By Michaela Koh
The best Chinese restaurants in Singapore show Chinese cuisine at its best. You can look forward to the freshest, most vibrant combinations of spices and ingredients at these establishments — basically heaven for lovers of Chinese dishes.
Whether you’re looking for sweet and sour pork, tofu, wantons, dumpling, or the famous Peking roasted duck, let’s go over the top establishments serving this food on the island. Below is our list of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore!
1. Yàn 宴中餐馆
|BEST FOR||Authentic Cantonese cuisine|
|ADDRESS||#05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6384 5585
Lunch: 11.30am to 2.30pm
Dinner: 6pm to 10.30pm
Located within the National Gallery Singapore, Yàn 宴中餐馆 alludes to both its name and its artistic setting with a ‘feast’ of exquisite Cantonese flavours, served with sincerity and heart by Head Chef Ng Sen Tio and his team of chefs. Be it a formal corporate lunch, a convivial dinner, a wedding or private event, the dining experience at Yàn truly is a remarkable feast for the stomach, eyes and soul.
- Yàn 宴中餐馆 is nestled inside National Gallery Singapore
- Explore a spectrum of enjoyment encompassing superbly executed flavours in a repertoire of traditional Cantonese dishes, completing the continuum of pleasures from simple soulfulness to refined flavours, communal to individual, and warm cosiness to high elegance. Reservation options
- The versatile choices of seating within its 2,700 sq-ft space reflects a sense of largesse at Yàn: three private dining rooms, cosy booth seats, larger tables, even the entire restaurant, can be put at the service of any size of group
5.0-star Google Review from Nic X:
“Yàn has been on my to-try list for a while and we were well pleased with the food! Definitely one of the best Chinese restaurants in town. Great ambience coupled with delicate dim sum, well-balanced flavours and food prepared to perfection, literally Chinese fine dining at its best. We ordered the lunch set menu that provided great value for all that was offered. Will definitely be back!”
|BEST FOR||Classic home-style Cantonese dishes|
|ADDRESS||38 Robinson Road, Oxley Tower, Lobby 1, #19-01 Singapore, 068906|
|CONTACT DETAILS||9026 0718 or 6931 1247|
|OPERATING HOURS||Saturday: Closed
Sunday, Monday to Friday: 11am–3pm, 5–10pm
MYO is a restobar that is probably best-known for its clay pot chicken dish. Interestingly enough, that dish had the humblest start: it was originally just a staff meal.
Anyway, if you’re currently on a vegetarian diet or just starting out a healthy lifestyle, there is no need to worry about being distracted once you’ve stepped inside the restaurant. There are wonderfully nutritious and vegetarian dishes on the menu.
While savouring the enticing dishes, you’ll also be able to enjoy the breathtaking view of Singapore’s Central Business District. Overall, this is a great place to go if you want a nice ambience to go with your meal.
- Minimalist yet classic interiors
- Takeaway value meals
- Healthy dishes
MYO Restobar has received a lot of praise and compliments because of its excellent staff service, variety of nutritious menu options, and authentic Chinese dining experience.
Ben Chang recommended the place and gave this 5-star feedback on Google Reviews:
“I will give it a five star for an unpretentious Chinese restaurant in the middle of Cbd area. Reasonable price, good food, dim sum with big prawns. The best part I noticed, they only charge 10% service charge so gst is included I the price !! Recommend the claypot chicken, soft succulent chicken, flavourful cabbage, with gravy that goes perfectly with rice. The brown rice is pretty soft so to make yourself feel better, maybe you should order that !
Perfect place for a friends gathering which you are paying or going Dutch. If someone else is buying, go majestic at one marine !”
3. Ritz Carlton
|BEST FOR||Original Cantonese dishes and modern Chinese setting|
|ADDRESS||The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore 7 Raffles Avenue Singapore, 039799 Singapore|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+ (65) 6434-5286|
Lunch, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dinner, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Located at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, the Summer Pavilion is designed with luxurious and contemporary interiors that will let you have a fancy dining experience while exploring classic Cantonese dishes.
Their main draw is the decorative and flavourful traditional mooncake. They have earned a Michelin star for three consecutive years, making them one of the best restaurants not just in Singapore but also around the world.
They also have many different types of menu options as well as special full-course meals for birthdays and baby’s first month celebrations.
- Event packages
- Creative and stylish tableware
- Private dining rooms
- Tea salon
Customers mostly recommend them because of the quality of the cuisine, service, and location. Nothing more need be said other than that they have a Michelin star, really.
Still, if you need more information, Thomas Lew shared this experience on Google Reviews:
“It’s a very exquisite place to have a meal. Came here for dinner and had the privilege of a private room and a personal staff in waiting. She is really very good and attentive taking care of all our needs. The menu was pre-ordered and recommended by the restaurant. All the dishes were delicious and elegantly presented. Be prepared to dig deep into your pocket.”
|BEST FOR||Elegant and fine Chinese cuisine dining|
|ADDRESS||1 Fullerton Square Singapore 049178|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6733 8388|
|OPERATING HOURS||Lunch, 11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
Dinner, 6.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
Throughout the years, Jade has been serving prime quality dishes that embrace the historic traditions of Cantonese cooking styles. The place can accommodate over a hundred guests, so it’s also a great location for big events.
Being one of the main highlights of The Fullerton Hotel, this restaurant is built with a sophisticated design that emphasises the heritage of the country.
When it comes to their menu, they have dim sum treasures that include signature dishes and vegan meals. They also regularly add novel dishes to the menu.
- Celebration menu and packages
- Various dining options and offers
- Wedding venue
Despite being located at a prestigious hotel, Jade’s services are known among Singaporeans for their affordability and value. Many also like the fusion dishes that they come up with every now and then.
Melvin Yeo expressed his thoughts on Google Reviews:
“Tried the “Taste of Nostalgia” menu. Nice fusion taste of east and west. The food still maintains the authencity of Cantonese cuisine with some addition that spice up the dish. I like the ambiance as it is decorated with light colours but still having the usual Chinese restaurant setting. Highly recommend to those who need to host foreign friends or guest.”
|BEST FOR||Fresh Chinese seafood dishes|
Putien is an award-winning restaurant that provides personal and premium menu sets for both locals and tourists. The name comes from a region in China where nature can be seen in its most heavenly form, surrounded by seas and mountains
Customers will surely feel like they’re in heaven too as they taste the specially-curated seafood dishes. Their menu consists of organic ingredients and focuses on freshness.
- Comfort food
- Takeaway promotions
One of the reasons Putien is in this list is that its staff have a sincerity and heartwarming attitude to service that has captured the hearts of many visitors and locals. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they offer some of the best seafood dishes in Singapore too, as far as locals are concerned.
A reviewer from Google Reviews recommended some of the restaurant’s best dishes and wrote:
“Sophisticated Chinese food, great ingredients and taste. Well served portions, nice environment and friendly staff (the waitress pilled the plum, patiently for one of our friends). The pork pawns full of collagen under a crispy skin is a must-try dish at this superb restaurant.”
|BEST FOR||Contemporary Chinese cuisine, traditional cocktails|
|ADDRESS||Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road Singapore 238857|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6603 8855|
|OPERATING HOURS||Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Supper: 10.30pm to 1am (Thur to Sat; eve of Public Holidays)
Bar: 12pm to 1am (Sun to Wed), 12pm to 2am (Thur to Sat; eve of Public Holidays)
Mitzo’s interiors exude intimacy and comfort, an ideal place for closed gatherings with family and friends.
The chefs here bring out the authentic taste of Chinese cuisine by using high-quality ingredients and innovative methods. The specialities of this restaurant do not only include food either — they also take pride in their cocktails.
With upbeat music and stylish space, customers will be able to enjoy a memorable cocktail experience.
- Aesthetic and modern setting
- Beverage programme
- Compelling promotion sets
Customers of Mitzo love the wide range of menu sets that they can choose from. This gives them a chance to fully explore Chinese cuisine and the culture at their leisure.
A reviewer left this review on Google Reviews:
“A chic and modern restaurant that serves up delicious and modern twist to traditional Chinese cuisine. The bbq pork is a must try. Service was attentive and personal. Overall a wonderful experience, worth a repeat visit!”
7. Yi Jia South Village Seafood Restaurant
|BEST FOR||Chinese seafood cuisine|
|ADDRESS||550-552 Macpherson Rd|
Monday to Sunday, 11:00 – 23:00
Yi Jia Seafood Restaurant offers a laidback ambience and neighbourhood eatery feel with the passionate chefs at Yi Jia serving up extraordinary Chinese seafood at excellent prices. Located along Macpherson Road, Yi Jia South Village is the perfect location for a celebratory meal with friends, family, or big groups.
- Serves lunch, dinner and drinks
- Takes Reservations
- Walk-Ins Welcome
- Good For Groups amd Good For Kids
- Take Out
- Outdoor Seating
5-star Google Review from Ziggy C.:
“Food is good and reasonably priced for a neighbourhood standard. Caters for big groups. They have both indoor and outdoor seatings. If you would like indoor seating, it will be better to make a reservation in advance as it usually gets crowded during dinner time.
8. Shang Social
|BEST FOR||Authentic and contemporary Chinese cuisine|
|PRICING||Dining, MRKT, Bar|
|ADDRESS||Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, #01-219 to 222, Singapore 819666|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 63460260|
|OPERATING HOURS||DINING: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Last Order 9:30pm)
MRK: 9am – 11pm (Last Order 9:30pm)
Shang Social embodies the traditions of Chinese cuisine with a twist. With the most renowned chefs in the country, the restaurant serves a variety of flavours that show off the genuine taste of Cantonese, Huaiyang, and Sichuan regional dishes.
There’s a division of their dining areas, which cater to formal, casual, and cosy gatherings or meet-ups. If you need dynamic restaurants where you can experience different parts of China’s culture, this is the place to be!
- Three contemporary dining spaces
- Exclusive accommodations and premium servings
- Special promotions
Customers are highly impressed with the Shang Social’s broad range of menus and dining areas. Different parties holding events at the establishment say they were all pleased by their experiences.
James Loo had a blast at the restaurant’s vibrant cuisine and shared some food tips on Google Reviews:
“Interesting restaurant. The casual dining area is opened the whole day while the fine dining has a break in the afternoon. Do book a table if you’re going for the fine dining. Tables are limited. While you’re there, try the ice cream. The Yunna Ham ice cream and the Yunnan Pu Er ice cream are a must try. Go for separate servings to taste the individual flavour, and then mix both for a surprising yet amazing third flavour!”
9. KA-SOH RESTAURANT
|BEST FOR||Authentic Chinese cuisine; awarded as Singapore Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand restaurant in 2016|
|ADDRESS||2 College Road (Alumni Medical Centre) Singapore 169850|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6473 6686|
|OPERATING HOURS||Business hours (daily):
11:30AM – 2:30PM
5:30PM – 9:30PM
Intertwined with Swee Kee Eating House’s history, Ka-Soh has become a house-hold name in the Singapore. Founded by Tang Tat Cheong in 1995, the brand came to be from the nickname which regular customers gave to Swee Kee Eating House. Presently, Ka-Soh has since established footprints in Malaysia and Indonesia, with Ka-Soh Restaurant in Outram being awarded as Singapore Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand restaurant in 2016.
5-star Google review from SingWei Wong:
“My fav to go lunch place for a rainy day, the signature fish noodles is as good as day 1. Surprised that this Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant is not as busy as expect. The prawn paste chicken n prawn rolls are very nice too.”
10. Eat at Taipei
|BEST FOR||Taiwanese cuisine|
Coupling the top favourite Taiwanese street delicacies with trendy desserts, Creative Eateries embarks on a bold dining concept called Eat at Taipei that emulates the many fascinating characteristics of Taiwanese street food subculture. Eat at Taipei offers a variety of classic Taiwan favourites such as Oyster & Pork Intestines Mee Sua (大肠蚵仔面线), Tainan Seafood “Coffin” Toast (官財板), and Rao He Braised Beef Noodles (红烧牛肉面).
- Their Taiwan Street Snacks section are updated regularly, with the latest additions being the savoury Hualian Spring Onion Pancake and the juicy Braised Pork Buns.
- Pairing these Taiwanese delights are the quintessential beverages and desserts, from the all-new Yogurt Smoothie series (酸奶冰沙系列) to the specially curated Taiwanese desserts, and other the sweet indulgences
5-star Google review from Wang Wang:
“Staff were friendly and helpful in terms of helping with the selections of food and what to recommend. They are attentive to towards what you need and will provide further assistance if need be.
Food and beverage duration didn’t take too Long for non-peak period. Overall, a pleasant dining experience.”
11. Fifth Season Tangra Chinese Restaurant
|BEST FOR||Indian Chinese Restaurant|
|ADDRESS||28 Race Course Road
1 min from Little India MRT Exit E
|OPERATING HOURS||Lunch: 11.30 am to 3 pm
Dinner: 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm
Open on all days
Indian Chinese cuisine was born in Tangra, located on the east of Kolkata, the only China Town in India. Fifth Season Tangra Chinese Restaurant aims to bring the fusion of this flavorful cuisine in Singapore.
- Takes Reservations
- Walk-Ins Welcome
- Good For Groups and Good For Kids
- Take Out
- Waiter Service
- Outdoor Seating
5-star Facebook review from Ishita Deshmukh:
“Fifth Season has a good range of vegetarian and non vegetarian choices. The food was very good and very quick service. Would certainly recommend it for those who like indo-chinese food.“
Whether you’re a local or a tourist, the flavorful dishes at these restaurants will surely sate your appetite! Tell us which of these restaurants you ended up visiting and what dishes you had too!
If you want to explore even more Chinese restaurants, by the way, check out our list of where to get the best dim sum in Singapore too. You’ll be glad you did, we promise you!
*Images are taken from each company’s official websites/social media.