(Updated July 2018) As The Ordinary Patrons (TOP) eat our way through the year, this is our compilation of TOP new restaurants Singapore 2018 that we have tried and liked. We will continue to update this list all the way till the end of 2018. Being a food blog by ordinary people of our own eating experiences with no sponsored stories, we have to be judicious in the choice of new restaurants to try in Singapore. New places to eat are always interesting, but time, budget and calories should be wisely spent. We hope this list of new restaurants Singapore 2018 will help our readers to narrow down the new restaurants to try in 2018. These are restaurants or cafes where we liked the food or where we had a good overall dining experience. You can see more photos of the places, food and menu by reading about our visits (links provided).
New Restaurants Singapore 2018
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. We must admit we have not heard of this famous restaurant when we decided to check it out. We were glad that we did so and 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
Tel: +65 6881-6668
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 2.30pm and 6pm to 10.30pm
Nearby MRT Station : City Hall
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
Tel: +65 8188 6177
Tuesday – Sunday : 11.30 am – 4.00 pm ; 5.30pm – 11.00pm (Last food order 10.30 pm)
Closed on Monday
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
Tel: +65 6914 1420
11.30 am to 2.30 pm;
5.30 pm to 10.30 pm
Nearby MRT Station : Tanjong Pagar
Common Man Stan
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.
Common Man Stan
11/12 Stanley Street
Tel: +65 6877 4855
Nearby MRT Stations: Tanjong Pagar, Telok Ayer
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.
117 Frankel Avenue
Tel: +65 6610 9233
Opening Hours: Mon: 11am-2:30pm; 5-11pm
Wed-Sun: 11am-2:30pm; 5-11pm
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. Read more.
Guan Dynasty United Square
101 Thomson Rd, #B1-09/64/65
Tel: +65 6565 6465
Nearby MRT Station: Novena
Ranch Steakhouse by Astons
Affordable steakhouse Astons has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2005 from a coffeeshop along East Coast Road. They go upmarket with a beautiful new restaurant in Clarke Quay. Read more.
The Ranch Steakhouse by Astons
Clarke Quay, Block B, #01-15
(Near Clarke Quay Taxi Stand)
3 River Valley Road
New hipster cafe at Concourse Skyline along Beach Road by Strangers’ Reunion. Read more.
302 Beach Road, #01-04/05
Daily: 9am to 6pm
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.
7 Fraser Street
Duo Galleria #01-51/56
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
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
Tel: +65 6634 8277
Opening Hours: 11:30 – 15:00; 18:00 – 22:00
Nearby MRT Station: Downtown
Auntie’s Wok & Steam
Auntie’s Wok & Steam seeks to create a tze char experience in an upscale setting. We think they have succeeded to a large extent. 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. The alley is, however, a spiffy one and Auntie’s Wok & Steam is a very nice contemporary Chinese dining space. Read about our visit here.
Auntie’s Wok & Steam
5 Fraser Street
Level 25 Andaz Singapore
Opening Hours: 12:00 noon – 10:00 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Bugis
Tablescape Restaurant & Bar is a new “… contemporary, upscale restaurant and bar serving modern European classics complemented by a curated menu at the bar.” We had an upmarket dining experience at a reasonable price. It is located on the third level of the Grand Park City Hall Hotel. This is the hotel that is next to Peninsular Plaza and Capitol Piazza. Read about our visit here.
Tablescape Restaurant & Bar
Grand Park City Hall Hotel
10 Coleman Sreet
Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm
Dinner: 6pm to 10.30pm
Bar: 5.30pm to 1am
Nearby MRT Station: City Hall
New Ubin Seafood CHJIMES
New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES is a new outlet by New Ubin Seafood. This is currently their second restaurant in Singapore. The other one is in the Hillview area (you can read about our visit here). Hitherto, we have associated New Ubin with gritty locations – their existing Hillview outlet is in a canteen of an industrial building, having moved there from the Sin Ming car workshops area. The New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES outlet marks a departure from that impression. The Tze Char (煮炒) restaurant has moved into the posh neighbourhood of CHIJMES right in the heart of the Singapore CBD. Read about our visit here.
New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES
30 Victoria Street #02-01B/01C, CHIJMES
Tel: +65 9740 6870
Opening Hours: 11 am – 3 pm; 5.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Nearest MRT Station: City Hall, Bras Basah
Sushi Shiki Hanamaru
A new Japanese restaurant seems to open in Singapore every week. Sushi Shiki Hanamaru Restaurant is the last outlet to open in the Japanese restaurant cluster Hokkaido Marche at Orchard Central. Unlike the other seven outlets which operate like stalls in a food court, Sushi Shiki Hanamaru (花まる) is a proper restaurant with its exclusive dining area. It serves sushi and a good range of other a la carte items. Read about our visit here.
Sushi Shiki Hanamaru (花まる)
#B2-11/29/44/48 Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 66340211
Mon – Fri : 11 am – 2 pm; 5 pm -11 pm
Sat & Sun : 11 am – 11 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Somerset
Claypots Full Circle
The Claypots Full Circle restaurant on Amoy Street is a collaboration between a restaurant in Melbourne and “their ardent Singaporean supporters”. Apparently, the first Claypots restaurant in Melbourne served primarily claypots and fresh seafood plates. It has evolved into a brand of restaurants said to be known for exceptional seafood dishes. The Singapore restaurant does not serve claypots but has an interesting range of seafood items. Read about our visit here.
Claypots Full Circle Restaurant
103 Amoy Street
Tel: +65 62032203
Mon – Fri : 10.30am – 12am
Sat: 5pm – 12am
Last order for lunch and dinner at 2.30pm and 10pm respectively.
Nearby MRT Stations: Tanjong Pagar, Telok Ayer
Rosso Bianco Italian Restaurant takes over the space previously occupied by another Italian restaurant, Donna Carmela. The restaurant is situated along Greenwood Avenue in the well-heeled residential area of Watten Estate. Read about our visit here.
Rosso Bianco Italian Restaurant
2 Greenwood Avenue
Opening Hours: 11:30am-10:30pm
Located on the ground floor of Swissôtel The Stamford, The Stamford Brasserie is a chic Parisian cafe with modern elements and plenty of greenery. We think it is one of the best coffee spots in Raffles City – great ambience, professional service and good coffee that is reasonably priced. Read about our visits here.
The Stamford Brasserie
Level 1, Swissôtel The Stamford
2 Stamford Road
Tel: +65 6431 6156
06.30 – 20.00
All-day Dining Menu:
12.00 – 22.00 (Last order 21.30)
Sunday to Thursday: 12.00 – 24.00 (Last order 11.30)
Friday, Saturday & eve of PH: 12.00 – 01.30 (Last order 01.00)
17.00 – 20.00 (Last order 19.45)
Nearby MRT Stations: City Hall, Bras Basah, Esplanade
Dulukala at Island is a new cafe that took over the former Island Cafe at Tang’s department store. Dulukala Island has, wisely, left that place substantially unchanged. It is still an attractive space. We were told that this new cafe is a totally new tenant which is no longer run by Tang’s, which does not make any real difference to us except that the Tang’s card is not accepted there. The big change is the introduction of Peranakan dishes which we thought were pretty good. Prices are not low but not out of place considering the location and nice ambience. Read about our visit here.
Dulukala at Island
320 Orchard Road, Tang Plaza L4
Tel. (+65) 6734 6077
Mon-Sat : 10.30 am – 9.30 pm
Sun: 11 am – 8.30 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Orchard
In another case of restaurant switcheroo, the new French restaurant Atout Restaurant has taken over from Au Petit Salut (also a French restaurant) at Dempsey Hill, Singapore. There were some aspects about the restaurant which we were not thrilled about but the 40 garlic chicken dish makes this a place worthy of another visit. Read about our visit here.
40C Harding Road
Mon-Sat: 11:30am-11:30pm (Last Order: 10pm)
The new Jinjo Restaurant is a new Sumiyaki restaurant by the Les Amis group that recently opened in the second level of Shaw Centre. It takes over the space which used to house the whisky and wine retail area of Caveau / Vinum Wines. The quality of food cooked over charcoal was high, but dining here is quite costly. Read about our visit here.
Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road
Tel: +65 6732 2165
Tues-Sun 12 noon – 2 pm; 630 pm to 10 pm
Monday – Closed
Nearby MRT Station: Orchard
If you like roast pork, then a visit to One Bowl Restaurant in The Sultan Hotel, Singapore should be on your to do list. Although the roast pork is referred to as char siew in the menu, it does not look like the regular char siu that we are used to. Instead of thin slices of mostly lean meat with red colouring at the edges, the char siew at One Bowl Restaurant were partially fatty pieces, cut into thick slabs and without any colouring. More oily than the usual kind but perhaps that is what gives it its rich taste. Read about our visit here.
One Bowl Restaurant & Bar
The Sultan Hotel
101 Jalan Sultan
Tel: (65) 6723 7101
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
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