Chinese Valentine’s Day – 5 Chinese restaurants to celebrate

Tóng Lè Private Dining

The fifteenth day of the Lunar New Year or Yuan Xiao Jie (元宵节) falls on 8 February 2020. It is also a day of festivities that marks the end of the Spring Festival. It is also a day associated with romance. Some consider this as a Chinese Valentine’s Day. Here are 5 Chinese restaurants to celebrate Chinese Valentine’s Day 2020.

Tóng Lè Private Dining, Chinese Valentine's Day
Tóng Lè Private Dining Room With View of MBS

Full Moon on Chup Gor Meh

When night falls on the fifteenth day, the moon will be full. The full moon tends to be associated with romance, hence Teresa Teng’s 月亮代表我的心, a song that is always a top pick at karaoke parties (especially by those with a limited Mandarin vocabulary). The evening of the 15th day is referred to as Chap Gor Meh in Hokkien. It is a time to view the full moon, eat tangyuan, enjoy lanterns and for single men and women to get acquainted. It seems that unmarried women in feudal China were not allowed to go out freely and mingle with strangers. Yuan Xiao Jie was an exception, young maidens were allowed to dress up and stroll the streets, thus providing a rare opportunity for unmarried men and women to meet and fall in love. You can find more information on the event at this website.

5 Restaurants to celebrate Chinese Valentine’s Day

Tóng Lè Private Dining

Chinese Valentine's Day
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Tóng Lè Private Dining 同樂 is the flagship restaurant in the Tung Lok group. It is perched at the top of the OUE Tower which was formerly known as the Change Alley Aerial Tower. It is a revolving restaurant, which means that getting a view of the full moon is almost a certainty. Order tangyuan for dessert, if available. This Chinese restaurant is done up in a contemporary style with many private rooms. Read more.

Tóng Lè Private Dining
OUE Tower, Level 8 & 10
60 Collyer Quay
Singapore 049322

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 6634 3233


EMPRESS @ Asian Civilisations Museum

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Empress ACM - Top Chinese restaurants

Chinese restaurants may not be the first to come to mind when one thinks of restaurants for Valentine’s Day. But one Chinese restaurant that could change that mindset is Empress. It is a restaurant by Prive at the Asian Civilisations Museum. This modern Chinese restaurant is more than romantic enough for us by any standard, plus it has a great view of the Singapore riverscape. Hopefully the moon will emerge over the river and can be admired from your table. Otherwise a stroll along the bank of the Singapore River will provide a nice setting to admire the moon. Read Prive’s new restaurant – EMPRESS @ Asian Civilisations Museum.

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EMPRESS @ Asian Civilisations Museum
Empress Place, 01-03
Asian Civilisations Museum
Singapore 179555

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 6776 0777


Si Chuan Dou Hua at UOB Plaza

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant
Si Chuan Dou Hua Chinese Restaurant

If we want a romantic dinner in a Chinese restaurant, we will go to Si Chuan Dou Hua at the top of UOB Plaza. The restaurant offers great views of the city and serves delectable Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine in an elegant setting. It can be a wonderful evening with the top of the world feeling. Hopefully the full moon will make an appearance at an appropriate moment. Read more.

Si Chuan Dou Hua
80 Raffles Place, #60-01 UOB Plaza 1,
Singapore 048624

Chope Reservations

Tel : +65 6535 6006


Yan 宴

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Yan Chinese Restaurant at National Art Gallery

YAN is the Cantonese restaurant on the roof garden level of the beautifully restored City Hall building which now houses the National Gallery Singapore.   It looks impressive with its colourful elegant decor and white linen table cloths. Alcove seats are suitable for couples. If the the moon is not visible from the restaurant, the chances of viewing it are better at the roof garden outside.

Yan 宴
#05-02 National Gallery Singapore
1 St Andrew’s Road
Singapore 178957

Chope Reservations

Tel : + 65 6384 5585

Opening Hours:
11:30AM – 2:30PM, 6:00PM – 10:30PM


 Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine at Ion Orchard

Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine
Chinese Valentine's Day

The Imperial Treasure group of Chinese restaurants needs no introduction. The Teochew restaurant at Ion is probably one of the nicest of the group. There is a wide range of seating options. From private dining rooms to cosy booths for couples and a spacious general dining hall. The full height windows should provide a good opportunity for the full moon to make an appearance. But if that should fail, the public gallery known as Ion Sky at the top of Ion Orchard (level 56) would be a good place for a bit of moon-spotting and perhaps a rendition of The Moon Represents My Heart. For admission requirements to Ion Sky please refer to their website.

Read about our visit to Imperial Treasure Ion here.

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

Tel: +65 67362118


We hope that your have found our list of 5 Chinese restaurants to celebrate Chinese Valentine’s Day useful.

Happy Yuan Xiao Jie 元宵节 !

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