January 2020 means more feasting as Chinese New Year falls on 25 January 2020. Restaurants to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 in Singapore and New Chinese Restaurants for Reunion Dinner 2020 highlight the interesting and exciting range of festive dining options. Festive season or not in Singapore, there will be no lack of new menus, F&B events & restaurants to check out in January 2020.
As restaurants and cafes often adjust their opening hours and the duration and details of restaurant deals or dining promotions may be subject to change, we suggest you contact the relevant property ahead of your intended visit. Happy Dining!
Chinese New Year Fairs
One of the highlights of the lunar new year season is the festive fairs with a wide variety of vendors of all sorts of Chinese New Year food and mechandise. Here is a list of Chinese New Year Fairs in various locations around Singapore for the new Year of the Rat.
City Square Mall | 3 Jan – 9 Frb 2020
Clementi Mall | 6 Jan – 23 Jan 2020
Compass | 6 Jan -23 Jan 2020
Jurong Point | 6 Jan -23 Jan 2020
Nex | 2 Jan -23 Jan 2020
Ngee Ann City – Takashimaya CNY Fair | 31 Dec 2019 – 23 Jan 2020
Raffles Xchange | 6 Jan -23 Jan 2020
Suntec City – Lunar New Year With Robinsons Festive Atrium | 28 Dec 2019 – 23 Jan 2020
Tampines Mall | 8 Jan – 23 Jan 2020
Vivo City – Tangs CNY Fair | 31 Dec 2019 – 23 Jan 2020
Waterway Point – Chinese New Year Goodies Fair | 6 – 22 Jan 2020
Takashimaya CNY Fair 2020
29 December 2019 to 23 January 2020
The annual Takashimaya CNY Fair 2020 (formally known as the Chinese New Year Festive Celebrations) takes place at Takashimaya Square. A wide selection of Chinese New Year cookies & cakes, premium delicacies & gifts as well as festive decorations are available in the this
Date: Sun 29 Dec 2019 to Thu 23 Jan 2020
Time: 10.00 am – 9.30 pm
Venue: Takashimaya Square, B2
Takashimaya Department Store
391 Orchard Road
Chinatown Festive Street Bazaar
3 to 24 January 2020
The streets of Chinatown will be more vibrant and crowded than usual with all sorts of mouth-watering New Year delicacies and New Year traditional goodies lining the narrow street. Bak kwa, cookies, waxed duck, melon seeds and preserved fruits and a wide range of common and exotic food can be found in the Chinatown Festive Street Bazaar.
Date: 3 – 24 January 2020
Time: 6.00pm – 10.30pm (Daily) 6.00pm – 1.00am (Chinese New Year’s Eve)
Venue: Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street
Chinatown Festival CNY 2020 Heritage Food Trail
Take a guided tour through Chinatown to learn more about this historical precinct and bask in the Chinese New Year festivities as well as savour authentic Cantonese cuisines at the famous and historical Chinatown Complex Food Centre.
Ticket at $15/- per pax can be purchased at Kreta Ayer Community Club, 28A Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 088995. For enquiry, Tel: 6222 3597.
Enjoy 10% discount if you purchase the ticket online.
Date: 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19 January 2020
Time: 2.30pm – 5.00pm
River HongBao 2020 Carnival & Food Street
23 January to 1 February 2020
River Hongbao 2020 features special choreographed fireworks, interactive exhibits and intricate handmade lanterns and the annual event will be packed with exciting fringe activities, games, performances and of course food stalls.
On 29 and 30 January 2020, get an authentic taste of local traditional bites from different major dialect groups in Singapore at River HongBao 2020 Carnival & Food Street. The traditional local food by are prepared by Singapore Kwangtung Hui Kuan (新加坡广东会馆), Singapore Hainan Hwee Kuan (新加坡海南会馆), Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan (新加坡福建会馆), Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan (新加坡潮州八邑会馆), The Nanyang Khek Community Guild (南洋客属总会) and Tian Fu Association (Singapore) (新加坡天府会).
Date: 23 January – 1 February 2020
Venue: Float @ Marina Bay
23 Jan: 9.00pm
24 Jan: 12:00am
25-28 Jan: 9.00pm
29 & 30 Jan: 10.00pm
31 Jan & 1 Feb: 9.30pm
Cafes & Restaurants to check out in January 2020
Don Don Donki The Central Clarke Quay – Japanese restaurants and food court
Don Don Donki The Central Clarke Quay is the sixth Singapore outlet of the “Japan Discount King”. What is interesting about this Don Donki outlet near the Singapore River are the eateries that it has incorporated into the retail experience. Read more.
Don Don Donki Clarke Quay Central
Basement One, The Central Shopping Mall
6 Eu Tong Sen St, Singapore 059817
Tel: +65 6626-2311
Open 24 hours
Nearby MRT Station: Clark Quay
BBR by Alain Ducasse @ Raffles Hotel
BBR by Alain Ducasse restaurant at Raffles Hotel is a bright and beautiful restaurant which makes the dishes of renowned Chef Alain Ducasse accessible. Read more.
BBR by Alain Ducasse
1 Beach Road
Tel: +65 6412 1816
Lunch: 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Monday – Thursday: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 6:00pm to 10:30pm
Sunday: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday – Thursday: 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 12:00pm to 10:30pm
Sunday: 3:00pm to 9:00pm
Nearby MRT Station: City Hall, Bras Basah, Esplanade
Caffe Cicheti @ South Beach
The new Caffe Cicheti at South Beach Singapore – like restaurateur Liling Ong’s other establishments, Cicheti in Kandahar Street and Bar Cicheti in Jiak Chuan Street – serves Italian influenced fare. Read more.
26 Beach Road
South Beach Tower #B1-21
Tel: +65 6384 1878
Tuesday – Friday | 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Saturday | 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Sunday | 10.30am – 4.30pm
Closed on Mondays
Nearby MRT Station: Esplanade
Go Noodle House @ 313 Somerset
Go Noodle House Singapore at 313 Somerset, Orchard Road is an outlet of a popular Malaysian noodle chain. The Go Noodle House Menu contains a wide range of noodles. Most of them can be customised by selecting the soup, type of noodles and the toppings to go with them. Read more.
Go Noodle House Singapore
313 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6363 5323
Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Somerset
Pistachio Restaurant @ Wheelock
Pistachio Restaurant is a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant on level 2 of Wheelock Place. It is helmed by Eygptian-born Chef Khaled Elelimi who was formerly with the Shangri-la Hotel Singapore and had cooked for dignitaries and the Middle Eastern embassies based in Singapore. Read more.
#02-04/05 Wheelock Place
501 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6262 6400
Opening Hours: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Orchard
Kanada-Ya @ Paya Lebar Quarter
Kanada-Ya has won many awards in Japan and was voted as the No.1 Ramen Restaurant in London by The Telegraph. The first Kanada-Ya outlet in Southeast Asia opened in PLQ Mall in December 2019. Read more.
10 Paya Lebar Road
#03-30 PLQ Mall
Opening Hours: 11 am – 10 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Paya Lebar
For more new restaurants & cafes see our post TOP New Places to Eat.
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