New restaurants in Singapore this June 2022
We’re finally at the midpoint of 2022, and June is slated to be packed with activities. Chiefly, it’s the June holidays, so those with kids or siblings in school can look forward to more family bonding hours over quality eats. Else, you deserve to treat yourself anyway just for making it thus far. Splurge on a good meal with your payday dough at any of these 19 new restaurants in Singapore this June 2022.
Taking over the space formerly occupied by Ash & Elm is LUCE, a new Italian bistro helmed by Chef de Cuisine Davide Giacomelli. Chef Davide has spent 13 years working at numerous Michelin-starred establishments in Paris and Moncao before taking on his new post at InterContinental Singapore. The authentic, seasonal menu he has created for LUCE spotlights seasonal ingredients, sourcing from regional producers where possible.
Start off your meal with the Bruschetta ($19++), a classic Italian appetiser, served here with milky buffalo mozzarella, a bright tomato concasse, and hearty toast rubbed with grated garlic. For your entree, pick either a risotto, prepared true-blue Italian-style, or fresh house-made pasta. We recommend the Acquerello Gorgonzola ($38++). Carnaroli, rather than aborio, rice is used, resulting in an extra-creamy risotto. Generous amounts of gorgonzola are stirred in, but you get none of the blue cheese funk thanks to the finishing dash of citrus powder. For dessert, treat yourself to the LUCE-misu ($18++), a deconstructed tiramisu with layers of texture.
The spacious, open eatery gets a lot of natural light during the day. Choose between intimate booth seats and smaller tables to dine at, depending on the size of your group. LUCE’s lunch sets are also affordable for their quality, priced at $34++ for a main with either a starter or dessert, and $40++ for a three-course feast. Wine pairings are available for an additional fee, with vino here sourced naturally from a variety of Italian producers.
Address: 80 Middle Road, Level One, InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 8pm, 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6825 1008
2. SENSHI Sushi & Grill
Although SENSHI Sushi and Grill has been at Dorsett Singapore for slightly over a year, the Japanese buffet restaurant is still constantly revamping its menu and has recently unveiled its revamped spring selections. Look forward to the Pork Jowl in the Lunch A La Carte Buffet ($45++ per person), which sees Kurobuta pork sous vide for more than 12 hours.
If you’re visiting during the dinner service, which is priced at $55++ per person, you’ll get to enjoy an upgraded selection of dishes. This includes Mekajiki sashimi, AKA swordfish sashimi, as well as Pork and Beef Shabu Shabu for sharing.
Address: 333 New Bridge Rd, #01-01, Dorsett Singapore, Singapore 088765
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm
Tel: 8518 8616
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Nobu is one of the most recognisable names in the mod-Japanese restaurant space. The restaurant was founded in 1987 by chef Nobu Matsuhisa, when he moved to Los Angeles and has boomed into a global phenomenon, with 50 outlets across the world. Now, Nobu has finally made its way to Singapore, with its official opening on 1 June, at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. The new restaurant will be housed amidst a “sculpted open-air Japanese garden and bar”, so expect panoramic views to go with your meal.
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Prices have yet to be confirmed, but one can expect Nobu’s signatures to grace the menu in Singapore too. These include their Black Cod Miso, Yellowtail Jalapeño, and Nobu Crispy Rice. The restaurant will also have an omakase private dining experience, dubbed the Chef’s Table, as well as a teppanyaki dinner.
Address: 190 Orchard Blvd, Singapore 248646
Opening hours: TBD
Tel: 6831 7653
4. Buffet Paradise
Those looking for an affordable buffet experience can head down to Buffet Paradise for a two-in-one, all-you-can-eat feast. The Tai Seng eatery has launched a BBQ and steamboat buffet with a menu that includes over 40 different menu items. The eatery, located in the Wonderfull food court of the Sakae Building, has both indoor and outdoor seating as well.
Diners pay $29.90 per person for dinner from Monday to Thursday, or $32.90 from Friday to Sunday, and on public holidays. If you’re bringing kids along, children dine for $19.90 each. Start off the meal with their welcome platter, which comes with a selection of marinated meats, clams, fish backs, fish slices, seafood, and vegetables. Then, pick and choose from an array of ingredients displayed at their self-serve counter to enjoy. Beer is also available free flow for just $15.
Address: 28 Tai Seng Street, Singapore 534106
Opening hours: Daily 5pm to 11pm
Tel: 9183 5045
5. Angie’s Oyster Bar & Grill
Angie’s Oyster Bar & Grill is one of the OG bistros in Singapore for freshly shucked oysters and sustainable seafood. They’ve recently reopened at Tiong Bahru, with an all-new menu starring air-flown oysters, seasonal grilled lobster, sustainably sourced seafood, and a comprehensive booze selection to pair with. Menus differ between lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.
Their famed oyster happy hour still runs from Monday to Thursday, between 5pm to 6:30pm, where you can get freshly shucked oysters for just $1.50++ apiece. We also recommend swinging by for lunch, where they’ve got two lunch bowls available by popular demand. Go for the Charcoal Grilled Iberico Pork Jowl Rice Bowl ($19++), which pairs a juicy, perfectly grilled pork with carrots, peas, mushrooms, and rice.
Address: 313A Outram Road, Level 2, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169073
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm to 2:15pm, 5pm to 10pm, Fri 12pm to 2:15pm, 5:30pm to 11pm, Sat 10:30am to 3:45pm, 5:30pm to 11pm, Sun 10:30am to 3:45pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6221 9555
Ben Fatto 95 has made waves in the private dining space over the past couple of years, thanks to founding chef Lee Yum Hwa’s artful handmade pasta dishes. If you’ve never managed to snag a seat at his private dining outfit, don’t fret, as Chef Lee and The Cicheti Group have collaborated to open a permanent, brick-and-mortar restaurant starring the former’s creations in Joo Chiat. Named Forma, this new Italian restaurant has become the to-dine destination of late, with reservations full six services a week thus far.
The simple, almost rustic menu spotlights the spectrum of pasta found in lesser-known regions of Italy. The Tortellini in Brodo ($34++), for example, hails from the Emilia-Romagna region, and sees handmade tortellini parcels served in a clear, slow-cooked chicken broth. The Linguine al Limone ($29++) is another popular option to order. The Southern Italian classic features a bright lemon sauce prepared with Amalfi lemons and DOP provolone. Bronze-cut linguine is then perfectly coated with the zesty sauce, to serve.
Read our Forma review.
Address: 128 Tembeling Road, Singapore 423638
Opening hours: Tue-Sat, 6pm to late (10pm last order for food)
Tel: 6513 2286
7. Hanare by Takayama
Head to Hanare by Takamaya at Takashimaya for a fun and special date with their new Kamameshi Six-course Dinner Set, priced at $110++ for two.
Enjoy the assortment of sashimi and freshly fried tempura, as you watch the kamameshi, or traditional Japanese claypot rice, simmer up with a smokey aroma. Options for the claypot rice include a sweet red sea bream, plump unagi, flaky salmon, or nutty corn. End it off with house-made yuzu sorbet that is sweet, tangy, and absolutely refreshing.
Address: 391 Orchard Road, #03-07, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Singapore 238872
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 8298 9369
8. Osteria Mozza
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Chef Nancy Silverton’s Osteria Mozza is getting a second lease of life by reopening at Hilton Singapore, after a former stint at Marina Bay Sands that ceased in 2018. The Hilton Osteria Mozza officially opened on 31 May, with Silverton’s distinct Californian-Italian menu ready to wow guests.
Expect fresh pasta, pizzas prepared in a wood-fired oven, and a selection of meats and seafood to round off the savouries at this new restaurant. Osteria Mozza’s famed Mozzarella Bar will also return here, with five types of fresh cheeses and cured meats to kickstart one’s meal.
Address: 333 Orchard Road, Level 5, Singapore 238867
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 5pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6831 6271
9. Una Una VivoCity
Affordable unagi specialist Una Una has opened its third outlet in VivoCity following its Suntec City and Bugis outfits. They’re best known for their unagi hitsumabushi—an unagi don bowl enjoyed four ways—with prices starting from just $12.80++.
The izakaya-style eatery will have a wide variety of charcoal-grilled unagi dishes, all prepared with premium quality eels. At this new restaurant, look forward to creations including the Unagi Ikura Don ($32.80++), an outlet-exclusive dish loaded with salmon roe, tamago, cucumber, and grilled unagi pieces. The Unagi Hokkaido Pork Histumabushi ($22.80++) is also another VivoCity-only special, where unagi is served with charcoal-grilled pork slices that melt in the mouth.
Find out more about Una Una VivoCity.
Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk, #02-94, VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 9:30pm
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If you didn’t know, Matsukiya at Paragon is actually a Sushi Tei group concept offering traditional kushiyaki, AKA skewers that are grilled over binchotan. New to the menu is their pair of Okamochi boxes that’s good for two to share. Choose between the Unagi ($118++) or Wagyu ($138++), which comes with Miyazaki A4 Wagyu.
From now till 30 June 2022, enjoy 15% off these boxes━small note that there are only five sets each night, so it’s best to reserve your Okamochi ahead of your visit. Besides the unagi and Wagyu, each three-tiered box is also filled with appetisers, kushiyaki, and a signature burdock rice topped with ikura, edamame, and kinshi tamago.
Address: 290 Orchard Road, #05-04, Paragon, Singapore 238859
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6219 1771
11. Itchy Bun
DJ Duo Muttons first moved into F&B with their mod-Asian restaurant Fook Kin. Since then, they have decided to deep dive into casual dining with Itchy Bun, their new Japanese eatery along Prinsep Street. Prices here are nett, making Itchy Bun a wallet-friendly dining option if you’re in town.
The menu stars a wide range of bites, from rice bowls to Japanese-influenced gua bao, and deep-fried appetisers. We recommend the Kaeru Noashi Karaage ($13.80), a frog leg karaage dish served with wasabi mayo dip, and fried ginger slivers—think a sweeter, more tender take on chicken wings. They also have Unagi Don priced at just $10.80, topped with chargrilled unagi pieces glazed in tare, and an onsen egg.
Read our Itchy Bun review.
Address: 44A Prinsep Street, Singapore 188674
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 9pm
12. One Prawn & Co
Fans of the now-defunct One Prawn Noodle at Golden Mile Food Centre can rejoice, as the prawn mee eatery, run by a former Burnt Ends chef, has now reopened as a standalone in the form of One Prawn & Co.
Located in MacPherson, One Prawn & Co has a menu of elevated hae mee dishes, including their signature Five Fortunes Jumbo Prawns Claypot ($30). Before you flinch at this price tag, this claypot-cooked prawn noodle dish comes with very fresh jumbo prawns, lala, house-made tobiko prawn balls, pork ribs, and shabu shabu sliced pork. The substantial portion is also able to feed two people reasonably. If you don’t want to splurge, the regular bowl of prawn mee here starts at $14. While sans all the frills of the claypot version, the normal portion does still come with the same, rich tonkatsu and prawn head broth that makes One Prawn & Co such a win.
Read our One Prawn & Co review.
Address: 458 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368176
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 5pm
Tel: 9878 8897
13. L’Arte Pizza and Focaccia
Hailing all the way from Bulgaria is L’Arte Pizza and Focaccia, serving handcrafted Romana-style pizza by Chef Radostin Kiryazov, who’s got 30 years of pizza-making experience under his belt.
As the first outlet outside of Bulgaria, L’Arte Pizza’s menu features 10 flavours, all enhanced by the light and crackly pizza dough that is ripe with air pockets.
The truffle cream with ricotta cheese, salty Parma ham, rocket leaves, and a mix of mozzarella and Parmesan are what make the Tartufata ($34++) so rich in flavour. Don’t forget to try the Nutella ($20++), a dessert pizza that features drizzles of Nutella, slices of strawberry and banana, and a touch of mint leaves.
Address: 5 Wallich Street, #01-14, Singapore 078883
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am to 8pm
It’s been four years since Sugarhall at Amoy Street shut its doors, but it’s back now at a new location on Cecil Street, above Rosemead━a modern-Californian fine dining restaurant also by the Jigger and Pony Group.
Where the old iteration had a rum-focused menu, it’s now a list of 20 cocktails, split between classics and rum-based ones, including H&M Sour ($24++), where Roku Gin meets sencha, lemon, hazelnut liqueur, egg white, and matcha. Food-wise, order the Chicken Liver Toast ($8++) or Curry Empanadas ($8++) to start, and move on to the Wagyu Cheese Burger with Bacon and Fries ($35++). For a boozy dessert, try Elena’s Cheesecake with Rum and Raisin ($21++).
Address: 19 Cecil Street, Level 2, Singapore 049704
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs, Sun 5:30pm to 12am, Fri-Sat 5:30pm to 2am
Tel: 9815 0246
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Ginger Lily is the newest high tea spot in town, located on the fifth floor of what’s now Hilton Singapore Orchard. The botanical-inspired set ($58++ per person) comes in a pretty pink case that reminds us of a hardcover coffee table book━slide it open to reveal five shelves of savoury and sweet delights. Do note that you’ll need a minimum of two diners to order this high tea set.
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Expect bites such as Mini Lobster Roll with Chives and Iberico Ham Crostini with Baby Basil amidst sweets including a Spiced Apple Tatin and Pink Peppercorn Cherry Macarons. High tea isn’t high tea without scones: here you’ll get these with house-made gingerlily jam, cinnamon chocolate ganache, and clotted cream.
Address: 333 Orchard Road, Hilton Singapore Orchard, Singapore 238867
Afternoon tea hours: Daily 2pm to 5pm
Tel: 6737 4411
16. Yi Qian Private Dining
Tucked on the first floor of a nondescript industrial centre in Leng Kee is Yi Qian Private Dining, a new restaurant that champions Cantonese and Teochew fare. It’s helmed by Chef Raymond, who was previously from Golden Palace.
Highlights of the menu here include Crispy Prawn Fritters ($9.80++), filled with Sakura ebi, and Stir-fried Shark Fin Soup with Crabmeat, served with Superior Stock in Teapot ($68++). The Pig’s Stomach and Chicken in Pepper Soup ($108++) is also stellar. For a showstopping dessert, try the Sugar Encrusted Deep Fried Yam Sticks ($20++).
Address: 2 Leng Kee Road, #01-04, Thye Hong Industrial Centre, Singapore 159086
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6513 6377
17. Maguro Yukimitsu
The latest opening by the group behind Maguro Donya, Maguro Yukimitsu is a fast-casual food stand in the basement food hall of Takashimaya Department Store with just 16 seats. True to its name, they also heavily feature maguro and sashimi sourced from Miura Misaki harbour.
The Matsu Sushi ($31.80) platter has an assortment of seafood, ranging from ebi, ikura, hotate, and the requisite tuna. If you’re a huge maguro fan, the Maguro Zukushi ($38.80) would be just the thing for you, with four maguro cuts and negitoro temaki.
Address: 391A Orchard Road, B204-3, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238873
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
18. The Line
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Self-service buffets are back, and there’s no better place to get reacquainted with them than at The Line, Shangri-La Singapore’s famed buffet. Watch the chefs at work in the kitchen as they whip up an international feast behind the self-service counters.
On the local front, there’s a yummy Babi Pongteh alongside Nyonya Kueh Pie Tee, which you can have with assorted Japanese sashimi and sushi. Get slices of Roasted Australian Angus Prime Rib Beef with Port Wine Sauce, or Braised Beef Cheek Bourguignon that goes swimmingly well with a heaping side of Mashed Potatoes. There’s even a Middle Eastern counter, Crispy Pipa Duck and Roasted Pork Belly, and a dazzling array of desserts.
Address: 22 Orange Grove Road, Lower Lobby, Tower Wing, Shangri-La Singapore, Singapore 258350
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 12:30pm to 9:30pm, Thurs-Sun 12:30pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6213 4398
New restaurants and cafes in Singapore for June 2022
Aside from the new restaurants and cafes mentioned, June also brings with it other notable openings, like KURA Patisserie’s reopened flagship along South Bridge Road, and Mother-In-Law Egg Tart’s new Jurong outlet.