Looking for a place to dine with family and friends in downtown Orchard?
Here are 9 restaurants in Singapore that can only be found in Orchard Central, many of them affordable and great for sharing (e.g.Jiomore people below).
These include the K.Cook Korean BBQ restaurant which just launched"Pocha"concept; The famous hotpot restaurant in Chengdu, Da Long Yi, famous for its buttered broth; the Korean brunch cafe Walking on Sunshine, which is very popular on Instagram; and the Japanese restaurant Tsukiji, which houses 6 Japanese culinary concepts in one place.
Read on to find out what tempting food Orchard Central has to offer:
K.Cook Korean barbacoa restaurant
Central Garden No. 07-01
Phone: +65 6884 7282
Opening hours: Buffet from 11:30 to 17:00. M. to 22:00 M. (Monday to Sunday), Ala Carte from 21:30 M. to 3 am M. (Monday to Saturday)
K.Cook is a cheap Korean steakhouse located on the 7th floor of Orchard Central.
Affordable prices start at $16.90++ and up for adult weekday lunch.
For a Korean BBQ look, it is designed with a rooftop dining area both indoors and outdoors. You can comfortably make yourself comfortable in the air-conditioned area or enjoy your meal with the natural breeze kissing your face while grillingsamgyeopsal(pork bacon) andchadolbagi(beef brisket) over Orchard Road night view.
To complete the atmosphere, the outdoor seating area has a large screen that plays K-pop music videos.
are you celebrating something? K.Cook started a new one"Pocha". Pocha is an abbreviation of Korean words that can be translated as "Korean Street Food Wagon". From 21:30 until the early hours of the morning (3am!) you can spend the evening drinking with friends. In case you get hungry, they have an a la carte menu for your bar.
Deals include Korean Army Stew ($35), Korean Fried Chicken ($30), Smoked Duck and Chives Salad ($35), Spicy Fried Squid ($25), and Crispy Seafood Pancakes ($25).
Try their Pork Spine Stew ($40).gamdżatang, a spicy and hearty Korean traditional dishCollection(stew), which combines pork bones,gamja(potatoes) and other vegetables. The broth is made by cooking pork tenderloin for many hours to create an aromatic base for goulash.
Drink this soup with a bottlesojunext door and eat dinner like a true Korean.
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Central Garden #08-13
Phone: +65 6238 6872
Opening hours: 11:30 M. to 15:00 M. 17:30 M. to 22:00 M. (Monday to Thursday), 11:30 M. to 17:00 M. to 22:00 M. (Friday to sunday)
If you're craving Thai food after shopping, head to Som Tam for a modern Thai fusion dinner. Its minimalist interior speaks of modernity, so you can eat in style.
The menu includes street food, bottled salads, rice, noodles/pasta, soups/curries and main courses. Som Tam chefs combine different culinary types, traditions and cooking methods to provide you with many culinary options.
Tom Yum Soup ($12.80 and up), available in black, with shrimp or chicken, will revive you with its spicy sourness.
Are you too hot for soup? Choose the Aglio Olio Style Tom Yum Pasta ($15.80) or try the Grilled Thai Chicken Satay ($9.80 for 6 pieces).
Don't miss Pla Muek Yang ($17.80), a homemade grilled whole squid best-seller served with Som Tam's signature Thai seafood sauce. Chop the tender squid, seasoning it with Thaitook Jim(fish sauce), a perfect complement.
Still hungry? Order their Classic Pineapple Fried Rice ($13.80) or Olive Chicken Fried Rice ($13.80), which uses Chinese olive leaves to create a flavorful flavor. Get ready to discover something different here.
The Joy of Dozo
Central Garden No. 12-01
Phone: +65 6838 6966
Opening hours: 12:00 - Last order 14:00, 18:00 - Last order 21:00 (Monday to Sunday)
Set in an enchantingly beautiful rooftop garden of Orchard Central, Joie by DOZO is a unique place to celebrate special occasions with your loved ones.
Joie (pronounced "joy") specializes in modern French-Japanese plant-based cuisine.
Yes, vegetable cuisine: A completely unique dining experience that focuses on vegetables, fruits and herbs to share the joy of eating.
You should be surprised at the different flavors, styles and presentations they can have, all without meat.
Complete your midday meals with a 6-course lunch ($38.80++) with your family or book a table to share with loved ones for a special 7-course dinner ($68.80++).
Grill Summer Mushroom Steak is a highly recommended main course. This succulent grilled monkey mushroom is cooked on a hot "Pu-Ye" lava stone. On the side are mashed potatoes with truffles and a spicy and smoky mustard and truffle sauce that complements the deep, earthy flavor of the mushroom.
Another smart dish to consider is vegetable sashimi on ice with a glass of oysters. This cold dish (available only at lunchtime) will challenge even the most demanding palates.
It's amazing to know that "salmon sashimi" is made of aloe vera, coconut, konjac andhuai-san(Chinese yam). The salty, buttery texture is so well replicated you won't be able to tell the difference.
Spacer w Sunshine Cafe
Central Garden #03-07
Phone: +65 8877 0088
Opening hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Sunday to Friday), 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM (Saturday)
Walking On Sunshine or WOS, the newest restaurant and beauty center on the block, is on the third floor of Orchard Central. It is one of the largest you can find in Singapore, combining a lounge and coffee shop in one place.
The beauty salon is powered by top-notch professional hairdressers, hair stylists, makeup artists and nail stylists from around the world.
As for the garden-themed cafe, it offers a variety of food options to its guests. Even vegetarians will be delighted with the variety of options, in addition to the drinks line.
If you could only pick one item on the menu, let it be the Instagram-popular soufflé pancake ($20.50).
Imagine a stack of three light and fluffy pancakes topped with special cream, nuts and fresh fruit such as blueberries, grapes and strawberries. Good for sharing (or keeping it all to yourself), this dish is loved by kids and adults alike.
Or have a savory pancake for a change. Crab Kimchi Pancake ($20.50) is definitely on the other end of the flavor spectrum, but its sweet and sour flavor is just as tempting.
More hunger pangs? Order the Meat Salami Pizza ($17.50), Striped Steak ($21.50) or Spicy Pork Panini ($17.50) to go.
Sip on the famous Korean teas while enjoying the sight of beautiful flowers and plants around you, enjoying time spent with family and friends.
Huerto Central #B2-11/29
Phone: +65 6509 9383/
Opening hours: from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., last food order at M. (Monday to Sunday)
Some of Japan's most loved grocery stores from Sapporo, Hakodate and Asahikawa have arrived at Orchard Central.
Welcome them to your Singaporean home on the Hokkaido Marche, the market's gourmet dining hall.
Located in the basement of 2 Orchard Central next to Don Donka, Hokkaido Marche connects 7 different Japanese F&B brands to Hokkaido.
First, they have Café & Bar Dot, which introduces Hokkaido Premium Soft Serve ice cream to Singaporean foodies. They also serve ice-cold Sapporo Beer for just $6.50 along with a wide range of sake, whiskey, wines and soft drinks.
Come on, Natsume. It has a seasonal seafood menu from Hokkaido. Ask for their Kaisen Don Especial for just $17.50.
Maruya is a famous Donburi place in Hokkaido in Sapporo that has been operating for over 130 years. You have plenty of options here, but the Pork Katsu Don/Curry ($13.50) is recommended.
If you like pork, you must pick up the Hokkaido Buta Don ($13.50) at Tsuyoshi. Delicate grilled pork with a mysterious sauce make it a delicious and healthy meal.
If you're craving noodles, head to Maruki for all-natural soba - no MSG! Try Mori Soba ($8.50), which is available cold and pairs best with sake.
Ajisai, valued for hisZodiac(salt) ramen, this is the place to enjoy Hakodate Shio Ramen ($12.00 USD). Savor a clear and flavorful broth of pork, chicken and natural rock salt infused with seaweed from southern Hokkaido.
Finally, Shirakaba Sansou offers its signature clear miso soup with a thin layer of oil to keep it warm. Try their legendary Sapporo Miso Ramen ($13.00) and get a taste of how balanced and rich their broth is.
Tsukiji Japanese restaurant
Central Garden No. 12-02
Phone: +65 6634 2803
Opening hours: lunch from 12:00 to 15:00, dinner from 18:00 to 22:30 (Monday to Sunday)
Tsukiji Japanese Restaurant is ideal for those who want the convenience of choice under one roof. This gastronomic concept brings together 6 unique brands in one place and offers a wide selection of popular Japanese dishes.
First, you get the freshest seasonal fish and sashimi airlifted from Japan's famous Tsukiji Fish Market. Get the Sashimi on a Boat sampler ($67.80) with 7 types of sashimi to share. Or 6 slices of fresh oysters for just $26.80.
Fancy some Japanese BBQ? Get your fix at Ikezaki Yakiniku, which specializes in Wagyu beef. You can't go wrong with their Wagyu Roast Beef Don ($24.80).
For tempura Ebi-Zo Tempura will serve tempura only from fresh meat, not frozen. Taste their freshness with Signature Ebizo Tendon ($24.80).
Tori-Sho Chicken Cuisine offers many chicken options, such as Black Pepper Chicken Wing Karaage ($2.80/each). UnaSho manages the unagi department. Try Hitsumabushi ($32.80), grilled eel with rice in 3 ways.
Finally, Hamakaze Ramen brings together the best Japanese ramen in one place. The spicy Tori-Kotsu Miso Butter Ramen ($16.80) is a must-have.
The prices are affordable considering the portions are quite generous.
With all these dizzying options, focus on THIS exclusive: Tsukiji Special Foie Gras Bara Chirashi Don ($25.80). It consists of cubes of fresh sashimi (salmon, tuna, swordfish), salmon roe, flying fish roe, foie gras and tamago, all on sushi rice. What makes it special is the chef's secret ingredient in the rice vinegar mix.
Upholstery Da Long Yi Singapore
Central Garden #08-06/07/08
Phone: +65 6509 0002
Opening hours: 12:00 M. to 23:00 M. (Monday to Sunday)
Feast with friends and family on a special steamboat meal at Da Long Yi, a famous Chinese hotpot brand. Its first location opened in 2013 in Chengdu, China, and has quickly grown to over 200 restaurants in mainland China.
Conveniently located on the 8th floor, Da Long Yi is on the left side of the elevator exit. Occupying 3 units, it is quite spacious with impressive interiors.
If you're looking for an authentic Sichuan experience, the quality of the food here won't disappoint.
Choose the Butter Mala soup base as it is Da Long Yi's signature. I thought it was more "la" (spicy) than "ma" (numbing) and might make some people sweat. Quitehi.
Shrimp Paste ($16), Mountain Beef ($24), Kongfu Fries ($7), Spicy Pork Ribs ($24), and Pink Beef Tongue ($20) are other featured items.
Various condiments and casserole sauces can be found at the sauce station ($2.50 per person). Check out their own custom sesame oil which is the hallmark of an authentic hotpot restaurant in Chengdu.
Did I mention the hotpot until 6am?
Kiseki Japanese buffet restaurant
Central Garden #08-01/02/03
Phone: +65 6736 1216
Hours: Lunch from 11:30 to 15:00, last order at 14:30.
Stage 18:00 – 22:00 Last order 21:30
For huge appetites, Kiseki is a great option. This Japanese buffet restaurant offers over 200 buffet items in 29 categories.
You can also enjoy the wonderful sky view of the orchard landscape while eating in the outdoor dining area. And when you get the bill, you can smile because the prices here won't break your wallet - it's a MEGA Japanese buffet at MINI prices.
Indulge all your Japanese cravings, from sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, robotayaki (Japanese BBQ), yakitori (skewers), nabemono (hot pot), agemono (fried), mushimono (steamed) to Western Japanese dishes such as noodles and Pizza
Be sure to look out for their signature items from a sea of buffet items like their fresh Salmon Sashimi and Grilled Salmon Head. Assorted Sushi is a must, with a dozen varieties of handmade rolls, as well as Assorted Agemono.
Do you love fresh seafood? Head over to Seafood on Ice and grab those snow crab legs that are only available during weekend dinners.
Then complete your meal with rich Japanese desserts, from mochi to tofu cheesecake.
Buffet prices start at $22.80++ for adult lunch on weekdays ($12.80++ for children). The menu items change so be prepared to discover new dishes when you visit.
Central Garden #07-12/13
Phone: +65 6337 7166
Opening hours: from 11:00 to 17:00 M. to 22:30 M. (Monday to Sunday)
Another place worth visiting in Orchard Central is Nantsuttei, a Japanese restaurant famous for its ramen. Its main location is in Hadano, Kanagawa, and it has branches in Tokyo.
Their signature ramen is a simple combination of rich and creamy tonkotsu (pork bone) soup, fresh Hadano ramen noodles, aromatic ma-yu (roasted black garlic oil) floating on the surface, and homemade char siu sauce. .
Black mayu, an essential ingredient, is prepared by sautéing garlic in seven stages and blending it into a balanced mixture. This combination of ingredients has created its distinctive taste of Nantsuttei, which has not changed since its first opening.
You can find a wide variety of ingredients on their menu; this way you can update your orders from time to time.
Choose the Maru-toku Negi Chashu-men ($15.80 or AU$17), which features flavorful garlic oil in a creamy pork soup.
Kara-miso Ramen ($14.80 or AU$16) reminds me of a sumptuous bowl of toasted noodles. You can also choose the spice level and consistency of the noodles that you prefer.
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