Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant (华乐酒家)

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Level 2, Carlton Hotel, 76 Bras Basah Road, 189558
Asian, Cantonese, Chinese, Dim Sum
+65 63118188

Mon - Sat: 11:30 - 14:30

Mon - Sat: 18:30 - 22:30

Sun & PH: 11:00 - 14:30

Sun & PH: 18:30 - 22:30

$41 based on 81 submissions
Lunch (24 votes), Children/Family (20 votes), Business Dining (18 votes) ...

Since its opening in 1988, Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant has continually been applauded as one of Singapore’s finest Cantonese restaurants, winning Singapore Tatler Magazine's “Singapore’s Best Restaurants” since 1991 and “Singapore’s Top Restaurants” by Wine & Dine years since 1997.

What others are eating here

mycc | Steamed prawn dumpling (har gao) | S$6.80/4pcs
mycc | Steamed prawn dumpling (har gao) | S$6.80/4pcs
  • char siew soh 8 votes
  • century egg porridge 7 votes
  • steamed carrot cake 7 votes
  • Baked BBQ pork bun 5 votes
  • Siew Mai 5 votes
  • egg tarts 5 votes
  • bor lor bao 3 votes
  • lotus leaf rice 3 votes
  • Chee Cheong Fun 2 votes
  • Dim sum 2 votes
  • DF silver fish 1 vote
  • DF yam rolls 1 vote
  • Deep fried century egg 1 vote
  • Har Kou 1 vote
  • Mee Sua 1 vote
  • Prawn Dumpling 虾饺 1 vote
  • Roast Pork 1 vote
  • Steamed fish head w/chilli 1 vote
  • chicken and abalone pie 1 vote
  • custard egg bun 1 vote
  • dessert 1 vote
  • malai cake 1 vote
  • polo bun 1 vote
  • sharks fin wrapped in egg white 1 vote
  • speaking in cantonese 1 vote
  • the cha siu pastry 叉烧酥 1 vote
  • tofu 1 vote
  • xiao long bao 1 vote

Latest Review for Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant

Overall RatingBased on 62 reviews
Most helpful review:

Authentic Dim Sum especially the Bo Luo Baos

Food/Drink 5 | Value 3 | Ambience 4 | Service 4
Total Reviews: 28

A trip to this restaurant always puts a smile on my face – it’s almost like our family restaurant. From suckling pigs and winter melon crabs for dinner to dim sum lunches, we have frequent this restaurant for more than a decade. Creative interpretation of Cantonese cuisine and great service quality are the reasons why we always return. Read full review at gastronomy.sg!

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Good overall but not the hype it was worthy of

Food/Drink 4 | Value 3 | Ambience 3 | Service 5
Total Reviews: 5

Been wanting to get a seat here sometime ago. But it is always full. Booked yesterday and was told seat for 3 available but gotta leave by 12.30pm. That upped my expectations...
Arrived early n waited outside the restaurant with almost 20 people. No q no directions from the front desk personnel. 
But we were promptly seated at 11am. We were given seats at the adjoining room not the main hall. So if you are claustrophobic ask for the main seating area. 
Service was quick and efficient. 
Food was served quick too. The appetiser of carrots, apples though roughly cut was really nice n crunchy. Helps to lighten your palate after all the oily dim sum.
What impressed me was the Har Kou,  the shrimp n rice flour skin was fused as one..not like others..where the skin is always breaking up from the shrimp. Usually I peel the skin away u see. But this one just landed in my mouth whole. Yum!
Siew Mai was just average. Instead of being presented upright, 1 was lying on its side...The Char Siew Bun looks average but was heavenly as you bite into it. Not as filling as Tim Ho Wan's but just as good. Fried carrot cake was forgettable. Had better at Pinsi. Like the Char Siew Cheng fun. Light n not too salty! 
My daughter had mango pudding. It was presented with the mango pudding sitting in Mango Pamela sago soup. Taste was good though. But it had loads of sago in it...
Will come back but probably not worth all the hype...

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Best Siew Mai

Food/Drink 3 | Value 3 | Ambience 3 | Service 4
Total Reviews: 51

I like their siew mai, which offers a very pleasant dining sensation.  It is made of fresh and good ingriedients.  It is a must try.

Their supposed signature dish of roast pork is over-hyped, and over priced.  

More photos and details at: http://fearstar.blogspot.sg/2015/10/wah-lok-cantonese-restaurant-carlton.html

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