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.
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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.
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.
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I wouldn’t mind going vegetarian for a week or two for this.
Toss & Turn: The Salad Bar
Orchard Turn, ION Orchard #B4-55
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.
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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.
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391 Orchard Road, #B204-1/2 Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya
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.
Duck Leg Confit / Image Credit: Gninetree
For prices anywhere from $10 to $20+, this restaurant definitely has our stamp of approval.
Signature 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.
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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!
#01-01 Orchard Parade Hotel, 1 Tanglin Road
OverEasy pays homage to Southern dishes such as Buffalo Wings, Beer Can Chicken, and of course, burgers.
Beer 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.
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According to TripAdvisor, their waffles and chicken are must haves so do pen them down on your bucket list of Singapore eats!
541 Orchard Road #01-01 Liat Towers
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.
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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.
Must 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.