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Buko Nero

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Chinatown
Italian, Contemporary, Eclectic
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126, Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6324 6225
Today
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Dinner

Marvelous evening with delicious food, excellent service and a balanced and reasonable wine list. Would highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Santa Fe M
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Shanghai, China
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Shanghai, China
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Marvelous evening with delicious food, excellent service and a balanced and reasonable wine list. Would highly recommend.

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Singapore, Singapore
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409 restaurant reviews
877 helpful votes 877 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We came here in a group of 6 for dinner, having made a reservation 2 weeks in advance. Plenty of interesting choices both on and off the menu, and the daily set dinner menu is remarkable value at about $60. Also a small but decent selection of Italian wines available. Our group opted for the set menu but then substituted... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

A beautiful little family run operation in Tanjong Pagar, Buko Nero is set in a small shophouse, with probably about 25 seats. It is absolutely a family operation, with Tracy Pasinato running the front of house with charm, grace and wit; Husband Oscar working miracles in the kitchen - the man must be an octopus to do it unassisted -... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It is a small and intimate Italian restaurant (seating capacity only about 20-23). Food was good. The service is amazing considering the whole place only had 3 staffs - one in the kitchen as the chef and two attending the customers.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

This place is not like those previous Italian restaurant I have visited. Service is awesome too. I will definitely comeback and bring some more friends so they can experience the good food too

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Planned a surprise proposal for my girlfriend at Buko Nero on August 28th. Had about 20 guests and we booked out the restaurant. The event went smoother than I could ever dreamt and the owners were extremely helpful with all of my special requests that helped make the night even more memorable. Everyone raved about the food and service!! Undoubtedly... More 

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201 reviews 201 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I hear this place has a following, and it was full the Friday night we were there. While the food was good especially the scallop tagliatelle, and the service attentive; I found the orders took a while to be served. The place can get stuffy, and seating a little uncomfortable. Overall a good casual ambience, but don't expect a quick... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126, Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6324 6225

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary, Eclectic
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
Chinatown is a classic combination of colorful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.