Crossing the border into JB is definitely one of Singaporeans’ favourite things to do, whether is it to snag good deals or to stuff our faces in yummy grub. However, some of us may prefer remaining in Singapore, no thanks to the six-hour jam horror stories. Today we’re rounding up some of the best lok lok spots in Singapore so you can satiate your cravings without going across the causeway! Whether you like it deep-fried or cooked in a hotpot, you’ll find something to suit your appetite.
DLLM LOK LOK is popular for having S$1 skewers for all ingredients! What makes this an even more popular spot is the fact that they open till 4 am – perfect for when we get the late-night hunger pangs! Treat yourself to a variety of skewers such as smoked duck, otah, squid, Taiwan sausage and many more. In addition to the typical spicy chilli dips, there’s even a salted egg-flavoured one that’s worth a try!
Address: 47 Kallang Pudding Road, #01-08, Singapore 349318 | 511 Upper Jurong Rd, Singapore 638366
Opening Hours: 6 PM–3:15 AM Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
We all love lok lok, but the downside of having it in Singapore is that the bill gets racked up really quickly! There’s a solution for you at A.K Zai Lok Lok, where you can binge on over 40 types of Malaysian-style lok lok at just $19.90++! Take your pick from a whole host of yummy ingredients such as scallops, prawns, bacon-wrapped enoki and pork belly, and you can have them deep-fried or boiled in a soup of your choice.
Address: 259 Outram Rd, Singapore 169056
Opening Hours: 5 PM–1 AM daily
Offering a pretty boss selection of Cantonese-style tze char with over forty types of lok lok and chilled beers, it’s not hard to see why Dai Lou is a popular spot for lok lok in Singapore. Plus, you can dip them in four different special sauces: Satay, Salted Egg Yolk, Sambal, and Thai Chilli. In addition to that, Dai Lou is situated in the swanky Marina Country Club so you can unwind in the sea breeze, surrounded by luxurious yachts, all the way until 2 am!
Address: 11 Northshore Dr, Singapore 828670
Opening Hours: 12 PM–2 AM daily
With three locations in Singapore, it’ll be easy to satisfy your lok lok cravings with Fei Zhu Lok Lok. What’s also unique about particular lok lok place is that they also offer rice and noodles to make your meal even heartier! Their signature Shiok Sauce is entirely handmade and a perfect blend of spice and tang. Diners are welcome to bring them home, as the stall sells them in tubs!
Address: Multiple locations
Run by the same folks behind Whisk & Paddle, Fat Po features a menu that it more Asian-centric. Its extensive menu also features lok lok, such as the Lok Lok Classic Set which comes with Tiger Prawns, Pork Belly, Broccoli and Abalone Mushroom. While it doesn’t fully replicate the JB lok lok experience, it makes for a good substitute with its range of fusion cuisine.
Address: 10 Tebing Ln, #01-05/06, Singapore 828836
Opening Hours: 12–10 PM Tues to Fri, 9:30 AM–10 PM Sat & Sun. Closed on Mon
This lok lok joint in MacPherson offers more than 45 varieties of meat, veggie, and seafood skewers. You’ll be spoilt for choice but in the best of ways! Besides lok lok, the bistro also offers fries, ramen and soju on the menu. If your love karaoke, you’ll be glad to know that there’s karaoke available for you and your friend to sing your hearts out! It’s no wonder this is such a popular lok lok joint.
Address: 401 MacPherson Rd, #01-21, Singapore 368125
Opening Hours: 4 PM–12 AM daily
Located in Bukit Merah, Lok Square has a wide selection of lok lok to satisfy your cravings, as well as four different sauces to match. This includes satay sauce, belacan, homemade chilli and spicy. While it lacks the bells and whistles of other lok lok joints, Lok Square delivers affordable and delicious skewers that pair perfectly with some cold beer!
Address: 116 Bukit Merah View, Singapore 151116
Opening Hours: 6:30 PM–1:30 AM Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
LOK ME UP serves up some of the cheapest lok lok in Singapore, with prices starting from just S$0.60 per skewer! Pair your lok lok with any of their sauces available, including free and unlimited servings of nacho cheese sauce and a secret housemade chilli sauce. With over 40 varieties to choose from, Lok Me Up is definitely a strong competitor on this list!
Address: 9 Toa Payoh Industrial Park, #01-1209, Singapore 319061
Opening Hours: 5 PM–2:30 AM Tues to Sat, 5–11 PM Sun. Closed on Mon
A restaurant, bar and lounge located steps away from Bendemeer MRT, you’ll find a wide array of local delights at Wah Gor Bar Lounge, ranging from toast and kopi in the morning, to Curry Chicken, Braised Pork Rice and Kway Teow Soup for lunch and many more. In the evening, hang out with your friends or colleagues over some lok lok! Prices start from S$1 a stick and options include prawns, scallops, pork belly, Taiwan sausage and many more. Karaoke entertainment is also available at this spot!
Address: 2 Kallang Ave, #01-04, Singapore 339407
Opening Hours: 8 AM–1 AM Mon to Thurs, 8 AM–2 AM Fri & Sat, 5–11 PM Sun
Located in a coffee shop at Ang Mo Kio is Loklok 1991's by Daniel and Meng. Their affordable skewers go for $1 each, and after being deep-fried they are coated with their in-house sauce. To add on even more flavour, go for their homemade spicy chilli sauce, sweet chilli sauce, satay sauce or sweet sauce. You can also request for some condensed milk to be drizzled on your fried mantou!
Address: 340 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, #01-1697, Singapore 560340
Opening Hours: 6 PM–2 AM daily
We’ve all had conveyor belt sushi, but have you ever tried conveyor belt hotpot and lok lok? At Steamov, each diner has their own hotpot with a soup of their choice to cook their skewers in. Normal skewers are $1 while premium skewers are $3. They’re also open all the way till 6 am, so you can come by anytime to enjoy some skewers. This is an especially great choice for those who prefer boiled lok lok over the deep fried ones!
Address: 325 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 088760
Opening hours: 11–6 AM daily
A stone’s throw away from the famous Punggol Nasi Lemak in Tanjong Katong, Malaysia Local Delights serves rustic Malacca-style lok lok buffet. From $28.80++, enjoy all-you-can-eat skewers, such as assorted meats, veggies, fishcakes and seafood balls. You can also pick from two different soup bases to cook your ingredients in! The tables indoors are suited for larger groups, and the tables outside are by the roadside, so it really adds to the Malaysian street-side feel!
Address: 224 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437015
Opening Hours: 5:30 PM–1:30 AM daily
Springleaf is a haven for late-night owls with supper spots for prata, mookata, and dim sum. But if you’re looking for another spot to add to your list, make sure to check out Fei Lou Fatt. It’s already well-known for its prawn noodles, but there are also 20 different types of lok lok skewers to choose from like Korean fish cake, abalone, and enoki!
Address: 928 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 787121
Opening Hours: 8 AM–10 PM daily
Good Time Lok at Geylang East has a plethora of lok lok items to choose from and you will definitely be spoiled for choice here. With items like prawns, meat, fishballs, sausages, vegetables, mushrooms, cheese tofu and more, there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy. Make sure to pair the skewers with one (or all) of the available sauces: sweet chilli, signature chilli, super chilli and satay sauce.
Address: 1015 Geylang East Ave 3, #01-109, Singapore 389730
Opening Hours: 4 PM–12 AM Mon to Thurs. 4 PM–2 AM Fri & Sat
If you’re around Punggol, Happy Lok Lok at the Punggol Container Park should satisfy your cravings. Especially tasty are its belacan and Thai green chilli blends. Skewer highlights include black pepper chicken, pork belly with enoki, tofu fish cake, and fresh seafood. Open until 1 am and 2 am on weekends, this is a great spot for residents in the area to satisfy the lok lok cravings without making the drive across the causeway.
Address: 6 Tebing Ln, #01-05, Singapore 828835
Opening Hours: 3 PM–1 AM Sun to Thurs, 4 PM–2 AM Fri & Sat
The Chinese cuisine’s take on lok lok is known as or chuan chuan. These have also gained popularity in Singapore, thanks to places like BBQ Box! Having been around since 2016, BBQ Box has a wide variety of chuan chuan that spans classics like beef, mutton, and sausages, to local bites such as ngoh hiang. Choose from original, spicy, or mala spicy skewers!
Address: Multiple outlets
At 新潮 xinchao, you can indulge in a free-flow lok lok buffet with over 50 different types of lok lok ingredients to choose from! If you are tired of the usual fried and boiled lok lok, you can even ask them to serve it in the form of Mala Tang or Mala Xiang Guo. However, there are some terms and conditions to keep it mind: the lok lok buffet is dine-in only with a minimum of two pax, and it is also only limited to the first 50 pax per day, while stocks last!
Address: 150 Arab St, Singapore 199832
Yi Zi Wei isn’t a lok lok spot per se, but it is famed for its 6-in-1 buffet offerings which include mala xiang guo, hotpot, mala tang, army stew, KBBQ, and of course, lok lok! A smorgasbord of lok lok is available for selection, however, they are mostly items such as fish balls, sausages and crabsticks. There are also fried lok lok items available as part of the buffet, such as boiled eggs wrapped in bacon and veggies like long beans and broccoli. Even though the lok lok selection seems lacking in meat, it’s hard to have any qualms about it since we can eat our fill of it as part of the barbecue and hotpot experience!
While its location at the industrial area of Yishun might be slightly inaccessible and hard to find, the rave of good reviews for 串lok lok makes this a spot that is worth checking out. Be spoilt for choice by the variety on offer, from the popular pork belly and bacon-wrapped enoki, smoked duck, abalone mushroom to the unique ones like baby crab and fish & yuba. If you prefer your lok lok to be boiled, they have tom yum broth here to cook your lok lok in!
Address: 11 Yishun Industrial Street 1, #01-120, Singapore 768089
Opening Hours: 4 PM–1:30 AM Tues to Sun
Located at the popular Chomp Chomp, Wang BBQ Lok Lok serves skewers such as chicken wings, bacon-wrapped long beans, pork belly, oyster mushrooms and more. Prices are on the higher side compared to others on the list, and the wait can get a bit long as there’s only one person in the kitchen. But if you’re in the area and need a lok lok fix, Wang BBQ Lok Lok will hit the right spot.
Address: 20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557269
Opening Hours: 4 PM–12:30 AM Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon