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Hock Lam Beef Noodles

$$ - $$$
Chinese, Asian, Soups, Singaporean
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22 China St, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6220 9290
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The area around China Square has some quite expensive and/or boring restaurants. We found this place on a round-the-block scout for a low key dinner. The menu is a bit confusing for westerners, but with help from the waiter we made our choices. We wound up with a bowl of beef and noodle soup, a creamy coleslaw and some interesting... More 

Thank SPLatManOz
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131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Meal - Bought the sliced beef set, noodles and beef was good. Only 2 tables were occupied but still nobody was willing to engage us. No explaination or anything even though its our first time there. Good thing was that no service charges if not I will rate the service as terrible.

Thank Bikerguysg
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

The Hock Lam beef noodle of my youth re-surfaced as an absolute joke at Ion Orchard. This silliness of ordering through an iPad makes the entire experience utterly stupid, considering the restaurant is never packed. (Surely someone is making money from government grants to deploy technology? Or has the eatery been talked into buying these iPads?) Prices are atrocious -... More 

Thank chiamchao
Singapore, Singapore
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864 reviews
711 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 942 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

Tried the new outlet at Ion Orchard. To counter the labour shortage issues, they have gone hi-tech, with ordering by iPad! The beef noodles are realiably good, and they have a few sides, none memorable though. You can add meat items (brisket, tendon, etc) to your noodle soup, but they charge an exorbitant $2-2.50 per tiny portion! This restaurant stands... More 

Thank Lam N
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

The best beef noodles I had eaten in my life. Good reasonable price and perfect service. The homemade barley was really good and fresh. I bought a bottle of their homemade chili back with me and it was wonderful. My family loved it.

Thank Fabio S
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91 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2015

Everything I ordered was delicious, be it the sides or rich broth or tasty soup or the many beef parts. Cheap and very good value for beef and location too. Love the way the menu works e.g. can add on beef parts and there are many types of noodles/sets as it ensures that you get to try everything.

Thank twiinklex
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

The noodle is pretty tasty, the beef is tender, and the soup is rich. Most importantly to me is that the old uncle working in the restaurant is super nice. Good service is something that the Singapore's food industry really lacks. Keep up the good work Hock Lam!

Thank Hongfei W
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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196 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

There are quite a few Hock Lam Beef (HLB) food restaurants in Singapore. I typically go to Alexandra Retail Center (ARC) branch. Since the quality control is good, all outlets are generally the same. I will almost always order hand sliced beef noodle keow tiao soup. I prefer it with a squeeze of lime and I will mix in the... More 

Thank Keng Hian L
Singapore, Singapore
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96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

As for the lady Boss Tina if you are lucky to see her and she will tell you how it all started more than a century ago till today. I wont tell you more. Tasting is believing and no regrets. However just note that if you are going for the soup option, it could be a tat heavy on the... More 

Thank Dr Jonathan N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Very exotic taste of the broth, more like a stew with herbs, soft beef served with either thick or flat noodles. Along comes either chicken nuggets or coleslaw latter being the healthier choice indeed. For those who like chilli, chilli dip is given separately and get to choose either lemon juice or lime barley drink. They have variation in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Soups, Singaporean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 China St, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6220 9290

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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