Hot Tomato Cafe & Grill ([email protected])

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20 reviews
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Hot Tomato Café & Grill is a lifestyle family restaurant, with the concept of fusing the charm of the Parisian sidewalk café and the tastiness of a specialized grill house with the best cuts and seafood catch.

What others are eating here

Ribeye Steak With Spaghetti Aglio Olio
Ribeye Steak With Spaghetti Aglio Olio
Mushroom Soup
Mushroom Soup
Sirloin Steak ($11.90)
Sirloin Steak ($11.90)
Medium rare
Medium rare
Carbonara ($9.90)
Carbonara ($9.90)
  • Steak 3 votes
  • Carbonara ($9.90) 1 vote
  • pasta 1 vote

Latest Review for Hot Tomato Cafe & Grill

Overall RatingBased on 20 reviews
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Value for money

Total Reviews: 80

If you can choose for mainstream western food, go for hot tomato. Why, the restaurant can really surprise you with their good range of menu and you will definitely be spoilt for choice. The price is generally lower than the mainstream restaurant and the service is great here. The staff are attentive and friendly and always on a lookout for customer should they have any question. I tried the lobster linguine on the last visit and it was new on the menu. I was impressed that with the price, the taste was not compromised.

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Ideal for that quick lunch

Food/Drink 4 | Value 4 | Ambience 2 | Service 3
Total Reviews: 2157

Hot Tomato, a popular eatery for the young,  offers some good value lunches in an informal eat and run open concept environment.

At a recent visit, I tried their steak and prawn aglio olio. Paired with soup and a drink at $22, it was really good value. The prawns were grilled well, and the steak, done medium rare was a good piece of beef. Together with the aglio olio, it was a pleasant meal.

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Casual, Decent Grills

Food/Drink 4 | Value 4 | Ambience 2 | Service 2
Total Reviews: 472

Full Hot Tomato Cafe & Grill review:

Styled as a casual Western dining cafe, the main draw at Hot Tomato Cafe & Grill is their incredible value for money prices, moreso if you're a student. Founded in January 2006, Hot Tomato Cafe & Grill oftern draws crowds, and not just students, but those looking for a decent meal. Their grills, especially their steak, is on par with, and sometimes better, than several other high end steakhouses!

Ambience at Hot Tomato Cafe & Grill is simple, with colours of white and orange red against wood panelling. Tomato decor abounds, and the overall feel is loud and garish, like a cheap diner. For me, ambience here is a low point, like a visual assualt when sitting within. Overall cleanliness is also a minor point, you tend to get fast food style cleaning, which leaves little specks on the table or floor.

Service at Hot Tomato Cafe & Grill varies from decent, to poor. Staff are welcoming and friendly, but as they're mostly young part timers, the manner in which they speak to you tends to be rather to the point. On 1 occasion, I even had staff asking me to settle the bill before I was even served my main course! When all goes well though, service is rather average, and though orders are served to your table, payment is self-service at the cashier.

Food at Hot Tomato Cafe & Grill is Western style, mostly combining pasta (spaghetti aglio olio), with grilled meat or seafood. And their grilled items do stand out, seared / grill to perfection nearly every time. I particularly like their beef steaks, and their salmon. Portions are large, and for the price you pay, about SGD $15 per person for 1 main course, it's more value for money than many other places.

The Ribeye Steak With Spaghetti Aglio Olio (SGD $14.90) features a 200gm beef ribeye steak, grilled to your liking. I got mine medium rare, and it was grilled perfectly, with a nice sear and char marks outside, yet moist and pink inside. Good beefy meaty taste, and the cut is also quite thick. The pasta is fragrant with the use of garlic, but a little too oily, and I wish they would have added some chili for heat. I loved the lettuce on the side, dressed in a tangy, sharp, bright citrus vinaigrette. Good value for money, highly recommended!

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