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Chin Chin Eating House

#231 of 8,967 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Core
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
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19 Purvis Street, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6337 4640
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Busselton, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recommended by a local, found the place by the number of people wanting to get in. Food very good and not expensive. Service not as good and beer could have been colder. But we did go there for the food and certainly very happy with that.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's too bright and a bit shabby but it is where the locals consistently take me for delicious chicken rise. You don't go for the decor or the service but rather to eat the local specialty and experience a bit of old Singapore.

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Brooklyn, New York
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114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

A local friend told us that this is the best chicken rice and indeed it was. The restaurant has no ac but fan. Order the Hainan chicken rice, not the roasted chicken with the brown skin.Most prefer the thigh and leg part which for me is a bit raw. I prefer the breast meat, comes with soup.The chicken was tender... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

A Singapore friend suggested that we eat here. There is no air conditioning (a few ceiling fans around the large seating area) and they do not accept credit cards. It appeared that we were the only Americans in the restaurant at the time. The chicken and rice was outstanding! We ordered a whole chicken, half boiled and half roasted. Both... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

A vintage coffee shop atmosphere, filled with patrons enjoying good chicken rice and other Hainanese dishes. One of us had a extra bowl of rice and another packed more back.

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Ramsden Heath, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

The concierge at our hotel recommended that we visit a specific street close to our hotel and we ended up choosing Chin Chin. The place was very busy but we were seated at a table for two and the man who looked after us provided us with bi lingual menus. Our chap (who was, thankfully most proficient in English) looked... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Not a lover of chinese food but our tour guide Victor recommended this restaurant for its quality and price. we were not disappointed the food was excellent and of very high quality . This restaurant was a very pleasant surprise we were six in number and all of us really enjoyed it. When i revisit Singapore i will definately go... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Simply the best chicken rice I've had, price is very reasonable & the portion is generous. Avoid going there during lunch time as the places is filled with office workers nearby

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Hainenese chicken rice - silky smooth - best in the area - stir fry broccoli with garlic to die for! Sitting at the sidewalk tables makes for a truly timeless and exciting food experience.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The canteen style eatery is located on the famous Purvis Street right behind Raffles Hotel with many high end restaurants. It is most famous for its chicken dish. So two of us ordered half a chicken and a veggie for lunch. The meat is tender and fresh, much tastier than that of Tian Tian, the more famous Hainanese chicken rice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Purvis Street, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Core
  • Phone Number: +65 6337 4640

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?