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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Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 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
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


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

Menu Highlights


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.

Set Menu

Set Lunch

Available from Mondays to Fridays (12 to 3pm) till 31st March 2018. Not valid for takeaway.


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

More about Alter Ego, Singapore

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.

442 Alter Ego Reviews

442 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Good value
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ahjeong h.12 days ago · 1 review

Food was stylish and so tasteful. The atmosphere was also nice and trendy as well. I'd love to go there again sometimes. I recommend this place.

Kathy L.a month ago · 138 reviews

The bar bites were so good and can’t wait for the next visit.

Pearlyn T.a month ago · 10 reviews

I'm a returning customer. Great ambience along the arts district. Recommended for Friday nights as bar dining especially in this area! Pokebowl is a great alternative for people who doesn't want to have unhealthy food.

Wai Kit L.2 months ago · 6 reviews

Food was good and fresh but price is a bit steep!

Natalie W.a year ago · 26 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!

Ariane L.a year 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!

Cindy L.a year 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! 😉

Claire L.8 months ago · 1 review

I had a light pre concert dinner with two friends at Alter Ego. We shared a classic poke bowl and a belly pork sandwich. The service was friendly and efficient and the food good. The restaurant offers a large variety of beer but the wine choice is limited. I would recommend Alter Ego for a quick pre concert dinner.

S J.10 months ago · 104 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.

Jie Min C.5 months ago · 1 review

Didn't really have a good experience here. We were told we had to order the Vday sets so we ordered 4 sets and chose 2 desserts and 2 sides (which needed $8 top-up for each side). Waited very very long for our food and halfway through we were told that the desserts were no longer available and we were asked to switch the 2 desserts to sides instead without charge. As we already had 2 of the pizza fries, none of us eat chicken skin and these were the only sides on the Vday set, we wanted to change to something else on the sides menu that was outside of the Vday set. What we chose were cheaper than $8 but were told that if we wanted to change to these cheaper sides, we had to top up the full price because these were out of menu. We couldn't understand the inflexibility, after all, we were entitled to 2 sides; already we were picking cheaper ones and the sides menu are available for ordering that day. Tried to explain and all these happened while we were still waiting for the rest of our food which took approx 45mins to fully arrive. And the restaurant wasn't even crowded To be fair, we were allowed to pick other sides in the end (after a reaaally long time) and the staff remained polite. Food was average.