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Candlenut

££ - £££Asian, , Fusion
Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676, Singapore
+65 1800 304 2288
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“wing bean salad” (23 reviews)
“keluak” (21 reviews)
“crab curry” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Singaporean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a superb restaurant. The food is excellent. five of us dined here and we all enjoyed what we had ordered. For a Michelin starred restaurant the value for money is amazing. The indoor room is so well styled with a colonial look.

Thank iang2088
ComoDempsey, Public Relations Manager at Candlenut, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear iang2088 Thank you very much for your patronage and we are glad you loved it. We look forward to serving you again soon! Regards Celine Tan

Reviewed 1 week ago

The concierge at our hotel highly recommended this restaurant and after dining there we can understand why. The room is modern, casual and unpretentious and the food was delicious. The server was terrific and spent time with us making suggestions and answering numerous questions. We...More

Thank Wilbur52
ComoDempsey, Public Relations Manager at Candlenut, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Wilbur52 Thank you for dining at Candlenut and we're glad you enjoyed your visit. We will continue to work hard to ensure that we provide a pleasant and memorable dining experience for our guests. We look forward to serving you again soon! Regards Celine...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here recently for lunch. The restaurant is airy inside and the staff very welcoming and happy to assist. This was our first venture into Michelin Star in Asia and we were hoping it would live up to the same quality...More

Thank Grimdor
ComoDempsey, Public Relations Manager at Candlenut, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Grimdor Thank you for dining at Candlenut and we’re glad you enjoyed your dining experience here. Candlenut serves up refined Peranakan cuisine that preserves the essence and complexities of traditional food. Please be ensured that you will be well taken care of by Chef's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here, great & friendly service. We ordered a selection of smalls (octopus, pork neck), for mains (rendang, snapper grilled and king prawns. All dishes were very tasty and packed a punch. We enjoyed our visit and will be back on our next...More

Thank DrFooDee
ComoDempsey, Public Relations Manager at Candlenut, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear DrFooDee Thank you for your lovely review. Here at Candlenut, we always strive to create a pleasurable experience for all our guests. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. See you again soon! Regards Celine Tan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our daughter's recommendation turned out to be a complete winner. The area where this restaurant was is amongst green surroundings and manicured gardens. The Dodd was sublime and we loved the decor. We had an elderly gentleman waiter who made the night very special. Would...More

Thank Joanne A
ComoDempsey, Public Relations Manager at Candlenut, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Joanne A Thank you for dining at Candlenut. We will continue to work hard to ensure that we provide a pleasant and memorable dining experience for our guests. We will also convey your kind message to our service crew. Thank you again and we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is a bit outside of the actual city in a spacious area. The interior is modern. Music is pleasant and really at background volume. The menu gives a nice choice of meat and seafood, we had crab curry and beef rendang. Desert was...More

Thank Dick Z
ComoDempsey, Public Relations Manager at Candlenut, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dick Z Thank you for visiting Candlenut! We are away from the hustle and bustle yet located within central Singapore which makes us an ideal place for a little dining getaway. As such, we often encourage our diners to make reservation prior to their...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we went there not knowing what to expect. I personally had no idea how traditional Chinese should taste. Now I do. If you try the tasting menu you are home free, you wont miss anything. In it I want you to specifically try the...More

Thank Michel B
ComoDempsey, Public Relations Manager at Candlenut, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Michel B Thank you for your lovely review! Candlenut takes a contemporary yet authentic approach to traditional Straits-Chinese cuisine. We’re glad you enjoyed the crab appetiser which is one of our favourites too. We look forward to serving you again soon. Regards Celine Tan

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ambience is outstanding. Warm lights bathe the dinners from the hanging ceiling lamps and the temperature was perfect for spicy dining. The buah keluak is available in many forms and we particularly loves the BK fried rice and BK otah! Mind-blowing stuff. We need...More

Thank DiverDanWee
ComoDempsey, Public Relations Manager at Candlenut, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear DiverDanWee Thank you for your lovely review. We’re glad that you enjoyed your dining experience at Candlenut. Do check out our Facebook or Instagram for more food recommendations for your next visit. We look forward to serving you again soon! Regards Celine Tan

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Michelin stared restaurant but very average at best. Can find better peranakan food in Singapore at cheaper price.More

Thank zephyr888
ComoDempsey, Public Relations Manager at Candlenut, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear zephyr888 Thank you for dining with us. Here at Candlenut, we take all our guests’ feedback seriously and have forwarded your comments to our team. We hope that you will be able to give us another chance and we hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The mysteriously named Candlenut offers an equally cryptic Straites menu. Very regional (and seasonal) food elevated to fine cuisine, in a inspiringly converted colonial drill-hall. The chef takes simple ingredients and through alchemy creates magical fusion. Will return soon. - Ben Clark, Deputy Chairman, Christie’s...More

Thank benjaminclark1
ComoDempsey, Public Relations Manager at Candlenut, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear benjaminclark1, Thank you for your kind review. Here at Candlenut, we always strive to create a pleasurable experience for all our guests. We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. See you again soon! Regards Celine Tan

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Response from Princeofthieves | Reviewed this property |
Not really. They cater to tourists and locals and generally u will see the tourists better dressed than the locals! Candlenut's warm friendly service makes u feel at home no matter what u are wearing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 1800 304 2288
  • E-mail
Description
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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