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“Artsy Artichoke serves very good food but not artichokes”
Review of Artichoke

Artichoke
Ranked #316 of 11,300 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Brand new, fabulous food at low prices, excellent presentation, a jewel in the rough
Reviewed July 18, 2014

Either you wait in line or you make reservation 1-2 weeks in advance! The secret for their success? It's a kool place, lokated in an artsy block (next to arts skool NAFA), serving reasonably-priced, very good Middle-Eastern-inspired dishes. The portions are gigantik. Drinks are also interesting, eg. less-known ciders, Kalimotxo (red wine and koka kola). In spite of the service labour shortage in Singapore, they have lots of staff (both in the kitchen and in the dining areas), so service is kwick and friendly. As expected for such a hip place, klientele is mainly yuppies (often with babies in tow) or gweilo; very few unkles and aunties. The stated rules are a bit quirky (eg. no ketchup/chili, no substitution, no more than 2 kredit kards per bill, etc) On the other hand, the staff is also very liberal - even at peak hours, they let you sit there without eating food, just having koffee and (free) water.

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Thank Lam N
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went here for Sunday brunch. Although it was really busy I find the setting here very relaxing. The staff are great. In a more casual way than most restaurants I've been to in Singapore. But what makes Artichokes so good for me is the wonderful and really tasty food. The servings are surprisingly large and quite reasonably priced. On most days you may have to queue for little bit to get in but it's worth it.

Thank Jackie H
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

A fusion modern twist on Mediterranean dishes. Was surprised at the modern twist but it was delicious.

The best dish was the fish of the day.

Quite expensive but a nice change to the usual dips with pita.

Thank urbandivaLondon
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

We were in a group of 13 and had a great time. The place was buzzing. The staff were attentive. We ordered basically everything off the menu and it was all delicious. Also enough variety for the vegetarian among us. All washed down with some inexpensive wine. All for less than $80 a head. They won't split a bill on credit cards, so bring cash if you want to share the cost between friends.

Thank Danny Q
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Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We intended to sit down & have a drink at Artichoke as we find this place interesting. Was staying just at the opposite, Big Hotel. however, the waitress at the reception were so blunt that she just told us off. Though we arrived at 10.40pm and they are closed at 11pm, but they should not have just shut us off like that. The waitress could have just politely inform us that the kitchen is closed but drinks are still available or something like that. We could just use the couple of minutes for a drink or two.

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