Best Food in Orchard Road You Must Try [2022]

Best Food In Orchard
Best Food In Orchard

Orchard Road is a shopper paradise for its luxury retail to world-class international cuisines. It is also one of the must-visit tourist spots when visiting Singapore.

There are many hotels located right along Orchard Road such as Hilton, Marriott, and Hotel Jen. Along with your stay, you can visit famous malls such as ION Orchard which has almost everything from high-end stuff to affordable stuff, Takashimaya/Tangs which is one of the largest departmental stores in Singapore, Somerset for foods and drinks, and Paragon for luxury shopping.

Aside from shopping, there are also hundreds of restaurants/cafes/bars in Orchard itself. Here is my pick for Best Food in Orchard Road You Must Try in 2022.

Best Food in Orchard Road You Must Try [2022]

1. Uya Japanese Unagi Restaurant

Uya Entrance
Uya Entrance
Uya Hitsumabushi
Uya Hitsumabushi

Uya Japanese Unagi Restaurant at Wheelock serves high-quality and fresh eel. You can’t see them kill the eel but you can peek through a small window outside the restaurant to see them handling a live eel. Uya is known for its Hitsumabushi which is basically a chopped-up eel served with condiments and a broth soup. I never liked eel that much before visiting Uya. The eel has a good crispy layer from the charcoal burn and tender fish inside.

Address: 501 Orchard Road #02-15/16 Wheelock Place, 238880
Opening hours: All Day – 11:30am to 9:45pm
Tel: 9359 0423
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2. The Sushi Bar (Ngee Ann City)

The Sushi Bar Entrance
The Sushi Bar Entrance
The Sushi Bar Sashimi Platter
The Sushi Bar Sashimi Platter

The Sushi Bar is probably my top pick in Singapore for the best value quality Japanese restaurant. I have been here quite a bit and their food is consistently fresh and good. Thick and fresh cut of sashimi, salmon Aburi roll, wagyu don, grilled dried puffer fish, and a pint of their Sapporo beer is my regular goto dish. In short, you are getting one of the best Japanese quality cuts of protein/vegetables for a relatively affordable price.

Address: 391B Orchard Rd, #05-34/35 Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238874
Opening hours: All Day – 11:30am to 9:00pm
Tel: 8818 3535
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3. MERCI MARCEL ORCHARD

Merci Marcel Interior
Merci Marcel Interior
Merci Marcel Beef Burger
Merci Marcel Beef Burger

Merci Marcel Orchard has teamed up with Fresh Beauty to bring you a french rose theme cafe. It has an indoor cafe/bar seating area and an outdoor alfresco patio.

The beef burger here is highly recommended. It has an excellent buttered crust bun, a juicy burger, and caramelized onion. If you like sourness, you should try their smoked haddock salad. It is super sour and you can actually taste the smokiness from the fresh fish. The Macaron dessert was made to perfection. A Balance of sweetness and sourness. Drinks here so far have been a little letdown. They also have another branch located in Tiong Bahru with their special Merci Marcel A Bohemian Style Cafe.

Address: 390 Orchard Road, 01-03 Palais Renaissance, 238871
Opening hours: All Day – 8:00am to 12:00am
Tel: 6735 2608
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4. Thai Tantric Authentic Thai Cuisine

Thai Tantric Egg
Thai Tantric Egg
Thai Tantric Tomyam
Thai Tantric Tomyam

Thai Tantric serves authentic Thai cuisine tucked away in the corner of Orchard Tower. It is probably not the most favorable spot for a restaurant so I would advise going for lunchtime instead. Putting aside the location, their Thai food is perhaps one of the best Thai food in Orchard or even in Singapore, and also served at a reasonable price. I like their fried omelet, green curry, and also their red tom yum soup.

Address: 400 Orchard Rd, #03-44 Orchard Tower, Singapore 238875
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday – 11:30am to 10:30pm (Closed on Sunday)
Tel: 9625 7523
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5. Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant (Far East Plaza)

Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant
Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant
Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant Interior
Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant Interior

Nanbantei offers authentic slices of yakitori culture. They are also one of the longest-running Japanese yakitori around so which translates into being one of the best Yakitori in Singapore. The restaurant itself has a very cozy and Japanese-decorated woody-style vibe. You can get a front-row seat of your meal prepared before your very eyes and watch the yakitori chefs serve you fresh off the charcoal grill.

Address: Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Rd, #05-132, 228213
Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday – 11:45am to 2:30pm , 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday – 11:45am to 2:30pm , 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Tel: 6733 5666
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7. Bacha Coffee ION Orchard

Bacha Coffee Ion Entrance
Bacha Coffee Ion Entrance
Bacha Coffee Mount Kenya Coffee
Bacha Coffee Mount Kenya Coffee

Bacha Coffee is one of the ultimate luxury cafes for coffee lovers. Step into the cafe and appreciate the Marrakech-inspired theme. There are plenty of fine coffee to choose from and a variety of pastry that goes with it. In short, if you love coffee, Bacha Coffee is the place to be. If you are looking for a more local trendy cafe, check out 9 Best Cafes In Tiong Bahru You Must Try [2022] which is just a 10-minute ride from Orchard Road.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn #01-15/16 ION Orchard Mall, Singapore 238801
Opening hours: All day 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Tel: 6363 1910
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8. Ya Kun Kaya Toast

Ya Kun Ion Orchard
Ya Kun Ion Orchard
Ya Kun Kaya Toast Set
Ya Kun Kaya Toast Set

Ya Kun Kaya Toast is a Singaporean chain of mass-market, retro-ambiance cafés selling toast products, soft-boiled eggs, and coffee. Starting in the 1940s, it has become the classic go-to breakfast dish for many Singaporean. They have nailed their SOP as their food always remains consistent with perfectly cooked soft-boiled eggs, toasted bread, and strong coffee flavor.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #B4-49, Singapore 238801
Opening hours: All Day 8:00am to 8:00pm
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9. Halcyon & Crane Cafe

Halcyon and Crane Cafe
Halcyon and Crane Cafe
Halcyon and Crane Cafe Chorizo Shashuka
Halcyon and Crane Cafe Chorizo Shashuka

Halcyon and Crane cafe takes cafe food to another level. The food quality and uniqueness here are different from your typical cafe. The burrata cheese with ham salad has Spanish serrano ham, honey rock melons, mixed greens, olives, crushed roasted pistachios, and toasted pumpkin seeds with honey mustard dressing. Now that is fancy for cafe food and the best part is that it tasted great. The same goes for the chorizo dish, excellent sourdough bread with bursting umami flavors from the chorizo. Their drinks are also like an experiment with their signature Yuzu Passionfruit Coffee Cube.

Address: 290 Orchard Rd, #03-09 The Paragon, Singapore 238859 (In Paragon Mall)
Opening hours: All day 9:00am to 10:00am
Tel: 9727 5121
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10. Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant
Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck Restaurant
Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck
Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck is well-known for roasting the Peking duck to perfection, Imperial Treasure pride itself on serving the finest and most authentic iteration of this prized dish. Do remember to order their Peking duck beforehand as it is only available on preorder. Each whole duck is roasted to crisp perfection by their chefs and sliced on the platter before your eyes. They also serve a variety of Chinese food such as Chinese herbal soups, roasted pork, fish maw, abalone, and many more.

Address: 05-42/45, Paragon, 290 Orchard Rd, 238859 (Paragon Mall)
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday – 11:30am to 2:45pm , 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday – 11:00am to 2:45pm , 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday – 10:30am to 2:45pm , 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Tel: 6732 7838
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11. Chatterbox

Chatterbox Entrance
Chatterbox Entrance
Chatterbox Mandarin Chicken Rice
Chatterbox Mandarin Chicken Rice

Chatterbox has been around in Singapore for 5 decades serving their world-famous chicken rice and more. There are tons of chicken rice shops in Singapore at way lower prices but if you ask me, this is the place for the best chicken rice in Singapore. Their chickens are moist, tender, and have just the right amount of gelatines. The rice here is fluffy, aromatic, and has just the right amount of grease. There are also three sauces given; dark soy sauce, ginger, and chili. Chili here has the right consistency and spice to it while the ginger has a nice gingery kick to it.

Address: 333 Orchard Rd, #05-03 Hilton, Singapore 238867
Opening hours: All Day- 11:30am to 4:30pm and 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6831 6291
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12. Sunday Folks ION Orchard

Sunday Folks Cafe
Sunday Folks Cafe
Sunday Folks Earl Grey
Sunday Folks Earl Grey

Sunday Folks ION is an experience store with its combination with Bynd Artisan in front which sells craftsman leathers and Sunday Folks sells artisanal ice cream, coffee, and cakes. Their soft-serve ice cream is not only instagramable but also tastes great. The texture of the ice cream here is smooth, and creamy, and has crispy bits with nuts inside. The ice cream reminds me of creamier ice cream but fancier.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn #04-11 ION Orchard, 238801
Opening hours: All Day 10:00am to 9:30pm
Tel: 8883 5658
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13. Shake Shack Orchard Road

Shake Shack food
Shake Shack food
Shake Shack IPA Beer + Double Shack
Shake Shack IPA Beer + Double Shack

Shake Shack is hands down my favorite smash beef burger of all time. Every time I take a bite of their Double Shack burger, flavors start bursting everywhere in my mouth and my head turns to the side. For non-beef eaters, you can try their vegetarian Shroom Burger. It has a crispy mushroom layer and oozes with melted cheese. For drinks, I like their fifty/fifty lemonade, vanilla shake, and their love wild IPA beer.

Address: 541 Orchard Rd, #01-01 Liat Towers, Singapore 238881(Liat Tower)
Opening hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am to 10:30pm
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14. YUN NANS 云海肴 (ION Orchard)

YUN NANS Ion Orchard
YUN NANS Ion Orchard
YUN NANS Beef Stew
YUN NANS Beef Stew

Yun Nans is not your typical Chinese food. Experience their specialties of Yunnan ethnic cuisine, featuring fresh ingredients such as wild porcini, black truffle, and edible flowers procured from the highlands of the Yunnan Province. Step inside their garden/nature concept restaurant and enjoy its cozy, and relaxing environment. Go for their herbal soups, beef stew, hotplate tofu, porcini mushroom, and raspberry drink.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #B3 – 17 ION Orchard, 238801
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 11:30am to 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Tel: 6513 0828
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