Before we know it, another Chinese New Year is around the corner yet again. And this time, it’s the Year Of The Rabbit! That means it’s time to hop into reunion dinners and family gatherings. For all your feasting plans and yusheng reservations, Little Steps has rounded up the best Chinese New Year dinners, brunches, and buffets to consider. If you want an intimate gathering, takeaway options at most of these venues are also available. Get ready your best outfits and pack those ang pows!
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Be spoiled for choice with Yàn’s 6 dine-in set menu options, ranging from SG$128 to SG$268 per person. Usher in the Year of the Rabbit in celebratory fashion as well, with their Kaleidoscope of Prosperity Yu Shen that includes yellowtail, from SG$92. If that ain’t enough, order the Harvest Pen Cai (from SG$325), which is prepared with 18 premium ingredients and is perfect for sharing!
Yan Restaurant, 1 Saint Andrew's Road #05-02 National Gallery, Singapore 178957, +65 6384 5585, www.yan.com.sg/promotions
Head to the north of Singapore to indulge in 2 varieties of Chinese New Year menus at Orchid Live Seafood. Located within the HomeTeamNS compound, the restaurant can cater to groups from 4 to 10 pax, with delicious dishes like steamed fish, Australian lobster, abalone, scallops and lotus leaf rice and prices starting from SG$428.
Orchid Live Seafood, HomeTeamNS Khatib, 2 Yishun Walk #03-01, Singapore 767944, +65 6756 0311, www.orchidliveseafood.com.sg/cny2023
3 different sets await your taste buds at the relatively new restaurant Pi Food, with all including the classic Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yusheng Lohei for some epic chopstick fun. Set A (SG$238++) is suitable for 4 pax and includes treats like Braised South Africa Sliced Abalone with Mushroom, Set B (SG$788++) feeds a group of 10 with Steamed Soon Hock Fish and Set C (SG$1088++) has a crispy Roasted Suckling Pig. Yum!
Pi Food, 9 Penang Rd, #01-18, Singapore 238459, +65 9239 0686, www.facebook.com/pifood.sg
When it comes to Chinese Restaurants in Singapore, one that we can always rely on is none other than Crystal Jade, and this Year of the Rabbit will be no exception! Some traditional highlights you can look forward to include the Golden Harvest Sea Cucumber Yusheng (from SG$138), as well as the set menus from SG$138 with menu items like Crispy Spring Chicken and Steamed Boston Lobster.
Crystal Jade, multiple locations, www.crystaljade.com
Celebrate Chinese New Year with a lavish spread courtesy of Andaz Singapore’s 5 On 25. Not only will you have a sky high view of your surroundings, but the Lunar New Year dishes also take it to the next level, with the likes of Braised Hokkaido Scallops with Ee-Fu Noodles And Truffle Sauce (SG$38), Norwegian Salmon (SG$90) and Dang Gui Crispy Roasted Duck (from SG$45). You can even choose a special Bird’s Nest Yu Sheng (SG$118) available for the first time!
5 On 25, 5 Fraser St, Level 25 Andaz, Singapore 189354, +65 6408 1234, www.5on25.com
With multiple locations at Hillview and Great World City, Joyden Canton Kitchen is a convenient and excellent dining choice for your CNY festivities. Their reunion set menus start from SG$288, and include the classics like the Crispy Yam with Salmon and Abalone Yusheng (SG$78). Make space in your stomach for more yummy delights like Double Boiled Superior Fish Maw with Ginseng and Chicken Soup, as well as Crispy Szechuan Duck.
Joyden Canton Kitchen, multiple locations, joydencantonkitchen.com.sg
Situated in the heart of Orchard Road at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, Jiang Nan Chun welcomes Chinese New Year with 8 different menus, with prices starting from SG$188 per person. On top of having tons of different options you can select from, make sure you get the good old Prosperity Yusheng that features lobster, abalone and salmon, or the the exclusive Japanese-Peruvian yusheng (from SG$118) that has top quality ingredients and vegetables.
Jiang Nan Chun, 190 Orchard Blvd, Singapore 248646, +65 6831 7220, www.fourseasons.com/singapore
Hop into the Year of the Rabbit with a Rabbit shaped yusheng set at Jade restaurant! A multitude of options are available – from family-friendly set menus starting from SG$158 per pax, to vegetarian individually plated set menus (from SG$98 per pax). Alternatively, they also have weekend Yum Cha from SG$88, that comes with yu sheng!
Jade, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178, +65 6877 8188, www.fullertonhotels.com/fullerton-hotel-singapore/dining/restaurants-and-bars/jade
Whether you prefer to dine in at the restaurant or have your reunion dinner in the comfort of your own home, Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant caters to both. They have 7 various CNY set menus to choose from, but a couple of worthy-to-note ones are definitely the Prosperous Celebrations menu that feeds 10 pax, or the Blissful Menu that has 8-courses including a Barbecued Meat Platter, Roast Pork and Baked Lobster. Takeaways are also available for order with both self pick up and delivery options!
Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant, 317 Outram Rd, Singapore 169075, +65 3138 2531, singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com/xincuisine-hotel-chinese-restaurant
While you feast on all that classic Chinese New Year food, why not slow things down with a festive afternoon tea set at The Landing Point too? Their Spring Expressions Afternoon Tea set starts from SG$78 per adult, and comes with a free glass of champagne or sparkling tea. As for the food? Expect desserts with flavors of mango and apricot, while savory treats include soy-glazed baby abalone.
The Landing Point, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326, +65 6597 5288, www.fullertonhotels.com/fullerton-bay-hotel-singapore/dining/restaurants-and-bars/the-landing-point
From just SG$68++ per person, you can savor a Lunar New Year feast either for lunch or dinner. Racines’ set menus have tantalizing treats for everyone, including Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng, Seafood Treasures Soup with Shredded Crab Meat and Braised Fish Maw and Abalone in Superior Sauce. With such a spread, a heartwarming reunion is guaranteed!
Racines, Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich St, Singapore 078885, +65 6428 5000, www.sofitel-singapore-citycentre.com/offers/joyful-reunions-at-racines/
Chinese New Year is all about good luck and prosperity, so have a “full bloom” meal together with loved ones at Peach Blossoms. They have a variety of options to pick, from the Happiness Reunion Set Menu (SG$688++) with classic Chinese dishes for a large group, to the Bountiful Blessings Set Menus that start from SG$148 per person and have up to 8-courses.
Peach Blossoms, 6 Raffles Blvd, Level 5 Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, Singapore 039594, +65 6845 1118, www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-and-resorts/pr-collection-marina-bay/dining/peach-blossoms
Whether you’re celebrating the festivities with just your other half, or having a large group of relatives together, Hai Tien Lo will cater to the occasion. Available for both lunch and dinner, their Fortune Blessing Menu is for 2 pax from SG$138 per person with delights like Glutinous Rice with Scallop and Preserved Meat, while their Joyous Abundance Menu feeds at least 5 pax from SG$398 per person with items like Traditional Steamed Sea Spotted Grouper in Superior Stock. Take your pick!
Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595, +65 6826 8240, www.menu-ppsin.panpacific.com/2023-cny-set-menus
While they’re mostly famous for being a Peranakan restaurant, Rempapa also has a feast worthy to consider for Lunar New Year in 2023. Start with their Hu Say, otherwise known as yusheng, with a Peranakan twist. Other menu items to whet your appetite for are the Dang Gui Prime Ribs (SG$22++) and Homemade Golden Tofy (SG$26++) Cap off the meal with the Steamed Red Grouper with Silky Steamed Egg (price varies), a Cantonese-influenced dish.
Rempapa, 2 Paya Lebar Rd, #01-01/02/03 Park Place Residences at PLQ, Singapore 409053, +65 9459 1603, www.facebook.com/rempapasg
Mimi Restaurant is a family-friendly place, with cuisine catered to all ages and walks of life. Their Lunar New Year season means there is a lunch option between 11.30am to 3pm or dinner from 6pm to 10pm, with set menus starting from SG$88 per pax. If you want to catch up with your relatives or friends in peace, opt for their private room dining.
Mimi Restaurant, 3A River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-02, Level 2 The Riverhouse, Singapore 179020, +65 8879 0688, www.mimirestaurant.sg/chinese-new-year-2023
Head to the east for a bevy of scrumptious Lunar New Year fare at Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant. 5 different menus with varying dishes are available, from the Lucky Star Fortune Set (SG$338++ for 4 pax) all the way to the Glorious Riches Set (SG$1588++ for a group of 10). The best part? Takeaways are available too, with free delivery on orders above SG$300!
Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant, 50 East Coast Road, Marine Parade Rd, Roxy Square, 428769, +65 6340 5678, www.grandmercureroxy.com.sg/offers/cny-2023-set-a-la-carte-menus
Besides tossing to your heart’s content with Ya Ge restaurant’s Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yusheng with Abalone or Crispy Fish Skin, enjoy other dishes available like Double-Boiled Pork Rib Soup and Steamed Lotus Leaves Rice with Smoked Duck and Abalone Sauce. Their festive set menus start from SG$78 for a 6-course meal, and come with free Chinese tea, Mandarin oranges and hongbaos too!
Ya Ge, 1 Tras Link, Level 3 Orchid Hotel, Singapore 078867, +65 6818 6831, www.orchidhotel.com.sg/offers/ya-ge-2023-lunar-new-year
Known for their catering and buffet options, Neo Garden is an easy and convenient solution if you’re organizing for a big Lunar New Year party. Their set menus range from 3 courses to 9 courses for 4 to 10 pax, but they also have a spread of yummy options for up to 100 people! Consider all your plans sorted!
Neo Garden, online, neogarden.com.sg
Who said you only have to eat Chinese food during the Lunar New Year? Have an alternative reunion meal with a communal Korean barbeque at Seorae Korean BBQ. Their CNY Huat Platter (from SG$68 per person) lets you dig into 800g of meat spanning chicken, pork and beef. They also have Lo Hei suitable for up to 6 people, as well as a buy 2 get 1 free deal for soju. Keep the good vibes coming!
Seorae Korean BBQ, multiple locations, www.seorae.com.sg
With outlets at popular shopping areas like ION Orchard and NEX, Yun Nans can be your go-to spot for the whole family this celebratory season. A total of 6 Chinese New Year set menus are available, starting from SG$338 for a group of 4. Must-try dishes? Make sure to get the Pork Ribs With Truffle, Crispy Roast Chicken and Sauteed Tiger Prawns With Superior Soy Sauce.
Yun Nans, multiple locations, yunnans.sg
Get ready for the CNY season with Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore’s festive buffet. Their restaurant Greenhouse lets all guests old and young to DIY their own yusheng, alongside other live stations like a roasting station and Thai Tom Yum DIY station available. Their Lunar New Year’s Eve menu is extra special, with Fresh Oysters and Steamed Sliced Garoupa Fillet. Takeaways are also available during this period so you can bring the celebration home with you!
Greenhouse, Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore, 11 Laguna Golf Green, Singapore 488047, +65 6841 8888, www.dusitthanilagunasingapore.com/offers/cny-festive-dining
For something convenient in town, head to Window On The Park at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre. Their halal buffet is perfect for family and friends, since you get a range of treats from Taiwanese Longevity Mee Sua with Oyster to Stir-Fried Nian Gai. Prices are kept affordable too, at just SG$35++ per child and SG$58++ per adult.
Window On The Park, 11 Cavenagh Rd #02-00 Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, 229616, +65 6733 8333, www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/singapore/sinpv/hoteldetail
If you’re planning to go big this Chinese New Year, there’s no better place for that than Man Fu Yuan. The restaurant at Intercontinental Singapore has a massive 60 inch Prosperity Rabbit Yusheng at SG$588++, which is shaped like the Chinese character for “rabbit”. With such a price, expect premium ingredients like mini abalone, lobters, sea urchin, fish skin and Hokkaido scallops. 7 set menus, desserts and takeaway snacks are also on the menu.
Man Fu Yuan, Intercontinental Singapore, 80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966, +65 6338 7600, singapore.intercontinental.com
Choose from a variety of 5 different Yu Sheng platters, where unique options include the Triumph Yu Sheng that comes with caviar, black truffle and sweet shrimp. Up the ante with your table of fellow 7 guests and order the Hennessy V.S.O.P CNY menu that has Canadian Lobster and Roasted Crispy Suckling Pig.
Cherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Ave., Singapore 039797, +65 6885 3500, www.mandarinoriental.com/en/singapore/marina-bay/dine/cherry-garden
Make your Chinese New Year a scrumptious affair at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant. Starting from SG$118 per person, their seasonal festive menus boast every prosperous dish you can think of – King Salmon, Steamed Live Crabs and Wof-Fried Glutinous Rice. They say health is wealth, so eat healthy with their Wan Hao Eight Treasures imperial Pot with Bird’s Nest for a nourishing start to the year!
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238865, +65 6735 5800, www.wanhaochineserestaurant.com/promotions
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