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Kok Sen Coffee Shop

Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
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30 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089137, Singapore
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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91 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for lunch one weekday at about 1:30pm and immediately got a table. However we were told that it will be a long wait for food to be served. So make sure you have your iphone/ipad etc to occupy yourself. We ordered the famous Yong Tau Foo and big prawn hor fun. Both were quite tasty, but also quite... More 

Thank Rosamund
Singapore River, Singapore
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place for friends and family. However, if u have kids with u, I suggest you give them a light snack before going as you'll be waiting for quite some time for your food. Don't miss the ever popular Yong Tau Foo in a claypot, prawn kuey teow and beef kuey teow. If you're going for lunch, get there just... More 

Thank spitt2un
Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Go early otherwise it gets crowded. Yong dow foo served in claypot is one of our favorites. If you like aubergine they do this dish with minced pork.

Thank RexWWW
London, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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188 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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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338 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 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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390 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
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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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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

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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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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 089137, 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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