6 of SAFRA’s Highest-Rated Dining Places, According To Google Reviews

The netizens have spoken, and we have listened!

By Sean Yee        23 May 2023

When it comes to rating food, the people’s verdict is always final. Here, we put our money where our diners’ mouths are, as we review some of SAFRA’s best rated food establishments based on YOUR online feedback. Let your fellow diners tell you what you should know, what you should order, and what you should expect at these food establishments, according to your Google reviews!

1. 929 Desserts and Bites at SAFRA Tampines

Google Rating: 4.8 based on 41 reviews 

Saw the bingsu poster at SAFRA after having dinner and decided to pop in for bingsu and didn’t regret it! The ice is so fine and really yummy. The waffles are fluffy too. Price is also quite reasonable. Would come by to try other flavours next time! Able to use CDC vouchers here too! – Tan Zi Tong (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)

I tried the mango bingsu and I would say that it’s really good! The toppings are generous, and I enjoyed this refreshing dessert. For $6.90, this is really worth it. – Vanessa (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)

The weather as of late has been unforgivingly humid. Alleviate this with 929 Desserts and Bites’ delightful collection of bingsu, waffles and ice creams! Having been featured by the likes of popular food blogger Miss Tam Chiak for their sweet icy creations, this humble dessert store provides you a dose of sweetness without denting a hole in your wallets. Drop by, eat shaved ice and chill! 

SAFRA members enjoy an additional 10% discount. Find out more at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/929-dessert-bites

SAFRA Tampines: 1/A Tampines Street 92, #01-17, Singapore 528882

2. Old Habits Cafe at SAFRA Mount Faber

Google Rating: 4.6 based on 665 reviews

Absolutely enjoyed our family dinner on Sunday night. Recommended by our son who is also a SAFRA member (5% discount). The cafe was fully booked and the staff and kitchen were quite stressed. We waited for quite a while and used it to catch up amongst the 4 of us. The wait staff was friendly and kept us posted on the status of our order. The food and dessert were good. – Mark Yeo (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)

Absolutely a great place for lunch with nostalgic decor – I was busy looking at the decor and ornaments (blast from the past!) Had lunch with my colleague with a pre-reservation, everything was a breeze. The salmon with pasta was delicious and you can tailor your level of spiciness during the e-ordering! Was my first time seeing medium/well done options for salmon. The kimchi fried dumplings were kind of spicy, so those who like it that way can order it! Staff were attentive, prompt, and friendly. Was a very lovely lunch on a workday. – Bel (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)

Mushroom soup is really yummy but the portion is small. Ordered chicken chop with fries and greens. If served with curly or waffle fries will be better. Overall service is great, very attentive staff. Ambience too with loads of vintage stuff to check out. Worth a visit.Ong Hui Eng (⭐⭐⭐⭐)

Adorned with displays of vintage mementos and keepsakes, from tin toys to posters, Old Habits Cafe brings to you the best of the past, selling both flavours and nostalgia. 

Food-wise, they have recipes that mash up both old and new culinary elements, with dishes such as its Half Sea Salt Caramel Roast Chicken and Smoked Duck. You’ll also be flooding your Instagram feed with cool snaps of its one-of-a-kind aesthetics. 

SAFRA members enjoy 10% off all food and drinks. Find out more at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/old-habits 

SAFRA Mount Faber: 2 Telok Blangah Way, #01-04, Singapore 098803

3. Rasa Istimewa at SAFRA Jurong

Google Rating: 4.4 ⭐based on 320 reviews 

Salted egg chicken is a must try. Hot plate bean curd with seafood is delicious, spinach with mushroom is soft and delectable, and the sliced fried fish with sweet and sour sauce is an awesome complement as well. Drinks are refreshing too, and the variety is amazing compared to your typical Chinese restaurant. Being halal, this place is welcoming to all races and religions! A go-to choice for delicious homely zi char if you’re in the Boon Lay heartlands. Worth coming back again, value for money. – Ambrose Cheng (⭐⭐⭐⭐)

First time visiting the restaurant. Quiet and cosy. Service crew were polite and attentive.  There were a wide variety of dishes to select from. We ordered from their CNY menu which was reasonably priced. There was sufficient food to be shared among everybody and the steamed fish and cereal prawns were fresh. Would definitely go back for another visit. – HG Tan  (⭐⭐⭐)

While you’ll find mostly classic zi char offerings at the halal-certified Rasa Istimewa, it manages to meld the best of both Chinese and Malay cuisines to present a mouth-watering fusion version of a home cooked feast. You have to try their Sambal Stingray and Sotong, which features delightfully fresh seafood decked generously with sambal. If you’re feeling especially indulgent, go for the Chilli Crab or Fish Head Curry, which goes especially well with rice. Prices are affordable, making this a great place for families! 

SAFRA Members enjoy a 10% discount on non-promotional items, as well as access to a priority queue. Find out more at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/rasa-istimewa-restaurant

SAFRA Jurong: 333 Boon Lay Way, Singapore 649848

4. 7th Heaven KTV and Cafe at SAFRA Tampines

Google Rating: 4.3 based on 368 reviews

7th Heaven KTV and Cafe is one of my favourite meet-up places with my friends. The premises are clean and hygienic, and family friendly. I have seen some happy families with kids coming here for a singing session, as well as groups of teenagers and adults.

Another big mention is the food they serve. Must-tries are their pizza and chicken wings. Today, we had their lychee and smoked duck pizza, and their honey paprika chicken wings. They have ongoing lunch promotions that allow you to choose a soup/salad which come with a drink of your choice too.

Service-wise, it is always served with a smile, and the ladies at the counter never fail to make me and my guests feel at home. I have been visiting this place before the Covid-19 pandemic and am glad to find that things remain the same.

Kudos to the great team at this place and we hope to visit you many more times in the years to come! – Charmaine Ng (⭐⭐⭐⭐)

Delicious food and passionate serenades are what turn a party into a blissful revelry. 7th Heaven KTV and Cafe understands this well, with karaoke facilities supplemented by an Italian-fusion menu. It also makes the perfect study or work place, with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Better described as an establishment with multiple possibilities, this entertainment cafe is a great place to just relax and let loose! 

SAFRA members enjoy 15% off the final bill. Find out more at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/7th-heaven-ktv

SAFRA Tampines: 1/A Tampines Street 92, Singapore 528882

Learn to make 7th Heaven KTV and Cafe’s popular Mac ‘n Cheese from this video!

5. Siam Kitchen at SAFRA Toa Payoh

Google Rating: 4.2 based on 92 reviews 

Honestly this place has the best service! I love how cheerful the staff are. The place was so busy due to the peak hour crowd in the evening, but the staff still had a big smile on their faces. It was so heart-warming just like how the soup warmed my soul! Will recommend and definitely will be back! – Wani (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)

Do come over to try their best sellers (steamed seabass, claypot prawn with glass noodle and grilled stingray with sambal sauce #damnshiok) which were recommended by their friendly and welcoming staff Shidah! With a vast variety of food to choose from, you can enjoy individual or Zi Char style of dining! Definitely coming back for more. Ireena Ridzuan (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)

Specialising in Thai comfort food, Siam Kitchen welcomes its diners with a warm and inviting ambience accompanied by aromatic flavours. Expect Thai staples such as Green Curry with Chicken, Red Tom Yum Soup and Wok-Fried Kang Kong, all masterfully cooked as they would be in an authentic Thai home.

SAFRA members enjoy 15% off the total bill. Find out more at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/siam-kitchen

SAFRA Toa Payoh: 293 Toa Payoh Lor 6, Singapore 319387

6. Keng Eng Kee Seafood at SAFRA Tampines

Google Rating: 4.2 based on 159 reviews

Dined in on a weekday and they served the dishes pretty quickly! Ordered their specialities and recommended items – coffee pork ribs (this was GOOD, made better by the fact it was served HOT), fragrant tofu (the minced pork lacked some spiciness, tofu was soft with a crispy exterior – 2 thumbs up), and eggs spinach (comfort food). Would totally return again to try the rest of the menu! P.S. – 15% off for SAFRA and HomeTeamNS members! – Eleana Tan (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)

Would highly recommend the moonlight hor fun, coffee pork ribs & deep-fried fish. Those dishes tasted great! – Jeremy Ng (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)

Keng Eng Kee Seafood is a veteran in the zi char space, having operated its first stall in Havelock Road since the 1970s. Since then, it has enjoyed constant acclaim for its flavourful dishes by the likes of Food Masters, OddleEats and Michelin Guide Singapore. Fun fact – its Bukit Merah outlet has over 3,000 Google reviews that average at 4.3 stars!  

SAFRA members enjoy an additional 15% off the final bill. Find out more at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/kek-seafood 

SAFRA Tampines: 1/A Tampines Street 92, Singapore 528882 

*Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the reviewers as found on Google. They do not reflect the views or opinions of SAFRA or its members. Reviews have been edited for language and brevity.

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