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“Brilliant hawker centre in Chinatown”

Maxwell Road Hawker Centre
Ranked #58 of 10,807 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Brilliant hawker centre in Chinatown”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

There are plenty of choices and the food is amazingly cheap. A generous serve of chicken rice is only $3. We preferred this place over Lau Pa Sat.

Visited July 2013
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  • Dutch first
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  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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Sydney
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Very rustic and hard to pick the right vendor”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

We arrived at the centre at about 7.30pm and many of the popular vendors had already sold out and were closing up. This meant we were left with some of the B Grade vendors, resulting in a very dodgy chicken rice (mainly raw chicken) and some pretty average dim sum. It sounds like the plan has to be to get there at 6pm and battle the crowds for the top vendors. It was an interesting experience but I wouldn't go back unless a local took me.

  • Visited July 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good option for cbd dwellers..alternative to amoy street food.”
Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Short walk from amoy food centre..love the thunder tea rice stall.very healthy alternative.n quiet filling! Should try the popiah n malay indian stalls here as well. All in all a balanced hawker centre. But it would leave veggie s a bit disappointed..too few vegetarian options..

  • Visited August 2012
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Geoje, South Korea
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Food Heaven”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Where do I begin. This place brought back childhood memories. Since I am Guyanese/Trinidadian, eating at the food stalls was looking being in grandma's kitchen as and 8 year old. I had roti chenai and teh tarik EVERY morning here and then the chicken rice for lunch. If all you do is go to Singapore just to eat then you might as well eat here.

  • Visited August 2012
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Cologne, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A sea of local food!”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Had read what a huge selection of cheap good food is available so didn't eat all day. I was not disappointed! So many stalls to choose from, Singaporean food, Malaysian food, Indonesian food, even Lao food. The dishes are really cheap too so you get the chance to order things you may not normally order. Being with a group of friends was great as we all ordered different stuff and shared. Remember it is a hawker market so don't expect too much service / decor wise, but it is full of locals so a really lively / fun atmosphere. We were there for 3 hours and left stuffed and very happy.

  • Visited July 2013
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