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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Guan Hoe Soon

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Joo Chiat
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
38 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427762, Singapore
+65 6344 2761
Website
Today
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 32: English reviews
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
198 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the oldest and better restaurants for genuine and delicious nonya food. Must try their signature dishes like Ayam buah keluak, Assam fish, chap Chye, Bak Wan kepeting and many more. Ambience is good and staff are friendly. Weekday lunches are the best as there is no need to book a table.

Helpful?
Thank Kathleenlim
Rayong, Thailand
Level Contributor
843 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Guan Hoe Soon is a restaurant in the Joo Choit Quarter of Singapore City, which is home to the Peranakan Chinese community. These were among the earliest Chinese settlers in Singapore, and over the centuries have developed their own fusion food, which is a cross between Chinese, Malay and other regional influenced. We had Ikan Bakar, grilled fish with fermented... More 

Helpful?
Thank dwbrown555
Level Contributor
47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Lee Kuan Yew's favourite Peranakan Restaurant, this place has been serving good and authentic Peranakan food since the 1950s. The dishes you should have are the off menu babi pangang, the Chendol or Sago Gula Melaka, the babi pontay, the zup chai and the ayam buah keluak. There are not pretentious but delicious and authentic. The place is small so... More 

Helpful?
Thank mingguang_han
Singapore
Level Contributor
288 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

After reading the reviews here, I tend to agree with most that the service of the staff needs to improve. For our case, we were served twice food which we did not order. Fortunately we were alert and told the staff who brought back the food. Otherwise, we quite enjoyed the food.

Helpful?
Thank kwoong
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
436 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Guan Hoe Soon restaurant was highly recommended so perhaps there was a degree of high expectation. The food was good but not exceptional. We had about 6 dishes. The ngoh hiang was a little oily and the babi pagang was crispy but not flavoursome. The bawang kepenting was missing the flavours too. The assam fish was good. I was looking... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jeffrey C
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This Restaurant have being serving authentic peranakan food since 1963. During my grand parents time and not forgetting they also cater for my grandparents wedding. Till today they still cater for many functions for office, school, churches and many more occasions. Try it don't miss it..

Helpful?
Thank raymondouyong
Philippines
Level Contributor
165 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

More of a family style restaurant. Food is tasty and serving portions quite reasonable. If you like dishes with coconut milk you will enjoy dining here.

Helpful?
Thank Ella_Salita
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

The Restaurant serves variety types of Authentic Nonya Cuisine. After the meal, don't forget to order the dessert to complete your wonderful meal.

Helpful?
Thank wehl
Singapore
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

So we decided to have a dinner here on 14-Feb, coincidentally it's a traditional 'family day' for our Chinese customs. Therefore the place was very crowded. We made a reservation bout 2 weeks in advance for a table of 8 and upon arriving, we were given a table good enough for 6. And when we asked for a bigger table... More 

Helpful?
Thank KongBaBao
Level Contributor
44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Shared the curry fish head, assam pomfret, otah otah, sambal kangkong. The big sized dishes are really generous, enough to feed six very hungry diners. The pomfret is particularly good. It is fresh and juicy. Otah Otah is light but flavorful. Try the Chendol dessert here too - it is really good with rich coconut and taro flavours. Seating is... More 

Helpful?
Thank 55nickw

Travellers who viewed Guan Hoe Soon also viewed

Singapore, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
 
Singapore, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
 
Singapore, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
 

Been to Guan Hoe Soon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427762, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Joo Chiat
  • Neighbourhood: Joo Chiat
  • Phone Number: +65 6344 2761

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Guan Hoe Soon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Joo Chiat

Neighbourhood Profile
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 visible as well, with modern cafes, bars, and shops abounding. Visit Joo Chiat to take a break from the big city sights and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a laid-back and local vibe.
Explore this neighbourhood