10 of The Best Restaurants in Ion Orchard Singapore

What to eat at Ion Orchard? There are more than 50 restaurants and food outlets in this Orchard Road mall. To assist ourselves and our readers to narrow down the choices, here is The Ordinary Patrons’ list of 10 of the best restaurants in Ion Orchard Singapore. These restaurants serve a wide range of cuisines and are suitable for different levels of budgets and various occasions.

Best Restaurants in Ion Orchard Singapore
Ion Orchard Singapore

Salt Grill & Sky Bar

The first entry in our list of TOP Restaurants in Ion Orchard Singapore is The Salt Grill which we think is also the most attractive restaurant at the Ion shopping mall. It has an unobstructed view of the city and Singapore Southern coastline. The West-facing windows make the restaurant a great place to admire a beautiful sunset in the evening. The restaurant with great views also serves good food; and Salt Grill does not charge astronomical rates to go with its sky-high views. Read more.

Salt Grill & Sky Bar - Luke Mangan
Salt Grill & Sky Bar
Salt Grill & Sky Bar

Salt Grill & Sky Bar
2 Orchard Turn
#55-01 ION Orchard
Singapore 238801

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 6592 5118

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11am – 1.45pm
Dinner: 6pm – 9.45pm

Imperial Treasure Teochew

Imperial Treasure Teochew Ion Orchard is a Teochew restaurant that has received one Michelin star in the 2018 Michelin Guide Singapore. Read more.

Imperial Treasure Teochew Ion
Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine

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

Tel: +65 67362118

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday – Lunch: 11.30am to 3.00pm; Dinner: 6.00pm to 11.00pm
Saturday – Lunch: 11.00am to 3.00pm; Dinner: 6.00pm to 11.00pm
Sunday – Lunch: 10.30am to 3.00pm; Dinner: 6.00pm to 11.00pm

Jumbo Seafood

Jumbo Seafood Ion Orchard is one of the Jumbo Restaurant Group’s newer restaurant in Singapore. Opened at the end of 2018, it is located on level 4, the highest of the shopping levels. As expected, seafood items are the stars in this menu. But there are other cooked food items and a short dim sum menu is available at lunch time. Read more.

TOP New Places to Eat in Singapore
Jumbo Seafood ION Orchard
Chope Reservations

Jumbo Seafood Ion Orchard 
2 Orchard Turn
ION Orchard
Singapore 238801

Tel: +65 6737 3435

Opening Hours: 11:30am-3:30pm, 5:30-10:30pm

Marmalade Pantry

Marmalade Pantry Ion Orchard is at level 4 of the Ion Orchard mall where has two sections – a regular restaurant space and a dining area in the atrium space. It is a new and improved version of the previous Marmalade Pantry which used to be at level 3. It is an all day dining restaurant with some desserts by Genevieve Lee (the runner up in MasterChef Singapore competition) featured on the menu. Read more.

TOP Restaurants in Ion Orchard Singapore

Marmalade Pantry Orchard
2 Orchard Turn
#04-11A ION Orchard
Singapore 238801

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 6734 2700

Opening Hours: 10am-10pm

Violet Oon Singapore

Opened in early 2019, this new outlet of famous Nonya chef Violet Oon serves more than just Peranakan cuisine. Examples of other dishes are local favourites such as chicken rice and Hainanese pork chop and British fare like shepherd’s pie and Mulligatawny soup. Read more.

Violet Oon Singapore at ION Orchard
ION Orchard #03-28/29
2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801

Tel : +65 9834 9935

Opening Hours: 10am-10pm


The Putien Restaurant is a Chinese restaurant chain which took its name from a coastal suburb, Futian, in Fujian, China. They have quite a few branches in Singapore but the Putien Restaurant @ Ion Orchard is one of their nicest. It is a Chinese restaurant with a contemporary decor and a menu which contained more than the usual dishes. Read more.

Putien at ION Orchard

Putien Restaurant
2 Orchard Turn
#04-12, ION Orchard
Singapore 238801

Tel: +65 6509 4296

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11:30am-4:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm-10pm

Taste Paradise

Taste Paradise is a Cantonese restaurant in Ion Orchard. The dining area of Taste Paradise Ion has two distinct sections. The dimly lit central area has a traditional Chinese restaurant look and the peripheral area along the windows is bright and furnished as a contemporary Chinese restaurant. Our preference is clearly the bright area. This is probably the plushiest restaurant of the Paradise Group that we have been to. Read more.

Taste Paradise at ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn
ION Orchard #04-07
Singapore 238801

Tel: +65 6509 9660

Opening Hours: 10am-10pm

Niku Kappo by Watami

Niku Kappo by Watami is a casual Japanese diner. The restaurant’s main focus is its Wagyu beef offerings and its dishes include meat sushi and meat hot pot. The menu offers a wide range of traditional and modern Japanese cuisine, from ramen, sushi and sashimi to tapas, pizza and steaks. Read more.

Niku Kappo
ION Orchard #B3-23, 
2 Orchard Turn, 
Singapore 238801

Tel: +65 6509 9366

Opening Hours: 11:30am-10:00pm


Indobox is a tastefully decorated Indonesian restaurant. The abundant use of natural wood finishes and the carefully directed spot lighting gave this casual restaurant a calm and classy look. The menu is quite extensive and they serve most types of Indonesian food. Read more.

Indobox Indonesian restaurant
#B3-24 Ion Orchard
2 Orchard Turn
Singapore 238801

Tel: +65 6509 8600

Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm

So Pho

Another restaurant to go for reasonably priced Asian food at Ion Orchard is So Pho. This Vietnamese restaurant specialises in the smooth flat rice noodles served in a beef broth. Other familiar Vietnamese classic dishes are also available. Read more.

So Pho Ion
2 Orchard Turn
#B3-19 ION Orchard
Singapore 238801

Tel: +65 6634 0571

Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

This is the end of our list of the 10 of The Best Restaurants in Ion Orchard Singapore. Happy Eating!

For a full list of restaurants, food court and f & b outlets at Ion, please refer to the official dining directory on ION website.

Ion Orchard Singapore

Ion Orchard
2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801

Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm


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Cheap and Good Food in Singapore – 10 Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurants for Local Food

Singapore food Dictionary

Like many of our friends, we are always in search of cheap and good food in Singapore. What is “cheap” or “good” is relative. A reasonable place to start is the Bib Gourmand places recognised in the 2018 Singapore Michelin Guide which defines these eating places as follows: “The Bib Gourmand list recognises restaurants and street food establishments offering quality cuisines at a maximum price of S$45”. Which sounds like places with cheap and good food in Singapore. Here are 10 such places featuring Singapore local food.

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Bib Gourmand Claypot Rice at New Lucky

New Lucky Claypot Rice 新鸿运⽡煲饭

The New Lucky Claypot Rice is a famous claypot rice stall at Holland Drive Food Centre. Each pot is prepared and cooked over charcoal stoves only when ordered. The process takes time and the wait can be a long one. The smart way to eat this Bib Gourmand restaurant is to call and order in advance, both for eating in or taking away.   Read more.

New Lucky Claypot Rice
Blk 44 Holland Drive
Singapore 270044

Tel: +65 67787808

Opening Hours: Time: 11am – 1.30pm, 5pm – 8.30pm, Closed on Wednesday except Public Holidays


Hong Kee Beef Noodle 桐记牛肉粿条

Hong Kee Beef Noodle Amoy Street Food Centre
Amoy Street Hong Kee Beef Noodle

Hong Kee Beef Noodle 桐记牛肉粿条 is a Bib Gourmand eatery – recognised by the Singapore Michelin Guide as an approachable and friendly establishments providing quality cuisine at affordable prices. Hong Kee Beef Noodle sells noodles at $5 and $6 per bowl. The extra $1 gives you more beef. There is the usual choice of noodles and soup or dry versions. Read Cheap Meal in Amoy Street Food Centre.

Amoy Street Food Centre, #01-42
Mon to Fri: 11am – 7.30pm
Sat to Sun: 9am – 2.30pm

Kok Sen Restaurant 国成球记餐室

Kok Sen Michelin Star Keong Saik

Kok Sen Restaurant is a Singapore zi char outfit that was named a Singapore Bib Gourmand restaurant in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions of the Singapore Michelin Guide.  Located in the Keong Saik dining enclave, the humble Kok Sen restaurant ticks all the boxes of what makes a good local restaurant in Singapore – traditional coffee shop atmosphere, good food, friendly service and fairly priced. Being air-conditioned is a bonus. Read more.

31-32 Keong Saik Road
Tel 6223 2005

Opening hours:

Lunch 12:00-14:30

Dinner 17:00-23:00

Nearest MRT Station: Outram

Michelin Guide Website

Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck

Michelin Bib Gourmand 2018 Chuan Kee
Michelin Bib Gourmand 2018 Chuan Kee
Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck $5 Set Meal

Chuan Kee specialises in braised duck (Teochew style) only i.e. no roast duck or char siew or other roast meats. This Bib Gourmand receipient was a new entrant to the Singapore Michelin Guide in 2018. The easiest way to order a complete duck meal is to order their set meals which have $3, $4 and $5 options.  The differences among the sets lie in the quantity of duck and the peripheral items like the stewed peanuts, beancurd and braised egg. We selected the $5 version which has a bit of everything. It certainly qualifies as cheap and good food in Singapore. Read Two Ghim Moh Duck Rice Stalls.

Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck
Unit #01-04 Blk 20 Ghim Moh Road Market & Cooked Food Centre
Ghim Moh Road
Singapore 270020

Shi Hui Yuan Hor Fun Speciality 实惠园

The storefront of the stall that sells the Bib Gourmand Hor Fun,  Shi Hui Yuan, is simple and uncluttered. They only sell one thing – hor fun. But it is available with different permutations of toppings – mushroom, chicken feet, chicken, duck, braised spare ribs etc.  There are large tubs of gravy which is where the magic of this stall lies. Read more.

Shi Hui Yuan Hor Fun
#02-33 Mei Ling Food Centre
159 Mei Chin Road
Singapore 140159

Opening hours:  08:00-14:00  Thursday to Sunday

Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow 

Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow
Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow

The char kway teow of Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow has wok hei and a good balance of flavours. It is moist, but not too wet.  The popular stall is located in Old Airport Road Food Centre.

Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow ⽼夫⼦炒粿条
#01-12, Old Airport Road Food Centre
51 Old Airport Road
Singapore 390051

Tel: 83334828

Bismillah Biryani Restaurant

Bismillah Biryani Restaurant
Bismillah Biryani

Bismillah Biryani Restaurant in Little India is an eatery that is included in the Singapore Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand list. Occupying two old shophouses along Dunlop Street, the restaurant has become an experiential travel destination of sorts. Tourists eat there so that they can say they have an authentic experience of local cuisine and culture. Bismillah Biryani Restaurant is certainly quite an interesting restaurant in a colourful location and it does serve pretty good Biryani Rice and Kebabs. Read more.

Bismillah Biryani Restaurant
50 Dunlop Street
Singapore 209379

Tel: +65 9382 7937

Opening Hours: 11.30 am -3 pm; 5.30 pm – 9 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Rochor, Jalan Besar


New Ubin Seafood Bukit Batok

Entrance to New Ubin Seafood Bukit Batok
New Ubin Fried Rice – Cheap and good food in Singapore

New Ubin Seafood Hillview takes up a large part of the canteen space on the 6th level of the Lam Soon Industrial Building. This is not the most posh of locations but it certainly has character. Carpark lots are plentiful around the building but the best access if you are driving is to go up the ramp that leads to the car park on level 6. The canteen is then directly accessible from the carpark. They serve largely zhi char style of food as well as some mean steaks (Western style). Read more.

New Ubin Seafood
63 Hillview Avenue, Level 6 (Canteen)
Singapore 669569

Chope Reservations

Opening Hours:
Mon: 5:30-10pm
Tue-Sun: 11am-2pm, 5:30-10pm

A Noodle Story 超好⾯

A Noodle Story 超好面
Singapore-style ramen hawker stall, A Noodle Story at Amoy Street Food Centre

Much has been written about A Noodle Story at Amoy Street Food Centre, a hawker stall listed on the Michelin Bib Gourmand Guide since 2016. It caused a storm in a noodle bowl when it published a post on its Facebook page with the heading “I’m Going Totally Naked With You!” After that Facebook post was published, we went to eat the famed Singapore styled ramen of A Noodle Story. We would say that both the story about their noodles and the Facebook post are worth retelling. Read more.

A Noodle Story
Amoy Street Food Centre
#01-39 7 Maxwell Road
Singapore 069111

A Noodle Story Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri : 11.15 am – 2.30 pm
5.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Sat : 10.30 am – 1.30 pm

Closed on Sunday

Nearby MRT Station: Tanjong Pagar

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Zai Shun Curry Fish Head 载顺咖喱鱼头

Zai Shun Curry Fish Head Curry 载顺咖喱鱼头 in Jurong East received official recognition of their culinary prowess when they were listed as a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant in the 2017 Singapore Michelin Guide. But fans of high quality steamed fish have known this restaurant for years. It is located at the western part of Singapore – in Jurong East, near Yuhua Food Village. Zai Shun opens from 7 am in the morning and there is usually a full house at lunchtime. We have not tried their curry fish head but they have lots of other choices and their steamed fish selections are what draws many regulars. Read more.

Zai Shun Curry Fish Head
Block 253 Jurong East Steet 24, #01-205
Singapore 600253


Dishes on display at Zai Shun

Thanks for reading our list of 10 Bib Gourmand restaurants for good and cheap food in Singapore. Happy Eating!

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