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Candlenut

#339 of 8,971 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676, Singapore
+65 1800 304 2288
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Today
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Pulau Ubin, Singapore
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133 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am baffled by why this place seems so popular.The Como warehouse(for that is what it is) has all the ambience of an aircraft hangar.It has an arrogant and customer unfriendly reservation system which means it is virtually impossible to eat when you want without being rushed.The food is average sort of Peranakan and served in the smallest possible sizes... More 

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Thank Epicure134
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Someone else selected all the many dishes we had. Everyone was delicious. The service was charming and the ambience was great. Can't fault it really

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Thank Millstrips
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216 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The new location in Como Dempsey is nice. There is a fair bit of construction work so taxi may find it hard to locate. You can drop off at the small roundabout and walk in via a small paved walkway. Alternatively you can go around the front and come to a big car park on the other side and walk... More 

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Thank Davidlye70
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

3 persons and the meal costs $250 which is alright if the food was memorable and the palate satisfied. The assam fish and beef kerluak was a disappointment as the paste was finely grinded to a smooth thick gravy ... no complexity, no texture. The sambal prawn petai was average. The only standout was the kerluak fried rice and the... More 

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Thank BloggerfromHell
Reading, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and very helpful. Some reviews from locals complain about portion size, but we left more than satisfied in terms of quantity and quality. It was nice to get away from the more touristy areas too. The beef rendang was stunning!

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Thank H1ssy
Sao Paulo, SP
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Candlenut after seeing it on the Michelin guide. It was a wonderful experience! First of all, it is located at Dempsey, which is a lovely neighborhood, very charming, with lots of good restaurants. The staff was very nice, polite and helpful with the food choice. Food was delicious, you could feel the technique, the flavours, the... More 

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Thank Natalia N
Singapore, Singapore
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317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last year, Candlenut was awarded one-Michelin-star status, an accolade that means its cuisine is “a very good restaurant in its category.” So I went. It being the world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, I was really looking forward to my dinner – expectations were high but realistic. My meal at Candlenut was a study in average, unevenly cooked fare, a tough... More 

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Thank pauljer
Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Candlenut was indeed an experience. We opted for the omakase menu. We took a gamble n it paid off. Salmon kueh pie tee to bush keluak beef rendang. Our taste buds were awakened by a multitude of flavours all working perfectly together. Definitely will be going there again.

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Thank ushajeyarajah47
Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretentious description of dishes for what you get. Servings for the type of dishes are ridiculous. Looks like want to follow the International new cuisine for this matter of presentation but fails. Unattractive dishes (colours , presentation, gen appearance) at the bottom of small bowl. Every dish tried was more a kind of fusion or ....? but none made us... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to have a new restaurant in Singapore that is showcasing Peranakan cuisine, but these guys are taking the mickey post their star with silly high prices for dishes that you could easily cook at home and amateur service. Not sure what Michelin was thinking, no way the restaurant would ever be contemplated for a star in France.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Singaporean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 1800 304 2288

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?