The Best New Restaurants Singapore In 2024

The Best New Restaurants Singapore In 2024

With a new year comes a new list of places in Singapore that you want to try. We’re going on a trip around the world without a visa this February. Modern European style is all the rage in Keong Saik. Orchard serves the best Korean barbecue, and modern Japanese, CBD eating, and more are all available. Are you still hungry? This list of new places in Singapore has the best new names right now, so save it for all your food experiences.

Ginkyo by Kinki

Here’s a new beauty for your next get-together with friends. The sister restaurant to Kinki Restaurant + Bar, a modern Japanese cafe, shows off a beautiful view of the new One Holland Village mall. The classy looks and friendly atmosphere make it a great place for drinks after work or dinner on the weekend.

Like Kinki, the menu has creative small pieces and mains that are meant to be shared. Of course, there is sushi and rice bowls to choose from, but please try the Ginkyo crispies. The uni, caviar, and ikura ($22) version really packs a punch. It tastes salty, savory, and umami. There are other kinds, like foie gras with scallops ($17) and spicy tuna belly ($14). As a starter, get the $14 kimchi onigiri arancini, which is a deep-fried, crunchy treat made with kimchi rice, gorgonzola, seaweed, and a little kimchi aioli.

Also, could we please take a moment to look at the $30 okonomi-rosti? As the base, chopped potatoes are mixed with cabbage, bacon, Hokkaido scallops, and a handful of dancing bonito flakes that look like they have a life of their own (at least to us). It’s like the best of both okonomiyaki and rosti. This food is served very hot and is great to share, though you might not be able to stop at just one slice of gooey, crunchy, chewy goodness.

There are more beautiful main dishes you can order if you come with a big group. These include miso char siew ($24), the Best of Toyosu Market chirashi rice bowl ($52) with truffle bits and caviar on top, curry miso lamb ($42), and Peruvian swordfish ceviche with rice crackers ($19). Also, don’t skip the drinks unless you don’t drink alcohol. We really like the Kyoto Sour ($18), which is a smooth mix of Kinki’s own brand of sake, lemon juice, pickled ginger, chrysanthemum buds, and nori seaweed.

Ginkyo by Kinki, #03-01 to 04, One Holland Village, 7 Holland Village Way, Singapore 275748

Hevel

It’s the kind of place that surprises you, like Hevel. It looks classy without having the arrogant air that comes with good eating. The dining tables are cozy, and the staff will make you feel welcome as soon as you walk in. The best way to describe the food is as “modern European.” But she gets ideas from the tastes she remembers from her childhood, from traveling, and from the variety of foods on the continent. Each dish shows off Chef Stefan’s style, which comes from his personal touch and experience.

You can order plates one at a time, but the sample meal ($138++) is what we suggest. Foods like fish, squid, Iberico presa, short ribs, and more are used in the six dishes. Don’t eat all of the drinks, appetizers, and main dishes at once; save room for the duck and rice meal. We really liked this course because of the smooth sauce and the chewy barley grains they came with. Feel free to pair it with a wine or choose a drink that features spiced wines like port, sherry, and vermouth.

Hevel, #01-04, 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109

Fireplace by Bedrock

This one is for Bedrock fans. The open wood-fired grill at your favorite restaurant just opened, and you don’t want to miss out. Families will enjoy this cozy, laid-back spot, which is less formal than its sister stores. There’s even a 34-seat deck outside where people can hang out with their pets. Get close to the open kitchen if you can handle the heat. This will let you see the chefs better. The open wood-fire grill is used to cook everything, from the main courses to the desserts.

We suggest that you eat with other people so that you can try a little of everything. The oven-baked bone marrow toast ($28) is a great way to start. It has a rich, buttery taste on soft, toasted brioche. The watermelon salad ($15) is a great way to clear your tongue. It has chunks of watermelon, cucumbers, feta pieces, and red onions.

There are a lot of meaty main dishes, so come hungry. The Irish bird at The Dirty Duck ($52) is spiced with coriander powder, Sichuan peppercorns, and cumin powder to make it taste better. The Spanish suckling pig (from $138 for a quarter) has juicy, soft meat and crispy skin pieces that snap when you bite into them. We love that each main dish comes with a set of unique sauces, like apple ketchup and green chili relish. Don’t be afraid to add a little extra something to your plate.

And what could be better than a $14 burning marshmallow to end your fiery meal? Fireplace has made their own version of do-it-yourself s’mores with marshmallows, melted 75% Takakulum dark chocolate, feuilletine flakes, and red-hot charcoal. You can toast your own treat and think you’re in a forest. The spicy lemon pound cake ($13) and the spiced rum pineapple ($16) with a scoop of rum and raisin ice cream are two other sweet ends we love.

Fireplace by Bedrock, #03-27/28, One Holland Village, 7 Holland Village Way, Singapore 275748

Liberty Singapore

The Marina Bay Financial Center is a lot more exciting now that Liberty Singapore is there. The brand’s newest foreign effort is based in Hong Kong and combines Asian flavors with Texas-style wood-fired cooking. As a result? Smoked foods are on the East-meets-West menu. Still interested? You need to be.

Start with starters like the $6 spicy cornbread, which has sweet corn and jalapeño in it and comes with a side dip of fermented cabbage and cream cheese. The raw bar is the place to be if you like fish. It costs $38 for six oysters and $27 for hamachi. Please say yes. The salmon tartare ($23) is a must-try. It has fish sauce, avocado puree, and pickled radish.

People who like to eat don’t go to restaurants to mess around, so if you don’t want small bites, order the char siu pork belly glazed with maple syrup ($24), which has been carefully made over 16 hours. That’s not dedication, is it? If not, get the whole rib mixed with kalbi ($32). You’ll want to eat more than one helping because the meat is so soft that it just falls off the bone.

Of course, you need drinks with your food. Liberty’s special drinks cost $25 each and have interesting names like “Roaring Pink Dragon,” “The Broken Wisdom,” and “Spill The Tea.” You can also pick from a long list of standard drinks, spirits, sakes, and Chinese wine.

Liberty Singapore, #01-04, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Tower 2, 10 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018983

Market Bistro

If you work in the CBD, you know how crazy the daily lunch crowd can get. If you want to get cheap food, you’ll have to go to a hawker center, where lines are long. Because of this, we’re interested in Market Bistro, a new restaurant in Marina Bay Financial Center that serves cheap lunch sets. The restaurant has something for everyone, whether you’re eating out with friends, getting a quick bite, or running to get takeout.

Check out the lineup as you walk into the 42-seat room that is mostly one color and is furnished with dark wood. On the ASAP Lunch menu, you can get grass-fed steak for $18, 40 garlic roasted chicken for $14, jackfruit shish kebab for $12, and fried cod for $17. Add some spice to your meal by serving shoestring fries ($3), madras cauliflower ($4), or sprout and apple slaw ($4) with your dish.

Working extra hours and really hungry? The all-day dine-in menu is available in the nights. You can start with freshly shucked oysters for $24 and fried baby squid for $15 with a great spicy sauce. Then you can move on to the main courses. There is an Irish duck confit ($30) that comes with mashed sweet potatoes and greens, and there is also perfectly crisp fish and chips ($24) that are great for days when you just want comfort food done right.

Don’t stop there, though. We really love desserts, and these are the best ones we’ve ever had. The $12 raspberry cheesecake mousse is cheesy, smooth, and creamy all at the same time. The $12 chocolate brownie is the kind of rich dream that cheat days are made for. Market Bistro is only open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., so make sure you plan your meals around that.

Market Bistro, #01-03, Marina Bay Financial Centre, 12 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018982

D’Rim Korean Steak House

If you want Korean food, why go to Seoul when you can get it here? The restaurant D’rim is proud to serve traditional Korean food that is made in new ways. People who eat there can look forward to set meals, Korean BBQ, and omakase, which is a Japanese way of eating. When you walk into this brand-new restaurant, you can enjoy the lush interior that makes you feel like you’re in a traditional Korean home in the middle of a city.

The D’rim Beef Cuts set is highly suggested. It includes sirloin cut, marinating short rib, chuck flap (or rib finger, if you’d rather), soybean tofu stew, and veggies. If you don’t like beef, there’s also a pig set. Not a fan of the smokey smell that stays after your meal? Do not order the grill. Instead, choose the main meals, especially the freshly made noodles. The perilla seed sauce gives the dish a flavor that is full of nuts and fragrant herbs. Add the gujeolpan to your order if you’re here with a group. It’s a plate with nine tasty treats.

D’Rim Korean Steak House, #02-14, Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897

Conclusion

In conclusion, 2024 brings an exciting lineup of new dining experiences in Singapore. From Ginkyo’s modern Japanese cuisine to Hevel’s European-inspired dishes, and Fireplace’s wood-fired grill delights, there’s something for everyone. Liberty Singapore offers a fusion of Asian and Texan flavors, while Market Bistro provides convenient and affordable lunch sets in the CBD. D’Rim Korean Steak House offers a unique twist on traditional Korean cuisine. Get ready for a year filled with culinary adventures in Singapore!