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25 Best Chinese Restaurants In Singapore, Including Private Rooms And Michelin-Starred Options

24th January 2024

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 best Chinese restaurants in Singapore that you should consider the next time you’re planning a family gathering, special occasion, or company event. We’ve also included Chinese restaurants with private rooms on this list!


1. Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant 


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Here’s one for you Easties: Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy offers affordable and hearty mains that are suitable for sharing among families and friends. Kick off your meal with their Butterfly Pea Har Gow ($8.80++) or Purple Sweet Potato Puffs ($8++); the latter boasts a crisp crust that transforms into flaky goodness with each bite, complemented by a luscious yam paste filling that’s not too sweet.

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The Peking Duck ($48++/$88++) takes centre stage—marinated with a blend of Asian spices, served alongside Hoi Sin sauce infused with tangerine peels for a refreshing flavour. For seafood enthusiasts, the Stewed Soon Hock Fish With Chinese Cabbage And Beancurd (market price) is a must-try, featuring an umami chicken broth enriched with nourishing ingredients and dried sole fish. The golden broth also plays a starring role in the Ocean Gems Vermicelli In Opeh Leaf ($28++), where slippery vermicelli is fried with mushrooms, prawns, and other vegetables, then wrapped in an opeh leaf—a food wrapping made from betel nut palm—for a woody fragrance.

End your meal on a refreshing note with the Chilled Coconut Pudding With Ice Cream ($16++), a delectable dessert crafted from fresh coconut juice, boasting a melt-in-the-mouth texture. Plus, they have private dining options too!

ADDRESS
50 East Coast Road, Marine Parade Rd, Roxy Square, Singapore 428769
Opening Hours: Tuesday 12:00 p.m - 03:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.5
(410)
CONTACT INFORMATION

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Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.


2. Man Fu Yuan


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Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or spending some quality time with the fam over a meal, consider InterContinental Singapore’s Michelin-recommended restaurant, Man Fu Yuan. The elegant Chinese restaurant has recently rolled out a refreshed a la carte menu, available for both lunch and dinner. Start with the 3.33 Honey-Glazed Duroc Pork Ribs, Yuzu Soya Sauce, Grated Coconut ($78++ per portion), a showstopping signature that’s torched tableside for added theatrics. Premium Duroc pork ribs are marinated for three hours with a secret mix of spices, slow-seared, and then flambéed for three seconds. The result is a slightly smoky, caramelised flavour, complete with juicy and tender meat within.

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Another must-try is the all-new Flambé Braised Crocodile Palm with Vegetables, Mushroom ($98++ per portion), a collagen-packed dish that’s braised for six hours and flambéed to order. Those who love a hearty broth should go for the Double-Boiled Superior Seafood Soup With Mushroom Served In Melon Husk ($108++ per portion), a nourishing soup dish that feeds three to five diners. 

Jio your friends and family to Man Fu Yuan for your next celebration and book one of their four well-appointed private rooms for a more intimate dining experience!

ADDRESS
80 Middle Road Level 2 InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
Opening Hours: Tuesday 12:00 p.m - 03:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.5
(1354)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Man Fu Yuan is not a halal-certified eatery.


3. Ka Soh


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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.

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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.

Read our Ka-Soh review.

Ka-Soh (Greenwood)
ADDRESS
22 Greenwood Ave, Singapore 289218
Opening Hours: Tuesday 11:30 a.m - 02:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
3.4
(143)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Ka-Soh is not a halal-certified eatery.

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4. Xin Cuisine


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If you’re looking for a Chinese restaurant to book for your next special occasion, look no further than Xin Cuisine. Located in Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, the restaurant offers fusion takes on beloved Cantonese classics, including dim sum. If you’re looking to host events—think weddings, birthdays, or anniversaries—Xin Cuisine has private dining rooms and special celebratory set menus available. Corkage fees are also waived here, so you can bring your own wines and spirits to enjoy without feeling the pinch!


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IHG One Rewards members, Mastercard, and Visa Cardmembers are all entitled to 20% off their a la carte orders here as well. Dig into their signature Homestyle Roast Duck with Tea Leaves ($38++ for half-duck), which stars duck marinated in tea before it is roasted. Enjoy this with the restaurant’s other signatures, such as their Baked Sea Perch with Japanese Miso Sauce ($20++ per person), and Braised Live Lobster Ee-Fu Noodle ($32++ per person). Finally, round off your meal with their Deep-fried Sesame Ball with Red Bean and Chocolate Liqueur Filling ($9++), a chewy, boozy delight. Vegetarian set menus and options are also available.

ADDRESS
317 Outram Rd, Singapore 169075
Opening Hours: Tuesday 07:30 a.m - 07:30 a.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.5
(587)
CONTACT INFORMATION

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Xin Cuisine is not a halal-certified eatery.


5. 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.

Read our Lee Do review.

Lee Do Restaurant
ADDRESS
61 Ubi Avenue 2, #01-13 Automobile Megamart, Singapore 408898
Opening Hours: Tuesday 11:30 a.m - 03:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4
(264)
CONTACT INFORMATION

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Lee Do Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.

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6. Ju Xing Home


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Ju Xing Home is quite the celebrated name in its native Hong Kong, with a Michelin Bib Gourmand award to its name, as well as acclaimed chefs and celebrities amongst its clientele. They have finally opened an overseas outpost in Singapore, located in Takashimaya Shopping Centre. Here, you can expect all of Ju Xing Home’s famed Cantonese and Sichuanese zi char dishes!

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You must start your meal with their Tiger Prawn with Crispy Vermicelli and Signature Sauce ($35.80++), where large rounds of tiger prawns are served with deep-fried bee hoon crackers, best enjoyed when dipped in the sauce made of superior seafood stock. Another highlight is the Poached Fish in Sichuan Chilli Oil (from $45.80++), where a delectable broth of fish, chicken, and bones is laced with Sichuan chilli oil and your choice of fish.

While it’s a restaurant that’s made for casual occasions, the restaurant also has a private room you can book for more formal or intimate gatherings.

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ADDRESS
391 Orchard Rd, B2-36A Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Singapore 238872
Opening Hours: Tuesday 11:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
3.7
(115)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Ju Xing Home is not a halal-certified eatery.


7. 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.

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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 St, #01-01, Singapore 069935
Opening Hours: Tuesday 12:00 p.m - 03:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.4
(1433)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Birds Of A Feather is not a halal-certified eatery.


8. 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++).

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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. This Chinese restaurant also has a private room and can host private events.

ADDRESS
333 Orchard Rd, Level 35 Hilton Singapore Orchard, Singapore 238867
Opening Hours: Tuesday 12:00 p.m - 03:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.7
(1714)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Shisen Hanten By Chef Kentaro is not a halal-certified eatery.


9. 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.


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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 Rd, Duxton Reserve, Singapore 089540
Opening Hours: Tuesday 12:00 p.m - 02:30 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.1
(253)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Yellow Pot is not a halal-certified eatery.


10. 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.

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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.

Shang Social
ADDRESS
Jewel, 78 Airport Blvd., #01 - 219 to 222 Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore 819666
Opening Hours: Tuesday 05:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
3.9
(532)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Shang Social is not a halal-certified eatery.


11. 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.

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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
Opening Hours: Tuesday 11:30 a.m - 02:30 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.6
(666)

Website
Summer Pavilion is not a halal-certified eatery. 


12. 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. They also have a private dining room that seats 12, and semi-private dining rooms.

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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.

Mott 32 Singapore
ADDRESS
10 Bayfront Ave, B1 - 41 / 42, Singapore 018956
Opening Hours: Tuesday 11:30 a.m - 03:45 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.2
(725)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Mott 32 is not a halal-certified eatery. 


13. 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++).

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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.

Segar Restaurant
ADDRESS
133 New Bridge Rd, #B2-39/40/41, Singapore 059413
Opening Hours: Tuesday 11:30 a.m - 09:30 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
3.9
(266)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Segar Restaurant is a halal-certified eatery.


14. Yan Ting


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The St Regis Singapore’s award-winning fine dining restaurant, Yan Ting, is where you want to go for refined Cantonese fare and dim sum brunch on the weekends. The expansive menu here stars all the Hong Kong classics you know and love, elevated. The Peking Duck (from $58++) here is one of the house signatures, alongside their Crispy Pork Belly ($24++)

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If you’re dining with a group and you’re here for a business lunch or special occasion, try their Indulgent Set Menu ($128++ per person), which comes with seven different dishes, such as a Braised Fish Maw Soup with Crabmeat, and Pan-fried Kurobuta Pork with Black Pepper Sauce. There are also private dining rooms you can book here.

ADDRESS
29 Tanglin Rd, Level 1U The St. Regis Singapore, Singapore 247912
Opening Hours: Tuesday 12:00 p.m - 02:30 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.2
(501)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Yan Ting is not a halal-certified eatery.


15. Hai Tien Lo


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Situated in the luxurious Pan Pacific Singapore, Hai Tien Lo captivates patrons with its opulent decor and authentic delicacies. Helmed by Hong Kong native Chef Ricky Leung, whose culinary expertise spans some three decades, the menu at Hai Tien Lo features beautifully plated and banquet-style Cantonese dishes—think Hai Tien Lo Specialty Beijing Duck with Black Caviar ($128++) and Crispy Chicken Smoked with Royal Tie Guan Yin (from $46++). Aside from their a la carte dishes, they also serve dim sum for lunch daily.

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There are also 20 private dining rooms you can book here, and they can cater to large-scale events such as weddings.

ADDRESS
7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595
Opening Hours: Tuesday 11:30 a.m - 02:30 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.3
(604)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Hai Tien Lo is not a halal-certified eatery.


16. 5 ON 25


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For Cantonese cuisine with a view, visit 5 ON 25, located in Andaz Hotel Singapore. This Chinese restaurant is located on the 25th floor of the hotel, boasting views of the broader Bugis neighbourhood. On the food front, expect familiar Cantonese flavours reinterpreted under the mastery of head chef Lim Hong Lih, whose two decades of experience in kitchens have led to the innovative plates served at 5 ON 25. 


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Examples include his Marinated Smoked Duck with Jasmine Tea Leaves (from $42++), and Fried Bird’s Nest with Sri Lankan Crab Meat ($98++ per person). Chinese tea lovers will fully appreciate the wide selection of teas they have here, with in-house sommeliers to help pair them to a meal. FYI: they have two private dining suites that can seat eight to 12 people.

5 ON 25
ADDRESS
5 Fraser St, Level 25 Andaz, Singapore 189354
Opening Hours: Tuesday 01:15 p.m - 02:30 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4
(148)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
5 ON 25 is not a halal-certified eatery.


17. Beng Hiang Restaurant


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Westies, this one is for you. Located in Jurong East, Beng Hiang Restaurant touts itself as Singapore’s favourite Hokkien restaurant, having been around since 1978. Here, you can expect a range of homely Hokkien ala carte dishes, best enjoyed with a group. 

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The steamed fish here is especially popular—choose from three types of fish, starting at $10++ per 100g for seabass, and your preferred cooking style. Also order their Crispy Roasted Chicken ($23++), where juicy meat meets crackling chicken skin, and their signature Kong Ba Bao (from $18++), featuring tender braised pork belly.

ADDRESS
135 Jurong Gateway Rd, #02-337, Singapore 600135
Opening Hours: Tuesday 11:30 a.m - 02:30 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4
(1034)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Beng Hiang 


18. FOOK KIN


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FOOK KIN is a casual Chinese restaurant that is also famous for their specialty roast meats. Founded as a joint venture between Roast Paradise and the radio DJ duo, The Muttons, FOOK KIN offers a line-up of mod-zi char and hawker dishes as well as caramelised roast meats.

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A must here is their Caramelized Char Siew (from $8.50++), slow-roasted till juicy, with a sweet glazed skin. Siew yoke fans will love their Golden Cracking Siew Yoke (from $8.50+), with thick cuts of pork belly topped with caps of tender fat, and crackling skin. Other items on the menu include rice and noodle bowls, as well as sharing dishes.

Read our FOOK KIN feature.

Address: 111 Killiney Road, Singapore 239553
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 2:15pm, 4pm to 8:45pm
Tel: 6737 3488
Website
Fook Kin is not a halal-certified cafe.

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19. Da Niu Seafood Restaurant


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Another Teochew restaurant gem is Da Niu Seafood Restaurant, which has been around since 2020. Run by a Chaoshan native chef, the family-style restaurant offers a wide range of authentic Teochew dishes, including seafood dishes. 

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The Marinated Roe Crab ($90+) here is a house signature, served in a spicy soya sauce marinade. Also try their Bombay Duck Omelette (price TBD), a riff on Teochew oyster omelette with slices of Bombay Duck fish instead.

Read our Da Niu review.

Address: 61 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169368
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6677 6725
Website
Da Niu Teochew Seafood is not a halal-certified eatery.

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20. Kuan Zhai Alley 


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Sichuan cuisine has taken over the Chinese restaurant scene in Singapore, with traditional establishments and more modern options like Kuan Zhai Alley. Located in Telok Ayer, this Sichuan fusion bistro is spacious, with table settings that can seat a group, making this ideal for business or work lunches.

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The menu has both cold and hot dishes. You want to try their  Spicy Boneless Duck Webs ($38++)—numbing spice and stir-fried chopped leeks are served with gelatinous, deboned duck webs. Another popular pick is their Braised Fish with Sour Cowpea ($168++), which stars a whole garoupa fish and a peppery, sour broth.

Read our Kuan Zhai Alley review.

Kuan Zhai Alley 宽窄巷子 (Szechuan Cuisine Restaurant)
ADDRESS
23 Church St, #01-02 to 08 Capital Square, Singapore 049481
Opening Hours: Tuesday 11:00 a.m - 03:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.8
(861)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Kuan Zhai Alley is not a halal-certified eatery.

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21. Si Wei Mao Cai


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Si Wei Mao Cai is a highly-rated Chinese restaurant in Singapore serving up legit Sichuan dishes, from tan yu to tripe stews, spicy stir-fries, and chilled small bites. Located a short walk from Chinatown MRT Station, the restaurant is ideal for small, intimate gatherings and casual dinners—note that they don’t seat groups of more than five.

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Definitely try their Si Wei Boiled Fish Fillet in Hot Sichuan Pepper Sauce ($32++) if you’re a fan of spicy fish dishes, or DIY your own veggie-based mala xiang guo, with ingredients starting from $3++ each. Lovers of Sichuanese stir-fried dishes loaded with dried chillies will adore their Spicy Crispy Pork ($22++), with pillows of fried pork seasoned with numbing Sichuan spices.

ADDRESS
33 Mosque St, Singapore 059511
Opening Hours: Tuesday 11:30 a.m - 02:30 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.3
(538)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Si Wei Mao Cai is not a halal-certified eatery.


22. Yun Nans


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Yun Nans is a popular dining establishment known for bringing Yunnan cuisine to Singapore. Originating from the Yunnan province in China, the restaurant franchise aims to bring the diverse flavours of Yunnan’s regional dishes to its patrons. Yunnan cuisine is characterised by its use of fresh, high-quality ingredients, bold flavours, and a wide variety of spices and herbs. Dishes often feature ingredients unique to the region, such as wild mushrooms, edible flowers, and the famed Yunnan ham.

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They have four outlets in Singapore currently, and more than 150 outlets worldwide. They make an excellent pick if you’re looking for a Chinese restaurant to book for your next family gathering. While here, you have to have their Signature Steam Pot Chicken Soup ($34.40++), where a nourishing chicken broth is pressure-steamed in a handmade claypot for three hours to extract all its natural juices and flavours—not a single drop of water is used here!

YUN NANS 云海肴 (ION Orchard)
ADDRESS
2 Orchard Turn, B3 - 17 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: Tuesday 11:30 a.m - 10:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.7
(1861)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Yun Nans is not a halal-certified eatery.


23. Red House Seafood Nanyang


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Red House Seafood Nanyang is part of the celebrated Red House Seafood group. While the restaurant has undergone a recent revamp, the brand’s history dates back to 1976. Since then, they have been serving up delicious seafood and their signature Cantonese dishes. The restaurant offers private rooms for intimate dining experiences and family gatherings—these are especially popular during festive seasons, so you want to make your reservations ASAP. 

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Among the highlights on the menu here is the Chef’s Trio of Squid Platter ($38++/$76++), featuring BBQ Squid, Crispy Baby Squid, and the standout Golden Calamari Squid served with house-made salted egg sauce. Another noteworthy dish is the Spicy Seafood Combination ($38++/$76++), a flavorful medley of scallops, grouper, prawns, and squid stir-fried in a moderately spicy lemongrass-infused sauce.

Read our Red House Seafood Nanyang review.

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Red House Seafood Nanyang is not a halal-certified eatery. 

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24. Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant


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Established in 1988, the acclaimed Wah Lok consistently delivers with its menu of enduring Cantonese dishes and dim sum offerings. This is a Chinese restaurant that’s great for special occasions and large-scale gatherings, owing to its private dining space that can seat up to 80, and large round tables that can accommodate sizeable groups. Corkage is complimentary for the first two bottles as well!

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Dim sum baskets here range from $6++ to $9++, and are available for lunch. Otherwise, tuck into their acla carte menu, with a wide range of refined Cantonese dishes, including live seafood.

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant
ADDRESS
76 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189558
Opening Hours: Tuesday 11:30 a.m - 02:30 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.3
(981)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Wah Lok is not a halal-certified eatery.


25. Lei Garden


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One Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant Lei Garden has a legacy dating back to 1973, where it made its name on serving Cantonese cuisine prepared with ingredients sourced from their farms. They’ve been on the Michelin Guide since 2016, maintaining their accolade throughout. They have private rooms you can book for business lunches and family gatherings as well. 

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Expect a range of dim sum dishes and Cantonese cuisine here, as well as a rotating menu of chef’s specials prepared with seasonal ingredients.

Lei Garden Restaurant (Chijmes)
ADDRESS
30 Victoria St, #01-24 CHIJMES, Singapore 187996
Opening Hours: Tuesday 11:30 a.m - 03:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.3
(946)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Lei Garden is not a halal-certified eatery.


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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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This post was brought to you by Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant, Man Fu Yuan, and Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.

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

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