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“Authentic Teochew Cuisine”

Lee Kui (Ah Hoi) Restaurant
Ranked #1,764 of 10,611 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Singapore, Singapore
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245 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“Authentic Teochew Cuisine”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

This restaurant has been around for very very long, even my grandfather used to dine here when he was younger.

The service is excellent, the waiting staff are actually older aunties, and they are very prompt in their service, fast in refilling the empty tea cups and changing the dirty plates. Based on their experience, they will advice you not to OVER-order, unlike some restaurants, whom do not really care.

Try their cold crab, "hey-zhor" (prawn-ball) and "orh-nee" (yam paste), Definitely will not regret.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Tasty, friendly and rathe delightful”
Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant based on its location and write up here. We were greeted in a very friendly and happy manner. Food and service was excellent, our party of five opted for the set menu but asked for some alterations which were gladly accommodated. Service was very attentive and some of our party even got travel advice for Malaysia, where they are heading in a few days. Reasonably priced, the proprietor even rounded the amount down a little to get to an easy round number. Recommended!

Visited May 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Family-run business”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Every dish we ordered was delicious! We had 7 dishes in all, including the "or nee" yam paste with pumpkin dessert, which was divine! We also ordered gluttonous rice stuffed in duck, which had to be pre-order, but it was absolutely wonderful. Mind you, this is not the same kind of food you eat at hawker centres. This restaurant is family-run and from all the food that comes out, they poured their hearts and love into every dish they cooked for us. Highly recommended to everyone who loves Teo Chew dishes, or just a good hearty meal to share with friends.

  • Visited December 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lunch that turn out very good.”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Nice food, good services and great food. Found long lost taste had 20 year ago. Great Teacheow style. Definitely a must try.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank JamesSeah
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Singapore
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136 reviews
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“Must try cold crabs; pork intestine also surprisingly delicious”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

This Teochew (Chaozhou) restaurant has been running since the sixties and is by reputation very popular. The evening we were there half of the tables were reserved, but empty, so the atmosphere was pleasant. It's almost a no-frills restaurant, where the quality of the food is all that matters.

And the food is certainly delicious. We ordered the famous cold crabs and they came almost immediately, with roe. They were quite small, but easy to eat. The flesh was compressed and firm, much better than the fiddly nature of just cooked crabs. We ordered a fish maw soup, which came in small bowls for everyone rather than a large communal bowl - this meant, no seconds. I don't usually like pork intestines, because of the smell, but the ones we were served were cleaned very well, and were delicious and succulent. We also had oysters with egg, chicken and chestnuts, and garlic kailan.

The owner advised us against eating more than we could eat, which was a nice gesture. He picked me as a foreigner rather than a naturalized expat, and wondered aloud if I could finish a bottle of Tiger on my own. It made me laugh.

Teochew food is very popular in Singapore, but I've never eaten it better than here. The service is prompt and polite. I found nothing to complain about.

  • Visited February 2012
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