Lei Garden Restaurant Singapore – CHIJMES, City Hall Singapore

It has been a long while since I dine at Lei Garden. Because of a gathering with ex-colleague, I got that opportunity. After so many years, the Lei Garden at CHIJMES is still at the same unit with the classy, elegance decoration, classic of Chinese Restaurant.

Some of the name of the dishes, I might not have gotten it correctly as I didn’t order them.



Combo Set


A combo set consisting of a soup, Barbecued Peking Duck and the Fried Udon with Lobster was part of our lunch. I have forgotten to a picture of the soup. All these dishes were outstanding. Everyone enjoyed all the 3 dishes but personally, I felt there is some room for improvement for the peppery Fried Udon. It could be better.


Barbecued Peking Duck

Lei Garden Restaurant Singapore - Barbecued Peking Duck


Lei Garden Restaurant Singapore - Sauce for Lei Garden Restaurant Singapore - Barbecued Peking Duck


Fried Udon with Lobster

Lei Garden Restaurant Singapore - Fried Udon with Lobster


A worthwhile combo set to be ordered.



Dim Sum


Lei Garden Restaurant Singapore serve a standard fare of Dim Sum. Among the list, we tried 5 of them.


Steamed shrimp dumplings

Lei Garden Restaurant Singapore - Steamed shrimp dumplings


BBQ Pork Rice Roll

Lei Garden Restaurant Singapore - BBQ Pork Rice Roll


Rice Roll with Prawn

Lei Garden Restaurant Singapore - Rice Roll with Prawn


Pan-fried turnip cakes with home made XO sauce

Lei Garden Restaurant Singapore - Pan-fried turnip cakes with home made XO sauce


Savoury Dumpling

Lei Garden Restaurant Singapore - Savoury Dumpling


All were exceptional with the Rice Roll a little too bland.



Barbecued Favourites


At every Cantonese restaurant similar to Lei Garden, Barbecued or Roast Meat are an important fare and it is definitely a must order. Among the signature Barbecued Favourites, we went for Crispy Roasted Pork.


Crispy Roasted Pork

Lei Garden Restaurant Singapore - Crispy Roasted Pork


This is certainly one of the best. Slightly briny to enhance the taste, crispy skin, tender, succulent meat with yet minimal of fatty. Bear in mind, I am not a Roast pork fan, yet double thumbs up from me.





I have no idea what’s the name of this dish is. Basically, the ingredients were diced and stirred fried in some dark sauce. And you will wrap these ingredients in the lettuce provided by the side.


Lei Garden Restaurant Singapore - Stirred Fried Dice Vegetables and Meat


I am not impress at this dish at all. It tasted like some frozen vegetables and fish cake with frozen pork. This dish certainly need lots of improvisation.





Finally, before ending our meal, it was dessert time. I was handed a dessert menu, I didn’t do a count but estimated to be about a dozen of desserts. Mainly were the common desserts since in Chinese Restaurant. None of us ordered any fanciful or extraordinary desserts.


Home-made Almond Sweetener with Egg White

Lei Garden Restaurant Singapore - Home-made Almond Sweetener with Egg White


Chinese Herbal Jelly

Lei Garden Restaurant Singapore - Chinese Herbal Jelly


Chilled Mango Sweetener with Grapefruit and Sago

Lei Garden Restaurant Singapore - Chilled Mango Sweetener with Grapefruit and Sago


Mango Pudding

Lei Garden Restaurant Singapore - Mango Pudding


My choice as usual was the Mango Pomelo with Sago which they termed as “Chilled Mango Sweetener with Grapefruit and Sago”. It was enjoyable.



Verdict and NAHMJ Pick


After so many years, Lei Garden still hold on to their standard. Food was still as good as the past.

NAHMJ would say, don’t miss out on the Crispy Roast Pork, the soup in the combo set. For the dim sum, Savoury Dumpling is the must have. And perhaps Pan-fried turnip cakes with home made XO sauce and the Steamed Prawn Dumpling. The combo set is certainly a good choice.



Lei Garden Restaurant Singapore

30 Victoria Street, #01-24 Chijmes, Singapore
Tel: +65 6339 3822



Opening Hours


Daily 1130 to 1500, 1800 to 2300


Getting There



  • East-West line or North East line – City Hall station
  • Circle line – Bras Basah station


By Bus:

  • alight at Cathedral of Good Shepherd along Victoria Street   130, 133, 145, 197, 851, 960
  • alight after CHIJMES along Victoria Street   2, 12, 33, 147, 190
  • alight at NTUC Income along Bras Basah Road   7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 131, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 175, 502, 518, 700, 700A, 857
  • alight at Hotel Grand Pacific along Victoria Street   2, 7, 12, 32, 33, 51, 61, 63, 80
  • alight at Stamford Centre along Hill Street   124,147, 166, 174, 174e, 190
  • alight at Capitol Building along Stamford Road   7, 14, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 131, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 175, 700, 700A, 857, 971E
  • alight at St Andrew Cathedral along North Bridge Road   61, 124, 145, 166, 174, 197
  • alight opp Penisular Centre along North Bridge Road   32, 51, 63, 80, 195, 851, 961


Rating: 8/10