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Maxwell Road Hawker Centre

1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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Ranked #45 of 6,965 restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown Core
Description: Located in the heart of Chinatown, Maxwell Road Hawker Centre has over 100 stalls, providing one of the biggest varieties of local food in Singapore.
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86% Recommend
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I was impressed with the excellent spread of local food choices in this hawker market. I had the opportunity to try the famous chicken rice at stall 10 and the fried carrot cake, both very tasty and very cheap too. It was a bit of a challenge trying to find seats during the lunch hour, so i ended up sharing... More

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

The Maxwell Road Hawker centre was recommended by a friend and is ideally placed being so close to China Town. Some of the stalls had queue's that were 12 to 20 people long. Must be good but we were hungry and went for several stalls close by to our table so that we could order from all of them. Chicken... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I personally find that this food centre is the best place in downtown Singapore to enjoy all the famous Singaporean street food like chicken rice, fried carrot cake, and char koay teow. The prices are super friendly for the pocket, so I usually order a few dishes even when I'm eating alone! The food quality is definitely much better than... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

So many choices and very inexpensive, I spent my week in Singapore trying different stuff from different stalls for breakfast and dinner. Don't necessarily follow the crowds, you'll end up eating alot of rice porridge, which personally, was far from the best thing I tried here. Starting with drinks, the Typibon stall at the very front, facing the temple serves... More

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Perth, Australia
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23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Come here for cheap and delicious food! Where else can you find a chicken rice set for Sg$5 and fried kuey teow for Sg$3, just to give you a preview of what you'll be charged. Be prepared as with all hawker centres to share a table with complete strangers.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Don't miss this brilliant food market on your trip to Singapore! Hundreds of little mini restaurants offering an array of authentic traditional Singapore and Malaysian meals. Get yourself a delicious feast for a pittance and eat amongst the locals. We ate there 3 times and all the food is brilliant

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It is just another Hawker centre, nothing out of the whole that you cannot find in other Hawker centres in Singapore. The so called famous Chicken rice is not much to shout about. Every hawker centre in Singapore also have at least one stall selling the same chicken rice. The Best chicken is Sansui chicken found in Soup Restuarant. There... More

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Went to Maxwell's just to try the Hainanese Chicken Rice at stall #01-10. The rice was flavorful, but the chicken not even close to wife's steamed chicken. At 3.50SGD, does not sound like more, but was expecting something amazing which it was not. Nothing against Anthony Bourdain for recommending this place, but there are many places with much better Chinese... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

As we walked to look at the 45 or so vendors in this Hawker center, we saw a long line and joined it. While the food was fairly boring (steamed chicken/rice), it was very inexpensive and traditional for the locals. Not spotless, but watched after by a uniformed crew to keep tables cleared. If you think restaurant prices are too... More

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Wrexham, UK
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23 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We have eaten there several times. We’ve always been very pleased with the food, and the popularity of the centre with locals confirms it’s good. We prefer eating at the edge of the market, which is cooler, and often less popular, as it’s further from the food stalls. There are great views of the Temple of the Tooth from the... More

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