2020 has really been a game-changer for us all. From restaurant hopping with friends and family, to enjoying our takeout boxes we’ve all experienced change. Well, we can now once again savour the feelings of dining with fresh entrants and perennial favourites. Explore different cuisines by simply visiting these exotic restaurants.

Now, normally you would have to google restaurants, make a list and then cross-verify them with reviews on the internet. But to cut your work short, we have complied and cross-referenced several restaurants to find out some hidden gemstones that are sure to take you on a trip around the world with their taste. Do note that all of them offer different experiences, so this list is entirely based on your preferences.

1. Royal Albatross – Sunset Sail

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Now they say that one cannot have everything in their life, but we beg to differ because Royal Albatross gives you the perfect package. You’re sure to have a night to remember. Dinner at the Sunset Sail Dinner Cruise is a world of its own, riding on the waves with mouth-watering cuisines.

Sunset Sail is famous for several things, but you can summarise the experience as an exquisite tinge of luxury, added to exotic cuisines. Savour various cuisines that range from British to local and even fusion with a glass of wine while enjoying the view of the sunset harbouring over Singapore from the upper deck.

Overall, a knock-out deal which more than worth every cent that you pay for it. The cruise takes place aboard a luxury-based four-mast 22 sail cruise, which is so Instagrammable!

AddressHistoric Ship Harbour, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway 098269 Singapore
Contact+65 6863 9585
TimingsMonday to Sunday from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
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2. Smith Marine

Do you know what’s the most annoying part of visiting a restaurant? That’s right, waiting for your food to arrive because you’re waiting and looking at others getting their meals. Thankfully, Smith Marine comes into the picture as a rescuer. They have a ‘Sure Catch Pond’, that will rile your nerves while they give you one simple task; catch your own dinner!

You heard us right. You’re the master of your own supper, and it saves you from spending those heavy bucks trying to get a view of the blue water. This whimsical marvel was originally a fishing spot, but due to its location and delicious dishes, it has become a famous tourist spot.

With their reputation as one of the most popular seafood restaurants and the added marvel of catching your own dinner, this place truly deserves a spot on this list.

AddressPulau Ubin Coastal Area FC97E Singapore
Contact+65 9792 7609
TimingsMonday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
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3. NOX Dine In The Dark

The world is full of anomalies they say, some fun and others horrific. Well, it does depend on who you ask though. Nox is one such place that is famous for its unconventional yet thrilling way of serving its customers. The concept of Nox is a unique one where you enjoy your food in darkness, and only rely on your senses and the surroundings.

Another poignant change is the employment of visually impaired servers to guest the diners around, and it’s a great move in powering the community. Well, coming to the dishes, you get a mix of 12-dishes that complement each other. Their exotic varieties of cocktails are also great, ranging from bespoke drinks to mystery tipples.

All in all, NOX is a definite visit for an experience that will satisfy both your hunger for adventure and great food!

Address269, Beach Road Singapore 199546 Singapore
Contact+65 6298 0708
TimingsTuesday to Sunday from 06:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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4. Kafe Utu

Bringing to you the taste of Africa, and celebrating the various cuisines that the continent has to offer, Kafe Utu is exotic in every sense of the word. Now obviously, being exotic is not something that comes with check-points but if it did, we must say that Kafe Utu would rank pretty high on the list. It is famous for carrying the same jovial feeling as the phase Hakuna Matata and serving some of the most mouth-watering African dishes.

Combine their cocktails with some of the star dishes from their menu, and you get a winner that’s sure to be liked by everyone. Their Fried Plantain with Mango-chilli Marmalade, Lamb Heart with Chimichurri Sauce, and Caribbean Goar curry are so delicious that we can feel our mouths watering even now.

Top it off their desserts for the perfect ending to a gorgeous meal. They have something for everyone, and their delicacies like Nakupenda and Malindi Halwa are must-tries. For those of you who aren’t aware, the Nakupenda is a Kenyan doughnut with toppings of house soft-serve ice cream, and the Malindi Halwa is a Swahili mochi made using fresh dragon fruit juice, an assortment of nuts and spices, dukkah filo, and coconut yoghurt.

Address12 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore
Contact+65 6996 3937
TimingsWednesday to Friday from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm, 06:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm, 06:00 pm to 10:30 pm
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5. Humpback

There’s no better way to relax after a hectic way than to spend a bay with your loved ones on the sand with a perfect view of a stunning sunset. But, the picture still seems to be incomplete. Imagine adding a sizzling hot plate of your favourite delicacy with a glass of wine. We’ve got a winner in our hands.

Humpback is here to help you live out this moment. It may look like a simple beach shack on the outside but don’t be fooled by its appearance. Their true essence is to make sure that their diners feel like they’re on top of their world, and we have to admit that they’ve succeeded.

You’ll get to enjoy a variety of seafood dishes with each being different from the other, and their staff also go the extra mile just to make you more comfortable. These tiny yet meaningful gestures have continued to captivate customers all over, making this tiny yet humble aboard one of the most famous weekend hangout spots. All in all, the perfect place for the perfect ending to a great weekend.

Address20 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089834
Contact+65 9772 9896
TimingsMonday to Friday from 04:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday from 12:00 pm to 10:30 pm
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6. ANDSOFORTH

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Release your inner cinematic with Asia’s largest immersive dining experience. It’s sure to be an experience that you’ll never forget. So, this is the perfect spot to hang out for all drama lovers because it just does not offer you mouth-watering cuisines to offer, but it also adds a whimsical twist of theatrical drama to the mix.

And even the ideas that they serve up on the plate aren’t just related to one concept. They offer you various concepts that range from Norse Mythology to classics like Alice in Wonderland, and plenty others. You can enjoy the amazingly carved seats that are present, along with the exciting venue hunts that you’re supposed to find. They offer you some help in the form of clues laid with delicacies that are so good.

To make the experience even more enthralling for you, ANDSOFORTH also hires a crew of set designers, illustrators, chefs, and scriptwriters that make sure that every single detail looks as vivid and realistic as can be. Overall, this place is one full of entertainment and none of their diners will ever feel the pangs of boredom approaching them.

AddressPop-up diner
Contact+65 8891 8146
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7. Alkaff Mansion Ristorante

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‘Live life to the maximum’, this quote is taken quite seriously by the folks over at Alkaff Mansion Ristorante because this place has a second name, and its luxury. Located at Blangah Hills, this is one of the poshest places you can visit to escape from the city’s hectic lifestyle.

Famous for its exquisite Italian delicacies served in the unrivalled lap of luxury, this place also houses some great examples of European colonial architecture and covers up an enormous area of over 97000 square ft. So you’re sure to find plenty of spots to cover during your dining experience. The area is divided into 2 levels, with each serving a purpose of its own.

Level 1 has several antique wall arts, covered with quaint decorations to cater to the inner art-lover in you. Level 2 has lush green surroundings which are perfect to host some small gatherings, and also has 3 private rooms, and a bar in an all-open air terrace.

Ultimately, this place will exceed any expectation that you might have from a place of this calibre. And looking at the reviews, one thing is certain; your evening is in safe hands.

Address10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
Contact+65 6510 3068
TimingsMonday, Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 am to 03:00 pm, 06:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday from 11:00 am to 03:00 pm, 06:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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8. The Botanic

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Nature lovers all over Singapore crowd this place, but did you know that this nature-loving restaurant sits right in the heart of one of the busiest malls of Singapore. So this is an easy yet lovely getaway for all those who just sit down and enjoy the peaceful moments of life.

Their cuisines are heavily influenced by both Western and Asian cuisines, but their vegan dishes practically scream at their diners to ‘choose your poison’. And you’re sure to love every moment of it. And if that hasn’t tempted you enough, the image of this restaurant as one of the most romantic places ever might. The reputation isn’t anything to scoff at either. Plenty of lovers have left their glowing reviews that show that this is one of the spaces where you can reconnect with loved ones, and stay in the trace of love endlessly.

So in conclusion, this place is the perfect place for some peaceful and soothing time, and the vegan dishes won’t just nourish your tummy or relationship, but also your soul.

Address252 North Bridge Road, #01-22A Raffles City Shopping Centre, 179103 Singapore,
Contact+65 6837 0995
TimingsMonday to Friday from 11:30 pm to 06:00 pm
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9. Lime House

After going through a whole pandemic, spending some time with friends has taken up a much deeper meaning now. After all, life is too short, and you need to enjoy a great time. And over at Lime House, you get exactly that; an atmosphere of absolute liming AKA spending time with your friends and loved ones!

Lime House is known to serve some of the best and most authentic Caribbean recipes, along with plenty of lip-smacking Jamaican recipes. But their ambience truly is the highlight of this restaurant. Lime House is famous for its joyous aura which means that the party goes on till the dawn, and even after. Even their rum collection is nothing short of stunning; they sport one of the largest rum collections in Singapore. So there’s plenty to go around, with never a dry season.

Even the place is designed to keep fun activities in mind. There is a grand Lime Lounge where you can house a Viking party. And with the variety, and quantity of cocktails and rum, you can say that there are sure to plenty of happy Vikings. So, if you want a temporary escapade to the Caribbean island without spending the heavy bucks, then ladies and gentlemen, Lime House is the place to be,

Address2 Jiak Chuan Road Singapore, Singapore 089260
Contact+65 6222 3130
TimingsTuesday to Saturday from 05:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Sunday from 12:30 pm to 10:30 pm
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10. Artemis Grill

Marina Bay is one of the more popular spots when it comes to Singapore, and it’s obvious that any attraction in this spot has to be in a league of its own. Now you can either choose to explore the area and waste your energy, or just sit in the abode dining lounge of the famous Artemis Grill.

Artemis Grill is one of the best restaurants around the city, and boasts of a splendid view of Marina Bay; a sight that can’t be missed. Besides the breathtaking views, it is also famous for the quality of food that they serve to their diners. It is no surprise to know that Artemis Grill preserves its place at the top with no contention.

Other than the great view and food, the jovial and welcoming aura that you can enjoy in the restaurant is what will make you plan a second visit. Artemis Grill ensures that they serve dishes that are created using only the best, fresh, sustainable, and organic ingredients.

Address138 Market Street, CapitaGreen Rooftop (Level 40), Singapore 048946
Contact+65 6635 8677
TimingsMonday to Friday from 11:30 am to 02:30 pm, 05:30 pm to 09:00 pm (last order)
Saturday from 05:30 pm to 09:00 pm (last order)
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11. Ocean Restaurant

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Ocean Restaurant is known to serve their diners not just a cuisine, but rather, the experience of a lifetime. This is an experience that’ll imprint itself in your memories; sounds like the perfect place to make a dinner visit with your guests right? Well, you won’t find a single dull moment in this restaurant because you’ll be in the exciting company of some aqua inhabitants around you.

Now, don’t confuse them with the ones that are served on your plate. You’ll find these inhabitants swimming around in the corner of your eye. The whole restaurant is renowned for its floor-to-ceiling glass of tanks. The aquarium is an architectural masterpiece itself, homing an enormous variety of marine life which certainly makes it start apart from the other restaurants that you may choose to visit.

Go and admire the Manta Rays, have a photo with that adorable clownfish. Many people, apart from marine life enthusiasts have found this place to be quite intriguing. Not to forget that the quality of their cuisines, especially the four-course seafood festive set is just another ace in the hole for this restaurant. You certainly need to add this one to your list without any second thoughts.

Address8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269 Singapore, Singapore
Contact[email protected]
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12. Orto

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Self-service is the best service; we’ve often heard this phrase all our life. But over at Orto’s, you’ll see that this is practically applied to practise. At Orto, you’ll have to catch your own dinner, and due to this unique tradition, you’ll get to enjoy some of the most exotically executed recipes ever. Having gained a reputation as both a prawning site and as well one of the most popular exotic restaurants, this place is a definite must-visit.

And Orto overs a huge area as well, it’s the biggest prawning site in Singapore and can be called a mini-prawning village. If you want to put things into perspective, it’s as large as the combined size of almost 7-football fields and has over 10 ponds. Orto surely has something for everyone and holding over 10 ponds certainly gives it an upper hand.

Now, this place is heaven on earth for prawn and bbq lovers. It has the added bonus of being open 24/7, so you don’t need to worry about planning ahead. An impromptu visit with friends is surely a great way to have a getaway.

Address81 Lorong Chencharu #01-09 ORTO, 769198 Yishun, Singapore
ContactYou can contact them by sending them a Facebook message.
TimingsMonday to Friday open 24/7
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13. Mott 32

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If you’re in the mood for some authentic Chinese, then we know the perfect place for you. Mott 32 is a popular exotic restaurant that serves some special and unique Chinese cuisines. You’ll get to savour some of the best Chinese delicacies ever here! The opulently designed place is admired by several customers not only because of the various ergonomic handiworks featured, but it is a wonderful added touch.

The sight of peacock chairs, mod furniture, and apothecary drawers gives an exotic aura to the place and takes you to another place! Their Chinese platters are also well complimented with only premium ingredients being used in their creation. One of the star delights includes their Applewood Roasted Duck. This dish is truly delightful because it gets marinated and cured for over 48 hours that really brings out the flavour. The dish needs some serious dedication to create but is so worth it!

Now if we’ve tempted you enough to try it, we must also tell you something else. This is one of their best-selling items so they do always run short on it. To make sure that you actually get a taste of this delicacy, it’s better to take precautions and always on your toes with the pre-orders.

AddressMarina Bay Sands B1-42 (across from Sands Theatre)
Contact[email protected]
TimingsMonday to Friday from 05:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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14. Trapizza

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You can never get enough of good Italian food, and Trapizza is the personification of true Italian food with its Italian lineage. After all, what’s better than enjoying one of the best slices of pizza you’ll ever taste while admiring the views of the beach. Famous for their classic and famed wood-fired pizzas, you can be assured of getting only the best at Trapizza.

But, this is also a double-edged sword, because the pizzas are so good that you’ll find that the rush stays at an all-time high most of the time. But hey, if you’re wondering whether just good pizzas are worth the wait for not, then we must tell you that they’re no one-trick pony. You can take your taste buds on a journey full of flavours thanks to their reinterpretations of classic beverages. Not to forget that they just don’t serve good pizza; the pasta is to die for as well.

So to make a long story short, if you’re craving some Italian then there’s no better place for you than Trapizza. And yes, don’t forget to ask for some extra cheese to get that cheesiness to up the flavour on your wood-fired pizza.

Address10 Siloso Beach Walk Sentosa, Sentosa Island 098995 Singapore
Contact+65 6376 2662
TimingsMonday to Thursday from 12:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Friday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 09:00 pm

15. Murray Terrace Brasserie

Okay, we hear you. Most of the places on our list are those which are quite famous. And the more famous a restaurant is, the longer is the waiting time. That’s why you ought to pay Murray Terrace Brasserie a visit. One of the rising stars in this category, this exotic restaurant is famous for its exquisite dining experience.

With their classic yet regal style of cuisines that they serve, they serve their diners with all-time classics in a way that ensures your health isn’t compromised in any way. Equipped with a warm and cosy comfort interior design, Murray Terrace carries an aura of calmness around itself now. The staff services and etiquettes are some of the things that you’ll find admirable as well.

Their seafood and meat recipes are some of the most delicious ever, and all of them use sustainably farmed seafood, along with a wonderful curation of well-rested meat. All of this is complemented by the use of only organic ingredients. The list just doesn’t end here though. They also sport a great collection of wine which will pair wonderfully with any of their dishes. You seriously need to explore the place at least once.

Address2 Cook Street Six Senses Maxwell, Singapore 078857 Singapore
Contact+65 6914 1425
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That brings us to the end of our list of the best exotic restaurants you can find in Singapore. Now, each one of them brings something new to the table, whether it be a new cuisine or experience. We highly recommend visiting them at least once. You’re in for a jolly good time!

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