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  • Anyone who knows a Japanese restaurant that serves Hoya please mail Yeo Howe Chien, thanks.
  • Anyone know a good vietnamese restaurant?? Please let me know - Clarissa Teo
  • Are there any good (or authentic) Russian Restaurants in Singapore /Where is it ? How is the ambience ? How expensive is it ? Please advise. - Alvin
  • Can anyone tell me where can i find australian ham steak in singapore. i really missed the ham steak in cairns. - Jabin
  • i've been trying to find a nice place which serves american food with reasonably low prices. can u suggest any? And, how much on the average will a person spend in billy bombers and kenny rogers roasters? - whitemagi



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  • French
    • Cafe de Amigo
      I wish to recommend Cafe de Amigo to your list of fine dining restaurant. My wife & I stumbled into this place while waiting for the rain to stop after shopping at Robinson recently.
      The food is good, really good. Tommy Lam, the owner is also very friendly. Their specialty - Oyster, Salmon, Escargot and fantastic potato soup(creamy & oo...I,m drooling now).The apple pie for dessert is a must. Price - $$.($$ not really expensive. How is $28 for a set lunch? Escargot and Oyster included)
      If you are thinking about stuffing, this is not the place because the preparation of the food is very refined, albeit small in portion.
      ADDRESS: 277 Orchard Road #02-38
      Specialist's Shopping Centre
      Singapore 233858
      Tel: 835 0238
      Fax: 835 0819
      By the way, Tommy told us that the restaurant was supposed to be named as Cafe de Amis, unfortunately the name has already been taken. - Peter
    • Maxim's de Paris (Regent Hotel) A branch of the real thing, and tries hard to look and taste like the real thing (trust me). The menu consists of both traditional and Nouvelle cuisine. Lobster in butter sauce is supreme, and the foie gras is sublime --- melts in your mouth. An added plus is the good selection of half-bottle Bordeaux, for light drinkers like me. - Toby Kwan
    • As for French cuisine, I recommend Raffles Grill. Good! Food and atomosphere, both excellent.I love Irish smoke sermon, which is also their recommendation. Other dishes are also very good. Dessert is also one of the best in the city. I like chocolate dessert (Not cake nor mousse. Somewhat inbetween. I forgot the exact name.). The Western restaurnt in Four Seasons Hotel (ground floor) is also not bad! It's Italian food (pastas and so on) is good as well. On the weekend you can enjoy an extra rich luch time buffet (incl. chicken rice and dumpling and tens of different cakes). AA- Masaki


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  • Greek
    • OLEA, Bukit Timat 833 - A.
      Home made Greek dishes. Enjoyable.
    • hi! i would like to inform u about a great restaurant that serves good Greek food unlike your opinions that you listed back in 1996.i was there yesterday and had my first experience of Greek food in Singapore.Comparing it to the ones i've tried overseas,it's food was actually not bad.They probably took your advice and made a drastic change for the better.I mean they had a whole wall covered with newspaper write-ups,and they were also awarded a top ten restaurant award last year.well,it may have taken 2 years+ to turn things around,but indeed they have!!It would be kind of you to give them the credit that they NOW duly deserve.they have also since moved out of the Bukit Timah location and they are now at 158 upper east coast road. - Benjamin Tay (Jun 99)


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  • Nepalese
    • Had dinner at a Nepalese restaurant on Thursday. Not bad. It's called Ghurkha at 27 Lorang Liput, Holland village. The place is quite nice, staff polite, it has a carpet on the ceiling (hopefully it doesn't fall off. Looks pretty heavy). As for the price, I don't know coz I didn't pay :) Sat, 4 Nov 1995 - kit
    • Hi, Just like to inform you that the resturant below has moved to Chinatown 'Smith Street' I think. rgds Jacqueline


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  • Thai
    • Thai food at blk 92 toa payao lor 4 koptiam iv verrrry nice.especially the pork knuckles and thai seabass lemon grass.......... more important $$$$$$$$$$$$$ cheappppppppppp - Tee Laikin
    • I don't see anybody posting about FIRST THAI in Purvis street. Definitely a fave place for everybody ! the food is so authentic ! at first we used to see the Thai family who run the business but now seems that they've been replaced by local-staffs but the food is still as authentic as before ! the place is cozy, all food is recommendable, no exception ! you need not to go to Thailand to get a very yummy thai food at your door step. Forget the rest 2 air-con Thai restos nearby ! unless you are a spoilt air-con brat ! cheers?Myrtha (dec 2002)
    • I know a great Thai restaurant in front of AnchorPoint beside the bus stop(Don't know the name), directly opposite Ikea at Alexandra Rd. Nice ambience with Thai music in the background, you can choose to sit outside with a beautiful fountain. The food is good (must try the very spicy tom yum soup)and the service staffs are very polite. The price is reasonable too. -Terence Wong (February 99)
    • You can find traditional Thai cuisine at a Thai restaurant located at the ground floor of Riverside Point (along Singapore River opposite Clarke Quay). The name of the restaurant (if I am not wrong) is Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant.
      I like the Thai dishes and they are specially cooked by Thai cooks. The environment is also good and you could even choose to dine by the river.
      Recently, there is an unbelievable promotion. Their dishes are going at $8 per dish and I think you would never get such a deal in any restaurant.
      Hope that the information is useful to you. Thanks. - Catherine
    • No one mentioned about the basement foodcourt at Sembawang Shopping centre. Great & cheap Thai-chinese food right at the back of the foodcourt. The owner is one heck of a salesman. His smile is virtually pasted on his face. The lunch is always PACK. - Yew Hian Ong
    • I like to recommend The Thai food Stall at Sembawang Shopping Center. Its house favourites are "Sweet & Sour Thai Fish", Fish Maw Soup etc. It's cheap too! But be there before 6:30 pm to ensure a place to sit. - Jacqueline Tan
    • here's another place you can find affordable and authentic Thai food...it's at a kopi-tiam just at the entrance of Geyland Lorong 13, on the left side of the road. It's ran by a friend of my mom and it's been there for around 10 years already. But watch out for the chilli - it's a bomb! - LOU
    • - I have just come across a great restaurant that serves very economical Thai food. Believe me, the reason why I am posting this message is because the food there is simply fantastic!
      The name is Cumi Java Restaurant at 61, Duxton Road, S(089525). It is just beside JJ Mahoney. Or if you still do not know where it is, call 3240138 for direction.
      They are having a promotion right now, where you need only spend 10.80+ for lunch or 13.80+ for dinner and you get to select 36 dishes on the ala carte buffet menu again and again. It's simply great value for your money.
      Eh....I do not wish to talk too much...just go down and try the food, and I can guarantee you will be back for more!! - chien Wei
      - Attention: I think the above is an advertisemnt disguised. But why does an Indonesian name restaurant sell Thai Food.? - Tian Khean
    • Just thought I'd recommend this Thai "stall" located at the foodcourt at the basement of Sembawang Plaza. The tomyam soup was spicy and sour enough, the fried garupa (I think) was large although slightly overrated. There were 2 different types of sauce that came with the dishes and the sauces were great. We kept topping up ours. The best part is the price. The place is self-service - fetch your own menus, ladles, sauce etc, and the food priced reasonably. 6 starving young adults had a very filling dinner which cost around $50+ only. Normal hawker "zi cha" would have cost more. Do check it out. - Phei Sunn
    • Best Thai food: Thanying Restaurant in Clarke Quay and Amara Hotel. A bit pricey but you get Royal Thai cuisine beautifully presented. Best deal is the eat-all-you-can dessert for $7(?). You have to order other dishes to qualify for this item. - Maynard Chen
    • For Thai food, my husband and I love Patara in Tanglin Mall. It doesn't serve the Chinese-Thai sort of food but rather the regional specialties like green papaya salad and lovely crispy kai yang. Their curries are really good and their olive rice is out of this world, although I'm not sure whether this is an authentic Thai dish. Prices are not that cheap however, I don't remember the price but it's around $40 for two without dessert. Dessert is served buffet style. The place looks pretty nice. They also have these set meals which are good if you don't know what to order but the quality of a la carte dishes is much better. - Esther
    • Those who are into Thai food, the Thai restaurant in Funan Centre (i think it's on the 2nd or 3rd flr) is great. The tomyam soup is fantastic for those of u who like super hot, spicy soup and don't miss the mango chicken, totally scrumptious!! Prices range from around $10.90 per dish. - Phua Seow Hun
    • For those who indulge in huge quantities , COCA Thai steamboat is also an excellent selection. The soup is made of chicken stock. The 'liao' includes baby clams (my favourite), an assortment of vegetables, prawn & pork dumplings, chicken & beef & pork balls, large chunks of fish, chicken and other meat slices. The best part of the meal is the tasty Thai sauce. Be sure to order quenchers, beleive me, u'll need it.Price for lunch is relatively cheap, around $12 per person. u can also order a la carte or choose the buffet. Slightly more expensive for dinner and on wekends. The one i went to was in Takashimaya, tower A. There's also one at International Building. - Phua Seow Hun
    • I love tom yum and i think there is a place in Far East Plaza which serves good tom yum noodles and a variety of tum yum flavoured food. The small resturant is at the last floor and its the restaurant with the sliding doors. Go try it, the price is not high but not very low either. - Tom Yum Lover
    • One of the very special food I have tasted, Thai Beef noodles. Located @ Amara Shopping Centre opposite Watson. Very small Thai restaurant but packed during lunch time. Cost $5 but definitely worth it. - Serene Ling
    • LEMONGRASS is an excellent place for Thai food. 2 branches, one in Hereen Shop, the other in East Coast. Reasonably priced and real tasty food. Try their Thai honey chicken, green curry and their yummy dessert. - Wilson Xavier Yew


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  • Turkish
    • Beef doner kebabs - Turkish restaurant/fast food at Far east plaza 2nd storey. Go up the stairs next to starbucks and turn left. - ninaloo
    • EFEM Turkish & Mediterranean Restaurant - Maxwell Road. Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean


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  • Others
    • Moti Mahal Indian restaurant
      First of all, it is a real restaurant. Not a hawker center. It's air-conditionned, clean and the service is rather quick. Then, the food: you might try out their "Lamb in almond" (purely fantastic). Their "Cheese Nan", "Kebab" and "Lamb in spinash" and "basmati rice" are also very good and more than just worth a try. Add up a tiger beer to all that and the meal will be just unforgettable... Happy Belly guaranteed !!!
      It's quite funny, most of the times, the restaurant has been rather empty (which is usually not a good sign, huh ??), but the food is sooooo good there. Don't really get why ??? Think it's because of the location. Not so many people live nearby. Only offices...
      Believe me, the best I have done so far. In september, I invited my GF and my secretary there. It cost me arond S$80. - Frederic BOULIER
    • Russian
      #06-19, Far East Shopping Centre (oppo Thai Embassy)
      Russian food serve by Chinese! A restaurant with good food a character!
      Try these:
      1) Beef, Chicken or Lamb Shashlik (roast meats)
      2) Chicken a la Kiev
      3) Baked Alaska (fantastic ice-cream cake)
      4) Warm Russian Coffee (coffee with vodka & tia maria)
      5) Borsch soup (red beets, cabbage & beef soup)
      6) Fresh mushroom soup
    • Korean
      Han Ka Ram Korean Restaurant at the Hereen (top floor of the shopping arcade) has a quality value for money set-lunch. It is a BIG improvement on the poor excuses that have sprouted up in the various food courts. For $8, you get beef, chicken pork or yellow pollack(fish) with a bowl of rice served in an authentic stainless steel bowl, Korean style. There is a bowl of soup and 3 or 4 side dishes. The side dishes are free flow(all u can reasonably eat). There is always cabbage Kim Chee, while the other dishes vary. It is also possible to have fried rice as the main course instead.The meal is rounded off by a ginger tea with a piece of nut in it. excellent value for money. The boss and the waitress are Korean, so this is the real thing. Go try it to see for yourself. - Timothy Gan
    • Cleopatra, behind Clarke Quay / reverside point : It's my favorite restaurant in Singapore. They serve greek / Lebanese food. Try out their "Hummus" and "Cheich Kebab". A fantastic experience to enjoy. - Fred
    • I think Doc Cheng's at Raffles Hotel is great! Their seared scallops is by far the yummiest that I have ever tried. Their salmon terrine is also very, very nice. - Albert Toh
    • Hotel Four Seasons western rest. - AA.
      Cakes excellent. Foods are all very tasty. You can enjoy even chicken rice in a buffet lunch which, I believe, is more tasty than that in Chatterbox.
    • My best selections are (1) Cha Cha Resturant (Mexican) &(2) the new Tango (Mediteranean)resturant, both in Holland Village. I have met the owners of these two establishments, and they are well experienced, serving great food! - Dick Langhammer
    • Angmoh survival guide - For those US expats who still need a fix of home cooking ...
      Pizza -- forget everyplace else (esp. Milano's) Rocky's is the only one that comes close. If you want to pay more go to Pasta Fresca.
      Mexican -- almost impossible since no place in Singapore prepares it right. Worst are ChaChaChan, El Felipe and Carlos n Charlie's. The only passable one is Pancho V at Westin.
      Hamburgers -- American Club (figures) - John T. Driscoll, Jr.
    • Isreali Food
      the israeli restaurant at 25 church street #01-04 Capital Square Three (near Far East Square) . tel 438 2221 the taste is good , the servings are just nice ,especially for dinner, the price is reasonable and the friendly service . what more can you ask for? - Sean Ang
    • Mediterranean
      I know of this place which serves great mediterranean food.It is at Pasir Panjang and the restaurant is called ' QHUE ' . A must try is the escargots...it is awesome!!! - steffy
    • Scottish Pub
      ...at Far East Shopping Centre called the Sportsman Pub. They serve free spam and corned beef sandwiches...how Scottish can they get! - Jo (Jan 2001)
    • Scottish restaurant
      There is a great Scottish restaurant at the Goodwood Hotel called the "Gordon Grill" Quite expensive but worth it for a special occasion. - Steve (from Central Scotland working in Singapore)
    • Bbrewerkz at riverside point.
      i know this place is not new, but i've always been bowled over by the great food and wonderful service. the waiters are attentive and knowledgable, if you are at a loss as to what to order or what to drink (their own-brewed beers), they are always ready to take the time to explain and recommend.
      i've been to the place many times, and have ordered all kinds of food, but they NEVER disappoint. their pizzas are great, thin crust and ingredients are very fresh. their burgers are phenomenal. one claims to be singapore's best burger and by george, that is no false claim. the patty is done the way you want it, and i love the way they did my medium rare. topped with a sauce (they won't tell me what's in it), onions, lettuce, with fries and salad at the side, i have only one word: SHIOK. did i mention too that an indian pale ale beer to wash the food down is a must.
      the great thing about this place is that if you can spare $16 for lunch, you will get a mug of brewerkz beer, starters (excellent french onion soup and onion rings, nothing has ever come close), main course and dessert. the portions are huge, so sharing will be more wise. great place to impress a date or a client. - Shi (dec 99)
    • Fish & Co
      Hey guys, check out this really cool restaurant @ Plaza Singapura called Fish & Co. Not only is the food great, but the overall experience is really is really fun & thought provoking. They uses many catchy phrases like "Sea Eye to Eye", "Bait Watch". "We have Mussles", etc....all over the restaurant & also on the staff uniform - made the wait for the food enjoyable. Go early if you do not want to be in the long queue that forms every single nite! Funny that there's such a buzz at this restaurant when the whole building is practically dead. Food is excellent. Cannot find this style of cooking anywhere else in S'pore. Plays latest Top 40 tracks. Hip & happening crowd. Overall experience was great. The queue was worth it. Highly recommended - trust me. - rashid hassan (dec 2000)
    • Grill on devonshire restaurant
      Devonshire road, behind Comcentre,somerset
      this little restaurant is romantic and beautiful. candle lights dance off the brick walls and high ceilings, and you are surrounded by beautiful pieces of paintings. the service is only so-so, but it's the food and prices that get to you. pizzas for $12, and you have to share! pizzas are very different with what you would normally see in restaurants, potatoes with artichokes, barbequed chicken with wonderful herbs. then their steaks can really knock your senses, juicy, tender with a hint of the taste of red wine. their escargots are excellent, baked with minced garlic and lined with a bed of creamy potato. very delish. prices are in the mid range. both indoor and al fresco dining. - Shi (dec 99)
    • Jin Xiang Ji Seafood
      Heard about it from my brother-in-law on how great both the food and service is so got to try it out ans saviour the taste of the authentic Cantonese stye food by the "Hong Kee" owned seafood makan place and it turns out to be a very good chioce.
      First off, the service by both the person who answered and reserved our table was very pleasant and courteous.
      Second, the owner himself, Mr Chair, yeah , you read it correct, his name is CHAIR WAI MAN, was around to greet and say hello and thank us for our patranage and promised us we will have a good meal and he did not disappoint us.
      Thirdly, the mentioned of my family having an early reunion dinner at his place turns out to be a good thing for us in terms of the extras in the ingredient that was added at NO EXTRA CHARGE. All through the evening, the service people were very courteous and efficient and were ever ready to serve you at your every waive of your hand.
      Food was served hot and steamy all through the evening and the portion was very generous and as it turns out, it was a good thing we only ordered a 6 course menu for 8 person along with an addition of Suckling Pig, which was very crispy and crunchy.
      One thing you tend to find when you order from set menu is that the so called Shark fin are usually watery and very few fins visible. Not here though, when the Shark fin soup was served, all of us notice it was really shark fin soup being served as we can see it was really thick and full of fins and crab meat and the taste was one to saviour and wanting for more. Even though the menu that we order was not the most expensive on their list but the food sure taste like it though.
      The butter prawn was delicious, crispy and tasty and even my wife ate the prawn whole eith shell and heads, everything.
      Very seldom you get to come across such good food at such affordable and yet value for money kind of place and the most important of all, you leave with the presence of mine that you know that will not be the last time that you will be eating there, and we indeed left with the promise to the owner, Mr Chair, who was also on hand to say thank you again, that we will be back with more friends.
      A very satisfied customer. - Jeanie Lai
    • Long House Eating Place
      Anyone heard of the Long House previously at Jalan Besar ? Now its located at Upp Thomson, somewhere near the Lake View Estate. The rawn Mee, Chicken Rice & the "herbal chicken" are the MUST try! Other great food are the Duck Rice, "Goreng Pisang" and the Teochew Miced Meat Mee!!! Plenty of Car Park at the Lake View Estate Nearby!! - Pung Whei Meng (apr 00)
    • Mouth Kitchen Restaurant
      It's located at Bishan Junction 8. Good service provided by the staff there. And the dessert - Mango Pudding, is just fabulous ! It's smoothness jus melts in your mouth and you can't get enough of tat. Priced at only $4.50 for a bowl. - Karen suelan (Dec 2000)
    • Nooch
      located on the second floor, Wheelock Place offers varieties of Thai and Japanese noodles and rice at reasonable prices (note: no service charge) and with the view of the crowd drinking and smoking below at the Borders Bistro. too much choices that u may want to order all. bad thing: they do not serve ice water!! - vinny (jun 99)
    • NYDC
      • Is it just me or the restaurants? I've read rave reviews about NYDC and how great their food is in terms of both taste and portions. But I'm was throughly disappointed. Desserts hovering at $10 were really pathetic. They do served some enourmous-sized drinks though! No wonder they are called "Elephanians" or soemthing like that! I thought maybe I just happened to visit the place on a bad day so I gave it a try another 4,5 times. I even visited the outlet at Holland Village! It will take me forever to go into details. The service can be pretty eccentric too. Sometimes, they topped up your water without being asked, other times, you need to ask 2,3 times. One thing for sure, they sure brings you your bill fast! Pretty funky atmosphere though...I suggest for those people who like those kind of ,"To see and to be seen" kind of places, try Coffee Club at Siglap or Coffee Bean at Forum. Esp. on weekends! - Janine (Apr 99)
      • Hmm NYDC, the famous cheese hangout. Other than the cheeseeeeee cake, you may want to try their "PEACH elephanchino" drink, it's sweet and very cooling too. As you know, the drinks are served in Large size, so hope on 2 NYDC for their cheese cake and peach drink and chat all the way to your hearts content. - Joyce Tee (Nov 2000)
    • Palmbeach
      I'm sure you have heard of Palm Beach,but have you tried them out?Their food is good & prices reasonable.What's more,they have this Coco Club membership where for $10 a year,you get 10% off your bill(round up a group of 10 and you've got your $10 back)and if you celebrate your birthday there,you get a b'day cake as well as 15% off the bill.You can use the card at the Kallang Leisuredrome outlet or at the West Coast Recreation Centre outlet.They've upgraded the 3rd floor of the Kallang Branch and you get flowers in the bathroom,pictures on the bathroom walls,table-linen and nice crockery in the dining area and a different menu(more ex than downstairs).
      Must say though that they have new items every now and then,these may not be on the menu but ask the waitresses what's new.Have gone there a few times (they are famous for their pepper crabs)and seen people tucking into nouvelle cuisine,so look at what your neighbours are having.
      The discount card can be used to purchase their achar or sambal or seasonal cakes. - Angie (jun 99)
      Note: see our hall of shame!
    • Sketches
      in Robertson Walk is the best restaurant Ive ever been. Its a perfect place to relax and they serve very good food like Wafer(A great onemust try!!!), Tiramisu(Inter-Continental Hotel also no fight ah!), and also their pasta & Pizza --Wah! U can self create one! (the crabmeat sauce is fantastic with a crab claw) and last but not least, Ill like to talk about their servicethere was once, I brought my daughter there for dinner on her birthday, and they played soft birthday song in the restaurant. The polite waitress there were with us to sing the birthday song. This restaurant really provide very good service and its really a wonderful environment. DO GO FOR IT or YOU WILL REGRET - Mdm Wong (jun 99)

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