Anthony Bourdain once called Singapore “the city that never stops eating,” and, well, he definitely wasn’t wrong. In this glimmering city-state where the streets are so clean you can practically see your reflection in them, the food never stops cooking.
Whether you’re in the mood to try a high-end new culinary trend or to scarf down some of the best street food of your life, Singapore has you covered. If there were ever a place to splurge on a luxury dining experience - or to expense the ritziest lunch spot you can find - this is the place to do it.
Here’s your guide to the top restaurants in Singapore. Your taste buds will thank you!
Waku Ghin at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
A night at this two Michelin star restaurant is a major splurge, but the delicious, meticulously prepared meals are a true experience. Waku Ghin serves a ten-course menu of Japanese fare for 25 guests at a time, with each group assigned their own private chef. Oh, and did we mention that there’s a separate room in the restaurant that’s just for dessert?
Waku Ghin, Marina Bay Sands, Level 2 Dining, L2-01 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave, Singapore
Shinji by Kanesaka
The Carlton Hotel location of this renowned Japanese restaurant offers up some of the tastiest sushi in Singapore. The restaurant bears the same name as its creator, lauded chef Shinji Kanesaka of Tokyo, and it more than lives up to its hype. Each guest can watch their chef prepare their meal for a firsthand look at what goes into making such detail-oriented dishes.
Shinji by Kanesaka, Carlton Hotel Singapore, 76 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore
Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant, Singapore
This Cantonese restaurant serves up the best peking duck you’ll ever taste. (Seriously, the best.) The duck is prepared with traditional methods that have been honed over hundreds of years, and when it’s ready, it will be sliced right at the table with great fanfare. If you can’t get enough of this place after the duck, they also offer dim sum that’s not to be missed.
Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck, Paragon Shopping Centre, #05-42/45, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore
Tiong Bahru Food Centre
A stroll through a traditional Singaporean hawker centre is a one-way ticket to foodie heaven. If hawker food is your jam - and let’s be real, it’s everyone’s jam - the recently renovated Tiong Bahru Food Centre is the place to be. You can wander among 85 different food stalls, many of which are award-winning and widely sought after. Some fan favorite stalls include Jian Bo Shui Kueh, Teochew Fish Soup, and Tiong Bahru Fried Kway Teow. When you’re finished, don’t forget to check out the traditional Singaporean wet market on the floor directly below Tiong Bahru for fresh produce!
Tiong Bahru Food Centre, 30 Seng Poh Road, Bukit Merah, Singapore
At Corner House, you’ll dine on the establishment’s signature “gastro-botanica” cuisine in a bungalow nestled among the Singapore Botanic Gardens, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chef Jason Tan has an extraordinary talent for giving veggies just as much starpower as the meat in his dishes, and it’s every bit as delicious as you’d imagine. It also doesn’t hurt that the beautifully arranged meals are extraordinarily Instagrammable.
EJH Corner House, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore