Restaurant Violet Oon's Kitchen

881 Bukit Timah Road, 279893 Singapore Show telephone number →

Violet Oon's Kitchen
​Violet Oon made her name as a food columnist in the late 1980s and was later appointed a food ambassador by the Singapore Tourism Board. Her work has led to appearances on local and foreign television programs and she is also the author of three cookbooks.
Throughout all her years of travel and living abroad, Violet’s culinary passion has unabashedly remained with Singapore. As such, she has brought home the spoils of cuisines discovered abroad and married those gems with her beloved native Singaporean cuisine.Violet Oon's Kitchen is a local bistro with a twist. The menu includes her signature Nyonya fare, Shepherds Pie and interpretations of much loved Singapore favorites that she would serve at her own table.
The bistro also offers a delectable variety of refreshing drinks and alcoholic beverages that have been carefully selected and curated to match the menu, including a unique Guava smoothie and Peanut Butter Milkshake with Reese's pieces.
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11 visitors would recommend this restaurant!
"Great but could have been more authentic"
Thursday 30/10/2014

Whilst we loved the dishes we had , Smoked Duck and then Short Ribs and Cod Laksa our whole table felt that the RW menu lacked the peranakan dishes that Violet Oon's is famous for which is a bit of a shame. We'll likely be back but felt a little disappointed. Staff on arrival also seemed disorganised despite being empty - only giving one RW menu for 8 people..... could do better!

Charlotte
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"Overall a great experience"
Monday 27/10/2014

I had a very enjoyable dinner at Violet Oon's, with every course well executed. The starter was refreshing, giving my stomach just the right setting for the mains that came. I had the opportunity to try both the Beef Short RIbs Chabek and Laksa Cod, and both dishes were delightful. The cod was cooked to a right firmness while the beef were succulent, and both were flavoursome with their unique Peranakan touch. My experience at VO's ended on a sweet note with the panna cotta.

On the service side, the staff were attentive, which was a given as the place wasn't packed. The floor manager was friendly and explained the menu to us when we enquired about it. Overall, the experience was lovely! I would return to the restaurant again to try out the items on their regular menu, which we didn't have much stomach space left to try then.

AL
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"Awesome Food, Brilliant Service, Commendable Experience! "
Monday 27/10/2014

My experience at VO's Kitchen is definitely unforgettable for my first visit there. If you are looking for a quiet and humble place with carefully mastered Peranakan dishes to dine in, VO's kitchen is the place to be.I would definitely visit VO's again for the food and the wonderful service by the floor staff and manager.

Goh Chin Chun
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"Nice food"
Monday 27/10/2014

The starter and main was awesome. I had the pork burrito and the sauce is fantastic and to die for. My boyfriend had the assam fish. The sauce is sour and spicy enough, however it is a little too oily for my liking. The dessert was a let-down. It was a kueh we can easily buy from bengawan solo. It is bland and chewy. Would prefer if they had changed to something else.

Jerrine
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"Nice food"
Monday 27/10/2014

The starter and main was awesome. I had the pork burrito and the sauce is fantastic and to die for. My boyfriend had the assam fish. The sauce is sour and spicy enough, however it is a little too oily for my liking. The dessert was a let-down. It was a kueh we can easily buy from bengawan solo. It is bland and chewy. Would prefer if they had changed to something else.

Jerrine
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"Good food, good service."
Monday 27/10/2014

The 3 course Restaurant week menu was very good, with creative fusion style cuisine that was very well blended. Definite must try. :)

Raymond
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"Great experience!"
Sunday 26/10/2014

Dinner was extremely enjoyable with well crafted dishes, and great service!

Esther
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"Restaurant Week Dinner (Mar2014)"
Sunday 23/03/2014

Was at restaurant for restaurant week dinner. Started with generous portion of kueh pie tee (8 for two of us) which I found a tad dry. Liked the accompanying chilli tho. Opted for 2 different mains - beef rigatoni n buah keluak w chicken n rice. Both were alright, I have had better. Dessert was bubor cha cha panna cotta n toffee pudding w ice cream. Overall an average experience, not sure if I would return...

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"Lunch at Violet Oon's Kitchen"
Friday 21/03/2014

I was surprised that Restaurant Week did not inform the restaurant of the reservation. However, fortunately, the restaurant was not packed and the service staffs were prompt in attending to us.
If you compare the lunch set menu to a la carte, the lunch set is very value-for-money; a la carte of the individual sets cost a lot more than the lunch set.
The food quality was good too.
One downfall of the restaurant was the ambience. There were houseflies flying around

Overall it was a good experience and I would recommend a visit

Darren
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"Restaurant Week March 014"
Wednesday 19/03/2014

I like the starter - a piece of beef rendang and ngoh hiang. My main dish - Sherperd's pie was heavy in terms of quantity and taste. The dessert was heavy too as we ate puloh hitam with a topping of ice-cream. I felt very full at the end. Service and atmosphere were good.

Sophie Tan
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