The Real Dining Guide to Jewel Changi Airport


For the foodies who prefer unique experiences, better categorized. Made so foreigners don’t go reading “best Jewel Changi Airport food” articles and think only fast food options like A&W, Shake Shack and Pink Fish are worth eating in Jewel Changi.

While reporters, journalists, bloggers and Instagrammers swamp to the new Jewel Changi Airport reporting news about long queues for A&W, selected lists of eateries, and first looks to jump on the hype train, the Fat Boi’s taking a slower approach to bring you the real dining guide to maximizing your visit to Jewel Changi Airport by listing the directory of 112 dining options into better categories.

Categorizing Method

I try to use community based reviews to support building this list. Within each category it’s arranged alphabetical order.

For Michelin awarded stores: The awards don’t belong to the brand, but is given to only one of the stores. Since these stores all newly opened, any Michelin award refers to the other branch. Whether this translates to the store here is another matter.

Exciting Options Worth Trying

For Foreigners – Actual Local Food

Unique Singaporean food hits this category. Foreigners should eat something from this list.

FEI SIONG
#B2-267
Daily: 24 hours

Serves local noodles (Mee Pok, Bak Chor Mee, Fish ball noodles) and beverages (Teh/Tea, Coffee/Kopi). Not exciting for Singaporeans since Fei Siong is pretty commonly found in malls, but for foreigners this is a good gateway into our local cuisine. The company started in 1993 selling Fishball noodles, but expanded to become a chain of various food establishments serving local food.

FIVE SPICE
#B2-238/239/240
Daily: 24 hours

A food court serving a curated list of local food. In their own words, “ As the gateway to Singapore’s diverse food scene for travellers and locals alike, individually designed stalls are set up to encapsulate the flavours of local and neighbouring cuisines within Southeast Asia.” A good place to eat for all, travellers and locals alike.

FUN TOAST
#04-246
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Founded in 1941 serving Nanyang (South East Asia) coffee and kaya toasts. Not exciting for Singaporeans since pretty commonly found in malls, but for foreigners this is a good gateway into our local culture.

HAWKER
#B2-263
Daily: 24 hours

Serves Singapore-inspired burgers, wraps, and desserts, fast food form. A peek into our local culture if you only have 5 minutes to spare, but otherwise I don’t see much of a point for travellers. Somewhat exciting for Singaporeans since this is something we can call “McDonald’s with local flavors”, but won’t hit close to our ‘Must try’ lists.

JUMBO SEAFOOD
#03-202/203/204
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Opened in 1987. You can try our Chili crab and Black Pepper crabs here.

MAO SHAN WANG BY FOUR SEASONS DURIANS
#B2-227/228
Daily: 24 hours

It’s hard to say that Durian is uniquely Singaporean, since we import the fruit, but eating Durian is definitely part of the Singaporean experience. Serves a variety of Durian desserts. Durian desserts are typically less strong than the actual fruit, so it can be a good starting point for those who want to try the fruit. Throughout history people actually like the fruit so don’t dismiss it without trying.

MR. COCONUT
#B2-268
Daily: 24 hours

Sells coconut drinks and coconut desserts.

OLD CHANG KEE
#B2-247
Daily: 24 hours

An old brand in Singapore with about 50 years of history. A good place to try curry puffs, spring rolls, yam cakes and other snacks.

Halal. An old brand in Singapore with about 50 years of history. A good place to try curry puffs, spring rolls, yam cakes and other snacks.

POW SING
#B2-201/202
Daily: 6am – 12am

Opened in 1983 serving Hainanese Chicken Rice. Later on added Peranakan menu items. Reviews are average to good, so they probably won’t be the first choice to recommend, but they do serve a variety of other food here and is a restaurant compared to the normally recommended hawkers.

SONG FA BAK KUT TEH
#B2-278/279/280
Daily: 8am – 12am

Started as a food cart in the 1960s to a local chain serving Teochew-style Bak Kut Teh, a peppery pork soup typically served with pork ribs and traditionally eaten with tea. Michelin Bib Gourmand.

TIGER STREET LAB
#05-205
Daily: 9am – 3am

Tiger Beer is a local brand of beer. Not mentioned on Jewel Changi’s website, but they collaborated with local music and F&B group, Timbre and Tze Char stall Keng Eng Kee, Michelin Plate.

TOAST BOX
#B2-231
Daily: 24 hours

Like Fun Toast, but even more commonly found in malls. Serves Nanyang (South East Asia) coffee and kaya toasts. For foreigners another good gateway into our local culture.

VIOLET OON SINGAPORE
#01-205/206
Daily: 9am – 11pm

Serves Peranakan cuisine and dishes inspired by Singapore’s history. By Violet Oon, a food critic, chef-restaurateur, consultant, cookbook writer and expert on Peranakan and Singapore cuisine. Michelin Plate.

WHITE RESTAURANT
#02-245/246
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Serves White Bee Hoon/White Rice Vermicelli and other Tze Char. No, this isn’t Singapore Noodles… Although White Bee Hoon is claimed to be pretty unique to Singapore.

Other Good Stuff

Options great for Singaporeans and foreigners alike.

BIRDS OF PARADISE (IN GOOD COMPANY)
#01-214/215/216
Daily: 12pm – 11pm

There isn’t another Gelato shop like this – ditching all time favorites like chocolate and vanilla for White Chrysanthemum, Pandan, Strawberry Basil, which can be supplemented by a Thyme-infused cone. Not only made for the gram, it received stellar reviews from the community and then receiving a Michelin Plate. 2nd store in Singapore. Applying for Halal.

ICENOIE HOKKAIDO
#B2-243
Daily: 24 hours

An ice cream shop in Hokkaido’s Naganuma serving ice cream made with Hokkaido milk. Not Singaporean, and is actually the third store in Singapore, but they have small worldwide presence.

JAPANESE SOBA NOODLES TSUTA
#02-242
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Doesn’t have many stores, but famous because of Michelin. However their existing outlets in Singapore received pretty average reviews.

JW360°
#01-223/224/225
Daily: 9am – 11pm

A Japanese restaurant that serves a menu changing according to the seasons. By Suju Masayuki, a chef who runs 7 stores in Japan and 1 more in Orchard, Singapore.

KAM’S ROAST
#02-210
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Hong Kong restaurant serving roasts. Michelin starred.

KKO KKO NARA
#02-243
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Second store in Singapore. Serves Korean Fried Chicken. Seems to be popular with Korean expats and has good reviews.

SHIKI HOTOTOGISU RAMEN
#B1-300
Daily: 10am – 10pm

New store by Sobahouse Konjikihototogisu, a Michelin starred restaurant in Tokyo. As a different concept it offers 4 ramens featuring seasonal ingredients.

For Singaporeans

Options that are great for Singaporeans, but not necessarily for foreigners.

A&W
#B2-209
Daily: 24 hours

Came back to Singapore after 16 years. Exciting for Singaporeans maybe. Waiting for Halal certification.

BURGER & LOBSTER
#05-203
Daily: 9am – 3am

First store in Singapore. Serves Burgers and Lobsters (duh) and Lobster Rolls.

SHAKE SHACK
#02-256
Daily: 10am – 10pm

First store in South East Asia.

International Brands with small overseas presence

Brands with small presence overseas. Most of them have existing chains in Singapore already, but can be exciting for Singaporeans and foreigners alike. Eat the world.

CAFÉ MOROZOFF
#04-200
Daily: 10am – 10pm

3rd store in Singapore. Japanese confectionery and chocolatier with nearly a thousand shops in Japan.

COFFEE@WORKS
#02-237
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Coffee house by the folks behind Paris Baguette and Maison de PB, which is by SPC Group, a Korean company. A pain to classify because they have so many brand names under SPC Group.

MAISON DE PB
#02-200
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Bakery cafe for Paris Baguette.

PARIS BAGUETTE SIGNATURE
#01-200
Daily: 24 hours

DAL.KOMM COFFEE
#B1-276
Daily: 10am – 10pm

A coffee chain by Korean mobile payment services company. Almost a hundred local chains in Korea, but only seven in Malaysia and this is the third in Singapore.

EGGS ‘N THINGS
#03-227/228
Daily: 10am – 10pm

A Hawaiian cafe chain opened in 1974 serving brunch style egg dishes and desserts like crepes and pancakes. Though, I thought was Japanese since they had a larger presence in Japan.  

EMACK & BOLIO’S
#B2-234
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Ice cream store opened in 1975, Boston. Apparently Instagrammable.

HOSHINO COFFEE
#B1-260
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Has about 50 restaurants in Japan, and about 10 in Singapore. Serves Japanese Yoshoku, or Japanese style Western food.

JUEWEI
#B2-259
Daily: 24 hours

Mala flavored snacks or small bites like duck necks, chicken feet, fish ball with fish roes and lotus roots. They have over 9000 outlets worldwide (8000+ in China) but somehow still doesn’t have their own domain name…  

KANE MOCHI
#B2-269
Daily: 24 hours

Opened in Bangkok in 2008. Sells Japanese Mochi.

LA LOLA CHURRERIA
#B2-274
Daily: 24 hours

Filipino-Spanish cafe serving Churros.

Läderach Chocolatier Suisse
#01-241
Daily: 9am – 11pm

Swiss chocolatier with sweet beginnings in 1962. Known for their FrischSchoggi (Fresh Chocolate) and very established in Switzerland. Though it does come with a price.

LADY M
#02-253
Daily: 10am – 10pm

New York brand selling Mille Crêpes, though what they sell isn’t tied to the cuisine of any country. Average reviews for the existing branches in Singapore.

PINK FISH
#B1-261/262
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Norwegian healthy fast food restaurant chain serving salmon dishes. Mixed reviews.

PIZZAEXPRESS
#03-230
Daily: 10am – 10pm

UK Pizzeria. 5th store in Singapore

PIZZAMARU
#04-222
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Korean Pizzeria, with 650 stores across Korea, the United States, China and Hong Kong. Third chain in Singapore.

POTATO CORNER
#B2-264
Daily: 24 hours

Filipino brand selling fries.

SUAGE HOKKAIDO SOUP CURRY
#03-200
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Serves Hokkaido Soup Curry. Doesn’t have many chains (less than 10?), but it seems like the few stores in Hokkaido are very popular.

THE ALLEY
#B2-273
Daily: 24 hours

Bubble tea chain for the grammers. Has the most chains in China, though is opened in Taiwan.

TIM HO WAN
#02-223
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Hong Kong dim sum restaurant. Michelin starred.

TOKYO MILK CHEESE FACTORY & COW COW KITCHEN
#B2-265
Daily: 24 hours

Japanese cookies, cake, ice cream from a chain in Tokyo (9 stores, and 6 overseas). On another note, their slogan <“ほおがおちる” (Hoppe ga ochiru) which literally means “Your Cheeks Drop“> bothered me a bit since the Hiragana and romaji are different. Though, I don’t know enough Japanese culture to know if that is acceptable.

YUN NANS 云海肴 (Yunhaiyao)
#02-217
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Has over 150 stores in China, but this is their first outlet overseas.

LAVENDER
#B2-253 / 254
Daily: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Malaysian chain of bakery’s first chain in Singapore. Prices are 2-3x compared to Malaysia, though the items might still be worth buying for the quality. Applying for Halal.

Established Local Brands

These are brands that Singaporeans will be familiar with. Not necessarily uniquely Singaporean food.

For Tourists and one-stop travellers: Most food here aren’t unique to Singapore, but may have a certain Singaporean flair to them.  

Singaporeans: No reason to travel to Jewel just to eat this.

A-ONE SIGNATURE
#B2-200
Daily: 24 hours

Established in 2008 and serves Southern Chinese and South East Asian Chinese claypot dishes. Familiar taste to Singaporean Chinese, but not entirely unique. About 20 outlets in Singapore.

BEAUTY IN THE POT
#B2-224/225/226
Daily: 10am – 6am

A concept by the Paradise Group, which was established in 2002, serving hot pots that are really more Chinese than Singaporean.

DIAN XIAO ER
#B2-229
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Chinese restaurant opened in 2002 serving their Signature Herbal Roasted Duck and other Southern Chinese dishes. 12th outlet in Singapore.

LENU
#04-244/245
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Another concept by the Paradise Group. Serves Chinese noodles.

MR BEAN
#B2-271
Daily: 24 hours

Serves soy bean related drinks and snacks.

PARADISE CLASSIC
#04-244/245
Daily: 10am – 10pm

PUTIEN
#02-249
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Serves Heng Hwa or Putian food. It’s focus is on the flavors from Fujian, China, so this definitely isn’t uniquely Singaporean. However Putian flavors became popular very quickly and can now be found in many food courts and hawker centers. One Michelin Star.

SAMSUI
#03-201
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Opened in 1991, now has about 15 locations in Singapore. Known for their Samsui Ginger Chicken, a traditional dish made by Samsui women in Singapore during the 1920s to 1940s and Herbal Soups. Samsui Ginger Chicken is also known as White Cut Chicken or Bai Qie Ji in China and Hong Kong, so it remains debatable as to whether this should be something foreigners must try.

SHANG SOCIAL
#01-219/220/221/222
Daily: 9am – 11pm

By Shangri-La, a hotel and hospitality group. Serves Cantonese, Huaiyang, and Sichuan cuisine.

TONKATSU BY MA MAISON
#02-211
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Opened in Singapore by a Japanese 37 years ago, serving Japanese Yoshoku or Japanese-style Western dishes.

TWELVE CUPCAKES
#B2-245
Daily: 24 hours

Opened in 2011, sells cupcakes.

Newer Local Brands

Brands opened in Singapore usually to introduce new food or cuisines to Singapore.

For Tourists and one-stop travellers: Avoid if your aim is to find food unique to Singapore. Great if you just want to eat the world and don’t care about Singaporean food.

Singaporeans: No reason to travel to Jewel just to eat this, though can be worth trying if you haven’t ate at the other branches.

ALOHA POKÉ
#05-200
Daily: 9am – 3am

Opened in 2014 or slightly after. Serves Hawaiian Poké.

AN ACAI AFFAIR
#B2-262
Daily: 24 hours

Opened in 2016. Serves Acai Bowl.

ARTEASTIQ BISTRO
#05-201
Daily: 9am – 3am

Tea lounge opened in 2010. Serves European cuisine. 3rd location in Singapore.

CAFÉ AMAZON
#04-225
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Serves single origin Thai coffee and some light bites.

D’GOOD CAFE
#01-227
Daily: 9am – 11pm

3rd outlet. Serves a variety of European fare, coffee, tea and desserts. Halal.

EL FUEGO BY COLLIN’S
#02-216
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Collin’s started from hawker Western stall which then became a pretty well known local brand serving local Western fare.

GOCHI-SO SHOKUDO
#B1-288
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Japanese restaurant serving Iberico pork dishes. 4th outlet.

I LOVE TAIMEI
#B2-258
Daily: 10am – 12am

Taiwan style fried chicken. Light bites.

JINJJA CHICKEN
#B1-247
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Serves a variety of Korean fast food. Halal.

MALA MALA
#B2-266
Daily: 24 hours

Sells packaged Mala potato chips and snacks.

NECTAR
#03-213
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Greek yogurt froyos, acai, fruit bowls. Healthy food.

NINE FRESH
#B2-244
Daily: 11am – 10pm

Taiwanese desserts. Bean curd pudding and chin chow are actually somewhat similar to our Tau huays and chin chow.

PAZZION CAFÉ
#B1-243/244
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Fashion brand’s cafe.

PRIVÉ
#05-204
Daily: 9am – 3am

Serves Brunch, pastas, and Asian food. More of a good place to chill.

RUMOURS BAR & GRILL
#05-207
Daily: 9am – 3am

Though I put this here it has only one other outlet in Singapore and one more in Bali. Bar and Grill.

SAMA SAMA BY TOK TOK
#03-225/226
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Tok Tok opened in 2016 as a pretty new concept of introducing authentic Indonesian food. Halal.

SANKRANTI
#03-229
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Family business serving Andhra Pradesh and North Indian cuisine. Halal.

SANKRANTI, CHANGI EXPRESS
#B2-246
Daily: 24 hours

Fast Food version. Halal.

SWATOW KITCHEN 汕头小吃
#B2-257
Daily: 24 hours

A small chain of restaurants serving Teochew cuisine from Swatow, Guangdong. Opened in 2010, though there was another “Swatow Restaurant Group” that closed in 1992. I have no idea whether these two chains are affiliated. From the name, this branch seems to serve small bites.

TAPAS CLUB
#03-220/221/222
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Serves Spanish, run by Jose Alonso, the head chef of Binomio restaurant.

TANUKI RAW
#05-202
Daily: 9am – 3am

Serves a fusion of Japanese and American.

TONITO LATIN AMERICAN KITCHEN
#02-248
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Serves Latin American food from places such as Peru, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. Co-owned by Chef Daniel Chavez, a Peruvian chef.

New Concepts

New brands that nobody knows how they will fare. For the adventurous.

AC KAFE
#04-223
Daily: 10am – 10pm

New concept. Designer-Art Toys themed cafe. Not opened yet but apparently serves Japanese food.

BIG BIRD
#B2-225
Daily: 24 hours

Serves Chicken and Rice dishes.

HERIT8GE
#05-206
Daily: 9am – 3am

European with local flavors. Definitely not traditional local, so I find it hard to introduce this to any foreigners. For locals, fusion dishes are always a hit or miss, so the reception remains to be seen.

NAIISE ICONIC
#02-205/206
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Coming soon.

O’TAH
#B2-241
Daily: 24 hours

Otah, a grilled fish cake, is a snack that many love to eat in Singapore. O’TAH doesn’t serve the traditional version but instead contemporary versions, as fries and placing it into burgers. Halal.

PROJECT PIZZA
#B2-260
Daily: 24 hours

Takeaway pizzas. Halal.

Xiao Bin Lou 小滨楼
#02-208/209
Daily: 10am – 10pm

A restaurant in Chongqing, China. Jewel’s site says this is popular in Chongqing, but while there are online reviews, it seems mixed and looks generally unreliable.

YU’S KITCHEN
#03-208
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Four dining institutions from Chongqing are aggregated here; Wu Wonton, Zhengdong Dan Dan Noodles, De Yuan and Qiu Er Guan. Regardless of their reputation back in Chongqing, the initial reviews for Yu’s Kitchen seem to be really bad.

Big International Brands

Brands you probably already heard of unless you live under a rock. Have hundreds of chains around the world.

For Tourists and one-stop travelers: Safe options with good quality control and consistent standards. Avoid if your aim is to find food unique to Singapore.

Singaporeans: No reason to travel to Jewel just to eat this.

ANDERSEN’S OF DENMARK
#04-218
Daily: 9am – 11pm

AUNTIE ANNE’S
#B2-272
Daily: 10am – 10pm

BOOST JUICE BARS
#B2-261
Daily: 24 hours

BURGER KING
#B2-235/236
Daily: 24 hours

Halal.

CAFÉ&MEAL MUJI
#02-227/228/229
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Cafe for Japanese retail company. Their main business isn’t F&B.

DIN TAI FUNG
#03-214/215
Daily: 10am – 10pm

DUNKIN’ DONUTS
#B2-270
Daily: 24 hours

EARLE SWENSEN’S
#03-219
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Extension brand of Swensen’s. Halal.

KFC
#B2-275/276/277
Daily: 7am – 12am

Halal.

SUBWAY
#B2-223
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Halal.

MOS CAFÉ
#B2-211
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Mos Burger, a Japanese fast food chain. Cafe version.

SIGNATURE KOI
#01-K206
Daily: 24 hours

Started in Taiwan and has chains all over Asia.

STARBUCKS
#01-K207
Daily: 24 hours

STARBUCKS
#02-204
Daily: 9am – 11pm

Hard to recommend

This list serves food generally hard to recommend, especially towards people who are more familiar with the cuisine. It’s unlikely that Singaporeans and foreigners will find these options interesting enough to warrant a visit to Jewel.

CEDELE BAKERY KITCHEN
#B1-259
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Bakery opened in 1997. Over 30 outlets in Singapore.

COMMONS
#B1-289/290
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Halal.

HOT TOMATO
#04-229
Daily: 10am – 10pm

JACK’S PLACE
#04-219
Daily: 10am – 10pm

ITACHO SUSHI
#B2-210
Daily: 10am – 11pm

O’COFFEE CLUB
#B2-242
Daily: 24 hours

Opened in 1991, though not particularly famous. The lack of reviews online despite the relatively long history makes this hard to recommend.

O’COFFE CLUB ROASTERY
#03-216/218
Daily: 10am – 10pm

See above

SAAP SAAP THAI
#B1-299
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Thai food. Halal.

SO PHO
#B1-248
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Serves Vietnamese food. Opened by a Katrina Group, a local food company bringing in cuisines from overseas. Halal.

STUFF’D
#B2-256
Daily: 24 hours

Serves kebabs, burritos and bowls. Relatively new, but its popularity meant that it is now all over the place. I would ask people familiar with Mexican and Turkish to avoid this, even though I don’t know too much about either cuisines. Halal.

SUSHI TEI
#03-209
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Serves sushi. Singapore brand that has 81 outlets in 9 different countries.

THAIEXPRESS SIGNATURE
#03-223/224
Daily: 10am – 10pm


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