From casual eateries to refined dining destinations, we've shortlisted Singapore's top Chinese restaurants.
Singapore has an incredible international food scene, with restaurants offering Japanese, Thai, Peranakan and more. But we’ve got a helluva soft spot for Chinese cuisine (mmm, dim sum). There’s just something comforting about sharing a communal feast with your gang of family or friends around the lazy susan. Hungry already? Thought so. Here are our top picks for Chinese restaurants in Singapore.
Best Chinese restaurants in Singapore
Yan boasts an authentic menu, a sleek space and a prime rooftop location that attracts both locals and visitors. Its National Gallery locale is the perfect spot for Cantonese fine dining in Singapore. We’ll never stop gushing over its Peking roast duck, suckling pig, lobster porridge with clams, and wok-fried Sri Lankan crab with pan-fried cheong fun and pork lard sauce. Don’t even get us started on the excellent dim sum line-up!
Yan, #05-02, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrews Road, Singapore 178957
2. 5 ON 25
Taste the richness of Cantonese cuisine at Andaz Singapore. Named after the five senses, this dining destination is a treat to the eyes and the palate. The space is transformed by the vision of Hong Kong-based interior architect, André Fu, who designed the hotel’s rooms and public spaces. Expect a bright, airy dining room that’s upscale and sophisticated.
Look forward to a delicious Cantonese menu by head chef Lim Hong Lih, made using a selection of premium produce cooked with a twist. We’re talking about succulent duck meat smoked with jasmine tea leaves; fried bird’s nest with Sri Lankan crabmeat, beansprouts and superior stock, and more. Plus, the restaurant incorporates sustainably sourced ingredients such as cage-free eggs and fresh live fish into the menu. The dim sum selection, created by chef Peh Teik Seong, is also a highlight that features classic steamed dumplings and fried delicacies.
Don’t miss the tea menu overseen by tea sommelier Li Guan Yi, who curates a selection of rare leaves that will elevate your tea experience. Try the 5 ON 25 signature tea blend made with oolong, goji berries, osmanthus, longan and rare snow chrysanthemum.
5 ON 25, Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354
3. Yellow Pot
Yellow Pot at Tanjong Pagar offers Chinese flavours with a modern twist. Find this restaurant within the award-winning Duxton Reserve, Autograph Collection with warm hospitality and a rich culinary experience. And don’t miss snapping a picture at this luxurious space – Yellow Pot and the adjoining bar are decorated in the striking black, gold and yellow palette that acclaimed British designer Anouska Hempel has accorded to the rest of the hotel.
On to the menu: expect delectable dishes made with fresh and natural flavours, with no MSG, additives or artificial flavourings. Highlights include the roast duck, marinated for two days in a fermented beancurd paste, then roasted over hickory wood – expect the meat to be aromatic and tender with a glistening layer of crispy skin. Or, try the Australian beef tenderloin cubes that are tender and juicy with fiery black pepper sauce; the seared Canadian scallop with Inaniwa thin udon in rich tonkatsu broth.As for dessert, look forward to treats like roselle jelly with osmanthus honey, refreshing lychee pop and aloe vera; or the crispy pancake with red bean fillings with semi-sweet red bean paste.
Yellow Pot, Duxton Reserve, Autograph Collection, 83 Duxton Road, Singapore 089540
4. Madame Fan
An exquisite, elegant restaurant that plates out amazing Cantonese classics, Madame Fan is one of our faves. Gotta love the braised Taiwan noodles, steamed soon hock, lobster poached rice and salt-baked spring chicken. Feeling thirsty? The line-up of east-meets-west cocktails will get you sorted. Oh, and you can’t miss out on its cocktail dim sum brunch for a fabulous start to your weekend!
Madame Fan, The NCO Club, 32 Beach Road, Singapore 189764
5. Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
Step inside and be transported into an ornate oriental setting. This Cantonese restaurant within Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is furnished with the theme ‘house of a Chinese scholar’ and it certainly looks the part! Equally impressive is the menu of authentic delicacies like dim sum, roast duck, abalone dishes, premium Chinese teas and more.
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Level 3, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
6. Peach Blossoms
In the mood for Cantonese food? Make a reservation at Peach Blossoms for intricately plated dishes crafted with seasonal ingredients. The space is made beautiful with light woods and a colour palette influenced by nature, with fab views of the Marina Bay waterfront to accompany your meal. Must-tries include crispy taro puff with kurobuta pork and Botan ebi served with black truffle and an onsen egg.
Peach Blossoms, Level 5, Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
7. Hai Tien Lo
What we really love about Hai Tien Lo is its classic recipes and Cantonese treats served in a stunning setting. Work your way through stunners like crispy barbecued suckling pig stuffed with prawn paste, pan-fried rack of lamb, fresh seafood dishes and delish meats. When it comes to dim sum, the resto does it best with a brunch buffet that can be paired with unlimited champagne and wine. ‘Nuff said.
Hai Tien Lo, Level 3, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
Empress proves that works of art at museums are just as likely to appear on your plate. This smart casual dining establishment offers beautifully plated classic Chinese cuisine. Highlights include its signature roast platter, king prawns served two ways, XO chilli Hokkaido scallops, and plant-based meat dishes like gyoza and pan-fried “pork” and chive pancake. The elegant decor contrasts modern with traditional, featuring vibrant interiors and alfresco seats that look out on splendid waterfront views. Psst: the weekend dim sum brunch buffet is a must-try!
Empress, #01-03, Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
9. Yi by Jereme Leung
Live it up in style at this plush fine dining restaurant that takes you on a culinary journey through China’s diverse provinces using seasonal ingredients. Can’t wait to luxuriate in intricate, tasteful dishes by the masterchef? Innovative creations include hundred-ring cucumber with poached sea whelk, roast duck with rose and fermented bean sauce and rainbow pancakes, and braised beef cheeks with sorghum grains.
Yi by Jereme Leung, #03-02, Raffles Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188719
10. The Dragon Chamber
A hidden hotspot, The Dragon Chamber makes dining an immersive experience. Find the entrance behind the fridge door of a non-descript local cafe and you’ll step into a dimly-lit space that transports you back in time to the gambling dens and secret society hangs of Chinatown. The food is just as edgy. Adventurous diners will appreciate unconventional dishes like braised crocodile foot alongside signatures such as roasted Irish duck and wagyu truffle beef hor fun.
The Dragon Chamber, 2 Circular Road, Singapore 049358
11. Yan Ting
The gorgeous and luxurious Yan Ting is where we go for excellent weekend dim sum brunches filled with Cantonese creations and champagne. This classy fine dining stalwart plates up mainstays of Chinese cuisine like Peking duck, crispy suckling pig stuffed with glutinous rice and nourishing soups. It also gets top marks for presentation and service!
Yan Ting, Level 1U, The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911
12. Jiang-Nan Chun
For a Michelin-starred Cantonese dining experience, this is it. Traditional meets modern at the distinguished Jiang-Nan Chun, which is perfect for anything from business lunches to family gatherings. The service is impeccable, giving you everything you need to enjoy the chef’s signature set menu and a beautiful selection of handcrafted dim sum. Did someone say Peking duck? This bird is roasted in a mesquite wood-fired oven, served with caviar and carved tableside by the chef.
Jiang-Nan Chun, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646
13. Min Jiang at Dempsey
Take a trip to the quiet tranquillity of Dempsey with Min Jiang. Situated amidst lush foliage, the refined restaurant is beautiful in its gold, yellow and green glamour complemented with minimalistic lines, marbled surfaces and chinoiserie charm. Its chefs specialise in Sichuan and Cantonese cuisines, with signatures like wood-fired Beijing duck, roast meat dishes and a superb range of dim sum.
Min Jiang at Dempsey, 7A & 7B Dempsey Road, Singapore 249684
From humble roots as a coffee shop, Putien has come a long way with its numerous outlets in Singapore and beyond. Specialising in cuisine from Fujian, China, the restaurant focuses on flavourful food made with fresh ingredients. If you want the Michelin-starred experience, head to its Kitchener Road location and order up a storm!
Putien, multiple locations including Kitchener Road and Ion Orchard
15. Man Fu Yuan
This one’s a stellar choice for a fine dining experience bursting with spices, flavours and top-notch ingredients. From fancy business lunches to family celebrations, the refined restaurant hosts it all. Pick premium teas or wines to go with chef signatures superior crabmeat and pumpkin bisque, pan-fried jade perch fillet, braised Boston lobster with Chinese ramen and more.
Man Fu Yuan, Level 2, InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966
16. Yun Nans
As the first overseas outpost of Yun Hai Yao, the largest Yunnan restaurant chain in the world, this casual eatery prides itself on the use of fresh ingredients from the highlands of Yunnan province. Specialities you have to try include the famous steam pot chicken soup, braised wild porcini mushrooms, stir-fried spicy clams, and crispy duck with dried chilli.
Yun Nans, multiple locations including Jewel Changi Airport and Nex
17. Peony Jade Restaurant
With a menu of roasted meats and handcrafted dim sum, it’s no surprise that this restaurant caught the attention of the Michelin peeps. Its brand of Cantonese cuisine is a true treasure in our Chinese food scene! Whet your appetite with appetisers like Chef Liew’s signature marinated drunken cockles and deep-fried frog tossed in spiced salt before sinking your teeth into mains like deep-fried crispy duck and baked sea perch fillets in spicy mango sauce.
Peony Jade Restaurant, Level M, 10 Bukit Chermin Road, Singapore 109918
One of the loveliest-looking Chinese restaurants in Singapore, Jade is a beautifully modern space decked out in sleek pastels, warm hues and stylish motif prints. Come for the authentic Cantonese plates or treat yourself to a sumptuous weekend dim sum brunch. Either way, it’s a dining experience you won’t soon forget.
Jade, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
19. Lei Garden Restaurant
This long-standing restaurant serves sophisticated Cantonese seafood dishes, nourishing double-boiled tonic soups and smoky, tender barbecued meats. All of which attract large families on weekends for a joyful feast.
Lei Garden Restaurant, #01-24, Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
20. Shang Social
Experience authentic, modern Chinese cuisines – Cantonese, Huaiyang and Sichuan – all under one roof at Shang Social. With a menu created by Shangri-La’s acclaimed master chefs, you can be sure that every bite is made to impress. Popular dishes include house-smoked chicken, eight treasures tofu pudding, and double-boiled chicken soup.
Shang Social, #01-219 to 222, Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
21. Majestic Restaurant
Opened in 2006, Majestic Restaurant continues to be a stylish destination for modern Chinese dining. If you’re in the mood for dim sum, swing by for lunch. Alternatively, enjoy plates of Boston chilli lobster with mantou, kampong chicken claypot rice, and Peking duck from the kitchen. End off with desserts such as durian ice cream with maple syrup, and double-boiled bird’s nest.
Majestic Restaurant, #04-01, Marina One, The Heart (East Tower), 5 Straits View, Singapore 018935
22. Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant
Since 1988, this top-notch Chinese restaurant in Singapore has been serving up modern Cantonese cuisine in its stylish space. Pop by for lunch and enjoy dim sum classics such as baked barbecue pork buns, chilli crab spring rolls, and lobster in vermicelli soup with Chinese wine.
Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant, Level 2, Carlton Hotel Singapore, 76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189558
23. Crystal Jade Golden Palace
Crystal Jade’s various brands specialise in different cuisines and dishes, but we love the Michelin-starred Golden Palace restaurant for its elegant dining experience. One of the few upscale Chinese restaurants in Singapore to feature Teochew cuisine, this place is perfect for family reunions. From braised platters and Cantonese BBQ delights to Teochew classics and fresh seafood creations, the extensive menu offers all kinds of flavourful treats.
Crystal Jade Golden Palace, #05-22, Paragon, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859
24. Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House
Looking for a picturesque place for the fam? This waterfront dining spot specialises in modern and traditional Chinese fare. From meat to seafood, this resto does it all. Oh, and to make ordering a breeze, all you have to do is zero in on the menu’s signature dishes. Think lemongrass prawn sticks with citrus spicy dressing, chilli pomelo crab, honey-glazed kurobuta pork ribs and claypot mapo tofu. Good stuff.
Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House, #01-13, Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Singapore 098375
25. Si Chuan Dou Hua
Dine on authentic Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine in elegant surroundings at Si Chuan Dou Hua. Its perch on the 60th floor in the CBD is something special. Think panoramic views of the city from up high – you’ll want to snag a table for spectacular sights. This name has become a family favourite since its inception in 1996, thanks to its dim sum delicacies and tea masters – their tea pouring theatrics include martial arts and dance!
Si Chuan Dou Hua, #60-01, UOB Plaza 1, 80 Raffles Place, Singapore 048624
If mod-Sin is your thing, this one’s for you. Po is a sleek space with a menu that gives Singaporean favourites and Chinese classics a luxe twist. Take Po’s signature popiah, for example. Its filling is stewed and caramelised for hours, and served with plump prawns or hand-picked flower crab. The super popular paper spring chicken takes 45 minutes to prep, so our hot tip is to pre-order this sharing fave. Alternatively, you can go for seafood congee with Hokkaido scallops and littleneck clams. Wash it all down with – what else – fragrant pots of tea.
Po, The Warehouse Hotel, 320 Havelock Road, Singapore 169628
27. East Ocean Teochew Restaurant
A go-to for Teochew families since 1992, this eminent Chinese restaurant in Singapore draws huge crowds during weekends. It’s known for authentic dishes like roasted pork belly, Teochew cold crab, steamed bamboo clam and claypot seafood with vermicelli. Heads up: it can get pretty chatty in here, so be prepared for a boisterous good time. All part of the experience!
East Ocean Teochew Restaurant, #05-08/09, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238872
28. Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro
A Sichuan restaurant with Japanese origins? Who else is intrigued! Conceptualised by a Sichuan chef who settled down in Yokohama, the Singapore branch is spearheaded by his son, chef Chen Kentaro. And it’s even scored two Michelin stars under its belt. Aside from exquisite dim sum bites, Shisen Hanten’s menu also flaunts Chinese classics such as barbecued suckling pig, Peking duck, marble goby and Buddha Jumps Over The Wall.
Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, Level 35, Hilton Singapore Orchard, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
29. Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck
The crown jewel of the Imperial Treasure group, this Chinese restaurant in Singapore is worth every penny. A must-try, obviously, is the authentic Peking duck. To complete the experience, knife-wielding servers slice it up into crisp pieces right in front of you. Other dishes to add to your order include perfectly barbecued pork, roasted pork and sauteed prawns with chilli sauce.
Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck, multiple locations including Paragon and Asia Square Tower 1
30. Kai Garden
Barbequed meats, wok-fried vermicelli, braised kurobuta pork and stir-fried scallops with yellow fungus are just some of the creations cooked up by chef Fung Chi Keung. After decades in the culinary scene, he moved on from Paradise Group to start his own Chinese restaurant. Kai Garden is a concept that marries tradition with risk-taking which, in our opinion, has paid off extremely well. For a sophisticated Cantonese dining experience, make this your go-to.
Kai Garden, #03-128A/B, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
31. Summer Pavilion
The one Michelin-starred Summer Pavilion is a stunning place to enjoy contemporary Cantonese cuisine. The lunch set menus see highlights like pan-fried Japanese wagyu beef, dim sum and smoked barbecued Spanish Iberico pork. Meanwhile, dinner standouts include double-boiled bird’s nest and poached rice with lobster meat. Plus, check out the tea selection for artisanal sips from Tea Bone Zen Mind to end your meal. We love this restaurant for an exquisite dim sum treat on weekends!
Summer Pavilion, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
There you have it, our top picks for the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore!