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4.7 /6 Excellent 76 Reviews

Jing Hua Xiao Chi

Orchard Road Chinese $$ +100
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About Jing Hua Xiao Chi

After spending the last 25 years serving up their honest-to-goodness home-cooked and homely dishes, in 2014 the team behind the original Jing Hua Xiao Chi threw open the doors to their third venture inside the Palais Renaissance in Singapore on Orchard Road. Here diners can enjoy the food that made Jing Hua Xiao Chi’s name all those years ago in markedly chicer and more grown up dining space than on offer in the older restaurants in the group.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Tuesday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Wednesday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Thursday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Friday 11:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Saturday 11:30 - 21:30
  • Sunday 11:30 - 21:30
Jing Hua Xiao Chi, Orchard Road, Palais Renaissance, #B1-04/05 390 , 238871 Singapore

Further Information

The dining room at the Jing Hua Xiao Chi, inside the Palais Renaissance on Orchard Road, is a sight to behold. An art-deco style bar crossed with a traditional Singapore Straits Chinese tea room seats up to 90 guests. The food maintains the high standards that the Han family established with the flagship Neil Road restaurant with hints of new ideas seeping into the mix too. There are signature dishes like crispy lotus seed pancakes and sweet osmanthus flower rice ball soup to tantalise the taste buds of the intrepid diner.

The original Jing Hua Xiao Chi over on Neil Street in Singapore was founded out of financial necessity. The Han family, with the recipes passed down by Mr. Han’s mother, turned their much loved family dumplings into hard cash and quickly became a Singaporean institution. In the Palais Renaissance on Orchard Road, the restaurant has grown up. Diners still head here for the dumplings and noodles (and a dessert too, if they’re got room) but they are returning for the excellent service, smart surrounds and relaxed ambience.

CHEF'S CHOICE

76 Reviews

4.7 /6 Excellent 76 Reviews
Service: friendly
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: delicious
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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4 reviews so far 6
19.05.2017 09:03

Excellent food and service and ambience. Consistent experience and kid friendly. The private room is very nice and is great for mid sized parties or gatherings

1 review so far 6
30.05.2016 09:08

Great xiao long ago and tang yuen - we will definitely be back. Perfect local gem - How was this not on my radar before now?

5 reviews so far 6
16.05.2016 09:56

We experienced Good quality food and service. It's off peak hours, we certainly have enjoyed ourselves. We will recommend this place others and will return for more soon!

1 review so far 6
08.01.2016 09:20

Super yummy dumplings and one of the best red bean pancakes that I have ever tried! The location is walking distance from Tanjong Pager MRT station.

1 review so far 4
24.10.2015 00:56

Here's what we ordered for 3 pax Dinner. The 2 Signature dishes (10 x Soupy Dumplings and 6 xPan Fried Dumplings) are well worth it. Famous Ja jiang noodles were a little thick and overcooked (mushy and waterlogged), bit sparing with the spinach. 1 x Chinese pork and seafood pizza and 1 x Red Bean with Sesame Pancake Dessert were both great. 1 x Rice Balls in Rose Water: Not great, the balls were still trying to thaw from being frozen. Skip this dish. 1 x Pot of Free Flow Premium Pu-Er: Perfect for this cuisine. Badly-made Teapot that dribbled everywhere, there was more tea on our table than in our teacups. Total food bill for the above: $76 Too many huge red lampshades packed in a row, painfully bright under them; can be used for dental surgery. Mind U it's not as bright as the original outlet at Neil Rd — light up Singapore over there. Service was efficient and friendly.

1 review so far 5
11.09.2015 17:00

Had dinner in Jing Hua Xiao Chi in Palais Renaissance. Not crowded, probably because it is a Wednesday. Menu is not wide but happy with the food ordered, especially the Guo Tie. The Xiao Long Bau is decent too - juicy and tasy. Service is good too.

1 review so far 6
21.12.2015 11:06

Really like the food there and the service was prompt. Went on a Thursday night and was surprised that there were few customers so it was quiet as if we had the restaurant to ourselves. Like the ambience too. Only thing was that they closed early at 8.30pm so we had to find another place to hang out. But overall enjoyed the good food and service there!

4 reviews so far 5
13.07.2015 10:58

A much modern ambience vs their original branch at Neil Road. Nice & quiet as the restaurant location is probably not known by many yet. Xiao Long Bao is still great after not having them a long time as I always couldn't get a table at the Neil Road branch. The dumplings in the Osmanthus based soup is very fragrant! I love their red bean pancake but wish that the crust is crispier. Service is ok. Impersonal but efficient.

1 review so far 5
07.09.2015 20:08

Nice taste, Nice service. In my opinion, grilled dumplings is the best. However, pizza dumplungs was sold out. Actually, I wanted to As soon as, I will visit Jing Hua Xiao Chi again!

2 reviews so far 5
18.01.2016 08:29

Service was prompt and non intrusive. The restaurant was not crowded which made for a more private and exclusive experience. :p waiters also changed the plates very often. Foodwise, taste was great especially the Chinese pizza and the sanxie guotie. Not a fan of the noodles though. Selection was limited which prevents a more frequent visit. Price was affordable too. About 23 per pax.

9 reviews so far 5
19.02.2017 23:40

Pleasant experience at Jing Hua Xiao Chi. Ideal place for Chinese Cuisine lovers! The Chinese pizza is a must try! Thumbs up for everything- from food, service, ambience and location.

1 review so far 5
12.12.2015 12:41

Food was good and reasonably priced for a town location. Service was not bad as well. Only problem was the presence of a large group in a private room, but the room door was left open, thus making the place quite noisy. We are unable to hear our own convo!

1 review so far 5
03.08.2016 11:22

I would still prefer to go to the main branch for future times ^_^ but overall def goodilicious :) The good things about this branch are: it is located around orchard area where i can go shopping after that and also the place is clean! Yeay!

2 reviews so far 5
06.06.2017 18:48

Went with the recommended items on Burpple: Chinese Pizza, Crispy Red Bean Pancake and Pan-fried Pork & Seafood Dumplings, and we loved all three! Although items at this outlet are slightly pricier than the one at Bugis, the ambience and service justified the difference.

3 reviews so far 5
15.10.2016 10:22

Had a nice and quiet lunch here with a dear friend. The service staff was attentive but not meddling every few minutes. The food we ordered was delicious and not as greasy as some I've had elsewhere. All in all, a good experience.

5 reviews so far 5
21.12.2015 18:13

The offerings at Jing Hua are plentiful and of a wide variety. Good quality is always good and a good extension of their original outlet at Neil Road. We are long time patrons and will return to Jing Hua on a regular basis.

1 review so far 6
25.05.2015 14:42

very friendly serving staff. food is good. nice ambience. reservation online is available that makes it easy for booking. though food menu is not a lot, but all those we ordered are yummy.

1 review so far 4
21.10.2016 08:32

I see a lot of Japanese customers visiting your restaurant. It would be better if you had a wider range of Japanese Shochu items, and maybe some sparkling Sake so that we can hold private parties. I also would like to enjoy some rice menus such as fried rice.

2 reviews so far 6
13.07.2015 08:55

Very quiet place to dine at especially in the afternoon. Food was served very promptly and the staff are fast to clear our plates when we are done. Very nice food!

9 reviews so far 5
16.06.2015 07:07

Service was prompt, food was delicious and served fast enough. Only issue we had was that the menu was small, and some of my friends wanted more variety. That said, we enjoyed what we ordered a lot.

37 reviews so far 4
07.07.2015 15:57

My second visit, i have more friends with me so ordered more stuff. Tried the chinese pizza - not as good as i expect it to be... potstickers was tasty & juicy. Zha Jiang Mian was very dissapointing... tasteless and the meat sauce was very little.....

1 review so far 6
20.10.2015 20:10

Good ambience.. and food tastes as good as it's Qun Zhong predecessor on Neil Rd. Not been to Jinghua since years ago when the Neil Road venue reopened as Jinghua.

1 review so far 3
05.06.2016 05:04

Got there. Realised they probably only opened because we had a reservation. They drop a appetizer on you. Is it complimentary? Nope. It will be charged on your bill. Did they ask if we wanted it? Nope. They also stare at you while you eat. Ruined the experience. Food was okay. If it wasn't so.... might be worth a visit.

1 review so far 6
29.07.2015 07:13

Good food at reasonable price.Everything is fresh and tasty.However,service can be slightly delayed but all with a smile and good attitude.Could be just due to fullhouse condition during meal time.

1 review so far 5
21.09.2015 09:01

Good food. Nice cold beer. Service is fast enough considering they were pretty booked up when we were there. If you go on weekends, I would suggest that you make reservation a few days earlier.

5 reviews so far 5
01.06.2015 11:24

Restaurant staff was very attentive following up the online reservation. Did a follow up call before the event to inform me my choice of seating was not suitable for a party of 4.

1 review so far 5
01.05.2015 11:10

Limited menu but really really good dumplings. Service was very prompt. Had so much dumplings and xiao long baos that we had no stomach for desserts! The perfect reason for a return visit.

1 review so far 5
01.08.2016 11:40

I've been here before and have never been disappointed with the food and service! Excellent service. Best place to go to when you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of Orchard Rd.

3 reviews so far 5
02.09.2015 08:20

The restaurant is very good cost performance for our family . They have baby chairs so no problem for small child & not so crowed though in Orchard Road. We will try again.

2 reviews so far 5
03.09.2015 09:34

The food and atmosphere are awesome. But our table was next to the other customers even though the restaurant was not full at the moment. We felt a bit squeezed and uncomfortable.

4 reviews so far 5
08.05.2016 11:59

The food is good even though the selection is limited. The staff is polite and service is prompt. The environment is quiet so it is a good place for friends catch-up session.

3 reviews so far 2
04.12.2016 08:12

We went as a family of 6. None of us feel it is worth going back. The food quality was nothing outstanding. Services, were not about how bad but rather some actions that caught us by surprise... one example among many, when refilling the teas in our cup, the service staff just filled up 2 cups nearest to her instead of all 6. Price, most items are not too expensive except the Chinese tea (pu er) at $4 per head.

1 review so far 2
06.04.2016 12:06

This is a branch of the original Jing Hua at Neil Road. The service is excellent and the ambience comfortable. However, the menu is rather limited (15 or so food items, and of little variety), and the price was a bit steep. This Is probably due to the fact that it is located at Palais Renaissance. The signature Xiao Long Pao was disappointing. I found the skin too thick. Would probably not come here again any time soon.

5 reviews so far 6
26.10.2015 13:19

The dishes were great and on par with their original outlet at Neil Road. Staff were attentive and considerate. An affordable restaurant amidst the pricey mall.

1 review so far 5
14.12.2016 08:28

The xiao long bao was excellent and one of the best tasted in Singapore. Highly recommend the chinese pizza as well, crispy on the outside and savory inside. Will go again.

1 review so far 5
15.08.2016 10:22

Yummy juicy Xiao Long Bao with same taste as an original shop at Neil Rd, which many Japanese expats love Jing Hua dumplings. Staff friendly and services is good as well.

3 reviews so far 6
24.11.2015 14:03

Service is too good...xiao long bao is to die for.. I recommend anyone to go there. Desserts are superb too. And plenty of seating now

37 reviews so far 5
07.07.2015 15:51

It was a weekday, no crowd so service was good. i ordered Xiao Long Bao which was juicy enough, the potstickers tasted very good and was small easy to eat.

1 review so far 4
08.06.2017 09:11

Nice ambience service is ok. comfortable seating arrangement. Food wise portion is relatively small in size. notice there is set lunch. Maybe can have a set dinner option too. Overall a nice place to dine with friends.

1 review so far 5
31.10.2015 21:50

Friendly staff, simple food. Panfried dumplings better than the xiao long pau. Surprised to have a nice selection of non-traditional drinks as well as the usual chinese tea etc.

1 review so far 5
22.03.2017 08:03

All's good but on second thoughts maybe shouldn't have ordered the roast duck ... Tasted like a chilled duck which was merely reheated in the microwave upon order.

1 review so far 5
12.04.2016 07:07

Good service throughout. Red bean pancake was made on spot so it tasted great. Xiao long bao is worth trying too. Overall, it was a good dining experience.

1 review so far 4
29.05.2016 11:48

Service is fine, but variety of dishes is quite limited. Fellow diners commented that the standard of the Zha Jiang noodles and pancakes are not as good as the original main store at Chinatown.

2 reviews so far 5
23.04.2017 20:39

Dishes are tasty. Ambience is good. Staff is attentive. My family have had a great time enjoying the various dishes in a relaxed and friendly environment.

5 reviews so far 5
10.07.2016 15:12

Service was OK. Nice ambience. we ordered xiaolongbao, Chinese pizza, guo tie, red bean pancake. they all tasted good, but tad too oily for my liking.

14 reviews so far 3
02.02.2016 10:47

Restaurant turned off lights at 9:45pm to chase us out. What's the point of serving so many kinds of alcohol when people can't stay on beyond 9:30pm. And they should've warned us when we ordered a big jug of beer at 9pm!

1 review so far 5
28.01.2016 09:39

The service was good. The place was not very crowded on a weekday evening. Food came out fast and taste good too. Will come again

6 reviews so far 5
04.01.2016 01:10

The food was not bad, especially liked the red bean pancake. Service staff was generally friendly and did take initiative to take order for beverage.

5 reviews so far 5
11.08.2015 17:05

Not my first time here, The restaurant keeps up to it's promise to deliver delicious dumpling in a cozy environment. Service was great and efficient.

1 review so far 5
25.05.2017 22:15

Quiet ambience that are great for catching up with friends. Food is good and is priced at a decent price. Food is served fast too.