12 Halal Eateries In SG For Your Scrumptious Reunion Dinner This Chinese New Year


Faruq Senin •  Jan 05, 2020

Chinese New Year is coming soon and we're sure many of you are looking for a halal reunion dinner in Singapore! While it's a great time to test your chopsticks skills during a "lo hei" or "yu sheng" (tossing raw fish & other ingredients for good fortune), the Chinese New Year reunion is also a great night of bonding with your loved ones.

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Finding a halal eatery for your Chinese New Year reunion used to be tricky but not anymore, thanks to the rise of halal authentic Chinese restaurants in Singapore and hotel buffets offering New Year specials ? We've rounded up 12 halal eateries in Singapore for your scrumptious reunion dinner this Chinese New Year 2020.

Note: Many of these eateries might get really busy during the festive period, so we strongly recommend that you make reservations way in advance!

1. Segar Restaurant

Specialising in yummy and reasonably priced zi char (Chinese home-cooked dishes) and Chinese seafood dishes, you can definitely count on Segar Restaurant for a hearty reunion meal.

Their CNY sets start from $238 (for 4-6 pax) and you'll be treated to a variety of their mouth-watering dishes like Hong Kong-style steamed seabass/red snapper, garlic/dragon-eye prawns, golden seafood fried rice and more. But if that's not enough for you, add a few of their highly recommended dishes like assam curry fish head, claypot chicken and black pepper crab!

The best part is that all the sets come with their Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng! Yes, instead of using raw fish, Segar actually serves abalone for their lo hei instead which makes it worth a visit especially if you love abalone ?

Halal status: Halal-certified

Price of CNY set: $238-$468

Opening hours during CNY: 24 Jan (eve); 11.30AM-9.30PM (closed from 25-27 Jan), business resumes on 28 Jan



Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-9.30PM

Address: 133 New Bridge Road, #B2-39/40/41 Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413

Contact: 6444 1778

Pasir Ris:

Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-9.30PM

Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, E! Avenue @ Downtown East Market Square, #02-322, Singapore 519599

Contact: 6281 0197

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P.S. Planning to travel during CNY instead? Check out these 8 awesome Muslim-friendly places you should visit!

2. StraitsKitchen

Anyone who frequents halal buffets in Singapore will tell you that StraitsKitchen at Grand Hyatt Singapore is the place to go for an enticing spread of the best local food, including Chinese cuisine!

Have a celebratory feast with their tantalising roast duck, Hainanese chicken rice, black pepper, chilli crab and more. Craving laksa, satay or naan? They've got you covered too!

During the CNY period, you can even look forward to additional dishes like "Buddha Jumps Over The Wall", a Chinese delicacy consisting of abalone, sea cucumber and more. What's more, every table is also treated to a yu sheng during this festive period. You can expect a wider variety and selection of kuih too ?

Halal status: Halal-certified

Price and opening hours of CNY buffet:

25-26 Jan Lunch (12.30PM-3PM); $68++ (with yu sheng)

24-26 Jan Dinner (6.30PM-9PM); $88++ (with yu sheng)

Check the price and opening hours of normal buffet here.

Address: 10 Scotts Road Grand Hyatt, Singapore 228211

Contact:Reserve a table online or call 6732 1234


P.S. If you love buffets, check out these 15 halal buffets in Singapore you have to try!

3. Home of Seafood

Planning to start your New Year right with a seafood feast? There's no better place to savour yummy and authentic Chinese-style seafood than at Home of Seafood!

With their CNY sets ranging from $238++ to $988++, you'll get a chance to try their award-winning chilli or black pepper crabs. We especially love their chilli crab which has fresh juicy crabs coated in a thick and sweet chilli sauce and has just the right amount of spice. Plus, it comes with a plate of tasty fried buns too (mantou) which is so yummy you'll be craving for more ?

With each set featuring something different, you can choose which set suits you best. Some of the delectable dishes that you can look forward to are their wok-fried cereal prawns, golden salted egg lobster and Hong Kong-style steamed grouper. Each set also comes with different grades of abalone yu sheng!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Price of CNY sets (11 Jan-8 Feb 2020): $238-$988++

Opening hours during CNY:

24 Jan (eve); Lunch; 11AM-3PM (last order 2PM), Dinner (1st seating); 5PM-7.30PM, Dinner (2nd seating); 8PM-10.30PM (Deposit required for CNY eve booking)

25-27 Jan (CNY Day 1-3); Lunch; 11AM-3PM (last order 2PM), Dinner; 5PM-11PM (last order 10.45PM)

Contact: 64425180

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P.S. Love seafood? Check out these other halal restaurants in Singapore to get your seafood fix!

4. Carousel

With its spacious seating and an extensive variety of food including fresh seafood, sashimi, local dishes and more, it's not hard to see why Carousel is constantly a popular option when it comes to reunion dinners. Not to mention that its dessert section will satisfy your sweet tooth with a wide selection of fondues, macarons, cakes, ice-cream and pudding.

The good thing about dining at Carousel during the New Year is that you'll receive a complimentary salmon yu sheng and mandarin oranges. Some of the items you can look forward to during their festive buffet are their baked halibut fillet with herbal sauce and creamy pumpkin soup with black garlic! Check out their opening hours and buffet prices during the CNY period here:

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Halal status: Halal-certified

Price and opening hours of normal buffet:Check their website here.

Address: 25 Scotts Rd, Royal Plaza, Singapore 228220

Contact: Call 6219 3780 or reserve online


5. Jinshangyipin

Hotpots are very popular during Chinese New Year reunions and Jinshangyipin is probably the only place in Singapore where you can experience an authentic halal Chinese hotpot. Nothing spells celebration more than a warm and comforting meal with your loved ones ?

With an all-you-can-eat buffet with a variety of marinated beef, mutton and chicken with seafood like fish, squids, prawns and more, you're bound to have a good time bonding with your loved ones. What's more, everyone will get their own personal hotpot and you can choose from 5 soup bases - Spicy Soup, Pickled Vegetable Soup, Herbal Soup, Mushroom Soup, and Tomato Soup!

Do note that during the CNY festive period, Jinshangyipin will be very busy so do make reservations in advance!

#HHWT Tip: To make your reunion even better, we recommend that you top up an additional $4.90 for a BBQ! Read more about Jinshangyipin here.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Price of buffet: from $26.95

Opening hours: Mon-Sat; 11AM-3PM, 4PM-10PM, Sun; 11AM-10PM (open throughout Chinese New Year period)

Address: #01-20 Eastpoint Mall, 3 Simei Street 6, Singapore 528833

Contact: 6909 7355

6. Smith Marine

Credit: Smith Marine - First Floating Restaurant in Singaporeon Facebook

A reunion meal in a floating restaurant? Sign us up! This year, why not take your reunion meal up a notch by having it at Smith Marine, Singapore's first floating restaurant which is also halal-certified? Getting here is really interesting as you'll need to hop on a bumboat.

You can choose to order ala carte dishes or CNY set menu but either way, you'll get to treat yourself to their prosperity yu sheng or experience catching your own seabass or snapper fish which they'll prepare according to your preference. If you get the set menu, you'll definitely get a taste of their chilli or salted egg crabs, prawn and squid dishes and more. The sets start from $688 for 8-10 people and are inclusive of the 2-way boat ride to the restaurant.

#HHWT Tip: Do note that it's recommended to pre-order your food when making reservations. For ala carte orders, you'll still have to pay for the boat ride ($100 both ways for up to 12 pax).

Halal status: Halal-certified

Average price of ala carte dishes: $45

Price of CNY sets: $688 (8-10 pax), $888 (10-12 pax)

Opening hours during CNY: 24 Jan (eve); 10AM-7PM (last order at 6.45PM) (closed from 25-27 Jan), business resumes as usual on 28 Jan

Address: Depart from Changi Point Ferry Terminal at Changi Village

Contact: 9792 7609 (by Whatsapp only) or Facebook message

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7. Saltwater

Best known for its ambience and poolside dining at the Village Hotel Changi, Saltwater has a dedicated menu for the Chinese New Year festive season from 13 Jan to 8 Feb.

Credit: Saltwater on Facebook

One thing you can look forward to is, of course, their prosperity yu sheng which you can enjoy with your loved ones. But the CNY menu also comes with special treats like their roast duck and chicken (dinner only), smoked duck popiah with hoisin sauce, a dim sum spread, chilli prawns, salted egg crispy squid and more.

Credit: Saltwater on Facebook

Plus, if you're at Saltwater on a weekend, you can look forward to more delights like their steamed seabass Hong Kong style, slipper lobsters with chilli sauce or even better, have your fill of char siew chicken, beef striploin, tiger prawns and lamb chops at their Chilli & Grill section. For those dining here on CNY eve, their Boston Lobster awaits!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Price and opening hours:Check out their website

Address: 1 Netheravon Rd, level 1 Village Hotel Changi, Singapore 508502

Contact: Call 6379 7018 or reserve online

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8. Jiak Modern Tzechar

Looking for somewhere to feast on yummy zi char dishes but with a cozy ambience? Jiak Modern Tzechar fits the bill! Known for their classic dishes like claypot golden chicken, oyster omelette, fish head curry and sambal kangkong, a meal here will instantly warm you up.

Credit: Jiak Modern Tzechar at Esplanade on Facebook

If you're thinking of something fancy for Chinese New Year, indulge in their CNY set menu instead which starts from $188 (for 4 pax). Rest assured, you'll be treated to their lobster yu sheng and other awesome seafood dishes like traditional steamed grouper and prosperity fried rice. To top that off, each set comes with dessert too - glutinous rice balls coated with peanuts - which are sure to leave you satisfied.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Price of CNY sets: from $188



Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-9.30PM

Address: 8 Raffles Ave, #02-14 The Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802

Contact: 6252 8765


Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-9.30PM

Address: 4 Hillview Rise, 02-04, Singapore 667979

Contact: 6265 1097


9. Window on the Park, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre

Buffets are a great way to usher in the New Year but what's even better is that Window on the Park is having a 1-for-1 offer for their reunion buffet. We're definitely setting our sights on this one!

Credit: Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre on Facebook

During this festive period, get your tummies ready for their Pipa Guitar duck with Hoi Sin sauce or dig into some wok-fried tiger prawn with Cantonese "Har Lok" sauce. Not forgetting that your buffet will come complete with yu sheng, smoked salmon and condiments.

Credit: Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre on Facebook

Other amazing dishes that you can look forward to include their double-boiled mini "Buddha Jumps Over The Wall" where you can expect the finest Chinese delicacies in one bowl. With such a good offer on the buffet price and excellent location in the heart of town, this is definitely the perfect place for your reunion ?

Halal status: Halal-certified

Price and opening hours:Check out their website

Address: 11 Cavenagh Rd, #02-00 Holiday In Orchard City Center, Singapore 229616

Contact: Call 6733 8333 or reserve online or email [email protected]


10. Flame Cafe

Instead of just having a typical BBQ steamboat buffet, it's time to indulge in a 4-tier pagoda steamboat at Flame Cafe!

Credit: Flame Cafe on Facebook

Savour 2 different soup bases on the first tier, BBQ on the second tier, yummy cheese dip on third and steamed food on the last tier. This sounds like just the hearty meal you need for your reunion with your loved ones! What we love about Flame Cafe is their variety of ingredients - take your pick from juicy marinated meat to fresh seafood and more. If you get their premium or supreme package, you can even treat yourself to crayfish, clams, lobsters or crabs.

What's great about dining at Flame Cafe during the New Year period is that you can order their smoked salmon yu sheng platter ($38.80++) which serves around 10 pax. Do note that you'll need to make a reservation for the platter at least 3 days in advance.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Prices during CNY:Check out their Facebook page

Opening hours during CNY: 24 Jan (eve); 11.30AM-11PM (closed from 25-27 Jan), business resumes as usual on 28 Jan

Address: 73 Upper Paya Lebar Rd, Level 1, Singapore 534818

Contact: 6282 0251

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11. Warong Kim’s Seafood

We've seen a number of places on this list serving zi char but Warong Kim's Seafood probably has the most awards to its name!

Credit: Warong Kim's Seafood on Facebook

Did you know that their black pepper crab has been labelled Singapore's best by Lonely Planet and its chilli crab ranked among the top 10 in Singapore by Epicure magazine? This is definitely one place you won't want to miss for your reunion meal!

If there's another dish that Warong Kim's is famous for, it has to be their Hokkien Mee. Their X.O. Hokkien Mee (X.O. stands for Extra Oyster) has copious amounts of oysters, with a recipe that dates back to the 60s, so you know it's tried and tested! They even pride themselves on serving the best halal Hokkien Mee in Singapore.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Average price of main dishes: $15

Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-11PM (closed on 25 Jan, first day of CNY)

Address: 31 Ah Hood Rd, #01-07 HometeamNS JOM @ Balestier, Singapore 329979

Contact: 6583 6488

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12. The Dim Sum Place

The best part about having dim sum is that you'd always have to share it with someone, which makes it perfect for a reunion meal!

Not only does The Dim Sum Place lets you satisfy your cravings for har kow (prawn dumplings) and siew mai (steamed chicken dumplings) but the restaurant is also perfect for large groups with several round tables.

Besides your usual dim sum fare, you can also order dishes to share with your family and friends such as their roast herbal duck, garlic egg fried rice, wanton noodles plus several stir-fried chicken options. For those of you who love chee cheong fun (vermicelli rolls), the restaurant offers a few variants and even a rendang fusion take on it!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Average price of main dishes: $8-15

Opening hours during CNY: 24 Jan (eve); 11AM-11PM (closed on 25-26 Jan), business resumes as usual on 27 Jan

Opening hours (normal): Sun-Thu; 11AM-2.30PM, 5.30PM-11PM, Fri-Sat; 11AM-2.30PM, 5.30PM-5AM

Address: 791 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198759

Contact: 6655 8787

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With these 12 places in mind, now you won't need to scratch your head thinking where you should go for your halal reunion dinner in Singapore this Chinese New Year! Time to round up your loved ones and start making reservations now before it's too late ?