Think about the kind of places that are open for 24 hours and you will understand our basic human needs – supermarkets for our everyday needs, police/fire stations for our security, hospital for medical emergencies and food places for our 3am-cravings. It’s a luxury but you know that we just have to eat when the hunger pangs come calling, so here’s a list of 26 or 27 places that have neither opening nor closing hours, categorized by specific regions in Singapore, from Central/South to the North-East. We also included 3 bonus establishments that stay open till 6am!
Central & South (11 places):
126 Wan Dou Sek (搵到食)
We start off this list with a Singapore supper institution. 126 Wan Dou Sek is spartan Hong Kong style eatery serving a wide range of authentic and affordable Dim Sum and some satisfying, unpretentious dishes like their Garlic Crab Tang Hoon. Wan Dou Sek means “found something to eat” in Cantonese.
126 Wan Dou Sek is located at 126 Sims Ave, Singapore 387449, p. +65 6746 4757. And at 1086 Serangoon Road, Singapore 328187, p. +65 6297 5032. See their Facebook page here.
333 Bak Kut Teh
They serve peppery and garlicky Bak Kut Teh here and is probably the only BKT stall in Singapore to sell pork ribs soup during any time of the day! Not the cheapest option around, but the standard of the BKT and other side dishes are pretty good, and you get the assurance that they’re always open. Or you could also try Ng Ah Sio at Rasapura Masters, MBS.
333 Bak Kut Teh is located at 333 Balestier Rd, Singapore 329765, p. +65 6352 6192.
Akbar 24 Hours Restaurant
Akbar is popular among taxi drivers for their location at Tanjong Pagar (get in from Cantonment Road). They specialize in Roti Prata and the usual fried carbos (rice and noodles), but check out their Mutton Steak – it’s stir fried mutton with potatoes.
Akbar 24 Hours Restaurant is located at 2 Lim Teck Kim Rd, Singapore 088933, p. +65 6324 2559. See their Facebook page here.
Yan Kee Noodle House (BK Eating House)
Next on the list is open for 24 hours, except for Sunday. In other words, don’t go there after your Saturday midnight movie if you want to have their signature Dry Bak Chor Mee Sua or Fishball Mee Sua. And if you’re there, go for the large bowl because you would want to have more of it. You can also find Yan Kee at Maxwell Food Centre.
Yan Kee Noodle House is located at 21 South Bridge Road, BK Eating House Singapore 058661.
One of the 2 Thai eatery that are open for 24-hours in Singapore and both of them are in Golden Mile Complex, catering mainly to the Thai community, so you can tell that they’re pretty good at what they do if the Thais are going to them. Diandin Leluk is well-known and their menu is extensive (24 pages!), covering the classics as well as some interesting dishes. Try the Tung Hoon Crab, Stir Fried Chicken with Basil Leaves & Chilli and the Mixed Thai Chendol with Red Ruby. See the menu here.
Diandin Leluk is located at 5001 Beach Road, #01-67/68/69 Golden Mile Complex, Singapore 199588, p. +65 6293 5101. See their website here.
Mr Prata serves interesting Roti Pratas with Indian, Mediterranean & Western flavors as well as a variety of Thosai, Naan, Vegetarian Curry and Fried Noodles. You can also find other outlets of Mr Prata at Tampines and Bedok Reservoir. These outlets in the east are doing a more multi-cuisine approach with huge range of western food as well as zichar-style food on top of their regular Roti Pratas. See their menu here.
Mr Prata is located at 26 Evans Rd, #01-02 Evans Hotel, Singapore 259367, p. +65 6235 6993. See their website here.
Na Na Thai
This is not Nara Thai, and don’t confuse this with the one at Far East Plaza. This is the one and only Na Na Thai. Ground floor of Golden Mile Complex with a bright orange/yellow signboard, can’t go wrong with the authentic and relatively affordable Thai fare they serve here. Try the Pad Thai, Gai Yang (Grilled Chicken) and the Tom Yum Goong that’s served in a ceramic claypot.
Nana Thai Restaurant is located at 5001 Beach Rd, #01-51/52 Golden Mile Complex, Singapore 199588, p. +65 6297 8498.
The only 24-hours Korean dessert cafe in Singapore, NunSongYee specialize in bingsu in a cozy, air-conditioned environment. Their Black Sesame Bingsu and Coffee Bingsu, as well as the sweet Korean Toast and savoury Korean Rice Cakes. They have another 24-hours outlet at Upper Bukit Timah too and each outlet has an exclusive bingsu. See the menu here.
NunSongYee is located at 534 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188749, p. +65 6268 8220. See their website here.
Rasapura Masters is one of the best food court in central Singapore and probably the only few 24-hours food places that’s air-conditioned. There’s Sambal Stingray from Boon Tat Street Barbecue Seafood, Lau Di Fang Scissors-Cut Curry Rice and Bak Kut Teh from Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh. Not the most affordable offering here, since the car parking fees here would potentially cost you more than your supper, but the food is good and the place is pretty classy for a food court!
Rasapura Masters is located at 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B2-50, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972, p. +65 6506 0161.
TCC (Orchard Road)
Get this straight, TCC stands for The Connoisseur Concerto, not The Coffee Connoisseur.
The Connoisseur Concerto is located at 360 Orchard Road, #01-01 International Building, Singapore 238869, p. +65 6732 3696.
Opened in 1986, Yong He Eating House (永和豆浆油条大王) offers a small selection of familiar Taiwanese fare doled out in spartan, compact quarters, notably their Salty Beancurd and Taiwan Noodles. All their food items and specials are laid out on a single order chit. See their menu here.
Yong He Eating House is located at 458 Geylang Road, Singapore 389417, p. +65 6745 5682. See their Facebook page here.
North-east (5 places):
Cafeela Roti Prata & Seafood Restaurant
Cafeela is a Roti Prata place at Jalan Kayu.
Cafeela Roti Prata & Seafood Restaurant is located at 254 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799481, p. +65 6483 5477.
R.K. Eating House
R.K. Eating House is one of the many 24-hours Roti Prata place in north-east Singapore, but this one is not at Jalan Kayu, but Lorong Chuan! The style of the prata here is thin and crispy and they serve probably the tallest Tissue Prata in Singapore, along with their 5-litres Teh Tarik Tower and Milo Tower.
R.K. Eating House is located at 1 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557253, p. +65 6289 5379.
Suriya Curry House
Suriya is a Banana Leaf restaurant, known for their Roti Prata and Roti John.
Suriya Curry House is located at 536A Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534552, p. +65 6285 6442.
Thasevi is a Roti Prata place at Jalan Kayu.
Thasevi Food is located at 239 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799463, p. +65 6481 4537.
Thohirah is a Roti Prata place at Jalan Kayu.
Thohirah Restaurant is located at 258 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799487, p. +65 6481 2009.
North (2 places):
Al-Ameen Eating Corner
Previously at Woodgrove, this Indian eatery serves Roti Prata, pretty good Butter Chicken Masala and decent Prata Coin with mutton curry.
Al-Ameen Eating Corner is located at 35 Marsiling Ind Est Rd 3 #01-11, Singapore 739257, p. +65 6366 1740. See their website here.
Wong Chiew Eating House is a Dim Sum Kopitiam at the junction of Sembawang Road and Thong Bee Road. I try to omit 24-hours coffee shops in this list since they are more than 20 Kopitiams alone that operates for 24 hours (click here to the search result), but it would be a shame if I leave out Wong Chiew Eating House. Other than the quality Dim Sum which they serve through the night, they are also known for dishing out affordable, tasty Bucket Chicken, Hong Kong style Noodles with Roast Meats and a variety of Seafood Zi Char dishes.
Wong Chiew Eating House is located at 19 Sembawang Road, Singapore 779075, p. +65 6456 6838. See their Facebook page here.
East (5 places):
89.7 Supper Club
89.7 Supper Club is a food court serving a huge variety of local, Chinese and international cuisines that are Halal certified by MUIS.
89.7 Supper Club is located at 5 Changi Village Road, #01-2035, Singapore 500005, p. +65 6214 1897. See their Facebook page here.
Fei Fei Wanton Noodle (Joo Chiat)
Get the Wanton Mee.
Fei Fei Wanton Noodle is located at 73 Joo Chiat Pl, Singapore 427790, p. +65 9777 7988.
Han’s (Bedok CC)
Han’s Cafe & Cake House is located at 850 New Upper Changi Road, #01-21 Bedok Community Centre, Singapore 467352, p. +65 6448 8919.
936 LTN Food Village
Try the Handmade Spicy Red Dumplings 红油抄手.
936 LTN Food Village is located at 936 East Coast Road, Singapore 459129.
NMR is located at Simpang Bedok and they made one of the best Prata Coin in Singapore. Their Dum Biryani and Naan is pretty good as well.
New Mahamoodiya Restaurant is located at 335 Bedok Rd, Singapore 469510, p. +65 6446 5176.
Note 1: Al-Azhar Eating Restaurant from Upper Bukit Timah Road has another outlet at Blk 201D Tampines St. 21, Singapore 524201.
Note 2: Mr Prata from Evans Road has another outlet at Blk 476 Tampines St. 44, #01-189, Singapore 520476, p. +65 6784 1677. See their menu here. While Mr Prata Multi Cuisine Restaurant is located at Blk 742 Bedok Reservoir Road, #01-3105, Singapore 470742, p. +65 6243 1743. See their menu here.
West (3 places):
Al-Azhar Eating Restaurant
Al-Azhar Eating Restaurant is a Muslim owned establishment offering great quality “fusion” cuisine that is tasty and affordable, such as their Murtabak, Thosai, Butter Naan and Butter Chicken Masala. One of the top rated place for supper in Singapore.
Al-Azhar Eating Restaurant is located at 11 Cheong Chin Nam Road, Singapore 599736, p. +65 6466 5052. See their Facebook page here.
Putera Puteri Makan Place
Serving Indonesian-Malay fusion cuisine. See their menu here.
Putera Puteri Makan Place is located at 14 Clementi Road, Singapore 129741, p. +65 6774 3832. See their Facebook page here.
The Cheese Prata Shop
The Cheese Prata Shop is a Roti Prata place.
The Cheese Prata Shop is located at 18 Clementi Road, Singapore 129747, p. +65 6872 2577.
Note 1: NunSongYee from Bugis has another outlet at 9 Yuk Tong Avenue, Singapore 596314 (Upper Bukit Timah), p. +65 6466 5052. See their website here.
The next 3 places are open until 6am, because we’re giving neither our mouths nor bellies any rest:
Cheese Story Mookata Buffet offers a wide variety of seafood, marinated meat, vegetables with cheese and with satay sauce! It’s just $29.90/pax and $32.90 for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, eve of public holidays and public holidays.
Cheese Story Mookata Buffet is located at 5001 Beach Road, #02-01 Golden Mile Complex, Singapore 199588, p. +65 8678 7876. Open 3pm – 6am (Mon to Thu), 12pm – 6am (Fri to Sun). See their Facebook page here.
Hai Di Lao
With 4 restaurants in Singapore and over 170 in more than 55 cities worldwide, this Sichuan style hot pot institution needs no further introduction. You can’t go wrong with their HaiDiLao-Flavoured Beef, Duck Gizzards and Handmade Noodles. Tasty, hearty fare in comfortable air-conditioned settings.
Hai Di Lao is located at the 4 following outlets: #02-04 Clarke Quay; #04-23/24 313@Somerset; #03-09 Vivocity; #03-01 IMM. Open 10:30am – 6am daily except for IMM outlet which closes at 4am. See their Facebook page here.
We started this list with a 24-hours Dim Sum place and now we’re ending it with another Dim Sum place that opens until 6am. So you can see that we Singaporeans love our Roti Prata and Dim Sum so much that we want to have it almost 24 hours a day, and here we have Swee Choon Tim Sum (瑞春点心).
This restaurant specializing in quality Shanghai and Hong Kong Dim Sum has won multiple food awards and accolades since 1962. The air-conditioned (!) coffee shop style place is quaint and some of their signature dish includes the fried Mee Sua Kueh, a deep-fried vermicelli cake, Shanghai Xiao Long Bao and the recently popular Liu Sha Bao (Steamed Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun).
Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant is located at 183-191 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882, p. +65 6225 7788. Open 11am – 2:30pm, 6pm – 6am (Mon to Sat), 10am – 3am, 6pm – 6am (Sun & P.H.). See their website here.
We hope you find this list of 24-hours eateries useful. If all else fails, you always have your 24-hours coffee shop as well as the ever-reliable McDonald’s.