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Hock Lam Beef Noodles

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Chinatown
Chinese, Noodle, Asian, Soups, Singaporean
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22 China St, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6220 9290
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Dining options: Lunch

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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
Still good, but portions have shrunk

Tried their new outlet at Ion Orchard on Boxing Day. The lady boss, daughter of the founder, was there, cooking a storm in the kitchen! Talk about dedication! Taste wise, my bowl of beef noodles (in sauce, beef only) was good, the taste I grew up with. But the accompanying bowl of broth was too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2014
Sychim
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Singapore, Singapore
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  • Local cuisine
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Singapore, Singapore
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287 reviews 287 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a legendary shop that was my father's favourite lunch meal since the 1970s. The quality is just as superb, with fragrant herbal spices that are perfect in the gravy and soup. I had the pure tendon kway teow noodles, "specially for beef noodle connoisseurs" as stated in the menu. The tendon was soft and tasty, rich in collagen... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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107 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Tried their new outlet at Ion Orchard on Boxing Day. The lady boss, daughter of the founder, was there, cooking a storm in the kitchen! Talk about dedication! Taste wise, my bowl of beef noodles (in sauce, beef only) was good, the taste I grew up with. But the accompanying bowl of broth was too salty. Portion wise, everything seems... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

the best way to describe it is herbal pho. the broth is rich with herbs which gives it a dark hue. you can choose the type of toppings/beef you will have and an option to choose the noodles as well. it's filling perfect for a grumbling tummy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Food quality dropped a little but perhaps they could raise the value of the product, instead of raising the prices. It's a shame it's no longer as affordable to dine there as often as I want to.

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Singapore, Singapore
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149 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

location - easy parking @ far east square premise - slightly hot due to open air environment. do not attempt to go unless early, it is always full! the branch at ARC (Alexandra Retail Mall) is the same unless on weekends staff - helpful and willing price - expensive but worth it previously when you could have your own take... More 

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Singapore
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Nested in the CBD of Singapore, Hock Lam beef noodle is one of the must try in this island city. This beef noodle has a long history and now is run by the 3rd generation of the family. My favourite is the dry version of the noodle, that comes with thick gravy. I wasn't a beef lover before, after trying... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We went here during lunch time, and getting a table was still easy though (just right after 12nn). Tasty clear broth, true beef taste..that's it!

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Italy
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84 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

was craving for beef noodle soup in china street which used to be very nice with friendly staff but they changed. went there at 8.20pm and they told me sorry closed so after asking what time is the last order they told me 8.30pm but now already closed. really disappointing and bad customer service. was a regular customer in the... More 

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Singapore
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33 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This is the new Hock Lam Beef outlet @ the Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC). The soup and dry versions were very good. You select your combination - the type of broth, type of noodle, type of beef (sliced, chunky, balls). This is like Vietnamese Pho except less vegetable ingredients than the Viet or Thia versions. Hock Lam beef were tender,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I grew up eating this same beef noodles when they were at the Capitol theater. read about them through the net and when I was back in Singapore last year, I just had to go a taste it for myself if it was true that the same recipes has been used since the early days. Having lived abroad I only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 China St, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6220 9290

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Noodle, Asian, Soups, Singaporean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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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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