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Chin Chin Eating House

#189 of 8,971 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Core
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
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19 Purvis Street, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6337 4640
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Chin chin restaurant in Singapore is awesome, had some amazing chicken rice. A half chicken half a chicken and rice with chilly and a broth that I drank. Learn how to eat with a spoon. Another awesome meal in Singapore

Thank Adam C
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love a local eating experince. Chin Chin is certainly that. In a street lined with many 'local' eating establishemnts alongside more fine-dining ones, Chin Chin takes the cake. Food is fresh and prepared before your eyes. Huge number of tables and yet staff manage super service even at the height of a busy lunch period! Runs so efficiently. Staff... More 

Thank JohnBeijing
Adelaide, Australia
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have tried several local eateries in Purvis St and Seah St, all popular with locals and serving fresh and tasty, simple and cheap food. Chicken rice is my favourite Chinese dish, and I enjoyed it at Chin Chin. Newcomers to Singapore should not be put off by the no-frills look of places like Chin Chin - hygiene requirements are... More 

Thank Anna R
Busselton, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by a local, found the place by the number of people wanting to get in. Food very good and not expensive. Service not as good and beer could have been colder. But we did go there for the food and certainly very happy with that.

Thank 357DaleMac
Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's too bright and a bit shabby but it is where the locals consistently take me for delicious chicken rise. You don't go for the decor or the service but rather to eat the local specialty and experience a bit of old Singapore.

Thank ExecutiveNomad
Brooklyn, New York
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A local friend told us that this is the best chicken rice and indeed it was. The restaurant has no ac but fan. Order the Hainan chicken rice, not the roasted chicken with the brown skin.Most prefer the thigh and leg part which for me is a bit raw. I prefer the breast meat, comes with soup.The chicken was tender... More 

Thank JT88888888
Cranford, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A Singapore friend suggested that we eat here. There is no air conditioning (a few ceiling fans around the large seating area) and they do not accept credit cards. It appeared that we were the only Americans in the restaurant at the time. The chicken and rice was outstanding! We ordered a whole chicken, half boiled and half roasted. Both... More 

Thank Alan304
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

A vintage coffee shop atmosphere, filled with patrons enjoying good chicken rice and other Hainanese dishes. One of us had a extra bowl of rice and another packed more back.

Thank HockLye
Ramsden Heath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

The concierge at our hotel recommended that we visit a specific street close to our hotel and we ended up choosing Chin Chin. The place was very busy but we were seated at a table for two and the man who looked after us provided us with bi lingual menus. Our chap (who was, thankfully most proficient in English) looked... More 

Thank TerryOB
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Not a lover of chinese food but our tour guide Victor recommended this restaurant for its quality and price. we were not disappointed the food was excellent and of very high quality . This restaurant was a very pleasant surprise we were six in number and all of us really enjoyed it. When i revisit Singapore i will definately go... More 

Thank Pritpal J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Purvis Street, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Core
  • Phone Number: +65 6337 4640

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