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“Good local food and value, slow service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Island Cafe

Island Cafe
320 Orchard Road, C. K. Tangs, Singapore, Singapore (Orchard Road)
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Ranked #1,347 of 7,382 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $0 - $15
Neighborhood: Orchard Road
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Orchard Road
Tokyo
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good local food and value, slow service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

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.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Local dishes on a pricey scale”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Situated at top level of Tangs, quiet and secluded from shopping district downstairs. Food offering is plain simple and usual local dishes. Pricey for the quality and quantity offered.

Visited April 2012
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Island food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

With aching feet, I hesitantly found my way into Island Cafe in Tang. Ordered the Indonesian fried rice which was a whole meal by itself. Portion was good. Taste was good. Spice level was adjusted for tourists. Overall, quite a good experience. Ice water was topped up every time I finished the whole glass. The heat in Singapore can dehydrate a person. Overall, if you find your way in Tang's and too tired to look for somewhere else to eat, then Island cafe is not a bad idea.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviews in 164 cities Reviews in 164 cities
540 helpful votes 540 helpful votes
“Tang's is missing an opportunity”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

My wife and I were looking at the Christmas decorations for sale on the 4th floor of Tang's, and we decided to try the small but inviting Island Cafe on the same floor. It was raining heavily at the time, and we were hungry. We guessed that Tang's would ensure that high quality food was available for their in-store restaurant, much the same as Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, and Nieman Marcus often provide high quality cafes for their shoppers. My wife ordered crab bisque which was quite good. I was intrigued by a turkey, cranberry, and peach sandwich which was disappointing. Instead of a juicy slice of turkey, they provided a small fried turkey patty. Instead of tangy cranberries, they put in whole berries. There was a lot more bread than food between the slices. We tried lemongrass and lychee drinks with mint which were unusual. The service was better than average, and the food was average. Tang's could upgrade the quality of food at Island Cafe to attract hungry shoppers away from department stores that are in larger shopping centers.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Warsaw, Poland
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Food and Service Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

The staff here is always so nice and accomodating - very relaxing!

Visited August 2011
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