We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Joo Chiat/Katong

Singapore 427585, Singapore
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Evening Food and Cultural Tour of Joo Chiat
More Info
and up
Singapore Heritage Tour: Peranakan Museum, Spice Garden and Food Tasting
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Immerse yourself in Peranakan culture on your visit to Katong and Joo Chiat, and also enjoy its wealth of good food and cultural heritage.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good53%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Singapore 427585, Singapore
Joo Chiat
Write a Review
Reviews (52)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 52 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very local area filled with bars, restaurants and cafes. Evening is filled with locals and expatriates chatting and hanging around. Morning is another quiet scene. You'll find hainanese chicken rice and black chilli crab, and kaya toast to eat. Katong Square and i12 Katong...More

Thank YarraRiver
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Joo chiat area is a food haven....Where the locals go....and bit out from the tourist areas though Main hotels in the area are a grand mercury roxy and holiday inn express katong ....

1  Thank Julian F
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Joo Chiat is low key and laid back. This is where the locals shop and eat. Just walk along Joo Chiat road to appreciate the people who live and work here. I love the architecture, I love the spread of food. I love the local...More

2  Thank Jenise L
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This place is different than others in Singapore. Very colourfull of peranakan building. Katong is not favorite amoung tourist caused is downtown in Eastcoast Singapore. But is worth to visited.

Thank Silviani Sri R
Reviewed 23 March 2017

If you are interested in local colour, shophouse heritage architecture, unusual shops and local delicacies (such as Peranakan kueh - sweets), spend a few hours exploring Joo Chiat Rd and neighbouring streets. Worth the trip if only to taste the exquisite curry puffs at the...More

2  Thank Anna R
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to walk around and enjoy the old with the new. Many local restaurants up and down Joo Chiat road. And day time has a VERY different atmosphere than a night.

Thank jackmandl
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This enclave is filled with colourful heritage shophouses and terrace houses with ornate facades. This Peranakan and Eurasian area has an amazing number of restaurants and traditional coffee-shops offering a range of cuisines.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 25 November 2016

The Joo Chiat area is another well-preserved Peranakan district of Singapore where a multi-cultural mix of Malay, Chinese, Eurasians and expatriates reside. We strolled past many colourful heritage (pre-war architecture), two-storey shophouses, quaint stores, terraced homes and eateries with ornate facades, intricate motifs and colourful...More

Thank allspice502016
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Can't miss the multi-coloured double-storey terrace houses with traditional Peranakan style at Koon Seng Road.I'm lucky to live this beautiful and charming area.Every time I pass by those shophouses.I feel like touching local history along with the sweetest fragrance of plumeria in the town.

Thank ines q
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Dined at this compact food hall with my local friend and his family last night (Sunday) and again for coffee this morning. It was busy with tables turning over regularly. The food hall is on the corner of Joo Chiat and Dunmoon Rds.- there are...More

1  Thank PAC6917
Joo Chiat
The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of
Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group
descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay
families in the 15th century. The neighbourhood is
packed with colourful shops, local characters, and
quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners
enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy
noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Boon Tong Kee
72 reviews
.08 km away
The Chop House I12 Katong
65 reviews
.17 km away
Five Star Hainanese Chicken Rice
72 reviews
.05 km away
Sin Hoi Sai Eating House
129 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Katong District
155 reviews
.60 km away
Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple
28 reviews
.44 km away
112 Katong
32 reviews
.20 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Joo Chiat/Katong staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines