About Alter Ego
Dear diners, please take note of the following:
1. Tables will be held for 15 minutes only.
2. For Friday and Saturday bookings made at 6.30pm, 6.45pm or 7pm, please be reminded to vacate the tables by 8.20pm at the latest.
Alter Ego is the second self of A Poke Theory, dishing out Hawaiian poke bowls by day, and unapologetically sinful international bar grub like pizza fries and fried chicken skin by night. Edgy, underground and an easy go-to for a day's brunch or night's post-work drinks by the Esplanade waterfront – unleash your Alter Ego at this Raffles Avenue hotspot which offers fine views of the Singapore skyline. Seats fill up fast, so we highly recommend that you reserve a table to avoid disappointment.
Brother-and-sister team Joey and Vannessa Lee, who took Singapore by storm with their healthy Hawaiian poke bowls from A Poke Theory, are back with a darker, more indulgent dining concept which stands in total contrast to the former’s sleek and clean image. Alter Ego, their second venture at the Esplanade Mall on Raffles Avenue, offers the same fresh and wholesome poke bowls the duo have become known for, along with a selection of rich and calorie-heavy international grub that will tempt you to let go of your diet plans and ‘indulge dirty’.
Alter Ego’s signature dish, the pizza fries, will have you fighting with your friends for the last bits of straight-cut fries slathered in a three-cheese sauce and topped with smoky pepperoni. Don’t even get us started on their bigger, badder bites like the southern fried chicken burger, chilli-cheese dog or double patty melt – certainly not for the faint-hearted. Although you’ll want to save some room in your belly for the original poke shaker, which features shoyu salmon on a bed of sushi rice with lime avocado, spiced roasted cashews, pickled seasonal veggies and fish roe. For liquid libations, a number of draft and bottled craft beers awaits, while non-drinkers can opt for the restaurant’s T2 tea jugs for some of the most exquisite infusions you’ll find in Singapore. With splendid views of the Esplanade waterfront and a tantalising menu that draws influences from around the world, Alter Ego is on its way to becoming one of the most talked-about restaurants in the Esplanade precinct. Don’t miss out on the buzz; book a table ahead of your visit.
The options for us who prefer decadence to clean eating (cos it's cheat day!) were great. We are grateful for the prompt food service on a Sunday afternoon, and their happy service crew.
The food was really good! We tried the umami omega, wildcard poke and the chicken sandwich along with a set of carbo load. Accompanied by the amazing view of esplanade's waterfront, everything was above expectations!
Pretty good experience. Service was alright/acceptable despite being a full house. Second visit to alter ego! Will return again in future still! Cheers x
Great experience, comfortable environment for a long chit chat with friends, food was tasty as well. Would love to try the pokebowls some day :)
Welcoming service with friendly and attentive staff, along with great food and ambience. Lunch sets are also available on weekdays, at a pocket-friendly pricing of $15.90 onwards with a main and drink. I decided to go for the ala carte menu and ordered the Southern fried chicken sandwich (which turned out to be a burger instead), cornflake french toast and loaded taters. My favourite dish among all was the southern fried chicken burger which comes with a huge slab of deep fried chicken thigh topped with nacho cheese and ranch sauce, sandwiched between soft buttered brioche buns. It also comes with a side of tangy purple slaw and honey butter cornbread that was luscious with a soft, crumbly texture resembling a pound cake. A great and sweet change from the usual fries/wedges. The loaded taters was sinful albeit enjoyable, deep fried mini bite sized hashbrowns loaded with a generous amount of spicy jalapeno cheese, sour cream, chives and bacon bits. Would prefer if the sauces are served separately though as the tater tots below had turned soggy and lost the essential crisp factor. The cornflake french toast was crisp and coated with cornflakes that provided a pleasant crunch factor, filled with a spread of white and dark salted chocolate ganache and served with butterscotch banana slices and macerated berries. The fillings of chocolate ganache could have been more though IMO, tasted pretty mediocre and akin to a typical chocolate spread without any hint of saltiness as stated. Though prices are pretty steep for the dishes here, it's worth a visit for the ambience and quality of food served!
I had an excellent time at Alter Ego. The poke bowl was wholesome and good. I just wish the chunks of fish could be larger. Also tried the pizza fries and it was very good value for the price. The cheese used for the dish wasn't the usual 'cheap' type of cheese that most eateries used so I really appreciated that. The caramelised ikan bilis tasted wonderful too though it would be good if they served it in smaller portions as it was a bit too much for two people to share. Great experience!
It was an average experience at Alter Ego. Service was prompt and staffs were friendly. Pizza fries was good when eaten hot, it turns salty when cold. The Original Poke Shaker and Umami Omega pokebowls were not bad, Chilli cheese dog wasn't that fantastic though it was recommended by the staff. The portion for chilli cheese dog was disappointing, considering it's the same price as the salmon bowls, it came with a small portion of coleslaw & curly fries. There was a 10% discount for UOB cardholders.
Being a vegan I was delighted to find a restaurant serving a vegan option for my pre-theatre dinner. I had the Green Goddess Bowl which was a satisfying mix of avocado, kimchi, brown rice, and pomegranate. I added spicy roasted cashews for an extra $2, and they added crunch and spice to my meal. They also served my favourite Chai Rebel coconut mylk! My friends had the other Poke bowls and they all enjoyed their food. We also ordered both smoothie bowls and the cacao one was the nicer if the two - but then chocolate always wins when it comes to dessert! Both were not too sweet and tasted very healthy. Reservations recommended as they were quite busy! Best place for a healthy guilt free meal at Esplanade in my opinion.
It was a great experience! We made a reservation so we didn't have to wait. The staff were prompt to serving us and the food was delicious. It was really lively within the restaurant and we didn't mind one bit. The price was slightly on the high side. But overall I would recommend Alter Ego.
Came here to celebrate my friend's birthday! The staff were very eager to help me out in this so kudos for that. The birthday girl enjoyed her grilled cheese (FOR ULTIMATE CHEESE LOVERS) as did I, and we all loved the fried fish skin. Buffalo wings are a tad monotonous with a single layer of flavour - sour-spicy, that never graduated into a different taste, so skip that. Service-wise, there's a lack of clear floor management and procedure - the staff forgot to pass us our water and we had to ask thrice before another server got it for us very apologetically. It's also slightly unhygienic to be served water from a flask on the ground. What saved the day - nice food, servers were still very friendly and we pulled off the surprise successfully so thank you! I tried to be fair in this review, hope this helps y'all target what to improve!