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Boon Tong Kee at Balestier

$$ - $$$
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
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401 Balestier Road, Singapore 329803, Singapore
+65 6254 3937
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner on a sunday evening for 5 pax. Was not aware that the restaurant has 2 flrs and since the ground floor was quite full, we went to the 2nd flr. Turned out to be a big mistake as there are 2 large tables seated with guests from a foreign country that were drinking beer and making a lot... More 

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Thank Derrick L
Pagadian City, Philippines
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delectable Singaporean food - Hainanese Chicken with rice on the side, creamy bean curd, fried spare ribs, salted egg-covered shrimps, glutinous mochi etc. Place a little tight. Not much elbow room when it's packed so best to reserve a place at the back of the room or near the door.

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Thank WackyAngel
Singapore, Singapore
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are two famous chicken rice places along Balestier and we picked BTK as it was nearer to the hotel we were staying at for our staycation. The place was crowded when we went there for lunch. I saw several tour buses bringing in bus loads of tourist who dine in the private rooms Upstairs of restaurant. The restaurant was... More 

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Batu Caves, Malaysia
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1 of 4 most recognize CHICKEN RICE in Singapore, but i feel it was over estimated for it. I don't find it worth for what i paid for. Yes, the services is good, the environment is good, but i'm here for the Chicken and the Rice. The chicken was serve in cold, and the rice is not really warm while... More 

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Thank Simon K
Germany
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I can recommend BTK very much. I love their very fragrant rice. The chicken, too, of course. And the chilli is house-made. It can get a little noisy when it's full and you're sitting by the door close to the street but the food is worth it.

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Thank Beatrice1992
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Everything is so delicious. The roasted chicken is worth the 30 minutes wait. The crispy beancurd and hainan rice is also excellent.

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Thank Bima S
Secunderabad, India
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Vegetarian food is available if you look carefully at the menu. Portions are generous. Not exactly economical, but great value for money.

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Thank Sunita A
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Im a typical singaporean and i love my chicken rice. If you're a visitor to Singapore and want to try authentic chicken rice --this is the place. Just hop into the cab and say " Boon Tong Kee at Balestier Road". Order the white chicken, roasted siced pork (we call it "Char Siew"), and go with the chicken rice (not... More 

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Thank MayLingFoo
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

My friends took us there, really delicious. Yummy. Suggest order the white chicken with chicken oil rice and prawn roll.

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Thank Matthew N
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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124 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I was recommended to come here by several friends. The steamed chicken rice is nice. It's meat is very tender. The dish is accompanied by it's fragrant rice and condiments. There was a slight queue when I came but it seemed to move quite quickly. If you're near the area, it's not too bad. Don't think I'd return for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Balestier Road, Singapore 329803, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6254 3937

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?