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Bumbu

#565 of 9,054 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Kampong Glam
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44 Kandahar Street | Kampong Glam, Singapore 198897, Singapore
+65 6392 8628
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11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Away from the busy part of Kampong Glam, lies the townhouse setting of Bumbu. Our first sight was a rather uninspiring (visually) menu. However once inside the setting was excellent. Took Tahu Telor, pandan chicken and a few other dishes. A 4 out of 5 on taste and presentation but a 5 out of 5 for service, setting and atmosphere.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

It's often hard to go past the classic Asian dishes. Since arriving in Singapore, I have been looking forward to a plate of Beef Redang. At Bumbu I enjoyed a brilliant version of the dish: beef shin cooked for six hours to a special recipe resulting in melt in the mouth meat cooked in a sauce of complex tastes. Perhaps... More 

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Thank Stephen C
Stabekk
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice old house with tables in two floors. Beautiful indonesian and thai dishes, and some interesting drink selections (no alcohol).

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Thank LarsVaaland
Singapore, Singapore
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194 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Ordered the Olive Fried Rice and Fried Mee Sua. Mee Sua was too oily and and Fried Rice was too salty for our taste. Prawns was treated with bicarbonate and seaweed has a strong sea taste. Not a good sign for a restaurant.

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Thank HockLye
Lewes, United Kingdom
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376 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 668 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We were taken here by our guide on a Round the Island Tour of Singapore organised by Tour East. There were 11 in our group.The staff were friendly and the service efficient.. We were given a very good selection of tasty dishes including peppered beef, chicken wings cashew nuts, a fish tikka, and a number of vegetable dishes.The food was... More 

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Thank malholme
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 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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105 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

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
Reviewed 1 January 2017 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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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 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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167 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 848 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian, Thai, Singaporean, Vegetarian Friendly
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 Street | Kampong Glam, Singapore 198897, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Kampong Glam
  • Neighbourhood: Kampong Glam
  • Phone Number: +65 6392 8628

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Staying in Kampong Glam

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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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