Crystal Jade Golden Palace

Price guide: Mid-range

Paragon Shopping Centre #05-22, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore, 238859

Price guide: Mid-range

Dim sum selection

By Carmen Roberts, your Singapore expert

I write for BBC World TV. Read more
#14 of 19
expert-rated restaurants in Singapore
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
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Ambience:
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Service:
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Location:
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Value for money:
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Recommended for:
Business travellers, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Escaping the crowds, Shopping

Expert review of Crystal Jade Golden Palace

Delicious dim sum in a chic setting.

This is one of my favourite dim sum restaurants in Singapore. The fact that you always have to book, no matter what the day speaks volumes. I’ve been here many times for lunch, but never dinner.

Food and drink: 

Crystal Jade Golden Palace, is considered among the fine dining establishments in the chain, serving contemporary Cantonese and Teochew cuisine with an extensive wine cellar too (though I've never had wine here). I love the dumplings – har gao and sui mai are served piping hot and are juicy inside. The glutinous rice wrapped in pandan leaves is tasty and enough to feed three or four people, while the pan fried carrot cake is cooked to perfection.

Ambience: 

Dark wood, purple highlights, glitzy chandeliers and designer lamps make this a stand-out from the usual Cantonese and Teochew cuisine. There’s a romantic feel to the restaurant, but not usually at weekend lunchtimes, when it’s crawling with children. Bring a cardigan or jacket, I always find the air-conditioning here obscenely cold.

Service: 

Prompt food service and polite waiters. Although, they always seem a little cheesed off when they discover I'm not fluent in Cantonese.

Location: 

This Crystal Jade outlet is on the fifth floor of the ritzy Paragon Shopping Centre on Orchard Road. Somerset and Orchard MRT stations are nearby.

Price advice: 

The dim sum is quite reasonably priced, especially given the ambience and location. Lunch for two people was between $30-35.

Other useful branches: 

There's another couple of fine dining outlets at Ngee Ann City as well as Vivo City, while there are other more casual Crystal Jade restaurants at Changi Airport and around the city.

More information on Crystal Jade Golden Palace:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Chinese
Address:
Paragon Shopping Centre #05-22, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore, 238859
Telephone:
+65 6734 6866
Website:
http://www.crystaljade.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon–Fri 11:30am–3pm, 6pm–11pm; Sat 11am–3pm, 6pm-11pm; Sun 10:30am–3pm, 6pm–1pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

Have you been to Crystal Jade Golden Palace? Would you recommended it?