May 28 is International Burger Day, so I think it is just an excuse to savour more lip-smacking good burgers to find some comfort in these challenging times.
Here are 22 places where you can find burgers in Singapore, from those in Michelin-starred restaurants, burger specialty restaurants, to hawker centre stalls:
(Note: Some restaurants have differing timings during the “Phase 2” (Heightened Alert) period, do check with individual stores for updates on opening hours and deliveries.)
Three Buns Quayside
60 Robertson Quay, #01-01, Singapore 238252
Tel: +65 6909 7838
Opening Hours: 5pm – 12am, Last Order 11pm (Tue – Fri), 11am – 12am, Last Order 11pm (Sat – Sun), Closed Mon
While Three Buns was previously just available at Potato Head Keong Saik Road, they also have a stand-alone location at 60 Robertson Quay.
There is just something about that pillow-soft burger and particularly-juicy patty, that is so satisfying when you first hold with both hands, unwrap the burger and chomp it down.
The signature burgers such as the Baby Huey, Smokin’ B-Boy and Bun DMC, are made with top quality prime grass-fed Black Angus beef from Australia. To retain its flavour integrity, each patty is made from two prime cuts of beef, and simply seasoned with just kosher salt.
Even the buns are given the same utmost attention, using only locally-sourced and baked-fresh-daily artisanal breads.
The star of the Kool Herc Burger ($18) is its hefty 150g Black Angus beef patty, cooked at medium doneness.
This premium beef patty is laid onto a toasted demi brioche bun that is slathered with ketchup and 3 Islands Mayo (mayo, ketchup, sriracha). Lettuce and tomato are added for freshness to the bite, as well as cheese and pickles to fully complement the overall taste of the burger. Three Buns Quayside (Robertson Quay)
10 Bayfront Ave #L1-80, Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 018956
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Mon – Fri) 11am – 11pm (Sat – Sun)
Black Tap at MBS is probably one of the most indulgent meals I have, the type that you cannot afford to worry about its calories.
It is famous for its award-winning burgers, towering milkshakes, craft beers and cocktail, and has that energetic New York City vibes.
The menu features a wide selection of craft burgers, and highlights include the classic All-American Burger ($23), The Mexico City ($25) and award-winning Greg Norman Burger ($27) — wagyu beef topped with house buttermilk-dill, blue cheese and arugula served on a soft potato bun.
Portions are huge, patties are juicy and big on flavour. Side note: those chunky and crispy Onion Rings ($12) are really worth having too.
20 Teck Lim Road Singapore 088391
Tel: +65 6224 3933
Opening Hours: 11:45am – 11pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
Well, not a burger place, but people do come here for the Burger.
1 Michelin star restaurant Burnt Ends is popular for many items, but there is THIS ONE burger that people just look forward to having again, and again.
The Burnt Ends’ Sanger ($20) with delicious brioche burgers ever, counts as one of the best burgers available in Singapore.
The combination of ingredients made an appetizing play on the palates – savoury pulled pork shoulder, cool coleslaw, mildly-spicy smoky chipotle aioli all coming together in perfect harmony.
The only thing is, scoring a reservation at Burnt Ends is hard, requiring a 2-3 months advanced booking. If not, head over to Meat Smith for an alternative. Burnt Ends (Teck Lim Road)
41 Malan Road, Singapore 109454
Tel: +6694 0940
Opening Hours: 6pm – 10:30pm (Tues – Sat), Closed Sun, Mon
The Basic Burger ($23), affectionately known as “BB” has actually been through several years of experimentation till its present incarnation.
The 170g patty is not just any ordinary one, made from a blend of grass-fed Black Angus beef neck, Aomori Gyu ribeye, Toriyama Umami Wagyu A4 tenderloin, and Sendai Wagyu A5 brisket.
To achieve the ‘perfect’ balance and flavours.
One thing to note: the patties are cooked to medium/medium in consideration of food safety standards. I could imagine a good proportion of diners preferring a more pinkish inside.
It was a patty I couldn’t really fault – moist, juicy, sumptuous beef flavours coming together. The weakness perhaps, is in the bun – lacked of that special something, may it be softness or taste, that enhanced this to another level. BurgerLabo (Gillman Barracks)
Raffles Hotel Singapore, 328 North Bridge Rd, #02-02, Raffles Arcade, Singapore 188719
Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm – 2:30pm (Sat – Sun), Dinner 6pm – 10pm (Wed – Sun), Closed Mon, Tues
Butcher’s Block at Raffles Hotel Singapore is a vibrant premium meat restaurant known for its steak (such as the premium cuts of John Stone Grass-fed 28 Days Dry-Aged Angus) and wood-fired cuisine.
Their Garum Cheeseburger ($32) is a reinvention of the classic cheeseburger features “garum”, a fermented beef sauce used as a condiment.
This labour-intensive homemade garum is the result of 6 weeks fermentation, using a kilogram of beef trimmings to yield 200ml of sauce.
It adds a unique savoury taste to the wood-fired Irish beef patty, topped with cheddar cheese, tamarind, and red onions, and served in a soft brioche bun. Butcher’s Block (Raffles Hotel)
Hans Im Glück
362 Orchard Road, Singapore 238887
Tel: +65 9750 1488
Opening Hours: 7am – 3am (Mon – Sun)
Hans Im Glück is an established German Burger Grill and Bar that originated from Munich.
Burgers are their forte, and they serve up an extensive menu of beef, chicken, vegetarian and vegan burgers priced from $14 onwards.
I liked that customers were given the option to choose our choice of bread from Sourdough, Multigrain or go Naked – without the bun.
Being a meat-lover, I was recommended the Hans Im Glück Beef Burger ($17) which came with parmesan cheese, parma ham, rocket leaves and balsamic glaze.
Generally, their rendition of European burgers turned out to be healthier than what I expected.
A difference to American-style burgers which are usually more greasy and ‘sinful’ due to the amount of cheese and sauces used. Hans Im Glück (Orchard Road)
Shake Shack Singapore
541 Orchard Road #01-01 Liat Tower Singapore 238881
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Thurs, Sun), 10am – 10:30pm (Fri – Sat)
Shake Shack fans call this THE BEST burger in the world (perhaps In-N-Out fans and others have differing things to say), and the fast-casual restaurant has become an institution of sorts to visit for foodies.
The ShackBurger ($9.20 for single, $12.90 for double) is the burger to order if you are a first-timer. Their burgers are known to be made with freshly ground 100% Angus beef – prized for its delicate texture, great taste and no added hormones.
People would like the potato roll (aka burger bun) having a pillowy softness and chew that went really well together.
The star is typically the sauce as it would add the extra dimension to the overall taste.
Given the choice, I would recommend to go for the double as the patties are indeed moist and juicy, much better than the ones you get from the average fast-food joint.
However, I did find the burger overall on the saltier side, and distracts from the juices of the meat. Shake Shack Singapore (Orchard Road)
Five Guys Singapore
Plaza Singapura Level 1, Unit #01-32/33/34C/35, Singapore 238839
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Five Guys Burgers and Fries is a famous American fast casual restaurant chain with more than 1600 outlets, serving up hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, sandwiches and milkshakes.
The brand had humble beginnings and started out in Arlington, Virginia back in 1986 by the Murrell family, named because they had five brothers.
Over at Singapore’s outlet, pricing starts from $13, offerings include Hamburger ($13), Cheeseburger ($15), Bacon Burger ($15), Bacon Cheese Burger ($17).
Buns are baked using free range eggs, beef is 120-day grain-finished from family-owned farms in Ireland and UK, and there will be two slices of American-style cheese between the two patties.
And you can choose the “All The Way” which means ALL TOPPINGS, which means anything from lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, grilled onions, grilled mushroom, ketchup, mustard to mayo. Five Guys (Orchard Road)
Burger & Lobster Singapore
Raffles Hotel 328 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188719
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
While B&L is more known for its lobster dishes, their burgers are worth a mention due to the juicy patties. They offer 3 kinds, 2 on brioche buns with sesame seeds, the other using pumpkin brioche.
The “The Mayfair” which is the “Original Burger” ($25) comes with patty made from 100% grilled Nebraskan beef, lettuce, tomato, house made pickles, B&L’s secret burger sauce, fries and salad.
Next up is the Spicy Burger ($25) which is the Original Burger with spicy mayo and fire sauce for that extra fiery kick.
Finally, they have “The Impossible” ($20), with patty which is made of minced soya and beetroot flavoured, served with sweet potato chips. Burger & Lobster Singapore (Jewel Changi Airport)
The Corner Grill
1 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069784 (Chinatown MRT Exit A)
Tel: +65 6223 3188
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2pm, 5:30pm – 8pm (Tue – Sat), Closed Mon, Sun
Not many people have heard about The Corner Grill, which is a grill-house at Ann Siang Hill specialising in artisanal burgers, grilled seafood and meat.
The chef helming the kitchen is Chef Colin West, who used to work at Market Grill, Les Amis, and Huber’s Butchery. Thus, you can expect a certain quality (and more) when it comes to the offerings.
The burger offerings did sound enticing from Bleu Burger ($29), BBQ Burger ($28), Portobello Burger ($28), Fried Chicken Burger ($28), and Grilled Fish Burger ($30).
Each burger is made from Chef Colin West’s original recipe, with patty hand-formed by Chef himself. Attention is paid from the buns, condiments and homemade pickles for maximum flavour.
Each burger bun is made specially to pair with our homemade burger patties. For example, the Blue Cheese burger is served in a walnut & dried fruit bun to complement the melted Gorgonzola.
The beauty was in that juiciness and flavours of the pork patty – maintaining that moisture all the way through.
I only thought that the sesame bun could have been a notch softer to the touch. I was indifferent to the fries, though appreciate the house-made tabasco and green chilli sauces.
The Corner Grill (Ann Siang Hill)
Velocity@Novena Square #01-08/09, 238 Thomson Road, Singapore 307683
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Wait. Do you know that the “FAT” in Fatburger stands for ‘fresh’, ‘authentic’, and ‘tasty’.
The Los Angeles favourite is known for serving juicy, tasty burgers, that are cooked to order.
At Fatburger, “everything” is not just the usual lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, mustard, pickles and relish. From $8.50, burgers can be customized with everything from bacon and eggs to chili and cheese.
Go for the Single Original ($8.50, $13.50 for set), Double ($12.50, $17.50 for set) or more up to a Quad if you are feeling really hungry.
The Fatburger menu also includes Fat and Skinny fries ($3.90 each), Sweet Potato Fries ($5.90), scratch-made Onion Rings ($5.90), meat-free IMPOSSIBLE™ Burger ($12.90), Chicken Sandwiches ($8.50), and hand scooped Milkshakes ($6.50) made from 100% real ice cream.
39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541
Opening Hours: 10am – 1pm (Mon – Sun)
OverEasy is the ultimate All-American diner in Singapore, bringing about timeless recipes, a little Southern hospitality and a stateside experience.
In food lingo, this translates to bangin’ burgers, good ol’ mac & cheese, and tasty shakes.
There are many out there that are to-live-for. But OverEasy’s signature burger is literally the “To-Die-For” Burger ($25++).
The homemade bun sandwiches a freshly ground chuck patty with a special OverEasy sauce, quite similar to thousand island. Served with freshly cut haystack fries (thicker than toothpicks) with parmesan and rosemary.
88 Amoy Street Singapore 069907
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 8:30pm (Mon – Sun
Carne Burger is conceptualised by Mauro Colagreco of 3-star Michelin Mirazur. He is the Italian-Argentine chef who is ranked 1st in the world according to the ranking World 50 Best Restaurants 2019. The brand is in collaboration with the Il Lido Group.
Accordingly, he has perfected the ideal burger made from premium quality ingredients – 100% grass-fed meat from Argentina, 100% organic vegetables, and cage-free eggs.
On its menu are the Classic Burger ($19.50), Complete Burger ($28), Junior Cheeseburger ($13), Grilled Beef and Mushroom Burger ($24) and Veggie Burger ($16).
Those exclusive to the Singapore market for now are the Beef and Chimichurri Burger ($24) and Crispy Chicken Burger ($18).
The recommended Classic Burger ($19.50) included natural grass-fed beef, local oak lettuce, organic tomato, organic red onion in a butter bun.
Reading the ingredients list already made me feel this would be more environmentally-conscious and perhaps healthy.
The moment of truth. I first noted how soggy the burger was, so consuming would almost definitely be a messy affair.
181 Orchard Road, #04-23 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
For those unaware, this omakase burger is not exactly ‘omakase’ as how Japanese chefs would have used that word.
They specialize in authentic American ‘smashed burger’-style beef burgers, with hand-made patties ground fresh with their own proprietary blend of premium USDA Choice-grade cuts.
2 years of experimentation. No fillers. A soft bun created by a Japanese baker. Specially imported American cheese. A special sauce.
The specialties are the Omakase Cheeseburger ($17.90), Applewood Smoked Bacon Cheeseburger ($19.90), Chicken Sandwich ($14.90) and newly launched Impossible Burger ($24.90).
I liked its soft burger. You almost feel you want to be gentle with it and not squeeze too hard. I recommend one full bite, all the way, enjoying the pillow-like texture, down to its juicy beef patty. Though it used to be better. Omakase Burger (Orchard Central)
Burger Joint Singapore
115 Amoy Street #01-03 Singapore 069935 (Entrance from the back on Gemmill Lane)
Tel: +65 6221 8648
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 11pm (Mon – Wed), 11:30pm – 12am (Thurs – Sat), 11:30am – 8pm (Sun)
Its choice of location is also quite mysterious, at Amoy Street but you got to find your way from the back at Gemmill Lane.
This place is a real replica of the original Burger Joint in NYC. I mean, they even have the same well-decked kitchen equipment and layout and the same music playlist as the original Burger Joint.
The menu is no fuss, with a choice of Hamburger ($13.10), Cheeseburger ($13.80), Bacon Burger ($15.10) with sides of Fries ($5.50), Milkshakes ($11.80), and Brownie ($4.80).
For the ultimate indulgence, go for the Double Bacon Cheeseburger ($27.40), and ask for “The Works” which will include lettuce, tomatoes, onion, pickles, ketchup, mayo and mustard.
The best part to me was the cheese, said to be sourced from the best dairy farms in America. The patty made from Nebraskan beef, though moist wasn’t fantastic – felt like it needed SOME light seasoning and more smokiness.
Hotel G, 200 Middle Road Singapore 188980
Opening Hours: 7am – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)
25 Degrees Burgers and Liquor Bar which originated from Los Angeles, is situated at an interesting location of Hotel G.
The place is so named after the precise temperature difference between a raw and well-done hamburger.
Burgers ($14 each) are simply labelled as Number One, Number Two, Number Three, Number Four, and Veggie Burger.
One to Three contain beef patties with different fillings, Four is a burger of seared Yellowfin Tuna with lettuce, crispy fried onions and spicy aioli.
I ordered the Number One, their signature with 200g USA Angus beef, creamy crescenza, gorgonzola, strips of smoky bacon, topped with slowly caramelised onions and finished with… Thousand Island.
The most distinctive feature to me, was not the beef patty, but the Crescenza cheese.
The aroma hits you as you take the burger close enough to your face, and gives a beautiful soft, creamy texture surrounding the patty. 25 Degrees Burger (Middle Road)
107 North Bridge Road, #01-05 Funan Mall, Singapore 179105
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 8:30pm (Mon – Sun)
The star of WOLF Burgers is said to be the patty – produced in house with a secret recipe, to ensure a juicy, succulent burger always.
Started from the team of Carvers & Co., the burger kiosk first started from Pasarbella, and they also opened a stand-alone shop at Funan.
They are known for “The WOLF Burger”, their version of a standard Cheeseburger. Best paired with some Korean-American inspired Kimchi Cheese Fries topped with kimchi, sour cream, cheese and chives.
There are two components that I enjoyed about the Magic Mushroom Burger ($13.90) – the provolone cheese which added fuller-buttery flavours with a semisoft texture; and sautéed truffle mushrooms which would ‘release’ that aroma as you take a huge bite into the burger.
8 Ann Siang Hill Singapore 069788
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Wed), 11am – 10:30pm (Thurs – Sat), Closed Sun
Well, this new kid on the Hill – Ann Siang Hill, is not exactly a burger place but a multi-concept modern casual diner.
However, there are two burger concepts out of the three brands – which include Mirai Burgers, Love Handle Burgers which serves vegan items.
Some of the interesting choices at Mirai include the Ultimate Fish & Caviar Burger ($22) with hake fillet and caviar tartrate; and Yuzu Karaage Burger ($14) of fried chicken in yuzu kyosho batter, American slaw and mature cheddar.
Meat-lovers can go for the Shaun-San ($20) with house-mixed wagyu short rib patty, bacon, mature cheddar, provolone, onions and housemade special sauce. 8ASH (Ann Siang Hill)
FatPapas Burgers and Shakes
17 Bali Lane, Singapore 189853
Tel: +65 6291 8028
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9:30pm (Mon – Thurs), 11am – 9:30pm (Fri – Sun)
Fatpapas is a family diner where you can find your favourite burgers, BBQ Beef Ribs, and Salmon on Greens – for those who want something healthier.
Set up by celebrity Sheikh Haikel and the creators of Fatboys’, FatPapas is that same unforgettable taste but made halal.
The Country Fried Steak ($19.90) is one of the hot favourites and it is also because of this very dish, FatPapas was born (As Sheikh Haikel was determined to make his favourite dish from Fatboys’ Halal.)
What you get is tender cube steak coated in herbed seasoning, cooking till crisp, and topped with cheesy bechamel sauce.
For burger lovers, you can go for the Wimpy ($15.00) with a choice of housemade Australian chunk tender beef (or lamb), turkey bacon, melted aged cheddar, and fried egg with BBQ sauce smothered over.
Skirt and Dirt
Tiong Bahru Food Centre #02-66, 30 Seng Poh Road Singapore 168898
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 8:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Skirt and Dirt is possibly the first hawker stall in Singapore to serve Cheese Skirt Burger, which has the cheese seared with a salty, cracker-like texture which is also an eye-catcher.
The patties are more of 100% beef rump, which was juicy and complemented the crispy texture of the cheese skirt very well.
If I have a feedback, I wished there was a double patty option for a better, fuller bite, and better balance the saltiness and crunchiness of the cheese.
Oh yes, the cheese may get rather soggy if you takeaway, so it is best if you can have it there and then.
Also on the menu are Duck Confit Burger ($6.80), Burger of the Month – to keep things interesting ($5.80), Dirt Fries ($4), Soup of the Day ($2), Cajun Fries ($3) and Garden Salad ($3). Skirt & Dirt (Tiong Bahru Food Centre)
Burgs by Project Warung
Timbre+, 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC LaunchPad, Singapore 139957
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Burgs by Project Warung serves up halal and fresh, appetizing burgers at affordable prices.
Started at Golden Mile Food Centre, they subsequently moved with outlets at Timbre+, Bukit Batok and Viva Business Park.
They were probably one of the first known for quality burgers items available at hawker stalls, with a great line up of juicy and succulent halal burgers ranging from fried fish to grilled chicken thigh.
The queues are known to be long and the burgers sell out like hot cakes so make sure you get to the stall well before lunch time.
The signature is the Burgs’ Classic Cheeseburger ($6 for single, $9.50 for double) with handcrafted beef patty, pickled green chilli, American cheese, crispy fried shallots and drizzled with Burgs’ signature sauce.
The beef burgers are recommended for the juicy patties with unique concocted sauce, with the taste really paying homage to local flavours. Each burger also comes alongside a generous amount of thick cut fries.
Others include Burgs Classic Cheese Burger, Burgs Bacon & Cheese Burger, Pulled Beef Brisket Burger, Herb Grilled Chicken Burger, Crispy Rendang Chicken Burger (okay, we know where that came from), and Nacho Fish & Chips Burger.
Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, #B1-24, Singapore 199583
Tel: +65 9270 4670
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 8:30pm (Mon – Sun)
In case you have not realised, Ashes Burnnit occupies the same exactly stall location as Burgs by Project Warung previously.
The partners split ways, but there is slight differentiation in the recipe for Ashes.
A main highlight is the price. The basis Ashes Smash Cheese Burger complete with handcrafted beef patty and American cheese, is priced at $5.90 for a single patty complete with fries. Pretty neat price, and more value than those offered by the typical fast-food joints.
You can also expect Truffle Mushroom Burger ($8), Best of Both World ($9), Fried Chicken Burger ($5.90), and Grilled Chicken Burger ($6.50).
I thought that the Truffle Mushroom Burger ($8) provide good value with its juicy beef patties with slight char on the outside, though the truffle cream sauce lacked that ‘aroma’ people would love.
The fries slightly seasoned and crisp, were quite the bomb. For health-conscious people, you can add $2 to replace with salad. But then again, why have salad when you can have those fries? Ashes Burnnit (Golden Mile Food Centre)
Zipp Burger And Pasta
1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World #B1-K106, Singapore 069111
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
The kiosk is located at the basement (next to Shake Shake in a Tub) has more offerings, bigger space for preparation, though it mainly functions as a takeaway concept.
Signature items with both single or double patty options include the Hamburger ($8, $12), Crusty Pork Burger ($7, $11), Grilled Pork Burger ($7, $11), Classic Fish Burger ($6, $9), Cheesy Fish Burger ($7, $10), Grilled Chicken Burger ($6, $9) and Crispy Chicken Burger ($6, $9).
The prices are still considered value-for-its-money considering what you are getting.
The Hamburger ($8, $12) also contained thick hand-formed beef patties made fresh from scratch, layered with sliced tomatoes and lettuce.
Though I have the feeling this won’t taste as moist and shiok after bringing back home, so I ate it on the spot standing up at the kiosk. It was a slightly messy affair with juices dripping and all that, but thought it was worth the experience. Zipp Burger And Pasta (Great World)
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