Zhongshan Mall and Zhongshan Park food guide
Balestier is a treasure trove of delicious food—think famous tau sar piah, handmade pau, colourful ang ku kueh and many more. One place that’s often overlooked is Zhongshan Mall, a small shopping centre next to the picturesque Zhongshan Park, and opposite the historical Sun Yat-Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. Here we’ve compiled a list of the best 10 food places in Zhongshan Mall and Zhongshan Park, including a hidden gem chirashi don spot and a legit Thai restaurant!
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1. Seven Daze
Craft beers and Asian-inspired dishes take centre stage at Seven Daze, a spacious restaurant and bar right next to Zhongshan Park. Order their spicy Tom Yum Seafood Risotto ($19++), which comes with manila clams and tiger prawns, and zhng it up with pan-seared clams, squid, seafood tofu and caviar for a $12++ top-up. Otherwise, the Salt-Baked Chicken ($34++) is another clear winner that’s great for sharing. This features a whole chicken marinated in Chinese herbs, coated in salt, and baked to juicy perfection.
Address: 1 Jalan Rajah, #01-02 & 03, Zhongshan Park, Singapore 329133
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 12am
Tel: 6970 6678
Seven Daze is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Thai Tai
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Feast on legit Thai food with the fam at Thai Tai, a cosy eatery on the ground floor of Zhongshan Mall. Their signature Pork Knuckle ($16/$28), served with pickles, is said to be well-braised and tender. There’s also the highly recommended Khao Soi ($8/$10), a Thai curry noodle dish that’s popular in Chiang Mai. Each serving comes with egg noodles in a creamy coconut gravy, topped with crispy noodle pieces and pickled mustard greens. They also have other classics such as Mango Salad ($8) and Basil Minced Chicken with Rice ($8/$10).
Address: 20 Ah Hood Road, #01-08A, Zhongshan Mall, Singapore 329984
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Tel: 9199 3698
Thai Tai is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Otou-San Hokkaido Donburi
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For a no-frills Japanese dining experience, drop by Otou-San Hokkaido Donburi for their affordable range of chirashi don, bento sets and more. Their signature Bara Chirashi Don is priced at just $12.90, and is loaded with fresh salmon cubes, tamago chunks, and cucumber for a refreshing crunch. There’s a bigger $16.90 option if you’re feeling extra hungry. Other value-for-money picks are their Vegetarian Japanese Curry Bento ($10.90) and Deep Fried Ebi Curry ($9.90), the latter of which comes with a bed of rice, Japanese curry and two crispy prawns.
Address: 20 Ah Hood Road, #01-12, Zhongshan Mall, Singapore 329984
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
Tel: 9199 3698
Otou-San Hokkaido Donburi is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Stackz is a highly-rated American-style diner that offers all-day breakfast, burgers, and fusion dishes. Try their Morning Flapjacks ($12.90++): house-made pancakes with turkey bacon, hashbrown, scrambled eggs, and baked beans. The pancakes are fired up in the kitchen only upon order, and are said to be light and fluffy, pairing well with both savoury and sweet toppings. They also have Western plates at wallet-friendly prices, including Fish & Chips ($15.90++) and Grilled Chicken Chop ($13.90++).
Address: 20 Ah Hood Road, #01-15, Zhongshan Mall, Singapore 329984
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 10:15am to 9:30pm, Wed 11:15am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6694 0744
Stackz is not a halal-certified eatery, but uses no pork or lard.
5. Sanook Kitchen
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Sanook Kitchen is a casual Thai eatery that serves satisfying mains including Stir-fried Kway Teow with Beef Kai Lan ($7.90++) and Basil Chicken Rice ($7.50++) for lunch or dinner. Their Deep-fried Chicken with Thai Herb ($7.90++) and Stir-fried Minced Beef with Thai Basil ($9.90++) are also great dishes for sharing at the table, should you wish to have a zi char-style feast with friends.
Address: 20 Ah Hood Road, #01-17, Zhongshan Mall, Singapore 329984
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6734 9708
Sanook Kitchen is a halal-certified eatery.
6. Tani Bistro & Bar
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From Monday to Friday, 11am to 2:30 pm, you can get affordable lunch sets under $15+ at Tani Bistro & Bar. Each set comes with veggies, dhal, and your choice of rice, naan or roti, so you’ll feel satiated. Meat lovers can opt for the Chicken Tikka Meal ($14+) or Mutton Meal ($14+). If you’re out to splurge on a full feast, the Indian restaurant has a wide selection of starters, mains, and tandoori platters worth sharing. Their Butter Chicken ($18+) is said to be excellent with some Garlic Naan ($5+), too.
Address: 20 Ah Hood Road, #01-19, Zhongshan Mall, Singapore 329984
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6592 0098
Tani Bistro & Bar is not a halal-certfiied eatery.
Everyone’s favourite fast food joint McDonald’s can be found on the first floor of Zhongshan Mall. Dabao the popular McSpicy Extra Value Meal (from $8.65) if you can take the heat, or try the relaunched Jjang Jjang Burger for a limited time only! The latter is priced at $8.30 for an a la carte burger, available in beef or chicken.
For even more savings, check out the McLunch Delivery Deals on the McDelivery website or app. These promotion prices are available only on weekdays from 11am to 3pm.
Full list of outlets
McDonald’s is a halal-certified eatery.
8. LiHO TEA
Cool down from the afternoon heat with an iced cold bubble tea from LiHO TEA! You won’t go wrong with their Classic Milk Tea with Golden Pearl ($4), which comes with chewy golden pearls for a delicious treat. There are other refreshing non-dairy options on the menu too, including a Plum Green Tea ($3.30) and Winter Melon Tea ($2.30), perfect as a midday pick-me-up before heading back to the office grind.
Address: 20 Ah Hood Road, #01-09, Zhongshan Mall, Singapore 329984
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6339 2825
LiHO TEA is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. New Ubin Seafood
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Located within Ramada by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park, New Ubin Seafood is a family-friendly zi char-style restaurant known for their extensive menu. Fans rave about their USDA Black Angus ‘Choice’ Rib-Eye (from $50++), seared to medium rare and served with caramelised onions, potato wedges, house-smoked sea salt, and fried rice with beef drippings—the restaurant’s famous ‘heart attack’ fried rice. You can also tuck into outlet-exclusive mains, including Beef Hor Fun ($15++) and a Mega Shiok Seafood Boil ($178++) for sharing.
Address: 16 Ah Hood Road, Singapore 329982
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 9740 6870
New Ubin Seafood is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Niu Dian Beef Noodles
A one-minute walk from Zhongshan Mall is a small mall called VIIO @ Balestier. Here you’ll find the Taiwan-famous Niu Dian, which serves beef noodles that are approved by singer Show Luo. You should try their Combination Specialty Beef Noodles ($19.90++), paired with their Original or Braised broth. The former is cooked with beef bones and short ribs on low heat for 24 hours, resulting in a rich yet balanced soup. Besides their popular beef noodles, there’s also a selection of dry noodles worth trying, including the Black Sesame Sauce Noodles ($11.90++).
Read our Niu Dian review!
Address: 520 Balestier Road, #01-01/02, VIIO @ Balestier, Singapore 329853
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11am to 9.30pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 10pm
Niu Dian Beef Noodles Singapore is not a halal-certified eatery.
Niu Dian Review: Show Luo-Endorsed Beef Noodles From Taiwan Now In Singapore
What to eat at Zhongshan Mall
Save this guide of the best food in Zhongshan Mall and Zhongshan Park for the next time you’re in the Balestier neighbourhood! The nearest train station is Novena MRT Station, which is an 11-minute walk away. It’s also easily accessible by bus from Farrer Park and Toa Payoh MRT Stations.
While you’re in the area, head to Two Bake Boys, a popular crepe cake cafe that has recently reopened at the nearby Shaw Plaza. Otherwise, check out Loong Fatt Tau Sar Piah, a famous pastry shop with long lines, also located in Balestier!
Two Bake Boys Cafe: Popular Thai Tea Crepe Cake Cafe Reopens In Balestier
Featured image adapted from Yap Seng Ang, Thai Tai, and Otou-San Hokkaido Donburi
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