New restaurants in Singapore this September
September is set to be quite the month with this line-up of new restaurants in Singapore worth checking out. From popular hotpot eateries opening new outlets, to novelty concepts such as Singapore’s first dedicated German pretzel cafe popping up, there’s much to fill up your belly this month!
Read on for our list of the new restaurants and cafes in Singapore to check out this September 2023.
Singapore is home to plenty of Thai restaurants, but if you want elevated Thai fare, pay a visit to HUE. The Jalan Besar restaurant has plenty of levelled up Thai dishes, including their signature Mama Mia ($22++), which nods to the famed Bangkok institution, Jeh O Chula’s tom yum mama noodles. The house-made tom yum broth is served with chewy Mama noodles, and a variety of fresh seafood, including whole prawns and mussels.
For more inventive Thai dishes, there’s the Chicken Nest ($20++), where chicken wings are dressed in two different sauces: a chilli aioli, and a Thai herb rub. Also at HUE are a selection of photo-worthy cocktails, prepared with Asian flavours.
Read our HUE review.
Address: 123 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207549
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 6pm to 10:30pm, Thurs 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Fri-Sat 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 11:30pm, Sun 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 9018 0992
HUE is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Park Backerei
Legit German pretzels aren’t the easiest to come by in Singapore, but that just got a lot easier thanks to the newly opened Park Backerei. The bakery-cafe is founded by a German native and his wife, and was formerly a home-based business specialising in Deutsch pretzels, stuffed bagels, and sandwiches.
This is a great place to grab a quick breakfast or lunch in the CBD. Their selection of pretzels, priced from $3.90++ for the plain option, are hearty, dense, and a great with any of the dips available on the menu. Else, grab the hefty Sausage Kraut ($15.90++) for a satisfying lunch—this comes with a full smoked bratwurst, an apple-caraway sauerkraut, and mustard aioli, all sandwiched between a pretzel roll.
Read our Park Backerei review.
Address: 12 Gopeng Street, #01-41/42/52/53, Singapore 078877
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 3pm, Sat 8am to 2pm
Tel: 8756 2029
Park Backerei is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Kuro Kare
Japanese curry rice lovers, you’ll want to add Kuro Kare to your list. Housed in SMU, the restaurant is founded by ex-fine dining chefs, and specialise in a curry recipe that’s cooked for 36 hours. It’s all about offering diners premium dishes without the heavy price tag here, so you can get items starting from as low as $4.90++ for SMU students, or $6.90++ for non-students.
Their Melty Beef ($14.90++/$16.90++) is the most expensive item on the menu, but worth the splurge if you can. This stars their rich curry, and black Angus short ribs sous vide in beef jus for 48 hours. The meltingly tender meat is paired with short-grain rice, as well as house-made pickles for a bit of freshness. Another must-try here is their Chicken Thigh Katsu ($2.90++), which you can enjoy as an add-on to your curry rice. This thin, crispy chicken cutlet is breaded with nama panko crumbs specifically from Japan.
Read our Kuro Kare review.
Address: 80 Stamford Road, #B1-65, SMU, School of Information Systems, Singapore 178902
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 8pm (refer to Google for further updates)
Kuro Kare is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Great Nanyang Heritage Cafe
If you’re on the hunt for a cafe serving up comfort food in the heart of the CBD, you’ve got to visit Great Nanyang Heritage Cafe. Established by the owner of Yang Ming Seafood, this cafe specialises in old-school Hainanese Western dishes and other beloved local hawker classics.
The cafe’s ambience has all the nostalgic charm of a traditional kopitiam, complementing their nostalgic menu. Among their their standout dishes is the Signature Hainanese Chicken Cutlet priced at $15.90, the product of the owner’s extensive R&D to create the perfect chicken cutlet. They also have lighter bites, such as the Traditional Kaya Butter Toast starting from just $2.50.
Read our Great Nanyang Heritage Cafe review.
Address: 5 Craig Road, Singapore 089665
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 9pm
Great Nanyang Heritage Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery, but uses no pork or lard.
5. Tori Sanwa
Tori Sanwa is a Japanese restaurant chain with over 120 years of history, and they’ve since opened their first Singaporean outlet in Raffles City Shopping Centre. The Nagoya-based eatery is renowned for their oyakodon and karaage.
The Oyako Don ($12.90++) is a must-order, but if you want something more unique, try the Aburi Oyako Don ($14.90++). Smoky, grilled chicken pieces are dressed in an omelette that’s cooked in a sweet dashi, served atop Japanese rice. Each set comes with soup, pickles, and chawanmushi, but you can add on $3++ for two pieces of kaarage and your choice of hot or cold tea.
Read our Tori Sanwa review.
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-75 Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tori Sanwa is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Ah Zhong Mian Xian
Image credit: Han Lim
There’s no relation between Ah Zhong Mian Xian and Taiwan’s famed Ay Chung Mian Xian, but nevertheless, this new restaurant along South Bridge Road serves up legit Taiwanese fare by native chef Yu Cheng Min.
Image credit: @the_xw
You can get a hearty bowl of Signature Mee Sua ($8.80), topped with braised pig intestines that offer welcome texture. Another popular pick is their Braised Pork Rice ($9.10), with melt-in-your-mouth pork belly pieces. Everything here is nett as well, which makes this an affordable pick for a casual lunch or dinner.
Read our Ah Zhong Mian Xian review.
Address: 283 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058832
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 10:45am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6022 1669
Ah Zhong Mian Xian is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. Sushi-GO Marina Square
Popular fast-casual sushi restaurant Sushi-GO has opened a new outlet in Marina Square, featuring 150 menu items priced below $5, for the most part. Like their Ang Mo Kio outlet, Sushi-GO Marina Square serves up their sushi and other dishes via AI robot servers.
There are all-new menu items here, including outlet exclusives. Aside from these new items, Sushi-Go Marina Square also has your classic nigiri, gunkan, sashimi, and handroll options, as well as hot dishes.
Read our Sushi-GO Marina Square review.
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-277, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: TBD
Sushi-GO is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Cafe Wabi Sabi
Here’s another new addition to Everton Park: Cafe Wabi Sabi, a Japanese-inspired cafe. Here, you can get your hands on delicious sandos, such as their popular Pork Katsu Sando ($11.90++), with a crispy fried pork katsu fillet, as well as house-made shokupan.
For something more substantial, pick from nine different donburi options, including their Sukiyaki Don ($14.90++), topped with thinly sliced beef, an onsen egg, pickles, and slaw. You can also top up $4++ to turn your dish into a full meal, with a soup, side salad, and karaage pieces.
Read our Cafe Wabi Sabi review.
Address: 3 Everton Park, #01-79, Singapore 080003
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 8pm, Sat-Sun 8:30am to 5pm
Cafe Wabi Sabi is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Uncle Fong Hotpot Restaurant
Popular Chongqing hotpot joint, Uncle Fong’s Hotpot Restaurant, is opening a new outlet at Suntec City. They’re best known for their Spicy Chongqing Spicy Soup, a spicy broth made with imported Sichuanese spices, as well as beef tallow, so it is extra rich. The base is priced at $7++ a diner.
The broth isn’t the only signature Uncle Fong has going for it. The Home-made Ebiko Prawn Paste ($8.50++ for half portion, $18++ for full portion) is a popular pick, and stars hormone-free white prawns hand-minced into a paste that becomes QQ when boiled in the hotpot. There’s also quite the lengthy selection of meats, from the conventional beef and pork cuts, to more unique offal options such as Pig Throat (from $9.50++), and Red Sea Cucumber Intestine (from $19.50++).
Read our Uncle Fong Hotpot Restaurant review.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City, #02-391, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: TBD
Uncle Fong Hotpot Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery
10. Lou Shang
Image credit: @saltyaaron
Lou Shang is a new restaurant run by the folks behind the mama shop speakeasy, Mama Diam. This time round, their concept is an ode to HDB estates, and is stylised to look as such. The cafe by day and gastro-bar by night sees diners enjoy their dishes amongst a HDB corridor, with decor elements such as a faux elevator, shoe racks, and the like.
Image credit: Lou Shang 楼上
On the food front, expect unique fusion dishes, including the Chilli Crab-tivating ($20++), where stuffed tortellini is coated in chilli crab sauce, or their Tutu Kueh ($13++), where meringue filled with shredded coconut is shaped to look like the traditional snack.
Read our Lou Shang review.
Address: 38 Prinsep Street, #02-02, Singapore 188665
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs 9am to 5pm, 6pm to 11pm, Fri-Sat 9am to 5pm, 6pm to 12am, Sun-Mon 9am to 5pm
Tel: 8714 0012
Lou Shang is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. The Homme Baker
The all-new Margaret Market just got more happening as The Homme Baker has just opened their first physical cafe on its premises. The home-based business is run by Bangkok-born pastry chef Pond Lim, and is best known for their Tom and Jerry-inspired cheesecakes.
The T&J Strawberry Shortcake ($8.80) is a crowd fave here, featuring a bright pink shell and a fruity, berry-laced middle. The T&J Yuzu ($9.80) is another popular pick, with zesty notes of the citrus fruit laced throughout the cheesecake.
Apart from the cheesecakes, The Homme Baker has a wide array of inventive cakes, all priced under $10, which you can enjoy alongside their coffees and teas.
Read our The Homme Baker review.
Address: 38 Margaret Drive, #01-08, Margaret Market, Singapore 141038
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10:30am to 8:30pm
Tel: 9363 3800
The Homme Baker is not a halal-certified eatery.
12. Haku Sushi
Those looking for a cheap omakase option can swing by Haku Sushi, a new restaurant in Great World. The eatery specialises in Kansai-style sushi made with a unique red wine sushi rice.
They have an omakase set priced at $68++ for lunch, which comes with a variety of premium Japanese ingredients, including seafood, all imported from Japan several times a week. The restaurant is run by Chef Yamamoto Yoshiki, with 35 years at acclaimed sushi restaurants under his belt, so you know you’re getting the legit stuff here.
Read our Haku sushi review.
Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #B1-134, Great World, Singapore 237994
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6235 1645
Haku Sushi is not a halal-certified eatery
13. Van Leeuwen
Van Leeuwen hails from Brooklyn, where they’re famed for their extra creamy French-style ice creams. They’ve recently opened their first overseas outlet in Singapore, on the first floor of Orchard Central, making this a great place to get your dessert fix the next time you’re in town.
If you’re lost for choice, we recommend the Sicilian Pistachio, a rich and nutty delight made with pistachios sourced specifically from Italy’s Mount Etna. Otherwise, try the Praline Butter Cake, dotted with chunks of real butter cake and pecan nuts. A scoop is priced at $6.50+, and you can have it in a cup or in a cone.
Read our Van Leeuwen review.
Address: 181 Orchard Road, #01-19/20, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 12pm to 12am, Sun-Tue 12pm to 11pm
Van Leeuwen is not a halal-certified eatery
14. No Horse Run Westgate
Popular ice cream and waffles cafe No Horse Run is expanding from the North to the West, with their new Westgate outlet. You know them best for their locally inspired ice cream flavours, which include Smoked Milk and Muah Chee, as well as their Gula Melaka Waffles.
Image credit: No Horse Run
However, their Westgate outlet has also expanded to include a wide savoury menu, of all-day breakfast bites and pasta dishes, priced from just $7.50 for students.
Read our No Horse Run review.
Address: 3 Gateway Drive, #B2-K8, Westgate Mall, Singapore 608532
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 9777 3637
No Horse Run Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.
15. Crown Prince Kitchenette Bak Kut Teh
Easties, if you love bak kut teh, then add Crown Prince Kitchenette Bak Kut Teh to your list. The new Changi Airport Terminal 3 restaurant offers peppery Teochew bak kut teh and dry claypot bak kut teh—great for a rainy day or for when you and the fam just want some comfort food.
We loved their take on Dried Bak Kut Teh ($15++), served sizzling hotpot in a claypot. With this, you get glazed pork ribs that’s full of umami, thanks to the dried shrimp and cuttlefish that go in the sauce. Pair that with their Pig’s Stomach Mee Sua ($9++), served with the flavourful, peppery Teochew broth.
Read our Crown Prince Kitchenette review.
Address: 65 Airport Boulevard, #03-42/43, Terminal 3 Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore 819663
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Crown Prince Kitchenette Bak Kut Teh is not a halal-certified eatery.
16. The Social Outcast
Formerly a hawker stall known for its burgers, The Social Outcast now offers experimental omakase experiences in its new Katong premises. Like most omakase places, the dishes served are left up to the chef, and depend on which set you go for—these include the 5 Courses Lunch Omakase Experiential Dining ($118++) and the 7 Courses Dinner Omakase Experiential Dining ($138++).
Regardless of which set you pick, you can expect the dishes to be prepared with exquisite ingredients and plenty of flair. Many of them have an irresistible smokiness created with techniques such as charcoal grilling.
When we dined at The Social Outcast, we got to try fantastic dishes including A5 Wagyu, lobster consomme, and Iranian caviar, which are considered some of the best in the world. There were also some playful combinations between different cuisines, such as the dish in the picture above, which pairs dakjuk, a type of Korean porridge, with immaculately grilled unagi.
Address: 89 East Coast Road, #01-01, Singapore 428790
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 8923 8924
The Social Outcast is a Muslim-owned eatery.
Meat lovers, this one’s for you: head over to Boeuf for value-for-money steak, ribeye and more! Earlier this year, the restaurant offered free-flow Argentinian Aberdeen Black Angus Rib Eye for $48++, as well as a $99++ four-course Wagyu feast for two. This time, Boeuf is back with a new sharing set: Steak Au Poivre ($99++), featuring three choice cuts of premium beef from Australia and Argentina.
Steak au poivre, AKA pepper steak, traditionally features filet mignon encrusted with cracked peppercorns. Boeuf’s set stars sirloin, ribeye and short rib instead, but is no less tender and delicate.
Accompanied by roasted vegetables and topped with their creamy duo peppercorn sauce, Boeuf’s sharing set is just enough for two to three people. If you’re in the mood for something more atas, you can also top up $39++ for Iwate Wagyu Sirloin or $79++ for Miyazaki Wagyu Sirloin.
Address: 159 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068614
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 3:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Tel: 8950 5975
Boeuf is not a halal-certified eatery.
You may recall Ginger.lily from our best high teas in Singapore guide. While their previous high tea experience was conceptualised around Orchard Road’s heritage, they’ve returned this year with a brand new Nikkei-inspired afternoon tea menu, priced at $58++ per person. For the uninitiated, Nikkei cuisine blends Japanese and Peruvian culinary methods and ingredients.
Kick off your high tea with the delectable ceviche, comprising raw salmon slices drenched in zesty yuzu sauce, before moving onto savouries such as tempura Shishamo and Foie Gras Nigiri. The latter features torched foie gras on sushi rice topped with ginger teriyaki and maldon salt, while the former stars shishamo coated in tempura batter, sandwiched between two fluffy buns and dressed with sriracha, jalapenos and furikake.
End the meal on a sweet note with Ginger.lily’s assortment of beautifully presented sweets, including the strawberry-shaped Miso Tart, complemented by specialty scones served with house-made yuzu chocolate crème.
Address: 333 Orchard Road, Level 5, Hilton Singapore Orchard, Singapore 238867
Afternoon tea hours: Daily 1pm to 3pm, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Tel: 6831 6273
Ginger.Lily is not a halal-certified eatery.
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