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Hong Lim Complex

#538 of 8,131 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Chinatown
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
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Cnr South Bridge Rd & Upper Cross St | Chinatown, Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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1 Thank yeoc468
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank ccalcf
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Hong Kong, China
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Alvin M
Singapore, null, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This is an amazing place to hunt for cheap and delicious local Singaporean food. You can get a decent meal for as low as SGD2.50. Lots of varieties available but do visit before 12 noon as the lunch time crowd is huge. Do try the stalls with a queue building up or stalls that occupy two stall fronts - these... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a very typical "old" local hawker centre where good food is abundant. It is not very big & is one of 3 Local hawker ( food) centres in Chinatown. Other bigger one is at nearby Chinatown Complex & a mid size one at People's Park Complex. This food centre is just adjacent to Chinatown Point Mall. There are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Went there for the curry chicken noodle. Order yellow noodle and yellow+mee hoon. The curry is light but taste good. The chicken meat is tender.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Hong Lim food centre is where good food is around. It's a 2-storey hawker centre, Outram Park Char Kway Teow is local delight, you would find a long queue. It's opened daily except for Sunday. Around the corner, there is a stall with good curry chicken noodles. Braised duck rice is good too. Just alight at Chinatown mrt and it... More 

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Singapore River, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

A worthy rival to the more famous sibling Bullock Cart Complex. This does not attract the tourists but mostly the CBD office crowd. Very wide range of delicacies but quiet over weekends. Try Tai Wah ' s Teochew noodles.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for old school style hawker food under one roof, then this long established stalwart of the hawker food scene has to be visited- great location, a stone's throw from the Chinatown district with its quaint & traditional retail units housed in magnificent colonial buildings. But be prepared to queue for the food in some of the more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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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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