Exuberant and diverse Singapore is an absolute paradise for gourmands! Connoisseurs or simply those who adore Chinese cuisine, we’ve got you covered with our list of the Best Chinese Restaurants in Singapore. From traditional Cantonese delights to contemporary, upscale Chinese cuisine, flavours of Sichuan and classic Teochew fare – explore the many different facades of the well-loved Chinese flavours.
CUISINE: Modern Chinese
ADDRESS: Yellow Pot Tanjong Pagar at Duxton Reserve – 83 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089540 |
Yellow Pot Little India at The Vagabond Club – 39 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207630
Yellow Pot Tanjong Pagar: Daily, 12:00 – 2:30pm, 5:30 – 10:30pm
Yellow Pot Little India: Daily, 5:30pm – 10:30pm
Yellow Pot is one of Singapore’s most iconic modern Chinese restaurants, located in the eclectic and award-winning Duxton Reserve hotel in Tanjong Pagar, as well as the ever-eccentric Vagabond Club in Little India. Yellow Pot Tanjong Pagar has been adorned in a striking palette of black, gold and yellow, with large golden fans and an abundance of yellow pots of various shapes and sizes. At the Vagabond Club, expect a flamboyant sea of red interiors and similar golden and red fans to tie the two locations together.
Head Chef Sebastian Goh has created a menu centred around Yellow Pot’s signature clean eating philosophy, where only the finest produce and ingredients will make it to your plate. It’s without a doubt the famous roast duck that steals the limelight at Yellow Pot, first marinated for two days in a fermented beancurd paste, then roasted over hickory wood so the meat is aromatic and tender.
CUISINE: Chinese Contemporary, Cantonese
ADDRESS: 32 Beach Road, The NCO Club, Singapore 189764
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 12 – 10 pm
An alluring, upscale, Chinese contemporary experience beckons you at Madame Fan. The brainchild of famed London-based restauranteur, Alan Yau, you’ll be in for a dining experience not to be forgotten! Whilst the exquisite menu remains the highlight at Madame Fan, it’s impossible to overlook your surroundings. The main dining room makes us reminiscent of the classy, dimly-lit dinner clubs with cushy, red velvet seats to complete the whole experience.
One can expect classic Cantonese dishes with a modern twist, presented elegantly for both your eyes and your tastebuds. While dim-sum lovers can look forward to being absolutely spoiled by a delectable selection, be sure to try the Crispy Aromatic Duck, served with gloriously thin pancake skins. Pre-date idea: chill at Madame Fan’s Library Lounge and order one (or more) of their masterful cocktails to set the mood right for the night!
ADDRESS: 30 Victoria Street, #01-24 Chijmes, Singapore 187996
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm | 6 pm – 10:30 pm
Located within the historic, neoclassical complex that rests amidst the Civic District of Singapore sits Lei Garden restaurant. Backed by beautiful, European-esque decor, you’ll find yourself indulging in some of the most authentic and tantalising Cantonese dishes.
Cantonese cuisine classics like crispy roast pork is done splendidly and their double-boiled soups will definitely give you something to shout about. We highly recommend their selection of crustacean dishes which are by far, some of the freshest we’ve had!
ADDRESS: 29 Tanglin Road, The St Regis Singapore, Level 1U, Singapore 247911
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 12 pm – 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm | Weekend Dim Sum, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, 1 pm – 3 pm
Helmed by the master chefs of the St Regis Hotel, Yan Ting earns the respect of the typical patrons to the discerning gastronomers. Perfect for special celebrations and indulgence, Yan Ting is one of the most luxurious restaurants on our list. The restaurant is decked out in soft, monochromatic hues and accented with floor-to-ceiling drapes that can be drawn for an intimate dining experience.
Dim sum is a must at Yan Ting with its unique and intriguing flavours. The chefs transform the well-known classic shrimp dumplings into an amalgamation of unimaginable flavours with Chinese olives and squid ink. Rally your friends, or spoil your grandparents with their All-You-Can-Eat Weekend Dim Sum brunch with over 80 selections to choose from.
ADDRESS: #03-02, Raffles Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188719
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 6 pm – 9:15 pm
Yi by Jereme Leung was borne from Chef Leung’s dedication to Chinese cuisine, refined through decades of experiences working for some of the most prestigious hotels in Southeast Asia and his pilgrimage across China where he explored food from the different regions. Diversifying the local Chinese food scene within Singapore, Yi by Jereme Leung offers almost-forgotten, provincial recipes with a modern touch.
Embark on a gastronomical journey discovering some of China’s most beloved classics, recreated with an artistic adaptation. A definite showstopper is the Hundred-Ring Cucumber with Poached Sea Whelk, presenting cucumber that is intricately sliced to form a graceful spiral placed on a soy sauce vinaigrette. Your visit wouldn’t be complete without trying their array of unique desserts!
ADDRESS: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098287
OPENING HOURS: Fri – Sun, 12 pm – 2 pm, 6:30 pm – 10 pm
A contemporary, opulent dining experience awaits at Cassia. The beautiful restaurant interiors were designed by renowned interior designer, Andre Fu who took inspiration from the historical spice routes of Southeast Asia and Western China. Whether you prefer dining comfortably inside, or outdoors on the verandah, the aesthetic is plush, elegant and tranquil.
Specialising in using the freshest seasonal produce to create regional recipes, the tantalising menu at Cassia celebrates contrast and harmony of flavours. Sit back and savour the sumptuous cuisine and expect to enjoy one of the best service staff in the industry at Cassia.
CUISINE: Contemporary Cantonese
ADDRESS: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 3, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Presenting exquisite, timeless traditional Cantonese food with a contemporary twist, Hai Tien Lo is a paradise for the Cantonese gourmet. The award-winning restaurant is helmed by Chef Ben Zeng who brings with him, over 25 years of culinary expertise and travels around the world. Hai Tien Lo’s menu is ever-changing, to improve and innovate the perfect dishes for guests!
Round up the family and get ready for an intoxicating indulgence – Hai Tien Lo does weekday and weekend dim sum buffets. And their regular menu will give you something to tell your friends about. We recommend the Wok-Fried Rice with Lobster and Ginger Spring onion which features incredibly fresh crustacean drenched with a delicious, balanced broth that perfectly harmonises every separate ingredient.
ADDRESS: Block 10, Demsey Road, #01-23, Singapore 247700
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 10 am – 10 pm
As popular as her sister, PS Cafe, Chopsuey Cafe at Demsey offers their own tantalising interpretations of local Chinese cuisine. The beautiful high-ceiling, monochromatic-styled cafe is reminiscent of the signature PS Cafe ambience we all know and love, for the perfect weekend brunch with friends, or intimate dinner dates.
Dim sum at Chopsuey is a colourful array of flavours that will tempt your eyes and palate! The cafe also brings to the table a selection of Chinese comfort food that will warm your heart and belly. Scrumptious reinventions of Anglo-Chinese food one can find in the UK, US and Australia is refined with premium ingredients and fresh produce. Whatever you order, don’t forget about the truly delectable desserts.
ADDRESS: 1 Empress Place, Asian Civilisations Museum, #01-03, Singapore 179555
OPENING HOURS: Mon – Fri, 11:30 am – 3 pm, 6 pm – 11 pm | Sat & Sun 11 am – 4 pm, 6 pm – 11 pm
Featuring a beautiful modern-oriental style, the Empress restaurant at the Singapore Asian Civilisations Museum is one to remember. The stunning interior combines light grey and white marbled floors and traditional oriental screens embellished with florals that sit stark against the dark walls. Empress is our go-to for a weekend dim sum brunch in style.
Dine alfresco out by the famous Singapore River with a cocktail in hand at the outdoor bar and dining area, and be sure to pair it with the crisp deep-fried tofu and salted egg appetizer. Apart from the classics like sweet and sour lychee pork, Cantonese dining isn’t complete without some invigorating broths. Empress turns temptress, offering set course lunches starting from SGD$28.
ADDRESS: #05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 11 am – 9:30 pm
Delightful and nostalgic Cantonese fare is served at Yan, with a modern element weaved in through tasteful plating. Diners can expect a feast for both the eyes and the palate! Apart from its sumptuous menu, patrons flock to the rooftop restaurant of the National Gallery to celebrate dim sum as well as weddings.
Dine in comfort and contemporary elegance whilst enjoying rich, traditional Cantonese soups that will soothe all ailments. We are huge fans of Yan’s signature Steamed Thousand Layer Tofu which tastes as good as it looks, with each slice of tofu placed beautifully around a stirfry medley. If you love crab as much as the next person, order Yan’s Baked Crab Shell that leaves us dreaming of our next visit.
CUISINE: Traditional Teo Chew
ADDRESS: ION Orchard, #03-05, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 11 am -3 pm | 5 pm – 9 pm
A One Michelin Star restaurant that celebrates Teochew cuisine, Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine is one of our favourite specialised Chinese restaurants in Singapore. The restaurant at ION serves up a truly opulent dining experience. Choose to dine in the main hall featuring wraparound ceiling-to-floor windows that offer panoramic views of the landscape, or book a private room perfect for celebrations that will leave you longing for your next visit.
Fresh, succulent seafood is the highlight of the menu, but you’ll have to be quick if you want to try their famous Chilled Flower Crabs that are available in limited quantities daily. You can expect attentive and friendly staff who will truly complete this indulgent treat. Did we mention that you can find Teochew-style dim sum here as well?
ADDRESS: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
OPENING HOURS: Mon – Fri, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm | Sat 12 pm – 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm | Sun 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Upon arrival, you might just believe that you’ve entered a posh English tearoom on High Street. Jade’s interior is a mesmerising palette of cream and tiffany blue, accented with florals and dainty sparrow motifs. Housed within the historic Fullerton Hotel, dining at Jade is for special occasions you want to remember.
Dim sum is one of Cantonese cuisine’s most memorable food. At Jade, dim sum is elevated and almost artful. We thought that Siew Mai couldn’t get any better but at Jade, they are topped with Golden Sea Urchin that only emboldens the savoury flavours. And it wouldn’t be a trip to Jade if you don’t order yourself a serving (or two) or the Crispy Roasted Pork Belly!
CUISINE: Contemporary Cantonese
ADDRESS: The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Earning a Michelin Star for its fourth consecutive year, the Summer Pavilion promises an extravagant and authentic Cantonese dining experience. Led by Chinese Executive Chef, Cheung Siu Kong, every meal at the Summer Pavilion becomes a celebration.
You’ll be spoiled for choice from exquisite fine dim sum to a la carte selections prepared with only the best produce. Six exquisite private dining rooms, each inspired by Chinese flora accommodate guests from groups of six to thirty, making it the perfect place for a memorable occasion. For tea connoisseurs, look forward to indulging in one of ten speciality teas available from Tea Bone Zen Mind.
ADDRESS: Plaza Singapura, #03-01, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 11 am – 3 pm | 5:30 pm – 10 pm
Imagine, your favourite all-time Chinese dishes but with a cheeky western twist. Conceptualised by Norman Hartono, Lokkee aims to celebrate the diversity of Chinese cuisine one can find in the Chinatowns of the Big Apple, Sydney or London.
Apart from delicious Chinatown eatery nostalgia, Lokkee plays on quirky plating and serving which will not only feed you but also your Instagram feed! Fan favourites include the Mermaid which features grilled barramundi submerged in a collagen-rich broth, firecracker chicken nest and luscious roast duck.
CUISINE: Chinese Fine Dining
ADDRESS: #05-22, The Paragon, Orchard Road, Singapore 238859
OPENING HOURS: Mon – Fri, 11:30 am – 3 pm, 6 pm – 10:30 pm | Sat, 11 am – 3 pm, 6 pm – 10:30 pm | Sun, 10:30 pm – 3 pm, 6 pm – 10:30 pm
A familiar name amongst locals is the Crystal Jade. With Crystal Jade Golden Palace, you can expect to find an elevated and exquisite dining experience from contemporary decor, impeccable service and a diverse, outstanding menu from traditional Teochew to Cantonese fare.
Bringing classic staples of Chinese food to the next level through top-quality ingredients and skilled preparations, the Crystal Jade Golden Palace is a go-to for many looking to satisfy their cravings. We recommend familiarising yourselves with their range of dim sum that will leave you planning your next trip there!
CUISINE: Cantonese Fine Dining
ADDRESS: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #3-128A/128B, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
OPENING HOURS: Mon – Fri, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, 6 pm – 11 pm | Sat & Sun, 11 am – 4 pm, 6 pm – 11 pm
Delivering an elevated, Cantonese fine dining concept is Kai Garden. Helmed by the award-winning, renowned Executive Chef Fung Chi Keung. Dine in palatial luxury and comfort at Kai Garden, shortlisted for the 2020 Haute Grandeur’s Global Awards.
Known for his inimitable and innovative interpretations of classic Cantonese dishes, Chef Fung’s specially curated menu is designed to please every palate. Rave reviews from loyal fans surround Kai Garden’s attentive service staff as well as the impeccable cuisine. We recommend the Peking Duck which is one of the best you’ll find in any Singapore Chinese restaurant.
ADDRESS: 190 Orchard Boulevard, Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore 248646
OPENING HOURS: Wed – Sun, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 6 pm – 10:30 pm
Be transported to a modern take on Jiang Nan’s historic river villages, Jiang Nun Chun’s interior features charming, rustic decor and lavish leather seats. One of Singapore’s best Chinese restaurant, the selection at Jiang Nan Chun is every penny well spent. Famed amongst locals to be one of the original, authentic Michelin Starred restaurants in Singapore, it’s held to an impossibly high, unwavering standard.
Make your reservations and put on your best clothes to grab a table at Jiang Nan Chun. Amongst many of their delectable offerings, our top recommendations are the Wok-Fried Grouper Fillet with Superior Sauce and the refreshing Steamed Prawn with Crab Roe. Top it off with a bottle from their glorious wine selection!
CUISINE: Contemporary Cantonese
ADDRESS: Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857
OPENING HOURS: Thurs – Sat, 12 pm – 2:30 pm | 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm | 10:30 pm – 1 am
Breaking the mould of traditional Cantonese dining through marrying gourmet and an artisanal cocktail programme, Mitzo is an exciting restaurant and bar concept that further blurs the line between artistry and food.
Located on the fourth floor of the Grand Park Orchard Hotel, the restaurant’s decor is vibrant and dramatic. Many of Mitzo’s creations are made for sharing, so you can look forward to trying a variety of dishes that feature the excellent quality of fresh ingredients. No matter what you choose to order, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed, but don’t forget to grab yourself a cocktail while you’re there!
CUISINE: Fujian Cuisine
ADDRESS: 127 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208514
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 11 am -3 pm | 5 pm – 10 pm
A fan-favourite amongst locals, Putien is touted for its unrivalled customer service. With a distinct welcoming ambience across its outlets, the restaurant’s interior is inviting and vibrant, perfect for a weekend lunch! Despite its humble aspirations of serving simple and heartwarming comfort food, Putien’s menu is scrumptious and high-quality all-round.
You can indulge in authentic and unique Fujian cuisine at Putien, which boasts a One Michelin Star while still remaining affordable. Be sure to join in on the crowd-pleasing dishes of stir-fried yam with sugar and crispy oysters which will keep you going back for more! Try their full-bodied Putien Lor Mee broth which will leave you feeling invigorated!
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