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Island Cafe

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Orchard Road
Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian
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320 Orchard Road, C. K. Tangs, Singapore, Singapore
6563113424
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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good cafe food but on the pricier side! Recommend to order asian dishes like the the laksa, char kway teow. Definitely a place to go if you like to shop and eat as it's on the top floor or Tangs Plaza and if you like to have more refined hawker centre eats. Would not advise having burgers here nor the... More 

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Thank CalvinFlyer
Singapore
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238 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Located on the upper floor of the department store, I was thankful it was not very busy. The restaurant team member who showed me to my seat indulged me with my choice of table. The décor was slick and the overall ambience was clinical. I especially liked the light piece above the cashier's. I was a little disappointed that my... More 

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Thank CCHSingapore
Singapore
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191 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

As you walk into the cafe, wow it was so bright & well decorated with new furnishings. Ordered fried kuay teow, chicken rice & prawn noodles. The freshly slow squeezed juices were good. Fried noodles very oily, prawn noodles had tiny prawns & chicken rice was too wet.

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Thank WillBJust
Singapore
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

I was here for dessert after walking at TANGS, a beautiful departmental stores w everything in house. I ordered the 24K Gold brownie while relaxing myself at their cozy outdoor sofa. Worth a trip over if u r in orchard !

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Thank HappyTravellller
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Like the tauhu telor n food presentation.., coffee n halo halo is not bad..Overall a nice decoration and good services too

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Thank Jailani O
Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

The revamped Island Cafe at Tangs Orchard is a lovely oasis in the heart of town. It serves mainly Singaporean and regional dishes and is beautifully lit, with the floor-to-ceiling windows letting in a lot of natural light. The cafe is also quiet and inviting, a nice spot for a break in between shopping or a lazy weekend brunch. Since... More 

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Thank hungrybaker
Singapore, Singapore
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650 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 901 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

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 January 15, 2016 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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111 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

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 11 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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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$15
Cuisine
Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Orchard Road, C. K. Tangs, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Orchard Road
  • Neighborhood: Orchard Road
  • Phone Number: 6563113424

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Orchard Road
Shopping is a national pastime for Singaporeans, and after a visit to Orchard Road it’s easy to see why. This seemingly endless boulevard boasts a dizzying selection of shopping centers. From bargain basement foragers to designer label big-spenders, there is something for everyone. For those just browsing, there are countless restaurants, food courts, and cinemas, as well as the odd street entertainer to keep you amused. Most of the malls are connected by underground walkways, offering a break from the sun on a hot day. Bring a credit card and some comfortable shoes, and plunge into the excitement.
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