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Coriander Leaf - Chijmes

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About Coriander Leaf - Chijmes

Coriander Leaf has long been a fixture in Singapore’s dining scene. Offering fine dining in a relaxed bistro environment (now in a new location at Downtown’s Chijmes along Victoria Street), Coriander Leaf is synonymous with Asian cuisine in the city. Beyond offering up innovative interpretations of Lebanese, Iranian, Pakistani, Indian, Myanmar, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisines, Coriander Leaf is also renowned for its community engagement: catering, cooking classes, corporate bonding events, and popular culinary gift hampers.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Saturday 18:00 - 22:30
  • Sunday Closed
Coriander Leaf - Chijmes, Victoria Street 30 #02-01 , 187996 Singapore

Further Information

Old and new, ancient and modern – the culinary traditions from across Asia (and even further afield) come together in the kitchens of Coriander Leaf. And it’s not just the resident chefs who get behind the stove at Downtown Singapore’s beloved Asian food hub – you too can make the transition from diner to gastronomic god with Coriander Leaf’s popular cooking classes. Here, South Asian and Southeast Asian meets Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking, with small classes of students guided through menu design to final presentation, giving would-be chefs a behind-the-scenes look at how Victoria Street’s Coriander Leaf in Chijmes creates its famous fusion.

Building on their perennially popular cooking studio courses, Coriander Leaf have also become a fixture among companies looking to bring their team together – what better way to bond than over incredible cuisine, made by and shared between friends and colleagues? As for regular dining at Coriander Leaf, it’s at once a stylish and casual affair. A la carte and set menus are available, as is an incredibly curated wine pairing menu, matching old and new world wines with the Asian dishes that have made Coriander Leaf a household name among gourmands in Singapore. With a new location in the heart of the Chijmes complex along Victoria Street in the Downtown Core, Chijmes is set to impress (and educate) a whole new audience of the city’s foodies.

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CHEF'S CHOICE

199 Reviews

4.9 /6 Excellent 199 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: delicious
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
Service: friendly
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1 review so far 6
19.06.2017 10:47

Quality of meat is excellent. Food is superb. Service is above average. The cod fish is something I will come back for. Price of Acoholic drinks are on high side hence we withheld ordering more drinks.

1 review so far 6
16.06.2017 18:53

My 4th time back, and service has improved a lot, as the wait-staff, actually acknowledged us first, and came back to attend to us once they'd attended to whatever they were doing. Previously, we were simply ignored.

1 review so far 6
15.06.2017 16:27

First time visiting the restaurant, had a good experience. We were slightly late and a staff gave us a call to remind us of our reservation. Service was prompt and service staff were polite.

2 reviews so far 6
11.06.2017 08:54

Again, great food and excellent service. Every dish was tasty, must have are the prawns and lamb chops. Pavlova to share for desert is also a winner.

2 reviews so far 5
22.02.2016 15:00

We went to Coriander Leaf for dinner to celebrate a family event. It has been a while since we were at Chijmes and it was a pleasant surprise to see the upgraded version. We were warmly welcomed at Coriander Leaf, the menu was an interesting selection with a different take on North Indian/Pakistani food. The service was attentive, the server was well informed about food choices and made good recommendations when we asked for ideas. The ambience was good though perhaps a little on the dark side in terms of lighting. This location is acoustically much better than the previous location which was very bright and where it was difficult to have a good conversation. Overall, a good evening.

2 reviews so far 3
17.06.2016 16:28

We have not been to CL for a long time and it was quite a big change from elegant serving to now tapas type of sharing plates. We did not mind that as you can try more different dishes. However, taste of food was very ordinary and messy looking. - Coriander leaf salad was a mess tucked in a small black bowl. smaller leaves is better and squid was quite burnt. - Soya bean noodle was better in taste, again I was expecting more for what it was charged at $14. I have made similar dish at home so again restaurant needs to offer something different especially when CL is well known for authentic spices. - prawns fried in chilli and tomato chutney was spicy and it would be nice to see what the chutney looked like. - signature chicken seriously is ordinary in taste. Service was good and quick but there were only 4 tables. I think it would be better if staff engaged less in group conversations, checking on phones and drinking cold drinks at kitchen counter. Maybe now the restaurant approach has changed to more casual dining but decor makes you feel otherwise. As long as food taste good then no complain. It was a far cry from what we remembered Coriander Leaf was.

1 review so far 5
22.12.2016 00:15

I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food at Coriander Leaf. The naan (plain) was done perfectly! Light, fluffy and slightly salty and crispy, just perfect to go with the vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes we ordered. The Chicken Tandoori was done just right, juicy and tasty and not too salty. The spinach parcels are yummy with the yogurt. I must say that the food was worth the money we paid.

1 review so far 4
28.06.2016 08:18

The concept of small plates is good - it is a good way to sample a range of Asian dishes. The location at Chijmes is good - it is easy to get a pre or post dinner drink at the range of bars outside. The restaurant lighting is a bit dark and the room can get noisy. The nicer of the two rooms (the one with the windows) was kept as an overflow area, so the latecomers got the better tables. I would suggest switching it around so that the first comers get the better seats. The waitresses are friendly and efficient, but did forget one of our orders (it was our fault as we didn't catch it when she quickly recited the 8 dishes we had ordered.) The food is pretty good but there isn't much refinement or innovation beyond the 'Asian tapas' concept. I would suggest that it is a good place to take visitors (there were many non-Singaporeans there) but there are better dining experiences in Singapore for the price.

1 review so far 5
20.08.2016 08:37

It was a last minute choice to dine at Coriander Leaf but it turned out to be one of the best meals we have had during our 10 day holiday in Singapore. Friendly and attentive staff together with a varied tasty menu made for a great experience. We will certainly visit again when we next come to Singapore

1 review so far 4
16.11.2015 11:56

Anyone who has been to Coriander Leaf when they were still at Clarke Quay will be pleased with the "Familiar" Menu. The Crab Cakes are very good, and we were satisfied with the items we ordered, save for the Angus Beef with Kicap Manis (it could have been a matter of personal preference). Do try the mango with stick rice dessert. Excellent Service too!

1 review so far 6
31.05.2017 08:20

I brought my Husband to the restaurant for his birthday celebration. It took us a while to find the restaurant as it was on the second floor. We ordered quite a few dishes, of which I loved the Lamb racks and the garlic naan the most! Food was really yummy in general and restaurant was pretty quiet while we were there (usually gets crowded after 8). Service was great and we enjoyed our night :)

1 review so far 4
20.05.2017 17:49

I was really disappointed to find out, on arriving, that I had booked a restaurant at Chijmes that didn't have a patio or a balcony, and that we were going to miss out on the beautiful spectacle that the church is at night! All of the atmosphere of Chijmes, as a whole, is left as you walk up the stairs to the restaurant. But that was bad research on my part, I guess! The menu was limited I thought and expensive. The dishes we did try - crab cakes, kung pow chicken, duck pancakes, and a dumpling dish - were tasty, but nothing special. The one redeeming feature, the service was excellent.

1 review so far 6
27.06.2015 08:48

A really nice evening, friendly and great service, people cared and each of the 7 dishes served were tasty on the pallet thoughtfully prepared and most importantly served hot if they needed to be and warm if needed to be. Setting and ambience for us was one where we could talk and watch the action all in all a great night. Congratulations to you the chaef and team Samia. DB

1 review so far 5
12.06.2015 12:39

Tandoori Chicken has my vote! If you are a fan of spicy dishes, Blue Ray fin is a sure bet to win your heart. Lamb Chops were great but found them a little tad small in size. Rice noodle salad with roast duck and Watermelon & Turkish white cheese was a slight let down. Love the new decor, great ambience. A touch of contemporary feel. Very attentive staff on standby and checking in with us on the evening and the food. Well done!

1 review so far 3
24.07.2015 11:34

The restaurant was not easy to find with no clear directions. There were other patrons that we bumped into looking for the entrance to Coriander Leaf as we looked around. The food was disappointing and lacking. We kept hoping the next dish would be better but they did not deliver. On a positive note, the decor of the place is beautiful and the service is attentive and prompt.

2 reviews so far 5
05.11.2016 10:35

Food was good, not great, nice variety of dishes derived from Asian cuisines (traditional and fusion styles) including Indian, Chinese, Japanese, etc. They also have a dedicated vegetarian menu with good variety. Wine/drinks list is being reworked. Quiet during lunch when we went, great for catch up chat. Staff aim to please, helpful and cheerful. 3 of us opted for set lunch, plus an ala carte main to share, plus a glass each of wine/umeshu, and the bill came to $183.

2 reviews so far 6
08.05.2016 12:09

We had a great dinner at Coriander Leaf! The food was tasty and the menu had a lot of different choices. The service was also very good! We will be returning again soon!

2 reviews so far 4
05.11.2016 15:04

The food is as good as always but slightly disappointed that my old favourites such as the Thai-inspired Barramundi are off the menu and the Chocolate Lava cake has been modified and I am ambivalent about the whole small and large tapas-style plates as the prices have gone up and portions have gotten smaller. The new space is more polished but kind of lost its warmth from its cosy location at Clarke Quay but more accessible now at Chijmes which I do appreciate for lunch runs. Service is great and friendly that day so that is still not lost.

3 reviews so far 6
12.04.2016 07:44

Food is excellent!! What stands out though, is the exemplary service rendered by James, the manager! He makes it a point to chat with diners; he makes the time! As such u feel so at home! He is efficient and such a rare find to the service industry! Thanks James for yr impeccable service. Kudos to him n the restaurant! Will return again & again :-)

1 review so far 6
25.12.2015 11:20

We went to coriander leaf for Christmas Eve dinner. The food was very good, the waiter was very nice and friendly! The only comment I would put is that sometimes the food came too quickly and we would have appreciate a little more time between the courses. But on the overall we had a really good time at coriander leaf. Thank you !

1 review so far 6
16.10.2016 08:22

Excellent! The food was delicious! The menu creative and the atmosphere lovely. Samia, the owner is a brilliant chef. Coriander Leaf is one of of our very favorite restaurants in Singapore.

1 review so far 5
08.01.2016 09:52

The food was really good and tasty. Service was good but not as good as I was expecting based in the reviews I read. The portion size wasn't very big for sharing. There were 3 of us and it was just ok but we had to add an extra chop to the lamb chops as the waiter told us that regular size was 2. We would definitely recommend it and definitely go back.

1 review so far 6
14.08.2015 15:23

Great food, Great location and great service. This has the best of the old Coriander Leaf that was at Clarke Quay now with the atmosphere and history of Chijmes

1 review so far 5
02.10.2015 08:46

Good quality and creative food offerings, very attentive staff. Nice atmosphere although it lacks a little bit of warmth. Perhaps this is because the place is pretty new. Open kitchen is interesting feature but ventilation could be improved upon - too many smells coming out of the kitchen to my liking. But would go again and recommend to others. Prices ok.

1 review so far 6
14.06.2015 09:54

We had an excellent experience at Coriander Leaf, the food was fantastic and the new renovation is very nice. We would recommend to visit.

1 review so far 5
18.07.2015 09:40

Nice new restaurant but disappointing that there is no view. Food was lovely although some of the descriptions on the menu did not match the actual food served. Next time I would request that the dishes be served one at a time and in a specified order - they came mostly together. The naan bread was delicious.

3 reviews so far 5
13.10.2016 07:04

The flavours continue to amaze us and the service is among the best in Singapore. The have a great team! Coriander Leaf is one of our favorite restaurants.

3 reviews so far 3
19.09.2015 11:10

Restaurant's aircon was either not strong enough or the open-concept kitchen's heat had overpowered it. Too warm to feel comfy that my hubby & I couldn't linger around longer than expected after dinner. Maybe should install a glass panel at kitchen to maintain the open concept & keep the heat within the kitchen. Food was ok but portion too small. Hence we feel not worth the price. We love the plain naan. The butter rice that came with the beef kebab was quite badly done. Rice was hard & the base was charred.

1 review so far 6
25.08.2015 10:37

The ambiance is very nice and peaceful. The food is definitely great. We ordered dishes from various categories and all of them are very unique fusion and taste great. The service is attentive and prompt. I came back twice in less than a month. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
01.10.2016 07:23

We had an incredible dining experience sitting at the kitchen table. We were able to see all the meals being prepared and talk to the chefs and staff about the food and the menu. The food was outstanding and full of flavour. Highly recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 5
17.11.2015 07:06

Terrific food and excellent service. We had several delicious dishes and only one we thought was not up to snuff (the soft-shell crab was way too sweet and the sauce was gritty and seemed to be separating, we recommend staying away from that one). But everything else was super! Staff is great, attentive without hovering.

1 review so far 6
04.03.2017 08:03

The creamy blue swimmer crab croquettes were well balanced by the tangy tomato chutney. Other favourites included the sweet potato noodle salad, frontier chicken paired with an order of naan, and eggplant which was perfect when we asked for it to be made less spicy.

34 reviews so far 6
23.07.2015 23:14

The four of us really had a really good time in this beautiful restaurant. The food is interestingly delicious with lots of herbs and spices used. Service is fantastic too especially our host, Marcus who gave us some really good recommendation. Would definitely be back!

1 review so far 5
08.09.2015 18:17

Positives: Great Location, Innovative menu, great Food quality.Service is great, prompt and helpful. Negatives: The Restaurant itself is difficult to find as there are no clearly visible signs in Chijmes campus. The interior design is a bit dated. Chairs are not comfortable to sit for long time. Price vs food quantity is questionable.

1 review so far 6
28.05.2016 12:50

Nice ambience and the food was Super! Highly recommended the angus wagyu ribeye and one of the chicken dish in the 'Familar' section. The staff were attentive and have good knowledge on the menu. Must visit this place if you like local fusion food.

2 reviews so far 5
02.01.2016 14:54

An interesting Pan-Asian restaurant in Chijmes, with possibly a unique method of classifying food into five groups - Fresh, Familiar, Spicy, Umami and Sweet. Most of the dishes are delicious, some succeeding better than others, but with a broad range in each grouping there's something for all tastes. We will certainly return.

2 reviews so far 5
11.11.2015 09:11

Love the warm and friendly service. Dishes are a hit and a miss. We love the baby sea bass and baby lamb chops but the sea urchin was most underwhelming. Overall, it is still a nice place to come back to. Worth checking out for those who have not yet done so.

1 review so far 6
27.06.2015 00:39

The staff was amazing so engaging and passionate about the food they were serving. And there was the food....it's like taking all the best parts of Singapore and infusing them one menu. It's a must stop for the foodie in you to enjoy.

1 review so far 4
24.07.2015 22:11

Tonight was my second visit to Coriander Leaf. The quality of the food was just as good as the first! Definitely one of my go-to places for a nice meal for now!

1 review so far 5
25.02.2016 08:47

Food at Coriander Leaf is always a treat. Service is good but can get a bit 'lost' when there are many large groups to serve.

1 review so far 6
29.02.2016 09:10

This it the 3rd time I have been to this restaurant and once again I have to say it has fantastic food with flavours that make you want to come back and try other dishes and it remains relatively well priced.

1 review so far 5
26.04.2017 09:55

Food was a fusion of many kinds and it was delicious. We ordered the sweet potato noodle, crab croquettes and Nepalese chicken dumpling for starter and all were good. Stir fried eggplants and lamb chops were delicious too. Ambiance was nice and staffs were prompt and helpful.

1 review so far 5
04.01.2017 21:51

Pleasant and attentive staff. Well-presented dishes, more like tapas sharing plates than actual meals. We had the Tandoori Chicken with Butter Naan, and Lamb Massaman Curry. Both were delicious. Quite expensive, but it is Singapore, after all. We would go again and will recommend it to friends.

2 reviews so far 6
16.07.2015 07:58

Superb evening. Took some friends who were visiting from Denmark, and they too absolutely loved it !! Great variety of super tasty Asian cuisine... highly recommend for out-of-town guests !! Decor was cool, and Stephen provided terrific service !

1 review so far 6
08.09.2015 08:12

Wonderful experience. Food was great and service excellent. The new premise is far better than the old place and the food is more eclectic. The wine list is not totally common but good choices and good value. Superb!!!

5 reviews so far 6
23.08.2016 09:50

Yummy food, some can be very spicy but yumm! Good service staffs, they were all very attentive. Nice atmosphere too with very friendly Chef who came out to meet us & got us free desserts too. Would recommend!

1 review so far 6
23.04.2016 09:48

Had dinner there once and was impressed. Came back for lunch and preferred ordering from their a la carte menu. Coriander salad, marinated prawn salad, garlic naan, soft shell crab and coconut sorbet were great. Will visit again.

1 review so far 6
06.09.2015 11:49

Food was fantastic and the service was exceptional. I liked the idea of the five flavor elements, it kind of forced you to select different dishes creating variety in dining experience. I would definitely go back again.

1 review so far 6
22.11.2016 22:07

Superb food and ambience. Very friendly staff. Enjoyed the following: Mixed vegetable momo dumplings, roasted tomato relish, sichuan pepper Shantofu, spicy burmese curry, coconut milk and green onions Spinach parcel, toasted pinenuts, turkish white cheese, browned butter

1 review so far 4
30.09.2016 18:07

sincere and thoughtful service. I brought my son and was offered baby cutlery and a plate without prompting. the server who attended to us also brought a glass of water for him that was sealed with cling wrap for minimal spillage. food overall was good as always, although the wagyu rendang was way too dry.