What to eat at Amoy Street? That’s an easy question to answer. Just follow our guide for the best restaurants and bars.
Is your office located near Amoy Street? Boy, are we jealous! Whether it’s slurping pho or getting down and dirty with a classic cheeseburger, this quiet lane has plenty to offer foodies craving an afternoon bite or a post-work tipple. So the next time you get a little overwhelmed by the crowds at Amoy Street Food Centre (which is closed till Jan 2022 btw), take a stroll down Amoy Street’s row of restaurants for a lunchtime expedition to remember.
Best restaurants on Amoy Street
1. North Miznon
After the launch of Israeli eatery Miznon comes North Miznon by chef Eyal Shani (who’s best known as a MasterChef Israel judge). The Singapore outlet is Asia’s first – it’s a stylish, vibrant space that spotlights good food and fresh flavours. The menu changes daily – think Israeli food with Mediterranean influences – and dishes are simple yet brimming with textures and flavours. Must-tries include naked heirloom tomatoes topped with olive oil and salt flowers, roasted fennel bulb, sirloin roast beef carpaccio on the rock and the signature focaccia. Don’t miss out on the delish dessert platter!
North Miznon, 110 Amoy Street, #01-01, Singapore 069930
2. Corduroy Palace
This new fine dining restaurant, brought to you by the team behind Lucali BYGB, is a hidden gem. Step in at the back alley entrance and you’ll find yourself at Proper Slice BYGB, a casual pizza joint. But keep going past another door and you’ll arrive in the dimly-lit, intimate space fitted with luxe banquette seats. Wine is the highlight here, with over 300 rare bottles, classics and natural labels to pair with your food (or mood). The menu features fresh Normandy oysters, xiao long bao with caviar, steak tartare made tableside, chicken cordon bleu and prime rib served with a caviar-topped baked potato.
Corduroy Palace, 110 Amoy Street, Gemmill Lane, #01-02, Singapore 069930 (entrance at the back of Amoy Street)
3. Chico Loco
One bite and you’ll go absolutely loco for Chico Loco. This Mexican chicken joint serves up guilt-free comfort food where you’re encouraged to drop the cutlery, use your hands and get gloriously messy. Its menu encompasses a mix of tacos, burgers, salads and sandwiches. But the highlight has to be its flavour-packed spit-roasted chicken and lamb, which are great to order in sharing portions for larger groups. Oh, and it’s almost a sin if you don’t pair your dishes with a frozen Chico margarita.
Chico Loco, 102 Amoy Street, Singapore 069922
4. Dapper Coffee
Coffee and cocktails? We’re all over it. Step away from the buzzing CBD and lose yourself to the dreamy, chill vibes of Dapper Coffee. Located on the second level, it’s the perfect spot for remote working or simply curling up in a corner to finish your book. Don’t leave without trying its amazing cubanos with a side of plantain chips. Finish it off with refreshing drinks from its signature selection like the dapper shakerato and dapper cold fashioned. Night owls will be in for a treat come 5pm, as the spot transforms into a bar better known as The Spiffy Dapper.
Dapper Coffee, 73 Amoy Street, Singapore 069892
We’ve had unusual ingredients in our bespoke cocktails before, but none that take the cake like Native, a watering hole that hit #18 on the World’s 50 Best Bars list for 2020. If you haven’t made it here to try its stellar cocktails, get ready for a concoction that will, quite literally, give you a taste of mother nature. Also great to know: the place sources its ingredients and spirits within the region.
Native, 52A Amoy Street, Singapore 069878
Delish burgers with fresh organic ingredients from a Michelin-starred chef? Yes, please. Carne’s first international outlet lands on our shores, created by renowned Argentinian chef Mauro Colagreco. You’ll know him as the man behind three-starred Mirazur, which was ranked first on the 2019 World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. At this casual resto, you get an appetising selection of food coma-inducing grub like the grilled beef and double mushroom burger as well as a juicy veggie burger for our plant-based folks out there.
Carne, 88 Amoy Street, Singapore 069907
Food should be an immensely enjoyable experience, and chefs Rishi Naleendra and Gareth Burnett have conceptualised a place to reflect just that. With five- to eight-course tasting menus and a wide variety of wine, you’ll savour amazing dishes like grilled oyster with betel leaf, coconut and finger lime, and Sri Lankan stout with liquorice bread. Talk about a taste of heaven!
Cloudstreet, 84 Amoy Street, Singapore 069903
This Michelin-starred fine dining establishment takes you on a culinary high with globally influenced seasonal lunch sets and chef tasting dinner menus. Nouri is also known for artfully plated dishes and an unpretentious menu that’s big on flavour. Even the simple bread and broth dish (rye sourdough, silken cheese and vegetable broth) packs a punch!
Nouri, 72 Amoy Street, Singapore 069891
9. Burger Bar New York
Is there a more fuss-free lunch option than a classic American cheeseburger? This iconic New York import (formerly known as Burger Joint) spares no detail in recreating the original branch’s cheeseburger, going so far as to import beef and cheese from the very same farm in the US. The menu is far from extensive, but it’s proof of the merit of keeping things simple (no foie gras or truffle oil here). Go on and complement that burger with one of the craft beers on tap.
Burger Bar New York, #03-01, 115 Amoy Street, Singapore 069924 (enter through the back door on Gemmill Lane)
10. Wang Dae Bak
Unlike most Korean BBQ places that use gas grills, Wang Dae Bak elevates itself from its peers by offering charcoal grills, imparting a characteristically smoky taste to the restaurant’s BBQ offerings. Something else we have no complaints about? Free flow egg. If requested, servers will pour an egg mixture into a moat surrounding the BBQ plate, so you can cook it to your liking. But if you’d rather not deal with the fuss of cooking food yourself, Wang Dae Bak offers a full range of homely Korean dishes like army stew and the crowd-pleasing kimchi pancake.
Wang Dae Bak, 98 Amoy Street, Singapore 069918
Close your eyes, and you’ll almost feel a cool Mediterranean sea breeze waft through the rustic blue and white interior of this very Greek taverna. Alati makes use of fresh produce wild-caught by the fishermen of the Aegean Sea. Chef Soutsos Dimitrious’ hands-on approach to cooking ensures that every item on the menu is painstakingly and meticulously made by hand: from the beef mousaka (a traditional Greek casserole) to the tzatziki (a yoghurt-based sauce), and even quintessentially Greek desserts like the lemon pavlova (freshly baked meringue stuffed with lemon mousse and mint, topped with homemade forest fruit compote).
Alati, 73 Amoy Street, Singapore 069892
12. The Flying Squirrel
The Japanese bento lunch is always a prime pick for times when we absolutely can’t get away from work for more than 10 minutes. Skedaddle down to this Amoy Street restaurant and pick up bento sets with sashimi, tamago egg, Japanese rice and pickles.
The Flying Squirrel, #01-02, 92 Amoy Street, Singapore 069911
13. Pho 99 Vietnamese Delight
Pho 99’s lunchtime crowds might be a turn-off, but if you’ve got a leisurely lunch break (or manage to sneak out before 12pm), you’ll be treated to a generous bowl of authentic Vietnamese pho. If you’re a fan of pho but aren’t too fond of sweeter broths, you’ll be happy to know that the broth packs quite a savoury punch. Bonus points for the generous portions of sliced beef.
Pho 99 Vietnamese Delight, 57/58 Amoy Street, Singapore 069883
14. Birds of a Feather
This modern Sichuan restaurant has spread its wings in the F&B scene. Inspired by the legend of the four sunbirds from China’s Chengdu province – the capital of Sichuan – Birds of a Feather lets this concept take flight with great dishes like Sichuan Maine lobster, oxtail soup and homestyle braised pork belly with egg confit and black truffle. Yet another scene-shaker on Amoy Street? Doesn’t ruffle our feathers one bit.
Birds of a Feather, 115 Amoy Street, Singapore 069935
15. Employees Only Singapore
There’s no shortage of great cocktail bars in Singapore, but this is one bar we particularly love. Cocktail connoisseurs and lovers of all that is New York might already be savvy with the veritable institution that is Employees Only on Hudson Street. But guess what? One of the world’s best bars picked our garden city for its debut international foray. In addition to excellent cocktails, you can expect top-notch bites at this hot hangout.
Employees Only Singapore, 112 Amoy Street, Singapore 069932
16. The Spiffy Dapper
If watching way too many re-runs of The Great Gatsby has got you feeling the urge to party posh like the film’s eponymous eccentric, navigate your way to this hidden oasis of craft cocktails. Its decidedly dingy, Art Deco-style confines will prove an excellent backdrop for any of your Roaring Twenties fantasies. This speakeasy can prove tricky to find if you’re not in the know; just make your way up the dark stairwell to the second floor.
The Spiffy Dapper, 73 Amoy Street, Singapore 069892
The next time you’re looking for sleek restaurants and bars at Amoy Street for a good time, you know where to go!