CHIJMES food guide
Located in City Hall, CHIJMES derived its iconic status from having an idyllic setting, clocking over 160 years of history, and housing belly-rubbing-worthy restaurants. If you find yourself overwhelmed by the multitude of food options there, here is our guide to 22 CHIJMES food places you can dine at when you’re in the area.
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Among the ranks of famous cafes within CHIJMES is the bakery-cafe Dough. Another venture by owners of Glyph Supply Co, the cafe features a modern and posh interior. For mains, they have Wagyu Burger ($26), which is packed with smoked cheddar and accompanied by truffle fries. The place is particularly known for their bread and bakes, which includes the likes of Bread and Butter Pudding ($18), a custard croissant pudding served with ice cream and walnut crumble.
Unit Number: #01-30
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 8:30am to 6pm
Dough is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. The Glasshouse
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The floor-to-ceiling windows of The Glasshouse allow natural lighting to flood in, and when combined with the multiple potted plants, the ambience does live up to its name. Behind the glass windows is a nursery of brunch classics such as Classic Salmon Tartine ($18++), where sourdough is topped with umami-rich smoked salmon. For the more adventurous, try their Revuelto Gramajo ($16++), which is a combination of fried potato noodles and sourdough.
Unit Number: #01-03
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm
Tel: 6900 3237
The Glasshouse is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Almost Famous
Almost Famous at CHIJMES has a minimalist concept that not only applies to their interior but their food menu as well. Along with craft beer, they serve a range of unique bar bites. If you’re in the mood for spicy, try their Tom Yum Gyoza, which features a bed of fried dumplings with creamy tom yum sauce. If you love the aroma of truffles, go for the delectable Truffle Fries. Do note that their menu and prices change from time to time.
Check out our Almost Famous review!
Unit Number: #01-06
Opening hours: Daily 3pm to 12am
Almost Famous is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Hvala at CHIJMES transports you right into a traditional Japanese tea house with its tatami seats and calligraphy paintings around the shop. Try their Chaffogato ($8.50++), which puts a twist on the coffee-based dessert with matcha instead. They are also known for their vegan-friendly menu, where you can pair their crispy Dairy-Free Waffles ($14.80++) with their indulgent Dairy-Free Gelatos (from $5.90++). For refreshing citrus flavours, they also sell a slice of Yuzu Citrus Cheesecake at $9.90++.
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 9:30pm
Hvala is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Konjiki Hototogisu
Having been awarded a Michelin star, Konjiki Hototogisu stays accessible with their relatively cheap prices in CHIJMES. Their Iberico Shoyu Ramen ($19++) guarantees a deep and refreshing broth made with flavours of clam and pork. For a spicy kick, they have Black Spicy Ramen ($17++).
Check out our Konjiki Hottogisu review!
Unit Number: #01-17
Opening hours: Daily 11.30am to 10pm
Tel: 6256 3155
Konjiki Hototogisu Ramen is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Coriander Leaf
Named after a divisive garnish, Coriander Leaf features a largely gluten-free and vegetarian menu with a diversity of flavours labelled ‘Fresh’, ‘Familiar’, ‘Spicy’, ‘Umami’, and ‘Sweet’. A must-try is their Braised Beef Brisket ($19++), where beef, kimchi and daikon slaw are wrapped in a fluffy steamed bun.
Unit Number: #02-01
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Sat 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6854 3995
Coriander Leaf is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Privé creates a beautiful and serene ambience with its al fresco dining area, fairy lights, and lush greenery. With a relaxing environment to try out their diverse palette of food, start from our local classic, a fiery Singapore Seafood Laksa ($18.50++) that comes with quail eggs, fishcakes, and sotong inside a creamy broth. As your palette warms up to the spices, try their Classic Grass-Fed Beef Burger ($25++), which is served with double beef patties, lettuce, tomatoes, garlic mayonnaise, fries, and mesclun.
Unit Number: #01-33
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am to 10:30pm, Fri 11:30am to 11pm, Sat 10:30am to 11pm, Sun 10:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6776 0777
Privé is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. The Modern Izakaya
You can’t go wrong with The Modern Izakaya’s classic Wagyu Don ($37.45++), which features generous slices of tender wagyu beef. If you prefer chicken, they have Tori Teriyaki Don ($16.05++) that comes with a substantial slab of smoky chicken flavoured, with sweet and savoury teriyaki sauce.
Unit Number: #01-18
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2.30pm, 6pm to 10.30pm
Tel: 6255 2838
The Modern Izakaya is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant
Gyu-Kaku offers barbecue buffet sets including the Australia Wagyu Buffet ($69.80++) that includes Australian Wagyu Brisket and Australian Wagyu Chuck. Among over 70 other items, the standard buffet also has Aburi Prawns and Lamb Rack Chop. If you are here for a quick lunch, they have value-for-money weekday lunch sets for Katsu Don ($13++) and more.
Unit number: #01-01/02
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 3pm, 5.30pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 6333 4001
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
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For French-Japanese fusion food in a beautiful ambience, Whitegrass has seasonal omakase menus curated by head chef Takuya Yamashita. Their Lunch Menu ($128++) features the use of braised Wagyu, which is prized for its tenderness and rich flavours. Their Dinner Menu ($218++), meanwhile, features decadent mains such as Omi Wagyu or king crab.
Unit Number: #01-26/27
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 12pm-2:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6837 0402
Whitegrass is not a halal-certified eatery.
Harry’s offers a wide range of bar bites and snacks, and used to be a popular hangout for live sports matches. For sharing, they have Harry’s 7 Platter ($39++), which comes with signature wings, fried octopus, tandoori chicken, edamame, otah toasties, and spicy chicken sausage. For those still feeling peckish, go for their Mushroom & Truffle Pizza ($24++), with the aromatic duo of mushrooms atop a savoury crust.
Unit Number: #01-14
Opening hours: Mon-Tue 4pm to 12am, Wed-Thu 12pm to 12am, Fri-Sat 12pm to 1am, Sun 12pm to 12am
Tel: 8268 8307
Harry’s is not a halal-certified eatery.
12. Anglo Indian Cafe & Bar
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For some stellar Indian food, try the fare at Anglo Indian Cafe & Bar. You’ll find iconic dishes such as the Chicken Tikka ($24++) here, with juicy chicken pieces marinated in yoghurt and spices, and grilled in tandoor. Their Railway Mutton Curry ($28++) is a great pick as well, especially with its rich flavours that are said to be highly authentic.
Unit Number: #01-13
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 11pm
Tel: 6873 2750
Anglo Indian Cafe & Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.
13. Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria
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Brazilian steakhouses are a rare sight in Singapore, so if you’re interested in trying some rotisserie-grilled meats from the South American country, head on down to Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria. Their buffet will set you back $69++ from Sunday to Thursday, and $79++ on Fridays and Saturdays. You’ll be treated to succulent meat cuts such as beef rumps and pork jowls, all grilled to perfection using traditional Brazilian methods.
Unit Number: #01-32
Opening hours: Daily 6pm to 11pm
Tel: 6334 9332
Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria is not a halal-certified eatery.
14. Hakata Ikkousha Ramen
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Ikkousha’s Hakata ramen is a must-have for any fan of the Japanese noodle dish. Try the Tonkotsu Special ($18.50++), which boasts a full-bodied pork bone broth and four massive slices of pork cha shu. Those who are looking for a spicier kick should go for the JRPG-sounding God Fire ($15.50++)—this bowl of rich tonkotsu ramen will excite you with its piquant flavours.
Unit Number: #01-07
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11.30am to 10pm, Sun 11.30am to 9pm
Tel: 6338 8460
Hakata Ikkousha Ramen is not a halal-certified eatery.
15. Señor Taco Chijmes
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At Señor Taco, you can enjoy delectable tacos with your friends while soaking in the fabled CHJIMES atmosphere. Two tacos in particular stand out: the Baja Fish Taco (from $17++), which features tempura toothfish alongside pico de gallo, pickled shallots, and chipotle mayo; and the Crunchy Wagyu Beef (from $22++), which has a Wagyu Kiriotoshi cut enhanced by burnt cheese, avocado, and molcajete sauce.
Unit Number: #01-19
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 10.30pm, Fri-Sun 12pm to 10.30pm
Tel: 8289 7860
Señor Taco Chijmes is not a halal-certified eatery.
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By day, Tatsu is a no-frills Japanese restaurant, serving up sushi and tempura sets. By night, however, it transforms into a teppanyaki place, serving up sizzling cuts of meat and seafood alongside luxurious sushi. The Tatsu Dinner Course ($68++) is a great experience—you’ll get king prawns, salmon, beef, and various other ingredients that are grilled to perfection.
Unit Number: #01-08
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6332 5868
Tatsu is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Lumbre, a Spanish word that translates to “fire” in English, is a relatively new Spanish restaurant that whips up their dishes using an open wood-fire grill. Their weekday Set Lunch Menu ($35++), which is available from 12pm to 2.30pm on weekdays, is a reasonably priced deal for a fancy meal. It includes a starter, a main, dessert and coffee.
Besides their Set Lunch Menu, you can opt for a la carte dishes such as the Huevos Rotos ($18++), which features hand-cut fries, chorizo, and eggs. Desserts are the perfect ending to every meal, so give the Lumbre’s Cheesecake ($14++) a try too.
Unit Number: #01-20
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 12pm to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 10.30pm
Tel: 9722 8171
Lumbre is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Created by Yusuke Takada, the reputable chef of a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Japan, Hanazen intertwines Japanese and French culinary techniques to offer a unique dining experience, perfect for special occasions. Rest assured, the 14 Course Omakase Set Menu ($250++) is served using some of the best seasonal ingredients of high calibre. If the 14-course set seems a little daunting, you can opt for the 8 Course Omakase Set Menu ($180++) instead.
Unit Number: #01-21/22
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 6pm to 11pm
Tel: 9820 2963
Hanazen is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Specialising in yakiniku, AKA Japanese BBQ, Renga-Ya guarantees a hearty meal with top-notch Wagyu imported from Japan. A constant favourite among patrons is the Wagyu Tokusen Karubi ($39++), which features a platter of beef short rib cuts with generous marbling. There’s also the Wagyu Jo Harami ($34++): skirt steak that’s packed with umami. You’re encouraged to make a reservation at least three days in advance to avoid a wasted trip.
Unit Number: #01-11
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12.30pm to 10.30pm
Tel: 6352 1966
Renga-Ya is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Analogue is an offbeat restaurant that intertwines sustainability with technology. Not only is their menu 100% plant-based, the space is also a tangible mark of their environmentally conscious stance—the tables and coasters are all made from recycled plastic. The best part is Analogue’s unique bar top is made using 3D printing technology.
You can pair their Mushroom Croquettes ($16++) or King Oyster Scallop Salad ($25++) with a glass of plant-forward cocktail, which is priced at $26++ each.
Unit Number: #01-31
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 5pm to 12am
Analogue is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Some may argue that the freshness of raw seafood is the discerning factor between a good and subpar sushi, but at Ashino, every ingredient has a part to play—down to the rice that is cooked with water from Mount Fuji. The Standard Course ($350++) comprises five appetisers, 12 pieces of sushi, a hand roll, miso soup, fruits, and ice cream. For more sushi and less appetisers, the Sushi Omakase ($400++) might be a better option as it comes with two appetisers and 16 pieces of sushi.
Unit Number: #01-23
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 2pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6684 4567
Ashino is not a halal-certified eatery.
22. Lei Garden Restaurant
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Lei Garden Restaurant is a popular Chinese restaurant that focuses on using high quality ingredients in a fine dining setting. The restaurant, which boasts an elegant European theme, has every right to toot their own horn as they were awarded a Michelin star in 2022. Look forward to exquisite, well-plated dishes such as Geoduck Poached In Lobster Soup ($188++) and Braised Turtle Palm ($78++).
Unit Number: #01-24
Opening hours: Daily 11.30am to 3.30pm, 6pm to 10.30pm
Tel: 6339 3822
Lei Garden Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
Where to eat in CHJIMES
We have curated 22 places in CHJIMES so you can narrow down your choices during your visit. For more food options around the area, check out our Omote review for mentaiko chirashi don and more. Otherwise, check out our Cafe Kitsune review for sandos and French pastries!
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