Singapore’s burger scene is sizzling hot, with classic diners sandwiched between hipster joints and local stalls. Here are 10 of the best.
From a hidden burger bar to a local bistro serving up nasi lemak burgers, here is Culture Trip’s guide to the 10 best burger restaurants in Singapore.
&Made Burger Bistro
After closing its original venue in Pacific Plaza and Quayside Isle, the much-loved &Made Burger Bistro has finally made a comeback. &Made was previously a joint venture between highly acclaimed French chef Bruno Ménard and Deliciae Hospitality Management. While Bruno has since left, its heavenly burgers remain. &Made is now conveniently located within Glasshouse by DHM, along Orchard Road. The burger bistro’s bestselling B Burger features a dry-aged beef patty topped with rich caramelised onions, capers, garlic mayonnaise and melted French Comté cheese. The delicious handcrafted burger is served with house-made barbecue sauce, home-made ketchup and crisp golden French fries.
25 Degrees Burger, Wine & Liquor Bar
Restaurant, American, $$$
25 Degrees Burger, Wine & Liquor Bar sits on the ground floor of Hotel G in Middle Road. The late-night restaurant – which hails from Los Angeles – opens until 3am every day and serves a delectable selection of Californian-style gourmet burgers. Burger aficionados must try their popular burger called Number One. Fluffy buns are stuffed with a juicy beef patty, topped with caramelised onions, crescenza cheese, rocket leaves and smeared with thousand island sauce. Complete your 25 Degrees experience with an over-the-top massive American milkshake!
Burger Joint Singapore
Originating from New York City, the famous Burger Joint has opened an outlet in Singapore to serve fans Manhattan-style burgers. The American diner is hidden from plain sight and its physical address of Amoy Street will fool first-time visitors. Here’s a quick tip: Ignore the official address on Google and instead make your way to the obscure alleyway behind Amoy Street. The only signage to indicate its presence is a neon burger symbol. Upon arriving at the speakeasy-themed restaurant, make a beeline for their sinful double bacon cheeseburger.
Fat Boy’s The Burger Bar
Restaurant, American, $$$
Fat Boy’s The Burger Bar is a homegrown brand with humble beginnings. Today, the uniquely Singaporean burger bistro has several outlets – it has even extended to offshore destinations such as Beijing, Kuala Lumpur and Phnom Penh. Despite its regional success, Fat Boy’s The Burger Bar remains down to earth and has kept its prices affordable. Order their signature Fat Basterd burger, which comprises double beef chuck patties, cheddar cheese, bacon, a fried egg and home-made BBQ sauce sandwiched between sesame seed buns. Alternatively, you can build your own burger!
Two Blur Guys, Singapore
Restaurant, American, $$$
Two Blur Guys is a hole-in-the-wall burger eatery located in the vicinity of Tanjong Pagar. All burgers here are served with crisp potato wedges and garden greens. From prime beef to vegetarian portobello, the comprehensive menu currently boasts 13 scrumptious options. The prime beef burger is a bestseller – premium beef, tomatoes, sweet relish, Gruyere cheese and truffle mayonnaise are served between freshly baked wholemeal buns. These buns are made in-house by Two Blur Guys and characterised by a lightly toasted exterior with delightfully soft insides.
Restaurant, American, Fusion
Wolf Burgers is the brainchild of an unlikely squad – a self-taught cook, private banker, musician and a private equity professional. Believe it or not, these four friends have combined forces to create one of Singapore’s best burger joints. The tasty wolf wagyu burger is highly recommended; a succulent wagyu beef patty is served with aged cheddar cheese and browned onions. For a Singaporean twist, try their nasi lemak fried fish burger – it comes with spicy sambal chilli and a fried egg.
Restaurant, Food Stall, American
Over the years, Omakase Burger has been featured in countless media publications and it has certainly lived up to its hype. But the restaurant’s phenomenal success is no feat of sheer luck. The divine handmade burgers are the result of arduous research and innumerable recipe tests. Its omakase cheeseburger – consisting of hand ground USDA grade beef, American cheese, lettuce, secret house sauce and toasted handcrafted buns – is a real crowd pleaser.
Relish by Wild Rocket is helmed by Singaporean lawyer-turned-chef Willin Low. The renowned chef has coined the terminology “mod sin,” which means modern Singaporean cuisine. Guests can look forward to burgers with interesting Asian touches – in particular the lovely BBQ Char Siew Pork Burger. It is an open burger made from home-baked focaccia bread topped with stewed char siew soft bone, pork and a lip-smacking char siew sauce made with a guarded recipe.
Three Buns is a concept launched by the successful Potato Head Family – and the reputable brand does not believe in taking shortcuts. Only high-quality Australian beef and the freshest possible ingredients are used. Almost every item – even their ketchup sauce – is impressively made from scratch! Three Buns’ red man burger is a decadent creation boasting a tender beef cheek that has been “sous-vided” for 24 whopping hours. Braised in a sweet spicy sauce and served with freshly baked artisan buns, this rendang-inspired burger is seriously the bomb.
Restaurant, Vegan, $$$
Vegan Burg is the world’s first vegan burger joint and has outlets in San Francisco and Singapore. The plant-based restaurant has broken the stereotype of veggie burgers without compromising on taste. The vegan burgers, Hawaiian teriyaki and avocado beetroot burgers, are proudly cholesterol-free, meat-free and GMO-free. Vegan bacon, vegan cheese and vegan eggs are used in Vegan Burg and these burgers taste nothing short of amazing. Who says vegans can’t enjoy fast food?