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10 Best Chinese Restaurants In Singapore For All Budgets, Including A Michelin-Starred Sichuan Restaurant

21st March 2023
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Best Chinese restaurants in Singapore

When it comes to Chinese restaurants, Singapore’s got one located at almost every corner. Ask any Singaporean about the best places to have Chinese food in Singapore, and names such as Din Tai Fung, Putien, or Crystal Jade would often pop up. If you’re looking for something different, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up our list of 10 best Chinese restaurants in Singapore that you should consider the next time you’re planning a family gathering, special occasion, or company event.


1. Cheval Chibao

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For more casual gatherings with friends and family, check out Cheval Chibao, a hidden Chinese restaurant located within the Sports Lifestyle Centre at Bukit Merah Central. Get your seafood fix after a day of wading in the pool, or dig into affordable zi char fare with the likes of their Prawn Paste Chicken Wing ($16.80++), Chinese Spinach ($12.80++), and Fu Rong Omelette ($12.80++).

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If you’re not on a tight budget, try the Creamy Pumpkin Crab (from $80++ for 800g), which sees large Sri Lankan crabs slathered in an umami pumpkin sauce. After savouring the chunky crab flesh, order a side of Golden Fried Mantou ($5.80++) to scoop up every last bit of that remaining gravy!

Address: 3500A Bukit Merah Central, Singapore 159838
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6899 9188
Cheval Chibao is not a halal-certified eatery.

2. Ka Soh


What started off as a humble pushcart stall in the 1930s has now become one of Singapore’s most popular heritage eateries. Located at Greenwood Avenue, Michelin-approved Ka-Soh serves traditional Cantonese-style dishes such as fish noodles, braised duck, and steamed fish.

You won’t regret ordering the Prawn Paste Chicken (from $16++), one of the restaurant’s signature dishes featuring crispy fried chicken coated with a layer of shrimp paste, as well as the Slice Fish Noodles Soup (from $9++), starring tender slices of fresh fish in a light, clear broth, accompanied by thin, silky rice noodles.

Address: 22 Greenwood Avenue, Singapore 289218
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 9:15pm
Ka-Soh is not a halal-certified eatery.

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3. Segar Restaurant

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Here’s a halal option for those who’d like to dine with their Muslim friends: Segar Restaurant at Chinatown Point is a zi char restaurant specialising in seafood. Some notable dishes include Sambal Sotong ($15++), Salted Egg Prawns ($18++), and Seabass ($29++), among other Thai-inspired mains such as Tom Yam Mee Soup Noodles ($6.50++) and Pineapple Rice ($7++).

While you’re there, don’t miss out on Segar’s signature curry fish dishes, including the Curry Fish Head ($25++) and Curry Assam Fish Tail ($27++). The curry here is also said to be satisfyingly creamy with a light and tangy profile.

Address: 133 New Bridge Road, #B2-39/40/41, Singapore 059413
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6444 1778
Segar Restaurant is a halal-certified eatery.

4. Lee Do Restaurant

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Still within affordable Chinese food territory is Lee Do Restaurant, a traditional Fuzhou restaurant known for their comforting bowls of red wine chicken soup. Boasting an impressive history of over 50 years, the restaurant first started out as a humble HDB coffee shop along Bendemeer Road before relocating to their present address at Ubi Avenue 2.

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Try their famed Claypot Red Wine Chicken Soup (from $16), which sports a bright crimson red broth that’s made from Fuzhou-imported red wine lees. Said to be a popular remedy for blood circulation and recovery, the comforting dish is also packed with vermicelli rice noodles, button mushrooms, and herbal chicken.

Those who can’t survive without carbs can also get a plate of Fuzhou Fried Noodles (from $12), which consists of springy flat noodles cooked in a rich gravy, generously topped with octopus, clams, and fried shallots.

Address: 61 Ubi Avenue 2, #01-13, Automobile Megamart, Singapore 408898
Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30 pm to 10 pm
Tel: 6742 2181
Lee Do Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.

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5. Birds Of A Feather

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At Birds Of A Feather, Sichuan dishes are zhnged-up with a Western twist. Expect creative light bites such as Yu Xiang Eggplant ($17++), a vegan dish featuring ​​Japanese eggplant with bocconcini and hot garlic sauce, and Oriental Bolognaise ($26++), a unique main dish comprising capellini pasta served alongside pork ragout and sakura ebi, topped with an onsen egg.

Don’t worry if you’re hosting guests with a lower threshold for spice—the food here is said to be manageable even for those who typically choose xiao la for their mala tang.

Address: 115 Amoy Street, #01-01, Singapore 069935
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm, Fri-Sat 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 12am, Sun: 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 9755 7115
Birds Of A Feather is not a halal-certified eatery.

6. Shisen Hanten By Chef Kentaro

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Yet another Michelin-starred restaurant is Shisen Hanten by Chef Kentaro, which is located at Hilton Singapore Orchard. Don’t be fooled by the restaurant’s Japanese name, as it’s actually one of Singapore’s most famous Sichuan restaurants. Helmed by the grandson of the late Chen Kenmin, AKA Japan’s Father of Sichuan cuisine, the restaurant’s ala carte menu offers numerous specialties, including Grilled Wagyu Beef with Spicy Garlic Sauce ($38++) and Szechwan-style stir-fried Kurobuta Pork ($36++).

If you’re bringing the little ones along, there’s also a kid’s menu with mini-sized portions of the restaurant’s popular dishes, such as the non-spicy Mini “Mapo Doufu” ($12++), and Wok-fried Rice ($10++) with barbecued pork.

Address: 333 Orchard Road, Level 35, Hilton Singapore Orchard, Singapore 238867
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm, Fri 11am to 2:45pm, 6pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 2:45pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6831 6262
Shisen Hanten By Chef Kentaro is not a halal-certified eatery.


7. Yellow Pot

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Moving onto more atas options, we’ve got Yellow Pot, a contemporary restaurant located in the heart of Tanjong Pagar. Decked out in an elegant interior that’s suitable for classy gatherings, the restaurant also houses a private dining room that can accommodate up to 10 guests.

The menu offers a range of traditional favourites with a modern twist, such as the Australian Beef Tenderloin Cubes ($58++) with a piquant black pepper sauce and the Signature Roast Duck ($51++)—crispy roasted duck marinated roasted over hickory wood and paired with a house-made plum sauce.

Don’t skip on their vegetable dishes, as they’re said to be equally as delicious. We recommend the Braised Sweet And Sour Eggplant ($27++), comprising silky aubergines simmered with hot bean sauce, honey, and black rice vinegar.

Address: 83 Duxton Road, Singapore 089540
Opening hours: Daily 12 to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 9859 1643
Yellow Pot is not a halal-certified eatery.

8. Shang Social 

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Shang Social is a multi-concept eatery that pays tribute to three distinctive regional Chinese cuisines, including Huai Yang, Sichuan, and Cantonese fare. The restaurant is split into three different sections: MRKT, a casual dining area focusing on dim sum; DINING, a formal space with signature dishes such as Sichuan Chicken ($22++) and Eight Treasures Tofu Pudding ($18++); and BAR, a chill-out zone with cocktails and Chinese-style tapas.

Those dining in a group of four can also opt for Shang Social’s meal sets. The most affordable Brilliance Set is priced at $78++ per person and serves eight different dishes, including BBQ Honey Pork Belly, Deep-Fried King Prawn with Passionfruit Sauce and more.

Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, #01-219/222, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm Fri-Sun 11:30am to 4pm, 5pm to 10pm
Tel: 6346 0260
Shang Social is not a halal-certified eatery.

9. Summer Pavilion

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Next on this list is Summer Pavilion, a Michelin-starred Cantonese hotel restaurant located in The Ritz Carlton. If you’d like to sample their signatures, try their lunch or dinner set menus, which are priced at $88. You’ll be treated to a variety of dim sum or hearty mains, such as Barbecued Iberico Pork with honey sauce, Steamed Australian Abalone, and pan-fried Japanese Wagyu Beef.

Summer Pavilion also houses six private dining rooms, which can accommodate groups of six to 30 people. If your party consists of tea-loving guests, check out the special tea menu featuring artisanal blends from Tea Bone Zen Mind, a heritage tea house known for their Chinese, Japanese, and English brews.

Address: 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6434 5286
Summer Pavilion is not a halal-certified eatery. 


10. Mott 32

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With outposts in Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Seoul, and Vancouver, Mott 32 promises a luxurious affair with their progressive Chinese cuisine. You’ll feel the Crazy Rich Asian vibes as you step into the restaurant—it’s decked out with opulent peacock chairs, overhanging Chinese lanterns, plush sofas, and floral motifs.

In the food department, one can expect Chinese staples with a twist of luxury. A must-try is the Signature Apple Wood Roasted Peking Duck ($128++), that’s smoked with dried applewood and served with freshly steamed pancakes, scallions, raw cane sugar, and house-made hoisin sauce. Seafood lovers can also go for the whole Wok-Fried Lobster ($118++) with black truffle, or the Crispy King Prawns ($42++) served with Chinese rice wine, chilli, and vinegar.

Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-41/42, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3:30pm, 5pm to 11pm
Tel: 6688 9922
Mott 32 is not a halal-certified eatery. 

Best Chinese restaurants for all budgets

Whether you’re in the mood for dim sum or want to indulge in a luxurious Peking duck feast, you’ll be sure to find something that suits your budget and your cravings. For more great dim sum places to check out, have a look at our best dim sum places food guide. Otherwise, read our review of Chin Lee Restaurant, a 50-year-old zi char restaurant in Bedok with orh nee dessert.

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Feature image adapted from @shangsocialsg, @shisenhanten, Mott 32 Singapore

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