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Hock Lam Beef Noodles

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
Chinese, Asian, Soups, Singaporean
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22 China St, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6220 9290
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09:00 - 20:00
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Slightly pricey for this kind of local flavor dish but the quality of the beef and gravy and noodle is excellent.

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Thank Daniel S
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This is apparently an institution but my 1st time here. Not crowded during chinese new year eve and i assume it's packed during normal days The noodles are tasty and the herbal broth packs a delicious albeit salty/msg punch

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Thank bcheong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We order our Favourite beef noodle soup. The only thing I don't like is the sweet taste in the beef broth. Meat was tender n noodles was cooked perfectly. Chili sauce isn't enough for us though. We also decided to order homemade chives dumplings 6 pcs for $6.90 and unfortunately they were uneven in size n dumpling skin were torn... More 

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Thank Angeline a
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The area around China Square has some quite expensive and/or boring restaurants. We found this place on a round-the-block scout for a low key dinner. The menu is a bit confusing for westerners, but with help from the waiter we made our choices. We wound up with a bowl of beef and noodle soup, a creamy coleslaw and some interesting... More 

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Thank SPLatManOz
Singapore
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Meal - Bought the sliced beef set, noodles and beef was good. Only 2 tables were occupied but still nobody was willing to engage us. No explaination or anything even though its our first time there. Good thing was that no service charges if not I will rate the service as terrible.

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Thank DICKYLEE_SG
Singapore
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

The Hock Lam beef noodle of my youth re-surfaced as an absolute joke at Ion Orchard. This silliness of ordering through an iPad makes the entire experience utterly stupid, considering the restaurant is never packed. (Surely someone is making money from government grants to deploy technology? Or has the eatery been talked into buying these iPads?) Prices are atrocious -... More 

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Thank chiamchao
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Tried the new outlet at Ion Orchard. To counter the labour shortage issues, they have gone hi-tech, with ordering by iPad! The beef noodles are realiably good, and they have a few sides, none memorable though. You can add meat items (brisket, tendon, etc) to your noodle soup, but they charge an exorbitant $2-2.50 per tiny portion! This restaurant stands... More 

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Thank Lam N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

The best beef noodles I had eaten in my life. Good reasonable price and perfect service. The homemade barley was really good and fresh. I bought a bottle of their homemade chili back with me and it was wonderful. My family loved it.

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Thank Fabio S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

Everything I ordered was delicious, be it the sides or rich broth or tasty soup or the many beef parts. Cheap and very good value for beef and location too. Love the way the menu works e.g. can add on beef parts and there are many types of noodles/sets as it ensures that you get to try everything.

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Thank twiinklex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

The noodle is pretty tasty, the beef is tender, and the soup is rich. Most importantly to me is that the old uncle working in the restaurant is super nice. Good service is something that the Singapore's food industry really lacks. Keep up the good work Hock Lam!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Soups, Singaporean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 20:00
Monday
09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 20:00
Saturday
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 China St, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6220 9290

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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