5 restaurants to enjoy a gastronomic exploration of Shaw Centre

Orchard Road is the most iconic shopping spot in Singapore, with plenty of malls adorning its streets. With the huge selection of food options available, it may be hard to find the perfect place to visit. Lucky for you, Shaw Centre is a mall that offers something for everyone, with a wide variety of cuisines for you to peruse.

While some may only know Shaw Centre as the mall that houses Shaw Theatres Lido, this underrated gem offers so much more than that, with international and local dining, curated retail outlets, health and wellness centres and more.

You can stand a chance to dine at Shaw Centre for free! 50 winners will be selected to dine at Shaw Centre and receive a reimbursement of up to S$100. Participate in our giveaway on Instagram and Facebook by following these steps:

  1. Follow @sethluicious and @shawcentreandshawhouse (for Instagram) or like our Facebook page and Shaw Centre & Shaw House (for Facebook)
  2. Like our reel about Shaw Centre on Instagram
  3. Comment which restaurant you most want to visit and why
  4. Tag 3 friends and await the results of the giveaway
  5. If you are selected, visit your restaurant of choice at Shaw Centre and post about the experience on your Instagram or Facebook account. Ensure that your profile is set to public.
  6. Tag @sethluicious and @shawcentreandshawhouse on Instagram or our Facebook page and Shaw Centre & Shaw House on Facebook
  7. Email your receipt to [email protected].
  8. Enjoy up to S$100 reimbursement on your meal, inclusive of GST and service charge.

Terms and conditions of this giveaway can be found here.

Participating restaurants are as follows: 

Mui Kee
Xi Yan
Bistro Du Vin
La Taperia Wine & Tapas
Les Amis Restaurant
Shabu Jin
Ippudo SG
Sushi Ryujiro
8 Korean BBQ
Tarte by Cheryl Koh
The Ship Restaurant & Bar
Ralph’s Coffee

Wondering what lies in store for you at Shaw Centre? Check out the following 5 spots we visited!

What I tried at Shaw Centre

Japanese food at Jinjo

shaw centre - jinjo

Does Japanese food strike your fancy? Jinjo is just the place for you to visit. This modern sumiyaki restaurant uses its Japanese charcoal-grilling mastery to cook its prefecture-focused menu, and sources its ingredients from all over Japan.

shaw centre - jinjo spread

For a filling meal, opt for the Hirugohan, a rice set topped with your choice of protein and served with salad, pickles and soup. Options include the Gyu Set (S$45), Tori Set (S$29) and Unagi Set (S$39) unagi lovers won’t want to miss out on the delicious, smoky grilled unagi slices atop the fluffy Japanese rice grains.

shaw centre - jinjo skewers and alcohol

Jinjo also has an assortment of sides if you’re in need of some extra satisfaction— get a plate full of kushiyaki, with options like Momo (thigh) (S$5), Tebasaki (wing) (S$6), Negima (chicken and leek) (S$6), Hatsu (heart) (S$5) and Tsukune (chicken meatball) (S$5). Other light bites include Higawari Sashimi (S$18) and Harumaki (S$10).

Enjoy some seasonal sake with the Flight of 4 (S$48), if you’re looking to indulge in some good Japanese alcohol. 

Spanish food at La Tapería

shaw centre - la taperia

If Spanish food is more suited towards your tastes, head down to La Tapería in Shaw Centre— the Spanish delights at this Les Amis group restaurant will be sure to blow you away. 

The 3 Course Set Lunch is a super value-for-money combo to enjoy, costing only S$42++ per person for an appetiser, a main and a dessert. You can also add on S$2++ for coffee or tea, or S$12++ for wine by the glass.

shaw centre - la taperia seafood and soup

Select from 8 appetisers, including the Traditional Spanish Appetiser Board containing charcuterie, marinated anchovy, cheese, tomato dressing and cristal bread, and the Japanese Bluefin Tuna Tartare (additional S$6).

Popular picks are the Lobster Bisque (additional S$3) and the Spanish Octopus Leg a la Plancha (additional S$6), both of which are nice and savoury with large portions.

shaw centre - la taperia food

For your main, go for delectable dishes such as the Roasted Cornfed Yellow Chicken Breast and Braised Australian Beef Cheek, among others. I highly recommend getting the Grilled Iberico Pork Flank Steak (additional S$6) or Grilled Gorina 100 Days Grain Fed Ribeye 250g (additional S$15)— both meats were superbly tender and bursting with flavour, while their corresponding sides paired beautifully with the main protein.

Finally, La Tapería executes its desserts perfectly, with the Churros and Dark Chocolate Tartlet (additional S$3) both impressing me greatly.

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Korean food at 8 Korean BBQ

shaw centre - 8 korean bbq

Ride the K-wave at 8 Korean BBQ situated on the 4th floor of Shaw Centre. While this restaurant is a little hard to find due to its location deep within the mall, taking the effort to locate it is super worth it— you’ll get to enjoy all sorts of meat here. To make things even better, the restaurant offers full table service so you don’t have to struggle with cooking your own food. 

shaw centre - 8 korean bbq

8 Korean BBQ is most well-known for its 8 Colours Set (S$108), which features 8 flavours of pork belly, including Wine, Ginseng, Garlic and Miso Paste. Smaller groups can opt for the 4 Colours Set (S$68), suitable for 1 to 2 pax— each slice of pork belly is tender and super juicy with tons of flavour. Each set comes with kimchi, beansprouts, vegetables and your choice of stew.

The beef is not to be missed either, as you can enjoy beef like Wagyu Woo Samgyeop (200g) (S$40), Prime Short Rib (160g) (S$48) and even Japanese Wagyu Ribeye (220g) (S$88).

shaw centre - 8 korean bbq stew

The hearty Army Stew included in the set can be purchased separately for S$24— this tasty stew is generously filled with cuts of processed meat, vegetables and noodles for you to savour a hot and tasty stew. If that’s not enough, you can also get sides to share, with the Kimchi Corn Cheese (S$16) being a popular contender. The cheese pull from this dish was ultra satisfying!

Chinese food at Xi Yan

shaw centre - xi yan

For a taste of comforting Chinese food, hop over to Xi Yan— this famous restaurant is known for its homely yet creative dishes and affordable prices. The restaurant also has a Hakka menu that wows with its authentic flavours.

shaw centre - xi yan food

The Braised Yellow Wine Chicken in Hakka Imperial Kitchen Rice Wine (S$20 for small, S$38 for large) features tender chunks of chicken in a nourishing and savoury broth while the Deep-Fried Shrimp Paste Fish Fillet with Pomelo Water Chestnut Salad (S$24 for small, S$36 for large) is a unique dish that combines the sweet, tart juiciness of pomelo with crispy, savoury fish.

shaw centre - xi yan

The Fried Lo Shi Fan with Xi Yan XO Sauce (S$16.80) is a super comforting dish to share with your loved ones, and the Yam Abacus with Mushroom Dried Shrimps & Minced Pork (S$18) will impress even the most traditional Hakka diners with its authentic taste and superb execution.

Finally, don’t miss out on the Tang Yuan Trilogy (S$4.80), featuring 3 tang yuans filled with custard, green tea sesame and Okinawa black sugar.

Japanese sake at Bar IPPUDO

shaw centre - bar ippudo

To end things off, Bar IPPUDO is the perfect location if you’re looking to unwind over a bottle of sake or two. This concept under the IPPUDO brand specialises in providing customers with fine Japanese sake from breweries all over Japan, and even has various types of other alcohol and light bites to enjoy.

shaw centre - bar ippudo - alcohol and light bites

Enjoy sake from different prefectures in Japan, each grouped according to their profiles: Rich, Dry, Clean and Sweet. The sake is sold by the bottle, with prices ranging from S$15 to S$180.

For a lighter drink, you can order a pint or half a pint of Suntory Premium Malts at S$14 and S$9.50 respectively. How about a refreshing High Ball (Whisky Soda) (S$10.80) to get you started?

shaw centre - bar ippudo - alcohol and light bites close-up

Pair your choice of alcohol with some bites, such as the global favourite IPPUDO Pork Bun (S$4.90), filled with melt-in-your-mouth chashu and iceberg lettuce, or the IPPUDO Chicken Karaage (S$7.60 for 5 pieces), which are very juicy and crisp. Goma Q (S$6.40) is the perfect side for those looking for a healthier alternative— this crunchy cucumber dish is topped with Japanese sesame dressing for that extra oomph.

Final thoughts

shaw centre - Shaw Centre choices

The wide variety of food found at Shaw Centre makes it an incredibly appealing spot to visit for a meal, regardless of whether you’re watching a movie at Shaw Theatres Lido or not. Though the cuisines and prices vary from restaurant to restaurant, one thing stays consistent— every single restaurant is of the highest quality, offering top-notch dishes to satisfy people with different tastes and preferences.

Be sure to drop by Shaw Centre soon for a taste, and don’t forget to take part in our giveaway on Instagram to stand a chance to enjoy a cash rebate worth up to S$100!

Expected damage: S$20 – S$60 per pax

*This post was brought to you in partnership with Shaw Centre.

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Shaw Centre

1 Scotts Road, Singapore 228208

Shaw Centre

1 Scotts Road, Singapore 228208

Telephone: +65 6235 2077
Operating Hours: 11am - 9.30pm (Daily)
Telephone: +65 6235 2077

Operating Hours: 11am - 9.30pm (Daily)
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