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Sin Swee Kee Chicken Rice

Downtown Core
Asian, Singaporean, Chinese
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35 Seah Street | 188391, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6337 7180
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such amazing value for money. Had the chicken rice, mixed seasonal veges and beef ginger. About $25! Excellent flavours and fast service.

Thank Peter S
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great place! In a small lane behind raffles just minutes from expensive overrated western chains is this great traditional restaurant. Traditional local cuisine that is simple, cheap, delicious and fast. $5 beers and great chicken rice. I had this entire meal for $9 sing. It's tasty and enjoyable I recommend that you can go slow and enjoy the... More 

Thank Tyrone H
Adelaide, Australia
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I see that the reviews of this place are very mixed, with the locals perhaps more critical and demanding than us tourists. I had chicken rice at Sin Swee Kee twice, it was very tender and tasty, although the accompanying soup (broth) was tastier at the nearby Chin Chin in Purvis St. The food is fresh, the place is no-frills... More 

Thank Anna R
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353 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here late at night straight after our flight arrival and the service was quick and we've got our food within 10 mins of ordering. We have tried: - two type of chicken rice (smoked and the plain hainanese chicken): both are very tasty with its chilli and the soya sauce, the rice was also not bad - morning... More 

Thank Elizabeth-Therese
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Any local who has savored the numerous Hainanese chicken rice offerings in Singapore would probably rate this at most average. The chicken wasn't as succulent as what I would expect. The rice was fragrant but average. The soy sauce gravy that came with the chicken wasn't very tasty. The chilli was a disappointment. The next day, to satisfy my craving... More 

Thank chew1965
Brooklyn, New York
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Delicious cheap eat in expensive Singapore. Authentic local eatery full of people from all walks of life. Service is efficient and brusque. Food is delicious, though portion sizes are on the small side.

Thank carley B
Singapore, Singapore
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975 reviews
800 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,034 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The chicken and the rice are slightly above average; instead of the standard ginger sauce, they serve an interesting [green] ginger and spring onion sauce; the chilli sauce is tangy and good. Not worth crossing town for, but definitely worth travelling a couple of MRT stops.

Thank Lam N
Hereford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The chicken was bony and barely warm, the rice was soft pulp and cold. By far the worst meal we have had in ten weeks travelling in Asia. Much better in the next street!

Thank Paul B
Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Not the best Hainanese Chinese Rice in Singapore but this place served the "better than average" version of this dish. We ordered the "Chicken Rice for two" package which comes with a small plate of "white poached chicken", a plate of green vegetable and some fried bean curd with a very good tasting spicy sauce. The rice could have be... More 

Thank AudioLee
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Sin Swee Kee Chicken Rice Restaurant is close to Raffles Hotel and provides a good, cost effective alternative to the many sterile and quite expensive eating outlets in the nearby modern malls. We were staying in a hotel close by and used this restaurant for convenience one evening. It's just an ordinary street place that the locals go to. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 11
Asian, Singaporean, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Seah Street | 188391, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Core
  • Phone Number: +65 6337 7180

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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?