If you are looking for family-friendly restaurants in Singapore, United Square Shopping Mall conveniently located along Thomson Road with direct connection to Novena MRT Station is the niche mall designed for family with kids.
The mall is positioned as a “Kids Learning Hub”, a place for dining, learning and fun for the family.
F&B choices there include the newly opened Pot Addiction, Duckland, Crystal Jade GO, Soup Restaurant, Kayu Prata Cafe, Maru Ten Udon, Eng’s Wantan Noodle, Cedele Bakery Cafe, Vienna International Buffet, Viet Lap, Poke Lulu, Saizeriya, and set-to-open Pepperoni Pizzeria.
Here are 10 United Square Shopping Mall restaurants for your family-meals:
United Square Shopping Mall #B1-09 & 64/65
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm Last order 2:30pm, 5pm – 10pm Last order 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Duckland is a ‘farm to fork’ casual-dining concept featuring fresh premium ducks sourced from Silver Hill Farm, Ireland.
Known as the Wagyu of Ducks, these Irish ducks are highlighted as key ingredients in Duckland’s delicacies, including appetisers and entrees.
Recommended signature dish Roast Irish Duck ($30 for half, $58 for whole) is massaged with herbs, spices, and wine before roasting, and therefore yields a beautiful crisp amber skin while the meat has locked in its juices.
Enhancing its duck-cadent flavour are spicy, tangy and sweet notes from the accompanying calamansi chili, yellow mustard, and raspberry sauce.
The Crispy Aromatic Duck ($32 for half) is just as popular with its meat and skin generously marinated in spices. Steamed until fork-tender, the duck is cooked further by deep-frying in hot oil to achieve that crisp golden brown skin.
Make your own duck wrap by wrapping the meat with julienned cucumbers in thin pancakes. Dab your wrap in a delectable sauce, then pop into your mouth.
Other recommended dishes include Duck Confit & Waffle, Duck Fried Rice, Duck Pie and Spaghetti Duck Bolognese, and bar fare of Crisp-Fried Duck Wing Sticks.
United Square Shopping Mall #B1-15/16/17/34
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Mon – Thurs), 11:30am – 10:30pm (Fri), 11am – 10:30pm (Sat), 11am – 10pm (Sun)
Pot Addiction offers a buffet dining experience blending Korean barbecue and hotpot with over 80 buffet items.
Bask in the all-you-can-eat BBQ boasting 15 kinds of marinated and non-marinated meats ready for the grill. Seafood fans will find 8 additional items to suit their taste, including prawns, mussels and bamboo clams.
Complement your Korean BBQ with your choice of other cooked food items.
For hotpot, do not miss their most popular soup Chicken Herbal Soup, cooked for over 8 hours using Old Mother Hen together with goji berries, tang kwai, and other Chinese herbs.
For some Thai flavours, get the Tom Yum Soup. But if you like things spicy, the Mala Soup is there to sizzle your taste buds, perfected by Chong Qing original Chinese chef.
Buffet starts from $16.90 onwards for weekday lunch, $24.90 for weekday dinner; $26.90 for weekend lunch, $27.90 for weekend dinner.
There is a special rate for students starting from $14.90; and $8.90 for children below 12 years old for weekday lunch. All prices stated are subject to 10% service charge.
United Square Shopping Mall 01-14/15/16
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 11pm Last Order 10pm (Mon – Thurs), Fri – Sun: 11:00am – 11pm Last Order 10pm (Fri – Sun)
Wine Connection is South East Asia’s leading chain of wine shops and wine-themed restaurants exporting 400+ wine labels globally.
Established in Bangkok in 1998, it grew from a retail wine shop to a full-service integrated retail wine shop-restaurant concept.
Start off with a Mixed Platter ($38), a selection of imported cheeses and thin-sliced deli meats served with condiments and a basket of warm bread.
From the grill, get the Black Angus Sirloin ($19.90) 150-days grain-fed steak. This juicy 250g slab of beef has a marbling score of 2+ for a soft, silky texture. Accompanied with crispy French fries, a Mesclun of leafy greens and tomato, and your choice of sauce.
There are a number of new dishes introduced including Chicken Breast Basquaise Style ($19.00), Four Cheese Gnocchi ($16.00), Homemade Foie Gras Terrine ($19.00), Duck Leg Confit ($27.00), Grilled Lamb Cutlets ($35.00) and Crepe ($9.00).
Recommended with a glass of Pinot Grigio, the Salmon Fillet ($26.00) entrée is grilled to a moist and tender texture. Served over velvety smooth mashed potatoes and salsa vierge, and topped with grilled asparagus spears.
United Square Shopping Mall #02-02
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm Last order 9pm (Mon – Fri), 11am – 10pm Last order 9:30pm (Sat), 11am – 9:30pm Last order 9pm (Sun)
Make it an oishii meal at Ichiban Boshi, a contemporary diner offering an extensive range of Japanese fare in a relaxed setting.
Here you can enjoy Japanese classics like sushi and donburis, or go for the specially-curated crowd favourite set meals.
No two Ichiban Boshi outlets are the same. Recommended at United Square outlet is its specialty menu “Kyoto Katsu” or Deep-Fried Cutlet.
Try the Mentai Tartare Katsu ($14.90) – a double-fried pork loin made Kyoto-style with a spicy cod roe tartare sauce. Using 100% soya bean oil, the pork cutlet is deep-fried to a crispy exterior with succulent meat inside.
Also available is the festive special of Spicy Chicken Sugiita-yaki Gozen ($27.90) for those looking to having a bit-of-everything, for a limited period till 28 Feb 2021.
The chicken steak comes with light spicy marination on a Japanese cedar wood, complete with seared scallop & salmon sashimi with truffle oil, fried Quorn® meat-free ball wanton, mini rice bowl with salmon flakes & salmon roe, chawanmushi, miso soup & kanten fruit jelly.
United Square Shopping Mall #02-06/07
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 9:30pm (Sat, Sun, PH)
Stop by and smell the coffee at Hoshino, a brand originally from Japan and now luring families to its line-up of signature coffees, meals and desserts.
Pair a cup of hand-drip coffee with their signature dessert Pancake Soufflé Style ($9.80 for single; $12 for double). Baked fresh on demand for that uber fluffiness, it comes with homemade whipped butter and your choice of syrup – maple syrup or honey.
This season, enjoy the soft pancake soufflés topped caramelised apples and whipped cream. Catch Yukiyama Snow Mountain for $14.50 for single, and $17.80 for double.
Still hungry? They also serve a variety of wafu (Japanese-style) pasta, rice dishes and sides.
Order the Soufflé Omu Chilli Tomato Cream Spaghetti ($16.80), a plate of Italian spaghetti pasta tossed in a spicy creamy tomato sauce with plump prawns. Crowning this latest customer fave is Hoshino’s signature soufflé omu.
United Square Shopping Mall #B1-08
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Sun – Thurs), 11am – 9:30pm (Fri, Sat, eve of PH)
What makes Bari-Uma special is its commitment to use authentic Japanese ingredients. Noodles are made fresh in-store with a strong koshi texture, chewy with a resistance to bite. Soups are sourced directly from Japan.
Try their Ajitama Uma ($14.90) made with the richest pork-flavoured shoyu soup. This 8-hour simmered soup is made with pork bones with a blend of chicken bones and savoury ingredients, then mixed with high quality soy sauce for a sharp, distinct flavour.
House-made ramen noodles are topped with thick-cut grilled chashu and flavoured egg, nori sheets and fresh green onions.
Complement your ramen with a side dish of pan-fried Gyoza ($6.90 for 5 pieces) or crunchy deep-fried Chicken Karaage ($6.90 for 4 pieces).
Crystal Jade GO
United Square Shopping Mall #01-02
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Crystal Jade GO 翡翠点 is established F&B group Crystal Jade’s all-day dining quick-service restaurant concept.
Designed to provide quick and quality Cantonese dishes for dine-in and takeaway, Crystal Jade GO’s menu is for diners who are looking for a no-fuss, quality and affordable dining experience.
The menu includes signature roast bowls which includes a choice of roast meats, a compact selection of dim sum, sides and as well as comforting rice bowls and noodles.
Customise your own Roast Bowl (from $8.80) with a signature roast (braised superior soya sauce chicken, honey roasted BBQ pork, roasted duck +$1, crispy pork belly +$1), on rice or noodles, tossed in traditional soya sauce, ma la sauce, or truffle soya sauce (+$0.80).
There are also dim sum items available, from the best selling Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun ($5.80), Steamed Har Kau ($4.50), to Siew Mai with Fish Roe ($4.50) and Pan-fried Carrot Cake ($3.80).
Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice
United Square Shopping Mall #01-08
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 9.30pm (Mon – Sun)
Wee Nam Kee which is founded since 1987, takes pride in serving one of Singapore’s favourite iconic dish of Hainanese Chicken Rice. The United Square branch is its flagship outlet.
Available are steamed, roasted or soya sauce Chicken Rice for single portion ($5.20), 2 pax portion ($8.90), half chicken ($17.20), or whole chicken ($34.40). Or get the Chicken Sets with Oyster Sauce Vegetable ($7.50) or Dumpling Soup ($8.30).
Only the freshest chickens are used to ensure the best texture and flavour, further simmered in premium chicken bone stock along with a selection of ingredients according to a secret recipe at a carefully controlled temperature.
Here, the fluffy rice is cooked in chicken stock and oil that have been infused with fresh pandan leaves, garlic, ginger, and a bevy of other fragrant ingredients. Best paired with the piquant chili and ginger sauce dips.
United Square Shopping Mall #B1-10
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 11:30am – 10pm (Sat, Sun, PH)
Soup Restaurant is best known for its signature Samsui Ginger Chicken ($19.90, $36.90) – of steamed chicken wrapped in lettuce and complimented with ginger sauce, and a variety of dishes and herbal soups which are a quintessential part of Cantonese dining.
Have some of their traditional boiled soup, prepared with fresh ingredients, simmered for hours to create the nourishing and wholesome bowl.
Other than the signature Double-Boiled Waisan & Ginseng Roots with Chicken Soup ($7.90), there is a Traditional Boiled Soup of The Day ($6.50, $16.90, $24.90) with varying options of Lotus Roots with Pork Ribs, Old Cucumber with Pork Ribs, ABC Soup, and Sweet Corn Soup which changes on a daily basis.
Pair the soup up with Soup Restaurant’s Hometown Tofu ($11.90), which looks deceptively simple, but is lightly-crisp on the outside and silky-smooth on the inside.
Brings back that lovely, nostalgic feeling as well.
United Square Shopping Mall #B1-10
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
YAYOI is well-liked for its value-for-money Teishoku set which usually includes a main dish, side dish, a bowl of Japanese Koshihikari rice and miso soup.
The restaurant recommends diners to enjoy the set in four different ways – in its original form first, with added condiments, with ochazuke dashi, and the 4th way – to your own liking.
Their popular Teishoku choices include Mix Toji Teishoku ($15.90) with pork cutlet, ebi fry, sliced beef with scrambled eggs, Tonkatsu Teishoku ($14.90), Shogayaki Teishoku ($9.90), Saba Shio Teishoku ($9.90), Chicken Namban Teishoku ($14.90) and Sukiyaki Teishoku ($18.90).
If you are for donburi and noodles, their regular favourites are the Salmon Don with fresh salmon and salmon roe on rice ($13.90), Katsu Don ($13.90), Oyako Don ($9.90), Tonkotsu Ramen ($12.90), and Niku Udon ($11.90).
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