|Restaurant Name||Specialty||Price Per Pax|
|1. Spring Court||Singaporean Chinese Cuisine||$88.80 to $139.80|
|2. Jiak||Halal Zichar||Average $55|
|3. Swatow Seafood||Teochew Seafood Cuisine||$32.80 to $52.80|
|4. Ling Zhi Vegetarian||Vegetarian Chinese Food||$58 to $88|
|5. Spices Cafe||CNY Buffet Spread||From $48 for child; $88 for adult|
|6. Kimly Zichar||Zichar in the Heartlands||$31.60 to $39.80|
|7. Beauty in a Pot||Hotpot||Average $80 to $100|
We know how boring CNY menus can be – it seems everywhere offers the same dishes. This list hopes to give you a fresher idea on how you can do Chinese New Year different this year, especially if you have to cater to different dietary preferences. Whether is it an affordable kopitiam zichar, a vegetarian or Halal reunion dinner, this article has got you covered.
As this year’s CNY Reunion Dinner 2023 is coming in early, many are already scrambling to make reservations for dinners even before Christmas is over! Fastest fingers first, here are 7 best restaurants for CNY Reunion Dinner 2023 in Singapore.
Spring Court – For Singaporean Chinese Cuisine
Located on a street across Chinatown Point, Spring Court seems to be a hidden gem that’s not to be missed! Nestled amidst the district of authentic Chinese food, I stumbled upon this spot while walking by and had to peek inside. To say the least, it was packed out with elderly folks on a Thursday evening (that’s how you know it’s good).
This CNY Reunion Dinner 2023, they are offering 4 different CNY reunion set menus, ranging from $888++ to $1398++ for 10 pax. While you can expect the classics (XO-sauced dishes, braised noodle, etc.), some variations include the type of meats you can expect in different sets (i.e. fish, suckling pig, prawns, chicken, abalone, etc.)
Jiak – For Halal CNY Tzechar Reunion Dinners
We get it. Sometimes, CNY reunion dinners don’t have to be such a big hoo-ha. If you’re looking for somewhere jazzy and modern, with no-frills, Jiak might just surprise you with how simple yet delicious their menu is. With its laid-back atmosphere, this spot is a Halal zichar restaurant located amidst HillV2.
This Chinese New Year, we’re glad to find that they are serving up a set menu for 2023 as well! With two different menus priced at $268 and $528, these sets cater for 4-5 pax and 8-10 pax respectively. You can expect dishes such as steamed grouper, XO-sauce dishes, braised Eefu noodles, and of course… mango sago with pomelo to end the dinner sweetly.
I know I’m definitely taking my friends here for CNY Reunion Dinner 2023. If it sounds like something up your alley, click here to view their menu.
Swatow Seafood – Authentic Teochew Food
Known for its handmade Canto-style Dim Sum, Swatow prides itself, too, in authentic Teochew seafood dishes. Since its humble openings in 2010, it has now expanded to 3 outlets across the island.
While their dine-in set menus have yet to be announced, this year, they are offering 7 different CNY takeaway set menus – all differing in sizes and food options. Of course, there are 2 main sets ($328 and $528) which feature their signature Premium Abalone Fortune Pot for 5 and 10 pax respectively.
For those who’re looking for a side dish to amp up your homely steamboat affair, there are Dim Sum Platters available. Otherwise, you can ever order a whole Teochew roasted suckling pig at $280! To complete the package, there’s also a traditional Nian Gao gift set retailing at $88.
Ling Zhi Vegetarian – A Meat-free Option this CNY Reunion Dinner 2023
An arm under Tung Lok Group, here’s a vegetarian-friendly option for those among our midst who aren’t inclined to the meaty foods this CNY.
This New Year, Ling Zhi Vegetarian has got 8 different set menu options – ranging from $58++ per pax to $88++ per pax, depending on which menu you’d like to go for. Across the options, you can expect some of these ingredients that will be used: truffle mushroom, pumpkin, edamame beancurd, glutinous rice, stir-fried vegetables, and more.
Of course, CNY Reunion Dinner 2023 isn’t complete without the classic Lou Hei – so you can be sure each menu comes with an Yu Sheng too!
Spices Cafe – For a CNY Buffet Spread
One of the F&B spots in Concorde Hotel, Spices Cafe is inviting you to indulge in their Spread of Abundance this CNY. If you’re one of those who’s stumped by decision paralysis and can’t be bothered to process the overwhelming options for CNY Reunion Dinner 2023 set menus, get your dinner settled at Concorde this 2023.
From 21 January to 24 January, there will be CNY buffet lunch and dinner available at their kitchen. The buffet is priced pretty affordable at $48++ for a child and $88++ for an adult, unless you decide to dine in on 21st January during dinnertime ($58++ for child; $118++ for adult). Expect lobster, abalone, salmon Yu Sheng, and more indulgent dishes during this meal!
Kimly Zichar – Affordable CNY in the Heartlands
If you’re lazy to cook or host this CNY Reunion Dinner 2023, we urge you to enjoy the festivities in the most quintessential Singaporean manner. Simply deck out in your slippers, shorts, and head down to your Kopitiam in your neighbourhood for a hearty Kimly CNY Reunion dinner.
Offering 3 different sets this New Year ranging between $158 (5 pax), $288 and $398 (10 pax). Enjoy delicious zichar dishes such as steamed grouper, Xo-dishes, dessert, fried rice, scallop prosperity bags, and more. While prices aren’t steep, you can be sure Kimly zichar does not compromise on their quality.
With approximately 30 Kimly Zichar stores populating Singapore’s heartlands, there’s no reason not to book your table now. There’s a good chance Kimly is right under your block!
Beauty in a Pot – For a Warm CNY Steamboat
What’s better than returning to our roots for a traditional celebration? This CNY Reunion Dinner 2023, get together for a warm reunion as we huddle around a table and… a pot.
For modern parents who like familiarity with F&B brands and are looking for a fuss-free option, Beauty in a Pot is offering 10 different types of set menus – catered from 2 pax onwards till 10 pax. Prices range between $168++ to $1088++ for a menu. Some premium meats available will be the A4 Japanese wagyu beef, NZ fish maw, US Kurobuta pork, and more.
Of course, an abalone Yu Sheng will also be available for your annual Lou Hei!
Imagine not having to clean up after a hotpot… Here’s the link to BIAP’s website for bookings.
For CNY Reunion Dinner 2023, Be Sure To Reserve A Table Early!
We hope you enjoyed this list that we put together for you! If you need more ideas, here are some of our suggestions from last year, 2022!
7 Best Restaurants For CNY Reunion Dinner 2022 In Singapore
Chinese New Year 2022 is just around the corner, and for most Chinese households, this means planning ahead for CNY reunion dinner 2022! With dine-out restrictions still capped at 5 pax per table, CNY reunion dinner 2022 will continue to be a small-scale affair. However, we still expect some of the popular restaurants to be fully booked – so make sure you place your reservations early to get a table for your family.
Here are 9 suggestions for your CNY reunion dinner 2022, where we’re sure your family (or friends) can enjoy a sumptuous feast to usher in the new year!
Crystal Jade is a Singaporean favourite for delicious Chinese cuisine. If your family loves Crystal Jade, you’ll be happy to know that for CNY 2022, Crystal Jade will be having pretty significant discounts if you’re a Jadeite member. You can also enjoy discounts if you’re a UOB or CITI cardholder.
Jadeite member discount: 20% off until 10 Jan 2022. 10% off from 11 Jan – 15 Feb 2022.
CITI& UOB cardholder discount: 10% off until 10 Jan 2022. 5% off from 11 Jan – 15 Feb 2022.
Crystal Jade will be offering 4 different set menus for 5 pax, ranging from $638 to $1,388. If you’re reunion dinner will be less than 5 pax, they’re also offering 2 different individual set menus (minimum 2 pax) for $138 or $198 per pax.
If you’re going to have your CNY reunion dinner 2022 at Crystal Jade, some items that stand out are the Iberico Pork Char Siew With Honey and Braised Ee-Fu Noodles With Lobster in some of their menus.
Cherry Garden At Mandarin Oriental Hotel
If you’re looking for quality Cantonese cuisine for your CNY reunion dinner 2022, then Cherry Garden will be a great option for you! Not only is the food good, but the beautiful interior of Cherry Garden, designed to look like an oriental palace – will surely make your CNY reunion dinner a memorable one.
As some Chinese will have a vegetarian meal during CNY, Cherry Garden has thoughtfully prepared a vegetarian menu too. They also have different menus for groups of 5, or smaller groups (minimum 2 pax).
For Cherry Garden’s individual set menus, they are priced at $168, $198, $218, $288 per pax, with a minimum of 2 pax.
For 5 pax, their set menu costs $168.
Their vegetarian menu costs $138/pax.
If you’re having your CNY reunion dinner 2022 at Cherry Garden, the Luxurious Pen Cai (loaded with abalone, lobster, scallop, roasted pork and many more) will definitely be a highlight for the 5 pax menu. All the menus serve Yu Sheng – the $288/pax ‘Wealth’ menu has a particularly luxe Yu Sheng, which contains caviar and truffle!
Soup Restaurant is another family favourite for Chinese families to have their CNY reunion dinners. Soup Restaurant specializes in delicious Hong Kong-style soups, and elevating traditional home-cooked dishes. So if caviar and truffle Yu Sheng isn’t your thing, then Soup Restaurant’s CNY 2022 menu may be perfect for you and your family.
It’s also worth noting that there are currently some great promotions for Soup Restaurant’s CNY set menus. If you are an early bird (7 – 12 Jan 2022), you can enjoy a 20% discount. Otherwise, if you are a Citibank cardholder, you can enjoy a $10 discount.
If you’re looking to book a table for 2 pax, their set menu prices start from $118, making this one of the more affordable options available. However, their 5 pax set menu is also very affordable, starting from $348.
If you and your family prefer your CNY dishes to be more traditional, without all the fancy ingredients then we highly recommend Soup Restaurant. You’ll find simple and familiar but delicious dishes such as Samsui Ginger Chicken, Steamed Rice With Chinese Sausage and Braised Mushrooms and other dishes that even your older family members grew up eating.
If you’re looking for a takeaway option, Soup Restaurant also has a Reunion Takeaway menu for $388 ($10 discount for Citibank cardholders).
Jade Restaurant At The Fullerton Hotel
If you’re looking for a more posh dining experience, you can’t go wrong with Jade Restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel. Enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine with top-notch service, in a beautifully furnished restaurant that reflects the lustre of jade.
Surprisingly, Jade Restaurant’s prices are very affordable despite it being a a restaurant in the 5-star Fullerton Hotel. For individual set menus, the prices are: $98, $128, $158 and $228 per pax. Their family-style set menus are: $158 or $198 per pax, for 4-5 pax.
Jade Restaurant also has 2 vegetarian set menus, at $98 per pax.
If you’re looking for an unforgettable CNY dinner meal, consider adding on their Premium Braised Pen Cai which has South Africa abalones, fish maw, giant grouper, roast duck – among many other luxurious ingredients. To enjoy this special dish ($98/pax), you must have minimum of 5 pax and you must pre-order 1 day in advance.
And now, back to an affordable option for your CNY Reunion Dinner 2022. Putien serves authentic Chinese cuisine, inspired by the delicious food in the Fujian province of China. While Putien’s dishes are more on the affordable end, they promise to always deliver on the quality of their food with a focus on only using fresh ingredients. With 5 One Michelin Stars under their belt, we believe them!
For CNY 2022, Putien is offering 2 different set menus which cater to 2, 4, 6 8 and 10 pax groups.
Here’s the price breakdown:
2 pax: $78++ or $128++
4 pax: $158++ or $238++
6 pax: $258++ or $358++
8 pax: $358++ or $518++
10 pax: $418++ or $628++
Similar to Soup Restaurant, Putien focuses keeping their dishes familiar and traditional – something which many seniors will appreciate. You’ll find classic favourites such as Longevity Noodles, Sea Cucumber Fish Maw Soup and Scallop & Asparagus in XO sauce.
藝 yì by Jereme Leung At Raffles Hotel
If you’re looking for fine dining experience, 藝yì by Celebrity Chef Jereme Leung will be a fantastic choice for your CNY Reunion Dinner 2022. 藝yì is is ‘art’ in Mandarin, and the food you can expect to find here are classic Chinese cuisine elevated with modern techniques.
Just like the food, the restaurant itself is beautiful. If you’re looking for a posh dining experience in a smaller and quieter ambience then 藝yì by Jereme Leung will be a good choice. You’ll find 4 different set menus here, each with a minimum dine-in requirement of 2 pax. The prices for each set is: $168++ per pax, $188++ per pax, $208++ per pax and a vegetarian set at $168++ per pax.
You can expect to find dishes with luxe ingredients here, such as the Baked Green Asian Lobster With Crispy Garlic & Cheese, Honey Glazed Iberico Pork Char Siew and Steamed Jasmine Rice With Abalone Wrapped in Lotus Leaf.
If you’re planning on dining here, take note that the CNY 2022 sets will be available from 17 January 2022 to 15 February 2022.
Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant At Holiday Inn
Established since 1990, Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant has been serving fine Cantonese dishes for over 30 years. Xin Cuisine is located in Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium in the heart of Orchard Road.
Xin Cuisine probably has a very diverse set menu choice, catering to those who prefer more traditional takes on popular CNY dishes (which are usually more affordable) to those who prefer a more upscale dining experience with more fancy ingredients.
They have a Ballroom Banquet Set Menu for $538++ for 5 pax, and $848++ for 8 pax. For 31 January 2022 only, you get a 20% discount for this set menu!
Xin Cuisine also has a number of other set menus catering to different group sizes, and tastes.
2 pax set menu: $188++
4 pax set menu: $428++
5 pax set menu: $568++, $628++, $888++, $1998++
8 pax set menu: $1,428++, $3,998
You’ll notice that they have a wide range in pricing for their set menus and that’s because those that are more expensive come with dishes such as Inaniwa Udon Noodle With Live Lobster In Superior Pumpkin Soup, Whole Suckling Pig, and Sesame Crusted Tuna Yu Sheng.
These are 7 options for your CNY Reunion Dinner 2022, at different price ranges. Regardless of whether you’re celebrating Chinese New Year or not, we wish you lots of abundance and prosperity for the year of the tiger. And may your family be blessed with good health!
If you are dining out, do keep in mind the restrictions as well. Many restaurants have a set menu for 8 or even 10 pax, but that would mean that your family would have to split up. Or, for a more homely experience you can consider doing a hearty steamboat reunion at home as well. It’s definitely more affordable, and no less delicious. For a festive mood, maybe you can consider simply ordering a Yu Sheng for takeaway so that your family can toss (and shout) to your heart’s content from the comfort of home.
However you choose to celebrate CNY 2022, stay safe and stay healthy!