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Kok Sen Coffee Shop

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Chinatown
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30A Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089137, Singapore
+65 6223 2005
Today
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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singapore
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77 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been eating at Kok Sen for ages. Following their award as a Michilin de Gourmand, I skipped this joint for some while until recently when I had my regular gourmet group gathering, for dinner. All of us are Kok Sen regulars and what a disappointment it was for us. Nearly all items we had that night were not... More 

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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

The service is beyond awful. We waited nearly an hour to be seated, but hoped it would be worth the wait. We then had to wait another 1 hour for the first fish to be brought out and, by the time the last dish came out, we had been at the restaurant for 2.5 hours. They have far too many... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

This is a busy place, very popular with locals. Food is very good. I had a big prawn mee soup and it was delicious; full of flavour and spicy. Portions are huge! Good value for money.

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Thank G M
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

.........and not a coffee shop. Very popular with locals, great food if a bit primitive. You shouldn't care. We enjoyed our meal immensely and its very inexpensive. Great experience!

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Thank Nigel C
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261 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

This place is packed by the lunch crowd right after the CNY. We had to share a table with another two customers. The signature dish of prawn hor fun does not disappoint but I would recommend to order a small size for two rather than the mid size which costs twice more at $32.

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Thank Warren H
Cebu City
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Saw this in a Michelin listing/blog. We weren't disappointed. Very good food! And cheap. Going back for more on our next trip.

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Thank Adrienne Rose L
Singapore, Singapore
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179 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for almost 10 years now and this place made the 2016 Michelin Guide for Singapore. It has always been a popular restaurant for "Zi Char" or cooked dishes with rice. Try their bittergourd pork ribs, roast chicken and their vegetable dishes. I love them all. Prices are very reasonable in expensive Singapore.

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Thank Cecil L
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016

We were a large group and ordered all their famous dishes. I was looking forward to the chicken with prawn sauce but it was very salty. The sweet and sour pork was the only dish I found ok.

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Thank Nikita S
Serian, Malaysia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Been here 3 times, I don't want to miss going everytime I'm in Spore. Prawn paste fried chicken is the number one reason I'm here, but I also love the black bean hor fun!!! Just order those two dishes, and fried rice, that's more than enough!! Satisfying, good taste, incomparable!!

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Kuala Lumpur
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016

We were here on a weekday 8:30pm and shared a table with a couple which we didn't mind. After all, this is an old time coffee shop, boisterous, noisy, full of diners. Good experience if you haven't been to such a place before. Service is fast, and friendly ("the servings are large, don't order more") which we appreciated. Prices are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30A Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089137, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6223 2005

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Staying in Chinatown

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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