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.
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...
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
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.
Great food -large portions - super tasty. The service was really good. Some nice touches for example the sparkling water was served with lime on the side. Really worth the trip out to Bukit Timah.
I think it would've been better if more emphasis could be placed on "restaurant week" than just a menu? A drink could probably be created just for the restaurant week and for customers who come for that? The food was good except that I feel Paranakan food should be eaten in a BIG AND HEARTY way, the presentation is really a tad over-glamorized for my liking. The pulot hitam dessert is a must-try and it saved the day!
My fiance and I enjoyed the food there.He had a harsh which he is dying to go back for another. I have the Restaurant Week set lunch which was delicious. Though I suspect I was served the dry laksa and not dry mee siam. Nice setting as well!
We had a the Kerabu Fish and keluak pasta which I personnaly did not enjoy as I felt it was too dry. The starters of what looks like vietnamese spring rolls, the chicken meat was a little hard and when I was served one of the portion fell off the platter and the waiter serving asked that I picked it up which I think is already a failure on part of the service. The waitress who took our orders however was friendly and attentive. Overall the food was so so, dessert was nice though, ambience wise - the music was too loud which made it a little hard to have dinner conversation.
11th Oct 2013
Great food and service. Ambience is great for a friends' gathering as well. Enjoyed yourselves!
We are amazed at the average for this restaurant not being higher at the time of writing this. All food was freshly prepared with quality ingredients. The Vietnamese rolls were delicious. This was the best beef rendang we've ever tasted. The side dishes and salads added to the fresh flavour of the meal. We will go there again. We are very happy to have discovered this treasure. They have a very diverse and appealing menu. Staff and service were second to none.
The skin of the appetiser (Vietnamese Poh Piah) is very hard, practically difficult to bite it off.. Saw a few tables eating that, and find it comical when i see people struggling to bite it off.I didnt finish my appetiser.
My partner had spagethhi and we find it very very salty. I had the cod fish, it seems like the fish is from those river kind, has a fishy taste...
The dessert was ok finally.