Ivin's

Restaurant 21 Binjai Park Off Dunearn Road Singapore 589827 Published on: 13-11-2015

11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Restaurant
A-la-carte
5.00 - 25.00 USD

Ivin's is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
Serving Peranakan cuisine since the late 1970s, Ivin's Peranakan restaurant relies on traditional family recipes to bring out the full flavours of its food. It also operates a catering service.

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Why Ivin's is special ?

Prices are rather affordable and the smaller portions would benefit big families or friends who would like to share food. Some of the signature dishes are:


Ayam Buah Keluak ($5.90)


Assam Pork Rib ($4.90)


Curry Fish Head ($13.20)


Udang Sambal ($5.00)


Papaya Titek ($4.50)


Itek Sioh ($5.50)


Otak-Otak Panggang ($1.80 each)


Babi Pongteh. ($5.40)


Nonya Chap Chye $4.60


Beef Rendang. ($5.40)


Ikan Masak Assam Pedas ($4.90)


Lady Fingers Sambal ($3.50)


Terong Goreng Chilli ($3.50)


Tauhu Goreng $3.50

Selling points

  • Great food, excellent price
  • Good Peranakan Food
  • Great little peranakan eatery
  • Awesome food, down to earth prices.
  • Great family restaurant

Facilities

  • Main cuisine Chinese
  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Budget
  • Alcohol YES
  • Air condition YES
  • Had kid menu YES
  • Accept credit card YES
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian YES
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Duration
2.0 days
Estimated
115.19 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
10 places

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Location

Address

21 Binjai Park Off Dunearn Road Singapore 589827

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Tips for you

  • This place was quite busy on a normal Monday night with lot’s of families and groups of friends.
    Environment
  • The prices looks cheap because the portions are small, it works out about the same prices elsewhere.
    Ticket and Pricing
  • Prices seemed very reasonable for Singapore standards
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  • No service charges added to the bill, so tip at your discretion
    Ticket and Pricing
  • Short walk to the main road where it's easy to get a bus or taxi.
    Transportation
  • Bear with the wait especially during weekend and you'll leave satisfied
    Service
  • This is a great place to go for familiar
    Experience

Reviews

TripAdvisor View more

Ivin's has been around since the 70s (I think), the outlet at Bukit Timah serves up home style peranakan. Reasonably priced, tasty with variety of dishes to choose from. A great family or friends hang out for a hearty peranakan.The good thing is each main dish priced from $5-$15 in moderate portion. So a group of 3-4 persons can order between 5-6 dishes to share. That way you can sample all the different mains from seafood, meat, veggie to desserts (each at $1.50 only).Our favourite - honey pork, assam fried snapper fillet, fish otah, ayam rempah (fried chicken), assam prawns and kangkong or lady's fingers with sambal. Dessert bubur chacha or pulut hitam.

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So I was in Singapore, and we visited this Peranakan restaurant whose only shining star is its low price point for its food. The other star was for the quality of the food. Everything we ordered was delicious - from the nonya chap choy, beef rendang, udang assam etc. What really completely MARRED the experience was that the food took 40 mins to arrive - the first dish, that is. Everything else came very slowly. It was terrible. The place was full on a Saturday night, but I noticed only 3-4 staff running around. Was there only one chef? Many tables had no food at all, and customers were complaining and annoyed (not just us). When the food came, the portions were small! OMG. They were not meant to be shared by a party larger than 2. (i.e. if you have a party of 3 or more, the food sizes would not suffice). My suggestion - have a small, medium, large option for patrons, increase the prices of the food to ensure larger portions and more staff. There really is no excuse.Please only go here if there are no other Peranakan restaurants to try.Hair-pulling!!!!

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Excellent value for money for some true blue Peranakan food. Especially enjoyed the salted veg with duck soup, beef rendang, honey pork. Dessert is a must try too at SGD1.20 a portion. Bear with the wait especially during weekend and you'll leave satisfied. Highly recommended.

TripAdvisor View more

Ivin's has been around since the 70s (I think), the outlet at Bukit Timah serves up home style peranakan. Reasonably priced, tasty with variety of dishes to choose from. A great family or friends hang out for a hearty peranakan. The good thing is each main dish priced from $5-$15 in moderate portion. So a group of 3-4 persons can order between 5-6 dishes to share. That way you can sample all the different mains from seafood, meat, veggie to desserts (each at $1.50 only). Our favourite - honey pork, assam fried snapper fillet, fish otah, ayam rempah (fried chicken), assam prawns and kangkong or lady's fingers with sambal. Dessert bubur chacha or pulut hitam.

I recommend coming here with a huge group of people because each individual dish is ridiculously small, but the delight comes when you're able to get a taste of multiple items at a great price (think what happens with dim sum, the more the merrier and things doesn't quite work as well with small groups). Now I don't know my Peranakan food at all, so unfortunately I can't tell you what I ate (other than the ayam fish head and mince meatball soup which were divine), but what I can tell you is that every dish was awesome. We ended up paying $12 per person for more than 10 dishes to share and each of us ordered our own dessert.

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