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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
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About
Kinou brings authentic Basque & South West of France Cuisine with the Basque country hospitality. Traditional Dishes with Modern Twist. Kinou it's a place to enjoy Sharing Dishes and Wines.
PRICE RANGE
US$19 - US$58
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Wine Bar, French, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 17 October 2022

Great place for a romantic dinner and also with group of friends. Food is awesome, and generous in the plate!

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Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 20 August 2022 via mobile

So surprised this place isn’t more crowded on a Saturday night! Have been to other places more crowded than this one but with worse food. The food here was consistently great - every dish was good. We ordered the tartare, baby squid, duck bao and...pluma. Drinks were also great. Had the margarita. Really a hidden gem!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022

We booked for a casual Tuesday dinner, and it was awesome! We ordered padrons - green peppers charred with black squid ink, the charred flavour with the ink gave an amazing umami taste; with cold cut platter - great selection that you can rarely find...in Singapore, xipirons (baby squids), followed by the best dish of the night: octopus leg with mashed puree and foam of prawn bisque - this was the highlight of an already great dinner. Great service as well, very attentive and friendly. We will come back to try the other dishes!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 30 June 2022

I had the pleasure of getting to know Chef Ben in Montreal and his taste for high end foods and drinks are uniquely refined. This restaurant only shows that he has grown to become even greater as a driven connoisseur in the wold of fine...cuisine! Congratulations Ben on building an dinning experience that everyone can and should enjoy!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 28 June 2022

A Saturday night out with husband. Food was good, but a quite pricey for the portions and quality. They apparently change their menu from time to time, and the one we had contained some errors (we speak French), which made the ordering process rather confusing....Atmosphere was nice, but same can be said for a lot of restaurants in the area, who are unfortunately more worth it.More

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Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 7 May 2022

Fantastic staff who were unpretentious and warm. Food was excellent, 5 star service and 5 star food. Nothing more you could ask for! Worth every penny. Look forward to coming back... Pssss... ask for the terrasse

Date of visit: April 2022
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Benjamin T, Owner at Kinou, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2022

Hello, Thank you for your review, we are Glad that you enjoyed your time with us. See you soon Milesker! Benjamin

Reviewed 10 April 2022

Family brunch. Thank you @kinourestaurant the tartare, carpaccio and ceviche was delicious. Will definitely come back again and recommend to friends and family. Best to pair with prosecco on a rainy Sunday afternoon.. Happy hours are such a great deal. Will come back again to...try the other dishes for sure.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Benjamin T, Owner at Kinou, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2022

Hello, Thank you for your kind review, hope to see you soon. Milesker! Benjamin

Reviewed 8 April 2022 via mobile

Felt like being tele-transported in Basque Country… Just a perfect atmosphere to share yummy food and great wine with friends. Staff was friendly and efficient. Looking forward to my next visit to explore further the menu.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Benjamin T, Owner at Kinou, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2022

Dear PhilD Thank you for your visit, very happy that you felt right back home. See you soon. Milesker! Benjamin

Reviewed 5 April 2022

Kinou, named after the Chef‘s mother, makes you feel like coming home. A bit hidden in the corner of Teck lim road, it can be easily missed, - luckily there is a big sign at front. Because missing out on this culinary germ in Singapore...would be a big regret. I love the Open Kitchen design, the buzzing vibe behind the bar and the hidden outdoor table at the back patio. - where to start? As a woman I feel welcomed and never uncomfortable, I actually quite enjoy sitting at the bar or table alone, finishing up some work and having a light dinner and a glass of wine, accompanied by small talk with the bartender, or with Ben, the chef - or Chris, the sommelier. I am a big fan of the ravioli, the beef tartare- best in town, the ceviche, the home made foie gras, a experience in it self. The service is professional, fast and the staff knows about the menu, the ingredients and can advise you on your dietary restrictions or preferences. - but remember; there is nothing to argue about the cheesecake. Jokes aside; it’s how it’s done and it‘s plate licking good till the last crumble. It’s the sort of place you catch up with your friends after work, having drinks and some nibbles, - ending up late at night, as nobody felt like going home. Or you come on a Sunday for a long, delicious brunch with your family and friends. Your stomach will be full, - so will be your heart and soul. Kinou feels like home. Entering the door, being greeted by my name, the staff remembers my favorite wine , - discovering every time something new on the menu combined with the old classics I always order, - this place is welcoming, warm and a refreshing experience in Singapore. Come and experience it yourself. Say hi to Ben for me.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Benjamin T, Owner at Kinou, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2022

Dear Angelita, Thank you for this amazing review. Thank you for your support. Hope to see you soon. Cheers Milesker Benjamin

Reviewed 3 April 2022 via mobile

Service was spot on. Staffs were friendly. Thanks for the experience. Chris was amazing! Food was definitely worth going back second time!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Benjamin T, Owner at Kinou, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2022

Hello, Thank you for your visit and your kind review, definitely hope to see you soon. Milesker! Cheers Benjamin

Reviewed 25 March 2022

Came here spontaneously and couldn't have been happier. Great food, great wines and great service. Definitely coming back!

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Date of visit: March 2022
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Benjamin T, Owner at Kinou, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2022

Dear Artur, Very happy to welcomed you, we are glad that you like your experience with us. See you Soon Milesker Benjamin

Reviewed 24 March 2022

Warm welcome, outstanding meals: lamb and pork both slow cooked and grilled absolutly delicious. Don't miss the Basque sauvage for apetizers as well as chipirons. We'll come back to explore the carte of this elaborate and generous cuisine ! Thanks to the team !

Date of visit: March 2022
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Benjamin T, Owner at Kinou, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2022

Hello, Thank you for visiting us, we are Glad that we have met your expectations. Hope to welcome you back very Soon. Milesker! Benjamin

Reviewed 17 March 2022 via mobile

Absolutely great food. The Basque influence makes this a true French gem in Singapore. Down to earth place with very friendly and passionate staff, definitely ask them for recommendations on food and wine. A must visit in Singapore.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Benjamin T, Owner at Kinou, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2022

Hello, Thank you for your visit, glad that you enjoyed Kinou. hope to see you anytime soon. Milesker Benjamin

Reviewed 10 March 2022

Wonderful place wonderful dinner! Food is amazing, basque French cuisine like if you were in St Jean de Luz! Run to this restaurant before it’s fully booked! We will be back very soon for sure! Bravo!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Benjamin T, Owner at Kinou, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2022

Dear Marine, Thank you for visiting us! Very Happy that you felt in St Jean, that means that our mission is complete :) Hope to see you soon Milesker! Benjamin

Reviewed 3 March 2022

Being from the Basque country, I was so delighted to discover this jewel of a restaurant in Singapore. Not so often does the succulent Basque cuisine export itself to other countries and continents. It's a must-try for anybody who likes French food and wants to...discover a traditional and original cuisine from the Southwest of France. The food is delicious and authentic (go for the xistorra!), and the staff super friendly and mindful. 100% recommendMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Benjamin T, Owner at Kinou, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2022

Dear Bertrand, Very Happy that you feel like Home at Kinou. Thank you for this review, we will see you soon. Milesker! Benjamin

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Kinou is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5