The 10 Exceptional Restaurants In Singapore You Need To Dine At

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December 7, 2017 | BY Singapore Tatler

Our sister site Singapore Tatler recently concluded their T.Dining Best Restaurants 2017/18 awards, where they honoured the people and places who’ve made Singapore a dining haven. Find out who made the cut and why these restaurants are a must-visit the next time you're in the Lion City.

1

Best New Restaurant

Nouri
Chosen by panellists from establishments that are less than year old at the time of judging, Nouri, which opened in mid-2017, continues to win fans over with what chef-owner Ivan Brehm dubs “crossroads cooking”. He takes inspiration from different cuisines around the world and combines them into a delicious and seamless menu that delights and inspires.

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2

Best Service

Odette
The excellent food by chef-owner Julien Royer is already a major draw but discerning diners know that a good meal is not only about the food, but the overall experience. That’s what Odette is all about: from the moment you step inside the restaurant, you're treated like a VIP.  

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3

Best Service

Waku Ghin
Chef Tetsuya Wakuda’s Singapore restaurant enjoys a long list of accolades. And while diners from around the world flock here for its degustation menu that highlights Japan’s freshest, seasonal ingredients, as well as exemplary service, key to their enjoyment is its notably accomodating service. The staff take the concept of omotoneshi (or Japanese hospitality) to heart, which is why they always put diners first.

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4

Hall of Fame

Cassia
The restaurant continues to lure gourmands to Sentosa. The trip is well worth it for the delectable food, leisurely enjoyed in a dining area fitted with elegant interiors and surrounded by lush greenery. Like all stellar Cantonese restaurants, it does soups and traditional dishes really well, which makes it one of the top picks for families and friends looking for a sumptuous meal.

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5

Hall of Fame

Jade
Year after year, Jade restaurant consistently dishes out sumptuous Cantonese food. It's all thanks to an excellent culinary team, led by chef Leong Chee Yeng since 2007. For him, the freshness of ingredients is paramount, so he sources them from around the world and transforms them into a wide range of delicious dishes diners can enjoy, whether its a taste of nostalgia or recommended delicacies you're craving for.

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Hall of Fame

Jiang-Nan Chun
Other than its sumptuous Cantonese dishes, the restaurant is also famous for its signature Peking Duck. It takes over 14 hours to prepare the duck, which includes grilling it in a customised mesquite oven until the skin is golden brown and the meat is succulent. For a modern spin, it's served with a dollop of caviar, alongside the ubiquitous wraps, sliced cucumber, sauce and sugar.

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7

Hall of Fame

Oso Ristorante
It may have moved to a new location at Oasia Hotel in Tanjong Pagar, but the culinary team, led by chef-owner Diego Chiarini, continues to dish out delicious, authentic Italian food that easily reminds diners of their trip to Italy. Sink your teeth into crowd-favourites, such as the seared black truffle cheese with slow-cooked pear and stewed sea bass.

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8

Local Champion

Willin Low (Wild Rocket)

T Dining decided to create this new award to honour an individual who has uplifted Singapore’s dining scene through his or her unique contribution. This year’s winner is well known for putting modern Singaporean cuisine on the map, which in turn, has opened doors for a whole generation of younger chefs to continue to reinvent local cuisine. The lawyer-turned-chef coined the term mod-Sin (modern Singaporean) 12 years ago, to describe his contemporary, creative spin on local dishes. He continues to purvey his unique take at Wild Rocket with dishes such as the oxtail rendang pappardelle, ravioli of spanner crab and daun kesom in a laksa broth, and newer additions like a spinach salad dressed in palak paired with toasted squares of halloumi.

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9

Best Interior Design

The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar
Designed by renowned architect/interior designer Paola Navone, chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Singapore restaurant is the definition of an oasis. Navone took inspiration from the lush surroundings at Dempsey to create a welcoming, verdant space anchored by an open kitchen and bar. 

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10

Restaurant of the Year

Odette
This establishment is at the pinnacle of its performance; the best of the best in the Lion City as judged by the anonymous reviewers and through careful deliberation among the editorial team and panel.Apart from retaining its two Michelin stars and debuting ninth on the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list this year, Odette stands out above the rest with its sincere and creative fare, and genuine hospitality. As expected, the food is sublime—Royer’s refined French cooking showcases the purity of ingredients in unexpected ways. 

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