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13 New Restaurants In Singapore This January 2024—2D Cafe, Coriander Gelato And More

3rd January 2024

New restaurants in Singapore this January 2024

New year, new you, and new restaurants to visit and dine your way through. Singapore’s food scene isn’t slowing down as we head into 2024, with plenty of new F&B establishments popping up in the past month. Here are all the new restaurants and cafes to check out this January 2024!

1. D’RIM Koren Steak House


 D’RIM Korean Steak House joins the fray of Korean barbecue restaurants in Singapore, by offering diners an upscale K-BBQ experience in Mandarin Gallery. Dining here is definitely more of a treat-yourself affair, given that the price of their D’RIM Beef Cuts platter will set you back $125++ per person. Each platter comes with premium meat cuts, including sirloin steak, short rib, and chuck flap, as well as a selection of greens, kimchi, and doenjang jjigae. 


If you’re not here for K-BBQ, swing by for their a la carte mains instead. A must-try is their  D’RIM Signature Noodle (from $26++), cold soba noodles tossed in a perilla seed sauce. The sauce is made in-house, from scratch! Each serving is delightfully nutty and topped with lean cuts of beef heel, as well as a range of different greens.

Read our D’RIM Korean Steak House review.

Address: 333A Orchard Road, #02-14, Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 10pm
Tel: 9660 9964
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2. ENchanko Hotpot And Kamameshi

ENchanko Hotpot And Kamameshi - signature tori chankonabe intro

Chankoabe is a style of dining that isn’t particularly well known amongst local diners, but ENchanko Hotpot And Kamameshi is set to change things up by introducing Singaporeans to the Japanese dish. Chankonabe is a one-pot collagen chicken stew enjoyed by sumo wrestlers, and at ENchanko Hotpot And Kamameshi, you get to enjoy the dish steamboat style. Start with the Signature Tori Chankonabe (from $30++), where a broth comes with high-quality Jitori chicken.

ENchanko Hotpot And Kamameshi - himokawa udon cooked

To that, add a variety of ingredients you can order ala carte, including their Housemade Chicken Tsukune ($7++) and their Himokawa Udon ($6.80++). The latter stars flat 5cm-thick udon noodles, similar to the ones served at a viral restaurant in Tokyo. 

Read our ENchanko Hotpot And Kamameshi review. 

Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-52A, VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6255 9188
ENchanko Hotpot And Kamameshi is not a halal-certified restaurant

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3. Crazy Scoops

crazy scoops - flatlay

If you’re dialled into Singaporean TikTok, then you’ll be familiar with Vincent Lim, known for his “siao ah!” exclamation. He has now joined the likes of Titus Low to set up a gelato and waffles cafe in MacPherson known as Crazy Scoops

crazy scoops - coriander gelato

There are 16 different flavours available daily, priced from $4.50, or $5.50 for premium flavours. Aside from the classic options, they’ve also got a weird Coriander gelato option, where a vanilla base is blended with coriander. Enjoy your gelato pick atop a Croffle ($5.50), or a freshly prepared buttermilk Waffle ($7). If sweets aren’t your jam, the cafe serves up savoury finger food such as Truffle Fries ($11) and Spicy Drumlets ($11).

Read our Crazy Scoops review.

Address 77 Circuit Road, #01-460, Singapore 370077
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 1am
Crazy Scoops is not a halal-certified eatery.

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4. Liberty Singapore


The Marina Bay Financial Centre has a brand new spot for your after-work dinner and a hang: Liberty Singapore. The Asian smokehouse is founded by two pedigree chefs, one from Korea and the other from America, both founders of Liberty Exchange Hong Kong. Their Singaporean outpost seats 132 indoors, and 60 outdoors, so it’s quite the space.


The menu is power-packed with must-tries, including a Thai-inspired Salmon Tartare ($23++) and delicious Short-Rib Dumplings ($22++), which riffs on mandu. Private dining rooms are available for booking too!

Read our Liberty Singapore review.

Address: 10 Marina Boulevard, #01-04 Tower 2 Marina Bay Financial Centre, Singapore 018983
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6322 3777
Liberty Singapore is not a halal-certified eatery.

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5. BHC Chicken Orchard

bhc chicken - retro closeup

BHC Chicken has opened their third outlet in Singapore at Taste Orchard. The acclaimed Korean fried chicken sensation has 2,000 outlets in South Korea, as well as Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and Malaysia, so you know they’ve got the goods. Their  Bburinkle Chicken, priced from $23.90++, is the house signature—where double-fried chicken is dusted with a cheese, garlic, and onion seasoning.

bhc chicken - rabokki

Spicy versions are also available, alongside a handful of Korean street snacks, from tteokbokki to stews.

Read our BHC Chicken review.

Address: 160 Orchard Road, #01-07, Singapore 238842
Opening hours: TBD
BHC Chicken is not a halal-certified eatery.

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6. dipndip

dipndip singapore - pancake brownie club

New to VivoCity is dipndip, a chocolate dessert cafe that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth. They have 140 outlets in 19 different countries, finally setting up shop in Singapore.

dipndip singapore - mighty speculoos crepe cross section

All the sweet treats here are made with halal-certified ingredients, from their signature Pancake Brownie Stack ($19.80++), starring buttermilk pancakes layered with decadent brownies, and their Mighty Crepe (from $14.80++), where a thin crepe is rolled with strawberries, brownies, and a chocolate caramel cream. 

Read our dipndip review.

Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-51, VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
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7. Keng Eng Kee Punggol

Celebrated zi char restaurant Keng Eng Kee is opening their third outlet in SAFRA Punggol this month. The family-run brand has been operating for over 50 years, recently expanding beyond their Bukit Merah original to the East, and now Punggol.

Here, you can dig into their signature Moonlight Hor Fun (from $7.80+), a wok hei-rich delight that’s topped with raw egg yolks, and their Coffee Pork Ribs (from $15.80+),  where ribs are fried then coated in a sticky-smoky coffee glaze.

Read our Keng Eng Kee review.

Address: 9 Sentul Crescent, #02-01, SAFRA Punggol, Singapore 828654
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 2pm, 5pm to 10pm
Tel:  9691 0616
Keng Eng Kee is not a halal-certified eatery.

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8. Ebisu Sando Kyoto


Singapore has a fair few sando spots, and now, adding to the list is Ebisu Sando Kyoto. The takeaway kiosk is located in the Takashimaya Food Hall and is run by a Kyoto native. Expect a wide variety of sando, all made to order.


We’re fans of the classic Ebisu Pork Cutlet Sando ($16), comprising two milky slices of shokupan and a pork cutlet glazed with a tangy brown sauce. If you’re planning to treat yourself, try the A5 Japanese Wagyu Karubi Roast Beef Sando ($28), packed with slices of tender Wagyu.

Read our Ebisu Sando Kyoto review.

Address:  391A Orchard Road, #B208-4, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Singapore 238873
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
Ebisu Sando Kyoto is not a halal-certified eatery.

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9. Fun Wan


CBD workers, here’s one for the lunchtime rotation: Fun Wan is a DIY zi char bowl lunch spot, where prices start from $11.90++. Each bowl lets you combine rice, your pick of protein, sauce, and sides.


If you’re lazy to DIY, then there are sets such as their Curry Chicken Rice Set ($11.90++), which comes with a whole chicken leg cooked in a spicy curry. 

Read our Fun Wan review.

Address: 77 Robinson Road, #01-04, Singapore 068896
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 7pm
Tel: 8919 6909
Fun Wan is not a halal-certified eatery.

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10. Eat 3 Bowls Bendemeer


Eat 3 Bowls is a popular Taiwanese restaurant that has recently opened a new outlet in Bendemeer, complete with a retro interior that has corners decorated to look like an old cinema, as well as a mama shop. 


On the food front, you have to order their 3 Bowls Signature Trio Combo (from $13.30++) gets you three mini bowls of the brand’s most popular Taiwanese dishes: lu rou fan, oyster and pig intestine mee sua, and shredded chicken rice. Else, if you’re looking to cool off from a hot day, try the Taiwanese Cold Noodles ($7.80++), topped with a chunky peanut sauce. 

Read our Eat 3 Bowls Bendemeer review.

Address: 80 Bendemeer Road, #01-01, Singapore 339949
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 11am to 9pm
Tel: 9154 8191
Eat 3 Bowls is not a halal-certified eatery.

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11. Cafe Monochrome

cafe monochrome chinatown ambience

Singapore’s 2D concept cafe, Cafe Monochrome, has opened an outlet in Chinatown. If you’re looking for a brunch spot that’s super photogenic, pay the cafe a visit. The entire interior is black and white, with its walls and ceilings adorned with drawings of oriental decor.

cafe monochrome chinatown flat lay

This contrasts with their Western-style menu, which ranges from pizza to pasta. Seafood lovers can try their Crayfish Pasta ($23+), which sees spaghetti tossed in a house-made chilli sauce, while truffle fans can look forward to their rich Truffle Cream Pasta ($21+).

Read our Cafe Monochrome review.

Address: 25 Trengganu Street, #01-12, Singapore 058476
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs, Sun 10am to 9pm, Fri-Sat 10am to 10pm
Cafe Monochrome is not a halal-certified eatery.

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12. Wallich Manor

wallich manor interior

The newest entrant to Singapore’s nightlife scene, Wallich Manor is a bar and restaurant during the day that transforms into a vibrant dance floor at night. Menu highlights include the Traditional Chicken Mousse ($16++): liver mousse, pistachio crumble, brown butter, and crispy bread, and Grilled Octopus & Porridge ($38++). The latter comprises a medley of octopus tentacles, sweet pea porridge, and Hokkaido scallop, paired with Scampi ketchup.

wallich manor food

Don’t miss out on their inventive cocktails too! Try the vodka-spiked Mona’s Desire ($28++) for something fruity and refreshing, or go for the smoky Funky Bourbon ($26++), which has the subtle tang of balsamic fig vinegar.

Address: 9 Wallich Street, Sofitel Singapore City Centre, Level 6, Singapore 078885
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 5pm to 1am, Fri-Sat 5pm to 2am
Tel: 9836 8022
Wallich Manor is not a halal-certified eatery.

13. Brasserie Astoria


For a fancy teatime date that doesn’t break the bank, consider Brasserie Astoria‘s Golden Hour menu, available on Fridays and Saturdays from 3pm to 6pm. Here’s how it works: you get to choose from a fixed menu of light bites and drinks, all priced at just $12++ each.


There’s Brasserie Astoria’s Smashed Burger, for instance. This hearty number comes with a smashed beef patty topped with smoky cheddar, horseradish aioli, and house-pickled onions, tucked between two fluffy potato buns. Top up $4++ for fries if you’d like a more complete meal. Other value-for-money picks include a Margherita Pizza and Calamares Fritos: battered and deep-fried calamari served with a lime and galangal aioli. There’s also a good range of tipples to pick from, all at a wallet-friendly $12++ each!

Address: 11 Empress Place, Singapore 179558
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 9619 1567
Brasserie Astoria is not a halal-certified eatery.

New restaurants and cafes in Singapore for January 2024

Here are all the new restaurants and cafes to check out this January 2024. If you’re looking for more new eats, check out our Good Stuff review for yong tau foo platters and our Tempura Bar review for cheap omakase.

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