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“So good we went back the next night”
Review of Coriander Leaf

Coriander Leaf
Ranked #106 of 11,966 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$75
Cuisines: Asian, Fusion
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Coriander Leaf - a well-loved Singaporean name - reopened its flagship restaurant at CHIJMES in June 2015. Expect a new Modern Asian experience with a menu that embodies the region's myriad of flavours paired with brilliant small batch wines from around the world. This latest evolution marks Coriander Leaf's 14th year in the business and celebrates food and wine at its finest.
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Seriously good food. Everything was delicious. Highlights were the crab croquettes and the kingfish. Chocolate lava cake is not to be missed. The service was attentive helpful and friendly.

Thank Gail B
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Coriander Leaf was recommended by a friend living in Singapore. As it was our first visit to the country for, we decided to check it out...and sooooooo happy we did. Firstly, the decor is both fun, unusual, and romantic at the same time. Our wonderful waiter "James" truly added to the experience. He was knowledgable and helped us pick the perfect selections. His sense of humor made us feel welcome....and because my husband and I are both "foodies', he showed us their cooking school on site with private rooms. All spotless and well appointed. The menu selection for the class was mouth watering. We wished we had known about this as we definitely would have booked the experience!!... they also have a cookbook. The meal itself was a cornucopia of flavors.... different blends of herbs and spices made each dish unique and quite YUMMY! We ordered the watermelon, mint, pomegranate and cheese salad to start, the signature Frontier chicken ( divine) the sea bass and the delicious Ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Each dish was a discovery and all were wonderful. Service was impeccable and not only will we recommend to friends, but hope to go back one day on a return trip....

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1  Thank giorgiovino
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

My wife and I have been living in Singapore for five years, and she recently started working at a university near Coriander Leaf. We thus imagined this restaurant as being one of our new go-to, after-work places for dinner.

Alas, it wasn't meant to be. After two dinner-time visits, one sitting at the bar in front of the kitchen, we won't be back. Service was spotty, as described in other reviews, and the food was uneven: some great dishes, but others not so much. We rather wished that hadn't sat within sight of the open kitchen; we observed a few bad habits that, while not overtly unsanitary, would have gotten me chewed out big-time back when I worked in a restaurant kitchen.

All in all, this was an acceptable place to dine, and we can see from nearby reviews on this page that others have enjoyed their experience more than we did. Fair enough. At this price point, though, it seems to us that there are several superior and more welcoming restaurant options in Singapore.

3  Thank RowanAndStacey
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

My husband and I stumbled upon Coriander Leaf about a year ago and have been fans ever since.

Usually a reservation is not required however on Saturday evening to our surprise we could not get a table as they were full. We then resorted to texting Monica for a table for 6 people and WE GOT IN!! Though an earlier dinner then we hoped for.

As our friends and I could not agree on which dishes to order we left it to Monica to organise the meal for us. BEST DECISION EVER!! Each dish which was brought out kept us wanting more. We had our favourites (miso cod, fried eggplant, frontier chicken) and new favourites (honey pineapple, steamed seabass, coriander rice). Do save space for desserts, no regrets. Wine was great too.

Food did slow down later in the evening as the restaurant was full. Literally all seats were taken as they had another private dinner in the cooking studios.

Staff did attend to us as best as they could, we didn't need much attention as we were there for a casual get together. We thought everything was perfect. One table seemed like they wanted all the attention on them which you could see started to stress the staff out as they could not attend to every table.

We definitely will be back!!

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Thank copperjo
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Friends chose this venue and I was very pleasantly surprised!

A lovely setting on an upper level in Chijmes.
Great decor and fabulously attentive service. Meals are designed to be shared and although varied in what we each chose - each one was a literally a taste sensation!

This is one of those places you will definitely come back to. Possibly more formal that some of the other dining establishments a great place to go as a group or on a date.

Not a cheap experience but taste is definitely reflected in the price. Highly recommend

Thank Jo W
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