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The Ultimate Guide to restaurant discovery sites in Singapore

If there’s one thing we do everyday, it is to eat. Because of that, it is not uncommon that we often face this question: Where and what should we eat today?

Several websites and companies have been set up to help you answer that question, and we have compiled a handy list to help you with that:

HungryGoWhere

Singapore’s leading online food portal HungryGoWhere is where most Singaporean search for food reviews. Other than browsing for food reviews, you can also find dining guides, recipes, as well as make a reservation at your favourite restaurants in Singapore. HungryGoWhere is also available as mobile apps which you can download from the App Store or Google Play.

Website: www.hungrygowhere.com

Yelp

Originally founded in the United States, users can search for reviews and recommendations of the restaurants and dining spots in Singapore. Available on iOS and Android too, Yelp also features a Yelp Weekly, which brings locals updates on the latest restaurants in Singapore.

Website: www.yelp.com.sg

Soshiok

First launched back in February 2010, SoShiok is website that allows you to keep up-to-date with the latest food news and reviews from your favourite Singapore Press Holdings food critics. One interesting differentiating factor about SoShiok is that it features reviews from food critics. Users can also discover the best restaurants and food guides on So Shiok.

Website: www.soshiok.com

Also read: SPH relaunches 4 year old SoShiok food app, might spell doom for other competitors

Picky

Picky is a simple food app that helps you answer: “What should I eat today?”. Available as a mobile app, users can browse for restaurants in various categories including “New & Notable”, “Quick & Casual”, “Cheap Eats”, and many more. The more you use the app, the more personalized it becomes in its recommendation.

Website: www.picky-app.co

Famous Eats

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Famous Eats features the best of Singapore hawker food, from Char Keuh Tiaw to Wantan Mee, Satay to Dimsum, and is carefully curated by the Picky team. Currently, 24 local favourite dishes and over 200 hawker stalls are featured in the first edition of Famous Eats. Looking for the top hawker food in Singapore? Famous Eats has got you covered.

Website: www.famouseats.sg

Also read: Famous Eats Singapore features the best local food in an interactive guide

OpenRice

Operating in the same space as HungryGoWhere and Yelp, Hong Kong based OpenRice is an online dining guide with a comprehensive restaurant search engine and platform for users to write reviews on restaurants they have visited. You can search for reviews and Singapore restaurant listings on the Singapore OpenRice website.

Website: http://sg.openrice.com

Food Blogs

Food blogs are one of the most engaging way to discover new restaurants. Although limited in scope, blogs make up for it by offering professional photography and an easy browsing experience. Notable ones include LadyIronChef and I eat, I shoot, I post, which usually features personal dining experiences by food bloggers.

Representative website: http://www.ladyironchef.com

Food Magazines (Epicure)

Available in both print and digital format, Epicure and I-S Magazine are gourmet lifestyle magazine published monthly and bi-weekly respectively. Covering topics from food, shopping and travel, they provide a one stop lifestyle guide to the best things to do.

Representative website: http://www.epicureasia.com/

Also read: Singapore’s food magazine Appetite shuts down, suffers from decline in print

CafeSG

CafeSG is the newest tool for cafe lovers in Singapore. Created by cafe enthusiasts behind local startup Bigspoon, CafeSG let you discover cafes near you, sorted into different regions of Singapore. The list complete with opening hours and website of each cafe is one of the most comprehensive.

Website: http://cafesg.bigspoon.sg/

Also read: NUS startup BigSpoon is on the quest to improve restaurant services

Money saving site

Flipit

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Flipit.com/sg is a global money saving platform, headquartered in Amsterdam, and founded a year ago. It is active in 18 countries and offers coupon codes, discounts and sale offers — including discounts for online food ordering websites (like Foodpanda) and Restaurants.

Website: Flipit.com/sg

Group buying sites

Groupon Singapore

 

Another way to discover restaurants is through group buying website, which features great discounts at restaurants. The granddaddy of group buying, Groupon offers attractive deals that is activated by a minimum quantity and over a limited period. Once dominated with deals from restaurant and services, Groupon has expanded its offering to include physical products.

Website: http://www.groupon.sg/

AllDealsAsia

Asia’s top group buying site aggregator All Deals Asia was started by siblings Yi Ping and Wayne in 2011 and has expanded rapidly following an investment by the founders of JobsCentral Group. On top of aggregating deals from other sites, All Deals Asia also run their own deals alongside. You can also find various

Website: https://www.alldealsasia.com

Deals Singapore

Established in 2010, DealGuru owned DEAL.com.sg is one of Singapore’s top deals site featuring daily deals in various categories including food, travel, activities and many more. Users can visit Deal.com.sg and discover the latest dining deals up to 90% off!

Website: www.deals.com.sg

Superdeals by Insing

Owned by SingTel’s digital arm Insing, Superdeals also feature deals from various dining outlets in Singapore. Although it is owned by SingTel, the selection of dining offers on Superdeals are not as extensive as the ones on other daily deals platform.

Website: http://superdeals.insing.com/deals/singapore

Is there anything else you would like to add on to the list?

Also read: NUS startup BigSpoon is on the quest to improve restaurant services

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