Where to eat at Clarke Quay

Most people would know Clarke Quay as Singapore’s unofficial party headquarters what with all the bars and clubs that proliferate and usually spill out of its bewildering alleyways. But behind the bright lights and beer you can also get some really good food here, too.

Boss BarBQ

This popular Korean grill and barbecue chain has some pretty ardent followers due to their best-selling chicken dish that comes served with ddeokbokki (braised rice cakes). With a range of Korean liquors, rice wines and beers (as well as a live band), you don’t really need to go to Tanjong Pagar to get your Korean food fix.

Hop Dog

Very little goes better than a smoking hot dog and an ice cold beer. This Clarke Quay restaurant does both with over 100 craft beers and a range of hot dogs served on a dizzying array of unusual buns like red yeast rice, toasted sesame and even sweet charcoal. Each hotdog goes for around $12.

Pind Balluchi

Dig into Punjabi classics such as galouti kebab, minced lamb patties, bhatti chicken, chicken marinated in yogurt and rose petals, and tandoori broccoli at this swanky contemporary Indian restaurant. They’ve got some of the best and most refined Indian food around town. 

Pint & Curries

From the folks behind Bar Bar Black Sheep comes a new gastrobar, which as the name suggests focuses on North Indian dishes, Thai specialties and plenty of craft beer and ciders.

Senor Taco

This recently revamped Clarke Quay outlet sports over 120 seats and a new menu that features piping-hot tacos such as Al Pastor pork, chicken flautas, burritos and creamily addictive homemade guacamole dips. Look no further if you need some refuelling after a boozy night. 


There are no tacky blinds and overly gilded walls in sight at this Persian restuarant. Nor does this modern eatery just do kebabs, they do by the way, you can get them to go and they’re delicious, but also offers a whole range of serious dishes like Kufteh-Ye Anor-O Pesteh, lamb meatballs with a pomegranate-pistachio sauce and a stuffed charboiled quail.

Tomo Izakaya

Set out to look like an old Japanese tavern, the menu features an impressive selection of sakes and shochus served alongside a good range of classic Japanese small dishes. Go for the robatayaki, sushi and yakitori with plates of buta kakuni (stewed pork belly), wagyu gyu tan (Australian wagyu ox tongue) and prawn wrapped in perilla leaf and sliced pork.