10 Makan Places in Tanjong Pagar To Dine At After Shopping at Don Don [email protected]


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Last Updated on 2019-02-09 , 5:07 pm

If you haven’t heard, the newest Don Don Donki just opened at 100AM mall in Tanjong Pagar!

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If you find yourself planning a trip down soon, then let me be a saint and recommend you some of the good eats you can find in the area.

I mean, let’s face it, we all get hungry after some shopping.

1. A Noodle Story

This stall is known for being the first to introduce ‘Singapore-style ramen’, inspired by European techniques and Asian flavours.

It was even listed in Singapore’s Michelin Bib Gourmand in both 2016 and 2017.


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That’s when you know something is good.

I would not spoil the surprise by telling you what ingredients you can find in a bowl, but let me assure you that they only serve the freshest and best!

Do be early if you’re planning to get one, because they only sell 200 bowls every day!

Address: 7 Maxwell Road #01-39 Amoy Street Food Centre


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Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11.15am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-7.30pm
Sat: 10.30am-1.30pm, Closed on Sundays

2. Ginza Tendon Itsuki

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There are only two Tendon items in this restaurant – Special Tendon, and Vegetable Tendon.

My experience tells me that the lesser the menu items, the better the food.

Their tempura is no way like the half-hearted ones we find outside, where the dough is literally thicker than the food itself.

Here, the chefs are very peculiar about the different duration needed to fry each ingredient, which explains how they manage to serve quality tempura.

Address: 101 Tanjong Pagar Road

Opening Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10pm (Daily)

3.Chicken Up

Yeah, I know, it’s a chain, but hey, if it’s good, it still deserves a spot here regardless of whether it’s a chain or not, right? (though I’ll not include McDonald’s, so no worries)

Here at Chicken Up, the chicken is fried twice to ensure that the flavours are all trapped inside.

This is also why Korean fried chicken tastes so different from normal fried chicken.


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Besides the popular fried chicken, there are also marinated ones to choose from. While you’re here, you should also try out their sides and specially-curated soju.

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Address: #01-01, 48 Tanjong Pagar Road

Opening Hours:
Mon – Thu: 5.30om – 2am
Fri – Sat: 5.30pm – 3am
Sun: 5.30pm – 12am

4. 2D1N Soju Bang

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2D1N Soju Bang is a Korean a la carte restaurant that serves authentic Korean food.

If you’re looking for a good deal, then head upstairs to Ssikekk, the famous KBBQ chain.

As compared to other well-known KBBQ chains in Singapore, Ssikekk is known for their wide variety of marinated meat and also friendly prices.


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FYI, these two are under the same owner, so the quality is already a given.

Address: 44/46 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-01

Opening Hours: 11.30am-2pm, 5.30pm-12am (Daily)

5. Pastaria Abate

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The restaurant is run by an Italian and all pastas and sauces are made in-house.

There is no service charge and GST here, which allows patrons to enjoy affordable Italian food.


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The owner’s a saint, I tell you.

Other than the overwhelming amount of pastas to choose from, you can also add on a side of Fried Mozzarella (yeah that’s a cheese; we know that from KFC, no?), a must-try in the cafe.

Be ready to get that Boomerang rolling!

Address: 43 Craig Road

Opening Hours: 11am-11.30pm (Daily)

6. Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei

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The highlight of the restaurant is their Hamburg, which is basically hamburger patties, if you haven’t guessed.

The prime US beef patties are cooked on teppanyaki grills before being served on hotplates.

Once again, there are only two choices available – the Triple Cheese Prime Beef Hamburg, and the Keisuke Prime Beef Hamburg.


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Both come in a set that includes free-flow rice, miso soup, eggs (cooked to your preference), as well as 20 side dishes to choose from.

It’s basically a buffet luh!

Address: 72 Peck Seah Street

Opening Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10pm (Daily)

7.Gyu Nami

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This is really the extreme; there is only one item on the menu, and that’s the Wagyu Roast Beef Donburi.

The main character in the bowl would be the high-quality wagyu beef. The meat is lightly roasted and you can easily taste the tenderness as you bite into it.

If you’re not that a big fan of raw eggs, the stall use sous-vide eggs instead.

In case the taste is a big strong, there is also miso soup that comes with every bowl of meat.

Address: 7 Maxwell Road #02-126 Amoy Street Food Centre

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 11am-2pm
Closed on Sundays

8.Cake Spade

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Moving on to desserts!

Cake Spade is known for their effort they put in towards their daily freshly-made cakes.

Be it the ‘safe flavours’ (eg Red Velvet) or creative ones (eg Hummingbird), you’ll be sure to fall in love after just one bite.

Do bring along a friend or two, so you can share the cakes (and the calories) and try out more flavours!

Address: 83 Tanjong Pagar Road

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu: 12pm-9pm
Fri-Sat:12pm-10.30pm
Closed on Sundays

9. Matchaya

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Matchaya sells a variety of matcha products and also non-matcha ones, like milk tea, roll cake, and ice cream.

Their ingredients are all flown-in from various parts of Japan, so you can be guaranteed you’ll be paying for the best quality!

Address: 12 Gopeng Street #01-72 Icon Village

Opening Hours: 12pm-8pm (Daily)

10. Tsujiri

Of course, if we want to talk about the ‘real matcha’, Tsujiri is the place to go.

The 150-year-old chain serves a wide variety of matcha desserts and beverages.

While it may be a little pricier to other matcha products from various F&B, you can really taste the authenticity of green tea through a single bite!

Definitely worth the hole in the pocket.

Address: #01-14B 100AM, 100 Tras Street 

Opening Hours: 10am-10pm (Daily)

Now that you have a complete food guide to conquer Tanjong Pagar, it’s time to call on your friends!