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“Good food”
Review of Chinatown Complex

Chinatown Complex
Ranked #166 of 10,933 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is a very huge hawker centre with soo many stalls to choose from. I have tried different stalls and most of them are good. One needs to queue at the really famous ones. But the building is a run down so I would usually buy back and eat at our office.

  • Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Vietnamese first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Worth an hour or two”
Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

A great place to poke around, especially the wet market. Have a look for Anthony's Spices in one corner where you can buy some excellent BBQ rubs and curry mixes.

  • Visited April 2013
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
236 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Should take the time to visit”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

If you can spend half a day here, good mix of shops, and stalls where you can haggle the price down. Whilst people want to sell you something you do not feel pressurised and can just say your window shopping. Lots of history here and well worth the visit .

Visited April 2013
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Hong Kong, China
Level 6 Contributor
5,698 reviews
1,774 restaurant reviews
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“Good food court dining experience in Chinatown”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Food court and hawker style dining is a very popular way to have a meal throughout Singapore. In Chinatown, you can try the Chinatown Complex, which is behind the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum if interested in trying some budget friendly, local cuisine.

While there is some Thai, bit of Indian and other SE Asian food on offer, what is mostly served up here is Chinese inspired dishes. Having just eaten, we only availed of a cup of coffee at the Super Mummy Stall, taking our Kopi C (sweet milky coffee) for SG$1.10 per cup. This was a good a coffee as we found anywhere and much cheaper than in the nearby restaurants.

We have always enjoyed the food court scene in Singapore and include the Chinatown Complex as one of many good options worth trying. Another nearby place worth trying is the the Maxwell Food Center, which is just across the South Bridge Road from here. Both are good options if you are interested in this local style of dining while spending time in Chinatown.

  • Visited April 2013
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Bali, Indonesia
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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“Not for tourists, not for locals”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

I don't really get this venue. It is not polished like the rest of Singapore but it doesn't seem really authentic either. The smell of raw meat is pervasive though... Maxwell Food Court or Lah Pah Sat would be better options for most visitors.

Visited December 2012
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