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Maxwell Road Hawker Centre

Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Best Food in Singapore
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1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184, Singapore
+65 9790 2826
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

I love Maxwell center. From the Oyster omelettes to carrot cakes to mee siam to onde onde to goreng pisang and char kway teow you can truly find all the classics under one roof. Main attraction has been Tien Tien Chicken rice which is still an awesome standard. The challenge is that the stalls open at very different hours so... More 

Thank lujoya
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Food + Price is just amazing! ♥ Lots of varieties to choose from. You just have to prepare yourself for a sweaty dining experience as they don't have AC. :P

Thank leeeeenx
Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

This is within walking distance from the main strip in Chinatown. Food is great and cheap. There's rojak and the famous Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken rice. Also drinks like freshly squeezed jouices. Would come back again.

Thank jaylex
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

I eat here almost daily for my lunch. Try to go early - around 12 or earlier to get seats. The Tian tian chicken rice and the fish soup at the corner facing URA is always long queue. Others must try - roasted pork, char siew and duck rice and the rojak in the centre row. The raw fish porridge... More 

Thank Serene C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Fantastic variety of food here - great bbqed meats, yu char kuay, nonya kuehs, foochow oyster cake. Everything here is so good. Love eating here!

Thank jetsetter016
Cairns Region, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Wow so much variety we were there for lunch so many little food shops to choose from had a lovely lunch will go back next time we are in Singapore it is located in chinatown

Thank HappyCheryl
Kanimbla, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

I recently took my wife and mother-in-law to Singapore and it was the first time the MIL had been to Asia for a holiday. As she stated she wanted the full local experience we went for dinner at the Maxwell Food Centre. The food is always delicious but I wasn't sure whether the location may be a little too much,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

the surrounding is under construction, not easy to find. arrived at about 830, quite a no of shops closed, after finished dinner, most shop closed, quite disappointed.

Singapore, Singapore
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

1. Tried Tian Tian Chicken Rice. The chicken was tender but kind of too oily. The rice was just acceptable. 2. Had dumplings from Special Shanghai Tim-Sum - it lived up to its name. 3. China Street Fritters: Four Colours, One Plate - best item we tasted on that day. The so call sausage was one of the tastiest I... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

I was excited to visit this place (I ate at seven food centres during my stay in Singapore) since I'd seen it on an Anthony Bourdain TV show. The TV show featured a very modest stall staffed by one man. That stall has doubled in size, had at least five people working there, and had completely new signage. The authenticity... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Indian, Fast food, Asian, Thai, Indonesian, Taiwanese, Singaporean, Malaysian, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 9790 2826

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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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