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Kok Sen Coffee Shop

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30 KEONG SAIK ROAD, Singapore, Singapore
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Horrid! Never coming back.

If i could, i wouldn't even rate this place 1 star. Totally negative experience. Made a reservation for my group of 6 friends a week in advance. Got there 15mins before reservation time and was made to wait 45mins and we still weren't seated because we were told to wait for another table of... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

If i could, i wouldn't even rate this place 1 star. Totally negative experience. Made a reservation for my group of 6 friends a week in advance. Got there 15mins before reservation time and was made to wait 45mins and we still weren't seated because we were told to wait for another table of customers to finish eating, then we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Was meeting a friend nearby and decided on local food rather than all the fancy dandy food around the area (potato head, burnt ends et al) This is an unassuming zi char stall but they had a decently produced menu. I ordered the typical fare - claypot Yong tau foo, fried omelette and sweet and sour pork. The latter was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A very decent tze char that serves above average food. Place is a coffeeshop with back alley seating so it does remind one of dining in Malaysia. Be early or else be ready to wait for a table. The signature dishes are the prawn noodles soup, bittergourd fish head, etc. Its worth coming back for simple home cooked meals done... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Remembered my first visit to this "Zi Char" in 1998. At that time the shop was still at the u-shaped corner a few doors away. This shop is known for their fish soup, fish bee hoon soup and fish Fried Kway Teow. Specially loved the fish belly slices, thick sliced and generous. During the most recent trip, did not manage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This low key restaurant has one of the best Chinese food i have ever had. Their sweet'n'sour pork, beef with ginger and onions, steamed fish tail and all veggies are phenomenal!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Will come back to taste other dishes, overall it is a good experience. I liked the prawn soup but some friends commented it was salty. Fo rong egg was nice. Price is avg, not your most expensive . Worth the trip and please come early for dinner, anything after 630 it will be crowded

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Friends described food here as near as Malaysian style esp with its yong tou fu and big prawn noodles. My verdict is it' s good the 1st time but after 3rd time, the novelty ran out. Here are my grouses and praise. Grouse: big prawn (sang har) noodles was too spicy - you may need them to reduce chili as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

had the Ee Mee and it was amazing. tasted spicy and good. we paired it with greens cooked in fermented bean curd. it was all very yummy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Never stop to amaze me this place that is tucked away in Chinatown. Must try the BOG PRAWN Hor-Fun or Deep Fried noodle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Every visit to Kok Sen is an exciting culinary experience. I've been here on numerous occassions and have always enjoyed the food and atmophere. It'll be helpful to read chinese as they have their specials pasted on the wall, speak & understand cantonese to have a lively banter with the "Ah Jie" (head waitress). Food is good, worth the wait.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 KEONG SAIK ROAD, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • 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.