We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Guan Hoe Soon

#2,052 of 9,997 Restaurants in Singapore
$$ - $$$Asian, , Chinese
38 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427762, Singapore
+65 6344 2761
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“assam fish” (10 reviews)
“chap chye” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
Asian, Singaporean, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
38 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427762, Singapore
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (43)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 42 reviews

Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

My family first visit to Guan Hoe Soon, a Peranakan Restuarant. 1.Food was good 2.Prices were reasonable 3. Nice n neat ambience 4. Serving was fast 5.Staff were attentive. We like the Assam fish, Fried Brinjal,Ngoh hiong and the dessert, Red ruby n Chendol. A...More

Thank laceychia
Reviewed March 10, 2018

For a place that prides itself as the restaurant of choice of a Prime Minister, this restaurant has absolutely no character: bland decor, IKEA-type furniture, fluorescent lighting. Having gone out of the way to come and have dinner here, I was expecting a "destination", full...More

Thank AugustoMonteverdi
Reviewed February 3, 2018

We are a Peranakan family who has repeatedly gone back to Guan Hoe Soon for our fix of good, authentic Peranakan food at a reasonable price. Most recently, we visited with a Japanese friend who loved the food and the experience. Our favourite dishes are...More

Thank Leon L
Reviewed January 8, 2018

Review by DrSIm001. Good Peranakan Food. Peranakan are basically people that married the local natives. Also known as Straits Born Chinese. Peranakan Food are basically Chinese style food with Malay influence. Decent Service. AIr-Conditioned. Pleasant ambience. Tourists can consider. Hard to access for Tourists. You...More

Thank drsim001
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best Nonya Restaurant That I ever patronised. It has numerous delicious Nonya dishes that you can order. Especially great for you if you love spicy food. We had a hearty meal and everyone were commenting how authentic the dishes were...More

Thank Peggy T
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

Friend raved about this place and we decide to have a gathering for party of 10 when a mutual friend came back from UK for a short vacation. The place was not crowded when we went there for dinner on a thu evening. We ordered...More

Thank HarvardCatCat
Reviewed May 4, 2017

We ordered the signature dish - Assam Fish and expected to experience what others have told me about this place. The fish looked great when it was served but the first bite already told me that this fish was not fresh. I told the waiter...More

1  Thank Tikbal
Reviewed March 26, 2017

~Christine was having her farewell at the oldest Peranakan restaurant in Singapore, getting there for lunch wasn't the problem, it was the single lane parking in those streets off Joo Chiat Road that will test your driving patience at noon! ~lunch was fabulous with so...More

Thank David T
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Guan Hoe Soon restaurant This restaurant is located at Joo Chiat lane and it is definitely the oldest Peranakan Restaurant in Singapore this place has been serving good and authentic Peranakan food since the 1950s. Although the restaurant's location was out of the way, it...More

Thank MVI888
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Signature dishes include: - Ayam bush keluak - Assam fish - Sayur lodeh - Nonya chap chay Chendol to end off the meal too.

Thank bennyvectra
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 321 hotels in Singapore
Hotel 81 - Sakura
156 reviews
.09 miles away
Venue Hotel The Lily
329 reviews
.13 miles away
The Fragrance Hotel (Joo Chiat)
383 reviews
.14 miles away
Aqueen Heritage Hotel Joo Chiat
155 reviews
.21 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Long Phung Vietnamese Restaurant
158 reviews
.08 miles away
Chilli Padi
57 reviews
.08 miles away
Werner's Oven
26 reviews
.02 miles away
Nearby Attractions
The Intan
461 reviews
.08 miles away
Joo Chiat/Katong
66 reviews
.24 miles away
Geylang Serai
108 reviews
.28 miles away
Geylang Serai New Market
90 reviews
.31 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Guan Hoe Soon staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, 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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing