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Hock Lam Beef Noodles

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

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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
I said my name is Lam, but the Hock Lam waiter was not shocked

Tried the new outlet at Ion Orchard. To counter the labour shortage issues, they have gone hi-tech, with ordering by iPad! The beef noodles are realiably good, and they have a few sides, none memorable though. You can add meat items (brisket, tendon, etc) to your noodle soup, but they charge an... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried the new outlet at Ion Orchard. To counter the labour shortage issues, they have gone hi-tech, with ordering by iPad! The beef noodles are realiably good, and they have a few sides, none memorable though. You can add meat items (brisket, tendon, etc) to your noodle soup, but they charge an exorbitant $2-2.50 per tiny portion! This restaurant stands... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best beef noodles I had eaten in my life. Good reasonable price and perfect service. The homemade barley was really good and fresh. I bought a bottle of their homemade chili back with me and it was wonderful. My family loved it.

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Thank Fabio S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Everything I ordered was delicious, be it the sides or rich broth or tasty soup or the many beef parts. Cheap and very good value for beef and location too. Love the way the menu works e.g. can add on beef parts and there are many types of noodles/sets as it ensures that you get to try everything.

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Thank twiinklex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

The noodle is pretty tasty, the beef is tender, and the soup is rich. Most importantly to me is that the old uncle working in the restaurant is super nice. Good service is something that the Singapore's food industry really lacks. Keep up the good work Hock Lam!

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Thank Hongfei W
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

There are quite a few Hock Lam Beef (HLB) food restaurants in Singapore. I typically go to Alexandra Retail Center (ARC) branch. Since the quality control is good, all outlets are generally the same. I will almost always order hand sliced beef noodle keow tiao soup. I prefer it with a squeeze of lime and I will mix in the... More 

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Thank Keng Hian L
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

As for the lady Boss Tina if you are lucky to see her and she will tell you how it all started more than a century ago till today. I wont tell you more. Tasting is believing and no regrets. However just note that if you are going for the soup option, it could be a tat heavy on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Very exotic taste of the broth, more like a stew with herbs, soft beef served with either thick or flat noodles. Along comes either chicken nuggets or coleslaw latter being the healthier choice indeed. For those who like chilli, chilli dip is given separately and get to choose either lemon juice or lime barley drink. They have variation in the... More 

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Thank FloyDroid
Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is the place to try out the original beef noodle. The place, despite its modern look is located exactly at the same spot when it was opened 'reportedly' a century ago. But it is now fully commercialized. You order your dishes according to pre-determined menu: brisket, tenderloins, intestines or just beef balls. Even the drinks come pre-packaged. But no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

The beef noodle standard still there. If one like Vietnamese pho, one will like hock lam beef whose herbal broth/soup is more tasty than pho soup. Several herbs are used to make the broth/soup. Hand sliced beef is tender and tasty. I went to outlet at Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC). The chilli sauce is well paired with the beef. Inexpensive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

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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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, Asian, Soups, Singaporean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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