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The Best New Restaurants in Singapore, as Chosen by Top Chefs

From a star chef’s casual French spot to incredible Indian food, these are the 13 places to eat at now.

The wood-fired grill at Nixta.

The wood-fired grill at Nixta.

Source: Travis Masiero Restaurant Group

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For a place with a notably strict shutdown policy, Singapore restaurants have held their own since the start of the pandemic. The food-obsessed city-state, which has one of the world’s highest vaccination rates, has watched its best-known restaurants evolve and a spurt of new eateries and creative concepts open.

In November, restaurants totaled S$706 million ($521 million) in food-and-beverage sales, according to the Singapore Department of Statistics, the highest level since March 2021. The most upscale restaurants have done solid business—well-off locals spent money on dining when they couldn’t travel, and many places expanded their business model with products like S$55 ice cream at the Michelin three-star Les Amis. As Singaporeans continue to clamor to go out, places can be booked weeks or even months in advance.