These are the restaurants that are opened recently:
73 Hillcrest Road Singapore 288945
Tel: +65 9694 5888
M-th 12pm-10.30pm, F 12pm-11pm, Sat 8.30am-11pm, Sun 8.30am-10.30pm
Al fresco (read: no aircon) coffeeshop by day, bistro by night. The chef here used to be head chef at Au Petite Salut.
“Ami” is the Japanese word for “net”. It serves fresh seafood flown from Japan thrice weekly and cooked in a variety of cooking styles. Recommended: tempura and robatayaki over the counter.
Located on the ground floor of Wanderlust Hotel, Audace Bar & Restaurant is the brainchild of Michelin Starred Chef Jeremy Gillon from Le Montana in the French Alps.
Chen’s Mapo Tofu
6A Shenton Way, Downtown Gallery #02-29 Singapore 068809
tel: +65 6221 3206
The Michelin-starred Shisen Hanten has opened a casual joint selling mapo tofu rice set from $8.
Blue Lotus at Sentosa Cove, best known for their chilli crabs, has opened a casual offshoot offering Northern-styled dumplings and la mian. Recommendations: grilled giant king prawn la mian, crispy pork lard truffle la mian, and chilled drunken chicken drumstick.
They serve small plates from $12 to $21.
Express by Chatterbox
6A Shenton Way, Downtown Gallery #01-04, Singapore 068809
tel: +65 6220 0758
Chatterbox at Mandarin Orchard, which serves Hainanese chicken rice at $30, has opened a casual outpost that serves chicken rice for $8. Chatterbox’s signature $30 laksa is also available here at $8.
Located on the first floor Courtyard of Rendezvous Hotel, Five Marbles has taken over the place of The Rawr Kitchen. It serves craft beers and food infused with craft beers.
Private chef Elton Seah has teamed up with owner of Joo Bar to bring a restaurant that sits 24 people. The menu is small with 3 carbs and some crabs. They are good for their Hokkien mee ($15), which has only 100 servings a day, and their crabs go for $8/100gm.
I’m Kim Junior
2 Orchard Link #03-01 Scape, Singapore 237978
tel: +65 6634 0420
They serve affordable Korean BBQ buffet at $14.80 for lunch and $23.80 for dinner. Kids, students, and seniors have discount.
Jiakpalang Eating House
456 Alexandra Road, #01-04/ 06 Fragrance Empire Building Singapore 119962
Tel: +65 6266 8511
Jiakpalang Eating House is a modern Singaporean Zi Char restaurant, serving a wide selection of original dishes at affordable prices. The photo above shows their modern version of Hainanese chicken rice.
Kaneta Shoten Singapore 金田商店
133 New Bridge Rd, B1-44/45, Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
tel: +65 6443 8366
M-F 11am-3pm, 5pm-10pm, Weekends 11am-10pm
With 10 years of experience, the chefs serves Kyoto-styled shoyu ramen with a special tamari soy sauce. Their tonkotsu (Pork Bone) ramen has been boiled for more than 20 hours.
200 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction #02-50 Singapore 188021
A tendon restaurant.
The Looking Glass Bistro & Bar
1 Orchard Boulevard, Camden Medical Centre #01-03, Singapore 248649
tel: +65 6836 0075
M-F 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-2pm
They call themselves a “bistro and bar” but their menu reads more like a cafe: smoothies, sandwiches, salad bar, fusion pastas and sweet treats.
Maxxane Co @ The Odeon Katong
11 East Coast Road, 01-18, The Odeon Katong, Singapore 428722
tel: +65 6348 8348
9am-10pm, closed M
This is a casual restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, pancakes ($9), rice bowls ($9.90), and lobster white bee hoon ($38).
Hidden behind Fat Prince restaurant, The Ottoman Room serves Middle Eastern mezze on a trolley, much like dim sum.
116 Changi Road, WIS@Changi #01-02, Singapore 419718
tel: +65 9844 0210
Rhombus Pizza is Muslim-owned and serves pizza buffet.
Chef Takashi Okuno helms the Italian restaurant with pastas starting from $18 and pizzas from $16.
Sama Curry and Cafe
6A Shenton Way, Downtown Gallery #03-26 Singapore 068809
tel: +65 6224 0590
From Hokkaido, Sama Curry & Cafe serves Japanese soup curry with rice. You can customize the spice level for your soup curry.
398 Upper Bukit Timah Road, The Rail Mall, Singapore 678072
Craft beers on tap.
It aims for a beach vibe and serves Mediterranean cuisine.
128 Prinsep Street Singapore 188655
Venue by Sebastian
6A Shenton Way, Downtown Gallery #01-02, Singapore 068815
Tel: +65 6904 9688
11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30pm-9.30pm, closed Sun
[FULL REVIEW] After a hiatus of 3 years, the former Ember Restaurant chef Sebastian Ng returns with Venue by Sebastian at Downtown Gallery. The modern French menu, that serves small plates, is designed together with Jonathan Lee, who was at Artichoke Restaurant previously.
PHOTO CREDIT: Photos without RERG logo are taken from the respective establishements’ facebook pages or websites.
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.
Categories: New Restaurants