New restaurants in Singapore December 2021
We’re finally in the home stretch of 2021, and to celebrate, you deserve a good meal. As festive feasts loom, give yourself a break from roasts and log cakes by dining at these new restaurants in Singapore this December 2021.
Famous Osaka sushi chain Ganko is now in Singapore! Their latest opening in Dhoby Ghaut is their very first Southeast Asian outlet, following 99 eateries across Japan, followed by a handful in Hong Kong. The affordable menu offers single sushi from $3++, or platters that can feed a group. Sushi here is air-flown thrice a week from Japan too, so you can ensure you’re getting the freshest fare.
Located just across the Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, the sleek eatery is all Japanese minimalism in decor, and has 40 seats available for spacious dining.
Read our Ganko review.
Address: 9 Penang Road, #01-01, Singapore 238459
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6 to 10pm
Tel: 8828 2280
The folks behind new-age handroll bar Rappu have branched out to Mexican fusion bites at Mezcla. Tacos with Japanese-Mexican flavours are a mainstay on the menu here, with most items being priced under $15. There’s the Crab ($11.50++), for soft shell crab tempura and spiced mayo nestled in a handmade taco, as well as the Unagi ($9.50++), where unagi is dressed in a chipotle-spiced sauce for added smokiness.
Come after-hours and dine with friends to enjoy the neon-lit ambience for maximum vibes, and down some margaritas while you’re at it. Flavours include Kyoho Grape and Pink Guava, for just $13++ each.
Read our Mezcla review.
Address: 43 Craig Road, Singapore 089681
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 6pm to 10:30pm
3. 46 Mittsu
If you’re a fan of Korio and Sando, then you’ll love 46 Mittsu. The new joint specialises in American deli-style sandwiches, alongside healthy rice bowls. Don’t miss the B.E.C ($12++), an all-day breakfast sandwich with thick-cut bacon cured in-house, as well as ultra-fluffy eggs to rival Eggslut.
Located a 12-minute walk away from Fort Canning MRT Station in The Herencia, 46 Mittsu is a bit of a hidden gem but well-worth the visit.
Read our 46 Mittsu review.
Address: 46 Kim Yam Road, #01-07, The Herencia, Singapore 239351
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 5pm (until sold out)
46 Mittsu is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Big Big Fries
Big Big Fries debuted in Serangoon Gardens last year to great fanfare, thanks to their XXL fries and housemade mentaiko sauce. They have since opened a cafe in NEWest, levelling up their menu with don bowls, as well as desserts. Apart from their fries, try their Mentaiko Bomb ($7/$12), where popcorn chicken is literally doused in its namesake mayonnaise for extra-shiokness.
The cafe is located a short bus ride away from Clementi MRT Station, and stars bright yellow and white decor that is as striking as it is cosy.
Read our Big Big Fries review.
Address: 1 West Coast Drive #01-65, Singapore, 128020
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 8298 8556
You may know Whiskdom as one of the OG home-based bakers that caused quite a stir in Singapore, thanks to their perpetually sold-out bakes and long waiting lists. Now, with two physical outlets around Singapore, including their latest one along Havelock Road, you no longer have to fuss about having the fastest fingers to nab their goods during an online bake sale.
The kiosk is small and meant for takeaways, with a glass display case that proudly showcases all their popular bakes. Do yourself a favour and get a box of six, priced at $38, and go wild choosing between flavours of their Levain-style cookies and lava brownies.
Read our Whiskdom review.
Address: 2 Havelock Rd, 01-09, Singapore 059763
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 2pm
6. Monki Cafe
Monki Cafe was formerly located in Holland Drive, and shuttered recently, only to reopen at The Star Vista. The cafe specialises in Taiwanese food typically priced under $10, so make sure to order classics like Taiwan Braised Pork Rice ($9) and Taiwan Oyster Mee Sua ($8.80). Also on the menu is bubble tea, as well as desserts, if you need a sweet treat to end your meal.
The cafe is slated to open in the second week of December, and will feature the same bright and homely interior of its Holland Village joint.
Read our first look at Monki Cafe.
Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Vista, #01-41, Singapore 138617
Opening hours: TBC
7. Leckerbaer Keong Saik
Danish bakery Leckerbaer has a new outlet now in Keong Saik, starring the same famed Småkagers, petite Danish flavoured cookies priced at $2.80, along with other delicate bakes. On the savoury front, expect open-faced sandwiches such as Smoked Salmon & Onsen Egg ($21.00++), with briny smoked salmon, a gooey runny egg, and shaved greens atop.
The beautiful bakes are equally matched by the Scandinavian interior that is very IG-worthy. Its central address at Keong Saik makes the café an easy meet-up spot for brunch with friends too!
Read more about our first look at Leckerbaer Keong Saik.
Adress: 14 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089121
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 10am to 10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm to 12am
8. Alice Boulangerie
Cafe-hoppers should keep Alice Boulangerie on their radar. This new Tanjong Pagar gem has visually appealing pastries and a Bali resort-inspired interior, great for satisfying both your stomach and your wanderlust.
Their popular bi-colour croissants, including the Pistachio Chocolate Croissant ($8.90), are flying off the shelves the minute they are baked, so be sure to head down early. If you can’t get your hands on the croissants, try the Pistachio Dacquoise ($9.60), which is also a crowd favourite.
Address: 12 Gopeng St, #01-05/11 Icon Village, Singapore 078877
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 8am to 7pm
Tel: 6994 1196
9. Tiong Bahru Bakery Scotts Square
Popular local pastry chain Tiong Bahru Bakery has launched a new branch on the first level of Scotts Square.
Go for their well-known viennoiseries, including the Croissant ($3.50++), which sees layer upon layer of pastry made with premium French butter. Other must-try savouries are the veggie-friendly Brie & Roasted Mushroom Croissant ($9.80++), and the meaty Pulled Pork Bun ($10.50++). There’s also an outlet-exclusive Rooibos Kombucha ($7.80++), a refreshing palate cleanser for any time of the day.
If you’re residing in the North-East, pop by Tiong Bahru Bakery latest cafe at Serangoon Gardens!
Address: 6 Scotts Road, #01-06/07, Singapore 228209
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 8pm
Les Amis Group’s casual Italian offshoot LINO has now expanded to a new location, after its Binjai Park flagship. The café and restaurant is now in FORUM The Shopping Mall, just outside the buzzing hub of Orchard Road. Expect a menu lined with classic Italian items, to be enjoyed amongst a warm, wood-toned dining area.
Try the Smoked Salmon Trout ($22++) to start, with orange-pink slivers of house-smoked salmon topped with zingy yuzu mayonnaise and fresh herbs. For dessert, don’t miss out on their Bomboloni ($12 for two), prepared classic Italian style with hazelnut cocoa crème in the middle, laced with crunchy feuilletine.
Address: 583 Orchard Road, #01-01/04, Singapore 238884
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6235 8690
11. Open Farm Community
Open Farm Community brings communal Asian-influenced dishes to their new menu, with each item thoughtfully prepared with homegrown ingredients. If you’re conscious about where your food comes from, then this idyllic restaurant makes a great pitstop to explore the sheer variety of ingredients home soil has to offer.
Image credit: @openfarmcommunity
Come down for their lunch feast, priced at $65++ per guest, and enjoy a lengthy list of dishes including Corn Ribs—yes, of TikTok fame—as well as an SG Green Salad featuring locally cultivated salad leaves, and Tiberais Barramundi, with fish from our resident barramundi farm.
Address: 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 9pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 9pm
Tel: 6471 0306
12. Man Tang Hong
We love a pink café, and the latest one to hit the scene is Man Tang Hong, nestled in the Bedok heartlands. The cosy café serves both hot and cold desserts, all prepared from scratch daily. Highlights include an unctuous Orh Nee ($6.80), served with coconut milk, gula melaka, and sweetened pumpkin paste, as well as a refreshing Snow Fungus with Manuka Honey ($5.80), great to cool off in the heat.
Apart from the striking decor, the desserts are also served in modern tableware, like wooden bowls, if you want to nab a shot for the ‘gram.
Read our first look at Man Tang Hong.
Address: 218 Bedok North Street 1, #01-11, Singapore 460218
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 1pm to 10pm
13. Spongebob Cafe
Image credit: Kumoya
Head down to Bikini Bottom IRL with the upcoming Spongebob Cafe, opening in Bugis on 16 December. The themed café is run by the Kumoya team, who have also brought the likes of the Rilakkuma café and the Little Twin Stars café to Singapore.
Image credit: Kumoya
Expect cute dishes crafted by a local bento artist, all starring Spongebob motifs, and exclusive merchandise you can shop in-house. One fun fact is that all the menu items here are going to be vegetarian-friendly, made with Impossible meat rather than actual, animal meat.
Find out more about the Spongebob Cafe.
Address: 8 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199320
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 9.30pm
Tel: 8204 5330
Beloved ramen chain Ippudo has refreshed their menu with a selection of new dishes, spotlighting seasonal Japanese flavours. One highlight is their Ikura Chahan Ochazuke Style ($13.95), a Japanese take on pao fan, with green tea broth poured over pearl rice, and topped with salmon, as well as umami ikura pearls.
Another fun bite to order is their Pizza Bun ($4.80), a fusion spin on their signature pork buns, now with mozzarella guaranteed to offer a cheese pull, and tangy tomato sauce.
Ippudo has 11 outlets islandwide, and you can get this new menu at all their restaurants. Do note that prices may differ.
New restaurants and cafes to dine at in Singapore
Here’s our guide to the new restaurants in Singapore this December 2021. If you are looking for more festive places to dine, then we have a selection of lists with Xmas food deals for you to check out:
- 11 Christmas Dinner Deliveries Under $100, Including Buah Keluak Turkey, Chicken Pie And Ham
- 11 Christmas Log Cakes Below $70, Including Ruby Chocolate, Chempedak, And Ondeh-Ondeh Flavours
- Suntec City Has 25% Off Christmas Menu Items Like Festive Buns, Log Cakes, Burgers And More
- FairPrice Has Over 50 Gourmet Xmas Items For Pre-Order, Including Truffle Ham, Plant-Based Quiche, And Halal Deli Meats