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Lime House

Tanjong Pagar Caribbean $$$ +100
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About Lime House

Hail up, Singapore, you’re a city of firsts, and now you’re a city with a Caribbean restaurant. But Lime House, down Jiak Chuan Road in the lively district of Tanjong Pagar, is more than just a jerk chicken shack. Jerk chicken they got, but there be bags of other stuff too. Wah gwaan? Well, four storeys of fun await the rude bwoys an’ gyals of Singapore – Lime House is a restaurant, club, lounge bar, and private social club all rolled up into one fat and fragrant venue. Read on for more information about Lime House’s food and good times, and how this institution is the embassy for rum in Singapore.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday Closed
Lime House, Jiak Chuan Road 2, 089260 Singapore

Further Information

Stacked up like a swag of frackles in a gorgeous Singaporean heritage building, Lime House runs the road down Jiak Chuan. More emphatically, Lime House’s four Tanjong Pagar storeys hab di Jamrock ting lack. That is, this Caribbean restaurant, bar and social club has the Jamaican vibe well and truly under their thumbs and under control. The first floor is where the chillin’ and dinin’ gets started, seating up to 60 in a spacious room that preserves the original shop’s tiled floor. The menu is bursting with specialities of Caribbean cuisine – baby back ribs glazed with a Trinidadian BBQ sauce, the famous Jamaican jerk chicken (Lime House’s most popular dish, this uses the famous Scotch bonnet chilli pepper!), and curried goat dishes. Wash it down with a deconstructed pina colada or another lang and rum-heavy Caribbean concoction and the mood is set for going higher in the Lime House.

Before you head heavenwards, let it be known that besides a forest of boutique rums from all over the Caribbean and Latin America, the house rum here is Mount Gay from Barbados, the world’s first rum company. And a word to the wise: the mixologists here are collaborating with Global Rum Ambassador and RUM JAM host Ian Burrell on a new Jerk Daiquiri, using the same infernal Scotch bonnet chillies that light a fire under the restaurant’s signature jerk chicken. Heat up! The second floor of Lime House’s Tanjong Pagar premises down Jiak Chuan road is all about finding a little bass to wind up your waist. Drinks aplenty, plus a good food selection, but most importantly this is where Lime House’s resident selectahs and sound boys mash up the club on selected nights. Selected indeed, you can also join in a quiz night or a live music Jamdown jam. Floor number 3 is ideal for after-work drinks and private hire amongst friends and colleagues, while we gotta say Lime House’s highest level is the true Zion – an open-air, breezy, easy rooftop lounge reserved for members of Lime House’s private social club. A Caribbean palace for Singapore’s don dadas and their empresses!

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CHEF'S CHOICE

81 Reviews

4.7 /6 Excellent 81 Reviews
Waiting Time: short
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
Food: delicious
Service: friendly
Atmosphere: entertaining
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2 reviews so far 6
21.05.2017 14:00

Excellent food and atmosphere. Music was good, but would like to have heard more reggae. Appetizer chili shrimp was spicy but amazingly good! Get it if you like spicy!

1 review so far 6
27.04.2017 10:06

Food was fantastic, excellent service, overall a great experience. Recommended dishes: Caribbean seafood cakes, jerk chicken skewers, oxtail, fried plantains, macaroni pie... My mother was pleased that there were yummy vegetarian options as well.

6 reviews so far 6
26.04.2017 16:52

I've been here once and I've been meaning to come back. The jerk chicken is absolutely delicious, and the interiors are really cozy and nice.

1 review so far 6
18.03.2017 01:53

It is a really cool place, with a nice looking local, very good food and reggae music! Definitely to try! Absolutely great for a chill out Friday night like the one we had!

1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 20:41

The restaurant's interior is wonderfully decorated with reggae music playing in the background. Everything you would imagine in a carribean restaurant. I came here to celebrate my husband's birthday and I was a little worried that it would not match his expectations as he is from the carribean but he loved it. I can't recall the names of the dishes we ordered. We got a chickpea dish as a starter. It came with what I can only describe as a fried dough/bread thing. For our main courses we ordered baked sweet potato stuffed with vegetables and jerk chicken. Definitely request for hot sauce if it doesn't come with the dish you order. It packs quite a punch. We loved all the dishes. The only thing that wasn't particularly fantastic was the spiced banana bread. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. But I don't think it's a big deal because you probably wouldn't have much room for dessert anyway. The food portions are pretty generous :) we left very happy with our meal.

1 review so far 4
01.05.2015 10:09

After attempting to visit Lime House 3x, we FINALLY had the chance to experience their cuisine. Definitely need to note that lunch is not served at both locations. Outside of that little annoyance, their food was on point! With few items on the menu, they've managed to master most of them. Downsides...VERY loud, I believe one waitress (or maybe the manager), holds the fort down and makes up for the other "challenged servers." As with quite a few singaporean restaurants, service is struggling a bit. Overall, an enjoyable food experience and great location! Pop next door to Cufflink Club for some tasty drinks afterwards!

1 review so far 6
17.08.2016 09:34

Nothing to complain about, actually. We had the Curry Goat (I know, it sounds a bit too exotic but really was quite nice) and the pan fried fash with Caribbean sauce (forgot the actual name). Both were very appetising, flavourful without being overwhelming. The dessert, pina colada was innovative and refreshing. Took a look at the second storey lounge area, and it was spacious and well decorated. Will try that next time with friends!

1 review so far 5
16.08.2016 18:11

Location is good. Nice decor n interior. Loved the set lunch menu - good pricing. What impressed me was the service staff Ages - hope I spelt this correctly. He was the only staff there n he took our orders without writing it down n got it right! He refilled our water without us asking. There were 2 other tables besides ours. Food wise loved the salad, soup and the banana cake. Mains were ok - the fried fish is very good. And great music too!

7 reviews so far 5
27.08.2016 10:08

Ambience is great, dim lights and nice decor helped to set the stage for a nice dinner. Food was greatly delicious, except for the fact that every dish comes with different forms of potatoes (mashed, sweet potato, wedges) which made us feel quite overwhelmed after awhile. Prices are a little steep for the quantity of food, but with the good service, ambience and quality of food, it was worth it.

2 reviews so far 6
10.08.2016 08:32

Great service, and good advice so our order was just right! This is my 3rd or 4th time to visit Lime House and the experience has been consistently good.

1 review so far 4
24.08.2016 08:47

Lime House has the casual vibe we were looking for to unwind after work. We enjoyed the pina coladas and mojitos. The jerk chicken skewers and wings were yummy but the vegetarian appetizers could do with some tweaking.

1 review so far 4
06.11.2016 17:08

Our overall experience was good - we enjoyed our meal and the service was ok. Unfortunately, the restaurant was changing their menu, so many of the dishes were not available. In addition, it was 8:00pm, but several of the mains were sold out, and we weren't informed until we were ready to place our order. Given the quality of the food, we would give the restaurant a second chance.

1 review so far 5
26.01.2017 08:32

Best place for Rhum lovers, the 4 pages list is impressive. Food is nice especially the fish (Black catch) and on the Caribbean theme. A little costly but worth it. There is originality and good execution, while on most restaurants you have to compromise on one or another. Great & will definitely go back.

3 reviews so far 4
27.06.2015 18:37

We were with a group of 11 ladies. Ambiance was great. Dinner tasted good. They were out of pumpkin pie ( last time they also ran out of something on the menu) . The service was friendly but quite chaotic and we had to ask for to be waited frequently. Some of the deserts are XXL size, be sure to share. There is no set menu option.

1 review so far 3
17.07.2016 11:45

Hits and misses. Seafood cake starter was generous and appetizing. Jerk chicken was great - succulent and flavorful and a must have. Bbq ribs were a clear miss - sauce was fine but the rib was so dry and stringy. House special pineapple mojito was a waste of money - very sour (had to add 2 jugs of syrup) no taste of pineapple or mint. Ambience was chill and laid back but a bit too dark at night such that you couldn't really see what you were eating.

6 reviews so far 5
18.04.2015 09:49

Arranged a group dinner here. We were able to have drinks on the rear terrace beforehand, then move to our table. Great service - we were looked after so well. Very attentive, anticipating needs. Lovely atmosphere, very relaxed, in a nice shophouse. Food was good - everyone was happy. Generous portions! Great

1 review so far 5
17.05.2015 00:41

Early evening meal so it was pretty quiet. Friendly service. One main was undercooked and it was replaced graciously with no question, excellent service recovery. Food was tasty, the goat curry is chewy but the curry is excellent. The bonnet chilli dipping sauce is Heath and simply great. We would return

2 reviews so far 5
23.10.2016 10:11

Nice friendly place with great food and drinks. Parking can be a problem during peak hours but if you are drinking the great rum based cocktails, you shouldnt be driving at all! Great for a pre or post show drinks venue after a performance at the nearby Kreta Ayer People's Theatre.

2 reviews so far 4
04.07.2016 11:46

Very friendly staff, at all levels, with good food and drinks. We did have a good experience dining here. On the negative: a bit cramped - considering they have so many floors, maybe on the weekends they need to extend the dining spaces to the other floors - and noisy. Food service time was fine though, in spite of it being almost full.

29 reviews so far 5
19.08.2016 10:11

This was my 3rd visit to Lime House. Cozy ambience and great service. Ordered the Jerk chicken and the Half Ribs which were both delicious.

3 reviews so far 6
06.04.2016 07:54

Service is very good. It is easy to get waitress attention and they are very friendly. Food tastes great. We had two main courses the paper steam sea bass and the Jamaica stew, both surprised us in a good way.

1 review so far 5
20.11.2016 01:56

Good service. Food wise it's rather subjective, I will say that it's done well just that it's not my kind of flavor. I did enjoy the starters and we had the basket of fried squids twice. So it could be a hit or miss depending on your palate.

1 review so far 6
05.10.2016 18:21

Was a great experience and we enjoyed the banana cake with honey and fig ice cream tremendously. The ribs were a bit small but the great dishes made up for the portions. Do check out the rum bar above !

3 reviews so far 4
09.02.2016 11:28

The location lime house is easy to find just beside the hotel 81 at Outram park. I was ordered jerk chicken and my fren was order the pan fried seabass. But there is disappointed which my chicken abit burn taste is still nice. Highly recommend their dessert which is spice banana cake. Yummy

1 review so far 6
18.01.2017 16:22

Outstanding food, drinks, and ambiance! The food is so flavourful, it's not for those who enjoy bland! Great date night place or reserve a table on the back patio if you have a large party.

1 review so far 4
27.07.2016 17:07

food is nice, but the price is a bit more than the value. It is worthy trying their main course , especially amex card has 50% off on the food. I don't think i will be regular guest for the kind of price on food, however drink is not expensive though.

1 review so far 4
26.01.2016 08:44

Overall experience was good and was happy with the food served and service provided. The inner part of the restaurant was a little to dim. Parking is a problem so if you are planning to dine there, make sure you have the patience to wait for parking as it's limited.

1 review so far 5
04.09.2016 08:20

Awesome experience. Will definitely be back for the delicious and wonderful food and drinks. The wait staff were also attentive and quick to attend to us, though they were, at times, a little too eager to clear out our dishes.

1 review so far 5
20.05.2017 11:33

Awesome staff! Service was better than expected :D They were told I was celebrating my bday so I Got a bday cake and 4 shots free of charge ! Play list was impeccable and ambience is quite cool !

1 review so far 6
17.07.2016 09:24

The service was very gracious. I took a date and the staff seemed to be extra attentive and came right up when I dropped a spoon. The Filipino waitress was super nice.

5 reviews so far 5
13.03.2016 15:48

It was really crowded when I went, due to the events related to the new street closure. Service was therefore a little slow and disorganized. But overall, it's a place that offers decent food with a fun ambience.

17 reviews so far 5
20.11.2016 14:19

Very interesting food, very good service. Nice atmosphere. Staff always trying to make their customer happy. The chef even came to my table as there was a some issue with my order. I will definitely come back

15 reviews so far 4
04.03.2017 11:39

Nice setting, foot was quite nice and reasonably priced too. Staff were friendly but the service was quite slow, drinks were slow to come, the dessert took what seemed like ages and it took a while to get someone's attention to get our bill.

1 review so far 5
27.12.2016 11:57

Nice, cosy with great ambience at the restaurant. The food served was somehow different from the normal western style, with a touch of Caribbean - Indian, Italian taste etc. The service staff was good too.

1 review so far 6
30.01.2016 10:10

the food is authentically carribean and delicious and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. love it! my favourite are the doubles. there is a dance floor upstairs as well.

1 review so far 4
15.03.2015 10:25

Friendly service, nice decor, subdued level of music allowing to hear and be heard (thank you!), and reasonable prices. Food is more Louisiana inspired than Caribean, but good nonetheless- though not outstanding. Overall a very good deal in an otherwise quite expensive neighborhood.

1 review so far 6
13.06.2016 10:11

They have great, authentic-tasting modern Caribbean food. There's a great atmosphere, and the cocktails are tasty and strong, just how they should be ~ I love the place!

2 reviews so far 5
08.05.2017 11:11

Tried a cuisine not often found in Singapore. Very friendly and attentive service. Love the fun ambience. A tad noisy but that's the fun! Will return! Especially since there's an Entertainer 1-for-1 voucher.

1 review so far 6
07.08.2016 01:14

Lime house was a bit quiet tonight but the host was super friendly and helpful! My friend and I had a wonderful time! Will be back soon~

1 review so far 6
08.08.2016 12:12

Great food, great rum & great service. Have a drink in the bar upstairs before or after dinner. Will be back for sure as soon as possible.

1 review so far 6
07.12.2016 12:19

Great evening, with refreshing cocktails, good food and the extraordinary service of the team, especially the always smiling and professional Sarah. Well done guys! I'll be back!

1 review so far 6
31.07.2016 02:34

Food was fabulous.. Good cocktails, especially at the bar on level 2.. The host of the restaurant is excellent! He really made our entire experience there memorable.

3 reviews so far 6
19.10.2016 08:42

Delicious food. Unique cuisine in Singapore. Nice ambience. Great service. Loved the jerk chicken & blackened fish. Will consider coming back soon to try other dishes.

1 review so far 5
09.02.2017 21:59

Came with a group of friends to chill out after work.. love the nice laid back ambience, food was interesting, but good! location a short 10mins walk away from the mrt

3 reviews so far 5
14.04.2017 10:27

Lovely place. Nice food. The curry curry is super good. I am in love with it. And the mac balls. Always good to meet friends there and have a chill night

30 reviews so far 5
11.03.2016 17:39

Been back here numerous times . Great value and food.. Perhaps it's time to change the lunch menu as it has been the same for the past 6 months ?

4 reviews so far 3
03.12.2015 17:12

So this is not real Caribbean food although they try. I guess it's because they have to cater for the market here. But I think they should consider making one or two dishes really authentic they might be surprised how many people would like it. Give It a shot Limehouse!

1 review so far 5
26.11.2015 16:05

Good follow up on the day of reservation. Excellent food and atmosphere as always. Great night out with the girls, service was also good which can be rare in SG.

1 review so far 3
30.06.2016 07:43

My friends and 1 liked the atmosphere but thought it was very poor quality of food. The bottle of wine we ordered wasn't worth the money and the coffee cappuccino/latte we ordered was practically just warm milk with a tiny shot of coffee I definitely wouldn't go back again!

1 review so far 5
04.09.2016 07:54

Food was excellent! We all had a great time. The macaroni pie is an amazing little pot of Mac n cheese.... Yum!!! The other dishes were all delicious too.