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Maxwell Road Hawker Centre

1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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Ranked #45 of 7,217 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
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Hanoi, Vietnam
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Happened to try chicken rice here when our group went to nearby temple. The place turned out to be crowded especially you have to queue (long queue). Eventually we got our chicken rice. Portions are generous, price is reasonable and very tasty. I have tried many chicken rice places around Singapore but this so far top of the list.

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Macau, China
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Purposely visited the Maxwell Road Hawker Centre for the legendary Tian Tian Chicken Rice. But, after a morning in the heat exploring Chinatown in the heat and two tired kids, I didn't bother waiting in the queue (which was 30 people long/20 minutes at noon and growing). We did get our chicken rice from another vendor and wasn't disappointed. Fruit... More

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Hong Kong
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135 reviews 135 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We went here twice during our last trip to Singapore as my parents in law really likes the tian tian Hainan chicken rice, and I like the price! Be aware that the cue could be very long, but it is worth it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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201 reviews 201 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

On the edge of Chinatown and close to two interesting attractions (SG City Gallery and Buddha Tooth Relic Museum) this is one of the best hawker centres in SG, so take yr time to take yr pic ... I shall definitely be back for more of the oyster cake..... For those not accustomed to SG please disregard the (facetious) reviews... More

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Sydney AU
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was a bucket list item for me. Seen it on many travelogue shows on TV and always wanted to go experience the street food side of Singapore for myself. I was worried that perhaps I was over hyped on it and would be let down by the reality. Short answer - NO. We even queued for the real deal... More

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Perrineville, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Tin Tin sells out quickly and has the longest lines. We went at 11:30 to beat the lunch rush. Delicious! Bring your own napkins. Best meal ever for 3.50

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This hawker centre has quite a dated feel. A nice place to feel like a local but the food wasn't great and we found much nicer hawker places a short walk away.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

a lot is written about this hawker center as its one of the most convenient for tourists. however, although its just a typical hawker center as can be found all over singapore that also means its no slight and thankfully its as authentic as any other. i really have to salute the management on the variety of the food stalls,... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This hawker center had everything we wanted. We had the Hainanese chicken, some great juice, and overall just had a fun Singaporean meal.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

For an authentic Singapore experience eat at one of the hawker centers. The Maxwell Hawker Center was excellent even though we went around 10AM. The great thing about these centers is that you get to buy lots of different foods. For our visit, we ordered freshly squeezed dragon fruit and soursop juices, Singaporean carrot cake, and prawn noodles. Everything was... More

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