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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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This used to be good but now the chicken is dry as cardboard and absolutely tasteless. $6 per serving is pretty expensive. Service which was brusque at best in the past has now descended to rude. Do yourself a favour and go across the road to Chin Chin which is far superior.

Thank JJCC1729
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit if you want to experience what it was like eating at a local coffee shop in Singapore in the 1970s. It feels authentic and is really to be appreciated before the complete gentrification of this area of Singapore. Now there have been varied opinions about the chicken rice here. I'd say if you... More 

Thank lchan289
Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an very authentic Chinese restaurant. We were just a little bit hungry and had both a fresh lime soda and shared a portion of roast pork...which was excellent. The whole set for 6 SD !

Thank BE R
Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This shop was recommended by a local and both of us ordered half a chicken and 2 bowls of rice. Service is really not friendly - rather abrupt with no smiles and the restaurant was not even half full. The chicken was lean and rice is not oily and that's about the only positive things I can say about the... More 

Thank mosto
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids, 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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