If you are looking at a place Downtown for business lunches, dinner meals and social drinks, head over to Marina Bay Link Mall (MBLM) and Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC).
MBLM is conveniently interconnected via multiple entry points for ease of travel via Downtown, Raffles Place, and Marina Bay MRT stations.
Check out these F&B attractions along the Underground Pedestrian Network (UPN) and find your next favourite meals in the area.
At the basement “Subterranean” area, you would find restaurants including Aloha Poké, Arcade Fish Soup, Awfully Chocolate, Crave, Din Tai Fung, Heybo, Infinity Café, Ichiban Boshi, PAUL, Paradise Classic, Saigon Roll, Sō Ramen, WOLF and more.
Head above to “Ground Plaza” with scenic al fresco dining, with choices including Erwin’s Gastrobar, BLVD, Bushido, Harry’s, Forbidden Duck, and Qi – House of Sichuan. Adding to the plethora of F&B offerings at MBFC are LeVeL33, The Coffee Academïcs, MOS Burger, Workspace Espresso & Bar and more to meet the dining needs of the office community and residents at Marina Bay.
Time to eat, drink, and unwind. Here are 8 restaurants at MBLM and MBFC:
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 6pm (Mon – Fri), 11am – 3pm (Sat), Closed Sun
When you are at MBLM and need to fuel up, head off to Infinity Café for a hearty meal. Whether you need brunch, lunch, or dinner, they got something for you to enjoy in their modern space.
You can’t go wrong with pasta, the ultimate comfort food for many. Choose from meaty pastas like Beef Ragu with Smoked Bacon ($16), or seafood-centric ones like Scallops Mentaiko ($18), Clam and Anchovy ($16), Seafood Aglio Olio ($22).
If you like heady aromas, the Truffle Forest of Mushroom ($18) and Garlic Pomodoro ($12) are perfect for you. Vegetarian options include Pink Peppercorn and Parmesan ($15) and Pumpkin Ravioli ($16).
For a fiery pasta, go for their popular Spicy Crab Diablo ($18), inspired by the iconic Singapore Chilli Crab Pasta. Using fettucine as the pasta ribbons of choice, they add fresh crab meat, garlic, purple onions, tomatoes, basil, and the ingredient that gives that local-spicy twist – sambal chilli.
The slight heat combines with the tartness of tomatoes, while sprinkles of cured egg (egg yolk cured for a week with bonito flakes) impart that mild smoky flavour.
Still on Asian flavours, the Prawn Chilli Lime ($18) is also recommended if you are looking for something Thai-inspired. This spaghetti pasta is cooked using a mild vegetable broth, but gets a lift with the infusion of chilli, lime and kombu, a type of brown seaweed and a nutrient-packed superfood. An order gives you large pieces of prawns making it a hearty seafood meal.
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 9pm (Mon – Sat, Closed Sun)
Sō Ramen’s rendition of ramen are developed by its in-house chefs, creating a set of recipes that is uniquely Sō’s.
Check out their newest menu item Seasonal Pumpkin Ramen ($12.80), developed to capture the flavours of autumn.
The dish highlights the use of fresh, locally farmed butternut pumpkins. Brewed with flavourful chicken broth, the ramen is served with original hosomen noodles. Enjoy your comforting bowl bedecked with cha shu, ajitama egg, and a slice of the seasonal pumpkin.
Add to your order their Ebi Tempura Don ($11.80), a Marina Bay Link Mall exclusive. Made with fresh shrimps, plus some assorted veggies, the pieces are dipped and coated in a light, airy batter.
Once deep-fried, you will be rewarded with that crunch. The crisp tempuras are served over a bowl of fragrant Koshihikari, a premium Japanese rice.
Extend your meal further with a few sides including the Ebi Tempura ($10.30 for 5 pcs), Yasai Tempura ($9.30), Tempura Moriawase ($10.30), and Yasai Kakiage ($3.30).
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 6pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat & Sun
Fill yourself up with a satisfying Japanese specialty rice bowl at WOLF, where they offer you over 14 different kinds of donburi bowls.
Taste their repertoire of traditional and fusion Japanese rice bowls, including Chicken Teriyaki Bowl ($12.80) and Chicken Black Pepper Bowl ($12.80). Vegetarian options include Mapo Tofu Bowl ($12.80) and the King Oyster Mushroom Bowl ($12.80).
Seafood lovers can choose their Unagi Bowl ($18.80), Aburi Scallop Bowl ($18.80), King Crab & Ikura Bowl ($28.80), and Fresh Seafood Bowl ($16.80). If you like some luxurious foie gras, order their Short Rib & Foie Gras Bowl ($23.80) or Foie Gras & Ikura Bowl ($28.80).
But if you can choose only one, how about going for the Short Rib Bowl ($16.80)?
Fancy yourself sinking your teeth into the seared and peppered beef slices, neatly arranged atop a bowl of fluffy Japanese rice. Accompanied with soft egg and pickled daikon for that added flavour and texture once eaten altogether.
In the mood for something aburi-ed? The Salmon Mentai Bowl ($18.80) is perfect for the occasion. Featuring a thick slab of salmon resting over rice. This fatty fish is slathered with a creamy mentaiko sauce. A touch of flame completes the dish as it imparts a caramelised smoky flavour.
The Coffee Academïcs
MBFC Tower 2 #01-01
Opening Hours: 8am – 4pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat & Sun
The Coffee Academïcs is a specialty coffee concept from Hong Kong sourcing the best coffee beans from around the world and roasted on-site.
Its full-glass frontage is nothing short of inviting you to come in and stop by for coffee. This award-winning café got booth seats for a secluded sip, or get the window seat and watch the world go by.
It boasts of an 8-metre coffee bar showcasing its state-of-the-art Sanremo Cafe Racer, a 3-group espresso machine that blends a beautiful design and the latest energy saving technology. It also has a hand brew bar and a selection of fresh-baked pastries.
Must-try is the TCA House Blend, a multi-region blend featuring Latin American and African coffees. Beans sourced from Columbia, Brazil and Ethiopia are combined and roasted, designed to create a full-bodied cup. Scored 92 to 94 by the World Coffee Review, the TCA House Blend is ranked highest in Asia and top three in the world.
MBFC Tower 3 #02-06
Opening Hours: 8am – 6:30pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat & Sun
Craving for authentic Indian food? Go to Copper Chimney which specialises in North Indian cuisine. Explore their Tandoori Kebabs, Tikkas, Butter Chicken ($12), Naan ($3.50 onwards), and other Halal North Indian cuisine.
Copper Chimney also offers Chinese gourmet dishes to give diners a wider selection for breakfast, lunch or tea. They offer dishes like Hakka Noodles ($9 with vegetables, $10 with chicken) and Szechwan Fried Rice ($15 with paneer, $16 with chicken) made with the finest Szechwan peppers from China.
You cannot miss Copper Chimney’s signature Chicken Tikka Biryani ($14) as biryani is a pillar in Indian cooking.
This dish offers boneless chicken marinated in special house spices and yogurt, making it extra succulent. Cooked in an oven, the chicken gets that alluring smoky aroma and served atop long-grained Basmati rice. Served with yoghurt salad (veg raita) on the side to cool off your taste buds.
If you are still quite peckish, order the Palak Paneer ($12) made with cottage cheese cubes simmered in a rich spinach sauce infused with aromatic Indian spices.
You can pair this flavourful green gravy with a naan (garlic or tandoori) and Jeera rice. Complete it with a bowl of Dal Fry, a popular Indian lentil dish.
Misaki Japanese Restaurant
MBFC Tower 3 #02-08
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm Last Order 2:30pm (Mon – Fri), 6pm – 10pm Last Order 9:30pm (Mon – Sat)
Misaki is a Japanese joint where you can enjoy quality sushi and sashimi from the hands of Japan-trained Master Chef Khor and his team.
Named after “Misaki”, a Japanese term referring to the natural elements around us, Misaki has brought in natural elements into its space.
Start off with their Dashimaki Tamago ($8) a traditional Japanese rolled omelette made with egg and dashi. An order contains 4 pieces of this simple egg roll, made flavourful with the seaweed and dried fish stock.
For a meatier option, go for the Tebasaki Teriyaki ($8) made with marinated chicken wings and deep-fried to a crispy exterior. Their fried flavour is boosted further as the wings are tossed in a Japanese sweet sauce and sesame seeds for a savoury-sweet taste combo.
Other special items in the menu include Asparagus Bacon Maki ($10), Cherry Tomato Bacon Maki ($8), Nasu Kinome Miso Yaki or Grilled Japanese Eggplant Topped With Sweet & Salty Miso Paste ($9), Wakasagi Nanbanzuke or Smelt Fish Marinated In Japanese Vinegar ($10), Tosaka Kurage Su or Seaweed & Jelly Fish with Vinegar Sauce ($8), Kyuri Kinzanji Miso or Japanese Cucumber With Barley Miso ($8), Tomato Salad with Wafu Dressing ($8).
Pair these dishes with 2 bottles of Okinawa Orion beer for just $12.
MBFC, Ground Plaza #01-02
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2pm, 4:30pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat & Sun
Bushido is a modern Japanese bar based on the concept of traditional Japanese izakaya.
Virtually be transported to Japan as you soak up in their Japanese-inspired atmosphere.
Dishes uses quality ingredients and skilfully prepared the Japanese way.
For your main dish, choose from these must-try items: Garlic Fried Rice ($8.80), Grilled Squid ($15.80), Salmon Teriyaki ($18.80), Yakisoba ($14.80), Beef Steak ($22.80), and Hot Soba Noodles with Clams ($14.80).
The Collar Fish ($22.80) is recommended, featuring the fatty and juicy meat found right behind the gills.
Known among fish fans as the best part of the Hamachi or yellowtail fish, the collar is oven-baked while still on the bone. This process makes the meat fall-off-the-bone tender as it creates a deep flavour. Best savoured with a ponzu dip and paired with radish.
Moving on to tapas, order their Salted Egg Tori Karaage ($14.30), an upgraded version of the classic Tori Karaage ($12.80). Made with bite-sized chunks of chicken thigh deep fried to golden brown perfection. The salted egg in the batter adds a burst flavour to this crispy, juicy fried chicken.
Feel free to try their other tapas, like Asari No Sakamushi or steamed clams with sake ($10.80), Crunchy Pork Belly ($11.80), Fried Octopus Tako Karaage ($11.80), Ebi Fry ($12.80), Gyoza Age ($10.80), Spicy Chicken Wings ($13.80), Pork Katsu Bun ($5.80), Soft Shell Crab Bun ($6.80), and Unagi Bun ($6.80).
MBFC, Ground Plaza #01-03
Opening Hours: 11am – 10:30pm (Mon – Fri), 4pm – 10:30pm (Sat), Closed Sun
Harry’s is an ideal after-work hang out with colleagues or a gathering point to catch up with family and friends.
Its relaxed ambiance is the perfect venue to chill over flatbread pizzas and ice cold glass of beer.
Make sure to order the bestselling favourite Mushroom & Truffle Flatbread Pizza ($24), topped with umami-rich champignon/button mushrooms and drizzled with fragrant truffle oil and aioli.
Or try their Beef & Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza ($27) and let the meat-lover in you rejoice for its chili beef topping side-by-side with sliced pepperoni. Spice up each slice with the added jalapeño to give you that extra kick of heat.
Other pizza options include the classic Hawaiian ($24) made with honey baked ham and
Pineapples chunks; and the vegetarian-friendly Margherita ($22) topped with marinated cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and rocket greens.
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