Does your date often complain about going to the usual haunts for dinners? If your answer is yes, it’s time to check out our low-down of the best new restaurants in Singapore. These range from Michelin-starred restaurants to those with stunning views.
Best New Restaurants In Singapore For Dates
1. Birds of A Feather
Calling all Sichuan cuisine fans! It’s time for you to flock to one of Amoy Street’s new restaurants!
Opened by the owners of Chengdu cafe chain Good Wood Café, Birds of A Feather serves up contemporary Western cuisine with strong Sichuan influences.
The Birds Signature Burger ($30) is a popular dish.
This is no surprise as the burger consists of delectable goodies – foie gras, cheddar, chilli soy tapenade, topped with a charcoal-grilled beef patty, tofu burger with mapo meat sauce.
The Oriental Bolagnaise ($20) is another dish that has garnered great reviews.
It is an angel hair pasta dish with pork ragout inspired by zha jiang mian (noodles in soybean paste).
After you polish off those delectable morsels, sit back and enjoy a tipple amidst the lush greenery below with your date. Ahh… isn’t life wonderful?
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Birds of a Feather
Address: 113 Amoy Street, Singapore
Opening Hours: 10am- 11pm daily
Tel: +65 6221 7449
2. Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodles
Tsuta, aka the first Michelin starred ramen joint, has finally landed on our sunny shores.
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The 18-seater restaurant at Pacific Plaza created a stir in Singapore on its first day! Crowds queued as early as 8.30am before its opening time at 11am.
So, what is so great about the first outpost of Tsuta Tokyo?
Firstly, all the noodles are handmade!
Diners get to choose from eight types of ramen cooked either in Shoyu or Shio broth.
The Shoyu soup stock is made with chicken, vegetables, and seafood, and is complemented with a fragrant black truffle sauce, giving it that delectable umami flavour.
On the other hand, the Shio broth is prepared with seafood and chicken stock mixed with sea salt and rock salt and served together with green olives.
Tsuta’s ramen is also priced at an affordable price of $15 per bowl so you and your date can start slurping those noodles without breaking your bank.
Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodles
Address: #01-01 Pacific Plaza, 9 Scotts Road
Opening Hours: 11am- 10pm daily
Tel: +65 6734 4886
Renga-Ya is a Japanese BBQ and steakhouse. Its name means ”brick house” in Japanese and that is also the theme of Renga-Ya’s decor.
The restaurant prides itself on importing its beef directly from the factories of origin to ensure that their food source is traceable.
If you are going in a big group, get the Renga-Ya BBQ Platter which has beef from Hokkaido and Kagoshima. The platter comes in 300g and 500g portions and is priced at $89 and $139 respectively.
Aside from that, Renga-Ya also has a wide variety of yummy side dishes such as beef tataki and deep fried oysters as well as pork katsu.
Read more about our experience at Renga-Ya here.
Address: #01-11/12 Chijmes, 30 Victoria St., Singapore, 187996
Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm – 2.30pm daily, Dinner 6 – 11pm (Mon – Sat), 5pm – 10pm (Sun)
Tel: +65 6352-1966
Email: [email protected]
Monti is the newest Italian kid on the block. It has taken over the space previously occupied by Spanish restaurant Catalunya, so you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Marina Bay area while you dine and chat for hours.
What we like about Monti is that it serves pasta made with fine Italian Mancini flour and organic eggs.
Monti also counts authentic Italian dish Rombo, a baked turbot dish with potato discs and ravioli with braised veal osso buco filling, among its signature items.
Besides good food, you can also look forward to an exciting line-up of music performances daily. Monti’s resident DJs are Stephen Day and Adam Sky.
Address: 82 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Pavilion, Singapore 049327
Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm – 3pm (Wed – Fri), Dinner 6pm – 1am (Mon- Thurs) and 6pm – 4am (Fri & Sat) Tel: +65 6535 0724
Email: [email protected]
5. Otto’s Deli Fresh
Otto’s Deli Fresh is a bistro with a delicatessen. Its deli has an exquisite selection of fresh produce such as gourmet cheese, cured meat, and seasonal items like truffles.
Everything is specially curated by chef-owner Otto Weibel, the Honorary President of Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific (a prestigious international cooking competition).
Chef Weibel is no stranger to the local dining scene. As the former director of kitchens at The Stamford and Fairmont in Singapore for *gasp* 26 years, Chef Weibel is also a mentor to aspiring chefs.
If you are dining in, Discover SG recommends the Pulled Pork Burger ($19) which is specially marinated in barbeque sauce, giving rise to a smoky flavourful taste that is balanced with a refreshing yuzu-mayonnaise cabbage slaw and rocket leaves.
For meat lovers, we suggest ordering the Limestone Ridge full-blood wagyu beef rump ($32 for 150g) or Heritage US Kurobuta pork rack (S$39 for 300g) for maximum satisfaction.
Also, don’t miss out Otto’s Deli Fresh’s Valrhona Chocolate Waffles ($11.50) for dessert.
6. Upper Place
Perched atop Wangz Hotel, Upper Place offers a stunning bird’s eye view of the cityscape.
Upper Place specialises in European small plates with a pronounced Asian influence.
We recommend the Thai-inspired Slow Cooked Pork Belly Tacos ($10), Miso Norwegian Salmon ($17) and the Lobster Kueh Pie Tee ($10).
For those of you with a sweet tooth, cap off your meal with the chocolate lava cake ($12). Or if you are feeling adventurous, try the carrot cake with chai poh ($8).
Address: Wangz Hotel, 231 Outram Road, Singapore 169040
Opening Hours: 7am- 9.30pm daily
Tel: +65 6595 1380
7. Maziga Indian Bar & Grill
New restaurants in Singapore sprout up so often. But, how often do you see an Indian restaurant-bar?
Specialising in Indian street food, Maziga Indian Bar & Grill deserves a warm welcome in a country that has been starved of a good Indian restaurant-bar.
Maziga Indian Bar & Grill is set up by the same people behind Punjab Grill, one of Singapore’s top Indian restaurants.
In case you think Maziga Indian Bar & Grill serves traditional Indian cuisine only, you will be astounded by dishes such as the experimental Old Delhi Golgappa Chaat with Chilied Jaljeera Oxide ($12.90) and the Bhatti Murgh Tikkas.
Besides that, Marziga Indian Bar & Grill also has a variety of Indian cocktails and mocktails.
8. Red Tail Bar
Red Tail Bar is the latest addition to the new restaurants in Clarke Quay.
Opened by the folks behind Zouk, the bar has a delectable array of Asian sharing plates – perfect for chill out Fridays.
Recommended dishes include Rou Bing Bao ($17), a bun with traditional Chinese minced pork with chives mix tossed in a picked cucumber relish, coffee pork collar ribs ($18), and seabass nori taco ($28) among many others.
Since the restaurant is also run by Zouk, their cocktails and spirits don’t disappoint.
Red Tail Bar
Address: 3C River Valley Road, Singapore 179022
Opening Hours: 6pm – 2am daily
Tel: +65 6738 2988
With a name like Barnacles, most people will think that this is a new restaurant specialising in seafood.
However, Barnacles offers more than that. Its cuisine is best described as array of local and international food.
If you are looking for a romantic dinner location or an instagram worthy spot, Barnacles is the place for you. Situated on level 2 of Custom House, Barnacles overlooks a stunning view of the Marina Bay.
You and your date can enjoy a wide range of refreshing tipples while munching on bar bites like garlic prawn basil linguine, pineapple pancette pizza and grilled lobster.
Address: 70 Collyer Quay, #01-01, Customs House, Singapore 049323
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Weekdays), 12pm – 12am (Wed & Fri), 4pm – 11pm (Weekends and public holidays) Tel: +65 6532 1011
Email: [email protected]
So there you have it, 9 new restaurants in Singapore with distinct styles and different cuisines to impress your date!
Discover SG confirm plus chop you will have a great time exploring and indulging in great food at these new restaurants. Who knows, maybe one of these new restaurants will turn out to be your new favourite hangout or dinner spot.