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Candlenut Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Candlenut Singapore

4.3
4.3
512 Reviews
$50 and over
Asian
The world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, Candlenut takes a contemporary yet authentic approach to traditional Straits-Chinese cuisine. The restaurant serves up refined Peranakan cuisine that preserves the essence and complexities of traditional food, with astute twists that lift the often rich dishes to a different level. Helmed by chef Malcolm Lee, Candlenut is committed to continually create inspired and elevated Peranakan dishes using the freshest seasonal produce available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Asian
  • Hours of operation
    LUNCH, MON – SUN 12:00PM – 3:00PM (Last seating 2:30PM) DINNER, SUN – THU 6:00PM – 10:00PM (Last seating 9:30PM) DINNER, FRI, SAT AND EVE OF PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 6:00PM – 11:00PM (Last seating 10:30PM)
  • Phone number
    1800 304 2288
  • Payment options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Malcolm Lee
  • Neighborhood
    Tanglin
  • Parking details
    Free Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 512 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

512 Reviews
  1. JohnH

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was the third time I have eaten at Candlenut. I will be coming back for more. I will work my way through the menu, although I am only in Singapore twice a year.

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  2. MelindaW

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our night was made all the more special by the wonderful Felix who could not have been more attentive, accomodating and professional.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was not great. When asked if I could switch out my drink for wine after I had one sip because I didn’t like it, the manager had to get involved and was told that they would make an exception this time around to switch but they don’t do that. It sounded like they were doing me a favor when in fact if they did not switch then I would just send the drink back and remove from bill. If I don’t like it, I will send it back. This was not good to start off my evening meal and from there on I just had a negative view of the restaurant.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. Wonywon

    Singapore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice Peranakan cuisine served. Rather unprofessional serving as a Michelin starred dining place. I had the Ah-Makase course menu for lunch (88 S$ tax and service charge excluded) and the main menus such as beef rendang and crab meat curry were outstanding. Every taste and flavour of the main dishes were nicely balanced. Yet the appetizers were definitely below my expectation. The organization of the course meal was rather unsatisfactory. I would recommend a la carte menus rather than the course menu.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. Hila

    Singapore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! Felix our waiter was amazing!!! We had lovely time, got explanations and family heritage stories that really touched us. Chef also went outside to chat, eventually got a sign menu from him and his staff. Great experience. Greater people. Amazing food. Thank you Candlenut

    1 person found this helpful

  6. JinIsShin

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, courteous service, great ambience and novel flavours. Thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. KarenB

    Tokyo

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice and friendly staff. Food is great and very authentic! Will definitely come back

    1 person found this helpful

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Singapore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceeded expectations especially with the ease of use of the website booking, food and table service was fantastic. Received excellent recommendations for the two white wines that were recommended (Sauvignon blanc & Riesling). Ordered the following items and were (absolutely impressed with those with *), Ngoh Hiang*, Kueh pie tee, Chap chye*, Ikan assam pedas*, buah keluak fried rice* and ikan bakar*.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. KeithG

    Hong Kong

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Expensive- $100+ per person - and small portions of food. Ambience- plain and too simple. Hardly Michelin star quality. Not impressed

    1 person found this helpful

  10. Cigar69

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a four hands dinner between Candlenut and Sarsa from Philippines. Food was excellent. Served at the right temperature. Good eye for details and more importantly, very delicious. Server was very warm and attentive . Chefs came to speak to all diners and that helped us understand what they were trying to achieve. Can’t wait for the next one

    1 person found this helpful

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Candlenut Singapore is rated 4.3 stars by 512 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Candlenut Singapore

17A Dempsey Road, Singapore, Singapore 249676

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Tanglin
  • Hours of operation
    LUNCH, MON – SUN 12:00PM – 3:00PM (Last seating 2:30PM) DINNER, SUN – THU 6:00PM – 10:00PM (Last seating 9:30PM) DINNER, FRI, SAT AND EVE OF PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 6:00PM – 11:00PM (Last seating 10:30PM)
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Free Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Malcolm Lee
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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