Pagi Sore has been around in Singapore for 25 years, but chef Liyana Kwan and her son Park Tan make sure this award-winning Indonesian restaurant continues to push culinary boundaries. Housed inside the Amara Hotel on Tras Street in Tanjong Pagar, Pagi Sore is the standard-bearer of high-quality Indonesian food in central Singapore and a socially-conscious champion of Indonesian culture and community welfare.
Established in 1989, Pagi Sore has always been driven by the desire to provide uniquely authentic food in an area of Singapore where competition is stiff, and that is still the case for their popular restaurant in Tanjong Pagar (housed in the Amara Singapore on Tras Street). For founding chef Liyana Kwan, this does not only mean employing the traditional Indonesian techniques and ingredients, however, but pushing the envelope by researching techniques from other cultures and developing complex taste combinations based on various influences. Pagi Sore also support many social initiatives and charities, including their own campaign to help ex-offenders reintegrate into the community.
Let’s get back to the food, though. One prevailing feature at Amara Singapore’s Pagi Sore is the employment of Chinese cooking techniques to present purely Indonesian flavours in unique ways. Having said that, traditional Indonesian classics are still to the fore, and if you’re looking for the best authentic beef rendang in Tanjong Pagar you should head straight to Tras Street. It’s hard to choose from Pagi Sore’s vast selection, so we strongly recommend planning a group outing and sharing one of their group banquet menus to get a taste of everything.
Our tables had been prepared before we arrived. It was all smooth. Foods were really great, slightly on the pricier side as compared to other Indonesian restaurants, but well worth the money in my opinion.
Unique taste! Great Indonesian food! A little crowded though during pick lunch hours but good quality food and generous portions. The staffs at the store are friendly and prompt. Good ambience. Won’t feel bad revisiting them again.
Booking was very simple with just a click of a button. Dining experience was excellent too. Very friendly staff at the restaurant and not to mention that the foods are delicious too. Am very satisfied.
The food was tasty and delicious. The drink was just nice for me. And also good ambience to dine in and will go back again one day.
Food although is tasty, is expensive for the kind of ambience at 100 AM. The rice is refillable which is nice but if you want extra sambal you will have to pay which makes me wonder why. The cracker served before meal is not complimentary too. I ordered the Assam curry fish head but the fish was not fresh although the sauce was good. The fish also tasted bitter due to the bile.... didn't enjoy it at all. Chendol is recommended if you like a desert.
Generally tasty, well-cooked dishes. Beef Rendang served at room temperature was a mild surprise but it was flavourful without being aromatic, and very filling. Chicken curry had a mild sweet taste and hardly spicy, although it did look foreboding. No tap water served, that is quite disappointing though. Free flow of rice means go ahead and order dishes with more gravy!
Reservation was prompt. Food was great and so was the service. We really enjoyed ourselves. I'd recommend to anybody. This review that forces 25 words is annoying though.
Very authentic Indonesia halal restaurant. Food served hot and average waiting time. Can be noisy at times due to the open space. Overall, positive dinning experience. Will recommend and visit again.
Prompt service and friendly staff. Do note when ordering tahu telor, their signature dish. It takes a while to prepare. Hence, if it’s a must have dish, order in advance.
Great restaurant with authentic Indonesian food! Very conveniently located in the heart of Tanjong Pagar and set in the comfy, quiet second floor of 100AM.