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Alter Ego

Esplanade · Bar · $$$$
315 Reviews

About Alter Ego

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.

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Alter Ego
8 Raffles Avenue, Esplanade Mall, #01-13D
Singapore 039802

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

Chef's Choice


Small Plates

Poke & Chips

Crunchy tortilla chips with poke of your pick: Spicy Mayo Tuna, Avocado Miso Tuna, Original Shoyu Salmon, Spicy Garlic Sesame Salmon or Avocado Poke.

Buffalo Wings

Brined wings, twice-baked, then tossed in our spicy & tangy buffalo sauce. Served with house-made ranch.

Pizza Fries

Fries, smoky pepperoni, three-cheese sauce & savoury house-made bacon ketchup. For all that #cheesepull goals.

Loaded Taters

Crisp tater tots doused mercilessly in spicy jalapeño cheese sauce, maple-glazed bacon & sour cream. Optional finish with a splash of hot sauce. Not for the faint-hearted.

Fried Chicken Skin

Crunchy chicken skin tossed in a southern spice mix. A must-have with your beer.


The Original Poke Shaker

The Original Poke Shaker Original Shoyu Salmon on our Signature Sushi Rice, served with fresh ingredients and premiums of Lime Avocado & Spiced Roasted Cashews, topped with tobiko & pickled shimeiji mushrooms.

Umami Omega

Spicy Garlic Sesame Salmon on our Signature Sushi Rice, served with fresh ingredients and premiums of Lime Avocado & Kale Chips, topped with tobiko & pickled shimeiji mushrooms.

Chilli Cheese Dog

Grilled cheddar sausage topped with our sweet & spicy house-made beef mince, sour cream & melted cheddar cheese, stuffed in a buttery griddled bun.

Double Patty Melt

Two patties made from a blend of freshly ground beef chuck and wagyu fat, layered with two slices of good ol' American cheese, pickles, bacon ketchup, housed in a buttery brioche bun. Served with Mexican corn & sautéed thyme mushrooms.

Pork Belly Confit

Luscious chunks of confit pork belly on a crusty slice of sourdough, with mustard mayo and maple tomato relish, topped with crumbled pork crackling. Served with cabbage e pepe and crispy tater tots. Time to let your (belts) loose.

Green Goddess (Vegan)

Avocado poke on nutty brown rice, served with fresh ingredients, premiums of Kimchi & Peruvian Pomegranate topped with pickled shimeiji mushrooms.


Blackberry Binge Smoothie Bowl

An antioxidant boost of bananas, raspberries, blackberries & soy milk, topped with blueberries, pomegranate arils, coconut chips & roasted cashews.

Cacaoholic Smoothie Bowl

A blend of bananas, raw cacao & soy milk, topped raw cacao nibs, blueberries, coconut chips & our dark chocolate & coconut drizzle.

Lemon Icebox Pie

A no-bake pie filled with a tangy & creamy lemon filling, on a buttery cinnamon-spiked crust. Served with house-made Chantilly cream & berry reduction.

Cookies & Cream

Crumbled chocolate chip cookies blitzed into semi-frozen vanilla bean parfait, drizzled with salted Milo sauce. Our version of Mcflurry - perhaps better...


Sheppy's Elderflower Cider

Our house cider; a oral, fruity, sparkling hit exclusive to us, never to be found anywhere else.

Tuatara Helles Lager

Dry, crisp, & malty, with a light body & hints of lemon

Tuatara's Aotearoa Pale Ale

Medium body, with a strong aroma of tropical fruits and a crisp, hoppy finish
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Further Information

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.

315 Alter Ego Reviews

imgEn Li T.3 days ago · 5 reviews

Tried the poke bowls as recommended by a friend, and they really are worth the hype. The only thing that can be improved would be the customer service because staff can seem inattentive at times, but it isn’t much of an issue and I would definitely make a return visit.

Miranda O.3 days ago · 1 review

Great food and lunch set! Dynamite kickin poke bowl was full of flavour, but it was slightly salty, would be better with more rice to balance out the flavours!

imgTan Z.4 days ago · 2 reviews

The ambience was great, but be prepared to sit outdoors if you did not make a reservation. The food is great there are also craft beers available for those who enjoy it. It’s suitable for a friends gathering!

Catherine I.5 days ago · 2 reviews

Great food fantastic staff. The food was served fast. Definitely one of the best cafes in esplanade. Will be back for more next time !!

imgNatalie W.5 months ago · 22 reviews

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!

imgAriane L.9 months ago · 3 reviews

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!

imgCindy L.3 months ago · 4 reviews

I'm a regular at Alter Ego since their opening. I like their poke bowl mix and it's very yummy! They just launched $15.90 lunch set, so get coffee/tea with your order! If you want also are able to eat some "sinful" but super delicious sides, be sure to try their fried chicken skin, fried fish skin or the pizza fries. You won't be disappointed. If you want more food options, try their burger also. They also serve a lot of drinks like mead, cider and other drinks. Highly recommended! 😉

Kate P.3 months ago · 40 reviews

Alter Ego is the brainchild of the same team behind A Poké Theory, but with another side to it - decadent, sinful and equally enjoyable. From the contrast between the pillowy bun, snappy sausages and broad flavours of the Chilli Dog, to fried chicken skin dusted with paprika that is airy and crisp, Alter Ego's offerings are well-executed versions of classic comfort foods.

Yi Ting N.5 months ago · 1 review

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.

Jamie T.7 months ago · 3 reviews

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.

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