Famous international restaurants opening in Singapore
From Yardbird (known as The Bird in Singapore) to Bangkok’s Say Chiizu, as well as the recent rumours about Shake Shack opening in Singapore, big F&B players from across the world love setting up shop in Singapore. As such, we’ve decided to compile a list of famous international restaurants that are opening – or have already opened – in Singapore this 2018 and 2019.
1. Rumours Bar & Grill
When we first heard of Rumours Bar & Grill opening in Holland Village, we thought it was the revival of the popular Rumours Nightclub – it’s not. Hailing all the way from Bali, this casual dining bar and restaurant serves up decadent sharing platters, grilled specialties and a whole lot of fun. Great to go along with their special Rumours (from $7++) beer is their Mixed Grilled Platter ($39.80++), which comes with tenderloin, lamb, chicken served with fat chips and roasted vegetables.
Address: 24 Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277683
Opening hours: Daily 5pm to 1am
Tel: 6463 5053
2. NY Night Market
You no longer have to fly down to Seoul for NY Night Market. Located at Westgate, the Korean import gives K-grub an ang moh spin. Take delight in a smorgasbord of cuisines, from Korean-fusion to Tex-Mex and Vietnamese. Interesting dishes include Cream the Curry ($13.90++), where red curry tteokbokki is topped with whipped cream. The place also shakes up a few creative concoctions such as Day & Night ($12.90++) – an energy booster of beer mixed with black coffee.
Address: 3 Gateway Drive, #01-08, Westgate, Singapore 608532
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 11pm
3. Mui Kee
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After a successful six-month-long pop-up at Casa Verde, famed 38-year-old Hong Kong congee shop Mui Kee has finally opened their first stand-alone restaurant in Singapore at Orchard Shaw Centre. The menu here is fuller than the one at the original stall in Hong Kong, with dishes such as Steam Rice Noodles (from $4.50++) and Sliced Parrot Fish Noodle ($9.80++) included.
4. Tsui Wah
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We love Hong Kong food, and Tsui Wah is bringing HK grub to us all! Take delight in their sweet condensed milk buns as well as tantalising Hong Kong milk tea. We hope the menu is exactly the same as the original cha chaan teng‘s, as our mouths are watering just thinking about their Crispy Pork Chop Bun, with crisp bread sandwiching crisp slices of pork chop.
Head here for future updates on Tsui Wah.
Address: 3A River Valley Road, #01-03, Clarke Quay, Singapore
5. Black Tap Craft Burgers And Beer
All the way from the Big Apple is Black Tap Craft Burgers And Beer! Set to join the slew of Michelin-starred restaurant players at Marina Bay Sands, the restaurant is best known for their burgers and over-the-top CrazyShake milkshakes that are perfect for the ‘gram. Signature burgers that are anticipated to grace the menu are their All-American Burger and Greg Norman Burger, which we can’t wait to sink our teeths into.
Head here for future updates on Black Tap Craft Burgers And Beer.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, #L1-80, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
6. Miyagawa Honten – Ichinoji Miyagawa
We’ve been to Man Man and Uya, and now there’s a new place in town for your unagi fix. Opening this April, Miyagawa Honten is a 125-year-old unagi speciality restaurant from Japan. The brand’s first overseas outpost will be named Ichinoji Miyagawa, and will be serving unagi in three different styles: hitsumabushi, donburi and seiro mushi. The latter is a Yanagawa-special, where grilled unagi is steamed in a bamboo steamer and doused in sauce.
Address: 30 Robertson Quay, #01-05, Riverside View, Singapore 238251
7. Wu Pao-Chun
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While nothing is set in stone yet, BreadTalk Group is in the process of bringing Taiwanese bakery chain Wu Pao-Chun down next year. The two outlets in Taiwan always see long lines of customers, which says how good their bakes are. Highly raved about is their award-winning Litchi Rose and Taiwan Longan with Red Wine breads, which are made with millet wine and rose petals.
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Thailand’s famous smoothie chain, Fruiturday, has docked at the shores of our little red dot at Northpoint City! There are 28 drinks on the menu to refresh yourself with, including a Mango Sticky Rice Shake ($6.90). The toothsome shake is said to undergo a three-hour long preparation process each morning, and comes either full blended or with chunky bits of mango.
Read our full review of Fruiturday!
Address: 1 Northpoint Drive, #B2-146, Northpoint City (South Wing), Singapore 768019
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
9. Pizza Maru
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Those in love with all things Korean must have heard of Pizza Maru. After all, it is like Korea’s very own Pizza Hut, with over 530 franchises in the country. Famous for their cheesy pizza, expect a metre-long cheese pull when you take a slice of the Real BBQ Chicago ($26.80++) that comes stuffed with double mozzarella cheese, string cheese, and cream cheese mousse. Aside from pizza, they also do decent Korean fried chicken. For something unique, get the Onion Tartar ($16.80++ for six pieces, $29.80++ for 12 pieces), where tart tartar sauce and onions top the golden wings.
Address: 1 Northpoint Drive, #B1-192/193, Northpoint City (South Wing), Singapore 768019
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6254 4307
10. Nipong Naepong
Another restaurant from Korea is Nipong Naepong! Serving up jjamppong, a Chinese-Korean noodle dish, the restaurant uses noodles that are specially manufactured and come in nine unique flavours and styles. Our favourite dish there was the Vongole Ppong ($16.80++) featuring white wine, prawns, mussels and clams.
Check out our full review of Nipong Naepong!
Address: 50 Jurong Gateway Road, #01-16, JEM, Singapore 608549
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 11pm
Tel: 6262 4078
You don’t need a ticket to dine at these famous international restaurants
Singapore is indeed a food hub, with a slew of overseas eateries opening up in the city. Share with us what famous international restaurants you would like to see open in Singapore!