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Tastes of Singapore (Imbiah Lookout)

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Located on the resort island of Sentosa, Tastes of Singapore offers a range of local cuisine to visiting tourists and Singaporeans alike.

Daily: 10:00 - 21:00

+65 62793278
$19 based on 9 submissions
Dinner (4 votes), Quiet (4 votes), Children/Family (3 votes)
P Aidy

High Price but Hey, This is Sentosa!

Here's my list of three choices that you can take if you're looking for food when you're in Sentosa:-

1. Just pick a restaurant and don't complain about the cost because you're at a tourist attraction,

2. Visit the less pricey joints such as Subway, or

3. Tahan a little and then drop by Vivo City where there's a wider, and more reasonably priced variety of food.

Well, I chose to eat at this restaurant. Above and beyond that, I was in that location and the restaurant happened to call out to me. To be frank, my family had just wanted some local fare.

Nothing earth shattering in terms of the decor, and the service was fine. We picked up the menu and thumbed through the prices. "Ok, since we're here, we might as well make it worth our while", I enthused.

My wifey wanted Chicken Rice (S$10.20), and my helper and daughter had their daily special - Seafood Horfun (S$7.50) - most value-for-money meal. I was drawn in by the picture in the menu, Nonya Lobster Laksa (S$16.80).

The food was not too bad, and I really did enjoy the laksa. It not only came with lobster, but there was also two tasty mussels. The gravy was also not oily (I'm very particular with having too much oil).

The restaurant, however, does not serve complimentary water, and I just thought it would be crazy of me to pay S$4.50 for a glass of 7-Up! That to me, is extortion.

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06 Nov 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower

Bad food, bad service, hard to locate!

I would rate this restaurant a 3/10 firstly because, the food there isn't really yummy and the drinks is bland eg: Iced Lemon Tea without tea scent, Lemon grass drink without lemon grass scent. Taste Of Singapore is said to offer Singapore delicacies however, these "delicacies" isn't fit to be called delicacies. The food it offers can be found at coffee shop and the food serve at the coffee shop is better! Secondly, the restaurant is hard to locate. You actually have to take 4-5 escalators to reach the restaurant. Also, since this restaurant is located at a famous tourist attraction, I actually have high expectations for its food however, i am pretty disappointed! The service was rather alright however, the waiter forget to key in one of my orders. The ambience there is pretty quiet and peaceful. All in all, i would not recommend people to visit this restaurant.
Singapore Chilli Crab
07 Apr 2011 • 21 reviews • 1 follower

Singapore? Hmm...

Service - I had to stand like a child being lost, walking around the restaurant waiting to be seated. One crew was busy serving while the rest were near the counter chit-chatting. The table I chose to sit at was wet, when I looked at the waitress, she looked backed at me. Not that I'm physically attractive but she just stared at me! I had to open my mouth to request for a clean-up before settling down. Weird...

Food wise, I tried the Singapore Chilli Crab. Comes along with a baguette which tasted like it was left in the open for 8 hours. The chilli sauce was mediocre. Tasted more sourish than spicy-sweet, not to mention it was slightly watery. Crab was almost equivalent to soft shell crab, which didn't exactly looked like what was on the menu. The only thing that tasted moderately well was the Cheng Teng. If you must take something there to fill your stomache, I reckon NOTHING but Cheng Teng.

I had to stand at the payment counter for 1 minute before being served by the cashier. No eye contact at all. No thank you. Nothing.

Sentosa better do something...
Checking Out The Menu
14 Dec 2008 • 58 reviews • 3 followers

High Price but Hey, This is Sentosa!

Here's my list of three choices that you can take if you're looking for food when you're in Sentosa:-

1. Just pick a restaurant and don't complain about the cost because you're at a tourist attraction,

2. Visit the less pricey joints such as Subway, or

3. Tahan a little and then drop by Vivo City where there's a wider, and more reasonably priced variety of food.

Well, I chose to eat at this restaurant. Above and beyond that, I was in that location and the restaurant happened to call out to me. To be frank, my family had just wanted some local fare.

Nothing earth shattering in terms of the decor, and the service was fine. We picked up the menu and thumbed through the prices. "Ok, since we're here, we might as well make it worth our while", I enthused.

My wifey wanted Chicken Rice (S$10.20), and my helper and daughter had their daily special - Seafood Horfun (S$7.50) - most value-for-money meal. I was drawn in by the picture in the menu, Nonya Lobster Laksa (S$16.80).

The food was not too bad, and I really did enjoy the laksa. It not only came with lobster, but there was also two tasty mussels. The gravy was also not oily (I'm very particular with having too much oil).

The restaurant, however, does not serve complimentary water, and I just thought it would be crazy of me to pay S$4.50 for a glass of 7-Up! That to me, is extortion.
21 Oct 2008 • 1 review • 0 follower

Nice place for local food at a tourism attraction area

My review:

I bet to differ from the previous reviews. My recent experience was overall quite a good one. After watching the channel 8 variety show, recommending the lobster laksa, me and my bf decided to drop by to the outlet at siloso beach to try it out while we were at sentosa. We ordered the beef quay teow and lobster laksa.

Beef Quay Teow: The beef is tender and gravy is rich. Portion quite big too. Quay teow is "Q".

Lobster Laksa: Love the rich soup base!! This laksa unlike others, are served with mussels and of course lobster. The lobster is fried, but the insides are still quite tender.

Luckily we didn't order any juices (as read in the other review), but instead just ordered the normal pepsi and 7-up. A bit expensive, but afterall this is a restaurant, so I guess its still reasonable.

Whats more, its a restaurant operating at a tourism attraction area that we are talking abt.

Also while dinning, there is this kid who accidentially fell (she was running in the restaurant) and was screaming murder!! Almost immediately, there is this staff (guy, who seems to be the manager) quickly help the girl up and try to calm her down. Subsequently, we saw him giving her a dessert to pacify her..can see that the parents are quite happy about it.

Recommended to go in the evening, you might even catch a free short firework display (as the restaurant is just outside Song of the Sea).

Will I go back again? Definitely yes if I am in sentosa.
13 Oct 2008 • 10 reviews • 0 follower

Regretted dining there - A rip off!

We decided to drop by Tastes of Singapore as my family are there to see Songs of the Sea. Pretty tiring to roam around for food with my toddler and I really regretted not doing any research for food in Sentosa.

This is hawker food served in 'high-class restaurant'.

Like one of the reviewer metioned here, we were treated like invisible! Wonder if is because we turn out in t-shirts and bemuda???

This Singaporean waitress (a short hair lady) simply seems not interested in attending to us. The cashier however is more friendly. (I think she is from China)

The ambience is quite good though. We ordered Chilli crab pasta, kiddy meal A, beef kway teow, singapore soft shell cripsy crabs, coffe and mango juice.

Here are the reviews.

1) Beef kway teow is nice. Beef is tender and the mushroom juicy and chewy. The only dish that turns out good. I would actually give 1 for food ratings instead if not for this.

2) Kiddy set meal - Consists of a piece of fried chicken, sweet potato fries, a mango pudding. At $8.50, think is quite a value. The breaded chicken is nice and the fries are hot/crisp. Seldom get to eat sweet potato fries.

3)Singapore chilli soft shelled crabs - comes with some bread. Not bad but the sauce seems pre-mixed. At $14plus per plate, I rather eat to my heart content at Paramount Tung Lok.

4)Chilli crab with pasta - This dish is a disaster. Pasta simply don't go well with chilli crab. Sauce filled with flakes of chilli crab. The flakes of chilli crab are unfortunately a bit dried, stale tasting. Not fresh. Only ate a few spoonful.

5) The brewed coffee taste like McDonald's coffee.

6)Mango juice - I couldn't help resist commenting on this. We expected mango juice served with ice in a glass. We are shocked when it comes in a small plastic bottle (by RIPE). Can be found in NTUC. At $$4.50, it is simply a rip-off!!!

As we went on a Thursday night, there are only a handful of people. Still there can be hiccups, they forgotten our chilli crab pasta.

Plus one need to pay first before food will arrive.