Clarke Quay has always been known for its vibrant nightlife of happy hours with clubs and bars, and there are also many choices to explore for foodies.
NEW to its current mix of eateries and watering holes include Spice World Hot Pot famed for its teddy bear mala broth; Kushikatsu Tanaka which is the Number 1 kushikatsu chain from Japan; The RANCH Steakhouse By ASTONS; and Long Jiang Classic Noodle and Congee House for family-favourite Chinese dishes.
Many will also visit Hong Kong’s Tsui Wah which has set foot in Singapore for the first time.
Even during daytime, there is a good variety of restaurants offering lunch sets at $10++ and $15++.
These are 9 restaurants which are NEW to Clarke Quay, and have launched NEW lunch menus:
Kushikatsu Tanaka Singapore
Block A #01-01B
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2:30pm, 5pm – 12am (Mon – Fri), 12pm – 2am (Sat), 12pm – 12am (Sun)
The No.1 and biggest Kushikatsu chain in Japan
If Osaka seems too far for you, make your way to Clarke Quay for this Kushikatsu – specialty street food of fried cutlet skewers in signature dipping sauce.
There are over 30 variations of golden kushikatsu to choose from, including beef, prawn, asparagus, lotus root and even cookies and cream. Serious.
Priced between $1.00 and $2.50, the ingredients on sticks are battered, breaded in fine panko crumbs and fried in a blend of oil which includes beef fat. Surprisingly, the Kushikatsu didn’t taste oily or greasy, and were mouthwateringly light and crisp.
Come during lunch and you can get a Kushikatsu Set Lunch for only $12. The set includes beef, pork, lotus root, asparagus and onion kushikatsu, served with assorted mini kobachi (small side dish), mini niku sui (beef soup), and rice and served with hot/iced green tea.
Just a note: Do not double-dip kushikatsu into the sauce imported directly from Japan. If you need more, use the cabbage on the table to scoop for more (cabbage which comes with the cover charge, is refillable by the way).
DFD recommends: Chiritori Hotpan and DIY Takoyaki (available during dinner)
The Chiritori Hotpan ($18.00/2 pax for beef, $16.00/2pax for pork) was the dish I could not stop scooping for more. It is a sizzling hotpan of beef slices served on a bed of beansprouts, topped with beef offal and chilli powder.
The addictive part was the nabe broth, a comforting treat with a touch of spice.
Show off your mad ‘cooking’ skills with the DIY Takoyaki ($10.00) in which you can make these octopus balls FROM SCRATCH using their special flour blend.
Long Jiang Classic Noodle and Congee House 龍江经典粥麵家
Block B #01-16
Tel: +65 6266 3323
Opening Hours: 11am – 2:30pm, 5pm – 4am (Mon – Sun)
Fresh seafood dishes and congee
If you are craving for seafood dishes with wok-hei or congee in the middle of the night, satisfy that at Long Jiang Classic Noodle and Congee House. You should probably get more night-owl friends to share all that food.
Headed and co-founded by award winning Chef Francis Chong, recommended dishes include the Signature Ocean Treasures Porridge ($48), Sea Prawn with Live Mud Crab Congee ($22), Braised Cheesy Lobster Bee Hoon ($98) and Mud Crab with Rice Vermicelli in Chicken Broth ($48).
Their lunch sets are also wallet-friendly, considering it is in an air-conditioned restaurant setting. A main item with a drink is priced at $10.80, $11.80, or $12.80. Get the KL Seafood Hokkien Mee, Fish Head Vermicelli Soup, Wanton Noodles in Collagen Broth or Cantonese Style Seafood Yuen Long Noodles.
Come in a group of 4, and try their Assam Curry Fish Head set ($52.80 for lunch, $68.80 for dinner) with other 3 accompanying dishes, 4 drinks and free flow rice.
DFD recommends: Signature Ocean Treasure Congee
The Signature Ocean Treasure Congee ($48/pot, 3-4 pax) is a hot steaming congee dish with conpoy, live prawns, clams, crayfish and crabs.
The conpoy, also known as dried scallops, helps create a super flavorful base; and the fresh seafood lends more natural sweetness to the smooth congee similar to the Teochew style which is moderately watery.
The RANCH Steakhouse By ASTONS
Block B, #01-15
Tel: 6256 0334
Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm – 3pm (Mon – Fri), Dinner 5pm – 12am (Sun – Thurs), 5pm – 1am (Fri – Sat)
ASTONS opens a classic steakhouse
Well-loved ASTONS’ chain has opened a classic steakhouse concept, in a more-upmarket setting and comes with dry-aging facilities at the back of the restaurant.
Good to know that prices are still kept affordable, with offerings of quality steaks from New Zealand Grass-Fed Black Angus Sirloin ($29), Australian 240 Days Grain-Fed Black Angus Sirloin ($39) and USDA Prime 30 Days Dry Aged Bone-IN Ribeye ($18 per 100g, min order 700g).
Its 2-course set lunch is not to be missed as well, inexpensive at $15++ with choices of Ranch Open Burger, Mushroom Linguine and Corn-Fed French Spatchcock – each comes with a portion of soup.
DFD recommends: USDA Prime 30 Days Dry Aged Porterhouse T-Bone
The RANCH’S Porterhouse ($15 per 100g, min order 1kg) is dry-aged in-house – a process that both tenderises and adds flavour to the beef.
Enjoy the tableside service in which the steak would be sliced in front of you when you order USDA Prime 30 Days Dry Aged Bone-In Ribeye or Porterhouse T-Bone.
The cut is served bone-in to help retain the juiciness, and this is probably great for those who love your steaks with those extra-beefy and buttery flavours.
Spice World Hot Pot (香天下火锅)
Block B #01-06/07
Tel: +65 6265 9777
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 4am (Sun – Thurs), 10:30am – 6am (Fri – Sat)
Reserve Online Now – Spice World Hot Pot
Award-winning Chinese hotpot brand with power “mala”
Despite the rather hot weather, Singaporeans just cannot get enough of hotpots. Spice World Hot Pot, also known as “香天下” has arrived from China to Clarke Quay.
It is known as one of China’s top global hotpot brands, with no artificial flavours, MSG or flavour enhanced used. Soup bases are first prepared in Sichuan China, then airflown to Singapore.
You can choose from 7 different soup bases. Most would go for the signature Mala which comes in three varying degrees of spiciness (mild, medium, hot), pork belly and chicken, three-delicacies (pork, chicken, duck), wild mushroom, tomato, tom-yam, and curry.
DFD recommends: Teddy Bear Mala Hotpot
This is one of the most fun (and strangest hotpot) I ever had, with mala soup shaped into a teddy bear (or Hello Kitty). Watch the cute bear slowly melt into a pool of appetizing broth to cook your meats and handmade balls.
The only thing to take note it: there are only 10 bears and 10 kitties per day. Remember to reserve them as they are limited.
Most will also order the Australian M8 Wagyu beef ($38.90), draped like a meat dress over a doll. Lady Gaga will approve.
Tsui Wah Restaurant Singapore
3A River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-03, Singapore 179020
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm Daily
Hong Kong Famous Cha Chaan Teng’s 1st Shop In Singapore
Famous Hong Kong “Cha Caan Teng” Restaurant Tsui Wah 翠華餐廳 has opened its first Singapore outlet at Clarke Quay.
The regular opening hours for the 140-seater space is from 11am till 11pm.
Known for serving up hearty Cantonese-style Chinese and Western food, signature items include Crispy Buns with Condensed Milk ($4), Kagoshima-style Pork Cartilage with Tossed Instant Noodles ($9.50), Beef Brisket and Tendon Curry with Steamed Rice ($13), Fish Paste Puffs in Fish Soup with Mixian and Jumbo Hotdog ($6.50).
DFD recommends: HK Milk Tea
Tsui Wah’s milk tea is love. Made with premium Ceylon tea leaves, and Holland’s Black & White evaporated milk, it is typically silky and not overly bitter or sweet. Best beverage to ‘wash down’ all that food.
These are the other Clarke Quay restaurants with refreshed lunch menus and promotions:
Block A #01-07
Opening Hours: Lunch 12:30am – 5:00pm (Thurs to Sun) Dinner 5:30pm – 2am (Sun – Thurs), 5:30pm – 3am (Fri – Sat)
Reserve Online Now – Señor Taco (Clarke Quay)
Mexican-style cantina with zesty street eats
Mexican eatery Señor Taco serves up favourite Mexican dishes during lunch time, and from early evening till late supper times.
Pair those Pork Burritos and Guacamole & Chips with Margarita, or one of their refreshing Corona-ritas.
For a hearty meal, get a Torta Steak Sandwich ($16 at lunch) filled with cheese, avocado, tomatoes, beans and mayonnaise. Though I think it is good enough for two to share.
The Chicken Fajita Tacos ($7.90 lunch price) is made with tortillas from their own tortilla factory right here in Singapore. To spice up your meal, drip some of that salsa sauce that will set your tongue all tingling.
Clarke Quay Block A, #01-04
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 1:00am (Sun – Thurs), 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 3:00am (Fri – Sat)
Reserve Online Now – Tomo Izakaya
Tomo Izakaya offers an extensive menu of Japanese small-plate dining and Izakaya style food, with a wide selection of Japanese set meals, Itamemono, Onigiri, Salad, Sashimi, Sushi, Udon, Yakimono matched with sakes, shochus and beers.
Bento Sets from $13+ to $15.50+, Don Sets from $11+ to $15+
Includes Chicken Oyako Don, Pork-Sutamina Don, Pork Cha-Syu Don, Unagi-Tamago Don, Tomo Ten Don, Ebi Chili Don
Harry’s Clarke Quay
Clarke Quay Block D, #01-01
Tel: +65 6338 7331
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 1:00am (Sun – Thurs), 12:00pm – 3am (Fri), 12:00pm – 4:00am (Sat, Eve of PH)
Reserve Online Now – Harry’s Clarke Quay
Harry’s at Clarke Quay is modelled like a stylish urban living room, decorated with memorabilia gathered from Harry’s extensive travels.
1-for-1 Main Courses
Bring a friend for a meal at Harry’s, as you get to enjoy 1-for-1 Main Courses here! Available daily from opening till 5pm (excludes eve of and on public holidays).
Choose from a range of Pastas, Salads and selected Burgers & Sandwich. Top-up $3++ for a Soft Drink, Add $5++ for a Carlsberg or Harry’s Premium Lager Half Pint.
Clarke Quay Block A, #01-02
Tel: +65 6661 0197
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm (Mon – Fri)
11:30am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm (Sat – Sun)
Group Executive Chef Martin Foo and team deliver a good spread of quality Chinese food matched with visually-appealing presentation, from Peking Duck, Beggar Chicken, to Lobster Broth Rice.
$88++ Weekday Set Lunch for 4 pax
The lunch set is quite THE spread, with creations of Golden Eel Skin coated with Salted Egg Yolk, Duo Dim Sum, Braised Crab Meat & Fish Maw in Thick Chicken Broth, Sichuan Spicy Prawn, Roasted Crispy Duck, Poached Fresh Beancurd Skin and Garlic with Seasonal Vegetable, Egg Fried Brown Rice with Crackling Pork Belly & Spring Onion and Double-boiled Duo Fungus with Almond and Red Date.
Restaurants with KIDS’ Menu
Restaurants such as Bayang, Privé Clarke Quay, McGettigan’s, Kushikatsu Tanaka, VLV Singapore (weekend dim sum brunch, Harry’s Clarke Quay, Level Up and Wings Bar are providing a special Kids’ menu on the where families can enjoy special deals.
During the first Sundays of every month, families can also look forward to friendly entertainment and different free-to-play game sets from 12pm to 5pm. There will also be bouncy castles and slides.
For more information, visit http://www.clarkequay.com.sg
3 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024
By Bus – No. 54 from Scotts Road or 32 and 195 from City Hall MRT Station
By MRT – Clarke Quay Station (Northeast Line) or Fort Canning Station (Downtown Line), about 5 mins walk
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