Toss that yusheng and tuck into Chinese delicacies at these top Singapore restaurants serving reunion dinners and Chinese New Year buffets.
Still looking for the ultimate reunion dinner for the family this Chinese New Year? Look no further! We’ve rounded up the best (and most auspicious) restaurants in Singapore to dine out at this Chinese New Year! Psst, looking to feast at home? We’ve got takeaways covered too!
Chinese New Year 2023: Reunion dinners in Singapore
1. Din Tai Fung
Our favourite go-to dumpling haunt, Din Tai Fung, has CNY covered with its yusheng options. Choose from the classic Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yusheng, which includes smoked salmon slices sprinkled with toasted white sesame seeds, roasted peanuts, crispy yam strips, and more! 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
Herald in the auspicious new year with a bountiful spread at Yàn. Start your reunion dinner with Yàn’s Kaleidoscope of Prosperity Yu Sheng in ‘shun de’ style with yellowtail slices (above). It’s a mountainous portion of crispy vermicelli with a vibrant medley of vegetables like shredded purple and yellow sweet potatoes, crispy shredded conpoy, and of course, gold flakes for good measure!
Yàn, #05-02, National Gallery Singapore, 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
3. Ya Ge
For a unique spin on the CNY traditions, head on over to Ya Ge. Opt for the yu sheng, and the kids will be in for a treat with the portion of bunny puddings made of mango and milk (so cute!). We also think the dish looks almost too pretty to eat, with strawberries, jackfruit, carrots, lotus roots, radish and edible flowers to finish. Choose from a range of set menu options, with a dedicated veggies set menu too. Each set menu comes with Chinese tea, a pair of Mandarin oranges and a deck of hongbaos per table – yay!
Ya Ge, 1 Tras Link, Level 3 Orchid Hotel, Singapore 078867
4. Pizza Express
Want to please the whole fam this Chinese New Year (including the fussy eaters)? Then check out the CNY options at Pizza Express! For CNY with a twist, get ordering the yu sheng pizza. You read that right! Think thin and crispy pizza crust with housemade passata and Spanish red onions alongside classic yu sheng staples including smoked salmon, julienned baby romaine, and crispy golden pillow crackers, with a tangy calamansi plum sauce, and generous servings of mozzarella to finish – yum! And is it even a Pizza Express meal without the legendary dough balls? Well, good news – dough balls have got a CNY upgrade, and you’ll be able to tuck into eight delish dough balls coated in peanut powder, sugar, and white and black sesame seeds, with a lucky red condensed milk dip served on the side. Fam-friendly CNY dining, indeed!
Where: Pizza Express – Available from 5 January to 5 February 2023 for dine-in and takeaway at all PizzaExpress outlets in Holland Village, Duo Galleria, Scotts Square. Also available for islandwide delivery.
5. 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 crispy roasted duck alongside classics like salmon yu sheng. Good luck deciding!
Famous Kitchen, #01-01, Hong Heng Mansions, 54 Sembawang Road, Singapore 779085; Famous Treasure, #02-28, Capitol Piazza Singapore, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905
Amp up the Lunar New Year merriment with Rempapa’s Peranakan offerings made for sharing. There’s Hu Say (the Teochew name for yu sheng), Dang Gui Prime Ribs, Homemade Golden Tofu, and so much more! Also, don’t forget to order one of the Rempapa Sourbombe A-bun-dance Box for at home – a delish box of three sourbombes with heritage flavours and eight pieces of kueh – yum!
Rempapa, #01-01/02/03, Park Place Residences at PLQ, 2 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409053
7. 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 Prosperity Yu Sheng featuring rock lobster, Hokkaido scallop, king salmon, yellowfin tuna and caviar. And don’t miss the Wan Hao signature roasted chicken – it’s seriously delish!
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
8. Goodwood Park Hotel
Tuck into a gourmet reunion dinner at Goodwood Park Hotel this Chinese New Year. We’re going straight for the sweet treats (and the kids will, too!) with the adorable bountiful bunnies ‘Nian Gao’ with black sesame paste. And don’t miss the showstopping Lucky Fortune Orange – brimming with golden coins and ingots A selection of festive menus and buffets is also available for dine-in at Min Jiang, Min Jiang at Dempsey, Coffee Lounge, L’Espresso and Gordon Grill.
Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221 and Min Jiang at Dempsey, 7A & 7B Dempsey Road, Singapore 249684
9. Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Singapore
There are heaps of fab options when it comes to Chinese New Year reunion dinners in Resorts World Sentosa. If you’re looking for variety (hello, fussy eaters, AKA our kids), then you can’t go wrong with the spread over at Sessions in Hard Rock Hotel Singapore. There’s so much choice, from slow-roasted ribeye with lily bulb and oriental pepper sauce to steamed whole barramundi, fresh flower crabs, plus a complimentary platter of Abalone yu sheng. The best bit? The extensive range of delish desserts to feast on. Bribe the kids to finish their mains, so they can tuck into pineapple mango macarons, red date chocolate brownies, almond mango tart, and so much more! Gordon Grill.
Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 21 Jan – 5 Feb 2023, Monday – Thursday (and Sunday) 6-9.3opm: $138++ per adult, 50% for a child 6-12 years old, CNY eve, CNY day 1 and 2, and Friday/Saturday: $188. Two seatings on these dates: 5.30 – 7.30pm and 8.00 – 10.oopm.
10. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore has prepared an auspicious menu for this bountiful Year of the Rabbit. Each dish is beautifully crafted using fresh, seasonal produce: from the Abundance Prosperity Yu Sheng, which contains abalone, lobster and salmon, to the delish stir-fried glutinous rice. 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
11. Shangri-La Singapore
This blooming New Year, enjoy an array of exquisite culinary experiences at Shangri-La Singapore. Head to Shang Palace for quintessential a la carte new year dishes, or if you have big eaters in your fam, 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 heritage lunch semi-buffet and afternoon tea. The Rose Verandah is also ushering in the new year with an afternoon tea, too! Finally, for all-out decadence (and perhaps a kid-free option), head for the eight-course Chinese New Year reunion gala dinner at Tower Ballroom. We’ll see you there!
Shangri-La Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
12. Estate at Hilton Singapore Orchard
We’re big fans of Estate at Hilton Singapore Orchard as a great fam-friendly resto slap bang in the middle of Orchard Road, and the good news is it has your Chinese New Year reunion dinner covered too! We’re talking about a wide selection of fresh seafood, local favourites and various regional Asian dishes. You’ll be served a Salmon Yu Sheng to start the meal, then feel free to check out the live kitchens and pick between whole roast suckling pig, crispy pork belly, roast duck (or all of them!).
Estate at Hilton Singapore Orchard, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore, 238867
13. Cherry Garden at Mandarin Oriental Singapore
For a luxe CNY reunion dinner in Singapore, look no further than Cherry Garden at Mandarin Oriental Singapore. There are four dedicated set menus to choose from, plus a yummy veggie set menu to cater for the vegetarians in your family. You can expect all the Chinese New Year staples like Yu Sheng, Bird’s Nest and Braised four-head Abalone, which you can tuck into in the gorgeous setting of the Cherry Garden restaurant – well, we all deserve a treat this CNY, right?
Cherry Garden at Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797
14. 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 again 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, #01-01/02, 1 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248649
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