As the biggest mall in Singapore, you can be sure that you won’t go hungry after a day’s shopping spree at Vivocity! From the most tantalising Japanese grills to exquisite Chinese creations, check out these 12 restaurants that are at the ready to satisfy your stomachs.
Stepping into this restaurant is akin to getting a big hug; the warm lighting and cosy ambience draw you in and the next thing you know, you’re settling in and enjoying a good, tall glass of Deutsche bier. And don’t worry if you aren’t particularly well versed in beer: their menu has a Beer Taste Chart that allows you to choose based on your preferences, so you’re in good hands.
Try their Fleischbällchen (mini beef-pork meatballs) or Gebackene Schwammerl (Fried Mushrooms), both irresistibly finger-licking good. For sharing, the Wunderplatte (good for 6) is a sure winner if you can’t choose among their selection of sausages and meats. We wouldn’t hold it against you if you want to tackle their Crispy Oven Roasted Pork Knuckle solo either – it’s rendered so crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, it’s almost impossible to resist!
At Jamie’s, not only will you enjoy a fabulous (and sustainably sourced) menu of Italian eats from a world-famous chef, but the VivoCity location also boasts a crowd-pleasing live pasta bar in addition to stunning views of Sentosa from the main dining area. Soak in that beautiful trattoria ambience without leaving the mall, and tuck into an extensive array of quality bites like the daily house-made pasta, succulent grilled dishes or hearty vegetable sharing ‘planks’. With kids menus and plenty of veggie & fish options Jamie’s caters to a variety of palates, so don’t worry about bringing any fussy eaters along.
Taste the very best of Jiang Nan, an understated region south of Yangtze River where its cuisine is skillfully crafted and carry delicate flavours. While there may be no lack of Chinese food in Singapore, Crystal Jade Jiang Nan brings a touch of uniqueness to the table. Diners sing praises of their intensely fragrant Deep Fried Pork Ribs. Those looking for a healthy respite from the usual stir-fries will love the delicious yet nutritious Double-boiled Chicken Soup. Last but not least, their Pan Fried Shanghai Pork Buns are must-haves before you wrap up the meal.
If you’re looking for a soulful seafood kick to sit back and dig into, Dancing Crab on the top floor is a top-notch pick. They’ve earned their spot as one of the most reputable country-style Cajun culinary masters in S’pore, with a huge variety of spicy combo bags, fried seafood, hearty gumbos, and more. Indulgent? Maybe just a bit, but you’ll have done so much mall power-walking that you will have more than earned a feast this epic.
From the brains behind JUMBO group comes JPOT, an establishment that redefines the classic hot pot (or steamboat). If you prefer having your own hot pot and not digging through a communal one, this is the spot for you. Enjoy your individual pot with contemporary soup bases such as Fish Head and Bak Kut Teh (that’s right, they have BKT people!) alongside fresh steamboat ingredients.
Since JPOT’s from JUMBO, you know the seafood here’s going to be excellent. From firm fish slices to gleaming prawns, trust that introducing these hot pot additions will leave your broth tasting even better. On top of that, pamper yourselves with luxurious ingredients such as Kurobuta Pork and Wagyu Beef. Pro tip: instead of your usual rice or noodles, skip the carbs and go for the Fish Noodles option instead.
It’s time to treat yourself to a fine Chinese dining feast after a long day’s
work shopping. Tunglok Signatures serves up a detailed menu with variations of Chinese cuisine. From Canton to Shanghai, Sichuan and back to modern-day Singapore, you can pick and choose from a variety of flavourful dishes that highlight the best of the regions, without leaving VivoCity.
This household name is one of the pioneers who introduced the wonders of oozy warm chocolate cakes and rich soufflés to Singapore. While they’re known for their luscious cakes and baked goods, Bakerzin also offer stunning cafe nosh that will have your mouth watering in no time!
If we could sum up the dishes served at Bakerzin in three words, it would be comforting, familiar, and delicious. Tired after a day’s shopping? Retire to this relaxing spot and tuck into their Seafood Pasta that holds the treasures of the ocean or their hefty Signature Burger. Round off the meal with top-notch desserts and a good cuppa joe – we can’t think of anything better, really.
Meat is the focus at The Chop House, and boy do they do it well. You can expect expertly grilled cuts of imported meat, at a fraction of the price you’d pay at fancy steakhouses. They place equal emphasis on quality beer (as do we), from bottled craft brews to boutique brands on tap that you actually serve yourself and pay by mmillilitre– a method that embodies the cool and casual vibe of the joint. Tuck in and dine at the waterfront al fresco tables, or get more intimate in the chic interior. When the food is this good for such great value, we promise you’ll leave satisfied and refuelled.
From wallet-friendly conveyour-belt sushi to opulent omakase, you can probably find all types of Japanese cuisines in Singapore. But if you want something simple and authentic, Shin Kushiya is your best bet. The interiors here are minimalistic and the presentation of food is clean and straightforward, so you know that Shin Kushiya means business – no frills and all flavour.
As one of the first Japanese restaurants to introduce the Kushiyaki dining concept in Singapore, you’d be missing out if you didn’t go for their signature Kushiyaki. With over 50 different types to choose from, there’s no denying that these tantalising sticks made from fresh and quality seafood, meat, and vegetables are sure winners. Diners can also choose from the usual selections such as sashimi, sushi, donburi, and more. It’s also worth a mention that Shin Kushiya uses imported Bincho Charcoal from Japan that’s known for the clean-charcoal smokiness it imparts to food during grilling.
For food just like Grandma made (and isn’t that a relaxing feeling after a shopping spree?), Soup Restaurant has our vote. They’ve been cooking up authentic ‘Singapore Chinatown Heritage’ cuisine since their humble beginnings in 1991, and have since grown to over 15 branches across Southeast Asia. They’ve still managed to retain that home-cooked feel and taste, with warming double-boiled soups, deliciously marinated meats and tofu, and stir-fried veggies.
Find it at 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-141, VivoCity, Singapore 098585
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If Tajimaya’s quality grills with a gorgeous panoramic view of Sentosa Island is not enough to convince you, then we don’t know what will. This gorgeous spot allows diners to grill their own meats at the table, having full control over how they prefer them.
Deck your tables with the tantalising seafood, or splash out on delectable Kurobuta Pork and luxurious Wagyu beef selections. Whichever way you fancy, Tajimaya makes sure that you’re in for a treat. Plus, their high tech exhaust systems also ensure that you won’t be leaving Tajimaya smelling like your food either. The best things to go with your grills are sake and shochu; here, you get both of the finest quality that will appease any true yakiniku connoisseur.
Find it at 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103 Vivocity, Singapore 098585
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Put on your sombreros because it’s time to salsa! The chilled out vibes at the spacious Barrio by Mex Out makes it the perfect place to rendezvous with your closest friends and have a good time.
If the ambience isn’t enough to tempt you, their food certainly will. Kick things off with a bang when you order their cheese-filled Jalapeno Poppers or whet your appetite with the refreshing Prawn Ceviche. From tacos to burritos, the mains at Barrio do not disappoint either; but if you need help deciding, you can’t go wrong with their Taco Fiesta where you get 10 tacos on one platter.
Find it at #01-116 Vivo City, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
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