Toss that yusheng and tuck into Chinese delicacies at these top Singapore restaurants serving reunion dinners and Chinese New Year buffets.
Chinese New Year is fast approaching, which means that the festivities are already kicking off here in Singapore! If you’ve checked out our trusty guide to CNY, you’ll know that we’re excited to feast on the variety of CNY delicacies and snacks during the first long weekend of 2022. And, part of that feast includes annual reunion dinners with our family (hello, yu sheng and abalone!). So, we’ve dished up the best (and most auspicious) restaurants in Singapore to dine out this Chinese New Year. Best book your tables before the hot seats are all snapped up!
Chinese New Year 2022: Reunion dinners in Singapore
1. Shangri-La Singapore
This blooming New Year, enjoy an array of exquisite culinary experiences at Shangri-La Singapore. Head to Shang Palace for refined, elegant dining with dishes like the roasted Peking duck and sauteed lobster with caviar. If you have big eaters in your group, get in The Line for its decadent buffet spread, which runs the gamut from traditional Chinese dishes to Western. There’s even a menu exclusively for the little ones! Over at The Lobby Lounge, you can indulge in a sumptuous Peranakan affair either for lunch or high tea. (We want that Ayam Pongtay now, honestly…) The Rose Verandah is also ushering in the new year with its three-course high tea set. Everything in the dessert menu sounds so yum!
Shangri-La Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
2. Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Usher in a prosperous new year with a jubilant time at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel. We’ve got our eyes on the prosperity set menus for a seriously gourmet reunion dinner, including sautéed Australian lobster with pan-fried foie gras and deep-fried chicken skin stuffing. There’s also a whopping four types of Yu Sheng to pick from, catering for the fussiest of fussy eaters (we’re looking at you, kids). Delish!
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
3. Min Jiang
Tuck into a gourmet reunion dinner at Goodwood Park Hotel this Chinese New Year. At Min Jiang, you’ll be treated to a Trio of Prosperity Blessings Lo Hei, followed by a whole host of feasting specials. The lineup includes the MJ Five Fortune Takeaway Appetiser Platter or Double-Boiled Seafood Soup with abalone and handmade black moss meatballs. And that’s just for starters! Over at Min Jiang at Dempsey, it sounds pretty tasty too. We’re eyeing up the ‘Nian Gao’ accompanied with chilled mango sago with pomelo and vanilla ice cream!
Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221 and Min Jiang at Dempsey, 7A & 7B Dempsey Road, Singapore 249684
4. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore has prepared an auspicious menu for this bountiful Year of the Tiger. Each dish is beautifully crafted using fresh, seasonal produce: from the Prosperity Yu Sheng, which contains hand-shredded root vegetables and sesame seeds, to the delish wok-fried lobster with chilli sauce and crispy noodles. Vegetarian folks, you’re not forgotten either – the highly acclaimed restaurant has prepared an exquisite six-course menu just for you too! Reunion dinner at Four Seasons will be an indulgent affair; we’re sure of that.
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646
5. Resorts World Sentosa
It’s a Tiger-rific New Year over at Resorts World Sentosa this 2022! The Feng Shui Inn at Equarius Hotel invites you to a luxurious celebration with Cantonese cuisine. We heard the lobster and smoked salmon yu sheng is to die for! Love seafood? Then you’d enjoy the specially curated menu over at restaurant Syun. Sauteed spiny lobster with creamy yuzu butter uni sauce sounds divine… Osia Steak and Seafood Grill has also prepared an exquisite spread that can feed a gathering of five, a couple on a date, or someone who’s just a big eater! If you’re really after a unique dining experience for CNY this year, head down to Ocean Restaurant for its High Tea in the Deep Sea. Spot the different marine life swimming around you as you indulge in the specially curated menu.
Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
6. Din Tai Fung
Our favourite go-to dumpling haunt has CNY covered with its yusheng options. Choose from the classic Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yusheng, which includes flavourful Norwegian smoked salmon, ribbons of carrots and green and white radish, white sesame seeds and fragrant roasted peanuts. It also comes with DTF’s in-house signature auspicious plum dressing! Yum! Looking for a veggie option? Din Tai Fung has that all wrapped up, too, with the Prosperity Vegetarian Yu Sheng, so the veggie eaters in the family don’t need to miss out!
Din Tai Fung, various locations
7. Silver Shell Café – Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Singapore
Perfect CNY buffet alert! This Chinese New Year, the Silver Shell Café has treats for adults and kids alike. For the grown-ups, there’s premium seafood on ice, plus CNY specials like crispy and fragrant Bi Feng Tang chicken, steamed broccoli with dried oyster and black moss, as well as braised duck with sea cucumber. The little ones will be happy with the Kids’ Pastry Chinese New Year Party Box containing gold chocolate coins, pineapple tarts and more! There’s also a DIY Chinese New Year cupcake decorating set as part of the buffet, so the kids will certainly be busy! The dinner is available from 31 January to 2 February 2022, so best get booking!
Silver Shell Café – Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Singapore, 101 Siloso Road, Singapore 098970
Herald in the auspicious new year with a bountiful spread at Yàn. Start your reunion dinner with Yàn’s abalone and yellowtail with gold foil lo hei in ‘Shun De’ style (above). It’s a mountainous portion of crispy vermicelli with a vibrant medley of vegetables, slices of yellowtail and braised abalone prepared in Yàn’s signature savoury Shunde-style and adorned with gold flakes no less. Take your pick from six set menus featuring classic Cantonese fare and premium auspicious ingredients. Looking for more? Try Yàn harvest pen cai (from $325), featuring eighteen ingredients including prized delicacies such as abalone, whole conpoy and roast duck.
Yàn, 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, #05-02, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
9. Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
Looking for authentic Cantonese cuisine for your reunion dinner? Make your reservations with Cherry Garden at Mandarin Oriental; you’ll be spoiled for choice. On the menu: Luxurious Pen Cai that features a treasure trove of premium dishes including roasted duck, whole four-head abalone, and black moss, braised pork belly, and even a “Chinese New Year delight”. We’re not sure what that last one is, but the colour is intriguing!
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797
10. PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering
Bring in good luck, abundance, and fortune into your life this year with a bountiful spread courtesy of Lime Restaurant at Parkroyal Collection Pickering. Tuck into dishes such as its signature Pickering laksa with scallop and prawn, and the crowd favourite steam glutinous rice with assorted waxed meat and sausage. You can also enjoy reunion dinners in the restaurant at the start and the last few days of the season. If afternoon tea is more of your thing, make a reservation for its Tiers of Joy. Leap into the Year of the Tiger with Lime’s feasts!
Lime Restaurant, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
11. Salted & Hung
Savour a different version of reunion dinner at Salted & Hung this lunar new year. Applying its unique “minimal waste cooking” approach to the festivities, the restaurant offers a flavourful six-course tasting menu that heavily features fish and pork, the must-have ingredients for a CNY feast. Look out for the celebratory abalone soup, inspired by Chef Drew’s own family feast.
Salted & Hung, 12 Purvis Street, Singapore 188591
12. Shisen Hanten
This two-Michelin-star joins the lunar festivities with eight themed set menus, specifically ned for intimate gatherings of two and convivial celebrations of up to five. Special springtime dishes have been created for the menus, such as the delectable braised pork ribs and lotus seed in red glutinous rice wine served with golden mantou buns. There’s also the poached tiger stripes minced pork dumpling, specially handcrafted to mark the Year of the Tiger!
Shisen Hanten, 333 Orchard Road, Level 35, Orchard Wing, Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Singapore 238867
13. Mrs Pho House
How about a Vietnamese-inspired reunion dinner this lunar season? Pop by Mrs Pho House and relish festive dishes like a hearty fish maw crab meat soup and soft shell crab with tamarind sauce. If you’re feeling luxurious, go for options such as the stir-fried Tonkin jasmine with Australian abalone and lemongrass lala. Psst, orders $28 and above will receive complimentary red packets.
Mrs Pho House, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, #B2-36A, Singapore 238872 and 221 Rangoon Road, Singapore 218459
14. Famous Kitchen and Famous Treasure
Pick either Famous Kitchen or Famous Treasure if you’re craving Nanyang cuisine for your Chinese New Year dinner. Or maybe even both – no one’s stopping you! Both restaurants’ culinary teams have created prosperous set menus featuring a selection of celebratory dishes. Savour, among other things, Hong Kong-style steamed marble and wok-fried tiger prawn, both with soya sauce. Or, go big with the BBQ combination platter at Famous Treasure. So many menus to choose from!
Famous Kitchen, Hong Heng Mansions, 54 Sembawang Road, #01-01, Singapore 779085; Famous Treasure, Capitol Piazza Singapore, 13 Stamford Road, #02-28, Singapore 178905
15. UNI Gallery
Reunion dinner in Singapore won’t be complete without yusheng… so why not have an opulent version of this all-important dish? Uni Gallery by Oosterbay has brought back its Uni & Caviar Sashimi Yusheng Platter, which contains rich and creamy Canadian uni, Hokkaido ikura pearls, and umami bliss in the form of Polanco Caviar orbs. This platter is a feast for both the eyes and palate, which we can attest to!
UNI Gallery by Oosterbay, The Plaza, 7500A Beach Road, #B1-310, Singapore 199591
16. Fat Cow
Take out the yu in yusheng and replace it with fresh slices of premium Japanese wagyu. What do you get? Fat Cow’s playful Gyu Sheng set, that’s what! Back for the lunar season, the dish also contains uni, caviar, ikura, chuga kurage, and goma ponzu sauce. Oh, the yummy decadence… We’re all for new traditions, and this is calling out to us. One set for the HoneyKids reunion dinner, please!
Fat Cow, Camden Medical Centre, 1 Orchard Boulevard, #01-01/02, Singapore 248649
How about going all out and treating the fam to a Champagne brunch to usher in the Tiger year? Zafferano offers just that with the festive edition of brunch featuring a delicious assortment of Italian classics such as pasta and risotto, with a Chinese twist! Alongside these staples, there’s a selection of mains, such as the honey glazed duck breast with black pepper jus, and the succulent roasted cod presented with garlic scapes, galangal, and soy sauce.
Zafferano, Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, Singapore 049315
Amp up the Lunar New Year merriment with Rempapa’s Peranakan offerings made for sharing. There’s Ayam Sioh, Sayur Kailo with Pork Ribs, Ikan Assam Surrani… our mouths are practically watering with just thinking about the dishes! Don’t forget to indulge in the restaurant’s take on the lo hei, influenced by rojak and features fresh fruit, ginger flower, you tiao, and sweet savoury dressing.
Rempapa, Park Place Residences at PLQ, 2 Paya Lebar Road, #01-01/02/03, Singapore 409053
19. Hotel Fort Canning
Roar in the lunar new year with five curated menus at The Salon! Each menu serves six to eight courses of both modern and traditional reunion meal favourites: we spotted braised shark fin, steamed Garoupa fish, and braised abalone and mushroom, just to name a few. There’s also the yusheng with smoked salmon, though what we’re eyeing is the dessert – warm peach gum with almond and glutinous rice balls. Sounds yummy!
Hotel Fort Canning, 11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881
20. Pan Pacific Singapore
Welcome Chinese New Year in gastronomic style with one of the reunion dinners at Pan Pacific Singapore. If you’re after gourmet Cantonese set menus (and there’s 10 to pick from!), then head on over to Hai Tien Lo. Or, opt for the tantalising Lunar New Year Weekend Buffet for Dim Sum aplenty and Yu Sheng platters in the mix. You’ll be very well catered for! But that’s not all: there’s also a firm family favourite, Edge, serving up an indulgent feast with their a la carte CNY buffet options. Keyaki is also offering a selection of Chinese inspired Japanese dishes, yum! Otherwise, dine in style on 31 January at the ballroom’s Joyous Reunions dinner. Good luck picking one!
Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
Indulge in a feast of abundance at Furama this Chinese New Year, with reunion dinners galore. Bring your appetite to The [email protected] for unlimited servings of seafood on ice, festive roasts, and plenty of auspicious mains. Psst, kids aged six to 12 get 40% off buffet prices! Or, opt for authentic Indonesian flavours at Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant with an eight-course set that includes Ayam Panggang Taliwang and Sop Ayam Bali.
Furama RiverFront, 405 Havelock Road, Singapore 169633; Furama City Centre, 60 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059804
22. Botanico at The Garage
We love the location of Botanico, hidden away in our favourite family hotspot, Botanic Gardens. And, great news – they are offering up some delicious treats this CNY! First up is Botanico’s fresh take on the traditional lo hei with the addition of tobiko, Hokkaido scallop and abalone (to name a few!). Once you’ve tossed for prosperity, move on to dinner with a whole host of treats in store. Don’t miss the Chocolate Merlot Cake for dessert!
Botanico, The Garage, 50 Cluny Park Road, Level 2, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488
23. New Ubin Seafood
If you’re looking for an all-out fam-friendly feast for this year’s reunion dinner, check out the set menus with options for all budgets at New Ubin Seafood. There’s a range of delicious crowd-pleasers, including roasted crispy prosperity suckling pig, Kong Chin Har Lok prawns, and roasted crispy poulet chicken. There are locations at CHIJMES, Tampines, and Zhongshan Park to choose from, all offering a range of set menus. Now you just need to pick one!
New Ubin Seafood, various locations
This list is constantly updated, so check back soon for more Chinese New Year reunion dinners in Singapore! And psst – if you’d rather stay home, indulge in a delish CNY takeaway option for a fuss-free reunion dinner!