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Candlenut Singapore

4.3
259 reviews
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$50 and over
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Asian
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The world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, Candlenut takes a contemporary yet authentic approach to traditional Straits-Chinese cuisine. The restaurant serves up refined Peranakan cuisine that preserves the essence and complexities of traditional food, with astute twists that lift the often rich dishes to a different level. Helmed by chef Malcolm Lee, Candlenut is committed to continually create inspired and elevated Peranakan dishes using the freshest seasonal produce available.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian
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Hours of operation
LUNCH, MON – SUN
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)
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Phone number
1800 304 2288
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Payment options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Malcolm Lee
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Parking details
Free Parking
Additional
Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 259 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
3.6
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Friendly atmosphere and good and tasty dishes. Worth for price. I will visit again.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Nice mitchelin one star food that will make your meal a splendid n memorable one

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Historic venue with a minimalist art view.
Attentive staff who are inconspicuous and offer suggestions and recommendations without overwhelming.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Lovely ambience and good food. Pricey though cause the servings are small.

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2.0Dined on June 13, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Full-bodied flavour and authentic ingredients with wonderful presentation and service. Worth repeated visits.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Food, ambiance and layout very good, tasty and presented well.
Waiting staff could be a little more observant, not as switched on as the serving staff.
Overall still enjoyable.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The restaurant is beautifully decorated with style. Food is delicious and in good size that allows us to try different dishes . The staff are friendly and helpful. We highly recommend Candlenut to our friends.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great lunch. Thanks for accommodating a serious nut allergy - loved the Wagyu Beef Rendang especially.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Honestly I think every visitor to Singapore who is interested in local cuisine should eat at Candlenut, especially after trying out local and peranakan foods at hawker centres or other eateries. The creativity applied to traditional dishes is superb, the balance of flavours excellent, and you are left feeling satiated, with taste buds a buzz with happiness, but not overfull. The setting is also impeccably decorated, and the drinks list is decent.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Wonderful food & service. A clever & exciting menu that showcases traditional Peranakan cooking, but with a modern twist. Well worth the trip from Australia!

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Over priced. Was charged $10 for chili which was not mentioned or promoted by the waitress. Food was quite salty. Lighting was too dark (yellow) though we visited during lunch.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Impeccable service and quality of food. We were given a cosy room to celebrate my mom’s birthday. Will definitely come again!

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Overall excellent food, but a little disappointed at food being overly fusion. Also, was hoping to have kueh salat but it has been removed from the menu. However, the ayam keluak and chap chye was top notch. Ambience and decor was lovely.

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1.0Dined on May 25, 2018

1)Definitely not value for money!
2)Portions are miserably small!
3)And we have to pay $2 for sambal chilli as condiment, which we cant finish anywayz. Basic condiment as such should not be chargeable and if the restaurant is afraid of wastage if place on table for self service, then maybe serve a small portion upon request?
4)Patrons should be given an option to order from the ala carte menu. Would appreciate that we be presented both ala carte and set menus, instead we were shown only the set menu onset, giving us the impression that only set menu is available, had we not asked if we can order from the ala carte menu.
=>Will not revisit again.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Singapore. A great place to bring out-of-town guests for Peranakan cuisine in serene & open atmosphere. Impeccable service!

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We order chap chey but really disappointed no taste at all that we have need more seasoning on this dish

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Enjoyed the Peranakan food so much! Lovely place for birthday celebration with friends!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Best peranakan food in town!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Excellent food! Definitely worth the trip. Try the red snapper!

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Food was fantastically prepared and very tasty. I would say drinks were very expensive.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Amazing food, great service but pricey. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food is expensive but good. But for the kueh pai ti, even if it is good, at $5 a piece its way too expensive.
I was put-off when I was told it's chargeable when I asked for chilly sauce to go with the prawn roll. In the first place I think chilly sauce should come with the prawn roll just like the sweet black sauce. Can you imagine if you go to Lawry's and ask for mustard to go with your steak and they tell you its chargeable?

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great genuine peranakan cuisine. Very well executed. Small wine selection.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Amazing representation of Peranakan cuisine. Attentive and knowledgeable waitstaff. The blacknut sambal beef is to die for!

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Have celebrated birthdays and taken visitors game to try local cuisine here.
Have always had their wing bean salad. Consistently light and delicious through all the variations Candlenut has crafted with each menu update.
Love their chicken satay - so tasty I didn’t mind they were served without the traditional peanut sauce.
Must tries are their Assam fish and grilled prawns - beautiful time honoured Peranakan flavours.
Past experiences with their grilled lamb have been exceptional.
Have tried a dessert in the past - truly tasty and beautifully presented re-creation of Local staples with western twists. Even my Caucasian visitors were wowed enough to consider giving Asian desserts a second chance.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Food is still good. Fusion peranakan. Menu has not changed for some time.
Service is excellent. Everyone is cheerful and warm.
Ambience is relaxed and sophisticated and elegant.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Like the ambience, centrally located. Parking lots easily available. Strongly recommends to friends.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Outstanding and the waiter (Felix) was exceptional and made our evening most enjoyable.

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2.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Poor service, average food, soso atmosphere. I think there are way better fine dining options in Singapore and even at Dempsey. I was very disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Ciming for a short trip from Switzerland, we experienced a kitchen Chef with great ingredientes and flavours to discover, very attentive service with big knowledge about the different dishes and their processing and also very sensitive to individual needs. We had a very enjoyable dinner, thanks to th whole team

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

good food but pricy. The ingredient been used are local and really different to other restaurant. Very authentic Peranakan flavour. Either for business dinner or friends catch up or couple dating or group dining all can fit in the atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

The speed of serving is slow.Some of the dishes are salty.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

シンガポール土着🇸🇬プラナカン料理をオシャレに仕立て星取ったこのお店、コース主体ですが、アラカルトオーダー、どれもほぼ同時に出てきました.お味はどれもなかなか美味しい。

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

It is easy to see why it has a Michelin Star for its Peranakan cuisine We chose the Ah-ma-kase (grandma's choice) for lunch and no course disappointed. In particular we enjoyed the Weng Bean salad and Beef Rib Redanng. The servise was excellent, efficient and unobtrusive. The experience was a highlight of our trip to Singapore

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The service was excellent and the food was good. We spent a memorable anniversary in this lovely restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

A bit expensive but very good and quality food. Beautiful space and nice staff.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great food, excellent ambience

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