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) #394 of 9,424 Restaurants in Singapore $$ - $$$ Asian, , Fusion
Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676, Singapore
+65 1800 304 2288
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  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“keluak” (14 reviews)
“kueh pie tee” (15 reviews)
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Asian, Singaporean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676, Singapore
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The restaurant gives a great impression on arrival. It is fresh and nicely laid out. The waiter recommended the tasting menu and we were not disappointed. The starters and main courses had a wonderful mix of flavours with each mouthful revealing a different texture and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I do not really understand why this restaurant is Michelin starred (except maybe for the prices). The food is good and service too prompt, which is quite common in Singapore. The location is nice and we appreciated the fact that the tables were widely separated....More

Thank RB_SG
ComoDempsey, Public Relations Manager at Candlenut, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear RB_SG Thanks for your feedback on the desserts, we will take it as constructive criticism to improve our food standards. If you have any other details to provide, please email us at media@comodempsey.sg Celine Tan

Reviewed 6 days ago

I liked the fairly casual atmosphere. Prices (high) and portions (small) indicate a more upscale place -- I can deal with that, but the food was not up to expectations. Plenty of heat, but not a lot of flavor. Final verdict would be: meh. Do...More

Thank CAGreens
ComoDempsey, Public Relations Manager at Candlenut, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear CAGreens We're glad to hear your feedback, and will definitely look into improving. Please email us at media@comodempsey.sg if you have any other comments. Celine Tan

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was expecting an experience that the prices suggested it should be, but such an anticlimax. From a terrible space to be sitting in, to all the food out in 45 minutes. And what's with the soup coming out with the mains. Food was ok but...More

Thank DrBrettC
ComoDempsey, Public Relations Manager at Candlenut, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear DrBrettC Thanks for your feedback, we will definitely look into improving our service. If you have any other input, please get in touch with us at media@comodempsey.sg Celine Tan

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked here as it is Michelin starred. The food is very, very good. However, we were in and out in an hour - and that was having the full chef menu. The service is just too quick and clinical. I know this seems to...More

Thank Scott S
ComoDempsey, Public Relations Manager at Candlenut, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Scott We are sorry for your experience at Candlenut. We will look into the service standards and really appreciate your feedback to do so. If you have any further input, please email us at media@comodempsey.sg Celine Tan

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This time I ordered ala carte. The swimmer crab curry was divine. The king tiger prawn curry was excellent too. The ngoh hiang was very good too with lean pork and mushroom. I was less impressed with kurobuta satay. The buah keluak valrhona ice cream...More

Thank Davidlye70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the 88$ menu and we weren't disappointed. Great food really and the service was very nice and efficient. Don't miss the valrhona chocolate dessert.

Thank laur78r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was 6 of us last Monday evening. When we booked our table, they asked us to have the 6.00/6.30 pm sitting. That was something we did not understand. As for the whole of the evening till we left at around 8.00 pm, he restaurant...More

Thank Lionel L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Opted to go with the Sing$ 88 tasting menu in order to get a good variety of dishes. 3 appetizers, 1 soup and 5 mains and 2 desserts to share. The food is real good. Not too bold or spicy, more fusion than true Peranakan...More

Thank Reslimpan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my parents to candlenut for dinner as a treat. Although we enjoyed the food but I will agree with most reviewers that you can get better and cheaper elsewhere. The service though was excellent. The waitresses were well trained - attentive and very...More

Thank Shroomm
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Yucai Y
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Response from Princeofthieves | Reviewed this property |
Not really. They cater to tourists and locals and generally u will see the tourists better dressed than the locals! Candlenut's warm friendly service makes u feel at home no matter what u are wearing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 1800 304 2288
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The world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, Candlenut takes a contemporary yet authentic approach to traditional Straits-Chinese cuisine. The restaurant serves up refined Peranakan cuisine that preserves the essence and complexities of traditional food, with astute twists that lift the often rich dishes to a different level. Helmed by chef Malcolm Lee, Candlenut is committed to continually create inspired and elevated Peranakan dishes using the freshest seasonal produce available.
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