Worried about eateries being closed during the Lunar New Year? Help is here. This list covers 17 restaurants across Singapore where it’s business as usual.
1. Din Tai Fung
What: Apart from the usual Taiwanese fare, this popular chain restaurant is offering a Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng dish (from $32.80) during this period, vegetarian options are also available.
Where: 01-22 Waterway Point Punggol, 83 Punggol Central
Open: 11am to 9pm
Info: Call 6384-7767 or go to www.dintaifung.com.sg
2. Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant
What: This three-year-old Shanghainese cuisine restaurant specialises in xiao long bao (soup dumplings). Other signature dishes here include the drunken chicken cold dish ($8.80).
Where: 02-18 Ten Mile Junction, 1 Woodlands Road
Open: 11am to 4pm, 5pm to 10pm
Info: Call 6892-7195 or go to www.nanxiang.com.sg
3. Paradise Dynasty
What: This mid-range restaurant serves Shanghainese cuisine and is offering six set menus (from $268 for a seven-course meal for four) this Chinese New Year.
Where: 05-16 Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square
Open: 10.30am to 10pm
Info: Call 6894-6322 or go to www.paradisegroup.com.sg
4. Whisk & Paddle
What: Tired of Chinese food? Head to this all-day breakfast cafe. Staples include Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon ($13) and the Full Waffle ($10.80). Some items on the a la carte menu may not be available during this period.
Where: 01-01, 10 Tebing Lane
Open: 9.30am to 10.30pm
Info: Call 6242-4617 or go to www.whiskandpaddle.com.sg
What: A casual “steam-potting” restaurant suitable for large groups, Steambox serves its food in steamers atop a congee base. Dishes to look out for include stuffed cabbage rolls Vietnamese crab meat rolls and sliced smoked duck (all at $6.80 a serving).
Where: 68 Serangoon Garden Way
Open: 11am to 11pm
Info: Call 6281-6939 for reservations
6. Peony Jade at Keppel Club
What: Awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand award in 2016, Peony Jade serves Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine. Diners can expect it to be packed for the holidays and should call ahead to check if tables are available.
Where: Keppel Club (Level M), 10 Bukit Chermin Road (off Telok Blangah Road)
Open: 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm
Info: Call 6276-9138/6375-5562
7. Prive, Keppel Bay
What: There are three dining options here: an alfresco oyster bar, a French restaurant and a casual Western cafe. Reservations are highly recommended as limited seating is available.
Where: Marina at Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista
Open: 9am to midnight
Info: Call 6776-0777 or go to www.theprivegroup.com.sg
8. Street 50 Restaurant and Bar
What: Serving local fare, the flagship restaurant of Bay Hotel will offer only a buffet spread (priced from $42,80++ an adult, $20++ a child) during lunch and dinner (priced from $52.80++ an adult, $24++ a child) this Lunar new year. There are limited seats left and diners should call ahead for reservations.
Where: Bay Hotel Singapore, 50 Telok Blangah Road
Open: Noon to 3pm, 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Info: Call 6818-6681, or go to www.bayhotelsingapore.com
9. Slappy Cakes
What: The mid-range American restaurant specialises in pancakes and diners can create their own at their tables. There are also main course options for those looking for a full meal.
Where: 01-29 Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway
Open: 8am to 9.30pm
Info: Call 6795-0779 or go to www.slappycakes.com.sg
10. Jumbo Seafood
What: This popular seafood chain is open only for dinner on the first day. Choose from three Chinese New Year celebration set menus (from $208 for a six-course dinner for four).
Where: National Service Resort & Country Club, 10 Changi Coast Walk
Open: 10am to 3pm; 5pm to 11pm
Info: Call 6552-3435 or go to www.jumbogroup.sg
11. Canton Paradise
What: This restaurant chain serves Cantonese fare and is known for its double-boiled soups. Dishes to look out for include the double boiled superior chicken soup ($10.50) and crisp-fried eggplant with pork floss ($9.40 a portion)
Where: Bedok Mall #B2-10, 311 New Upper Changi Rd
Open: 10.30am to 10pm and 10.30am to 2.30pm on 16 February
Info: Call 6447-8083, or go to www.paradisegroup.com.sg
12. Min Jiang at One-North
What: A fine-dining restaurant renowned for its Sichuan and Cantonese dishes, Min Jiang has launched two specials: braised pork belly with sea treasures in claypot ($268++ for six people), and double-boiled wild chicken consomme with abalone, fish maw and wanton in claypot ($228++ for six people).
Where: 5 Rochester Park
Open: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Info: Call 6774-0122 or go to www.goodwoodparkhotel.com
13. The Carvery
What: The restaurant will be serving only buffet during lunch (from $48.80++ an adult and $25++ a child) and dinner (from $64++ an adult and $32++ a child) this Chinese New Year. Highlights include the kumquat chicken wrapped in cellophane paper and pulled pork lo hei that has been slow roasted for four hours till fork tender.
Where: Level 7 Park Hotel Alexandra, 323 Alexandra Road
Open: noon to 2.30pm, 6pm to 10pm
Info: Call 6828-8880
What: Fill up on bratwursts and beer at this casual German eatery. Their signature dishes include the crispy oven roasted pork knuckle for mains and their sausage platter for appetiser.
Where: 01-04 Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive
Open: noon to 1am
Info: Call 6465-9874 or go to www.brotzeit.co
What: This family-friendly Japanese ramen restaurant also features other popular Japanese fare such as shabu shabu, gyoza and donburi.
Where: Novena Square, 238 Thomson Road, 307683
Open: 10am to 9.30pm
Info: Go to 6358-0700 or visit www.ramenplay.com.sg
What: Empress, a smart casual Chinese restaurant, will offer only its dim sum brunch and set lunches (from $68 a person) and set dinners (from $108 a person) this holidays. Festive specials here include fried glutinous rice in lotus leaf, and poached clams in trio egg chicken broth.
Where: 01-03 Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place
Open: 11am to 5pm, 6pm to 11pm (bar snacks and cocktails will be available from 5pm to midnight)
Info: Call 6238-8733 or go to www.empress.com.sg
17. Ippudo Ramen
What: This famous Japanese chain is a fail-safe option for ramen. Highlights here include the Shiromaru Motoaji ($17), a ramen served with Ippudo’s tonkotsu broth.
Where: B2-54/55 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue
Open: 10.30am to 11pm tomorrow, 10.30am to 11.30pm on Sunday
Info: Call 6688-7064 or go to www.ippudo.com.sg
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 27, 2017, with the headline ‘Festive fun’.