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Maxwell Road Hawker Centre

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1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore 069184, Singapore
+65 9790 2826
08:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great meals, great selections, great service, local dishes, fantastic price with local ambiance. Skip the tourist restaurants and eat where the locals eat. This hawker stand is one of the originals along with Newton Square. I ate there 18 years ago and it has not changed. You can get great eats for under $10.00 US.

Thank Larryontheroad
New Haven, Connecticut
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite things about Singapore was the Hawker centers. These are outdoor food courts with a plethora of local food that's ridiculously cheap and seriously delicious. I had the chicken rice and it was amazing. The place is a mix of tourists and locals and you can get lunch there for less than $2 USD.

Thank raicookies
Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cheap, tasty and quick. Well worth the visit to see where the Singapore local will go for a cheap meal.

Thank Tony T
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely love this place. My partner and I visited at least once a day for our entire week trip in Singapore. Morning was a fresh baked bun with many variety of fillings for $1, a cup of coffee also $1 and a fruit salad for $2 that kept us going until either lunch or dinner when we would head back... More 

Thank robotfishcake
Brisbane, Australia
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great food. In fact we had our best Laksa here. Meals average around $3 AUD. We will be back. We walked from uptown and found the centre very easy. It is just past China Town. It is worth a visit, paritcularly if you are on a budget. Singapore can be expensive, so this is a great way to save money.... More 

Thank Mel4178
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Maxwell is a famous hawker centre, always busy, right in the centre of town. Don't be put off as it looks so chaotic, take your time look at all the stalls and if you are unsure of what to eat, stick to the chicken or duck rice, delicious. Noddles also very good, of course there are some strange sounding dishes,... More 

Thank Cathy M
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try the chicken rice from Tian Tian Hainanese - you'll need to queue but it's worth it. Reasonable prices, good selection and great food.

Thank BeanieSydney
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Conveniently located just next to Chinatown, this hawker (food court) offers a variety of Asian foods on a very low budget. Generally you can eat here (well) for a budget of 2-4 USD per person.

Thank Jerry K
Singapore, Singapore
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of Singapore's iconic food centres that both locals and tourists go to. You can find all types of local food - chicken rice, fish soup, porridge, ngoh hiang, oyster pancake, curry rice and more. You have to visit several times to try all the yummy food!

Thank Exceeding_Joy
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Are you hungry and looking for a good and cheap place to eat? Maxwell road hawkers area is the place to be! Try to order the Hainanese Chicken rice at Tian Tian. It's a never fail chicken recipe that's already world renowned for it's flavor and consistency. Now go and eat! Now I'm hungry again!

Thank Jerico C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Indian, Fast food, Asian, Indonesian, Taiwanese, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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 Street, 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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