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VivoCity Food Guide: 32 Places For Lobster, Souffle Pancakes And More

25th January 2022

VivoCity food spots

VivoCity is huge, with many delicious yet diverse food options to be found. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a full-on meal, here is a list of 32 affordable places to eat in VivoCity that you can check out when you’re in the mall. These are especially useful when dining on Sentosa is out of your budget.

Please note that opening hours may differ due to restrictions.

1. Hans Im Gluck

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Hans Im Gluck serves up German fare, specialising in burgers made with fresh ingredients. There’s something for everyone here, even vegetarians and vegans! All the burgers can be doubled up if you’re feeling peckish. For something healthier, they also serve salads.

There are lunch specials until 5pm, where you can add $5 to get a side and a cold or hot beverage along with your burger. 

Unit number: #01-57
Opening hours:  Daily 11am to 11pm
Tel: 9738 5482

2. Tajimaya

Tajimaya offers Japanese charcoal grill yakiniku where you can dig into fresh, marbled meat cooked over a burning charcoal flame. Expect well-marbled wagyu strips and other kinds of meat such as kimchi pork belly, Iberico pork collar, and smoked duck. There are both a la carte and set menus available. 

Read our Tajimaya review.

Unit number: #01-102/103
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm, Sat, Sun & PH 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6377 0070

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3. Tapas Club

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If you’re looking for something different, Tapas Club offers Spanish bites at relatively affordable prices. Tapas refers to an appetiser or snack in Spanish cuisine, so expect to be greeted with an assortment of small but varied plates. Tapas starts from $15++ per plate. If you are feeling boozy, you can get your first bottle of wine at $60++, and a second one at $48++

Unit number: #01-98/99
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 2:30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6602 8081

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4. The Queen and Mangosteen

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Enjoy the beautiful view of Sentosa from the alfresco seating area at gourmet British pub The Queen and Mangosteen. If you’re a sucker for pies, their Shepherd’s Pie ($29++) will be right up your alley. Go for the hearty Pork Bangers & Mash ($24++) if you’re craving for something warm and comforting. Come before 8pm to enjoy happy hour 1-for-1 deals on selected cocktails, beers, and house wines!

Unit number: #01-106/107
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm to 10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm to 10:30pm, Sun 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6376 9380

5. Gram Cafe & Pancakes

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Sink your teeth into the fluffy-as-a-cloud souffle pancakes at Gram Cafe and Pancakes. This Instagram-famous pancake house is the largest Japanese pancake chain both internationally and in their native Japan. The Premium Pancakes ($17.90++) are only available at 11am, 3pm, and 6pm everyday, selling only 90 servings per day, so start queuing early! Other choices include regular pancake stacks, thick French toasts with toppings, and savoury dishes.

Read our Gram review.

Unit number: #02-110
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Tel: 8666 6277

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6. Black Society

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If you’re looking to quell your afternoon hunger pangs, head over to Black Society from 2pm to 6pm for their high tea ($25.80++) starring bites such as dim sum and dainty cakes. If you prefer something more substantial, the Chinese restaurant also serves up a wide range of contemporary Chinese cuisine, from banquet dishes to dim sum. 

Unit number: #02-156/157
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6376 9740

7. Hokkaido-ya

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Feast on Japanese rice bowls, ramen, and salad dishes at Hokkaido-ya, a self-service eatery with pocket-friendly meals. If you love Mentaiko, their Aburi Salmon Mentai Don is a great and affordable choice, as you get a bowlful of salmon topped with torched mentaiko sauce for just $10.90+. 

Read our Hokkaido-ya review.

Unit number: #02-153
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6376 8387

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8. Tamago-EN

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Tamago-EN is a Japanese restaurant that puts eggs at the centre of its menu. They use top-grade Okinawan egg across all their dishes. Try it for yourself in their 5-kind Dashimaki Tamago Skewers ($9.50++)—tamagoyaki with various toppings, or their Salmon Avocado ($12.90++) gohan bowl, dressed with a cloud egg. Souffle pancakes are also available if you’re craving something sweet, priced from $8.90.

Unit number: #B2-27/27A
Opening hours: Mon 11am to 5pm, Tue-Sun 11am to 10pm

9. Kagurazaka Saryo

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Originating from Kagurazaka, a shopping district in Tokyo, Kagurazaka Saryo is known for their Uji matcha desserts and Cha-nabe. Uji matcha is a high quality matcha that hails from Uji in the Kyoto prefecture. The drinks made with this special tea are crowd favourites, with highlights such as the Hot Matcha Latte ($6.90++) and the Iced Hojicha Kuromitsu Latte ($7.90++). There are also hot food options, such as a variety of Cha-nabe sets (starting from $14.90), which feature soup broths with different toppings. 

Unit number: #01-59
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6376 9978

10. Morganfield’s

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It’s all about the ribs at Morganfield’s. Their signature Sticky Bones Spare Ribs (half slab for $29.90++, full slab for $49.90++) is smoked over hickory wood, then basted with a sweet and tangy BBQ sauce. If you bring the kids along on a weekend or public holiday, they get to eat for free!

Unit number: #01-51A
Opening hours: Mon, Fri- Sat 11am to 11pm, Tue-Thurs, Sun 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6225 0501

11. Poulet

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Halal-certified Poulet is known for their French roast chicken that is marinated overnight with a special blend of citrus and herbs before being flame-cooked slowly. Main courses you can choose from include the Poulet Roti with Mushroom Chardonnay Sauce ($15.90++ for half, $28.90++ for whole), and the Braised Pork Belly ($15.90++).

Unit number: #01-175/176/177
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6376 9087

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12. Alijiang

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The food at Alijiang is inspired by the dishes found along the Silk Road, a historical network of trade routes that were established during the Han Dynasty of China. Expect Chinese-style chuan chuan skewers with Mongolian influences and hand-pulled noodle dishes. Some signatures on their menu include the Alijiang Lamb Skewers ($3.50 apiece) and Braised Beef La Mian ($13.80).

Unit number: #03-11B
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6252 4979

13. Earle Swensen’s

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Earle Swensen’s is from the same people who brought you Swensen’s, a restaurant most of us might recognise. The menu takes inspiration from Swensen’s humble San Francisco beginnings. What makes Earle Swensen’s different is their salad buffet bar which allows guests to feast on a variety of fresh greens, sides and fruits. The restaurant is also halal-certified.

Unit number: #02-117
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6272 3306

14. Dancing Crab

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At Dancing Crab, dive into a mix of American-style seafood with a Singaporean twist, often with your bare hands. You get a medley of sauces to go with your shellfish, from their famous Cajun sauce and Beurre Blanc to black pepper and chilli crab. Other popular sauces include Zesty Garlic Butter and White Pepper Cream. Other than seafood, they also have mains such as salads, pasta, and other interesting western fusion dishes. Do note that Dancing Crab only offers a la carte options.

Unit number: #03-10
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6222 7377

15. Wine Connection

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Known for their large variety of wines at affordable prices, the Wine Connection outlet at VivoCity is a bistro with alfresco seating that faces the Sentosa waterfront. Besides the wine, there are also all-day dining choices available. Wines are sold by the bottle, from $30++, and by the glass from $7++. They also have sets for two diners, available from $49.90++.

Unit number: #01-152/153/154
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11pm
Tel: 6873 0490

16. Shin Kushiya

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Shin Kushiya is one of the first Japanese restaurants in Singapore to introduce the kushiyaki dining concept to Singapore’s dining scene. Kushiyaki refers to meat and non-meat items that are skewered and grilled. Here, skewers are grilled over prized bincho charcoal that is imported from Japan. This helps impart a deep smokiness to the skewers. Besides kushiyaki, other food items on the menu include the usual Japanese restaurant suspects such as sushi, sashimi, donburi, ten don, and more.

Unit number: #02-120
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6275 8766

17. Brotzeit

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Brotzeit is a German beer bar and restaurant known for their beers. Besides house brews, you can also expect a variety of standard German fare, from pork knuckles to bratwurst, spatzle and meat platters best for sharing. We recommend the Würstelplatte ($39.90++), served with a selection of different sausages and sides—great for two to three diners.

Unit number: #01-149/151
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6272 8815

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18. Crystal Jade Jiang Nan

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Crystal Jade Jiang Nan’s cuisine is inspired by the rich culinary traditions of the Jiangnan and Sichuan regions. The menu features famous delicacies from the regions, refined to suit modern palates. If you love suan cai yu (salted vegetable fish) and mala, you will be glad to know they serve both here, with the mala incorporated into a some roast chicken dishes. Besides that, they also have noodle and rice dishes such as la mian and fried rice, along with dim sum.

Unit number: #01-52
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 62211830

19. Dian Xiao Er

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The rustic ambience at Dian Xiao Er mirrors the experience of dining in an inn. They are known for their Signature Herbal Roast Ducks (from $16++) that are prepared and roasted daily. The ducks are marinated with a blend of herbs and spices for hours and roasted in the oven to crisp and golden brown perfection. To top it all off, the ducks are then served with a special herbal sauce.

Unit number: #02-138/9
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 3pm, 4:30pm to 9pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6376 9786

20. Xian Dan Chao Ren

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Die-hard salted egg yolk fans, this one’s for you. Xian Dan Chao Ren, a food kiosk specialising in deep-fried salted egg yolk snacks and bento boxes, is now at VivoCity.

You can choose to have your order either doused in tasty, golden sauce, or tossed in salted egg yolk crumb. Snacks start at $5.90, and you can choose from mantou, fish, fried chicken, lotus root, or pumpkin. Mix and match these snacks to create your own medley, for an additional fee, or top up $2 and turn your order into a bento set, served with rice and a sunny-side-up egg.

Unit number: #B2-K25
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm

21. Thai Accent

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If you need to give your taste buds a spicy kick, head to Thai Accent. Some Thai classics you can find here include the Stir-Fried Glass Noodle with Tiger Prawn ($19.90++), Pineapple Fried Rice ($13.90++) and Mango Sticky Rice ($8.90). Quench your thirst with the restaurant’s selection of drinks, from Thailand’s speciality drink, Thai Iced Tea ($6++), to fresh fruit juices, mocktails, tea, and more. 

Unit number: #02-145/146
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am to 3pm, 5pm to 9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am to 9:30pm, Sun 11:30am to 9pm

22. Putien

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The cuisine at Putien is inspired by the city of Putian in China. Some of the dishes that Putien is known for include the comforting and luscious Lor Mee (from $14.90++) in a thick white broth, and the moreish Stir-Fried Yam (from S$15.90++). You can also opt for the Fried Heng Hwa Bee Hoon (from $12.90++) which is silky and flavourful.

Unit number: #02-131/132
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 4:30pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6376 9358

23. Ayam Penyet President

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If you’re looking for Indonesian grub around VivoCity, Ayam Penyet President should satisfy your grilled meat and fried chicken cravings. Their most popular dish is the Ayam Penyet ($6.90), which features fried chicken that is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Besides that, you can amp up your meal up with other Indonesian dishes such as the Tahu Telur ($6.50), also known as fried beancurd, and the Beef Rendang ($7.90). The eatery is also halal.

Unit number: #B2-23F
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun & PH 11:00am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6266 3886

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24. Wingstop

Get your hands greasy with fried chicken wings at Wingstop, a Texas fast-food chain serving up buffalo-style chicken wings. The wings come in an assortment of flavours from a spicy habanero sauce, to a bold hickory smoked BBQ. There are different types of wings as well, including hand-breaded wings, boneless wings, and drumsticks. Wingstop is also halal-certified.

Unit number: #02-143
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6265 3690

25. LeNu

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LeNu is a casual Chinese noodle bar known for their wallet-friendly beef noodles that come with a broth prepared for 18 hours using beef bone marrow and other ingredients. The pork-based soups are also simmered over long hours for flavour and served with chewy la mian noodles. Besides beef, other meats available include pork and chicken.

Unit number: #02-91
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am to 10pm

26. Fish & Co.

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A common sighting in many malls in Singapore, Fish & Co. is a halal, casual family seafood chain known for their fish and chips. Besides fish, they also serve a medley of other seafood dishes in different styles, from fried to grilled and baked, such as the Grilled Peri Peri Prawns ($22.95++), and the Salmon Delicacies that come in your choice of flavour, be it Citrus-crusted, Cajun, Furikake, and Herb-Spiced ($22.95++).

Unit number: #02-116
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Tel: 6224 3176

27. Beauty In The Pot

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Beauty In The Pot is a steamboat restaurant where broth takes centre stage. Their signature soup is rich in collagen and Chinese herbs, so word has it that it is both nourishing and nutritious. For spice lovers, a Sichuan-style broth is also available, with three spice levels to pick from. Whichever way you go, Beauty In The Pot promises quality ingredients to pair with your soup, and a good time for all steamboat lovers.

Unit number: #03-08A
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3am
Tel: 6255 0758

28. Shake Shack

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Shake Shack has made its mark on every major ‘hood in Singapore, including the Telok Blangah area with its VivoCity outlet. Here, you can enjoy all the Shake Shack classics, from their burgers and loaded fries, to milkshakes, and Concrete custard ice creams. Keep an eye out for seasonal specials and outlet exclusives. One item you can’t get at other Shake Shacks is the Viva La Vivo (from $7.50), a Concrete that riffs on strawberry sugar cookies.

Unit number: #01-163/164
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm


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HEYTEA is best known for being one of the pioneers of cheese tea, bringing the creamy beverage to over 600 stores worldwide. Their VivoCity outlet offers the full array of HEYTEA signatures, from their King Fone Cheezo ($5.50), to their ultra-fruity Mango Cheezo ($7.90). Also expect seasonal drinks, and a convenience store-themed interior that’s great for snapping that drink-in-hand shot.

Unit number: #01-111
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm to 10pm, Fri to Sun 11am to 10pm

30. Butter Bean

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Butter Bean is Toast Box’s sister cafe, with a more contemporary menu. Here, expect Korean-style sandwiches filled with fried treats, thick toasts slathered with your jam or topping of choice, and beverages that level up the humble kopi and teh. Must-tries include their BBrulee Latte ($3.20), where you get kopi or the topped with a caramelised sugar crust, and their CFC Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwich ($6.80). Set meals and local main dishes are also available. Butter Bean is halal as well.

Read our Butter Bean review!

Unit number: #01-207
Opening hours: Sat-Thurs 8am to 8:30pm, Fri 8am to 10pm
Tel: 6252 3618

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31. Burgs By Project Warung

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Burgs by Project Warung is a Muslim-owned franchise that started out humbly selling affordable burgers from a hawker stall. Now, they’ve expanded to eateries in malls, with VivoCity being their second such opening. Expect a menu full of burgers, fries, and rolls, with meals costing you less than $15. Don’t skip out on their Classic Cheeseburger, which is priced from $6.90, ala carte. These come with handcrafted beef patties, and a signature Burgs sauce.

Read our Burgs by Project Warung review!

Unit number: #B2-29
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 9pm

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32. Go-Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice

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Go-Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice is a halal-certified eatery that transports you to Bangkok with its Thai-style chicken rice. Their recipe has been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand accolade in Thailand for three years, and it’s easy to see why when you tuck into their aromatic chicken rice. Priced under $5 for a single portion, you can choose either steamed or roasted chicken. To go with your main, order a selection from the Thai side dishes on their menu!

Read our Go-Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice review.

Unit number: #B2-30
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm

VivoCity food places

Being the largest mall in Singapore, VivoCity is a treasure trove of food choices. Whether you’re looking for hearty Chinese dishes to bring the elders to, beer and bar grub to spend the night with your homies, or cafe food in an alfresco setting to bring your date to, VivoCity has it all.

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