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“Love it. Noisy. Busy. Great Food. Huge Variety.”

Food Opera @ ION Orchard
Ranked #21 of 215 Quick Bites in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood: Orchard Road
Description: True to its brand ethos of uniting the best of local street fare in a holistic dining concept, Food Opera offers an elegant ambience that comes together with the multitude of delicious heritage dishes from its 27 vendors to create a unique, nostalgic dining experience. Inspired by the timeless British colonial decor style in Singapore during the 1900s era, the sprawling 19,000 square foot space is awash in light blue and ivory, accentuated with brass and earth tones, and characterised by lush greenery and foliage – trademark design features of the 1900s. Entering Food Opera, diners will be drawn to the alluring sights, sounds and smells from the wide range of stalls, kiosks and mini restaurants serving up a plethora of cuisines from local hawker delights and traditional street snacks. Satisfy your cravings with beef noodles from Scotts Hwa Heng, or choose from an array of fritters from Shou Yi. Thye Hong Hokkien Mee promises to to thrill with their selection of noodles & carrot cake.
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This is the luxury indoor version of a hawker centre in Singapore. It is on the bottom floor of Ion Orchard Mall, off of Orchard Road. There are by my count at least a dozen stalls from which to order, so you can mix-and-match your meal. It is noisy and crowded. For lunch today, I sat with a couple of other people. Don't be shy.
My favorite food here is the Nyonya Prawn Noodle Laksa from the East Coast Lagoon hawker stall. You can get Laksa all over the Singapore island, and many of the outdoor hawker stalls should have equally good and less expensive servings. But if you happen to be in Ion Orchard Mall, and you're hungry, try the Laksa here.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

I decided to get lunch here since I was in the shopping centre already and had been recommended this place. I would describe it as an upmarket food court: replicating the hawker centres SG is known for, but in a clean environment with beautiful decor to match the shopping centre. The food choices highlighted famous dishes to try in SG (eg. Laksa, Kaya toast, soy chicken and rice, rendang beef etc), however I was disappointed by the quality of food. I paid ~£6 for a bowl of Laksa and I did not enjoy it - it was overseasoned with salt and there seemed to be 90% soup with only a few bits of seafood. I would say there is much better food for half the price in Hawker centres around SG, but the location and setting made it a convenient location for lunch.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank LWong_95
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

My wife & I, were in Singapore 5 years ago and we returned just recently on the way back from a European holiday. We decided to go to a food court in Orchard Road, what a disappointing experience. We remembered how lovely the food was 5 years ago and now it is all Westernised, fast food, Average at Best. We went back to Maxwell house - street food and the food was just like we remembered - lovely. Go out and get the street food, don't waste your time with the food courts in Orchard Road.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

There are plenty of food courts in Singapore, an arrangement UK and other European countries can surely learn from. To be able to have a Malay starter, then Chinese mains to be followed by dessert from a different country is immensely satisfying, if not in the absolute sense of the word 'fusion'. I can heartily recommend satay and rojak starter, then chicken rice then chendol.......

Perhaps it as Italian antipasti, then steak and kidney pie, then creme caramel next time?

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank charles l
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

We ate several times in this foodcourt when we were on holiday in Singapore. We stayed in Orchard Road so this place is just a short walk away. The place has decent variety of food from dessert to meals. Most of the time this foodcourt is full, so finding the place to sit could be a challenge in the peak time. It is clean and dirty dishes were cleared up quickly.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank Sammy B
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