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“Solid dining experience”
Review of Candlenut

Ranked #415 of 10,934 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Asian, Singaporean
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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.
Perth, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Solid dining experience”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Didn't realise we had such a gem so close to our hotel. It looked quiet every time we went past but that was quite a bit later at night.

Decided to try and totally glad we did. The food was delicious. Special mention to the stinky beans. They were the bomb.

Service very attentive and definately reccomending this eatery to anyone traveling to Singapore.

Thank Aussie_Nate
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food, good value”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

This is my second visit to Candlenut, this time with friends from out of town and we enjoyed the food very much. We ordered the wagyu beef buah keluak, crispy pork belly, "yeye's curry" and the baked fish served with white rice. Everything was delicious, fresh tasting and done with a slight twist. If you order the baked fish, watch out for the chilli as it is very spicy. We did not have dessert this time but I tried the chendol and buah keluak ice cream before and it's definitely worth a taste for its sheer uniqueness.

As several people have pointed out, the service can be slow and should be improved. However, the staff are genuinely friendly and are helpful when you do get their attention.

Candlenut has a great menu with variety and the food quality is consistently good. If you are looking for a simple place to eat at with great food at good value, this is a place to consider for your next meal out.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank mrsseah
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good Food, but.....”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We went with a group of friends and one of them was a bit of a foodie so he did the ordering. Everything looked and tasted great. Because there were 6 of us, we managed to order lots of dishes and had a good variety. Service was on the slow side, but not overly so.

However the next day, both my sister and I had food poisoning. Not sure if it was from this meal, and we can't say for sure. But it happened the next morning, right after we ate there. Luckily it went away after about 24 hours.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank LoveShoppingYVR
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good food, relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food here, we came as a group of 4 and shared dishes which worked well and meant we tried lots if different things. Can recommend the swimmer crab curry and the mums curry but all the dishes we tried were good. We found it to be good value. The only thing was the service was a bit slow and we did wait quite a long time to order. Overall a good meal.

Thank FreyjaFireDancer
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Esperance, Australia
1 review
“very good food and friendly staff”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

i am visiting Sg with my family and a local friend recommended this restaurant for us. The food was perfect and the service was good. I asked a staff who can speak Chinese to give more detail about the dishes to my family, and she did a really good job. She was patient and friendly to answer all our questions. We had a wonderful night there, well done!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank abclouisa
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