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Candlenut

#287 of 8,771 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Asian, Singaporean, Fusion
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Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676, Singapore
+65 1800 304 2288
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Today
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Last December, my wife booked our group of 9 for a special occasion. We had been there before at the previous location. And had ok to good memories of the food and service. This time we were a little shocked. Quantities are for hamsters. Food quality is still high but from the last time, they have gone chi chi pretentious... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

lusciously tasty food in an uber pleasant space. celebrated a birthday lunch here and came away feeling very happy. starters were nice but not spectacular (we ordered wing bean salad and crispy pork) but the mains were superb—prawns in a coconut, gula melaka sauce, kangkong and jackfruit curry, blue swimmer crab curry (that had luscious portions of crab meat), chicken... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A stone throw away from the US embassy lies this well-hidden gem. It doesn't look like much from the outside, neither does it from the inside. The low-key interior and the high ceilings give the impression of a modernized market hall, very airy and clean. However, the food is heavenly! Juicy & tender chicken satay with lots of meat on... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food in general was good; i think most people would enjoy the meal. Service was excellent as well. Price is on the high side; and be prepared for very very small portions. If you are a big group or big eaters or very hungry, you will get a shock. 1 bowl of curry = about 7 spoons.

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Thank jlai19
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really did not enjoy our meal. There are much better Peranakan establishments around in Singapore, and it is a real pity that those are not recognized. Am not sure what the Michelin reviewers saw, but this certainly should not be representative of the Peranakan food in Singapore. While we appreciate the attempts to push boundaries, the flavours were lacking... More 

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a true treasure. We opted for the tasting menu which allowed our group of 6 to have 4 appetizers and four entrees and therefore we were able to try many of their signature dishes. My favorites included the black nut wagyu beef short ribs which had very tender meat and a dark black smooth sauce. I also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent meal with friends. Starters, curries and other main course dishes are very good. Portions are just nice, small portions and you are able to order dishes to share. Highly recommended.

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Thank Wai Keong
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excited to tagged along with friends who mentioned this is the world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant. In the end, all i can say is that first the judges who gave the star probably have not try what Peranakan food really taste or should taste like. Second, i have been to establishment which is just a stall that sell Peranakan food... More 

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Thank Alan L
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to get in here on a short break in 2013 after reading good reviews, but was fully booked. This time I booked online for our group of 7 before our planned holiday which was easy and convenient. We enjoyed a great dinner from the set menu which took us through a wide range of Peranakan inspired, but modern dishes.... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the menu degustation which was impressive. All the traditional favours were there but in addition the chef went beyond the usual boundaries to create new taste experiences. The crab with kaffir lime was great as were all the main dishes. Buah keluak icecream was unique as have never seen this elsewhere -- clever to take a traditional savoury... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Singaporean, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 1800 304 2288

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