Last month, 35 new restaurants opened. But in Sept 2017, only 15 new restaurants and bars are opened. However, the trend of Asian or Asian-inspired restaurants dominating continues. Here, only 2 out of 15 restaurants are non-Asian. It makes much sense to open Asian restaurants in Singapore because ingredients are fresher when imported from nearby countries than from the West. #AsianPride
New Restaurants in Singapore, Sept 2017
1 Stadium Place, Kallang Wave Mall #01-41 Singapore 397628
tel: +65 6384 0502
The casual restaurant, co-owned by celebrity Mark Lee, serves chicken rice with different toppings at $8.90, such as samsui chicken, dang gui chicken, mala chicken, etc.
55A Boat Quay Singapore 049844
tel: +65 9172 6729
5pm-12am, closed Sun
22-year-old Bryan Kishore opens Bee Bee’s, a Tiki cocktail bar with elements of Peranakan fare. The affordable cocktails range from $10 to $15 and Peranakan-inspired grub from $6 to $8.
Big Fat Mama
31 Ocean Way, Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
tel: +65 9169 7830
An all-day Mediterranean restaurant.
97 Amoy Street Singapore 069917
Black Wattle is named after a native tree of Australia, and this restaurant serves modern Australian cuisine by Clayton Wells, chef-owner of much-lauded Automata in Sydney. The current sous chef at Automata, Joeri Timmermans, will be stationed at Blackwattle while Wells will drop by Singapore now and then. Opening this month.
11 Slim Barracks Rise, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) One North Campus #03-01 Singapore 138664
tel: +65 9186 0685
A fusion restaurant hidden in the One North campus of NTU. It has an interesting menu such as fresh tiger prawns tossed in Szechuan butter sauce (French/Chinese); miso cured salmon using fresh Norwegian Salmon (Japanese/Western); mango salad rice roll (Vietnamese/Thai).
Dining Place by Chef Heman
176 Orchard Road The Centrepoint #B1-11/12 Singapore 238843
Tel: +65 6732 1188
Junkie-turned-chef/ceramicist/triathlete, Chef Heman has experience with the JP Pepperdine Group and the Soup Restaurant Group. Dining Place is a Chinese restaurant with Western twist; it serves dim sum, roast meats, and French pastries.
Fujiyama Dragon Curry
1 Tras link -#01-03 Orchid Hotel Singapore 078867
tel: +65 6444 9260
Founders Kenichi Ikehata and Kenta Kuribayashi started Fujiyama Dragon Curry, a Japanese Curry restaurant, in Hiroshima, Japan. The curry can be customised according to the level of spiciness and variety of toppings. At the end of the meal, they pour “Paitan Soup” into leftover curry to enjoy it as a porridge!
Gu Cheng 古城
462 Crawford Lane #01-61 Singapore 190462
tel: +65 6291 7661
11am-9pm, closed Sun
This is a family-run restaurant selling Penang food. Their signatures are Penang laksa ($7.80), Penang Hokkien mee ($8.80), carrot cake ($8.80) and Penang fried kway teow. Side dishes include lor bak ($3.80), crispy tofu ($5.80), and otah ($3.80).
Jin Ho Mia
460 Alexandra Road, Alexandra Retail Centre #02-20 Singapore 119963
tel: +65 6352 7725
M-F 11.30am-3.30pm, 5.30pm-10pm, Weekends 11.30am-10pm
Sister restaurant of Soi Thai Soi Nice, Jin Ho Mia serves rice bowls in the day and hot pot at night. The hotpots start from $28.80 and go up to $48.80, depending on the ingredients.
112 Middle Road, #01-00A Midland House Singapore 188970
tel: +65 6266 6001
K-ju is a soju bar that serves skewers.
200A Telok Ayer Street Singapore 068638
tel: +65 8822 5525
5pm-11pm, closed Sun
Sake bar with small bites.
Kimoto Gastro Bar
6 Marina Boulevard #01-15 The Sail @ Marina Bay Singapore 018985
11.30am-3pm, 6pm-10pm, closed weekends
A kushiyaki (Japanese skewers) bar.
3 Simei Street 6, #01-20 Singapore 528833
tel: +65 6444 3655
Moippai means “one more please!” They serve grilled skewers ($1-$3) and Japanese beers under $10.
76 Duxton Road Singapore 089535
tel: +65 8280 2801
Origin is a progressive Asian fine dining restaurant by young and dynamic chef-owners Ace Tan and David Lee. Bringing the best of Asia, the chef duo brings a new way of natural cooking techniques inspired by Asian flavors and produce.
2 Science Park Drive, Savourworld, Singapore 118222
Tel: +65 6265 4428
Tokyo Joe serves chirashi don ($19) and other donburi for lunch, and by night, it turns to a drinking hole offering sumiyaki and yakitori.
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PHOTO CREDIT: Photos without RERG logo are taken from the respective establishements’ facebook pages or websites.
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.
Categories: New Restaurants
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