15 best places to eat in VivoCity for a foodie’s day out

VivoCity is one of Singapore’s largest malls and with all that space comes an equally large number of places to eat. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that you’ll be able to spend a full day there. How do you choose from so many fine dining and casual dining options, so many different types of cuisine, and such a wide range of specialty foods? Well, we did it!

VivoCity - Mall front

Here’s our super-curated organic list of 15 best places to eat in VivoCity for a foodie’s day out, including must-try restaurants, cafes and casual eateries.

1. ENChanko Hotpot & Kamameshi (#01-52)

ENChanko - Storefront

If you ever find yourself craving some comforting hotpot while you’re in VivoCity, ENChanko Hotpot & Kamameshi will be right up your alley.

ENChanko prides itself on being Singapore’s first and only Chanko Hotpot restaurant. Chanko’ is a combination of the Japanese words ‘Chank’ and ‘Ko’, which stand for ‘parent’ and ‘child’ respectively. In this vein, Chanko meals are perfect for sharing in communal or familial settings.

Fun fact: these massive meals are likened to that in a sumo wrestler’s diet, which would explain why the restaurant is decked out like a sumo training stable.

ENChanko - Hotpot

Ask your friends or family to dinner and choose from ENChanko’s range of Sharing Hotpots. This includes their Signature Tori Chankonabe (S$58 for 4 pax, S$30 for 2 pax) and Buta Motsu Chankonabe (S$65 for 4 pax, S$35 for 2 pax)

You can even opt to add some Himokawa Udon (S$6.80)AKA Tokyo ‘flat’ udon — to your hotpot!

ENChanko - Kamameshi (Kettle Rice)

You can also give their titular Kamameshi a try. Known as ‘kettle rice’ in English, it’s a traditional Japanese rice dish that’s cooked in a cast iron pot. You’ll get smoky charred rice that you can enjoy with their signature stock.

+65 6255 9188
Daily: 11am – 10pm
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2. Hans Im Glück German Burgergrill (#01-57)

Hans Im Glück - Restaurant Front & Interior

Hailing from the city of Munich, Hans Im Glück is a popular German restaurant that specialises in gourmet grilled burgers. Named after a German fairytale, the restaurant’s front resembles a cosy cottage while its interior is decked out like a whimsical fairytale forest. It boasts a classy ambience that’s fit for gatherings and intimate date nights alike.

Hans Im Glück - Burger Set

You’ll be spoilt for choice when you peruse their menu — it consists of a wide array of juicy burgers that’ll appeal to just about anyone. Each burger consists of a hefty patty served with lettuce, onions, tomatoes and their signature sauce.

I’ve returned time and again for their range of beef burgers, including the barbecue sauce-laden Wilder Western (S$16.90 à la carte, S$20.90 for set) and my go-to Käse & Speck (S$17.90 à la carte, S$21.90 for set) that’s layered with cheese and bacon. I always have mine in a set with soda and sweet potato fries. If you crave a spicy kick, opt to have your patty with a Pepper Crust (S$1).

If you don’t eat beef, there are Grilled Chicken Breast Burgers and Vegan Burgers available too.

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+65 8879 7848
Daily: 11am – 11pm
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3. GO Noodle House (#B2-24)

Vivo Refresh - GO Noodle House

Looking to secure a satisfying noodle fix? Go straight to GO Noodle House. This famous chain from Malaysia is known for its signature Mi Xian noodles and Superior Soup inspired by recipes that date back to the Qing Dynasty. 

They’re proud of their rich Chinese heritage, too— as can be seen from the restaurant’s oriental decor akin to an olden Chinese inn.

As if it wasn’t already obvious enough, GO Noodle House offers an extensive menu of noodle dishes. Some must-trys include its range of soup noodles, such as the Signature Bursting Meatball Noodles (S$12.90) and Fu Zhou Fish Ball Noodles (S$12.90), all starring their mixian noodles and the rich Superior Soup.

GO Noodle House - Special Dark Sauce w Onsen Egg Pan Mee + Signature Bursting Meatballs

If you’re a fan of ban mian like I am, you’ll be delighted to know that they have Superior Soup Pan Mee (S$10.90) and Special Dark Sauce with Onsen Egg Pan Mee (S$10.90, S$11.90 with Spicy & Sour Sauce), of which I had the latter.

The noodles were perfectly thick and chewy, coated evenly in a luscious dark sauce and served with some black fungus and spinach. There was also a side of minced meat, fried shallots, ikan bilis and of course a tangy sambal that I mixed in for an extra oomph.

I opted to top my noodles with the Signature Bursting Meatballs for an additional S$3.80. They were juicy and flavourful; I could only wish for more.

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+65 6968 8323
Sun to Thu: 11am – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 9.30pm
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4. Hokkaido-Ya (#02-153)

Hokkaido-Ya - Storefront

You can tell from Hokkaido-Ya’s name that it’s the place to get authentic Hokkaido fare.  Helmed by the folks behind Sushi Tei, this casual eatery specialises in a wide range of affordable Japanese classics and desserts.

Hokkaido-Ya - White Curry RiceSome Hokkaido delights you can indulge in include a variety of White Curry and various types of Ramen and Udon. Their signature Shirobuta Pork Katsu Hokkaido (S$13.90) – a hefty deep-fried pork cutlet served with creamy white gravy, is not to be missed. If you’re more of a noodle person, perhaps you can go for their Hokkaido Butter Corn Hotate Ramen (S$12.90).

Hokkaido-Ya - Ebi Mentai Don

Hokkaido-Ya went through a recent menu revamp in Jun 2023, launching a series of tantalising rice bowls. Their range of Bara Chirashi Don is particularly attractive, including an Ebi Fry Aburi Mentai Bara Chirashi Don that’s sure to be any mentaiko lover’s weakness. Here, a layer of smoky mentaiko sauce blankets the rice and some melt-in-your-mouth seafood. It’s then topped with a glorious golden brown ebi tempura.

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+65 6376 9591
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
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5. Mr. Onigiri (#B2-23D)

Mr. Onigiri - Storefront

Mr. Onigiri is a casual eatery that specialises in Okinawan-style onigiri. It started out as a hole-in-the-wall takeaway kiosk along Upper Thomson Road in 2021 before opening a dine-in outlet in VivoCity. The minimally-decorated space exudes zen vibes, complete with small tables and cushioned benches for you to enjoy your food at.

Mr. Onigiri - Otakotak Onigiri

The onigiri at Mr. Onigiri can be described as the compact form of a sandwich, as opposed to the triangular or circular rice balls that we’re arguably more acquainted with. 

Some menu items you can find here include the Spam with Cheese (S$4.90), Signature Melted Cheesy Crispy Chicken (S$6.90) and the outlet-exclusive Teriyaki Grilled Salmon (S$8.90). These all make for perfect snacks and perhaps even light meals when you’re not feeling particularly hungry.

My personal favourite is the Otakotak Onigiri (S$7.90) which includes spam, tamagoyaki, a huge slab of Muar otah, cucumber slices and mentaiko sauce, all sandwiched between Japanese rice and seaweed. I especially love the contrast between the creamy, spicy otah and the salty spam.

As you can tell, I couldn’t hold myself back from taking a bite before snapping a photo. Burp.

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Sun to Thu: 11am – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 9.30pm
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6. Bulgogi Syo (#B2-29)

Bulgogi Syo - Interior

Bulgogi Syo is the perfect spot for anyone seeking the aromatic flavours of Korean BBQ but don’t want to grill it themself. With its name translating to ‘perfect fire meat show’, this Korean restaurant’s renowned cooking process is quite the spectacle. 

Bulgogi-Syo is known for their 3-step Hot Stone grilling technique that makes use of blow torches that go up to 1400°C. The product is perfectly smoky and succulent cuts of meat served on hotplates.

Bulgogi Syo - Bulgogi Hotplate & Korean dishes

Grab a friend or two and indulge in the Mixed Combo (S$65) which comes with Pork Collar, Chicken, and your choice of either Angus Beef Ribeye or LA Galbi. The set also includes a Vegetable Plate, 2 bowls of seaweed rice and a Korean stew of choice: either Kimchi Jjigae, Tteok Mandu Jjigae or Chadol Beanpaste Jjigae.

Of course, à la carte portions are available too. These include the Spicy Cheesy Chicken Galbi (S$20.90), Spicy Baby Octopus (S$21.90) and Duroc Pork Belly (S$21.90).

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+65 9339 2829
Daily: 11.30am – 9pm
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7. Rollney (#02-133)

Rollney - Storefront

Now that Rollney has opened in VivoCity, you no longer have to travel to Europe for a chimney cake. This popular dessert kiosk from Malaysia prides itself on its chimney cakes, which it calls Kurtos Rolls. If you’ve never sunk your teeth into one, it’s crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Oh, they’re handmade and baked fresh daily!

Rollney - Kurtos Ice Cream with Toppings
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The Kurtos (S$3) at Rollney comes in 3 flavours: Original, Cinnamon and Chocolate. You can enjoy it on its own or with 1 of 13 types of sauce toppings for S$3.50. There are even savoury Kurtos here, filled with ingredients like hot chilli chicken sausages and tuna.

Alternatively, you can have the Kurtos Ice Cream (S$5 with 1 topping, S$5.50 with 2 toppings), which comes with either low-fat Hokkaido milk or Royal Chocolate soft serve.

Daily: 10am – 10pm
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8. Kyoto Shokudo Cafe & Udon (#01-100/101)

Kyoto Shokudo - Storefront

Kyoto Shokudo is a halal-certified cafe that specialises in casual Japanese fare and what Kyoto is best known for — its Matcha! If you go looking for it, be sure not to confuse it with Tokyo Shokudo, a ramen restaurant that’s located just a few doors down.

Unwind here after a long day of retail therapy as you sip on drinks from their range of beverages with the likes of Iced Matcha Latte (S$6.90) and Matcha Shiratama Float (S$8.90) which comes topped with mochi balls and a scoop of ice cream. 

They have an array of Matcha-based desserts for you to relish, too, including Matcha Tiramisu (S$6.90) and Matcha Parfait (S$8.90).

Kyoto Shokudo - Beef Sukiyaki Udon

Fret not if you’re there for lunch or dinner, Kyoto Shokudo has a menu of mains including Chicken Karaage Rice Sets (from S$12.90) and Kyoto-style Oyako Don (S$12.90).

I personally recommend the Beef Sukiyaki Udon Set (S$14.90) which includes thick, flavourful slices of beef shabu and thin yet chewy udon noodles and an onsen egg. There’s something so fun about getting to cook your own beef and udon in a cast-iron pot of robust sweet-savoury soy broth.

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+65 6250 6128
Daily: 11.30am – 9.45pm
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9. Cafe Q Classified (#B1-02)

Cafe Q Classified - Storefront

You might as well own up: you were more attracted by the beautiful purple decor than the food or uniQue name. Join the club! Cafe Q Classified is a serenely-decorated cafe that stands out from virtually every other store in VivoCity and attracts a ton of diners for just that reason.

Start your day right with the all-day breakfast menu composed of favourites like Avocatoast (S$10.90) and Humpty Dumpty (S$9.90) — our local kaya toast set but with Korean croffles in place of bread!

Want something heartier? Opt for humorously-named mains like the Ang Mo Kio Burger (S$12) and Crazy Rich Mee Pok (S$38),  an uni truffle pasta with lobster. The Kong Bah Pheng (S$18) is highly-recommended — you’ll get a huge portion of braised pork belly and mushrooms on rice, with an onsen egg and a side of miso soup.

Cafe Q Classified - Cinnamon Bun

And, of course, dessert. Allow us to draw your attention to the Cinnamon Bun (S$4.80) — a fluffy delight doused in a generous serving of decadent chocolate sauce and almond flakes. Be sure to stop by Cafe Q Classified if you’re in need of a sugar fix.

+65 6252 2788
Daily: 9.30am – 10pm
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10. Crystal Jade Pavilion (#01-112)

Crystal Jade Pavilion - Restaurant Front & Interior
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Ask any Chinese family and they’ll agree that Crystal Jade restaurants are the place to be for reunion dinners, celebrations and such.

Enter Crystal Jade Pavilion, the Michelin-recognised brand’s third fine-dining concept that allows you to enjoy refined Chinese fare against a scenic backdrop of Sentosa and the waterway. The roomy restaurant houses large tables and several private dining rooms perfect for family gatherings.

Crystal Jade Pavilion - Duck & Foie Gras Crepe, Pan fried Threadfin with Soya Sauce
Credit – Crystal Jade Pavilion

Crystal Jade Pavilion’s menu is composed of Chinese classics and dishes that aim to deliver on both flavour and aesthetic.

Some dishes I’d personally head straight for include the Sliced Duck & Foie Gras with Crepe (S$18.80 per person) and the Pan-fried Organic Threadfin with Supreme Soya Sauce (S$58.80 for 600-700g) among many premium roasted meat and fresh seafood items.

Albeit on the pricier end of restaurants within VivoCity, you can count on Crystal Jade Pavilion for some quiet respite from the bustling outside.

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+65 9177 2005
Mon to Fri: 11am – 2.30pm & 6pm – 9.30pm
Sat & Sun: 10.30am – 3pm & 6pm – 9.30pm
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11. Black Society (#02-156/157)

Black Society - Storefront

Fancy modern Cantonese to get fuelled up for more shopping? Black Society is the delicious—and picturesque—answer. Dine beneath a veritable forest of hanging plants as you enjoy a full meal or indulge in a dose of high tea.

Their menu is composed of Chinese classics with modern twists. For one, they offer the interesting combination of Lobster Bisque with Xiao Long Bao (S$18)— I’d try it for curiosity’s sake!

They highly recommend you try the Signature Aromatic Crispy Duck (S$32 for half, S$60 for whole) and suggest that you balance it with lightly blanched kailan served with wasabi, soy sauce and shaved ice.

Black Society - Dim Sum Menu & High Tea Set
Credit – Black Society

They’re also well-known for their dim sum menu. Traditionalists can indulge in infallible favourites like the Xiao Long Bao (S$6.50 for 4 pieces), Signature Custard Lava Bun (S$7), Pan-fried Radish Cake with XO Sauce (S$9) and more. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, go for the Crystal Truffle Dumpling (S$8) and Yuzu BBQ Pork Bun (S$7.50).

That aside, Black Society offers a lavish High Tea Set (S$32++) with an exquisite selection of favourites worth splurging on. Available from 2pm – 6pm daily, it’s the perfect reason to take a break from all that shopping.

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+65 6376 9740
Daily: 11am – 10pm
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12. Le Shrimp Ramen (#B2-25)

Le Shrimp Ramen - Storefront

Japanese ramen broth meets Chinese la mian at Le Shrimp Ramen. Diners will fall into 2 categories here: fans of the tonkotsu broth and fans of the shrimp broth. 

The former is rich and creamy from hours upon hours of simmering pork bones, which results in a collagen-rich bowl. The orange-coloured shrimp broth is perfect for the seafood lover in you— it contains fresh tiger prawns simmered for hours with pork bones and a blend of Chinese spices.

Le Shrimp Ramen - Le Signature Trio Shrimp Ramen & Le Signature Trio Shrimp Dry Ramen
Credit – Le Shrimp Ramen

You can’t go without trying the Le Signature Trio Shrimp Ramen (S$19.30) with 3 types of shrimp toppings: fresh big prawns, handmade ebiko prawn paste and some juicy prawn dumplings. The luscious broth is said to have a pronounced wok hei that’s not to be missed out on.

Want a spicy kick? The Le Signature Trio Shrimp Dry Ramen (S$16.90) will likely give you the infusion of heat you crave.

Tonkotsu fans can opt for the Chef-recommended Fish Fillet with Pickled Vegetable Tonkotsu Ramen (S$16.90) or a simple yet comforting bowl of Prawn Dumpling Tonkotsu Ramen (S$14.30).

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Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 10.30 – 10pm
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13. Ayam Penyet President (#B2-23F)

Ayam Penyet President - Storefront

Well, they get a prize for the name, regardless. Ayam Penyet President is a homegrown chain of halal-certified restaurants that focus on Indonesian cuisine. It maintains its authentic taste and character by sourcing ingredients directly from Indonesia.

It’s strange to be recommending something that’s not a dish on its own, but you MUST try their sambal!

Ayam Penyet President - Ayam Penyet
Credit – Ayam Penyet President

As we all say, “Simple is best”; Ayam Penyet President’s most basic dish is the one that many like the best: the Smashed Fried Chicken (Ayam Penyet) (S$7.90). It features their signature smashed fried chicken, crispy on the outside but tender on the inside! It comes with tofu, tempeh, crispy bits, and the sambal.

Another must-try is the Grilled Chicken (Ayam Bakar) (S$7.90). Here, the chicken is glazed in a sweet sauce and grilled to perfection. It’s served with grilled tofu, tempeh and cut chilli padi in black sauce.

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+65 6266 3886
Sun to Thu: 11.30am – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 11.30am – 9.30pm
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14. Alijiang (#03-11)

Alijiang - Restaurant Front
Credit – Alijiang

Its camel logo may be the giveaway but Alijiang is inspired by the journeys on the Silk Road that countless unnamed tradesmen plied for centuries. The unique fare here takes the best of the culinary traditions of the vast path and presents it in a sophisticated restaurant.

Alijiang - Grilled Lamb in Cage & Lamb Skewers
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Grab some appetisers like the unique Alijiang Grilled Lamb in Cage (S$42 or S$7 per piece, min. 3 pieces) or a good ol’ plate of Lamb Skewers (S$3.80 per piece, min. 2 pieces). The nicely charred lamb is said to be well-seasoned and rid of any unpleasant gameyness.

If you don’t know what else to get, let the menu’s list of Top 10 Must Order Dishes guide you! These include the Imperial Peking Duck (S$68) and Xinjiang “Dapanji” (S$19.90 for Small, S$28 for Medium).

It’s easy to overspend at Alijiang, but you’re in luck if you’re dining in a pair or a group as the restaurant offers an Executive Set Menu. Set Menu A for 2 (S$38.80) consists of an assorted Cold Platter, Lamb Soup, GongBao Chicken, Rice, and even a dessert of your choice. There are Set Menus for groups of 4, 6 and even 10, too.

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+65 6252 4979
Daily: 11am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 10pm
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15. Tapas Club (#01-98/99)

Tapas Club - Storefront

Tapas Club is a pleasant introduction to light Spanish fare, standing out among the limited choices available for a taste of Europe and its diverse culinary landscape. While tapas are often associated with fine dining, the restaurant seeks to keep them affordable while allowing diners to savour them in an elegant setting.

Tapas Club - Tapas & Paella
Credit – Tapas Club

Start with the Classic Tapas (S$16) platters; we recommend the Garlic Prawns (+S$4) and Mushroom Croquette. If you’d rather take the health-conscious option, the 4 selections on the Salads & Cold Tapas (S$16) menu include Mediterranean Tuna & Egg Salad and Peruvian Style Ceviche (+S$2).

No Spanish meal is complete without Paella (S$34)! Here, the Pork & Mushroom Paella and Chorizo and Artichoke Paella lead the way.

If you’ve got space for dessert, treat yourself to the Burnt Basque Cheesecake (S$12) or Deep Fried Plantains (S$12). Traditionalists may prefer the Classic Churros (S$12).

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+65 9155 4096
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 3pm & 5pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 12pm – 10pm
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VivoCity

1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585

VivoCity

1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585

Telephone: +65 6377 6870
Operating Hours: 10am - 10pm (Daily)
Telephone: +65 6377 6870

Operating Hours: 10am - 10pm (Daily)
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