The scenario: You've just finished work late, you're hungry and quite possibly down for some drinks too.
The problem: Most kitchens close by 10pm.
The solution: Head to one of these great late night restaurants where you can satisfy those hunger pangs well after the rest of the city is tucked away in bed.
For the uninitiated, robatayaki is a Japanese style of eating where you sit in front of a display of fresh ingredients like meats, seafood and veggies, and you simply point to what you want. The chefs will then marinate the ingredients, grill them up for you and hand the dishes over with a wooden paddle. It may not be cheap, but it’s definitely a unique dining experience.
1 Tanglin Road
#01-01 Orchard Parade Hotel
Tel: +65 6732 1866
Hours: 6:30pm - 1:30am
The Black Swan
The Black Swan is a distinctive Grand Café and Bar serving a fresh take on European bistro classics. Set in a historic Art Deco building at the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District, The Black Swan injects new life and glamour into the core of the CBD precinct.Supper is served Mon - Thurs, 10:30PM to 1 am and Fri and Sat 10:30 PM to 2am.
Tender fragrant Cantonese chicken rice is the specialty at this family owned chain of outlets, although they also offer a wide range of flavorful Chinese dishes. Come here in the day for reasonably priced chicken rice combo sets, after a night out for late night noshing or order online or by phone for delicacies delivered straight to your door.
Various locations - River Valley and Balestier open late
If you're looking for a chill spot to grab some grub after dark, Brewerkz boasts a great location by the Singapore river, satisfies your nocturnal hunger pangs with tasty bar bites like chicken wings, burgers, pizzas and chilli, and serves great microbrewery beers. Pull up a wooden chair, order one of their signature or seasonal beers handcrafted on site and dig into imaginative dishes like Rosemary and Truffle Popcorn, Bacon-Wrapped Figs, or the Volcano Sliders. Kitchen closes at 11:45 on Friday & Saturday.
Opened in 1971, this elegant Chinese eatery in the Mandarin Orchard Singapore hotel is famous for their Mandarin chicken rice, as well as decadent seafood dishes like the Lobster Laksa and King Prawn Fried Hokkien Noodles. As an added bonus, they’re open until late every night of the week.
Mandarin Orchard Singapore Level 5
Tel: +65 6831 6288/91
Hours: Sun - Thurs, 11am - 1am and Fri, Sat and eve of Public Holiday 11am - 2am
Diandin Leluk | No matter what time of day or night, you can always get authentic Thai cuisine at Diandin Leluk at the Golden Mile Complex. The 24-hour kitchen is manned by native Thai chefs, so they know how to make all your favourites like Pad Thai, Tom Yam Soup and Papaya Salad, as well as lesser known delicacies like Crispy Catfish with Mango Salad, Chicken Feet Salad, and Bitter Gourd with Egg.
5001 Beach Rd #01-67
Tel: +65 6293 5101
This is a speakeasy bar hidden below Uma Uma Ramen in Forum. Head in for a dose of your favourite cocktails with some great Japanese bites on the side including a few options of a ramen, which is sometimes all you need alongside a few good cocktails.
Situated towards the end of Gemmill Lane, this aesthetically pleasing restaurant takes pride in importing only the freshest produce from America's east coast, particularly Boston. The interior immediately sets the scene of a classic European restaurant and the food rarely disappoints. Luke's fulfills the "chop house" tag by specialising in mouthwatering prime steaks, but they also offer a wide selection of seafood as well. Chef Travis is a culinary master and a wine enthusiast, so there is an eclectic selection of vino to accompany every meal. This is definitely an ideal place for a lingering dinner date or a late night meal and drinks. Last order is at 11:45 pm Mon - Sat.
Mr. Prata has three different locations that are open 24 hours, all of which serve up Indian and Singaporean classics like murtaba, curries, mee hoon and—as the name suggests—pratas. The only problem you’re likely to have with getting your 4am feed on is deciding between the many options available. For example, do you want your prata with garlic, egg, sausage, blueberry, strawberry or pineapple?
There’s nothing like a good hit of spice to wake you up when you’re out about town and beginning to fade. Open 24-hours, Na Na Thai packs in the heat with authentic Thai dishes like their Basil Chicken or Pork laced with green beans and chilis, Tom Yum Goong soup with loads of seafood in a spicy and sour broth, and the Mango Salad with the spice level adjusted to your liking.
5001 Beach Road #01-51/52
Tel: + 65 6297 8498
Located in the Conrad Centennial Singapore, Oscar’s is by far the classiest 24-hour dining joint in town. They’ve got a great selection of Asian and Western dishes, so depending on your mood you can dig into a bowl of laksa, a juicy burger or a plate of freshly grilled seafood. And if you happen to stay up all Saturday night, be sure to hit up their Supercharged Sunday Brunch to retox and refuel.
This gastro-bar blends classic elegance and the feel of an American diner splendidly. Overeasy takes pride in late-night dining, providing no less than a satisfying menu for supper until late in the evening. The menu boasts a host of classic American fare - the type of food you'd get at textbook american diners - only with a touch of flair. The lavish interior exudes an elegant vibe and the dynamic bar serves up a comprehensive selection of tempting beverages. With offers such as 1-for-1 on all house spirits, draft beer and house wines, Overeasy makes for the perfect late night dinner and drinks spot. Kitchen closes at 1:30 am on Friday & Saturday.
Colourful and lively are just a few words to describe both the atmosphere and food at this reasonably priced Mexican joint. Head here after work for a few margaritas with friends and dig into hearty portions of nachos, ceviche, stuffed chilies, enchiladas and tacos as you listen to live DJs throwing down the beats. They’re also open until late on the weekends.
Senor Taco's authentic and simple Mexican fare never seems to disappoint, as the savory meat maranade, fresh herbs, and array of spicy sauces satisfy your palate with every bite (especially after a few drinks). If you're anything like us, Mexican food is what we crave late night sometimes, so you'll be happy to know that all locations of Senor Taco serve bites until late.
Clarke Quay, #01-12 Blk 3D River Valley Rd
Tel: +65 9118 4155
Hours: Mon to Tues 6pm to 1am, Wed to Thurs 6pm to 2am, Fri to Sat 6pm to 4.30am, Sundays 6pm to 11.30pm
Orchard Towers, #01-06 1 Claymore Drive Hours: Sun to Thurs 6pm - 12am, Fri and Sat 6pm - 2am
Star Vista, #02-22 The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green
Tel: +65 6694 2320 Hours: Sun to Tue noon - 11pm, Wed noon - 2am, Thur noon - 11pm, Fri to Sat noon - midnight
Step into the softly lit interior of Shiraz and soak up the exotic Persian vibes as you dine on charcoal grilled meats, fresh seafood, and fragrant basmati rice. Settle in for a while with a shisha and take in a belly dance performance or watch the chefs in action until late in the glass walled show kitchen. They also have a chain of kebab outlets called Shiraz Mazzeh for quick bites and beers.
The Ramen Stall | The Ramen Stall is unique not only because they’re open until 5am every night, but because each of their delicious dry and soup-based ramen dishes is halal. You can opt for the Chicken Cha-Shu Ramen in a flavourful broth with a shoyu egg, corn and seaweed, the Abalone Seafood Ramen, or the Spicy Dry Ramen with chicken cha-shu and cucumber. They also have sushi and sashimi on offer.
Nothing hits the spot after a big night out on the town than tasty Hong Kong and Shanghai dim sum. Swee Choon offers up a plethora of plates including savoury Pork Dumplings, fluffy Bao buns filled with minced pork, Drunken Chicken in Shaoxing wine and creamy Portuguese Egg Tarts. Plus, they’re open from 6pm to 6am every night except for Tuesdays.
Post-party grub and late dinners are on at both of Spize’s laid-back locations at Bedok and River Valley. The menus here are made up mainly of Asian classics, although there are some Western comfort dishes on offer as well as sweet treats. Late night dining delivery also makes Spize a favorite with hungry night owls.
Just next door to Jigger & Pony, this temple of rum and grilled meats is by the same people, but offers a more cool and casual vibe. The drinks are the main focus here with over 50 different bottles of rum to choose from, and the drink menu is divided into tropical, clear and dark spirits. The food includes charcoal-fired dishes like the Grilled Tiger Prawns and Australian Cape Grim Hanger Steak, and they even have a late night menu until 12am with offerings like Buttermilk Fried Chicken and the Sugarhall Ramen with pork belly and kimchi bacon.
What started as a small dim sum joint in Hong Kong soon became an epicurean sensation when Tim Ho Wan was included in the Michelin Guide. Now Singaporeans can also dig into their delectable Baked Bun with BBQ Pork that has gained them fame for its fluffy outer bun and tender BBQ pork in a rich sweet and salty sauce. They have a few outlets in Singapore, but for night owls looking for a delicious dim sum fix, their location in the East is open 24 hours.
Potato Head Folk is already well known as an eclectic space where art, gourmet food, cocktails, and convivial vibes converge. Three Buns is dedicated to burgers and boozy beverages, and you have your choice of ordering at the counter on the first floor and grabbing a seat on the pavement outside, or heading up to their whimsical dining room on the second floor for sit-down service amid handpainted murals, sculptures and vintage furniture. As an added bonus, their delicious beef, chicken, lamb, crab, cod, sausage, and veggie burgers are on offer right up until midnight.
This aesthetically pleasing eatery in Roberston Quay ticks all the boxes for a late-night spot for supper. The space has an outdoor airy feel and the restaurant stays open well into the wee hours, giving you plenty of time to plan your night ahead. With wine at reasonable prices and pretty decent mains, we definitely suggest you give this restaurant a shot. We recommend coming with a big group of friends for a great night out. Last order is at 1:30 am on weeknights, 2:30 am on Fridays and Saturdays and 12am on Sundays.