Both a cultural and culinary enclave, Bugis is home to some of the best restaurants in Singapore! Take your pick from one of Bugis’ #instagrammable cafes, or head to Arab Street if you’re feeling some traditional Middle Eastern grub. Tuck into one of Bugis’ bustling buffets, before starting the night off at your favourite cocktail atop a rooftop bar.
At Bugis, it’s always a foodie adventure!
Savour nostalgic Singaporean heritage flavours at this restaurant inspired by the past. Reminiscent of your grandma’s cooking, the dishes presented in this restaurant are an ode to our multicultural food history.
Thirteen new signature dishes, one spectacular experience! Tuck into the visual spectacle that is this Chinese restaurant’s signature—creatively crafted cantonese dishes that’s a feast for both the eyes and the stomach.
101 Jalan Sultan The Sultan Hotel Singapore (199002) Map
One bowl definitely isn’t enough at this Bugis restaurant. If you’re craving home-cooked dishes reminiscent of your grandma’s dinners, this spot’s famed local delights will surely have you basking in a nostalgia induced food-coma!
5 Fraser Street Level 25 Andaz Singapore Singapore (189354) Map
Who can say no to Tze Char? Located at Andaz Singapore, this local venue specialises in your favourite Tze Char dishes, alongside a selection of dim sum and fresh seafood. You aren’t gonna get any more local than this!
No stranger to lovers of spicy Sichuan food, this sizzling spot crafts classic Cantonese cuisine. But spice isn’t the only flavour here: Dabble into their diverse dim sum collection, and be blown away by their tender, braised dishes.
Putting a contemporary twist on traditional indian cuisine, this restaurant brings tapas style indian dishes to the table. For those looking to spice up their night out will enjoy the array of international cocktails, elevated with an indian twist!
200 Victoria Street #B1-04A Bugis Junction Singapore (188021) Map
It’s no doubt that when you hear the words ‘Chinese food’, this Chinese restaurant chain pops into mind. This spot continues to make waves in Bugis with its top-quality xiao long baos, and extensive menu!
390 Victoria Street 3rd Floor Village Hotel Bugis Singapore (188061) Map
The definition of old and gold, Singapore’s oldest Hainanese restaurant is famed for their ode to traditional recipes, and unwavering quality of dishes. Give their specialities a try, and you’ll know how this spot withstood the test of time.
2 Tan Quee Lan Street #01-03 Singapore (188092) Map
That’s exactly the statement you’ll make after dining at this restaurant! Offering up a huge selection of crab infused dishes, HolyCrab’s high-quality, super-flavourful crab dishes will be sure to cure all your crabbiness!
A burst of Indonesian cuisine in the bustling Bugis restaurant scene, this spot caters to those with a variety of preferences. Whether it’s an overflowing plate of Ayam Bakar Taliwang, or plain ol’ steak, this spot has got you covered.
Dig into a spread of modern Indian offerings. From the crowd-favourite chicken tikka masala, to the well-loved street food Pani Puri, you’ll be treated to a feast of flavour! Plus, we’ve heard that their chaats are irresistible.
30 Bencoolen Street 30 Bencoolen Singapore (189621) Map
The name says it all. Get your local food fix at this classy fusion restaurant in Bugis! Nestled in the swanky 30 Bencoolen Hotel, this haunt is where locals and tourists alike tuck into well-loved Singaporean dishes.
With over 50 years of expertise under its belt, you bet this spot does a mean chicken rice. Fragrant rice, succulent chicken slices, and the cherry on top—a punchy chilli sauce. Now you know where to go for chicken rice in Bugis.
Did you know this Bugis eatery is one of Singapore’s oldest hotpot joints? This award-winning hotpot restaurant in Bugis has seen multiple weddings, celebrations, and foodie gatherings—a testament to its authentic ingredients and flavourful broth!
5 Fraser Street Level 25 Andaz Singapore Singapore (189354) Map
This spot is a feast for both the eyes and the stomach. Savour the spectacular skyline view from the top of Andaz Singapore, whilst tucking into a glorious spread of seafood, salads, desserts, and more!
76 Bras Basah Road Carlton Hotel Singapore (189558) Map
An assortment of appetisers and lush local delights await at this stunning hotel space. Immerse yourself in their luscious live stations, with experts crafting fan-favourite local fare such as Mee Rebus, Laksa and Prawn Noodles!
We know, who doesn’t love an international buffet, especially one as good as this. Explore their fresh seafood corner, packed to the brim with lobster, clams and oysters—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
390 Victoria Street #05-01 Village Hotel Bugis Singapore (188061) Map
Bursting with rich, southeast-asian flavours, this in-house restaurant at Village Hotel Bugis is known for its bold use of spice. Both their lunch and dinner buffets serve up an enormous spread of international cuisine.
Their blueberry pancakes, 'nuff said. Hailing all the way from New York, this veteran in Singapore’s cafe scene serves up cosy, comfort brunch food that’s sure to tickle your fancy. Don’t forget to give their Chicken and Waffles a go!
Traditional recipes and quality ingredients make this Bugis haunt a well-loved one amongst the many cafes. Paying homage to traditional Malay recipes, anyone who steps through the entrance of this establishment is sure to leave satisfied.
Australia is brunch capital of the world, so it’s no wonder that this Australian cafe does brunch perfectly. Serving up laid-back brunch and bar bites all-day, be sure to try their signature dishes, as well as their delectable desserts!
Hidden right under the noses of hundreds of hipsters, this hole-in-the-wall haunt is another classic cafe to visit when in Bugis. Sink your teeth into juicy burgers, crunchy truffle tater tots, and more salivating treats here!
Nothing says authentic British grub like some Fish & Chips. Offering up the classic dish alongside other well-loved favourites such as Bangers & Mash, this spot is a must-try if you’re ever craving some hearty brit!
674 North Bridge Road #01-01 Singapore (188804) Map
If you’ve been to Haji Lane, you’ve probably walked past this classic cafe. The gatekeepers of hipster Haji, this Bugis mainstay has been serving up Dutch-inspired dishes to hungry shoppers for over five-years!
Let’s taco bout’ this halal fusion Mexican cafe. Incorporating irresistible local dishes with quintessential Mexican fare, this Mexican Taqueria is one of Bugis best spots to grab a burrito, and a refreshing mocktail!
You bet this cafe is a beast at brunch! Piping hot Southern treats await in this joint: fresh from the oven biscuits, crispy battered chicken, and bourbon infused desserts—now that’s soul food at its best in Bugis!
Take a break from staring at your screens and indulge in some old-school fun at king and The Pawn! Choose from over 300 board games and let your competitiveness take hold! What’s more, nosh on some tasty plates while you’re at it!
This is a halal cafe in Bugis stuffed to the brim with spunk! Dive into their thick menu of western fusion plates, and enjoy hearty western dishes spiced up with local flavours along North Bridge Road.
Fans of the classic ice cream-waffle combo, it’s time to go crazy at this Alice in Wonderland inspired cafe. Get transported down a rabbit hole of decadent waffle dishes chock full of indulgent local twists, and other magical desserts!
30 Beach Road JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach Singapore (189763) Map
Nestled in the lush JW Marriott Hotel, this exquisite Japanese restaurant is the perfect spot in Bugis to savour premium wagyu beef creations. More of a seafood person? You’ll be happy to know that they offer top-quality, fresh from the sea ingredients!
Who doesn’t love yakitori? One of the best yakitori joints in Singapore, this is the best restaurant in Bugis to chow down on your favourite grilled meat skewers! They have an ultra-extensive menu, so don’t skim on your orders!
201 Victoria Street #04-06 Bugis+ Singapore (188067) Map
This place sets itself apart from your typical yakiniku bar. With a live band playing from every Thursday to Saturday, enjoy a unique night out with your best buds, and nosh on the most tantalising wagyu beef in town.
Udon-lovers, you have to try this spot out. Tuck into a warm bowl of your favourite udon dishes. For the more adventurous, give their Japanese-Italian fusion udon bowls a go, you might just discover a whole new world of flavour!
15 Beach Road #01-01 Beach Centre Singapore (189677) Map
If you enjoy the pampering that comes with an omakase menu, this intimate restaurant along Beach Road is sure to tickle your fancy. With a menu focused on fresh seafood, this spot is sure to give you an unforgettable dining experience!
91 Bencoolen Street #01-54 Sunshine Plaza Singapore (189652) Map
There’s more than meets the eye at this one-of-a-kind Japanese restaurant. Presenting a delicious menu filled to the brim with original Japanese creations, you’ll definitely have to give their umami filled Hakata Black Curry a go—you won’t regret it.
103 Beach Road #01-02 Marrison Hotel Lobby Singapore (189704) Map
Other than their perfectly grilled charcoal meats, this casual izakaya is a top-spot for after-work drinks! Pick from their extensive list of premium sakes, beers, and Japanese single malt whiskies—perfect to celebrate the end of the work week!
5 Fraser Street Level 25 Andaz Singapore Singapore (189354) Map
Get up close and personal with the skills of a teppanyaki chef at this exciting restaurant concept! With a constantly changing menu, you bet you’re getting only the finest Japanese ingredients, along with an exhilarating culinary show!
201 Victoria Street #01-11 Bugis+ Singapore (188067) Map
Chi-Maek anyone? We have to admit, korean fried chicken and beer is an unbeatable combination. Eat your heart out at this casual korean chicken joint, and merry the night away with a couple of cold ones!
Here’s a spot we frequent a lot. Having been in the turkish food scene for 16 years, this veteran eatery in Shaw Tower serves quality turkish dishes at an affordable price. Grab a pide (turkish pizza), and revel in tits warm and gooey cheese—we’re getting hungry just picturing it!
You don’t have to travel to the Middle East for some hearty grub, when you can just visit this cosy eatery along Arab Street! Featuring dishes with influences from different regions of the Middle-East, you know where to go if you need a Falafel fix.
If you usually stick to ‘safe’ dining choices, this place might just change your mind! Marvel at this restaurant’s gorgeous tiled walls, and enjoy a heaping plate of their Cheesy Lamb Shank while swaying to some Middle Eastern beats.
Do you enjoy turkish delights? Well we guarantee you’ll be delighted with the food served at this turkish tavern! Embodying the quintessential warm hospitality the middle-east is known for, the dishes served at this haunt fill not only your stomachs, but also your soul.
Similar to its sister outlet, this spot serves up hearty Middle Eastern grub for the soul.Featuring dishes with influences from different regions of the Middle-East, you know where to go if you need a Falafel fix.
Where else in Singapore can you find such authentic Lebanese dishes? Located in a beautiful heritage shophouse, this buzzing Lebanese bistro is known for their hummus, falafels, and flavourful mixed grill platters—the chefs even import spices straight from their hometown!
This Lebanese grill calls Bussorah Street— the Middle-Eastern enclave of Bugis—home. Their Mezze Platter is overflowing with hummus, herbs, Babaganoush, and crisp pita, making it truly a perfect rendition of classic Lebanese cuisine.
Choose from a range of hot and cold mezza plates from this Lebanese restaurant’s extensive menu! What’s more, choose to dine al-fresco for a stunning view of the sunset against the backdrop of the iconic Sultan Mosque.
Decked out in bright turquoise, this middle-eastern deli along Bussorah Street is modelled after the lush souks of Arabia. Get your fill of smoky shish kebabs, and help yourself to a generous serving of Beef Tagine at this no-frills deli!
A crowd-favourite amongst locals, this thai restaurant chain is known for their no-frills, authentic thai dishes. Dip your spoon into their deliciously spicy and tangy Tom Yum Goong, which comes laden with ultra-juicy prawns and vegetables.
6001 Beach Road #B1-63, Golden Mile Tower Singapore (199589) Map
The lovechild of steamboat and barbecue, mookata is a well-loved pastime of many Singaporeans. One of the first mookata restaurants in Singapore, this joint provides a huge variety of fresh seafood, alongside their super secret chilli sauce recipe.
On the hunt for the best happy hour deals in Bugis? Cosy up with a glass of red at this bustling wine bistro. Take your pick from 90 varieties of affordable sparkling, bubbly, and good old white and red!
If you haven’t heard of the Saveur Pasta, you’re missing out. Bringing affordable french cuisine to the masses, this humble casual french restaurant has been a hit with the people with their signature Duck Confit.
Can’t decide between french or local fare? Why not have both! Situated in a cosy corner of bustling Bugis, this chic bistro brings smiles to the table with their unique french fusion plates. You’ll have to taste it for yourselves!
Step into this Italian restaurant along Purvis Street, and be instantly transported to the streets of Italy! Tuck into classic pasta favourites, and end your meal with a scoop of artisanal gelato—Italian doesn’t get any better than this.
Crunchy, cheesy balls stuffed with Italian rice, mozzarella, and tomato sauce, amazing Arancini balls are what this Italian restaurant in Bugis does best. Feeling famished? Chow down their Supreme Calzone and more!
7 Fraser Street #01-01/02 Duo Galleria Singapore (189356) Map
You’ll be spoilt for choice at this pizza parlour! Located at Duo Galleria, this classic pizza chain offers a myriad of pizza styles. If you’re ever in the Bugis area craving for a slice, pop by this pizza joint. Don’t forget to order their addictive Dough Balls!
When we want to feel like we’re in streets of Italy, we come to this eatery. Their artisanal freshly-made pasta, and build-your-own-bowl concept means you’ll never leave this casual Italian spot unsatisfied!
7 Fraser Street #01-49/50 Duo Galleria Singapore (189356) Map
Refreshing, zesty, and tangy, Ceviche is one of our favourite ways to start a meal. As the reigning peruvian cevichera in Singapore, this bold Bugis restaurant constructs dynamic dishes that will have you salsa-ing through the night!
5 Fraser Street Level 38 Andaz Singapore Singapore (189354) Map
If you’re a sucker for a stunning skyline view at sunset, you’re going to want to check this rooftop restaurant out. Perched atop Andaz Singapore, 665°F serves up premium steak cuts, along with a glass of bubbly.
This is the finest contemporary Australian restaurant in town. Located along the bustling Purvis Street, this raved about restaurant stands out from its counterparts with exquisite cured meats, and beautifully plated dishes.
Tired of eating at the same restaurants whenever you’re in Bugis? Take your tastebuds on trip at this eatery. From Swedish meatballs, to their signature Fika breakfast, head down to this spot for some of the best Swedish cuisine in Singapore!
A good ol’ burger and shake never hurt anyone! If you’re looking for ideas for a casual first date spot, impress your date with this American influenced burger bar—the cosy and dark interior is sure to get the mood going.
201 Victoria Street #04-07 Bugis+ Singapore (188067) Map
A classic chain in the Singaporean food scene, we can always count on the quality of this restaurant’s fish and chips. A crispy, buttery batter encasing a freshly fried white fish, laden with chips on the side—it doesn’t get any better than this.
Specialising in perfectly wood-fired pizzas, this minimalist pizza bar is perfect for hipster-haunt hunters looking to grab a slice of Italy! What’s more: they also have a selection of special draught beers.
This place has swagger. Imagine walking up to the bar and ordering a classy cocktail, before settling into their comfy seats for a classy culinary adventure. We have to say, dining at Tess is not only an experience, it’s a lifestyle.
The halal counterpart of the famous FATBOY’S chain holds their own. Boasting a scrumptious menu of beef and lamb burger varieties, this burger bar along Bali Lane is a hit with both adults and children, making it a fantastic spot for family outings!
7 Fraser Street #01-27 Duo Galleria Singapore (189356) Map
If you’re a self-proclaimed carnivore, you’re going to love this spot. As its name suggests, this eatery is the perfect meeting place for meat-lovers—tear into their premium cuts of steak, and fulfil your culinary desires!
A fully-immersive sensory experience, dine in darkness with only a guide to assist you. Delve into the exhilarating experience, and you might just discover delicious new flavour profiles at this one-of a kind restaurant.
7 Fraser Street #01-51/56 Duo Galleria Singapore (189356) Map
Regional specialities from the south-west of France dominate this restaurant’s menu, making sure you’ll never find such authentic french fare in town! Pro-tip: Cut into their melt-in-your-mouth tender beef-cheek stew.
302 Beach Road #01-03 The Concourse Skyline Singapore (199600) Map
There’s no better way to gather your flock than over some glorious thin-crust pizza. Perfectly baked and loaded with cheese, pick and choose from a variety of red and white sauce pizzas, along with your favourite toppings!
7 Fraser Street #01-25/26 Duo Galleria Singapore (189356) Map
This might be a new kid on the Bugis block, but don’t be fooled. Dishing out plate after plate of hearty western fare, this new spot in the heart of town is a must-try for those who enjoy a sizzling steak and classic burgers.
Satisfy your cravings for hearty western food at this halal establishment. With Bugis MRT just a short walk away, this ultra-accessible western restaurant brings overflowing meat platters to the table, guaranteed to fill you up.
28 Aliwal Street #01-07 Aliwal Arts Centre Singapore (199918) Map
Just a few blocks away from the crowds of Bugis, this homey eatery presents no-frills, healthy comfort food for the soul. Choose from a variety of pizzas, pasta, and more while enjoying a quiet meal away from the action.