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Guan Hoe Soon

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214 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427482, Singapore
+65 6344 2761
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good Peranakan Food, friendly staff

Shared the curry fish head, assam pomfret, otah otah, sambal kangkong. The big sized dishes are really generous, enough to feed six very hungry diners. The pomfret is particularly good. It is fresh and juicy. Otah Otah is light but flavorful. Try the Chendol dessert here too - it is really good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
55nickw
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shared the curry fish head, assam pomfret, otah otah, sambal kangkong. The big sized dishes are really generous, enough to feed six very hungry diners. The pomfret is particularly good. It is fresh and juicy. Otah Otah is light but flavorful. Try the Chendol dessert here too - it is really good with rich coconut and taro flavours. Seating is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here about 4 times in 3 weeks. Absolutely delicious food. Must try ayam buah keluAk, otak otak, chap chye, sambal bendir and sambal udang. Sambal bendir is my personal favourite along with buah keluak. Can get really crowded on weekends. Thumbs up!

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Thank Pinkbows
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to admit that this review might be worded in stronger language - what with my friend promising that this place served the best Peranakan food in Singapore and all. However, the taste of the food was exactly as I will now describe. Stewed pork: tasted fine, cooked in a style very similar to Chinese. Nothing to rave about,... More 

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Thank durrrr92
Singapore River, Singapore
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115 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

As a regular here, I closely monitor the quality of the dishes. We tried a few new dishes. The pomfret assam pedas was divine. The fish was smooth and tender, bathed in a delicious assam sauce. The bak wan kepeting was also lovely and bouncy. While the babi assam 's sauce was fantastic with hints of galangal, it was a... More 

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Thank HansiZhai
Singapore, Singapore
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231 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Authentic Peranakan food. My favourite restaurant that serves Peranakan food with a less commercialised feel. Must try Ayam Bua Keluah, Sayor lodeh, Babi ponteng, steamed Assam fish,Sambal kangkong

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162 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Learnt from the Hong Kong newspaper that this is one of the favorite restaurant of Singapore 1st Prime Minister KY Lee. We tried it out with some local friends when I had a side trip to Singapore back in June. It's a bit noisy with people inside the restaurant, despite the tables are not densely packed. The waiter is not... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We ordered the Assam fish and chicken buah keluah and Ngor Hiang etc. Some dishes tasted salty and we could not eat it. Others were ok. Standard seems to have fallen from some years ago when I last visited

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Thank Kokonut77
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88 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

I was here for dinner on a Saturday night. It has moved to Joo Chiat Place from its previous location along Joo Chiat Road, and there's a large public car park just nearby. It has simple old fashioned decor, rather noisy as it's not carpeted. All the dishes we had other than the Sotong (squid) in sweet sauce were very... More 

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Singapore
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

As a Peranankan family, we thoroughly enjoyed the fare that was served at Guan Hoe Soon. Most of the dishes were quite genuine and the Buah Keluak is worth a mention. It received a nod of approval from my mum and her siblings - no small feat as they were brought up on my grandma's delicious home- cooked Peranakan cooking.

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Thank TravellerfromSIN
Singapore River, Singapore
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115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Much more expensive than Chilli Padi down the road. But the rempah appears to be more thoughtfully prepared. Nice and rich keluak and pineapple prawns.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 214 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427482, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Joo Chiat
  • Neighborhood: Joo Chiat
  • Phone Number: +65 6344 2761

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Neighborhood Profile
Joo Chiat
The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay families in the 15th century. The neighborhood is packed with colorful shops, local characters, and quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are visible as well, with modern cafes, bars, and shops abounding. Visit Joo Chiat to take a break from the big city sights and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a laid-back and local vibe.
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