ION Orchard Food Guide: 20 Places For Matcha Parfaits, High Tea, Truffle Ramen And More
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ION Orchard Food Guide: 20 Places For Matcha Parfaits, High Tea, Truffle Ramen And More

1st February 2021

Food in ION Orchard

One of the most popular places in town so happens to be ION Orchard, better known for its luxurious shopping boutiques. Located right at the heart of Orchard Road, ION Orchard has a myriad of dining options for you to choose from if you feel peckish in the mall. To help you along, here is our ION Orchard food guide.

1. Bacha Coffee

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Dining at Bacha Coffee will really make you feel like royalty. You get to sip coffee in a Moroccan-style coffee room, overlooking a display of beautifully-packaged coffee beans with attentive waiters at your service. They serve over 200 types of Arabica coffee beans from around the world, such as the Black Amarena ($9++) and Burundi Kibira Rain ($9++)

Also, there’s a selection of foods available to pair with your coffee, especially their signature croissants. Opt for favourites like their Two-Piece Raspberry and Cinnamon Croissant ($8++) or even mains like their French Toast Sandwich With Tenderloin Steak, Caramelised Onion and Sweet Gherkin ($26++).

Unit number: #01-15/16
Opening hours: Daily 9:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6363 1910
Bacha Coffee is not a halal-certified cafe.

2. 108 Matcha Saro


Fans of matcha will love the extensive range of matcha desserts at 108 Matcha Saro, which also has outlets in Suntec City and Changi Airport Terminal 3. Originating from Hokkaido, this premium matcha specialty shop uses their own Uji matcha powder sourced from Kyoto. They sell both hot and cold desserts such as the Matcha Custard + Original Dough Obanyaki ($2.90) or Warabi Mochi Parfait ($7.90).

Check out our 108 Matcha Saro review!

Unit number: #B4-70
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6509 4462
108 Matcha Saro is not a halal-certified eatery.

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3. Godiva Chocolatier Cafe

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I’m sure most of us have heard about Godiva chocolates but not the existence of their Godiva Chocolatier Cafe, a dine-in concept selling mostly chocolate-flavoured desserts. Ideal for a post-meal treat, go for the Chocolate Twist Soft Serve ($9) and Dark Chocolate Shake ($9) as dessert choices.

The boutique also has Godiva chocolate gift boxes with assortments of chocolate collections to purchase for any occasion.

Unit number: #B1-04/05
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11am to 9pm, Fri-Sun 10am to 9:45pm
Tel: 6509 8924
Godiva Chocolatier Cafe is not a halal-certified cafe.

4. Gyoza-Ya


Originating in China and popularized by Japan, gyozas are commonly known for being accompaniments to mains like ramen. But, they are the main attraction in Gyoza-Ya, with interesting flavours such as Mala, Takoyaki, and Curry with Cheese. A wide variety of ramen options like Truffle Ramen with Buta Kakuni ($16.80) and rice bowls like Omigyu Miso Don ($12.80) are good to go with your gyoza too.

Read our Gyoza-Ya review!

Unit number: #B4-56
Opening hours: Daily 11.30am to 10pm
Tel: 6509 4647
Gyoza-Ya is not a halal-certified eatery.

5. Hang Heung SG

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For the lovers of traditional Chinese pastries, head to Hang Heung SG, a Hong Kong-based confectionery with over 120 years of experience. Known for their wife cakes and Mid-Autumn mooncakes among others, their bakes are very reasonably priced, like the Mini Pineapple Wife Cake for $2.50 and Red Bean Paste Cake for $2.50. I know the Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble might have been disrupted, but here’s your chance to get a slice of Hong Kong in the comfort of our city!

Unit number: #B4-33
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 8:45pm
Tel: 9855 9186
Hang Heung SG is not a halal-certified confectionery.

6. Hoshino Coffee


Known for their souffle pancakes and french toast, Hoshino Coffee has slowly become a household name here, expanding its business to 11 outlets in Singapore. Priding themselves on their hand-dripped Arabica coffee, they also serve other beverages like Ice Matcha Latte ($7++) and their ‘Hoshino’ Blend Tea ($5)

Also popular are their mains like Omu Rice and Angus Beef Steak with Salad ($19++), with desserts like Single Matcha Souffle Style Pancake ($13.80++) being hot favourites.

Unit number: #B3-25/26
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6509 8638
Hoshino Coffee is not a halal-certified eatery.

7. Joy Luck Teahouse

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Die-hards of recognisable Hong Kong delicacies like Hoover Cake Shop’s egg tarts, Kam Kee Cafe’s pineapple buns and milk tea, and Tak Hing’s curry fishballs can now find them right here in our city! Despite having a take-away kiosk concept for now, Joy Luck Teahouse acts very much like a cha chaan teng, bringing the distinctive tastes of Hong Kong to Singapore.

Snack on specialties like their Egg Tart with Pastry Skin ($2.30) or Luncheon Meat Pineapple Bun ($2.80), and order a Hot HK Milk Tea with Collagen ($4.50) to go along with.

Unit number: #B4-61
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Joy Luck Teahouse is not a halal-certified eatery.

8. Monga Fried Chicken

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Famed Taiwanese fast-food chain, Monga Fried Chicken is your new alternative to local haunts like Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks. Their thick chicken fillets come in unique flavours like Hot Chick ($7.50) and Taiker ($7.90). Pair your chicken with one-of-a-kind sides such as Sweet Potato Fries With Plum Powder ($3.50) and Fried King Oyster Mushroom ($3.90).

Their 10 Piece Buddy Combo ($59.90) and 6 Piece Family Combo ($29.90) are ideal for groups too.

Unit number: #B4-62
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
Tel: 9122 6688
Monga Fried Chicken is not a halal-certified eatery.

9. Poulet + Brasserie

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Enjoy French fusion food in a modern cafe setting at Poulet + Brasserie. This branch of the renowned Poulet chain also has their signature P+ Roast Chicken ($20++) and Duck Confit ($22++). Dishes infused with local flavours such as Seafood Laksa Linguine ($18++) and Salad De Rojak ($12++) add variety, together with other tartines and all-day breakfast options among others.

For a more value-for-money option, consider the Three Course Feast for their Truffle Mushroom Risotto ($18++) or Seafood Eggs Benedict ($22++) for a complete meal.

Unit number: #B3-21
Opening hours: Daily 11.30am to 10pm
Tel: 6509 4342
Poulet + Brasserie is a halal-certified restaurant.

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10. Niku Kappo by Watami

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Experience the interactive Japanese Kappo-style dining concept, where the chef cooks your food right in front of you, only in Niku Kappo by Watami. This particular restaurant focuses on beef, with a whole range of beef-centric sushi, sashimi, hot pot, rice, and noodle dishes. 

Their Yaki Tetsu Edo Style with F1 Wagyu ($28.90++) is highly recommended for its unique hot plate dining experience. For an IG-worthy hot pot, their Beef Mt Fuji Nabe ($22.90++) is worth a try, with a neatly-arranged mountain of beef for you to cook in your pork bone soy sauce soup!

Unit number: #B3-23
Opening hours: Daily 11.30am to 10pm
Tel: 6509 9366
Niku Kappo by Watami is not a halal-certified restaurant.

11. Putien

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The one-Michelin-star eatery, Putien, initially started as a coffee shop stall in Kitchener Road, with roots in Fujian, China. It has now grown into a household name with over 70 outlets around the region. 

With a wide array of delectable mains like their Fried Heng Hwa Bee Hoon ($10.90++) and Fujian Lor Mee ($10.90++), they also have popular accompaniments like Sweet and Sour Pork with Lychees ($14.90++) and Deep-Fried Squirrel Fish ($39.90++). For family or friend groups, there are numerous set menus catering to any number of people to share.

Unit number: #04-12
Opening hours: Daily 11.30am to 4.30pm, 5.30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6509 4296
Putien is not a halal-certified restaurant.

12. Marugame Udon and Tempura

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Slurp to your heart’s content at this well-known Japanese Sanuki-style udon noodle chain, Marugame Udon and Tempura. Opt for their original Beef Udon in Bonito Broth ($11.90) for a comforting delight. If you’re feeling more adventurous, try their exotic udon creations like Udon with Satay Beef Broth ($13.90) or Tomato Beef Udon ($12.20). Rice bowls like Beef Rice with Grilled Eel ($14.90) are available too!

Unit number: #B4-67/68
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6732 0687
Marugame Udon and Tempura is not a halal-certified eatery.

13. TWG Tea

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Enjoy your luxurious afternoon high tea against the backdrop of a fancy Parisian tea room at TWG Tea. Widely known for its high-end selection of over 800 teas, TWG’s dine-in outlet here features all-day dining, with breakfast sets and desserts among others. 

Their high tea set menus are highly raved about, with the Chic Tea Set ($33++) and Parisian Tea Set ($70++) being popular. Expect a scrumptious mixture of finger sandwiches, scones, macarons, and croques from their high tea trolley. Each set serves two.

Unit number: #02-21
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6735 1837
TWG Tea is not a halal-certified restaurant.

14. Seoul Yummy

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A casual Korean chain restaurant, Seoul Yummy also has outlets in Bugis, Jurong East, and Novena. Hot favourites including Spicy Seafood Army Stew ($39.80++) and Fried Chikin Cheese Pot ($39.80++) are great for sharing.

They offer weekday lunch promotions and value deals like $26.80++ buddy meals and mains like Spicy Chicken Bibimbab ($10.90++) that will give a better bang for your buck.

Unit number: #B3-22
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11.30am to 9pm, Fri-Sat 11.30am to 10pm
Tel: 6509 4045
Seoul Yummy is not a halal-certified restaurant.

15. So Pho

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As its name suggests, So Pho is a Vietnamese restaurant taking delight in their traditional pho noodle soup and authentic street food like banh mi. Their signature So Pho Special Flame Seared Marbled Sirloin Beef with Beef Balls Noodle Soup ($16.80++) is a flavourful and tasty option. 

Other noodle choices like Bun Noodle with Chilli Garlic Prawn and Fried Spring Rolls ($12.50++) are refreshing, while staples like Banh Mi with Beef ($7.50++) are worth a try too. Their range of bundles and bento sets are affordable and especially popular with the working crowd as well.

Unit number: #B3-19
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6634 0571
So Pho is a halal-certified restaurant.

16. Teppei Syokudo

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For inexpensive kaisen don made with fresh ingredients in the area, visit Teppei Syokudo, which has both dine-in and takeaway options. An offshoot of the Teppei restaurant in Tanjong Pagar, think similar dishes over at their ION Orchard outlet, sans the snaking queue. 

Their Regular Kaisen Don ($16) is a satisfying enough option, with their Regular Kaisen Salad ($16) available for the more health-conscious. Look out for their seasonal special rice bowls like the Pork Shogayaki Don ($12) too!

Read our Teppei Syokudo review!

Unit number: #B4-57
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Tel: 6509 9882
Teppei Syokudo is not a halal-certified eatery.

17. Plain Vanilla


Blink and you might miss Plain Vanilla’s quaint little cafe spot, hidden well inside the In Good Company clothing store. The cafe’s laid-back ambience makes it ideal for anyone to sip a cup of coffee in, with a daily assortment of tarts and sandwiches among others to go with. 

Starting off as a small take-out bakery in Holland Village, their Salted Caramel Cupcake ($4.20++) and Milk Chocolate Honeycomb Tart ($7++) go well with their beverages including the Flat White ($5++) and Chai Tea Latte ($7++).

Unit number: #B1-06
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 8pm
Tel: 8299 9422
Plain Vanilla is not a halal-certified eatery.

18. Jumbo Seafood Singapore


The gorgeous view of Orchard Road from Jumbo Seafood is an added bonus to their already extensive menu, which includes their signature seafood and a whole dim sum selection.

Their Dim Sum Afternoon Tea Set ($48++ for two) is a refreshing TWG alternative you want to consider. Noteworthy dishes like Pan Fried JUMBO Chilli Crab Buns and Molten Salted Egg Lava Mochi are as eye-catching as they are tasty, all served with a choice between Oriental Beauty With Wolfberries or Springtime’s Blossoms Tea.

Check out our full Jumbo Afternoon Tea review!

Unit number: #04-09
Opening hours: Daily 11.30am to 10pm
Tel: 6737 3435
JUMBO Seafood is not a halal-certified eatery.

19. Kanshoku Ramen Bar

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Kanshoku directly translates to finishing every bit of your food in Japanese, and this restaurant ensures we do that with their take on conventional ramen. Kanshoku Ramen Bar spearheaded the truffle ramen craze a few years ago and have since expanded to include branches at Orchard Gateway and Northpoint City. 

Their Dry Truffle Ramen ($16.90++) and Truffle Broth Ramen ($17.90++) are extremely fragrant and a must-try. Don’t sleep on their sides like Black Truffle Edamame ($5.90++) and Grilled Miso Butter Corn ($4.90++) too!

Unit number: #B3-18
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6509 8221
Kanshoku Ramen Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.

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20. Treasures Noodle and Congee House

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Another of Imperial Treasure’s specialty restaurants happens to be Treasures Noodle and Congee House. For your quick fix of Chinese noodles, they have choices like Dry Shrimp Dumpling Noodles ($10.40++) or Twin Combination BBQ Meat Noodles ($14.50++) to fill you up. If not, their “Li Wan” Style Congee ($10.40++) or Sliced Angus Beef Twin Combination Congee ($16++) are lighter options.

They also provide dim sum, with their Three-Piece Baked Barbecue Pork Bun ($6.30++) and Three-Piece Pan-fried Carrot Cake ($6++) being some recommendations.

Unit number: #B3-17
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am to 10pm
Tel: 6509 8283
Treasures Noodle and Congee House is not a halal-certified eatery.

Guide to ION Orchard food 

If you didn’t know that ION Orchard is a total food enclave, now you know. With a bunch of cuisines located in the middle of town, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why ION Orchard is always packed with people. The luxury brands make it seem atas, but there’s always something for everyone in ION Orchard, in this case being food.

For more dining options around the Orchard area, read our Menbaka Ramen review for bowls of Kyoto fire ramen set on fire in front of your eyes at Orchard Cineleisure. Alternatively, check out our Flipper’s review for soft souffle pancakes with interesting flavours like matcha and eggs benedict in Takashimaya!

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