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Founder Bak Kut Teh

347 Balestier Rd | New Orchid Hotel, Singapore 329777, Singapore
+65 6352 6192
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good50%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“bak kut teh” (40 reviews)
“ribs” (15 reviews)
“soup” (50 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Soups, Singaporean
$$ - $$$
347 Balestier Rd | New Orchid Hotel, Singapore 329777, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ever wanted to try Singapore's famous Bak Kut Teh? Founder Bak Kut Teh is the place to be. Peppery and sweet soup with fresh and delicious meat, this combination is heavenly. Actors and actresses from all around the world came here. For example: Jay Chou....More

Thank Melody1602
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

I havent really tried all Bakkutteh in Singapore but for me i had good experience here, i always came everytime i visited here. You can reach it by going to Novena train stop and take a walk to balestier road. Fom the pictures on the...More

Thank TravelTruth12
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Personally for me it's a bit pepper but my friends say it's really flavorful. I ask the staff to make it less pepper but they have forgot.

Thank Daisy L
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

It is a bit love hate relationship with this bkt. Haters will say this pepper water. Lovers will say this is most flavorful soup they ever taste. Personally I find it ok. The pepper might be overwhelming at times. So let the fans decide

Thank onedaythreetimes
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner in the founder bak kut tehand all o can say is that this is the best bak kut teh in the whole of Singapore. Place is clean and crowded during peak hours but food taste so delicious. Staff are friendly and attentive. Not...More

Thank blacknighthawk
Reviewed March 13, 2018

If you like Bak Kut Teh or if you want to try local food, you should try it! We ordered the Founder and Popularity Bak Kut, Tau pok which look like tofu with a lot of soysauce, you tiao (dough fritters), vermicelli noodle and salted...More

Thank Jinx_15
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

it is located in neighbors. I brought my parents from Korea and they said it is not bad but too peppery. But worth trying? best among bak ku teh

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Good Bak Kut Teh with many TV stars and famous people patronising it going by all the photos they had on the walls. But I find it over-rated for the long queue and relatively higher than usual price for Bak Kut Teh.

Thank Yee J
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night that wasn’t full. Service was inattentive, slow and curt. Some of their signature pork rib soups were “not available”. Terribly disappointed for a place with such a high reputation. A firm thumbs down.

Thank 662estherh
Reviewed November 29, 2017

This is one of my favourite places for supper as this outlet opens till the wee hours of the morning. The soup is clear with very nice herb taste in your mouth and the pork ribs are cooked to perfection too. Service is efficient and...More

Thank Concierge3725
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Chinese, Asian, Soups, Singaporean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 2:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 2:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 2:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 2:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 2:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 347 Balestier Rd | New Orchid Hotel, Singapore 329777, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6352 6192
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