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Hong Lim Complex

#493 of 8,391 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
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Cnr South Bridge Rd & Upper Cross St | Chinatown, Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hot favourite place for most locals. Plenty of local and cheap eats. Have tried the bak chor noole and curry noodle & kway chup on 2nd level, are all great, My favourite is still the chicken curry noodle. See lots of people q-ing for the char kway teow, shall try that out when am there next time.

1 Thank Josephine T
Singapore, Singapore
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favourite food courts. I go there for lunch almost every week. You can try a good variety of very delicious local dishes such as Outram Park Fried Kway Teow, Crayfish and Prawn Hor Fun, Curry Chicken Noodles, Prawn Mee, Bak Chor Mee, Wanton Mee, Sungei Road Laksa, Roasted Meats with rice or noodles, Rice Dumplings,... More 

Thank 1john316
Singapore, Singapore
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44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are numerous stalls selling authentic hawker food as well as a wet market in Hong Lim Complex. The nearest MRT station is Chinatown, accessible via the NEL and the Downtown lines.

Thank quekkg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

It seems weird for a local to leave a review but this is definitely one of the best place to get nice local foods. Duck rice, curry noodles, bak chor mee, fried kway teow. There is a fishsoup stall which alot of guys have missed out. Its called jin hua and its between the bak chor mee and the stall... More 

Thank pohhui
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Crayfish & Prawn Hor Fun. It's the only reason I come to this hawker center, and I've been enjoying it for 6 years, even when it moved temporarily during complex renovations. By the way, it's now $8, and usually barely enough to satiate, so not your cheapest hawker meal. Fresh seafood, peeled/cut for ease of eating. The noodles in gravy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

there are so many choices - 2 stand outs, Outram Park Fried Kway Teow, and Tai Wah Miced Pork Noodles, both are excellent! one is run by a 70 year old Uncle who has been doing this for more than 30 years, the fried kway teow is moist, eggy, and if you love cockles - fresh and yummy (he opens... More 

Thank Jerry K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This small hawker centre have a few good and authentic local food stores. My Favourite is the curry chicken noodles and pork rib soup.

1 Thank yeoc468
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This food court is under a residential housing area. There is a wet market on the ground floor and cooked food stalls on the ground and first floors. Many of the local food venues have been penetrated by mainland Chinese migrants. Here there are older local stall owners who prepare and cooked the food and u are able to taste... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Hong Lim complex is another honourable place to find good local food, but if you don't like the crowd, avoid lunch hours cos it's crazy and you can hardly find a place to sit down. Some of the all time fav local food are Prawn noodle, curry chicken noodle, Teochew noodle, vegetarian food. Not to be missed Braised duck rice,... More 

Thank Erik2938
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

It may not as popular as Maxwell Food Center to the tourist. But you could find less people and more local dishes here. Ah Heng Curry Chicken Bee Hoon Mee (#02-57-58) - Long queue still appeared when I arrived in around 9pm. quite an interesting combination of having both vermicelli and noodle together with curry chicken.

Thank Alvin M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr South Bridge Rd & Upper Cross St | Chinatown, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • 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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