Explore Singapore's latest restaurant openings in 2023, where vibrant flavors, innovative dishes, and reimagined favorites await at the hottest new restaurants, making it an exciting journey for food enthusiasts and those seeking the latest restaurant openings near them.Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure as we unveil the doors to the hottest new restaurants opening in 2023.This year has been a remarkable one filled with a lot of amazing new restaurants housing the best culinary delights. From the vibrant streets to sophisticated dining enclaves, these restaurants, cafes, and bars promise an array of flavors, stunning interiors, and dishes that will leave you craving for more. Even your all-time favorites have undergone a makeover, redefining ambience and taste. In this article, we’ll take you on a gastronomic journey through Singapore’s newest culinary hotspots. So, whether you’re a foodie or just looking for a new workplace, here’s your guide to the latest culinary delights that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.MoxieMOXIE is a new restaurant in Singapore that offers a unique dining experience. The restaurant is a ‘Modern Mediterranean dining destination inspired by coastal culinary journeys’ located at the Medical Alumni Association Clubhouse, just 5 minutes from Tiong Bahru. Once you’re inside, the hanging rattan lampshades, muted earthy tones, jute rugs, and the light breezing in through wide windows framed by tropical plants transport you to Bali (aided by a cocktail or two). The restaurant’s unique selling point is its stunningly plated dishes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Some of the must-try dishes include Grouper Crudo ($25) drizzled with Zhoug coulis, pickled Japanese cucumber, and diced red radish, and Spanish salted cod Croquettes ($19). For mains, dig into Arugula Pesto Orecchiette cooked to perfection (al dente but not crunchy) flecked with crab, pine nuts, and pesto. Each dish surpasses the next, and particular mention goes to the Catch of the Day (200g- $39) in our case Golden Snapper with browned almond butter and crispy capers. Desserts are also a highlight, with the Moxie Mille Feuille being a standout. The dessert is not overly sweet, with whipped mascarpone sandwiched with berries in filo pastry and Kataifi (shredded pastry), and the ‘wow’ dish is the Choc Mousse with hazelnut ice cream and a berry compote. MOXIE is located at 2 College Rd, Level 1, Singapore 169850.ArayaAraya is a new South American fine dining restaurant located at Mondrian Singapore Duxton, 83 Neil Road. #01-08, Singapore. The restaurant is helmed by partners in the kitchen and life, Chef Francisco Araya and pastry Chef Fernanda Guerrero. Chef Francisco Araya, who earned his stripes at legendary Spanish restaurants such as Mugaritz and elBulli, offers a contemporary tasting menu ($298++) that celebrates South American flavors and ingredients such as corn to Andean potatoes, alongside proteins from Japan and around the world. Some of the must-try dishes include traditional fish stew Brazilian moqueca and Hokkaido scallop ceviche marinated in shio koji giving and served with tiger’s milk sorbet.The Curry Club SignatureThe Curry Club Signature is a swanky new restaurant located at 11 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 239010. The restaurant is run by a local Singaporean Indian family and reinterprets Indian flavors into modern contemporary small plates and sharing platters. The restaurant’s unique selling point is its reinterpretation of classics, repackaged in a fun way. The menu is helmed by Chef Saumya Prakash, who has 17 years of culinary experience spanning India, Dubai, and the Maldives. Some of the must-try dishes include Dosa Cone Triplets ($13), which come as mini cones on a stand with fillings of podi masala and a trio of colorful gravies, and Puri Bombs ($19), which reimagine pani poori as little fried parcels encasing avocado relish topped with housemade pickled cucumber. A standout dish is the Fire-Kissed Aubergine ($21), and don’t miss the FGRO Biryani ($37), a first-of-its-kind biryani experience featuring tender frog legs served with a side of refreshing beetroot raita and infused with apple wood smoke. It’s presented with dramatic effect in a closed dish that lets a puff of smoke out once served! The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 5 pm to 11 pm.Burma SocialBurma Social is a new restaurant in Singapore that serves traditional Burmese recipes elevated with modern infusions of its bordering Chinese, Thai, Indian, Bangladeshi, and Laotian neighbors. The restaurant’s unique selling point is its reinterpretation of classic Burmese dishes, repackaged in a fun way. Some of the must-try dishes include Lahpet ($18), a unique earthy and tangy salad prepared from freshly harvested tea leaves briefly steamed, then packed into bamboo vats and set in pits to ferment, and Mohinga, a rice noodle and fish soup considered by many to be the national dish of Myanmar. The restaurant also offers sides like Tohu Fritters and Hnin Si’s Steam Puzon ($32), where you get slices of fish cakes wrapped with rice paper and house made chili. Burma Social is located at 34-36 Tras Street, Singapore 079026. If you’re looking for a unique dining experience that combines traditional Burmese cuisine with modern infusions, Burma Social is worth a visit.Restaurant ChediRestaurant Chedi is a contemporary Thai restaurant located at 15 Hamilton Road, Singapore 209185. The restaurant is housed in a 1930s shophouse that exudes a laid back, understatedly sophisticated ambience. The restaurant’s unique selling point is its commitment to using fresh and seasonal ingredients to create authentic Thai flavors. For the opening, Chef-Owner K-Jin Lim and Head Chef Miller Mai have curated an adventuresome 8-course tasting menu (S$148++). Some of the highlights of the menu include Miang kham (wild betel leaf, Rayong dried shrimp, and Hokkaido ikura), Tom kha gai (baked chicken wings with foie gras infused sticky rice), and Signature salted ikan kurau fried rice, featuring six-month cured threadfin. The restaurant is open from Monday to Saturday, from 6 pm to 10.30 pm, with the last seating at 9 pm.ChifaChifa is a new concept restaurant located at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore. The restaurant offers a rare combination of Peruvian and Chinese flavors that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. The restaurant’s colorful decor, neon signs, textiles, and backdrops of the iconic Peru rainbow mountain create an instant mood-lifter. The vibrancy continues in the dishes where traditional Peruvian gourmet elements meet Chinese Eastern influences. Some of the must-try dishes include the Red Snapper Ceviche Carretillero (S$24), served with a tangy and slightly spicy sauce, calamari sweet potatoes, and banana chips, and the Bijao Wrapped Fish and “Sudado” (S$48). The restaurant also offers refreshing cocktails such as the rum-based LAGUNA 69 (S$20), mixing together blue curacao, pineapple, fresh lime, and agave nectar. Chifa is open from Monday, Thursday to Sunday, from 5 pm to 11 pm, and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.HumpbackHumpback, a seafood restaurant by Jigger & Pony Group, has reopened its doors after a two-month-long renovation. The restaurant is perfect for dates or nights out with close friends. Humpback offers an inventive seafood-centric menu with Japanese influences. Some of the must-try dishes include House-Cured Hamachi Pastrami ($18), Ricotta Cavatelli ($28) with chunks of smokey swordfish bacon, as well as Whole Marble Goby ($52). The restaurant has also kept its seasonal roster of oysters from the American Pacific Northwest region, which are going at S$4++ each during happy hour. To top it all off, Humpback offers a wine menu that reads like a Spotify playlist, with cheeky categories like It’s (Almost) Always Sunny in Bukit Pasoh and The Strawberry Generation. Humpback is located at 18-20 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089834, and can be reached at p. +65 9772 9896. The restaurant is open from Monday, Wednesday to Friday, from 5 pm to 11 pm, Saturday from 12 pm to 11 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 9 pm.HanazenHANAZEN, a new restaurant by visionary chef Yusuke Takada, which opened on March 12, 2023, at CHIJMES, Singapore. The restaurant is a charcoal-grilled Omakase and French brasserie that offers a unique blend of traditional Japanese charcoal-grilled dishes with an innovative French touch. The restaurant’s unique selling point is its smoky char, which is sure to tantalize your taste buds. For now, the restaurant will be open for dinner, while the lunch and brasserie menu will be launched progressively. HANAZEN is located at 30 Victoria St, #01-21/22 CHIJMES, Singapore 187996, and can be reached at p. +65 9820 2963.Ten+Ten+ is a bistro in Singapore that offers a unique dining experience. The restaurant’s safari-themed decor simulates what dining in nature feels like but with a more aesthetic and comfortable twist. The beauty of the wilderness is incorporated into the restaurant’s concept, creating a camp-like dining experience that is a great escape from the busy city life. The restaurant’s cozy wood and canvas furniture and surrounding lush greenery add to the ambience. Ten+ offers the best of both Western and Eastern cuisines and self-grilled barbecue. Some of the must-try dishes include Crispy Pork Knuckle (S$32), Flame Grilled Angus Burger (S$23), and more. Ten+ is located at 65 Sungei Tengah Road and can be reached at p. +65 86568685. The restaurant is open from Monday, Wednesday to Sunday, from 11 am to 11 pm, and closed on Tuesdays.TandoorTandoor, a beloved Indian restaurant, has reopened its doors at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre after a two-year hiatus. The restaurant is located at Level B1, 11 Cavenagh Road, Singapore 229616, and can be reached at p. +65 67338333. The restaurant’s unique selling point is its exceptional flavors that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Chef Sunder and his team have curated a new menu that includes sweet and spicy mango curry Kacche Aam ki Sabzi (S$32), cinnamon-smoked Malmali Seekh Kebab (from S$24), and royal Ayurvedic recipe Nalli Gosht (S$40). If you’re looking for the best North and South Indian Restaurants in Singapore, Tandoor is definitely worth a visit. The restaurant is open from Friday to Sunday, from 12 pm to 2.30 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm.The future of Singapore’s culinary landscapeAs we bid adieu to another year, Singapore’s culinary landscape has undergone a remarkable transformation, unveiling a tapestry of exquisite flavors and enticing dining destinations. From hidden gems tucked away in vibrant streets to elegant establishments offering sophisticated dining experiences, 2023 has proven to be a feast for the senses. In this article, we’ve taken you on a gastronomic journey through the hottest new restaurants opening in 2023. Each establishment has its own unique story to tell. Immerse yourself in the culinary masterpieces crafted by visionary chefs like Yusuke Takada of HANAZEN and the creative minds behind MOXIE. The safari-themed experience at Ten+ adds an adventurous touch, while Tandoor beckons with the rich flavors of Indian cuisine. Every restaurant is a chapter in the unfolding story of Singapore’s dynamic food culture.