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Kok Sen Coffee Shop

Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
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30 KEONG SAIK ROAD, Singapore, Singapore
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Try the big Prawn Hor fun! The food was very tasty, and also decently priced. The black pepper beef was excellent too!

Thank davidcheong
Singapore River, Singapore
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177 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kok Sen's won a bib in Michelin 2016 Bib Gourmand. Not that it matters, as the food never needed to prove itself. This time round, we tried the superlatively good curry fish head, done with a fresh red garoupa. Just enough fire, without being overwhelming. The prawn paste rolls were pure prawn without any prok fillers. Divine!

Thank HansiZhai
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended by a seasoned foodie and trusted her when she said you needed to be there best by 6pm. We arrived at 5.30pm and there were tables which had already finished. As adviced, we did our research beforehand and promptly placed our order for their popular dishes; yong tau foo, prawn paste fried chicken, big prawn hor fun... More 

Thank awanderingeye
Hawick, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Kok Sen is run by Hong Kong Cantonese, and follows a dai pai dong format with customers seated on stools around formica tables in the restaurant or on the pavement outside. There is no air conditioning, so don't wear you finest evening clothes. You need to get there early or be prepared to wait for a table. The food is... More 

Thank Sean L
Wellington, New Zealand
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299 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Make no mistake, this is not a restaurant for the fussy eater who likes immaculate surroundings and a a quiet atmosphere. This place rocks, with diners and would-be's queuing at the door waiting for a table to come free. Some wise people book in advance, but others just arrive and hope it won't be long before they are seated. The... More 

Thank Alexander6011
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386 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I had been to the restaurant 3-4 times with different group of friends. Generally the food is good. However, I will not come here often because I found(or feel) the amount of MSG used is a lot. I cannot stop myself kept drinking of water and even when I reached home I still continue to load with more water to... More 

Thank AmethystAme
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Love the food here. Must try the 月光河, fried kuey Teow, 釀豆腐, tou-fu, 滑蛋河, and many more !!! Personally, I think the 月光河 is authentic, it's fried kuey Teow together with prawn, squid, meat...

Thank Raymond K
Singapore, Singapore
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181 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times and it is familiarity breeds contempt for me as I m finding the food oil and salty esp. their big prawn noodles, Yong tow fu, fried prawn paste chicken and fried bitter gourd with pork ribs (too small the cut ribs) Altogether not a memorable experience where I paid $92 for the 4 dishes. If... More 

Thank Highadventurer
Paris, France
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Super simple interior, plastic cutlery, but AWESOME food! All the dishes are very tasty. The black pepper crab is killing! The owner (or the managing person) was really welcoming, the service is fast. Not so many tourists.

Thank MargaritaBo
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

But after waiting 40 mins for my simple Beef Hor Fun that never turned up... I just paid for my drink and left... Don't bother unless you come on a full stomach cos you'll go hungry waiting

Thank Michelle N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 KEONG SAIK ROAD, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 62232005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
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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