Orchard Gateway food guide
There are plenty of food options in Orchard, but one often overlooked spot is Orchard Gateway, which is directly connected to Somerset MRT Station. The next time you find yourself in town, try one of these 10 best food places in Orchard Gateway, including an affordable donburi eatery and Taiwan-famous shaved ice!
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1. Yang Xiaoxian
Cool down from the heat with Yang Xiaoxian‘s milk ice! This is the famous Taiwanese chain’s first foray into Singapore, so there was a fair bit of buzz when they landed on our shores in early March 2023. A must-try is the Super Mango Milk Ice ($28.80 for members, $33 for non-members), a giant-sized dessert that feeds up to five people. It comes with fluffy mango-flavoured milk ice that melts in the mouth, topped with juicy mango cubes and even more mango syrup.
They also sell bubble tea, herbal jelly and more, which can all be zhnged up with additional toppings such as red bean.
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 8265 5330
Yang Xiaoxian is not a halal-certified eatery.
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2. Chunky Lobsters
Homegrown lobster roll brand Chunky Lobsters first launched as a casual eatery in the CBD in 2018. They also have another outlet on the first floor of Orchard Gateway, where you’ll find unique renditions such as Red Monster Roll ($24++): lobster and crab meat spiked with Sichuan mala sauce and mala sesame seeds.
If it’s your first time here, go straight for their signature, The New Original Lobster Roll ($31++). This classic roll features lobster with mayo, lemon, and a creamy tarragon sauce.
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 3:30pm, 4:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 9138 6992
Chunky Lobsters is not a halal-certified eatery.
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3. Tigress By 82Soho
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If you’re looking for a place to hang out with friends, check out Tigress by 82Soho, which serves Korean fusion fare in a restaurant bar setting. Thereafter, head to Kommune right next door for a karaoke sesh!
One must-try on the menu is the Korean Spiced Pork Belly ($26++), which stars grilled pork belly marinated in Korean spices, fried kale, pork crackling, and mash. The burgers are another highlight here, with sinful picks such as Bulgogi Burger ($26++) served with fries and kimchi, and Bacon Cheese Burger ($26++).
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 10:30pm
Tel: 8112 0480
Tigress By 82Soho is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Upin Hotpot
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For affordable steamboat, head to Upin Hot Pot, which has outlets in Clarke Quay Central, West Coast Plaza, and Orchard Gateway. Their Orchard branch has a buffet that costs $22.80++ per person for weekday lunch. Alternatively, swing by for their weekday dinner buffet ($26.80++) instead. On weekends, the lunch and dinner buffets cost $24.80++ and $28.80++ respectively. Tuck into free-flow meats, veggies and more, along with their flavourful broths.
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 12am
Tel: 6288 5550
Upin Hotpot is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Kanshoku Ramen Bar
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Casual ramen joint Kanshoku Ramen Bar is said to be one of the pioneers of the truffle ramen trend, so you should definitely try their Dry Truffle Ramen ($16.90++) or Truffle Broth Ramen ($17.90++). Both noodle dishes are said to boast a discernible truffle aroma. Otherwise, their Black Garlic Ramen ($14.90++) and light Yuzu Ramen ($14.90++) are popular alternatives. Zhng up your ramen with optional toppings, such as Ramen Egg ($2++) and Charshu ($4++).
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6384 4770
Kanshoku Ramen is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Nasty Cookie
Homegrown cookie business Nasty Cookie has been making waves since their launch as a home-based bakery in 2018. Today, they’ve got multiple outlets islandwide, including a cafe in Kaki Bukit, as well as kiosks at VivoCity and Orchard Gateway. They’re most known for their thick and chunky New York-style cookies.
Their Choco Bueno ($5), featuring a dark chocolate cookie topped with nutty Kinder Bueno, is a bestseller. Other popular flavours include Oh! Smores ($5.50), Biscoff ($5), and Red Velvet Crumble ($5.50).
Opening hours: 12pm to 9:30pm
Nasty Cookie is not a halal-certfied eatery, but uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers.
7. Supply & Demand
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Popular casual Italian chain Supply & Demand offers hearty pizzas, pastas, fusion dishes, and alcoholic drinks, at wallet-friendly prices. Go for their freshly made thin-crust pizza in flavours such as Quattro Stagioni, inspired by the four seasons. This sharing-worthy pizza comes with artichoke, mushrooms, gammon ham, olives and more. Other popular options include Beef Pepperoni and Spicy Pork Salami. The Italian-style pizzas are priced at $25++ for a regular nine-inch size and $29++ for the large 13-inch portion.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:45pm to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6702 6218
Supply & Demand is not a halal-certfied eatery.
8. 4Fingers Crispy Chicken
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If you’re tired from all the shopping, make a pitstop at halal fried chicken chain 4Fingers Crispy Chicken for a cheat meal. Treat yourself to Signature Mix Regular ($10.95), a bundle comprising three boneless chicken bites, three wingettes and drumettes, one small serving of fries, and a drink. For the chicken, choose from two flavours: Soy Garlic or Hot. On top of fried chicken, there’s also a small range of burgers, rice bowls, salads, and sides to feast on.
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6384 0471
4Fingers Crispy Chicken is a halal-certified eatery.
9. Heavenly Wang
If you’re in need of a breakfast or midday snack fix, make your way to Heavenly Wang, located at Basement 2 of the mall. On top of their most popular Kaya Butter Toast Set ($5.30), the local chain also offers unique bites such as Yuzu Cream Cheese Toast ($2.30) and Mentaiko Blast Volcano Bun ($5.30): creamy mentaiko sauce on a soft toasted bun, with egg mayo in between. Those who want something more filling can also order their Laksa ($7.80) and Mee Siam ($7.50) instead. What’s more, the eatery is halal-certified!
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 8:30am to 4:30pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am to 8pm
Heavenly Wang is a halal-certified eatery.
10. Gyu Nami by Gomalicious
Satisfy your meat cravings at Gyu Nami by Gomalicious, a hidden gem that offers value-for-money rice bowls. Their Wagyu Roast Beef Donburi ($18) is a must-try. It features medium-rare Wagyu slices atop a generous amount of short-grain rice, topped with an onsen egg and a creamy white sauce. You also get a free bowl of miso soup to pair with your rice. If you’re still feeling peckish, add on a side for just $6, with options such as Tamago Mentaiko and Chicken Yakitori.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 8pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 8pm
Tel: 9684 3412
Gyu Nami is not a halal-certified eatery.
Where to eat in Orchard Gateway
We hope this Orchard Gateway food guide will help you get some inspiration on what to eat the next time you’re in Orchard or Somerset!
For more food in town, check out our Equate Coffee review, the popular cafe’s second outlet located in Orchard Central. Otherwise, read our Cafe Natsu review if you’re up for Japanese-inspired brunch fare near Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station.
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