Chinatown Restaurant (renamed China Classic Restaurant with a new operator) )is a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown Point. Located on level one of this popular shopping mall in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown, it was formerly known as Lukyu Teahouse and Restaurant. Chinatown must be the most bustling place in Singapore on a normal weekday. At lunchtime, Chinatown Point draws in the hungry crowds. Many of its food outlets and restaurants were full. The only place with some space and peace and quiet was the Chinatown Restaurant. We were there for a dim sum lunch recently.
The Chinatown restaurant was furnished simply with a traditional Chinese restaurant look. It had a steady flow of customers during lunch but was not crowded.
Chinatown Restaurant Menu
The restaurant serves the usual range of Cantonese cuisine, which means dim sum and rice and noodle dishes are popular at lunch time. Here are some pictures of the Chinatown dim sum menu as well as some random pages from the regular menu and lunch set menu. We ordered some soup, dim sum and mixed dishes.
We started our meal with some soup. A soup of the day ($6), Sichuan Spicy Soup ($6) and Abalone Thick Soup ($12). The Cantonese are well-known for their soups. All of us enjoyed our soups. The soup of the day, pork and corn soup, was a simple soup but has a calming and tasty flavour.
We had three traditional dim sum items. Our regular readers may wonder why we end up ordering these all the time. It seems we are creatures of habit. Anyway, the fried carrot cake with Chinese sausage ($4.50), shrimp dumplings (har kau $6) and crystal spinach dumplings ($4.80) were well prepared, no frills dim sum items.
We also tried the hotplate beancurd ($16) and seafood crispy noodles ($12). The beancurd was very good. With hindsight we should have ordered some plain steamed rice instead of the noodles as the gravy would have been perfect with rice. The noodles were not bad but quite plain tasting.
Overall, we were slightly apprehensive about eating at Chinatown Restaurant which was relatively quiet as compared with the overflowing situation in some of the other restaurants in Chinatown Point at lunch time. Our fears were unfounded as the meal turned out to be an enjoyable one. Chinatown Restaurant does not have the trappings of a fancy restaurant but it is a down to earth Chinese restaurant to have lunch in Singapore.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Chinatown Restaurant (renamed China Classic Restaurant)
133 New Bridge Road #01-41/42
Tel: 6262 1717
Mon-Fri : 11:00am to 10:00pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays : 10:00am to 10:00pm
Nearby MRT Station : Chinatown