41 best restaurants for Chinese New Year reunion lunch and dinner in 2023

This will be the first year there won’t be any dining restrictions when you dine out during Chinese New Year since the pandemic. We’re planning lots of feasts with friends, family, and work associates, and here are the restaurants that are on our to-go list.

Check out our comprehensive list for inspirations on where to go for your reunion lunch or reunion dinner. There’s everything from traditional Chinese meals, buffet spreads, to unconventional set menus and special items.

Traditional Chinese New Year reunion meal


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From lavish set menus to auspicious a la carte dishes, Yàn has an abundant line-up of festive treats this Chinese New Year.

Kaleidoscope of Prosperity Yu Sheng in ‘Shun De’ Style with Yellowtail Slices
Kaleidoscope of Prosperity Yu Sheng in ‘Shun De’ Style with Yellowtail Slices

Start the celebration with its Kaleidoscope of Prosperity Yu Sheng in ‘Shun De’ Style with Yellowtail Slices (from S$92++).

A signature at Yàn, this is a spectacular dish that features fried vermicelli, topped with shredded purple and yellow sweet potatoes, crispy shredded conpoy, and gold flakes. The fragrance of these ingredients is enhanced with a ring of vibrant vegetables, pickled ginger, crushed peanuts, sesame seeds, youtiao, as well as slices of fresh yellowtail fish – a sweeter fish option compared to salmon.

During the media tasting, the AVENUE ONE team loved how the pickled ginger brought out the flavour of the yusheng, making it a memorable experience.

To add to the festive ambience, this is served with cherry tomatoes carved into rabbits – a tribute to the Year of the Rabbit.

Don’t miss the Yàn Harvest Pen Cai (from S$325+), if you’re looking for a dish that will absolutely delight. This pot is layered to the brim with 18 exquisite ingredients that are individually prepared, combined in a claypot and simmered in a flavourful braised duck sauce.

Everyone at the table will enjoy delicacies such as the 6-head whole abalone, sea cucumber, live prawns, whole conpoy, collagen-rich pork tendons, king grouper fillet, scallops, roast pork, soya chicken, and roast duck.

Double-boiled Six-head Whole Abalone with Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber and Shredded Conpoy
Double-boiled Six-head Whole Abalone with Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber and Shredded Conpoy

From the set menus, the Double-boiled Six-head Whole Abalone with Fish Maw, Sea Cucumber and Shredded Conpoy, a dish that’s inspired by the traditional Buddha Jumps Over The Wall, was among the AVENUE ONE’s team favourite.

This has a milky soup that’s smooth and was comforting to savour. It is highlighted with the aroma of hua tiao wine – also served on the side so that you can add it into the broth as you like to achieve another layer of fragrance to the dish.

Availability: Till 5 February, two days’ advanced notice is required for all set menus from now to 15 January
Price: Set menus from S$128++ to S$268++ per person
1 St Andrew’s Road, #05-02 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Booking: Call +65 6384 5585 or email [email protected]

JU Signatures

JU Treasures Pot with FREE Smoked Salmon Yusheng

This is the first Chinese New Year that six-month-old JU Signatures will be celebrating, so you can be sure it’s putting up a feast made of Executive Chef Wong Kok Shyong’s signature festive goodies and Chinese New Year set menus.

The restaurant is its first-year special JU Treasures Pot (S$268 for 6 persons) that comes with a free Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yusheng Platter (worth S$38).

The JU Treasures Pot is filled with 16 premium ingredients including abalone, sea cucumber, fish maw, scallop, prawn, smoked duck, pork tendon, roasted pork, chicken, radish, mushroom, yam, Chinese cabbage, beancurd skin, fatt choy and broccoli. Sounds like a sumptuous feast? It certainly is!

If you want to get just yusheng, there are two options: Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yusheng (S$38) and Prosperity Abalone Yusheng (S$58).

Set menus are also available.

Availability: JU Signatures is closed on Mondays and from 21 and 23 January. Early bird special of 10% off is valid for dine-in till 14 January
Address: 4 Maju Avenue, Singapore 556682 (facing myVillage)
Booking: Online


cny rempapa

Enjoy well-loved festive recipes from Chef Damian and his team of young chefs: Head Chef Alan Chan, Sous Chef Chit Pang, and Chef Chee Seng.

Kick off the celebration with Hu Say (S$18++) by Chef Damian. The Teochew name for yusheng, Hu Say is an auspicious dish inspired by the recipe from Chef’s Peranakan grandmother.

Apart from that, savour the Dang Gui Prime Ribs (S$22++) by Chef Chee Seng, Homemade Golden Tofu (S$26++) by Sous Chef Chit Pang, Braised Pork Knuckle with Fa Choi & Dried Oysters (S$68++) by Head Chef Alan Chan, and Steamed Red Grouper with Silky Steamed Egg (seasonal price) by Head Chef Alan Chan.

These come are family or treasured recipes with heartfelt meanings and stories behind each one of them that the culinary team are sharing with guests.

Availability: Till 5 February, available only during dinner. Rempapa will be closed on 21 & 22 January
2 Paya Lebar Road, #01-01/02/03, Park Place Residences at PLQ, Singapore 409053
Booking: Online, call +65 9459 1603, or email [email protected]

Ya Ge

Steamed Fragrant Lotus Leaves Chicken with Pork Belly, Assorted Mushrooms, Chestnuts, Red Dates and Wolfberries
Steamed Fragrant Lotus Leaves Chicken with Pork Belly, Assorted Mushrooms, Chestnuts, Red Dates and Wolfberries

Modern Chinese restaurant Ya Ge is presenting refined contemporary Chinese dishes inspired by Chinese New Year traditions.

Start the meal on the right note with the Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yusheng. This comes with a choice of abalone to up the luxury factor or crispy fish skin if you want something addictive.

We recommend the Ya Ge Fortune Pot pen cai that is masterfully crafted and brimming with over 18 premium ingredients such as the 10-head abalone, fish maw, sea cucumber, and pork trotters, braised in gravy that’s reduced from abalones.

Also try the Steamed Fragrant Lotus Leaves Chicken with Pork Belly, Assorted Mushrooms, Chestnuts, Red Dates, and Wolfberries. This moreish dish isn’t just delicious, it’s also Instagram-worthy; don’t forget to get your cameras ready as Ya Ge’s server cracks open the salt dome to unveil the beautiful ensemble that’s steeped in the fragrance of lotus leaves.

Availability: Till 5 February
Address: 1 Tras Link, Orchid Hotel Singapore, Singapore 078867
Booking: Online or call +65 6868 6831

Summer Palace

Summer Palace - BBQ Suckling Pig

For an indulgent time, make a reservation at one Michelin star restaurant Summer Palace, which has lined up a festive spread.

We highly recommend going for the Eight Chinese New Year Set Menus, which features signature dishes including the Mexican Abalone Prosperity Toss, Barbecued Suckling Pig, and Steamed East Star Garoupa in Soya Sauce.

Alternatively, you can also consider the Chinese New Year A la Carte Specials if you prefer to choose every dish at the reunion meal.

Availability: 11 January to 5 February
Prices: Set meals from S$128++ per person to S$6,888++ for 10 persons
Address: 1 Cuscaden Road, Conrad Singapore Orchard, Level 3, Singapore 249715
Booking: Online, call +65 6725 3288 or email [email protected]

Feng Shui Inn 风水廷

feng shui inn pen cai

Hong Kong-born Executive Chef Li Kwok Kwong of Feng Shui Inn has prepared a line-up of Cantonese classics with luxurious twists this Chinese New Year.

The Golden Prosperity Menu (S$188++ per person) features prized ingredients in dishes such as
Smoked salmon crystalline ice plant yu sheng with black truffle sauce dressing; Double-boiled fish maw soup with chrysanthemum, wolfberries and sakura chicken; and Braised 6-head South Africa abalone and sea cucumber stuffed with minced prawn.

As you dine in the spacious restaurant at Equarius Hotel, you’ll also enjoy a clear view of the chefs at work in the open kitchen – certainly an exciting way to have your reunion dinner.

Availability: Till 6 February
Address: 16 Sentosa Gateway, #01-521 & 522, Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098133
Booking: Online

Hai Tien Lo

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Pick from any of the eight set menus curated by Hai Tien Lo’s Executive Chef Ricky Leung and we’re sure you and your loved ones will have a good time.

From S$128 per person, these set menus feature an elevated rendition of Chef Ricky’s 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.

A la carte specialties are also available during the festivities. Show-stopping dishes include the nourishing Double-boiled Sakura Chicken with Whole Abalone, Fish Maw and Dried Scallops served in Young Coconut (S$88 per person), Barbecued Crispy Whole Suckling Pig (S$440 whole, S$220 half), and more.

Don’t forget to add on a yusheng so you can toss your way to a greater year. There are a few options: Abundance Yu Sheng with South Africa Abalone, Lobster, Scallops, Coral Clam and Ice Lettuce (S$288 large, available for dine-in only), Vitality Yu Sheng with Lobster, Abalone and Smoked Salmon (S$198 large, S$138 small), Double Blessing Yu Sheng with Smoked Salmon and Crispy Silver Whitebait (S$118 large, S$78 small), Nutritious Prosperity Vegetarian Yu Sheng with Vegetarian Abalone and Ice Lettuce (vegetarian, S$88 large, S$58 small)

Availability: Till 5 February
7 Raffles Boulevard, Pan Pacific Singapore, Singapore 039595
Booking: Online

Man Fu Yuan

man fu yuan yusheng

The most eye-catching item on Man Fu Yuan’s Chinese New Year menu is definitely its 60-inch “Prosperity Rabbit” Yusheng, a signature of the restaurant, which will impress loved ones and business associates.

This year, it is shaped into the Chinese character ‘Rabbit’ (兔) and adorned with luxurious ingredients including mini abalone, lobster, sea urchin, ikura, dried shredded Hokkaido scallops, salmon and crispy fish skin completed with a refreshing honey pink guava dressing and shallot oil, symbolising new and sweet beginnings. Rice pops replace the traditional crispy crackers as a sweet twist to the dish.

Besides the yusheng, look forward to specialty dishes put together by Executive Chinese Chef Aaron Tan and his team. There are seven set menus so you can choose something suitable, whether you’re planning an intimate dining for two persons, or an extravagant gathering for up to 10 or more persons.

Perennial à la carte favourites, including premium roasts such as the Roasted Suckling Pig with Five Grain Glutinous Rice (S$488++), Trio Roast platter (S$68++) consisting of honey-glazed Duroc pork belly char siew; roasted Duroc pork belly and braised cord-fed ‘Yuen’ chicken in soya sauce and rose dew wine, as well as the Signature Smoked Duck with Long Jing Tea Leaves and Truffle Sauce Roast Platter (S$108++, whole duck) will also be available.

Availability: Till 5 February
80 Middle Road, Level 2 InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
Booking: Online


cny cassia

Executive Chinese Chef Alan Chan, who has his culinary beginnings in Hong Kong, presents Chinese New Year set menus that features an elegant repertoire of Cantonese dishes.

If you’re planning to enjoy a reunion dinner on Chinese New Year’s eve, enjoy Cassia’s Prosperity Reunion Set (S$188++ per person), featuring delicacies such as Chef Alan’s signature Double-Boiled
Thick Chick Broth with Bird’s Nest, Bamboo Pith and Flower Mushroom, as well as the Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, made using the freshest ingredients including Braised Fish Maw, Japanese Dry Scallops, Black Moss, Dried Oysters and coated with a special brown sauce.

For a more luxurious experience, go for the Fortune Reunion Set (S$228++ per person) that features the Braised Bird’s Nest with Caviar, and the Baked Kurobuta Spare Rib, coated in a delicious black pepper sauce.

If you’re visiting from 22 January to 5 February, look forward to other creations such as the Double Boiled Fish Maw Soup with Cordyceps and Conpoy, which is tenderly boiled over eight hours; the deliciously crispy Signature Suckling Pig Skin Roll Stuffed with Glutinous Rice, the Braised South Africa Abalone, Japan-Kanto Wild Sea Cucumber in Brown Sauce; as well as the Stewed Golden Bird’s Nest with Scallop and served in a Superior Pumpkin Broth, which bodes well with one of the restaurant’s many enchanting tea selections. Set menus are also available.

Remember to complete your gathering with the tossing of yusheng.

The Premium Lou Hei (S$388++ for six to eight persons) is served with abalone, lobster, bird’s nest, salmon, and the chef’s special homemade apple sauce. For more intimate gatherings, Cassia also offers the Prosperity Lou Hei (S$88++ for two to four persons), which comes with salmon and homemade apple sauce.

Availability: 21 January to 5 February
1 The Knolls, Capella Singapore, Sentosa, Singapore 098297
Booking: Online

Summer Pavilion

cny reunion summer pavilion yusheng

One Michelin star restaurant Summer Pavilion takes your reunion celebration up a notch with its indulgent Australian lobster and black caviar yu sheng.

On top of that, look forward to highlights such as the braised two-head Australian greenlip abalone with pan-fried oyster; and braised superior bird’s nest with Alaskan crab meat in its six- to eight-course set lunch and dinner menus.

Availability: Till 5 February
Price: From S$138 per person for set menus
7 Raffles Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Singapore 039799
Booking: Online or email [email protected]


cny reunion dinner colony

If you already enjoy the delicious Singapore’s heritage cuisines at Colony, you’ll be happy to know that it’ll be adding Lunar New Year delights to its repertoire during the festive season.

Look forward to traditional yusheng with salmon and sea whelk; “Buddha jumps over the wall” served in a whole coconut; braised longevity noodles with wild mushrooms and shrimp roe; and pan-fried nian gao served with coconut ice cream.

Availability: 21 – 24 January, 28 January
Price: From S$108 per person for lunch
7 Raffles Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Singapore 039799
Booking: Online or email [email protected]

藝 yì by Jereme Leung

cny reunion yi by jereme leung

Whether you’re having a reunion with loved ones or an appreciation meal with business associates, any of the four festive set menus at Michelin-starred 藝 yì by Jereme Leung won’t disappoint.

Delight in Chinese New Year creations featuring elevated provincial Chinese delicacies signifying peace, prosperity, and happiness such as Ibérico Pork Char Siew with Pickled Bentong Ginger & Australian Lime Caviar, Braised 10-head South African Abalone with Fai Cai Black Moss, Fish Maw & Lettuce, as well as Osmanthus and Water Chestnut Cake.

Availability: Till 5 February
Price: From S$188 per person
1 Beach Road, Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673
Booking: Online

Red House Seafood

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Singapore Nanyang-style Seafood restaurant Red House Seafood presents bountiful new menus and a few of their most popular bestsellers to welcome the festivities.

Its set menus are perfect for four to six persons as well as a group of up to ten, and highlights include the Steamed Dragon Tiger Grouper Fish with Fresh Clam (available on the S$598++ and S$988++ menus), which features live Dragon Tiger Grouper, steamed in a broth of fresh lala clams, pork ribs; and the auspicious Steamed Sultan Fish with Minced Ginger (available only on the S$1,688++ menu), made by steaming the fish with its scales still intact and then meticulously removed in front of the guests during service

The Ice Plant Yu Sheng is available across all menus, and it features the unique ice plant, along with deep-fried shredded yam, all tossed in a housemade sauce made with fresh dragon fruit, passionfruit, and plum paste. Depending on the set menu, the yusheng contain varying premium ingredients such as salmon slices, abalone, and lobster.

Availability: Till 5 February 
8 Raffles Avenue, #01-14/16 The Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039892 | 392 Havelock Road, Level 2 Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore 169663
Booking: Online (Esplanade) | Online (Grand Copthorne)

Cherry Garden

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You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to yusheng at Cherry Garden, which is presenting five unique renditions, from the classic Prosperity Yu Sheng with Arctic clam, salmon and crispy fish skin
to an opulent Triumph Yu Sheng, topped with lavish mix of caviar, black truffle, sweet shrimp
and salmon.

Besides delectable yusheng, you can also look forward to Chinese New Year specialities such as the
Chicken soup packed with American ginseng, fish maw, conpoy, Chinese mushroom and sliced abalon and the Braised 4-head abalone in oyster sauce with premium sea cucumber, Chinese mushroom and dried oyster in beancurd pouch.

A symbol of longevity and happiness, the Sautéed Lobster with braised ee-fu noodles and garlic in superior broth is another Lunar New Year delicacy diners can look forward to from this year’s menu.

Availability: Till 5 February 
5 Raffles Avenue, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Singapore 039797
Booking: Online


cny jade yusheng

Start your reunion meal with the Premium Gold Rush Yu Sheng that’s arranged into a pleasing image of a white rabbit, served with either Norwegian smoked salmon or plant-based salmon. This is elevated by champagne jelly, shallot oil, and kumquat dressing.

Continue your feast with the Eight Delights Pot (S$88 per person), a moreish pen cai that features an assortment of braised ingredients: abalone, fish maw, sea cucumber, flower mushrooms, dried scallop, pork tendon, Chinese cabbage, and yam.

Don’t miss the Trio of Live Red Grouper (S$280 per fish), which showcases the versatility of the fish in three ways: with a light garnish of minced ginger and spring onion; coated with a hawthorn sweet and sour sauce; and simmered into a fragrant rice wine fish bone soup.

Finally, end the meal on a sweet note with the Hot Cream of almond with Bird’s Nest (S$42 per person) or if you prefer something cute, the Rabbit-shaped Sesame and Peanut Muah Chee (S$8 for two pieces).

Availability: Till 5 February
1 Fullerton Square, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Singapore 049178
Booking: Online

The Clifford Pier

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Savour an elegant six-course Reunion Dinner served in the beautiful The Clifford Pier.

The communal-style feast begins with the Norwegian smoked salmon Yu Sheng and Hokkaido scallop confit, followed by curated Chinese dishes such as double-boiled chicken broth, steamed cod fillet, and braised pork belly with mantou.

You’ll be concluding the meal sweetly with a dessert buffet, which includes jasmine tea poached pear, pulut hitam with coconut cream, and an assortment of Chinese New Year goodies.

Availability: Till 5 February
80 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore 049326
Booking: Online

Peach Blossoms

cny peach blossoms

An abundance of new signatures by Executive Chinese Chef Edward Chong and his culinary team awaits you when you visit Peach Blossoms.

The glorious feast includes the Blossoming Abalone Treasure Pot, which is a treasure trove of 10-head Whole Abalone, Sea Cucumber, Scallop, Braised Pig’s Trotter, Roast Duck, Dried Oyster, Live Prawn, Flower Mushroom, Lotus Root, Dace Fish Ball and Radish; the Alaskan King Crab and Zucchini Flower in Kombu Dried Scallop Broth, Braised Dried Abalone, served with stuffed Crispy Sea Cucumber; and the Moonlight Rabbit “Lava” Custard Carrot, just to name a few.

Don’t miss the Peach Blossoms Harvest Yu Sheng (S$138++ or S$188++), a crowd-favourite. Chef  Edward’s refreshing and unique take on “Flower Blossoms to Fortune and Prosperity”, this dish invites guests to “smash” a nitrogen-infused rose into a mountain of kanpachi, abalone, crispy whitebait, and organic mixed fruits.

Availability: 15 January to 5 February, two days’ advanced notice required for set meals
Price: From S$148++ per person for the seven-course Auspicious set
6 Raffles Boulevard, Level 5 PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore 039594
Booking: Call +65 6845 1118, or email [email protected]

15 Stamford by Alvin Leung

cny 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung

Pick from one of the exquisite festive set menus that has been curated for the festive season.

Besides the the Haddock ”Yu Sheng”, the lunch menu features dishes such as Charrgrilled Abalone with spiced pineapple, Spanish ham, chilli petit pois and corn shoot; Kurobuta Pork Shoulder paired with romanesco, pork fat potato, lardo crisp and topped with a pineapple glaze; amd a delectable “Nian Gao” Mochi with desiccated coconut, palm sugar and Thai yam ice cream for a sweet finish.

Prefer dinner? It begins with an immaculate Razor Clam & Abalone presented with a tamarind gel, shallot, olive caviar, black fungus and a chilli-lime emulsion. As the night continues, be treated to some of the best produce available, including Canadian Lobster and Quail, offering a flavourful bite and the Flounder served with fried baby leek, lemongrass and coconut foie gras. Finish the night with a traditional and refreshing Osmanthus Soup packed with the goodness of water chestnut, peach gum and white fungus.

Availability: Till 5 February
Price: S$78++ per person for the four-course Chinese New Year Set Lunch Menu and S$168++ for the five-course Chinese New Year Set Dinner Menu 
15 Stamford Road, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, Singapore 178906
Booking: Online

Joyden Canton Kitchen

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Joyden Canton Kitchen has put together reunion set menus and a la carte selections featuring authentic Cantonese food.

For yusheng, choose between the Crispy Yam with Salmon Prosperity ‘Yu Sheng’ (S$68) that features yam strips or the more luxurious Crispy Yam with Salmon and Abalone Prosperity ‘Yu Sheng’ (S$78) that has additional abalone slices.

Look forward to the Traditional Braised Eight Treasure Duck (S$108) that will surely impress with; a whole duck is stuffed with an array of eight moreish ingredients such as water chestnut, chestnut, shiitake mushroom, lotus seed, lily bulb, ginkgo, roast pork and garlic, and cloaked in a luscious oyster-based sauce. This is braised for two and a half hours.

Other highlights include the Crispy Homemade Yam Ring with Pork Loin & Fresh Scallops in XO Sauce (S$48) and Steamed Fragrant Glutinous Rice with Yam and Chinese Sausage Topped with Crispy Kai Lan (S$48)

You’ll also get to savour the seasonal Hong Guan Yin Red Tea (S$4.20 per pax, minimum two pax), which is made using top-grade tea buds, and pairs exceptionally with the festive selections.

Availability: Till 5 February
Price: From S$288 for a six-course set meal
4 Hillview Rise, #02-21 HillV2, Singapore 667979 | 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-141/142, Singapore 237994
Booking: Call +65 6465 9988 (HillV2) | Call +65 6219 2262 (Great World)


cny reunion dinner level33

Are freshly brewed beer something that you’d love to have at your reunion lunch or dinner? Then there’s probably no better place than dining at urban microbrewery LeVeL33.

They are ushering in Chinese New Year with an Executive Set Lunch Menu that features the Braised Pork Belly (S$45++). High quality, sustainably sourced pork belly is dry-cured in wu xiang or Chinese five-spice powder, then braised in a flavourful stock of dried mushrooms, cinnamon, star anise, orange, and IPA beer overnight. This will be available till 31 January.

Between 22 January and 5 February, the LeVeL33 Signature Lo Hei (S$88++, good for four to six persons) will be available. This is made with locally grown greens and sustainably farmed Australian ocean trout and kingfish sashimi.

During this same period, consider heading there for reunion dinner as the microbrewery adds on more luxurious festive specials: the Whole Sustainable Turbot (S$118++) and Whole Free-range Roasted Duck (S$148++; pre-order necessary). The ethically farmed turbot is lightly seasoned, baked and glazed with a sauce made with shiitake, black fungus, cordyceps and soy. The free-range duck is dry-aged, glazed once with a sauce of mandarins and LeVeL33’s own IPA, then roasted. Interesting fact: The glaze has to be refreshed every 10 minutes during the roasting process!

Of course, enjoy the sumptuous meal with an unblocked view of Marina Bay to boot, thanks to the LeVeL33’s great location.

Address: 8 Marina Boulevard, #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Singapore 018981
Booking: Online


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For a fuss-free but delicious feast, go for the one of the Chinese New Year Set Menus presented by Tablescape.

Start your meal on a high note with a toss of the Prosperity Yu Sheng (found in the S$108++ and S$138++ menu). This features Norwegian smoked salmon, abalone, and crispy fish skin. Diners who opt for the S$138++ menu may enjoy an even more luxe option with the inclusion of Josper-grilled Spanish octopus. These are paired with winter melon, pomelo, ginger, carrots and bokchui crackers – all rich in symbolisms of wealth, peace and good fortune. Finally, the platter is topped with avruga caviar and gold leaves for a little extra East-meets-West opulence.

Other highlights in the set menus include the Soya Braised Chicken with Ginger and Scallion made with a whole chicken. This fragrant dish is marinated with Chinese wine, ginger, scallion, light soy sauce and housemade chicken oil for an entire day then braised in flavourful housemade stock made with scallions, shallots, caoguo or black cardamom, dried chilli, mandarin peel, soya sauce and oyster sauce.

For desserts, enjoy the indulgent Yam Paste with Ginkgo Nut (found in the S$88++ and S$108++ menus) made with pureed yam steamed with shallots, sugar, ginkgo nuts and topped with coconut cream and pandan leaves. You can also look forward to the Chilled Mango Sago Cream with Pomelo (found in the S$138++ menu) that features a sweet mango puree with soft sago seeds poured over mango ice cream, and freshly chopped mango and pomelo.

Availability: Till 5 February
8 Marina Boulevard, #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Singapore 018981
Booking: Online


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Revel in the festive bustle and 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.

On weekdays from 9 January to 2 February 2023, there are oriental semi-buffet dinners for heart-warming reunions between families, friends and business partners. Highlights on the menu include festive favourites such as Yu Sheng, Braised Fish Maw and Abalone in Superior Sauce, Angelica Roast Duck, Nian Gao with Coconut, and Osmanthus Jelly.

For a special treat over the Lunar New Year holidays (from 21 to 23 January), indulge in an exceptional dining encounter with quintessential reunion classics ranging from Seafood Treasures Soup with Shredded Crab Meat, Caramelised King Tiger Prawns in Special Sauce, Braised Fish Maw and Abalone in Superior Sauce, to Bird’s Nest Egg Tart with Steamed Coconut Nian Gao.

Availability: Till 5 February
Price: From S$68++ per person for set lunch. Semi-buffet dinner is priced at S$98++ per adult
9 Wallich Street, Sofitel Singapore City Centre, Singapore 078885
Booking: Online, call +65 6428 5000, or email [email protected]

Chinese New Year buffets


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Estate is adding exclusive Chinese New Year highlights to its buffet line-up of fresh seafood, local favourites, and regional Asian dishes.

The live kitchens are going to be a huge highlight. Swing by them to indulge in a variety of delectable meats such as Juicy Whole Roast Suckling Pig, Crispy Pork Belly and Roast Duck. Don’t miss the Teochew Steamed Fish, Braised Baby Cabbage with Imperial Sauce, Steamed Kampong Chicken in Lotus Leaf with Cordyceps Flower and Goji Berries, and “Yi Pin Guo” Chinese Superior Clay Pot Seafood and Meat as well.

To add to the celebratory mood, each table will receive a Salmon Yu Sheng to start the meal so you can toss your way to a prosperous year.

Availability: 20 January (6.30pm – 10pm), 21 January (12pm – 2.30pm | 6.30pm – 10pm), 22 January (6.30pm – 10pm)
Prices: S$128++ for lunch and S$158++ for dinner
333 Orchard Rd, Level 5, Hilton Singapore Orchard, Singapore 238867
Booking: Online

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the kitchen table Chinese New Year Prosperity Yu Sheng 2023

For a gathering among friends and family with diverse taste preferences, a buffet may sound like the best way to celebrate reunion dinner.

At the restaurant’s Saturday Assembly session, you’ll get to enjoy Pan-Asian fare, along with Chinese New Year specialties.

Look forward to X.O. Bak Kwa Fried Rice, Ginseng Coconut Chicken Soup, Roasted Suckling Pig, Imperial Roasted Duck, and the Traditional “Poon Choi” with abalone, prawns, fish maw, dried scallops, and more. You’ll also enjoy watching the chefs cooking up a storm in the open kitchen.

Complimentary Prosperity Yu Sheng Platter will also be given to every table with at least four diners.

Availability: 21 and 28 January, 4 February, 6pm -10pm
Prices: From S$88++ per person
Address: 21 Ocean Way, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098374
Booking: Online

Lime Restaurant

cny reunion dinner lime restaurant

Relish an abundant spread at Lime Restaurant as it adds festive dishes to its buffet line-up.

The Feasts of Fortune buffet (available till 5 February) centres around Hong Kong-Style “Bi Feng Tang” Wok-Fried Crab, Pan-Fried Lamb Chop with Szechuan Pepper, and Salt Baked Chicken. If you fancy yourself a seafood spread head over to the Seafood Bar for prawns, black mussels, and golden clams.

Joyful Reunions (21 to 24 January) amps up the menu with luxurious selections including Snow Crab Tower, Braised Osso Buco Tortellini, and signature Roast Suckling Pig. Lime Restaurant also has festive favourites such as the Buddha Jumps Over the Wall and Bak Kwa.

Add on the Duo Fish Salmon and Tuna Prosperity Yu Sheng for some tossing fun, available at S$68 for four to six persons or S$88 for eight to 10 persons.

Address: 3 Upper Pickering Street, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore 058289
Booking: Online, call 6378 2040 or email [email protected]

Town Restaurant

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This buffet restaurant is elevating its offerings with celebratory dishes.

At dinner, look forward to Braised Duck with Chestnut and Chinese Mushroom, a selection of roast meats, osmanthus jelly, and Eight Treasures pineapple entremets.

For lunch, you’ll be indulging in Spicy Chilli Crab with Deep-fried Mantou and Wok-fried Black Pepper Slipper Lobster.

If you’re dining on Chinese New Year’s eve or any of the first three days of the New Year, you’ll also have a Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng served to each table.

Availability: Till 5 February
1 Fullerton Square, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Singapore 049178
Booking: Online


cny edge

Adding on to the buffet repertoire that consists of sumptuous local and international dishes, Edge is presenting Chinese New Year dishes during the festive season.

Besides making your own Edge’s Speciality Yu Sheng topped with home-cured Yuzu Salmon Sashimi and Deep-fried Fish Skin, you can also look forward to tasting Roasted Suckling Pig with Spicy Hoi Sin Sauce, Slow Roast O’Connor Ribeye, Slow Braised Pork Knuckle with Mushrooms and Broccoli, and Peking Duck Pizza.

Availability: 21 January to 5 February
Price: From S$88 for lunch
7 Raffles Boulevard, Pan Pacific Singapore, Singapore 039595
Booking: Online

Set menus for intimate gatherings with less than four


cny reunion dinner sky22

Sky22 is presenting two-course and three-course set dinners if you’re looking for an easy and intimate gathering with your loved ones.

Begin the festivities with a toss to a successful year ahead with the Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng (S$38++ for 3 to 4 persons, and S$68++ for 6 to 8 persons). This platter comprises an auspicious mix of Smoked Salmon, Marinated Jellyfish, Marinated Octopus, Pomelo, and Crisp Fish Skin, and is available as an a la carte order during lunch and dinner.

The three-course set dinner (S$48++) includes a starter or soup, main course, and dessert, while the two-course set dinner (S$36++) includes a starter or soup or dessert and a main course. Highlights for main courses include Preserved Duck Rice with Seared Foie Gras wrapped in Lotus Leaf, and Twice-Cooked Pork Belly served with Mashed Taro and Braised Red Cabbage.

For dessert, try Osmanthus Goji Berry Jelly with Limoncello Granita, or the Chinese New Year Petit Fours for a variety of flavours.

Availability: 5 January to 5 February
Address: 99 Irrawaddy Rd, Level 22, Courtyard by Marriott, Singapore 329568
Booking: Online, call 6378 2040 or email [email protected]


cny reunion republic

For a fuss-free reunion lunch, head to Republic for its Bountiful Blessings Set Lunch.

Spend quality time with you loved ones over its cosy setting, and enjoy a specially curated three-course set menu that includes a sea whelk, cured salmon and abalone seafood salad; Hainanese kurobuta pork chop with fragrant rice; and an ice cream sandwich brioche with crispy chocolate palet.

Availability: 22 January to 5 February
Price: S$68 per person 
7 Raffles Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Singapore 039799
Booking: Online or email [email protected]

For Yusheng-only gatherings


yayoi yusheng

If you’re looking for a more unique yusheng to toss with your loved ones, consider the Japanese Style Prosperity Yu Sheng with homemade Yuzu sauce from YAYOI Singapore. This is a special creation by the Japanese restaurant as part of the Lunar New Year celebrations for the Year of the Rabbit.

Besides the assorted vegetable centerpiece that is found in all yu sheng, this special dish also includes Katsuobushi (bonito flakes), Tobiko (flying fish egg roe), Tenkasu (fried tempura bits), Kizami Nori (shredded seaweed), Beni Shoga (red pickled ginger), Takuan (daikon radish), Kinshi Tamago (shredded egg strips), Kani Kamaboko (shredded crab stick), homemade pickles, and salmon sashimi. These don’t just look colourful but also offers a unique taste that you won’t usually get in traditional yu sheng.

The bonito flakes and fish roe are what make the yusheng different from what you typically get and we especially love how refreshing the homemade yuzu sauce is. It was so light, you’re certainly going to go for several extra servings.

Availability: Till 5 February, in limited portions daily for dine-in only, except 21-23 January
Price: S$39.88 for four to six persons
Multiple locations
Booking: Online



Want to celebrate Chinese New Year with a view? Head up to CÉ LA VI.

For the festive season, the culinary team is presenting Yu Sheng (S$38++ for two) that features fresh sashimi-grade salmon, crunchy peanuts and sesame, and is topped with tangy honey plum sauce and lotus chips.

After enjoying a la carte items from its menu, finish the celebration with Peace and Prosperity (S$24++), a refreshing dessert that is filled with fragrant white chrysanthemums, which symbolise happiness and longevity, and mandarin oranges, which are a symbol of prosperity.

Availability: 22 January to 29 January, 5.30pm – 11pm
Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Hotel Tower 3, Level 57, Singapore 018971
Booking: Online, call +65 6508 2188 or email [email protected]

Restaurant JAG

cny reunion dinner restaurant jag

One Michelin-starred Restaurant JAG is celebrating a joyous Chinese New Year with a luxurious yusheng prepared with contemporary French flair. Its signature Yusheng has always been highly anticipated each year since its debut in 2019. The sublime festive platter, specially curated by chef Jeremy Gillon, draws on the celebratory spirit and significance of the classic yusheng.

This dish showcases vibrant seasonal vegetables from France, Japan, and neighbouring regions and cured Scottish salmon, smoked Hokkaido scallop, and marinated Japanese shrimps. This is topped with watercress crackers, sesame, peanuts, and gold leaf, and enlivened with the aromatic argousier (sea buckthorn) with blood orange dressing.

Availability: Till 28 January, and advance notice of 48 hours is required
Price: S$128++ and S$198++ with the supplement of caviar
76 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089535
Booking: Online

Kinki Restaurant + Bar

cny yusheng kinki

For a special yusheng, try Kinki Restaurant + Bar’s modern Japanese-style rendition that has a creative twist.

The Japanese restaurant takes things to the next level with three different types of freshly sliced fish: salmon, tuna, and swordfish.

Rolled into rosettes, the trio of sashimi are topped with glistening, briny salmon roe (ikura) and flying fish roe (tobiko). Dried wakame and deep-fried crabstick strips sit on a colourful bed of shredded Japanese cucumber, daikon, carrot, and pickled daikon radish (takuan zuke). Japanese fish floss (sakura denbu) circles the plate, while an aromatic truffle oil and sesame (goma) dressing adds a luxurious touch and umami to this robust yu sheng.

A final sprinkling of diced beetroot gives a sweet earthiness and pop of lucky red hue, as diners toss to a year of good vibes and a run of mega fortune.

Availability: 16 January to 5 February for dine-in only, one day advance order required
Price: S$88, good for four to five persons
70 Collyer Quay, #02-02, Customs House, Singapore 049323
Booking: Online

Bedrock Origin and Bedrock Bar & Grill

For flavourful and beautiful yusheng that’s available for dine-in, consider heading to either Bedrock Origin or Bedrock Bar & Grill.

bedrock origin yusheng

Bedrock Origin presents a delectable Yu Sheng with Kingfish Sashimi and Sake-braised Black Abalone (serves 4 to 6 persons).

Showcasing Bedrock Origin’s specialty in seafood in addition to its signature steaks, the Yu Sheng features premium ingredients such as naturally sweet and fresh Kingfish Sashimi, as well as slices of New Zealand Wild Black Paua Abalone, a delicacy that is slow braised in sake for six hours till tender.

Alternatively, consider Bedrock Bar & Grill’s Yu Sheng with Cured Salmon (serves 4 to 6 persons), featuring vibrant slices of salmon deftly house-cured for optimal flavour of the sea and texture.

True to Bedrock’s philosophy of keeping things classic, both Yu Sheng dishes are replete with quintessential ingredients such as shredded daikon, carrot, cucumber, roasted crushed peanut, golden crackers, and more – each bringing its own auspicious symbolism of good fortune and tidings for the New Year.

Availability: 16 January to 5 February
Prices: Yu  Sheng with Kingfish Sashimi and Sake-braised Black Abalone (S$88++) | Yu Sheng with Cured Salmon (S$68++)
23 Beach View, #01-02 Oasia Resort Sentosa Hotel, Singapore 098679 (Bedrock Origin) | 96 Somerset Road, #01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, Singapore 238163 (Bedrock Bar & Grill)
Booking: Online (Bedrock Origin) | Online (Bedrock Bar & Grill)

Tora Tora Tora

Tora Tora Tora Sakura Yusheng with Salmon Sashimi and Hokkaido Scallop

Japanese seafood and sake bar Tora Tora Tora has rolled out a Japanese-style yusheng that is presented in a gorgeous sakura-themed gift box set as a tribute to spring.

Its sauce is made with traditional Japanese ingredients such as Sakura Blossom Dressing, Sakura Honey, Ume Honey, Ponzu Vinegar, and it is also topped with Ikura Roe, Crispy Salmon Skin, and Salted Sakura Blossoms.

What’s more, each set comes in a Japanese wooden gift box wrapped in a Japanese bento box cloth – a great look if you’re sending this as a gift.

Availability: Till 5 February 
62 Ubi Road, Oxley Bizhub 2, Rooftop Level, #11-19, Singapore 408734
Booking: Online

Fat Cow

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Forget traditional yusheng, Fat Cow is bringing back its popular Gyu Sheng that you can toss for good fortune.

This unique take on yusheng by Fat Cow has an extra luxe interpretation where slices of raw fish are instead replaced with generous portions of luscious, thinly sliced wagyu of A4 grade, which leverages on the restaurant’s expertise in premium Japanese wagyu and customised beef experiences.

The Gyu Sheng offers a delicious platter of luxe A4 Miyazaki wagyu, chuka kurage, chuka wakame, uni, ikura, caviar, and complete with white radish, carrots and pickled gingers glazed with a tart-tangy goma ponzu sauce – putting together all traditional symbolisms of joy and peace, wealth and blessings.

Availability: 16 January to 5 February, requires two days’ advance notice
Price: S$99++
1 Orchard Boulevard, #01-01/02 Camden Medical Centre, Singapore 248649
Booking: Online


keyaki yusheng

Keyaki is presenting Japanese-inspired yusheng platters for you to toss to new beginnings in style.

The luxurious yusheng features premium ingredients such as Lobster, Toro, Sake, Hamachi, Ikura and Uni, scattered with gold and silver flakes, whilst the Wafu Yu Sheng showcases sashimi of Maguro, Sake, Hamachi and Tobiko accompanied with jellyfish, shredded pumpkin.

Availability: Till 5 February, dine-in only
Price: S$338 for Premium Yu Sheng (six to ten persons) and S$148 for Wafu Yu Sheng (three to five persons)
7 Raffles Boulevard, Pan Pacific Singapore, Singapore 039595
Booking: Online

Non-traditional Chinese New Year menus

Punjab Grill

3_Punjab Grill Chaat Yu Sheng (Credit to Punjab Grill)

After so many rounds of Chinese New Year feasting with friends and family, you may be looking for a different cuisine to indulge in. If you are, consider the special Chinese New Year menu by Punjab Grill that’s inspired by gourmet metropolises.

The feast features the aromatic Murgh Chooza Makhani, the restaurant’s special butter chicken made with young spring chicken (available on 21 and 22 January only), presented alongside Coastal Prawn Curry, Dal Punjab Grill, basmati rice and bread basket among other delectable dishes such as Tandoor Grilled Barramundi Fish Tikka, Lamb Kofta and Tamatari Murgh Tikka.

For a unique yusheng tossing experience, make sure you get its signature Chaat Yu Sheng, which will be served from 10 January to 22 January 2023.

Address: 2 Bayfront Ave, B1-01A, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Booking: Online

Osia Steak and Seafood Grill

osia steak and seafood grill seafood pot

Helmed by Australian celebrity chef Scott Webster, this grill restaurant offers tantalising ocean-fresh creations that you’ll love to enjoy at your festive gathering.

Its Symphony of Seafood a la carte menu offers irresistible whole grilled fishes like the Humpty Doo Barramundi (S$128++) and the hearty Symphony of Seafood Pot (S$288++) of Rockliff spanner crab, murray cod, Skull Island king prawns and black shell mussels in a saffron fish broth.

Availability: Till 14 February
Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway @ve8, #02-140 & 141, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098138
Booking: Online

Restaurant Gaig

cny rabbit stew restaurant gaig

If you’re up for something a little off the beaten (gastronomic) track, head to Restaurant Gaig for your Chinese New Year celebrations. The restaurant is commemorating the Year of Rabbit with a traditional rabbit meat stew.

For the uninitiated, this is a flavoursome warm dish commonly found in most Catalan homes, where members of the family will come together to enjoy this dish. While there are different ways to prepare the meat, Executive Chef Marti Carlos Martinez enjoys it in a stew. Drawing on a time-honoured recipe, the rabbit meat is slow-cooked for 40 minutes with a base of onion, tomato, carrot and potato, and seasoned with bay leaves and black pepper.

Availability: 25 January to 28 January
Prices: Available as an a la carte plate at S$68++
16 Stanley St, Singapore 068735
Booking: Online


syun spiny lobster and chirashi sushi

Nouvelle Japanese restaurant Syun by Kobe-based Celebrity Chef Hal Yamashita joins in the festivities with a Chinese New Year a la carte menu featuring coveted air-flown Japanese ingredients.

The seasonal creations abound with delightful Japanese flavours, including the Simmered whole abalone in kimizu with kabura turnip (S$108++); Australian whole spiny lobster and chirashi sushi with premium seafood from Tokyo’s Toyosu Market (S$218++); and Kagoshima A4 roast wagyu with sukiyaki truffle sauce (S$118++).

Availability: 16 January to 5 January
Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway @ve8, #02-135, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098138
Booking: Online