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Best Mediterranean Food In Singapore – Spanish, Egyptian, Greek & More

Mediterranean cuisine bursts with fresh, wholesome ingredients like olive oil, grains, veggies, and fish, all celebrating simplicity and natural flavours. Think juicy tomatoes, aromatic garlic, fragrant herbs, and zesty citrus, creating vibrant and delicious dishes.

Are you craving yet? Get your flavour fix at these Mediterranean restaurants we’ve tried all over Singapore.

These picks cover cuisines across the Mediterranean coast, such as Spanish, Egyptian, and Greek.

Blu Kouzina

Address: Springvale, 907 E Coast Rd, #01-01, Singapore 459107 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6597108303

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11.30 AM–3.30 PM and 5.30–10 PM

Price: $$

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Blu Kouzina impresses with its reasonably priced menu, including wine starting at around S$38. Plus, the staff is upfront about portion sizes, so there’s no food waste!

As for the food, the taramosalata (fish roe dip) is phenomenally creamy and delicious, while the tzatziki features rich yoghurt with cucumber, dill, garlic, and olive oil that’s perfect for dipping pita bread.

Pro-tip: The meat platter is also note-worthy for its tenderness, and the portions are generous—ideal for larger groups.

Binomio

Address: 20 Craig Rd, #01-02 Craig Place, Singapore 089692 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6565570547

Hours: Monday to Friday, noon–1.45 PM and 5.30–10 PM; Saturdays, 5.30–10 PM; Sundays, noon–2 PM and 5.30–9.15 PM

Price: $$$

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Now here’s a restaurant offering both casual tapas and fine dining, serving authentic Spanish cuisine. Binomio, meaning pair/duo, is aptly named for its focus on combining traditional Spanish dishes with modern culinary techniques.

The head chef blends Mediterranean classics with learned techniques, showcasing his Spanish identity. Highlights include the chilled salmon tartare with avocado with a white sauce, served in generous tapas portions.

Pro-tip: The restaurant also has an extensive selection of Spanish wines, sherry, sangria, and cocktails.

Pistachio Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Grill

Address: Floor 2, 501 Orchard Rd, #02-04/05 Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6562626400

Hours: Daily, 11.30 AM–3 PM and 5–9.30 PM

Price: $$

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Pistachio Grill serves flexible Mediterranean cuisine by an experienced Egyptian chef familiar with Singaporean tastes. Its menu includes pizza, pasta, and a touch of French influence.

We’re not exaggerating when we say that a standout item here is the billowy pita bread! It’s simply perfect for dipping into creamy hummus or Mohamarra, a sweet-spicy red pepper and walnut mixture.

Pro-tip: For dessert, don’t miss the Uma Ali, an Egyptian twist on bread and butter pudding, featuring shredded filo pastry for a uniquely soft texture.

Zorba the Greek Taverna

Address: Floor 1, 3A River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Block A ORA 1, Singapore 179020 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6582185602

Hours: Monday to Tuesday, 5–11 PM; Wednesday to Thursday, 11 AM–3 PM and 5–11 PM; Fridays, 11 AM–3 PM and 5–11.30 PM; Saturdays, 10 AM–11.30 PM; Sundays, 10 AM–11 PM

Price: $$$

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Zorba offers a Greek brunch menu with dishes like shakshuka (poached eggs in tomato sauce) on toasted sourdough, complemented by options like honey and sundried tomato chicken sausages. 

For dinner, you can enjoy Greek specialities like marinated duroc (high-quality domestic pig) pork cutlet and pan-seared red sea prawns with tomato sauce and feta cheese.

Only outdoor seating is available facing the river. Fortunately, the breeze keeps it comfortable on most days.

Pro-tip: Free parking for 2 hours is available at CQ @ Clarke Quay.

Shabestan, Finest Persian Restaurant

Address: Floor 1 The Pier at Robertson, 80 Mohamed Sultan Rd, #01-13, Singapore 239013 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6568361270

Hours: Daily, noon–10 PM

Price: $$

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Shabestan is a finalist for the “Best Mediterranean Restaurant” category at the 2017 Epicurean Star Awards. 

It serves authentic Persian cuisine, including char-grilled kebabs, Shah Pasand (a rich aromatic) chicken, ghormeh sabzi (herbed meat stew), Baghali polo ba mahicheh (tender lamb shank cooked with aromatic spices), and more. 

Don’t miss its signature mixed koobideh (minced meat) kebab featuring lamb and chicken koobideh with basmati rice and grilled tomatoes.

Pro-tip: Diners can enjoy riverside or air-conditioned seating.

UMMI Beirut

Address: Floor 1 Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Rd, Singapore 238909 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6585117501

Hours: Tuesday to Wednesday, 6–11 PM; Thursday to Saturday, noon–3 PM and 6–11 PM 

Price: $$$

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Nestled in Robertson Quay, UMMI is a modern Lebanese restaurant led by chef Greg Malouf. He promises to transport diners to Beirut through bold flavours and a vibrant ambience.

He skillfully combines authenticity with contemporary twists, using key ingredients sourced from Beirut’s souks (marketplace). 

Even meat-free diners will love the comforting vegetarian dish eggplant fatteh. This dish features layers of yoghurt-based dip, crispy fried eggplants, tender chickpeas, crunchy cracked wheat, toasted pine nuts, and juicy pomegranate seeds.

Pro-tip: The Butcher’s Mix Grill offers a lavish spread of grilled meats, including juicy lamb cutlets, lamb kaftas, lamb kababs, chicken, and charred vegetables.

Pita Tree Kebabs

Address: 583 Orchard Road, #01-K3, Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6590039250

Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 9.30 AM–3.30 AM; Fridays, 9.30 AM–midnight; Saturdays, 12.30–4 AM and 9.30 AM–3.30 AM

Price: $$

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For us, a visit to Pita Tree Kebabs isn’t complete without trying the dips. The spicy eggplant dip, served with pita bread, is a must-try as it offers a creamy blend of yoghurt, eggplant, and peppers.

Another standout is the Arabic lamb shank biryani, perfect for two, featuring tender lamb slow-cooked for four hours, served with saffron rice, carrots, and raisins. Each bite offers a delightful mix of sweetness and savoury flavours.

Pro-tip: There’s limited seating available in this small venue, so arrive early for the best chance of getting a table.

Beirut Grill

Address: 72 Bussorah St, Singapore 199485 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6590691925

Hours: Daily (except Tuesdays), 11.30 AM–3.30 PM and 5.30–11 PM

Price: $$

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Beirut Grill has been winning hearts since 2009, captivating locals and tourists with its delectable cuisine and lively ambience. Imagine dining with a backdrop of Sultan Mosque‘s majestic golden dome and the soulful melodies of Arabic music filling the air!

We savoured succulent shish taouk (chicken skewers), aromatic lamb kebab kofta, and tender beef kebab, each offering a burst of flavour. The star of the show, the signature lamb chops, boasts perfectly cooked juiciness and a kick of spice in every bite.

Pro-tip: For a lighter but satisfying option, savour the moutabal, a deliciously smoky chargrilled eggplant dip with sesame seeds.

Miznon Singapore

Address: 6 Stanley St, #01-01, Singapore 068725 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6590155319

Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 11 AM–10.30 PM; Thursday to Saturday, 11 AM–11 PM

Price: $$

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Miznon is a casual Israeli restaurant by Chef Eyal Shani who was a judge on MasterChef Israel. The restaurant’s lively atmosphere, characterised by lively music, is complemented by rustic décor with wooden touches.  

We sampled the ratatouille, a meatless version with chopped hard-boiled eggs, eggplant, zucchini, tomato, carrot, and onion stew. It was served with soft and slightly chewy pita bread, making it a satisfying yet light option.

Pro-tip: Seating options include high stools along the counter, indoor corners, wooden steps doubling as dining seats, and al fresco dining.

Arkadas Cafe & Restaurant

Address: 1 Fusionopolis Vw, #01-02, Eclipse 138577 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6564675053 

Hours: Daily, 11 AM–10 PM

Price: $$

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Arkadas Cafe surprises with a spacious interior and forest surroundings, though its potential feels underutilised with a plain and no-nonsense cafeteria-like setting.

We sampled the yaprak sarma (flavoured rice rolled in vine leaves), which is similar in looks to Greek dolmades (stuffed grape leaves). We found it to be a slightly sour yet satisfying appetiser. 

Its Turkish musakka, reminiscent of Greek moussaka (layered lasagna-like dish), featured minced beef and offered a generous portion size, easily serving two people with smallish appetites.

Pro-tip: You can scan a QR code for the menu, but orders are still placed through the wait staff.

Kazbar

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Address: Floor 2, 25 Church St, #01-03 Capital Square 3, Singapore 049482 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6564382975

Hours: Monday to Wednesday, noon–10 PM; Thursday to Friday, noon–10.30 PM; Saturdays, 6–10.30 PM

Price: $$

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By day, Kazbar is a popular spot for affordable brunch. As night falls, it transforms into a lively venue with Arabian music and belly dance performances. 

Plant-based options include salads like tabouleh (salad made with finely chopped parsley and bulgur wheat) and fattoush (salad made with mixed greens and crispy pieces of toasted bread), followed by mains like moussaka or couscous. 

Meanwhile, carnivores can enjoy mezze platters and a variety of charcoal-grilled dishes.

Pro-tip: Belly dance performances are live every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at the restaurant.

Artemis Grill & Sky Bar

Address: Floor 5 ServCorp, 138 Market St, #40-01 CapitaGreen, Singapore 048946 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6566358677

Hours: Monday to Friday, 11.30 AM–2.30 PM and 5.30–10 PM

Price: $$

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Artemis Grill, located on the rooftop of CapitaGreen at level 40, offers indoor and outdoor dining areas separated by a glass wall. The impressive wine cellar spans the entire length of one wall. 

The menu boasts a wide range of options, including raw bar, charcuterie, grilled items, main courses, and tempting side dishes. 

A standout dish is the Rhug Estate salt marsh lamb served with grilled zucchini and mint pesto. It features three thick, medium-cooked lamb racks with juicy meat and flavourful fats, a crisp exterior, and a smoky flavour.

Pro-tip: Pre-book a window seat if you want to dine with a gorgeously sweeping night view of the city.