what to eat and drink in Paya Lebar


Paya Lebar, as we know it today, is a lively district.

However, this was not the case just a few years ago. Home to two MRT lines, Paya Lebar was once a transition station, a place where commuters from the East-West line used to switch to the Circle Line and vice versa – and that’s about it.

With the construction of the Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) mixed-use development, however, that all changed. The sprawling four-hectare complex has seen a combination of residential, retail and office space, and today it’s one of the most convenient places residents can go for just about anything they need. need.

From late-night aperitifs (as late as it gets) to afternoon brunch, we’ve got you covered for every restaurant in the neighborhood.

Here is where to eat and drink in Paya Lebar:

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Chef Damian D’Silva’s latest venture is a must visit if you are in the Paya Lebar area. With an all-day menu with different dishes throughout the day, to say you’ll need more than one visit is an understatement: we count at least three. Highlights here include plates of what Chef Damian calls Signature New Heritage cuisine, as well as uncommon dishes like Kai Fan.

Read our full review here.


2 Paya Lebar Rd, 01-01/02/03 Park Place Residences at PLQ, Singapore 409053

Call us basic, but Kajiken is one of our favorite places for a Mazesoba fix. The chain is probably the first, if not one of the first dedicated soba maze restaurants in Singapore which opened in 2016. The constant queues and crowded seating, as in many places in Singapore, is a good food indicator: many come for the classic Mazesoba Nagoya style, but if you feel really If you’re feeling peckish that day, you better order a bowl of Mazesobe With All Toppings.

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60 Paya Lebar Rd, #01-86 Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051

Zing by Xi Yan is a conscious dining concept built in collaboration with The Social Kitchen. The Asian fusion cafe serves a range of menu items: from salads and cereal bowls to pasta and noodle dishes, you’ll find a pretty extensive selection of dishes for just about any dinner party.

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2 chemin Paya Lebar, PLQ, Place du Parc, 01-06/07/08, 409053

Barbecuing is often a communal affair, but sometimes we want a quick fix without involving another person at the table. Yakiniku Like supports you. Consider individual, smoke-free grilling for a hassle-free affair, with a menu of beef, pork and chicken to choose from.

If you’re a yakiniku fan, check out our favorite joints in Singapore here.

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10 Paya Lebar Rd, #B1-28 PLQ Mall, Singapore 409057

Patisserie Clé is probably the first place we would think of for delicious pies, and we will never pass up the opportunity to order some for a special occasion. In addition to the seasonal flavors and the Orh Blanc tart, we also find the Personalized Tart Gift Box particularly pleasant to bring to your gatherings.

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29 Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Office, Center, 01-01, 409005

Want to head to a garden café in the Garden City itself? Try Knots Cafe & Living. You’ll find your usual cafe here – waffles, pasta and coffee are of course expected, but what really sets the place apart is its interior. The two-story local is filled with greenery and interesting decorative items perfect for the gram, and some of these items are also available for purchase.

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160 Paya Lebar Rd, #01-07, Singapore 409022

There’s nothing like having a drink with your friends after a long week of work, and if you’re in the Paya Lebar area, Hibiki Sake Bar & Dine is a good option. As the name suggests, the drink of choice here is sake, and those who need food to go with their drinks can also check out the curated menu of kebabs, oden, tempura too.

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437161 Quartier Paya Lebar, 2 chemin Tanjong Katong, #01-07 PLQ 3 437161


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