One of the dictionary definitions of “Hub” is “the central or main part of something where there is most activity“. There is little doubt that Our Tampines Hub (OTH) is going to be the central part of Tampines with the most activity. There is so much to see and do in OTH. In Singapore, most activities will involve food in some way. A good array of Restaurants, Cafes & Other Food Places Our Tampines Hub should ensure that those going to OTH – whether to watch a game, visit government agencies, participate in sports or window shop – will have no lack of food options. We took a quick tour and compiled a list of the Our Tampines Hub Restaurants and Cafes which we have seen. There should be a few more F&B outlets opening up in OTH in the coming months.
Our Tampines Hub is an integrated community and lifestyle hub that offers a very diverse range of services, programmes and facilities. It is located at the former Tampines Stadium and Tampines Sports Hall and is home to Tampines Rovers FC.
F&B @ OTH
The food and beverage options at Our Tampines Hub is as diverse and interesting as the range of facilities and amenities there. There are the old familiar names as well as new concept restaurants. Most of the Our Tampines Hub restaurants and cafes are open from 10 am to 10 pm and there are a few which operates 24 hours a day.
Many Our Tampines Hub restaurants and eating places have received halal-certified status. Based on the recent list of Halal-certified Eating Establishments on MUIS website, halal-certified outlets include Common ground, Encik Tan HEI Sushi, KFC, My Briyani House and Saap Saap Thai, Tenderfreh and Toasties.
On level 1 of OTH is the biggest food court or hawker centre in Singapore we have ever seen. Hawker Centre @ Tampines Hub by Kopitiam has more than 40 stalls and about 800 seats. It will operate round the clock though not all stalls will be open 24 hours a day.
All the usual hawker stalls – like fish ball noodles, duck rice and bak kut teh – are represented in the Hawker Centre @ Our Tampines Hub. International cuisines like Thai food, pastas and Japanese curry rice can also be found there.
Cafe on Level 3
“I AM…”, the popular cafe in Haji Lane opens its second outlet on the 3rd level of OTH.
I AM… serves a line-up of Western food; signature dishes include the Dutch-inspired Fries & Mayo, Fish & Chips, Charcoal-grilled Juicy Beef Burgers and Red Velvet Cake.
Level 1 Restaurants & Cafes
Common ground has a comprehensive menu comprising salads, sandwiches, pastas, pizzas, grilled meats and desserts; as well as ice creams by Udders and take home soup packs by The Soup Spoon for takeaways.
Eatz 19 serves Asian fusion food like Sweet & Sour Dory, Mediterranean Beef Pita and Szechuan Chicken Pasta. They have very reasonable priced set meals from $10.80.
Encik Tan serves rather good local hawker food at very reasonable prices of around $4 to $5. A kaya toast, eggs and coffee breakfast set is also available. see Encik Tan @ Kallang Wave.
Griddy offers sweet and savoury waffles (or grid cakes) as well as pastas and mains like pan-seared salmon and grilled chicken.
Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert has Hong Kong style desserts, snacks as well as one dish noodles and rice meals.
KFC. KFC Coffee. Pizza Hut Express are in Our Tampines Hub; and you can buy Pizzas round the clock.
Mr Bean now has more than just soya milk and pancakes. Riceballs, ice cream and even porridge are on its menu.
My Briyani House is an Indian restaurant operated by Mr Teh Tarik Group. It serves a wide range of traditional Indian dishes – like roti prata, murtabak, chapati – as well as the iconic teh tarik and other drinks. It is open 24 hours.
QQrice serves healthy foods like Rice Rolls, Wholemeal Sandwiches and Bento Sets, primarily for takeaways.
Saap Saap Thai is a new Thai Specialty Concept featuring the signature Australian Beef Boat Noodles and Street-side Fried Chicken, Stir Fried Rice Dishes, Thai Noodles, Spicy Salad, Desserts and other familiar Thai dishes.
Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant renowned for its quality and authenticity of its Sichuan and Cantonese dishes is good for more formal business lunch or a good meal with the family. Read about our visits to other Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant here and here.
Starbucks Coffee at Our Tampines Hub is open 24 hours a day.
Tenderfresh Classic serves its classic Fried and BBQ Spring Chickens and Chicken Wings as well as a wide selection of western grills and pasta, pizzas and salads.
Toasties is a fast casual sandwich restaurant and caterer offering made-to-order, fresh sandwiches.
Basement 1 Food Kiosks & Other F&B Outlets
Basement 1 of OTH is like a typical food hall of shopping mall. It is anchored by NTUC Fairprice Supermarket which is a 24/7 outlet. There are many food kiosks and several sit down restaurants and cafes.
Ah Khoo Kopi Toast is a new brand by Han’s offering a modestly priced menu of coffee, snacks and one dish meals like curry chicken rice, pork chop rice, beef stem and laksa.
Hei Sushi is a halal Japanese belt Sushi restaurant serving reasonably priced halal Japanese cuisines.
Rumah Makan Minang offers Indonesian home-style food and specialises in Minangkabau cuisine like Nasi Padang and Beef Rendang
The Pizzerian offer freshly made pizzas – 10″ Thin Crust Pizzas, 14″ Pizzas and by slices – with flavours such as BBQ Chicken, Cheese Burger, Teriyaki Chicken, Hot Chick Delight and more.
Bistro Bowl is within the premises of the Orchid Bowl bowling alley. It has finger food sweet potato fries and chicken nuggets.
The other familiar names and interesting food kiosks in B1 of OTH includes:
99 Nonya Kueh #B1-K14/K15
Daun Pandan Rice Dumpling #B1-K16
Hurom Juice Café #B1-K12/K13
Nam Kee Bao & Hongkong Egglet #B1-K10/K11
Old Chang Kee #B1-42
Out Of The Cake Box #B1-43
Polar Puffs & Cakes #B1-44
Qiji Express #B1-K7
The Saladbox #B1-K4/K5
Facilities at OTH
Here are a few photos to show the wide range of facilities in Our Tampines Hub.
Car Park at Our Tampines Hub
There 1400 sheltered car park lots in the basement. There are car park entrances at Tampines Avenue 4, Tampines Avenue 5 and Tampines Street 82. Current car park charges are $0.02 per minute and $2.40 per entry from 6 pm to 12 midnight. Parking is free from 12 noon to 2 pm on weekdays.
Our Tampines Hub
1 Tampines Walk