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Travellers' Choice2023
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Central Area/City Area
0.2 km from Chinatown
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At NOX – Dine In The Dark, we invite you to plunge into an intriguing new world of mystery and sensation you have never experienced before, and join us on a culinary journey through taste, smell, touch and sound, in total darkness. Seated in our pitch-black dining room, you will be guided and served by blind or visually impaired individuals that have been specially trained to offer guidance and reassurance to sighted guests. It is truly a rich human experience when the roles are reversed and the blind become your eyes, opening your mind to a deeper consciousness. Also, discover our exquisite menu crafted from the finest ingredients by our Chef de Cuisine and his team, and enjoy our fine wine
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
European, Fusion
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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Venturing into the enigmatic world of Nox-Dine in the Dark is not just about dining; it's an immersive journey into sensory exploration. From the moment you step through the doors, you're thrust into a realm where sight takes a backseat, and taste, smell, touch, and...sound reign supreme. My recent experience at Nox left an indelible mark on my palate and memory. From the outset, the concept of dining in complete darkness intrigued me. But what truly set this experience apart was not just the novelty of eating in the dark, but the impeccable execution by the restaurant's team. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by the staff who guided us through the process with professionalism and warmth. Their attentiveness and genuine enthusiasm for the concept added an extra layer of excitement to the evening. They made us feel comfortable and reassured, setting the stage for what would be an unforgettable dining adventure. As we settled into our seats, anticipation coursed through our veins. The first bite, the first sip—each sensation was heightened in the absence of sight. Flavors danced on my tongue with newfound intensity, and aromas wafted tantalizingly through the air, teasing my senses with their mystery. From appetizers to dessert, each dish was a masterpiece of flavor and texture, expertly crafted to tantalize the taste buds. Every bite was a revelation, a delightful surprise that kept us guessing and engaged throughout the meal. But beyond the extraordinary cuisine, it was the impeccable service and attention to detail that truly elevated the experience. The staff's ability to navigate the darkness effortlessly, their precision in delivering each course, and their unwavering commitment to ensuring our comfort and enjoyment—all of these factors combined to create an atmosphere of pure magic. In the midst of the darkness, amidst the mystery and allure of the experience, there was a moment of unexpected connection that transcended the confines of sight. As we navigated through the darkness, hands reaching out to explore the unknown, I found myself reaching for hers. In that moment, amidst the symphony of flavors and aromas, amidst the laughter and conversations, I managed to hold her hand, a simple gesture imbued with the magic of the night. It was a fleeting yet profound moment of intimacy, made possible by the unique ambiance of Nox-Dine in the Dark. As the evening drew to a close and we emerged from the darkness into the light, I couldn't help but feel a sense of profound gratitude. Nox-Dine in the Dark had not only treated us to a sensational meal but had also gifted us with an experience that transcended the ordinary and left an indelible mark on our souls. In conclusion, I cannot recommend Nox-Dine in the Dark highly enough. It's more than just a restaurant; it's a culinary adventure, a sensory journey, and an opportunity to experience food in a whole new light—or rather, darkness. To anyone seeking a truly unique and unforgettable dining experience, I say this: step into the unknown, embrace the darkness, and prepare to be amazed. It's worth every penny spent and then some.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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NOX - Dine in the Dark Singapore, Marketing at Nox - Dine In The Dark, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Travel31836358562, thank you for your glowing 5-star review that takes us on your entire journey! We are glad you enjoyed every bit of the experience and we are profoundly grateful for your kind words! We hope to serve you again at NOX - Dine...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Overall it was a very pleasant experience. It is amazing how we heightened our other senses to appreciate the food and surrounding. Some of the food items surprised us when the ingredients were revealed. Halim shared his very moving life story which made us appreciate...life even more.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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NOX - Dine in the Dark Singapore, Marketing at Nox - Dine In The Dark, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Tour08781482740, thank you for your 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to serve you again at NOX - Dine in the Dark!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Dining in the dark is indeed a unique experience. A shout out to our host Hamini whom make the experience wholesome, meaningful and unforgettable !

Date of visit: May 2024
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NOX - Dine in the Dark Singapore, Marketing at Nox - Dine In The Dark, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Compass31801035239, thank you for your review and shoutout for our staff! We hope to serve you again at NOX - Dine in the Dark!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Mixed experience, will probably never return again. Total time taken for whole experience minus after dinner drinks and menu guessing was 3 hours. FAQ stated that whole experience on average will take 1 to 1.5 hours. Ended up missing our movie due to unnecessary waiting....We made a reservation for 6:30pm and was expected to be done by 845pm latest, more than 2 hours given but the whole process took 3 hours as mentioned above due to alot of unnecessary waiting. Pros: 1. Experience started out great, was great by Nicohlas and was escorted to the waiting area for appetisers while waiting to head up to the dinning area. 2. 1st appetisers were tasty and waiting area was cozy. 3. Waiter and Nicholas explained what to expect and gave us a belief introduction to Nox 4. Waiters and staff were all very polite and did their best to accommodate everyone's dietary requests 5. Dine in the dark experience was great and new, being able to experience how it is like to be visually impaired. Cons 1. Hard to get waiters and staff attention as you need to wait in the dark, listening out for the waiters or staff to walk past or near your table to call out for assistance. 2. We ordered 2 wine parings and 1 cocktail paring for our dinner. Informed Nicolas at the waiting area previously and information was apparently not passed on. Was asked by 3 different staffs on our drinks paring. 3. Waited more than 15 minutes sitting in the dark before we are served still water (just still water, no wines, no cocktail, no apptiters) 4. Was only served 1 wine paring and 1 cocktail paring instead of 2 wine parings and 1 cocktail paring (missing out 1 wine paring) at this point in time, we can't be bothered to tell the staff anymore as we have already informed them 3 times to 3 different staffs including Nicholas at the waiting area. 5. Appetisers were served only 20 minutes after being seated down. 6. Desserts finished and we waited for an hour in the dark before we are able to leave the dinning area due to the waiting area being full and crowded. I think its abit ridiculous to have your customers wait after they are done with their desserts in the dinning area to be escorted down due to the waiting area being full. The system where you need to clear the dinning area in order to clear the waiting area to bring customers up needs to be improved as this causes a jam. Dinning customers can't leave and customers in the waiting area can't enter the dining area just doesn't make sense as both sides need to wait for each other. Improvements on how to get staff's attention can also be worked on. Try having a buzzer on every table to get assistance, instead of needing your customers to sit in the dark hoping to call out in the dark hoping that the staff gets your attention. Overall, we entered the restaurant at 6:16pm and only finished up at 9:30pm. Good for first time experience but we will probably not return again.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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NOX - Dine in the Dark Singapore, Marketing at Nox - Dine In The Dark, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Andy, Thank you for sharing your detailed feedback about your recent experience with us. We deeply regret that your visit did not meet your expectations and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the initial part of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

An unforgettable unique dining experience and inspired by Halimi’s personal encounters. Interesting food, and learning to appreciate my other senses which I usually took them for granted.

Date of visit: May 2024
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NOX - Dine in the Dark Singapore, Marketing at Nox - Dine In The Dark, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi jact587, thank you for your 5-star review! We are happy to hear you had a wonderful experience and we hope to serve you again at NOX - Dine in the Dark!

Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s definitely a refreshing experience and definitely worth to give it a try! Experiencing dining when u can't even see your own hands heightened your senses and u would naturally talk more with your friends to understand the mapping and what they're experiencing together. I...would highly recommend it to others! The host Halimi was really nice and his presence did complete the whole experience!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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NOX - Dine in the Dark Singapore, Marketing at Nox - Dine In The Dark, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Global34229617035, thank you for the 5-star review and for recommending us! Our team deeply appreciates your praise and we are glad you enjoyed the experience. We hope to serve you again at NOX - Dine in the Dark!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dine in the Dark was an incredibly unique experience for me. It was truly wonderful. We indulged in food and drinks without knowing what we were consuming, yet the flavors were delightful. Our server, Randy, was both professional and friendly, adding to the overall enjoyment....Towards the end of the dinner, we were asked how many dishes we could identify. Altogether, it was a completely new experience for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. More

Date of visit: May 2024
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NOX - Dine in the Dark Singapore, Marketing at Nox - Dine In The Dark, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Cecilia, thank you for the 5-star review and sharing your experience! We are glad you enjoyed it! Our staff greatly appreciate your kind words and we hope to serve you again at NOX - Dine in the Dark!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Planned an engagement dinner at NOX. Actually came a few weeks prior and was assisted by Nikolas who helped me planned everything for the surprise engagement dinner. Went above and beyond to make it a successful event. Very pleasant experience here. From the hospitality to...the food to the ambience. Everything was greatMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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NOX - Dine in the Dark Singapore, Marketing at Nox - Dine In The Dark, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Paradise41291538351, thank you for the 5-star review and we are truly delighted to learn that your surprise engagement dinner was a success! Thank you for choosing to spend your special occasion with us, we are honoured to have been part of your celebration. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great experience. Dining in the dark wasn't as challenging as I thought it might be going in, but it does force you to focus on all of your other senses, which heightens the experience. Both food and service were very good.

Date of visit: April 2024
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NOX - Dine in the Dark Singapore, Marketing at Nox - Dine In The Dark, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi G9552RMmarkz, thank you for your wonderful review! We hope to serve you again at NOX - Dine in the Dark!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Party of four is perfect group size to enjoy the night. The manager Nikolaos was the first to form a great welcoming impression when we first stepped in, plus we were all first timers, one from abroad. Our server Bernard was amazing. Humorous, personal and...attentive. His great personality made a significant difference to our dining experience. Thumbs up from us all. Our night ended with Eugene's interesting share of culinary stories and R&D behind Nox's menu. We felt very included and captivated. For couples out there! Do not forget to hold hands and challenge yourselves to snagging a peck on the cheek in the DARK! Shout out to the whole Nox Singapore team for also what we don't see behind the scenes. Looking forward to the upcoming launch of next season's menu and we will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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NOX - Dine in the Dark Singapore, Marketing at Nox - Dine In The Dark, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi 50felizc, thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are stoked to hear about your wonderful experience and are glad our service welcomed all of you warmly! Thank you for your kind words for our staffs and we are excited to welcome you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing experience, 100% must try. Really warm welcome from Eugene and Nicholas. Dinner service was impeccable as well. Great service from Benard. Will definitely come back again. There was no judgement just fun experience being blind. It was overall enjoyable and full of energy. Benard's...service was a lot like entertainment. His lively and open view of life adds a touch of spice to our dishes and it was an absolute delight to have him as our server. The extra mile all of them took, like remembering our name, checking up on us and celebrating my birthday together made us feel really special. Custmer service aside, food was bangers as well. We had the 3 course meal and every single one of them is to die for. My only regret is not ordering another round.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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NOX - Dine in the Dark Singapore, Marketing at Nox - Dine In The Dark, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nomad60695353208, thank you so much for your 5-star review and your kind words for our staffs! We are happy to host you for your birthday and glad to hear that you had a great experience! We appreciate your generous feedback on our food as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our ground floor servers, Eugene and Nicholas, and upper floor server, Bernard, was very welcoming and helpful. They provided full service and remembered our names throughout the dining experience which made it felt even more special and tailored to us. Bernard was a lively and...fun server, he shared his journey and experience with us as a blind person which opened our eyes up even more to the world of the blind. He also cracked us up a lot of time throughout our meal and it was a very memorable time we had here. Overall a very wholesome and enjoyable experience. Highly recommended!!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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NOX - Dine in the Dark Singapore, Marketing at Nox - Dine In The Dark, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi totoro_12345678, thank you so much for the 5-star review and for recommending us! We greatly appreciate your kind words for our staffs and we're glad to hear you had an eye-opening and wonderful experience. We hope to serve you again at NOX - Dine...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a wonderful experience. The food was delectable. Dining in complete darkness really accentuates the flavours. The increased reliance on the remaining senses to dine and grasp the surrounding environment really makes a unique experience. The experience was further amplified by the professional and...amicable service from our waiter Randy :)More

Date of visit: April 2024
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NOX - Dine in the Dark Singapore, Marketing at Nox - Dine In The Dark, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Nanodoctar, thank you for your 5-star review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. Your kind words for Randy are truly appreciated and we look forward to serving you again at NOX - Dine in the Dark!

Reviewed 21 April 2024

Thankful for this Christmas gift from our daughter and her bf. It's a unique and interesting experience eating in the dark. It sharpened our other senses and we had a fun time guessing the food. Special shout out to Halimi for his excellent service. His...positive and uplifting energy make the dining more memorable.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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NOX - Dine in the Dark Singapore, Marketing at Nox - Dine In The Dark, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2024

Hi 690gloriac, thank you for the review! We are glad to hear you had a fun experience with us. Your kind words for Halimi are sincerely appreciated and we hope to serve you again at NOX - Dine in the Dark!

Reviewed 21 April 2024 via mobile

The service and foods were good, especially our host Halima. He is courteous, engaging and thanks to his hospitality, we had a great time dining in the dark. Overall, I will recommend anyone to give this restaurant a try! Its an unique experience that one...never forget (at least for me!)More

Date of visit: April 2024
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NOX - Dine in the Dark Singapore, Marketing at Nox - Dine In The Dark, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2024

Hi Xtiezw, thank you for the 5-star review and for the kind words for Halimi! Your recommendation is truly appreciated and we hope to serve you again at NOX - Dine in the Dark!

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Nox - Dine In The Dark is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5