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Best Keong Saik Road Food Guide [2022] [2023]

Keong Saik Road

Keong Saik Road

Looking for a good place to eat on Keong Saik Road? You’re in luck – the street is home to a number of great restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops.

While the area mainly houses coffee shops, you’ll also find a few restaurants serving up delicious food. And if you’re looking for something to do after your meal, there are also a number of art galleries and other shops to explore.

So whether you’re in the mood for a light snack or a full-blown meal, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste on Keong Saik Road.

1. Kafe Utu

Kafe Utu - Keong Saik Road (Credit: Kafe Utu)
Kafe Utu – Keong Saik Road (Credit: Kafe Utu)
Key ServicesAfrican restaurant
Address12 Jiak Chuan Rd, Singapore 089265
Phone+65 6996 3937
Operating HoursW: 1000 ~ 1700 / 1800 ~ 2300
T: 1000 ~ 1700 / 1800 ~ 2300
F: 1000 ~ 1700 / 1800 ~ 0100
S: 0900 ~ 1700 / 1800 ~ 0100
S: 0900 ~ 1700 / 1800 ~ 2300

Although it’s known for its bars, Keong Saik Road is also a coffee aficionado’s paradise.

Because of its wood and leather furniture, as well as African-inspired paintings and photos, you’ll be transported to Africa the instant you walk through the door at Kafe Utu. The unique house blend is called “Ubuntu,” which includes coffee beans from Uganda, Mexico, and Brazil. It’s available in black or with a dollop of Hokkaido milk.

Key Differentiators

  • Cosy eatery offering diverse African fare
  • Signature cocktails
  • Coffee from sustainable farms

Customer Testimonial

Interesting African Cafe to visit with very spicy food. Service and ambiance was really good and adds to the whole dining experience. We loved the goat curry (no smelly lamb for those who don’t take lamb) and the selection of coffee. I only which they gave more coconut rice with their curries. The buttermilk chicken is another must try dish that comes with dips of 3 levels of spiciness. The pulled pork was unfortunately too salty for our liking. I would also recommend trying the “Badass chocolate” for those who like spicy foods. Truly an unique aftertaste.

Daniel Ng

2. Bread & Hearth

Bread & Hearth - Keong Saik Road (Credit: Bread & Hearth)
Bread & Hearth – Keong Saik Road (Credit: Bread & Hearth)
Key ServicesBakery
Address 18 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089125
Phone+65 6534 7800
Operating HoursDaily: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Who doesn’t like bread? You haven’t tried the ones offered by Keong Saik Road if you don’t.

The ancient time-consuming techniques of baking with Bread & Hearth are employed to create the handcrafted European-style breads, tarts, and sweet-rolls – and they’re definitely evident. You’re greeted with a tantalizing scent when you arrive at this artisanal bakery-café, which promises a flavor to match.

From its handcrafted burgers on brioche buns to its rustic sandwiches, everything is baked fresh the night before, resulting in the most delicious and fluffy baked goods imaginable.

Key Differentiators

  • Handcrafted artisan bread
  • Old age bread-making technique 
  • Baked using traditional European methods

Customer Testimonial

Online orders with delivery fee is very reasonable ~$6. The prices of food are also very reasonable for the quality of food they supply!

They have many available delivery slots which is good especially when I made them last minute. And when they are expecting delays in delivery, they personally send a message to inform in advance! Customer service !

Cafe ambience is good, love the breakfast food.

Thanks Bread and Hearth for the quality in food and service! Such a rare gem!

Highly highly recommend all their pastries!


3. Mavrx Coffee Apothecary

Mavrx Coffee Apothecary - Keong Saik Road (Credit: Mavrx Coffee Apothecary via Urban Journey)
Mavrx Coffee Apothecary – Keong Saik Road (Credit: Mavrx Coffee Apothecary via Urban Journey)
Key ServicesCafe
Address1 Kim Seng Walk, Singapore 239403
Operating HoursMonday to Saturday:

The versatility of this little booth is demonstrated by the wide range of strong, smooth coffees served with a dollop of flair. The coffee comes from Allpress Espresso in Australia, which varies with the season to incorporate beans from coffee-producing regions as far away as Ethiopia, Guatemala, and Sumatra. It’s a tiny location, but it’s perfect for your next caffeine cravings!

Key Differentiators

  • Cozy little space
  • Smooth coffees
  • Ingredients produced internationally

Customer Testimonial

Best coffee I’ve had in Singapore so far. The “White” is like a rich and tasty flat white. I’ve had Allpress beans before… but not like this. Well done. I expected great coffee at this price and it was.

Fiona McEachran

4. Ninja bowl

Ninja bowl - Keong Saik Road (Credit: Ninja bowl via Facebook)
Ninja bowl -Keong Saik Road (Credit: Ninja bowl via Facebook)
Key ServicesAsian Fusion Restaurant
Address15 Duxton Rd Singapore, Singapore 089481
Phone+65 6222 8055
Operating HoursMonday to Friday: 9:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

If you’re in the area, check out this new-ish restaurant on Duxton Road. While they specialize in Japanese rice bowls, they also serve excellent breakfast dishes and delectable desserts and snacks served all day, which go extremely well with their coffee from Smitten Specialty Coffee & Tea.

Key Differentiators

  • Bowls
  • Brunch
  • Coffee

Customer Testimonial

Went down to give the newly revamped menu a try and pretty much had my mind blown by how healthy well-balanced meals can taste THIS GOOD. Service is impeccable, and I’ll highly recommend this place to my friends :-)) Try out the Ushi bowl there! It’s the best xx

June Rosettes Lim

5. The Populus Coffee & Food Co.

The Populus Coffee & Food Co. -Keong Saik Road (Credit: The Populus Coffee & Food Co. via Facebook)
The Populus Coffee & Food Co. – Keong Saik Road (Credit: The Populus Coffee & Food Co. via Facebook)
Key ServicesCafe
Address146 Neil Rd, Singapore 088875
Phone+65 6635 8420
Operating HoursMon, Tue, Sun : 09:00 -18:30
Wed – Sat : 09:00 – 21:30

The Populus Coffee & Food Co. on Neil Road is making waves for its fantastic coffee. The style is modern and calm, which makes it a great place to stop by any time. Their all-day cuisine includes mouthwatering options like buckwheat pancakes with berry fruit compote, passion fruit curd, and cornflake crumb.

Key Differentiators

  • Cool spot for coffees
  • Varied international dishes
  • From French toast to Japanese wagyu beef bowls.

Customer Testimonial

Great cafe!
Very nice ambience upper floor.
Thumbs up for the reservation service.
Very nice burger…and the wheat pancake is special and delicious.
Overall good food and good service.
Fast serving time too.
Will be back for more.

Alex T

6. Tong Ah Eating House

Tong Ah Eating House -Keong Saik Road (Credit: Tong Ah Eating House)
Tong Ah Eating House – Keong Saik Road (Credit: Tong Ah Eating House)
Key ServicesSingaporean restaurant
Address 35 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089142
Phone+65 6223 5083
Operating HoursMon, Tue, Thursday to Sunday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wed: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Head to Tong Ah Eating House for award-winning local treats, where you’ll get the best healthy kaya toast set in town. The charm of the place is in its simplicity, from the basic kaya toast to the modest decorations. Since 1939, it has been serving delectable food with a strong emphasis on health and well-being.

Key Differentiators

  • Local treats
  • Great customer service
  • Cosy and simple space

Customer Testimonial

Came back here after a long time, food still great as ever. Staff were abit hectic but the food still was great. Although the kangkong was too spicy and the chicken was abit salty, the tofu was excellent, soft but crispy on the outside which really melted in your mouth. The coffeeporkribs was also really good.

Derek N

7. Gaston Burgundy Bistro & Wine Bar

Gaston Burgundy Bistro & Wine Bar - Keong Saik Road (Credit: Gaston Burgundy Bistro & Wine Bar)
Gaston Burgundy Bistro & Wine Bar -Keong Saik Road (Credit: Gaston Burgundy Bistro & Wine Bar)
Key ServicesRestaurant
Address25 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089132
Phone+65 6909 8120
Operating HoursTuesday to Saturday: 12PM–12AM

This rustic, all-day bistro and wine bar in Singapore serves up traditional Burgundy cuisine. Gaston Burgundy Bistro & Wine Bar takes ideas from their traditional dishes and adapts them for Singaporean palates.

For lunch, try the Barramundi Ceviche with dragon fruit and Tiger’s milk on crispy rice paper. For dinner, the Black Angus Beef Rump or ever so classic Mignon de Porc, pork tenderloin with mash, braised endive and peach jus are must-tries.

Key Differentiators

  • Classic homemade specialties
  • Great customer service
  • Burgundy cuisine

Customer Testimonial

Amazing cheese platter and fish stew! They were also very generous with the free flow bread. Extensive selection of wine second time here, definitely coming back again. Service was great too!

Ros Lyn

8. Pasta Bar

Pasta Bar - Keong Saik Road (Credit: Pasta Bar)
Pasta Bar – Keong Saik Road (Credit: Pasta Bar)
Key ServicesItalian restaurant
Address55, 01-05 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089158
Operating HoursLunch: 12pm-3pm, Wednesday-Sunday
Dinner: 6pm-10:30pm, 7 days/week
Kitchen open until midnight, last order 11pm

The popularity of this snug pasta restaurant has been quite overwhelming among Singaporean Italians. Alessandro’s inspiration comes from his family history and specialties, resulting in exceptional regional traditional noodles meals.

Linguine, pappardelle, conchiglie, and spaghetti are the three most common shapes of pasta. They’re all made from a mix of high-quality flours and fresh eggs – you can’t go back once you’ve tasted fresh pasta.

Key Differentiators


Customer Testimonial

It was a wonderful dinning experience. We were sat by the open kitchen and got to see the chefs in action ! Preparing plates of beautifully cooked pasta.

Very impressed with our dinner. We ordered a starter and two pasta dishes. The taste of the pasta was spot on! Many have commented on the high prices but it is totally worth it! The chefs are very generous with the serving and paired high quality ingredients. My husband and I enjoyed ourselves very much.

The service crew was extremely friendly and welcoming. Overall it was a fabulous evening. Would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends and can’t wait to visit again to try out the other dishes !

Claire Chong

9. Coexist Coffee Co.

Coexist Coffee Co. - Keong Saik Road (Credit: Coexist Coffee Co)
Coexist Coffee Co. – Keong Saik Road (Credit: Coexist Coffee Co)
Key ServicesCoffee shop
Address1 Keong Saik Rd., #01-02, Singapore 089109
Operating HoursDaily: 8:30AM–5:30PM

After meeting through the Army, three buddies hatched a plan to open their own coffee shop. What else could daunt them after experiencing thick and thin in the army? They had no idea that this passionate, driven, though possibly insane team they had formed would provide all of their pleasure and frustration.

Key Differentiators

  • Coffee-centric establishment
  • Provide a curated experience
  • Excellent coffee and food offering

Customer Testimonial

This is a fairly discreet cafe along the busy Neil road. If you pass by you will probably not notice or pay special attention.
But the cofffee is good with a lot of variety. There’s also several food options good for brunch
Prices aren’t too expensive .
Will be back to try some of the dinner foods

Kevin KW

10. Leckerbaer

Leckerbaer - Keong Saik Road (Credit: Leckerbaer)
Leckerbaer – Keong Saik Road (Credit: Leckerbaer)
Key ServicesCafe
Address14 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089121
Phone+65 6223 3053
Operating HoursMonday to Thursday, Saturday: 10:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Friday & Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM

They wanted to create something local and current, inspired by how New Nordic cuisine has explored the region’s history and terroir.

That is why they chose the butter cookie as their foundation. Since then, they’ve expanded their baked goods offering to include more items with the same sense of flavor, craftsmanship, and quality.

This is their way of paying homage to Denmark’s long history in the pastry and design industries.

Key Differentiators

  • Re-invention of Danish butter cookies 
  • Make everything from scratch
  • Strive for the highest quality

Customer Testimonial

love the ambiance here, especially the shophouse aesthetics & the vibes here. cane over for a media tasting & gotta say I’m not disappointed at all !!! do try the Raspberry smakeger love itttt ◡̈

Fatin Neo

11. The Social Space

The Social Space - Keong Saik Road (Credit: The Social Space)
The Social Space – Keong Saik Road (Credit: The Social Space)
Key ServicesCafe
Address333 Kreta Ayer Rd, #01-14, Singapore 080333
Phone+65 6655 0221
Operating HoursDaily:

The Social Space is a multi-concept space that uses art and design as a platform to inspire social change champions in all that they do so to create an economy for good. Their spaces include a cafe, a fair trade retail area, and a nail salon, all of which promote increased awareness for sustainability, providence appreciation, and more accessible conscious living.

They produce organic food and beverages, supplied by reputable companies that are both healthy and kind to the environment.

Key Differentiators

  • Multi-concept spaces
  • Social-impact champions
  • Cafe & Nail Salon

Customer Testimonial

A nice chilling space with such amazing concept! I went there and did not realize this. Love the idea(although i wasn’t prepared for other goods sold there), their staff, and also the food. We had a smoothie bowl, coffee and some toasties. And they were nice. The cafe was carefully looked after and cleaned. The staff is friendly and service minded. Please check it out.

Saranya Khlainak

12. Chez Suzette

Chez Suzette - Keong Saik Road (Credit: Chez Suzette via Facebook)
Chez Suzette – Keong Saik Road (Credit: Chez Suzette via Facebook)
Key ServicesCafe
Address 5 Teck Lim Rd, #01-01, Singapore 088383
Phone+65 8690 4810
Operating HoursMonday & Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday to Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00pm

At Chez Suzette, they want to create a community and bring that sense of belonging to life with their unique take on a comfort away from home.

They take pleasure in their superb customer care, which is why they go above and beyond to make you feel welcome at their store, as they offer a selection of food and drink items that include freshly baked pastries, artisanal coffee, and special curated French wine and unique non-alcoholic beverages to whet your appetite.

Key Differentiators

  • Home away from home
  • Aplace where people can take a pause,
  • Soothe their senses and enjoy a variety of flavours 

Customer Testimonial

A very homey and pretty cafe (in the day) and restaurant (at night). Though simple, but the avocado toast with egg is still one of the tastiest! The ambience is very chic and pretty, perfect for some me-time, catch up with friends or even a quiet date night. Keep up the warm hospitality and great ambience, team Suzette!

Farah N

13. Butcher Boy

Butcher Boy - Keong Saik Road (Credit: Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong)
Butcher Boy – Keong Saik Road (Credit: Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong)
Key services:Restaurant
Address:31 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089138
Phone:+65 8752 9578
Operating hours:Thursday

Serving up Asian fusion food, Butcher Boy is not a place to be missed. They pride themselves to be a grill and bar, with the concept of social dining and communal food sharing. With a twist on traditional dishes, we got Fried Chicken, Yuzu Kosho, Kewpie, Bao.

The bao was soft and fluffy, which paired well with the buttermilk fried chicken. It was crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside. The tangy onion sauce and kick from the chili pepper helped to cut through the richness with extra flavor.

Key Differentiators

  • The bao was soft and fluffy
  • Buttermilk fried chicken
  • Twist on Traditional dishes

Customer Testimonial

Always a favorite of mine to have lunch at Butcher Boy. An Asian twist to a contemporary western meal, every dish from this place is well balanced between the sweetness and spice of Asian flavors yet returning the freshness and feel of an Aussie-like brunch place.

Nick Hui

14. The Guild

The Guild - Keong Saik Road (Credit: Trip Advisor)
The Guild – Keong Saik Road (Credit: Trip Advisor)
Key services:Restaurant
Address:55 Keong Saik Rd., #01-01, Singapore 089158
Phone:+65 9042 3900
Operating hours:Monday to Thursday:
Friday to Sunday:

The Guild is one of the many bars along Keong Saik, with not only 19 craft beers on tap but unique beer grub too. Their General Tso’s Frog Legs is a twist on the usual buffalo wings. They are fried and then coated with a soy-ginger-garlic-chili mixture. It had a myriad of flavors that was tantalizing.

Key Differentiators

  • Modern craft beer bar and restaurant
  • Brewery fresh beers
  • Handcrafted menu

Customer Testimonial

Decent ambience, beautiful interior, and a good spot to end the night.

Glen Ho

15. Unagi Tei Japanese Restaurant

Unagi Tei Japanese Restaurant - Keong Saik Road (Credit: Miss Tam)
Unagi Tei Japanese Restaurant – Keong Saik Road (Credit: Miss Tam)
Key services:Unagi restaurant
Address:1 Keong Saik Rd., #01-01, Singapore 089109
Phone:+65 6222 0678
Operating hours:Monday to Saturday:
11:30AM–2:25PM, 6–10:30PM

Everyone knows Man Man Unagi, right? After all, they are known for their snaking queues, with eager diners in line to get their freshly imported char-grilled eels.

The Hitsumabushi is meant to be eaten in three different portions, each portion serving an alternate and unique way to enjoy unagi. You can have your eel and rice with spring onions and nori, grated wasabi and sauces, or dashi stock.

Key Differentiators

  • Indoor Dining
  • Formerly known as “Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant”
  • Japanese Cuisine

Customer Testimonial

Great place for the unagi.


16. Olivia Restaurant & Lounge

Olivia Restaurant & Lounge - Keong Saik Road (Credit: Coconuts Directory)
Olivia Restaurant & Lounge – Keong Saik Road (Credit: Coconuts Directory)
Key services:Restaurant & Lounge
Address:55 Keong Saik Rd., 01-03, Singapore 089158
Phone:+65 6221 0522
Operating hours:Tuesday to Sunday:
12–2:30PM, 6–10:30PM

Olivia Restaurant & Lounge caught my eye as the rustic vibe of the place was very encapsulating. Serving Barcelonian-inspired food.

Their Homemade “Catalunya” Lobster-Avocado Roll sounded more Japanese than Barcelonian just by its name. However, it was served with roe and caviar for a Barcelonian touch. It was light and refreshing; a perfect appetizer that people would definitely return for.

Key Differentiators

  • Transports guests to a setting that’s unique to Barcelona
  • Embodying the essence of the Mediterranean soul
  • Exudes a welcoming atmosphere

Customer Testimonial

I would give it more than 5 stars if I could. Lovely restaurant with great ambience. They serve the best food and drinks as well. As you can see, we ate quite a lot, and drank even more (didn’t manage to take pics of the wines). Definitely a place that I would come back again and again. Excellent service from the entire crew.

Bernie Chin

17. Taratata Bistrot

Taratata Bistrot - Keong Saik Road (Credit: Taratara)
Taratata Bistrot – Keong Saik Road (Credit: Taratara)
Key services:French restaurant
Address:35A Keong Saik Rd., Ground Floor, Singapore 089142
Phone:+65 6221 4506
Operating hours:Wednesday to Saturday:
11:30AM–2:30PM, 5:30–10:30PM
11:30AM–3PM, 5:30–10PM

If you are into more European cuisine such as French food, Taratata Bistrot is the place for you.

This bistro serves up quality and authentic food in a lovely ambiance that is reminiscent of a fine dining restaurant. The Seared Tuna with Sarawak Pepper, Pesto, Tapenade & Poached Egg is a great appetizer. Patrons loved how the tuna was perfectly seared with a beautiful pink center. It was fresh with no fishy aftertaste and complemented the pepper crust well.

Key Differentiators

  • This bistro serves up quality and authentic food
  • Lovely ambiance
  • Reminiscent of a fine dining restaurant

Customer Testimonial

Very classic French cuisine with good wines to pair off as well. The escargots were huge and the taste was beyond awesome.

Palms Angler

18. Wine & Chef

Wine & Chef - Keong Saik Road (Credit: Trip Advisor)
Wine & Chef – Keong Saik Road (Credit: Trip Advisor)
Key services:Restaurant
Address:7 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089115
Phone:+65 6221 9279
Operating hours:Monday to Saturday:
12–2:30PM, 5:30–10:30PM

This is one of the crowd’s personal favorite places to have a meal whenever feeling like having a fancy meal. Wine & Chef serves up delicious yet modestly priced food here. Most of their dishes also come with a wine pairing, if you’re intending to have a drink.

The Scallop Capellini was not only aesthetically pleasing but packed full of flavor too. Every mouthful you will have is a burst of umami, from savory ikura and furikake to the sweet pomegranate seeds. You will appreciate how fresh and juicy the Hokkaido scallops were too.

Key Differentiators

  • Online wine store
  • Restaurant
  • Wine retail

Customer Testimonial

Wine and chef. A cosy restaurant located at 7 Keong Saik road. We planned for a celebration meal right after my daughter’s A level results and my families enjoyed the meal so much!

Jonathan and Calvin are really friendly people! They always checked on us, making sure that we were satisfied with our meals! For those who are first timers like us, I would say go with Jonathan and Calvin’s recommendations. Their food is fabulous and the taste and presentation are superb! Definitely going back again with my friends and family!!

Joan Yap

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