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9 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089593, Singapore
+65 6223 7008
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17:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Wed 17:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Had dinner there. Found the food rather nice generally. Ambience was also nice, although service was mixed. One lady was very good, another seemed to be slack.

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Well, well, well - there is something seriously wrong going on here. A few months back, this was a reasonably good place, with quite authentic Russian food. But at this point - it barely deserves the "average" rating. Yes, it's still the same decor inside - but (i) the portions became significantly smaller (so where is my beef stroganoff on... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Went there as a group for dinner and was impressed with the initial service.. and that's set me up for disappointment later. Had mashed potatoes (yummy and creamy but still very light!) and Chicken Kiev (amazingly tasty and surprises you with clarified butter flowing out of the chicken roll when you cut into it). The food was exemplary but the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

I recently had dinner at Buyan with co-workers and was really looking forward to trying Russian food in Singapore being a fan. Buyan definitely didn't disappoint. The restaurant had a great atmosphere, small but perfect size for a group to meet and have dinner. Great decor and very relaxing. The service was outstanding, everyone was very friendly and attentive. I... More 

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Pattaya, Thailand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

If you have a craving for Russian food, this is definitely the place to go. The Borscht is amazing and the Pelmeni is fantastic. I often go with a friend who lived in Moscow and she said it's just like going back. The horseradish vodka is very tasty and they have fantastic Georgian wines. The owners are so friendly and... More 

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Thank Lyn K
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

First time trying russian food and Buyan did not disappoint :) The staff and bartender were friendly and attentive! Had the Caviar and Khachapuri for starters... Beef stroganoff and Baranya noga (lamb shank) for mains. Finally, had Blinis with cream / jam / condensed milk for dessert... And Russian vodka cocktails. Prices were slightly steep, especially with caviar costing $40..... More 

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Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We had very high expectations of this restaurant and have been planning to go there for a while. The food was ok - we had borsch, gulyash, pancakes with caviar, salted cucumbers (which were actually marinated cucumbers which none of us like generally), olivie salad, honey cake (medovik) and napoleon cake. Deserts were awful! Everything else was very average. Besides... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Great for family and dating. Great service in Singapore context, the (Russian? ) lady who introduce food and vodka to us is extremely friendly and good service. Will go back to try other dishes !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Went on Friday evening. Restaurant cum bar was easily located on a slip road from Duxton road. Ordered sautéed vegetables which tasted wonderful and its herring on fur coat appetiser was simply tasty and uniquely different! Napoleon dessert cake was simply divine- must try! Service in the beginning was rather slow with wait more than 5 min before seated though... More 

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Singapore
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

food is tasty though a bit priciy. we had borsht (soup), kwass (drink), mors (drink) cheese flat bread, grilled platter, beef straganov, blinis (dessert), honey layered cake (dessert). portion not big. nice ambience, not crowded when we were there. big bar area. overall good place to chill out on a sat nite.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 50
Cuisine
European, Russian, Eastern European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089593, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6223 7008
Description
Buyan invites you to enjoy dishes from Russia and the former Soviet Union, from homely stews to caviar indulgence. This is the very place to try the real taste of the world-known Russian borscht, pirozhki (small pies) or pelmeni (dough pockets filled with mixed meat).

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

Staying in Chinatown

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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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