5 restaurants to check out when you’re in the east of Singapore

6 January 2020

The east has more than Changi Airport and East Coast Park to offer when it comes to food options and places to hang out at.

5 Senses Bistro
Fusing Asian and European cuisines based on Nordic culinary principles of simplicity and freshness, the menu at this establishment in Bedok Point includes citrusy tropical salads, succulent beef cheeks, umami pan-seared salmon and decadent desserts that’ll have you returning for more.

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Housed in the loft-like zone of Hall 2 at the Singapore Expo sits this charming light-filled garden-themed cafe. Foodies and Instagrammers alike will love the café’s Insta-worthy East-meets-West food, plus props that’re available to make your shot one for the ‘gram. Make a beeline for the Mentai Takoyaki, Phanaeng Kari, Gooey Mentaiko Fish and Flower-pot Mud Tarts, and wash it down with a cup of coffee or tea.

Mel’s Place Bar & Bistro
Located on the corner of Still Road and East Coast Road, the rustic bar and bistro is a great place to kick back and relax in. Think hearty Western dishes – Braised Beef Cheek, Aussie Ribeye to Tomahawk steaks – to a wide choice of thirst-quenching beers that’ll please everyone in the party.

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Mikawa Japanese Sake Bar & Restaurant
The understated restaurant turns out heavenly Japanese favourites including the sashimi, sushi, teppanyaki, tempura, plus omakase-style courses from the very experienced chef.

The Laneway Market
If you’re looking for an Instagram-worthy cafe, the establishment checks all the right boxes with its market-themed interiors, semi-open concept kitchen, dried flowers and vintage finds. Its dishes are as stunning with modern cuisine tempered beautifully by Japanese ingredients.