WARNING: Vegetarians, avert your eyes.
This list is for those who love all things meat. For those who love biting into a juicy, tender, perfectly seasoned, crusty on the outside, medium-rare on the inside, steaming, hot off the grill, cut of meat. I’m talking about red meat in particular, but any good meat-centric establishment will certainly offer other variations of our meaty friends – often in the form of pork, lamb and chicken.
Personally, I love meat. Since the dawn of mankind we have been eating it to survive. So now that you no longer have to personally hunt your meat to live, let’s leave it up to some of the best and brightest chefs and restaurants around Singapore to help us get our protein fix.
In no particular order, the meatiest places around Singapore for the carnivore in you.
One cannot mention the most meat-centric places in Singapore without mentioning Brazilian churrasacia. With three locations around Singapore, Carnivore is one of the better known and enjoyed Brazilian churrasacia establishments on the island.
For $50 you can enjoy a salad bar and all the juicy, steaming, cut right at your table, meat options your heart and bloated stomach desire. The tender rump steak was my personal favorite cut, but the beauty of the place is with the flip of a little green card, you can eat as much and choose what you would like. I only made it through 4 different cuts of meat – it’s not for the faint of heart.
Carnivore (Multiple locations): 30 Victoria Street, #01-30, CHIJMES, Singapore 187996; 200 Turf Club Road, #01-16, Singapore 287994; 2 Bayfront Avenue, #01-80
The Shopes at MBS, Singapore 018972 | Tel: 6334 9332 | Website
2. Carne and Caipirinha, Brazilian Churrasacia
Another all you can eat Brazilian barbeque establishment, Carne and Caipirinha will leave you stuffed to the brim. They serve charcoal fire-roasted beef, pork sausages, chicken and lamb right at your table.
Carne and Caipirinha was created by the same team as Carnivore, so you can ensure they know what they are doing on the Brazilian meat front. Again, come hungry!
Carne and Caipirinha: Blk 106 Sunset Way, Clementi Street 12, #01-50, Singapore 120106 | Tel: 6464 0478 | Website
3. CUT by Wolfgang Puck Singapore
CUT, by Wolfgang Puck is well known for being a celebrity chef restaurant and subsequently one of Singapore’s best and most talked about steak houses. CUT is a popular choice for business dinners and entertaining out of town guests or clients (especically if you are dining on an expen$e account).
The overall concept of the restaurant is classic American steak house, with an array of USDA prime beef offerings to match. If you are in the mood to indulge your wallet for brick grilled USDA steaks and classic American sides, such as creamed spinach, check out CUT.
CUT by Wolfgang Puck: 10 Bayfront Avenue, The shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B1-71 | Tel :6688 8517 | Website
Located inside Suntec City’s new ‘Eat at Seven’ concept – seven top Japanese food specialists and restaurants located together just off of the Sky Garden – is Nikunohi, a wagyu lovers paradise.
Here they serve A5-grade Kuroge wagyu beef and twenty three different types of beef patties for you to grill at your table. With the original flagship restaurant located in Tokyo, this is currently their first and only overseas branch. Nikunohi also features daily specials such as 30% off a kiwami plate or kids dine free, depending on the day of the week. High quality wagyu beef at affordable prices – yes, please.
Nikunohi: 3 Temasek Boulevard Suntec City North Wing, ‘Eat at Seven’, #03-316 Singapore 038983 | Tel: 6837 0263 | Website
5. Huber’s Butchery & Bistro
A true meat lovers paradise. At Huber’s you can really double, or even triple, down on your meat. Enjoy a simple, yet high quality lunch at their bistro cafe and then stroll the aisles of their endless fresh meat products inside at the butcher.
Their bistro offers an array of juicy and flavorful sausages, or you can get a classic roast beef sandwich. Inside the store, take away just about any and every cut of meat you can imagine for that nights dinner – and for dinner the rest of the week. Huber’s lovers take note: they have recently moved into a bigger and badder location just a stones throw away from their old home on Dempsey Road.
Hubers: 22 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249679 | Tel: 6737 1588 | Website
6. Burnt Ends
Burnt Ends is another barbecue restaurant that will set you back in the cost department, but I will contest to the fact that the food and the wait time is worth it. Under the direction of Aussie chef Dave Pyntrun, Burnt Ends has been receiving a slew of accolades for their beef and cooking techniques.
At Burnt Ends they use apple and almond wood in their impressive looking four tone, dual open flame oven, which can be seen from the row of counter-only seating. The menu is written daily, but you can’t go wrong with anything beefy here.
Burnt Ends: 20 Teck Lim Rd, Singapore 088391 | Tel: 6224 3933 | Website
Moving on from Brazilian, American, Australian and Japanese meat institutions, Bistecca takes an Italian approach to their beef. Florentine-style to be exact. Here they keep their meats simple with a basic salt and pepper seasoning and cooked over charcoal.
At Bistecca you can tell they are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their beef, top to bottom. The beef itself is exclusive F1 Wagyu, pasture raised and organic-fed in Australia, while the staff take their time to explain the different cuts, marbling grades and make suggestions per your liking.
Bistecca: 25 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238969 | Tel: 6735 6739 | Website
8. SKIRT at W Hotel Sentosa
SKIRT, inside the W Hotel over at Sentosa, is another high-quality, high-end, steak house nestled inside a top hotel in Singapore. What they are most well-known for is their dry aged beef, proudly on display inside their glass drying cabinets, and their fire grill.
The meat offerings at SKIRT are abundant in choice (bone-in strip, skirt steak, lamb, venison), and even more impressive in their care and hot-off-the-grill execution of the dishes.
SKIRT: 21 Ocean Way, W Hotel, Singapore 098374 | Tel: 6808 7278 | Website
9. Ssikkek BBQ
You can’t have a meat-lovers list without one Korean barbecue offering. Personally, I love a good filet and a glass of vino, but sometimes I’m looking for something more casual and fitting for a group. I’ve had some of my most fun dinners in Singapore over charcole grilling our own selection of meats at our table and sharing a few Hite’s and bottles (multiple) of Soju. I digress…
Ssikkek BBQ is the first place in Singapore to serve Korean BBQ, buffet-style. If you are a meat lover and looking to seriously indulge for a modest price, spend a few hours at Ssikkek.
Ssikkek BBQ: United Square, 101 Thompson Road, #B1-15/16/17, Singapore 307591 | Tel: 6254 8123 | Website
10. Carvers & Co.
One of the more casual places on the list, Carvers & Co. has a nice selection of meat sandwiches and dinner entrees. On their brunch menu you can indulge in a cheeseburger (with bacon, for good measure), a pork belly sandwich or a hearty steak sandwich, complete with generous slices of bacon and a fried egg.
Their dinner menu offers options of Wagyu beef, a roast beef platter and a bone-in prime rib to satisfy your meaty cravings – all without shelling out fine-dining and steak house prices.