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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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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is one of the few old markets situated in the CBD besides Amoy street and Hong Lim centre. It's famous for its Chin Chin chicken rice amount other good food. It's very crowded during lunch hours. The tapioca kueh here is also very good. Be sure to check it out.

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Berlin, Germany
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Maxwell Center is the most popular hawker center of Singapore and has often been featured in magazines or on TV. One reason might be its central location, but it is also known for the best Chicken and Rice in town. Get it at Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice Stall.

Thank Landmeedchen
Orange, Australia
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164 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

An open-air under-cover eating experience with several rows of fresh food stalls, each with their speciality, and rows of tables and seats interspersed. We lunched the last two days on freshly cooked (while you wait) mainly Chinese style food. The turnover is rapid so you can be sure the food is fresh. And where can you get good lunch for... More 

Thank Tonbou
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Maxwell road food hawker centre is a great place to have genuine Singapore food at the same low price the locals pay for it. Eat in a multi ethnic environment and all ages and types of people. I went twice with friends. Have look at people's plates to get an idea of what you might like. I paid 4:50 for... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Tried Tian Tian chicken rice and loved it. Gave the Ah Tai stall a go at the same time as we had a group. As per other reviews the cook left Tian Tian and set up shop pretty close by. We rated the Tian Tian higher but line was pretty long. Also loved the "Oyster cake" from the Maxwell Fuzhou... More 

1 Thank Adam R
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is a local hawker centre that has many good hawkers (or street food vendors as it is known in other countries). These hawkers are either 1st, 2nd or 3rd generation hawkers that were brought together and house in this gawker centre during the years when Singapore was developing. One of the famous streets where these hawkers used to sell... More 

Thank James T
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great local food, ranging from chinese, chicken rice, thai, indian, etc all under one roof. Cheap and delicious. The stall vendors are also friendlier than other hawker centres. Good for a cheap and enjoyable lunch or dinner.

Thank manspins
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I went to Tian Tian. It was great, the chicken was really juicy and tender. The queue was long but was quick. Portion was awesome.

Thank flhanisa
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Maxwell Road Hawker Centre is a great venue to experience the authentic culinary tastes that Singapore can offer. Chinese favourites as well as well as Malay satays and all at local prices! The food is always fresh, the service prompt with no nonsense ! Wander around first and look at what each stall has to offer. Of course the range... More 

Thank allankuskie
Singapore, Singapore
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123 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Came here with siblings and friends from out of town. I love bringing friends, local or visiting, here as it's a far cry from the touted (haha) Newton Food Centre. This is very much a slice of the local lifestyle. The slightly dim lighting, open-air sweaty ambience, and strangers sharing tables is part of the locals' daily routine of eating... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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