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HillV2 Food Guide: 12 Places For Cheap Afternoon Tea, Sichuan Grilled Fish And More

14th March 2023

HillV2 food guide

If you don’t live near Upper Bukit Timah or Hillview Rise, you’ve probably never heard of HillV2. Located a seven-minute walk away from Hillview MRT Station, the quaint shopping mall may not be the first place that comes to mind when you’re planning a dinner date or family meal. Despite its lowkey vibe, HillV2 is home to numerous F&B options, including a Korean barbecue joint, legit Italian restaurant, and a high tea spot.

With that said, here are 12 HillV2 food places that are worth checking out if you ever find yourself in the locale.

1. MrSeven

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Bring along some friends and a big appetite to MrSeven, a casual restaurant known for their nostalgic local favourites in generous portions. If the Cheesy Pork Skewers ($16++) and Spicy Pork Fingerling ($16++) fail to impress, order the Beef Rendang ($19++) instead, which features meltingly tender beef shins braised in house-made rempah.

Pair your food with a range of award-winning craft beers brewed by MrSeven’s very own SevenDaze brewery, including Ice Ice Baby ($15++) and Black Humour ($16++). Can’t decide which beer to pick? Opt for their $19++ Beer Flight instead, which allows you to sample four out of eight beers from the menu.

Unit: #01-02
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 12am
Tel: 6550 4888
MrSeven is not a halal-certified eatery.

2. Choga Korean Restaurant

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Choga Korean Restaurant may look like just another Korean barbecue spot, but you’ll be surprised at their affordable offerings and too-good-to-pass deals. Those dining on a budget can opt for their weekday lunch specials including KimChiJiGae, SoonDuBuJjiGae, DdukBboki and more at only $10 nett. Each main comes with three side dishes, which can be refilled once.

If you’ve got time for a longer lunch, go for their Wholeday Set Menu ($32++), offering free-flow Korean pork belly, pork collar, Hanwoo, and marinated chicken. The two-hour feast also comes with your choice of one Korean fried chicken dish, a soup, and one steamed egg or tteokbokki.

Unit: #01-09
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm
Tel: 9679 8005
Choga Korean Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.

3. Spruce

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Escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life and enjoy some tranquillity here at Spruce, a Parisian-style cafe decked out with marble tabletops and soothing wooden accents. Ladies, treat yo’self and a girlfriend to the High Tea Set For 2 ($56++), which comes with a decadent assortment of sweet and savoury morsels. Think Rockmelon With Parma Ham, Sea Scallop With Caviar, Pandan Panna Cotta With Rose Sago and more!

If you’re heading here for lunch or dinner, you’ll be spoilt for choice with Spruce’s wide variety of European staples such as the Sous Vide Beef Short Ribs ($33++) and Roasted Pullet Chicken (S$23++). The former sees Australian short ribs that are slow-cooked for 48 hours, served with a side of sous vide egg, broccoli, mashed potatoes, and a drizzle of veal jus reduction.

Unit: #01-01
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 10:30pm
Tel: 9759 5790
Spruce is not a halal-certified eatery.

4. iO Italian Osteria

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Step into iO Italian Osteria and you’ll immediately feel as though you’ve been whisked away to a humble countryside home in Tuscany. Watch in awe as the culinary team scurries around to prepare each dish from scratch, including handmade oblong-shaped pizzas, and traditional Italian bread.

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Start off your meal with the Porchetta ($9++), comprising baked pork belly and wild fennel, before digging into house-made Raviolacci ($22++) with beef filling and creamy marsala sauce. Finally, wash everything down with a refreshing glass of Sparkling White Wine ($26++).

Unit: #02-01
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6710 7150
iO Italian Osteria is not a halal-certified eatery.

5. Jiak Modern Tzechar

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Gather your friends and family for a feast here at Jiak Modern Tzechar, a halal zi char restaurant with affordable home-style dishes. Anyone familiar with this eatery will definitely recommend the Signature Fish Head Curry ($22++), presented in a claypot packed with fish, ladyfinger, eggplant, and tofu puffs. Mala enthusiasts can also order the Mala Fish Head ($26++), which sees the deep-fried fish head tossed with fragrant spices, herbs, and greens for a tongue-numbing experience.

If you’re dining here with a friend and can’t decide what dishes to pick, simply go for the All Day Dining Set Menu For 2 ($28.80++), which serves the same fish head curry along with Stir-Fried Broccoli and Chai Poh Omelette.

Unit: #02-04
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6265 1097
Jiak Modern Zichar is a halal-certified eatery.

6. Chong Qing Grilled Fish

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Another popular spot for Bukit Batok fish lovers is Chong Qing Grilled Fish, which claims to be the first restaurant that introduced Sichuan charcoal-grilled fish to Singapore. A crowd favourite is the Sea Bass, priced at $38.80++ for a Small serving and $42.80++ for the XL portion. You can also pick from nine different soup bases, including Spicy Fragrant, Mushroom Herbs, Fermented Black Bean, and Golden Pumpkin, as well as choose your spiciness level: Non-Spicy, Mild, Medium, or Extreme.

Unit: #01-10
Opening hours: Daily 11:15am to 10:30pm
Tel: 9147 9831
Chui Xiang Kitchen is not a halal-certified eatery.

7. Juz Scooop

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If you’re simply looking for a place to satisfy your dessert cravings, Juz Scooop is right up your alley. The 12-seater is easy to miss if you aren’t actively searching for it; it’s tucked away in a corner on Level 2, with a black storefront and pink stripes that remind one of ice cream trucks featured in cartoons.

The shop has over 30 different ice cream flavours to choose from, including Earl Grey & Fig, Mao Shan Wang, and Sea Salt Caramel. A single scoop is priced between $4.40 and $5.90, while a double scoop will set you back $8.90. If you’re health-conscious, you’ll be glad to know that Juz Scooop’s ice cream also does not contain any trans fat or preservatives!

Unit: #02-08
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6710 7334
Juz Scooop is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.

8. Tandoori Culture

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When it comes to yummy North Indian cuisine in HillV2, a place that comes to mind is naan other than Tandoori Culture. Here, you can get your Butter Chicken ($16.90++) and Paneer Tikka Masala ($18.90++) fix, or enjoy a whole Tandoori Chicken ($34.90++) that’s marinated overnight with ginger, garlic, and spices.

Weekday lunch specials are also available from 11:30am to 3pm, such as the Vegetarian Meal ($9.90++), Chicken Tikka Meal ($13.90++), and Biryani Meal ($11.90++). Each meal comes with naan or rice, and sweet papad—Indian deep-fried dough of black gram bean flour.

Unit: #02-03
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6710 7127
Tandoori Culture is not a halal-certified eatery.

9. The New Ting!

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The New Ting! is one of HillV2’s longest-standing tenants, which is testament to the restaurant’s popularity and quality of food. If you could only pick one item off the menu, be sure to get the Pulled Pork Burger ($14.90), which sees thick sesame buns packed with marinated pulled pork, romaine lettuce, and grana panado cheese. Every burger also comes with a side of fries and coleslaw.

For meat lovers, we recommend the BBQ Pork Ribs ($25.90), served with a mini snacks platter and corn on the cob, and the Grilled Chicken Chop ($18.90), which comes with aglio olio and your pick of one sauce: Black Pepper, Mushroom, or Nacho Cheese.

Unit: #01-11
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6710 7910
The New Ting! is not a halal-certified eatery.

10. Joyden Canton Kitchen

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If you’re someone who loves claypot rice, double-boil soups and sizzling stir-fries, look no further than Joyden Canton Kitchen, a restaurant famed for their delicious Guangdong cuisine. Must-tries include the signature Moonlight Rice Vermicelli With Egg White And Scallop ($18++), Honey-Glazed Black Barbeque Pork Belly ($14++), and Signature Soy Sauce Chicken (from $12++). As the restaurant is popular among groups, do expect to queue if you’re dropping by during peak lunch and dinner hours.

Set menus are available, including the Classic Set Menu that feeds a family of four. Priced at $169++, you can expect dishes with the likes of Prawn In Homemade XO Sauce, Steam Cod Fish With Ginger Sauce, and Crabmeat Fried Rice.

Unit: #02-21
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3:15pm, 5pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6465 9988
Joyden Canton Kitchen is not a halal-certified eatery.

11. She Sells Seashells

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This popular online bakery has finally opened a brick-and-mortar stall, so fans of the brand can easily snag up their too-pretty-to-eat French goodies. Sea Sells Seashells offers classic madeleine flavours along with other unique creations such as the Matcha & Yuzu Madeleine ($5.20) and French Earl Grey and Salted Caramel Madeleine ($5.20). Don’t miss out on their delicate financiers as well, including the gorgeous Pickled Cherry Blossom Financier ($4.50) that’s topped with a pickled sakura flower, as well as the Masala Chai & Valrhona Chocolate Financier ($4.80), which sees the small cake stuffed with Valrhona dark chocolate and a mix of aromatic spices.

Unit: #02-10
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 12pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 10pm
She Sells Seashells is not a halal-certified eatery.

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12. Joyi Bakery

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Right next to She Sells Seashells is another bakery—Joyi Bakery, which specialises in gooey mochi buns. While the buns here are mainly inspired by Taiwanese recipes, you can also find a variety of Portuguese egg tarts, croissants, and sliders.

If you’re one for savoury bread, take home their Nacho Mashed Potato And Curry Chicken Buns ($2) or Tom Yam Chicken Buns ($2). As for their sweets, you won’t regret getting the Sweet Duo Series, which allows you to pick two complementary flavours in your bread. We recommend the Black Glutinous Sesame ($2) for something sweet and nutty, or the Sweet Potato Overload ($2) for a burst of earthy sweet potato.

Unit: #02-09
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 8pm
Tel: 9759 9762
Joyi Bakery is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Best HillV2 food

While HillV2 may be one of the quieter malls in the area, that doesn’t mean that they’re lacking in the food department. If you ever find yourself hunting for food around the Hillview or Bukit Batok locale, you now know the best places to go to.

For more Bukit Batok food gems, have a look at our Bukit Batok food guide. Those who are looking for affordable food options in town can read our Far East Plaza Food Guide.

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Feature image adapted from @happibelly_, @spruce.sg, @ladalada.story, @brentyxs.noms, @coldbutter.sg, and Sengkang to Punggol & Singapore Food, Property & PCN Cycling

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