As dining in within restaurants and cafes in Singapore are not allowed during the “Circuit Breaker” period, several F&B are finding it hard to sustain businesses.
Even as they have turned to takeaway and delivery modes of operation, that may not be enough.
There are a few versions of “closed down restaurants” circulating on WhatsApp. Note that some restaurant closures are not 100% confirmed yet, or that it is just a particular outlet which ended operations but not the entire group.
Here are many restaurants in Singapore that have already or going to say “Goodbye”:
Japanese buffer restaurant Kuishin-Bo has ended operations, after 19 years of operation.
Translated as “food connoisseur” in Japanese, Kuishin Bo is known to serve up over 200 varieties of buffet items, and was a popular destination place for Japanese food and seafood lovers.
Well, other than the special items, Kuishin-Bo was also popular for its luxurious Zuwaigani (a variety of snow crabs), selection of sushi and sashimi items, plus a wide array of hot dishes and desserts.
If you have dined there before, you would recognise this catchy trademark announcement played out which is a signal for diners to head for the limited special food items.
“Dong Dong Dong… one, two, three… Kuishin Bo”. Will miss this.
Boufe Boutique Café
Boufe known for their brunch items and instagrammable cakes will be closing end of June 2020 due to the end of their lease.
In the meantime, they have teamed up with a group of chefs for a “Boufe Night Market” to deliver a variety of cuisine from 6pm to 9pm daily.
That familiar spot at Holland Village ended operations end of March 2020.
High Steaks – Sembawang
Affordable Western food place located at Sembawang, ended operations 30 April.
However, the outlet at Jalan Riang is still in operations with 20% Off lunch promotions.
Serves items such as Fish & Chips, Rib Eye, Pork Chop, Pizzas and Pastas. Located at 20 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088443.
The Chop House
With a menu of steaks, burgers and pastas, The Chop House closed both the Vivocity and Katong outlets. It serves up a menu of Western favourites and casual gastro vibes with outdoor seating available.
Modesto’s at Orchard Rendezvous Hotel will close down in June 2020 after 23 years in operations. The other outlet at The Elizabeth Hotel has ended operations in April.
The restaurant was known for its traditional Italian cuisine such as wood-fired pizzas and home-made pastas.
At 3 Punggol Point Road #01-05, annouced that they are not continuing lease at The Punggol Settlement which will end August 2020. Can still WhatsApp +65 9645 8881 to make orders.
Rookery – Capital Tower
Rookery owned by formed DJ Daniel Ong will be closing its Capital Tower branch.
There are still two other outlets at Hong Leong Building and China Square.
Jekyll & Hyde
Known for whimsical cocktails and affordable bottles, Jekyll & Hyde at 49 Tras Street is ending operations end of June 2020.
Hops and Berries
Hops and Berries is one of the restaurant in ORTO (where the old Bottles Tree was).
Modern European restaurant Maggie Joan’s which is ‘hidden’ at an alleyway off Gemmil Lane has closed. Diners loved the restaurant for its seasonal cooking with underground vibes.
La Cantina Venezia
Outlet at Changi Village Hotel, offers a variety of Italian food.
MOF @ My Izakaya
MOF @ My Izakaya was quite in during many people’s secondary school days, serving up literally more than over a hundred Japanese dishes, from hotstone rice, sukiyaki, bento sets, Toji dishes and Japanese desserts.
Located at 29 Stanley Street, known for mini-chirashi bowl, maki, freshly sliced sashimi, and “crazy cheap” highballs.
Lounge 7 at Dempsey Hill
Announced to be “closed till further notice”. Customers who have bottles at their premises are recommended to collect them.
Five Bar – Hitachi Tower
The outlet at Hitachi Tower Colley Quay, known for its $5 specials all-day-everyday.
Premium grade sushi to its diners, served luxuriously Omakase style.
Hashida Sushi first opened its door in Tokyo in 1966 helmed by Master Sushi Chef, Tokio Hashida. His son Kenjiro “Hatch” Hashida who is a graduate of Japan’s top culinary school, L’Ecole Tsuji Tokyo, followed his father’s footsteps and brought the culinary venture to Singapore.
The renowned sushi restaurant used to be a Mandarin Gallery, but reopened at Mohamed Sultan Road in 2018. Unfortunately, its owner LifeBrandz has parted ways with Chef Kenjiro.
Jok Jok Mor
The Thai eatery at Rangoon Road once attracted so long queues they had to turn people away during the initial days.
It specialised in Claypot Porridge, with a base of Tom Yum, See Ew Kao (Thai light soy sauce broth), or Mak Kum (distinctive zingy and refreshing broth).
Unfortunately, Claypot Porridge for takeaways and deliveries may not be sustainable in a long run.
KTV club at Peace Centre Selegie Road.
A KTV bar and club located at the basement of International Building (next to Thai Embassy).
The Purple Turtle
KTV and darts place at 36A Boat Quay.
SG Pho House
SG Pho House at North Bridge Road has closed. However, you can still show them some support by purchasing their products such as Salted Lemon ($20 for 1kg), Coffee Beans ($12 for 500g), Fried Lotus Seed ($10 for 250g) and Vietnamese Tea ($10).
DM them on their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SGPHOHOUSE for ordering details.
Parallel – One Raffles Place
Parallel located at the basement of One Raffles Raffles served up a selection of açaí smoothie bowls and coffee. That outlet has closed.
While there is another kiosk at Raffles City basement, it won’t be carrying out operations in “Phase One” due to regulations.
Closed after almost 10 years in operations at Shaw Tower. Last day was on 31 March.
Coffee Break – Science Park
The trio siblings, Faye, Anna and Jack Sai got into the radar by being young hawkers selling sock-brewed coffee in Singapore, with the kopi drinks added with a flavoured twist.
The café at Science Park has ended operations. However, they still have a stall on Level 2 of Amoy Street Food Centre.
7th Mile Seafood
Zi Char place at Toh Yi Dirve (Bukit Timah) famous for its Crab Bee Hoon.
Tian Wei Seafood
Zi Char eatery serving signature dishes like Chilli Crab and Salted Egg Crab. Permanently closed 29 March 2020.
Japan Food Town
Japan Food Town was a popular (at least during opening period) one-stop place for foodies to experience authentic Japanese cuisine.
Some of its popular shops included Rang Mang Shokudo (fried chicken), Hokkaido Izakaya (Hokkaido produce), and Inaniwa Yosuke (udon).
Isetan Singapore had previously issued a notice to Japan Food Town Development for non-payment of certain sums under the tenancy agreement for its lease.
It was also reported that Isetan would exercise its right of re-entry to the premises after 29th of February.
Spice World Hotpot
Spice World Hotpot 香天下火锅 which captured attention during opening days for its Teddy Bear Mala Hotpot, with Wagyu Beef draped over barbie dolls (Lady Gaga style).
Months after opening, it continued to attract eyeballs for its “Bubble Tea Hotpot” with mango popping pears and Oreo cookies as toppings, but perhaps that drew more curiosity rather than actual walk-ins.
Some may link its closure to the COVID-19 scare, as hotpot restaurants in general took a beating when 10 members of a family in Hong Kong became infected after sharing the dish.
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