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Restaurants in Survey

SingaporeConnect held a Restaurant Survey in 2019 to gauge the popularity of 27 Singaporean, Malaysian, and Indonesia restaurants. These were the restaurants surveyed (based on a scan of available restaurants in early 2019). 

  1. Azalina’s (1355 Market St, SF)
  2. Banana Island (273 Lake Merced Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015)
  3. Banana Leaf (182 Ranch Dr, Milpitas)
  4. Black Pepper Restaurant (1029 El Camino Real, Menlo Park)
  5. Borobudur (700 Post St, SF)
  6. Chicken Meets Rice (2213 Tasman Dr, Santa Clara)
  7. Gai Chicken Rice (3463 16th St, SF)
  8. Ginger Cafe (398 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale)
  9. Golden Pineapple (46531 Mission Blvd, Fremont)
  10. Hawker Fare (680 Valencia St, SF)
  11. HS Cafe (328 Broadway, Millbrae)
  12. Indo Cafe Saratoga (14443 C Big Basin Way, Saratoga)
  13. INDO Restaurant & Lounge (3295 El Camino Real, Palo Alto)
  14. IPOH Garden Malaysian Cuisine (100 El Camino Real, Millbrae)
  15. Jayakarta (2026 University Ave, Berkeley)
  16. Kopitiam Cafe (1535 Landess Ave, Milpitas)
  17. Layang Layang (181 W Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas)
  18. Lime Tree Southeast Asian Kitchen (450 Irving St, SF)
  19. Merlion (19628 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino)
  20. Mingala Restaurant (46999 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont)
  21. Nanyang Kitchen (10893 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino)
  22. Penang Garden (728 Washington St, SF)
  23. Rasa Sayang (10895 S Blaney Ave, Cupertino)
  24. Red Kwali (179 Ranch Dr, Milpitas)
  25. Rooster & Rice (2211 Filbert St, SF)
  26. Shiok Singapore Kitchen (1137 Chestnut St, Menlo Park)
  27. Straits Restaurant (333 Santana Row, San Jose)

Most frequented restaurants

Survey asked visited Once or Many. We gave 3 points for Many and 1 point for Once to come up with the scoring below.

IPOH Garden Malaysian Cuisine  50
Layang Layang  37
Banana Leaf  33
Shiok Singapore Kitchen  31
Chicken Meets Rice  25
Mingala Restaurant  25
Nanyang Kitchen  20
Rooster & Rice  20
Rasa Sayang  19
Banana Island  17
Kopitiam Cafe  17
Indo Cafe Saratoga  16
Azalina’s  15
Straits Restaurant  15
Merlion  14
Jayakarta  12
Borobudur  10
Gai Chicken Rice  10
Lime Tree Southeast Asian Kitchen  8
Hawker Fare  7
INDO Restaurant & Lounge  6
Golden Pineapple  5
Red Kwali  5
Black Pepper Restaurant  3
Penang Garden  3
Ginger Cafe  2
HS Cafe  2

 

Best SG Restaurant

Which would you consider the best Singaporean restaurant? In order of top picks:

  SG
Shiok Singapore Kitchen  11
Chicken Meets Rice  8
IPOH Garden Malaysian Cuisine  7
Mingala Restaurant  5
Gai Chicken Rice  4
Nanyang Kitchen  4
Banana Leaf  3
Kopitiam Cafe  3
Layang Layang  3
Rasa Sayang  3
Straits Restaurant  3
Banana Island  2
Merlion  2
Rooster & Rice  2
Ginger Cafe  1
Golden Pineapple  1
Lime Tree Southeast Asian Kitchen  1
Azalina’s  0
Black Pepper Restaurant  0
Borobudur  0
Hawker Fare  0
HS Cafe  0
Indo Cafe Saratoga  0
INDO Restaurant & Lounge  0
Jayakarta  0
Penang Garden  0
Red Kwali  0

 

Best MY Restaurant

Which would you consider the best Malaysian restaurant? In order of top picks:

  MY
IPOH Garden Malaysian Cuisine  15
Layang Layang  7
Banana Leaf  6
Rasa Sayang  6
Mingala Restaurant  4
Banana Island  3
Nanyang Kitchen  3
Azalina’s  2
Ginger Cafe  2
Lime Tree Southeast Asian Kitchen  2
Straits Restaurant  2
Chicken Meets Rice  1
Golden Pineapple  1
Jayakarta  1
Kopitiam Cafe  1
Penang Garden  1
Rooster & Rice  1
Shiok Singapore Kitchen  1
Black Pepper Restaurant  0
Borobudur  0
Gai Chicken Rice  0
Hawker Fare  0
HS Cafe  0
Indo Cafe Saratoga  0
INDO Restaurant & Lounge  0
Merlion  0
Red Kwali  0

 

Best IN Restaurant

Which would you consider the best Indonesian restaurant? In order of top picks:

  IN
Indo Cafe Saratoga  8
Jayakarta  4
Borobudur  1
INDO Restaurant & Lounge  1
Nanyang Kitchen  1
Straits Restaurant  1
Azalina’s  0
Banana Island  0
Banana Leaf  0
Black Pepper Restaurant  0
Chicken Meets Rice  0
Gai Chicken Rice  0
Ginger Cafe  0
Golden Pineapple  0
Hawker Fare  0
HS Cafe  0
IPOH Garden Malaysian Cuisine  0
Kopitiam Cafe  0
Layang Layang  0
Lime Tree Southeast Asian Kitchen  0
Merlion  0
Mingala Restaurant  0
Penang Garden  0
Rasa Sayang  0
Red Kwali  0
Rooster & Rice  0
Shiok Singapore Kitchen  0

 

Where to find the best:

Satay IPOH Garden Malaysian Cuisine 
Hokkien Mee Shiok Singapore Kitchen 
Seafood Hor Fun Layang Layang 
Kopi Kopitiam Cafe 
Chilli Crab Banana Leaf 
Laksa Kopitiam Cafe 
Roti Prata Merlion 
Nasi Lemak Jayakarta 
Char Kueh Teow Banana Leaf and IPOH Garden Malaysian Cuisine 
Poh Piah Banana Leaf