From Japanese, Italian, Sri Lankan, and more….there are plenty of unbeatable global cuisines, stunning interiors and top service on offer in Singapore. Whether you want something new or you’re craving an old favourite, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Here’s 30 of the best restaurants in Singapore offering memorable food experiences.
1. Restaurant Chedi
Everyone is talking about this new restaurant hidden inside a 1930s shophouse in Jalan Besar. Chedi serves authentic and modern Thai cuisine by Chef Ken Lim in a sophisticated space. Go on a journey to Thailand, without leaving Singapore, through exotic age-old recipes, traditional home cooking, and a range of soulful seasonal dishes. Diners are treated to a Tasting Menu Experience with curries, miang kham, neua yang, and more – all complemented by alcoholic beverages.
📍15 Hamilton Rd, Singapore 209185
2. Osteria Mozza
This Michelin-starred eatery, by famous American TV Chef Nancy Silverton, offers an indulgent California-Italian dining experience at Hilton Singapore Orchard. Get cosy in a rustic 120-seater space before tucking into 10 signature award-winning pizzas, homemade pastas, American-style salads and even Italian cheese from a mozzarella bar. Learn more about Osteria Mozza in Singapore.
📍Level 5, 333 Orchard Rd, Level 5, Singapore 238867
3. Basque Kitchen By Aitor
Another Michelin-starred restaurant you can’t miss in Singapore. First launched in 2018, it’s the first Basque-centric eatery celebrating the country’s indigenous culture and produce. Enjoy the finest seasonal lunch or dinner, in a 28-seater dining room, offering glorious views across the waterfront to Marina Bay.
📍3 Fullerton Rd, #02-01/02/03 The Fullerton Waterboat House, Singapore 049215
This new restaurant is one of the only places to tuck into Peruvian and Chinese cuisine. Enjoy the likes of Chinese chicken, fish, pork and vegetable creations, using Peruvian styles by native Chef Ruben Rodrigo Serrano Cabrera. The dining space is decked out with colours and designs that take inspiration from China and Peru for the most authentic experience.
📍8 Sentosa Gateway, #01-103 Hotel Michael, Singapore 098269
Shikar is a fine-dining Indian restaurant, inspired by the feasts of old Indian Royals, situated at Maxwell Reserve. The menu explores progressive ideas in Indian, offering both elegant and delicious cuisine in a beautiful dining space. Read all about it here.
📍2 Cook Street at Maxwell Reserve, Autograph Collection, Singapore 078857
6. Mott 32
Mott 32 pays homage to 32 Mott Street in New York, which was the first Chinese convenience store that birthed Chinatown in 1891. Recipes have been passed from generations and include signatures such as iberico pork with soft quail egg, apple-wood roasted Peking duck, and crispy triple cooked wagyu beef short rub, to name a few. Mott 32 also stands out from the crowd due to its refreshing cocktails and its NYC-inspired setting. Plus, it’s one of the best romantic restaurants in Singapore.
📍10 Bayfront Ave, B1 – 41 / 42, Singapore 018956
Seafood lovers won’t want to miss this cosy seafood wine bar and restaurant situated at Chinatown Point. Expect the best seasonal seafood produce, sourced from across the planet, and weaved together to create the most inventive, flavourful dishes. Plus, there’s more than 60 labels of wine to pair your meal with.
📍18-20 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089834
8. Meta Restaurant
Enjoy the most inventive dishes, combining Korean heritage, Japanese culinary techniques and Western training, at one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022. This one Michelin-starred restaurant is helmed by Chef Sun Kim, who creates well-balanced dishes with ingredients from across the planet.
📍1 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089109
Sri Lanka cuisine meets Australia at this gorgeous restaurant, one of Asia’s 5o Best Restaurants 2o22, helmed by husband-wife duo Rishi Naleendra and Manuela Toniolo. Enjoy a blend of cultures, as well as the perfect beverages and even desserts in Cloudstreet’s own chic dessert lounge.
📍84 Amoy St, Singapore 069903
10. The Feather Blade
Meat lovers will enjoy this delicious steakhouse and cocktail bar. Expect the most indulging meat dishes paired with unique beef-inspired cocktails in a groovy setting. Menu highlights include 200g Feather Blade Steak, Beef Fat Fried Patties, Beef Fat Potatoes, to name a few.
📍61 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088482
11. Burnt Ends
One of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, you know you’ll be treated to iconic dining at this lively Australian BBQ joint. Helmed by chef-owner Dave Pynt, meat dishes are cooked in four-ton brick ovens, creating the tastiest experience. Although, the waiting list is often a month long, so you better get booking.
📍7 Dempsey Rd, #01-04, Singapore 249671
12. The Coconut Club
This famous Nasi Lemak eatery reopened on Beach Road in 2022. Serving a new all-day menu with refreshing coconut milk drinks…it’s the ultimate place for an indulgent and cheap meal in Singapore. Read all about it here.
📍269 Beach Rd, Singapore 199546
Those who love to dine among florals will adore this fine dining restaurant at Gardens By The Bay. Helmed by Michelin-starred chef and owner, Australian-born Michael Wilson transformed the former Pollen with a fresh new identity and theme back in January 2022. Read all about it here.
📍18 Marina Gardens Dr, #01-09 Level 1 Flower Dome, Singapore 018953
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This French restaurant was named the best restaurant in Singapore, in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, for five years in a row. Equally, it’s one of the World’s Best Restaurants for 2022. Housed at National Gallery, it will set you back a few shillings so it’s worth saving up for a special event.
📍1 St Andrew’s Rd, #01-04 National Gallery, Singapore 178957
Owned renowned chef Rishi Naleendra of Cloudstreet, this is Singapore’s first full-service Sri Lankan Restaurant. Dive into traditional Sri Lankan meals, from pol sambol and black pork curry, chicken roti, coconut-infused dishes, seafood and more. Additionally, some meals are influenced by European cuisines. Certainly, the indulgent food affair you can’t miss this year.
📍 2 Dickson Rd, First floor within Wanderlust Hotel, Singapore 209494
Another award-winning restaurant serving the world’s first new expression of Singaporean cuisine by Chef LG Han. Think stellar seafood and meat dishes such as Char Kway Teow. Indeed, one of the best restaurants in Singapore.
📍8 Raffles Ave, #02 – 23, Singapore 039802
This Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant offers a great delivery service. Enjoy authentic dishes such as TV-famous harissa prawns, cauliflower in yogurt, fried chicken more. Equally, they cater a fabulous brunch at the weekend.
📍 161 Middle Rd, Singapore 188978
18. Firangi Superstar
Go on a surreal cinematic Indian food adventure at one of the best new restaurants in Singapore. It’s a love letter to India and promises an unbeatable dining experiences. Read all about it here.
📍 20 Craig Rd, #01-03, Singapore 089692
Eat world-famous celebrity chef Nobu’s creative cuisine of traditional Japanese cooking with Peruvian flavours. This is the world’s first NOBU restaurant with an outdoor designer Japanese garden and private dining show kitchen. Read all about the new NOBU here.
📍190 Orchard Blvd, Singapore 248646
This spot just so happens to be one of the best Italian restaurants in Singapore along with offering the best food deliveries. Think mouthwatering pizzas like Quattro Formaggi and Carbonara with smoked bacon and egg, pastas like pulled beef cheek, gluten-free tiramisu, and more.
📍 52 Kandahar St, Singapore 198901
21. KOMA Singapore
As one of our favourite romantic dining restaurants, we couldn’t leave this one off the list. Awaken your senses at this instagrammable Japanese dining experience, which is quite affordable. The interior features a Kyoto-style passageway and a spectacular foot bridge, but that’s just the beginning, because the gourmet food is also next level.
📍 Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave, #B1-67, Singapore 018972
22. BAKALAKI Greek Taverna
This cult-favourite serves authentic Greek foods and wine in a bright setting that will make you feel as if you’re on a stunning Greek Island. It recently moved location but still has over 2,000 positive google reviews. Expect huge portions such as grilled octopus, mixed platters with dipping sauces, to name a few. Equally, this restaurant is perfect for sharing and group dining.
📍38A Martin Rd, Singapore 239072
This dreamy restaurant has 5-star reviews on google and is perfect for grilled meat lovers with its dishes focusing on blending Asian flavours with Eastern and Western grilling techniques. Read all about it here.
📍1 Scotts Rd, 03 – 09 / 10 / 11 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
24. Jaan by Kirt Westaway
This is one of the world’s greatest Michelin restaurants located atop of the Swissôtel The Stamford. Known for its exquisite atmosphere and world-class interior in a modern 40-seater space. Serving European-British cuisine paired with magnificent views across the city. Plus, it’s one of the best rooftop dining places in Singapore.
📍2 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178882
25. Annalakshmi Restaurant
Since 1986, this Indian vegetarian all-you-can-eat restaurant has been cooking up delicious home-styled grub. Satisfy your soul with plenty of indulgent and flavourful curries, mixed vegetables, rice and more wholesome goodness. Indeed, foodies cannot miss one of the best restaurants in Singapore.
📍 20 Havelock Rd, #01-04 Central Square, Singapore 059765
Curated in 2010, this is the world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan Restaurant. Indulge on authentic flavourful Peranakan food with a unique modern twist, made with the freshest local ingredients. The menu changes frequently. Highlights include Ikan Gulai, a local red snapper cooked in curry sauce with vegetables, and Sambal Udang which is a fresh tiger prawn dish, to name a few.
📍 17a Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249676
Located at Dempsey Hill, Claudine is based in a former 1930s military chapel and serves an array of glorious French flavours. Read all about it here.
📍 39C Harding Rd, Singapore 24954
28. The Butchers Wife
This lush wine bar and gluten-free kitchen gives hungry customers a kings feast. Devour scrumptious set meals, grilled octopus, baked sweet potato, DIY barbecue sets and much more. Excitingly, desserts like warm chocolate cake are great for satisfy the sweet tooth.
📍 19 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168650
This affordable American-inspired eatery is known for the most instagrammable foods in Singapore. Think over-the-top grilled cheese sandwiches bursting with flavours and lots of creative gooey brioche doughnuts. Indeed, one of the best restaurants to try in Singapore.
📍 135 Amoy St, #01-03, Singapore 049964
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30. Hello Arigato
Another new contender in the food scene in Singapore. It’s perfect to indulge on a light lunch or a range of unique Asian comfort bites with a twist such as OTT sandos and pastas. Read all about it here.
📍227 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574359
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