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Best Teochew Restaurants in Singapore that we have tried

Whether you are a Teochew ‘ka ki nung'(自己人) or not, many of us enjoy Teochew food for its simplicity and clarity of flavours.  Among the Chinese dialect cuisines widely available in Singapore, it seems that the Cantonese and Teochew restaurants are the most popular in Singapore, judging by the restaurants available. Here is TOP’s list of the best Teochew restaurants in Singapore that we have tried. We are fortunate that the quality of Teochew food in Singapore is generally high. For a look at Teochew dishes at the place of origin, you may read our post Eating Teochew Food in Chaozhou and Shantou, China. We have provided links to our review of each restaurant where you can find more pictures of the place, food and menu.

Best Teochew Restaurants in Singapore

Chin Lee Restaurant 深利美食馆

深利美食馆 Chin Lee Restaurant is a Teochew restaurant founded in 1973. This restaurant on the ground floor of a HDB block in Bedok is regarded by many as the best Teochew restaurant in East Singapore. It is one of those heartland restaurants which may be under the radar but has a large and loyal fan base. Read Chin Lee Restaurant – Best Teochew Restaurant in the East.

Chin Lee Rstaurant
深利美食馆 Chin Lee Teochew Restaurant

深利美食馆 Chin Lee Restaurant
Blk 115 Bedok North Road
Singapore 460115

Tel: +65 6444 5554 / +65 6449 5454

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri : 11.30 am – 2.30 pm; 6.00 pm – 10.30 pm
Sat, Sun & PH : 11.30 am – 2.30 pm; 5.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Huat Kee Teochew Restaurant 發記

After a long tenure at Amoy Street,  traditional Teochew restaurant Huat Kee moved out of the CBD to Orange Grove Road in 2015. The brand is said to have begun in 1969 and has been serving authentic Teochew cuisine for 3 generations in Singapore. Read about our lunch at Huat Kee here.

Huat Kee Teochew

Huat Kee Teochew
Chope Reservations

Teochew Restaurant Huat Kee (1998) Pte Ltd
#02-01 RELC Building
30 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258352

Tel: +65 6423 4747

Mon-Sun: 11am-3pm, 6-10pm

Chui Huay Lim 醉花林

Chui Huay Lim Club is a club with a long history in Singapore. Founded in 1845, its purpose was to be a venue for Teochew businessmen to network and enjoy recreational activities. It has come a long way from its humble beginnings and is now housed in a new and impressive building located at Keng Lee Road, near Newton Circus. On the ground floor of this building is Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine, a restaurant managed by the Jumbo restaurant group.  The Teochew restaurant in a leading Teochew club surely deserves a place in any list of best Teochew restaurants in Singapore.  Read about our lunch here.

Teochew Restaurants in Singapore
Chui Huay Lim Club

Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine
190 Keng Lee Road
Singapore 308409

Tel: +65 6732 3637

Opening Hours
Mon-Thu: 12-3pm, 6-11pm
Fri-Sun & PH: 11:30am-3pm, 5:30-11pm

Nearby Station : Newton


Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine Ion Orchard

The food empire of the Imperial Treasure restaurant group can be seen all over Singapore.   Imperial Treasure’s  Teochew restaurant opened in Ion Orchard in December 2016.   It is probably the most beautiful Teochew restaurant in Singapore. The full name of Imperial Treasure’s Teochew restaurant  is Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine.  It is a beautifully specified restaurant. The food is pretty good as well. Read about our visit here.

Imperial Treasure Teochew Ion
Siew Mai, Teochew style

Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine
ION Orchard, #03-05
2 Orchard Turn
Singapore 238801

Tel: +65 67362118

Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine Tanjong Pagar

Imperial Treasure opened up another Teochew restaurant in Tanjong Pagar Centre in 2017.    This space is also nicely done up but it is not as spacious and impressive as the one at Ion Orchard.   Read about our lunch here.

Paradise Teochew Scotts Square

Paradise Teochew at Scotts Square opened in 2016. It is a modern Chinese restaurant that cooks up good quality Teochew food.  We think it is one of the best restaurants in the Paradise group.  Read about our lunch here.

Paradise Teochew Restaurant Scotts Square

Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine
ION Orchard, #03-05
2 Orchard Turn
Singapore 238801

Tel: +65 67362118

Hung Kang Restaurant 韓江 (Closed)

Compared to the other Teochew restaurants in this list of the best Teochew restaurants in Singapore, Hung Kang Restaurant is a dinosaur.  It has been in existence for as long as we can remember.  It is not as glamourous or refined as some of the others, but it is a place that brings back memories of dining at a Teochew restaurant from days gone by.  Some of the staff speak Teochew (at least when we were last there), which is something you might assume to exist in a Teochew restaurant, but it is not always the case these days.  Read about our visit here. [2020 Update: Sadly Hung Kang closed in April 2020, after being in business for 58 years – HK Facebook]

Hung Kang Teochew for Chinese new year
Hung Kang Teochew

Hung Kang Restaurant
28 North Canal Road
Poh Heng Building
(opposite Hong Lim Park)
Singapore 059284

Tel: +65 6533 5300

Operating hours
Daily 11.30am to 3pm; 6pm to 10.30pm

Nearby Stations : Clarke Quay, Chinatown

East Ocean Teochew Restaurant 东海潮州酒家

Shoppers at Takashimaya who are thinking of Teochew food can head to East Ocean Teochew Restaurant in Ngee Ann City, Orchard Road. Formerly located at Shaw Centre, is a large restaurant on the same floor as Best Denki.  It serves Teochew Cantonese cuisine. You can expect a very wide range of dishes in the menu, ranging from classic Teochew dishes like braised duck to pricey Buddha Jumps Over the Wall type of dishes. Read about our lunch at East Ocean here.

391 Orchard Road #05-08/09 Ngee Ann City
Singapore 238872
T: 6235 9088

Mondays – Fridays
11.30am – 3.00pm | 6.00pm – 11.00pm

Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays
10.00am – 3.00pm | 6.00pm – 11.00pm

Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine 醉宇轩经典潮膳


Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine 醉宇轩经典潮膳 is a new restaurant by the Jumbo Group. It opened recently in April 2019 at a beautiful two-storey heritage building located in Far East Square. Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine serves refined Teochew fare an familiar favourties such as such as Deep Fried Liver Roll and Wok Fried ‘Kway Teow’ with Diced Kai Lan and Preserved Radish, to Teochew Oyster Omelette ‘Gooey Style. Read more.

Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine 醉宇轩经典潮膳
130/131 Amoy Street
Singapore 049959

Tel: +65 6781 0359

Opening Hours:
Lunch: Daily: 11.30 am – 3.00 pm
Dinner: Mondays to Fridays: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm ; Saturdays, Sundays, & Public Holidays: 5.30 pm to 11:00 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Telok Ayer

Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine Menu


We hope you have found our list of the best Teochew restaurants in Singapore to be useful. If there are any that we have left out of the list, please let us know and we would love to visit them.

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2 thoughts on “Best Teochew Restaurants in Singapore that we have tried”

  1. Hi!
    I love your article。
    For teochew restaurant, my favourite is G7 Liang Kee! I like their double shell cold crab, bittergourd Bamboo Fish (竹仔鱼, i appreciate this alot cuz it is not easy to get this fish anywhere in SG!) and promfret in two ways! They are like neighborhood family restaurant, small and cozy. hence the price are pocket friendly.
    Look forward to your verdict when you happen to try it!


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