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Betel Box Bistro: Peranakan Food in a Heritage Setting

Betel Box Peranakan Bistro

The Betel Box Bistro is a heritage focused restaurant that serves authentic and traditional Peranakan cuisine and a selection of colonial English dishes.

We are located at 200 Joo Chiat Road, #01-01, Singapore 427471. [Click here to see Location Map]

We are open from 12noon-10pm daily (except Tuesdays). Last orders 9.30pm.
Breakfast is served on Weekends and Public Holidays from 8am-11.30am.
Reservations: or phone 6440 5540



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Authentic Peranakan Cuisine

Head Chef Ben or more affectionately known as “Uncle Ben”, is an award-winning Master Peranakan Chef. Having more than 28 years of Peranakan cooking experience as well as being a true blue Peranakan, Uncle Ben has prepared meals for a host of celebrities and notable dignitaries, including Royal families of Bahrain, and Kuwait. Using the freshest ingredients & produce available, he aims to reintroduce old favourites as well as introducing secret recipes of old Straits Chinese families.

Think recipes passed down for generations that take hours to prepare and are not normally served in the usual restaurants, you will find them here. Just to name a few of the unique dishes that we have are Belimbing Pork, Sotong Hitam, Otah Cabbage Roll with Laksa Sauce, & Itek Sio.

Our signature and still the crowd favourite is the Laksa Goreng – each mouthful is a burst of lemak laksa flavour. The Betel Box version of Roti Babi which hails from Penang is also a must-try when here.

We also serve English breakfast, dessert and cakes. From fry-up breakfast to gourmet cakes, coffees & teas, we have made sure that vegetarians are happy here too!



[Click here to read more of Betel Box Bistro Menu Offerings]


Functions, catering, banquets & buffet

We are able to cater to groups up to 70 persons in our restaurant and have catering options that will be able to fit into your budget.

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[Click here to read more of the Private Banquet and Catering]


Events Room

We have an events room that can be hired for private functions, meetings, talks and exhibitions.


[Click here to read more of the Events Room]


Books, DVDs and merchandise of “Singaporeana”

We are proud to be Singaporean and you are more than welcome to come browse and purchase our collections of books, DVDs and merchandise of "Singaporeana".


The whole wall is dedicated for the interested visitor or the student researcher who is interested to find out more of our neighbourhood or of Singapore. We are dedicated to titles published by the Singapore Heritage Society. [Click here to read more of our Books, DVDs & Merchandise ]


Cooking Class

Coming soon.... very soon...


Tours Desk

We have a tours desk where you can buy the best discounted Singapore Attractions Tickets and Singapore tourism merchandise will also be available sale. There will be bicycle rentals with a trail map of the Joo Chiat/ Katong neighbourhood.


[Click here to read more of our Tours and Attractions Tickets]


Parting notes...

The urban environment of our childhood will most likely not exist as we become adults; this is one of the predicaments of being Singaporean. It is then important for the residents of older communities like Joo Chiat/ Katong to participate, get involved, so as to reinforce their identity as a community. This is the key theme of the things we do as an active member of our community. Our premises is filled with artworks created by neighbours such as murals of old Joo Chiat Road and even an art installation in the toilet.

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