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4.9 /6 Excellent 39 Reviews

Buyan Restaurant

Duxton Russian $$$ +100

About Buyan Restaurant

Singapore’s Buyan Restaurant & Caviar Bar takes its inspiration from the eponymous mythical island, whose ability to appear and disappear is the stuff of Slavic legend. But rest assured, Buyan Restaurant & Caviar Bar is here to stay, with a sustainable and socially-conscious food ethos that contributes to the conservation of the famed sturgeon – from where this Duxton Hill restaurant gets its caviar – and only the finest farmed wild boar and geese. You heard it, but do you believe it? With such exotic dishes, Buyan Restaurant & Caviar Bar offers a truly unique culinary voyage.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 18:00 - 01:00
  • Sunday Closed
Buyan Restaurant, Duxton Hill 9, 089593 Singapore

Further Information

Buyan Restaurant & Caviar Bar is a unique place to eat in Singapore, creating Russian-influenced haute cuisine from sustainable sources. This ethos is a must, considering many of the delicacies on offer are endangered by irresponsible consumption and harvesting practices. Authentic sturgeon, ossetra, and beluga caviars are supplied by trusted farms that are certified sustainable. These rare foods are just the icing on the cake – Buyan Restaurant & Caviar Bar, atop Singapore’s Duxton Hill, offers a galaxy of Russian and Slavic cuisines alongside premium vodkas from Russia, Poland, Ukraine, not to mention a selection of fine wines, beer and cider.

Such a feast Singapore has never seen before – Buyan Restaurant & Caviar Bar is opening locals’ eyes to the wonders of Russian and Eastern European gastronomy. Hearty portions are tempered by an uncompromising sense of elegance, conferred upon the dishes both in terms of their fresh, handpicked ingredients and their effortless presentation. A feast fit for the Tsar rather than the Mongol hordes – but taking equal inspiration from the culinary traditions of both courts – Buyan Restaurant & Caviar Bar is a shining light atop Duxton Hill, taking a rightfully earned place amongst Singapore’s already incredibly cosmopolitan dining scene.

CHEF'S CHOICE

39 Reviews

4.9 /6 Excellent 39 Reviews
Food: delicious
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: friendly
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
29.05.2016 22:05

The restaurant is great, food is nice, service is excellent. HOWEVER, Quandoo messed up my reservation! Quandoo DID NOT reserve a table for me, and I recieved call from another restaurant instead!

1 review so far 6
04.05.2016 13:41

We had a great experience there! The service team was very professional and knowledgeable of their menu. Great recommendation and nice ambience. Will definitely go again!

1 review so far 6
05.04.2016 09:33

very friendly and good bar to hang out with friends, can recommend to my office co-workers especially after office hours and Friday night, with the live band and staffs that can recommend nice drinks and foods to suit our palates.

1 review so far 6
09.03.2016 10:42

The overall food and service were excellent. We loved the surprise dessert provided by the restaurant, it's on the house! Thank you for the delicious food, excellent service in such a great environment.

2 reviews so far 5
16.03.2016 14:49

The restaurant wasn't crowded as we went on a Tuesday night. The ambience was great and the staff were very friendly and attentive. You know how some restaurants aren't packed but their staff just stand around and do nothing. This is not that kind of restaurant. They were attentive and cleared our table, filled our water without us asking. I had wanted to order a dessert cake beforehand and asked for a candle to be arranged. To my pleasant surprise, the staff told me that the restaurant provides a complimentary slice of cake for birthday celebration and that she would bring the cake out with a candle on my cue. How sweet! When we left, the staff wished my bf happy birthday again. The only issue I had was the portions were small for the price but the food were not bad for a first-timer trying Russian cuisine. Will definitely come back again, and maybe order a more expensive caviar to try.

6 reviews so far 5
23.01.2016 11:14

Servings looked tiny but they were rather filling. Buyan sprat bites - smoked fish on toasted rye bread - were crispy and savory, Zharkoye was a classic beef and potato stew, rich and chock full of ingredients. The pastry lid was a nice touch. The Ryba v Gorshochke, seabass and potato in cream sauce was yummy and generous with the fish but personally I would find a full serving too cloying to finish; it's good for sharing.

1 review so far 6
24.09.2015 11:13

The russian food is great. I like the salted herring is great. The dessert is great and the waitress is very helpful. The food portion for bar menu is abit too big portion . My wife and i manage to finish the food as we dont want to waste the food. Overall it is great experience for russian food.

2 reviews so far 5
19.10.2015 14:44

Staff were very helpful in describing the various dishes. After we have ordered, the Indian lady suggested maybe we should share the borsch soup instead of ordering one for each, as thefood may be too much for the two of us. As it turned out, the portion was just right and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Great service and good food. Good nite out.

7 reviews so far 4
06.05.2015 17:57

Friendly staff attends to you. I'm very amused by the boss/manager as he does his best to make conversation with customers yet not overdoing it that it would interrupt our meal time. Menu is on an iPad under the books App. They have a 2 page selection of Vodka if you're a fan and affordable Caviar is also on the list. I love the food but I believe dessert could be done better.

1 review so far 5
04.05.2016 09:39

Interesting and unique food choices.. we have tried: - Mimosa Salad: interesting.. - Borscht: beef cubes has a mild smell.. would be perfect if there isn't.. - Shashlyk: delicious sauce.. lamb has a mild smell.. would be great if there isn't.. - Beef Stroganov: yummy sauce.. tender beef.. perfect.. loving it..

1 review so far 3
31.08.2015 13:47

Being a Russian myself, I was hoping to get a taste of home. But the food was disappointing: kvas was flat, solyanka didn't have any vegetables apart from onion and didn't taste intense as it should, soleniya had marinated cucumbers instead of salted ones (?!)... Beef Stroganoff was good. I would have given it a 2 but the quality of their service was excellent. Our waiter was knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

2 reviews so far 4
22.05.2016 21:21

Not exactly value for money, even with the Palate card. The portion is small, compared to the amount charged. The clear cabbage soup is not recommended, taste like it was made from packet stock. The Shashlyk is good though i would recommend that you order only the lamb and chicken.

1 review so far 5
29.10.2015 23:21

The service was great, the waiter patiencely explained each item on the menu. The salmon was very nicely done and we had 2 servings. Atmosphere was warm with good live band, perfected with Russian brew. Recommended to friends.

1 review so far 6
14.02.2016 01:41

Excellent food. Friendly and attentive staff. Food was tasty and pretty authentic Russian. Highly recommend this as a good place to eat. In particular, the "Happy Hour" menu was excellent value-for-money!

2 reviews so far 6
17.09.2015 13:41

The serving portions were generous. The food was delicious too. They also took the trouble to introduce and explain the dishes to us. We were very satisfied with the service.

5 reviews so far 5
14.05.2016 22:53

The ambiance is nice and the service was good. Food too was well prepared and served quite fast. Did not have to wait too long for food although the beer I ordered took a while.

1 review so far 5
20.04.2016 18:24

Re-stock items on Monday? Brought my European and Mexican friends there and there were limited options on Tuesday, they were really sad :( but they all agreed the food was awesome, keep it up!! :D

6 reviews so far 5
07.05.2016 12:12

Serving size was not the most generous but food quality was good and a nice ambience. Would recommend it for Palate dining! Check out the oldest wine for some after dinner convo topics!

2 reviews so far 6
24.01.2016 13:57

Very nice food & service. Will recommend. Inferior is all wood paneled so can be a bit dark. An extensive wine list. The house pour is good.

1 review so far 5
25.04.2016 10:22

Food menu was authentic, delicious, diverse,, but not so much that you got lost in the choices. Great cocktails and choice of Vodka with very personal service. Will definitely be coming again!

1 review so far 5
09.08.2015 08:05

Nice dining atmosphere as there wasn't many customers around on a weekday. Food is interesting and good overall. Serving staff was helpful with recommendations though pricey. Good experience, worth a try.

2 reviews so far 3
13.01.2016 23:19

Service good but food was only ok. Dining room not open so sat in the bar area, very casual and because it was close to the speaker, not easy to talk. Appetizers were good (Borsch and vareniki dumplings). Main of beef stroganoff too salty but not enough pepper.

1 review so far 5
19.03.2015 09:58

Good food and attentive service. Feels like home cooked food (which is a good thing). The flavored Vodka cannot be missed. I will go back some times soon.

3 reviews so far 5
01.03.2016 22:26

The food there is special, very traditional Russian cuisine. The service is very good too! We would go back in the future. Thank you very much.

1 review so far 5
15.12.2015 13:24

pluses - amazing food, helpful and friendly staff. minuses - despite non-smoking room there is still smoke smell from outside. and prices are a bit high.

3 reviews so far 5
19.03.2016 07:24

Food ordered tasted good and uniquely Russian! Ambience was a little loud due pub frontage and would prefer seated inside. Service prompt and helpful. Overall good

1 review so far 5
09.10.2015 07:39

was a little quiet imin a Thu evening but liked the casual ambience. good live music! friendly service too. We had a nice time there.

2 reviews so far 5
25.07.2015 01:06

Very nice environment, very hospitable employees. The service is very good and the ambience is great. The food is delicious and the price is reasonable.

3 reviews so far 4
21.03.2016 08:51

Great drinks, average food. Try their Buyan mule and caviar but avoid the mains which are overpriced and not really particularly tasty. Interesting dessert selections too

6 reviews so far 6
20.11.2015 18:53

Awesome place for food after work. Staff were very informative and attentive too :) Would definitely return!

1 review so far 3
03.12.2015 16:25

Poor selection of Beers. Most not available, the ones which are were not good. No major brands beer. Service was average. Food - only starters tried - were ok for this type restaurant.

8 reviews so far 5
17.01.2016 00:14

Perfect service for a birthday treat! Staff were polite and friendly with good suggestions on food :)

1 review so far 4
04.07.2015 07:11

Service abit slow despite ours being the only table during lunch hour. Menu variety is good. Set lunch isvalue for money.

2 reviews so far 5
04.07.2015 16:56

Service and ambience was fantsstic! Live band was a plus. Food was ok, not to bad.

1 review so far 6
26.04.2015 09:11

Great food and wine and fantastic service. The atmosphere was terrific as well.

3 reviews so far 6
30.12.2015 09:44

Very nice atmosphere and good service! Staff were friendly and helpful

5 reviews so far 5
24.03.2016 08:52

Food was good and they have an interesting selection of flavored volkas

29 reviews so far 5
01.04.2015 21:39

Been there twice . Still Good food, good service .

1 review so far 1
14.05.2016 00:37

Reservation for Buyan was not passed to Buyan on time so had to wait for a table until one was ready. Not happy with the online reservation status. However buyan was brilliant as always