Keong Saik Road is heating up with a plethora of groovy restaurants and Don Ho Singapore is the latest to grace this dense block of F&B establishments in Chinatown. Calling itself a social kitchen and bar, this venue takes the focus back to the simple pleasures of life – divine food, exceptional cocktails and hearty conversations. This social kitchen and bar is all about the good times, so sit back amid its industrial tropical-inspired decor and pore over the innovative menu featuring fusion dishes that blend east and west, such as smoked sweet potato hummus with hazelnut dukkah and house-made focaccia or crispy skin pork belly with apple puree, fennel and sprout salad. The tropical cocktail menu is well worth a look – we love the Pineapple Express made with vodka, pineapple and local calamansi limes served in a fresh pineapple shell. With a playlist so full of Motown soul, you’ll want to stick around for a tipple afterwards.
Ladies, be sure to book for Ladies Night on Thursdays at Don Ho from 6pm. With each reservation of five or more ladies will received a complimentary jug of the signature Tiny Bubbles! Dress to impress in your best tropical prints and the best group instapic of the night will win a bottle of prosecco at 10:30pm – tag @donho, #tinybubbles & #ladiesnight
Paying homage to its former heyday as the main thoroughfare of Singapore’s red light district in Chinatown, Keong Saik Road has undergone a renaissance and evolved to become the hottest street in the local gastronomy scene. The new kid on the block is none other than Hawaiian-inspired fusion restaurant Don Ho. Named after Sixties’ Hawaiian star Don Ho, the venue evokes casual sophistication with a tropical flair, evident not only in its interior but also the menu.
The menu infuses elements of east and west in items like pork cheeks char su sliders and freshly shucked oysters dressed in a ponzu vinaigrette. You’ll find these influences in the creative cocktail menu too, with concoctions made from ingredients such as chipotle, tamarind and green tea powder. Gather your friends for an intimate dining experience over small plates or sharing platters at this exciting fusion concept restaurant, a short walk from both Outram Park and Chinatown MRT stations in Singapore. Get ahead of the lines at Don Ho by booking a table online!
Great food and staff and ambience. Would come again for sure.
Very nice atmosphere and larger dishes than anticipated. It was surprisingly not packed, and the waiters and waitresses were very attentive to our four person group
Excellent service and food. We were taken care of by Ben and he was extremely knowledgeable about wine and food pairings, he even knew the bottle that I brought!
Fantastic food with impeccable service. Great vibes although can get a little loud in case you're looking for a romantic night out! Great place, will definitely be coming here again.
Food & drinks great but we were a little let down by service. We found staff were not really helpful, we had to ask for a lot of items and when we had questions they were quite dismissive. At one point the waiter shrugged and rolled his eyes when we asked a question. We were very relaxed and in good spirits - we weren't being demanding, just asking for guidance on what would be best for our group or recommendations for items that suited 5 people. The waiter directed us to the top of the menu where it says '3 dishes per person'. We had to prompt on each item for size, whether it was good to share amongst 5 or whether we needed a couple of dishes of that type. In the end we enjoyed the food that came out and we would be writing a wonderful review if the service matched - all we needed was a bit of enthusiasm and we would have been really satisfied!
Great food. Some elements of the service was a little slow. We sat a long time waiting for menus and had to ask etc but the staff were very friendly. Some of the sharing dishes are very small compared to others for the price. All the dishes we tried were delicious. The decor is lovely and the ambiance is good. A nice place to go with a group of friends. Good cocktail list although too many choices had egg white for my liking but the tiny bubbles cocktail was fab. Would go here again.
Decor was great, we loved the crispy eggplant and pork cheek. The drinks we ordered only came after about three dishes were served, which was the only thing that could be improved. Nice waitresses but we were waiting at the door with no one at front of house, and it was a bit hard to get attention from where we sat at the Windows. Overall great experience, we will be back! Also balaclava was lovely for dessert.
Fabulous! I Wanted to go for a very long time and finally made it. Definitely can't wait to go back again! It was a treat! We made a little research before dinner and read about the Aubergine, beef cheek and so on, apart from Foie gras ( I don't like sweet brioche combination with my meat), ordered nearly everything :-). Four people to share 2-3 dishes per person is definitely sufficient. Amazing!!!
Food was outstanding, service was excellent. The only ask to improve the overall experience would be to space the dishes out more. We would have enjoyed having more time to savour each dish. I strongly recommend Don Ho, we will return again soon.
Don Ho was beautiful space with very attentive staff. The food and drinks were amazing and affordable for its price. Divine and the lady server were very attentive and helpful. Overall, recommended place for dinner.