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“Worth a visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Makansutra Glutton's Bay

Makansutra Glutton's Bay
Ranked #81 of 9,976 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, Seafood, Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Marina Bay
Description: Surrounded by retro-inspired push-carts and offering a spectacular view of the Marina Bay skyline, this open-air, moon-lit food centre is a hotspot for visitors and the sleepless in Singapore.
London
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253 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

This is a collection of hawker stalls with outdoor seating. Prices are cheap and the there is a lively buzz giving the place a great atmosphere. Some food is good but some is rather ordinary. You may need to wait for a table.

Visited February 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
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English first
Sri Lanka
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

variety is excellent. had to wait in line for a table as this place can be packed in the evenings. Singapore street food under one roof. the stingray is a must try. so is the soft shell pepper crab.

Visited April 2011
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Thank Shenie
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Singapore, Singapore
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Try it if you're at the Esplanade, don't cross town for it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

There's a nice selection of hawker stalls here, and no doubt if you order a few things you'll eat well. Not all of it is local food... there's Filipino and Thai food here too.

It does get busy when the sun goes down and you may find yourself circling and waiting for a table. It also gets hot and smokey, even though it's open-air.

Prices are a bit higher than you'll pay at an average Singapore hawker centre, but it's all about location. It's the only local food centre at the Esplanade and it's close to the river.

If you're coming out of a show at the Esplanade and you're looking for a bite to eat or a beer, Glutton's Bay is a good option. If it's too crowded you can always buy a dessert and take it down to the river.

Little Known Fact: If it's earlier in the evening (before 9.30pm) a nicer option is the food hall at Marina Square shopping centre directly across the road, about 5 minutes walk from here. It's upstairs and features a big alfresco balcony that runs the width of the shopping centre with stunning views over the bay. There's a lot more stalls here, it's cheaper and the view is much better.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Beijing, China
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Convenient for a cold beer, but not the best”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

This is a relatively small hawkers' market whose greatest advantage is its prime location and seaview. Food is relatively high-priced (compared to Lau Pa Sat, another hawkers food market, and Kopitiam, a chain of indoor fast food stores). You have to pay about S$0.30 for tissue paper and S$1.00-1.50 for a bottle of water, as these will not be provided to you for free.
We tried an oyster omelette for S$8, a fried beef and vegetables dish for S$15, and a cup of starfruit juice for S$3. Overall, we did not see value-for-money in the food.

Visited January 2012
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Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wide range of local dishes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

If there was one place in Singapore where most of the best local dishes could be found together, it would be here at Makansutra Glutton's Bay. Tourists get to taste a bit of everything all at one sitting, instead of having to hop from one place to another. There is also a really wonderful view of the Singapore Flyer!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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