If you’re tired of the standard hawker centre fare or the same dinner date places, why not switch up your dining experience at these unique restaurants in Singapore? Dine among the beautiful blossoms at the Flower Dome or enjoy an immersive theatre act in which your dinner is part of the performance. Read on for some of the most unique restaurants in Singapore that will definitely whet your appetite!
1. Ocean Restaurant
Ever wanted to dine with the fishes? Ocean Restaurant, a majestic fine dining establishment housed in Sentosa’s S.E.A. Aquarium, is just the place for you. This unique restaurant offers the only underwater dining experience in Singapore, so you can be sure that a meal here will be like no other.
Helmed by internationally acclaimed chef Cat Cora, Ocean Restaurant serves a tantalising array of Mediterranean-Asian cuisine. Start off your meal with perfectly seasoned Hokkaido Scallops and order the 24-hour Braised Beef Short Ribs for your main course. End off your meal with the tangy and beautifully plated Red Treasure sorbet. From its magical setting to the delicious food, dining here is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Address: S.E.A. Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa, 22 Sentosa Gateway, #B1-455/456, S(098136)
Opening Hours: Daily, 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nature lovers, you’re in for a treat. Comfortably tucked away in one of Singapore’s most famous attractions, this unique restaurant is a treat for both your eyes and taste buds. Pollen serves delicious French-Mediterranean fare in a romantic and elegant setting.
Don’t wish to scare off your date with anything too intimate? You can also dine amongst the lush flora of the Flower Dome in Fennel Cafe, a more casual open-air restaurant located on the second floor. Although prices are rather steep, Pollen is well worth a visit — you’ll even get complimentary entry into the Flower Dome if you’re looking for a post-dinner stroll!
Address: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-09, S(018953)
Opening Hours: Sun – Mon, Wed – Sat: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
3. Sushi Airways
Can’t find the time or money for your next holiday? Sushi Airways might be your next best bet. Stepping into this airplane-themed restaurant is akin to boarding a flight, right down to the waitresses dressed as flight attendants, business cards designed as boarding passes and service trolleys! The only difference is that you certainly won’t find your standard airline food here.
Their sushi served is specially flown in from Japan four times a week, so you can be assured of freshness and quality. Definitely give their Sashimi Mori set a taste or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try the (affordably-priced) omakase menu. It might not be a real plane but this unique sushi restaurant in Singapore will certainly bring you on a gastronomic adventure!
Address: 20A Baghdad Street, S(199659)
Sun – Thurs: 11.45am – 2.30pm, 5.45pm – 9.45pm
Fri – Sat: 11.45am – 2.30pm, 5.45pm – 10pm
4. Smith Marine Floating Restaurant
Miss those days spent fishing on the kelong? Head down to Smith Marine, Singapore’s first halal-certified kelong restaurant. Here, you can be assured of the freshest seafood and homely zi char dishes, like Salted Egg Sotong and Lala Bee Hoon. For $35, reel in your own fish from their ‘sure-catch’ pond and have their in-house chefs prepare it for you.
Situated on the waters off Pulau Ubin, its location might be somewhat inconvenient. Be sure to make a reservation beforehand and the restaurant will then arrange for a boat to pick you up from Changi Point Ferry Terminal. We think this idyllic location only adds to the authenticity of the whole experience making Smith Marine a truly unique restaurant reminiscent of olden Singapore!
Address: Pulau Ubin Coastal Area (GPS: 01’23’52″N 103’57’42″E)
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 7pm
5. The Screening Room
Discover an array of independent and foreign films at The Screening Room. It isn’t a restaurant per se but it certainly offers one of the more unique dining experiences in Singapore — after all, how many cinemas have their own rooftop bar? Enjoy their charcoal-grilled black Angus burger — it even comes with truffle fries — while cosying up with your date on the plush couches in the intimate screening room. After the movie, head upstairs to enjoy some cocktails while overlooking the downtown skyline. Talk about romantic!
Address: 12 Ann Siang Road, S(069692)
Mon – Thurs: 5.30pm – 2am (movie screenings at 7pm and 9.30pm)
Fri: 5pm – 3am (movie screening at 8.30pm)
Sat: 5pm – 4am (movie screening at 8.30pm)
Are you and your friends film or theatre enthusiasts? Inspired by London’s pop-up scene, ANDSOFORTH offers a brilliantly immersive dining experience that merges theatrics with fine dining. There are no house specials here — its menu is specially curated to match the theme of the act, so you’ll certainly be in for a surprise.
Be sure to make an online reservation in advance but be prepared to wait till the day of the dinner for the location to be revealed. Dining here might require some flexibility on your end but it adds to the charm and novelty of the experience, making it one of the more unique restaurants in Singapore!
Location and show times vary, check the website here
Rediscover your senses at Nox, a unique fine dining restaurant that offers Singapore’s only dine in the dark experience. Stepping into the pitch-black dining area and feeling around for your cutlery, cups and even food might be disconcerting at first but it definitely makes for a very memorable dining experience! Served by helpful and friendly visually-impaired wait staff, your three-course dinner will not be revealed to you until the end — that means you’ll have to engage your other senses to fully appreciate the meal.
Besides the novelty of the restaurant, you’ll also gain newfound empathy for the visually impaired in society and appreciation for your sense of sight. Dining at Nox will truly grant you a belly-filling and heartwarming experience.
Address: 269 Beach Road, S(199546)
Opening Hours: Daily, 6pm – 10pm
8. Open Farm Community
Food doesn’t get any fresher than at Open Farm Community, a local farm-to-table establishment, complete with its own edible garden. It features a seasonal menu with locally sourced ingredients in a valiant bid to celebrate local farming. But that doesn’t mean the food’s subpar — in fact, it’s consistently wholesome and delectable.
After your meal, you can even participate in farming workshops or recreational activities like lawn bowling or table tennis. Tucked away amidst the greenery of Dempsey Hill, this unique restaurant-cafe in Singapore is definitely a breath of fresh air from the city’s bustle.
Address: 130E Minden Road, S(248819)
Mon – Thurs: 12pm – 4pm, 6pm – 11pm
Fri: 12pm – 4pm, 6pm – 12am
Sat: 11am – 5pm, 6pm – 12am
Sun: 11am – 5pm, 6pm – 11pm
Get creative at Museo, a unique restaurant in Singapore that combines art with food! Located in a chic space in Quayside Isle, you can enjoy a relaxing art jam session while enjoying their afternoon high tea special — the Mezzanine Dine-In-A-Cup.
For the less artistically-inclined, don’t worry! Sit back and relax over a cuppa, and enjoy the picturesque views overlooking Sentosa Cove. Brought to you by the same folks behind boutique tea house Arteastiq, you can also sample the brand’s extensive selection of fragrant teas here!
Address: Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, #01-22, S(098375)
Mon – Fri: 3pm – 10pm
Sat – Sun: 11am – 11pm
Have a memorable meal at these unique restaurants in Singapore
Singaporeans love food and novelty. Put them together and you’ve certainly got a recipe for success! Dining at these unique restaurants in Singapore will definitely be a special experience that will keep you coming back for more.
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