List of posts regarding new restaurants in Singapore and other new cafes and eating places recently opened which The Ordinary Patrons (TOP) have discovered. There are so many restaurants and cafes that open for business in Singapore each month – from the very top restaurants to the run of the mill eateries. Some of the new businesses have beautiful decor and others have interesting menu; there are some really nice new places serving delicious food but there are also a few that are really not worth visiting. Browse TOP posts on new cafes and restaurants in Singapore to read bout our dining experience at new eateries that have open for business recently.
We are always on the hunt for newly opened restaurants and cafes. Opening a restaurant? Visited a great new place worth a shout out? Send the details to us.
Tempura Ten Ten is a new Japanese restaurant that recently opened in the basement level of Raffles City. It is a small restaurant with a limited menu but it serves three of our favourite types of cooked Japanese food – tempura, unagi and ramen. The basement of Raffles City is a warren of food outlets waiting to be discovered. Tempura Ten Ten lies in the deepest bowels of this place. It is near the famous and ever crowded Din Tai Fung restaurant.
Qi – House Of Sichuan Singapore is the Singapore branch of the one-Michelin-starred restaurant, Qi – House Of Sichuan of Hong Kong. Located at the Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC) near Shenton Way, this new restaurant serves contemporary Sichuan dishes. It is next door to another new restaurant – Forbidden Duck, the first Singapore restaurant by Hong Kong’s famous chef Alvin Leung.
In case you have no time to read this entire post, I can easily convey all I need to say into one sentence. If you like roast pork, then a visit to One Bowl Restaurant in The Sultan Hotel, Singapore should be on your to do list. Although the roast pork is referred to as char siew in the menu, it does not look like the regular char siu that we are used to. Instead of thin slices of mostly lean meat with red colouring at the edges, the char siew at One Bowl Restaurant were partially fatty pieces, cut into thick slabs and without any colouring. More oily than the usual kind but perhaps that is what gives it its rich taste.
The new Jinjo Restaurant recently opened in the second level of Shaw Centre. It takes over the space which used to house the whisky and wine retail area of Caveau / Vinum Wines. The latter has moved to Pacific Tech Centre, somewhere in Bukit Merah. They are both part of the Les Amis Group, as are quite a few restaurants in Shaw Centre, including the flagship Les Amis restaurant. Jinjo is described as “A modern sumiyaki restaurant … where traditional Japanese fare is presented with a contemporary spirit”.
It was hard to figure out what to make of a new restaurant that recently opened at Westgate Mall in Jurong East. The name of the restaurant is “NY Night Market”. There are large Korean words on the signboard with a picture of a yellow cab which New York City is famous for. The interior was dim, we could not make out what was inside. We stepped in to find out.
The new Atout Restaurant has taken over from Au Petit Salut at Dempsey Hill, Singapore. The place looks roughly the same as what we remember APS to be. According to the statement on Au Petit Salut’s website announcing its closure after operating for two decades, the “… owner, Alice Low-Ang has decided to retire and will take a passive role partnering the iconic chef, Patrick Heuberger in a new restaurant, ATOUT (pronounced as Ah-Too).” It felt more casual, we missed the nice thick tablecloths when we were last at APS (read about our visit here).