13 places to head to for food in MBS (Marina Bay Sands)

By Balvinder Sandhu February 5, 2024
13 places to head to for food in MBS (Marina Bay Sands)
Photos (clockwise from left): Jack Brind on Unsplash, Yardbird/Instagram, Bread Street Kitchen Singapore/Instagram

Think of Singapore’s skyline, and it’s hard not to think of Marina Bay Sands (MBS) instantly. The iconic structure might seem imposing, but it’s also where you can go for various experiences. Oh, and did we mention the views?

MBS is one of the best places for a sweeping panorama of our island and its surroundings when you’re on its high floors. But when it comes to the lower levels of the building, you’ll be spoilt for choice judging from the many eateries across various cuisines and prices — some even headlined by famous names.

If you’re famished and don’t know where to start among all the options, here are 14 places you should head to for food in MBS when you’re done with the shopping and sightseeing:

1. Yardbird

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B1-07, 2 Bayfront Avenue
Open: Monday to Friday (11.30am to 10pm), Saturday and Sunday (10am to 10pm)

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Photo: Yardbird Singapore/Instagram

Why visit? Whether it’s brunch, lunch, or dinner at Yardbird, you’ll be sampling the best of American classics. Think fried chicken, juicy burgers, cornbread, mac and cheese, and chicken and waffles.

Crowd favourites: Start with classic buttermilk biscuits (S$12), followed by chicken and waffles (S$46) or lobster mac and cheese (S$79). Also, be sure to make room for deep-fried Oreos (S$14).

2. Old Seng Choong

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, L1-72, 2 Bayfront Avenue
Open: Sunday to Thursday (10.30am to 10pm), Friday, Saturday and eve of public holiday (10.30am to 11pm)

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Photo: Old Seng Choong/Instagram

Why visit? This Marina Bay Sands dessert spot is a well-known brand name in Singapore. The homegrown heritage brand has been around since 1965, with cookies, cakes and confectionery that reflect our country’s heritage. Pop by Old Seng Choong for a traditional bake after a meal or anytime you want a treat or a special gift.

Crowd favourites: There are many interesting creations to try here, such as bak kut teh cookies (S$22.80) or cereal prawn cookies (S$22.80). The cakes taste delicious, too — try the pandan chiffon cake (S$22.80) or kueh lapis (S$42.80) for some authentic local desserts.

3. Punjab Grill

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B1-01A, 2 Bayfront Avenue
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 3pm, 6.30pm to 11pm)

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Photo: Punjab Grill/Instagram

Why visit? You’ll feel like a maharaja when you dine at Punjab Grill. The menu here is inspired by the cities and culture of the undivided Punjab region, such as Amritsar, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Kabul. It’s a modern take on Indian cuisine, with a few secret recipes from royal kitchens thrown in, too.

Crowd favourites: Palak paneer (paneer simmered in a rich and creamy spinach paste, S$40) is a good vegetarian curry choice, or go for Punjab Grill butter chicken (S$50) if you prefer something meaty. You can also try small plates like Punjabi samosa (S$26) or a kebab choice, such as lamb rogani seekh kebab (S$48).

4. Tim Ho Wan

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B2-02, 2 Bayfront Avenue
Open: Sunday to Thursday (11am to 10pm), Friday and Saturday (11am to 11pm)

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Photo: Tim Ho Wan/Instagram

Why visit? If you’re looking for a dim sum restaurant at MBS, look no further than Tim Ho Wan. The Michelin-starred Hong Kong chain serves traditional dim sum in a modern setting. With more than 60 restaurants worldwide, it’s certainly a crowd-favourite.

Crowd favourites: Baked BBQ pork buns (S$9) are its signature dish and a definite must-try whether you’ve been there once or one too many times. Order a serving of pork and shrimp dumplings (S$6.80) with a main course of Hong Kong pork chop fried rice (S$13.50) to complete your meal.

5. Dallas Cafe & Bar

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, L1-85, 2 Bayfront Avenue
Open: Monday to Thursday (11.30am to midnight), Friday (11.30am to 1am), Saturday (11am to 1am), Sunday (11am to midnight)

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Photo: Dallas Singapore/Instagram

Why visit? If pizza is your thing, head down to Dallas Cafe & Bar for some food in MBS, where its pizzas give you an oh-so-delicious and satisfying cheese pull. It’s a good place to enjoy live sports and drinks with friends. The restaurant faces the waterfront so it’s also ideal for those Insta-worthy photos of Singapore’s cityscape.

Crowd favourites: Pizzas are priced from S$22 and options include BBQ chicken, prosciutto ham and pepperoni. The classic fish & chips (S$28) and buttermilk fried chicken burger (S$22) are also worth trying.

6. Blossom

Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Lobby Tower 2, 01-05/05A, 2 Bayfront Avenue
Open: Monday to Thursday (11.30am to 4.30pm, 6pm to 11pm), Friday to Sunday(11.30am to 4.30pm, 5.30pm to 11pm)

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Photo: Blossom Restaurant/Instagram

Why visit? Blossom is a Chinese restaurant that serves Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine in an elegant setting and is helmed by seasoned chefs who have curated a menu filled with modern interpretations of traditional favourites.

Crowd favourites: A dim sum menu is available for lunch and high tea, with popular dishes such as the Blossom signature dim sum trio (S$28.80) and Blossom signature dumpling soup (S$16.80). You can’t go wrong with the poached chicken with spicy sauce (S$18) or crispy pork belly (S$26) from the a la carte menu.

7. Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, L1-81, 2 Bayfront Avenue
Open: Monday to Wednesday (11.30am to 10pm), Thursday and Friday (11.30am to 11pm), Saturday (8.30am to 11pm), Sunday (8.30am to 10pm)

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Photo: Bread Street Kitchen Singapore/Instagram

Why visit? Bread Street Kitchen Singapore serves traditional British European fare made with fresh seasonal produce. If there’s anything you should gun for at this restaurant, it’s Ramsay Roast on Sundays where the restaurant serves up the famous titular chef’s British Sunday roast meal featuring three options, with all the traditional trimmings.

Crowd favourites: Beef wellington (S$168 for two people) is the restaurant’s signature dish, served with truffle brie mashed potatoes and honey roast carrots. Other favourites include fish and chips (S$48) and the Bread Street Kitchen burger (S$32).

8. Cut by Wolfgang Puck

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B1-71, 2 Bayfront Avenue
Open: Monday to Sunday (5pm to 10pm)

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Photo: Cut by Wolfgang Puck/Instagram

Why visit? When it comes to food in MBS, Marina Bay Sands is home to plenty of celebrity restaurants worth visiting — even if only once. Cut by Wolfgang Puck is a steak restaurant that serves not only the best cuts of meat, but also some of the city’s finest poultry and seafood dishes. The restaurant is only open in the evenings and you can either choose from an “early cuts” menu or pop by at dinnertime.

Crowd favourites: Steak aficionados will truly appreciate the Japanese purebred wagyu grilled over binchotan charcoal (from S$245) or wagyu from America, Australia & Japan (S$300). Don’t forget to order starters such as the Austrian oxtail bouillon, chervil, bone marrow dumpling (S$32) or Kinross Station lamb chops with cucumber-mint raita (S$90) to complement your meal.

9. Koma Singapore

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B1-67, 2 Bayfront Avenue
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 3pm, 5pm to midnight)

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Photo: Koma Singapore/Instagram

Why visit? Koma Singapore is a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar that doesn’t just wow you with its food. Its impressive 2.5m-tall Japanese bell in the main dining room will also take your breath away.

Crowd favourites: Specialties include salmon pillow (S$18) and A4 Kagoshima wagyu beef tataki (S$59). If you’re dining in the daytime and can’t decide what to order, a lunch set menu (from S$58) is also available.

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Photo: Rise Restaurant/Instagram

Why visit? We love buffets in Singapore and Rise Restaurant will satisfy anyone with its plethora of dishes, especially if variety is what you seek. The lunch and dinner buffets feature cuisines from all around the world. Its weekend lunch includes a complimentary welcome prosecco, beer, or mocktail drink.

Crowd favourites: Dig into its breakfast buffet at S$52, lunch buffet from S$68, or dinner buffet from S$108. Dishes to look out for in the buffet line for include various seafood on ice, Australian Stanbroke beef sirloin, wagyu beef rendang and rojak, which you can create yourself at the popular DIY rojak station.

11. Ce La Vi Restaurant

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 3, Level 57, Sands SkyPark, 1 Bayfront Avenue
Open: Monday to Sunday (5.30pm to 1am)

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Photo: Ce La Vi Singapore/Instagram

Why visit? Want to get one of the best views in Singapore? Then head to this now-iconic MBS rooftop restaurant, which was featured in the Crazy Rich Asians film. Ce La Vi Restaurant will give you an unforgettable dining experience with a menu that celebrates contemporary Asian cuisine.

Crowd favourites: The Hokkaido scallop (S$32) and maple leaf farm duck breast ($46) typically come highly recommended. The Brunch Club on weekends serves dishes such as a sushi platter (S$55), Hoshi-Jirushi risotto (S$25), and black angus beef tenderloin tartare (S$26).

12. Ippudo

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B2-54, 2 Bayfront Avenue
Open: Sunday to Thursday (11am to 9.20pm), Friday and Saturday (11am to 9.50pm)

food in MBS
Photo: Ippudo Singapore/Instagram

Why visit? Ramen fans should pop into this Japanese restaurant at MBS. Ippudo is a casual dining spot with more than 100 stores worldwide. The secret to its success? It was started by Shigemi Kawahara, who is known internationally as the “Ramen King”.

Crowd favourites: Kick off your meal with pan-fried gyoza (five pieces for S$9) or takoyaki (five pieces for S$6). Ramen favourites include the karaka-men special (S$25), chicken shoyu special, which is an MBS-exclusive (S$25), and the Singapore-exclusive tsukemen special (S$26). 

13. Lavo Italian Restaurant And Rooftop Bar

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 1, Level 57, Sands SkyPark, 10 Bayfront Avenue
Open: Monday to Sunday (12pm to midnight)

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Photo: Lavo/Instagram

Why visit? This Italian-American restaurant is perched on Marina Bay Sands’ 57th floor, so you’ll enjoy amazing views while dining. With Lavo perched so high above, enjoying a cocktail or two at the outdoor bar and terrace is highly recommended, even if you’re just looking for food in MBS.

Crowd favourites: A three-course set lunch (from S$45) is available on weekdays. If you prefer the a la carte menu, try either the Iberico pork chop (S$75), chicken parmigiana (S$43), or linguini white clams (S$43). We’ve also written about their must-try chocolate cake (S$34).


Still hungry? Read our guide to some of the best CNY snacks you should purchase this new year, or take your pick of Singapore’s newest F&B openings in January

Yardbird, Old Seng Choong, Punjab Grill, Tim Ho Wan and Ippudo are on the GrabFood delivery service and offer free delivery (up to S$3 off) with GrabUnlimited.

Do explore the new GrabFood Dine-in service for awesome deals.

You can also book a ride to any of these places for food in MBS.

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Balvinder Sandhu


Balvinder has been writing professionally for more than 25 years. She needs a dose of spice every other day and will tell anyone who listens that Singapore has the best and most-affordable food in the world, okay?

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