Here are 8 Restaurants & Cafes in Singapore with the most unique dining experiences for when you want to bring your family somewhere special after payday or impress someone on the first date!
8 Restaurants & Cafes With Unique Dining Experience
1. Sushi Airways – Japanese Restaurant
Welcome aboard Sushi Airways! Here, this Japanese restaurant provides almost the full flight experience (except the flying of course). For example, the Cabin’s interior resembles the iconic 1930s Douglas DC-3, which is an American fixed-wing propeller-driven aircraft. You can expect to see actual aircraft gallery meal carts, storage boxes and overhead compartments. Also, with panoramic aircraft-like windows, there’s no need to fight for the window seat to view Kampong Glam in its full glory!
Location: 20a Baghdad St, Singapore 199659
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs & Sun: 11.45am – 2.30pm, 5.45pm – 9.45pm
Fri & Sat: 11.45am – 2.30pm, 5.45pm – 10pm
2. New Thai Tanic – Unique Dining Seafood Buffet (Permanently Closed)
If the name of the restaurant sounds familiar to you, don’t worry. The only sinking that will happen here is you sinking your teeth into delicious seafood! The New Thai Tanic is a buffet restaurant with a station by your table where you get to catch live seafood to cook in your hotpots! In addition, they have a wide range of frozen seafood and veggies, so you will not run out of options!
Location: Level 2, 44A Bukit Pasoh Rd, New Thai Tanic Hotpot, Singapore 089857
Opening Hours: 3.30PM-11.30PM, Daily
3. Kafe Utu – 1st African Café in S’pore
Kafe Utu serves East and West African meals, brunch dishes, as well as specialty coffee. The Owner, Kurt Wagner actually grew up in Kenya and is now sharing the goodness in Singapore! True to their origins, the African dishes come from Monrovia, Marrakech, Lamu, Malindi, Bhanga and beyond. The cafe boasts hand-carved doors and water glasses hand-blown from Kenya, bold monochrome portraits of African women and even an 8-metres long African Mahogany banquet table. So then, get ready to immerse yourself in a space of rich culture!
Location: 12 Jiak Chuan Road Singapore 089265
Opening Hours: 8am – 5pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
4. Hawkee Food – S’pore 1st Automated Robotic Restaurant (Permanently Closed)
Some of you may not expect this, but not all unique dining experiences have to be pricey. Check out Singapore’s first Automated Robotic Restaurant, Hawkee for affordable hawker fare! It is a concept restaurant which also offers a modern kopitiam experience. Also, all food cooked in Hawkee are prepared by a fully automated robot chef with no human intervention. If you want to try something new without breaking the bank, this is definitely the place to go!
Location: Frasers tower, 182 Cecil Street #02-01/02, Singapore 069547
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 11am – 8pm, Saturday: 11am – 2.30pm, Closed on Sundays
5. Sum Yi Tai – 1980s Cantonese Concept Bar
Conceptualised to celebrate the decadent glamour of 1980s Hong Kong, Sum Yi Tai (meaning “Third Wife” in Cantonese) is a marriage between traditional Chinese cuisine and designer bars. One can feast on Dim Sum and classic Cantonese dishes in an oriental setting, complemented with Canto-pop tunes reminiscent of Hong Kong in the olden days. Offering 3 concepts in 3 storeys within a shophouse, all who enter are promised a blazing good time!
Location: 25 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069622
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 1am, Sat: 7pm – 1am, Closed on Sundays
6. Corner House – Michelin Star Restaurant
Nestled in a quiet, cozy corner of Botanic Gardens, Corner House is a chic, unassuming black-and-white bungalow where the renowned botanist E J H Corner used to live. This Michelin Star restaurant presents a unique take on contemporary cuisine created by Chef Jason Tan, called Gastro-Botanica. The Corner House’s rich history, its tranquil and romantic setting as well as superb gastronomy of Corner House makes for an experience like no other! Above all, it is a place that celebrates nature and good food!
Location: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, E J H Corner House, Singapore 259569
Opening Hours: Tues – Friday: 12pm – 3pm & 6.30pm – 11pm, Sat – Sun: 11.30pm – 3pm & 6.30pm – 11pm
7. Holey Moley – S’pore 1st Indoor Mini Golf
Holey Moley (an Australian concept) is crazy two-storey drinking game of sorts with different levels of obstacle paths to clear. The whole store is highly instagram-worthy with its vintage collectables, OTT themed mini-golf courses, freaky cocktails and chunky bar food. However, make sure there’s space in both your stomach and phone gallery before coming, because they will be full at the end of your trip!
After dining at the bar, you can make your way to the mini golf course(s)! In other words, you’re in for an amazing time.
Location: 3B River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024
Opening Hours: Mon – Wed: 12pm – 1am, Thurs – Fri: 12pm – 2am, Sat: 10am – 2am, Sun: 10am – 10pm
POLLEN is a restaurant within the Flower Dome at Marina Bay Sands and is covered in luscious flora and fauna. With its beautiful view of the City’s skyline and romantic atmosphere, it is truly the perfect spot for a date or even to host events at! Additionally, some of the menu items include orange poached pear with coffee ice cream and pecan crumble and Beef Wellington with truffled potato puree!
Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed – Sunday: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 9.30pm, Closed On Tuesdays
8 Restaurants & Cafes With Unique Dining Experience
Although food never gets boring, sometimes we just want to experience something new. For whatever the occasion, we hope you found this list of unique dining spots in Singapore useful! Happy eating & exploring!