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the retro, old-school theme of the place really made it stand out from the entire stretch of cafes and eateries along joo chiat road.
Even though the food can be seen as 'overpriced', say $8.90 for an average serving of hainanese curry chicken with fried mantou, i feel that this place is still a hidden gem. a reminiscent of the old singapore in 1950s.
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Portions are terribly small and not all the dishes are good. Mostly were average only the Har Cheong Gai burger is worth. The rest... to which it's own. However, the ambiance is really decent. Side dishes are not too bad idea. Keep your expectations in check and you'd not be disappointed.
Though the presentation of the food was good and creative, that is as good as it gets. Portion was small for its price tag. Taste was awful.
The worse experience was the service. The cutlery was not served to us. When we asked for it, the male attendant told us to wait as he needs to serve other customers. So comes the thought, "Are we not customers?". When the dessert came, it was obvious that it was for sharing but no small plates were given. We had to grab some empty cups ourselves.
What a bad experience.
This fusion restaurant brought back the concept of either Singaporean food with western influences or vice versa. Everything we ordered was tasty and brilliantly presented. Drinks (local design) were also incredibly good and great fun. All in all a good experience. However, the service was lacking. When they were present, very good, but the problem was they were never present. Due to the design of the restaurant they could not see us when we were at our table. Had to get up and go to attract their attention whenever i wanted something.
Caught by their nostalgic menu and 70s deco, what a gem! worth going or spend a lazy afternoon for reminiscence of those good old days. Still not done with their dessert, I will come back for more!
The menu sounds so good it's definitely overpriced and a major let down. Went there on a Saturday 2pm, wanted to order the beef shortrib hot fun... Sold out. So fine we change our order to the Bakwan... Also sold out. So I was forced to order the salmon which I least wanted since my bf was having the pork. Awhile later we saw the opposite table having the nasi lemak which looked good so we asked to change order but they said it's too late lol. Like come on, it's a weekend, shouldn't you prepare your kitchen sufficiently such that you don't run out of 2/5 of your main items?!
food was okay but I wouldn't pay the amount for it. I don't understand why hungrygowhere has it at '$' cos it's not the case at all. I hope they improve?