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The Best Chinese Restaurants in Singapore

Your insider guide to finding the best Peking duck, dim sum and other delicious Chinese treats.

Updated on Feb 09, 2024 | World of Mouth team

Singapore has an impressive Chinese restaurant scene, from longstanding favorites that have witnessed generations to innovative spots redefining traditional flavors. This article guides you through the best Chinese dining experiences in Singapore, based on the recommendations of local restaurant experts like chefs Liguang Han, Daniel Chavez and Tristin Farmer. Find spots like the legendary hawker Keng Eng Kee Seafood, the dim sum destination Kai Garden and many more. Whether you're looking for a simple meal at a local hawker center or something more luxurious, this guide to the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore has got you covered.

Keng Eng Kee Seafood @ Alexandra Village

124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-136

124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-136, Singapore 150124

Keng Eng Kee Seafood is a well-established eatery that has been serving up divine zi char fare for generations. The menu includes a variety of signature dishes such as Coffee Pork Ribs, Pork Liver Claypot, Moonlight Hor Fun, and Black Pepper Crab. The restaurant is particularly known for its chilli crab and the unique experience of sharing meals on massive round tables.

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The best hawker food in town (no more needs said) Paul and his team have incredible hospitality, delicious food and a must visit for supper!
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Keng Eng Kee Seafood @ Alexandra Village

Keng Eng Kee Seafood @ Alexandra Village

124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-136

124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-136, Singapore 150124

Ah Yat Kitchen

14 Scotts Rd, #05-36

14 Scotts Rd, #05-36, Singapore 228213

At Ah Yat Kitchen, you'll find an array of HK style dim sum and other casual dishes. Their Crispy Prawn Cheong Fun comes highly recommended, and they're known for having the best pork curry around. It's a great place for those seeking a fuss-free dining experience.

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For solid fuss free and casual HK style dim sum and the best pork curry in town. Crispy Prawn Cheong Fun is a must order too!
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Ah Yat Kitchen

Ah Yat Kitchen

14 Scotts Rd, #05-36

14 Scotts Rd, #05-36, Singapore 228213

Chopsuey Cafe at Dempsey

10 Dempsey Rd, #01-23

10 Dempsey Rd, #01-23, Singapore 247700

This charming establishment offers a unique blend of Chinese-European fusion cuisine, nestled in the tranquil Dempsey area. The setting is a delightful old house, with the option to dine either on the terrace or inside. The menu features large portions of classic Chinese dishes with unique twists, perfect for sharing with friends.

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My local friends’ favourite restaurant which I too always visit when in Singapore. Chinese-European fusion cuisine. A very charming house in the tourist-free Dempsey area. Book a table on the terrace, inside is nice, too. Portions to share with friends, if you wish.
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Chopsuey Cafe at Dempsey

Chopsuey Cafe at Dempsey

10 Dempsey Rd, #01-23

10 Dempsey Rd, #01-23, Singapore 247700

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck

290 Orchard Rd, #05 - 42 / 45

290 Orchard Rd, #05 - 42 / 45, Singapore 238859

Specializing in the art of roasting Peking duck to perfection, Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck offers an authentic culinary experience. The restaurant is known for its dedication to preserving centuries-old cooking methods, with each duck meticulously prepared and served right before your eyes. The interior combines modern chic with traditional aesthetics, creating a sophisticated ambiance that enhances your dining experience.

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Highlight for my time in Singapore is Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck. As you can see in the name of the restaurant it's all about the duck. Make sure to call a few days before and reserve a duck, then bring a bunch of friends and order a ton of food. Be there for lunch so you can add a few dim sums and make sure to get the roasted pork belly. At some point the chef will come in for the duck show, be ready with the camera. Enjoy the duck with the pancakes then you'll be asked for the second serving with the rest! Lettuce wraps and the Garlic dried fried duck bones are 🔥!
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Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck

290 Orchard Rd, #05 - 42 / 45

290 Orchard Rd, #05 - 42 / 45, Singapore 238859

Kai Garden (Marina Square)

6 Raffles Blvd, #03-128A/128B Marina Square

6 Raffles Blvd, #03-128A/128B Marina Square, Singapore 039594

Kai Garden is a renowned Cantonese fine dining restaurant, recognized for its signature twists on traditional dishes. The restaurant offers a wide selection of exquisite Cantonese and Chinese dishes, including dim sum and roasts, all crafted by award-winning Group Executive Chef Fung Chi Keung. The recommendations highlight the Peking duck and char siew puff, as well as the double boiled cartilage soup and beetroot dumpling, as must-try dishes.

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Another gem of a dim sum/chinese restaurant! The peking duck is highly recommended but the char siew puff is simply the best in Singapore. Double boiled cartilage soup is also amazingly thick and flavourful and the signature beetroot dumpling is also a must order!
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Kai Garden (Marina Square)

Kai Garden (Marina Square)

6 Raffles Blvd, #03-128A/128B Marina Square

6 Raffles Blvd, #03-128A/128B Marina Square, Singapore 039594

Peach Blossoms

6 Raffles Blvd, Level 5 PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay

6 Raffles Blvd, Level 5 PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore 039594

Peach Blossoms is a contemporary Chinese restaurant that skillfully combines artful presentation with authentic traditional flavors. The menu offers a unique selection such as the faux seafood "cigar", Char Siew, and Malaysian style Crispy Scale Fish, and the soups crafted by Chef Edward are highly recommended. The restaurant's decor features light woods and a nature-inspired palette, providing a warm and inviting ambiance for a unique dining experience.

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Contemporary Chinese restaurant that finds a great balance between artful presentation and theatrics vs authentic traditional flavours. The faux seafood “cigar” is a must order and so is the Char Siew and Malaysian style Crispy Scale Fish. Chef Edward’s soups are also a must have.
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Peach Blossoms

Peach Blossoms

6 Raffles Blvd, Level 5 PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay

6 Raffles Blvd, Level 5 PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore 039594

Summer Pavilion

7 Raffles Ave.

7 Raffles Ave., Singapore 039799

At Summer Pavilion, traditional flavors meet contemporary plating under the expert guidance of Executive Chef Cheung Sui-kong. With a history at Hong Kong's renowned Lei Garden, Chef Cheung brings his flair for classic Cantonese cuisine, sometimes adding a modern twist, to this popular dining spot. The dishes, while holding onto their classic roots, are presented in a visually appealing way to cater to a new generation of diners.

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It's all about traditional flavours but contemporary plating at Summer Pavilion, the Cantonese hot spot by Executive Chef Cheung Sui-kong. Chef Cheung was formerly at Hong Kong's famed Lei Garden but has been in Singapore since 1996. He cooks exceptional classic Cantonese, sometimes with modern tweaks, and always with beautiful presentation to appeal to a new generation of diners.
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Summer Pavilion

Summer Pavilion

7 Raffles Ave.

7 Raffles Ave., Singapore 039799

Tien Court Restaurant

403 Havelock Rd, #2F Copthorne Kings Hotel

403 Havelock Rd, #2F Copthorne Kings Hotel, Singapore 169632

Tien Court Restaurant is known for its solid dim sum lunch fare and Chaozhou cuisine served in a charming retro-styled dining hall. Recommendations include the pre-ordered drunken chicken and oyster omelette, alongside a variety of dim sum options. The sea cucumber dish is also highly recommended by visitors.

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Charming dining room delivers solid dim sum lunch fare and Chaozhou cuisine in a retro hotel dining hall Go for lunch, pre order the drunken chicken and oyster omelette (a must have)- order all of the dim sum and the sea cucumber is one of the best
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Tien Court Restaurant

Tien Court Restaurant

403 Havelock Rd, #2F Copthorne Kings Hotel

403 Havelock Rd, #2F Copthorne Kings Hotel, Singapore 169632

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