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Top Best Peranakan Restaurants in Singapore

Top Best 18 Peranakan Restaurants in Singapore

Dive into a sea of flavours with the Top Best Peranakan Restaurants in Singapore with their distinctive cooking techniques and delectable signature dishes. These Peranakan restaurants dot across Singapore, from East Coast Road to Tiong Bahru. Let the magic from the Peranakan kitchen invigorate you, and get a taste of home-cooked Peranakan food with the Top Best Peranakan Restaurants in Singapore.

1. Violet Oon

Introduction: Welcome to Violet Oon Singapore, a highly-acclaimed group of restaurants and creator of Asian gourmet delights that are rooted in Nyonya and Singapore cuisine.

Their dishes represent Singapore’s rich history at the crossroads of the world. At Violet Oon Singapore, they feature a myriad of flavours inspired by their Nyonya, Chinese, Indian and Malay kitchens.

Your experience with them will be an immersive dive into the rich heritage of many cultures. With them, you will experience the comfort of traditional favourites redefined by using the finest quality ingredients. The confluence of simplicity and luxury.

Everything they put their hand to – from their in-restaurant dining experience to their catered events – reflects their passion for quality food, presented beautifully with sophisticated service.

They are the perfect venue for a reuniting with family and friends, for showcasing Singapore to your overseas friends or for corporates to create a lasting impact on their guests.

They are committed to offering the best dining experience where each of their restaurants have a different concept and something new to offer, surprising and delighting their guests every time!


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  • Highlights from Menu
    • Hainanese Pork Chop
    • Chicken Curry With Roti Prata
    • Buah Keluak Ayam
    • Babi Pong Tay
    • Beef Rendang
    • Meatless Meatball Rendang

Location: Multiple Locations

Contact: Multiple Contacts

Website: https://violetoon.com/

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2. Candlenut

Introduction: The world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, Candlenut takes a contemporary yet authentic approach to traditional Straits-Chinese cuisine. The restaurant serves up refined Peranakan cuisine that preserves the essence and complexities of traditional food, with astute twists that lift the often rich dishes to a different level. Helmed by chef Malcolm Lee, Candlenut is committed to continually create inspired and elevated Peranakan dishes using the freshest seasonal produce available.


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  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Bakwan Kepiting Soup
    • Ngoh Hiang
    • Snake River Farm Kurobuta Pork Neck Satay
    • Chef’s Mum’s Chicken Curry
    • Westholme Wagyu Beef Rib Rendang
    • Aunt Caroline’s Babi Buah Keluak

Location: Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676

Contact:  1800 304 2288

Website: https://www.comodempsey.sg/restaurant/candlenut

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3. The Blue Ginger

Introduction: At The Blue Ginger, slow down and enjoy a warm, homely get together with family and friends, through an intimate and comforting dining experience.

The core of Peranakan culture is relationships, so they have created a conducive and friendly space for conversation that serves up hearty food that will satisfy more than your belly.

They hope to give everyone a chance to experience and appreciate the beauty of tradition, while connecting with people that matter.


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  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Ayam Goreng Kunyit
    • Ngo Heong
    • Kerabu Kacang Botol
    • Kueh Pie Tee
    • Kerabu Timun
    • Gado Gado
    • Nyonya Fish Head Curry

Location: Multiple Locations

Contact: Multiple Contacts

Website: https://theblueginger.com/

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4. INDOCAFÉ – The White House

Introduction: Amidst homely atmospheres, they invite you to pamper yourself with a spread of authentic Peranakan cuisine, inspired by the exotic flavours of the spice-rich straits regions for your epicurean pleasure.


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  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Hee Peow Tng
    • Itek Tim
    • Bakwan Kepiting
    • Nyonya Otah Otah
    • Inchi Kabin
    • Babi Pongteh
    • Tau Eu Bak

Location: 35 Scotts Road, Singapore 228227

Contact:  +65 6733 2656

Website: http://www.thehouseofindocafe.com/restaurant.html

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5. The Peranakan

Introduction: Welcome to The Peranakan ! They are an authentic Straits cuisine restaurant in Singapore . Executive Chef Raymond Khoo and his team serve three generations of delicious ‘mesti-cuba’ (must-try) Peranakan recipes , lovingly handed down by the Nonyas and Babas in his family, now brought to your table. They are currently, the only  Peranakan restaurant along the Orchard road belt in Singapore and the only restaurant to serve a ‘Tok Panjang’ – a grand Peranakan feast, once served at the turn of the century, by wealthy Straits families to mark special occasions like weddings, anniversaries and important birthdays. They also offer a 6 to 8 course degustation menu and a new Vegan Menu alongside their regular Ala carte menu. And if you like to bring the experience home, please take away some of the celebrated nyonya cakes and desserts that they will have available at their Takeaway Counter! They look forward to warmly welcoming you to their restaurant and a unique Peranakan experience!


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  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Tok Panjang
    • Eight Course Heng – Heng Degustation
    • Ayam Goreng Ketumbar
    • Ayam Sioh
    • Curry Ayam Istimewa
    • Assam Pedas Fish Head

Location: 442 Orchard Road Level 2 Claymore Connect Singapore 238879

Contact: +65 6262 4428

Website: https://theperanakan.com/

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6. Baba Chews

Introduction: Baba Chews Bar & Eatery is an all-day dining restaurant in Katong serving Mod-Sin (Modern Singaporean) dishes, local favourites & Western classics alongside specialty coffee from Common Man Coffee Roasters, TWG Tea, beers & alcoholic beverages.


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  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Ayam Buah Keluak Burger
    • Foie Gras Tau Kwa Pau
    • Beef Short Ribs Rendang
    • Quinoa Salad
    • Snow Crab Bakwan Kepiting
    • Chicken Rendang Lasagne

Location: 86 East Coast Road Katong Square (S) 428788

Contact: +65 6723 2025

Website: https://babachews.com.sg/

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7. Folklore

Introduction: “Celebrating tales of Singapore’s heritage through food, Folklore pays homage to the flavours that have intertwined through the bygone years. Heirloom dishes reflective of the major racial cuisines of Singapore are made from scratch, using authentic kitchen methods without shortcuts or compromise. The experience is of having a cosy gathering around the family dining table.”


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  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Ikan Assam Surani
    • Prawn Sambal with Petai
    • Sambal Stingray
    • Stinggang
    • Sotong Masak Sambal Belado
    • Debal

Location: 700 Beach RoadLevel 2, Destination Singapore Beach RoadSingapore 199598

Contact: +65 6679 2900 | +65 9021 9700

Website: https://folklore-restaurant.business.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral

8. Ol Bibik’sd

Introduction: A casual Peranakan diner based in Singapore that serves an array of delectable Nyonya dishes. Featured in various media publications including The Straits Times, MyPaper, Channel U, TCS5, Her World and many more, they are a Halal certified restaurant and cater for walk-ins, group reservations, tour groups, corporate dinners and bento delivery.


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  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Chinchalok Omelette
    • Udang Nenas Masak Lemak
    • Jiuhucha
    • Beef Rendang
    • Ikan Asam Pedas
    • Nyonya Chap Chye

Location: 328 Joo Chiat Road #01-02 Singapore 427585

Contact: +65 8450 7996

Website: https://oldbibik.com/

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9. Godmama

Introduction: Godmama is built on the belief that food plays the important role of bringing people together in a way that goes beyond just satiating appetites. It is a vehicle for the sharing of culture, the carrying on of a legacy and the celebration of people through recipes. Godmama is the perfect place to experience all that the Peranakan culture has to offer – bold colours, intense flavours and the warmness of family.

Other than offering familiar flavours from traditional heirloom recipes in the lunch and dinner menus, Godmama puts a contemporary spin with its weekend brunch menu exploring unique and imaginative pairings.

Godmama also has a range of beverages comprising of a curated list of refreshing tipples and moreish bar bites that adds a Peranakan flair to classic cocktail, the first Peranakan restaurant to proudly do so.

Be it classic flavours for the curious palate, or contemporary mashups for the adventurous foodie, Godmama has something for everyone.



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  • Highlights from Menu include
    • All-Star Egg Skin Popiah 
    • Peranakan Blue 
    • Babi Assam | stewed assam pork 
    • Babi Pongteh | braised pork belly
    • Udang Masak Nanas
    • Back‘ Achar

Location: Funan, #04-07 107  North Bridge Road Singapore 179097

Contact: +65 6970 0828

Website: https://godmama.sg/

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10. Guan Hoe Soon

Introduction: Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant has been serving Authentic Peranakan Cuisine in Singapore joo chiat area Since 1953. The restaurant is set in an idyllic atmosphere where the main concerns are the quality and authenticity of the food served.

Not sparing any effort, the original taste of Peranakan cuisine has been preserved here, using the freshest ingredients and a select choice of spices in preparing their delicacies.

Keeping close to what was handed down thru the generations Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant is able to upkeep numerous Peranakan dishes which are hot favorites with their restaurant patrons and catered-food clients!

By using fresh ingredients, their customers can be assured of good tasting, mouth watering nonya food being served. Giving their guests a good and lasting impression.


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  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Buah Keluak (Nut Only)
    • Ayam Buah Keluak
    • Ikan Bawal Assam Nanas Pedas
    • Hee Peow Soup
    • Sayor Lodeh (Curry Vegetable)
    • Nyonya Chap Chye (Cabbage)

Location: Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant 40, 38 Joo Chiat Pl, 427764

Contact: +65 96332833 | +65 63442761


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11. House of Peranakan

Introduction: Reminisce a culinary heritage at House of Peranakan Group of restaurants where they have been proud bearers of the Peranakan culinary tradition for over three decades. Established in Katong in the 1980s, the House of Peranakan Group of restaurants is a pioneer in Nonya cuisine, managed by a pure Peranakan family for three generations.

Inspired by his mother’s culinary skills, Bob Seah wanted to share his family’s culinary culture with others. He established Peranakan Inn in the 1980s, one of the earliest Nonya restaurants in Singapore housed in a charming pre-war Peranakan shophouse built in 1937, which is still serving piping hot Nonya cuisine in claypots today.

A pioneer in the Peranakan food community, Bob created many Peranakan-inspired dishes such as Selar Sambal Fish stuffed with Rempah, Nonya Crayfish, Assam Prawns and Long Beans Sambal. He also introduced the concept of serving home-cooked Nonya food in claypots 30 years ago. Bob went on to establish several award-winning House of Peranakan Cuisine restaurants at the former Negara Hotel, Singapore Tennis Centre and One George Street, and received accolades from Asian Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Today, Bob still goes to the market daily and helms the kitchen.


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  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Long Beans Sambal
    • Nyonya N/goh Hiang
    • Chilli Pomfret
    • Nyonya Platter
    • Assam Prawns
    • Bakwang Kepiting Soup

Location: Multiple Locations

Contact: Multiple Contacts

Website: http://houseofperanakan.com.sg/

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12. Tingkat PeraMakan

Introduction: Do you yearn for precious family dining moments when Nyonya flavours spark a flood of memories?

Want to create memorable encounters with friends and family members over authentic Peranakan cuisine?

If you’re into casual dining in small groups, head to any of their Tingkat PeraMakan branches.

Or if you’d like to throw an uncle or parent a 60th birthday bash, or wedding anniversary we’ll set you up for wonderful family encounters at their flagship Restaurant PeraMakan @ Keppel. 


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  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Ayam Kleo
    • Ayam Sio
    • Nyonya Pork Ribs
    • Ayam Buah Keluak
    • Udang Masak Nanas

Location: Multiple Locations

Contact: Multiple Contacts

Website: https://www.peramakan.com/

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13. Chilli Padi Nonya Restaurant

Introduction: Chilli Padi traces its origins to 1997 with the opening of Chili Padi Nonya Restaurant nestled within the sleepy Tiong Bahru residential district. From those modest beginnings, Chilli Padi has grown into a 250-member enterprise with operations spanning events catering, cafeteria management and dine-in restaurants. Today, Chilli Padi is Singapore’s foremost Peranakan cuisine food services company.

They are proud to serve Peranakan specialities to the staff of DBS Bank, Edwards Lifesciences and Supreme Court Singapore daily, through management of their institutional cafes and cafeterias.


Location: Multiple Locations

Contact: Multiple Contacts

Website: https://chillipadi.com.sg/

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14. Strait Chinese

Introduction: Straits Chinese Restaurant by Guan Hoe Soon (1953) is the oldest Nyonya Restaurant in Singapore.

Using secret recipes handed down through their generations, they preserve closely to their original taste of an Authentic Peranakan cuisine and by only using the freshest ingredients and select choice of spices.

Generations have come to love their Straits Chinese food. They provide nonya catering for corporates and homes special occasions too. Available at very reasonable prices, they have served many satisfied celebrities, dignitaries and customers.

They are confident that they will delight you and your friends with their authentic Peranakan affair.


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  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Soup Itek Tim
    • Udang (Prawns) Udang Sambal
    • Ikan (Fish) Ikan Sambal Goreng
    • Babi (Pork) Babi Pong Tay
    • Ikan Kepala Assam Curry
    • Sotong Assam Goreng
    • Nonya Chap Chye

Location: Multiple Locations

Contact: +65 6339 3683 / 6225 8683

Website: https://straitschinese.com/

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15. Simply Peranakan

Introduction: Simply Peranakan prides themselves on using only the freshest ingredients and selected spices to create the original flavors of Peranakan cuisine that everyone can enjoy. The extensive repertoire reflects the rich heritage of Peranakan culture.

The simple and elegant interior design creates a pleasant atmosphere for dining and evokes traditional Peranakan culture: from the traditional Baba kitchen appliances in the main entrance to more refined details such as tablecloths and the Peranakan wedding decorations that are prominently displayed around the restaurant. They ordered a set menu, which included Ayam Buah Keluak, Nyonya Chap Chye, Otah Otah, Bakwang Kepiting soup, and dessert of the day. They also ordered an additional Ngoh Hiang, which is one of their favorites


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  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Nyonya Otah
    • Bakwang Kepeting
    • Sliver Fish Omelette
    • Babi Ponteh
    • Nyonya Chap Chye
    • Assam Sotong
    • Crispy Prawn Paste Chicken

Location: 28 Cavenagh Road #01-05 Hotel Chancellor @ Orchard, Singapore, Singapore 229635

Contact: +65 96853388

Website: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyPeranakan/?ref=page_internal

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16. IVINS Peranakan Restaurant

Introduction: IVINS Peranakan serves authentic Nyonya dishes that use spices to enhance their rich flavor. They deliver hot food straight from the stove, so you can get the best cooking experience.

Located in Binjai Park, residents of this area are no strangers to IVINS Peranakan. For those who do not live in the area, it is a bit remote, but the food is enough for you to take the city line and go directly to IVINS.

IVINS has a very spacious interior space, decorated with green tables and wooden seats, creating a warm atmosphere. It feels like eating at grandma’s house!

IVINS’s experience is definitely a true and fun. Because they provide their dishes quickly quickly, there are usually the minimum waiting time for their food. It is an ideal place for the family to eat for children. After all, Parkanese cuisine should always be shared!

If you need a Peranakan food correction, go to Ivins Peranakan. The food is worth traveling at a quite affordable price.


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  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Babi Pongteh
    • Satay Babi
    • Ayam Buah Keluak
    • Nyonya Curry Fishhead
    • Stuffed Chilli Selar
    • Sambal Kangkong

Location: 19/21 Binjai Park Singapore, Singapore 589827

Contact: +65 64683060

Website: https://www.facebook.com/IvinsPteLtd/

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17. Indigo Blue Kitchen

Introduction: Inspired by fond memories of a Peranakan boy growing up in his grandmother’s kitchen, Indigo Blue Kitchen is a tribute to and rediscovery of flavours of a bygone era. Gather in the company of family and friends, take in the restaurant’s soothing interiors and sit down to enjoy Peranakan dishes that have been carefully fine-tuned and presented with a modern update.

Classic and comforting Peranakan favourites, inspired by recipes from the matriarchs of old. Carefully fine-tuned and presented with a contemporary edge. Come and dine with us as we recreate the tastes, flavours and memories of yesteryear. Bringing back warm and fond memories of dining at home.


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  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Kueh Pie Tee
    • Ngoh Hiang
    • Chicken Leg Bakar
    • Kuhlbarra Barramundi with Assam Curry
    • Eggplant
    • Wok Fried Kai Lan with Prawns

Location: 1 Scotts Road, #03-09 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208

Contact: +65 62353218

Website: https://www.indigobluekitchen.com.sg/

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18. Coco Veggie Nyonya Cuisine

Introduction: Coco Veggie Nyonya Cuisine is an ACRA-registered entity and has been operating in Singapore for 2 years and 2 months since its establishment to 2019. COCOVEGGIE NYONYA CUISINE is officially registered as the sole owner, with an address in District 18 (Tempines, Pasir Ris). , Mainly engaged in the “restaurant” industry, SSIC code -56111 44​​44.

Coco Veggie Nyonya Cuisine is a company with unlisted shares not listed on the private market.

As of March 1, 2020, the company is not involved in any litigation-based The lawsuit is in the public record of the Supreme Court of Singapore. They will do their best to provide this information, and we do not guarantee the accuracy or omission of the data.

Coco Veggie Nyonya Cuisine is a chinese restaurant, natural products, a harmonious combination of spices and spices. Authentic Asian cuisine and original recipes from Chinese chefs. The best menu of the day is a great opportunity to try a variety of meat and seafood at the same time, entertain friends or spend fun times with the company. The restaurant offers wine, beer, spirits and cocktails. The cocktails here are created based on the general concept of exotic flavors. The staff are very polite and will soon provide you with the dishes you ordered. Nice atmosphere, wonderful efficient service, and food cravings every day. The sushi is fresh, the sashimi is delicious, and the desserts are not to be missed.


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  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Curry Fried Rice
    • Vegetarian Monkey Head Mushrooms with Xiang Ju rice
    • Su Gu Cha
    • Vegetable Curry Ramen
    • Vegetarian Assam Fish with Steamed White Rice

Location: 6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square #03-13OA Singapore, Singapore 039394

Contact: +65 62610369


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