Best Cantonese Restaurants in Singapore for Family Dinners

From the luxurious to the humble, Cantonese cuisine in general is well received among Singapore families. Here are some options, with something for everyone.


6. Kok Sen



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If you’re craving Cantonese tze char dishes, this eatery – packed during peak hours on weekdays and on weekends – is the place to head to. Families and groups come here for the Big Prawns Hor Fun – it can be seen on almost every table. Packed with wok hei, a super umami broth covers broad rice noodles and large prawns, making for a comforting carb main dish. Complement it with the equally popular prawn paste chicken and claypot yong tau foo. Don’t expect refined service here – just honest, good food at reasonable pieces and clean surroundings.

At 30 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089137, tel: 6223 2005.


7. Gim Tim



Located in Ang Mo Kio, one of the most established HDB neighbourhoods in Singapore, Gim Tim, in operation since 1989, is the place to head to if you seek an experience that satisfies both sides of a blended Chinese family: Cantonese and Hokkien. Its house specialities include Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, Salted Kampong Chicken, Steamed Garoupa with Preserved Vegetables and Minced Pork, Sauteed Fresh Scallop with Preserved Olive Vegetables, Crispy Suckling Pig and Sweetened Taro Paste with Gingko Nuts, all served in a cosy atmosphere.

At Blk 157, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, #01-546, Singapore 560157, tel: 6459 7766. Visit http://www.gimtim.com.sg/


8. Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant



Just like the lazy susans that you’ll probably encounter at the restaurant – and others in this list – the restaurant swivels around a stationary core section, giving diners a refreshing changing bird’s eye view of Mount Faber, Sentosa and the nearby port operations. The only revolving restaurant in Singapore currently, it was established in 1977, with a kitchen led by Hong Kong Master Chef Chan Sung Og, who has over 30 years of experience in the business. Though it offers other Chinese items such as Peking Duck as well, its signature Cantonese dishes include Shredded Scallops with Fish & White Egg and a variety of dim sum.

At 201 Keppel Road, Singapore 099419, tel: 6272 8822/8988. Visit http://primatower.com.sg


9. Summer Pavilion



Located at the glitzy Ritz Carlton, 1 Michelin-starred Summer Pavilion is the place to head to if you’re celebrating a big occasion. Offering authentic Cantonese cuisine in a sophisticated setting – we’re talking hand-painted tableware, exquisite private dining rooms and a tea salon offering specialty selections from well-known purveyor Tea Bone Zen Mind – a trip to this restaurant demands some serious dressing up (great for the kids to practise their manners too!). Its chef’s recommendations include Summer Pavilion Monk Jump Over The Wall; Pan-fried Japanese Wagyu Beef with Wild Mushroom; and Poached Rice with Canadian Lobster Meat.

At The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799, tel: 6434 5286. Visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/singapore/dining/summer-pavilion


10. Yan Ting



Located at the luxurious St Regis, this is another suitable restaurant for celebrating those special occasions as a family. Though dishes are presented in a delicate and refined manner, the fire which traditional Cantonese cooking is known for is not diminished here. Favourites include Steamed Marble Goby Soon Hock Fish Served With Bean Curd And Seasonal Greens, Braised Lobster Broth With Crab Meat In 8-Hour Golden Broth and Stir-Fried Kurobuta Pork With Sliced Garlic And Scallions. If you want something more casual but no less refined, try the Weekend Dim Sum Brunch, with options for free-flow champagne, beer, wines, soft drinks, juices and Chinese tea.

At 29 Tanglin Road, The St. Regis Singapore, Level 1U, Singapore 247911, tel: 6506 6887. Visit https://www.yantingrestaurant.com/