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) #396 of 9,426 Restaurants in Singapore $$ - $$$ Asian, , Fusion
Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676, Singapore
+65 1800 304 2288
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“keluak” (14 reviews)
“kueh pie tee” (15 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Asian, Singaporean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676, Singapore
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Last year, Candlenut was awarded one-Michelin-star status, an accolade that means its cuisine is “a very good restaurant in its category.” So I went. It being the world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, I was really looking forward to my dinner – expectations were high but...More

Thank pauljer
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Candlenut was indeed an experience. We opted for the omakase menu. We took a gamble n it paid off. Salmon kueh pie tee to bush keluak beef rendang. Our taste buds were awakened by a multitude of flavours all working perfectly together. Definitely will be...More

Thank ushajeyarajah47
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Pretentious description of dishes for what you get. Servings for the type of dishes are ridiculous. Looks like want to follow the International new cuisine for this matter of presentation but fails. Unattractive dishes (colours , presentation, gen appearance) at the bottom of small bowl....More

Thank YMML
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Great to have a new restaurant in Singapore that is showcasing Peranakan cuisine, but these guys are taking the mickey post their star with silly high prices for dishes that you could easily cook at home and amateur service. Not sure what Michelin was thinking,...More

Thank Toby G
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Love the new space in COMO dempsey, it's beautiful! I'm glad the ala carte menu is back for dinner. We loved the buah keluak chicken, beef rendang and blue swimmer crab curry. The starters like kueh pie tee and ngoh hiang had refreshing flavours. The...More

1  Thank traveller128207
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

Love the restaurant. A great modern twist on peranakan food. The dishes are spicy and tasty and presented really well, lots of delicious flavours. Service is very good. Love the space the restaurant is in. Great addition to Dempsey Hill. Definitely be going back. 🍷🍷👍

Thank Liz H
Reviewed March 9, 2017

We wanted to choose a Michelin star restaurant, of good quality and that did not ruin us. Of course we wanted to eat Asian food. This restaurant calls itself the only Peranakan with Michelin star. We did not knew this type of cuisine, later we...More

Thank MEAFaro
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Candlenut is a beautiful new restaurant in the Como chain. The interior is simple, but elegant. The tile floors add a true Pernakan touch with straw lighting and comfortable seating. Our hostess and wait staff were knowledgeable and friendly. The fusion lunch was packed with...More

Thank TAK37
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Our first time to this place. Walking into Candlenut, the place has a great ambience which makes you feel like you will be having a good night and great food. Was looking forward to it. The problem is the ATTITUDE of the Reservation Lady. We...More

Thank Jasmine A
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

"Pie tee" is a favorite and classic Hokkien Peranakan dish, we found the lunch pie tee here sadly composed of mostly wet turnip and provided insufficient pastry cups (they charge $1 per extra cup 😓) However, ngoh hiang, wagyu rendang, ayam buah keluak, angle-bean salad...More

Thank Dining-out-in-hk
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Yucai Y
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Response from Princeofthieves | Reviewed this property |
Not really. They cater to tourists and locals and generally u will see the tourists better dressed than the locals! Candlenut's warm friendly service makes u feel at home no matter what u are wearing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 1800 304 2288
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The world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, Candlenut takes a contemporary yet authentic approach to traditional Straits-Chinese cuisine. The restaurant serves up refined Peranakan cuisine that preserves the essence and complexities of traditional food, with astute twists that lift the often rich dishes to a different level. Helmed by chef Malcolm Lee, Candlenut is committed to continually create inspired and elevated Peranakan dishes using the freshest seasonal produce available.
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