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Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, Chinatown Point

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Chinese, Asian, Soups, Singaporean
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133 New Bridge Road Chinatown Point | Chinatown Point #01-04,, Singapore 059413, Singapore
+65 6443 1033
10:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 21:30
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a fairly good dining in the casual restautant for Bah Kut Teh. Song Fa is known as one of the best in Singapore although Singapore has a few better one in my personal point of view.

Thank Junghoon_Suk
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We like to eat soupy stuffs during rainy season and a healthier choice is to pick sliced fish from Song Fa! They have a new menu item called prawn ngoh hiong which is tasty. For drinks, i've always ordered water chestnuts. One thing to be aware though is that they charge the tissue 20cents per pcs, for your info. Soup... More 

2 Thank vinamelody
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I come to Singapore, I will come to Song Fa to have Bak Kut Teh once. I really like the taste and the soup is free refill !! Lunch hour, please expect long queue. As a tourist, I tend to go during off hour time like 2pm or so! Less people then ! happy eating !!

2 Thank leciel83
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were prompt to orders and were very considerate,offering serviettes and cloth to protect our bags in case the soup spills onto our bag.Also, a small rubbish bin was placed for us to put our food waste.Food was served warm and instantly.It tasted great and portion was just right!:) A wide variety of drinks and ambience fits the oriental culture... More 

2 Thank Emily N
Daly City, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Peppery clear soup broth with pork ribs and the staff comes by to refill your bowl with even more tasty soup! Yes, free refills! Be careful, they charge you for the hand wet-nap cleaners 😠

2 Thank 280bettej
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is ok, relatively nice and given that the bak kut is considerably fresh. Soup is peppery but not too spicy so still ok. A good place for family and friends gathering.

3 Thank michaelz930
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant had raving reviews and so here I am! Nothing like first hand reviews to get me try a new place especially since we were all in a mood for good soup! Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, is a small and none pretentious place whose purpose is to serve you their delicious offerings. We had the Premium Loin Rib... More 

4 Thank Esther W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

good for any time I used come here for breakfast and lunch!! you mush visit here when you visit singapore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The soup taste was tasty. The pork rib is tender not very hard. The price was suitable for the enviroment they provide.

4 Thank angelafong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't be put off by a line out front- it moves quickly. The staff were great- we ordered while waiting then upon sitting down our food was quickly served (good for all). The gailan (jialan) was very nice but the place is most famous for it bak kut teh (ribs in tea soup) which are also delicious. Perhaps our favourite... More 

5 Thank taolxd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Chinese, Asian, Soups, Singaporean
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 New Bridge Road Chinatown Point | Chinatown Point #01-04,, Singapore 059413, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 6443 1033
Johor Road, Singapore, year 1969 - Beads of perspiration gathered at Yeo Eng Song's brow as he served another bowl of piping hot Bak Kut Teh to the table beside his pushcart stall. The Bak Kut Teh is running out, the founder of Song Fa thought. It is time to retrieve his meats from the chiller at his friend's liquor stall down the road....

And so, these were the humble beginnings of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh.

Today, while we do not operate from a pushcart anymore, our iconic pushcart embodies our belief to bring you an original Bak Kut Teh dining experience where you can enjoy our fall-off-the-bone tender pork ribs and flavourful, peppery, spice-infused hot broth in an elaborate 1960s' roadside dining atmosphere.

It is at Song Fa, where one can relive the heritage of good old Bak Kut Teh in it's truest sense.

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Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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