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The essential drink and dine guide to must-tries on Keong Saik Road

Drinkers and diners are spoilt for choice on Keong Saik Road. The influx of Michelin-starred chefs, creative mixologists and budding entrepreneurs has seen this formerly seedy red-light district undergo the trendiest of transformations. It re-emerged as a hubbub of culinary perfection and ultra-hip watering holes. With photo-worthy spots to suit all appetites, palettes and occasions, Keong Saik is now home to everything from elegant fine dining and laidback coffee shops to chic wine bars and drinking dens dedicated to cocktail indulgence. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to start working your way down the road and through the list; exploring all that this CBD favourite has to offer.

Western | Asian | Vegetarian Friendly | Others



Asian


4 Jiak Chuan Road
Singapore (089261) Map

Is there anything better than fluffy baos with a steaming hot, flavoursome filling? The mouth-watering options at this specialty coffee shop cum internationally inspired eatery include chilli crab and salted egg chicken. Join the queues to enjoy them in the lunchtime set with edamame and salad. Come nightfall, Japanese rice bowls, tasty sharing plates and artisan sushi rolls await.

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31 Keong Saik Road
Singapore (089138) Map

Carnivores rejoice! This Keong Saik Road favourite has some of the best prime beef short rib and crispy pork belly in town. Head there on a Sunday for the ultimate roast dinner dining experience. Expect melt-in-the-mouth meat and bottomless trimmings boasting an Asian fusion influence, like carrot miso mash and Brussel sprouts enriched with spicy Sichuan flavours.

Lunch Menu, Dinner Menu

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28 Keong Saik Road
Singapore (089135) Map

On Keong Saik Road, some of the best North Indian cuisine comes courtesy of casual yet sleek restaurant, Indline. Overwhelmed by choice? Spring for one of their highly praised set menus featuring signature dishes like the creamy butter chicken and dahl makhani. They have a great selection of craft beers too; perfect for washing down those ultra-indulgent curries.

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1A Keong Saik Road
#01-03
Singapore (089109) Map

A vibrant backlit pink bird marks the location of this trendy take on traditional izakaya. Inside awaits Japanese graffiti, grungy chic décor and a bar full of artistic boozy creations. As for the food, an order here wouldn’t be complete without the unswervingly delicious tsukune meatballs and smoked baby back ribs smothered in sake barbecue sauce.

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9 Keong Saik Road
Singapore (089117) Map

This is an Indian fine dining restaurant with a penchant for gastronomic innovation. Take a seat at the bar to be entertained by the chefs’ skills in the open kitchen as they whip up ever-changing dishes for the six and eight-course set menus. Save room for the banana coconut ice cream with rum-soaked pineapple. It’s a taste bud revelation.

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Vegetarian Friendly


24 Keong Saik Road
Singapore (089131) Map

Vegans and meat-eaters alike flock to this plant-based eatery that’s frequently heralded for their flavoursome fare and photo-worthy presentation. Made using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, we love the Cuban three-bean burger and raw-some lasagne with cashew ‘cheese’ and crispy zucchini in place of pasta. Oh, and don’t leave without stocking up on the chocolate and ‘caramel’ fudge to take home.

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31 Bukit Pasoh Road
Singapore (089845) Map

Seek refuge from the city hustle in this bright, welcoming space that's as nourishing to the soul as it is to the taste buds. It’s a coffee shop meets bar meets eatery, with a menu full of tempting comfort food that fuses the flavours of Asia and Europe. Pasta lover? The seared scallop spaghetti is heaven in a bowl.

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21 Keong Saik Road
Singapore (089128) Map

With its casual charm, fine dining concept and modern Eur-Asian flavours, owner and chef Andrew Walsh (of international Michelin starred fame) has created something special in Cure. The carefully-crafted set menus are the best way to dine here, and we highly recommend upgrading to the tea or wine pairings that are available for meat, fish and even plant-based diners.

Lunch Menu, Dinner Menu (Mon-Thu), Weekend Dinner Menu (Fri-Sat & PH Eve)

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18 Bukit Pasoh Road
Singapore (089832) Map

Serving up some of the finest seafood in Singapore is much-loved neighbourhood restaurant, Humpback. The food gives a nod to their Seattle inspiration, with freshly-shucked oysters flown in from the US and must-tries like torched Hamachi with kombucha and passion fruit Chantilly. As for the bar, the happiest of cocktail hours awaits everyday before 7pm.

Menu, Sunday Brunch Menu, Sunday Drinks Menu, Weekday Drinks Menu, Happy Hour Menu

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136 Neil Road
Singapore (088865) Map

An Australian coffee shop with eco-conscious vibes and tasty homemade fare was a sure-fire recipe for success. Sitting just along from Working Capitol, their varied menu includes weekend brunch and vegan plates, as well as meat-centric dishes like the hearty beef goulash. Devour yours alongside craft beers or an Aussie bottle or two from the wine bar.

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27 Teo Hong Road
Singapore (088334) Map

Delectable French flavours abound at this enchanting cafe in Outram Park. It’s a fine dining spot that’s particularly praised for dishes like the three-hour cooked crab stew, tender oxtail penne pasta and – as their moniker suggests – the gourmet patisserie. And don't forget; no French meal is complete without a trip to the wine bar.

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Western


16 Jiak Chuan Road
Singapore (089267) Map

Gather your pals for a glorious tapas feast! This nostalgic eatery spans two floors with an open kitchen and a menu featuring all your favourites (hello lobster paella and chorizo croquetas) plus many dishes you're yet to fall in love with. Even better? It’s a lunch break-friendly, two-minute walk from the Working Capitol on Keong Saik Road.

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55 Keong Saik Road
#01-01
Singapore (089158) Map

Independent craft beers and an all-natural wine bar aren’t the only reason to visit this warm and inviting restaurant. The Guild is equally as renowned for their high-quality comfort food thanks to their focus on using only fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Popular choices – and for good reason – include the spiced almond duck and shitake pork sausage with homemade sauerkraut.

Food Menu, Drinks Menu, Happy Hour Menu

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55 Keong Saik Road
#01-06
Singapore (089158) Map

More than a decade old and as popular as ever, you can spot this modern French bistro by the midday, prix fixe-craving queues. Come dinnertime, it’s all about gourmet sharing platters like the razor clams and roast suckling pig. Make your meal even better by asking for recommendations from their stellar wine bar selection - you won't be disappointed.

Menu, Set Lunch Menu

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55 Keong Saik Road
#01-03
Singapore (089158) Map

Channel your inner senor or senorita and dive with a flamenco flourish into Spanish fine dining. Traditional recipes are made here with a contemporary twist, showcasing divine Mediterranean flavours with a few Asian infusions. The resulting signatures – like Ibiza-style monkfish with red prawns, and grilled Iberico pork with Padron peppers and pico de gallo – are true culinary sensations.

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36 Keong Saik Road
Singapore (089143) Map

This Bali import is a drinking and dining experience that’s unrivalled in Singapore. It’s a four-in-one venue with a gourmet burger restaurant and relaxed eatery on the ground floor. Head up to the rooftop bar boasting cool vibes and skyline views, or retreat to the decadent drinking den (complete with craft beers and cocktails) that’s tucked away in between.

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35A Keong Saik Road Map

Savour a taste of Paris at this cosy bistro in Tanjong Pagar. Its petite size and charming interiors are just the thing to tempt you inside, while the decadent French cuisine make it the perfect spot to while away an afternoon. Fine dining delights here include the rich and flavoursome beef steak tartare and confit de canard (duck confit).

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7 Keong Saik Road
Singapore (089115) Map

Searching for a wine bar that serves delicious vino reminiscent of an Italian adventure? Make a beeline for Wine & Chef. Pair your glass with the gourmet cheese and charcuterie platters, or – for larger appetites – dishes like the pasta alle vongole are utter perfection. The creamy gelato and their Earl Grey-infused take on tiramisu make for a sweet conclusion.

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Others


50 Keong Saik Road
Singapore (089154) Map

Whatever your culinary origins, fusion fare that puts a spin on local recipes always make for an intriguing meal. More of a dining experience than simply ‘lunch’ or ‘dinner’, the kitchen creativity that goes into dishes like the soft-shell crab chilli pasta, mutton rendang and masala fish and chips has made them firm favourites with expats and Singaporeans alike.

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46 Bukit Pasoh Road
Singapore (089858) Map

For Omakase fine dining in Singapore, look to this Japanese eatery. Their food is crafted from the highest quality ingredients and it shows in the flavours and textures they create. Expect to be marvelling between bites as you devour plates of Wagyu beef shabu shabu, grilled Hokkaido pork cutlet and – of course – specialty tastings of their signature dashi broth.

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18/20 Bukit Pasoh Road
Singapore (089832) Map

When lunch, dinnertime or after-work cocktail hour comes calling, head to Gibson, located just around the corner from Working Capitol. It’s a chic, vintage-style bar and restaurant serving magnificent fresh seafood (we insist you order the Maine Lobster Roll) and some serious magic on the mixology front with a selection of innovative Asian-inspired cocktails.

Food Menu, Happy Hour Drinks Menu, Cocktail Menu

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12 Jiak Chuan Road
Singapore (089265) Map

The aromas floating out from this warm and vibrant African eatery begin to tantalise the taste buds before you’ve even seen the menu. It’s a dining experience unlike much else you’ll find in Singapore, thanks to the cacophony of African flavours that abound in every dish. One bite of the divine Liberian peanut chicken stew and Swahili fish curry and you’ll already be planning your return.

Brunch Menu, Dinner Menu, Lounge Menu

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2 Jiak Chuan Road
Singapore (089260) Map

Get a group together and allow yourselves to be enticed inside Lime House – your senses will thank you. Savour the culinary craftmanship that goes into these classic Caribbean dishes, while devouring tapas plates like the crispy plantain chip nachos and seafood tostones with spiced rum dip. Unrivalled main dish standouts? The ‘secret recipe’ curry goat and Jamaican jerk chicken.

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Transforming French classics with an Asian flair on Keong Saik Road

1 Keong Saik Road
Singapore (089109) Map

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