Robertson Quay is renowned for being a great place to chill out by the river with tons of quality offerings, some that have been around for ages and others that are up and coming. We've been able to to try a lot of the spots there but here are our TOP choices when it comes to dining there. (Just a fyi, the area is under construction but the restaurants are still open)
Cook your own Japanese yakiniku dinner at this popular BBQ restaurant where each table has its own sunken charcoal grill. The menu offers a plethora of à la carte options including chicken, beef, lamb, pork, seafood, and veggies, although the sets are the best value as they come with different cuts of meats like melt-in-your-mouth Wagyu or various types of seafood. Sides include soup, salad, rice or kimchi, and you can wash it all down with sake or an ice cold Asahi.
Decker Barbecue is the result of a collaboration between Min Chan of Club Street Social and the guys behind Smokehouse BBQ in Bali, and the concept here is Texas-style barbecue meats like beef brisket, spare ribs, and pulled pork all priced per 100 grams. The meats can also be accompanied by a range of sides like creamy mac n’ cheese, kale salad and fries, as well as a selection of great craft beers.
60 Robertson Quay / +65 6635 8565 / BBQ
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Located on the second floor at Robertson Quay, Himono-ya focuses on fresh fish flown in from Japan and prepared using traditional Japanese cooking techniques. Their signature dish is the Himono Hokke, a mackerel filet grilled until crispy and golden on the outside, and rich and chewy on the inside. They also offer a variety of other grilled meats, seafoods and veggies which are fresh and delicious. Order up a bucket of cold Asahis to cleanse the palate between bites.
11 Unity Street, #02-14 Robertson Walk / +65 6235 9110 / Japanese Cuisine
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La Maison Du Whisky
Bone up on your whisky knowledge over a dram or two at this classy bar and retail shop where you will find over 700 labels of fine spirits from around the world. Settle in at the square bar in the centre of the shop and let the experts here hook you up with a smoky scotch, spiced rum, or a custom cocktail tailored to your mood or taste. If you like what you’re sipping, purchase your own personal bottle to keep behind the bar.
80 Mohamed Sultan Rd. / +65 6733 0059 / Bar & Bottle Shop
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If you’re looking for a chill place for an easy pizza or pasta on a Sunday night, head to Limoncello at Robertson Quay. The interior here is warm and homey, while the terrace offers al fresco seating next to the water. The menu may be a tad pricey, but they have got solid stone-baked wood-fired pizzas in a great setting.
95 Robertson Quay, #01-19/20 / +65 6634 5117 / Italian Cuisine
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Step into this cosy Japanese sake den and peruse the extensive menu of over 400 labels including rare bottles. They offer single cups, bottles, or sampler sets based on the categories of refreshing, rich, sweet and dry. The bartenders will tell you all you need to know about your selection, and you can soak up all that sake with tasty bar snacks like yakitori, smoked stingray and edamame.
11 Unity Street, #01-02 Robertson Walk / +65 6836 5710 / Sake Bar & Bottle Shop
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If Persian food is your thing, here's your spot. Especially since there is a lack of this delicious cuisine in Singapore. Indulge in their delcious platters and kebabs cooked with fragrant Iranian spices and sit outdoors by the river. You'll have a super chilled evening.
The Pier at Roberston, #01 - 13, 80 Mohamed Sultan Road / +65 6836 1270 / Persian Cuisine
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A combination sake bar and yakitori joint, Shirokane Tori-Tama garners rave reviews for their delicious chicken skewers that include the usual morsels of chicken breast, thigh, and minced chicken balls, chicken liver and more. Besides chicken yakitori, they also offer grilled pork belly, leeks, shitake mushrooms, and ox tongue, as well as primo hot and chilled sake.
11 Unity Street, #01-02 Robertson Walk
Tel: +65 6836 5680
f you already know of Lucha Loco, a fun and funky taqueria serving vibrant Mexican street food, then you know what to expect at their sister restaurant Super Loco. You will find the same authentic dishes here like ceviche with tender octopus, tacos with chipotle beef cheek, fresh cactus salad, and stuffed Poblano chiles, plus icy cold cervezas and quality tequilas. Ole!
The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay #01-13 / +65 6235 8900 / Mexican Cuisine
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Toby’s Estate (<$50)
Australian coffee connoisseur Toby Smith brings us this renowned cafe where world ranked baristas roast and brew specialty coffees made with the highest quality beans. Sit back and sip a rich, aromatic brew, munch on a flaky croissant or a toasty warm panini, and catch up on your emails with the free Wifi, all while overlooking the river. You can also get top notch beans and coffee equipment in the on site shop.
8 Rodyk Street, #01-03/04 / +65 6636 7629 / Cafe, Roastery & Retail Shop
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Yakiniku Yazawa (<$100)
If you got a craving for great quality beef and Japanese cuisine, get yourself down to Yakiniku Yazawa where you can sample delicious Kuroge Wagyu beef grilled just the way you like it because you actually cook it yourself. Of course, the staff will suggest cooking times for the meats so it turns out just right. Chicken, pork and vegetarian options are also available.
11 Unity Street, #01-01 Robertson Walk / +65 6235 2941 / Japanese Cuisine
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