Chinatown Point food guide

Chinatown has no lack of good food, with authentic Chinese cuisine eateries lining the streets and affordable hawker dishes at both Chinatown Complex Food Centre and People’s Park Food Centre. What you may not know is that Chinatown Point, the mall connected to Chinatown MRT Station, is also home to a bunch of unique restaurants and cafes. There’s a good mix of traditional delicacies as well as new-age fusion creations for you to check out.

1. Kohaku Sabo

Kohaku Sabo is a casual eatery serving modern takes on Japanese dishes, with some clever fusion twists here and there. When you’re craving both creamy pasta and Japanese fare at the same time, their Carbonara Udon ($17++) or  Mentaiko Cream Sauce Udon ($23.80++) will do nicely. The latter even comes with ikura and uni! For dessert, their Sweet Potato Creme Brulee ($12.80++) showcases a fragrant sweet potato base, beyond the traditional creme brulee foundation of just custard.

Read our Kohaku Sabo review!

Unit number: #02-34
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm|
Tel: 6443 4366
Kohaku Sabo is not a halal-certified eatery.

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2. Danji Korean BBQ Buffet

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Danji Korean BBQ Buffet’s prices start from $23++ and $32++ for weekday lunch and dinner buffet slots respectively. If you’re not a particularly big eater, they also offer affordable weekday lunch sets that will give you major bang for your buck. From $14++ per set, you get a 200g portion of either chicken, pork, or beef, plus free-flow drinks and sides. This includes unlimited kimchi stew and rice, as well as cooked sides like tteokbokki which will have you well and satiated.

Unit number: #02-35
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-10pm
Tel: 6694 9566
Danji Korean BBQ Buffet is not a halal-certified eatery.

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3. The Hainan Story

Hainanese fusion cuisine isn’t something we hear about all the time. That’s exactly what The Hainan Story specialises in, alongside fusion creations like Baked Rice Cake Lasagna ($8.80++) which features a mish-mash of local and Western flavours. The dish uses chwee kueh in place of pasta sheets! If you’re hankering for more traditional Hainanese dishes, they have that too. Popular picks include the Hainanese Pork Patty Noodle Soup ($7.80++) and Pig’s Trotter Assam Curry Noodle ($9.80++).

Read our feature on The Hainan Story!

Unit number: #B1-52
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 9pm
Tel: 9761 4556
The Hainan Story is not a halal-certified eatery.

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4. Shu Yan Sichuan Cuisine

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You may have noticed that sauerkraut fish is gaining popularity in Singapore. At Shu Yan Sichuan Cuisine, you can savour an authentic bowl of Stewed Fish With Pickled Vegetables for $32++. This is also a great place to introduce your palate to the spicy, tangy, and overall strong flavours of Sichuan cuisine. Try out their Fried Chicken With Dry Chilli ($28++), Chilli Marinated Beef Slices ($22++), and Northern Sichuan Jelly Noodles ($8++) AKA liang fen. It’ll be a numbingly spicy affair, but super shiok. 

Unit number: #01-41
Opening hours: Sat-Thurs 11am to 10pm, Fri 11am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6732 1898
Shu Yan Sichuan Cuisine is not a halal-certified eatery.

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5. Madam Yap’s Cafe

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Amidst a wave of IG-worthy eateries and minimalist cafes in Singapore, sometimes you just want to have a wholesome meal in quaint and cosy surroundings. Madam Yap’s Cafe has an old-school tuckshop vibe, and they serve local dishes with a familiar home-cooked essence. Their meal sets are served with your choice of kopi, teh, or lime juice. Choose from options like wet or dry Laksa ($9), Mee Rebus ($6.80), and Mee Soto ($6.80)

Unit number: #02-13
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 8pm
Tel: 8522 6090
Madam Yap’s Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

6. Victor’s Kitchen

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Victor’s Kitchen is small and as no-frills as it can get. So the fact that they’re consistently packed is testament to how delicious their offerings are. Their head chef is a Hong Kong native, and has even cooked at a five-star hotel back home. The dim sum you’ll find here are the result of his tried and true recipes. Must-orders include the Char Siew Bolo Bun ($5.20 for two), Golden Egg Yolk Lava Bun ($5.30 for three), and Victor’s King Prawn Dumplings ($5.90 for three)

Read our feature on Victor’s Kitchen!

Unit number: #B1-33
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 9pm
Tel: 9616 6077
Victor’s Kitchen is not a halal-certified eatery.

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7. DumPrince Dumpling House

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DumPrince Dumpling House @ Chinatown Point

Halal Chinese food can be tricky to come by, so we love that DumPrince Dumpling House is a Muslim-friendly option serving legit la mian and dumplings. Although the eatery itself is not halal-certified, they only use halal-certified ingredients in their cooking. Diners can expect noodles cooked in a rich collagen broth priced from $7.50, or from $5.50 for noodles in clear soup if you’d prefer something lighter. They also have a selection of house-made Chicken Dumplings, Prawn Dumplings, and Meatballs (from $6.90).

Read our DumPrince Dumpling House feature!

Unit number: #B1-47C
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 8:30pm
Tel: 8886 1066
DumPrince Dumpling House is not a halal-certified eatery, but uses halal-certified ingredients.

8. Kiwami

Kiwami may be a ramen restaurant, but don’t go thinking that their menu is limited to your run-of-the-mill ramen selections. While their tonkatsu ramen (from $12.80++) range is nonetheless enjoyable, their Hokkaido Snow Crab Fried Rice On Tonkatsu Gravy ($13.80++) is an unconventional dish which you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. It’s almost like enjoying two dishes in one; you get to tuck into their smoky fried rice with chunks of egg and plenty of wok hei, then mix in the crab meat gravy to have a thick porridge of sorts.

Read our Kiwami feature!

Unit number: #02-38
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6223 1626
Kiwami is not a halal-certified eatery.

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9. Segar Restaurant

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For some Muslim-friendly zi char fare, head to Segar Restaurant. The Muslim-owned eatery has a mighty long menu comprising all the zi char staples you could crave, and then some. Top picks include their Curry Assam Fish Head ($27++), Hotplate Ginger And Parsley Beef ($16++), and Oat Prawns ($17++). These dishes are great for sharing, but if you’re after an individual meal, they also serve a mean plate of Mee Goreng and Fried Kway Teow ($7.50++ each).

Unit number: #B2-39
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6444 1778
Segar Restaurant is a Muslim-owned eatery.

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10. Wu Wang Guo

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Wu Wang Guo has a value-for-money lunch set at $18.80++ per pax. Available daily from 11am to 4pm, the set comes with one soup base and a whopping ten types of dishes to mix and match. These include assorted meats, seafood, handmade dumplings and meatballs, veggies, and carbs such as various noodles. If you’re stumped on which soup base to get, we hear that their Drunken Chicken Soup packs a punch. 

Unit number: #03-09
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3am
Tel: 6227 0309
Wu Wang Guo is not a halal-certified eatery.

What to eat at Chinatown Point

We love a food destination that’s conveniently accessible. Not only is Chinatown MRT Station the interchange between the North-East Line and Downtown Line, the MRT station also links you straight to Chinatown Point shopping centre. The mall has plenty of eateries that aren’t that commonly found throughout Singapore, all the more warranting a visit.

For more ideas on what to eat in the vicinity, check out our Clarke Quay food guide and Telok Ayer food guide.

Address: 133 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059413
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6702 0114

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Feature image adapted from @danji_kbbq, @wenshidaebak.

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