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#298 of 1,146 Cafe in Singapore
#1,859 of 9,991 Restaurants in Singapore


Cafe, Asian, Singaporean
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Table Service
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Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

Tangs is a great store and the cafe nestled into the women’s designer section and doesn’t disappoint in terms of food, service and a nice wine list. Fabulous chilli crab linguine and lovely wines from Australia by the glass. Lovely high tea too if you’re...in the mood, but it’s very expensive. You won’t get out of here for under $80SD.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 3 April 2018

백화점 쇼핑 후 휴식하며 식사하기에 편리한 위치이며, 흰색으로 이뤄진 인테리어에 채광이 좋아 한적한 분위기입니다. 에어컨이 너무 세지 않은 점 또한 좋습니다. 음식은 놀라울 정도는 아니고 괜찮은 편이었습니다. Convenient location for Tangs (or other malls at Orchard) shoppers. cosy interior with bright sunlight from the big...windows. interesting local dishs. The food was good but not fantastic. the staffs are kind.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This ‘atas’ (uppity) cafe on the 4th floor of Tangs is completely in line with the beauty shops on that floor, exclusive, over-priced but with great ambience. The mains are substantial, you get a large helping with the lamb nasi briyani and nasi lemak. These...two dishes are the most value for money, the basmati rice in the bryani is well cooked with separate grains as it should be and the lamb shank tender and flavourful with a great brown sauce. The achar hoever was minuscule and not that fresh while the pappadam had gone soft. My friend’s nasi lemak looked appetising with rendang, fried chicken I think and the usual egg, cumcumber and ikan bills and peanuts, didn’t get a chance to sample it though as the bryani was filling. On another occasion I ordered the crab tanghoon which turned out to be a disappointing soft shell crab that had hardly any meat. Warm and cold water was served by request and we had Cappucino afterwards, large and strong but base price of $6 each. Ambience is good if there are no screaming kids but it’s quite popular with families so you might not be able to avoid discordant noise. Good thing is you can sit almost forever so good for catching up with friends. Pleasant service from the young ladiesMore

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Local food shouldn’t have to cost so much, even at a fancy restaurant. Island cafe has pretty good food at reasonable portions, so if you wanna have some local food and don’t mind paying 3x the price you’d normally get, island cafe is your go-to....Best dish was the tahu telor! Not common in local restaurants.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

A nice place to zest up after a shopping spree at Tangs. Food is great and service is excellent. Especially love the cozy ambience!

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

we had the braised pork belly buns, chilli crab with buns and black pepper glass noodle- fantastic 👍 6 stars service from Patrick, Leah, Chiraporn, Belle & Sally ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

There's a nice selection of local favourites - Nasi goreng, beef Hor fun, Kueh pie tee and more. The ambience is really comfortable with an option of outdoor balcony seating, which isn't practical on a hot Singapore day. The quality of the food was somewhat...disappointing and the prices rather high. The salted egg fries weren't crispy and it just seemed very solid and tasteless. There's a nice deal with a dessert selection for 2 for $15 with 8 pieces of local Nyonya sweets but these didn't taste as fresh and fragrant as they should. Service was polite but slow.More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Located at 4F of Tanglin, Orchard and I visited there for lunch. Very neat and clean Cafe. My favorite dish Laksa tasted so good and cost S$32.00 with a glass of Tiger beer.

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Island Café at Tangs is a great place to bring your overseas guests to sample good Singapore food. In fact, this is just a good excuse as I would go there for a comfortable place to eat our local fare. Besides the usual kueh pie...tee, laksa and hainanese chicken rice, their signature dishes include a unique black pepper crab tang hoon, which I will visit them for solely. It is so fragrant and tasty with lots of "wok hei" (the flavour of stir frying in a well-used wok), not too peppery and they are generous with crab meat and a soft-shelled crab. Their portions are large and hence excellent for family-style sharing. In case your visitors are not too adventurous with local dishes, they also serve salads, burgers and kids menu such as chicken macaroni. The prices are more like hotel cafes but I reckon Island's food taste more authentic and delicious. They are situated at the fourth floor of Tangs shopping mall with a very pleasant décor complete with a nice outdoor corridor. There's a long table for a large family or small tour bus or just for sharing with strangers. Service is very friendly.More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Island Cafe has been a legend for local food for many years in Tangs. In this new-ish revamped version, the menu is much smaller and really pricey. The local food is acceptable in quality and portion size but not outstanding. The non -alcoholic drinks are...eye-wateringly expensive. The staff are kept very busy and are quite inattentive but are very sweet and obliging when they finally come to the table to take orders. Given the much better alternatives elsewhere, even on pricey Orchard Road, visits to Island Cafe will be an occasional treat as opposed to being a regular place to visit like in the old days.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3.5