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Maxwell Road Hawker Centre

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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food

There are many great food here. Tourists should come here rather than go to Newton Hawker Centre where touts will rip you off on the seafood. Here at Maxwell is typically what the locals eat regularly (not the Newton seafood). Just join any long queue and you are guaranteed to have great food, just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
AndrewYew
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Grassobbio, Italy
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168 reviews 168 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Simple food and very cheap. The place I ate at - not sure it has a name was quite good. Walk around and see what people are eating and if it looks OK sit down and enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and very cheap - dinner was all of nine dollars! Go to the Tien Tien stall....you won't be disappointed. Fresh, unpretentious and very satisfying - zip down to Smith Street beers to wash it down with one of their fabulous beers on tap (chinatown complex).

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Singapore, Singapore
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

There are many great food here. Tourists should come here rather than go to Newton Hawker Centre where touts will rip you off on the seafood. Here at Maxwell is typically what the locals eat regularly (not the Newton seafood). Just join any long queue and you are guaranteed to have great food, just that you might not get used... More 

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southampton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Tian tian chicken rice is a must try but really, I head down specially for the fried tapioca balls which is the only place in singapore I know which sells it. Opens at 3pm, expect a queue. You won't regret the crispy outside and soft insides of this snack!

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Canberra, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I went here with an international work group for a pm evening meal. It was a great place to go - so many different types of food to try meant there was something for everyone in our group. Food seemed quite authentic local fare, and there were lots of Singaporean families eating their evening meal at the table, kids doing... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

When in Singapore, I'm always walking past and so for a quick pit stop I recommend Maxwell. What I love about Maxwell Food centre is that after a fun night at the bars nearby you can always grab some food on at Maxwell

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We were a little earlier for lunch but that was okay as it wasn't crowded. Try the Fish Porrige - fantastic.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Went with two friends of mine on dinner to maxwell road hawker center after seeing all the reviews in tripadvisor but no infact I went there because of uniqueness of this restaurant. And trust me it was worth it.

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Grafton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is similar to the other large hawker centres to be found in the City and suburbs. Offering undercover seating and the usual large variety of food and drink at reasonable prices. We went with the family after visiting China Town as it right next door - so most convenient for a combined visit. Another hawker style establishment to add... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I did a bit of research online so that I could try the best food vendors. Overall, I had some really good food here. Surprisingly my favorite thing during my entire trip was the lady who sells porridge. It wasn't the porridge but actually her raw fish salad is delicious! I would hit up the Chicken Rice lady as well,... More 

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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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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