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Ah-Tai Hainanese Chicken Rice

#206 of 10 382 Restaurants in Singapore
RAsian, , Chinese
1 Kadayanallur Street | 01-07 Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore 069184, Singapore
+65 8137 6559
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Singaporean, Chinese
1 Kadayanallur Street | 01-07 Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore 069184, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had read some reviews online saying that although Tian Tian is a few stalls down and has all the queues, Ah Tai is equally as good, if not better. Was not disappointed! Went for lunch and there was no queue. The Hainanese chicken rice is...More

Thank ccstwb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Others have said that the Maxwell Center is a 10 minute walk from the Chinatown MRT Station but it took me 15 minutes. I almost wish I had taken a taxi. My visit was in a Monday, so Tian Tian was closed but that was...More

Thank A P
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

It’s located in Maxwell food center, you can come here by MRT chinatown station and walk for about 5-10 mins Steamed chicken rice is the most famous menu, and it was great, the chicken was very soft, their sauce was good too If you wanna...More

Thank Parn K
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Had this dish from Ah Tai to compare against Tian Tian. Chicken was moist, rice was rich and the chilli sauce was spicy.

Thank Jason P
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We arrived at Maxwell Food Center around 10-10:30 on a Monday and the other chicken rice place was not opened yet, so we decided to give Ah-Tai a try. The chicken and the rice were really good, but the thing that we really liked was...More

Thank asia999
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I know to many, this stall is run by former staff of Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, just 3 shops away. The food taste is all the SAME minus the advertisements and media attention. Highly recommended to eat here rather than joining the long queue.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Apparently, the owner of Ah-Tai used to be the chef at Tian-Tian, yet another famous chicken rice venue at the Maxwell Food Centre. It turns out that the lines for TianTian are still impossibly long. So, not willing to stand for over one hour, we...More

Thank reginafug
Reviewed 17 June 2018

My family is Hainanese and my mother's been making this dish for years with her family recipe. Each time we visit Singapore, she concedes this is indeed the best, most fragrant chicken rice -- this after we've tried at least a half dozen top rated...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Tried lots of food in different hawker centres during our week in Singapore. Ah Tai Chicken Rice was our absolute favourite. It was simply delicious - with the best rice ever.

Thank Mum2
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We came back for some food at Tiantian but they were closed. A few doors down was this place. Apparently the guy that owns this used to be the chef at Tiantian. This place was much better value for money than tiantian, Either that or...More

Thank Cindy F
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Singaporean, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Kadayanallur Street | 01-07 Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore 069184, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +65 8137 6559
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