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Founder Bak Kut Teh

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347 Balestier Rd | New Orchid Hotel, Singapore 329777, Singapore
+65 6352-6192
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 2:30 am

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  • 6
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Fantastic food

Tried 2 popular bak kut teh restaurant in Singapore, and I got to rule that this one is better. The ribs are tender, the soup's saltiness is just right, the aroma is wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Darwin T
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Tried 2 popular bak kut teh restaurant in Singapore, and I got to rule that this one is better. The ribs are tender, the soup's saltiness is just right, the aroma is wonderful.

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Singapore
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the bak kut teh that I have tried so far, it goes perfectly with the "you tiao". There are quite a variety of the side dishes availble too. However, peanut is the one that tasted very plain and not worth it at all. Average per head spend is about $17. If you also buy the instant... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

By far, this is one of the best bak kut teh i have ever tried thus far here in Singapore, the tender meat and superb soup based is really by far one of the best. Their braised pig trotter is another worth-trying dishes over there, being one of the must visit restaurant for tourist who want to try some local... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Tender ribs that melt in your mouth coupled with deep-fried youtiao dipped in dark soy sauce. That is the reason many flock to this well-loved traditional stall. Try also the kidney soup, best kidneys I've ever had, always perfectly cooked yet still soft at the core. The braised pig trotter is one sinfully satisfying dish, the meat is tender and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

tourist cheating restaurant. they just randomly put dishes on ur table and make u think its a set but u didnt even order it but force u to pay for it. the taste is just pepper water. service is the worse ive ever been to. they r just riding on their name from the past. sucks. never going there again... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

it is a must visit restaurant that serve a really good bak kut teh. Bak kut teh is some sort of pork ribs soup with Chinese herbs, well it is hard to explain. It is in the walking distance from many hotels in Balestier. They are open until around 2 AM, so it is a good place to go especially... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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352 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you wonder why there is a long line at the steps of this restaurant daily and nightly, and if you wonder why so many photographs of celebrities grace the wall of this simple little eatery, well then I suggest you give it a try. I have been to Founder Bak Kut Teh many times, and have tried a lot... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

ribs and side dishes are quite expensive compared to other outlets along the same road, honestly used to be long queue during dinner time and weekends. seems the crowd had simmered after the last price hike, $9 for 2 pieces of rib and $2 for a tiny plate of pickled veggie. i had tried nearby, at Rangoon Road, better priced... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Review with phtots: http://shrimp2.pixnet.net/blog/post/106144211 We insisted to have our "late dinner" at Founder Bak Kut Teh Cafeteria after arriving BIG hotel around 10pm. It's very convenient to get a taxi in Singapore, except perhaps during certain public holidays. Note: you could go to a taxi stand, make a booking via phone/internet (extra charge). Pork rib soup (bak kut teh): The... More 

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Surabaya
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91 reviews 91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

First time I saw this restaurant in TripAdvisor after been eating there for like 10 years. I can't believe its not in the top 10 restaurants in Singapore. Sure the place is not really that fancy, but it had the best BKT and Pig's Trotters you can have ever. My family has been addicted to it for as long as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 347 Balestier Rd | New Orchid Hotel, Singapore 329777, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6352-6192
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 2:30 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 2:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 2:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 2:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 2:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 2:30 am

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