The latest new restaurants in Singapore

The dining scene in Singapore is never static and these exciting new restaurants demonstrate how the creativity is ever evolving. Enjoy!

Updated on 28 June 2022

The latest new restaurants in Singapore

California Republic

Why: This tribute to sixties California – think woodie wagons, Malibu surf boards and sunken living rooms – conjures a counterculture world where rules be damned. It’s populist stuff that seems as contemporary today as it did then. Food has similar appeal: grilled calamari, Caesar salad or something vibrant like smoked bucatini with pork ragu. Signatures include spanking fresh red snapper ceviche or pizza with a topping of fennel sausage and braised leek. So Cal-Ital.

Where: 88 Amoy Street, 069907

Path

This Modern Asian restaurant in buzzing MBFC Tower 3 has much to like about it, particularly at lunch when their good-value sets are a boon for local workers. Chef Marvas Ng’s reinterpretation of Asian dishes through a French lens means Japanese yellowtail sashimi rubbing shoulders with signature butter-roasted herb-brined French Poulet, served with Hong Kong scallion salsa and daikon sword leaf lettuce roll. It’s a heady mix. We like the wine list, too, for its close-knit appreciation of Old and New Worlds.

Where: 12 Marina Boulevard, Tower 3, #01-05/06, MBFC, 018982

Nobu Singapore

Why: This sleek and beautiful piece of Nikkei restauration brings the combined talents of Nobu and the Four Seasons together. It’s a hedonistic mix that creates a lively sense of occasion and a magic that few restaurants can rival. The Japanese garden houses a bar packed with exotic temptation, but for many it’s the city skyline view and classic Nobu dishes with the usual Peruvian twists and flavours for which they come. Black cod and yellowtail jalapeno alongside sushi that demonstrates unfathomable knife skills. Two teppanyaki private rooms to note.

Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 90 Orchard Blvd, Level 3, 248646

Wakuda

Clean fresh flavours and refined executions are not the only foodie calling cards of this beguiling collaboration between chef Tetsuya Wakuda and arch restaurateur John Kunkel. It’s a stunning restaurant, too, decked out with jaunty wood and bronze fixtures and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the restaurant’s very own garden. This looks like being a sure-fire winner, bringing us more of Wakuda’s great French technique married to Japanese influence. Whether it’s lobster or beef, sushi or nigiri, there’s much to enjoy. 

Where: Lobby, Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 2, 1 Bayfront Avenue, 018971

Nox – Dine in the Dark

Being unable to see is just a little bit scary, but it’s also thought-provoking and fun. As such we would advise our lovely readers to throw caution to the wind, leave behind any notion of eating with your eyes behind and let your wider senses run wild. Eating in the dark will not be for everyone but it’s something everyone should try at least once.

Where: 83 Club Street, 069451