Guide to East Coast Singapore: Rishi Budhrani on the best foods, attractions, and hidden gems in the neighbourhood

East side, best side

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Say what you will but there’s definitely some truth to the saying, “East side, best side”. If you’re simply talking about the East Coast stretch alone, you’ll find plenty of dynamic eateries, cool cafes, a distinctive old-meets-new charm, and last but not least, a random sighting of local comedian Rishi Budhrani on a coffee run.

In our latest episode of Neighbourhood Guides, Budhrani leads the way in his ‘hood — on where to have a winning plate of briyani, his personal favourite massage place, and where he goes to get his eyeballs rubbed. Don’t worry, it sounds weirder than it actually is. Watch his curated guide above and you’ll see what we mean.


1. Music Love Yoga
89 East Coast Rd
Tel: 8109 9932

2. Stamping Ground Coffee
87 Upper East Coast Rd
Tel: 9070 7610

3. I12 Katong
112 East Coast Rd

4. Ninethirty by Awfully Chocolate
131 East Coast Rd
Tel: 6345 2190

5. OD Wellness
83 Upper East Coast Rd
Tel: 6445 0777

6. Indian Curry House
27 Upper East Coast Rd
Tel: 6442 0919

7. Salon 916
916 East Coast Rd
Tel: 6445 5649

8. The Tipsy Cow
315 Tanjong Katong Rd
Tel: 8406 4949

9. Five Star Hainanese Chicken Rice
191 East Coast Rd
Tel: 6344 5911

10. Sin Hoi Sai Eating House
187 East Coast Rd
Tel: 6440 6956

Producer: Vanessa Caitlin
DOP: David Bay
Associate Lifestyle Editor: Janice Sim
Grooming: Ira Tedja
Sound: Hazirah Rahim