No wonder people have been saying I have put on weight. There are just too many new restaurants and cafes to try in Singapore.
Other than 20 New Cafes in Singapore this September 2015, you can also expect a flood of new restaurants. On a rough estimate, there are about 40-50 of them which have opened their doors the last two months or so.
Some are re-openings, such as No 20 on this list (which should keep many quite happy).
20 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore September 2015
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
320 Orchard Road Singapore 238865 (Orchard MRT)
Tel: +65 6831 4605
Pool Grill restaurant at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has undergone a revamp with an updated menu. The menu is not defined by one particular style, with various highlights (especially the grilled meats and desserts) such as the Rare Yellow Fin tuna Tataki, Pan-Fried Duck Foie Gras, Seared Lamb Loin, Seafood Platter of Oysters, Crab Legs, Live Prawns and Boston Lobster; and Banoffee with Toffee & Banana. (Read: Pool Grill Marriott)
Alma by Juan Amador
Goodwood Park Hotel 22 Scotts Road Singapore 228221
Tel: +65 6735 9937
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2:30pm (Wed-Fri), 6pm – 10:30pm
3-star Michelin chef Juan Amador brings Spanish–European dishes combined with Asian influences to Singapore at Goodwood Park. Prices are not steep considering its menu, location and setting – 4 course ($68), 5 course ($88) and 6 course ($108). We weren’t overwhelmed with the set meal, but the Foie Gras Ice Cream ($18) was impressive.
Capitol Theatre 17 Stamford Road #02-06 / #03-06, Singapore 178907 (City Hall MRT)
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 12am (Sun-Thurs), 10:30am – 1am (Fri-Sat)
The surprise when I realised I can find authentic Austrian cuisine in Singapore. AUSTRIAN. Kaiserhaus at Capitol Piazza specialises in Habsburg empire, featuring a menu which brings together cuisine from Austria, Hungary, Croatia, and Northern Italy. (Read: Kaiserhaus Capitol Piazza)
Dae Sssik Sin
Bugis+, 201 Victoria St #04-05 Singapore 188067 (Bugis MRT)
Tel: +65 6509 1761
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 10pm (Mon-Thurs), 11:30am – 330pm, 5:30pm – 10:30pm (Fri), 11:30am – 10:30pm (Sat), 11:30am – 10pm (Sun)
Daessiksin offers some of the most affordable Korean BBQ around. Weekday lunch starts from $14.90++ per adult, and weekday dinner and weekend lunch/dinner at $24.90++ per adult. There is quite a selection of meats available, from chicken bulgogi, pork marinated rib, pork belly, beef bulgogi, spicy chicken collar to bacon.
Alexandra Central, 321 Alexandra Road #03-01 Singapore 159971
Tel: +65 6250 3119
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm lunch, 5:30pm – 10pm dinner
Quite an authentic Korean BBQ restaurant, though the shop seems lonely because its neighbouring units are still unoccupied. I liked the Budae Jungol ($35 for M, $45 for L) – Korean style army stew with ramen noodles. Service is polite and personable, as they could help cut the meats up (as seen from other tables).
Three Meals A Day 삼시세끼
12 Chun Tin Road Singapore 599599
Tel: +65 6463 2346
Three Meals A Day is a popular Korean reality cooking show, and also the name of an under-the-radar Korean restaurant at Chun Tin Road. On its menu include Naengmyeon ($16 spicy noodles), Kimchi Jjigae ($10 kimchi stew pot), Dolsot Bibimbap ($12 hot stone rice), Beef Bulgogi Hot Plate ($12), Japchae ($15 stir-fried glass noodles), Samgyetang ($22 ginseng chicken soup) and interesting Korean style Sashimi ($50 for halibut from Jeju Island).
Fukuichi Hotel Chancellor
Hotel Chancellor @ Orchard, 28 Cavenagh Road #01-05 Singapore 229635 (Orchard MRT)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 12am Daily
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The Japanese restaurant Fukuichi from Triple One Somerset opens another outlet. Some of the more popular offerings include an assorted raw fish set of Sashimi Teishoku, Sushi Teishoku, Grilled Chicken with Teriyaki Sauce Kijiyaki set and Grilled Mackerel Set. The chef will also whip up an occasional creative dish such as almond tempura prawns, so check with the staff for recommendations.
1 Park Road Level 6 People’s Park Complex Singapore 059108 (Chinatown MRT)
Take shopping mall lift to Level 5, and walk 1 level up via staircase
Opening Hours: 4pm – 11pm (Tues – Thurs), 4pm – 12am (Fri), 11am – 12am (Sat), 11am – 11pm (Sun)
Mod-Sin tapas bar and restaurant Lepark finds its way to the former car park of People’s Park Complex. The name comes from the word ‘lepak’, which can mean ‘relax one corner lah’. The tapas bites include Otah Bomb, Fried Chicken Wing with Thai Chilli Sauce, Chunky Spam Fried with Truffle Mayo ($8), Slipper Lobster with Sambal Butter Sauce ($12) and Peri Peri Grilled Chicken with Nachos ($12). (Read: Lepark People’s Park)
Plaza Singapura, #03-01, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 10:30pm
A flaming pineapple, Chow Mein, Chop Suey, bottles of Sriracha sauce and English pop songs, these are some of the things you can expect at TungLok Group’s Lok Kee at Plaza Singapura. The menu features reinterpretations of classic Chinese take-out dishes – Orange Chicken ($18), Mongolian Beef ($36), ‘Kung Pao’ Chicken Nest ($24), and Mapo Tofu ($16) cooked using minced wagyu beef. Not forgetting the current trendy Chinese dish – London Duck ($25 for half, $48 for whole). (Read: Lokkee Plaza Singapura)
Hong Kong Wonton Noodle
68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura #B2-25 Singapore 238839
Tel: +65 6694 0923
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon-Thurs), 11am – 11pm (Fri-Sat), 11am – 10pm (Sun)
Itacho Sushi has opened a Hong Kong Wonton Noodle shop called, emm… Hong Kong Wonton Noodle. The usual staples are available – Prawn Dumpling Noodle ($7.80 for both soup and dry), Stewed Beef Brisket Noodle, Dry Shrimp Seed Noodle ($6.80). We also spotted Chicken Feet with Mushroom ($7.80) and Pig’s Trotter in Red Fermented Beancurd Sauce Dry Noodle ($7.80). The noodles were so-so unfortunately. (Read: Hong Kong Wonton Noodle)
Jamie’s Italian Orchard
583 Orchard Road #01-01/04 Forum Shopping Mall Singapore 238884
Tel: +65 66557676
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Sun-Thurs), 10am – 11pm (Fri-Sat)
Jamie’s Italian opened its second in Singapore at Forum Shopping Orchard. The difference between the Orchard and the original outlet? Forum’s restaurant helmed by Head Chef Kwek Xiu Rong has a smaller menu featuring favourites, alongside hand-made baked to order pizzas. (Read: Jamie’s Italian Forum Shopping Mall)
1020 East Coast Parkway #01-01 Singapore 449878
Tel: +65 6604 8996
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 10pm (Mon – Thurs), 11:30am – 10:30pm (Fri-Sun)
A Thai restaurant located at East Coast Parkway, in a standalone building, and still exudes a certain ‘kampong’ charm. Prices are considered wallet-friendly, with dishes priced between $6.80 for the starter of Paw Pia Tod (deep fried prawn spring rolls) to $18.80 for a main of Pla Cod Tod Nam Prik (deep fried black cod with spicy Thai chilli sauce.) (Read: Gin Khao East Coast Parkway)
The Clan Restaurant
No.1 Selegie Road, PoMo #02-01, Singapore 188306
Tel: +65 6222 2084
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6pm – 11pm Daily
The Clan Restaurant moved from Bt Pasoh to PoMo at Selegie Road. Its 5-couse Set Lunch is at a respectable cost of $49.80++, with a 6-course dinner at $69.80++. Very affordable dining with some quality dishes. There were some standout dishes. The Duck Confit W Plum Mustard, while looking predictably ordinary on the plate, was almost flawlessly crisp and fork-tender moist. With some Truffle Mashed Potato, this main got thumbs up from the whole table. (Read: The Clan Selegie Road)
Garçons – Essen At The Pinnacle
1 Cantonment #01-01 The Pinnacle @ Duxton, Singapore 080001 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 11:00pm
Even though this is not a restaurant proper, it serves restaurant quality food in a foodcourt of sorts. Garçons is a collaboration between Immanuel French Kitchen and Enoch’s European. You get highlights from both kitchen. Escargots ($12.90 for half dozen), Pan Fried Foie Gras ($16.50), French Onion Soup ($5.90), Duck Rillettes ($8.60), Chicken Liver Pate ($7.90), Pork Belly ($16.90) and Pork Ragout Baked Rice Gratin ($11.50) are on its menu. (Read: Garcon Tanjong Pagar)
61 Tras St Singapore 079000 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Tel: +65 6224 4188
Opening Hours: 5pm – 12am (Tues-Sat), Closed Sun, Mon
Chef’s Table is by Austrian-born Chef Stephan Zoisl, where he will create a dinner based on fresh produce and ingredients. Price range from 3 course meal at $68 per pax, to 6 course at $128 per pax, to 8 course meal at $150 per pax.
RedBank Bar & Grill
Claymore Connect, 442 Orchard Road #01-02 Singapore 238879 (Orchard MRT)
Tel: +65 6694 5376
Opening Hours: 12pm – 12am
For an American dining experience focusing on East Coast favourites of Maryland crab cakes, New England clam chowder, and hearty classic American fare of US grain-fed steaks and ribs.
Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Avenue #02-23 Singapore 039802
Tel: +65 62234098
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 5:30pm – 11:30pm (Mon-Fri), 5:30pm – 11:30pm (Sat-Sun)
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Mod-sin restaurant Labyrinth has moved to The Esplanade, and will continue to surprise with some of their local-meets-Western food. Have some Siew York Fan? That is roasted pork belly on risotto “ramen”.
Fort Canning Arts Centre, 5 Cox Terrace #B1-05/06/07 Singapore 179620
Tel: +65 6694 4567
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm
A Mexican and Indian cuisine restaurant. Located at the basement of the new Fort Canning Arts Centre.
Balzac Bar and Brasserie
Fort Canning Arts Centre, 5 Cox Terrace #B1-08 Singapore 179620
Tel: +65 6336 0797
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Sun-Thurs), 10am – 11pm (Fri-Sat), Closed Mon
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French bistro Balzac has moved from its previous location at Rendezvous Gallery. This is where you can have classic French cuisine from Executive Chef Jean-Charles Dubois, where he draws inspiration from his own family’s recipes. Some house favourites – signature entrée Lobster Bisque, Beef Cheeks a la Cuillere and traditional rice pudding for dessert.
Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard #01-434 Tower 5 Singapore 038983
Tel: +65 6336 0050
Opening Hours: 4pm – 1am (Sun-Thurs), 4pm – 3am (Fri-Sat)
Once upon a time, I remember Balaclava would be crowded with working executives in need for some Happy Hour. Well, they are back! (After a short stint at Ion Orchard). Some of its signature food – Hokkien Mee, Crispy Roast Pork, Beef Kway Teow and Gamberi Aglio E Olio.
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