Approximately 75% of the Singaporean population are Chinese, so it is no surprise that Chinese restaurants dominate the food scene here. Whether you're up for a piping hot bowl of wanton soup, a slap-up dim sum feast or an elaborate multi-course banquet, you'll have no trouble finding a Chinese restaurant in Singapore.


Local restaurant chain Crystal Jade is one of Singapore’s great success stories and now boasts countless restaurants around Asia. Its three fine-dining restaurants in Singapore are all worth seeking out: Crystal Jade Golden Palace at Paragon Shopping Center, Crystal Jade Palace at Ngee Ann City and Crystal Jade Dining IN at Vivocity. Ignore the fact that all these restaurants are located in shopping malls; they dish up some of the best dim sum in town and offer an elegant setting for a classy Cantonese meal.


If it’s atmosphere you’re after then head up to One Rochester, to dine al-fresco amongst the foliage at the converted black-and-white colonial bungalow of Min Jiang at One North. Their Peking Duck is what keeps its regulars heading back time again, prepared to a traditional Northern Chinese recipe.  Another restaurant famed for its Peking Duck is Paradise Pavilion at Marina Bay Financial Centre.


Many of the top Chinese restaurants can be found in the city's five star hotels. These include the sophisticated Royal China at Raffles Hotel, Hai Tien Lo at the Pan Pacific, with its spectacular views of Marina Bay, and Jiang-Nan Chun at the Four Seasons, with its excellent value weekend a la carte buffet brunch.


For a more relaxed dining experience, try out the ever-popular bustling Yum Cha in the heart of Chinatown, a great option for a dim sum blowout while you’re out souvenir shopping, or everyone’s favorite noodle and dumpling spot Din Tai Fung

Yum Cha is one of the best places in Singapore to experience dim sum in an authentic setting. Tucked away at the top of a hidden staircase in the middle of bustling Chinatown, this popular restaurant packs in local families and passing tourists,...  Read More

Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung is the place to head to for heart-warming noodle soups and delicious dumplings. Started in Taiwan more than 40 years ago, Din Tai Fung has since gained a worldwide reputation, with the New York Times rating it as one of the world's...  Read More

Crystal Jade Palace

The Crystal Jade group of restaurants was established in Singapore in 1991 and now boasts multiple restaurants across Asia. Crystal Jade Palace on the 4th floor of Ngee Ann City Shopping Centre is one of their best fine-dining outlets in...  Read More

Perched at the top of the Pan Pacific Hotel, Hai Tien Lo dishes up high quality fine-dining Cantonese cuisine. External elevators whisk you up to the 37th floor where the restaurant enjoys stunning views over Singapore's cityscape, The...  Read More

The Crystal Jade group of restaurants was established in Singapore in 1991. Renowned for their reliable, good quality Cantonese fare, the group now boasts multiple restaurants across Asia. Crystal Jade Dining IN at Vivocity provides a...  Read More

Jiang Nan Chun at the Four Seasons hotel is one of Singapore's top Chinese restaurants, dishing up high quality fine-dining classic Cantonese fare. Jiang Nan Chun translates as "South of the Yangtze River during springtime", a name designed to...  Read More

Paradise Pavilion's French-inspired neo-classical interior design sets it apart form its Chinese fine-dining contemporaries. Located at the Marina Bay Financial Centre, a private escalator whisks you up to the elegant and refined restaurant that...  Read More

Well established London-based Chinese restaurant chain, Royal China, has chosen the world-famous Raffles Hotel for its Singapore base. The duck-egg blue walls, high domed ceiling and crisp white linen table cloths make for a refined dining...  Read More

Min Jiang at One North

Housed in a colonial black and white bungalow, this stylish restaurant dishes up high-quality fine dining Chinese cuisine. The modern Chinese interior provides a stylish and refined dining ambience, but it is the timber decked al-fresco garden...  Read More

Crystal Jade Golden Palace is the flagship restaurant of the Crystal Jade restaurant group, a Singapore success story that now boasts multiple outlets across Asia. Despite its location in a shopping mall, this fine dining Cantonese restaurant...  Read More


Meet Marianne Rogerson

Marianne is a freelance travel writer, who has lived in Singapore for six years. She is the author of a travel guidebook to Singapore and has written about Singapore for a range of...  More About Marianne

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