Header image courtesy of BOTANY
In Singapore’s western region, Bukit Batok is a residential neighbourhood, featuring sky-high buildings, swimming complexes, and a range of quality restaurants. Here are some of our favourite restaurants in the hotspot.
Serving hot and fresh Chinese cuisine, Blossom Garden Restaurant is most popular during breakfast and lunch hours. Serving the best regional cuisine in the area, the eatery is lit with the smell of incense, and its traditional, wedding-style furnishings bring a majestic ambience to the setting. Try the set menu for a taste of everything scrumptious.
Blossom Garden Restaurant, 2 Bukit Batok West Avenue 7, Singapore 659003 | (+65) 6268 4567
Offering a secluded escape in the city, BOTANY serves delectable, original East-meets-West cuisine, using original, natural recipes. The luxurious environment features plant-based cakes in a friendly, welcoming venue. BOTANY commits to making healthy, tasty food by using Himalayan salt, imported organic pasta, air-flown Australian grass-fed beef, lamb, and local poultry. On weekdays, there’s a free-flow alcohol package, and on Wednesdays, ladies night offers 1-for-1 cocktails from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
BOTANY, #01-03, 86 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238245 | (+65) 6951 4861
Rise and shine for Early Bird, a poultry-themed cafe, serving delectable fried chicken pancakes and East-meets-West dishes (including Tom Yum pasta). The entire restaurant is decorated with bird-themed touches, from its wall murals to its ornaments. Appealing mostly to younger, millennial-aged audiences, the destination is photo-friendly and lends a unique concept appeal. Come here any time of the day, to satisfy any sweet or savoury cravings.
Early Bird, 17 Jln Pinang, Singapore 199149 | (+65) 9788 6856
Celebrated for its delicious Italian fare, iO Italian Osteria is an ambient place to dine with friends and family. Offering wine, bread, and pasta as its specialities, the eatery is a one-stop spot for quality food and service. With outposts in Bangkok, Pattaya, and of course, Singapore, the restaurant is proud to showcase its commitment to a unique ambience and rustic setting. At iO Osteria, you can also find in-house, freshly-baked bread and pizzas.
iO Italian Osteria, 4 Hillview Rise, #02-01, Singapore 667979 | (+65) 6710 7150
If you’re feeling sushi, there’s no better place to fulfil the cravings than at Kinsa Sushi Restaurant. Fronting The Kinsa Group for the past eight years, the Japanese restaurant prides itself on its culinary expertise. Sourcing the most premium ingredients—including obtaining its Wagyu directly from Japan—to ensure a consistent flavour. Highlights include the A4 Wagyu rice bowl, seared to perfection, and topped with an onsen egg and the purple rice, which possess the same benefits as brown rice, with an extensive range of anthocyanin antioxidants. The sushi is also a winning feat, featuring highly-prized fish dishes for hungry appetites. Currently, the restaurant isn't in operation, but they're still serving island-wide deliveries.
Kinsa Sushi Restaurant, 4 Hillview Rise, #02-02 Hill V2, Singapore 667979 | (+65) 67107278
Serving the best seafood in Bukit Batok, De’ Beer Garden stays true to its quality dishes, complete with superb presentation. Visited by friends and families, the restaurant attends to your needs with its exceptional service and broad range of crustaceans and fish. Plus, it’s super affordable.
De’ Beer Garden, 921 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Khek Community Guild, Singapore 678202 | (+65) 6898 476
Although it has two outlets in Singapore, Milk & Honey Gelato’s Bukit Batok location offers a special brunch menu, which includes savoury food, as well as the desserts. Have a full three-course meal, with an egg Florentine to start, followed by the best gelato in the area. The casual, no-frills stop makes a welcoming entrance for a sweet treat indulgence, whenever the occasion.
Milk & Honey Gelato, Block 86, Bedok North Street 4, #01-179 Singapore, Singapore 460086 | (+65) 9815 0284
Run by seniors, for seniors, Reach Community Café is located in Reach Youth Powerhouse, where volunteers come to cook and sell their foods. There is no fixed price, and guests are invited to pay as they wish—plus, the menu changes every day, so you can always expect something new. Breakfast is served from 9 am to 12 pm every Friday.
Reach Community Café, Block 01-284, 417 Bukit Batok West Avenue 4, Block 417, Singapore 650417 | (+65) 6252 2566
Previously known as Thohirah Restaurant, Alif remains one of the most popular hotspots in Bukit Batok. Frequented by celebrities and food bloggers, the eatery is known for its chilled atmosphere, and is well sought-after by youngsters. Serving Muslim-Indian food, the restaurant specialises in fresh pratas with local eats.
Alif Restaurant, 374 Bukit Batok Street 31, #01-204, Singapore 650374 | (+65) 6565 1583