We've got the best Chinese New Year 2024 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 Dragon in 2024 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 2024 reunion dinners in Singapore
1. Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant
Usher in a bountiful Year of the Dragon with delectable Cantonese flavours at Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant. Seven set menus for every group size offer delicacies like whole roast suckling pig, baked king prawns with lemon sauce, as well as Boston lobster and ikura yusheng doused in passion fruit sauce. We’ve got our eyes on the five-course auspicious menu ($118 per pax, minimum two diners), featuring Xin’s salmon yusheng, and braised abalone, sea cucumber and mushroom in supreme stock.
To heighten the festivities, round up your family for the ballroom banquet menu (from $698 for a party of six). Feast on the likes of braised shredded fish maw, sea cucumber and dried scallop pumpkin soup; deep-fried prawns with sweet and sour sauce; and a prosperity platter with succulent roast pork, roast duck and jellyfish. We hear there’s a 10% discount for the ballroom banquet menu on the eve of CNY, so secure your bookings early!
Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant, available from 3 Jan 2024 to 24 Feb 2024; Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075
2. Tien Court
Now, this is a prosperous feast fit for a dragon. We’re talking about the exquisite Imperial Dragon’s Feast from Tien Court at Copthorne King’s Hotel Singapore. Helmed by award-winning MasterChef Lui from Hong Kong, this contemporary Teochew restaurant offers five sumptuous set menus (from $148 per pax), complete with classic yusheng and traditional desserts. Go for the six-course Prosperity Set, featuring auspicious delights like superior trio combination platter and braised fish maw in golden pumpkin soup.
Or, usher in a year of wealth with the Golden Fortune Set, an eight-course feast featuring smoked salmon yusheng, glistening suckling pig and signature Teochew-style steamed pomfret. Prefer to curate your own feast? Pick your fancy from the a la carte menu, with the likes of Teochew braised specialities, live seafood and dim sum delicacies. If you’re up for a lavish feast this CNY, reserve your spot from now till 31 December 2023 to enjoy 15% off the set menus (with a minimum of 10 pax per table)!
Tien Court, available from 8 Jan 2024 to 24 Feb 2024; Copthorne King’s Hotel Singapore, 403 Havelock Road, Singapore 169632
3. Man Fu Yuan
Welcome a roaring New Year with lavish feasts at Man Fu Yuan. This year, the award-winning Chinese fine dining restaurant is ushering in strength, power, health and good luck, with a show-stopping 60-inch Dragon’s Wealth Yusheng ($888) that serves up to 10 pax. Featuring a golden dragon head and tail, this magnificent CNY classic boasts exquisite ingredients like rock lobster, sea urchin, shredded dried Hokkaido scallops and salmon sashimi. Available only for dine-in, it’ll be the perfect reunion dinner centrepiece to kick off the feasting, we say.
Whether you’re holding a huge get-together or intimate dinner for two, there’s a sure crowd-pleaser among the eight set menus crafted by executive Chinese chef Aaron Tan and his team. Indulge in the five-course Blissfulness Prix-Fixe menu ($888 for five pax) with signatures like the abundance treasure pot, or opt for the extravagant Harvest Prix-Fixe menu ($1,498 for five pax) – it’s a seven-course feast with delicacies like steamed Atlantic cod fish fillet and double-boiled sakura chicken collagen soup. Oh, and don’t miss the a la carte menu, featuring all-time faves like roasted suckling pig with five grain glutinous rice, and tea-infused roasted Irish duck with wild mushroom and truffle sauce.
Man Fu Yuan, available from 15 Jan 2024 to 29 Feb 2024; InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966
4. Shang Palace
Let the Lunar New Year indulgence begin with bountiful delights at the grandiose Shang Palace. Featuring four opulent eight-course menus (from $188), gather your loved ones for a sumptuous Cantonese banquet courtesy of executive Chinese chef Daniel Cheung. Usher in new beginnings with the Happiness, Prosperity, Harmonious or Opulence menus – each boasting culinary creations like yusheng with smoked salmon and poached lobster, pan-fried foie gras and braised bird’s nest soup. Vegetarians aren’t left out either. The seven-course Joyous menu awaits, with the likes of yusheng with marmoreal mushroom and five grain fried rice.
For those seeking a bespoke reunion feast, choose your all-time fave dishes from an exquisite a la carte menu. Toss to a roaring good time with the show-stopping Auspicious Dragon Yusheng ($238, for 6 to 8 pax), before savouring signature dishes like roasted peking duck, and deep-fried lobster meat served in a golden ring. Calling all dim sum fans: swing by for the CNY lunch dim sum menu, featuring steamed scallop dumplings topped with salmon roe, baked abalone pies and more!
Shang Palace, available from 29 January 2024 to 24 February 2024; Shangri-La Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore S258350
5. Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro
Feast to your heart’s content this CNY with exquisite menus from this Michelin-starred restaurant. Offering delectable menus for every group size, this well-loved Japanese-Sichuan restaurant has your festive feast sorted for any gathering. For a group of eight or more, ring in the new year with eight themed menus (from $158 per pax). Tuck into an indulgent line-up, with dishes such as roasted whole suckling pig with Kaluga caviar, pan-fried A5 wagyu beef with spicy fermented black beans, and sweet potato vermicelli with lobster in a superior rich broth.
Plus, each set features the classic yusheng dish with a delightful modern twist: dragon fruit sauce. Get your chopsticks ready for a medley of premium ingredients like salmon, abalone, scallop and lobster, all drenched in a tangy sauce of pure peanut oil and fresh dragon fruit. If you’re hosting a more intimate gathering, check out the Splendid set menus (from $158 per pax) perfect for two or more. Come hungry, as it’ll be an all-inclusive feast with signatures like crab roe foie gras chawanmushi with bird’s nest, and steamed grouper with red pickled peppers, as well as delightful sweet treats like crispy duo-flavour nian gao rolls.
Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, available from 22 Jan 2024 onwards; Level 35, Hilton Singapore Orchard, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
6. Yun Nans
Ring in the Lunar New Year with six set menus starring Yunnan cuisine, starting from $338 for a table of four to $828 for eight. Kick off your meal with a toss of the Prosperity abalone yusheng, followed by dishes such as black garlic kampong chicken soup, steamed tiger grouper, braised truffle ee-fu noodles with scallops, steamed glutinous rice in lotus leaf, and freshly baked rose pastry.
Don’t forget to order the Prosperity Treasure hot pot, which is filled with top-notch ingredients such as roast pork belly, abalone, scallops, prawns, fish maw, cordyceps flowers, yam and more in a broth that’s been stewed for six hours.
Yun Nans, available from 1 to 24 February 2024 (except 10 February); multiple locations including Jewel Changi Airport and Ion Orchard
7. Yaowarat Seafood
For a Thai-Chinese seafood spin on Chinese New Year, book your reunion dinner gathering here and take your pick from one of the four set menus. The showstopper of it all? The Yaowarat Fortune Pot with Australian rock lobster. This luxe pen cai dish gathers premium ingredients like Thai braised pork leg, baby abalone, fish maw, scallops and more (two days’ advance order required).
Alternatively, opt for the signature XO Treasure Pot that features seafood treats in a rich, milky broth that’s elevated with XO liquor. Other dishes to try include the Thai Prosperity abalone yusheng, Thai curry crab, steamed seabass in spicy garlic lime, deep-fried garlic pork, and salted egg squid.
Yaowarat Seafood, 320 Lavender Street, Singapore 338820
8. Paradise Group
Make memories with the fam at any one of the brand’s restaurants, from Beauty in The Pot to Paradise Dynasty. No matter if you’re looking for Cantonese or Teochew cuisines, casual culinary treats or elegant fine dining spaces – there’s something for everyone during CNY. At Taste Paradise, enjoy the 10-head abalone treasure pot, as well as yusheng platters in abalone, lobster and vegetarian variations. Dining at Paradise Teochew? Tuck into dishes like Teochew-style roasted suckling pig, salt-roasted chicken and braised Irish fat duck.
For more meaty creations, head over to Canton Paradise to enjoy steamed kampong chicken, charred BBQ pork and crackling pork belly. Of course, you’ll find set menus at all these restaurants, as well as yusheng dishes and takeaway options.
Paradise Group, available from various dates till 25 February 2024; multiple locations including Plaza Singapura and Funan
9. Red House Seafood
The family-owned homegrown seafood restaurant welcomes CNY 2024 with excellent menus worthy of a roaring dragon. From lunch to dinner, there’ll be set menus spotlighting Nanyang-style food, with prices starting from $598 for four to six people. The beautiful yusheng options feature ingredients like salmon, abalone and lobster tossed with colourful veggies and a dragonfruit-passion fruit sauce.
Keep an eye out for new creations like Alaskan king crab served two ways: sauteed crab meat in truffle oil and egg white, and baked crab legs with miso. Plus, don’t miss out on dishes such as crispy roasted chicken with flaxseed and sesame, and purple glutinous rice cake.
Red House Seafood, available from 8 Jan 2024 to 25 Feb 2024 (closed on 10 Feb); multiple locations including Esplanade and Clarke Quay
Have a roaring good time ushering in the Year of the Dragon at Yan with its traditional Cantonese dishes. Choose from a la carte picks or six dine-in set menus (from $128 per pax) that’ll ensure you’re happily stuffed. We’re eyeing the Kaleidoscope of Prosperity yusheng featuring crispy vermicelli, shredded sweet potatoes, pickled ginger, gold flakes, vibrant veggies, and Australian lobster. Of course, you can’t forget about the harvest pen cai (from $340), a treasure trove of ingredients like 6-head whole abalone, sea cucumber, conpoy, roast pork and roast duck.
More goodies come in the form of steamed live marble goby fish, golden pumpkin broth with dried fish maw, stewed ee-fu noodles with sakura shrimp and Australian scallops, and chilled taro paste with coconut ice cream.
Yan, available from 15 Dec 2023 to 24 Feb 2024; #05-02, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
11. One Farrer Hotel
For an elegant celebration, join the hotel’s reunion dinner celebrations ($128 per pax) at its Grand Ballroom on 9 February, 6.30pm to 9.30pm. You’ll be treated to a sumptuous spread of fresh seafood, traditional delicacies, and desserts with a backdrop of festive CNY songs performed by a live band. Alternatively, look to the Nest for its Longevity set menu and enjoy dishes like yusheng, pen cai, glutinous rice with dried shrimp, chicken and mushroom, and Szechuan-style stir-fried prawns.
One Farrer Hotel, available from 5 Jan 2024 to 16 Feb 2024; 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562
12. Ya Ge
Celebrate the CNY 2024 festivities at Ya Ge, where you’ll find delectable dishes perfect for family reunion dinners. Toss to prosperity with the crispy golden eel and yellowtail yusheng featuring raspberry-flavoured dragon pudding atop strips of eel, yellowtail, carrots, radish and pickled ginger. Drizzle a dressing of pomegranate and kumquat on the dish for extra “huat”. Other highlights include braised duo vermicelli with crab meat and crab roe, Royal Eight Treasures gourd-shaped stuffed duck, and yuzu snowskin mochi. Simply browse through the list of set menus (from $138 per pax) to find one that catches your eye.
Ya Ge, available from 1 January to 24 February 2024; Level 3, 1 Tras Link, Singapore 078867
With such fantastic Chinese New Year reunion dinners in Singapore for 2024, you know where we’ll be hosting our gatherings!