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Hong Lim Complex

#519 of 8,306 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars 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 

Thank Yoni G
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 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 

Thank ccalcf
Singapore, Singapore
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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 

Thank Erik2938
Hong Kong, China
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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.

Thank Alvin M
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
Breakfast, Lunch, 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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