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TOP New Great World Restaurants and Food Places 2020

Like green shoots after the rain, new Great World restaurants have sprouted following the major renovations that started in 2018. It is now 2020 and most of the works are complete and Great World City (GWC) has a bright new look and a brand new name – Great World (we wonder how much they paid their consultants who came up with the rebranding of “Great World City” to “Great World”). Change of name aside, if you have not been there in the last 18 months, you may not recognise the place. Here are some TOP Great World restaurants and food places to check out. Some are totally new to Great World restaurants and others are familiar ones that were in GWC but have updated their stores.

TOP New Great World City Restaurants and Food Places 2020
Basement 1 Great World

According to the Great World website, renovation works commenced in mid-April 2018 and were estimated to complete by the third quarter of 2020, in time for the projected completion of the new Great World MRT Station along the Thomson-East Coast line in 2021.

Great World restaurants and food places

Blue Ginger

Blue Ginger Great World City is the famous Peranakan restaurant’s second outlet in Singapore. Their first one is at Tanjong Pagar and has been in business for more than 20 years. We had our nonya lunch there and were impressed by how good the food was. Read more.

Blue Ginger Great World
#01-106, 1 Kim Seng Promenade
Singapore 237994

Tel: +65 6235 7042

Opening hours:
Mondays – Fridays
Lunch : 11am – 3pm ( last order 2.15pm )
Dinner : 6pm – 10pm ( last order 9.15pm )

Saturdays , Sundays & Public Holidays
11am – 10pm ( last order 9.15pm )

Malaysia Chiak!

Malaysia Chiak

Malaysia Chiak! is a like a mini street scene with stalls offering  Malaysian street food. They have outlets in malls all over Singapore including The Centrepoint, Singpost Centre and Northpoint City and Marina One. Malaysia Chiak! at B1 of Great World City is their latest outlet. You can read about what we ate at Malaysia Chiak! Marina One here.

&JOY Dining Hall

&JOY Dining Hall in Basement 1 is a collection of Japanese specialty cuisines including : ROMAN.TEI (beef steak and rice) RAMEN KIOU (roasted chashu ramen), Gokoku Japanese Bakery; Pittarino Pizza & Pasta and Kuriya Japanese Market.

#B1-132 Great World City

Operating hours: 11:00am – 9:30pm daily



Ginza Anzu is a popular tonkatsu restaurant on the first level of Great World shopping mall. It was full of diners when we were there. According to the GWC website, Anzu is a “farm-to-table concept eatery” from Kyushu, Japan and are famous for tonkatsu (deep-fried pork).

#01-113/114 Great World

Jugoya Yonehachi

TOP New Great World City Restaurants and Food Places 2020

Yonehachi has more than 90 shops across Japan serving “Okowa,” a type of steamed sticky rice. The Okowa bentos and the set meals look interesting.

Jugoya Yonehachi


PS.Cafe Great World travels down the ‘Spice Route’ as house-blended Indian spices and herbs accompany their menu. Brand new creations, exclusive to PS.Cafe at Great World include Impossible Bombay Koftas, Lamb Pilaf Pie, Masala Roast Chicken, and Spiced Biryani Salad – to name a few.

The new PS. Cafe also features a grab-and-go counter with bakery items ranging from vienoisseries to Giant Eclairs.

PS.Cafe at Great World
Tel: +65 6708 9288

Hours: Weekdays – 8 am to 10 pm
Weekends and Public Holidays – 9.30 am to 10 pm



Cedele is a familiar name that needs no introduction. They are also not new to GWC, but the new and bigger Cedele restaurant is now in Basement 1.

Tel: +65-6836 1426

Mon-Fri: 10am to 10pm
Sat & Sun/PH: 9am to 10pm


A newcomer to Great World, Plentyfull is an eclectic Californian inspired bakery and deli counter which serves freshly baked breads as well as a selection of sandwiches, salads, hot main dishes, and cakes. Read more.

Plentyfull Bakery & Deli
Tel: +65 6721 9952

Imperial Treasure Cantonese Cuisine


Imperial Treasure Cantonese Cuisine is a Chinese restaurant at Great World that needs no introduction. It has been at the mall for as long as we can remember. They had closed to undergo a major transformation. Re-opened in August 2019, the newly renovated restaurant is more beautiful than the original one. You can read about our lunch at the new Imperial Treasure GWC here.

Imperial Treasure Cantonese Cuisine
Tel: +65 6732 2232

Tambuah Mas

Tambuah Mas is one of the oldest Indonesian restaurants in Singapore, having been in business since 1981. Their new outlet, Tambuah Mas Great World is a nice break from the bright new restaurant concepts. Read about our lunch here.

Tambuah Mas Indonesian Restaurant

Tel: +65 6235 6713

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MASA by Black Society

MASA by Black Society is a new restaurant at Great World. It is a modern Chinese restaurant serving Chinese cuisine (including dim sum) with a creative twist. You can read about our lunch at MASA (Orchard Road outlet) here.

MASA by Black Society Great World
Tel: +65 6235 9787

Hokkaido Dosanko Plaza & Food Plaza and Meidi-Ya Supermarket

Some of the most exciting New Great World Restaurants and Food Places can be found in basement 2. This is where you will find a new Japanese food zone. Meidi-Ya supermarket has opened there in mid 2019. Together with it are the Hokkaido Dosanko Plaza and Hokkaido Food Plaza, a 40-seat food court with 4 main stalls offering Japanese cuisine. Read more about Hokkaido Food Plaza here.

Meidi-Ya Japanese Supermarket Great World
#B2-111 to #B2-121
Opening Hours: 10 am – 10 pm

Hokkaido Dosanko Plaza
Opening Hours: 10 am – 9 pm

Food Plaza by Meidi-Ya
Opening Hours: 11 am – 9.30 pm

Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant

TOP New Great World City Restaurants and Food Places 2020

The Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant is a nice place to enjoy a steamboat meal. The set menus, starting from $118++ for 2 pax, are straightforward ways to order a steamboat meal.

Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant

Lunch 11.00am – 3.00pm
Dinner 6.00pm – 10.00pm


Ho Fook Hei  (好福气)


Ho Fook Hei Soy Sauce Chicken (好福气) is a new restaurant by Joyden Concepts to open in Great World. It is a casual Chinese eatery specialising in soya sauce chicken. The noodles are not bad as well. We suggest noodles to go with the Specialty Rose Wine Soy Sauce Chicken. Read about our lunch at Ho Fook Hei GWC here.

Ho Fook Hei Soy Sauce Chicken (好福气)

Opening Hours: 11.30 am to 3.30 pm; 5 pm to 9.30 pm

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Elemen Classic

TOP New Great World City Restaurants and Food Places 2020

Elemen Classic Great World is one of several outlets in the Elemen group of restaurants. They focus on a modern interpretation of meatless cuisine. The “Classic” label indicates a more upmarket version of the regular Elemen restaurant. For example, truffle flavours are found in more dishes in this restaurant. Read about our lunch at Elemen Classic here.

Elemen Classic

Opening Hours: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm; 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Jones the Grocer

Jones the Grocer Great World City
Jones the Grocer (Great World City)

Jones the Grocer Great World is a good-looking cafe. It does not have the scale or presence of the Dempsey outlet but it is still a nice place for brunch. There are some outdoor tables at Jones GWC which are popular with diners with dogs. Read Brunch at the new Jones the Grocer Great World City.

Jones the Grocer Great World

Mon-Sun: 9am-11pm

Issho Izakaya

TOP New Great World City Restaurants and Food Places 2020
Issho Izakaya Lunch Sets (August 2019)

Issho Izakaya is a casual Japanese eatery at Great World. It has a comprehensive menu, extensive drinks list, friendly and attentive staff.


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Opening Hours: 11:00am to 10:00pm

Tel +65 6904 6621

Bangkok Jam

Bangkok Jam is not new to GWC, having first opened there in 2007. Expect traditional classics from the Land of Smiles!

Bangkok Jam
Tel: +65 6732 4523

Baker’s Brew

Baker’s Brew claims to be “… Singapore’s leading cake specialist crafting out one of the best birthday cakes in Singapore”. We have not eaten enough cakes to verify that but the cakes on display and on their website do look inviting.

Baker’s Brew


KedaiKueKue Menu (March 2020)

KedaiKueKue is a shop that sells unique and homemade Indonesian Kuehs, Cakes & Cookies. We have yet to try them but they certainly have an interesting array of goodies on display. (The words in the name are stuck together as one. We have checked their website and that is how it is spelt).

Tel: +65 6733 6788

Food Junction

The food court that used to be in Basement 1 of Great World City is now on level 3. Food Junction has a contemporary look and serves a wide range of local and international food selections.

Food Junction
Great World Level 3

Three other familiar favourites

In addition to the Great World restaurants and food places mentioned above, readers may be happy to know that the two familiar cafes at GWC are still there. Their premises have been refreshed – Starbucks and McCafe (McDonald’s) certainly look more modern now.

TOP New Great World City Restaurants and Food Places 2020
McCafe at Great World
TOP New Great World City Restaurants and Food Places 2020
The new Starbucks at Great World

Another familiar name that is still at Grerat World is Kuriya. The impressive Japanese restaurant at the office tower end of the building has remained mostly unchanged.

Kuriya Dining

Kuriya Great World Menu (August 2019)
Kuriya Monthly set menu (Aug 2019)

Kuriya Dining is a grand Japanese restaurant at Great World. It is located on the ground floor near the office towers and does not appear to have been affected by the renovations. We find the ala carte menu to be quite pricey, but the set menus appear reasonable.

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Kuriya Dining

Mon-Sun: 11:30am-2.30pm (Last Order: 2.15pm), 6-10:30pm (Last Order: 10.00pm)

Great World Restaurants and Food Outlets
1 Kim Seng Promenade
Singapore 237934

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1 thought on “TOP New Great World Restaurants and Food Places 2020”

  1. Thanks for putting this together. It focuses on the positives only, but still find this helpful. Some of your featured points I also observed, and found credible to apply toward spots I haven’t been to. This article is useful for expanding my restaurants options. I would recommend if you update this article to also include the newly opened food court on level 3. There are some real gems there.

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