Our CNY 2023 dining guide covers some great restaurants offering reunion dinners and takeaways. Here’s where to go for CNY buffets, pen cai, lo hei and yu sheng to celebrate Chinese New Year 2023 in Singapore
Lunar New Year of the Rabbit is coming and we’re getting into the full CNY spirit — including booking reunion dinners, ordering Chinese New Year hampers and delicious goodies, getting psyched for intimate (and large!) family visits, and indulging in plenty of yu sheng tossing! Our guide to Chinese New Year 2023 dining spans elegant Michelin-starred restaurants, vegetarian options, and good value buffets! So whether you’re looking for set menus, buffets, yu sheng tossing, or festive takeaways, you can find all the best CNY eats here. Huat ah!
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Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre: Halal Reunion Dinner & Lunch Buffet, Festive High Tea
Hop on to Window on the Park and enjoy the Prosperity Buffet and Hi Tea promotions this CNY! Celebrate the joyous occasion at this Halal-certified restaurant with a sumptuous buffet line for an inclusive gathering with the family or colleagues with delicacies such as Taiwanese Longevity Mee Sua with Oyster or Wok Fried ‘Har Lok’ Prawn. If you prefer to enjoy the reunion at the comfort of home, check out Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre’s collection of delightful takeaways such as the Fortune Smoked Salmon and Prosperity Abalone. There are also bite-sized selections of their creative Lunar New Year-theme Afternoon High Tea, such as Glutinous Rice Ball with Mini Abalone – yum!
How much: Buffet Lunch from $58++ per person; Buffet Dinner from $68++ per person; Pay 1 Dine 2 High Tea $88++ for 2 Persons
When: 3 January to 9 February 2023
Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, Window on the Park, Level 2, 11 Cavenagh Road, Singapore 229616, Tel: (+65) 6733 8333
Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore
Feast on sumptuous festive buffet delicacies and takeaways at Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore this Chinese New Year! Greenhouse will host a prosperous buffet spread featuring a DIY Yusheng station where you’ll get to create your own version of yusheng with the medley of condiments available. The delectable CNY Eve Dinner menu includes Cantonese Roasted Duck and Suckling Pig from the roasting station, DIY Thai Tom Yam Noodle Station from the Thai Kitchen, and Roasted Striploin Beef from the carving station. Look forward to lots of fresh seafood and other scrumptious delights such as Fresh Oysters, Slipper Lobster, Steamed Sliced Garoupa Fillet with Chef Special Sauce from the CNY Sunday Brunch Menu. From 24 January to 5 February, guests can enjoy a tweak to the usual buffet spread as it includes other classic Chinese dishes such as Pan Fried Fragrant Glutinous Rice, BBQ Honey Pork Belly and Deep Fried “Nian Gao”. For takeaways, choose from a Prosperity Salmon or Golden Abalone Yusheng, and check out the freshly baked sweet patisseries such as the Dark Chocolate and Mandarin Orange cake!
For dining in, selected members and credit cardholders get to enjoy early bird specials of 15% savings for reservation and payment made by 10 January 2023. For takeaways, selected members and credit cardholders get to enjoy 15% off Yusheng and 10% off other CNY Goodies.
How much: From $58++ per adult, $29++ per child
When: CNY dining reservation opens from 26 December 2022 for dining from 21 January – 5 February 2023.
Takeaway order period: 7 January – 5 February 2023 | Collection period: 14 January – 5 February 2023
Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore, 11 Laguna Golf Green, Singapore 488047
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium: CNY sets at Xin Cuisine
Choose from 7 different CNY set menus at Xin Cuisine, each showcasing an irresistible array of Cantonese dishes. From the 8-course Blissful Menu to the Prosperous Celebrations Menu, indulge in favourites such as Xin’s Baby Abalone and Salmon Yu Sheng, Trio Barbecued Meat Platter (Roast Pork, Soya Chicken, Jellyfish), Baked Lobster with Black Olive and Assorted Onion, Steamed Garoupa with Minced Garlic and Braised Ee-fu Noodles with Preserved Sausage, Roast Pork, Dried Shrimp, Mushroom & Chives. The Prosperous Celebrations menu is perfect for bigger celebrations, at $1,588++ for 10 persons and includes dishes like Xin’s Baby Abalone & Salmon Yu Sheng, Baked Lobster in Superior Stock, Double-boiled Cordyceps Flower with Flower Mushrooms in Bone Broth, Steamed Sea Perch with Minced Garlic and Sliced Foie Gras with Roasted Chicken and Mango Sauce. Or if you fancy a takeaway CNY meal don’t miss the Japanese Unagi Yu Sheng with Roselle Sauce. There are also four other Yu Sheng selections available; Xin’s Signature Salmon Yu Sheng, Vegetarian Abalone Yu Sheng, Sliced 2-head or Baby Abalone Yu Sheng. Xin Cuisine’s Chinese New Year Takeaways are available for order from 1 December 2022 till 2 February 2023. Collection/delivery available from 21 December 2022 to 5 February 2023.
Order your takeaways before 31 December 2022 to enjoy an early bird discount of 20% with promo code CNY20!
How much: From $198++ for 2 persons for 5-course Auspicious Times menu
When: Available from 21 December 2022
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Rd, Singapore 169075
Courtyard by Marriott Singapore
It’s not Chinese New Year in Singapore without yu sheng, and Courtyard by Marriott Singapore’s Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng (available for up to 8 persons) lets you start the festivities with a toss to a successful year ahead. The Yu Sheng platter comprises an auspicious mix of Smoked Salmon, Marinated Jellyfish, Marinated Octopus, Pomelo, Crisp Fish Skin and more! Available as an a la carte order during lunch and dinner. Looking to book for dinner? Choose from a 2- and 3-course set dinner featuring a repertoire of starters, choice of mains and desserts at Sky22, with highlights including Preserved Duck, Rice with Seared Foie Gras wrapped in Lotus Leaf, and Twice-Cooked Pork Belly served with Mashed Taro and Braised Red Cabbage, and Osmanthus Goji Berry Jelly with Lemon Sorbet for dessert.
Maybank, OCBC and UOB cardholders can enjoy 10% off Lunar New Year Set Dinner.
*Not valid from 21 to 23 January 2023.
2-course dinner menu: $36++ (Inclusive of 1 starter/soup/dessert and 1 main course)
3-course dinner menu: $48++ (Inclusive of 1 starter/soup, 1 main course and 1 dessert)
When: 5 January – 5 February 2023
Courtyard by Marriott Singapore, 99 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329568, Tel: (+65) 6378 2040, firstname.lastname@example.org
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
CNY at the airport is about to get a lot more prosperous! There’s a prosperity buffet at Azur (complete with yu sheng!), sumptuous reunions in Crowne Plaza’s rainforest-styled ballroom for large gatherings plus the option of a family staycation with carnival access! At Azur’s Reunion Dinner and Brunch Buffets, look forward to seafood on ice including fresh oysters, lobster, snow crab, tiger prawns and baby crayfish; a carving station featuring Angus Ribeye Roast and Salt-baked Whole Barramundi; comforting Carnaroli Risotto and Seafood ‘Pao Fan’, Canton-style roasts like Dang Gui Duck and Crispy Pork Belly; and Lunar New Year specials such as Pig Stomach Soup with Abalone, Organic Chicken and Cordyceps Flower in Collagen Broth, and Braised Pork Knuckle. There’s also the Deluxe ‘Pen Cai’ with Golden Broth, a scrumptious pot of prized delicacies that include baby abalone, sea cucumber, fish maw, Shajing dried oysters, sea prawns, conpoy, braised pork belly and more. For takeaways, there’s the whimsical Bunny Piñata ‘Fu’ Pouch featuring vanilla bunny macarons and a red chocolate dome shell shaped like an oriental drawstring pouch. Kids will love taking a crack at it with a wooden mallet and discovering bite-sized treasures such as Valrhona berry chocolate bites, pandan lapis, festive cookies, chocolate coins and a fortune cookie that surprises with a lucky 4D ticket! For a hearty meal, opt for the popular Reunion Bundles for bigger party sizes of up to 6 people.
– CITIBANK, HSBC and UOB cardholders can enjoy 20% off Reunion Buffets at Azur for reservations made by 7 Jan 2023 and 15% off for reservations made between 8 Jan and 22 Jan 2023!
– Quote EBCNY25 for 25% off Lunar New Year takeaway & delivery ordered online! Valid till 7 Jan 2023.
Reunion Buffet at Azur: $98++ per adult
8 Course Reunion Set Dinner at Chengal Ballroom: $488++ and $768++ for five and eight diners respectively
When: Reunion buffets available 21 & 22 January 2023; takeaways available till 2 February 2023
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, 75 Airport Boulevard, #01-01, Singapore 819664
Ichiban Boshi & Ichiban Sushi
Looking for something different this Year of The Rabbit? Ichiban Boshi and Ichiban Sushi present Chinese New Year dishes with a Japanese twist for the celebrations! Choose from these yu sheng options – Salmon Yuzu Yu Sheng (Bountiful Yu Sheng, 18 pieces salmon; and Auspicious Yu Sheng, 24 pieces salmon) and 6 Treasures Fruits Yu Sheng! CNY Delights include Japanese Treasure Pot, Yuzu Prosperity Duck, Arima Sansho Pork Knuckle and Abalone Stuffed Roast Chicken, all available for in-store and online orders, available for takeaway only (3 days advance order required). Sushi and sashimi platters are available too! In-store ordering starts from 27 December 2022 and ends 5 February 2023. Collection period is from 5 January 2023 – 5 February 2023.
From 27 December 2022 – 5 February 2023, Citi Cardholders can get a $5 Citi voucher with every Auspicious/Bountiful Yu Sheng purchased and charged to a Citi Card (valid for in-store orders only). Voucher is redeemable with minimum spend of $50 at Ichiban Sushi/$60 at Ichiban Boshi from 27 December 2022 – 31 March 2023, and paid with a Citi Card. Vouchers are available while stocks last.
Ichiban Boshi, 12 locations islandwide
Ichiban Sushi, 10 locations islandwide
Shangri-La Singapore: Reunion Gala dinner
Shangri-La Singapore celebrates the arrival of the Year of the Rabbit across its acclaimed dining destinations. There’s the Reunion Gala Dinner at Tower Ballroom with a live telecast of CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala and an eight-course menu; Imperial Chinese New Year at MICHELIN-starred Shang Palace will host four elegant, eight-course set menus (Happiness, Prosperity, Harmonious and Opulence); head to The Line for Hearty Spring Reunion Buffets; try Peranakan Delights and Afternoon Tea at The Lobby Lounge. Want to celebrate at home with takeaways? Shangri-La Singapore’s selection of Chinese New Year Gourmet Delicacies includes four Yu Sheng varieties in two sizes each! Plus you can’t miss the Prosperity Luxury Combo that includes dishes such as Abundance Pen Cai, Fortune Abalone Yu Sheng, Deboned Salt Crusted Chicken wrapped in Lotus Leaf and Fragrant Glutinous Rice with Preserved Meat, available for 8 persons. Make sure to also check out their stunning collection of CNY treats and hampers!
How much: From $88++
When: Dining in available from 5 January to 5 February 2023.
Takeaway and delivery available from 29 December 2022 to 5 February 2023 (delivery not available from 21 – 23 January 2023).
Shangri-La Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350, Tel: (+65) 6213 4398
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel: Prosperity Yu Sheng & CNY sets
Usher in prosperity, happiness and abundance with authentic Cantonese cuisines at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant this CNY! Showcasing an extensive repertoire of seasonal festive menus and luxurious delicacies, diners can look forward to the new Prosperity Yu Sheng featuring Rock Lobster, Hokkaido Scallop, King Salmon, Yellow Fin Tuna and Caviar, tossed in a refreshing Yuzu dressing. A must-have for reunion dinners, the Wan Hao Eight Treasures Imperial Pot with Bird’s Nest comprises luxuriant ingredients such as Bird’s Nest, 10-Head Australian Abalone, Fish Maw, African Premium Sea Cucumber, Black Moss Dace Fish Beancurd Bag, Live Prawn, Pork Tendon, Japanese Shiitake Mushroom and Free-Range Chicken. This modern and healthier take on a traditional Pen Cai is perfect for sharing with loved ones and symbolizes endless harmony and prosperity. Reunite with loved ones and celebrate in style with Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant’s seven or eight-course festive set menu. Key highlights include Steamed Live Crab with Roe and Wok-Fried Glutinous Rice with H.K. Chinese Sausage, Sautéed Hokkaido Scallop with Prawn and XO Sauce in Yam Nest, and more.
How much: Set CNY menus from $118++/person. Click here to view the menus!
When: Available for dine-in from 26 December 2022 – 5 February 2023
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865, Tel: (+65) 6831 4605
Sofitel Singapore City Centre: Lunar New Year lunch & dinner sets
Racines presents exquisite Lunar New Year lunch and dinner set menus to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit! Tuck into two springtime set menus presenting enticing dishes such as Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng, Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Fish Maw and Dried Scallops, Steamed Rice with Waxed Meat and Chinese Sausage, as well as Red Bean Paste with Sesame Dumplings and Dried Orange Peel. Over the Lunar New Year holidays, embark on an exceptional dining encounter with quintessential reunion classics including Seafood Treasures Soup with Shredded Crab Meat, Caramalised King Tiger Prawns in Special Sauce, Braised Fish Maw and Abalone in Superior Sauce, and Bird’s Nest Egg Tart with Steamed Coconut Nian Gao.
How much: CNY sets from $68++ per person
When: Dining from 9 January to 5 February 2023
Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885, email HA152@sofitel.com or call +65 6428 5000
Kwee Zeen: Infinite Reunions Steamboat Buffet
The only free-flow charcoal steamboat buffet on Sentosa Island is back this Lunar New Year at Kwee Zeen within ofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa! Usher in the Year of the Rabbit with the Prosperity Steamboat with a lavish spread of over 60 selections of the freshest produce and Kwee Zeen’s signature buffet delights. Have your choice of broth from the aromatic mala to the flavourful Chinese herbal. Limitless meat and seafood cuts await complete with crisp greens, assorted noodles and an extensive D.I.Y. dipping sauce station. Especially for this Lunar New Year season, toss to a hopping good year with the D.I.Y. Yu Sheng station. End off the magnifique meal with local desserts galore featuring the decadent eight treasure cake and indulgent nian gao. You can also celebrate reunions with family and friends at home as you toss to a new year with the Takeaway Yu Sheng with an indulgent choice of Salmon (from $58 for 2-3 pax) or Abalone (from $88 for 2-3 pax).
How much: $88 per adult, top up $68 for free-flow wine & beer
When: 4 to 29 January 2023, from 6.30pm
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099891, Tel: (+65) 6708 8310, Email email@example.com
One Farrer Hotel: CNY buffet with a live band and bouncy castle
Hop in for a Bountiful Buffet Feast for one night only at One Farrer Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Enjoy your CNY buffet with a live band, roaming magician, and even a bouncy castle to keep the little ones entertained! The feast includes unlimited servings of fresh oysters, poached prawns, flower clams, white clams, sashimi, Imperial Mini Clay Pot with preserved duck leg and more. Of course, a lunar reunion dinner will not be complete without wishing in the new year – One Farrer’s Signature Yu Sheng platter is sustainably put together based on the number of persons at your table and is included in the buffet price!
Enjoy a 20% discount when you book a table from 18 November 2022 to 3 January 2023 (for dine-in) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 6705 7825.
How much: From $138++ per person. Book a table by 3 January 2023
When: 21 January 2023
One Farrer Hotel, 1 Farrer Park Station Road Singapore 217562, Tel: (+65) 6363 0101
Pan Pacific Singapore
Choose from eight impeccable set menus at award-winning Hai Tien Lo this Chinese New Year! Featuring highlights such as signature Chicken Wing stuffed with Bird’s Nest, Fresh Crab Meat, Dried Scallops and Truffle as well as Double-boiled Fish Maw with Bamboo Pith and Dried Scallops in Fish Bone Broth, you’ll find something to tickle everyone’s fancy. A la carte specialties are also available during the festivities. Standout dishes include the nourishing Double-boiled Sakura Chicken with Whole Abalone, Fish Maw and Dried Scallops served in Young Coconut, Barbecued Crispy Whole Suckling Pig and more. There’s also the Weekend Dim Sum Buffet, perfect for pleasing everyone from the young ones to beloved grandparents and elders. Sample the likes of Deep-fried Prawn Dumpling with Fish Roe in Wasabi Mayonnaise Sauce and Steamed Charcoal Barbecue Pork Bun with Black Truffle; a choice of two mains and one rice or noodles dish per table. You’ll also receive a complimentary Abundance Yu Sheng with Smoked Salmon and Crispy Silver Fish as part of the buffet.
How much: Set menus from $138 per person (minimum 2 persons)
Chinese New Year Weekend Dim Sum Buffet, $99/adult, $49.50/child (available on 7, 8, 14, 15, 22, 28 and 29 January and 4 and 5 February 2023)
When: 6 January to 5 February 2023
Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
voco Orchard Singapore
Opus Bar & Grill at voco Orchard Singapore is offering a CNY Buffet Brunch and uniquely crafted Yusheng for the new year! The CNY Buffet Brunch features Opus’s special Chinese Eight Treasure Duck, Bah Kua Sandwich, tantalising Mala Seafood Pot and luxurious Pan Seared Foie Gras with Mandarin Orange Gel. Highlights include the mouth-watering desserts; Mandarin Orange Confit Mousse, Mango Sago Pomelo Pudding and the comforting classic Red Bean Soup with Rice Dumpling to finish it off on a sweet note. So hurry and book your special reunion dinner and brunch get-together with family and friends soon! IHG One Rewards Members enjoy 20% off their bill.
How much: $88++ for Yusheng and $118++ for CNY Brunch (Champagne Brunch available)
When: 5 January 2023 – 8 February 2023
Opus Bar & Grill, Level 1 of voco Orchard Singapore, 581 Orchard Road 238883
Keep checking back as we’ll add more CNY restaurants offering reunion dinners to this list!
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