These cool bars and restaurants at South Beach Avenue serve everything from pizza to sushi rolls to full omakase experiences.
If you’re always on the hunt for new dining spots in Singapore, South Beach Avenue is the place to be. Located near Esplanade MRT, this hip district is filled with cool bars and award-winning restaurants. We can’t think of a better place for post-work drinks or a laid-back catch-up with friends. Read on for some of our top picks.
Best bars and restaurants at South Beach Avenue
In the mood for Italian? D.o.c. offers wood-fired, Neapolitan-style pizzas and handmade pasta that you can pair with a vast selection of wine and cocktails. You’ve got to try its special margherita pizza, topped with fresh basil and bufala mozzarella – a creamier and richer alternative to regular mozzarella. Wash it all down with the restaurant’s best-selling negroni.
D.o.c., #B1-22, South Beach Avenue, 26 Beach Road, Singapore 189768
2. Little Island Brewing Co
We can’t get enough of the live music, craft beers, and tapas at Little Island Brewing Co. This self-service restaurant and microbrewery at South Beach Avenue is a must-visit. Try dishes like 15-hour smoked beef brisket and tender pork belly. If you’re dropping by for lunch (between 12pm to 3pm), be sure to get the build-your-own bagel sandwiches. And no visit is complete without indulging in some spiced rum lava cake.
Little Island Brewing Co, #B1-16, South Beach Avenue, 26 Beach Road, Singapore 189768
3. Sushi Masaaki
For an omakase experience you won’t regret, pop over to Sushi Masaaki. Chef Masaaki takes his guests on a journey of the senses, using ingredients air-flown directly from Toyosu market. Its ever-changing menus span seven to nine courses for lunch and dinner, featuring luxurious dishes like creamy bafun uni topped with caviar, and Hokkaido hairy crab in dashi jelly.
Sushi Masaaki, #B1-17, South Beach Avenue, 26 Beach Road, Singapore 189768
4. Lady M
South Beach Avenue is also home to Lady M – a crowd-favourite dessert spot for decadent mille crepe cakes and bonbons. After a good meal at a nearby restaurant, stop here to indulge in a sweet treat. Our favourite cake flavours include pineapple, green tea, chocolate, and rose.
Lady M, #01-17, South Beach Avenue, 26 Beach Road, Singapore 189768
5. Black Cow
Black Cow takes sukiyaki and shabu shabu to the next level with fine ingredients like A5 wagyu beef and Kurobuta black pork belly. Want something a little more satiating? Order the restaurant’s signature sukiyaki don. This decadent all-in-one rice bowl is topped with thinly sliced meat, sea urchin, glazed foie gras, caviar, onsen egg, and black truffle.
Black Cow, #B1-20, South Beach Avenue, 26 Beach Road, Singapore 189768
6. Vatos Urban Tacos
Another fusion favourite restaurant in the vicinity is Vatos Urban Tacos. This taco joint doles out delish Korean-Mexican food that will linger in your thoughts for days. Chow down on kimchi carnitas fries and nachos with kalbi short ribs. But it’s not just the food that receives a fusion twist. Raise a glass to a great night with makgeolitas, a potent blend of tequila and makgeoli.
Vatos Urban Tacos, #01-03, South Beach Avenue, 36 Beach Road, Singapore 189766
7. Crafted by Peter Zwiener
Looking for the ultimate burger? Crafted has got you covered. Sink your teeth into its delectable Crafted Classic, featuring USDA prime angus beef, cheddar cheese, and fried onions. Alternatively, opt for the Bello From The Other Side, a satisfying vegetarian choice stuffed with portobello, guacamole, and edam cheese. For an extra treat, complement your meal with a milkshake or craft beer.
Crafted by Peter Zwiener, #B1-21, South Beach Avenue, 26 Beach Road, Singapore 189768
8. Akira Back
If fusion cuisine is your jam, you can’t miss out on Akira Back. It serves modern Japanese dishes with Korean accents that promise a party in your mouth. Be sure to sample its hot and cold shared plates such as the tuna pizza and octopus crudo. And if you’re looking for a standout dish, try the Hot Mess – a sushi roll that comes with king crab tempura, sashimi poké, chuka wakame, and spicy ponzu aioli.
Akira Back, Level B1M, South Beach Avenue, 30 Beach Road, Singapore 189763
Get ready to unleash your inner foodie at South Beach Avenue!