Ten fabulous restaurants in Singapore to enjoy a unique and memorable meal

Singapore’s multi-cultural make-up means a veritable smorgasbord of culinary delights awaits the visitor. From vast Chinese banquets to fiery Indian curries, from fine dining French to local hawker stalls, you’re sure to find something to tickle your taste buds.

The large number of expatriates and visitors to Singapore means that European restaurants are plentiful, and are of a standard to rival any other major city in the world. The opening of the two Integrated Resorts in 2010 saw the city welcome new ventures from several world famous celebrity chefs, with three of these – L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra – making our list. However it is Iggy’s – local chef Ignatius Chan’s restaurant – that makes our number one spot, for its continually innovative contemporary fusion cuisine.

As would be expected at the crossroads of Asia, Asian cuisine plays a strong role in the culinary scene here. Fabulous Chinese restaurants are a-plenty, and so we feature three on our 10 Best restaurants list – Min Jiang at One North, chosen for its tropical al-fresco atmosphere and sensational traditional Peking Duck; Crystal Jade Golden Palace for its high-quality dim sum, sophisticated surroundings and impeccable service; and Din Tai Fung, everybody’s favourite dumpling spot.

Japanese cuisine is also incredibly popular in Singapore, with a wealth of restaurants to choose from. Our number one pick is Aoki – a cosy authentic restaurant dishing up fabulous sushi and other favourites. Of course we couldn’t complete our list without featuring some local cuisine – and with Chilli Crab being Singapore’s national dish, the 10th spot goes to Jumbo Seafood at the East Coast Seafood Centre, one of the most popular spots for visitors to sample these delicious spicy crustaceans.



The East Coast Seafood Centre features several open-air seaside restaurants and remains one of the most pleasant places to sample local Singaporean seafood. Every Singaporean has their own personal favourite restaurant here, but Jumbo Seafood is...  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

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



Those looking for a cheap and cheerful curry should head to Race Course Road in Little India � for something more discerning though, look no further than Punjab Grill by celebrity chef Jiggs Kalra. His restaurant by the same name has won...  Read More

CUT by Wolfgang Puck


One of the world's most celebrated chefs, Wolfgang Puck has joined other celebrity chefs in choosing the Marina Bay Sands complex for his first venture into Asia. This is the third location of his award-winning Beverly Hills steakhouse, CUT,...  Read More



Japanese restaurants are hugely popular in Singapore, and Aoki has managed to stake its claim as one of the best, through its reputation for outstanding Japanese cuisine. The unassuming street entrance makes way to cozy and authentic Japanese...  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



Les Amis is highly acclaimed as one of Singapore's very best restaurants, serving up fine dining French cuisine in a plush and sophisticated setting. Diners can expect a flawless gastronomic experience with dishes such as Whole Poached Hungarian...  Read More



Masterchef Joël Robuchon is a true legend in the culinary world, with a staggering 26 Michelin stars to his name, from his 22 restaurants which span ten cities across the globe. His two outlets at Resorts World Sentosa signal Mr Robuchon's...  Read More



Named after its founder, award-winning Sommelier and restaurateur Ignatius Chan, Iggy's is often regarded as one of the very best restaurants in Asia. This intimate 28-seater restaurant dishes up some of the most innovative creations on...  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