Bugis Food Guide: 37 Places to Enjoy a Meal at Including Halal Options

Bugis Food Guide: 37 Places to Enjoy a Meal, Including Halal Options

This list is categorised according to cuisine, so you can have an easier time picking!

The eclectic district of Bugis is home to a myriad of restaurants and cafes. From Mediterranean to Italian and Indonesian cuisines,  you can satisfy all your hunger cravings there. However, with many up-and-coming restaurants and cafes popping up, it can get confusing to choose where to go. But, fret not as we have got you covered with a list of Bugis food places categorised by the different cuisines for you to check out!

Also read: Top 11 Things to Do in Bugis

Asian food in Bugis

1. Bumbu

Sitting within the district of Kampong Glam, Bumbu Restaurant is enchanting and filled with nostalgic allure. Serving Thai and Indonesian cuisine, this establishment spreads across two levels with Victorian style furnishing and decor. Some of the popular dishes here include the KraThong Thong, Curry Seafood in Whole Coconut, Butter Squid, and Mango Chicken. Before we forget, the food here is affordable and halal-certified!

Address: 44 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198897

Contact: 6392 8628

Chinese food in Bugis

2. The Dim Sum Place

One of the best halal-certified Cantonese Dim Sum restaurants, The Dim Sum Place boasts an impressive range of dim sum such as their signature Peking Duck Wraps, Molten Salted Egg Custard Bun, Crystal Shrimp Dumpling, and more. Also, their menu includes high quality mains such as Claypot Beef Brisket, Assam Fish, and more. Open until early morning, this spot make for a perfect social spot for night owls!

Address: 791 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198759

Contact: 6655 8787

3. Madame Fan

Madame Fan is where you can dine and feast on Chinese cuisine in a fine-dining ambiance — romantic and undeniably luxurious. Located in The NCO Club along Beach Road, this restaurant is decked in vintage red furniture and has a children above 12 years policy. In case you’re wondering what to order, try their Scallop Shumai, Char Siu Bun, Jasmine Tea Smoked Ribs, and the best selling Crispy Aromatic Duck.

Address: 32 Beach Road, The NCO Club, Singapore 189764

Contact: 6818 1921

Desserts in Bugis

4. Pancake Cafe Belle-ville

Have a sweet tooth that is often difficult to satisfy? Pancake Cafe Belle-ville’s pancake might be your answer. Specialising in fluffy Japanese pancakes, you can enjoy scrumptious desserts with your friends here. Indulge in a variety of pancakes including Mango Pancake, Chocolate with Grilled Banana Pancake, Mixed Berry Pancake, and more! For those who want something more savoury, try their Katsu Sandwich.

Address: Bugis Junction, #01-01B, Towers 230 Victoria Street, Singapore 188024

Contact: 6255 5456

5. Brotherbird Coffeehouse

Sitting along Bali Lane, Brotherbird Milk & Croissant is famous for their soft serve dessert but get ready for their new menu of mochi croissant and cruffins — a mix of croissant and muffin. These scrumptious baked goods will blow you off your feet! Fresh from the oven and beautifully glazed and dusted, it is impossible to not get your hands on them. If you are stuck for choice, why not go ahead for the Original Mochi Croissant which could never go wrong? 

Address: 32 Bali Lane, Singapore 189868

Also read: 9 Late-Night Dessert Places in Singapore to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

6. Hvala

Although tea places are often stereotyped for being a place where one can enjoy solitude while working, Hvala says otherwise! Conceptualised based on the idea of treasuring every moment spent together, Hvala pivots itself as a meeting place for modern-day Picasso and Hemingway to gather and converse with each other over a cup of tea. Those with a sweet tooth can also indulge in their Japanese-inspired desserts — made from quality tea leaves directly imported from Japan.

Address: Chijmes, #01-04/05, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996

European food in Bugis

7. I Am…

Boasting a line-up of Dutch-inspired food, I Am… is located in Haji Lane and voted one of Singapore’s Best Cafes. Signature dishes here include the crowd favourite, Amsterdam Fries & Mayo and the popular meatball snack, Bitterballen. Moreover, the prime location of this restaurant makes it ideal for those who enjoy dining in an alfresco setting and people watching.

Address: 674 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188804

Contact: 6295 5509

Fusion food in Bugis

8. The Mad Sailors

Serving a fusion of British and Asian cuisine, The Mad Sailors is dedicated to dishing out well-loved classics with a twist. Affordable and delicious, this British kitchen sells a range of snacks, brunch, and mains for you to choose from. Think of the likes of Creamy White Wine Mussels, Spiced Scotch Egg, Shepherd’s Pie, Carbonara Duck, and more.

Address: 24 Haji Lane, Singapore 189217

Contact: 9683 7656

9. The Malayan Council

Located along 71 Bussorah Street, The Malayan Council is a small cafe where you can indulge in delicious Malay-Western fusion food. Some of the scrumptious dishes you can order here include Cheesy Kupang, Smoked Duck Lemak Chili Padi, Singapore Chilli Lobster, and more! Also, sweet tooths will appreciate the dessert menu here. 

Address: 71 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199484

Contact: 9002 4414

10. Tanuki Raw

Tanuki Raw is a bar and restaurant that serves modern Japanese-inspired cuisine. Here, you can find a large selection of unique creations that combines Japanese food with the playfulness of American street food. Some of the popular dishes here include a selection of rice bowls — the most popular being the Truffle Yakiniku Donburi. They are also best known for their incredible offers during happy hours between 5PM to 8PM where you can get fresh oyster for S$2 and cocktails for S$10!

Address: 111, #01-05 Middle Rd, National Design Centre, Singapore 1888969

Contact: 9035 9398

Also read: Best Singaporean Food: 12 Dishes You Should Have Tried by Now

Indian food in Bugis

11. Flying Monkey

Flying Monkey is a contemporary Pan Indian restaurant and bar located in the Kampong Glam district where you can enjoy scrumptious food with a pinch of fun. Housing two 500 degree coal tandoors in their kitchen, every dish comes out fresh and deliciously charred. Besides, you can find classic and bespoke cocktails to accompany your meals for the night. Some of the must-try include Butter Chicken, Meen Kulambu, and the Prawn Koliwada.

Address: 67 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199480

Contact: 8741 6158

Indonesian food in Bugis

12. Indo Bowl

Brought into Singapore by the popular halal cafe Royz et Vous from Kuala Lumpur, Indo Bowl is not officially Indomie-endorsed but is best known for the incredible sized bowls of Indomie. The IndoMie Mumbo Jumbo for instance is huge and meant for 3 to 4 people to share. The IndoMie menu here is also varied and includes IndoMie Ayam Bakar, IndoMie Dendeng, IndoMie Sate Ayam and more!

Address: 39 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198487

Contact: 6291 7152

Italian food in Bugis

13. Positano Risto

Ranked as Singapore’s most reviewed Italian restaurant, Positano Risto does not only serve amazing food, but also a great social dining experience. A halal-certified and Muslim-owned restaurant, this restaurant boasts a variety of food including Positano Lobstar Thermidor, Beef Ragu Fettucine, Truffled Mushroom Risotto, and more!

Address: 66 Bussorah Street, S199479

Contact: 6292 18666

14. Tipo Pasta Bar

Tipo Pasta Bar, is a halal-certified restaurant which celebrates artisanal produce, handcrafting their pasta with high quality ingredients and a unique blend of flavours. Some of the pastas they have produced include Dill & Lemon Fettuccine, Saffron Fusilli, Lemon Malfade and more. You can also build your own pasta here by choosing the type of pasta and the sauce! Some of the sauces here include Alfredo, Creamy Pesto, Tom Yum, and more.

Address: 785 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198753

Contact: 8768 0785

15. Cicheti

Hoping to bring the richness of Italy through the menu and decor, Cicheti offers a distinctive perspective on Italian cuisine. Boasting the country’s regional specialties, you can also get authentic Neapolitan pizza baked in a wood-fired oven! Some of the best pizzas here are Sopressata, Ortolana, Diavola, and the classic Margherita. The menu also includes pastas like Paccheri and Tagliatelle and mains like Manzo and Iberico Pork. Craving for desserts after? Don’t fret, you can get it all here!

Address: 52 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198901

Contact: 6292 5012

Japanese food in Bugis

16. Man Man Unagi

Love unagi but not quite sure where to find them? Man Man Unagi got your back! Serving freshly imported char-grilled Japanese eel, you will definitely leave this restaurant satisfied. The eels are first skewered and grilled over a hot charcoal grill before topped with a secret house-made gravy and then later flame-broiled to retain its juices. If you find yourself here, make sure to order the popular Hitsumabushi which is a type of unagi ricebowl!

Address: DUO Galleria, 7 Fraser Street, #01-48, Singapore 189356

Contact: 6702 1500

17. Una Una

A fan of Unagi? Una Una is the most affordable charcoal-grilled Unagi Hitsumabushi in Singapore located in Bugis+. This Nagoya-styled dish includes grilled eel layered on a bowl of Hokkaido rice and served with condiments! While Unagi Hitsumabushi is the popular dish here, other dishes sold include Unaju, Unagi Poke Rice Bowl and more!

Address: 201 Victoria Street Bugis+, #05-02/03, Singapore 188067

Contact: 6238 1011

18. Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Four Seasons

Keisuke is the biggest ramen chain in Singapore. This particular establishment, Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Four Seasons, features an exclusive seasonal menu that is inspired by the four climatic seasons in Japan – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.  Actually, this second instalment of the chain was launched to cope with the demand for the patrons who fell in love with the ramen sold. With Tonkotsu Ramen King, Tonkotsu Ramen Spring Special, Tonkotsu Ramen Summer, and more, you’ll be in for a treat!

Address: 158 Rochor Road, Bugis Village, Singapore 188433

Contact: 6333 5740

19. The Ramen Stall

Dedicated to serving authentic Halal ramen, The Ramen Stall boasts an extensive selection of Japanese dishes that has been adapted to the local palate. Open until late, this eatery is perfect for the night owls looking for supper places to chow down on warm and hearty bowls of ramen. As there is a variety of ramen such Volcano Ramen, Chicken Cha Su Ramen, and Beef Ramen, you can find one to appease your taste buds!

Address: 787 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198755

Contact: 6655 0800

20. Sushi Airways

Did you know that Sushi Airways is the only airplane-themed Japanese restaurant in Singapore? Fun fact: The restaurant flies in the fishes for their menu at least four times a week from Japan for the extra freshness everyone loves in their meal. Located near Haji Lane, this unique and high quality establishment offers an a-la-carte menu via their distinctive Flight Manual. Besides, you will enjoy the bevy of alcoholic beverages including an excellent selection of sake. When in doubt, try the Sashimi Mori Set, Premium Assorted Sushi, Mango Roll, and Avocado Maki!

Address: 20a Baghdad Street, Singapore 199659

Contact: 6291 1151

21. ROCKU Yakiniku

ROCKU Yakiniku is a casual, upbeat and edgy new restaurant where the traditional style of Japanese dining is molded together with modern entertainment. Experience flaming charcoal grill which will accentuate the taste of fine meats, poultry and vegetables. With cuts flown in from the USA, Australia and Japan, you can find Wagyu beef brisket, Australian sirloin and short ribs for all meat lovers.  

Address: Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street, #04-06, Singapore 188067

Contact: 6634 3313

Korean food in Bugis

22. Chir Chir

Fans of Korean food, check out Chir Chir located within Bugis Junction. Here, you can enjoy a refreshing twist on Korean-style fried chicken unlike any other. Spicy Chilli Soy Chicken, Rosemary Roasted Chicken, and Kkan Pun King are some of the fares that grace the menu. With generous portions and wallet-friendly prices, you’re sure to get a bang for your buck!

Address: 200 Victoria Street, #02-50 Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021

Contact: 6251 0598

23. Jinjja Chicken

If you fancy a more authentic take on Korean cuisine, Jinjja Chicken is the place to be! The reason: It doles out an incredible variety of dishes that will make you feel like you have transported to the Land of the Morning Calm. What to try when you’re there? Their hearty army stew which packs a punch with their blend of spices, wholesome ingredients, and some cheesy goodness. Also, their Beef Bibimbap, Chicken Burger, and Rabokki are simply delectable! Moreover Muslim friends, you can check this Bugis food place as it’s halal-certified.

Address: 249 Victoria Street, Singapore 188034

Contact: 6837 0937

Malay food in Bugis

24. Hajah Maimunah

Specialising in traditional, Kampung-style cuisine, Hajah Maimunah is known for their tantalising array of signature dishes. Established in the 90s, some of the popular dishes here include the delectable and Juicy Sundanese Grilled Chicken, Lemak Siput, Sambal Goreng, and more. With more than 40 different dishes to choose from, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice. To top it off, you can also tuck into a variety of mouth-watering traditional kuihs and desserts.

Address: 11 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199078

Contact: 6297 4294

25. Warong Nasi Pariaman

Founded in 1948, Warong Nasi Pariaman is possibly the oldest Nasi Padang stall in Singapore. Moreover, its snaking queue bears testament to its sheer popularity. Famous for its Ayam Bakar which is grilled over charcoal, you’d know why this place is always bustling after tasting this iconic dish. If you ever find yourself undecided, try their ayam korma, beef rendang, and ikan bakar.

Address: 738 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198706

Contact: 6292 5898

Mediterranean food in Bugis

26. Artichoke Cafe and Bar

While the food is the least authentic (in the words of the owner, not mine!), it is fun and innovative — an exciting take on dishes that might seem familiar to you. Best known as one of the best brunch places in Singapore, this cafe is for those looking to spend a lazy afternoon indulging in delicious food. When you are there, do try their Maple Glazed Bacon Chop, Self-Destruction, and Egg Shakshouka.

Address: 161 Middle Road, Singapore 188978

Contact: 6336 6949

27. Alaturka

With the restaurant’s wide offerings, I wouldn’t be surprised if you were too spoilt for choices! Opened in 2005, Alaturka has been consistently venturing into uncharted territories with their creative interpretations of classical Turkish food.  It has even been awarded the Michelin Guide Singapore Bib Gourmand; A testament to the authenticity and deliciousness of these mouth-watering dishes. For those going in groups, you will definitely want to try the max-sized Karisik Kebab: A platter of juicy tender meats served alongside aromatic butter rice and garden salad.

Address: 15 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199436

Contact: 6294 0304

Mexican food in Bugis

28. Piedra Negra

Offering some of the best Latin American and Mexican cuisine, Piedra Negra is suitable for family gatherings, large groups, and for friends who simply want to hang out. Located at Beach Road, this establishment also boasts an extensive range of dishes such as Pescado al Ajillo, Raw Fish Mexican Style, Quesadilla Chicken, Enchilada Chicken, and more!

Address: 241 Beach Road, Singapore 189753

Contact: 9199 0610

Also read: 12 Retro Diners in Singapore for Instagram-Worthy Vibes

Middle Eastern food in Bugis

29. Beirut Grill

Boasting an array of Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine, Beirut Grill is the best place to feast on authentic Middle Eastern food. With the cozy ambiance, this restaurant is perfect for family and groups looking to have a delicious meal in a comfortable space. Located within Kampong Glam, this establishment’s signature dishes included Lamb Chops and Shish Taouk. Of course, you also have to try the popular and well-loved Hummus!

Address: 72 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199485

Contact: 6341 7728

30. Tabbouleh

How does a lip-smacking Lebanese meal sound like to you? That’s exactly what you’re in for at Tabbouleh. Get ready to tuck into a sumptuous repast that comprises Lamb Mandi, Mix Grill Seafood, Tabbouleh Salad, Falafel, and more. Additionally, you can end your meal on a sweet note with a gamut of desserts like Pistachio Baklava and Kunafah.  The best way to enjoy these tantalising dishes is by sipping on a hot cup of flavoured tea.

Address54 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199470

Contact: 6291 4100

Southern food in Bugis

31. Chix Hot Chicken

Serving Nashville fried chicken made fresh with some of the hottest peppers in the world, Chix Hot Chick’n brings a taste of Southern hospitality to sunny Singapore. Also, it is the first ever Nashville hot chicken concept establishment in Singapore. Some of the must-try food on the menu is of course the chicken, either with waffles or sandwich! Make sure to get yourself ready for the spice party that might surprise you.

Address: 1 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199069

Contact: 8893 7031

Swedish food in Bugis

32. Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro

Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro is dedicated to serving home-cooked, traditional Swedish food. On top of that, it hopes to create dishes that will not only satisfy your cravings but also warm your heart. Specialising in Scandinavian cuisine, this halal establishment serves authentic tastes of Sweden at an affordable price. In the event that you can’t decide what to eat, try the Grilled Chicken Crepe, Meatball Melt, or Gravlax Sandwich.

Address: 257 Beach Road, Singapore 199539

Contact: 6396 9096

Thai food in Bugis

33. Koh Nangkam

No doubt, Bugis is home to a plethora of restaurants. If you ever find yourself craving for a comforting Thai feast when you’re there, make a beeline for Koh Nangkam. You’ll certainly relish the home-style dishes such as Tom Yum Soup, Thai Green Curry, Kailan Beef, Mango Saland, and more. P.S — the dishes are affordable and the portions are huge enough to make you burst at the seams. Also, this is another halal restaurant that appears on our list of Bugis food places.

Address: 4 & 6 Jalan Kledek, Singapore 199261

Contact: 6392 2172

Vietnamese food in Bugis

34. Mrs Pho

Inspired and established as a tribute to all Vietnamese mothers, grandmothers and aunties, Mrs Pho is where you can taste a warm bowl of authentic pho. From small bites to original pho, you can find a range of Vietnamese cuisine here. Founded by Hoang who grew up as a refugee in Australia, this establishment is not only where you can find Vietnamese classics, but also a slice of Vietnamese culture. So, you may be wondering what are their must-try dishes. They are the Special Beef Combo Pho, Hue Spicy Beef Noodle Soup, and Mrs Pho Fried Spring Rolls. 

Address: 73 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199486

Contact: 6292 0018

Western food in Bugis

35. (working title) | Burger Bar

A halal-certified burger bar, Working Title boasts a variety of gourmet burgers and signature smoothies. If you are looking for a good cuppa joe and a place to unwind, then this is your spot too! Their menu includes a basic (Magic Truffle Mushroom, Holy Guacamole) and premium burgers (Tower of Power, Darkwing Duck). Moreover, they have a brunch menu such as Avocado Toast, Grilled Cheese, and more!

Address: 783 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198751

Contact: 8768 0463

Also read: A Guide to the Best Burger Places in Singapore

36. Earlybird Cafe

Earlybird Cafe is a beautiful cafe where you can snap some aesthetic pictures for your social media feed while enjoying heir delicious dishes. With paintings of birds here and there, the minimalist and bright decor makes the establishment bright and lively. If you’re spoilt for choice, you will certainly enjoy the Tom Yum Prawn Pasta and their Flower Pot Tiramisu.

Address: 17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149

Contact: 9788 6856

37. Symmetry

An all-day dining restaurant and bar, Symmetry serves contemporary Australian creations masterfully prepared from high-quality and fresh produce. Hoping to share the laid-back sensibility of Aussie culture, this establishment is the perfect gathering space for all occasions. Also, it often graces the list of must-visit brunch places in Singapore. So, you know you can dig into breakfast favourites worth getting out of bed for at Symmetry!

Address: 9 Jalan Kubor #01-01, Singapore 199206

Contact: 6291 9901

So, next time you’re wondering where to eat in Bugis, simply make a reservation at one of the above Bugis restaurants! Which of these Bugis food places would you be keen to try out first?

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Natasha Shadeanna
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