Indo Padang Restaurant

This little restaurant tucked away in the basement of The Cathay is where you can find super affordable and tasty Indonesian grub. On top of that, the interior is bright and airy, and the staff are nice and attentive. Their beef rendang; prawn sambal petai; and ikan nila goreng (fried tilapia fish) are all delicious, […]

Jumbo Seafood

Jumbo Seafood has been around forever and is a relatively safe bet for a seafood feast. Noisy, with large tables and no-frills, chop chop service like other big seafood restaurants in Singapore, it is known for its chili and black pepper Sri Lankan crabs. Other more novel dishes to try are the scallop wrapped in […]

Shashlik Restaurant

Opened in 1986, you could say that Shashlik’s hearty Russian fare has withstood the test of time. The waiters, in their starched white jackets, are as old as the restaurant itself, but boy can they pour a mean drink. We also love the old-fashioned service—you know, food served from trolleys, gravy poured from gravy trains […]

Roland Restaurant

Roland Restaurant at East Coast’s Marine Parace Central claims to have invented the chili crab, though we cannot confirm that. But we have to say—their chili crab is pretty good. And although it is in an insalubrious HDB carpark block, diners are happy to ignore the bland location for its delicious Chinese seafood. The spacious […]

Hua Zhu Restaurant

Opened way back in 1988, this family-run restaurant is a top spot for family occasions. Hua Zhu Restaurant’s menu features Chinese soul food, including excellent black pepper beef, chili crab and delicious bean curd. The friendly and welcoming staff who have served here for ages keep the jugs of Tiger coming, and wave goodbye as […]

The Lighthouse

While calling a restaurant in a lighthouse The Lighthouse may not be the most original idea (it was the same name that Les Amis used for a restaurant they ran here some years back), it is simple, memorable and it works. And aside from its excellent location, there is plenty about this restaurant to love. […]

The Nautilus Project

The folks behind The Prime Society have come up with this semi‑fine‑dining outfit that is, well, nautical‑themed (no prizes for guessing). Terming their approach as “contemporary Pan‑Asian,” The Nautilus Project boasts the talents of corporate executive chef Jason Dell and head chef Lucas John McMillan. We decided to try it out for lunch after wandering […]