New restaurants this May 2021
Even as we transition into a new month, Singapore hasn’t been slowing down on the food front, with new eateries popping up left and right. If you’re looking for fresh spots to dine at, here are 15 new restaurants in Singapore this May 2021, including a gorgeous pink-themed cafe, and mahjong-themed dessert place.
1. Fei Zhu Lok Lok
While we can’t cross the border for some lok lok right now, head down to Fei Zhu Lok Lok to get your fill of the popular Malaysian street snack. Here, there are over 20 skewered meats and vegetables to choose from, priced at $1 each. To accompany your skewers, there are four sauces available, of which we enjoyed their house-made sauce, and an unnamed, mayo-based dip. For some carbs to go along with your meal, opt for the Shiok Rice ($1) or Shiok Noodles ($1).
Check out our Fei Zhu Lok Lok review!
Address: 1010 Tai Seng Avenue, Singapore 534417
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 5pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 9822 7755
2. A Beautiful Day
A Beautiful Day is easily one of the most gorgeous cafes we’ve visited, with a pink corner that’s adorned in neon decals, seashell-shaped chairs, and a floral telephone booth.
In line with the pink theme of this cafe, be sure to get the Pink Sugar’s Bandung Souffle Pancake ($17.90). This comes dressed with rose-flavoured cream and dried rose petals, served on a pink mirrored tray. There’s also the Red Velvet Latte ($7+), a dark pink-coloured drink, if you’d like to take the pink obsession to the next level. Otherwise, the dish we enjoyed most was their Peri Peri Chicken Don ($10.90+), which highlights a bright, piquant peri peri sauce.
Check out our A Beautiful Day review!
Address: 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, #01-70/71, Changi City Point, Singapore 486038
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11pm
Tel: 9855 2826
3. 800° Woodfired Kitchen
800° Woodfired Kitchen is a pizza parlour with an open concept kitchen, started up by Miami Heat basketball celebrities Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem. This restaurant is also in the process of attaining their halal certification.
You can customise your pizza here, with their DIY Pizza (from $10), which starts with a base of either Margherita, Verde, or Bianca. There are also 20 different add-ons (from $1) that you can choose to top your pizza with. While you’re here, be sure to get a Rotisserie Chicken (from $12)—a juicy, savoury-sweet affair that comes with two complimentary sauces. Prices are all nett too.
Check out our 800° Woodfired Kitchen review!
Address: 11 Tanjong Katong Road, #01-52/53, KINEX Mall, Singapore 437157
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 9pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 9:30pm
4. Tian Wang Desserts
If, like me, you’re a mahjong fanatic, head down to Tian Wang Desserts, a cafe that’s decked in mahjong tile wallpaper.
Here, you can expect an array of traditional Chinese desserts, of which we enjoyed their Yam Paste With Pumpkin & Gingko ($4.80), aka orh nee. If you’d like something refreshing, there’s the Soursop Popping ($4.80), with soursop fruit and syrup-filled boba pearls atop shaved ice. Fair warning, this can be a little too sweet for some.
Check out our Tian Wang Desserts review!
Address: 145 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208863
Opening hours: Daily 3pm to 3am
5. Tsuta Japanese Dining
You might have heard about the Michelin-starred ramen at Tsuta Japanese Dining, though the brand has now expanded to include an extensive selection of dishes, with the likes of sushi cones, tempura, rice bowls, and even okonomiyaki, among others.
Maki-ing their debut on the menu are the Avocado Ebi Roll ($16.80++) and Salted Egg Roll ($16.80++), which make for good sharing plates on the table. Meanwhile, meat lovers can opt for the Wagyu Beef Don ($19.80++), with marbled beef doused in a savoury-sweet sauce, alongside garlic chips and a runny onsen egg.
Address: 313 Orchard Road, #01-17, 313@somerset, Singapore 238895
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
6. Taki Izakaya
Be transported to Japan at Taki Izakaya, with torii gates that line the entrance, and a cascading virtual waterfall to boot. Here, you can expect an array of alcoholic beverages, and scrumptious bar bites to go along with. We particularly enjoyed their Hanami ($16.80++), which sees kanpachi sashimi dressed in ponzu sauce and a sakura gel.
For a dose of carbs, consider the Spring Garden ($16.80++)—a wok hei-laden affair, comprising genmaicha-infused rice, fried with maitake mushrooms and carrots. Pair this with their Sloe Dancing ($33.80++), a fiery cocktail that’s made with two types of gin, sakura syrup, lime juice, Prosecco, and then finished with chilli flakes.
Address: 16 Collyer Quay, 01-05A B, Singapore 049318
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm -10:30pm, Sat 5pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6223 0797
7. Shake Shack Great World
Popular American burger chain Shake Shack has opened a sixth outlet at Great World, decked in vibrant murals by local artist, Toby Tan. To commemorate their Great World opening, Shake Shack has launched a limited-time Jalapeno Ranch menu, available until 15 June across all outlets. You can expect a Jalapeno Ranch ShackBurger ($11.90), Jalapeno Ranch Chick’n Shack ($11.90), and Jalapeno Ranch Fries ($6.50)—essentially an upgrade on their usual menu, with pickled jalapeno chillies and ranch sauce.
End your meal on a sweet note with their new selection of outlet-exclusive concretes. There’s the Poppin Good Time ($7.90), which sees a vanilla custard base dressed with brownies, salted caramel sauce, and gold sprinkles. For something fruitier, opt for the Berry Ferris Swell ($7.90), made with raspberries and cheesecake.
Check out our first look at Shake Shack Great World!
Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-101, Great World, Singapore 237994
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 9:30pm
8. Andaz Singapore’s Pizza And Pilsner Buffet
Get the best of both pizza and beer at Andaz Singapore’s Pizza And Pilsner Nights—a pizza and beer buffet that runs every Tuesday night from 6pm to 8pm, for $39++ per person. Here, there are five pies available, made to order with double zero flour flown from Italy. Our favourite flavour was the Quattro Formaggi, made with parmesan, mozzarella, blue cheese, and taleggio.
As for the booze, you can expect free-flow pilsner beers, crafted by Trouble Brewing. The pilsner is light, sweet, and refreshing, tinged with floral notes.
Check out our first look at Andaz Singapore’s Pizza And Pilsner Nights!
Address: 5 Fraser Street, Level 25, Andaz Singapore, Singapore 189354
Buffet hours: Tue, 6pm to 8pm
Tel: 6408 1288
9. Seafood Paradise
Ardent fans of the Paradise Group would be keen to know that the brand has brought back its OG seafood restaurant, Seafood Paradise. Here at their new location in VivoCity, you can now dig into their signature Creamy Butter Sri Lankan Crab Topped With Coconut Crumbs ($9.50++ per 100g). We enjoyed the savoury-sweet butter sauce in this dish, made fragrant with curry leaves, lemongrass, white pepper, and chilli padi.
Crabs aside, the other seafood dishes at this restaurant are not to be missed. These include the Poached Live Tiger Prawns With Chinese Herbs In Superior Stock ($29++ for 300g), simmered in rice wine, hua diao wine, and Chinese herbs.
Check out our first look at Seafood Paradise!
Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-53, VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm, Fri 10:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am to 3:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6221 0159
10. The Communal Place
Katong is a foodie haven, lined with numerous eateries, with one being The Communal Place. This restaurant has launched a new miso-centric menu, including a decadent Foie Gras # Miso ($23++), which sees linguine tossed in miso cream, topped with seared foie gras and capelin roe. There are also seasonal miso specials, of which we tried the Miso Pork Belly ($14++), made umami with the addition of miso.
End your meal on a sweet note with the Miso Pancake ($17++), served with berries, cookie crumble, and a savoury-sweet miso syrup.
Address: 465 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427677
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6282 3359
11. Tiong Bahru Bakery The Foothills
Image credit: Tiong Bahru Bakery
Tiong Bahru Bakery has become a household name for quality French pastries, growing from strength to strength since their flagship in Eng Hoon Street. Continuing that reign is the latest Tiong Bahru Bakery outlet in The Foothills, at Fort Canning Park, just a couple of minutes away from Fort Canning MRT Station. Given that the space used to be an old swimming complex, the outlet is themed with swimming decor, albeit in TBB’s signature green-and-white colour palette.
For those of you going “another TBB outlet?”, let us take you through the differences. Yes, the standalone bakery will have all the brand’s best-selling favourites, but they also stock some exclusives. These include the Sourdough Croissant ($4.80), where denser sourdough meets the flaky whorls of a croissant and finished with a Nutella-esque hazelnut cremeux. On the beverage front, quench your thirst with the Sourdough Kvass ($5), available in thyme or mint. Like a thicker version of kombucha, this sourdough-based beverage is quite the quencher.
Address: The Foothills, #01-05 70 River Valley Road, Singapore 179037
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 7pm
12. JAM By Siri House
Step away from the bustle of town’s mainstream brunch locations and head over to JAM By Siri House, with their recently launched Weekend Brunch menu that is worth getting up on a weekend for. Asian fusion is the stronghold of the menu, with both small and large plates to share with your loved ones.
We loved the Arancini ($21++), a twist on the Italian staple with flavours that harkened to takoyaki, from the bits of octopus within each deep-fried ball, to the dashi-soaked Japanese rice used. For something more substantial, get the Katsu Burger ($29++), where a chunky slab of Iberico pork ribeye is dressed with piquant smoked chilli and nori mayo, then finished with pickled cabbage in between lightly toasted buns. Otherwise, their Spring Toast ($23++) is as pretty as a picture, and a level-up from typical toast, with goat’s cheese, an onsen egg, and a well-seasoned mushroom medley up top.
To sweeten the deal, JAM By Siri House has also launched an ultra-wallet friendly $12++ cocktail menu. Perk yourself up with spritzes like the Summertime Madness, an Aperol Spritz lightened by calamansi, or their Caffeinated Martini, made with dark rum, and a coffee liqueur crafted from Kopi O Kosong steeped for 10 hours.
Address: Blk 8D, #01-02, Dempsey Road, Singapore 249672
Brunch hours: Sat 11:30am to 2:30pm, Sun 11:30am to 4pm
Tel: 9487 1552
13. No Horse Run
Here’s a new late-night dessert spot for Northies—No Horse Run, cheekily named after the Hokkien phrase, bo beh zao. You can expect a slew of localised gelato flavours at this cafe, of which we enjoyed the Muah Chee ($5), speckled with crunchy peanut bits. Pair this with the Pandan Gula Melaka Waffles ($6.50) for a truly Singaporean twist on your dessert. Every order of waffles also comes with one of their four house-made sauces, that include Classic Maple Syrup, Childhood Milo, House-Made Jam, and Caramelised Cookie.
Check out our No Horse Run review!
Address: 160 Yishun Street 11, #01-216, Singapore 760160
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 1pm to 2am, Fri-Sun 12pm to 2am
Tel: 8511 3276
14. SUN With MOON Japanese Dining And Cafe
After a month-long hiatus, SUN With MOON Japanese Dining And Cafe has recently reopened its doors to the public, with new set meals available for lunch and dinner. If you’re a meat-lover, opt for the Three Kind Meat Mix Kamameshi Set ($26.80++), with beef yakiniku, chicken teriyaki, and pork galbi served in an iron pot, alongside flavoured rice and a trio of sides. Meanwhile, if you’re a sushi purist, there’s a Premium Sushi Moriwase Set ($43.80++) available, packed with fatty tuna, yellowtail, uni, scallop, and other oceanic goodies.
What’s more, the restaurant now sees a spanking new speciality cafe, that features a selection of teas imported directly from Japan, as well as bites to go along with. We enjoyed the experience of grilling our own Yaki Dango ($9.80++), aka rice dumplings. These are glazed with sweet soy sauce, then served with red beans and chestnut paste. Sweet-toothed readers will also enjoy the Zensai Parfait ($9.80++), layered with vanilla ice cream, rice dumplings, salted rice crackers, strawberry syrup, and strawberries.
Address: 501 Orchard Road, #03-15, Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880
Weekend lunch hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6733 6636
If you’re looking for a classy date spot, complete with picturesque views of Singapore’s skyline, head down to VUE. This rooftop restaurant has recently launched a Surf & Turf lunch menu, available on weekends. For $128++, you get to choose one meat item, one seafood item, two sides, and a dessert. Meats-wise, you can expect a succulent Pan Seared Duck Breast, served with pickled shimeji mushrooms and watermelon radish. There’s also the Signature 24Hr Wagyu Brisket, comprising A5 Kumamoto black wagyu, dressed with a peppercorn sauce. As for the seafood, pick between Freshly Shucked Oysters, Grilled Spanish Octopus, and more.
To accompany your mains, choose from sides such as Confit Marble Potatoes and Creamed Spinach & Parmigiano. Finally, round off your meal on a sweet note, with an indulgent Basque-style Burnt Cheesecake, or Molten Chocolate Tart.
Address: 50 Collyer Quay Rooftop, Level 19, OUE Bayfront, Singapore 049321
Weekend lunch hours: 12pm to 2:30pm
Tel: 8879 0923
Try these new restaurants this May 2021
We have rounded up 15 new restaurants to try this May 2021, so you’ll never be clueless about where to eat in Singapore.
For food options that aren’t new but worth checking out, there’s our Leong Kee Klang Bak Kut Teh review, for Malaysian bak kut teh in Geylang. There’s also our Pint And Dine review, a Korean mukbang buffet with free-flow fried chicken and Samyang noodles.