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Buko Nero

Certificate of Excellence
Italian, International, Contemporary
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126, Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6324 6225
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6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of Singapore's best Italian restaurants

A limited menu but everything is made fresh and tastes great. Certainly for Singapore standards very good value for money and the prices of the wines are very reasonable. Make a booking. The place is small and VERY popular!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A limited menu but everything is made fresh and tastes great. Certainly for Singapore standards very good value for money and the prices of the wines are very reasonable. Make a booking. The place is small and VERY popular!

Thank rnolst
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant tucked away in Tanjong Pagar. Service is attentive and friendly while the food is superb. The owner chef is a solo team and he is the only person who cooks the food and plates it. Won't go to any other Italian restaurant in Singapore ever!

Thank Cuba L
Singapore, Singapore
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1,068 reviews
630 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 508 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was 10 years ago since I last ate the famous tau Kwa tower. This time, they had a 4 course set dinner which I took. The pasta main can be changed to another pasta or meat/fish The same set-up remains - the Italian chef husband cooks, the Asian wife tends to all the tables. So the speed will not... More 

Thank bcheong
Singapore, Singapore
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Just returning after one of the most memorable meals. This tiny, family run restaurant lives up to the entire hype on TA. The food was great & the service better. The owners pay detail to the smallest thing. They even gave us an appetizer on the house. Go there to relax over the meal. This place is meant to be... More 

Thank AlpanaK
Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The restaurant is small, thus booking is recommended, but don't get frightened by those rumors stating you need to book 3 months in advance: we booked lunch time for the evening. The chef - owner Oscar is cooking a very authentic Italian fare with a modern twist. Absolutely excellent! His wife Tracey mans the tables with skill and a wonderful... More 

Thank Sfaxien
Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had waited a very long time to go there as it was always full whenever I called them. But it was worth the waiting. The atmosphere is typically European, the staff is more than helpful and the food is soooooo good you'll want to return just as we will - definitely. Nice wines as well and there's a set... More 

Thank GSingapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Really darn good but if you're a big eater like me, gotta dish out the $dough$ like kaching kaching. Appetizer, main course, and dessert were all happy explosions of flavor

Thank dillieweed
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Well, maybe not the best restaurant ever but this really is a really a high-quality place if you want to have a relaxed and enjoyable meal. Oscar and Tracy go overboard to make you feel welcome and wanted and that your meal is of great importance to them. Tracy's Mum is the support team and just adds to the calm... More 

Thank Kevin W
Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile
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241 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

oscar is a great chef.. the italian - asia fusion food is a magnific convination. this place is small but the food is awerosome!

Thank Luis R
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My husband and I try to get a booking and go see Oscar & Tracy (chef & host) at least 4-5 times a year. We have been doing this since we first discovered the place 9 years ago through a recommendation. Over the years, I can only say that the food has been consistently good and it never ever disappoints!... More 

Thank Karen S

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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, International, Contemporary


Open Hours
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Neighborhood Profile
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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