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Ci Yan Organic Vegetarian Health Food

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8 Smith Street, Singapore, Singapore
12:00 - 22:00
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145 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

In a very convenient area a nice healthy vegetarian place to indulge in. Charming interior and helpful owners. Set menu changing every day and the food is delicious. Cane back couple time and will be back for more. Great to have a vegetarian options here. Owner said they dont use msg, extra additives, salt or pepper... and so far it... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It was a miserable rainy evening when we sat down to dinner at Ci Tan. The man and woman duo who run this restaurant have been doing so for 20 years and you can see why. While the menu is small, all items are delicious, freshly cooked and purely organic and vegetarian. From my understanding, the menu changes everyday, but... More 

Thank Julia B
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

the menu changes so it is displayed on a board. there were about six options. the guy was really pushing us to get certain items. they use organic ingredients and no garlic & onion. we ended up going for mushroom ho fun noodles which were nice. they don't have a massive selection of drinks, just some soft drinks and ice... More 

Thank kristyrebecca
NSW Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

The owner has a menu but directs everyone to his specials on the chalkboard. When asking he keeps pushing for No 1 on the board so I ordered that. My husband wanted something different but he insisted No 1 was best so we ordered it. Had to sit outside on the crickety table because we wanted to buy a beer.... More 

Thank SunnyDebW
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This restaurant used to be a pretty good deal. You always have limited option (2-3 choices), and the food is pre-prepared and comes out pretty fast, but tastes delicious. In the last few months the prices have gone up a lot proportionally. At the beginning of 2016, meal options ranged from $4-$5.5. Now the pricing is $5-$7. The owner also... More 

Thank Vivian G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

The food here is home cooking standard dishes. The owner focuses on quality and healthy dishes. Not many dishes to choose from but good food overall. Portions just right but for big guys may need to order more.

Thank Win T
Surabaya, Indonesia
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254 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Found it this evening for our dinner, inside the busy Chinatown food court area. Small little restaurant. very few choices. Not many guests but 2 of; 2 before were just left, 1 came after we finished. Not sure if we would come back. Not as friendly people serving us, although expecting the inner peaceful people as the room was full... More 

Thank Ayda_Sulianti
Jaipur, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,139 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Nearby the Buddha temple in China town, when you enter Smith street, you will find this small eating place. They display their every day changing menu of only five to six items on a black board. Run by elderly couple, a homely treatment and homely taste will win your taste buds. There is a small library having collection of very... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We were unlucky that we found and tried this place. Services were bad, owners were rude. Toilet is smelly.

Thank hottie a
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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Singapore and this came up as one of the top rated. We ordered 3 dishes and they were all quite disappointing (one was pretty disgusting). The owner of the place was very nice and the atmosphere there was quite authentic.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Smith Street, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 6562259026
We read about this restaurant in the official guide to Chinatown published by the Singapore Tourism Board, and we were lucky enough to find it on a recent visit to Chinatown. It's a small restaurant run by a husband and wife that serves a set menu of organic, vegetarian Chinese food. The menu changes each day, and during our lunch there were 3 choices: a vegetarian wrap, brown rice set, or a delicious tofu/noodle dish. The owner was very welcoming, spoke English, and suggested a meal for us since it was our first visit. The prices were very reasonable, and it had a nice, quiet atmosphere with pictures of the Dalai Lama and Buddhist statues on the walls. The restaurant has already been reviewed on Hungry Go Where, a food review site for Singapore: http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/ci_yan_organic_vegetarian_health_food/

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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