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Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, Chinatown Point

Certificate of Excellence
Chinese, Asian, Soups, Singaporean
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133, New Bridge Road | Chinatown Point #01-04,, Singapore 059413, Singapore
+65 6443 1033
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of must try food in Singapore. Line up at entrance, well organized system with pre order during waiting. Quality ribs in pepper soup, free refill soup. Spend 53 Singapore dollars for 3 person with drink and side dishes.

1 Thank Carman K
Hong Kong, China
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here at 11:30am, it's still ok, but after 12 the seats quickly filled up. One reason to come here is to try the famous pork rib soup. Singapore's version is lighter in colour, but quite spicy because of the amount of pepper, very different to its cousin in Malaysia, both are delicious. Service is fast and efficient, mid... More 

1 Thank la_speranza
Singapore, Singapore
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As expected, we need 5 minutes to get seated. The quality is the same with the other outlet! The waitresses are so friendly and fast moving! Must pay once the order has arrived!

2 Thank Kim U
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reason you go there is for the pork ribs in broth. They keep filling your bowl with the delicious broth. We tried different dishes between the four of us and one of the highlights were the braised chicken feet, let's call them nibbles ;) Reasonably priced.

3 Thank michaela4t
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Actually it is about taste, for Malaysian it taste different and something is missing or too much of some ingredient .. Packed with people and for me is just OK

1 Thank Simon6511
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a big fan of Bak Kut Teh and we come here often. It gets quite busy so sometimes we need to lineup but staff are efficient. It's an affordable, delicious filling meal. Free refills on the peppery garlicky broth! Must try!

3 Thank Betty H
Jakarta, Indonesia
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It seemed to be many poople's favourite. First we tried the one near New Bridge Road near Clarke Quay. There was a a group tour arriving so crowded. We had to queue but luckily not for long. Tried their pork ribs in savory broth to find both're delicious. We also tried the Braised Pork Belly & Salted vegetable we love... More 

2 Thank STA T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The food is good. Price very reasonable. And it's very famous at Singapore. Should try this when u visit Singapore.

3 Thank YJLin80
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Very popular and famous restaurant for bak kut teh with rich pepper flavour. You can ask the waiter to give you more soup when you finish your bowl. The meat is tender and goes very well with black soy sauce. In terms of service, the waiter forgot to give me the wet tissue (which is mandatorily charged to my bill),... More 

Thank Jay J
Bangkok, Thailand
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

One of the popular bak kut tech in Singapore. Should go and try, quite different from those I ate in Thailand. And ice barley drinking is so good.

4 Thank Bomb_Superbaker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $10
Chinese, Asian, Soups, Singaporean
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133, New Bridge Road | Chinatown Point #01-04,, Singapore 059413, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6443 1033
Johor Road, Singapore, year 1969 - Beads of perspiration gathered at Yeo Eng Song's brow as he served another bowl of piping hot Bak Kut Teh to the table beside his pushcart stall. The Bak Kut Teh is running out, the founder of Song Fa thought. It is time to retrieve his meats from the chiller at his friend's liquor stall down the road....

And so, these were the humble beginnings of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh.

Today, while we do not operate from a pushcart anymore, our iconic pushcart embodies our belief to bring you an original Bak Kut Teh dining experience where you can enjoy our fall-off-the-bone tender pork ribs and flavourful, peppery, spice-infused hot broth in an elaborate 1960s' roadside dining atmosphere.

It is at Song Fa, where one can relive the heritage of good old Bak Kut Teh in it's truest sense.

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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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