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4.7 /6 Excellent 15 Reviews

Straits Chinese Restaurant – Keck Seng Tower

Tanjong Pagar Chinese $$ +100
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About Straits Chinese Restaurant – Keck Seng Tower

A trusted name in Singapore, Straits Chinese Restaurant is where locals go for authentic Peranakan cuisine and an all-around superlative dining experience. The Keck Seng Tower outlet – you’ll find the other branch at Chinatown Plaza – is where you’ll experience some of the city-state’s best Peranakan dishes, all home-cooked and made using traditional recipes. Found inside of Keck Seng Tower on Cecil Street, just steps from Raffles Place and the downtown core, Straits Chinese Restaurant is the place to go for nyonya comfort food in the heart of the city.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Thursday 11:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Friday 11:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Saturday 11:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Sunday 11:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30
Straits Chinese Restaurant – Keck Seng Tower, Cecil Street 133, 069535 Singapore

Further Information

Peranakan or nyonya cuisine combines the best of the Chinese and Malaysian kitchens, blending an array of spices and flavours with a range of ingredients including various rare mushrooms, fresh seafood and chillies. In Singapore, Straits Chinese Restaurant is leading the charge in that realm, drawing in locals with Peranakan heritage as well as tourists on the hunt for Singapore’s best cuisine. The restaurant’s location in Keck Seng Tower only moments from Raffles Place makes it all the more attractive for local workers.

Since 1953, Straits Chinese Restaurant near Raffles Place has been serving up their dishes to hordes of regulars and adventurous diners from all over the world. This Cecil Street restaurant features both Peranakan and Chinese menus, so feel free to mix and match to enjoy the best of both cuisines. Specialities from the menu include the beef rendang, the ikan sambal goreng and the babi panggang, a Peranakan grilled pork dish that’s served with a zesty sauce. The desserts at Straits Chinese are also worth ordering – choose from favourites like the water chestnut with coconut milk, the longan jelly and the sago honeydew. Booking ahead is a must when planning to dine at this local legend in Singapore’s Keck Seng Tower.


15 Reviews

4.7 /6 Excellent 15 Reviews
Food: delicious
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: friendly
Waiting Time: short
Noise: average
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 10:33

I love the food and although it was over Chinese New Year period, service staff tried their best to attend to us promptly with very good energy. For the quality of the food and service standards, I will recommend this place.

2 reviews so far 6
27.11.2016 01:14

Tried their ayam buah keluah, babi pong tay, curry fish head, chap chye, kueh pie ti, and durian pengat. Great food and service! Only disappointing dish was the kueh pie ti which was not crispy and tasty enough.

1 review so far 5
18.05.2017 08:35

The Peranankan dishes are really good! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Thumbs up for the good service too😀 Highly recommended to those who like peranankan food.

1 review so far 5
19.02.2017 05:27

Food was good especially the ayam buakualak. Ordered other food like satay babi, curry fish head, chup chye,otak otak,ngoh nghian,but was disappointed with the hainanese pork chop - it came as a plate of ketchup infused onion and fries more than any pork chop i can find.

1 review so far 4
27.03.2017 09:32

The food was good. However, we went with 10 pax and there was 7-8 pax set in the menus of around 170++. They asked us to top up another 2 person which we did (19++ each). Came out the food was so small (size of 7-8 pax). And we only recieved 2 additional soup (and may be rice) out if the top up sets not additional quantity of food. They were nice but please do a fair set calculation.

1 review so far 5
29.01.2017 07:48

Very good service as staff are attentive and friendly. Food could have been better. We like the prawn fritter and Ayam buah kaluah. But the fish head is not flavourful enough and not much meat.

3 reviews so far 5
07.10.2016 11:02

Wanted to bring a colleague from out of town for Peranakan food and found this restaurant on the internet. Was not disappointed. Food was good and price reasonable for a location in the city.

1 review so far 5
22.11.2016 10:01

Good, not crowded on a Monday evening. Good attentive service. Provided a complimentary plate of their kuehs, and we were appreciative of their efforts to ensure we had a comfortable dining experience.

2 reviews so far 4
26.01.2017 12:11

The lunch set is ok for the price. Service is prompt but slightly over enthusiastic in recommending the dishes. Taste wise is ok also but not as good as the best Peranakan food tried

1 review so far 5
10.12.2016 17:10

Had a great time at Straits Chinese.The Christmas buffet lunch is worth the money. Staffs are nice and good Serving portion is big! First timer Recommended

1 review so far 4
15.08.2016 10:46

The food is quite authentic and very nice. Staff was very kind. However, this restaurant accepts a big tour group and a little bit noisy.

3 reviews so far 4
01.10.2016 08:48

Service was fast. Ordered fish head curry , Sambal Kang Kong and chicken rendang . Food was average .

2 reviews so far 3
13.10.2016 08:59

Overall food is not bad. Glad to find a Peranakan restaurant at Raffles area. Prices are reasonable, service is average but acceptable, Will dine again.

12 reviews so far 5
01.02.2017 19:31

Good consistent food, though they charge extra just because of the Chinese New Year