New Restaurants

New Restaurants Dec 2017: Last Edition Ever

My initial impulse to begin the “New Restaurant” entries this year was this: Since I am already taking note of new restaurants, I might as well share my findings with everyone. But I realise after a year of doing it, it takes hours and hours; because there are so many new restaurants, I can spend two days just compiling, researching, visiting facebook pages, etc. The thankless task is increasingly onerous and, with my day job, I simply don’t have the time to do it. I will still keep track of new restaurants and write about them, but I have to discontinue this series.

These are the new restaurants in Dec:

Butler’s Steakbar
4 Jiak Chuan road, Singapore 089261
tel: +65 6291 2330

Steakhouse and bar using “new aged cuts.”

Casa Poncho
14 Bukit Pasoh Singapore 089828
tel: +65 6224 5466
T-Sat 5pm-12am

A Latin-American restaurant and bar.

FiSK Seafoodbar & Market
30 Stevens Road #01-01 The Pines Club Singapore 257840
tel: +65 6732 0711
Sun-M 11.30am-7pm, T-Sat 11.30am-4.30pm

FiSK Seafoodbar & Market is a dining-and-retail destination, opened by Snorre Food, a wholesaler in Singapore and Asia, specialising in  Norwegian and coldwater seafood. It brings
sustainable, traceable, healthy and safe coldwater seafood directly to consumers. Chef Markus Dybwad helms the dining section. Some signatures include open-face “Smørrebrød” sandwiches; Creamed Fish and Shellfish Soup; Baccalao using Norwegian dry-salted cod; Fried Herring and Salmon Tartar; Raw Hand-Dived Scallop ceviche; Seared Langoustine Tail with smoked bone marrow, confit of swede and crispy kale; and Hot-Smoked Greenland Halibut with pearl couscous, roe and horseradish sauce for sharing.

Grains & Hops Restaurant & Bar
366 Orchard Road, Yotel Hotel Level 10, Singapore 238904
tel: +65 6866 8067
Sun-Th 6.30am-11pm, F & Sat 6.30am-12am

Grains & Hops is the hotel restaurant of Yotel. During lunch and dinner, they serve a “one-dish” concept, not unlike ricebowls or salads. They also have craft beers and cocktails.

Hans Im Gluck
362 Orchard Road Singapore 238887

Founded by Thomas Hirschberger and Gunilla in 2010, Hans Im Gluck has 50 outlets internationally. It serves 30 varieties of burgers.

1 Nanson Road Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay #02-06 Singapore 238909
tel: +65 9829 8239
12-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm, close M

Ishi, which means “stone,” is started by The Plum and Toro Group that also operates Izy. In this kaiseki restaurant, each ingredient is strategically sourced for according to their reputation and seasonal availability in different regions of Japan.

3 Stanley street Singapore 068722
M-F 12pm-2pm, Sat 6.30pm-9.30pm
tel: +65 6221 3639

Previously from one-Michelin-starred Alma By Juan Amador and DSTLLRY par Christophe Lerouy, Chef Christophe Lerouy started his own restaurant. Lunch goes for $38++ (3 courses) or $55 (5 courses); dinner for $98 (5 courses) and $128 (7).

Level Up
3A River Valley Road, #02-04, Clarke Quay Singapore 179020
tel: +65 6266 2276
M-Th 5pm-2am, F & Sat 5pm-3am, Sun 2pm-11pm

Level Up is a arcade-themed bar serving Asian-inspired bar bites like salted egg fish skin ($12) and sliders ($15) and meaty mains.

Nude Grill & Nude Chill
5 Straits View #01-22/23, Marina One Singapore 018935
tel: +65 6581 9306
Nude Grill Facebook / Nude Chill Facebook
Grill: M & Tue 11.30pm-2pm, 6.30pm-9pm, W-F 9am-2pm, 6.30pm-9pm / Chill: 8pm-11pm, closed weekends

Three years after Nude Seafood, co-owners Junchen and Whey open two concepts side by side, looked after by Head and Sous Chefs Kee Leng and Marcus. Nude Grill is a contemporary grill restaurant using meats from Japan and New Zealand.  Nude Chill is a bar, serving farm-to-table cocktails.

Satsuma Shimuja Singapore
16 Enggor Street, #01-01 Altez, Singapore 079717
tel: +65 9066 9448
12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-10pm, closed Sun

Named after a Japanese feudal lord, Shimuja means “with no wicked thoughts in mind.” The ramen shop is established in 2011 in Kagoshima and now has a store in Miami, USA. Their pork bone broth uses Kagoshima’s popular Kaneyo soy sauce. In 2015, it was voted the 2nd best ramen in Kagoshima.

You may be interested in…
New Restaurants in Nov 2017
New Restaurants in Oct 2017
15 New Restaurant Openings in Sept 2017
35 New Restaurants and Bars in Aug 2017: The Rise of Asian Restaurants #AsianPride

Written by A. Nathanael Ho.

8 replies »

  1. Brilliant list and the picture you have put here are very nice. I am now hungry! Sometimes when you go to a city where you have no knowledge off, it is critical to find nice restaurants. Your list is spot on. Thanks for this Nathanael Ho.

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  2. For the average commoner with no privy to media invitations/news for f&b openings your guide has been most helpful and appreciated. This series will be very much missed!!


  3. It’s so heartbreaking to know this is the last edition… :(

    But thank you so much for introducing to us so many great new eateries. This, and the “New cafes and hawkers” series, are one of the only few reasons why I’m looking forward to anohter hectic month after payday.

    I’m sure I’ll miss this series a lot in the future. To me, yours is the best “New Restaurant” series on any kind of media in Singapore!


  4. I really enjoy reading your blog even though I don’t agree completely with all your reviews. It is incredibly informative, but for me, it is truly enjoyable and entertaining. Thank you for many pleasurable hours.


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