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Ivins

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19/21 Binjai Park Bukit Timah, Singapore 589827, Singapore
+65 6468 3060
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11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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colorado
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91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think that is typical for most Peranakan dishes that they are saucy like stew. Many dishes have peanuts therefore if you have peanuts allergy, don't eat here, otherwise the dishes are quite tasty and not spicy hot even if some dishes may look like there are lots of chilis. The portion is quite small unless the menu stated it... More 

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Thank clemc
Singapore, Singapore
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167 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 783 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are regular patrons of Ivin’s at Binjai Park, Bukit Timah, and in recent weeks seen portions of their dishes getting smaller and smaller without a change in price. This has led us having to order two portions each dish for take-aways to feed 5 people at home. Today when my wife and I went to have lunch there and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The prices on the menu is not expensive until you see the portion of food served. The waitresses acted like they are doing you a favor when you patronise the restaurant instead of appreciating your business. Don't even try the dessert.

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Thank 2loveN2travel
Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Every time I go to Ivins I'm amazed at the delicious flavours. The rendang and curries have the freshest herbs and spices. So good. Lots on the menu is gluten free and the wait staff are able to confirm the ingredients if you want to double check. Highly recommend for a taste of Singapore.

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Thank Singapuraman
Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Peranakan food exists in the former Stratis Settlements of Singapore, Malacca and Penang: each has its own cuisine. In Singapore, this is my favourite outlet, off Bukit Timah Road, the food is excellent (especially the Fish Balls Lemak, the Inche Kabin, the Nyonya Sayer Lodeh/Chap Chye and their Beef Rendang with yellow rice). But the best of all is the... More 

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Thank Mark W
Singapore River, Singapore
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231 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Still a crowd pleaser with its midrange prices. But the MSG is a bit of a letdown. Very full keluak nuts in a rich gravy. The stuffed mackerel could do with more stuffing so ask for a side of sambal belachan. Forget the omelette.

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Thank HansiZhai
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Ivins is located at Brinjal Park in the Bukit Timah area. It is a popular local haunt for economical and good Peranakan food. It is open for lunch and dinner but they are closed on Thursday. The food are served on Claypot containers complete with a basket as the dishes are served piping hot. Some of the favorites that we... More 

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Thank James T
Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for home cook Peranakan food ??? This is the place to go !! Reasonable priced and No service charge. You can order many different dishes to try given the reasonable pricing. We always end up ordering a lot feels like having "Tok Panjang". Love the sambal Timun , Ayam Bua Keluk and Udang Masak Nanas. Desserts... More 

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Thank angie_marie01
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We ordered the fish head curry, sambal kang kong and buah keluak chicken. Every single one of the dishes was fantastic and I would definitely go back again! Ambience is like a noisy old school coffee shop resembling some other shophouse restaurants in Malaysia. It was very crowded on the day I visited but the staff ensured that we didn't... More 

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Thank Lim H
Shanghai, China
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Fantastic food and extremely quick service. This place is a place of my childhood which has never changed much, and pretty much visit here each time I return to Singapore. Very simplistic decor and environment, the only downside is that it may be difficult to get a parking spot nearby.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Singaporean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19/21 Binjai Park Bukit Timah, Singapore 589827, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6468 3060

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