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Founder Bak Kut Teh

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Chinese, Asian, Soups, Singaporean
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347 Balestier Rd | New Orchid Hotel, Singapore 329777, Singapore
+65 6352 6192
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 02:30
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 02:30
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Singapore
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popular for its spicy and peppery soup , this BKT place is well known on Balestier Road. Normally the is a queue during peak period, its service tonight was fast and efficient. We had the ribs, 2 veggies, eggs and vermicelli. Quality was consistent , enjoyed the peppery broth and meaty ribs. Overall , a tasty and satisfying dinner!

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Thank Tracks1102
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for dinner and it was not packed at all. The services were prompt. We ordered 2 different of pork ribs, youtiao and teochew style pickle vege. The pork ribs soup was good and the pickle vege was the most impressed and tastiest one. May go again whenever I go to Singapore. Those like Singapore style bak kut... More 

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Thank Toasttoastbaby
Singapore
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188 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loves coming back here for my craving of BKT. Always had their ren qi BKT and kidney soup! Service is fast and efficient.

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Thank TheVinesNBranches
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70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Founder Bak Kut Teh at Balestier always reminded me of great memories I had in Singapore, memories that were spent catching with people that I loved. I was first introduced to this place by Ria during our quick trip to Singapore. The Founder bak kut teh was also a great place to hang out for late night supper and they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

AMAZING. Must try in Singapore!!! The restaurant is air conditioned, nice and clean. Very quick service. It's opened pretty much all day. You can order everything on the menu. But of course the original dish is fantastic. Hot, not spicy, but very peppery. The taste that keeps you coming back for more!! Out of so many places to eat in... More 

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Thank HK_Traveller05
Malaysia
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was my first try singapore's bak kut teh. Which is similar to pepper soup for me. The soup is average for me but those meat and pork ribs was just nice.

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Thank geniekuik
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

While walking in the neighbourhood of our hotel, my girlfriend pointed out this place saying it's one of the original bak kut teh places and a must eat. Here atm the moment, and place looks authentic and traditional. Running air con so you're not sweating while enjoying your meal :-P We ordered braised eggs, founders meat(can serve 2 people, but... More 

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Thank Adam N
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Introduced to this place as one of the best. Meat was tender and juicy and soup was peppery and spicy. Not too expensive .

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Thank Janet S
Singapore
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188 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Been back here a few things for my craving of Bak ku Teh, always consistent in their taste and no wonder this is always pack. Service have always been fast and efficient!

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Thank TheVinesNBranches
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Tasty Singaporean style clear soup Bak Kut Teh. The meat is well cooked and easy to eat and the soup contains a strong fragrance of pepper. The service is not the best but not that bad compare to the country's average. The price is reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Soups, Singaporean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 02:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 02:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 02:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 02:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 02:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 347 Balestier Rd | New Orchid Hotel, Singapore 329777, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6352 6192

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?