Newly Opened In Singapore: March 2018

This week, we check out a buzzy yakitori joint in Bishan Park, go progressive with Chinese cuisine and then treated ourselves to stellar coffee and buttermilk waffles in Beach Road. Inspired to treat your tummy right? Read on and be sure to bring your appetite!




Photo by Burppler Catherine Ling

Nestled in the lush greenery of Bishan Park, ToriYard specialises in authentic Japanese yakitori (grilled skewers). The sprawling locale, complete with glass walls and chic, modern vibes, is the place for a fun Japanese date night, or for a meal with the extended family. Don’t miss their tasty Tsukune (chicken meatball) and Sasami (chicken fillet with mentaiko).

Read the full rundown on ToriYard here.

Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime Keisuke


Photo by Burppler Jasper Six&Seven

Ramen Keisuke strikes again, this time returning with duck ramen in Holland Village. There are five different ramens on the menu, and all are served with tender slices of hybrid Irish duck. Burppler Justin Teo sang this shop’s praises, describing his order of Hybrid Duck Broth Ramen to come with smoky duck and a comforting broth (he prefers the clear one), while Burppler Jasper Six&Seven had great things to say about the yuzu duck balls.

Wakey Wakey


Photo by Burppler Natalie Wong

By the same folks behind Strangers’ Reunion and Curious Palette, Wakey Wakey is a Beach Road alternative for great coffee and buttermilk waffles. The many Burpplers who have popped by had great things to say about both, so it’s hard to go wrong here. According to Burppler Cassie Ong, their menu of mains, when launched, will be something quite different from their earlier concepts. Stay tuned.

Claypots Full Circle


Photo by Burppler Muriel A

For your next team dinner, consider this Mediterranean, seafood focused restaurant in Amoy Street. Look past its misleading name (they don’t actually specialise in claypots) and you’re in for some pretty tasty plates. Burppler Muriel A loved the baba ganoush (part of the Trio of Dips), and we’ve also heard great things about the Full Circle Portarlington Mussels, served with what we’d describe as “finger-lickin’ worthy garlic sauce”. Order an extra portion of Turkish bread to mop it all up.



Photo by Burppler Rueann Dass

For healthy eats in Guillemard (especially for yogis and rock climbers practising in the area), this hole-in-the-wall near Brawn & Brains features a simple menu of four items — three meat and one vegetarian protein, which you can customise with different bases (Japanese pearl rice, multigrain rice or soba). Burppler Dex Neo really enjoyed the gochujang pork, while Burppler Rueann Dass was won over by the green-friendly Tofu & Kale Salad — a winning combination of well-marinated tofu, creamy avocado and crisp kale. We’re sold!

Xin Divine


Photo by Burppler Rachel Xie

Look to this new restaurant on Duxton Hill for progressive Chinese served in an elegant, minimalistic setting. The Burpple community is just warming up to this place, but from the reviews garnered, this is one to look out for. Don’t miss Burppler Rachel Xie’s recommendation of Szechuan Chicken Karaage, which she declares to be the best rendition she’s tasted, ever. Tell us what you think!

Nipong Naepong

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Photo by Burppler Xing Wei Chua

A visit to JEM may be on the charts for fans of Korean jjampong, Singapore’s first fusion jjampong restaurant, this Korean import specialises in the noodle soup, with nine different variations. Burppler Xing Wei Chua describes their top selling Ro Ppong-Roje to feature chewy noodles slicked in a tomato cream sauce, topped with seafood and mozzarella cheese.



Photo by Burppler Veronica Phua

Here’s a new after-hours spot for you CBD folks to check out. Tucked away on the 45th floor of Singapore Land Tower, LES 45 serves authentic Mexican with a contemporary twist, along with a panorama of the city skyline. Burppler Veronica Phua was first to check it out, and reports several favourites, including the Tempura Hake Tacos and the fresh and zesty Scallop Aguachile (a kind of Mexican ceviche) with Avocado and Pickled Jicama.

We’re always on the lookout for new places to dine at. Leave a review on the app if you know one!