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10 Best Restaurants in Singapore

Most Popular Restaurants in Singapore

Selecting the 10 best restaurants in Singapore was not just an endeavor undertaken by us; some of the world’s most sophisticated diners and foodies flock to the city-state every year in order to give their own two-cents on the country's booming culinary scene. Singapore is attracting more and more critically acclaimed chefs and internationally renowned restaurant names, further strengthening what is one of the most popular pastimes on the island: eating. Progressive, innovative and culturally diverse, it’s no wonder so many restaurants here find themselves on the world’s best restaurants lists.

The sheer variety and world-class quality of the dining scene in Singapore means that the tricky question of ‘What are the best?’ will always stir-up a passionate debate. However, with our expert opinions and tireless efforts to find the Lion City’s finest, we have compiled our very own list of the 10 Best Restaurants in Singapore!

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Restaurant André, Chinatown

Few dining experiences in Singapore captivate the imagination quite like Restaurant André. Taiwanese-born chef André Chiang has one key principle: each of the eight dishes on his ever-changing menu correlates to a set of eight elements. Octaphilosophy, he calls it. For example, the bold flavours in his foie gras with black truffle evoke the ‘memory’ of diners, whilst his ‘pure’ dishes are prepared without seasoning or the use of electricity. Yes, it sounds borderline pretentious, but with Restaurant André ranking at No.6 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014, the culinary world seems to think it works on a world-beating level. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00 (lunch), 19:00 - 23:00 (dinner)
  • MRT: Outram Park
  • Address: 41 Bukit Pasoh Road
  • Tel: +65 6534 8880
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Jaan Marina Bay - French/International
Jaan, Marina Bay

Boasting panoramic views of the Singapore skyline, Jaan’s wow-factor starts before you’ve even taken your first bite. And when you do, you’ll be just as impressed. It’s no surprise that this intimate 40-seat venue has been a permanent fixture on critically-acclaimed lists of best restaurants in Asia, with its creative French-inspired menu delighting even the most discerning of food critiques. Jaan’s five or seven-course set menu brings the finest seasonal ingredients to centre stage to enhance delicacies such as fresh oysters, langoustine, caviar, foie gras and pigeon. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30 (lunch), 19:00 - 22:00 (dinner)
  • MRT: City Hall
  • Address: 70th Floor, 2 Stamford Road, Swissotel the Stamford
  • Tel: +65 6837 3322
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Iggy’s Orchard Road
Iggy’s, Orchard

Ask any Singaporean what the best restaurant in the country is and the name ‘Iggy’s’ will more than likely pop up. This award-winning restaurant is synonymous with creative, delicate flavours inspired by all corners of the culinary world. Diners can enjoy some particularly flamboyant sounding dishes such as cappellini with sakura ebi, and tuna belly with pinot noir - all in the swanky surroundings of the Hilton Singapore Hotel on Orchard Road.

  • Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 12:00 - 13:30 (lunch), 19:00 - 21:30 (dinner)
  • MRT: Orchard
  • Address: 581 Orchard Road, Hilton Singapore Hotel, Level 3
  • Tel: +65 6732 2234
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The Tippling Club

After enjoying half a decade of success on Dempsey Hill, this critically acclaimed restaurant is enjoying a new lease of life after moving to the more central Chinatown area. English-born head chef Ryan Clift takes the meaning of the word innovative to a whole new level, with his miniature cheese cakes bottled up in prescription bottles just of of many dishes exemplifying that fact. Other odd combos include the omelette with smoked eel and caviar, which can be washed down with some beetroot, horseradish and sorrel juice. It’s a totally weird yet ever-so-wonderful dining experience. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00 (lunch), Mon - Sat 18:00 - late (dinner)
  • MRT: Tanjong Pagar
  • Address: 38 Tanjong Pagar Road
  • Tel: +65 6475 2217
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Raffles Grill Civic District - French and European
Raffles Grill, CBD

The classic setting and long history behind the Raffles Hotel render this dining experience a must. Don’t be misled by the elegant colonial British inspired interiors; the menu leans towards contemporary French, where classic dishes evolve into extraordinary works of art on a plate. The multi-course degustation menu is worth a splurge, with Raffles’ favourites such as caviar, duck liver, lobster and fillet steak going hand-in-hand with the sophistication of the pianist playing in the background and impeccable service of the smartest waiters you’ll meet in Singapore.

  • Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00 (lunch), Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00 (dinner)
  • MRT: City Hall
  • Address: Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road
  • Tel: +65 6412 1816
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Waku Ghin Marina Bay Sands - Modern Japanese
Waku Ghin

Waku Ghin is acclaimed celebrity chef Tetsuya Wakuda’s fine-dining restaurant in Marina Bay Sands. The intimate restaurant’s dining concept is based upon a multi-faceted use of space, where diners can move from room to room. The 8,000sqft restaurant features a 3,000-label wine list as well as an intimate lounge at the entrance for aperitifs with four unique dining rooms featuring private enclosures for small parties. Following this, diners then move into the main dining room to relax over desserts, coffee and digestifs, while taking in the floor-to-ceiling views of the Singapore cityscape.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 17:30 and 20:00, The Bar at Waku Ghin 17:30 till late
  • Location: Marina Bay Sands
  • MRT: Bayfront
  • Tel: +65 6688 8507
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CUT by Wolfgang Puck Marina Bay Sands - Steak
CUT by Wolfgang Puck

The second Marina Bay Sands restaurant to feature in our top 10 is CUT by Wolfgang Puck, and the reason behind its inclusion is simple: this is the best steakhouse in town. Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck imports in only the finest, freshest cuts of beef such as American sirloin, ribeye and filet, alongside more exclusive (and expensive) varieties such as Australian Angus and Japanese Wagyu and Kobe. Don’t expect your usual rough and ready steakhouse settings either; the decor and ambiance oozes class and sophistication, making this not only Singapore’s best steakhouse, but also its poshest. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: From 17:30 daily
  • MRT: Bayfront
  • Address: #B1-71 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
  • Tel: +65 6688 8517
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Les Amis Orchard - French
Les Amis, Orchard

Since opening its doors in 1994, this classy French restaurant has reached institution status. The interiors evoke an air of old-school elegance, with crystal chandeliers, mahogany and leather chairs all in rich supply, setting the tone for a refined evening. Les Amis creates an extravagant, delightfully inventive take on traditional French cuisine and diners can choose from either the table d'hôte or degustation menu. Food is no the only speciality here; the wine cellar stocks over 2,000 labels (S$5 million worth) and is one of the largest in Asia.  Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00 (Lunch), 19:00 - 21:30 (Dinner)
  • MRT: Orchard
  • Address: 1 Scotts Road
  • Tel: +65 6733 2225
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Shinji by Kanesaka Civic Distric – Sushi
Shinji by Kanesaka

Die-hard sushi lovers with some cash to splash will love Shinji by Kanesaka, which is widely tipped as being the best sushi restaurant in Singapore (which in our book, means South East Asia). Named after the original owner, Shinji Kanesaka, a Michelin-starred sushi guru who once plied his trade in the best restaurants in Tokyo, this exquisite little restaurant keeps the decor simple and the ingredients about as fresh as you can get. Lunches start at S$75, while you can pay all the way up to S$300 for a full dinner set.

  • Opening Hours: lunch 12:00 - 15:00, dinner 18:00 - 22:30 (closed Sundays)
  • MRT: City Hall
  • Address: Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road
  • Tel: +65 6338 6131
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Burnt Ends Chinatown - Australian Barbeque
Burnt Ends

Gourmet. Barbeque. Two words that perfectly describe Burnt Ends, leaving any meat lover licking their lips in anticipation. And as this ‘gourmet barbeque’ restaurant has made our top 10, it’s no surprise that it fulfils this tag rather well. At the centre of Burnt Ends lies a four-tonne wood-burning kiln in which prime cuts of beef, lamb, game and fish are roasted, grilled and smoked to perfection. Just don’t plan what you want to eat in advance; the menu changes daily to ensure ultimate freshness.

  • Opening Hours: Tues - Sat 11:45 - 14:00 (lunch), Mon - Sat 18:00 - late (dinner)
  • MRT: Outram Park
  • Address: 20 Teck Lim Road
  • Tel: +65 6224 3933
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