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New Bahru Food Guide: 10 Places For Famous Nasi Lemak, Loaded Tacos And More

3rd July 2024

New Bahru food guide

If you’re looking for new restaurants to check out this month, search no further. New Bahru, an up-and-coming lifestyle enclave in River Valley, has finally opened its doors. While not all dining tenants have officially launched—some will progressively open from now till September—we had a sneak peek recently to put together this best New Bahru food places list!

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1. The Coconut Club


Michelin Bib Gourmand awardee The Coconut Club is now open at New Bahru! The popular eatery has outlets in Siglap and Beach Road, too. They’re most known for their flavourful coconut rice, where two-year-old jasmine rice is first cooked with a house-made rempah, then infused with fresh coconut milk that’s made in-house.


At this New Bahru eatery, fans can look forward to the outlet-exclusive Quail Goreng Berempah ($21++), featuring the brand’s famous coconut rice, anchovies, peanuts, fried egg, sambal, and a golden-fried quail with crispy rempah crumbs. If you’re not a fan of quail, their Signature Ayam Goreng Berempah ($18++) is available too!

Unit number: #01-14
Opening hours: Thurs to Tue 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 9030 0634
The Coconut Club is not a halal-certified eatery.

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2. Dearborn


IG-famous Dearborn has also set up shop at New Bahru. This flagship cafe offers diners a range of breakfast and brunch items, alongside their signature granola, fresh bakes, and coffee.

Image credit: @dearborn.granola

Fans will be happy to know that they can shop the brand’s Granola here, priced at $16 for a 260g packet and $28 for 500g. You can also look forward to freshly baked breads such as Smoked Cheddar & Chilli Loaf ($25) and Sweet Potato Rolls ($12), great for takeaway to share with the fam. Drinks-wise, get your caffeine fix in the form of a Black ($5), White ($6), or Matcha ($8)! We’ll update this story as soon as we get more information about their savoury brunch fare.

Unit number: #03-04
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 9am to 3pm
Dearborn is not a halal-certified eatery.

3. Artichoke


Headed by the multi-award-winning local chef Bjorn Shen, Artichoke offers Middle Eastern-inspired flavours in a gorgeous space. Dine here in a group and choose from a wide selection of mezze platters, charcoal-grilled meats, baklava and more!

02 Artichoke—Experience Platter (1)
Image credit: @artichoke_sg

For a taste of everything, go straight for the Chef’s Selection ($68++ per person), which gets you four mezzes, two salads, two seafood, two meats, and a dessert. Do note that this experience must be ordered for the entire table.

If you’re visiting on a weekend, check out their brunch menu, with hearty options such as Scramble Plate ($20++)—scrambled eggs, hummus, mushrooms, avocado, dukkah, and Turkish bread—and Shakshuka ($20++), featuring spiced tomato stew topped with two runny eggs.

Unit number: #01-02
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 5:30pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Artichoke is not a halal-certified eatery.

4. Kotuwa


Here’s a vibey spot to bookmark if you’re hitting up New Bahru at night: Kotuwa. The Sri Lankan restaurant bar, founded by the famous Chef Rishi Naleendra, was awarded a spot on the Michelin Bib Gourmand list this year.


Here you’ll find the restaurant’s signature Kottu Rotti (from $25++), which is essentially chopped-up roti cooked with veggies, eggs, and gravy, alongside mains such as Lamb Shank ($42++) and a rich Crab Curry (seasonal price). For those who want something to drink, their cocktail menu is equally noteworthy, with options such as Machang Power ($25++)— Monkey Shoulder blended scotch, papaya, green tea—and Uncle Percy ($25++), a blend of white rum, Ceylon Arrack (traditional Sri Lankan spirit made from the coconut sap), soursop, and coconut.

Unit number: #01-03
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 5pm to 11pm, Fri-Sat 12pm to 12am, Sun 12pm to 11pm
Kotuwa is not a halal-certified eatery.

5. Huevos


ICYMI: you can get Huevos‘ cult-favourite tacos and nachos at New Bahru! The popular eatery often sports long queues at its OG North Bridge restaurant, so fans will be pleased to know that they now have a second location to visit for their Mexican fix.


You won’t go wrong with their tacos, available in flavours such as Baja Fish ($14++/$18++) and Birria Beef ($15++/$19++). Tacos are served in portions of two or three. Their Loaded Nachos ($20++), topped with chicken, guacamole and more, is another hot favourite for its massive serving!

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Unit number: #01-16
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm
Huevos is not a halal-certified eatery.

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6. Odem


Odem is a new artisanal makgeolli bar and restaurant by popular franchise, Ajumma’s Korean Restaurant. Here you’ll find an extensive array of spirits by craft brewers from different regions of Korea, alongside contemporary Korean dishes.


If you’re visiting for weekend lunch, try their Kalbi Sando ($30++), where a juicy beef short rib patty is paired with pickles, aged cheddar, aioli, and house-made sando sauce, sandwiched between shokupan slices. Else, their Duck Guksu ($35++), a cold and refreshing dish of buckwheat noodles, barbecued duck, perilla seed sauce, and cucumber kimchi, is equally moreish.

Unit number: #01-17
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 5pm to 12pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 2pm, 5pm to 12am
Odem is not a halal-certified eatery.

7. One Fattened Calf

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Word is in: One Fattened Calf is slated to open at New Bahru very soon! The local burger shop is known for their delicious beef burgers prepared with house-baked potato buns and grass-fed beef.

one fattened calf ofc butterburger interaction shot

While there’s no telling as to what will be on the menu, and when exactly  the new restaurant will launch, we’re hoping that their OFC ButterBurger ($15) will make an appearance. This signature burger stars two slabs of cold grass-fed a 150g patty of premium New Zealand grass-fed beef, smashed on the grill and blowtorched before serving.

In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled on One Fattened Calf’s Instagram page for the latest updates!

Read our One Fattened Calf review!

Unit number: TBD
Opening hours: TBD
One Fattened Calf is not a halal-certified eatery.

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8. Zhup Zhup by One Prawn & Co

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If you love a good bowl of hae mee, you’ll be delighted to know that Zhup Zhup by One Prawn & Co is opening at New Bahru soon. The eatery, previously known as One Prawn & Co, was also a Michelin Bib Gourmand entry this year!

one prawn & co - soup pour

Here’s what we know so far: this second branch will offer Asian seafood dishes with a contemporary flair: think aged seafood and wood-fired grilling. We’re crossing our fingers that the same prawn broth will also be available at this outlet; when we tried it at their original eatery, the soup was creamy and rich, with a strong umami flavour.

There’s no official date for the New Bahru opening, so you’ll have to check in on their Instagram page for the latest scoop.

Read our Zhup Zhup by One Prawn & Co review!

Unit number: TBD
Opening hours: TBD
Zhup Zhup by One Prawn & Co is not a halal-certified eatery.

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9. PPP Coffee

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According to Google, PPP Coffee‘s New Bahru store will open soon, on 16 July. The homegrown coffee brand’s new digs will offer both indoor and alfresco dining seating, alongside an all-day dining menu and retail section. There’s even an omakase bar in the works!

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The sister brand of the ever-popular Chye Seng Huat Hardware is known for their specialty coffee, including limited-time drops that are available for home brewers to purchase. We’ll update this post when we get more information on their menu!

Unit number: #01-06
Opening hours: TBD
PPP Coffee is not a halal-certified eatery.

10. Morning


Here’s a bonus entry for coffee lovers: Morning. Although this isn’t a cafe or restaurant, this homegrown brand is worth a mention for their extensive lineup of specialty coffee capsules from around the globe. They’ve just launched their first brick-and-mortar store here at New Bahru, so you can pore over their selection while you’re there!

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Image credit: @drinkmorning

Should any of their Morning Machines catch your eye, you can try them out at their new store, then stock up on some unique coffee capsules.

Unit number: #01-13
Opening hours: TBD

What to eat at New Bahru

We hope this New Bahru food guide comes in handy on your next visit to the new River Valley mall! Do note that some of these restaurants and cafes are only open later in the year, so it’s best to check with the individual tenants before making a trip.

In other food news, famous croissant shop Hazudoki has opened in Singapore with 20 different flavours! Alternatively, read our guide to the best ondeh ondeh in Singapore if you’re looking for some noteworthy local kueh.

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Photos taken by Paula Formantes.
This was a media tasting at New Bahru. 

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