10 Best Nasi Lemak In Singapore

Few cuisines have remained as ageless in their relevance as the modest nasi lemak, from their forefathers’ good old kampong days to the good new days of rushing around that we’re living through.

Nasi lemak is a simple yet emotionally complex meal made of fragrant rice cooked with coconut milk (santan) and occasionally pandan leaf, and served with a side of deep-fried anchovies, crushed almonds, an egg, cucumber slices, and sambal chili—a sweet spicy sauce. Here are the ten finest Nasi Lemak in Singapore.


Shahi Maharani North Indian Restaurant

ProductsNasi Lemak
Price Range
Contact Details+65 6235 8840
Address252 North Bridge Rd, #03–21B, Singapore 179103

Shahi Maharani offers an unforgettable gastronomical journey through authentic Indian food. With live music, amidst a decor reminiscent of the royal palaces of India, feel pampered and serenaded to like a real “Maharani”.


  • Unforgettable Gastronomical Journey
  • Authentic Indian Cuisine
Customer Review

Easily the best Indian food I ever had in a restaurant. Located on level 3, Raffles City building . Would definitely like to come here whenever I am in Singapore. – Suresh Khatri

Great service from the friendly staff at Shahi Maharani! Food was great and moreish. We’ll be back! – Joyce L

Great food, beautiful decor. Completely worth the price with fantastic free flow starters. Highly recommended for anyone interested in trying out some mouth watering North Indian food. – Shayantan Debbarman


Jia Xiang (家乡) Specialty Nasi Lemak and Claypot Fish Head

ProductsNasi Lemak
Price Range
Contact Details+65 6977 7338
Address21 Jln Besar, Singapore 208793

Jia Xiang specializes in serving both Nasi Lemak-style dishes as well as signature Claypot Curry Fish Head delicacies. Indulge in a hearty meal with your friends and family, or a quick and satisfying meal to please your taste buds!


  • Reasonable Price
  • Fresh Ingredients
Customer Review

Awesome Nasi. Great portion. – Cheng-Choon Si

This is the best food I’ve had ever in SG.love the food here and environment. – Tinfatt Tam

Good food, with mid range price. But what to expect with its location? Reasonably good food, wide choices. 5star for the food, 4 star for the price tag. But still in a valuable range for aircon environment. – WhatTheFact vLog


Hi Leskmi Nasi Lemak

ProductsNasi Lemak
Price Range
Contact Details+65 8784 1901
Address90 Whampoa Dr, #01-67, Singapore 320090

The nasi lemak comes with fragrant green pandan rice with nice flavours of coconut milk. The fried chicken wing is light, airy and crispy with nice flavours. It is really nice, and extras are recommended. The ikan bilis and peanuts are rather nice too, crispy and crunchy. As for the otah, it is just your ordinary otah but it tastes decent. Comes served with a spicy and lightly sweet flavoured chilli paste on the side that mixes well with the fragrant rice.


  • Delicious Food at Affordable Price
Customer Review

Very tasty and best nasi lemak I’ve had. – Bryant Z

Best nasi lemak in Singapore. Rice is fragrant, chicken wings are crispy. Everything on point. – Qi Wei Chan

Best Food & Best People! AWESOME. – The Ciclista


Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre

ProductsNasi Lemak
Price Range
Contact Details+65 6287 0020
Address238 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437026

Established in 1979, Ponggol Nasi Lemak is a Heritage Brand serving one of the most iconic food in Singapore. Under the guidance of founders Mr. Ang Chye Choon and Madam Koh Ah Tan, our family started delivering traditional pre-packed Nasi Lemak in Banana leaves to the distributor and hawker stores in Singapore.

We at Ponggol Nasi Lemak pride ourselves in creating our very own highly distinguishable signature taste while maintaining quality and consistency. We weathered tough competition and enjoyed years of growth by continuously improving our products to gain market-leading status.


  • Best Ingredients
  • Freshly Prepared
  • Affordable Price
Customer Review

Two plates $15. The hei bee is good. Rice not as pungent as previously. – Wen

The only Nasi Lemak that I think is Nasi Lemak so far. The sambal & coconut rice is definitely sitting on the next level standard compared to others. Love it! – KIL

All time favorite nasi lemak. Best in Singapore. – P Chong


Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak

ProductsNasi Lemak
Price Range
Contact Details+65 9816 4419
Address2 Changi Village Rd, #01-26, Singapore 500002

Established in 1997, known for our Basmati coconut rice, paired with sweet sambal & signature marinated chicken wings! It’s our authentic recipe & style, the Mizzy way. Get spoiled with an array of the menu, from our signature Nasi Lemak dish or indulge in our Local Malay cuisines.


  • Island-Wide Delivery
Customer Review

Really good nasi lemak. Bought a pack from International and Mizzy to compare, Intl has fluffier rice but mizzy’s taste is better overall. Really love the chilli at mizzy’s – Cheyenne Lim

Reliable and tasty. Long queue though. – Bernard

One of the best nasi lemak in Singapore. And even though the chicken Wing is not piping hot, it is still super Crispy. – Miak Siew

Finest Nasi Lemak in Singapore

Tree Coconut Nasi Lemak

ProductsNasi Lemak
Price Range
Contact Details+65 8181 9545
Address166 Jln Besar, 01-27, Singapore 208877

Having decided to carry on her father’s legacy of selling Nasi Lemak, Charlene (on the left), 24, opened Tree Coconut with her father. Charlene studied biomedical science in University of Queensland, prior to taking the huge step to becoming a hawker. Yuting (on the right), 26, left her insurance job when Charlene needed help running the stall. The rest, as they say, is history.


  • Affordable Price
  • Light & Refreshing Taste
Customer Review

I had the Nasi Lemak rice for lunch. Food was served warm and the rice was fluffy. Chicken wing was crispy and I liked the crisp that was served on the side. – Benjamin Beh

Five stars for the price. It was delicious despite being cold cos I ate it three hours later (my bad) The sambal was a winner too. Would recommend. – Gilliand Lim

Very tasty nasi Lemak, believe the owner had put in lot of effort preparing the food. 5 stars!! Perfect! – Bh Yeap


Uptown Nasi Lemak

ProductsNasi Lemak
Price Range
Contact Details+65 8345 9547
Address121 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068590

Uptown Nasi Lemak is founded by two Malaysian childhood buddies. Growing up in suburban Petaling Jaya was a blessing as it is a food paradise known for many Malaysian hawker specialties like Bak Kut Teh, prawn noodles, chicken rice, curry laksa, asam laksa, char kuay teow, nasi kandar, and a whole lot more culinary mix.


  • Award-Winning Nasi Lemak
Customer Review

Very good nasi lmk.. taste presentation quality… only downside is that the cucumber is dry and nothing is warm.. – Charles Lim

The Ayam berempah was nice and flavourful, curry kapitan was tender and tasty 🙂 – Wei Leong Chan

This nasi lemak satisfied my craving! The chicken is super tender and crunchy. I don’t usually eat chicken skin but i wiped this clean. – Windy Law


Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak

ProductsNasi Lemak
Price Range
Contact Details+65 6266 4466
AddressSG, Boon Lay Pl, #01-106 01-106, Singapore 642221

Started in 1971, Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak has been selling the famed Nasi Lemak from this very corner store. Our authentic sets are cooked in a central kitchen with the highest quality coconut oil. We pride ourselves on replenishing fast, serving you the freshest of ingredients all day every day. Signatures include our Chicken Set, which comes with a chicken wing, ikan bilis, sambal and a fried egg.


  • Pick-up and Islandwide Delivery Available
Customer Review

The price still ok. The variety of side dish are fresh and many to choose from. The cream rice or nasi lemak is fantastic. They did not short change or short cut the ingredients. Fully recommend to try it. – Hamzah Daud

Yummy and crispy fried chicken power nasi lemak set 1 with a teh tarik at the drink stall beside makes it the perfect comfort food for the night. Keep the queue going powerful ya! – Wee Aik Yeo

Still very power, but last time more power got chicken thigh I remember. Keep it up. – Ken Tdy


Tree Side Nasi Lemak

ProductsNasi Lemak
Price Range
Contact Detailscontact@treeside.co
Address1 Sengkang Square #03-13A Compass One, Singapore 545078

Nasi Lemak – rich and creamy in its very definition – is the hallmark of Malay traditional cuisine, and also makes for a simple everyday comfort meal. Back in the 80’s, Ah Wong made his humble beginning with this dish. As he and his stall roamed the roads of Jalan Peel (为食街) of Cheras, KL, he often found his spot under a tree. The legacy of Ah Wong’s nasi lemak then began, as many queued up at his stall following the warm and unmistakable fragrance of coconut-milk-cooked rice, and the touch of sweetness from the pandan leaves.


  • Guaranteed Satisfaction
Customer Review

Great Nasi Lemak and refreshing calamansi to go with the food. Value for $$ meal for the whole family. They actually separate the chilli which is best for kids. There is also a sweet note from the staffs. Well done. – Shawn Lim

Repeat order from Tree Side Nasi Lemak! Crispy fried chicken and the sambal is delicious as always. – Royston Khor

Fragrant rice, nice hae beehiam n chicken chop… Great for a convenient meal. – Randall Ang



ProductsNasi Lemak
Price Range
Contact Details+65 8386 5442
Address101 Thomson Rd, #B1-03, Singapore 307591

Uncomplicatingly Simple – enjoy good nasi lemak with a variety of carefully chosen side dishes. Be it just a simple traditional nasi lemak or something a little more, we are it! Visit our café for a casual meal with your family or friends. You can expect friendly service.


  • Uncomplicatingly Simple
Customer Review

Great food and friendly staffs. Will come again. The chili is homemade and awesome! – Lee Maurice

Good value nasi lemak sets! Blue pea rice was delicious! Love the beef rendang and fried chicken sets! Highly recommend! – LZY

Fantastic nasi lemak at a great price. Beef rendang is tender and not too salty, blue pea coconut rice is delish. Thanks for the great delivery order. – James Peng

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Nasi Lemak?

Nasi lemak is a Malay meal made out of aromatic rice cooked in coconut milk with pandan leaves. It’s a popular meal in Malaysia, where it’s regarded as the national cuisine.

How did nasi lemak become famous in Singapore?

The easy availability of materials like coconut, as well as the flavorful consequence of adding it to rice, is thought to have led to the invention of nasi lemak when the local Malay people lived along the beachfront.

Who is the founder of nasi lemak?

Rice has a folklore attached to it.
Nasi Lemak is supposed to have originated in a tiny hamlet, at the house of a widow named Mak Kuntum and her daughter Seri. Mak Kuntum supported the family by working as a masseuse, leaving her daughter alone at home to do housework.

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  1. Give The CoCo Rice at Tiong Bahru Food Centre a try.

    It is one of the award winning Nasi Lemak which should also feature in your list.


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