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“Superb food in a superb restaurant with superb service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The National Kitchen by Violet Oon at the National Gallery

The National Kitchen by Violet Oon at the National Gallery
Ranked #21 of 10,424 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Asian, Singaporean
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Superb food in a superb restaurant with superb service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has been a fantastic experience. We were there at 12 in the afternoon and the first people to go in the restaurant. It is absolutely beautifully decorated and very classy. In a matter of minutes it was full so it must be really popular. We were lucky because we din't had a reservation but you should really have one. The service was impeccable and the person assigned to our table was very careful to discretely fill up our glass or to help/ explain if needed (with a smile on his face!). The fool was exceptional. I have to say, it's probably one of the best I had in Singapore. I went there because of the Peranakan heritage of the place and the food & experience was superb. I will gladly come back for a special occasion.

  • Visited March 2017
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
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English first
Singapore
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Yummy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is always good here and their service team is excellent. They know their food well, make good recommendations and always joke and engage in friendly banter with guests. The only thing I did not like was the fact that we have to give up our tables for the second seating.

We had dinner at 7pm and had to leave the table at 8.15pm and since it was a business-related dinner, this was disruptive. It doesn't matter if you start dinner at 6pm or 7pm, the table must be given back at 8.15pm. Had I known this, I would have started dinner early at 6pm instead of taking the 7pm booking. Perhaps this could be highlighted over the phone when calling guests to confirm. Other than this, lovely place.

  • Visited March 2017
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Basel, Switzerland
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189 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Just excellent! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very nice dinner in this amazing venue. After a drink on the roof top bar you can head to the restaurant in the beautiful building. The food is really nice with a range of options to suit a broad range of punters. You should not miss the opportunity when in town to visit.

Visited March 2017
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wow!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are from Sydney & had read about the Nonya food of Singapore so went with friends to try this restaurant. Absolutely amazing! The food was fantastic! I can't find enough superlatives to describe our dinner. We have been to many god restaurants but this was the best meal we have ever had. The flavours are extraordinary. The Beef Rendang, the Beef Cheek and the Dry Laksa were standouts. Thank you Violet & staff for such a beautiful meal & a terrific experience in Singapore.

Visited March 2017
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Tiburon, California, USA
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch with creative dishes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was truly outstanding, with many creative choice and combinations. Be careful of the spices, some can be overwhelmingly hot so just ask when choosing. The decor is very nice, a luxury but intimate feel. Service was top notch. If you are prepared to pay at the high end, this is a great choice in Singapore.

  • Visited February 2017
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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