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Moi Lum Restaurant

Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
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38 Maxwell Road Air View Building # 01 01 02 | Airview Building, Singapore 069116, Singapore
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was once my favourite when I was young.... The standard still remains... But ours improved ..... Try the roasted chicken here... And their sharks fin soup... Still ok ..

2 Thank yeoc468
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

The restaurant has been around for very long, but somehow the standard is not as good as in the past. My favourite is still the Fish Maw Soup

Thank Elmolita
moilum123, Operations Executive at Moi Lum Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ms Elmolita First and foremost, thank you for loving our Fish Maw Soup! Secondly, we recognize the importance of maintaining our standard as the food we serve will be the first thing that keep our customers from coming back. Please kindly let us know specifically which dishes to improve on, meanwhile I will notify the management and the chefs... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

I was there with family. We're satisfied with the food and the services. It's a nice place to have family meal. The car parking was easy, you may find parking lot just opposite the restaurant.

1 Thank Chezmoi2402
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

There are many chinese cantonese restaurants in singapore- many of which are part of big chains. However moi lum seems to be a standalone shop. It is opposite the famous maxwell food centre, the food at moi lum is cantonese. As it is chinese newyear season, the sets are specially created for this period. The roast chicken is its signature... More 

1 Thank TrailsOfAnne
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

We have been to this Cantonese Restaurant many times and most of the times, we are satisfied with the food served which includes roast chicken, salted egg prawn roll and pork ribs, sliced fish fillet with ginger and asparagus with stir fried garlic. The roast chicken came up tops (signature dish) while the pork ribs would have been better if... More 

1 Thank Stella_Tang
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I had dinner with friends to celebrate the year end. One of our favourites is to try some of the classic restaurants which focus more on the food rather than frills. We ordered their signature dishes including the roasted chicken, the gold coin tofu, wasabi prawn, fermented tofu stewed pork with yam and others The roasted chicken was the best... More 

4 Thank Anzacng
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Moi Lum is one of the oldest Cantonese restaurants serving traditional dishes since the 1920s. They have great signature dishes like Salted Egg Springrolls, Wasabi Mango Prawns, Salted Egg Fish Skins and a lot more. Everything I ate there was very delicious. The service was okay and the prices are reasonable. Would definitely go there again when visiting Singapore.

2 Thank Nico K
Cupertino, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Moi Lum has been around for years according to their signboard. Food is decent , service standards are acceptable. The boss is very polite and tries his best. The restaurant is a favourite among big families especially on weekends. Recommend the roast chicken and hotplate beef/ venision. A hidden gem - suggest that you make reservations during weekends. Do not... More 

2 Thank SYLow
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

For more reviews and photos, visit my site hungrybaker.co My mum was raving about what she exclaimed as “super delicious Peking duck and roasted chicken”, so we trooped down for dinner on a Sunday, with a last-minute reservation made for 1730. Yes it opens for dinner that early, and it was a good idea because when we were midway through... More 

2 Thank hungrybaker
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Moi Lum is one of the oldest Cantonese Restaurant in Singapore. They still have the old dishes and tasted good. Price is very reasonable but service is average

2 Thank PToh55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Maxwell Road Air View Building # 01 01 02 | Airview Building, Singapore 069116, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +6562262283
Moi Lum Restaurant was founded in the 1920s by founder Mr Khong Yu Lum. The restaurant has been selling their legendary Crispy Fried Chicken 梅林烧鸡 and Golden Coin Beancurd 金钱豆腐 for the past 80 years. The restaurant started out by renting a shop space in a little coffee shop eatery selling and producing wanton noodles along Tanjong Pagar Road. When the coffee shop owners, Cheong Hou Coffee Shop, offered to sell the premises to Mr Khong Yu Lum, Mr Khong seized the opportunity as a young entrepreneur and started the restaurant with his peers from Guangdong who all had exceptional culinary skills.The restaurant business expanded rapidly. During the 1930s, Moi Lum Restaurant started providing catering services to shops and businesses that needed a convenient way to feed their staff. Subsequently, the restaurant expanded their catering arm to serve large associations as well as a multitude of events for the rich and famous elite.In the 1960s, Moi Lum Restaurant was asked to participate in the very first Singapore Food Festival that was spread out over 10 days. The event featured signature local dishes that were dished out by the leading restaurants in Singapore then 72 years after its founding in 1992, Moi Lum was asked to cease its operations at its Tanjong Pagar Road branch because the government repossessed the premises in an en-bloc initiative Moi Lum Restaurant re-opened in 1993 at a coffee shop along Henderson Road.The store was reopened by Mr Khong’s second son, Ah Tuck, who took over the running of the restaurant and kept the regular customers coming back. After six years, the Henderson outlet was clearly too small for the swelling crowd that queued up during meal times. Once again, Moi Lum Restaurant moved to larger premises at Geylang Road.In 2004, Moi Lum Restaurant made a sentimental move back to the location of its founding in Tanjong Pagar at a Food Street call Murray Terrace, just a few shop spaces behind the old Moi Lum Restaurant of the 1920s.In 2008, after much scouting for a new premise, the restaurant found its current location 2 blocks away at 38 Maxwell Road, Airview Building, #01-01.In 2010, with the help of loyal customers and a strong family backing, Moi Lum Restaurant finally reopens with an expansion of the current unit and now can seat up to 160 people.Moi Lum brings traditional food quality while keeping up with modern tastes to cater to all different walks of life. It is the kind of family tradition which we treasure and promise to live up to our customers that brings them back for more. Moi Lum is where families can enjoy a leisurely lunch or where business associates can proudly bring their clients for corporate dinners in the comforts of the restaurant.

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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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