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Kombi Rocks Diner

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Kombi Rocks Diner is the revamped look for Koon Kee Restaurant (established 1971), serving Thai and Chinese recipes passed down for three generations.The diner provides rental and sale of vintage memorabilia, watches, guitars, clocks, fans, bikes, bicycles as props or for collection.

Mon - Tue: 12:00 - 15:00

Mon - Tue: 18:00 - 22:00

Thu - Fri: 12:00 - 15:00

Thu - Fri: 18:00 - 22:00

Sat: 11:00 - 23:00

Sun: 10:00 - 22:00

Thu - Fri: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 p
+65 62881206
$21 based on 59 submissions
After Work (6 votes), Dinner (6 votes), Hidden Find (6 votes)
runningman

More Than Just A Gimmick!

Full Kombi Rocks (Diner) review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/05/kombi-rocks-diner.html


Part retro diner, part vintage museum, Kombi Rocks (Diner) took over a now defunct coffee shop called Koon Kee at this location along Yio Chu Kang Road. Popular for their affordable Asian style food and great ambience, Kombi Rocks (Diner) can see queues of up to 1 hour, unless you make reservations in advance!

The ambience at Kombi Rocks (Diner) is retro / vintage themed. Decor is a combination of tributes to music, mostly featuring the Beatles, and tributes to vehicles. Furniture is a throwback to the past, with old barber chairs or wooden coffee shop chairs, mixed with metallic tables. Space is small, and tables are packed quite close together. Even the layout is different, ranging from family style zi char table dining, to cozy couple 2 seaters.

The fleet of classic / retro vehicles here are available for rental, and are normally taken up by wedding packages. Toy memorabilia displayed in the cabinets are for sale. And on Tuesday and Thursday nights, Kombi Rocks (Diner) hosts live musicians playing golden oldies.

Service at Kombi Rocks (Diner) is semi self-service, where you order and make payment at the counter, but staff wil serve your order to the table. Staff are generally young, perhaps part-timers, and quite friendly, able to make recommendations if asked. Food is also served quite quickly even despite peak periods, normally between 10 - 20 minutes.

Food at Kombi Rocks (Diner) revolves around Asian cuisine, featuring a mix of influences ranging from Thai, to Chinese, to Singaporean. But there is some hint of Western style influence as well, as Kombi Rocks (Diner) is also a bar, with a decent range of drinks / beer / wine, and bar snacks. Prices are very affordable per dish, but you'll need to reserve a table if you don't want to wait too long!

The bottled beers here are among the cheapest in Singapore, with a Beer Stella Artois at SGD $8, and a German Beer Krombacher Weizen at SGD $9.

I love the intense red bean flavour of the Pulut Hitam Red Bean Ice Cream (SGD $5). Studded throughout with red beans, the consistency is smooth, but doesn't melt easily, great for the sunny weather in Singapore.

A twist on the classic Chinese Red Wine Chicken from Foochow / Fujian cuisine, the Red Wine Chicken Wings (SGD $15) are deep fried chicken wings doushed with a Chinese red wine sauce. The chicken wings have a crisp, savoury skin, and well cooked but juicy meat. The sauce is lovely, with a tinge of tangy and sweet... Very good!

The Hand Made Thai Fishcake (SGD $8) is excellent! 3 lumps of well cooked fishcake, the exterior skin is crisp and flavourful with herbs and Thai spices, while the interior fish meat is soft and smooth. Not too oily, I only wish there was a bigger portion of it!

The HGW community like this place for...

  • fishmaw soup6 votes
  • Mee Goreng3 votes
  • thai minced pork3 votes
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25 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

mediocre food

Stay around the area and went to try since we always pass by. Very disappointed with the food and service. Well there was no service to begin with. U have to self order and pay at the counter. Additional serving plates and utensils also to ask from counter yourself. Young lady at the cashier was cold and unfriendly.. And when we asked for a plain omelette as my spouse is a vegetarian, the lady and her pal laughed. We didn't find it amusing. Food was nothing to rave about and expensive. Fried chicken wings and crackers are soggy. Omelette was extremely oily, curry was watery. Hor fun and mee goreng was ok but is what you can get from any zi char at a much cheaper price.. Should have read hungrygowhere before visiting. Def first and last visit.
22 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Worst cafe I've been to

Don't waste your money and time on this cafe.
Went there during tea time on a Sunday and the cafe was empty. Ordered iced milk tea from the menu and their hand made thai fish cake. Firstly, I saw them pouring my milk tea from a bottle of POKKA MILK TEA BOTTLE and adding some ice. Such disappointment. I seriously thought their milk tea will be made on the spot instead of just getting it from a bottle. Next, i went to the back to use their toilet. I walked past the kitchen and I saw lots of dirty plates on the sink and nobody bother clearing it up. The kitchen was as messy like some "tze char" kitchen. The thai fish cake that came was oily. I got to take out my tissue paper to squeeze out the oil.

I went to comment on their facebook page and they even removed my comment.
Think twice before you visit this place.
10 Aug 2014 • 9 reviews • 0 follower

Not worth a second visit

Had lunch on a Sunday. The service crews are quite blur. The food was of low standard, it was worst than normal zi char. Most of the food are quite oily, I can feel the oil ooze out. The thai fish cake taste like normal chinese fish cake. The crispy noodle has no taste at all. Only the mee goreng is nice. Go there for the mee goreng and ambience not others.
12 Jul 2014 • 4 reviews • 17 followers

bad service, unclean food!

The diner was quite empty when we visited.
Staff slammed the drinks on the table,  which surprised us.
I noticed white dots and furry remnants (which looks disgusting, like larvae) on one of my leaves. My appetite lost instantly, and i wondered whether the vegetables were being washed. 
I couldn't get any staff attention, cos the pretty thai staff was just playing with her phone while the other ignoring me at the counter. 
Worst,  i was given the explanation this is normal. Really?  s*** on my vege? When i disagreed, he just gave a half hearted sorry.
No remedy,  no compensation. 
I feel stupid paying him for the food and service. Not stepping in again,  tyvm


Triumph Spitfire 4 Mark 2
13 May 2014 • 326 reviews • 54 followers

More Than Just A Gimmick!

Full Kombi Rocks (Diner) review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/05/kombi-rocks-diner.html


Part retro diner, part vintage museum, Kombi Rocks (Diner) took over a now defunct coffee shop called Koon Kee at this location along Yio Chu Kang Road. Popular for their affordable Asian style food and great ambience, Kombi Rocks (Diner) can see queues of up to 1 hour, unless you make reservations in advance!

The ambience at Kombi Rocks (Diner) is retro / vintage themed. Decor is a combination of tributes to music, mostly featuring the Beatles, and tributes to vehicles. Furniture is a throwback to the past, with old barber chairs or wooden coffee shop chairs, mixed with metallic tables. Space is small, and tables are packed quite close together. Even the layout is different, ranging from family style zi char table dining, to cozy couple 2 seaters.

The fleet of classic / retro vehicles here are available for rental, and are normally taken up by wedding packages. Toy memorabilia displayed in the cabinets are for sale. And on Tuesday and Thursday nights, Kombi Rocks (Diner) hosts live musicians playing golden oldies.

Service at Kombi Rocks (Diner) is semi self-service, where you order and make payment at the counter, but staff wil serve your order to the table. Staff are generally young, perhaps part-timers, and quite friendly, able to make recommendations if asked. Food is also served quite quickly even despite peak periods, normally between 10 - 20 minutes.

Food at Kombi Rocks (Diner) revolves around Asian cuisine, featuring a mix of influences ranging from Thai, to Chinese, to Singaporean. But there is some hint of Western style influence as well, as Kombi Rocks (Diner) is also a bar, with a decent range of drinks / beer / wine, and bar snacks. Prices are very affordable per dish, but you'll need to reserve a table if you don't want to wait too long!

The bottled beers here are among the cheapest in Singapore, with a Beer Stella Artois at SGD $8, and a German Beer Krombacher Weizen at SGD $9.

I love the intense red bean flavour of the Pulut Hitam Red Bean Ice Cream (SGD $5). Studded throughout with red beans, the consistency is smooth, but doesn't melt easily, great for the sunny weather in Singapore.

A twist on the classic Chinese Red Wine Chicken from Foochow / Fujian cuisine, the Red Wine Chicken Wings (SGD $15) are deep fried chicken wings doushed with a Chinese red wine sauce. The chicken wings have a crisp, savoury skin, and well cooked but juicy meat. The sauce is lovely, with a tinge of tangy and sweet... Very good!

The Hand Made Thai Fishcake (SGD $8) is excellent! 3 lumps of well cooked fishcake, the exterior skin is crisp and flavourful with herbs and Thai spices, while the interior fish meat is soft and smooth. Not too oily, I only wish there was a bigger portion of it!