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Maxwell Road Hawker Centre

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1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184, Singapore
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lots of variety, be prepared to queue

This is a food paradise frequented by locals and tourists alike. Popular choices are the Tian Tian chicken rice, Hainanese curry rice, fish porridge, and Ngoh Hiang Bee Hoon. For desserts, there's tau suan, dumplings, and Heng Heng tapioca lie and ondeh ondeh. Be prepared to queue... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Karen C
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Singapore, null, Singapore
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a food paradise frequented by locals and tourists alike. Popular choices are the Tian Tian chicken rice, Hainanese curry rice, fish porridge, and Ngoh Hiang Bee Hoon. For desserts, there's tau suan, dumplings, and Heng Heng tapioca lie and ondeh ondeh. Be prepared to queue, especially during lunchtime.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Real option if you want no frills good cheap food ,don't let the surroundings put you off ,very reasonable and yummy chilli crab and a big beer was sd 60 inc rice veg and buns. Great service and nice staff.

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Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Food is not that good after all. This place is overrated!! Not worth of spending the time to Q for the tian tian chicken rice. You can get much better chicken rice from else where in SG. The chicken is too cold. The hawker centre is crowded and packed especially during peak hour. Generally, this place is not clean, hot,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

An experience eating among the locals & the odd tourist. A must - do for any foodie interested in hawker food. Look out for Kumera Dumplings- I loved the Pandang version!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was a long queue for this famous Tian Tian Hainanese chicken rice. I queued for 30-40 minutes to get my turn. I feel the chicken rice is nothing special. I have better chicken rice and taste better. it is just a place full with tourist, like a tourist must visit spot. But indeed it is nothing so fancy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

They serve good local food. I have a good experience about Singaporean food at this food center. Noodles with fishball is the best!!!! Coffee and tea are nice. I can feel like I become a local people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived at about 10.30am on a weekday, although not every stall was open there will still more than enough choice! The place is huge and we have been warned that it is extremely busy between 1pm and 2pm. I had laksa and my husband had the famous Tian Tian hainanese chicken rice, both amazing!!! We will visit again before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Ah Tai Hainanese Chicken Rice (Stall 7) at Maxwell Road Hawker Centre dishes out some of the best Hainanese Chicken Rice ... A must Try

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

It was on my list for the area to visit. I walked around looking to all those stall at 17.00 hrs-ish. I was swet likes piggy. The price listed on those stalls was very cheap compared to elsewhere hawker centers. The chicken wings was extremely attractive. But I wouldn't be able to sit down and eat here. I could not/never... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Although cordoned off this year when we visited in August for adjacent building works, this 'food hall' serves an amazing diversity of food. It is full of locals, and don't expect forks anywhere. Located in Chinatown, it is a true Singapore experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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.
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