New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars In Singapore: April 2022

Looking to dine somewhere new during the month of April? We've got you covered with everything from comfort food, gutsy cocktails, to Chinese private dining!

Check out the coolest new openings in town, featuring Southeast Asian comfort food with a unique local twist at Slake, vegan fare at Mallow, premium Japanese Omakase at Unkai Sushi, and plenty more.


For Modern Southeast Asian Cuisine
Slake focuses on contemporary Southeast Asian cuisine with unique local twists. These original dishes (from $12) include Pulut Hitam Risotto Stuffed Squid, Chye Poh Fries , Battered Pig Ears, Sticky Date Huat Kueh and the recent addition of Chilli Crabby Mary prepared with JUMBO Seafood’s Chilli Crab Sauce. Get your midday motivation with Slake’s curated set lunches in the city-centre of Singapore during your office lunch hours in the form of an affordable weekday set lunch from just $19!


For A Plant-Based Food & Cocktails
Mallow is a plant-forward concept where food, cocktails and drinks are executed by powder duo Sasha Wijidessa and Noma alumni Christina Rasmussen. Expect a small list of snacks and desserts on rotation such as Kinda like a Magnum ($10) as well as a 6-course 'The Taste of Mallow' cocktail pairing degustation ($135). Dishes feature locally grown plants foraged in Singapore, herbs and vegetables supplied by local and neighbouring farms, as well as from its own terrace garden - while drawing inspiration from Christina's Danish heritage and New Nordic stylings. As for the drinks, knock back gutsy cocktails like the Plum and Amakaze ($25), a pretty concoction of amakaze and plum kernel spirit rectified with marigold kombucha.

Yi Qian Private Dining

For Exceptional Cantonese and Teochew Fare
The beginning of a legacy dining experience, some of Yi Qian’s Signature dishes include the Stir-fried Shark Fin Soup with Crabmeat, served with Superior Stock in Teapot ($68), a unique 2-part dish consisting of pan-fried shark’s fin and fresh crabmeat served alongside a teapot of superior soup that is brewed for over 6 hours using old chicken bones and ham. Also don’t miss out on the Poached Bamboo Clam with Beansprout and Dough Fritter in Prawn Stock ($18), a labour of love where the umami prawn broth is painstakingly handmade from scratch.

Unkai Sushi

For Premium Japanese Omakase
Engage your senses at Unkai Sushi as it brings you on an intimate epicurean experience steeped in age-old Japanese tradition. The omakase menu at Unkai Sushi offers three options, starting at prices of $88, providing the best way to try Chef Eugene’s full repertoire of skill in a full menu. As for his ala carte options, think bites that make an equally strong representation - have a go at the Signature Soba ($68) that's exclusively made by artisanal soba makers for Unkai Sushi and tossed in Chef Eugene’s signature sauce with uni, ikura, and caviar. The Pork Cheek Bowl ($26) and Anago Tempura ($28) are also hot dishes not to be missed.


For Bold and Funky Flavours
Meadesmoore - formerly known as Fat Belly Social Steakhouse - is a joyous fist bump to the grand steakhouses of the early 1900s in the US and UK. Some menu highlights for your reference include the Glorious Large Format steak sharing platters (from $178 - $280, good for 2 to 3) that feature Prime Rib as well as less commonly used cuts of beef like Flat Iron, Rib Cap and Zabuton. Make your meal even more unexpectedly delicious with their funky dishes like Hand-Chopped Tartare ($24), Bone Marrow ($32) and Spinach Salad ($16). End off with irresistible desserts like Chocolate, Chocolate & Chocolate ($16) which consists ganache, custard, crumble and tuile paired with a heady chocolate and whisky sorbet!

Kaarla & Oumi

For Fine Australian Dining
This new opening is the latest concept by the popular 1-Group at the rooftop of the equally-new CapitaSpring. Kaarla Restaurant and Bar dishes up Coastal Australian cuisine, together with Oumi, a Modern Japanese kappo dining concept. At Kaarla, the menu offers a curated a la carte selection so diners can enjoy the freedom of choice, such as Sydney Rock Oyster, Fig Leaf, Oyster Plant Vinegar ($8 per piece), or the Arden Grown Tigernut, Salted Honey, Orange, Lime ($25) and many more. Excitingly so, Oumi is novel and fresh, offering Australian-inspired Japanese cuisine including Tempura Crepe ($25), Gyutan Yaki ($35), Buta Kakuni ($65) and Ankimo ($20).


For Innovative Japanese Classics
Situated in the heart of the iconic Marina Bay Sands, WAKUDA celebrates the beauty of traditional Japanese craftsmanship infused with urban Tokyo’s energy, modernity and spontaneity. From ala carte and bar dining in elegantly designed communal spaces to private Omakase in an exclusive enclave, savour Chef Tetsuya's innovative take on ingredients like Tokujyo AA uni from Hokkaido, well-marbled A5 wagyu and black pork from Kagoshima, and fresh, artisanal yuba (fresh beancurd skin) from Kyoto.

Grey Area Coffee Roasters

For Specialty Coffee
For any avid coffee drinkers, head down to this cosy minimalist design cafe for a cup of delicious coffee as well as irresistible housemade bakes! One of the owners roasts the cafe's beans personally, and coffee here comes in Black ($4.50), White ($5) and Mocha ($5.50). Don't miss out on their tasty treats, including Chocolate Chip Cookie ($3.50) and Banana Bread ($4). Burpple Cassie Ong also calls the cafe "So chill and appreciate the cup of coffee while you partake in housemade bakes like Yuzu Pound Cake and Choc Chip Cookies."