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The high ceiling makes the dining room feel open and spacious, while bamboo lampshades and wooden tables add a sense of serenity. Influenced by his mot...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our waitress, Jasmine, did such a lovely job of introducing us to Peranakan cuisine and making sure we had a memorable dinner. The food was delicious and thoughtfully presented. A must-do location for a special occasion!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner experience here, being pampered by a team of warm and attentive service staff. We ordered a starter and 3 main dishes from the a lar carte menu. The portion of each dish was just nice for 2 persons. Our starter...dish, pork satay were succulent and grilled to perfection. The main dishes and desserts were equally delicious and had the authentic peranakan taste and yet had their own signature flavorsMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is very pretty, the food was delicious and the staff was so sweet and helpful. We absolutely loved the barramundi and the desserts we ordered. Definitely the best Peranakan cuisine experience in Singapore so far!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was absolutely sensational, so varied & tasty. Staff were amazing - so helpful, explained food brilliantly and truly made our dining experience wonderful. Ambiance is warm and inviting. Thank you for a great culinary & service experience.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 14 October 2021

I had a business lunch on 14 Oct. Personally as a local I find the Peranakan food is only ok. there's not much wow factor. however food aside, this place is charging fine dining price but both food and services just doesn't matchup. I would...like to take this platform to provide feedback on the staff. I do not appreciate staff to be speaking to diner / customer in a entitled way. the situation at 2.30pm is that my business associate ( who is a foreigner living in Singapore for less than 1 year) saw the waiting staff handing us the bill. He asked a question politely, if we could continue the seat in the dinning area after the bill. the waiting staff gave a reason that we need to leave for the benefit of the staffs and some other reasons. Now we get it. But his tone is not welcoming at all. I hope Como as a company can train your staff to speak in a way that customer do not feel being "chase off" and consider we as customer is out to have a good time. every encounter leaves an experience to your diner. I feel so embrass & apologetic as a local to my business associate on the attitude of my fellow countryman. In fact I don't expect this from COMO. thanksMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 6 October 2021 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, delicious menu, attentive staff and very knowledgeable about the history behind the dishes, this is the only Peranakan restaurant in the world Michelin Star and the food was amazing

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 18 September 2021 via mobile

Took my wife for the 1st time to Candlenut. I have been to Candlenut before and like the last time, food was great, ambience warm and soothing while the service is excellent. My wife was not only happy with the food but she enjoyed the...various beverages that we ordered over lunch. Definitely something we will recommend our friends to experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 17 September 2021 via mobile

A lunch for a birthday occasion. Comfortable atmosphere with great staff. Service was on it’s A-game, attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. Portion sizes were for 2pax as explained by one of the servers. We ordered majority of the dishes my tops being the satay,...Blue swimmer crab and Buah Keluak ice cream (it really is a hit and miss for this one. I loved it) Did it meet up to my expectations for the price point, not so much however it was worth a shot!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 September 2021 via mobile

We had heard about about this place from our friend so we decided to check it out. I had made reservations for lunch, as booking for the dinner slot was a bit late for our liking. We were punctual and were quickly escorted to our...table (Initially I had booked alfresco but it was too hot to sit outdoor), so we were given a nice table (for 4, which was nice and spacious). We knew exactly what we wanted to eat as we had read about these dishes. We also ordered a pot of Kashmere, which was delicious. The food was well presented, portion size was adequate (for 2) and the flavours were phenomenal. Absolutely loved each and every dish. The crab curry was perhaps my favourite along with the candlenut rice, their signature dishes. The salad was also super fresh and I loved the scintillating citrusy flavours. We also ordered 2 more dishes which were equally delicious. The chocolate dessert was special due to its composition and the flavours along with the popping Candy that burst in the mouth. Overall a 10/10 experience. Service staff was friendly and attentive as well. We will surely be back ! Lots of cool sounding dishes to try next time we are here. Compliments to the chef !More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 29 August 2021 via mobile

Had dinner at Candlenut with a friend. We ordered satay, the crab curry and chap chye. The satay really superb! Wish the portion was a little bit bigger. The crab curry very nice too, this is my first time order crab curry at peranakan restaurant....Chap chye is not really my favorite.. i feel it’s very small quantity for the price that we paid and not sure what, just feels very bland. Service very friendly and polite. I think it’s a place suitable to go to when you feel like having a very light dinner… will come again for the satay! :)More

Date of visit: August 2021
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I would not recommend this / it’s s very sophisticated menu so would depend on the ages of your children...
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Candlenut is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4