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Not sure what to eat when you’re in Bugis?

If you’re looking for the best restaurants in Bugis, we’ve scoured all the eateries along Bugis Junction and Bugis +, as well as those around Arab Street and Haji Lane.

Whether you’re looking for Japanese, Italian, Chinese, or halal food, we’ve got you covered in the ultimate Bugis restaurant guide.

What to eat at Bugis?

Bugis restaurants
1. The Masses — French food with Asian influences
2. Cicheti — rustic chic trattoria
3. Hey! Yakiniku — affordable teppanyaki restaurant at Bugis Junction
4. Man Man Unagi — speciality unagi rice bowl restaurant at Duo Galleria
5. Overrice — Mediterranean rice bowls and pita pockets
6. Bulgogi Syo — hotplate Korean restaurant
7. Maison Ikkoku — award-winning modern French Japanese restaurant and cocktail bar
8. Honbo — famous burger chain from Hong Kong
9. Ela Jalan Sultan — Muslim-owned Greek restaurant

Want something lighter? Check out our Bugis cafe guide for the best coffee and cakes in the area instead.

Best restaurants at Bugis

1. The Masses

contemporary french restaurant in bugis beach road
Their version of a Surf & Turf. Photo: The Masses

French food with Asian influences, every dish at The Masses is a careful curation of both cultures.

Their menu rotates every four months, depending on the peak ingredients in Europe during the season. As of now, on Menu 16.0.0, diners can find interesting dishes like the Man Tou & Bacon Jam ($11.9), “Hainanese” Canadian Pork Tomahawk ($32.9), and Cempedak Tarte Tatin ($15.9) — a dessert that incorporates chilli molasses and coriander tuille.

The Masses

Location: 85 Beach Rd, #01-02, Singapore 189694
Opening hours: 10:30am-11pm

2. Cicheti

Beef tartare at Cicheti, italian restaurant at bugis
Beef Tartare. Photo: Cicheti

Referring to the signature small plates native to Venetian wine bars, Cicheti is a rustic chic trattoria that offers a distinctive perspective on Italian cuisine.

You can be assured that all their dishes are embedded with the most authentic flavours and technique. For instance, a hearty Tagliatelle ($28), coated in a luscious beef short rib sauce, and topped with chives and parmigiano, and their Beef Tartare ($24), topped with smoked yolk, with a side of gnocco fritto.

Cicheti

Location: 52 Kandahar St, Singapore 198901
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu: 12-2:30pm, 6-9:30pm
Fri-Sat: 12-2:30pm, 6-10pm
Sunday: 12-2:30pm, 6-9:30pm

3. Hey! Yakiniku

hey yakiniku, affordable teppanyaki restaurant in bugis junction
Marumi pork, the latest addition to Hey Yakiniku’s menu

Hey! Yakiniku is an budget-friendly Japanese teppyanki restaurant at Bugis Junction.

The Karubi Set ($18.9 for 200g) is their most popular item, featuring marbled boneless short ribs. For more variety, opt for the Trinity Set ($17.9 for 150g) which includes beef short plate, pork belly and chicken thigh.

Despite the affordable prices, the beef is all well marbled and depending on your luck, you might actually get super high-quality cuts that just melts in your mouth. That is… if you’re able to cook it perfectly!

Hey! Yakiniku

Location: 80 Middle Rd, #01-92/96 Bugis Junction, 188966
Opening hours: 11am-10pm

4. Man Man Unagi

man man unagi bugis duo galleria
Photo: Man Man Unagi

Man Man Unagi is one of the first unagi speciality restaurants in Singapore that resulted in snaking hour-long queues at their flagship store in Chinatown.

Their second branch is located at Duo Galleria, a few minutes walk away from Bugis MRT station.

The crowd favourite is the Hitsumabushi Don ($34) which is served as a larger portion. Diners who want to try out the unagi without splurging can opt for the Unatama Don ($24), which is essentially a smaller portion of the Hitsumabushi.

Man Man Unagi

Location: 7 Fraser St, #01-48, Singapore 189356
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu: 11:30 am–2:15 pm, 6–9 pm
Fri-Sat: 11:30 am–2:15 pm, 6–9:30 pm
Sunday: 12–2:30 pm, 6–8:30 pm

5. Overrice

overrice bugis, flat lay of pita pockets and mediterranean rice bowls
Hearty rice bowls, the perfect pick-me-up for lunch on the weekday. Photo: Overrice

Founded by four friends, Overrice specialises in Mediterranean rice bowls and pita pockets along Arab Street.

The bowls are generously filled with seasoned basmati rice, with freshly baked pita bread and mixed salad. Diners can choose among cooked pulled beef, grilled chicken or fried falafel balls.

Their signature bowls start from $11. Meanwhile, the pita pockets make for a convenient snack and they cost $7 for two pockets.

Overrice

Location: 41 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198489
Opening hours: 12–9 pm

6. Bulgogi Syo

A fiery sear at Bulgogi Syo, korean restaurant at bugis junction
Imparting a fiery sear on the meat at this popular Korean restaurant at Bugis Junction

Bringing the grilling culture of Korea to Singapore, Bulgogi Syo by Seorae offers a unique Korean three-step hotplate grill restaurant.

Experience the sizzle as your meal comes to life after seared on hot stone pans, torched with intense 1,400-degree Celsius heat, and flambeed with special sauces right before your eyes.

Indulge in their signature flambé performances with dishes like the Pork Baby Back Ribs ($27.9) and the LA Galbi ($39.9). For a shared feast, opt for the Chef’s Choice Combo ($59.9), featuring pork collar, chicken, your choice of jjigae, and a side of fried rice.  

Don’t miss their lunch specials from 11.30am-3.30pm which include favourites like Jjajangmyeon ($12.9) and Duroc Pork Belly ($19.9), all sets comes with a seaweed soup, soft drinks, and free flow ban-chan.

Bulgogi Syo

Location:  200 Victoria Street, Unit, #02-49 Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021
Opening hours: 11.30am-9pm

7. Maison Ikkoku

Founded by Ethan Leslie Leong or the “Gin Composer”, Maison Ikkoku is an award-winning modern French Japanese restaurant and cocktail bar. Renowned for their bespoke cocktail bar experience, the 3-storey multi rooftop bar was renovated and reopened after 12 years.

Indulge in their cocktail creations such as the Unicorn ($38) that features refreshing and fruity notes, and special Singapore Original Sling ($25).

For special occasions, try their 12-course Omakase (from $128) featuring up to ten cocktail pairings. Highlights from their menu are a lush Caviar Sushi ($25/pcs), flavourful Tacos Foie Gras ($14), and exotic Lobster Kyatapira ($35).

Maison Ikkoku

Location: 20 Kandahar St, Singapore 198885
Opening hours: 
Mon-Tues: 6pm-11pm
Wed-Thurs: 6pm-1am
Fri-Sat: 6pm-2am
Sunday: 6pm-11pm

8. Honbo

Hombo burger bun, fries and lemonade.
Honbo is named after the Cantonese pronunciation of “burger”. Photo: Honbo / Instagram

Honbo is a famous Hong Kong burger chain known for their smashed burger. Located in CHIJMES, the burger spot boasts a vibrant retro ambience with their signature cartoon mascots.

For a classic, try their signature Honbo Burger ($18). It consists of two crispy patties with their housemade sauce. For big eaters try Honbo 1.5 ($23) for three crispy beef patties or Honbo 2.0 ($28) to get four crispy beef patties. Wash it all down with Mike’s Lemonade ($7) a refreshing homemade peel lemon.

Honbo

Location: 30 Victoria St, #01-09 CHIJMES, Singapore 187996
Opening hours: 12pm-3.30pm, 5pm-9.30pm

9. Ela Jalan Sultan

ela jalan sultan muslim owned greek restaurant in bugis
Photo: @zoiachowtime / Instagram

Ela Jalan Sultan is a Muslim-owned Greek and Mediterranean concept restaurant in Bugis. Inspired by a tavern in Greece, the restaurant boasts a sleek all-white decor and cosy ambience.

Favourites from their menu are the rich Moussaka ($22) that features lamb and bechamel sauce and the savoury Shakshuka ($18) with pita bread. End your meal with their house-made dessert like Baklava ($12) or Portokalopita ($12).

Ela Jalan Sultan

Location: 33 Jln Sultan, #01-09/10, Singapore 198965
Opening hours: 9am-10pm

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