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Guan Hoe Soon

Joo Chiat
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38 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427762, Singapore
+65 6344 2761
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading the reviews here, I tend to agree with most that the service of the staff needs to improve. For our case, we were served twice food which we did not order. Fortunately we were alert and told the staff who brought back the food. Otherwise, we quite enjoyed the food.

Thank kwoong
Melbourne, Australia
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422 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Guan Hoe Soon restaurant was highly recommended so perhaps there was a degree of high expectation. The food was good but not exceptional. We had about 6 dishes. The ngoh hiang was a little oily and the babi pagang was crispy but not flavoursome. The bawang kepenting was missing the flavours too. The assam fish was good. I was looking... More 

Thank Jeffrey C
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This Restaurant have being serving authentic peranakan food since 1963. During my grand parents time and not forgetting they also cater for my grandparents wedding. Till today they still cater for many functions for office, school, churches and many more occasions. Try it don't miss it..

Thank raymondouyong
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154 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

More of a family style restaurant. Food is tasty and serving portions quite reasonable. If you like dishes with coconut milk you will enjoy dining here.

Thank Ella_Salita
Singapore, Singapore
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

The Restaurant serves variety types of Authentic Nonya Cuisine. After the meal, don't forget to order the dessert to complete your wonderful meal.

Thank wehl
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

So we decided to have a dinner here on 14-Feb, coincidentally it's a traditional 'family day' for our Chinese customs. Therefore the place was very crowded. We made a reservation bout 2 weeks in advance for a table of 8 and upon arriving, we were given a table good enough for 6. And when we asked for a bigger table... More 

Thank KongBaBao
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Shared the curry fish head, assam pomfret, otah otah, sambal kangkong. The big sized dishes are really generous, enough to feed six very hungry diners. The pomfret is particularly good. It is fresh and juicy. Otah Otah is light but flavorful. Try the Chendol dessert here too - it is really good with rich coconut and taro flavours. Seating is... More 

Thank 55nickw
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Been here about 4 times in 3 weeks. Absolutely delicious food. Must try ayam buah keluAk, otak otak, chap chye, sambal bendir and sambal udang. Sambal bendir is my personal favourite along with buah keluak. Can get really crowded on weekends. Thumbs up!

Thank Pinkbows
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

I have to admit that this review might be worded in stronger language - what with my friend promising that this place served the best Peranakan food in Singapore and all. However, the taste of the food was exactly as I will now describe. Stewed pork: tasted fine, cooked in a style very similar to Chinese. Nothing to rave about,... More 

Thank durrrr92
Singapore River, Singapore
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181 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

As a regular here, I closely monitor the quality of the dishes. We tried a few new dishes. The pomfret assam pedas was divine. The fish was smooth and tender, bathed in a delicious assam sauce. The bak wan kepeting was also lovely and bouncy. While the babi assam 's sauce was fantastic with hints of galangal, it was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427762, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Joo Chiat
  • Neighborhood: Joo Chiat
  • Phone Number: +65 6344 2761

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Joo Chiat
The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay families in the 15th century. The neighborhood is packed with colorful shops, local characters, and quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are visible as well, with modern cafes, bars, and shops abounding. Visit Joo Chiat to take a break from the big city sights and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a laid-back and local vibe.
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