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Buyan

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Chinatown
Russian, Eastern European
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9 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089593, Singapore
+65 6223 7008
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Today
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Tue - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Buyan invites you to enjoy dishes from Russia and the former Soviet Union...
Buyan invites you to enjoy dishes from Russia and the former Soviet Union, from homely stews to caviar indulgence. This is the very place to try the real taste of the world-known Russian borscht, pirozhki (small pies) or pelmeni (dough pockets filled with mixed meat).
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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ok set lunch

Came here today to try the 2 course set lunch at $15++. I opted for the cabbage soup and pasta whilst my lunch companion chose the soup and the Chicken Kiev. Food was nice enough but not spectacular. Service was friendly, although the meals took a little while to prepare. There was a minor issue... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
KGB777
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
1,483 reviews 1,483 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
899 helpful votes 899 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Came here today to try the 2 course set lunch at $15++. I opted for the cabbage soup and pasta whilst my lunch companion chose the soup and the Chicken Kiev. Food was nice enough but not spectacular. Service was friendly, although the meals took a little while to prepare. There was a minor issue with my meal: it was... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We went on a Saturday and I was very pleasantly surprised with this restaurant and can only assume that previous bad reviews are because the restaurant is ran differently during the week, although I haven't been on a weekday. The food was very tasty, especially the starters (mimosa salad, vareniky and vinaegret) and the portions generous enough. The main (kulebyaka... More 

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Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

You can't find a lot of Russian restaurant here. So this one is definitely worth to try. Tuck in at Duxton hill. It have a nice and cozy ambience. Like the bar set up just when you enter the place. The beef stroganoff is a must try with a creamy rich taste. Had the beetroot and beef soup as well... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

What started as an adventurous night with a new cuisine turned into a horrid dining experience, leaving a bitter aftertaste of Russian food. Choice of mains for the restaurant week dinner menu was between the beef goulash and chicken patties with mash potato. Ordered both, and while the beef goulash was tasty, the meat chunks were tough and really dry.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have visited Buyan for the Singapore Restaurant Week and we ended up being very disappointed by the food. We had the dinner menu (after the staff mistakingly pointing us to the lunch menu, twice...) Starters were fine. Mains had major issues: the goulash was overcooked (dry meat), the buckwheat groats were overcooked too. The minced chicken breaded cutlets were... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Our first try of russian cuisine, and my husband & I both agreed that the food there is beyond our expectation. Thumbs up!!! Excellent food!!! We had meat khachapuri, which smell & taste equally awesome. The fragrance alone makes my husband & I craved for it. We also had shashlyk. The chicken, lamb & salmon were marinated & charcoal grilled... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I am yet to meet anyone who is a FAN of Russian food, but there really should be some. A good place to start is Buyan, a great Russian restaurant in Singapore, with an incomparable wine list. The food is authentic (a Russian friend confirmed this). We tried two salads - The Olivier (also known as "Russian salad" and Mimosa... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Nice interior, very good menu of food and drinks. Good atmosphere with nice music... Price level is very good considering the quality of food and drinks.

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Singapore, Singapore
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114 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Buyan has both a bar and dining section. The bar is stocked with extensive range of close to 50 different types of vodka. The range of whiskeys offered is almost as impressive. I thought the masculine setting attracted a more serious and business like crowd. This is good for drinkers that prefers a quieter setting and to have a good... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I was twice there. Musical band there is excellent. Pleasant atmosphere and arrangement. Restaurant has 2 floors: bar area+dinning area - ground floor, dinning zone plus open air bar located on second floor. Restaurant' furnishing - seems came from French or Dutch motif. My impression - Catherine Great style, very positive and romantic. Menu - designed with love, main intention,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089593, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6223 7008

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Russian, Eastern European

Description

Buyan invites you to enjoy dishes from Russia and the former Soviet Union, from homely stews to caviar indulgence. This is the very place to try the real taste of the world-known Russian borscht, pirozhki (small pies) or pelmeni (dough pockets filled with mixed meat).
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Buyan staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
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.