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Yet Con Restaurant

Downtown Core
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
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25 Purvis Street, Singapore 188602, Singapore
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yet Con is an institution... Dining here is like having a meal in a time capsule. You will be seated in a setting from eons back, on decades-old marbled tables by staff who have been doing this for all their life! The food is authentic and non-pretentious. It is prepared and served as it has always been done for years... More 

Thank a1exC
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

$30 for a whole chicken, slightly more expensive than hawkers out there, But the quality and amount of chicken is well worth it. Rice were ok, not the most fragrant that I've tried, as I preferred the more oily version. The roast pork were not impressive during my visit, as it appears to be leftovers. Conclusion: I will be back... More 

Thank CHong S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Chicken rice is something normal for us Malaysians...yet this place stood out. Located along Purvis Street which its colonial builings, this restaurant which was est in the 1940 serves one of the best chicken rice I've eaten. Dont forget to order their delicious roasted pork while you're dining there. :)

Thank Dolphania
Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

This was my second visit to this unassuming, small restaurant in Purvis Street. It was first recommended to me by Singapore colleagues who told me it was THE place for Hainanese Chicken Rice. It did not disappoint. There are a few other things on the menu but this is hard to beat. Very simple decor of a traditional, Chinese restaurant... More 

Thank Peter K
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

I had tried the Hainan Chicken Rice at Mandarin Oriental and Intercontinental hotel in Singapore and found this old store is the most authentic. You can taste the real chicken vs frozen chicken ( for ASIAN we are able to tell the different between fresh and frozen chicken). Frozen chicken is tasteless, therefore, you need to dip the dark soya... More 

Thank Littlehse M
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Nothing beats a hole in the wall 😊 If you want to taste the the old style cooking and serving of hainanese chicken,Yet Con is the place to be.

Thank patsotsay
Singapore, Singapore
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2,657 reviews
945 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Came back here for another 2 visits recently. I remain of the view that some of the best chicken rice in Singapore is available here, and some of the best roast pork too. It's all pretty basic and part of the appeal is that the place appears to be in its original condition from maybe 40 years ago. I expect... More 

Thank KGB777
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

This place has seen better days! I used to visit this place frequently a decade or so back. I don't recall that the chicken here tasted so dry and that it didn't taste like any decent Hainanese chicken rice at all. To give you an idea of the taste and texture of the chicken, the thigh meat tasted like bad... More 

Thank Ghee Soon C
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I truly unique experience of old-school Singapore. The restaurant has been in this same location since 1940s and the furniture and staff seem to be around that long too (the owner at the front desk still uses an abacus to tally up your bill)! Foodwise, the chicken is less oily than most hainanese chicken rice places (healthier but maybe a... More 

Thank AlanTheWookie
Singapore, Singapore
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2,657 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch today with some colleagues to try the chicken rice and roast pork. This came with a large bowl of soup which we allocated out into individual plastic bowls. The food was really very good and the setting very interesting: like stepping back in time. I'll come back here again.

Thank KGB777

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Purvis Street, Singapore 188602, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Core
  • Phone Number: 63376819

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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