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Smokey's BBQ (Joo Chiat)

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If you are looking for a no-frills, fuss-free dining experience with only good food on the menu, Smokey’s BBQ is here for you. Marinated by a secret dry rub that is tangy but not overwhelmingly so, the fresh rib meat soak up the special homemade BBQ sauce like a sponge.

Tue - Sun: 15:00 - 23:00

Closed: Mon

$34 based on 82 submissions
After Work (19 votes), Dinner (19 votes), Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (16 votes)
Esther Thant

tgif with Smokey !!

Amazing buffalo wings that go best with beers, place to go after a long week of hard work! A definite place to be on Friday and weekend evenings!! Combo set of st Louis and beef brisket are definitely for 2 ppl sharing 

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Baby-back ribs17 votes
  • St Loius ribs6 votes
  • beef brisket5 votes
  • Buffalo chicken with blue cheese dip3 votes
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19 Dec 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

tgif with Smokey !!

Amazing buffalo wings that go best with beers, place to go after a long week of hard work! A definite place to be on Friday and weekend evenings!! Combo set of st Louis and beef brisket are definitely for 2 ppl sharing 
17 Dec 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Amazing food, even better service

The wings are a must try at smokey's with the blue cheese dip. Great atmosphere and waiters are very helpful. Definitely coming back here
04 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Great food despite mediocre service

We went to Smokey's BBQ in Joo Chiat on the occasion of my parents' 17th wedding anniversary today, a  Saturday night. Despite our reservation for 7:45, we only got our table at 8:25 -- an agonizing 40-minute long wait considering how hungry we were. The waiter was all sour-faced but thankfully the food came promptly. The ribs and salad was delicious and the ambiance was also very relaxing. Overall, we enjoyed our meal and left the restaurant as satisfied customers, though a little more smiles could have been an extra motivation for me to come back in the future.
04 Sep 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

horrendous service

Horrible service throughout the night. We were left unattended despite wandering into the middle of the restaurant after waiting for someone attend to us. Finally had to request some empty seats from a passing waiter which he mentioned was 'untaken'. The fact that nobody bothered to offer any seats to us despite passing us on the way to the kitchen was bewildering to say the least. At the end of the night, we had a shock when the bill was presented to us. We were informed at the point of order by the waitress serving us on the happy hour promo, which was in fact totally wrong information. We only found out when the bill came & we saw the prices. The waitress handling the bill went to get a senior person, presumably the manager, who could only say 'he can't help us' flatly without leaving room for any discussion. Would never return after this first trip there. Would give 0/5 stars if I could but it seems 1/5 was the minimum.
17 Jun 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Smokey's BBQ at Joo Chiat Place - nice place & reputation, but not quite a good experience

i heard of the place from my friend, so i decided to check it out.. the food was not bad at all(but for a high price)..after finishing my food i ordered a beer from one girl, after 15 mins. it never materialized, so i asked another girl where's my drink, she asked what it was that i ordered and then went away, after 10 mins. no beer, then i asked another girl i want to follow up on my order, and told her it's been like 20 mins. already still no beer.. she said sorry and would i like to cancel or push through the order - then i said yes please i want it. after another 10 mins. still no beer(maybe they are still brewing it somewhere in UK).. so my patience ran out & asked that first girl for my bill.. surprisingly the bill reflected the much anticipated beer! so i told her it never arrived, why am i charged? she went away, then i think the manager approached my table & said sorry that the beer never made it.. & it wont happen again. So I just smiled & told him, oh well this is upsetting, my first time to try out this place & it's disappointing. I was planning to treat my friends here every week since it's near my place, but... too bad it will never happen.