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Camp Kilo Charcoal Club – open air restaurant along Kallang River (Closed)

Camp Kilo Charcoal Club is an unusual restaurant along the Kallang River where roasted meat is the star attraction. It is located on the ground floor of a non-descript building with no close neighbours. Most of its seating is outdoors on picnic style tables and benches. It is open only on Friday evening and weekends. There is no obvious Camp Kilo Charcoal Club signboard or directions, yet there was a steady flow of diners when we were there on a Sunday evening.

Camp Kilo Charcoal Club

The only signboard that we saw at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club was this small sign at the counter. There was no sign visible from afar. The way to look for it is to follow the sound of the music as you approach the area.

The place is rustic and rough. Wear your most comfortable attire here. Perhaps what draws the customers is that it is so different.

Camp Kilo Charcoal Club

Camp Kilo Charcoal Club Menu

Here are pictures of the Camp Kilo Charcoal Club Menu. As announced in the name, most of the food here is roasted – meats, fish, vegetables and fruits. We were treated to a generous amount of food by our hosts.

Camp Kilo Charcoal Club Menu
Camp Kilo Charcoal Club Menu

We found that we enjoyed the vegetables more than the meats. The charred broccoli and corn as well as the deep-fried brussel sprouts were enjoyable. They were also not heavy and oily like the meats. It is a good idea to serve roasted vegetables at BBQ parties.

Charred Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Roast Chicken ($10 for half / 18 for whole)

We also tried a few types of BBQ meats. They were mostly fine but not spectacular. The one that stood out were the pork ribs. They had been cooked till the meat easily fell off the bone.

Pork Ribs
Grilled Seabass

Some BBQ bananas were served as dessert. This was something we had not tried before. Quite nice but would have been better if they were sweeter.

BBQ Banana

Overall, the dinner at Camp Kilo was quite a change from the usual places in Singapore. There is the sense of freedom as you dine under the stars, eat with your hands, sit any way you want and enjoy the mostly retro 80s music. Eating at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club is something we can do once in a while, but not too often as we still like our aircon and chairs with seat-backs.

Food: 3
Service: 4
Value: 3
Atmosphere: 3
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs 3 Tops

Camp Kilo
66 Kampong Bugis
Singapore 338987

Opening Hours:
Fri: 5:30pm-12am
Sat-Sun: 11am-12am
Kitchen closes at 10:30pm
Closed Monday to Thursday

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