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Chin Chin Eating House

19 Purvis Street, Singapore, Singapore (Downtown Core)
6337 4640
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Ranked #528 of 7,194 Restaurants in Singapore
Neighborhood: Downtown Core
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Neighborhood: Downtown Core
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79% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Just up the road from Raffles Hotel is this old school eating house jambed full of locals eating Hainan Chicken Rice (amongst other favorites). Do yourself a favour & order Chicken Rice, green vegies & beer and budget on about $12.00- $15.00 each. Melt in the mouth, succulent chicken will keep you wanting more. Avoid the bathrooms if possible.

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Ok Ok so we're British, and abroad so what do we know? What I can tell you is that pop down Purvis road round the corner from Raffles there are a number of local restaurants where the locals go, this time we went to Chin Chin Great selection, we had a Chinese clay pot curry, that was just fantastic and... More

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Penang, Malaysia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We went there for breakfast so they just offer toast and eggs. Too bad the chefs only comes in at 11am. The hainanese coffee is good and toast is well prepared.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Visited Chin Chin recently after a lapse of more than 5 years. The Hainanese pork chop has gotten much better. The last time I ordered this dish, the meat was too dry. This time, I believe the cut of pork used was less lean so it was quite juicy. However, this still pales in comparison to the "real" Hainanese pork... More

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Kuching, Malaysia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We were walking along Purvis Street not knowing where to eat as there were several food outlets around the area. We decided on this when we saw many locals eating there. It must be popular and good. Its easy to know if a restaurant serves good food in Singapore, If there are many people waiting on queue, then that means... More

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worcester U.K
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Place was absolutely packed with locals and a few tourists. Lucky to grab a table . Service quite good , once the first dish had arrived . Thai tofu very tasty as was the mixed vegetable dish we ordered. Crispy duck dish .excellent .All dishes were large , probably over ordered.. They will box it up if you do not... More

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Bustling place full of locals. Quick service with a smile, only thing they were slow with was bringing the bill. Great quality food, and masses of it. All for less than 40 dollars for 2 of us.

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We went here on a recommendation from a local friend and were not disappointed. We had 1/2 a steamed chicken and some other bits and pieces. The food was delicious and we were pleasantly surprised by the amount of chicken in the 1/2 chicken. It was packed with locals which is always a great sign. Good down to earth, good... More

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Chin Chin was highly recommended to us by the staff at the Fairmont It's a true taste of old Singapore Definitely try the thai tofu, char kway teow and of course.... the chicken rice Liked it so much we ate there twice

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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Famous for their chicken rice and other a la carte local dishes are also worth a try. Very crowded during lunch time so best to go slightly earlier before the lunch crowd packs in at noon. Highly recommended for Singapore famous Hainanese chicken rice.

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