Keong Saik Road is one of Singapore's hippest streets, and it's also one of the best places in town to find amazing food. Located within the district of Chinatown, it's naturally a fantastic spot to try Chinese cuisine. However, there's much more than Sichuan or Cantonese cooking to be found at the restaurants along Keong Saik Road. With European brasseries, chic cocktail bars and Asian fusion eateries on offer as well, Keong Saik's restaurants make fine destinations for every curious gourmand.
Once upon a time, Keong Saik were in a seedy downtown area known more for crime than great food. However, that's all changed dramatically in the past 20 years. These days, the energy and life of the neighbourhood may not have changed so much, but the vice has certainly disappeared, leaving a vibrant and fascinating area for tourists to explore. Keong Saik's restaurant scene, too, has been given a facelift, with a dazzling array of cuisines now available at the new spots that keep opening up. It's no wonder that foodies often head to Keong Saik Road as soon as they touch down in Singapore.
If you are checking out the sights in Singapore, the Chinatown area is a must-visit. With its Buddhist temples, atmospheric streets, hawker centres selling street food and craft items, and museums like the Chinatown Heritage Centre, there's no shortage of things to do. But the best restaurants are in Keong Saik, so once you're done checking out Hokkien temples or the Red Dot Design Museum, head to this area to finish off an unforgettable day.
Keong Saik Road is also a hotspot for festivals and carnivals. If you're lucky, you might find yourself in the middle of an open-air party, or a block party featuring live music and tasty cocktail creations. Whatever draws you to Keong Saik, book restaurants via Quandoo to ensure that you have somewhere to eat at before hitting up the festivities. It's the perfect setup for an all-night party.