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Island Cafe

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320 Orchard Road, C. K. Tangs, Singapore, Singapore
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Local foods with a view of Orchard Road

With a relaxing island decor, this sit-down restaurant is located on the upper floor of the Tangs department store. The menu consists mainly of local foods like gado gado, tauhu telor, chicken rice, etc. For desserts, try the gula melaka. The servers are polite. However, the service is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Theresa L
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Santa Clarita, California
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Santa Clarita, California
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

With a relaxing island decor, this sit-down restaurant is located on the upper floor of the Tangs department store. The menu consists mainly of local foods like gado gado, tauhu telor, chicken rice, etc. For desserts, try the gula melaka. The servers are polite. However, the service is sometimes not as prompt. We had a difficult time waving to a... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Island Café in the department store is okay. I ordered the satay and it was really good. The food is reasonably priced for a decent meal.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Tug on the 4th floor of CK Tang, this place has a nice ambience and is not usually packed. The place is decorated with alot of wood with nice spot lights here and there giving you a very homely and warmth feel. Prices may be slightly expensive for local food but the food is well cooked and the serving portion... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

A lovely place for a fete-a-tete and nice selection of local delights. The surrounds if you can get a window seat is full of greenery and one could imagine being in a conservatory for lunch or dinner. I love this place and use it quite a lot especially when I have overseas visitors. It's so convenient to either shop before... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Lunar New Year is around the corner, I was with colleague eating dinner here. Lou Hei at the Island Cafe is about $38++ which is rather expensive for a simple dish. The salmon was fresh but the sauce was too sweet. Disappointing dinner here, Indonesia Fried Rice was so so Pork Chop Rice was salty Crayfish Laksa sauce was too... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

premise - quaint and rustic design. Gives you the 'island' feel as the theme suggests. Nestled on the top floor of CK Tangs. location - centrally plonked at CK Tangs, carpark is a breeze everywhere. staff - friendly as most of CK Tangs staff. crowd - couples / friends verdict - it's quite good and there are choices for the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have been eating at this place since I was a child. I take my overseas guests there almost all the time because it has a good selection of both western and local favourites at good prices and excellent quality. My personal favourite dish there is Crayfish Laksa. The gravy is superb! But it is a large portion, so you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

$6 SGD for 2 fresh prawns set among in dark yellow noodles. I think the environment was really clean and I enjoyed the food too.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Interesting to find the cafe tucked in the Tangs shopping mall. Setting of the cafe is comfortable. Quite a good range of local food. The food quality, portion and presentation was good. I had hainanese chicken rice with Moroccan mint tea. I had especially enjoyed the tea. We also shared a platter with spring rolls, fried wanton, satay and fried... More 

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Did not disappoint. Best laksa, hainanese chicken was great, so was the crayfish fried rice. Nice location beside Lucky plaza. Staff were very courteous and helpful. Two thumbs up.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 Orchard Road, C. K. Tangs, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Orchard Road
  • Neighborhood: Orchard Road

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15

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Orchard Road
Shopping is a national pastime for Singaporeans, and after a visit to Orchard Road it’s easy to see why. This seemingly endless boulevard boasts a dizzying selection of shopping centers. From bargain basement foragers to designer label big-spenders, there is something for everyone. For those just browsing, there are countless restaurants, food courts, and cinemas, as well as the odd street entertainer to keep you amused. Most of the malls are connected by underground walkways, offering a break from the sun on a hot day. Bring a credit card and some comfortable shoes, and plunge into the excitement.
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