In anticipation of the opening of Great World MRT station next year, the one-stop lifestyle destination in Singapore has undergone a major facelift and rebranding from ‘Great World City’ to just Great World. The revamp has brought with it the addition of 70 new tenants and that translates to more dining options to appease our food cravings. To make your decision-making process a tad bit easier, we’ve rounded up 10 F&B spots that you need to check out in the mall.
While it may not be hard to find a tonkatsu joint in Singapore, to chance upon one that takes pride in its authenticity like ANZU, an artisanal tonkatsu eatery from Kyushu, is a feat. Following a farm to table concept, they only use premium ingredients — from the finest Black Hair pork from Japan to organic vegetables that they grow themselves.
ANZU is located at #01-113/114 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World, Singapore 237994, p. +65 6262 3408. Open daily 11am – 10pm.
House On The Moon
Conceived by multi-Michelin starred chef Juan Amador and his protégé Hüseyin Turan, House On The Moon is a luxe, futuristic-looking dessert bar that serves world-class desserts. Try their signature creation, Moon Walk (S$25 inclusive of tea), featuring elements of yoghurt, nut butter, and coconut along with a Coconut, Cream tea. All of the desserts come with their own specially curated and blended tea pairings.
House on the Moon is located at #01-K101 and #02-K103, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World, Singapore 237994, p. +65 6235 2657. Open daily 10am – 10pm.
Goobne Chicken Korea
If you want to indulge in Korean food without the guilt that K-BBQ tends to entail, swing by Goobne’s first outlet in Singapore. This restaurant is well-known for its Oven-Roasted Chicken (S$13 for eight wings) that is prepared without any oil but with the crispy texture and juiciness of fried chicken. For those willing to overlook the calories, there is the UFO Fondue (S$39) comprising saucy chicken wings that are dipped into the gooey goodness of the cheese fondue.
Goobne Chicken is located at #01-115, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World, Singapore 237994, p. +65 8879 5898. Open daily 11am – 10pm.
The iconic brunch spot needs no introduction — apart from their signature Truffle Shoestring Fries (S$16), PS.Cafe regulars can look forward to a “Spice Route” menu special exclusive to the branch at Great World. This includes the smoky Flame Grilled Tandoori Chicken Sandwich (S$26) and the Lamb Pilaf Pie (S$36). Vegetarians will not be missing out on the aromatic spice blends with options like Spiced Biryani Salad (S$26) and the Bombay Koftas (S$28) featuring the plant-based Impossible meat.
PS.Cafe is located at #01-155, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World, Singapore 237994, p. +65 6708 9288. Open Mon-Fri 8am – 10pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am – 10pm.
Ryan’s Grocery & Kitchen
Following the inaugural store in Binjai Park, their second and flagship boutique grocer at Great World marks their first foray into the restaurant scene in Singapore with Ryan’s Kitchen — an in-store cafe concept. Think organic steak, wholesome salads and gluten-free fries — all of which are prepared from organic, gluten- and preservation-free ingredients that can be purchased at Ryan’s Grocery.
Ryan’s Grocery & Kitchen is located at #B1-146, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World, Singapore 237994, p. +65 6767 0118. Opens Mon-Fri 9am – 10pm, Sat-Sun 8am – 10pm.
With their parent company Konjiki Hototogisu Tokyo being a recent awardee of a Michelin star, you can be sure that Hototogisu knows their ramen well. If you’ve already tried the Shoyu Hamaguri Soup Ramen (S$14.90), popular for its luscious Hamaguri clam and pork broth, give their Oyster Ramen a try. Available in two versions, Oyster Shio Ramen (S$15.90) and Oyster Paitan Ramen (S$15.90), these are exclusive to the Great World branch.
Hototogisu Ramen is located at #01-143, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World, Singapore 237994, p. +65 6256 3155. Open Mon-Fri 12pm – 3pm, 5.30pm – 9.30pm, Sun 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 9.30pm.
The Dark Gallery
For those who love, nay, adore chocolate, look no further than The Dark Gallery. This dark choco-centric cafe serves exquisite desserts like the Single Origin Chocolate Tart (S$9) and jewel-shaped Artisanal Bonbons (S$3.50 per piece) prepared from the finest grade of single-origin chocolates from premium brands such as Valrhona and Cacao Barry. Go all-in with the Dessert Dégustation Set ($39), a 3-course chocolate menu or opt for a savoury palate cleanser like the Toasted Egg Brioche (S$15).
The Dark Gallery is located at #01-117/118, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World, Singapore 237994, p. +65 6235 4582. Open daily 10am – 10pm.
Okinawan Diner Nirai Kanai
Japanese cuisine is often associated with fresh sushi and steamy bowls of ramen — but Okinawan cuisine differs significantly with pork-based delicacies such as Okinawan Soba — Soup Noodle with Simmered Pork Rib (S$7.60++, small) and Stir-fried Bitter Gourd with Pork, Bean Curd & Egg (S$7++, small). Wash it all down with a chill glass of Awamori (S$9.60++), an alcoholic beverage unique to the Japanese island.
Okinawan Diner Nirai Kanai is located at #01-107, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World, Singapore 237994, p. +65 6339 4811. Open Mon-Fri 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am – 3.30pm, 5.30pm – 11pm.
Vegetarians, rejoice — elemen Classic has got you covered with their modern take on meatless cuisine. Venture into vegetarian dining with the Tempura tofu and avocado roll (S$15.80) or the Laksa Fettuccine (S$16.80) that incorporates an Asian flair into the classic Italian dish. Six and Eight Course Sets (S$28.80++, S$32.80++ respectively) are also available in addition to ala carte options.
elemen Classic is located at #01-122, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World, Singapore 237994, p. +65 6235 6613. Open daily 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm.
The Blue Ginger Restaurant
After 25 years, homegrown Peranakan dining spot has finally unveiled its second outlet at Great World, decked with wooden furniture and elegant yet minimalistic decor. Like the ambience, the menu exudes warmth and comfort with traditional Peranakan dishes like Beef Rendang (S$20) and Ayam Buah Keluak (S$24) that can be paired with the slew of red and white wine offerings.
The Blue Ginger Restaurant is located at #01-106, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World, Singapore 237994, p. +65 6235 7042. Open Mon-Fri 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am – 10pm.
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