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“Great food, good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Candlenut

Candlenut
Ranked #356 of 10,518 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Singaporean, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Australia
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food, good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is my second visit to Candlenut, this time with friends from out of town and we enjoyed the food very much. We ordered the wagyu beef buah keluak, crispy pork belly, "yeye's curry" and the baked fish served with white rice. Everything was delicious, fresh tasting and done with a slight twist. If you order the baked fish, watch out for the chilli as it is very spicy. We did not have dessert this time but I tried the chendol and buah keluak ice cream before and it's definitely worth a taste for its sheer uniqueness.

As several people have pointed out, the service can be slow and should be improved. However, the staff are genuinely friendly and are helpful when you do get their attention.

Candlenut has a great menu with variety and the food quality is consistently good. If you are looking for a simple place to eat at with great food at good value, this is a place to consider for your next meal out.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good Food, but.....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

We went with a group of friends and one of them was a bit of a foodie so he did the ordering. Everything looked and tasted great. Because there were 6 of us, we managed to order lots of dishes and had a good variety. Service was on the slow side, but not overly so.

However the next day, both my sister and I had food poisoning. Not sure if it was from this meal, and we can't say for sure. But it happened the next morning, right after we ate there. Luckily it went away after about 24 hours.

  • Visited April 2014
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good food, relaxed atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food here, we came as a group of 4 and shared dishes which worked well and meant we tried lots if different things. Can recommend the swimmer crab curry and the mums curry but all the dishes we tried were good. We found it to be good value. The only thing was the service was a bit slow and we did wait quite a long time to order. Overall a good meal.

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Esperance, Australia
1 review
“very good food and friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

i am visiting Sg with my family and a local friend recommended this restaurant for us. The food was perfect and the service was good. I asked a staff who can speak Chinese to give more detail about the dishes to my family, and she did a really good job. She was patient and friendly to answer all our questions. We had a wonderful night there, well done!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank abclouisa
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Singapore
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good Peranakan Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

Visited this restaurant over restaurant week. The food was generally average based on the 5 of us choosing different set menus for lunch. The beef rendang was excellent. They should make an effort to serve the rice hot as the cold rice was dry. The chendol was absolutely delicious. Pricing was fairly reasonable.

Visited March 2014
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