Fodor's Expert Review Imperial Restaurant

$$ Singapore River Chinese

Located just outside Chinatown near Robertson Quay, Imperial Herbal is not your average Chinese restaurant: the enormous menu is packed with everything from braised crocodile tail and quick-fried eel to stewed deer tendon and deep-fried frogs. If, however, such unusual dishes aren't to your liking, you can order classics like glazed spare ribs or juicy pork dumplings. Service can be hit or miss, but the experience of eating at the large round tables in the huge open-plan dining room is always fun.

Chinese Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

382 Havelock Ave.
Singapore, Singapore  169629, Singapore


Known For:
  • Large and varied menu
  • Picturesque wooden carvings
  • A focus on Chinese herbal recipes

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