New Restaurants

43 New Restaurants in March 2017

I thought we are facing a recession, but here we are in the month of March with 43 new restaurants, 17 cafes, 4 bars, and 12 hawkers. I posted the cafes, bars, and hawkers earlier, and these are the new restaurants openings:


25 Degrees Burger and Liquor Bar
200 Middle Road, Hotel G, Singapore 188980
Tel: +65 6809 7990
M-Th 11am-11pm, F & Sat 11am-1am

img_2128Hailing from L.A. and touted to be a cult favourite among Hollywood A-listers, 25 Degrees Burger serves 5 types of gourmet burgers at an affordable $14 each, or you can build your own. Lunch set ($18) comes with a choice of burger, fries, and beer. Full review.

AJ Hotdogs and Subs
2 Havelock Road, 01-01 Havelock 2, Singapore 059763
Tel: +65 9086 8364

They serve hotdogs, burgers, and subs starting from $4.80.

Bottega Gastro Bar and Grocery
263 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437050
Tel: +65 6816 1834
11am-11.30pm, closed Mon

15740798_1318359364902257_5649254277525283207_nAn Italian gastro bar and grocery shop with fresh food imported from Italy.

The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar
Block 17D Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676
Lunch daily 12pm-2.30pm, Sun-Th 6pm-9.30pm, F, Sat, Eve, and PH 6pm-10.30pm

Esteemed 3 Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s  signature cuisine abandons the traditional use of meat stocks and creams and instead features the intense flavours and textures from vegetable juices, fruit essences, light broths, and herbal vinaigrettes. Recommended dishes: egg caviar ($35), and black truffle and fontina pizza ($20). Full review.

The Dim Sum Place
791 North Bridge Road Singapore 198759
Tel: +65 6655 8787

Halal dim sum restaurant.

Ding Tele 鼎特乐
949 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534713
Tel: +65 8172 8156 / +65 6282 4380
11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm daily

img_1679Shanghaiese restaurant specializes in sheng jian bao. Full review.

Don Ho
1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109

Named after a Chinese-Hawaiian singer, Don Ho serves modern Australian cuisine in sharing plates and fresh tropical cocktail creations. Full review.

Dookki Singapore
3 Temasek Boulevard, #B1-107 Suntec City, Singapore 038984

15966284_392588621077687_3524199146176536921_nDookki means ‘Two Meals’ in Korean. The tteokbokki (rice cake) buffet restaurant first opened in Korea in 2014, and now has 100 outlets worldwide.

FatPapas Burgers and Shakes
17 Bali Lane, Singapore 189853
Tel: +65 6291 8028
5pm–11pm daily

16665192_1443009325771587_5367424878110437938_oSheikh Haikel and FatBoys open a halal version of the burger joint.

237 East Coast Road, level 1, Singapore 428930

From their fb, “Firebake Woodfired Bakehouse & Restaurant is a concept showcasing woodfired sourdough bread making and wholesome cuisine enjoyed with breads, using historical European woodfired techniques and contemporary global influences in flavours.”

Ginett Restaurant and Wine Bar
200 Middle Road, Hotel G, Singapore 188980
Tel: +65 6809 7989

meat-wine-2Sister to the popular Scarlett Restaurant & Wine Bar in Bangkok and Hong Kong, Ginett is helmed by Executive Chef Sylvain Royer. Located on the first floor of Hotel G Singapore, its signatures include rotisserie chicken and grilled items like Australian Angus beef, Kurobuta pork and organic lamp chops. A 2-course set lunch is priced at an affordable $18++.

Gohan Cafe by Kacyo
12 Kallang Wave, Aperia Mall #02-07/08, Singapore 349316
11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-10pm

The Japanese restaurant imports their ingredients from Japan.

Ho Rang I
165 Thomson Road, Goldhill Centre, Singapore 307618
Tel: +65 6251 0123

img_2028The decade-old Your Woul has rebranded to Ho Rang I when the son took over the business from his Korean mother. Although there is an update of decor, the menu is persistently traditional Korean. Full review.

Hooters @ The Sail
4 Marina Boulevard, #01-32 The Sail, Singapore 018986

w-20160321-060-0655The Hooters at Clarke Quay has closed and moved to The Sail @ Marina Bay. Their waitresses are known to be busty in white singlets and short orange shorts. They serve comfort American food such as buffalo wings (6 pc, $13), and burgers (from $26).

Jimoto Ya
3 Pickering Street, Nanking Row, 01-44/01-45, Singapore 058289
Tel: +65 6223 3397
11am-9pm, closed Sun

The Hokkaido-styled ramen is created by Chef Nobumasa Mieda of Michelin-Starred Kaiseki Restaurant, “MIEDA” in Sapporo, Hokkaido. They use a blend of amaebi shrimps and tonkotsu pork for their broth.

Just Steam
776 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198744
Tel: +65 6291 1358
M-Th 5pm-4am, F 5pm-11.30pm, weekends 12pm-11.30pm

15676410_1188145237943892_2486589758048037988_oAnother steamed seafood place! They stack the seafood up and steam it. The juices will flow down to the porridge below.

Kappou Japanese Sushi Tapas Bar
190 Middle Road, Fortune Centre #02-10A, Singapore 188979
Tel: +65 9170 4583


18 Tai Seng Street #01-33 Singapore 539775

Japanese restaurant at new mall, 18 Tai Seng.

313 Orchard Road, #03-41 313@somerset, Singapore 238895

The MOF group has opened Kasien Tei, which serves kaisendon ($16) with diced salmon, tuna, swordfish, scallop and roe. They use Akitakomachi rice from Akita prefecture, and it is stickier than the usual variety of Japanese grains.

Kowloon Bay HK Cafe
17 Petir Road, Hilion Mall #01-07 Singapore 678278
Tel: +65 9822 0690

16487698_1660642144236345_8204156041018750492_oHong Kong cafe, Hong Kong food.

The Little Island 小槟岛
7 Wallich Street, Tanjong Pagar Centre B2-29 Singapore 078884

14469452_673283586168069_3368879546023368452_nWith three outlets in Malaysia, The Little Island has opened its first outlet in Singapore, serving Penang food. Recommendations: Penang Hokkien Mee, Penang Assam Laksa, Char Kway Teow and Popiah.

Meats N Malts
30 Tai Seng Street, #01-07, BreadTalk IHQ Singapore 534013
Tel: +65 6909 0010

15800450_1321415161265711_17169367918940332_oPub grub.

Menya Sakura Singapore
69 Boat Quay Singapore 049857
Tel: +65 9469 3366
11.30am-10.30pm, closed Sun

Ramen restaurant specializing in tsukemen (dipping) ramen.

Michael’s Bar & Grill
32 South Buona Vista Road Singapore 118161
Tel: +65 6475 0177
M-Th 1pm-12am, F 12.30pm-12am, Weekends 11.30am-12am

A casual sports bar with mostly al fresco sitting.

Mojo Singapore
204 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068640
Tel: +65 6220 0723
M-F 12pm-12am, Sat 5pm-12am

15698311_1701372530172789_1521636509815275732_nOpened by Mediacorp actor Shane Pow, Mojo Singapore serves grilled meat bowls by day, and by night, it is a bar with yakitori and small plates.

Mrs Pho House
221 Rangoon Road, Singapore 218459
Tel: +65 9173 1083
W-F 6pm-10.30pm, Weekends 12pm-10.30pm

img_2045Mrs Pho has opened an offshoot, Mrs Pho House at Rangoon Road, taking over the space of the defunct Grub Noodle Bar. Mrs Pho sells pho mostly, but Mrs Pho House focuses on Vietnamese seafood dishes–call it Vietnamese cze char, if you will–a concept that Singapore has not seen. Full review.

Muse Amuse
289 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058835
Tel: +65 8500 0588
12pm-12am, closed Sun

16708751_219060658566496_2522118579895185711_nSmall plates and cocktails.

Noodle Panda
799 New Upper Changi Road, Bedok Point #03-35, Singapore 467351
Tel: +65 6242 0988

15676160_347372218964754_6065893909994543802_oA Panda-themed casual restaurant selling noodles of all sorts like zha jiang mian, and ginseng chicken noodles.

Old House Taste 老屋味道
7 Purvis Street, Singapore 188586

Sichuan restaurant.

Philly Shack
3A River Valley Road, Clarke Quay#01-01B, Singapore 179020
Tel: +65 6837 0675
Sun-Tue 12pm-11pm, W-Sat 12pm-2am

img_1841Philly Shack claims to be the first restaurant to serve authentic Philadelphia cheesesteak or Philly cheesesteak in Singapore.  (Actually, there was a shop that used to sell it but it closed down.) It’s made from rib-eye beef, caramelized onions and melted cheese in a housemade roll. Full review.

Prive Orchard
501 Orchard Rd, Wheelock Place #01-K1, Singapore 238880
Tel: +65 6776 0777

The Prive Group has opened another restaurant.

122 Middle Road, Mercure Singapore Bugis, Singapore 188973
Tel: +65 6521 6088

16684392_1160110214112423_3892465325205741722_nFormerly known as Sauces, Royale is the buffet restaurant of the new Mercure Hotel Bugis. A la carte is available with pastas going from $15.90 to $17.90.

Sa Yum
42 Club Street, Singapore 069420
Tel: +65 6221 1180
11am-12am, closed Mon

15401020_1292575847459428_7254886968348171176_nThai restaurant.

Song Garden
122 Middle Road, Mercure Singapore Bugis, Level 2, Singapore 188973
Tel: +65 6521 9299

16730400_228038857603462_157906043125442782_nA modern Cantonese restaurant in the new Mercure Hotel Bugis.

Strong Flour
30 East Coast Road, Katong V mall, Singapore 428751
Tel: +65 6440 0457
M-F 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-10pm, Weekends 11.30am-10pm

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The people behind Group Therapy have opened a handmade pasta and pizza restaurant.

The Talad Drink & Thai Kitchen
190 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 #01-520 Singapore 310190
Tel: +65 9105 0555
11am – 9pm

16708600_229887254141717_5252176582190112125_nTraditional Thai food with modern rainbow drinks.

Tengawa Hokkaido White Curry
9 Raffles Boulevard, Millenia Walk, #02-16, Singapore 039596
Tel: +65 6265 1314

img_2187Tengawa is the first restaurant in Singapore to specialize in Japanese white curry, using fresh Hokkaido milk. Only three sets available: ebi fry ($16.80), hamburg ($15.80) or chicken katsu ($15.80). Full review.

Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei
72 Peck Seah St, Singapore 079329
Tel: +65 6908 4348 (no reservations)
11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10pm daily

Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei at Tanjong Pagar is the first hamburg restaurant in Singapore, and it comes with a salad buffet and free-flow of eggs done in all styles. Full review.

Tim Ho Wan
18 Tai Seng Street #01-36/39 Singapore 539775

Tim Ho Wan Menu Singapore - Char Siew BaoMichelin-starred dim sum restaurant Tim Ho Wan opens its 8th outlet in Singapore in the new mall, 18 Tai Seng.

Trattoria da Mimmo
3 Clover Way Singapore 579078
Tel: +65 6909 1988
11.45am-2pm, 5.45pm-10pm, closed Tue

16486832_218331675298281_7294945155353880764_oItalian chef Mimmo serves traditional Italian food. Most pastas and pizzas are below $20.

Tsuta Ramen
18 Tai Seng Street #01-01, Singapore 539775

tsuta-ramen-michelin-starWorld’s first Michelin-starred ramen shop, Tsuta, opens its second Singapore outlet at the new mall, 18 Tai Seng.

Village Nasi Lemak
57 Circular Road, Singapore 049412
Tel: +65 6443 0400

13962802_1527064230652501_6008806503567354769_oHipster Village Nasi Lemak used to be at Simpang Bedok, and is now at Boat Quay. They intend to add tapas to their menu.

Violet Oon Satay Bar & Grill
3B River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay #01-18, Singapore 179021
Tel: +65 9834 9935

16729054_1459032814109281_4689321148659747440_nBy Singapore’s culinary doyenne and food ambassador, Violet Oon, who also opened National Kitchen, the Satay Bar serves chargrilled satay, meats and seafood.

You may be interested in…
New Openings in Jan 2017
New Openings in Feb 2017
New Openings in March 2017 Part I: New Cafes, Bars, and Hawkers

PHOTO CREDIT: Photos without RERG logo are taken from the respective eateries’ facebook pages.

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