5 Best German Restaurants in Singapore: 2023 Guide

Image: Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Café)

The beauty of German cuisine in Singapore doesn’t lie in the quantity of eat and drink places but shines in the quality of the specialties on offer. Pork knuckle, bratwurst, currywurst and beer are as delicious as those offered in Germany.

The settings of the best German restaurants in town are varied, from posh restaurant in the heart of the city to food stall at a neighborhood kopitiam, but you can always expect a lively atmosphere at those culinary destinations.

Remember to take your friends along to enjoy the hearty food portions together.

1. Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant

Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant Image: Brotzeit

There is no better place to swig a bottle of beer than in Brotzeit, a German restaurant chain renowned as an ideal place for Paulaner beers and crispy pork knuckles, which is considered as the best German food in Singapore. Brotzeit parades Bavarian cuisine all over its six different locations across the island, among which the VivoCity outlet is the most popular. Find out here what Brotzeit has to offer!


  • Menu is predominantly derived from Bavarian cuisine: Even the restaurant name itself is of Bavarian origin, which is a local expression for bread and time. Popular Bavarian dishes like homemade pate with herbs, pretzel, cold cuts salad, honey Bavarian pork ribs, and the oven roasted pork knuckles are all available in Brotzeit. It does sound like the perfect companion to beer, doesn’t it? So if you really want to take a break from Asian food, this good German restaurant can give you a great time-off.
  • A place to try a piece of everything till late-night: A platter of sausages, fish, or Brotzeit’s finest anyone? Swing by with your friends to make sure you have someone else to share these delectable dishes with. In this manner, you can experience how Germans eat back home which might even remind you of Spain’s tapas style of eating which is meant to be shared by groups of people over lunch and dinner.
  • Germany’s seasonal specialties in Singapore: Being an authentic German restaurant, Brotzeit does offer some select ingredients such as the white asparagus which is available only every May and June as well as maibock for the Oktoberfest celebration. Needless to say, Brotzeit tends to have a very festive atmosphere in October and it is really the best time to binge on the best Bavarian beers.
  • A wide variety of German beers: You can’t talk about German food and culture without highlighting the quality of its beers! Deutschland even plays host to one of the world’s biggest beer festivals, in which Paulaner is a contributor. Thanks to Brotzeit, locals can have a taste of Paulaner’s draft beers, Hacker-Pschorr’s bottled beers, and beers mixed with fruit juices. All come in different beer styles such as dark and pale.

MENU: Contrary to popular belief, German cuisine can also be extensive as seen in the creative menu by Brotzeit. There’s a dedicated menu for lunch and dinner, including the beverages. Fladen or pizzas are being offered at the restaurant too, which is quite a surprise for an unsuspecting foodie. Vegans will find delight in the salads, vegan pizza, sides, and desserts, while the meat-lovers won’t need to be pushed hard as platter options are available and suitable for sharing.

AMBIANCE: All Brotzeit locations in Singapore have a beer garden atmosphere. This makes each location a good place to catch up with friends over beer and pork knuckle. The Vivo City outlet is particularly known for its alfresco dining, as the restaurant sits by the sea overlooking Sentosa. But if you prefer being closer to the central business districts, you won’t go wrong with the Somerset 313 and Raffles City locations.



  • Reserve a seat if you’re planning to come by for dinner
  • VivoCity outlet is closed for renovations till June 2015

@ Somerset

Address: Discovery Walk at 313@Somerset 313 Orchard Road #01-27, S238895
Phone: (65) 6834 4038
Opening hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 09:00 – 22:00
  • Friday & Saturday: 09:00 – 01:00
  • Eve of PH: 09:00 – 01:00
  • PH: 09:00 – 22:00

@ Katong
Address: 126 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428809
Phone: (65) 6348 2040
Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 12:00 – 00:00
  • Saturday & Sunday: 09:00 – 00:00
  • Eve of PH, PH: 12:00 – 00:00

@ Raffles City
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #01-17 Raffles City Shopping Centre, S179103
Phone: (65) 6883 1534
Opening hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday, PH: 09:00 – 00:00
  • Friday & Saturday, PH Eve: 09:00 – 01:00

@ VivoCity
Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk #01-149/151, VivoCity, S098585
Phone: (65) 6272 8815

@ Westgate
Address: 3 Gateway Drive #01-04, Westgate, S608532
Phone: (65) 6465 9874
Opening hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday, PH: 12:00 – 00:00
  • Friday & Saturday, PH Eve: 12:00 – 01:00

@ The Star Vista (Closed)
Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green, #02-17 The Star Vista, S138617
Phone: (65) 66943652
Opening hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, PH: 12:00 – 02:00
  • Friday, PH Eve: 12:00 – 01:00
  • Saturday: 11:00 – 01:00
  • Sunday: 10:30 – 00:00

2. Paulaner Bräuhaus

Paulaner Bräuhaus Image: Paulaner Bräuhaus
  • Address
    9 Raffles Boulevard
    #01-01 Millenia Walk
    Singapore 039596
  • Phone
    +65 6883 2572
  • Opening hours
    Mon to Fri 12:00 – 14:30, 18:30 – 22:30
    Sat, Sun & PH 18:30 – 22:30
    Sun Brunch 11:30 – 14:30
  • If you are a fan of German cuisine and love having gourmet sausages with a pint of fresh brew, Paulaner Bräuhaus is just your kind of place. Serving delicious German food in Singapore, Paulaner Bräuhaus is touted as the city’s only micro-brewery and restaurant. It brings together the concept of centuries-old tradition of beer brewing and serving contemporary Bavarian cuisine in a lovely Bavarian atmosphere.


    • Extensive menu of Bavarian cuisine: The menu options aplenty will leave you spoilt for choice. The best way to experience it all is picking the restaurant’s best sellers like crispy pork knuckle, Paulaner Sausage Pan with 5 top picks in a platter and classic currywurst.
    • Grilled-to-perfection crispy pork knuckle: Served with sauerkraut and bread dumpling, the crunchy golden crackling and the juicy, tender meat are simply awesome. Melt in your mouth experience, it is no wonder the most popular dish in the restaurant.
    • In-house microbrewery serving fresh beers is the highlight of the restaurant. All beers are brewed on site and are tapped at the bar right in front of you. If you want to know how freshly brewed Paulaner beer tastes like, pay this restaurant a visit.
    • Beer and sport: These two guys complement each other perfectly. If you love them both, Paulaner Bräuhaus is your place. The multiple large LCD screens at the bar showing major sporting events, the exciting atmosphere and the great beers will jazz up sport time.
    • Weekend offers: Start your weekend with an awesome Saturday Knuckle & Bier Lunch (with a crispy pork knuckle and a 0.5 L Paulaner beer) for only S$40. Or splurge on a hearty Sunday brunch with an impressive spread of traditional German and international delights (at S$48++/S$58 ++ for adults and S$12++ for kids). Kid’s corner and activities makes Sunday brunches an exciting dining choice for the entire family.

    MENU: The restaurant menu serves appetizers, soups, schnitzels, Paulaner Bräuhaus specialities, sausage specialties, pastas, fish and seafood delicacies, and Bavarian desserts. The bar menu offers a full range of drinks including fresh brews, wines, cocktails and schnapps along with Bavarian tapas and Rye Pizzas.


    • Paulaner Sausage Pan
    • Crispy Pork Knuckle
    • Brew Master Platter
    • Roast Pork Belly with Burgundy Sauce
    • Homemade Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice-cream

    LOOK & FEEL: The restaurant’s interior has a casual Bavarian theme with warm colours, floor to ceiling windows and natural dark timbers. Spanning across three stories, it features a ground floor micro-brewery that has a bar and outdoor tables on the covered walkway. The main dining restaurant is on a very spacious second floor while the gallery on the third level is used for hosting events and private functions.



    • Reservation is recommended.
    • Daily Happy Hours are from 12:00 – 20:00.

    3. Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Café

    Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Café Image: Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Café
  • Address
    9 Bras Basah Road Rendezvous Hotel
    Gallery #01-01 Singapore 189559
  • Phone
    +65 6336 8675
  • Opening hours
    Daily 11:00 - 23:00
  • As the name implies, Blackforest cake is the major crowd puller of this good German restaurant and café. Germans do love their cakes as much as the French love their breads and sweets. Thus, it isn’t surprising to have a whole café named after Black Forest, a mountain range in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany which also happens to be popular for its gourmet cuisine. But what else should you expect from Stuttgart?


    • Authentic Blackforest cake (S$12/slice): Taste-wise, it is something you’d write home about. The cake is moist, light, layered with cream and then covered with chocolate shavings. But what truly gives this dessert the punchy flavour is its alcoholic content derived from the double-distilled cherry brandy. Definitely a quick fix for your liqueur-based dessert!
    • Plenty of beers and liqueurs: The beers are generally sourced from Black Forest and Stuttgart, not necessarily in Bavaria, so there’s a good break for you to catch up on other German beer brands, especially when it’s that time of the year again for Oktoberfest (Hello, free-flow of beers!). Although the prices don’t come cheap at S$10++/0.5L, the chance to drink up these imported goods first-hand is going to be worth it.
    • Unusual wine list: If you’re an adventurous wine-taster, rose and ice wines from Baden-Wurttemberg might struck a melody to your ears! But if you’re not there for the wine alone make sure to ask for the waiter’s recommendation if such a wine is indeed a good pair to certain dishes, as they might not complement each other.

    MENU: Stuttgart Blackforest Café’s menu is small but enough to satiate your cravings for typical southern food. Pork knuckle is available in two sizes; single or full servings (good for 4 persons). There’s hotdog, pasta, and apple pie for kids while adults can engage in a four-course meal. The main menu isn’t exactly vegan-friendly but there’s vegetarian pizza and a variety of salads to choose from.


    • Pork Knuckle
    • Specialty Sausages
    • Pork Schnitzel
    • Baked Salmon
    • Mixed Salad
    • Maultaschen
    • Blackforest Cake
    • Chocolate Lava Cake



    • Event catering available
    • An S-Café Express extension is located at Beach Road, which specializes in cakes and pastries along with premium coffee variants and ala carte menu.

    4. Stew Kuche

    Stew Kuche Image: Stew Kuche
  • Address
    #01-40, 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 151119
  • Phone
    +65 6276 6445
  • Opening hours
    Tue to Fri 11:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
    Sat & Sun 11:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00
  • Stew Kuche (koo-shay), the German word for kitchen, is like no other in Singapore. It dares to be different by settling down in a Kopitiam at Bukit Merah which is just a short stroll to Ikea and Queensway Shopping Centre. But behind the simplicity of this food stall are some of the best German food varieties such as Pork Knuckle, Paprika Beef Goulash, and sausages.


    • Pork knuckles at reasonable prices: Available in either full (S$25) or half portion (S$15), the pork is marinated and deep-fried perfectly. This lets the crispy skin produce a great crackling sound upon every bite while the meat still tastes juicy and is succulent.
    • Achar sides to complement the local palate: The traditional sauerkraut dish is replaced with spicy pickled vegetables. Compared to sauerkraut (sour cabbage) though, Achar is more perfect for the tropical weather that Singapore has, as the local pickled vegetables is made up of cucumber and pineapple. And you will notice the difference when you dine alfresco on a hot summer day.
    • Great mix of Western fare: Stew Kuche’s wide variety of dishes could take you to Germany, France, Switzerland, and Italy. This food stall has mixed grills, 8 types of sausages, pastas, stew dishes, Swiss rosti, salads, and traditional German sides.
    • Interesting selection of stew dishes: As the shop’s name implies, stew must be a highlight. There’s Ossobucco for veal meat lovers, oxtail stew for the adventurous, lamb shank for Mediterranean dieters, beef goulash for the avid German foodies, and seafood stew for those who simply love it.
    • A dedicated counter for craft and draft beers: Fresh off the tap, you can order pints of Schneider Weisse or Archipelago draft beers by the counter. More importantly, beers at Stew Kuche come with an affordable price tag, which starts at S$8 for the German, English and Belgian brands.
    • Far from your fancy restaurant: Definitely not for the posh guests, but could be the right place for those who want to dine in a very public setting with a cool and hippy atmosphere. It’s a kopitiam so expect to see lots of people dining alfresco and everything is done self-service. It is also worth mentioning that Stew Kuche is open for reservation.

    MENU: Stew Kuche offers a small size menu but there is a good mix of predominantly Western fare. The pork knuckles, sausages, and stews are ideal for sharing by two persons as the serving size is of German standard, while the selection of beers can keep the boys coming back for more.

    AMBIANCE: The kopitiam that houses Stew Kuche is located in the maze of motorcycle and automobile repair shops; so, the industrial element in the surrounding could be an interesting scene to any observant guest. The kopitiam itself looks simple yet modern enough to attract casual customers. This place tends to get buzzy during its dinner hours. However, if you’re used to eating in hawker centres, you probably wouldn’t mind a bit of noise distraction at all.


    NOTE: Cash only

    5. Werner’s Oven

    Werner’s Oven Image: Werner's Oven
  • Address
    49 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427773
  • Phone
    +65 6442 3897 
  • Opening hours
    Tue to Sun: 08:30 – 22:00
  • Established in 1988 by Werner & Nancy Hochbaum, this authentic German bakery is known for its divine freshly baked goods and famous German dishes. Make a European traditional stop at Werner’s Oven, and explore everything this cozy and hearty nook has to offer. As a word of advice, make sure you try their popular freshly baked sourdough!


    • One of the first German bakeries in Singapore: Werner’s Oven has been around for over 20 years, proudly serving some of the most delicious rustic German dishes in Singapore. Although quiet and unpretentious, this place has established a large customer base, with fans from all around Singapore. Being one of the first German restaurants to open in Singapore, they are not new to the game!
    • Generous and hearty food portions: Looking for a hearty meal on a cold rainy day?  If the smell of the bread lurking around the store does not lure you in, then the portion sizes surely will! Werner’s Oven serve excellent portion sizes for the price, and are packed with rich flavors, the freshest ingredients, and savor-worthy bites.
    • Good service and warm hosting: The hosting in Werner’s Oven is simply superb. The welcoming staff will take your order, accommodate for menu changes, and serve the food within minutes. Best of all, they do not charge for service.
    • Extended opening hours:  Whether you are groggily walking in at 8:30am for your morning coffee and sourdough, catching up with friends with a hearty lunch, or dining with your wife for dinner, this German spot is suitable for any meal due to the extended opening hours. Come in (and bring your appetite) from 8:30am until 10pm for an authentic European meal.

    MENU: The menu offers an extensive selection of authentic German recipes, and a sufficient availability of German beers. For a satisfying dinner, try the Grunkohl Mit Rauchwurst Und Kassler, which is a pork sausage dish with green kale and sautéed potatoes. Need something for the picky kids? Order the Schweine Cordon Bleu with Sauerkraut, served with crispy French fries. Make sure you order some sourdough with your meal, as their baked goods are their specialty.

    AMBIANCE: The general atmosphere is cozy, homely and comfortable. With simple décor, deep-red table cloths and ceiling spot-lights spreading a warm glow, it is very suitable for casual dining to catch up with friends or have a meal with your loved ones.


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