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Maxwell Road Hawker Centre

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Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
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1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184, Singapore
+65 9790 2826
Today
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Maxwell Road Hawker Centre has many stalls that sell cheap and very yummy local food, the place is also easily accessible via the MRT or bus.

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Krabi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This spot has some of the best Hainese chicken rice in town and not just Tian Tian's, but also Heng and others. There's really good Popiah form the middle store as well as satay and even a small craft beer joint! All the prices are reasonable, many more locals eat here, just be prepared to queue for chicken rice if... More 

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Dana Point, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I read other reviews and I don't get it. I went to Tian Tian for their famous chicken rice. This stall was made famous by Anthony Bourdain. I had the chicken rice, and it was good but nothing special. It was a simmered breast which was cooked well (not under or overdone) served on rice. there are a million variations... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all my wife loves Hianese chicken rice and theres a famous 1 there but after trying them all she rated Heng Heng Chicke rice up the end of the middle row of hawker centre was absolute best of them. Theres alot of options to choose from and is open later in evening too compared to alot of hawker... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to visit here every time I visit Singapore. The Hainenese Chicken stalls and the roast Chinese meats are world class. And so cheap!!! Also, this gives you the true spirit of Chinatown.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed in Chinatown mainly to be near Maxwell Hawker and it was the best decision I made! This place is a must go, you have every Singapore signature dish you want to eat. It's a really bit crowded though it may be hard to find seats so try going here on weekdays and a little bit earlier or later... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mix with the locals for some fabulous local cooking. Visited several times but my recommendation would be Nyonya which is stall 02 (I think) - a chance to sample Paranakan cuisine - rich and flavourful Chicken Rendang.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eat with locals and enjoy the local buzz. Excellent cheap and I mean cheap very good local food. Plenty of choice for most tastes.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I recently visited Maxwell Rd Hawker Centre and while the food range is varied found better quality, range and prices at Chinatown Food Street & La Pau Sat 7

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal at Maxwell, but found the choices limited compared to Lau PA SAT. Still if you're around Chinatown, it's worth to have a meal here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Indian, Fast food, Asian, Indonesian, Taiwanese, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 9790 2826

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Chinatown
Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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