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Moi Lum Restaurant

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Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
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38 Maxwell Road Air View Building Floor 01 Unit 02 01 | Airview Building, Singapore 069116, Singapore
+65 6226 2283
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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17:30 - 22:00
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Hayling Island, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 8 family and friends and had a wonderful feast. My father was in charge of the ordering and as he has been coming to this long standing restaurant for many years it was guaranteed that all the dishes would be great. We had sharks fin soup to start and then had pork ribs, stuffed bean... More 

Thank Kathyfitchett
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Enjoyed the dinner hosted by an elderly couple in this established institution. The food and value is still good. What surprised us was the excellent service we received throughout the evening; even though most of the tables were full. The only less than favorable comment I would make is that their Peking Duck was not as good as the one... More 

Thank smkow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Great evening together. - and superb Chinese / Cantonese food! Thank to the kitchen!!! We will come back! ...

Thank Tobias M
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Most likely one of the better authentic Cantonese restaurants in Singapore. We had a lovely lunch starting with the traditional Lo Hei followed by a number of traditional CNY and signature dishes being of course their famous Majestic Roast Chicken, Fish Maw Soup. We enjoyed every dish to the fullest and to end the lunch we had as a dessert... More 

Thank Ab D
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It is my 3rd visit to this restaurant. My favourites are 莲藕排骨汤 (Lotus Roots with Pork Ribs), 豆喵炒带子, Crispy Chicken, 腐皮卷, 炒面线,red bean pan cakes. Prices are reasonable and it is an excellent venue for weekend family gathering and birthday celebrations. Parking is abundant in the vicinity. The closest is the open air car park beside Red Dot Museum.

Thank Szi Wei L
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Good old Cantonese fare is what Moi Lum is all about. The Majestic Roast Chicken with its special tangy chilly sauce is truly outstanding. So also their ngoh hiang and the Golden Coin Beancurd, the traditional Yam Pot and the fried Bee Hoon or Crispy Noodles with Seafood of Garoupa Slices. The Fish Maw Crab Meat is also very good.... More 

Thank fsngee
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

It's has been 2 years since we last visited Moi Lum, we remembered the foods are delicious and loved their fish maw with crabmeat soup. Their service is excellent, our tea cup are filled promptly after we finished drinking it. The atmosphere is very quiet, unlike the good old days. Today, we are back and we must say it's not... More 

Thank Termicsha
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Oh how I miss the good old days when dining at Moi Lum was a happy family affair. The Majestic Roast Chicken is still good (a tad raw near the bones), and the re-invented Fried Egg White with Crab Meat remains my favourite, but the rest of the menu is predictable Chinese fare. Service was much better when the young... More 

Thank Lotuspocus
moilum123, Public Relations Manager at Moi Lum Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear @Lotuspocus Thank you for highlighting our Signature Majestic Roast Chicken, however, we apologize for the doneness that did not meet your standard and the poor service which is unacceptable, we will ensure our food and service standards exceed your expectations as we warmly welcome you back to our restaurant. It will be a regret if we lose you as... More 

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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was once my favourite when I was young.... The standard still remains... But ours improved ..... Try the roasted chicken here... And their sharks fin soup... Still ok ..

2 Thank yeoc468
moilum123, Public Relations Manager at Moi Lum Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear @yeoc468, Thank you for highlighting our majestic roast chicken and Sharks' Fin Soup, we will continue to improve further and meet or exceed your Food standards. More 

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Reviewed 20 April 2016

The restaurant has been around for very long, but somehow the standard is not as good as in the past. My favourite is still the Fish Maw Soup

Thank Elmolita
moilum123, Operations Executive at Moi Lum Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ms Elmolita First and foremost, thank you for loving our Fish Maw Soup! Secondly, we recognize the importance of maintaining our standard as the food we serve will be the first thing that keep our customers from coming back. Please kindly let us know specifically which dishes to improve on, meanwhile I will notify the management and the chefs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Maxwell Road Air View Building Floor 01 Unit 02 01 | Airview Building, Singapore 069116, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6226 2283
Moi Lum Restaurant was founded in the 1920s by founder Mr Khong Yu Lum. The restaurant has been selling their legendary Crispy Fried Chicken 梅林烧鸡 and Golden Coin Beancurd 金钱豆腐 for the past 80 years. The restaurant started out by renting a shop space in a little coffee shop eatery selling and producing wanton noodles along Tanjong Pagar Road. When the coffee shop owners, Cheong Hou Coffee Shop, offered to sell the premises to Mr Khong Yu Lum, Mr Khong seized the opportunity as a young entrepreneur and started the restaurant with his peers from Guangdong who all had exceptional culinary skills.The restaurant business expanded rapidly. During the 1930s, Moi Lum Restaurant started providing catering services to shops and businesses that needed a convenient way to feed their staff. Subsequently, the restaurant expanded their catering arm to serve large associations as well as a multitude of events for the rich and famous elite.In the 1960s, Moi Lum Restaurant was asked to participate in the very first Singapore Food Festival that was spread out over 10 days. The event featured signature local dishes that were dished out by the leading restaurants in Singapore then 72 years after its founding in 1992, Moi Lum was asked to cease its operations at its Tanjong Pagar Road branch because the government repossessed the premises in an en-bloc initiative Moi Lum Restaurant re-opened in 1993 at a coffee shop along Henderson Road.The store was reopened by Mr Khong’s second son, Ah Tuck, who took over the running of the restaurant and kept the regular customers coming back. After six years, the Henderson outlet was clearly too small for the swelling crowd that queued up during meal times. Once again, Moi Lum Restaurant moved to larger premises at Geylang Road.In 2004, Moi Lum Restaurant made a sentimental move back to the location of its founding in Tanjong Pagar at a Food Street call Murray Terrace, just a few shop spaces behind the old Moi Lum Restaurant of the 1920s.In 2008, after much scouting for a new premise, the restaurant found its current location 2 blocks away at 38 Maxwell Road, Airview Building, #01-01.In 2010, with the help of loyal customers and a strong family backing, Moi Lum Restaurant finally reopens with an expansion of the current unit and now can seat up to 160 people.Moi Lum brings traditional food quality while keeping up with modern tastes to cater to all different walks of life. It is the kind of family tradition which we treasure and promise to live up to our customers that brings them back for more. Moi Lum is where families can enjoy a leisurely lunch or where business associates can proudly bring their clients for corporate dinners in the comforts of the restaurant.

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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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