Singapore is a country of foodies, and there’s no denying that we take our food seriously. Every celebration revolves around the question “So where should we eat?”, and there’s no shortage of eateries at our disposal.
If you’re looking for a place to hang out with family or friends while digging into some mouthwatering food, the Singapore River is the perfect place for that! Countless restaurants line the area, but if you’re not sure what to eat while you’re there, here are 5 must-visit restaurants for you to check out!
1. Ramen Keisuke Lobster King
If you’re looking for some of the best ramen in Singapore, Clarke Quay is one of the places to go!
Ramen Keisuke is one of the biggest ramen chains in Singapore, and their Clarke Quay outlet pays homage to Chef Keisuke Takeda’s French culinary roots. The 10th outlet takes inspiration from the renowned French lobster bisque, and their special broth is made from lobster shells and a special blend of herbs and vegetables.
Ramen Keisuke Lobster King serves up 2 different kinds of lobster broth, a Lobster Broth Ramen (Clear Soup) and a Lobster Broth Ramen (Rich Creamy Soup). The eatery also offers a variety of side dishes such as gyoza and beef tataki, and for those who prefer rice instead of noodles, the restaurant also has a Fluffy Omelet Rice.
The restaurant also serves free beansprouts and hard-boiled eggs as you wait for your food. For the full menu available at their Clarke Quay outlet, please visit their website. Do note that Ramen Keisuke is not Halal-certified.
Ramen Keisuke Lobster King
Address: 3C River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Block C, #01-07, The Cannery
Opening Hours: 6PM to 5AM daily
Price Point: $$
2. Rendezvous Restaurant Hock Lock Kee
One of the most well-known Nasi Padang eateries in Singapore, did you know Rendezvous Restaurant has been around for almost 70 years? The restaurant first started out serving Western cuisine to troops stationed in Singapore, before the owner of the shop decided to introduce Nasi Padang to locals instead.
Although the eatery first started out as a coffee shop in Bras Basah Road, it now serves up some of the most delicious Nasi Padang dishes along Clarke Quay. The eatery uses recipes from the 50s and 60s, and guests can expect a peek into Western Sumatran cuisine. The restaurant offers a wide range of dishes such as chicken and beef rendang, sambal goreng and curry fish, and with prices charged per item or per plate.
Don’t forget to end off your meal with a cooling chendol, one of the desserts that the restaurant is known for.
Rendezvous Restaurant Hock Lock Lee
Address: #02-72 to 75/77/92, The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street
Opening Hours: 11AM to 9PM daily
Price Point: $
3. Brewerkz @ Clarke Quay
Pic credit: Brewerkz
Chances are most of us would be familiar with Brewerkz as a nice place to chill with friends, but did you know that it’s also Singapore’s longest-running craft brewery?
If you’re looking for a place with chill vibes to relax after a stressful week, Brewerkz’s outlet at Clarke Quay promises just that. Overlooking the Singapore River, the home-grown eatery offers a wide variety of Western and Asian-inspired dishes across its lunch and dinner menu. Highlights include their handcrafted gourmet burgers as well as signature chicken wings.
For those looking to sit back with a drink, the eatery also has a drinks menu that features over 15 different types of craft beers made in-house. Beers are served in glasses from 330ml onwards, and if you order before 6PM, guests are entitled to 15% off!
P.S: Did you know that the Riverside Point outlet is also their flagship outlet?
Address: #01-07 Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road
Opening Hours: 12PM-10:30PM daily
Price point: $$
4. The Dragon Chamber
Pic credit: The Dragon Chamber
Speakeasies might not be a common sight in Singapore, but those invested in the food scene in Singapore would know that there are quite a few hidden around the island. For those who may not know, one of the most well-known speakeasies is hidden in Clarke Quay!
Called The Dragon Chamber, this eatery is hidden behind a fridge door, and its interior boasts a Chinese mafia vibe. Conceptualised by the brains behind popular restaurants like Lokkee, expect the usual Chinese cuisine but with a twist.
Dishes like the Wagyu Truffle Beef Hor Fun and Firecracker Chicken and Maple Fritters are a must-try, but the restaurant is also known for its novelty dish, D*** Soup. Yes, you read that right. This herbal soup features a crocodile penis, and it’s boiled for over 6 hours.
Unique dishes aside, the restaurant also has a dessert and drinks menu for those looking for something sweet to end their meal.
The Dragon Chamber
Address: 2 Circular Road
Opening Hours: 11AM to 3PM, 5PM to 10:30PM (Closed on Mondays)
Price Point: $$
Pic credit: Harry’s Singapore
One of the most well-known eateries in Singapore, Harry’s is one of the go-to places for those looking for good food and a laid-back ambience.
Harry’s has been around in Singapore since 1992, and the eatery is well-known for its sports telecasts and live entertainment. While the eatery serves up mainly Western cuisine, it also has a selection of Asian dishes such as Chicken Tikka Masala and Beef Rendang with Basmati Rice.
With many outlets across the island, Harry’s at Boat Quay is the perfect place for families to have a nice meal overlooking the Singapore River. The eatery also has many lunchtime deals for those who work in the area.
Harry’s @ Boat Quay
Address: 28 Boat Quay
Opening Hours: 11AM to 10:30PM, daily
Price point: $$
Learn more about the Singapore River
Want to learn more about the Singapore River while getting to sample award-winning dishes? Join our Singapore River Food Tour! For just $40 for adults, the experience includes food and drinks from the restaurants we’ll be visiting.
Tuck into award-winning dishes from restaurants along the river, as you embark on a journey to uncover secrets of our iconic Singapore River. Check out our blog on the Secrets of Singapore River here! Happy reading!