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Chin Chin Eating House

#228 of 8,131 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Core
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
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19 Purvis Street, Singapore, Singapore
6337 4640
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hong Kong
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Got there around 6pm on a monday evening, half full. This is one of the better and cheap local chicken rice place. Also recommend their fried porkchops, very tender and taste best with the tomato sauce they give. Don't pee in their restroom, is a joke.

Thank keithHongKong
Calgary, Canada
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This particular Hainanese eating spot was featured on Anthony Bourdain's former show, The Layover, so I just had to try it. Turns out his recommendation was solid (of course!) As other reviewers have pointed out, you can't visit Singapore and NOT have Hainanese chicken rice; it is practically the national dish of Singapore if you believe all the guide books.... More 

Thank capebretonboy
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great local asian food - always busy with locals. Try the steam chicken and roast meats. Cheap food the old way. Taste of Singapore.

Thank Rodney Q
Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfort food for Singaporeans. Hainanese food at its best - chicken rice, port chop, chap chye (mixed vegetables), mutton soup, .... Come early before 12 noon or prepared to fight for seats as the lunch crowd arrives. Staff there are always busy and might come across as rude. They are nice people, just really busy. And remember, you are here... More 

Thank CMHeng
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281 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannot go to Singapore and NOT have chicken rice. This place is a gem. On a small side street near Raffles you will find Chin Chin Eating House. It is not fancy - it is not supposed to be as it is an eating house! Plastic plates and cups etc. Extensive menu but we had the chicken rice and a... More 

Thank Roger61Texas
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many claim the best Chicken Rice is served at Mandarin Singapore. I disagree. Chicken Rice should be enjoyed in a traditional Singapore coffee shop, with the crowd and heat. Dip the juicy white succulent chicken slide (ask for the chick thigh meat) in a mix of chilies, ginger and dark soya sauce. The mutton soup is delicious (only available Fri... More 

Thank acwt
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a city now dominated by trendy Westernised fast food (mostly overpriced!) it was awesome to re-experience the Singapore of old. Located in Purvis Street with plenty of other old Victoriana architecture, this restaurant specialises in Hainian cuisine such as steamed chicken. Service is efficient and friendly(we had lengthy conversations with one family proprietor), dishes were served promptly, food was... More 

Thank RonnyGAustralia
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Location - Between Bugis and city hall station Food- Had the chicken rice for 2 and their hainanese pork chop. Chicken rice was decent and the pork chop quite good. Service- fair service. Hard to find seats during peak hours. Value- About $20 including gst but no service charge

Thank Bikerguysg
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Came back here this week for another round of chicken rice. The place was totally packed at around 12:30 on a Monday lunchtime and we were quite fortunate to get seats. Service took a while given the crowds. Quality was fine and prices were reasonable. Will probably come back again, although will try and arrive earlier to avoid the delays... More 

Thank KGB777
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Food was solid - but Service was Horrific.... I'm not prone to give horrible reviews - I can't remember when I last gave anyone a failing grade - but the waitress's attitude warrants it in spite of the terrific chicken rice. I wouldn't go back ever again and furthermore would recommend no one ever go there unless compelled by necessity... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Purvis Street, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Core
  • Phone Number: 6337 4640

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?