Restaurant Hopping in Singapore – The Best Eats for the Hungry Tourist

Restaurant Hopping in Singapore – The Best Eats for the Hungry Tourist

A huge motivating factor for travel is food, and you’ll never be at a lack for it in Singapore. Another motivating factor would be, of course, convenience. No one wants to spend too much time wondering where and what to eat, especially when that time is better-spent shopping and sightseeing.

Here, we compiled a list of select eats in town for the hungry Orchard Road shopper, and there’s more than enough to go around for different tastes.

1. For The Weight Watcher

Yes, Singapore might be overindulgent when it comes to food, so sometimes it’s better to step down on the calories. Since healthy doesn’t imply tastelessness, here are a few places you can check out.

Project Acai - Smoothies and acai bowlsImage Credit: Feastbump

Project Acai offers a delightful range of healthy treats from smoothies to their signature acai bowls. Each comes in a tasteful array of colours and healthy ingredients, and there are 3 sizes for your preference.

For the hungry shopper, we suggest you get the Handy size, perfect for eating on the go.

Project Acai

391 Orchard Rd #B2-32A, Takashimaya Shopping Centre

Ngee Ann City 238872

Toss & Turn: The Salad Bar is a pretty popular cafe located at the heart of Ion Orchard, and their prices are also tastefully attractive.

$9.80 gets you a mix of a base, 2 proteins, 4 veggies or crunchies, and a dressing of choice, and the serving size is enough for two.

Toss & Turn - The Salad BarImage Credit: Daniel Food Diary

I wouldn’t mind going vegetarian for a week or two for this.

Toss & Turn: The Salad Bar

Orchard Turn, ION Orchard #B4-55

Singapore 238801

Here are other healthy eats you can check out when you’re in Singapore!

2. Meals for A Budget Belly

Not everything in Orchard is going to burn a hole in your wallet, so for the sake of proving that you can score affordable meals in Singapore’s shopping district, here are a few yummy options to check out.

Yonehachi serves up piping fresh Japanese bento meals of chewy Japanese rice with your choice of topping from red bean, chestnut, salmon, scallop to special seasonal ingredient.

Yonehachi - Japanese Bento MealsImage Credit: the endangered sartorialist

Set meals cost just under $10, depending on your choice of meat, but heads-up – a raved about option is the Saba fish with Gingko nut.

Yonehachi - Japanese Bento MealsImage Credit: Hungrygowhere


391 Orchard Road, #B204-1/2 Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya

Singapore 238872

Saveur is perhaps one of Singapore’s favourite haunts for affordable yet authentic French dining. It began as a single hawker stall, but enjoyed so much popularity that there are now 3 restaurants across the city area.

Diners can select a 4-item main course menu of duck, pork, beef and fish, all of which come with sides such as Potato Gratin and Potato Puree.

Saveur - Duck Leg ConfitDuck Leg Confit / Image Credit: Gninetree

For prices anywhere from $10 to $20+, this restaurant definitely has our stamp of approval.

Saveur - Signature Cold Angel Hair PastaSignature Cold Angel Hair Pasta / Image Credit: Burpple

You can check out Saveur’s website for locations.

For more budget bites, here’s a Orchard road guide of delicious options.

3. Indulge The Tastebuds

Moving on, here is a list of places that might hurt your wallet a little more. For those willing to shell out, however, the food is worth it.

Akanoya RobatayakiImage Credit: TripAdvisor

Akanoya Robatayaki offers some of the best Japanese food in Singapore. For those unfamiliar with the cuisine style, Robatayaki refers to food skewered and slow-grilled over charcoal.

Akanoya Robatayaki serves up a range of fresh seafood, meats and vegetables on sticks for easy eating. Warning, do check prices before you make orders recklessly!

Akanoya Robatayaki

#01-01 Orchard Parade Hotel, 1 Tanglin Road

Singapore 247905

OverEasy pays homage to Southern dishes such as Buffalo Wings, Beer Can Chicken, and of course, burgers.

OverEasy - Beer Can ChickenBeer Can Chicken / Image Credit: Honeycombers

The space has a pretty laid back vibe, and even comes with beer pong tables for you to have a little fun between meals.

OverEasyImage Credit: Honeycombers

According to TripAdvisor, their waffles and chicken are must haves so do pen them down on your bucket list of Singapore eats!

OverEasy Orchard

541 Orchard Road #01-01 Liat Towers 

Singapore 238881

Finally, The Lobby Lounge at the iconic Shangri-La Hotel Singapore pays tribute to its Singapore heritage both with its atmosphere and through its dishes.

If you’re hankering for a satiating local meal, look no further. This place serves up all the Singaporean favourites from Laksa to Prawn Noodle Soup.

The Lobby Lounge - Signature Heritage DishesImage Credit: Rediscovernew

And if you are willing to pay just a little more (it’s worth it) go for the semi-buffet spread of traditional desserts and starters.

The Lobby Lounge - PopiahMust try Popiah / Image Credit: The Shutter Whale

This is available from 11.30am – 2.30pm on weekdays, and 11.30am – 5pm on weekends.

Whet Your Appetite In Singapore

There’s something for everyone in Singapore, from the most finicky of eaters to the most casual.

Pair that up with some of the top destinations and you’re golden for the rest of your holiday.

So what are you waiting for? Here’s where you can book your flights and hotel.


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