisine is a true blue Peranakan Restaurant. The restaurant is situated next to the Peranakan Museum at Armenian Street and the restaurant itself is a mini museum. The restaurant is like a well-preserved home of an old Peranakan family – full of furniture with intricate carvings, elaborately decorated doors and windows etc. It is listed as a 2016 Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant.  Read our review here.

True Blue Cuisine Peranakan Restaurant

True Blue Peranakan Restaurant

True Blue Cuisine
47/49 Armenian Street
Singapore. 179937

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 6440 0449

Opening Hours
11:30 – 14:30; 18:00 – 21:30


Tucked away in a row of shophouses in the Binjai Park residential area, Ivin’s has been here since as far back as we can remember.  It is the place in Bukit Timah to go for traditional nyonya food at a reasonable cost, which explains the big crowds on weekends.  Read our review here.

Ivin’s Peranakan Restaurant
19 Binjai Park
Singapore 589827

Tel : 6468 3060

(Closed on Thursdays)


Even if golf is not your thing, the Keppel Golf Club may still be a place that is of interest to you. The club boasts a small collection of f & b outlets that are open to members of the public.  Nyonya restaurant PeraMakan is one of them. Read our review here.

Chope Reservations

Level 3, Keppel Club
10 Bukit Chermin Road
Singapore 109918
(5 minutes drive from Vivo City/HarbourFront)

Nearest MRT: Telok Blangah

Tel: 65 63772829 / 62701618

Lunch: 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
(last order: 2:00 pm)
Dinner: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
(last order: 9:00 pm)

Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant

Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant has been serving a wide range of Peranakan dishes in Joo Chiat since 1953 and lays claim to be one of the oldest Peranakan restaurants in Singapore. Read our review here.

Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant

Guan Hoe Soon Peranakan Restaurant in Joo Chiat

Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant
38/40 Joo Chiat Place
Singapore 427762

Tel: +65 6344 2761

Opening Hours: 11am–3pm, 6pm–9:30pm

Baba Chews

Baba Chews is located in new boutique Hotel Indigo in Katong Square. With its witty name, Baba Chews Peranakan restaurant pays tribute to philanthropist Chew Joo Chiat, the King of Katong who married a nyonya.  Read our review here.

Baba Chews Katong Square

Baba Chews Peranakan food

Chope Reservations

86 East Coast Road
Katong Square
Singapore (428788)

Sun-Thu: 6:30am-11pm
Fri-Sat: 6:30am-12am

5 Little Monkeys

5 Little Monkeys Cafe is not exactly a Peranakan restaurant.  It is a casual fun eatery at Pico Creative Centre serving reasonably priced good food. But it does have a pretty good selection of nyonya food in its menu which justifies its inclusion in our list of Peranakan restaurants in Singapore.

5 Little Monkeys Cafe

5 Little Monkeys Menu

Peranakan food at 5 Little Monkeys

20 Kallang Avenue, #11-00 Pico Creative Centre
339411 Singapore

Tel: +65 8533 9168

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Closed on Sat & Sun.

Nearby MRT Stations : Lavender

Chilli Padi Nonya Restaurant

Chilli Padi Nonya Restaurant is not a fancy place and its decor is nothing to rave about. However, it is one of the first places to come to mind when we like to have traditional nonya food at reasonable prices. Read our review here.

Chilli Padi at Joo Chiat

Chilli Padi Ikan Bakar

11 Joo Chiat Place #01-03
Singapore 427744

Tel: +65 6275 1002

We hope you find the TOP list of Peranakan restaurants in Singapore useful. Cheers!


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