The City Square Mall Food Guide – The Must Tries At Singapore’s 1st Eco-mall

The City Square Mall Food Guide – The Must Tries At Singapore’s 1st Eco-mall

The thing I noticed about City Square Mall is its wide range of restaurants and cafes. A lasagne café, a full-pancakes restaurant, these are some food choices not available anywhere else.

With over 200 tenants, of which over 50 of them are food-related, the family-friendly mall directly connected to Farrer Park MRT has become a popular spot for families to dine and shop at.

What’s even better is that they offer free parking on weekdays – you get the first 1.5 hours free from 12pm to 2pm (great for lunchtime!), and you can also redeem a $3 parking coupon with $60 spent at the mall throughout the day.

Here are 7 Food Places that can fill up your happy bellies.

Momiji Japanese Buffet Restaurant #05-05/06
Tel: + 65 6509 1193

This is one Japanese themed buffet which is popular among groups, as it offers more than 150 items from Sashimi, Sushi, Cold Seafood, Paper Steamboat, Teppanyaki, Tempura, Nabeyaki, Yakimono, Agemono, Desserts, to Chocolate Fondue.

If you come during dinner, there are more to expect. The highlights include Snow Crab, Deep Sea Red Prawn, Aka Ebi Mentai Yaki and … free flow Sapporo Beer (during specific hours). No wonder the long queues.

Weekday buffet lunch is at $25.80++, weekend brunch $39.80++, weekday dinner $39.80++ and weekend dinner $42.80++. Special rates for senior citizens and children below 12 years old.

Super Dario Lasagne Café #04-17
Tel: +65 3159 0682 (local number)

A café dedicated to sell lasagne. Yes, freshly homemade Italian lasagne. Was surprised to see it, and this is probably the first and only in Singapore. Conceptualised by the café owner’s Dario Scimone, the café’s design is also inspired by that evergreen Nintendo game. You should know which one.

There are more than 10 lasagna types, with many suitable for vegetarians. Each type of lasagna can be purchased by portion (eat in or takeaway) or by tray (6 regular portions and 20% cheaper). All made-in-house daily, no added preservatives, ingredients mostly steamed so that it is healthier. The Super Dario ($8.50 per slice) was good stuff – rich in zesty Bolognese sauce, cheesy and packed with ingredients of minced beef.

If you still have space, you MUST TRY the Tiramisu ($4.80).

Wingstop #B1-33/34/K15
Tel: +65 6509 6571

Wingstop is known for its buffalo wings sauced and tossed in different flavours – Louisiana Rub, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Lemon Pepper, Teriyaki, Atomic, Original Hot, Mango Habanero, Cajun, Hawaiian, Oriental Soy Pepper. If you are up to the challenge, try the Atomic which may set your tongue (plus lips) on fire.

There is a new limited time only flavour in the house – the Kecep Manis chicken coated with a sweet Indonesian soy sauce for that unique Asian twist. While you are there, do not miss the award winning signature Jalapeno cheese fries which you should find hard to resist.

Paddington House of Pancakes #02-35/36
Tel: +65 6612 9029

100 pancakes! This is how many Paddington House of Pancakes offers. Anything from the light American style ones, skinny crepes, to small round golden pancakes.

PHOP’s Big Treasure Box ($15) is like what its name suggests, a mountain of ice cream, fruits, strawberry jam, and maple syrup. As you dig further into the ‘treasure chest’, you would find round fluffy golden dollar pancakes. Warning, eating this can get pretty messy.

Milk & Honey – Artisan Yogurt & Dessert Bar #02-K14
Tel: +65 6834 3040

Soft serves and froyo (frozen yogurt) is in trend now. We should be proud of this home-grown artisan yogurt shop, serving yogurt parfaits topped with handcrafted toppings. Yes, most of their added ingredients such as macarons, cake pieces and brownies are made in-house by a patisserie chef.

Our favourite was the Nuttilicious parfait, presented with earl grey macaron, Ferrero brittle sauce, almond tuile, oreo and honey almond granolo. The froyo is incredibly light and smooth, with a touch of sourness for a spring in the taste.

Casa Italia B1-K2/K3
Tel: +65 8218 3117

“Casa Italia” translates to “Italian home”, and is a gelato parlour which serves coffee (and even cold brew). The micro-roasted coffee is called OTTO (meaning ‘eight’ in Italian) because coffee beans used are never older than eight weeks. Fresh-tasting brews!

They produce more than 50 gelato flavours, with no artificial flavours, chemicals, colorants or preservatives added. After trying a few flavours, my favourites were the Baileys and Dark Chocolate Truffle – rich, dense and smooth.

You can also order waffles ($9.90 with 2 scoops, $12.90 with 3 scoops) to go along the gelato.

Whips Cupcake #B2-K9
Tel: +65 8281 9078

The basement of City Square Mall contains many exciting kiosks, such as Stuff’d (kebabs, burritos), Ya Kun Kaya Toast, KOI Café Express, and Dunkin’ Donuts.

For tea-time snacks, birthdays and special occasions, you can head to Whips Cupcakes which provide a wide selection of cupcakes. The popular flavours are the Red Velvet, Salted Caramel, Valrhona Chocolate, Strawberry and Cookie Dough.

The Mini Cupcakes (Box of 12 for $10) are pretty colourful treats for sharing in the office.

City Square Mall
180 Kitchener Road Singapore 208539
Tel: +65 6595 6595
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily

By train: Farrer Park MRT Station Exit I (North-East MRT line)
By bus: 21, 125, 130 (Kitchener Road before Tai Hoe Hotel)
21, 23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 125, 130, 139, 141, 147, 857, NR6 (Serangoon Road outside Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple)

[Giveaway Ended] City Square Mall Giveaway!
City Square Mall will be rewarding 3 readers from with $50 Cocoa Colony stored value card.

[Congrats to Janette Tan, Fiona Yip, Natalie Wong for winning the $50 Cocoa Colony stored value card.)

All you need to do is to
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Step 3 – COMMENT below: Which is your favourite restaurant/café from City Square Mall (doesn’t have to be the 10 above) and why?

* This entry is brought to you in partnership with City Square Mall

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  1. I love Cocoa Colony because I am a chocoholic.

  2. I love Saizeriya at City Square!

  3. My favourite restaurant/café would be Saizeriya, because the food is nice and most importantly the price is affordable. :)

  4. I love milk & honey! Yummy yoghurt icecream!

  5. Saizeriya because the food is good and affordable.

  6. Marutama Ramen, because we love the chicken ramen broth. It has a small menu but the ramen is really good and not too expensive.

  7. I like cocoa colony because the idea of hitting is interesting and i love chocolate.?

  8. Paradise Inn is one of my favourite restaurant at City Square Mall. Though I am a typical Teochew but when comes to eating, you could give me Cantonese food anytime. I especially appreciate double-boiled soups of any kind and I find their modified zi char dishes suit my taste.

  9. I love Cocoa colony because I am chocolate lover…

  10. My favorite restaurent is Javier’s Rotisserie & Salad Bar. As the signature chicken is tender and tasty.In addition, the fruits and vegetables at the salad bar are really fresh and sweet

  11. I love the chicken kebab/burrito wrap from stuff’d! It’s filling especially the burrito and makes a very decent and tasty meal. Most importantly, it is priced reasonably and affordable for a si CLS meal. It’s become one of my frequent take outs.

  12. Andy Ang Boon Seng : August 21, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    I love Casa Italia. OTTO (meaning “eight” in italian), likewise to we Chinese means “8” is an lucky numbers. I hope I could be a lucky winner!

  13. My kids and I love Cocoa Colony so much, hope we can win the value card do that we can enjoy their chocolate cake and gelato, yummy! ???

  14. My kids love the food at The Old Pontian Cafe. They simply love the noodles and char siew rice! And their drinks are fantastic!

  15. Christina Ong : August 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Cocoa Colony because I love chocolates,ice-cream and desserts!

  16. I Love Momiji Japanese Buffet Restaurant! The sushi there is fresh and the price is right :)

  17. Saizeriya … Comfort Italian food which doesn’t hurt the pocket !

  18. Lee Kok Chong : August 21, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    My family like Milk & Honey – Artisan Yogurt & Dessert Bar. It is frozen yogurt shop, we can choose the toppings that we like, and there is from fruit to cakes to macarons and many other toppings that we can choose from. It is very healthy and tasty dessert.

  19. Saizeriya – Extremely value-for-money with its wide array of Italian-Western food which is of reasonable quality and with free drink refills, I could be “stationed” there with friends for an extended period of time to dine and chill in its casual yet comfortable environment!

    P.S.: No 10% service charge and/or 7% GST :)

  20. I like Cocoa Colony as I love chocolate and love everything that has chocolate in it!

  21. My favorite restaurent is definitely Javier’s Rotisserie & Salad Bar. Their signature rotisserie roasted chicken is juicy, tender and flavourful. The free flow of salad bar is really a good deal to top off the tasty mains.

  22. I love Saizeriya because the food are delicious and reasonable priced.

  23. I like milk and honey :) the toppings are really special and yummy! And it is worth the value :)

  24. I like Marutama Ramen, their ramen is really nice!

  25. My favourite is Paddington house of pancakes cos the desserts r so delish!

  26. Rosalind Leong : August 21, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    I like Saizeriya, it seem to be increasing popoular with new stores at bukit batok and jcube upcoming. It’s quite delicious although not out of the world but a family of 4 of us can stuff ourselves full for $60 seriously good deal with good variety too!

  27. Totally love Cocoa Colony because it’s a happy place – the chocolate items are pure indulgence thst helps to release more endorphins which really uplift the spirits with a visit to the place whenever one needs some emotional boosting … Total bliss !!!

  28. My favourite restaurant is Saizeriya because it offers reasonable and delicious food with no service charge and gst.

  29. Paddington House of Pancakes! I LOVE ANYTHING WITH PANCAKES!!!

  30. Casa Italia- can’t resist good coffee and gelato.

  31. My favorite has to be Cocoa Colony because I just love the taste of melted chocolate in my tongue. It is such an orgasmic experience which I think everyone needs to try it, whether they are chocs lovers or not ? I am very certain that they will be converted as soon as they try the chocolate sensations at Cocoa Colony. You must try it!

  32. Absolutely love Astons! Cheap with good consistency, considering the fact that we student have limited spending on meals and astons makes a good choice for group gathering.

  33. Cocoa colony because my wife loves chocolate

  34. Cocoa colony for their chocolate taps! Wish they still have all three though ~

  35. Felicia Leong : August 21, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    I love Astons because they comes with a wide variety of dishes and choices, that simply just spoilt me for choosing so many great and yummy delicious food ! A cheap western choice, with huge portion, and a great place for gathering and chit-chat chill session, is definitely the best choice i could ever ask for ! It is the taste and the uniqueness that makes me keep going back there, and eat ! This is awesome !

  36. My fav is Milk&Honey! I love to chill there with their free wifi and spend some me-time with their frozen yogurt parfait which makes a perfect healthy teabreak. My fav is the moyen parfait as I m able to customize my own parfait with my choice of desired toppings. Some of the toppings that I usually order are green tea macaron, signature crust(this is a must try! Taste just like the crumbs u get from tart crusts?), peanut butter brittle sauce(crunchy and salty to balance out the sweetness). I shall stop here as the list of toppings is never ending judging from the fact that a wide variety is available that I m always in a dilemma choosing. I love how the cafe is peaceful for chilling as it isn’t too crowded and noisy unlike cafes nowadays. The frozen yogurt parfait are also Instagram-worthy besides acquiring a delectable taste!

  37. Milk and honey dessert. I love sour yogurt.

  38. Fav will be milk & honey because I love healthy yogurt

  39. Courtney Darissa Lynch : August 22, 2015 at 12:13 am

    I love cedele the most because its food is healthy and so delicious, allowing me to reward myself with a guilty indulgent of my choice- iced shakerato from cocoa colony!

  40. Cocoa Colony!!!Love their cocoa76 n chocolates most important!

  41. Cedele, because their carrot walnut cake is the best in Singapore!!!!! Their waffles and sandwiches too!

  42. I like Javier’s Rotisserie, especially their soup and salad bar

  43. Cocoa Colony…love the food..

  44. I really like ‘Paddington’s House of Pancakes’! This place serves large variations of pancakes from all over the world that are DELICIOUS and YUMMY! It’s also a good place to bring your loved-ones and is a family-friendly restaurant! I’d recommend the ‘Nice’ pancake which is a savoury pancake with chicken, ham and mushrooms and topped with mushroom sauce! =)

  45. I love Watami japanese restaurant with their newly launched menus at their outlet, located at #03-53/55. Oishii & Shiawase Always!

  46. I just love Cocoa Colony because I can’t resist any sweet temptations.

  47. I absolutely love Paddington House of Pancakes because it’s great to have the option of eating pancakes at anytime of the day and their chocolate pancakes are so delicious!

  48. I love Momimi Jap buffet restaurant. The foods superb fresh and has wide selection. Value for money definitely. Always my choice esp when there is special occasion to celebrate.

  49. Chong Lee Hong : August 22, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    I like to go CITY SQUARE MALL,because there have a lot of my favorite food found at there.

  50. paddington house of pancakes! i love pancakes!! would also love to try cocoa colony!

  51. I love Churros Factory as they have the ondeh ondeh flavour which I personally love it. Also their churros do not have cinnamon in it, making me like it even more! ?

  52. Honestly since i’ve only been living in singapore this few months, i haven’t really try any of them, so would LOVE to try the cocoa colony..! ?

  53. Michelle Liao : August 22, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    I love the Churros Factory & Cocoa Colony!

  54. Cocoa Colony because I love everything with chocolate taste!

  55. I would love to try cocoa colony as I am a chocolate lover!

  56. Cocoa Colony, everyone loves chocolate.

  57. I would love to try the cocoa bolas at Cocoa Colony. I think it will be a hit with the ladies and all chocolate lovers. It’s a perfect place for relieving stress- Hitting the cocoa bolas with a hammer + getting to eat everything chocolate.

  58. I cannot resist Saizeriya at City Square Mall because of its delicious and affordable food. I dine there almost every week for a meal of pasta, dessert and its lunch drink bar- which has free refill! The black pepper chicken pasta is my favorite, as well as the pizzas, soups and chocolate lava cake. I feel that I can eat to my fill at Saizeriya without worrying about the budget because everything there is much kinder to wallet compared to any other upscale Italian restaurant. It is my favorite restaurant and I was so glad when it opened in city square mall many years ago as it is now closer to home and convenient. But I would also like to try cocoa colony as I love chocolate!!

  59. Momiji Japanese Buffet Restaurant because I am a lover of Japanese food especially love sushi and the sushi there is always so fresh too and the Teppanyaki is damn good too!

  60. Milk & honey because it looks good, tastes good and it’s healthy! :)

  61. My favourite café from City Square Mall is Paddington House of Pancakes! Like the casual and pleasant environment. Also the pancakes portion was fantastic too

  62. I love Wingstop because their chicken is irresistible!!!

  63. Wingstop without a doubt. Ever since I tasted their wings at Bedok Mall, I have been hooked!! Yummy!!

  64. I love Astons Specialities because quality steak with affordable price.

  65. My favorite restaurant is Nihon Mura. I love love love Japanese food especially anything with mentaiko on it. Really love their mentaiko dishes which in my opinion is really good. That’s why it is my favorite at City Square Mall, good food good location.

  66. JAVIER’s is my priority choice at City Square Mall..

    Other than the delicious roasted chicken they serve together with the healthy salads, it’s my hubby’s favourite food hang-out place too! It’s our most loved dating venue at City Sq mall :)

    Nevertheless, I wanna try out Cocoa Colony! Hitting the Bolas feel like hitting the JACKPOT!!

  67. I like Momiji Japanese Buffet because of it’s wide spread of Japanese cusine ranging from teppanyaki and seafood to choose from.The king crab legs are really fresh and being a dessert lover, I enjoyed pigging out at their dessert bar.

  68. Milk & Honey – Artisan Yogurt & Dessert Bar! Royal Honey! 😀 Yummy!

  69. Cocoa Colony have the nicer ice cream with the best match with the waffles!!

  70. Ya Kun Kaya Toast! The best & perfect soft boil eggs u can ever get with yummy Kaya toast & a cup of kopi siu dai.

  71. Monito Japanese buffet! I love Japanese food and the wide range means that there’s something for everyone in the family!

  72. I like Cocoa Colony! Love everything chocolate!

  73. I love the burrito bowl from stuff’d! The ingredients are fresh and so appealing. Most importantly, it is priced reasonably and lots of toppings, yum! It’s my go to takeaway whenever I’m feeling down.

  74. Saizeriya … the food is reasonably priced, good variety and decent quality.

  75. I love milk & honey..i love anything that is yogurt and filled with lots of toppings…Milk & honey yogurt serving is generous & lots of toppings to choose from…

  76. My favorite cafe will be Milk & Honey. I love their vanilla parfait! Always feel good to end off dinner with yummy desserts.

  77. Tiffany Lange : August 23, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    The Old Pontian Cafe!!!! You cant go wrong with noodles… mmmm

  78. i love Saizeriya at City Square because their food are cheaper than normal restaurants and it has No service charge and GST and most importantly Free flow drink !!! definitely very value for money for every dollar and cents we pay for it. Also, for the portion of food and price, i think its very worthwhile to patronize the restaurant again ! hope to win the $50 stored value card with my love because we are a favourite fan of city square mall ! city square mall can give me an abundance of joy by ending my day with a good meal as it will somehow brighten my spirit on the following working day because eating nice and awesome food makes a glutton like me happy. Moreover i love the dinning ambiance at city square mall and chilling ! makes my dinning experience even lovable !! Food is my motivation for everything which cheers me up. Hope to win it for my date because my bf and i love eating and our dates are always ended up on food hunt ! 😉 😉 😉 :) 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 !

  79. Our whole family just simply won’t miss out going Cocoa Colony. Because it helps to release our cravings for chocolates.

  80. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Paddington house of pancakes!!!! cause no one says no to pancakes right?? :)

  81. Casa Italia – Who don’t like dessert?!? Especially Gelato Ice-Cream. Yums

  82. Low Seah Kiong : August 24, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    My favourite restaurant is JAVIER’S.

    I love their JUICY CHICKEN & healthy SALAD choices ??

  83. My favourite restaurant/café from City Square Mall is Javier’s Rotisserie & Salad Bar because I love their juicy rotisserie chicken.

  84. I ❤ Milk & Honey as it is a healthier choice of dessert, yummy & full of calcium goodness ?

  85. Must try out Saizeriya. This Italian restaurant which originated from Japan serves cheap and good Italian food that doesn’t compromise on quality. It is tucked in a little corner at the basement of City Square mall with very nice ambience. What’s more, the set meal comes with free flow of drinks for u to drink to your hearts content! R ecommended for gatherings that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket! :)

  86. I love to visit Breeks Cafe at City Square Mall with my family. Breeks Safari Feast and River Prawn n Mussels Aglio Olio are our must-orders!

  87. My fav would be Paddington House of Pancakes. The wide variety of savory and sweet pancakes in different forms make each dining experience memorable. Yummy!

    Thank you for the giveaway! ?

  88. I love MOMIJi japanese buffet!!!! With a reasonable and affordable price to eat such a huge types of food. I love it not only japanese food, it is combination fusion japanese food. Especially the free flow dessert bar!!!! OMG, I totally fall in love to their waffle! Cryspy outside and fluffy inside. Eat it while it still hot with stawberry ice-cream, and topping with fresh strawberry and crunchy topping. This is a MUST that everytime I eat at MOMIJI. I still remember they free 10 ladies entry while 38 women’s day! They really so good! Besides, i would like to try again Padington Pancake House again, unforgetable taste since my college time.

  89. Astons cause it affordable and have good grills

  90. My favorite restaurent is Javier’s Rotisserie & Salad Bar. It’s a interesting concept whereby you only need to order their signature chicken, you get to enjoy the salad bar at a minimal price which is a wide spread. It also has soup & drinks to choose from.

  91. I love chocolate gelato from Cocoa Colony!

  92. Wow.. I am drooling now looking at endless yummlicious treats. Among all Milk & Honey – Artisan Yogurt & Dessert Bar is one stop for me every time I am there with my kiddos for classes or shopping.. Guilt free treat packed with Nutrients which I can eat endlessly.. Treat which we hate sharing :) Not my fault, its sooooo tempting…

    Thanks Danielfooddiary..

  93. Cocoa colony is my favorite . when I happy , I can indulge in choc ice cream and hot chocolate . when I moody , I can also enjoy chocolate cakes and a large size iced chocolate drink.

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