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Buko Nero

#440 of 8,178 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Chinatown
Italian, International, European, Contemporary
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126 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088534, Singapore
+65 6324 6225
Today
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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156 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We took the opportunity on a Friday to check out this restaurant for lunch. It turned out to be both enjoyable and reasonably priced (we paid SGD40 each for a three course lunch with coffee). Each of our starters and main courses were well executed prepared and delicious. The desserts were fine but both of us at lunch agreed the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We happened to be in Singapore for our daughters football tournament on the weekend of my husband's birthday. So we planned ahead to celebrate with friends in Buko Nero (our old haunt when we used to live in Singapore). All the arrangements were done via email with the exception of some last minute surprises. The set menu was made up... More 

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Maitland, Australia
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234 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Aa a visitor to Singapore, we were taken out to dinner by family, it is there favourite place. Well we weren't disappointed, greeted by a beautiful lady, and looked after with attention to detail the entire dinner. Food was fresh and tasty, soup was brilliant yum. I really enjoyed all elements of the dinner from the wine down to dessert.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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227 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I'e been wanting to go to Buko Nero for years, but never got my act together with reservations. A friend of mine, who was moving from Singapore the following week, took a chance and called on a Wednesday -- we lucked out and there were 2 seats available for us! We share a pasta, steak, dessert and a bottle of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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99 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We had been here before but given the excellent experience we went there again. And afterwards decided we'll be going there again. It's a no frills operation, I am guessing husband, wife and mother. So it's not a huge place, but very cozy and the food is of the best in Singapore. Really great. From the starters, the amuse bouche,... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

A limited menu but everything is made fresh and tastes great. Certainly for Singapore standards very good value for money and the prices of the wines are very reasonable. Make a booking. The place is small and VERY popular!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Lovely restaurant tucked away in Tanjong Pagar. Service is attentive and friendly while the food is superb. The owner chef is a solo team and he is the only person who cooks the food and plates it. Won't go to any other Italian restaurant in Singapore ever!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

It was 10 years ago since I last ate the famous tau Kwa tower. This time, they had a 4 course set dinner which I took. The pasta main can be changed to another pasta or meat/fish The same set-up remains - the Italian chef husband cooks, the Asian wife tends to all the tables. So the speed will not... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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91 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Just returning after one of the most memorable meals. This tiny, family run restaurant lives up to the entire hype on TA. The food was great & the service better. The owners pay detail to the smallest thing. They even gave us an appetizer on the house. Go there to relax over the meal. This place is meant to be... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The restaurant is small, thus booking is recommended, but don't get frightened by those rumors stating you need to book 3 months in advance: we booked lunch time for the evening. The chef - owner Oscar is cooking a very authentic Italian fare with a modern twist. Absolutely excellent! His wife Tracey mans the tables with skill and a wonderful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Italian, International, European, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088534, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6324 6225

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
Chinatown is a classic combination of colorful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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