The world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, Candlenut takes a contemporary yet authentic approach to traditional Straits-Chinese cuisine. The restaurant serves up refined Peranakan cuisine that preserves the essence and complexities of traditional food, with astute twists that lift the often rich dishes to a different level. Helmed by chef Malcolm Lee, Candlenut is committed to continually create inspired and elevated Peranakan dishes using the freshest seasonal produce available.



Michelin Guide Singapore – One Michelin Star
2016 – 2024


* Dine-ins will be subject to government guidelines.

Call us at + 65 8121 0176 between 10:30am and 9:00pm to place takeaway orders.

Pick up and delivery timings:

Monday to Sunday & PH

11:30am – 9:00pm

Opening Hours

12:00PM – 3:00PM
(Last seating 2PM; last order 2:30PM)

6:00PM – 10:00PM
(Last seating 9PM; last order 9:30PM)



1800 304 2288 (Local calls only) or +65 6486-1051

+ 65 8121 0176 (For takeaway orders)


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Explore Candlenut’s specially curated menus featuring authentic Peranakan specialties with a modern twist. Indulge in seasonal creations that make for an exceptional culinary experience.

Please be informed that our menus feature dishes made with ingredients and spices that may not be suitable for customers with specific dietary requirements. We kindly ask you to inform us your dietary restrictions in advance.

Chef Malcolm Lee

Chef Malcolm Lee

Chef Malcolm Lee

Chef Malcolm Lee is the Chef-Owner of Candlenut. As the first Singaporean recipient of the Miele Guide Scholarship, he was granted a place at the At-Sunrice Globalchef Academy, where he was able to explore his Asian culinary roots.

A Peranakan, Chef Lee seeks to serve his heritage through a menu of refined tastes and techniques, hence creating Candlenut’s authentic yet innovative Peranakan flavours.

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