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How you know a restaurant of any particular cuisine is good: Even expats from that community go there.
That’s how these restaurants in Singapore won our nod of approval.
Inspired by all things Caribbean, Lime House brings quality rum, authentic food and island hospitality to SG as you tuck into a delicious menu full of Caribbean dishes. Don’t miss the signature Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Tribajam Curry Goat!
2 Jiak Chuan Rd, 089260
NEXT: Shinji by Kanesaka
The mark of a good Japanese restaurant is fresh sashimi, and it doesn’t get any fresher than at this one Michelin-starred restaurant, where seafood is flown in from Japan twice a week. Pricey? Yes. Worth every cent? Most definitely.
The St Regis Singapore, Lobby Floor, 29 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247911; and Carlton Hotel Singapore, Lobby Floor, 76 Bras Basah Rd, 189558
NEXT: El Mero Mero
El Mero Mero is Mexican slang for “the main man,” and this funky restaurant has lots of sabor, serving tasty tacos, its eponymous El Mero Mero Enchilada and more.
CHIJMES, #01-20, 30 Victoria St, 187996
NEXT: East Ocean Teochew Restaurant
Even the Hong Kongers love the dim sum here (and kids get cute animal-shaped snacks!). Come dinnertime, savour Teochew-style Chinese delicacies like Steamed Bamboo Clams and Seafood Vermicelli in Claypot.
Ngee Ann City, #05-08/09, 391 Orchard Rd, 238872
NEXT: Don Quijote
Every dish will win your heart, especially the Chuleton de Buey – a 400-day, grain-fed tomahawk bonein wagyu steak. Even better? Don Quijote has some of Singapore’s best sangria to wash it all down.
#01-02, 7 Dempsey Rd, 249671
NEXT: Rhubarb Le Restaurant
The namesake ingredient makes an appearance in a selection of dishes here, including mains like Plump Breast and Confit Leg of Pigeon with sesamecrunch grapes and rose-scented rhubarb purée.
3 Duxton Hill, 089589
NEXT: La Cantina in Venezia
Even west-siders come to this hidden gem in Changi for its Linguine Al Granchio, creamy and studded with huge chunks of succulent crab meat. The only thing more beautiful? La Cantina’s view.
Changi Village Hotel, #08/09-02, 1 Netheravon Rd, 508502
NEXT: Zaffron Kitchen
You can’t go wrong with the authentic traditional North Indian cuisine with a dash of modern twist here. You’ll get your old-fashion favourites such as tandoori chicken and zesty curries along with creations like chat masala fries (crunchy masala fries served with homemade chutney).
135/137 East Coast Rd, 428820; and Westgate, #01-20, 3 Gateway Dr, 608532
Immerse yourself in a buffet spread of lip-smacking local cuisines – Chinese, Malay, Indian and Peranakan food – in the comfort of a luxury hotel setting.
Grand Hyatt Singapore, Lobby Level, 10 Scotts Rd, 228211
NEXT: Lime House →
By Pinky Chng, The Finder, February 2017 / Updated by Muneerah Bee, February 2020
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