Besides being a shopping paradise, Orchard Road is also a trove of acclaimed restaurants and famed culinary establishments. Singapore’s biggest shopping precinct boasts an array of Michelin-starred restaurants, and diners will be able to taste flavours from all over the world in one district.

Here are the global tastes and internationally acclaimed restaurants you’ll get to experience at Orchard Road.

European
Boston lobster served at Alma by Juan Amador Photo by Alma by Juan

Alma by Juan Amador
Cuisine: European
Michelin stars: 1

Explore what makes cooking truly soulful at this establishment. ‘Alma’ means soul in Spanish, and executive chef Haikal Johari delivers exactly what the restaurant’s name promises, with a menu that incorporates Asian twists on fine European cuisine.

Chef Haikal has worked in the kitchens of Joel Robuchon and Les Amis, and fell in love with the culinary world as a child, thanks to his mother’s cooking. Be sure to try the Boston Lobster, which is served with angel hair pasta and hijiki seaweed.

Do note that the restaurant takes its last orders for lunch at 2pm.

Goodwood Park Hotel. 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221. +65 6735 9937.
Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 6-10pm; Sat 6-10pm.


Bomba Mellow Rice served at Iggy’s Photo by Iggy's

Iggy’s
Cuisine: European
Michelin stars: 1

Named after sommelier Ignatius Chan and established in 2004, this intimate 42-seater is a great place to learn about the subtlety of wine tasting. The restaurant boasts an extensive collection of 25,000 burgundy wines, and a menu that incorporates local flavours. Try their elevated version of roti john (omelette sandwich unique to the Malay Peninsula) which is made with a spread of chicken liver mousse and foie gras.

Hilton Hotel. 581 Orchard Road Level 3, Singapore 238883. +65 6732 2234.
Tue-Sat noon-1.30pm, 7-9.30pm.


Close up of mille-feuille of <i>foie gras</i> and artichoke with white truffle served at Les Amis Photo by Les Amis

Les Amis
Cuisine: French
Michelin Stars: 2

Gain an appreciation of the finer aspects of French cuisine at Les Amis. The restaurant’s name translates to ‘friends’ in French, and the service at this establishment exudes the hospitality that one would expect in the home of a bosom companion. Helmed by executive chef Sebastien Lepinoy, Les Amis delivers French gourmet staples with playfully incorporated Asian flavours.

If you’re visiting for lunch, be sure to sample the La Terrine De Foie Gras De Canard, a decadent French classic that incorporates seasonal mango into a duck foie gras terrine that’s aged for two weeks.

Shaw Centre. 1 Scotts Road #01-16, Singapore 228208. +65 6733 2225.
Mon-Thu noon-2pm, 7-9pm; Fri-Sun noon-2pm, 6.30-9pm.


Chinese
Aerial shot of Diced Abalone & Chicken Wrapped with Egg White served at Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine Photo by Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine

Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine
Cuisine: Cantonese
Michelin stars: 1

Discover the refined flavours of Teochew Cuisine at this famed chain of eateries. Since opening its doors at Ngee Ann City in 2004, Imperial Treasure has grown to over 20 restaurants across Singapore and Shanghai, in no small part due to its team of highly-skilled chefs, versed in traditional Teochew cuisine.

Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine serves up flavourful meats, the freshest seafood and an array of enticing desserts. Inquisitive eaters looking for a culinary adventure into Chinese seafood should order the steamed pomfret and the marinated sliced octopus.

ION Orchard. 2 Orchard Turn #03-05, Singapore 238801. +65 6736 2118.
Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm, 6-11pm; Sat 11am-3pm, 6-11pm; Sun 10.30am-3pm, 6-11pm.


Aerial shot of platter and dim sum selections served at Jiang-Nan Chun Photo by Four Seasons

Jiang-Nan Chun
Cuisine: Cantonese
Michelin stars: 1

Share the joy of dim sum (bite-sized portions of food served in steamer baskets or small plates) with your friends at Jiang-Nan Chun, where the concept of Xiang Le Zhu Yi (the principle of enjoyment and happiness) is truly exemplified through each dish.

This Cantonese restaurant features gastronomical dishes alongside authentic chef-crafted dim sums and nutritious double-boiled soups, and is most famous for its Peking duck, roasted in a wood-fired oven and served with caviar.

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646. +65 6831 7220.
Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm.


Wide shot of authentic Cantonese dishes served at Summer Palace Photo by Regent Singapore, a Four Seasons Hotel

Summer Palace
Cuisine: Cantonese
Michelin stars: 1

Located at the Four Seasons Hotel, Summer Palace serves up a truly royal dining experience, with authentic Cantonese dishes, top notch service and an extensive array of dim sum. Dig into the scrumptious jasmine fried rice, perfumed by wok hei (literally, ‘the breath of the wok’, a culinary term referring to the harmony of taste that infuses a stir-fried dish) and topped with lobster, scallops and X.O. sauce.

The chef’s five and six-course dinner menus are ideal for hungry foodies looking to have a more robust meal.

Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel. 1 Cuscaden Road Level 3, Singapore 249715.
+65 6725 3288.
Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm; Sun 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm.


Japanese
Kobe A5 Wagyu Beef served at Beni Photo by béni

Beni
Cuisine: Japanese Fusion
Michelin stars: 1

With its cosy ambience, open kitchen and intimate 15-seat space, Beni is the perfect place to get an up close and personal experience with Japanese fusion cuisine. Aptly, the word “beni” means “blessings” in French and “red” in Japanese, a nod to the chef-owner’s love for both styles of cuisine.

Chef Kenji Yamanaka’s love for French fare is exemplified in the Japanese reinterpretation of Gallic classics served here. Only tasting menus are available at Beni’s, and we recommend you go for those that feature Ozaki wagyu beef, which is hand-picked by head chef Yamanaka.

Mandarin Gallery. 333A Orchard Road #02-37, Singapore 238897. +65 9159 3177.
Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 7-10pm.


Close up of curated Edomae-style delicacies served at Sushi Kimura Photo by Sushi Kimura

Sushi Kimura
Cuisine: Japanese
Michelin stars: 1

Helmed by master chef Tomoo Kimura—a veteran with over two decades of experience in the industry—Sushi Kimura serves up seasonally curated Edomae-style delicacies, with an emphasis on the finest seasonal produce.

Expect high quality dishes made with special A-grade Tsuya-hime organic rice imported from a family farm in Yamagata Prefecture, and produce flown in from the famed Tsukiji fish market.

Palais Renaissance. 390 Orchard Road #01-07, Singapore 238871. +65 6734 3520.
Tue-Sun noon-3pm, 7-10pm.