12:00PM – 3:00PM
(Last seating 2:30PM)
DINNER, SUN – THU
6:00PM – 10:00PM
(Last seating 9:30PM)
DINNER, FRI, SAT AND EVE OF PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
6:00PM – 11:00PM
(Last seating 10:30PM)
Food was amazing, but service was a disappointment.
We tried the set menu. Food was ok considering this is a Michelin rated restaurant.
It was written that the restaurant was 1 Michelin-star but I can say that isn't a 1 Michelin-star. The service is very poor, they aren't organize and very stress. At the first, the staff comes 5 times to ask us with we were ready to order. And then, we order a bottle of water and 2 other person of the staff come later and ask if we want a bottle of water. That's not acceptable for a good service.
The food is good but not incredible. I took a beef Rendang and it was the same as I've already eaten in Indonesia !
I don't know how and why this restaurant have 1 Michelin-star because I've already eaten in a few 1 or 2 Michelin-star restaurant and this is not this quality...
Amazingly warm service, lovely decor and delicious food!
Great - def to be recommended
This was not our first time at the restaurant. In fact, we used to go to its old location near Chinatown. We have always enjoyed the quality of the food and general ambience. Service was sub-par for a Michelin star restaurant charging the prices that they do. But understandably that’s an issue in Singapore....charging 5 star prices for 2 star service. This visit to the restaurant was rather disappointing. Music killed the ambience. Elevator jazz music. The most offensive part of dinner was the local kueh selection that was described to us as a “platter” but was in fact 4 thumbnail sized morsels of local kueh served on plinths for $28++
I have a good Dutch friend retiring soon and this is among his last trips to Singapore. I would like him to appreciate my Peranakan heritage and mainly Peranakan cuisine. This was the perfect place and he really enjoy the food. At the same time, we have other Dutch friends in Singapore and this was the great occasion for us to gather to enjoy each others company.
We're here for my husband's birthday. The ambiance is great. The food is really nice. It's just some of the dishes are a bit too spicy to take. But all in all we had a nice experience.
Food was a little pricey for the serving size. Generally felt the food was a tad too sour compared to other Peranakan fare served elsewhere.
Food, service and ambiance are awesome! Remember to leave space for desserts because they make the best chendol and kueh salat!
Just short of a five star experience with all of the elements present: food quality, pleasant ambience, terrific service, magnificent flavours and presentation on par with the pricing. My only grumble was the gloss taken off by the ridiculous corkage charge of $50 for us to drink our one byo bottle to celebrate a birthday at lunch time. Their equivalent bottle would have cost us $150. That's just silly.
The location is a little out of the way, easily resolved by a taxi. There are a number of interesting shops in the immediate precinct to walk your meal off. Worth a try.
Great flavors, creative plating, cozy ambiance. Unique way to experience Peranakan cuisine.
Candlenut is a special place. Anyone in or passing through Singapore should try it. Fantastic, carefully executed food, attentive service, and beautiful set up.
Clarence, the restaurant Manager, made us feel at home. Great overall job!
When you like spicy South Asian foods in local style, with Michelin awarded quality, this will be the right answer. They offer high level of experience in understanding the Peranakan style. I tried both dinner and lunch time. Both were great.
Candlenut lives up to it's Michelin Star rating. The Tasting menu did not disappoint. It's a bit filling though so pace yourself...
Interesting twist on traditional Peranakan
Odd decor but nice space. Good service, sensible portion sizes.
Everything about this meal was amazing. The service was fantastic and included making my guest feel special for her birthday and taking care of my wheat allergy. The food was amazing. I would recommend Candlenut to anyone.
Service staff at Candlenut made me wow but not the food though. Kueh pie tee fillings was not fragrant enough.
Good food. Small portions. Could have been a little more generous with the starters.
Service was better at the previous occasion. I had to ask for the bill for several times from 2 different waiter and waitress before I was provided with it. And I saw that the bill was already prepared some time back but simply forgotten as the waiter just picked it up from the table when he saw me looking on again. Overall, it was still pleasant.
The best Peranakan food in my life ever. I love the dessert that Chef made for dinner.
This is fun. Great staff; superb, tasty authentic traditional Singaporean food. Very understated. Cool setting.
The food was delicious and the atmosphere excellent. I had a fabulous time there.
very very pleasant experience. was there for a birthday dinner. Chef Malcom and his crew did not disappoint. a wide variety of food was served in appropriately sized portions. 2 thumbs up for the amazing food, all else is a bonus.
Excellent food and service but way too pricy.
The authenticity of the Peranakan dishes were superb as good as those of my family’s style but just way too expensive.
The portion were just nice.
Innovative and delightful take on Peranakan cuisine
I liked the satay, beef rendang and buah keluak ice cream. Kueh Pie Tie was pretty normal. Overall a nice meal in pleasant environment but not sure if it is really worth the price.
We had a lovely night at Candlenut. Finding the place was a bit tricky, just look for the Como Dempsey balloon and you are in the right place. The food was exquisite, flavours balanced to perfection- what you’d expect from a Michelin star restaurant! We went for the tasting menu ( as we’re not locals and weren’t sure what to order) and it had a range of peranakan currys and there was more than ample food.
Food, service and ambience is excellent. But was spoiled by next table customers talking and laughing very loudly. I thought this is fine dining.
I wish the service manager had gone to tell the customers to lower their noise level.
Food is great but it would be better if the portion can be increased.
Great and creative dishes. Recommend trying the 'ah-ma-kase'.
If you like good food, Candlenut is a must when visiting Sinagapore.
Had a pleasant surprise when my friend’s dessert was served with a lighted candle and happy birthday wordings on a plate!
He was very happy and surprised at the thoughtful gesture by your staff!
Thanks for the wonderful experience!
Friendly atmosphere and good and tasty dishes. Worth for price. I will visit again.
Lovely place. Great food. The crab curry and the pork saté! Service fantastic! Super attentive and relax atmosphere! Great setting of the tables! Simple and chic!
Nice mitchelin one star food that will make your meal a splendid n memorable one
Historic venue with a minimalist art view.
Attentive staff who are inconspicuous and offer suggestions and recommendations without overwhelming.
Lovely ambience and good food. Pricey though cause the servings are small.
This is the fourth time I’ve tried Candlenut. The first time it had just opened and the food was at best fair and the service poor. My next two visits were better. This time it was terrible food and at best fair service - very unpolished. An omakase tasting set was offered. It was Peranakan fusion and very pretentious with poor tasting food. It has lost its home-cooked freshness and charm. Sought to be fancy but the taste of the food was very poor, with the exception of the crap soup which was good.
Full-bodied flavour and authentic ingredients with wonderful presentation and service. Worth repeated visits.