We've got the best Chinese New Year 2023 reunion dinners in Singapore that take you from the traditional to the edgy to the downright epic.
It’s that time of the year again. CNY is quietly sneaking up on us! Yes, we’re about to go knee-deep in yusheng, pineapple tarts and all the reunion dinners. We’re ushering in the Year of the Rabbit in 2023 with lotsa good food. That’s why we’ve selected the best Chinese New Year menus and restaurants in Singapore that are made to impress for your rounds of reunion dinners.
Best Chinese New Year 2023 reunion dinners in Singapore
1. 5 ON 25 at Andaz Singapore
Usher in the auspicious season with a Cantonese feast at 5 ON 25 at Andaz Singapore. Indulge in festive creations in a stunning setting, with interiors designed by famed Hong Kong architect André Fu. Kick off the meal with the prosperity yusheng featuring luxurious toppings like abalone ($98), Norwegian salmon ($90), bird’s nest ($118) or Australian lobster (market price). There’s no better way to start a reunion feast!
Highlights on the Lunar New Year menu include new creations like braised Hokkaido scallops with springy ee-fu noodles and aromatic truffle sauce ($38); deep-fried lobster served with apple and honey sauce ($58); and dang gui crispy roasted duck ($45 for half, $90 for whole). Take the stress out of picking individual dishes with the set menus for both lunch and dinner (from $98 per guest).
Andaz Singapore, available from 9 Jan to 5 Feb 2023, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189534
2. Paradox Singapore Merchant Court at Clarke Quay
Choose from a scrumptious buffet or an exclusive meal in a private dining setting here. At Ellenborough Market Cafe’s buffet, don’t miss the DIY prosperity yu sheng served with tangy yuzu chia seed dressing and fresh salmon slices. Follow up with fresh delights like golden coin bai ye salad, golden salted egg prawns, Nyonya-style braised pork, BBQ honey char siew, and more. Indulge in desserts like lemon burnt cheesecake and mandarin orange gateau to end the meal on a sweet note!
Headlining the auspicious menu for private dining, the Happiness set menu ($1288 for 10 pax) offers prosperity yu sheng, crispy golden red grouper, and poached live prawns. Meanwhile, the Prosperity set menu ($1888 for 10 pax) has fortune yu sheng, pen cai (with abalone, oyster, pork belly, scallops and more), as well as pan-fried nian gao.
Perk alert: enjoy 25% off takeaways from 1 to 8 January 2023, and 20% off from 9 to 29 January 2023.
Paradox Singapore Merchant Court at Clarke Quay, 21 Jan 2023, 20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281
3. Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant
Welcome the Year of the Rabbit at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, where Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant offers seven different set menus to commemorate the festivities. Check out the Prosperous Celebrations menu ($1,588 for 10 pax) to enjoy incredible eats like baby abalone and salmon yu sheng, baked lobster in superior stock, double-boiled cordyceps flower with flower mushrooms and more.
For an intimate celebration, the five-course Auspicious Times menu ($198 for two pax) will delight you with salmon yu sheng, braised abalone, sea cucumber and bai ling mushrooms in supreme stock, braised king prawn ee-fu noodles and other delicious dishes that promise an amazing CNY feast.
Perk alert: enjoy 10% off the ballroom banquet reunion dinner on 21 Jan 2023; just call the restaurant to make your reservation.
Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant, available from 21 Dec 2022 to 5 Feb 2023; 317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075
4. Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre
Enjoy a delicious reunion feast at Window on the Park at Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre for an auspicious start to the year! This halal-certified restaurant offers a bountiful reunion buffet that kicks off with the essential yusheng, followed by creations like stir-fried nian gao, steamed glutinous rice with dried shrimp and chicken sausage, as well as other CNY staples.
Looking for something a little different? Opt for the festive afternoon high tea as an alternative to a reunion dinner. The picture-worthy high tea sets come with delectable treats like prawn remoulade in an open eclair, breaded crab claw with Singapore chili crab sauce and more.
Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre, reunion buffet and high tea available from now till 9 Feb 2023, 11 Cavenagh Road, Singapore 229616
5. Parkroyal Collection Pickering
Hop into the new year with an incredible feast – Parkroyal Collection Pickering promises a hearty celebration with its Feasts of Fortune buffet at Lime Restaurant. Look forward to Asian classics including pan-fried lamb chop with Szechuan pepper, Hong Kong-style wok-fried crab, deep fried taro pork wrap and more. End the meal on a sweet note with desserts like sweet ginger soup with glutinous rice balls and deep fried nian gao for an auspicious treat.
For a traditional reunion feast, book a table for Joyful Reunions to enjoy an abundant spread. Expect delights like snow crab tower, signature roasted suckling pig, Buddha Jumps Over The Wall and more. Plus, classic treats like pineapple almond tart, mandarin orange aiyu jelly and purple sweet potato cake will complete the festive meal.
Parkroyal Collection Pickering, Feasts of Fortune available from now till 5 Feb 2023, Joyful Reunions available from 21 to 24 Jan 2023, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
6. Azur at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
Celebrate reunion in style at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. The all-you-can-eat reunion buffet at Azur offers festive feasting options for a prosperous beginning. Toss to good fortune with the Crowne Prosperity yusheng. Follow up with seafood on ice (like fresh oysters, lobster, snow crab, tiger prawns and baby crayfish), pig stomach soup with abalone, organic chicken and cordyceps flower in collagen broth and more.
Or, celebrate in the hotel’s Chengal ballroom with a curated eight-course reunion menu. Highlights include roselle lychee mayo sea prawn with tobiko, stir-fried Australian barramundi with lavender glaze and even a dessert buffet.
Perk alert: enjoy 20% off reunion buffets for reservations made by 7 Jan 2023 and 15% off for reservations made between 8 Jan and 22 Jan 2023.
Azur at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport’s dining offers, available from 21 to 22 Jan 2023, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel, Terminal 3, Singapore Changi Airport, 75 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819664
7. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Take your CNY indulgence to the next level at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. At Jade, start with the must-have Gold Rush Yu Sheng. The artistic creation is served with house-made champagne jelly ‘gold cubes’ and presented with Chinese calligraphy and a hand-drawn rabbit, masterfully created by Executive Chef Leong Chee Yeng using five-spice powder. Other delectable dishes include the premium braised pen cai and Hokkaido scallops coated with spicy salted egg. Don’t miss the adorable rabbit-shaped muah chee to round your meal off on a sweet note.
Over at Town Restaurant, the festive buffet menu includes highlights like braised duck with chestnut and Chinese mushroom, spicy chilli crab with deep fried mantou, wok-fried black pepper slipper lobster and more.
At The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, The Clifford Pier will be open exclusively for the auspicious occasion. On the eve of CNY, an elegant six-course reunion dinner will be served in the iconic venue, capped off with a dessert buffet. On the first two days, gather for a lavish afternoon tea buffet beneath its magnificent chandeliers. Look out for Peranakan delights like Ayam Buah Keluak and Babi Pongteh alongside Chinese classics like hand-pulled la mian in pork collagen broth. Dessert lovers will not be disappointed; the menu includes creations like mango pomelo panna cotta and candied ginger lime tart, completed with an irresistible assortment of goodies.
The Fullerton Hotels Singapore, CNY menus available from now till 5 Feb 2023 at Jade and Town Restaurant (The Fullerton Hotel Singapore), 21 to 23 Jan 2023 at The Clifford Pier (The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
8. Yun Nans
Say hello to the Year of the Rabbit with six CNY set menus (from $338 for four pax) at Yun Nans. The restaurant’s returning highlight? The prosperity treasure hot pot, where the broth is stewed for six hours and ingredients include roast pork belly, sea cucumber, abalone, scallops, prawns, fish maw and yam.
Don’t miss out on the popular “bi feng tang” style pork ribs with truffle, as well as new dishes like crispy roast chicken and sauteed tiger prawns with superior soy sauce. Of course, every set also comes with the new prosperity abalone yusheng, featuring white shredded carrot style in the form of an adorable rabbit.
Yun Nans, available from 9 Jan to 5 Feb 2023; multiple locations including Ion Orchard and Nex
9. Shisen Hanten
The two Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant welcomes the Year of the Rabbit with stunning feasts. Set menus start from $138.80 per person, kicking off with yusheng featuring the likes of salmon, abalone, scallop and lobster. Other treats on the line-up include braised pork ribs in white pepper sauce with golden mantou, wok-fried glutinous rice with Chinese sausage, crab roe foie gras chawanmushi with bird’s nest, and more.
Shisen Hanten, Hilton Singapore Orchard, Level 35, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
The modern French-Japanese joint infuses French flair into its CNY set menu ($238++). Start your celebrations with the black truffle nori pen cai, a pot filled to the brim with abalone, fish maw, Chinese mushroom and a sprinkling of black truffle and nori. Move on to the Eight Treasure basmati rice in lotus leaf with crab and chestnut, followed by charred broccolini with sesame dressing and roasted almond. For extra indulgence, order the golden black truffle chicken ($68++) to enjoy the bird stuffed with glutinous rice, foie gras and truffle (and yes, it also gleams with the shine of 24k gold flakes).
Jidai, 9 Circular Road, Singapore 049365
11. Paradise Group
From cosy gatherings to big group reunions, the Paradise Group restaurant chain hosts it all, with set menus for two to ten across its various outlets. Head to Taste Paradise for Cantonese fare like steamed dragon tiger grouper, osmanthus-infused crispy roasted duck and stewed ee-fu noodle with lobster. Meanwhile, Paradise Teochew covers said cuisine with dishes such as steamed marble goby and prosperity abalone yusheng. For a comforting steamboat meal, head to Beauty in The Pot for nourishing broths and flavourful ingredients.
Paradise Group, available from now to 5 Feb 2023; multiple locations including Ion Orchard and VivoCity
Round up the fam and head to the iconic Chatterbox for a reunion dinner filled with familiar favourites. The Lunar New Year set for four ($238) feeds you a feast of kueh pie tee, grilled chicken satay, the famous Mandarin chicken rice, curry fish head, pork knuckle, seasonal veggies and the signature coconut ice cream. Feel free to add on the salmon yusheng ($78) or throw in a bottle of wine ($68) while you’re celebrating!
Chatterbox, available from 21 Jan to 5 Feb 2023; #05-03, Hilton Singapore Orchard, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
Hit up the grand Riverhouse in Clarke Quay to celebrate the festivities at Mimi. The restaurant’s contemporary Chinese fare treats you to set menus (from $78) featuring Prosperity garden salad yusheng with salmon, Shanghai-style braised pork belly, and Hong Kong-style steamed cod fillet with ginger sauce. Don’t forget the luxurious Buddha Jumps Over the Wall brimming with dried scallops, sea cucumber, fish maw and Chinese mushrooms. Oh, and if you want space away from prying eyes, book one of the private dining rooms for your fam.
Mimi, available from now to 5 Feb 2023; #02-02, 3A River Valley Road, Singapore 179020
All hail the Year of the Rabbit! At Yan, the CNY festivities start once 2023 rolls around. Gather your closest family members and friends to enjoy the restaurant’s six dine-in set menus (from $128 per person), starting with the lo hei toss. The Kaleidoscope of Prosperity yusheng (from $92) is served as a tower of fried vermicelli, shredded purple and yellow sweet potatoes, crispy conpoy and gold flakes, surrounded by colourful veggies, yellowtail fish and cherry tomatoes in the shape of rabbits.
To feed the table, the Yan Harvest pen cai (from $325) is a massive pot of 18 ingredients such as 6-head whole abalone, sea cucumber and live prawns simmering in braised duck sauce. Other highlights from the menu include steamed soon hock with preserved vegetables and signature roast whole suckling pig. End off with a sweet touch: choose between steamed red date cake and chilled peach gum with mini glutinous rice balls.
Yan, available from 1 Jan to 5 Feb 2023; #05-02, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
15. Crystal Jade
Home to countless restaurants islandwide ranging from casual to fine dining, Crystal Jade is always top of mind when it comes to Chinese New Year dining. Pop by Crystal Jade Golden Palace for Teochew favourites and Cantonese cuisine (set menus from $138 per person) – think dishes like crispy spring chicken marinated with fermented bean curd and steamed Boston lobster.
At the recently opened Crystal Jade Pavilion in VivoCity (set menus from $138 per person), enjoy waterfront views with your double-boiled eight-head abalone soup and crispy loin rib. But don’t miss out on the new Golden Harvest sea cucumber yusheng (from $138), a stunning rendition that’s made of Australian sea cucumber, greens, jellyfish head, dried persimmon and pomelo.
Crystal Jade, available from 4 Jan to 5 Feb 2023; multiple locations
16. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Toast to good health and a great year ahead at Jiang-Nan Chun, where you’ll start the meal with the prosperity yusheng. We’re talking about the luxe trio of lobster, abalone and salmon tossed with root vegetables, and pumpkin, melon and sunflower seeds. Choose from eight menus (from $188 per person) that offer everything from double-boiled chicken soup to braised spiny lobster. Meanwhile, Nobu spotlights its own version of Japanese-Peruvian yusheng (from $118) – a platter filled with vegetables and premium ingredients.
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, available from various dates in Jan to 5 Feb 2023; 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646
17. Orchid Live Seafood
Welcome a year of health and wealth at this seafood restaurant with two Chinese New Year menus (from $428 for four) for reunion dinner gatherings. These serve groups from four to ten, offering dishes such as HK steamed soon hock, Furong steamed southern Australian lobster, scallops, lotus leaf rice, and a platter filled with abalone, chicken and ngoh hiang.
For your yusheng action, platters include abalone ($68), geoduck sashimi ($88) and lobster sashimi ($198). Add to the feast an order of pen cai for ingredients like three-head abalone, sea cucumber, fish maw, kampung chicken, live prawns and more.
Orchid Live Seafood, available from 9 Jan 2023; HomeTeamNS Khatib, #03-01, 2 Yishun Walk, Singapore 767944
18. Joyden Canton Kitchen
For a Cantonese feast this Chinese New Year, make a date with Joyden Canton Kitchen and usher in the Year of the Rabbit. Reunion set menus (from $288) highlight star creations made with yam and duck. Start the meal with a toss to prosperity – pick from options like the crispy yam and salmon yusheng ($68) and the crispy yam with salmon and abalone yusheng ($78).
All eyes are on the traditional braised eight treasure duck ($108) stuffed with ingredients like water chestnut, shiitake mushroom, lotus seed, roast pork and gingko. Meanwhile, the crispy Szechuan duck ($76) is a tender dish marinated with the likes of star anise, bay leaf and cinnamon. Other creations include steamed glutinous rice with yam and Chinese sausage, double-boiled superior fish maw with ginseng and chicken soup, and yam puree with pumpkin and gingko nuts. Wash it all down with seasonal teas like hong guan yin, a brew with the aromas of honey and Chinese orchid.
Joyden Canton Kitchen, available from 2 Jan to 5 Feb 2023; multiple locations including Great World and HillV2
19. Ya Ge
Enjoy contemporary Chinese dishes for your CNY reunion dinner at Ya Ge. Usher in prosperity with the smoked salmon yusheng (it comes with abalone or crispy fish skin) – it’s brimming with strawberries, jackfruit, carrots and edible flowers. Plus, it’s served with adorable mango and milk pudding in the shape of bunnies.
For a luxurious treat, the Fortune Pot pen cai is a collagen treasure pot of 10-head abalone, fish maw, conpoy, pork trotters and sea cucumber. To feed the fam, order a medley of dishes such as double-boiled pork rib soup and steamed lotus leaf chicken with pork belly, mushrooms, chestnuts, red dates and wolfberries. The six- and eight-course set menus (from $78 per person) come with Chinese tea, Mandarin oranges and a pack of hongbaos for the table.
Ya Ge, available from 12 Dec 2022 to 5 Feb 2023; Orchid Hotel Singapore, 1 Tras Link, Singapore 078867
With such fantastic Chinese New Year reunion dinners in Singapore for 2023, you know where we’ll be hosting our gatherings!