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Island Cafe

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320 Orchard Road, C. K. Tangs, Singapore, Singapore
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Island Cafe still serve very good island food

We have been going here almost since its beginning, for its very good rendering of local dishes. Overall, the makeover is welcome; the restaurant now looks much brighter - an oasis of calm on Orchard Road. They still maintain many of their signature dishes (prawn mee, nasi lemak, laksa, etc... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lam N
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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849 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going here almost since its beginning, for its very good rendering of local dishes. Overall, the makeover is welcome; the restaurant now looks much brighter - an oasis of calm on Orchard Road. They still maintain many of their signature dishes (prawn mee, nasi lemak, laksa, etc). Prices have increased quite a bit, but are still reasonable... More 

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Thank Lam N
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a long time fan of Island Cafe and Tank's supporter, my first meal in the new renovated Island Cafe was a disappointment. I liked the new decor and service was as always friendly and efficient BUT food was such a let down. Prices had gone up a bit but this was matched with richer ingredients. Sadly, all of that... More 

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Thank Siv69
Singapore, Singapore
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101 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to tell people that the island cafe had the best beef black bean hor fun in Singapore. The hor fun is made with wagyu beef and really melts in the mouth. I was really disappointed when the restaurant closed for renovations and I regularly checked to see if it had reopened. When I realised it finally reopened, we... More 

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Thank karoh h
Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Went back to Island Cafe after a long time. It has been renovated and seemed a little smaller. To their credit their food quality has improved quite a bit. The chicken in the nasi lemak for example, was much nicer than previously. What kind of affected the experience was the absolute inexperience of all the student waiters and waitresses. And... More 

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Singapore
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Visited island cafe for the first time after its renovation! The interior is very resort- like and much more spacious and airy compared to the past where I recalled there were a number of pillars in the dining space. Love the outdoor area and the beachfront kind of couches where you can just hang out and chill with your girlfriends... More 

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Thank Irene Teo T
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

In the last 2 weeks we have been here 3 times. The first time was just OK and nothing more.On all 3 occasions the food for the diners arrived separately and the food was getting cold whilst we waited for the full order. On our 2nd visit a group on a nearby table waited 45 minutes for their meal only... More 

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Thank Kelhamcorp
Singapore, Singapore
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129 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This cafe has just been reopened in December 2015 after renovations. The cafe looks very bright & smart now. There is also a bar now. This cafe serves both local dishes and some western fare too. Please the attached photos of the menu for an idea. There are daily specials of popular local dishes too. For our our lunch, all... More 

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Thank LowHarry
Singapore, Singapore
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

One of my favourite restaurant in the heart of Orchard with great local and western food with reasonable price. It has recently reopened after 3 month refurbishment work. I would actually prefer the old decor but the food is the reason for my visit. Sad to find some of my old favourites missing; namely Reuben sandwich. To my surprise Cendol... More 

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Thank Patrick U
Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Its all about the experience, a great place to chill out after a hard day at work. Attentive staff and great service. Will definitely go back again to enjoy the embience.

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Thank SARAN R
Santa Clarita, California
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

With a relaxing island decor, this sit-down restaurant is located on the upper floor of the Tangs department store. The menu consists mainly of local foods like gado gado, tauhu telor, chicken rice, etc. For desserts, try the gula melaka. The servers are polite. However, the service is sometimes not as prompt. We had a difficult time waving to a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 Orchard Road, C. K. Tangs, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Orchard Road
  • Neighborhood: Orchard Road

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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