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The Rice Table

Orchard Asian, Indonesian $$ +100
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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!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
The Rice Table, Orchard Road #02-09 International Building 360, 238869 Singapore

Further Information

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

CHEF'S CHOICE

144 Reviews

4.6 /6 Excellent 144 Reviews
Service: friendly
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: delicious
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1 review so far 6
23.05.2017 15:42

The food was still as good and all my friends enjoyed the food. I personally love the beef rendang and the durian chendol is yummy!

1 review so far 6
20.05.2017 14:54

Better to book as difficult to get seats when walking in. Food is delicious and hot when served. Will come back again. Book through Quandoo!

1 review so far 6
19.05.2017 20:01

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.

2 reviews so far 6
10.05.2017 14:19

All the dishes were amazing. Loved beef and fried fish :) the ambiance was nice too. def worths the price and even more. Highly recommendable

1 review so far 5
21.03.2017 12:00

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.

1 review so far 4
14.05.2017 20:33

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!

3 reviews so far 4
13.01.2017 14:02

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.

3 reviews so far 5
27.12.2016 07:56

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.

2 reviews so far 5
25.02.2017 11:43

It's been many years since I'd last ate at The Rice Table. Although drinking water is now chargeable. Food & variety seems the same. Will go again

1 review so far 5
22.01.2017 23:43

Been a customer here since I was first introduced 5 years ago. And we have friends who are loyal customers since a decade ago, at previous location. The food here is as good as ever. Tahu telor and beef rendang are our favourite ! Only wished they would include dessert (w'out raising pricing). :)

1 review so far 6
23.11.2016 07:11

The atmosphere was Very good. Service was excellent. Food is delicious.There is a variety of food. the range of drinks was also good. The dessert menu could have been better. A variety of desserts would have made our night complete.

2 reviews so far 6
02.04.2017 18:57

Food was delicious and service was good. Enjoyed the lunch with good company too. Ambience was perfect and I love how the dishes were in good small portions (you can order more if you like) and kept on food warmers.

1 review so far 5
21.03.2017 14:56

Well worth the money at $18.95 for an all you can eat lunch. The quality of the cooking is on par (if not occasionally exceeding) other ala carte Indonesian restaurants. Service can be stretched at peak hours, so patience is a prerequisite for dining here.

1 review so far 6
16.11.2016 12:47

Enjoyed the food and the service was good. They charged $2 for bottled water but allowed us to share and provided plenty of ice. Refills were fast and efficient and staff were very alert attentive and helpful.

3 reviews so far 4
21.03.2017 11:09

The overall was fine but the topping of food is on the slow side. Would be more appreciative if they could speed up. Some of the service staff is not as friendly despite that the restaurant was not as busy. Food wise standard was good. Slightly above the average outside. Have rooms of improvement. SL

2 reviews so far 5
28.01.2017 11:47

The food was pretty good. We had the dinner buffet and we in particular enjoyed the sayur lodeh, beef rendang , fried chicken, and satay. there was only 1 kind of dessert which is chendol, though the choice is limited, it was quite refreshing.

2 reviews so far 6
27.02.2017 09:01

The food is great! My favorites are fried chicken mid wings; squids and sambal kang kong are delicious. However, the chandol (with & without durian) is little disappointment. Overall is still a good place for gathering.

1 review so far 5
21.05.2017 13:02

The price indicated in your website is outdated. By right the restaurant should honoured the lower price as stated in your web.. that's doesn't seem right for me to pay the higher price but I still did Drinks is too expensive

1 review so far 6
08.05.2017 19:25

Food standard is great as always. Enjoyed every morsel of it. Also appreciated the staff for calling to make sure we were able to make it before the last lunch order at 2.15pm! Sedap!

1 review so far 4
26.02.2017 22:26

The price i am paying per pax & the quality of food do no match. Quality of food =7/10 but ipersonally think it is really overpriced. The selection of food is what ican find in hawker centre Malay foodstore. But the price is surely not at hawker price therefore.

1 review so far 3
08.12.2016 10:33

Most of the dishes tasted quite nice. The tauhu telor was erratic, 1st order perfect and fluffy, 2nd order super oily. Mostly let down by extremely poor waiting staff. Clueless and indifferent were their mantra. Was not served rice until we are 3/4 done with our 1st set of dishes. Reordering took even longer. Will not be going back until they get more competant staff

1 review so far 6
04.02.2017 16:37

Every dish is exquisite. Authentic flavour, perfect portion size to enjoy a bit of everything. I just wish they serve nasi kuning too and gado-gado. And add fresh coconut in the dr

1 review so far 6
07.05.2017 14:20

The food is as good as the last time I've been there - consistent n flavourful. The service is also great - accommodating and attentive to the needs of the customers.

1 review so far 5
11.05.2017 17:08

Great food but service could be improve better. Nevertheless would still recommend this to my family and friends. Address was not easily available on line and had to take the extra step to google and find out

2 reviews so far 5
26.03.2017 01:02

The food was great. Every served was placed on a hot plate which makes the food warm and nice. It would be great if water could be served as the food can be pretty spicy for some.

1 review so far 6
07.04.2017 14:40

simply awesome. Highly recommend this restaurant. But, service needs a bit more work (smile should be free, shouldn't it?) But overall, food is delicious especially the satay and rendang! Yum!

1 review so far 6
26.11.2016 11:19

Very very good food. Will not disappoint. Highly recommended. Servings can be very small and need to keep ordering but it's a buffet so it's fine. Fantastic food and decor.

1 review so far 6
27.12.2016 07:16

Affordable and great food served! This is our third visit and we will definitely be back for more. Remember to book in advance as the place tends to be full.

1 review so far 6
18.02.2017 20:07

Been here so many times,service never fails to amaze me. Kudos to all the service staff that were attentive to us throughout entire dinner. Looking forward to my next visit!

1 review so far 5
17.11.2016 06:48

Great variety of dishes. Service was prompt. We all had a great time, even the kids who couldn't take much spicy dishes. The replenishing of food was quick too. All in all a great experience.

1 review so far 6
30.12.2016 07:41

Good. The overall experience was seemless and went through without any hiccups. The apps was user friendly. May want to send reminders for booking to enhance the features further

1 review so far 6
30.10.2016 02:29

Great food and service. Good variety (there were 20 dishes) could not ask for more. Liked the bergedil, chicken curry (chicken was very tender) and the tahu telur.

1 review so far 6
09.02.2017 09:46

we were early on our reservation. price is reasonable as compared to other buffets, lots of variety of food provided. taste is good. awesome job, keep it up!

1 review so far 5
02.05.2017 13:22

Good food, though dishes were all a tad salty. Service was a bit slow due to lack of manpower. But very value for money and you get to try a variety of dishes.

5 reviews so far 5
29.04.2017 22:20

Coming back after 10 years brings back memories of the same great taste and nostalgic feeling. Love the food and the variety for buffet. Thank you for keep this authentic over the years.

1 review so far 6
24.10.2016 09:49

cozy place with nice customer service! food was good but the portion is smaller as compared previously but overall it was a nice dining at rice table.

1 review so far 6
25.02.2017 07:57

The rice table have very accommodative and friendly staff. The food is as usual very nice and tasty. Overall service is very very good and highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
15.12.2016 18:31

Good service and food. Serving of food was also fast and quality of food was consistent. Willing to come back again to try out their dinner menu

3 reviews so far 2
06.01.2017 00:22

I remember this restaurant in 2002-2003 (yes, that long ago) and it was stellar back then. I went back tonight for the 1st time in a long time and was mildly disappointed. The food was very salty all around. My Indonesian friend said that the food was not very authentic at all. 4 of us left moderately okay, but not impressed. I felt bad because I made the recommendation to all of them. The service was good. Ambiance was also good.

1 review so far 5
07.03.2017 22:40

Taste of foods is excellent and the staff are very responsive. There could be more variety of foods or could include special dishes on different days. The selection of desserts is limited.

1 review so far 5
19.03.2017 11:24

We felt rushed to finish and leave towards the end. And it was only 9pm then. The Wide variety of dishes were very delicious and we it to taste all of them

6 reviews so far 4
05.04.2017 16:45

The food was good but just a little salty for my palate. The concept of small portion is great so as to minimise wastage. The price of the meal is reasonable and I would like to try the dinner set.

1 review so far 6
24.04.2017 08:46

The experience was very enjoyable with traditional dishes will return ,the combination of flavors was appealing to the palate , the environment gave a relaxed ambiance

1 review so far 6
13.02.2017 07:45

Overall Nice food and almost everything dish was spicy. If you are going for variety, not much choices of food though. Staff were very friendly too!

1 review so far 6
22.01.2017 09:37

Enjoyed the mix of food and the restaurant atmosphere. It was a quiet location. Really liked the concept of having multiple small dishes refilled on request.

1 review so far 6
01.04.2017 13:31

Service was prompt and food was delicious! Definitely will recommend friends to hold small company gatherings there because my colleagues and I had a great time!

1 review so far 6
31.03.2017 22:52

Nice food Reasonable price always a fave to go to for our indo cravings Reservation is always recommended cuz they run full house for weekend dinners

1 review so far 6
25.03.2017 08:28

Food is excellent and service is good. The only downside is a bit noisy. Not a good place if you wish to catch up with friends.

1 review so far 4
07.12.2016 10:16

Food was too sweet and not as spicy as expected. Beef served was more fats and tendons than meat. Portion served was more for 1 diner when there were 2 diners present so we had to keep on ordering.

1 review so far 5
25.11.2016 01:33

The 5 service staff were excellent and accomodating. The food wasn't bad and prices reasonable. Only wish they had a larger selection of desserts! Overall it was a good dining experience.