Explore your world
The Best Chinese Restaurants In Singapore

The Best Chinese Restaurants In Singapore

Picture of Billy Poon
Updated: 9 February 2017
The tropical nation of Singapore has a great diversity of ethnicity, with the largest ethnic population being Chinese. Historically, many Chinese people from Hokkien and Teochew have migrated to Singapore, and these migrants have influenced the city’s culinary history. Today, Singapore has a huge range of authentic Chinese dining options. Here we explore the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore.

Hai Di Lao

One of the favorite cooking methods used by the Chinese is the hot pot. This is especially true in Sichuan, where the weather is cold and having a spicy hot pot is the best way to keep warm. Hai Di Lao shows you how to enjoy hot pot in the best way possible. Using the freshest ingredients and seasonal vegetables, the owners of the restaurant want to combine the freshness of the food with the spicy soup. The soup is often considered as the soul of hot pot, as it provides seasoning and flavour. Here they prepare seven soup options for all taste buds, all made from fresh ingredients.


2nd Floor, 3D Building, River valley Road, Clarke Quay, Singapore, +65 6337 8626

Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan is one of the best places for you to enjoy authentic Chinese dim sum at a great price. Tim Ho Wan is a very popular Chinese restaurant, and is one of the world’s cheapest Michelin star restaurants. Popular dishes include Char Siew buns, which are buns filled with honey barbecued pork. The buns are well made to give you a glimpse of the art of barbecued meat in Cantonese style.


12 Kallang Avenue, #01-01/02/03 Aperia, Singapore 339511, +65 6684 2000

Min Jiang at One – North

Min Jiang at One – North is ready to bring you a spicy evening with their authentic Sichuanese dishes. Sichuan is a southwestern province in China, and is known for its cold winters: therefore the dishes in Sichuan are designed to be hot. This restaurant is situated in an elegant two story bungalow with fashionable furnishings. Apart from the spicy delicacies, the Peking duck, which combines crispy duck skin with spring onion and a wrap, is also very popular. It is always recommended to order this dish in advance as it takes time to prepare.


5 Rochester Drive, Singapore 139216, +65 6774 0122

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant

Located in the elegant Carlton Hotel Singapore, Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant is where you can find the most exquisite and well prepared Cantonese meal in this tropical nation. The restaurant also has a large seating capacity of 280. Using dim yellow and red as the theme colors, the restaurant exudes unbeatable elegance and class. The Cantonese dishes are exceptional in Wah Lok, including abalone and king crab from Australia.


Level 2, Carlton Hotel Singapore, 76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189558, +65 6311 8188

Imperial Treasure Shanghai Cuisine

Shanghai cuisine seems like a fantastic dining option for those who want to explore Eastern Chinese dishes. Imperial Treasure Shanghai Cuisine is situated in heart of Orchard Road, one of the most prosperous regions in Singapore. The restaurant is classy, with simple wooden decorations and Oriental patterns. Using sour sauces and vinegar, thousand-layer pig ears are a perfect way to start the evening. Steamed eel is also a signature dish in this restaurant, and is often served with a bowl of rice.


Takashimaya S.C., #04-22, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238872, +65 6836 6909