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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!
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31 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

nice retro decor, but overpriced and mediocre food

Looks like a cool cafe from the outside, must not bad... But the food is a huge disappointment. Way overpriced, pathetic portions and not much taste. Don't waste your money!
18 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Food is overcharged and not worth going.

The food is being overcharged and the taste is not that nice. A plate of normal mee goreng cost $12 with only 2 prawns, tom yam soup cost $14 with only 2 prawns too. The taste and drinks are all hawker center standard, don't waste your time, just go to the hawker center nearest to your house u with get the same food ,save travelling time and money. Spent a total of $125 for 5 pax on over priced hawker food, not worth it.
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.