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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
Away from the crowd of Orchard

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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147 restaurant reviews
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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67 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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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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Sydney, AU
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Liked this place a lot. Service was reasonably fast, decor pleasant and staff helpful. Food was good quality and tasty. Nice place to rest from the heat. We ordered asian platter (satay skewers, spring rolls, won tons & chikn wings) and a crayfish fried rice. Soft drinks reasonable at SIN$3...

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19 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I had to wait until I could check into my Orchard Road hotel so I visited Island Cafe in Tangs as I wanted somewhere quiet for lunch. Staff were attentive and I had a lovely Cranberry Cooler drink, plus cold water was provided free of charge. I ordered the chicken curry biryani rice. The plate of rice, pickles and prawn... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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535 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We were brought here by a colleague. The lychee mojitos weren't good. The starters of satay and fried tofu was ok. Most of us had the laksa and a local colleague found the tofu sour, which meant past the expiry date. Our american friends unknowingly had most of it and ended with diarrhoea that night. Never again

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

I have eaten here a number of times on various trips and enjoy the food- main courses as well as desserts and drinks- but service seems to be mostly trainees and their English pronunciation is at times hard to understand- but Overall a comfortable place with good food at an ok price.

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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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