Because my friends and I stay at far flung corners of Singapore, Orchard Road remains the most convenient place for us to meet because it is central. And everytime we meet at Orchard, we are met with the age-old problem. Where to eat?? We always end up eating at the same few places, and I always end up googling for new places to eat. The same thing happens when relatives come from overseas and I’ve to bring them to Orchard to shop and to eat. I have to rack my brains to think of good places to eat at in Orchard especially if say, they don’t want to eat Japanese.
So I’ve decided to make things easy for myself and list down places that I frequent and like to eat at and keep it on my blog as a point of reference. Now, I can direct relatives to this page and they can choose where they want to eat from the list below :] win-win!
I won’t say that this is a comprehensive list, because it isn’t. In fact, it does not even encompass the whole Orchard Road shopping belt. I’ve limited the restaurants to those which are not too expensive (around S$20 per person or less), and I’ve only included shopping centres on a very short stretch of Orchard Road, mainly ION, Takashimaya, Wisma Atria, Mandarin Gallery, Paragon, Heeren, Shaw House, Lucky Plaza and that’s about it. These are shopping centres around Orchard MRT itself, and yes, I do know that 313, Orchard Central and 311 Somerset might have lots of food offerings, but that’s a list for another day.
I’ve also left out the Plaza Singapura and Dhoby Ghaut area, because there’s a whole lot more food over there and it’s unlikely that someone in Orchard Road around Orchard MRT would walk all the way to PS, unlike you’re young and energetic or you’re a tourist. I know I can’t and probably won’t do the long walk so this list is limited.

Only after I did a thorough google search did I stumble upon this. Neverthless I’m still keeping this here so that I can access it easily via my phone should i need it. The other website requires flash, which as many know, can’t be accessed on the iPhone yet. It has also listed other places which I might have left out.

  • Brunch
    • Wild Honey, Mandarin Gallery, 03-02; Scotts Square, 3rd floor
      • Super long Q and they don’t take reservations at Mandarin Gallery. They do take reservations at Scotts Square though. Be prepared to wait up for 2 hours during busy periods but love their “all around the world” concept. I especially like the Tunisian eggs but other than that, so-so food only.
    • Jones the Grocer, Mandarin Gallery, 04-21
      • Try their big breakfast. Love their selection of cheeses and other gourmet items too.
    • Antoinette, Mandarin Gallery, 02-33
      • Their mushroom gnocchi is awesome! and i love their cakes :]
  • Bubble Tea
    • Share Tea, Wisma Atria, B1-45
    • Each-a-cup, Ion B4; Heeren, B1-12
    • Gong Cha, *Scape, 002-39
    • Sweet Talk, outside Far East Plaza
    • KOI, outside Lucky Plaza
  • Chinese
    • Canton-i, Ion, 03-14
    • Taste Paradise
      • DIM SUM is yummy and so is their beef brisket noodles!
    • Paradise Dynasty, Ion, 04-12
    • Crystal Jade, Takashimaya, various outlets on 4th floor
      • I like their la mian.
    • Din Tai Fung, Wisma Atria, 02-48; Paragon B1-03
    • Imperial Treasure, Paragon, 05-42
  • Desserts
    • Awfully Chocolate, Ion, B4-50
    • Marmalade Pantry, Ion, 03-22
    • TWG Tea Salon, Ion, 02-20 (and various outlets)
    • TCC, Ion, B2-49
    • Cedele, Takashimaya, B1-37; Wheelock, 03-13
    • Bakerzin, Paragon, 02-09
    • Canele, Paragon, B1-K8; Shaw House,
    • Projectshop Cafe, Paragon, 03-41
    • Honeymoon Dessert, at Central
    • Sweets Garibaldi, Mandarin Gallery, 02-26
    • Dessert Story, Heeren, B1-02
    • Music Cafe, *Scape, 03-02
    • Raindrops Cafe, *Scape, 02-38
      • Nothing too special, but they open till late.
    • A Curious Teepee, *Scape, 02-24
  • Food Courts
    • Takashimaya
    • Food Republic, Wisma
    • ION
      • delicious dimsum and everything else!
  • Finger food
    • 4 Fingers Bonchon Crispy Chicken, Ion, B4-06A
      • Very good korean fried chicken! do try the spicy ones!
    • Best Fries Forever, Cineleisure Orchard, B1-06
  • Ice cream/gelato
    • Gelatissimo, Shaw House
    • Takashimaya B2
    • Ben & Jerry’s
    • Marvelous Cream, Ion, B4-8
  • Japanese
    • AOBA Ramen, Ion, B3-25
    • Watami Japanese Dining, Ion, B3-23
      • Cheap lunch sets available!
    • Tampopo, Takashimaya, 04-28, B2-33
      • The Ramen here is not bad!
    • Sushi Tei, Paragon, 05-04
    • Sakae Sushi, Wheelock, 02-18
      • If you want a cheap sushi buffet, here’s the place to go.
    • Tonkichi, Shaw House
    • Ippudo Singapore, Mandarin Gallery, 04-02
      • This is still my favorite ramen out of all the authentic japanese ramen places.
    • Tonkatsu by Ma Maison, Mandarin Gallery, 02-35
      • Seriously the best tonkatsu in town. I prefer the one at Central @ Clarke Quay though. The ambience is better.
    • Waraku, Heeren, 05-04
  • Others
    • Ayam Penyet Ria, Lucky Plaza, 01-42
    • Grandma’s, Paragon, B1-41
      • Say hello to cheap beer!
    • Lucky Chicken Rice, 02-111
    • Pepper Lunch, Shaw House
    • Vietnamese Cafe, Heeren, 03-06
    • Chicken Rice at Far East Plaza (don’t know the floor and name though)
  • Thai 
    • BALIthai, Ion, B3-24
      • Love the crispy tofu with peanut sauce! The panggang seafood is not bad too, and so is their pad thai.
    • Sabai, Takashimaya, 04-23
    • Kaffir & Lime by ThaiExpress, Paragon, B1-45
      • Try their black pepper crab meehoon – really good!
    • Thai Express Bistro, Heeren, 05-10
  • Western
    • Meatworks, Ion, 04-12
    • The Soup Spoon, Ion, B3-18; Paragon B1-K4
    • Seoul Garden, Takashimaya, 05-10
    • BREEKS cafe, Takashimaya, 05-11
      • Love their burgers and various other meats
    • Big O Cafe, Paragon, B1-08; Wheelock, 02-04
    • nydc, Wheelock, 02-19
    • Skinny Pizza, Wheelock, 03-04
    • TGI Friday’s, Heeren, 01-K5
    • Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Mandarin Gallery, 04-01
    • Fish & Co, Heeren, 05-02
      • Cheap lunch deals for a quick fix
    • Jack’s Place, Heeren, 05-06
    • Pastamania, Cineleisure, 02-23
    • Billy Bombers, Cineleisure, 01-16

1 comment

  1. You know it is embarrassing but I have yet to put a step on S’pore grounds!!! Each time someone knows that I have not been to S’pore, I always get this “unbelieveable look” from them! Thanks for all this helpful info, will definitely come in handy if and when I do visit S’pore! Have a lovely weekend!

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