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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Delicious food in a family run restaurant!

This restaurant is small - about 25 seats - so you may wish to book in advance. Last orders are not at 9:30pm despite indications to that effect on the web. It's also a little difficult to spot- the sign outside is not obvious so best to map it before you head there. The food is fantastic! It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This restaurant is small - about 25 seats - so you may wish to book in advance. Last orders are not at 9:30pm despite indications to that effect on the web. It's also a little difficult to spot- the sign outside is not obvious so best to map it before you head there. The food is fantastic! It's Italian with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Back again to the one restaurant in singapore that marks every special occasion for us. Always a great meal here. Had the Parma ham crostini, mushroom soup, ravioli, carpaccio and the spaghetti with prawns. Everything perfect! Thanks Tracy & Oscar for always taking care of us. Probably gonna do the grandma's cake with espresso gelato! Yummy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We've been there as a couple and the food was delicious and very tasty. Even simple ingredients are very nice in the mouth. The service is good as well with smiling people. The atmosphere is quite simple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Buko Nero

Address: 126, Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6324 6225
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary, Eclectic

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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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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.
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