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Buko Nero

#627 of 8,550 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
Italian, International, European, Contemporary
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126, Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6324 6225
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Singapore, Singapore
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125 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is one of our favorite places in Singapore. No doubt. Since we were here last time, they have redecorated the place and it looks better. They are now able to serve more tables/plates but they may have stretched themselves by doing that. The place was packed on a Saturday night and the people were a little more stressed than... More 

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Singapore
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Had set menu. Homely place with great service. Felt like I've hired a skilful chef as my private cook. Very fresh ingredients with well executed food. Home made bread, ice cream are memorable. Been wanting to visit Buko Nero for 10years, but wasn't easy to nab a reservation at last minute. It didn't disappoint.

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Singapore, Singapore
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172 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We took the opportunity on a Friday to check out this restaurant for lunch. It turned out to be both enjoyable and reasonably priced (we paid SGD40 each for a three course lunch with coffee). Each of our starters and main courses were well executed prepared and delicious. The desserts were fine but both of us at lunch agreed the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

We happened to be in Singapore for our daughters football tournament on the weekend of my husband's birthday. So we planned ahead to celebrate with friends in Buko Nero (our old haunt when we used to live in Singapore). All the arrangements were done via email with the exception of some last minute surprises. The set menu was made up... More 

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Maitland, Australia
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238 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Aa a visitor to Singapore, we were taken out to dinner by family, it is there favourite place. Well we weren't disappointed, greeted by a beautiful lady, and looked after with attention to detail the entire dinner. Food was fresh and tasty, soup was brilliant yum. I really enjoyed all elements of the dinner from the wine down to dessert.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

I'e been wanting to go to Buko Nero for years, but never got my act together with reservations. A friend of mine, who was moving from Singapore the following week, took a chance and called on a Wednesday -- we lucked out and there were 2 seats available for us! We share a pasta, steak, dessert and a bottle of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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125 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

We had been here before but given the excellent experience we went there again. And afterwards decided we'll be going there again. It's a no frills operation, I am guessing husband, wife and mother. So it's not a huge place, but very cozy and the food is of the best in Singapore. Really great. From the starters, the amuse bouche,... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

A limited menu but everything is made fresh and tastes great. Certainly for Singapore standards very good value for money and the prices of the wines are very reasonable. Make a booking. The place is small and VERY popular!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Lovely restaurant tucked away in Tanjong Pagar. Service is attentive and friendly while the food is superb. The owner chef is a solo team and he is the only person who cooks the food and plates it. Won't go to any other Italian restaurant in Singapore ever!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

It was 10 years ago since I last ate the famous tau Kwa tower. This time, they had a 4 course set dinner which I took. The pasta main can be changed to another pasta or meat/fish The same set-up remains - the Italian chef husband cooks, the Asian wife tends to all the tables. So the speed will not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Italian, International, European, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126, Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6324 6225

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
Chinatown
Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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