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Guan Hoe Soon

$$ - $$$
Joo Chiat
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38 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427762, Singapore
+65 6344 2761
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered the signature dish - Assam Fish and expected to experience what others have told me about this place. The fish looked great when it was served but the first bite already told me that this fish was not fresh. I told the waiter about the smelly fish but he just insisted that the fish is fresh without bothering... More 

Thank Tikbal
Singapore, Singapore
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292 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

~Christine was having her farewell at the oldest Peranakan restaurant in Singapore, getting there for lunch wasn't the problem, it was the single lane parking in those streets off Joo Chiat Road that will test your driving patience at noon! ~lunch was fabulous with so many people round the table we ordered all the favorites and oh the dishes were... More 

Thank David T
Singapore, Singapore
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307 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Guan Hoe Soon restaurant This restaurant is located at Joo Chiat lane and it is definitely the oldest Peranakan Restaurant in Singapore this place has been serving good and authentic Peranakan food since the 1950s. Although the restaurant's location was out of the way, it didn't stopped regulars from making their way there. The manageress was delightful and made lots... More 

Thank MVI888
Singapore, Singapore
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547 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Signature dishes include: - Ayam bush keluak - Assam fish - Sayur lodeh - Nonya chap chay Chendol to end off the meal too.

Thank bennyvectra
Singapore, Singapore
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211 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest and better restaurants for genuine and delicious nonya food. Must try their signature dishes like Ayam buah keluak, Assam fish, chap Chye, Bak Wan kepeting and many more. Ambience is good and staff are friendly. Weekday lunches are the best as there is no need to book a table.

Thank Kathleenlim
Rayong, Thailand
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1,033 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Guan Hoe Soon is a restaurant in the Joo Choit Quarter of Singapore City, which is home to the Peranakan Chinese community. These were among the earliest Chinese settlers in Singapore, and over the centuries have developed their own fusion food, which is a cross between Chinese, Malay and other regional influenced. We had Ikan Bakar, grilled fish with fermented... More 

Thank David B
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Lee Kuan Yew's favourite Peranakan Restaurant, this place has been serving good and authentic Peranakan food since the 1950s. The dishes you should have are the off menu babi pangang, the Chendol or Sago Gula Melaka, the babi pontay, the zup chai and the ayam buah keluak. There are not pretentious but delicious and authentic. The place is small so... More 

Thank mingguang_han
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288 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

After reading the reviews here, I tend to agree with most that the service of the staff needs to improve. For our case, we were served twice food which we did not order. Fortunately we were alert and told the staff who brought back the food. Otherwise, we quite enjoyed the food.

Thank kwoong
Melbourne, Australia
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448 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Guan Hoe Soon restaurant was highly recommended so perhaps there was a degree of high expectation. The food was good but not exceptional. We had about 6 dishes. The ngoh hiang was a little oily and the babi pagang was crispy but not flavoursome. The bawang kepenting was missing the flavours too. The assam fish was good. I was looking... More 

Thank Jeffrey C
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This Restaurant have being serving authentic peranakan food since 1963. During my grand parents time and not forgetting they also cater for my grandparents wedding. Till today they still cater for many functions for office, school, churches and many more occasions. Try it don't miss it..

Thank raymondouyong

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Chinese, Singaporean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427762, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Joo Chiat
  • Neighbourhood: Joo Chiat
  • Phone Number: +65 6344 2761

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Joo Chiat
The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay families in the 15th century. The neighbourhood is packed with colourful shops, local characters, and quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are visible as well, with modern cafes, bars, and shops abounding. Visit Joo Chiat to take a break from the big city sights and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a laid-back and local vibe.
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