Crazy restaurants in Singapore

Insane Dining ExperiencesImage adapted from: ANDSOFORTH

Singaporeans love makan-ing and having a good time so the combination of exciting dining concepts, paired with quality food is just the trigger to make us whip out the line – “food is love, food is life”.

We’re talking fine-dining in an aquarium or watching a theatre show as you eat. If you’re sian of your usual eating spots and are itching to try something new, these restaurants will do the trick.

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1. Magical Harry Potter Dinner – Hogwarts-themed home restaurant

Magical Harry Potter DinnerImage credit: Jeratch on airbnb

It’s not every day that we hear of home restaurants in an Airbnb, let alone a Harry Potter themed one. Yet you can experience just that at the Magical Harry Potter Dinner, where you’ll be hosted by a family who’ll deck their apartment up in Hogwarts house flags. They’ll also be dressed up in wizard cloaks to match and will perform a sorting hat ceremony.

Magical Harry Potter DinnerImage credit: Jeratch on Airbnb

Magical Harry Potter DinnerImage credit: Jeratch on airbnb

Ease yourself into the dinner mood with their hand-brewed drinks including Butterbeer and pumpkin juice. At $89 per person, you’ll get to feast on Mrs. Weasley’s Roast Turkey, Lamb Rack, Roast Beef as well as Pumpkin Pasties like those sold by the Trolley Witch in the film.

Address: Worthington Condo, 35 Butterworth Lane, Singapore 439443

2. Smith Marine – modern kelong where you can catch your own fish

Smith MarineImage credit: @malvika.menon

Smith Marine is the place to be if you want to challenge yourself to catch your own seafood for your meal. With its own fish farm, this floating restaurant will give you a “sure-catch” experience – so you don’t have to worry about the fishes swimming away into the deep.

Smith Marine

At $35 per fish, you can send your catch straight to the kitchen to be prepared in your desired style – steamed, fried or grilled, you name it, you’ve got it. To go with your freshly caught fish order their other dishes – Hot pot Oyster Omelette ($20) or Sambal Kankong ($15).

Smith MarineThe beautiful sea views are just the cherry on top
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This is a great experience for seafood lovers who love a little bit of adventure and it’ll act as a great family bonding activity as well.

Address: Pulau Ubin Coastal Area
Opening hours: Lunch: 12PM departure from Changi Point Ferry Terminal | Dinner: 3PM, 4PM departure from Changi Point Ferry Terminal
Telephone: 9792 7609

3. GourmetBus – city bus tour with set meals and alcohol

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GourmetBus is like the adult version of the Magic School Bus, offering you good food, beautiful sights as well as alcoholic drinks while on a tour around scenic places in Singapore like Singapore Flyer, Chinatown and MBS.

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They offer menus for three different meal times – Lunch ($57 per person), Hi-Tea ($57 per person) and Dinner ($97 per person). An example of a lunch set would be chicken rice with bok choy for lunch, with a curry puff and cheng tng. Drinks are free flow.

GourmetBusImage credit: Singapore GourmetBus

Address: #01-330, 3 Temasek Boulevard, DUCK&HiPPO Hub @ Suntec City, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Tue, Thu, Sun: 12PM-1.30PM (Lunch), 4PM-5.30PM (Hi-Tea), 7PM-9PM (Dinner)
Telephone:6338 6877
Click here for the full bus tour route.

4. Ocean Restaurant – next to a massive aquarium

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Ocean Restaurant is a fine-dining restaurant within the SEA Aquarium, with just a glass wall separating you and over 100,000 marine animals like manta rays and sharks. Here, you’ll be pampered with multi-course meals and the view of marine life swimming by.  

Ocean Restaurant Scallops in herb butter, topped with bulgogi foam and Sichuan crumble
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Sticking to the sea theme, you’ll be served with seafood dishes with elements from different Asian cuisines like Korean and Chinese. If you’re more of a meat person, you can choose their nicely seared Wagyu Striploin or Beef Short Ribs with a caramelised exterior and juicy pink centre.

Ocean Restaurant Pan-Seared Ocen Blue Fin Tuna
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Choose from their different course meals with the 3-course delight starting at ($58). You can look forward to their menu updates which usually happen according to the change in seasonal ingredients.

Address: Equarius Hotel, West B1M Carpark
Opening hours: Daily, 11.30AM-2.30PM (Lunch), 6PM-10PM (Dinner)
Telephone: 6577 6869

5. SushiAirways – airplane cabin-themed Japanese restaurant

SushiAirwaysImage credit: Jesmark Benedicto

Not all of us fancy airplane food especially if it’s mushy and unappetising. However, hop on board Sushi Airways and you won’t be disappointed. This Japanese restaurant has an airplane cabin theme, where even the waitresses and waiters dressed up in cabin crew attire.

SushiAirwaysWhat sorcery is this?
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You can find everything from the classic makis, and handrolls, and of course, sushi and sashimi platters. And if you’re craving some noodly goodness, don’t miss out on their udon or floating soba.

SushiAirwaysAssorted sashimi platter ($62)
Image credit: @chrissobabe

Address: 20a Baghdad Street, Singapore 199659
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 12PM-2.30PM, 6PM-9.30PM
Telephone: 6291 1151

6. Stewords Riverboat – dine on a 1800s steamboat

Stewords RiverboatImage credit: @indra_draven_ahmad

Travel back in time to the 1800s on Stewords Riverboat, a replica of a Mississippi steamboat. This boat houses 2 restaurants, Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill and Wood & Steel Gastrobar, which allow you to dine while looking out to scenic sea view.

Stewords RiverboatImage credit: @sue_wongquake

If you fancy smokey ribs and salsas and guac stacked onto crunchy tacos and beefy smoked ribs, say hola to Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill. This restaurant fuses Texan and Mexican flavours with dishes like Turkey Quesadillas ($11), Ribeye steaks ($34) and BBQ Baby Back Ribs (from $24). The southern flair is also brought out through the wooden tables and booth seats that you’ll find there.

Stewords RiverboatImage credit: @jess_thia

Wood & Steel Gastrobar also serves Western dishes like steak and nachos, which you can wash down with some alcoholic drinks. On some occasions, you might even get to indulge in a live music performance that’ll beef up the romantic atmosphere.

Stewords RiverboatGet your vogue on posing for photos at the top deck of the boat
Image credit: @caramellechaos

Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill
Address: 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Berth 1, Marina South Pier, Singapore 018988
Opening hours: Daily, 12PM-3PM, 6PM-10PM
Telephone: 6278 5775

Wood & Steel Gastrobar
Address: 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Berth 1, Marina South Pier, Singapore 018988
Opening hours: Tue-Thu, Sun: 6PM-10PM | Fri, Sat: 6PM-11PM
Telephone: 6278 5775

7. ANDSOFORTH – watch a theatre performance while dining

ANDSOFORTHAlice in Wonderland themed dinner
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At ANDSOFORTH, you’ll be transported into another world through their themed dinner theatre shows which incorporate song, dance, and audience interaction. Just imagine dining with the Mad Hatter in an Alice in Wonderland setup or watching acrobatic stunts in a steampunk-themed room.

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The performances are a feast for your eyes but you’ll also get a feast for your belly with their 4-course meals. You won’t be shortchanged – previous mains include cod infused with thyme and a creamy pea sauce and chicken drumsticks paired with couscous salad.

ANDSOFORTHCarrot entree for a Peter Rabbit theme
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Prices begin at $68 and you can get updated on their latest dining concepts through here.

ANDSOFORTHImage credit: @andsoforthsg


8. Prima Tower – revolving restaurant with amazing views

Prima TowerImage adapted from: @story_of_a_citygirl

At Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant, you’ll be treated to a panoramic view of Singapore’s landscape. Since the restaurant turns fairly slowly, you don’t have to worry about getting motion sickness and can admire your surroundings at a pleasant pace, all while enjoying their Beijing style dishes.  

Prima TowerDim sum (from $4.80 per basket)
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Dig into xiao long baos, char siew baos and their house speciality –  Peking duck. This dish is texture magic, with the crispy roast duck skin wrapped in a fluffy Chinese pancake.

Prima TowerImage credit: @ykgene86

Address: 201 Keppel Road, Singapore 099419
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 11Am-2.30PM (Lunch), 6.30PM-10.30PM (Dinner) | Sun and PH: 10.30Am-2.30PM (Lunch), 6.30Pm-10.30PM (Dinner)
Telephone: 6272 8822

9. The Royal Albatross – luxurious yacht dining

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For a luxurious dinner date, hop onto The Royal Albatross – a ship that will sail across different parts of Singapore as you eat. You’ll be dining on the upper deck of the ship so you’ll be sure to get a glimpse of sights like Marina Bay Sands as well as St John’s and Lazarus Island.

The Royal AlbatrossDepending on whether you prefer the sunset view or a romantic dinner, you can choose between the Sunset Sail ($135) or the Dinner Cruise ($195)
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Some mains include lamb leg with rosemary sauce and pan-seared halibut fish with mash. Then end off the dinner on a sweet note with a chocolate banana dome.

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Opening hours: Daily, 4PM-7PM (Sunset Sail), 6.30PM-12AM (Dinner Cruise)
Telephone: 6863 9585

10. New Thai Tanic – fish for your own hotpot ingredients

New Thai TanicImage credit: TripAdvisor

The New Thai Tanic is a buffet restaurant fitted with a live catch station by your tableside where you get to catch live seafood to cook in your hotpots. They also have a wide range of frozen seafood and veggies to choose from.

New Thai TanicImage credit: @honeyxlotus

New Thai TanicThis restaurant is a seafood galore with everything from mud crabs, cuttlefish to all kinds of shellfish
Image adapted from: @catshitpiles

Choose from tom yum, mala, black chicken collagen, mock shark fin and abalone broth bases for your hotpot. And if you’re the type who always loses fishballs in soup, fret not with the automated tray that will help to lift your ingredients out of the broth for convenience.

New Thai TanicImage adapted from: FoodTravelSG8

Address: Level 2, 44A Bukit Pasoh Rd, New Thai Tanic Hotpot, Singapore 089857
Opening hours: Daily, 3.30PM-11.30PM
Telephone: 6272 8822

Unique eateries in Singapore

Whether you’re looking to impress your date with a fancy dinner or you want a break from exploring themed cafes in Singapore, these 9 places are a good place to head to. What’s more, they provide you with good food and memorable dining experiences – the best of both worlds.

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