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Buko Nero

#481 of 8,943 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
Italian, International, European, Contemporary
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126, Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088534, Singapore
+65 6324 6225
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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California
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355 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Buko nero, perhaps means "black hole" as it is a small place, but far cry from "hole in the wall". The decor is a study in black with knick knacks and modern furniture. Oscar cooks and Tracy serves and must clean up too. The couple run it all by themselves without missteps! I was invited by "monthlys" and had not... More 

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Thank EuForia_01
Singapore, Singapore
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been to this restaurant several times in the past and food was always very good. Have not visited for a while reason being, very difficult to secure a dinner reservation as they were always full. We were invited by our friends last evening to dine here again. I must say it was the best meal we have had for a... More 

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Thank iloveFoodwant
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Oscar works magic in the kitchen while Tracy's attentiveness to us makes the meal so wonderful which will leave you nothing to complain about!

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Thank jujunienie
Singapore
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is decently priced (except for the desserts, which were expensive) and the ambience was lovely. Service was exquisite. However, I just don't think it's worth queuing and making a booking months in advance.

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Thank littlebokchoy
Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been ages since I've been to Buko Nero so decided to head there on a whim. Was such a good idea coz the food was delish and it still retains that cosy, intimate vibe. Will not wait long to visit again.

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Thank 301anandv
Singapore
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant for my husbands birthday. Charming restaurant run by husband and wife, very relaxed atmosphere, small menu and absolutely delicious food and wine. Prices are high but good value when compared to similar restaurants. We had a wonderful evening and would recommend to friends.

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Thank 176lyndseyp
Singapore
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not our first time here and definitely not the last. Food & service amazing. A definite MUST to eat here.

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Thank Maree R
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Well thought-out Valentine's Day menu! Thanks to Oscar for adding a really flavourful ravioli dish on a busy night and to Tracy for the wonderfully warm service! Amazing to see the passion after all these years, truly fine dining at home!

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Thank jcheong88
Singapore
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

the food was awesome, everything was done just right!! highly recommended.. cozy restaurant.. make sure you dine here at chill pace..

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Thank Yvonne C
Sentosa Island, Singapore
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

After our recent debacle at Bedrock, we called Traci on a whim, not really expecting her to be able to accommodate us on such ridiculously short notice. Much to our jubilant surprise, we were able to be accommodated in their newly constructed counter area. All the main room tables were full, a clear testament to how truly wonderful this place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, International, European, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126, Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088534, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6324 6225

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Chinatown
Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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