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Buko Nero

126, Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6324 6225
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Ranked #73 of 7,188 restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary, Eclectic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

A gem of a restaurant and definitely not your average Italian. Inter alia we had between us mushroom soup with truffles (the best mushroom soup my wife and I have ever had) and the special soup of the day which was leek watercress and smoked mackerel. This was simply delicious. Most mains were chocolate infused tagliatelle with wagyu beef which... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I went to Singapore for my best friend's farewell. We chose Buko Nero for the what so called "farewell lunch". At the time we arrived at Buko Nero, we were welcomed by warm greetings from Tracy. Oscar was very busy back there. I wanted to prove the quality of Buko Nero by ordering simple dish: spaghetti aglio e olio. It... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were here as part of farewell lunch with a friend that based in Singapore. She is a loyal customer of this restaurant and recommended this place as venue for our lunch. I was very impressed with cozy environment of the restaurant, it feels like you are sitting in the kitchen of a friend since it has only around 7-8... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The space was charming and food was decent, but service was cold. We didn't get a great vibe starting from when we walked in and we were greeted by an unsmiling, unfriendly "do you have reservations?" Yes, yes, we did. We ordered, we ate, we paid. We went through the motions of eating at a restaurant, as did the servers... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Managed to plan for this trip and snagged a table for a Saturday night. Food was excellent accompanied by a very professional but yet warm service by the small family team. The food was not pretentious and just yummy;very reasonably priced (but I do live in Switzerland). I know the principle is good food without the frills (and we don't... More

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singapore
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

After hearing so much about this difficult-to-book but great restaurant, I decided to dine there and am I glad I did. Not only was the food delicious and reasonably priced but service was adequate and competent. The cosy restaurant seats 20 and runs 2 dining sessions with the second session at 9pm. Despite its size, the restaurant has a sofa... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Food was good albeit service can be a little wanting.. We were there on a Friday night. As we were still full from a later lunch we decided to order to share, one appetitiser and 1 main course. We finished quite early ahead of the schedule and we were chatting at the table when they wanted to move us to... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The place feels welcoming and the food was surprising. Did not expect to find such good food there as I haven't heard much about the place. Only that I felt a little understaffed for them.

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

OK, my family, our colleagues, and our friends have been fortunate patrons of Buko Nero for years. The team of Oscar, Tracy, and Jeannie are truly the best at what they do, and what they do is satisfy even the most finicky of palates. I have digestive sensitivities, but host Tracy and chef Oscar ALWAYS accommodate my special dietary needs... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

this is one of the few restaurants in Singapore that we have been going back for more than 6 years 2007, when we moved here. The service and friendliness of the owner is great, make you feel at home with the great service. The food you can not say no more, it is great. they do change menu which makes... More

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