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93 Stamford Road #01-06 National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897, Singapore
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Description: For a combination of authentic Cantonese fare with exquisite Chinese...
For a combination of authentic Cantonese fare with exquisite Chinese antiques, have a unique dining experience at Chef Chan’s. Helmed by respected culinary figure Chef Chan Chen Hei, this exclusive restaurant at the National Museum is one not to miss.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Terrible, by all yardsticks

Getting from bad to worse these days, especially after the original chef sold the restaurant. We went on the dinner of the 4th day of lunar new year, opting for the $130 per head set menu. The abalone was too salty, the sharks fin soup has a strong stench from what probably feels like frozen crab... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Getting from bad to worse these days, especially after the original chef sold the restaurant. We went on the dinner of the 4th day of lunar new year, opting for the $130 per head set menu. The abalone was too salty, the sharks fin soup has a strong stench from what probably feels like frozen crab meat, the beef dish... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Have never been to a museum for dining. The place looks cool and the seating were spacious. Food was alright tasty. Service nah. Price expensive. Will I visit again? No.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The taste of this every single dish is exquisite. The fried egg plant with salted egg and the crispy roast chicken is one of a kind. Portions a bit small though. Overall a satisfying experience for the taste buds. Coming from a Malaysian this is high praise.

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
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10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I went there for a family gathering. My first time dining in a museum, so I was quite excited about it. The restaurant looked quite atas ;) We had our lunch in a private room with traditional Chinese decorations, antique Chinese furniture and cutlery, and a few photos of the chef and some celebrities, which looked out of place. The... More 

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298 reviews 298 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Let's get out of the way that this is one of the best Chinese restaurants I've ever experienced: the Hot and Sour Wanton soup, the Shark Fin with Roe soup, the Black Pepper beef plus the Duck with Herbs have been really worth the visit to this small restaurant hidden inside the National Museum. What really is not OK (worth... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My family & I are Chinese Singaporeans. Lived in Singapore all our lives. Pretty much familiar with what the local Chinese restaurant scene has to offer. Visited Chef Chan's recently. The food was disappointing. Prawns cooked till dry and tasteless. The pork rib was drowning in sauce and the meat was crumbling. The fish soup was fishy. Had to heap... More 

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Calgary
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214 reviews 214 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We were tired after spending time visiting the museum, so stopped at the Chef Chan's restaurant on the National Museum site. The room is very attractive and servers were polite. But the menu was crazy - they gave me the full-meal-deal menu and gave my wife the a la carte menu, so we could not compare ideas/offerings. For many items... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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177 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Dudeeee this place has some tasty chicken. I mean seriously perfectly seasoned chicken. Chef Chan’s Restaurant is housed in the National Museum of Singapore. It is both a restaurant and a museum, putting on display the collection of expensive antiques that has been in his possession for decades, including furniture, ornaments, photographs, portraits and paintings. The restaurant places considerably more... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

One unusual thing we notice is everything on the menu is priced for pax and for "minimum 2 persons". Guess they don't like single diner? One of Chef Chan specialty is crispy roasted chicken. It cost $34 for a whole chicken on the ala carte menu. We quickly figure out that getting the $38 per pax set lunch is a... More 

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122 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This is a good Chinese restaurant in the National Museum of Singapore. Odd policy of insisting that each dish be ordered with a minimum of two portions - and watch out for the expensive Chrysanthemum Tea ($12). But the prices of the entrees are reasonable, and at lunch time indeed one order of two is sufficient for two people. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 93 Stamford Road #01-06 National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

For a combination of authentic Cantonese fare with exquisite Chinese antiques, have a unique dining experience at Chef Chan’s. Helmed by respected culinary figure Chef Chan Chen Hei, this exclusive restaurant at the National Museum is one not to miss.

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