Top 3 Hidden Restaurants in Singapore (2021 Edition)

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There are a number of hidden bars and restaurants hiding in plain sight all around Singapore, you’ve just got to know where to look. Of the many interesting hideouts, there are some that stand out not just for their creative concept but for their food and drinks as well. We’ve narrowed down the list to feature the top 3 hidden restaurants in Singapore (2021 edition).

The Dragon Chamber

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This unconventional Chinese restaurant and bar is hidden behind a beer fridge door located in what looks to be a regular kopitiam. Upon entry, you’re transported to a rather old school Hong Kong underground Chinese mafia inspired place – keep walking and you’ll reach the real Dragon Chamber. Apart from the impressive themed decor, the menu is unlike anything you’re familiar with. Their signature dishes include the Dragon Claw (braised crocodile foot served with an actual ring of fire surrounding the dish – yes, you read that right) and Wagyu Truffle Beef Hor Fun (talk about zhng-ing your meal!). There’s even a D*** soup on the menu, whose ‘D’ you may ask, I’ll give you a hint. It’s an animal that starts with a ‘C’ and was mentioned earlier on (I’m sensing a theme). If their food items sound a little too intense for your taste buds, you can considering checking out their drinks instead. They have a wide selection of drinks and amongst that, there’s a cocktail called “Land Of The Rising Sun”. Although even that would take a bit of courage – there’s egg white in there.

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Address: 2 Circular Rd, S049358

Tempura Oji

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Walking past this storefront would make you think, “wow, such a small restaurant”. At first glance, it looks like a rather exclusive, limited seating capacity Japanese place. Unbeknownst to passer-bys, it’s bigger than it appears. Most of this modern izakaya is hidden behind a fridge door, this “portal” is an entrance to a tiny piece of Nippon right here in Singapore. The store name is a dead giveaway, expect to see many tempura items on their menu in addition to other Japanese staples. Their ramen and donburi options are crowd favourites but for the more adventurous taste buds and thicker wallets, try their Rockfish set. It comes with Rockfish tempura, steamed Rockfish, Rockfish collar bone broth and home made pickles with rice.

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Address: 51 Kreta Ayer Rd, S089008

Mama Diam

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The latest addition to hidden restaurants and bars in Singapore has made the list! Despite being a couple months old, Mama Diam has proven itself to be a strong contender that can hold its own in the scene. The exterior is designed to look like the front of your retro-local provision shop selling old school snacks and toys. Go on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and continue that journey as you enter the rest of the restaurant through the secret sliding door disguised as a magazine shelf. The retro-Singapore theme continues on to their menu with a few novel twists. Check out their menu items like the Herbal Bak Kut Teh Udon and Sng Mei Potion, they’re unique and flavourful. There’s also the exclusive “9 bites of wonder” (limited sets available daily). Taste specially curated bite-sized specials, find your favourites and you can order them separately the next time you visit.

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Address: 38 Prinsep Street, S188665

Be sure to make a reservation to avoid disappointment.

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