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TOP Interesting Singapore Restaurants to Visit in 2022

Here are some TOP interesting Singapore restaurants to visit in 2022. Restaurants that have character and offer unique dining experiences.

Plum Village (梅村酒家)

Interesting Singapore Restaurants: Chinese Cuisine

Plum Village (梅村酒家) Oldest Hakka Restaurant in Singapore

Plum Village

Plum Village is said to be the oldest Hakka restaurant in Singapore. Located at Jalan Leban, off Upper Thomson Road, it is also one of the few traditional Hakka restaurants in Singapore. The 算盘 suan pan zhi ($9 abacus seeds), 梅菜扣肉 Hakka mei cai kou rou ($13.80 braised pork belly with preserved vegetables) and 客家酿豆腐 (三宝) three types of yong tau fu ($8.40 for two persons) are the must try dishes at this interesting Singapore restaurant in Upper Thomson. Read more.

Plum Village Hakka Restaurant 梅村酒家
16 Jalan Leban, Singapore 577554

Tel: +65 6458 9005

Hua Yu Wee Restaurant

Hua Yu Wee Restaurant

There are many interesting Singapore restaurants that use the draw of nostalgia with retro-themed decor. Hua Yu Wee is unique in that it is really a vintage restaurant. Stepping inside this seafood restaurant in East Coast Road feels like stepping into Singapore at the time when our island home first became an independent country. The must try dishes are drunken prawn and chilli crab. Read more.

Hua Yu Wee Restaurant

Hua Yu Wee
462 Upper East Coast Road
Singapore 466508

Tel: +65 6442 9313

Opening Hours : 4.30 pm – 11.30 pm (call to check)

An Orh Seafood Restaurant

Ah Orh Seafood Restaurant (亚乌海鲜楼) has a history that goes back 100 years. It is possibly Singapore’s oldest Teochew restaurant. Like many people who like Teochew food, we have known of Ah Orh Teochew restaurant at Jalan Bukit Merah (formerly at Ellenborough Market) for a long time. The must try dishes at this interesting Singapore restaurant along Jalan Bukit Merah are oyster omelette and steamed pomfret. Read more.

Ah Orh Seafood Restaurant
Block 115 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-1627
Singapore 160115

Tel: +65 6275 7575


Spring Court Restaurant

TOP Old Restaurants in Singapore

Spring Court Restaurant is said to be the oldest family-run restaurant in Singapore. With a history dating back to 1929, this makes it one of the oldest restaurants in Singapore. It is located in a heritage building along Upper Cross Street. The must try dish here is their signature dish – popiah (which some say is the best popiah in Singapore). Read more.

Spring Court Restaurant 
52-56 Upper Cross Street
Singapore 058348
(Opposite Chinatown Point carpark)

Nearby Stations : Chinatown

Chope Reservations

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11.00am to 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00pm to 10.30pm

Interesting Singapore Restaurants: Local Cuisine

Seow Choon Hua Restaurant

Seow Choon Hua Restaurant 箫钟华餐室

Seow Choon Hua Restaurant 箫钟华餐室 at Sultan Gate is regarded by many as the place in Singapore with the best Foo Chow Fishballs (or Fuzhou fishballs ). This traditional coffeeshop serves good Foo Chow Fish Ball Noodles, in soup version and dry version.The coffeeshop also has a zhi char section. Read more.

Seow Choon Hua Foo Chow Noodles

Seow Choon Hua Restaurant
33 Sultan Gate
Singapore 198481

Tel: +65 6298 2720

Killiney Kopitiam (the original one)

Killiney Kopitiam at Killiney Road

We cannot have breakfast at Tiffany’s in Singapore we can have breakfast at Killiney – and the famous coffee shop at Killiney Road is an icon in its own right with a heritage that dates back decades. The coffee shop at 67 Killiney Road is special because this is where it all started. Kheng Hoe Heng Coffeeshop was established in 1919 by an immigrant from Hainan. The must-try dish has to be the traditional kaya and butter toast, and we also like the French loaf toast. Read more.

Breakfast at Killiney Kopitiam

Killiney Kopitiam
67 Killiney Road
Singapore 239525

Tel: 6734 3910 / 6734 9648

Opening Hours:
Mon, Wed to Sat – 6.00am to 10.00pm
Tues & Sun – 6.00am to 6.00 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Somerset

Islamic Restaurant

TOP Old Restaurants in Singapore

The Singapore Islamic Restaurant at North Bridge Road is one of the oldest restaurants in the country. They have been serving their famous nasi briyani since 1921. The magnificent Sultan Mosque is just across the road. The main attraction at the Singapore Islamic Restaurant is the briyani. Read more.

Islamic Restaurant
745 North Bridge Road
Singapore 198713

Tel: 6298 7563

Islamic Restaurant Facebook Page

TOP Interesting Restaurants in Singapore: Peranakan Cuisine

True Blue Cuisine

True Blue Cuisine Peranakan Restaurant

True Blue Cuisine is a true blue Peranakan Restaurant. The restaurant is like a well-preserved home of an old Peranakan family – full of furniture with intricate carvings, elaborately decorated doors and windows, old photos and an array of interesting artefacts. Experiencing the ambience of the place is as enjoyable as the authentic Peranakan food served at this interesting Singapore restaurant in the city centre.

True Blue Peranakan Restaurant

True Blue Cuisine
47/49 Armenian Street
Singapore 179937

Tel: +65 6440 0449

Chope Reservations

Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant

Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant

Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant has been serving a wide range of Peranakan dishes in Joo Chiat since 1953 and lays claim to be one of the oldest Peranakan restaurants in Singapore. Guan Hoe Soon Peranakan Restaurant is a place to go to for good simple nonya dishes. Read more.


Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant
200 Joo Chiat Road. #01-01 S
Singapore 427471

Tel: +65 6344 2761

Opening Hours: 11am–3pm, 6pm–9:30pm

Interesting Restaurants in Singapore : Western Cuisine

Pete’s Place

TOP Old Restaurants in Singapore

Italian restaurant Pete’s Place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel opened in 1973, which makes it one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Singapore. The cavern-like location in the basement with dim lighting, dark wood decor and checked tablecloths hark back to the good old days. It is an interesting Western restaurant to have lunch or dinner in Singapore. We like the mushroom pizza and beef lasagna. Read more.

Chope Reservations

Pete’s Place
Grand Hyatt Singapore,
10 Scotts Road,
Basement Level
Singapore 228211

Nearby MRT Station: Orchard

Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Gordon Grill

Gordon Grill is a steakhouse at the Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore known for its Continental cuisine. It is an evergreen restaurant, established in 1963 and still going strong. The Gordon Grill is an elegant restaurant with experienced servers who remind us of old school western restaurants in Singapore which were more common in the past. Read more.

Gordon Grill
Goodwood PARK Hotel
22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221

Coastal Settlement

Romantic Spot for Valentine's day

Located right at the northeastern tip of Singapore near Changi Point is a restaurant called The Coastal Settlement. Its quirky and dramatic decor more than makes up for the effort needed to get there. In fact it is possibly the most interesting restaurant in Singapore. It has a wide menu that includes Western staples (eg burgers and steaks) as well as local favourites such as Hokkien mee. Read more.

Romantic Spot for Valentine's day

The Coastal Settlement
200 Netheravon Road
Singapore 508529

Tel: 6475 0200

We hope you have found our list of TOP Interesting Singapore Restaurants useful.
Thanks for reading!

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Interesting doesn't always equal practical, but being practical is always less interesting. - James A. Owen
Interesting doesn’t always equal practical, but being practical is always less interesting. – James A. Owen

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