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Kok Sen Coffee Shop

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30 KEONG SAIK ROAD, Singapore, Singapore
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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Great Chinese food at affordable prices

The Chinese food here is tasty and authentic. The Yong Tofu claypot is a must! However, I was sorely disappointed by the chili crab, billed as one of their signature dishes. It was expensive (about US $50), but it was quite small, and the chilly sauce was overwhelmingly gooey (like glue) and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bette L
Portland, Oregon
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chinese food here is tasty and authentic. The Yong Tofu claypot is a must! However, I was sorely disappointed by the chili crab, billed as one of their signature dishes. It was expensive (about US $50), but it was quite small, and the chilly sauce was overwhelmingly gooey (like glue) and sweet. I couldn't taste the crabmeat because of... More 

Thank Bette L
Singapore River, Singapore
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Hawker food indoors is always a delight and Kok Sen does not disappoint. Cannot miss the superb prawn noodles bath in a belachan stock!

Thank HansiZhai
Denpasar, Indonesia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

my friend took me to this place, because she read that this place is have delicious food. so they order (for us) pork sweet and sour : the meat is tender and the taste is very nice. Pork belly with kailan : the taste so rich with local taste. fish head saute with black pepper : i didnt recommend this,... More 

Thank mitchprast
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I am staying nearby the food is really delicious and price reasonably. Be prepare to wait even when ordering take aways. Love their signature yong tau foo, prawn soup noodle, dried curry fish and sliced fish bee hoon. They start serving dinner from 5.30pm and rest on alternate Monday.

Thank TE2011
Singapore, Singapore
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202 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

First visit for me even though I'm local and this place is pretty well known The food here is amazing. The prawn noodles here is out of this world! Slightly spicy, with a hint of lemon grass, this is a Singaporean/Malaysian prawn noodle dish with a Thai twist. The har cheong chicken was also crispy and delicious and the frog... More 

Thank Sychim
Brighton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

On our first night in the area we had a wander around and came across this place which was packed - full of locals, and holidaymakers. It is cheap, cheerful and fairly basic but the food is just amazing. I ordered a particular prawn dish which they didn't have but the waiter recommended a dish called big prawn hor fun... More 

Thank lianewil
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The food was amazing and portions massive!!! We went late at night so didn't have any problems getting seated. The food was simple but so tasty!! Recommended.

Thank Vikki H
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you want to try something other than a hawker centre, then a cafe like Kok Sen is the next step up. We now eat here on every trip to Singapore and always, always, order way too much! Servings are HUGE even with the smallest size so take this into account. It's easy enough to get a seat if you... More 

Thank Linda C
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

If you want a great local meal in Singapore with the true local experience you can't go past Kok Sen, you won't be able to miss it as there will be a queue out the door - don't be shy or you will never get a table!! The "Special" chicken that is only available on Friday and Saturday nights is... More 

Thank Elizabeth_Melb
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Went on a Sat night at about 5.30pm for the 1st time, and half of the seats are taken. Not sure what to order, so asked for signature dish. Many was being recommended but we ordered Hor Fun with egg - delicious and we like the 'wok hae' taste, the fish belly rice noodle with milky soup and lard was... More 

Thank Rebecca G

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine


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Staying in Chinatown

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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