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Aug 6, 2007 09:30 PM

Singapore - nice rest., gift certificate?


I have friends who just moved to Singapore. I'd love to get them a gift certificate to a really good restaurant. Thus, I need recommendations for good restaurants with infrastructure (and willingness) to process my credit card over the phone who are trustworthy enough to actually send me the gift certificate! Is it possible?


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  1. Hotel restaurants in Singapore tend to be some of the better ones for high-end food. I don't have specific recs for restaurants, but if you want a place that will process your card, I'd definitely look into a restaurant at a high-end hotel.

    1. Not "high end", but good, was Pow Sing.
      After a week of being fed around Singapore, by locals, it is the only restaurant that I remember.

      You can call them and see if something can be arranged.

      2 Replies
      1. re: Curt the Soi Hound

        thanks for the rec! looks yummy and legit...

        1. re: shitake

          Pow Sing seems well established, definitely a legitimate business.

      2. As Limster mentioned, hotel restos tend to be pretty good there, especially on Orchard Road. We picked up a gift certificate for my bro-in-law and his fiancee at the Hilton's resto that offers a great buffet with first-rate desserts. The staff was very accomodating and included a card (very hard to get greeting cards of any kind in Singapore).

        For great high-end dim sum dining, try Bosses on Harbour Front Walk in the relatively new Vivo City. It's the order-off-the-menu type of dim sum and the interior is quite nice/contemporary with a view of the harbor. Their gift certs start at $200 Sing but after converting to USD it ain't bad. And their happy hour is half-off on the dim sum menu. Six of us ate like well at their happy hour for $93 Sing - roughly $63 USD.

        No. 1 Harbour Front Walk
        #02-156 Vivo City, Singapore 098585
        Tel # 63769740

        1. try a champagne brunch at a hotel such as:
          Four Seasons

          Straits Cafe @ the Hilton

          Da Paolo (Club St)
          Flutes at the fort
          Crystal Jade Paragon
          Cellar Door

          1. my humble house (part of the tung lok group) has both the food and the infrastructure to help you out. it's in the espalande mall next to the theater.