6 Best Restaurants in Changi, Singapore

Smith Marine

$$ | Changi Fodor's choice

Located off the coast of Changi, this modern spin on the traditional kelong (floating fish farm) doles out meals to remember. You travel to it on an old-fashioned bumboat from Changi Ferry Terminal, then catch your own lunch or dinner in "sure-catch" ponds from the ship-like structure in the middle of the sea. The steamed sea bass and salted egg squid are must-tries. Tables are by reservation only, so book ahead (at least three days in advance).

Stella Seaside Lounge

$$ | Changi Fodor's choice

Mixing alfresco restaurant and seaside swimming pool, Stella is the first beachfront lounge along Tanah Merah Beach in the southeast of Changi, just a 10-minute drive from the airport. The brunch menu is big on sandwiches and toasts, grilled pork chops, and healthy breakfasts, while dinner is best for live seafood, charcoal grilled meats, and seafood-based pastas. The restaurant's sheltered alfresco dining area spills daybeds and sofa lounges over a cozy wooden seaside deck, where guests can lounge by the pool before or after their meals.

Violet Oon Singapore at Jewel

$$ | Changi Fodor's choice
Violet Oon is one of Singapore’s most celebrated Peranakan chefs, and her eponymous restaurant inside Changi International Airport is the only one with a terrace that offers a direct view of the airport’s Rain Vortex, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. In addition to treats like her signature (and delightfully tangy) dry laksa, the restaurant has an open grill, a long bar, and a retail area where you can stock up on Oon’s beautifully packaged pineapple tarts and Peranakan cookies.

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Beauty In The Pot

$$$ | Changi

Hotpot meals are a big part of modern local culture, as the communal dining experience is considered a convenient way to celebrate special occasions with family and friends. Homegrown chain Beauty In The Pot is one of the country’s most popular, serving up tasty collagen-infused broth into which you can dip gourmet cuts of meat, handmade noodles, and other ingredients.

Little Island Brewing Co.

$$ | Changi

This laid-back, open-air microbrewery is a rare gem in the quiet Changi Village area, serving house brews with whimsical, psychedelic labels alongside hearty roasts and weekend brunches. Pour yourself a glass from the DIY draft counter and sit at a table under the fairy lights—it’s the perfect place to while an evening away.

Wa-En Wagyu Yakiniku

$$ | Changi

The latest import at Jewel Changi Airport, this Hong Kong yakiniku restaurant finally opened a Singapore branch in late 2022. It’s largely known for its premium A4/A5 wagyu beef sourced from Japan's Miyazaki province. The wines and cocktails of the annexed Wa-En Bar, all best paired with yakiniku meats, accompany the grill-based restaurant.

78 Airport Blvd., Singapore, 819666, Singapore
Known For
  • creative cocktails
  • reputed international brand
  • quality beef