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Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676, Singapore
+65 1800 304 2288
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“kueh pie tee” (14 reviews)
“keluak” (12 reviews)
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Asian, Singaporean, Fusion
$$ - $$$
Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were three people and when arriving I said to the hostess the booking name and said we would take a drink at the bar before coming to the table. The bar was at Como Dempsey right next to Candlenut. She replied that could only...More

Thank jim88885566
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A table of eight with a couple of vegetarians. Fantastic tasting menu with the crab soup being amazing. Unfortunately the quality of the service is not up to par and a disappointment.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there because a friend brought me here, so we tried some of the waitress recommendation but the food it's lacking the taste,it's missed something. In my opinion you come here to enjoy the ambiance but sorry not the food, thankfully their wine and the...More

Thank Fenia82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When the restaurant is described as the world's first Michelin starred Peranakan restaurant, it is without any doubt that expectations will be high. Unfortunately the entire experience of our dinner had already taken a negative turn before the food arrived. We asked for food recommendations...More

1  Thank carrotnose_snowman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Candlenut is set in a wonderful space at Dempsey Hill complex which is a regenerated British army barracks. Service is very efficient, informative and friendly We had the chef's selection menu at 88sgd pp. This consists of canapés, soup course, selection of mains with fish...More

Thank Dunworkin2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our dining experience. Fabulous ambience and a Super tempting menu that made us want to order everything. Lovely service too. Favourites included the Wing Bean Salad, Pie Tee and Babi Pongteh. Save room for desserts!!

Thank jenniferhpkang
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here with 14 others to celebrate my son's 21 birthday. Some were peranakans, and/ or are good cooks of peranakan food. We took the omakase set. Everyone found the food an innovative rendition of traditional peranakan food. Spices were fresh and sufficient. Food...More

Thank jnf9
Reviewed 17 April 2017

What a find! Unbelievably wonderful service, food and ambience. I read about the Como redevelopment and the hopes it would drive more people to Dempsey. Well, if one of its tenants, Candlenut is any indication, it will indeed! The peranakan food delighted the taste buds...More

Thank J0hnnyG13
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We expected a nice meal at this One Star Michelin restaurent. The decor was certainly worthy, but the food was disappointing. We will not be returning. The Bak Wang Kepiting soup was not flavourful and too salty, The Crab curry was proudly recommended by the...More

Thank Haebee
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Had an enjoyable meal with my boys (15 and 12yo). We ordered a few dishes. For entrees we had homemade kueh pie tee with paper thin shells filled with salman tartare instead of shredded turnip was lovely and fresh and the charred octopus with finely...More

1  Thank Yu L
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Yucai Y
Is there a dress code?
9 September 2016|
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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.
Mariel C
Do you take american express?
12 May 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Singaporean, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Block 17A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 1800 304 2288
  • E-mail