The Rice Table
About The Rice Table
Singapore is full of great Indonesian restaurants, but The Rice Table is a name that stands out from the rest. At this restaurant on Orchard Road, you can experience the tradition of rijsttafel, a colonial feast invented by the Dutch consisting of many Indonesian side dishes served in small portions and accompanied by rice. To guarantee a table at this Orchard gem, booking ahead is definitely recommended!
Indonesian restaurants are a dime a dozen in Singapore, but few places offer a rijsttafel feast like the one you’ll find at The Rice Table on Orchard Road. Invented by the Dutch during the colonial era, rijsttafel (“rice table”) comprises a wonderful spread of Indonesian side dishes served at a single setting, showcasing the abundance of flavours, colours and textures of the cuisine.
The rijsttafel at The Rice Table is available as a buffet, giving you ample time to savour every single dish laid out in front of you. Try the ayam goreng (dory fillets coated in batter, deep-fried and topped with sweet and sour sauce), tahu kuning (deep-fried golden coin egg tofu served in a fragrant turmeric curry sauce) and sambal belacan (water spinach stir-fried in fiery dried shrimp paste) – among the best-loved items here that will have you reaching for seconds. The perfect place for a big, communal meal with family or friends with its traditional decor, warm ambience and great value all-you-can-eat options, The Rice Table draws in diners from all over Singapore to its central location in Orchard. The restaurant is easily accessible by foot from Orchard MRT station and we highly recommend that you reserve a table in advance
Food was absolutely Devine and price was great . The rendang and the satay was one of the best I've ever had . Go in a group as there was so much food .
It's superb as usual and should be recommended! It's very affordable at less than $20 nett for lunch and $30 nett for dinner. The food quality is fantastic too!
Food was delicious And serve upon arrival of guests. Cosy environment for family get together. Staffs are friendly. Will definately come back again in the future
Great Services and the food is really good! Especially the tofu goring , satay and otah! Really had enjoy myself and I am sure my friends hard enjoyed too~ Good experience and ambience to take photos!
I have been a fan of Rice Table for years and the quality is generally consistent. The choice and selections are usually quite complete and there is lots to eat. We almost always replenish every dish, many more than 2 or 3 times. Always excellent are the satay, tahu telor and beef rendang. However this last time the beef was not as tender as usual and the eggplant could have been cooked a little longer. Appreciate that the shrimps they use are not of the frozen variety like most buffets, well at least not on this visit. WE always end up rolling out of the restaurant after the meal and this time was no different. Always a satisfying experience.
Misconceptions about the cuisine being the equivalent of Nasi Padang will make the cost seem insensible. In reality the cuisine is authentic Javanese, with nuanced differences in saltiness, sweetness etc Flavours are complex and such a treat. Never a dull moment with the festive nature of dinner service with a plethora of dishes, that initially seem daunting. My personal favourites are the satay and tauhu goreng.
1) I find the food to be a bit too salty for me. 2) The portion of lady fingers was way too small. There were 3 of us eating and only 3 small pieces (parts of a whole!) were given in each serving. We were not allowed to place more than one order of the same item each time, and thus had to wait for the waitress to bring the next plate of 3 small pieces after we finish each plate. It sounded quite ridiculous and embarrassing for me as the host of the meal!
Most of the food was tasty (except for the okra which was very old and the under-cooked brinjal) and remained warm on the table. We were pleasantly surprised when the wait-staff obliged us by replenishing our dishes (at our request). However, it would have been better if the dishes could've been identified (or named) when served. The restaurant is quite small and cozy, but we were seated near a fairly large group of loud (and noisy) diners, so it was quite difficult to hear ourselves, across the table.
Great service and wonderful food. Real value for money. We went there for lunch. The Rendang, Satay, Tofu and Sweet Sour Fish, Kang Kong, was authentic and tasty. The Rendang and the chicken in the curry were absolutely tender. The tofu seemed to be in a green curry sauce, which worked well and elevated the dish.
The staff of The Rice Table are among the most service oriented. They handled every request very well and even went the extra mile trying to make our visit there a memorable one.