Chinese food has always been many people’s favourite. Who could really blame them? First, it is because of the aromatic flavour, wonderful textures, amazing colour, and not to mention, the rich history of Chinese food. Second, Chinese food separates itself with its wild and exotic flavour which is a different take altogether from the known delicate taste of European flavour. Let’s face it- who doesn’t want a classic Chinese stir-fried rice or the perfect dumplings on any given night? No wonder why Chinese restaurants are popular in Singapore. With all that said, it’s no surprise why Singaporeans have all the craze with getting their Chinese food fix. Nowadays, there is a saturation of Chinese restaurants here that all claim they’re the best. Finding out which one is truly the best is what we are here for. Allow us to introduce you to Singapore’s finest – a list of the 10 Best Chinese Restaurants here in Singapore. 

1. Summer Pavilion

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Address: 7 Raffles Avenue Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Singapore 039799 Singapore

Contact Details: +65 6434 5286

Operating Hours: Lunch: 11am-2:30pm; Dinner: 6:30pm-10:30pm

As promised, we open this list with only the best of the best. Looking for the best dim sum selection? We have you covered. The Summer Pavilion is every Singaporean’s dream for the best Chinese food experience. It’s located at the Ritz Carlton hotel and is a staple restaurant across different restaurant review sites- but hey, you heard this one from us! 

In this One Michelin Star restaurant, you have a wide variety of menu options ranging from Lunch sets, tea sets, takeaway sets, a la carte sets, and more. You don’t have to worry about missing out on all the good flavors, because Summer Pavilion will take care of your dining experience for you. Now, who doesn’t love a customer-centric restaurant?

Pro tip: We recommend you to reserve at Summer Pavilion in advance. Definitely not an easy destination for impromptu lunch or dinner settings- that’s how wanted they are! Hands down deserving of topping our list of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore!

SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-free menu options. 
  • Private Dining Setting option

CUSTOMER REVIEWS:

Customers who’ve dined in the Summer Pavilion enjoyed the dim sum selections of the restaurant and notably saying that they are the ones who offer one of the best. One customer emphasized how he loves the service at the restaurant on top of their already incredible menu. He notes how the staff are so professional and observant without being intrusive. This allowed them to have less time explaining what they wanted to the staff because they are already so well taken care of. All in all, customers who’ve dined in the Summer Pavilion will definitely go back for more. 

2. Yan Ting

Address: 29 Tanglin Road, The St. Regis Singapore, Level 1U, 247912

Contact Details: +65 6506 6887

We are not letting you down with our second selection for this list. We’re keeping it strong with another Michelin star restaurant, Yan Ting. Over the years, this restaurant has managed to make a reputable name for itself, especially among respected businessmen elites who long for long meetings over delicious food. Who doesn’t want that? But apart from the elite, Yan Ting is just one of those places that wash us with nostalgic memories, whether it be birthday celebrations or other joyous moments we’ve spent with our family and friends here. 

SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Weekend Dim Sum Brunch
  • Attentive services
  • Menu flexibility

CUSTOMER REVIEWS: 

One customer strongly recommends one of Yan Ting’s signature dishes- the Crispy Rice with Alaskan Crab Meat in Lobster Broth. The customer notes that this dish, along with the other menu, is a trailblazer when it comes to traditional Cantonese cooking, delicately infused with new styles and flavors. Dining in Yan Ting, customers mostly loved the tranquil ambiance that Yan Ting was able to add to their food experience.

3. Din Tai Fung

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Address: 435 Orchard Road Wisma Atria Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877 Singapore

Contact Details: +65 6732 1383

Operating Hours: Mon – Thur, Sun; 11:30 am – 9:30 pm Fri, Sat; 11:00 am – 10:00 pm PH (Weekdays); 11:00am – 9.30pm PH (Eve), PH (Weekends); 11:00am – 10:00pm (Last orders will be taken 30 minutes before closing time.)

One Michelin Star restaurant, coming right up! We told you there is no disappointment here. Next up, the ever-famous, Din Tai Fung. Din Tai Funghas been hailed as the Top Ten Best Restaurants back in 1993. Since then, Din Tai Fung has only become stronger with their flavor worldwide. Even outside Singapore, Din Tai Fung is a go-to for the best Chinese dishes in multiple places across Asia. 

What we most love about Din Tai Fung is their open kitchen set-up. Din Tai Fung provides an unobstructed view of the chefs with their steaming hot woks, cooking up your food for you straight to your plate. Yes, their food is that good! Indeed one of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore!

SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Vegetarian and Vegan options. 
  • Credit card payments

CUSTOMER REVIEWS: 

The egg fried rice, as simple as it looks, is lauded by one customer as the best he had ever tasted. The glutinous rice mixed with creamy egg and fresh scallions was an amazing concoction, he notes. Of course, for a majority of customers, the star really is the Xiao Long Bao selections. They liked the perfect proportion of the dumpling wrapper and the meat inside, emphasizing how the broth and meaty soup base is just the right amount that gets even better with each bite. 

4. Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

Address: 176 Orchard Road Singapore 238843 Nearest MRT: Somerset

Contact Number: +65 6443 1033

Operating Hours: 9:30am-9:00pm

Bak Kut Teh is a dish that needs no further introduction. Here in Singapore, it’s basically a household name that every Singaporean craves for from time to time. What better place to get quality and authentic Bak Kut Teh than Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, located right at The Centrepoint. 

Straying away from the usual Bak Kut Teh, this restaurant has also incorporated more food items like pig trotters and ngoh hiang that makes it a full meal. From the me sua, ngoh hiang, to the pork ribs soup and fish slice soup- what’s clear is that their menu is truly a collection of dishes fit for casual dining or group dine-outs at any given time. Don’t be fooled by the seemingly unassuming and simple look of their dishes- Song Fa Bak Kut Teh certainly caters to a lot of people’s tastes. You won’t know the rave until you try it yourself. So worth it!

SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Fast service
  • Good for kids
  • Offers takeout

CUSTOMER REVIEWS:

Customers rave constantly about the pork rib soup. The peppery broth is a perfect balance, coupled with the fall-of-the-bone tenderness of the pork itself. One customer also applauded how the portion size is very generous and is enough to fill multiple people. A recurring comment is always that the Song Fa Bak Kut Teh is a definite must-recommend to Singaporeans and tourists alike. You will just keep coming back for more here! 

5. Colony

Address: 7 Raffles Avenue Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Singapore 039799 Singapore

Contact Number: +65 6434 5288

Service Hours: Breakfast, 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Lunch, 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Tea, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

One of the prides of the Ritz-Carlton hotel, the Colony is another sophisticated buffet restaurant that reflects the culture and taste of Singapore. Colony boasts a Michelin-starred menu featuring Cantonese dishes that are nothing but of the highest standards for its customers. If you’re more of the buffet type of foodie, you’ll find the Colony to fit right up your alley with its finest selections of breakfast, lunch, tea, and dinner buffets. Oh and, have we mentioned they also offer an extra special weekend buffet option?

In total, there are 8 conservatory kitchens spread out across the Colony, namely: The Ice Bar, The Grill & Rotisserie, The Steam Basket, The Wok, The Tandoor, The Patisserie, The Bakery, and The Fruit Stall. What’s great about all these is they all come together to stay true to the heart of Colony- that is, to have the best selections from traditional to modern cuisines. Worthy of being in our list of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore!

SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Vintage champagne brunch on Sundays
  • Champagne afternoon tea
  • Wide selection

CUSTOMER REVIEWS: 

Customers regard the Colony to be a mainstay when it comes to the buffet restaurant’s competition. They love how easy it is to accommodate celebrations here and make great memories along with the best food. On top of that, customers praise the selections in Colony, especially the fresh seafood options, the champagne and cheese inclusions, and even the high tea and dessert buffet. Definitely worth their penny!

6. Cherry Garden

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Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797 Singapore

Contact Number: +65 6885 3500

Service Hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday, Lunch: 12:00pm-2:30pm; Dinner: 6:30pm-10:30pm

Cherry Garden is regarded as one of the most beautiful and picturesque restaurants in the whole of Singapore, and we don’t really argue with that. What we love most about here is that they are very versatile when it comes to changing menu offerings, but also remains consistent in serving authentic Cantonese dishes all year round. They know best on how to make customers crave for their menu again and again, and for those who know best- a staple order here would always request for the steamed prawn dumpling served with black garlic or the huge crunchy prawns with wasabi aioli. It’s not too bad too that on weekends, they offer an unlimited serving of their ever-famous dim sum.  

Pro tip: You’re best to be seated near the windows for that lighting!

SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-free options
  • Large and elegant dining rooms 

CUSTOMER REVIEWS:

Customers prefer the Cherry Garden for large-gathering celebrations due to the well-spaced and elegant dining rooms that can house a large number of people. Customers liked how each dish is so wonderfully presented, while some are unusual yet surprisingly mind-blowing in taste. The Peking duck and fried rice with Cantonese sausage and vegetables were a definite must-tries for them. 

7. Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant

Address: 290 Orchard Road The Paragon #05-42/45, Singapore 238859 Singapore

Contact Details: +65 6732 7838

Service Hours: Monday to Friday: Lunch: 11.30am to 2.45pm (Last Order: 1.45pm); Dinner: 6.00pm to 10.00pm (Last Order: 9.00pm)

Saturday: Lunch: 11.00am to 2.45pm (Last Order: 1.45pm); Dinner: 6.00pm to 10.00pm (Last Order: 9.00pm)

Sunday: Lunch: 10.30am to 2.45pm (Last Order: 1.45pm); Dinner: 6.00pm to 10.00pm (Last Order: 9.00pm)

Come on, who does not crave for a good old roasted Peking duck every once in a while, right? Luckily for every Singaporean, we are blessed to have been given this amazing restaurant which will satisfy our cravings. At the heart of Orchard Road lies the Imperial Treasure restaurant which puts their Peking duck at its forefront. You’ll find this in an exquisite banquet-style restaurant that will make you feel like you are dining with royalty.

While the Peking duck needs no further hype (if we do, it would be a whole new article altogether), it’s also great to note that the place itself offers a great ambiance in the finest sense of these words. Inside, you will be greeted by warm gold tones, with huge tables clothed in cream fabric and surrounded by contrasting dark wooden chairs. With that type of setting, the Imperial Treasure restaurant is surely a place you’d want to bring your family and friends in. One of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore as it will cater to everyone’s palettes!

Pro tip: Book the Peking duck in advance, these yummy bites sell out quick!

SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Casual ambiance
  • Offers take-out
  • Wide selection
  • Good for friends and family

CUSTOMER REVIEWS:

Need we say more? The Peking duck is truly the star of the show for customers! With its paper-thin skin and Chinese lacquered roast duck, customers swear that the Peking duck here is the real deal and is the absolute best of the best. To top off the cake, customers claim that Imperial Treasure backs up their reputation and fame with excellent customer service that knows how to take care of their needs at the perfect timing. 

8. Wing Seong Fatty’s (Albert) Restaurant

Address: 175 Bencoolen Street Burlington Square, Singapore 189649 Singapore

Contact Number: +65 6338 1087

Service Hours: Lunch: 12:00pm- 2:30; Dinner: 5:00pm-10:30pm

We all love good food, but good food with a long and rich history to back it up? Sign us up! Wing Seong Fatty’s is absolutely all the craze for both old and young Singaporeans looking for that authentic and humble Cantonese cuisine. Taking a break from the usual posh and grand restos here in this list, we take a good refresher with this laidback pick.

Be prepared for a wide mix of locals and tourists when visiting Fatty’s, and isn’t that always a good sign of quality food? Our tip? Definitely order some cold beer, their jumbo spring rolls, seafood horfun, and chicken with prawn paste for a quick but fun night-out.

SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Reasonable price 
  • Wide menu
  • Best value for money
  • Casual ambiance for friends

CUSTOMER REVIEWS:  

Customers are true loyal patrons of Wing Seong Fatty’s restaurant. What they love is how Fatty’s was able to feed their childhood cravings, while offering that homecooked feel that is consistent across their menu. Their main take-away is that Fatty’s is a no-frills, no-gimmick restaurant that just serves delicious food at an affordable price. 

9. Hai Di Lao Hot Pot

Address: 3D River Valley Road #02-04 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179023 Singapore

Contact Number: :+65 6337 8626

Service Hours: 10:30 am- 3:00AM

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You’re in for a ride in this unusual but very exciting, steamboat restaurant in Clarke Quay. Up to date, Hai Di Lao is a popular restaurant here in Singapore that makes it super crowded but worth it to get into. What we love about this place is they offer fresh ingredients with their a la carte menu. No need to worry about food covered with ice shavings to retain freshness- at Hai Di Lao, the premium food is their pride. My personal favourite, and truly one of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore in my book.

Pro tip: Book months ahead to ensure you have a spot here. They’re very popular!

SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Gluten-free options
  • Value for money
  • Playgrounds for kids

CUSTOMER REVIEWS: 

What customers mostly like here is the excellent service on top of the good food. They like that the staff is very accommodating but not too bothersome. Customers would recommend Hai Di Lao for birthday celebrations or simple get-togethers with family and friends. A must-try for both locals and tourists, they say.

10. Lokkee

Address: 68 Orchard Road Plaza Singapura Plaza Singapura, #03-01, Singapore 238839 Singapore

Contact Number: +65 6884 4566

Service Hours: Lunch: 11:00am-3:00pm; Dinner: 5:30pm- 10:00pm

Appealing more to posh and food-savvy millennials, Lokkee braves an interesting take on Chinese cuisine by marrying the American style with their dishes. Lokkee offers a more modern interior that will allude to the taste of young (or young at heart) foodies looking to get a fresher and more hip dining experience. Our personal pick is their Sichuan Mala Grilled Barramundi fish and of course, their super awesome Flaming Pineapple Beef which is served while it’s in flames! Then, the top portion of the pineapple will be removed, revealing the juicy and chunky beef nestled in the pineapple. Superb!

Truly on the gimmicky side of the food spectrum- Lokkee is still a great contender for people looking for a twist in the usual Chinese cuisine. If you like your food with an appealing display, Lokkee is the way to go. We approve! Definitely one of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore

SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Takeout options
  • Gift cards available

CUSTOMER REVIEWS: 

For customers, Lokkee is the perfect breather when a group of friends just want to hang out and have fun over great food. They like the presentation, the craftsmanship, and the showmanship provided with each food. 

Well, there you have it! The 10 Best Chinese Restaurants in Singapore. It’s always our pleasure to do the hard and dirty stuff of filtering through countless options, just so we’d be able to provide you the best. Let us know which ones of these you plan on trying, and may the food gods bless your food trips along the way. Happy eating!

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