11 New Eateries That Opened In SG's Kampong Glam In 2020 You May Have Missed


Shasha Dania •  Nov 16, 2020

So many new halal eateries have opened in Singapore in 2020 - including in halal foodie haven Kampong Glam! With just a month and a half left until 2021 arrives, there's still time to visit these new additions for a true foodie treat. ? Here are the top 11 new halal eateries in Kampong Glam in 2020 you may have missed!

1. Rumi The Poets Cup

Rumi The Poets Cup has been a popular sight at Ramadan bazaars in the last few years, and they finally set up a brick-and-mortar store in Kampong Glam in October 2020! ? Now you can pop by their outlet along Bussorah Street and pick up a cup of their signature iced tea and coffee before stopping by Wardah Books or visiting Masjid Sultan. The menu also includes new items like fruit-inspired mocktails and the literary-inspired 'Frizantea' selection made with brewed tea and sparkling water.

Rumi The Poets Cup

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Tues-Thurs & Sun; 11AM-11PM, Fri-Sat; 11AM-1AM (Closed Mondays)

Address: 16 Bussorah St, Singapore


2. The Straits Teppanyaki

On top of opening a physical store, the owners of Rumi The Poets Cup have also opened a dine-in teppanyaki and rooftop halal 'bar' located on the 2nd floor of the same building! The Straits Teppanyaki offers both Asian and Western-style dishes like The Straits Salmon Fillet, crunchy chicken skin, or halal wagyu beef grilled on a Japanese teppanyaki-style hotplate. ? Sit back, relax, and watch the master chef grill your meal to perfection right in front of your eyes.

P.S. You can order light bites from The Straits Teppanyaki while you're at Rumi The Poets Cup, or drinks from Rumi The Poets Cup to accompany your freshly-grilled meal. It's the best of both worlds!

The Straits Teppanyaki

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Tues-Sun; 12PM-11PM (Last order 9.30PM, closed Mondays)

Address: 16 Bussorah St, Singapore

Reservations: Whatsapp 91504672


3. Broti

Another Ramadan bazaar staple that's made a shift over to a brick-and-mortar outlet is the popular Broti. This halal milk tea brand is known for its rich and creamy Masala Tea and Thai Milk Tea - and they've added new flavous to the in-store menu too! Sip on Earl Grey Milk Tea, Gula Melaka Milk Tea, and even a light and refreshing Lychee Soda. It's just what you need on a hot day! ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $7

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs; 12PM-11PM, Fri-Sat; 11AM-12AM, Sun; 11AM-11PM

Address: 21 Baghdad St, Singapore 199660

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4. The Fortune Cookie

Opened by the same team behind Insta-worthy eatery The Malayan Council, The Fortune Cookie's menu is a mix of halal Chinese food and Asian or local fusion delights. From Hokkien Mee topped with huge prawns to Ikan Pari Spaghetti to Lobster Fried Rice - the cozy and sleek ambience of the eatery makes it perfect for a special night out with family or friends. ? Don't forget to try their desserts too - the Red Bean Lamington Cake is a blend of Asian and Western desserts you'll want to sink your teeth into!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $32

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs; 12PM-11PM, Fri-Sat; 11AM-12AM, Sun; 11AM-11PM

Address: 11 Bussorah St, Singapore 199432

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5. 100 Labs

100 Labs is the latest (and hottest) halal gelato spot in Kampong Gelam at the moment, and are famous for their Oomph Waffles! Chewy and buttery with a slight crispy crunch, the waffles are so popular that they've even sold out of the batter before the cafe closes. ? Top your waffles with gelato flavous like Sea Salt Caramel, Earl Grey Fig, or Hojicha Green Tea. Or order their special Churros waffle for some extra cinnamon-y sweetness!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $5

Opening hours: Sun-Thurs; 12PM till late, 11AM-9PM, Fri-Sat; 12PM-12AM

Address: 41 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198489

Reservations: +65 98510945

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6. Kulon SG

Halal Indonesian food in Singapore isn't hard to find, but you've never had Bakmi the way Kulon serves it up before. ? Newly opened in October 2020, this small eatery specialises in authentic Bakmi that tastes just like what you might get in Java. With dishes like Bakmi Sambal Ijo, Bakmi Sambal Merah, and Bakmi Empal their hearty bowls are perfect for a mid-week energy boost to get your spirits up.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $9

Opening hours: Tues-Thurs; 11.30AM-3.15PM, 5.15PM-9.30PM, Fri; 11.30AM-1PM, 2.30PM-9.30PM, Sat-Sun; 11.30AM-9.30PM (Closed Mondays)

Address: 30 Bali Ln, Singapore 189866

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7. ASAP & Co.

What could be better than treating yourself to all-day brunch or freshly smoked meat at a steakhouse? How about a halal eatery that combines both! ? ASAP & Co is the latest halal brunch spot to open in Singapore's Kampong Glam, and they have a combined steakhouse-dessert bar concept so you don't have to choose between sweet or savoury anymore. With everything from Baby Dutch Pancakes Banana Brulee to their signature Prime Grade USDA Angus Flanken Short Ribs to house-smoked Black Angus beef, they have just what you need from brunch to dinner (and everything inbetween).

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $18-$30

Opening hours: Tues-Sun; 9AM - late (Closed Mondays)

Address: 774 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198742

Contact: Whatsapp 94565181

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8. Overrice

If you've been searching for a halal snack pack to tide you over, look no further because Overrice is Singapore's very own answer to the famous chain The Halal Guys! ? Their bowls are filled with basmati rice, lettuce, tomatoes, pita bread, and your choice of chicken, pulled beef or falafel. Their Arab Street outlet has an extensive menu that includes mouth-watering snacks like the Overrice Fries, Buffalo Chicken drumsticks, and even desserts like brownies, Okieco's banana pudding and strawberry cheesecake 'shooters' for a bite-sized treat.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $10

Opening hours: Wed-Sun; 12PM-3.30PM, 6PM-9.30PM (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

Address: 48 Arab St, Singapore 199745

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9. Bhai Sarbat Restaurant

One of Singapore's most favourite teh tarik stalls is definitely Bhai Sarbat. And now that they've opened their own restaurant you have another place to get their signature teh tarik and more! ? Located along Bussorah Street just around the corner from the original Bhai Sarbat stall, the restaurant is open 24 hours daily making it perfect for supper - or even a yummy breakfast!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: 24 hours daily

Address: 73 Bussorah St, Singapore 199486


10. Hindarab

Credit: Hindarab

Kampong Glam is known for being a halal food hotspot, and Hindarab is one fusion eatery where you can get Indian, Arabic, and Malay dishes in one spot. ? They're conveniently located just opposite the Village Hotel Bugis, and their light and modern ambience is great for all kinds of occasions. Make sure to try their Malabar Dum Biryani and Lamb Shank Biryani for a hearty and satisfying meal!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $10

Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM - 10PM

Address: 150 Arab St, Singapore 199832 (Opposite Village Hotel Bugis)

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11. Mona Bar

Located near Golden Mile Food CentreMona Bar is the place to be for a laidback, breezy Acai bowl that'll make you feel like you're relaxing on the beach. ? Choose from their signature mixes like the Kartika, Dewi, or Citra each with their own unique flavours and fruits. Or customise your own bowl for the perfect sweet treat! They also have savoury options like rice and salad bowls to fuel you through your day.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Average price: $9

Opening hours: Tues-Sun; 11.30AM-8PM (Closed Mondays)

Address: 14 Beach Rd #01-4667, Singapore 190014

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There's still time to visit these before 2021 arrives! ?