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Bumbu

#456 of 8,775 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Kampong Glam
Asian, Indonesian, Thai, Singaporean
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44 Kandahar St | Kampong Glam, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6392 8628
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Today
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bumbu is the place for a wonderful family dinner! The food was delicious and ambience was adequate. Friendly waiters and waitresses made the dining experience much more satisfying. Pls visit Bumbu for all your family dining needs!

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Thank Melvin C
San Francisco, California
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71 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I discovered this place 15 years ago right after it opened and I got to meet the owners and hear about the ideas and concept of the place and it has only gotten better over the years. I always try to have at least lunch here each trip and while I rarely come for dinner it is even better than... More 

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Thank Marshall C
Espoo, Finland
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the pioneer restaurants in the area. Good atmosphere. Good food. Great value. Great mix of dissent Asian flavors and favorites.

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Thank tricam
Nanjing, China
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant in quite nice but the food is basic, far from the level we were expecting . We left the restaurant with only one idea in mind, find a place to drink a coffee and change the taste in our mouths!

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Thank Bruno P
Singapore, Singapore
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128 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 674 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Awesome restaurant and food. My PA was leaving, so organised a team lunch here for her farewell. I pre-ordered the food in advance and we were 20 paxs. Food was amazing, price was reasonable and close by in Telok Ayer Street. Totally recommend this place!

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1 Thank Hasan R
Singapore, Singapore
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203 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Besides the restaurant at Kandahar Street, Bumbu has another outlet at 125 Telok Ayer Street. Serving Indonesian Thai fusion food, this Telok Ayer outlet, a conserved shophouse has a seating capacity for 50 persons. We had a tok panjang (long table) for 12 persons. The coffee flavoured chicken was good. So was the tahu Telok, spicy sambal kangkong and tomyam... More 

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Thank Kathleenlim
Singapore, Singapore
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located in an old shop house. Most of the seats are at the second storey. The place has lots of historical furnishings and the neighbourhood it is located in makes the whole meal experience unique and different. The dishes are excellent, the beef especially soft. Deserts however is a contrast and I would give them a miss... More 

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Thank Wei Lianq N
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Despite small and located few minutes walk away from MRT (best to use Taxi, Grab Car or Uber), this is place is very unique and interesting. It has great peranakan decorative and collectibles that the owner collected. The menu is a bit limited. They offered Indonesian-Thai cuisines but I think they could have added local Chinese and Malay cuisines as... More 

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Thank Aziman M
Singapore
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97 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This eatery has antique Peranakan-style furniture. It's menu consists of Indonesian Thai food.we had butter oat soft shell crab, fried fish with in house Chilli, coffee flavoured chicken, salted egg yolk prawn, stir fried seasonal vegetables, thou telor, fish maw soup, crispy Kang Kong salad, Ngho Hiang, Tom yum soup, green curry chicken, fried Mee Sua, Thai tea and ice... More 

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Thank Maryngshwuling
Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Just had a wonderful dining experience in the gorgeous Arab quarter. This restaurant has a great feel, welcoming staff and food that truly has us wanting to go back and try 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
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian, Thai, Singaporean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Kandahar St | Kampong Glam, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Kampong Glam
  • Neighbourhood: Kampong Glam
  • Phone Number: +65 6392 8628

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

Staying in Kampong Glam

Neighbourhood Profile
Kampong Glam
This traditionally Malay enclave of Singapore offers an alluring array of shops, cafes, and bars. A walk down Haji Lane offers quirky shopping, while one block over, Arab Street is a treasure trove of brightly coloured fabrics, clothing, and Turkish rugs. Stop for a leisurely coffee or cocktail and watch local kids play traditional games along the lane. Also home to the Malay Heritage Centre and one of Singapore’s most prominent mosques (Sultan Mosque), Kampong Glam is a must-visit for a tantalizing taste of Malay life in this city.
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