Last Updated: May 7, 2019
There’s a brand-new attraction in Singapore and it’s none other than the much-anticipated Jewel Changi Airport! Featuring a multitude of shopping and recreational facilities, this 10-storey architectural masterpiece is home to many sumptuous eats.
From Asian to Western, fast-food to desserts, and cafes to bars, you name it, they have it.
Now that Jewel Changi Airport is open to the public, we’ve gone around finding out what they have to offer. So here’re 31 must-try food spots in Jewel Changi Airport that you absolutely have to visit!
Well-known as the world’s largest Yunnan F&B chain, Yun Nans (云海肴) has opened a new outlet in Jewel.
Not only that, but this new outlet is also their very first out of China.
Their signature Steamed Pot Chicken Soup 云海肴汽锅鸡 (S$23.90) features ingredients which come all the way from Yunnan. They brew the dish using a special technique, making the clear soup incredibly nourishing and not greasy at all.
They also brew it with a special breed of black feet chicken that’s fork-tender and robust in flavour. So if you’re looking for a place to bring your parents and grandparents to, this is it.
After opening its first Singapore outlet in Pacific Plaza along Scotts Road, Kam’s Roast (甘牌燒味) has opened yet another outlet in Jewel.
This outlet offers a special Roast Duck Travel Pack (S$60+) that you can take with you on your flights. It comes in an exquisite gift pack that’s perfect for gifting or souvenirs.
There’s also the Cured Sausages (S$25+ per box), which comes with an option of either lean pork or goose liver. With these travel-friendly options, you can now get a taste of home while abroad!
For those of you who love hotpots, Beauty In The Pot (美滋锅) should be a familiar name.
Although they have multiple outlets islandwide, this new outlet is the only hotpot restaurant in Jewel.
Their signature Spicy Nourishing Broth contains a wide selection of Chinese herbs. Think nourishing red dates, wolfberries and even ginseng!
The restaurant also prides itself on serving up a wide range of fresh ingredients, most of which are all handmade. As such, you can be sure that you’re getting your money’s worth!
An internationally-recognised dim sum brand, Tim Ho Wan (添好運) is certainly a familiar restaurant for Singaporeans.
Their new restaurant in Jewel marks their 10th outlet in Singapore. It’s also the very first in an airport!
The Hong Kong Wonton Mee (S$7.50) is exclusive to this outlet. To prepare this dish, they’ve specially flown in the noodles all the way from Hong Kong. Not only that, but the wontons are also handmade daily.
Tim Ho Wan’s signature Baked BBQ Pork Buns (S$5.80 for three pieces) also remain some of the best I’ve ever eaten. The savoury barbequed pork, together with the crispy, sugary crust, never fails to hit all the right spots.
Tim Ho Wan (添好運): 78 Airport Boulevard, #02-223, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666 | Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 10pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holiday) | Website | Facebook | Instagram
Four Seasons Durians, the company behind the very first durian concept cafe in the world, is here with another outlet! Their new branch in Jewel, Mao Shan Wang by Four Seasons Durians, is the first-ever durian speciality restaurant in the world.
Hardcore durian fans will definitely love the restaurant’s exquisite Durian Hotpot 榴莲火锅 (S$35++). They serve it with a combination of sweet and savoury durian bits, so you can get the best of both worlds. Not only that, but the dish also comes with the usual hotpot ingredients to complete it.
So if you have friends who’re visiting Singapore for the very first time, definitely bring them here for a meal. These creative and one-of-a-kind durian dishes will surely give them a uniquely Singaporean experience!
Well-known for serving top-notch seafood dishes, JUMBO Seafood (珍宝海鲜) is a hot favourite amongst many Singaporeans and tourists alike.
Their new restaurant in Jewel marks their sixth local outlet, offering not only their signatures but also brand-new dishes.
Their Award-Winning Chilli Crab 获奖辣辣椒蟹 (Seasonal Price) certainly needs no introduction. But if you’re dining in a large group, their decadent and crunchy Live Prawns Fried with Cereal 麦片活虾 (S$18) is a must-try.
Not only that, but the restaurant also serves up non-seafood dishes such as the ‘Puning’ Fermented Bean Chicken 普宁豆酱鸡 (S$12). This dish, along with the Sweet and Sour Chicken 咕噜鸡肉 (S$12), is only exclusive to this Jewel outlet, so definitely don’t give them a miss!
With only two other outlets across Singapore, Paradise Classic (樂天經典) has opened their third outlet in Jewel.
Over here, you can enjoy a repertoire of classic Nanyang-style dishes, such as the must-try Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Seafood Broth Seafood Pot 龙虎烩海鲜汤 (S$68.80++). With over six long hours of boiling, you can be sure the seafood broth packs an intense flavour!
Also popular is their Stewed Pork Belly served with Lotus Bun 招牌扣肉包 (S$3.50 per piece). It’s a mouth-watering dish that will definitely make you go back for second servings.
Also under Paradise Group, LeNu Chef Wai’s Noodle Bar (樂牛私房面家) has also opened an outlet in Jewel Changi Airport. This casual Chinese noodle bar with multiple outlets islandwide serves up a variety of noodle dishes, all at affordable prices.
I’m personally a big fan of their Braised Wagyu Beef Noodle (S$15.90), which comes with a soothing braised beef broth. They actually cook it for over 18 hours with beef marrow, bones, as well as a ton of other ingredients. It’s no wonder it has such an intense beefy flavour!
You can also choose your preferred type of noodles to go with your broth. From La Mian, Thick Vermicelli and Rice Noodle, there’s definitely something for everyone.
I’ve been a staunch supporter of White Restaurant (三巴旺白米粉) since their early days with their first outlet in Sembawang. In fact, I still patronise the original outlet frequently.
So imagine my excitement when I heard they’re opening their sixth and flagship outlet here in Jewel!
Of all the white beehoon dishes I’ve had, White Restaurant’s The Original White Beehoon 招牌米粉 (S$6/S$10/S$15) remains the best. The soft and silky vermicelli noodles always hit the spot. It’s merely a bonus that they’re always generous with their ingredients, especially seafood.
They also serve up an extremely sinful plate of Chinese Sausage Omelette 腊肠煎蛋 (S$8/S$12). Thick and fluffy, the irresistible oily goodness of the egg always keeps me going back for more. Meanwhile, the lup cheong simply adds meaty and decadent flavours to the dish.
From the people behind Lee Wee & Brothers, O’TAH is a new concept which puts a spin on the classic otah.
Of their newest innovations which feature otah in different forms, the Ben’s Burger (S$11.90) looked the most intriguing. It features a mackerel fish patty, alongside various vegetables and a glorious sunny side up, all in-between two charcoal buns.
Other offerings include The Coconut Collection, a series of four otah flavours all exclusive to Jewel. Think Pink Salmon Otah (S$26.40/box of 12), Scallop Otah (S$26.40/box of 12), Cream Cheese & Corn Otah (S$26.40/box of 12), and Petai & Anchovy Otah (S$20.40/box of 12).
Peranakan food is something which I absolutely love and Violet Oon Singapore is undeniably one of the best places for it. This outlet in Jewel is Chef Violet Oon’s fifth and latest restaurant in Singapore.
Like the outlet in ION Orchard, this outlet also includes a retail shop where you can pick up baked goods.
Their unique Singapore High Tea Set (S$56++ for 2 pax) has always been a popular choice for many diners. Its local-inspired atas dishes are sure to make you feel like a tai tai. We especially loved the Otah Crostini, which had a fiery kick contrasting against sweet coconut cream.
From the dessert tier, Violet Oon’s thin and buttery Kueh Lapis never fails to steal the show. The softness of the cake was truly something to revel at. That said, they also serve up a selection of other Peranakan dishes, so drop by if you’re craving some!
If you’re into Indonesian food, Sama Sama by Tok Tok will surely satisfy your cravings. They’re a brand-new concept by the same people behind Tok Tok Indonesian Soup House.
Their very first Singapore outlet in Jewel boasts a cosy yet contemporary setting that’s perfect for all sorts of gatherings. It’s a nod to Indonesia’s culture of warm hospitality and embodies a spirit of togetherness.
With origins from Karang Taliwang in Lombok, Indonesia, their Ayam Bakar Taliwang (S$29) is a crowd favourite. They marinate the chicken using a signature Lombok-style method before grilling it whole. They also serve it with their very own homemade sambal.
If you love satays too, their Sate Kambing Betawi (S$24) is a must-try. They use premium baby lamb meat for the skewers and grill them using a traditional Jakarta-style method. This gives them an irresistible smoky flavour that complements their house-made Sambal Kecap.
If you’d like a taste of Japan without leaving Singapore, JW360° serves up hearty dishes made with quality ingredients.
Short for Japan Way Three Sixty, this concept store isn’t only a restaurant, but it’s also a café and retail store. Their menu changes according to the season back in Japan, which means you’ll get to try out different dishes!
Our favourite item from their Spring menu was the Gindara Misozuke Yaki (S$42). They marinate the cod with miso before charcoal-grilling it. They then serve it with rice and miso soup to complete the set.
The cod was remarkably flaky yet buttery-soft. Its natural sweetness also complemented the sweet and savoury miso glaze really well. With the slight char from the grilling, we could also pick up light nutty undertones.
JW360°: 78 Airport Boulevard, #01-223/224/225, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666 | Tel: +65 6243 2466 | Opening Hours: 9am – 11pm (Daily) | Facebook
When it comes to sushi or Japanese food in general, Itacho Sushi is a popular spot. You can be sure they’re doing something right since their brand-new outlet in Jewel marks their ninth restaurant islandwide!
Amongst their fresh sashimi and affordable sushi, my favourite has always been the Roasted Salmon with Cod Fish Cavier (S$1.90). Creamy and buttery cod fish caviar atop a flaky, juicy salmon? Oiishi!
For such premium quality dishes at such pocket-friendly prices, I seriously don’t think there’s a better deal elsewhere.
Itacho Sushi: 78 Airport Boulevard, #B2-210, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666 | Tel: +65 6214 9986 | Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Daily) | Facebook
After 16 long years, A&W Restaurant has finally returned to Singapore.
This flagship outlet features some of A&W’s all-time favourite classic items, as well as new additions from their international outlets.
Their Mozza Burger (S$10.40 with combo), which hails all the way from Canada, was our favourite item. Boasting mozzarella cheese instead of the usual cheddar, the burger features a thick and succulent beef patty.
Make sure you don’t leave without getting a glass of their signature Root Beer Float (S$3.50 a la carte) too! They serve it in a giant ice-cold mug that’ll surely remind you of the good ol’ days.
Finally making its debut in Singapore, iconic American fast-food chain Shake Shack has opened its flagship outlet in Jewel.
With heavy use of concrete and wood, the beautifully designed two-storey store has a cosy yet sleek interior.
Their rendition of the classic cheeseburger, the ShackBurger (S$9.20/Single, S$12.90/Double), had a winning combination that was simply unbeatable.
Additionally, Shake Shack has also curated a new shake flavour, Pandan Shake (S$7.80), that’s exclusive to Singapore! So if you’re having friends over from overseas, make sure you have them try it.
Opening its first-ever international outlet in Singapore, Pink Fish is a fast-food casual concept all the way from Norway. Featuring a menu with flavours from all over the world, they pride themselves on their star-protein, fresh Norwegian salmon.
They’ve brought in their original menu which includes a range of Salads & Wraps, Burgers, Soups and Raws.
Although their Burgers are crowd-favourites, we particularly enjoyed the American Raw (S$10.90 for 50g, S$14.90 for 100g, S$18.90 for 150g). It came with a glorious mountain of raw salmon cubes atop a bed of rice and chilli-marinated crispy greens.
Soft, yet juicy, the salmon cubes were some of the best we ever had. They fly in their salmons directly from Norway too, so it’s no wonder they taste so fresh!
When it comes to cakes and especially Mille Crêpe cakes, Lady M is a big name that often comes to mind. If you’re in the East and craving something sweet, you’re in for a treat. They’ve opened a new cake boutique in Jewel, their fifth in Singapore!
This beautiful open-concept and spacious store features Lady M’s signature minimalistic design and bright tones. It’s cosy and airy, perfect for catching up over some cakes and coffee.
That said, while their cakes are undeniably indulgent, this Jewel outlet is introducing their all-new Bon Bons (S$30++ onwards) line. It spans over 23 different kinds of sweet treats, including candies, chocolates, as well as nuts.
Chocolate aficionados will definitely love their Cognac Orange Liqueur Chocolate, which has a rich chocolatey flavour and a zesty twang. For something more nostalgic, their Gin Tonic Casino gummies will definitely hit the spot too.
Chocolate aficionados, this one’s for you. All the way from Switzerland, Läderach Swiss Chocolatier is finally here with a permanent store in Singapore.
You can find an entire range of their world-famous FrischSchoggis (Fresh Chocolates) over here. Each one of them is delicately handcrafted in Switzerland and directly flown into Singapore.
Their FrischSchoggi Woodbox Small (S$154.30 for 700g) does come with a hefty price tag. However, it’s bound to make an impressive gift for someone important. Of the 20 flavours, the Raspberry-Blackberry was our favourite. It had a fruity aroma and delectably tangy notes!
The boutique store also offers a wide range of their highly-raved pralines and truffles. With 26 unique flavours to select from, choosing your favourites won’t be easy, I’ll tell you that!
One of the most popular ice cream stores in Japan and Taiwan, Icenoie Hokkaido, is here with their second outlet.
Their first outlet in Tanjong Pagar serves up six different flavours of Soft Serve Ice Cream (S$6/cup, S$6.50/cone). Think Red Wine, Pumpkin, Double Cheese and more! Not only that, but they also make all their ice creams from 100% raw milk.
An item exclusive to Singapore is their Crème Brule (S$8), which you can get here in Jewel. They fill up an ice cream cone with raw milk soft serve ice cream and custard cream. Topping off the dessert is a layer of brown sugar which they scorch to give a burnt caramel taste.
So if you’re looking for luscious soft serve ice cream to cool the heat, Icenoie Hokkaido will definitely solve that problem.
Icenoie Hokkaido: 78 Airport Boulevard, #B2-243, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666 | Opening Hours: 24 Hours (Daily) | Facebook
If you don’t feel like going to a theme park for the full churros experience, Churreria La Lola has a new kiosk outlet in Jewel.
The Filipino-Spanish franchise opened their first cafe outlet in Clarke Quay, serving up a selection of freshly-made traditional churros.
Their popular Classicos Churros (S$6.50/3pcs, S$6.90/6pcs, S$9.90/12pcs, S$12.90/18pcs) comes with four traditional Dips (S$3/M, S$3.50/L, S$4/XL), including Signature, Dark Chocolate, Matcha and Purple Yam.
They also offer Xuxos (S$8), which are churros with fillings inside them. Their Pork Floss Stuffed Xuxos is a savoury version that’s made especially for our local palate.
Ever since stumbling upon their original outlet along Kandahar Street, I’ve been regularly returning to Rich & Good Cake Shop for their old-school bakes.
With their brand-new and second ever outlet in Jewel, getting my favourite swiss rolls isn’t that inconvenient anymore.
They pride themselves on serving up a wide range of home-baked swiss roll flavours. Their creamy, decadent and dense Kaya Swiss Roll (S$5.50/S$10) is always my go-to option. Its robust pandan aroma never fails to hit the spot.
If swiss rolls aren’t your thing, they offer a scrumptious Carrot Cake (S$15) too. They make all their items the traditional way, so these bakes are sure to taste nostalgic!
With numerous outlets across the world, famous Taiwanese bubble tea chain, The Alley (鹿角巷), has finally made its way to Singapore! Over here in their first-ever Singapore outlet in Jewel, you can expect to find all three of their signature drinks.
Using housemade sugar cane syrup instead of brown sugar, The Alley’s drinks have a subtle sweetness which isn’t cloying.
Their signature Brown Sugar Deerioca Fresh Milk 黑糖鹿丸鮮奶 (S$5.30) is absolutely a must-try. Smooth and milky, it had a decadent taste which was soothing to the throat. All their drinks also come with their own Deerioca tapioca pearls, which they make from scratch.
Oh, did I mention that they’re open 24 hours too? So if you’re looking for an alternative to your usual LiHo, Gong Cha or KOI, you know where to go!
Hailing all the way from Boston, Emack & Bolio’s has finally made their debut here in Singapore at Jewel.
They pride themselves on their smorgasbord of funky ice cream flavours. However, we’re currently only getting about 35 of them at Jewel. Still, definitely enough to satisfy the ice cream cravings.
Of their plethora of flavours, the S’moreo (S$8 for single scoop) was our favourite. To go with it, we stacked it on one of Emack & Bolio’s signature cone, the Fruit Loops (S$3 per marshmallow cone).
Chunks of Oreos replace the graham crackers as the base for the smores. They then churn it with a vanilla ice cream base together with marshmallows and chocolate. It was very much like an elevated cookies and cream ice cream that’s delightfully way creamier.
If you’re looking to beat the heat without the calories, Birds Of Paradise is here to help. Like their first outlet in Katong, this Jewel outlet puts a spin on healthy ice cream with natural botanical flavours.
You can expect to find their ever-popular flavours (S$4.70 for single, S$7.70 for double), such as the Strawberry Basil, Pandan and White Chrysanthemum here.
We especially enjoyed the White Chrysanthemum flavour when we were previously at the Katong outlet. They scatter cacao nibs throughout the creamy gelato, giving a slight crunch in every bite.
Their freshly-made Thyme-Infused Cones (S$1) is a must-try too if you have the time. It’s probably something you won’t find anywhere else!
After a day of shopping and taking Instagram photos, you’ll definitely need a place to rest and recharge. So why not visit the largest Starbucks outlet in Singapore?
As the flagship outlet in Singapore, this two-storey Starbucks is quite unlike any other. The lush indoor landscape, polished interiors and nature-inspired artisanal woodwork make for a remarkably comforting setting.
They’ve also partnered with homegrown ice-cream parlour, Udders, for an exclusive series of desserts and drinks. The Classic Affogato (S$11.20) comes with a scoop of Udder’s specially-created vanilla ice cream, espresso shots, as well as demerara syrup.
If you’re looking to fill your belly up, there’s also an exclusive local menu at the flagship store. The Satay Chicken Ciabatta (S$10.90) was our favourite, which features juicy chicken chunks atop an unbelievably pillowy ciabatta bread. They then complete the dish with a nutty satay sauce.
It’s undeniable that brunch has become quite an integral part of our Singaporean weekend habits. Luckily, Eggs ‘n Things has just opened their second outlet in Jewel to satisfy those brunch cravings.
As its name suggests, the Hawaiian export prides themselves on their wide range of egg dishes. All of them feature eggs in one form or another.
Following our experience at their first outlet in Plaza Singapura, the Fresh Strawberry, Whipped Cream And Macadamia Nuts Pancakes (S$19.90) was a standout.
For one, the pancakes were super fluffy and pillowy soft. Not only that, but the humongous pile of whipped cream, a sight to behold on its own, was also addictive. It wasn’t too sweet and didn’t become cloying at all.
London’s famous Burger & Lobster, which serves everything lobster, is finally coming to Singapore! Opening on 20 May 2019, this much-anticipated outlet in Jewel will be their third in Asia. There’s no need to travel to Genting or London anymore!
Located at Canopy Park, they’ve brought in their original menu and are also introducing dishes which are exclusive to Singapore. You can feast on their signature lobster dishes while enjoying a stunning view.
Their Original Lobster Roll is definitely a must-try. Fresh, juicy Atlantic lobster meat sandwiched in a soft, buttery and toasty bun — need I say even more?
Rumour has it that it’s one of the hottest bars in Bali. With one other outlet in Holland Village, Rumours Bar & Grill has opened its second Singapore outlet right here in Jewel.
It’s located on the highest floor in Canopy Park that’s adorned with lush flora and fauna, so you can enjoy a picturesque view while dining.
As a restaurant and a bar, Rumours Bar & Grill serves up a range of handcrafted cocktails. Their Blowing Smoke (S$18++) captured the attention of many passers-by as it arrived with a grand, smoky entrance. With a white rum base, each sip brimmed with sweet floral notes.
The Rumours Classic Cheeseburger ($12.80++) was our favourite from their sumptuous menu. It came in a generous and hearty portion that was absolutely value-for-money. The beef patty was oozing with juice, and its meaty flavour contrasted the cheeses really well.
Joining the exciting lineup of attractions in Jewel is Tiger Street Lab, Tiger’s first global experiential concept store. Expect them to serve more than your usual lager of beer, as this concept store is like no other.
It’s also located on the top floor in Canopy Park, so look forward to a breathtaking view of the world’s tallest indoor waterfall while having a beer or two!
One of the main features of Tiger Street Lab is their seasonal brew, the Tiger Orchid-infused Black Lager (S$10, 500ml). This one-of-a-kind pint has a noticeably darker hue than a usual glass of Tiger Beer. It also had a subtle floral aftertaste which was unexpectedly pleasant.
To enhance your experience, Tiger Street Lab even has an open kitchen! Here you can watch the chefs whip up a feast of dishes, such as the mouthwatering Coffee Pork Ribs (S$15). Sticky, sweet and crispy, it was unequivocally our favourite dish.
Bringing to Singapore comfort dishes all the way from Latin America is TONITO Latin American Kitchen. They’re well-known for their repertoire of authentic Latin American favourites from regions such as Mexico, Peru, Cuba and Argentina.
This 80-seater restaurant overlooks the majestic Rain Vortex, allowing diners to bask in its tranquillity while having amazing comfort food.
You can expect to find Argentinian favourites such as Choripanes in this first all-Latin American restaurant in Singapore. The hearty portion and meaty goodness of those black pepper sausages will have you going back for many more bites.
Dishes which are probably more familiar to our palate include the Tacos and Quesadillas, a Mexican favourite. For the more adventurous foodies, there’s also the Peruvian “Pan con Chicharrons” sandwich, which stars a crispy pork belly.
Jewel Changi Airport has certainly given us all another reason to love the East. With uncountable places to eat till your heart’s content, it’s definitely the place I’ll find myself regularly visiting for now. A day just isn’t enough to even scratch the tip of this iceberg!
Furthermore, the abundance of Instagrammable spots there is simply a bonus to this foodie paradise. So grab all your friends and head down to Jewel Changi Airport to eat, snap and shop till you drop!