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PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 15 September 2022 via mobile

Bad service. I order the signature 1/2 chicken for one $7 with a$1 cup of rice. Chicken was freezer cold & most 5 bites. They did not give you a napkin but had a little wipe packed laying on the table that they charge.30 cents...for $8.80 total plus 10% service fee & 7% GST total of $10.35 for 5 small bites of bad food.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 16 June 2022

เป็นร้านข้าวมันไก่เจ้าดัง ตั้งอยู่ถนนBalestier ตอนผมไปโชคดีมากที่คนไม่เยอะ รอคิวไม่นาน ร้านคนเยอะ แต่โต๊ะไม่ได้ติดกันแน่นจนเกินไป เมนูเด็ดก็เป็นข้าวมันไก่ ผมสั่งไก่แยก กับข้าวต่างหาก กินได้หลายคนครับ - Chicken (13++) ไก่ชิ้นใหญ่ เสิร์ฟมาทั้งเนื้อและหนัง ราดซอสออกเค็มอ่อนๆ ตัวเนื้อไก่นุ่มมาก กินกับซอสที่ราดมาเข้ากันดี ตัวซอสก็ไม่ได้ไปกลบรสชาติของไก่เลย ทานกับข้าวมันแล้วฟินสุดๆ ตัวไก่นี้จะออกแนวเย็นๆ ไม่เหมือนไก่ของประเทศไทยที่ร้อน กินแล้วสดชื่นมากๆครับ ให้ A - Mui Choy Stewed Pork (13++) เป็นหมูสามชั้น ไม่มั่นใจว่าอบอยู่บนใบชาหรือเปล่า ตัวหมูนุ่ม เปื่อยดีมาก แทบละลายในปาก กินกับข้าวอร่อย ราดน้ำส้มสายชูนิดหน่อยยิ่งอร่อยครับ ข้อเสียคือมา 2 คน กินมากๆมีเลี่ยนได้ครับ แนะนำให้สั่งตอนมาหลายๆคน แต่อร่อยจริงๆครับ ให้...A - Thick Soup with Crab Meat with Fish Maw and Beancurd (25++) เป็นซุปกระเพาะปลา ที่ไม่ได้ถ่ายรูปมา เนื่องจากพอมาถึง พนักงานจะวางบนรถเข็น แล้วตักให้เราเลย ซุปถ้วยใหญ่ กินได้ 3-4 คนเลยครับ รสชาติออกหนักๆ ไม่ใช่ซุปใสตามชื่อ กระเพาะปลาอร่อยดีครับ ให้ B+ นอกจากนี้ยังมี ข้าว ถ้วยละ 2++, Tiger Beer ขวดละ 11++ , ราคายังไม่รวม Service Charge 10% และ VAT 7% รสชาติ A ราคา B+ บรรยากาศ B+ บริการ A สะอาด AMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 13 June 2022 via mobile

Finally tried BTK - famous for being the no.1 chicken rice in Singapore. Its extremely good, rice was flavorful, chicken was glistening and chill was really nice.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

Voted as number 1 hainan chicken rice in town. It’s the first place on my list to visit after flying in from overseas . How has it fallen so much. Chicken was bland and rice too salty . Disappointing . Also there is no service.... The staff just gave a can’t be bothered attitude .More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 February 2022

I came because the place was highly recommended and it (used to?) get a bib gourmand from michelin. I have been in singapore for 5 years and the chicken rice is among my top3 dishes in town. The good: The chicken itself was surprisingly juicy...and good. The service was also friendly which does help. The not so good: the rice was not particularly tasty [it felt almost like white rice], it didn’t come with any chicken soup on the side [even after i asked explicitly], and most worrying of all the chilli sauce had a light but definite sweet taste. To me the chilli sauce makes or break the chicken rice, and this one kind of broke it. Overall it was ok but a disappointing experience given my expectations. I believe that the stall of Tong Fong Fatt is still the best chicken rice in town.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 2 January 2022 via mobile

This well-known chicken rice chain may still draw the crowds for dining in but their takeout service provides the most miserable portions of chicken pieces served with rice. Overpriced and utterly unsatisfying.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 25 November 2021 via mobile

Disappointed with this branch at Clementi . Charged $10.30 for this meal. Asked for thigh, came with 5 miserable pcs. Standard dropping by the day. Wonder if the owner does mystery checks on the quality. Hope they do.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 8 February 2021 via mobile

Definitely most awful online order experience I have ever encountered. Called the Balestier outlet to clarify inclusion of 4 person set meal in Boon Tong Kee website on 8 Feb 2021 at 21:08hr, the staff answered the call simply told me he doesn't know Boon...Tong Kee has online order arrangement, after asked me many questions, the said staff put me on hold for 3 min, after which told me nobody in the restaurant knnew anything about online order! Eventually he suggested me not to proceed to order Boon Tong Kee online.. Amazingy horrific staff! Boon Tong Kee is paying salary to make staff chase customers away from ordering.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 22 November 2020

It is my 1st time to BTK after living here for 18 years :) My friends highly recommend the Hainaese chicken rice whic is their favourite. The restaurant has extended their menu over the years to cater for larger crowds preference. On the visit day,...we (4pax) ordered #1 whole steam chicken #2 signature fried tofu #3 fried kangkong with sambal #4 spinach soup with 3 version of egg (century egg, salted egg & normal chicken egg). Since i am practicing non meat eater, hence i did not try the chicken but my friends enjoyed it very much. All in all it was a good place to eat & affordable price. An ideal to bring oversea visitors to try out one of Singapore national dishes. Regards ML LEONG SingaporeMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 21 November 2020 via mobile

Comfort food for such trying times. The chicken, condiments and rice are good of course. The other dishes are commendable - soup, tofu, vegetables, sweet sour pork etc.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 15 November 2020 via mobile

Ordered its combo meal via food delivery service. The food is well presented with high quality cutlery. I liked its chicken rice and boiled vegetables (good wok hey taste).

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 19 October 2020 via mobile

we had fun catching up over a late dinner and drinks. The chicken was good, and their steamed eggs were done just right Do note that they close at 11pm daily, not late into the nights any more. Cheers 🍻🍺. #wongchoowai #choowai2020 #boontongkee #boontongkeesingapore #chickenrice...#balestier #yummysupper #yummydinner #cheers #beer #goodfriends #goodfriendsgoodtimes @ Boon Tong KeeMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 20 August 2020 via mobile

Always great to be back for their chicken which is very tasty and tender, claypot rice and daily shop. Always busy!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 15 July 2020

I have been feel like eating Boon Tong Kee Chicken Rice for the longest time. So was very excited to go there. So i ordered a lunch promotion meal. The staff didn't check with customers whether which part of chicken they would prefer. So I...did want to request but they left us very fast after they we had place an order. So disappointed they served me a breast part of chicken that I hated the most. I didn't enjoyed. Kind of disappointment. I wish they can improve their service by just asking whether which part of chicken the customer prefer, that will be perfect.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 24 June 2020 via mobile

Amazing chicken, tender and cooked beautifully, love their soup and could order dishes to share!! Great claypot rice too!! Never get enough!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Boon Tong Kee at Balestier is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5