Five Restos and Cafés That Opened in S'pore This Late 2022

Five Restaurants and Cafés That Recently Opened in Singapore This Late 2022

The new year is just around the corner and these restaurants and cafés weren't going to let you go into 2023 without having anything to look forward to.

While we all have our fave cafés and default restaurants to go to, there's a certain joy in discovering a place you've never tried before. These five restaurants and cafés opened just this late 2022 – a buzzer beater for the year that was. If you couldn’t check them out this year, rest assured that you have all of next year to make these top of your must-go list!


Ahara, which opened its doors in November, is chef-owner Vikramjit Roy's "rock ballad to India." The restaurant marries both art and food, and traverses Roy's culinary journeys from India to Japan. Nestled on the ground floor of a shophouse, Ahara can seat 32 diners, who will then be treated to Roy's tasting menus, namely the nine-course Explore and the 16-course Expedition for S$248 and S$338, respectively (excluding wine pairings). Ahara is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 6 PM to 12 AM. You can make reservations on its website or by contacting [email protected]   

Location: Ahara, 20 Teck Lim Road

Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie

Singaporeans aren't strangers to Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie along Sin Ming Road, but its second location, the Dempsey Factory, opened only this month and may just be beyond the chocolate lover's dreams.

The Dempsey location is the latest lifestyle destination in Dempsey Hill and features The Creation Station where you can make your own chocolate slab, The Dispensary where you can take home your

favourite chocolates by bringing your own containers, and a café for you to enjoying the chocolaterie’s dine-in offerings and drinks. If you're curious to know how chocolates are made, we recommend you try out the Bean-to-Bar Journey Tasting Set!   

Location: Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie Dempsey Factory, 13 Dempsey Road, #01-03/04

Café Kitsuné  

World famous Café Kitsuné finally opened its first-ever location in Singapore in November, offering Singaporeans an experience rooted in the simplicity and intimacy of small coffee bars. Café Kitsuné opened its roastery in Okayama, Japan, in 2019, which was then followed by a roastery in Paris, known as Café Kitsuné Vertbois, which is the only Café Kitsuné location that has its own roasting atelier. Now, Singaporeans can enjoy the café's impeccable blends and signature pastries, such as the Lemon Meringue Tartelette, the Mount Fuji, and Mochi Daifukku, among others.   

Location: Café Kitsuné, Capitol Building - Ground Floor, 13 Stamford Road #01-11

TENUTA by Park90

If you adore wine, TENUTA by Park90 is an experience you shouldn't miss. TENUTA, which had its grand opening last Nov. 10, is a concept by wine bar Park90 focusing on a wide selection of wines from Italy. How seriously does TENUTA take its wine? Well, it only has a strong sommelier team not just from Singapore, but also from Taiwan and Japan. On its menu, you'll find light bites, salads, sandwiches and burgers, pasta, local specialties like nasi goreng and laksa, as well as signature dishes like soft shell crab, bruschettine, carpaccio, and more. You can make a reservation here.  

Location: InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road

Soi Social

Chef Ian Kittichai's Soi Social is the place to be if you want a casual and vibrant ambience for you and your friends. This new dining concept, which opened in early November, takes you on a gastronomic journey to Thailand, with specialties like chicken and coconut dip, barra fish cakes, Laab Kua Northern MPS (Northern Thai-style minced pork salad), Gai Yang (marinated baby chicken), and desserts like mango sticky rice and Thai tea-ramisu, to name a few. Soi Social also does its part to be sustainable by having its own in-house herb garden. Some dishes recommended by Kittichai are the Long Arm River Prawn, Gang Phed Ped Yang (roasted marinated duck), and Charred Toothfish.

Location: Soi Social, @ve8, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway

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