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“New location but still good food”

Imperial Restaurant
Ranked #1,982 of 11,380 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: US$11 - US$15
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: The Quays
Reviewed 25 December 2013

They have moved to smaller premises on the second floor of Riverview Hotel at Havelock Road, but the quality and standards of the food is still very good.

We had the tonic soups, fluffy egg white in fried potato basket (a personal fave), deep fried egg plant, prawns with walnut and pumpkin sauce (another great dish) and yam and sweet potato with treacle dessert. All dishes were great, except for one - fish slice in brown sauce, which was a little bland. Service was good as usual. A meal for 7 of us came to around S$280, which is reasonable. Do also try the lychee black tea.

Do note that the carpark is located in the basement and you will need to climb some flights of steps to reach the hotel lobby, where you then catch the lift to the second floor.

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Went here with my colleagues. Although the food is not my kind of dish, but the atmosphere and restaurant's interior fed my interest to experience sitting and eating the food from the menu.
Was the three of us. My colleagues ordered a bowl of soup and 3 other main course dishes from the menu to share (can't remember what they were).
Well, if you're a fan of herbal food, then this is the place for you. But if you're more like me... maybe some other Chinese restaurants (non herbal based dish) would be more of your preference.

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Reviewed 21 November 2013

This restaurant started at the then Metropole Hotel in Seah Street and had moved to Vivo City and recently to River View Hotel where it is operating. At Seah street and Vivocity, they had a counter for a Physician to give you a health check before "prescribing" the curative dishes with the accompanying herbs that could cool you down or warm you up or nourish you if your body is neutral?? Great novelty but not practical as diners seldom come alone but in groups.
The dishes in Havelock Road premises appeared to be less delicious or savory. Either they have realigned the cooking process or change of chefs and kitchen crew or cook in newer methods that enhance the efficacy of the herbs.
Service staff is polite and responsive for a fine dining restaurant but apparently not attentive and understaff .
Complimentary parking can only be given after the subsequent patronage which is weird but must have their reasons.
Ambience is nice and pleasant at the River view Hotel.

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Reviewed 2 November 2013

We had chicken curry which was hot with spice but very nice we also were sat over looking the river which was nice just watching the world go by the staff are very helpful

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

I am a fan of this restaurant buffet. I have celebrated many special occasions in here. When it comes to festive seasons e.g. National day, Christmas etc where all the hotel buffets are fully booked, this is one that still have available seats because not much Singaporeans know about this place is a good choice actually. The food are value for money. After eating , you may like to have a stroll at the nice walkway towards Robertson Quay.

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