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Maxwell Road Hawker Centre

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1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184, Singapore
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Paris, France
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the things I love to do most in Singapore is eating at hawker centres. This one is ideally situated in Chinatown. It has a lot of choice for everyone - from the famous Hainanese chicken rice to fresh fruit. Went there already several times when I've been to Singapore and didn't regret it: The food I had there... More 

Thank Whoopie89
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go straight to 'Tian Tian', probably the best Chicken Rice in Singapore! There will be a queue. Just the perfect combination of rice simmered in chicken broth, succulent de-boned chicken (white or dark meat) and perfect chilli, ginger & garlic. No soup 'tho so suggest you order a plate of beansprouts, with which the cuttlefish is optional! But leave a... More 

Thank SingaporeJim
Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for breakfast and then supper. Lots of variety a d it all tastes great. A meal is less than $6 in most cases and it's very filling. The shanghai tim-sum fried dumplings were a standout. All the hawker centres are great value

Thank Brian S
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fabulous freshly cooked food. There is something for everyone. A real "must visit" place, very cheap, delicious food.

Thank rosecrystal
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Local food center in Chinese district. Lot of food stalls offering from Hainan Chicken to noodle soup, fresh fruits, seafood etc. Perfect authentic taste and cheap. Far from an air-con lean restaurant, you will find here all local flavors of Asia. Don't miss it.

Thank Anne-Christine
Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hainan chicken is the best chicken dish I've ever tried in the world!!! MUST TRY THE HAI NAI CHICKEN!!!

Thank chinchilla520
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's very crowded when lunch time. so around 11-12 is still bearable, you gotta try the famous tian-tian chicken rice, lao ban (beancurd), the porridge (but I forgot what is the stall call, just look for the most crowded one), and lastly the guo tie (fried dumpling)

Thank Revenrev
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maxwell Road Hawker Center is a very nice Asian food court at the edge of Chinatown. Every hawker specialises in a few dishes, which is why the food is always fresh, savoury and authentic. Food and drinks are ordered at separated hawkers and people seat at common tables in the alleys. It is the best way to explore Singapore's food... More 

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Werribee, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this place when looking for a good place to eat in China town. Recommend it if you are in town for cheap but good eats.

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Moora, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic Singapore food, great selection. Food served hot, drinks served with lots of ice. It absolutely hums at lunch time, people everywhere, lots of conversation. I was checking out other people's plates, they all looked nice n tasty. A real "taste of Singapore"

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Chinese, Indian, Fast Food, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian, Indonesian, Taiwanese, Singaporean, Malaysian, Halal
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown

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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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