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About Bugis Street Brasserie

Serves authentic Singaporean, Chinese and Malaysian specialties infused with flavors of the Archipelago and capturing the spirit of the legendary seafaring merchants for which Bugis Street Brasserie is named.

Four private dining rooms are available for private dining serving six to 30, and large-party menus are available with advance reservations. The menu features fresh seafood, chicken, pork, beef and vegetables served with or on fried rice, rice noodles, vermicelli noodles or chicken broth.

The split-level Bugis Street Brasserie is designed for comfort and warm camaraderie among business associates, friends and family. With brasserie-style high ceilings, the upper level features inviting natural light. The décor throughout offers a casual feel with a refinished wood floor and black and white artwork featuring authentic street scenes from the real Bugis Street in Singapore. Express lunch, leisurely dinner and to-go menus available.

501 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
5th Steet

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 624-1100

Website:
http://www.millenniumhotels.com/

Parking Details:
Bugis Street Brasserie guests are welcome to valet park at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel for $6 for the first three hours and $4.50 for every 15 minutes thereafter. Restaurant validates.

Public Transit:
Pershing Square on the Red Line

Executive Chef:
Horace He

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bugis Street Brasserie Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.4

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4.1

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4.0

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Moderate

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Nothing of special comes to mind. Decent food, good service, but it was pretty empty.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We didn't realize the restaurant was open for lunch, as it never looks like anyone is in the place. I had lunch with colleagues, which we thought was expensive for lunch $15+ entrees. One person had the sweet and sour chicken, which they said was good. Another had a vegetarian entree and I had a Singaporean chicken dish, which I thought lacked flavor. If you want Asian food you're better off going to China town if you have the time.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great food, bad service... the staff aren't well trained, and took forever to get their attention.

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

First time at this restaurant. It was very good. The steamed sole was to die for. The sauce used with it was delicious. I could eat that everyday. They have a wonderful menu with tons of options. You are able to have an actual conversation and you are not sitting on top of your neighbor , there is actually space between the tables. I kid you not! I would definitely go back and highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys good food.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great mix of Asian cuisine -- Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, etc. -- and great food. However the service was extremely slow -- waited 30 mins to get our orders in...

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Excellent char kway teow. Filled with Asian flight crews, so I knew it would be good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2017

The food was excellent and nice portions. Our waiter Josh was very professional, attentive and personable.

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 (London)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Excellent in every way ,Service out of this world ,Thankyou very much.Been to The Shard Service here was head and shoulders above it.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 17, 2017

It hasn't been discovered yet - the Singaporean food here is outstanding, and they are very flexible regarding special orders. The service is very friendly, but it often takes a while to get started. The atmosphere upstairs is nice, downstairs is sparse and feels a little like they haven't decided yet whether to open or not.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 12, 2017

The food was good . The window seat was a nice view of LA foot traffic and great for people watching, Attached to the Biltmore the restaurant was very affordable and had the specials were tasty.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2017

The ambiance was a little bit cold. But the service and prices were reasonable. I wasn't familiar with the cuisine and didn't love it but that was strictly based on my tastes. While we were eating, a bunch of beautiful Asian stewardesses from Air

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2016

It's good Asian food, nice modern setting, and a big space so you're not sitting on top of the next table. This was our 2nd visit for their delicious laksa Singaporean soup, and we'll be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 28, 2016

The restaurant needs a manager. First course came while we were still enjoying our appetizers, noone seemed to notice. Main dishes tasty but not hot (temperature) enough. Staff nice but unfocused. Needs work.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 3, 2016

Came here w/ a couple of friends for lunch. Had read about their laksa (soup) being good. I used to come here when the restaurant was Sai Sai and loved it until it got too expensive, so I was expecting this to be on the high end , as well. The restaurant is pretty much the same look but w/ a multi-Asian cuisine. The good news is you can get away w/ a $20 lunch. I'll definitely be back to try some other menu items!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2016

We had laksa, pork dumpling gyoza, hainanese chicken rice and cha koi tiao. The laksa looks good but it was bland. It needed a little salt & spicy. Pork dumpling is good, hainanese chicken rice was just ok. Rice is dry and again it needed a little salt. The cha koi tiao noodle is perfect. No salt needed there. The place is big and clean. Services is good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 1, 2016

My friend & I decided to try this restaurant for my birthday lunch. The food was tasty, and the servers were kind; however, the restaurant was woefully understaffed. It took 25 minutes to get our appetizers, and we had to request plates, utensils and wave down a server to pay our check. On a Wednesday in DTLA it's important for working folks to get in, eat in a timely fashion, and get back to work; so if your on a schedule, I would not recommend this restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 11, 2016

The food was not good. I went there again because it's convenient for me so I figured I'd give it another chance but disappointed every time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2016

God awful food. Just thoroughly uninspired and made cheaply. Service was below dismal. Our main courses arrived over a 15 minute period--by the time the last person's food arrive, everyone else's was cold. Asked several times to speak to the manager, s/he never showed up. Poorly run, poorly managed, poorly led place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2016

Very tasty Pan-Asian food at a reasonable price -- in a downtown hotel. Wonderful service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2016

The Bugis is nested in busy downtown Los Angeles, California, connected to the Biltmore Hotel, and once you enter the restaurant you are in quiet setting with accents of Singapore. There is an extensive menu with a great variety for all customers. The service was prompt and the server was very informative when questions were asked regarding menu items. The food was great complemented the a warm Saki. Can't go wrong on this selection.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2016

While guests at the Biltmore we decided to eat at Bugis Street Brasserie instead of the usual restaurants near The Music Center. We were delighted with the food and the terrific service provided by Bethany. Not familiar with the cuisine we asked Bethany to help us with the menu. Her advice could not have been better. We plan to visit Bugis Street Brasserie on our next trip to downtown Los Angeles.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2015

We had dinner for my daughter's 10th bday with her friends and even they commented that the food was good. The staff were very accommodating to our party of 12 of which 75% were 10 yr old girls. Definitely will recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2015

Cooking is close to authentic Singaporean/Malaysian cuisine. Very tasty!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2015

Overall, this was a nice place for lunch. I thought it was a bit expensive for what we had. I would have liked to see a few more menu options.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2015

Bugis Street Brasserie is not your typical hotel restaurant, which is why we enjoyed it particularly the Singapore noodle dishes which are their specialty

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2015

Great food! I enjoy the place very much and this is my second time eating there.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 12, 2015

Not exactly, as the prices were higher than a hawker stall, but the food was very good and probably better quality than a hawker stall. The Lhaksa was very nice. I prefer Malaysian style to Singaporean style, but they did not put too much coconut milk in the soup, it was still pretty red, with a lot of things, like shrimp, chicken, tofu, etc in the bowl.
The other dishes were very nice, a good combo of Chinese and Malaysian. The whole fish had a nice slightly sweet/garlicy sauce.
I was hesitant due to it being in a hotel, but it really is a great find in DTLA.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2015

Was able to reserve a room for a group of seven but needed min of $25 per person which wasn't a problem. Having the room was nice for a group dinner. Service and food was very good for DTLA. Would come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 22, 2015

Great variety of Asian dishes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 20, 2015

I was so excited to experience a bit of the famed fusion cuisine of Singapore -- Bugi's was a massive disappointment. The food had no flavor. do not go here unless you like bland.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 20, 2015

Very good satay, seafood and szechuan asparagus chicken (though brought beef initially causing a 10 minute delay) with crispy vegetables and delicate, but bold flavors.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 19, 2015

We went for a group lunch and the place was empty when we got there at 11:45. It took 20 minutes to get our order taken and another 40 to get our food. The restaurant smelled weird. Everyone's food was good except mine, I got the garlic sesame chicken and it was actually pretty gross. The chicken was low quality and had a really thick layer of fat on it. We had one server for a group of 17 and it was the worst service I've ever had for a group in DTLA. They gave us an automatic 18% gratuity which came out to over $50. I looked right at the guy and said "do you really think this is appropriate for the level of service we were provided?". He stammered that it was restaurant policy blah blah blah. If I hadn't already wasted 2 hours on that lunch I probably would have asked to see a manager.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2015

I didn't expect a restaurant connected with the Millennium Biltmore to have decent food at a decent price, so we were pleasantly surprised. The fried squid appetizer plate we had was a generous portion, very tasty, and available at a great happy hour price. We then had a couple of noodle dishes. The fried bee hoon was nearly identical to some I got from a street vendor in Hong Kong, which is to say it was very good, very satisfying, and very inexpensive.

The menu is limited, but there's enough there that we'll be back. And because nearly everything on the menu is under $15, we can afford to!

The joint was pretty quiet when we were there (midweek around 6-7:00), but the room looks like it could get noisy if it ever fills up.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2015

Bugis Street better than expected, quite honestly. Food excellent, staff very pleasant, efficient, but non-intrusive. Probably the best Sino-Asian in downtown LA area. Certainly lives up to the quality of the Biltmore Hotel, to which it is attached. Readers of this review, please try Bugis Street.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2014

The $15 lobster ramen was not good. Though a lot of lobster but unfortunately the mushy frozen kind and the broth didn't taste good either. I wouldn't go back.

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 (London)·Dined on November 22, 2013

We went because we could't get into other spots we wanted to go to before the ballet at the Ahmanson. The menu was OK, but the food was really pretty similar to an upscale Panda Express. I had a Ramen soup which was fairly bland and the meat was served separately and it didn't really go with the broth and was like an odd add-on. My wife had a sweet chicken, and it wasn't any better than you get at any typical fast food Chinese place.

Add to all of this, there was an odd moment where they sat us, then asked us to move for a larger party that had reserved the spot near the window (which we weren't really bother by, but that staff kept apologizing for)...What was really lame was that the party by the window never showed up!

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