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Kallang Wave Mall: Where To Eat After Visiting The Singapore Sports Hub

26th February 2020

Food At Kallang Wave Mall

A stone’s throw away from the nearby Singapore Sports Hub, Kallang Wave Mall is frequented by avid sportsmen and leisure shoppers alike. Its name comes from the iconic “Kallang Wave” celebration that jubilant Singapore football supporters performed in unison at the old National stadium. It’s truly a symbol of unity and fierce Singaporean pride. 

Being an athlete, I train several times a week at the Singapore Sports Hub and often head to Kallang Wave Mall after a gruelling training session for my meals. You can say that I know my way around there pretty well. This iconic mall offers a myriad of food options that will satisfy the cravings of the young to old folks alike.

Restaurants at Kallang Wave Mall 

Despite Kallang Wave Mall’s small size, the restaurants here offer many kinds of cuisine from local to Western and Japanese. The restaurants are all located on the first and second floor, with some from the former offering you a choice to dine al fresco.

1. A-One Claypot House

Kallang Wave Mall-A-One Claypot House PorridgeImage credit: @foodino.sg

A-One Claypot House dishes out mouthwatering Chinese cuisine in a homely setting. The chain restaurant is famous for their claypot porridge. Their porridge is not too watery, and is smooth and creamy. Try their Premium Dried Scallop Porridge with Minced Meat ($11.90++). The minced meat and different eggs mix well to give a wonderful flavour to the porridge. The Shrimp Fried Rice with Ebiko ($14.90++) comes lightly perfumed with a touch of wok hei and the store is quite generous with the shrimps as well.

Unit number: #01-33/34
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6702 7233

2. Aji-ichi

Kallang Wave Mall-Aji-ichi Chashu rice bowlImage credit: AJI ICHI’s Facebook page

Aji-ichi is an intimate restaurant that serves Japanese fare at wallet-friendly prices. Though opened by the well-known Astons group, this restaurant is relatively unknown to most. Their ingredients are specially sourced from different parts of the world, such as their US beef and Koshihikari rice from Niigata, Japan. Try their Chashu Ishinabe ($10.90++), which uses melt-in-your-mouth fatty pork on a bed of hot stone rice, and their popular Pork Cheese Katsu Toji Set ($18.90++), which features a succulent pork cutlet embedded in a hot mess of cheese and eggs.

Unit number: #02-01
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6702 3015

3. Al Capone

Kallang Wave Mall -Al Capone PizzaImage credit: Al Capone’s Kallang

Al Capone is a lively sports bar that serves up delicious grub to go along with ice-cold drinks. My favourite is the Mafia Wings ($10.90++), which comprises juicy battered chicken wings that are drenched in a delicious house-made sauce. Other recommended dishes are their tender Lamb Shank Served with Bread ($18.90++) and the 12’’ Al’ Capone Pizza ($19.90++) that comes with slabs of chicken sausage, turkey salami and turkey pepperoni. Al Capone should be on your list of go to places for a night out with the boys.

Unit number: #01-15
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 1am
Tel: 6282 5926

4. Astons Specialities

Kallang Wave Mall-Astons Specialities SteakImage credit: Astons Singapore’s Facebook page

Since opening its first outlet in a coffee shop along East Coast Road, Astons Specialities has become a household name. Known for serving up delicious cuts of meats and steaks at affordable prices, Aston also has an outlet in Kallang Wave Mall. Go for the juicy Chargrilled Chicken ($10.90++), that comes with a choice of two tantalising sides. These include creamy mashed potatoes, buttery corn on the cob and tasty coleslaw. For famished monsters, the Steak and Chicken ($24.50++) combo that comes with a full-flavoured ribeye steak and wonderfully grilled chicken will surely satisfy your protein needs.

Unit number: #02-04
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6702 7809

5. Ayam Penyet President

Kallang Wave Mall-Ayam Penyet President Smashed ChickenImage credit: Ayam Penyet President’s Facebook page

For fans of the classic Indonesian smashed fried chicken, there’s Ayam Penyet President. Their signature Smashed Fried Chicken ($6.90++) has a satisfyingly crispy exterior with succulent meat. Their spicy chilli packs a fiery punch, and is a hot favourite among spicy food lovers. 

Unit number: #01-23
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 11:30am to 9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-9:30pm, Sun 11am to 9pm
Tel: 6384 6356

6. Basil By ThaiExpress

Kallang Wave Mall-Basil By ThaiexpressImage credit: @givemeowfood

Serving up Thai food in a modern setting is Basil By ThaiExpress. Their Basil Chicken Wings($8.90++) features meaty chicken wings that come with an addictive crispy skin. The basil is well marinated with the chicken skin, making for a tasty combination. Their Pad Thai ($12.90++) is worth a try too. The dish is filled with spices that enhance the taste profile of the dish. The noodles are smooth and have a slight smokiness to them. If you’re craving Thai Food after an intense workout, Basil By ThaiExpress should be your go-to place.

Unit number: #01-16
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6702 7332

7. Cafe Papa

Kallang Wave Mall-Cafe PapaImage credit: @cafepapa_mof

Cafe Papa dishes out quality Korean cuisine in a chic setting. Their Fried Chicken Wing Cheese Hot Pan ($12.80++) is a must-try for cheese lovers. It features crispy fried chicken wings that are doused in a stretchy cheese dip. For a hands-on experience with your friends and family, try their Luncheon Meat Rice Ball ($12.80++). You can mix cubes of savoury luncheon meat with soft and tasty rice grains. Just remember to wear the disposable gloves provided prior to mixing.

Unit number: #02-16A
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6241 0602

8. Hanssik 

Kallang Wave Mall-HanssikImage credit: @halal_wanderlust

Muslim diners looking to get their KBBQ fix will wanna go to Hanssik. Prices start from $14.90++, and you can feast on an all-you-can-eat halal buffet which includes a spread of up to 12 types of their signature marinated meats, free-flow banchan, and soft drinks.

Unit number: #02-16A
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 4:30pm, 5:30pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6241 0602

9. Issho Izakaya

Kallang Wave Mall-Issho Izakaya sashimiImage credit: @isshoizakaya

Aside from their first outlet in Great World City, Issho Izakaya is also here at Kallang Wave Mall. They dish out tantalising Japanese cuisine, ranging from creative appetisers to an omakase. Diners can opt to have their meal on tatami mats, making for a unique Japanese dining experience. Try their Wagyu Steak ($48++), which presents thick slices of luxurious melt-in-the-mouth Wagyu beef that are paired with the restaurant’s signature shoyu red wine sauce. 

For sashimi lovers, make room for their Bara Chirashi Don ($23.50++). This filling dish comes with fresh sashimi pieces on a comforting bed of Japanese rice, all perched on top with a delicious runny quail egg.

Those looking for a good catch-up session with the pals over drinks will like how the restaurant serves a wide selection of Japanese booze such as sake and umeshu.

Unit number: #01-13
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 11am to 10pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6702 4708

10. Ju Hao Xiao Long Bao

Kallang Wave Mall-Ju Hao Xiao Long BaoImage credit: @babybiis_

If you’re craving for comforting Chinese cuisine after an intense work out session, Ju Hao Xiao Long Bao has got your back. Their Juicy Steamed Pork Dumplings ($5.80++ for five pieces) are a crowd favourite. The dumplings consist of juicy minced pork and a flavourful soup broth. Egg fried rice lovers will love their Pork Cutlet Fried Rice ($11.80++). The soft rice is moist, with generous amounts of eggs and chives. It’s accompanied by a big and thick pork cutlet, that’s tender but not too fatty.

Unit number: #01-21
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6581 0031

11. My Kampung

Kallang Wave Mall- My Kampung Chicken riceImage credit: My Kampung

Located on the second floor, this halal food court is operated by the Yu Kee Group. It’s a hotspot among the young and old, especially among athletes looking to get their breakfast fix on weekend mornings. Originally specialising in only chicken rice, My Kampung now serves up a wide variety of halal food. From blue pea nasi lemak to Japanese food, there’s something for everyone. Try their Roasted Chicken Rice ($3.80) which consists of tasty roasted chicken on comforting chicken rice. A plus point is that the rice isn’t too oily.

Unit number: #02-16
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 10pm

12. Old Street Bak Kut Teh

Kallang Wave Mall-Old Street Bak Kut Teh
Image credit: Old Street Bak Kut Teh’s Facebook page

For a piping hot bowl of bak kut teh, check out Old Street Bak Kut Teh. They are the pioneers of the Dry Bak Kut Teh ($7++ for small). The dish exudes a fragrant aroma, and the gravy is considerably thicker and more savoury as compared to the traditional soup bak kut teh. We recommend eating this dish with white rice, as its flavours might get too overwhelming if you eat it on its own.

Lovers of the Singapore version of bak kut teh should get the delightfully peppery Pork Ribs Soup ($6++ for small). The broth’s intense peppery taste is finished off with savoury and garlicky undertones. The tender pork comes off the bone easily, and the slight sweetness of the pork fat combines beautifully with the fragrant broth. This bowl is sure to satisfy any bak kut teh lover’s taste buds. 

Unit number: #01-22/22A
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9pm
Tel: 6438 6886

13. Old Town White Coffee

Kallang Wave Mall- Old Town White CoffeeImage credit: OLDTOWN White Coffee Singapore’s Facebook page

As someone who’s been eating OLDTOWN White Coffee’s comforting renditions of Malaysian food since young, it was nice to know they have an outlet in Kallang Wave Mall. Get a taste of their hearty plate of Nasi Lemak with Fried Chicken ($9.30++). A single whiff of the fragrant coconut rice is enough to make me salivate. The exterior of the chicken is crispy, and the meat inside is tender. End off the meal with a refreshing bowl of Chendol ($4.30++). The sweetness of the gula melaka syrup, the savouriness of the red beans, and the comforting coolness of the shaved ice are a welcomed treat, especially on a sweltering afternoon. 

Unit number: #01-18/19
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6702 4404


Kallang Wave Mall-OMOOMODON rice bowl

Serving Korean fusion food with a healthy touch, Omoomo Food Concepts is a unique addition to Kallang Wave Mall’s dining scene. The health-conscious will be happy to know that all their don come with multigrain rice. Fried chicken lovers will love their Ji-Ji Don ($10), which comes with crispy spicy chicken, teriyaki chicken, soy garlic winglets that are drizzled with savoury bibimbap sauce, on top of a warm bed of multigrain rice.

Being a steak lover, I’m personally a fan of their Yes Sir! Yes Sir! ($12). This donburi features tender strips of sirloin steak and a creamy kimchi omelette.

Unit number: #01-40
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6702 1835

15. Poulet 

Kallang Wave Mall-Poulet Roast ChickenImage credit: @gow_balan

Known for their roast chicken and duck confit, Poulet serves up affordable and tasty French food. Their Roast Chicken with Mushroom Chardonnay Sauce ($15.90++ for half) is a fan-favourite, and for good reason. It’s prepared with a myriad of herbs and roasted beautifully to a delightful brown colour. One could smell its fragrant aroma even before it’s brought out of the kitchen. The chicken meat easily comes off the bone and is full of juices even after the long cooking process. I would also recommend their Truffle Mashed Potato ($5.90++). The luscious mashed potatoes are nicely paired with earthy black truffles to create a pleasant marriage of earthy and rich flavours. 

Unit number: #01-17
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6702 7342

16. Suki-Ya 

Kallang Wave Mall-Suki-ya
Image credit: Suki-Ya’s Facebook page

Boasting an affordable hotpot buffet that starts at a mere $18.90++, SUKI-YA is popular among students and adults alike. Choose from five types of soup base which includes their classic sukiyaki, the deep-flavoured tonyu miso that comes with a hint of sweetness, and the slightly spicy kimuchi. Take note that they only serve beef, chicken and pork.

Unit number: #01-35
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6702 1752

17. Eat At Taipei

Kallang Wave Mall-Eat at Taipei bowl of noodles
Image credit: @mrdidijiak

Hitching on Taiwanese street food’s popularity among Singaporeans, Eat at Taipei brings those delectable grub to Singapore’s shores. Their Braised Pork Belly And Preserved Vegetables Rice ($10.90++) is one of the more popular dishes. Each pork belly is glazed with the right amount of fat. The meat sauce provides a nice depth of flavour to the sweet pork belly, without being too greasy. 

They also serve comforting bowls of Braised Beef Noodles Soup ($11.90++). The beef slices are especially delicate and tender. The fat is rendered extremely well in the beef, which gives it a smooth and slightly chewy texture. The soup is fragrant, and the beefy flavour is evident with each spoonful.

Unit number: #01-35
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6702 1752

18. Yu Kee Specialities

Kallang Wave Mall-Yu Kee Specialities Duck riceImage credit: @bulkingeveryday

Having been a frequent patron of Yu Kee Specialities since I was growing up, their Duck Rice ($4.50) has a special place in my heart. Each piece of duck meat is juicy, with strong meaty flavour. The fatty duck skin coats each piece of meat, giving the duck some richness. The grains are fragrant, and it goes well with the slightly herbaceous gravy.

Unit number: #02-12
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6555 6992

19. 13 Stages

Kallang Wave Mall-13 Stages Chicken

Opened by celebrity Mark Lee and two of his close friends, 13 Stages serves seven different flavours of chicken rice. Since chicken breasts might be perceived as too dry and tough by some, the restaurant only serves steamed chicken thighs. 

Their Samsui Chicken ($8.90++) is a popular favourite and features tender chicken leg that’s marinated with ginger and other aromatic spices.

Mala has been the rage for a while now, and it’s no surprise that their Mala Chicken ($8.90++) has gotten a lot of attention from diners. The Sichuan spices used in this fiery concoction kick in slowly, and linger on at the back of your throat.

Check out our review of 13 Stages.

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Unit number: #01-41
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9pm
Tel: 6384 0502

20. Encik Tan

Image credit: @jplim

With a whopping 19 outlets, Encik Tan is a familiar sight in Singapore malls. Its very first outlet happens to be the one in Kallang Wave Mall! They serve up tantalising halal local and Western food at extremely affordable prices. For curry rice lovers, their Hainanese Curry Rice with Chicken Cutlet ($4.30) is a must try. The chicken cutlet is shockingly crispy, yet the meat inside is tender. I also like how the slight sweetness of the cabbage balances out the spiciness of the rich curry. It’s accompanied by a runny egg which makes the dish all the more tasty. If you’re looking for noodles, try their Wanton Noodles ($4). The springy noodles have a good bounce to them and go well with the crunchy deep-fried wontons.

Unit number: #01-32
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6370 1155

21. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Kallang Wave Mall-Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen chicken

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is no stranger to Singapore’s fried chicken scene. Their Cajun Fried Chicken Combo ($7.90 for two pieces) comes in two spice flavours, mild or spicy. Marinated with a ton of spices, the chicken’s crispy skin boast piquant flavours. The meat is not dry, but juicy and flavourful.

For fish lovers, check out their Cajun Fish Combo ($7.90 for two pieces). It’s marinated with the same spices as their signature Cajun chicken. The slightly sweet fish meat melts in your mouth, and is soft and tender.

Each combo comes with a delicious buttermilk biscuit, and a signature side, which includes creamy mashed potatoes, refreshing coleslaw, crispy Cajun fries and fragrant garlic rice

Their buttermilk biscuit’s slight saltiness and milky sweetness make for a pleasant savoury snack to go along with your fried chicken. Try dipping it into the mashed potatoes gravy for an extra creamy treat.

Unit number: #02-02
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 11am to 9pm, Fri-Sun 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6702 4715

Kiosks at Kallang Wave Mall 

22. GFI Superfruit Bowls & Shakes

Kallang Wave Mall-GFI Superfruit BowlImage credit: @gf.indulgence

Serving dairy free bowls and shakes with frozen fruits, GFI Superfruit Bowls & Shakes is the place to be for health junkies. As the name GFI suggests, it’s a guilt-free indulgence.

My favourite bowl here is the Cocoa Almond Fudge ($6.90). Made entirely from roasted almonds, the almond butter is smooth and luscious. The sweet and slightly bitter cocoa goes really nicely with the savoury banana slices and refreshing berries. The rich maple syrup is the icing on the cake, and adds a pleasant touch of sweetness to the fruit bowl.

Their Mango Loco ($6.90) shake is refreshingly good. The nuttiness of the coconut water, the sweet mangoes, and the acidic pineapples balance each other out very well. 

Unit number: #02-13
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 10pm

23. Gourmet Pizza To Go

Image credit: @gourmetpizzatogo

Gourmet Pizza To Go offers a wide variety of toppings and flavours. A favourite among many, their Beef Pepperoni ($6.50++) features generous portions of tasty beef pastrami atop a crispy pizza crust.

Their Beef Lasagna ($10.90++) is a deserving treat after a massive sweat sesh. The huge portions of beef meatballs and layers of cheesy lasagna pasta is a feast for the eyes and mouth. The meatballs contain a good amount of minced beef, giving a burst of savouriness.

For adventurous diners with bottomless stomachs, challenge your ravenous appetite with the store’s food challenge. Brave souls who manage to finish their gigantic 60cm x 40cm Al Taglio Pizza ($65++) get the meal for free. If you happen to have a friend that also has a humongous appetite, you both can pair up to finish their Tag Team Challenge ($130++) which consists of two Al Taglio Pizzas.

Check out these other food challenges.

8 Food Challenges To Test Your Stomach For A Free Meal

Unit number: #01-43
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6222 1666

24. Old Chang Kee

Kallang Wave Mall-Old Chang Kee Nasi LemakImage credit: @kallangwavemall

Besides selling local finger food, the Old Chang Kee at Kallang Wave Mall also serves mouth-watering noodle and rice dishes. 

As a curry lover, I’m happy to say that their Curry Chicken Nasi Lemak ($6.90) does not disappoint. The curry is aromatic and flavourful. Its sweet earthiness and slight spiciness is all you could ask from a curry. The chicken is moist and extremely tender.

Beef is a meat that’s rarely used in a nasi lemak dish, which makes their Beef Rendang Nasi Lemak ($7.90) a must-get. The fragrant rendang is paired with juicy chunks of succulent beef, giving an intense smokiness.

Unit number: #01-20/#01-K9
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Tel: 6702 3148

Cafes and desserts at Kallang Wave Mall 

25. Tea Tree Cafe

Kallang Wave Mall-Tea Tree Cafe Signature bowlImage credit: @txywishes

Famous for their Roselle pearls, Tea Tree Cafe has made a storm in Singapore’s BBT and Chinese dessert scene. They serve two of Singaporean’s favourite sweets under the same roof, and even sell Japanese kakigori! Try their Honey Lemon Aloe Vera ($3.50) for a refreshing experience. The sweet zestiness of the honey lemon pairs beautifully with the cooling aloe vera to create a smooth beverage that has bursts of citrusy and flowery notes.

Their best seller is the Signature Bowl ($2.50). It comes with a choice of either grass jelly or pudding base, sweet potato, yam, red beans, QQ jelly and pearls. The herbal grass jelly complements the earthiness of the rich yam, and the creamer adds a smooth and silky touch to the bowl.

Unit number: #01-47
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6384 0035

26. Tea Tree Kakigori

Kallang Wave Mall-Tea Tree KakigoriImage credit: @teatreecafesingapore

Opened by the folks behind Tea Tree Cafe, Tea Tree Kakigori is one of the few exclusive places in Singapore that sells kakigori. It’s known to Singaporeans as the Japanese version of ice kacang, as this Japanese shaved ice dessert is commonly topped with sweet syrup and condensed milk. The Strawberry Cheesecake Kakigori ($9.50++) is topped with dense strawberries, and covered with decadent strawberry syrup. A pitcher of strawberry syrup comes with the dessert, which bodes well for those with a hardcore sweet tooth. The fluffy pillow of cheesecake below the shaved ice is a comforting addition as well. 

Unit number: #01-47
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6384 0035

27. Yunomori Onsen Cafe

Kallang Wave Mall-Yunomori Onsen Cafe Pork Katsu Rice setImage credit: @mfp_diaries

Open daily until 2am, Yunomori Onsen is situated at a quiet corner in Kallang Wave Mall. You can choose from a myriad of spa packages in a zen-like environment. After you’ve concluded your tranquil spa experience, you can indulge in delectable dishes at their in-house dining enclave, Yunomori Onsen Cafe.

Their Pork Katsu Curry Rice Set ($17.90++) packs a crispy deep-fried exterior, with moist and tender pork on the inside. The dish also comes with refreshing creamy potato salad to cleanse your palate.

Unit number: #02-17
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 2am
Tel: 6386 4126

Indulge in good food at Kallang Wave Mall

Kallang Wave Mall-Mall Entrance

Situated right next to Stadium MRT Station, Kallang Wave Mall is also an eight-minute walk from the nearest bus stop.

After a tiring training session, all I want is a good and comforting meal in an air-conditioned environment. I’m happy to say that Kallang Wave Mall has satisfied this need of mine with its wide range of restaurants serving tasty nosh.

For more mall guides like this, check out our Orchard Central and Causeway Point food guides.

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Address: 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397628
Nearest MRT Station: Stadium (CC6)

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