Oso

Price guide: Expensive

46 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore, 089858

Price guide: Expensive

Oso restaurant

By Carmen Roberts, your Singapore expert

I write for BBC World TV. Read more
#4 of 19
expert-rated restaurants in Singapore
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Oso

A romantic restaurant for dinner in the heart of trendy Chinatown.

Oso daringly describes itself as a cultural and gastronomical embassy of Italy. But despite this pretentious introduction, in my opinion, Oso does live up to the hype.

Food and drink: 

Oso prides itself on traditional Italian cooking. The black truffle risotto was decadent and rich. My partner had the Ossobucco, which was juicy and tender and fell off the bone, accompanied by potato puree and lemon gremolata. The wine list is exceptional, probably because I’m a sucker for Italian vintages. There’s also a cheese room – a rarity in Singapore.

Ambience: 

During lunchtime it’s full of suits, but the evening atmosphere is elegant and romantic. There are also a handful of intimate tables on the balcony, if you can bear the heat.

Service: 

The service was exceptional, as you would expect of a fine dining establishment.

Location: 

Oso is above Baretto Bar in the trendy Chinatown area, and it’s neighbours are boutique hotels and chic bars. Nearest MRT is Chinatown or Outram Park.

Price advice: 

Main course fish and meat are roughly $34 while starters are over $20. But beware, the wine could blow your budget! There are set menus available for lunch too, which are reasonably priced at just over $30++, but that doesn’t include tea and coffee.

More information on Oso:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Italian
Address:
46 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore, 089858
Telephone:
6327 8378
Website:
http://www.oso.sg
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon–Fri 12pm–2:30pm; Mon–Sat 6:30pm–10:30pm. Closed Sunday.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

Have you been to Oso? Would you recommended it?