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 2024: Where to have reunion dinner in Singapore
1. Din Tai Fung
Our favourite go-to dumpling haunt, Din Tai Fung, has CNY covered with its yu sheng options. Choose from the ‘Abundance Abalone’ or the classic ‘Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng’, 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 Harvest Pen Cai, which includes delicacies like abalone, sea cucumber, live prawns, whole conpy, roast pork and duck, soya chicken, scallops and more! There are so many delicious dishes to choose from – book early to avoid disappointment, and check the set menu for more info.
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 raspberry-flavoured dragon puddings resting atop crispy strips of eel, yellowtail, freshly-julienned carrots, radish and pickled ginger. Choose from a range of set menu options, with a dedicated veggies set menu too.
Ya Ge, 1 Tras Link, Level 3 Orchid Hotel, Singapore 078867
4. Crystal Jade
If it’s an elegant yet affordable celebration you’re after, Crystal Jade has a range of dishes on offer to suit every budget. But we can’t go past the tradition yu sheng, thoughtfully created each year by Group Executive Chef Martin Foo. Succulent poached Boston lobster tail and sweet torched raw scallops are the crowning glory of the Dragon year rendition of yu sheng, available for dine in and take away.
Crystal Jade, various locations island wide
5. Red House
Chilli Crab, elevated. One of our favourite seafood restaurants has a delectable looking 2024 Chinese New Year Set Menu, promising Nanyang-style seafood and an array of Kung Fu dishes. We have our eye on the prosperity salmon and coral seaweed yu sheng paired with the dual flavour prawns sautéed in XO sauce and creamy custard sauce – sounds mouthwatering!
Red House Seafood, locations at Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Esplanade Mall, and Clarke Quay.
6. 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!
Amp up the Lunar New Year merriment with Rempapa’s Peranakan offerings made for sharing. We’re waiting to hear what this exceptional local restaurant has to offer this year – we’ll keep you posted!
Rempapa, #01-01/02/03, Park Place Residences at PLQ, 2 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409053
8. 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
9. Lei Garden
Situated in the beautiful Chijmes, Lei Garden is a lauded favourite for family reunion dinners. Lei Garden is well known for creating high quality, delicious and memorable Chinese cuisine. Just don’t dwell on your favourites; you may not be able to order the same dish twice as new dishes are regularly added to the menu. While we haven’t got our hands on a CNY-specific menu, you’re sure to have a memorable experience at this beautiful gem of a restaurant.
Lei Garden, Chijmes, #01-24 Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore. Phone +65 6339 3822
10. Ben Hiang
If it’s an authentic Reunion Set Menu you’re after, then look no further than Ben Hiang. Located in Jurong East, this family favourite has all the auspicious dishes and is brimming with nostalgia. The place for many family celebrations in Singapore, the Chinese New Year set menu is available from 9 January – 25 February. Prices start at $39.80++ per person, and quickly increase depending on the dishes. Huat ah!
Ben Hiang, 135 Jurong Gateway Road #02-337 Singapore (600135)
11. Chopsuey Cafe
One of our favourite hangouts in Dempsey Hill is serving lovely Lunar New Year reunion set menus. If you’re looking for Chinese dishes with a twist to enjoy with family or friends in an elegant yet modern setting, this is the location for you. We love the traditional har gao and char siew pau. But our ultimate fave are the crispy lobster wantons and orange duck dumplings – decadent and delicious! Order a-la-carte, or choose from two set menus at lunch or dinner. Prices start from $88++ per person, or go all out with the top tier menu at $118++ per person.
Pssst… Vegetarians rejoice, there is a vegetarian menu and plenty of dishes just for you!
Chopsuey Cafe, 10 Dempsey Road #01-23 Singapore 247700
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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
15. 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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