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Yet Con Restaurant

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25 Purvis Street, Singapore 188602, Singapore
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Dining options: Lunch

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Old School Hainanese Chicken Rice

Taciturn staff, OK food, but very busy restaurant. A bit like stepping back in time, the gentleman totting up the bills used an abacus.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2015
Stephen H
Northampton, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Taciturn staff, OK food, but very busy restaurant. A bit like stepping back in time, the gentleman totting up the bills used an abacus.

Thank Stephen H
Singapore, Singapore
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814 reviews
475 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This place was on my list to visit as for Thai peoples who's love Singaporean's chicken rice and ate so many of them for past 5 years. This place was average chicken rice place for me.

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Singapore, Singapore
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110 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I had been frequenting this street of chickn rice outlets when I was still in the elementry school. There were Yet Con, Chin Chin and one more I couldn't remember. Yet Con back in those days was the standard for Hainanese chicken rice. Chin Chin was just behind by a step. However the standard of cooking at Yet Con had... More 

Thank omega123
Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Hainanese Chicken Rice are a dime a dozen in Singapore and for every person you meet, they have their own preference. After doing my research, I feel that I need to give this a try. Located in an antiquated corner somewhere around Raffles Hotel, this old school restaurant is as old as it look. Opened in 1940s, the wait staff... More 

Thank two5kid
Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is one place where time has stood still once you walked past its doors. Familiar faces and regular characters, the food isn't as good as it was before, and even less choices. Their steamed chicken hasn't changed in all the years, unique by being less oily than other establishments in SG. Pop in for a meal exactly as it... More 

Thank Andrew L
Singapore, Singapore
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202 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had only the chicken rice, good to try once to know what's the hype about. 2 person share was about $12. Slightly above what you can get elsewhere, but it is in the CBD area. Chicken + rice was above average. The people whom work there have been there for ages. the shop retained it's old times looks ( +... More 

Thank EdwinLau
Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Delicious and cheap traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice! Dont let the decor put you off. Simple menu is written on the board outside, go on it sit down and Aunty will offer chicken rice.

Thank Kylie M
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Now it's just a bunch of old people waiting for the inevitable. So sad. It used to be the veritable standard for chicken rice in Singapore. Their cook has thrown-in the towel, and so now you can only order: 1. Boiled white chicken. 2. Roast pork on a bed of pickled mustard greens. 3. Chicken rice. 4. Steam boat. That's... More 

Thank colintkoh
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were a party of 9 visiting this restaurant on recommendation of some locals for the steam boat, chicken rice and roast pork. I arrived early as the restaurant is often busy, but when I walked in and asked the old guy at the front desk for a table he simply swatted his hand as if I were a fly!... More 

Thank tango-alpha
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We wanted to go to Tian Tian's but because they are closed on Mondays, we decided to try out Yet Con. This chicken place was close to our hotel. It is a hole in the wall / no frills kinda place. There is a benign looking old man sitting in the front behind a counter next to the chicken. He... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Purvis Street, Singapore 188602, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Core
  • Phone Number: 63376819

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine


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