If there was a ranking for the coolest streets in Singapore for food and drink, Amoy Street is, without a doubt up, now up there with Keong Saik, Ann Siang, and Duxton Hill. Once famous for its opium smoking dens during the British colonial era, there have been some new(ish) kids on the block that we were quite excited about. So take a walk with us down one of our favourite streets.
Previously located at 22 Martin Road, old patrons will be glad to know that the Argentinean restaurant has relocated to Amoy Street. Retaining the focus on small plates and wood & charcoal grilled meats, their lunch prix fixe menu is a steal at $27 for two courses and $32 for three. To see what else Bochinche has to offer, read our review here.
Bochinche is located at 115 Amoy Street #01-02, Singapore 069935, p. 6235 4990. Open Mon-Thu 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm, Fri 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 11pm, Sat 11am – 3pm & 6pm – 11pm, Sun 11am – 3pm.
Another restaurant under the Spa Esprit Group leaving its old premises for the greener pastures of Amoy Street, Ding Dong serves up a modern interpretation of South East Asian cuisine. Their experimentations include pairing banana bread with foie gras and kimchi, and Wagyu beef char siew. Wash it all down with their South East Asian inspired cocktails.
Ding Dong is located at 115 Amoy Street, Singapore 069935, p. 68846884. Open Mon-Fri 12pm –3pm & 6pm – 12am, Sat 6pm – 12am. Closed on Sundays.
One of the world’s best cocktail bars opening in Singapore (and their first outlet outside New York, no less) is an excellent indicator of the progress Singapore’s cocktail scene has made. It’s been packed every single day since they opened last month, so it’s best to head down early and in small groups. Not sure which cocktails to try? Smoky pineapple mezcal tipple Ready, Fire, Aim and the classic Manhattan are sure bets.
Employees Only is located at 112 Amoy Street, Singapore 069932, p. 6221 7357. Open Mon-Sun 5pm – 2am.
Jigger and Pony
Classic cocktails, craftsmanship, and precision are what Jigger and Pony is all about. Make your way through a list of 24 cocktails and eras from Classics, Forgotten Classics, and Modern Twists with meticulous attention to detail when it comes to ingredients and techniques. And above all, watch their principal and senior bartenders do their thing – for it’s truly a labour of love. Read about our cocktail adventures at Jigger and Pony here.
Jigger and Pony is located at 101 Amoy Street, Singapore 069921, p. 6223 9101. Open Mon-Thu 6pm – 1am, Fri to Sat 6pm – 3am. Closed on Sundays.
Owned and conceptualised by the next-door neighbours, Jigger & Pony, Sugarhall is an ode to good quality spirits, cocktails and food with a hearty grill influence. The menu is divided up between big plates and small plates and offers a great selection meaty items and delicious veggie side dishes. Sugarhall also has one of the best selections of rums in Singapore and the cocktail menu is very much geared towards the sugarcane spirit. Great place for dinner and drinks with friends.
Sugarhall is located at 102 Amoy St, Singapore 069922, p. 9732 5607. Open Mon-Sat 6pm – 12am. Closed Sun.
ZOTT’s True Alps
A rather unique concept in Singapore, Zott‘s specialises in ‘Alpine’ cuisine (German/Swiss), so you can expect a very rich, cheesy and meat-heavy menu. Whilst the food here is very well made and quite delectable, the interior is a little garish, and the pricing is steep!
ZOTT’s True Alps is located at No. 97 Amoy Street, Singapore 069917, p. 6223 0913. Open Mon-Fri 11.30am – 3pm, Mon-Sat 6pm – Late. Closed on Sundays.
Swee Kee Fish Head Noodle House
Sister restaurant Ka Soh along College Road recently won a Michelin Bib Gourmand for exceptional food at moderate prices. Given that both outlets tout the same signature dishes, it means that we don’t have to go farther for our food. Those unconvinced should know that Swee Kee’s fish head soup is prepared the traditional way; boiling for hours with copious amounts of fish bones until the creamy white colour is achieved without any addition of milk.
Swee Kee Fish Head Noodle House is located at 96 Amoy Street, Singapore 069916, p. 6224 9920. Open Mon-Sun 11.45am – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 10.45pm (last order).
The Flying Squirrel
Hidden down the alley in the centre of Amoy Street is The Flying Squirrel, a contemporary Japanese restaurant, café, and bar. Whilst their sushi is not authentically Japanese, it’s tasty and they serve up some great rolls like the TFS and the Hana Maki. Expect to pay around $40-50 per person for a delicious dinner.
The Flying Squirrel is located at 92 Amoy Street #01-02, Singapore 069911, p. 6226 2203. Open Mon-Thu 11am to 11pm, Fri 11am – 12am, Sat 12.30pm – 12am.
A traditional Hawaiian dish, the poké itself consists of seasoned or marinaded tuna or salmon tossed with toasted sesame seeds, sweet onions, and scallions, and combined with rice, salad and a myriad of other optional toppings to form the complete bowl. It’s dishes like these that make healthy eating that much easier.
Aloha also doubles as a tiki bar in the evenings, so you can indulge in some tiki cocktails and craft beers.
Aloha Poké is located at 92 Amoy Street, Singapore 069911, p. 6221 6165. Open Mon-Sat 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – Late. Closed on PH.
A regular on the Italian restaurant merry-go-round that Singapore seems to have become, Burlamacco is a stylish yet welcoming eatery serving up Tuscan classic cuisine. Expect tasty dishes, made with quality ingredients served with flair, care, and attention, like this gorgeous squid ink risotto.
Burlamacco Ristorante is located at 77 Amoy Street, Singapore 069896, p. 6220 1763. Open Mon-Fri 11.30am – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10.30pm, Sat 6pm – 10.30pm, Sun 11.30am to 2pm & 6.30pm to 10pm.
The Spiffy Dapper
Having moved from Boat Quay to Amoy Street last year, Sir Spiffalot’s owner George still makes us the same great drinks (with an amazing collection of gin to boot), but with a lot more space, more comfortable seating, and a wicked looking bar.
The Spiffy Dapper is located at 72A Amoy Street, Singapore 069892, p. 8233 9810. Open Mon-Fri 5pm – Late, Sat-Sun 6pm – Late.
Although Maggie Joan’s is technically on Amoy Street, the restaurant has to be accessed from Gemmill Lane. Owned by the same guys behind Moosehead’s Kitchen and Bar, it’s no surprise that the small plates concept is so prevalent and well executed here. We loved the fish the last time we were here, which might not be surprising given its Mediterranean inspiration.
Maggie Joan’s is located at 110 Amoy St, Singapore 069930, p. 6221 5564. Open Mon-Fri 12pm – 2.30pm & 6pm – 11pm, Sat 6pm – 11pm.
Like Maggie Joan’s, the entrance to Burger Joint can be found along Gemmill Lane. And like the original branch in New York, burger joint has a simple focus: great burgers with fresh patties. Flown in monthly from Nebraska, U.S.A., the meat is butchered just before every meal time to ensure quality and freshness. There’s also a good selection of craft beers here to wash it all down. P.S the address is Amoy Street but the (secret) entrance is behind the row of shophouses along Gemmill Lane.
burger joint is located at 115 Amoy Street #01-03, Singapore 069935, p. 6221 8648. Open Mon-Wed 11am – 11pm, Thu-Sat 11am – 12am, Sun 11am – 1opm.
Greek restaurants aren’t the most common in Singapore, so Alati definitely adds to the diversity of Amoy Street. Touting fresh produce caught in the Aegean Sea and many ingredients made from scratch, experience traditional Greek dishes such as Horiatiki ($22); a healthy mix of tomatoes, cucumbers and onions, and Mousaka ($26); a minced beef mixture with eggplant, potatoes, and bechamel sauce.
Alati is located at 73 Amoy Street, Singapore 069892, p. 6221 6124. Open Mon-Fri 12pm – 2.30pm, Mon-Sat 6pm – 12am. Closed on Sun.
For food served with soul. Annalaksmi offers an Indian vegetarian buffet based on their motto: ‘Eat What You Want, Give What You Feel’. It’s up to you what you want to pay at the end. Their staff are mainly volunteers and supports the cultural organisation, Temple of Fine Arts, with its proceeds.
Annalaksmi Janatha is located at 104 Amoy Street, Singapore 069924, p. 63399993. Open Mon-Sat 11am – 3pm.
Matt’s The Chocolate Shop
Well hello, drool-some chocolate cakes! There are only four words you need to know about when it comes to this place and they are: Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake.
Matt’s The Chocolate Shop is located at 44 Amoy St, Singapore 069868, p. 6557 2274. Open Mon-Fri 11am – 6pm, Sat 11am – 3pm. Closed on Sun & PH.
Willow and Huxley
This multi-brand boutique is like a fashion pick n mix for grown ups, where chic and glamorous, bold and edgy, soft and pretty and quirky elegance sits comfortably side by side. It’s one of our favourite places to shop right now with many labels not available elsewhere in Singapore. A pure genius one-stop shop for contemporary fashion. Read our review here.
Willow and Huxley is located at 20 Amoy St, Singapore 069855, p. 6220 1745. Open Mon-Fri 9am – 8pm, Sat 11am – 3pm. Closed on Sundays.
Made By Lauren Jasmine
Good food, great drinks, a cool vibe and plenty of shopping all housed under one roof thanks to this part café, part boutique. It’s a great place to pick up work-appropriate pieces that don’t abandon style in favour of a corporate look – expect a collection that is playful and eclectic and on the food side – we promise the Chocolate Hazelnut Cake will have you swooning! Discover what else lies in store in our feature here.
Made By Lauren Jasmine is located at 47 Amoy Street, Singapore 069873, p. 6423 0626. Open Mon-Fri 8am – 6pm, Sat 9am – 4pm. Closed on Sun.
Top Image: Terence Ong
Article updated by Seow Ee Yang