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Hjh Maimunah Restaurant @ Jalan Pisang

11 Jalan Pisang Singapore 199078

6297 4294

$5 · Halal Certified · Restaurant · Malay · Seafood · Chicken · Beverages · Indonesian

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Chris Lai

Rated 5.0/5.0 2 months ago

Most Singaporeans would be familiar with the famed @hjhmaimunahrestaurant so it's a wonder it took me so long to come and try. And we were not disappointed by the sweet, spicy, savoury goodness in each plate. The rice served was dry by choice because you'll need a very dry vessel to soak up all the sauces for maximum flavour

Pan Chantakulchai

Rated 4.0/5.0 a month ago

Came here because of Michelin star. Chicken and prawn are very tasty. Black sauce on the chicken flavor and make the meat not too dry. If rice is softer it will be perfect. Price is acceptable, with drink is S$11 in total. Not too many seats, but turn quite fast, then it is not a problem eating there.

Alvin Ho

Rated 3.0/5.0 11 months ago

Over in the Jalan Sultan area and just a short distance from the Sultan Mosque is the well-known Nasi Padang Restaurant, Hjh Maimunah Restaurant and Catering. This restaurant is also a multi year winner of the Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore Award. Having heard great things from a friend about this restaurant, a decision was made to visit on a Saturday morning to sample the food offerings. On arrival, one should first find a seat at the ground floor or second floor. After that one joins the queue and it took a while before one finally entered the restaurant to order one's dishes. Both Dine In and Takeaway uses the same queue, so please don't think of jumping ahead if getting takeaway only. The food are all displayed on shelves behind a hygiene partition. The prices for the food options are on the display panel on the wall behind the food shelves. One first informs the staff if they are dining in (eating here) or taking away (Dabao/Bungkus/Packet). Then one points to the items one wants and the staff will place the food onto the plate or into the takeaway box. The staff will then hand over one's order where one then proceeded to make payment. If one is in need of assistance, a staff will help to carry the food to one's table. Found the food mostly acceptable, not fantastic but not bad either. The rice was a little too dry and didn't absorb the sauces or gravy from the food well as most of the food had little to no gravy. The best food option is the Tahu Telor with its nicely Fried egg with Tofu and the sauce was really yummy with a good mix of savoury and sweet. This paired really well with the rice as the rice helped to balance out the sauce flavour. Ordered some desserts but the Rainbow Kueh Lapis had layers that crumbled instead of being stretchy and not easily peeled, while the Pandan Kueh Salat had a really yummy pandan custard but the glutinous rice still had some uncooked grains within. The meal was overall acceptable and it is great to see a Nasi Padang stall get on the Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore Award. However, it is good for a visit to try but unlikely for a return visit General Verdict: A good Nasi Padang restaurant with yummy ingredients that is a little pricier than most but avoid the dessert items Opening Hours: Daily 7:30am-7:30pm (Closed on Sundays) Queue Situation: About 15 mins to 30 mins Price: SG$6 upwards Payment Mode: Cash and Visa/Mastercard/AMEX Credit Cards (Physical and Paywave) Is this worth a try? Probably Is it worth making a trip just to try it? Only if you are in the vicinity Is this worthy of the Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore Award? Unsure Items Ordered: 1) Item: Nasi Padang (Mixed Rice) - Rice with Mixed Vegetables and Ingredients Description: The different ingredients were acceptable without being too savoury. The rice was a little dry as the ingredients didn't have much sauce. The chilli was spicy and yummy at the same time Verdict: Good, Can Order Price: SG$6.80 (Varies according to food selection) 2) Item: Tahu Telor Jakarta - Fried tofu with egg, Jakarta style Description: Great tasting tofu and Egg dish that had a savoury and yummy sauce, which may need some rice to balance the flavour as some may find the sauce a little string Verdict: Very Good, Must Order Price: SG$7 3) Item: Rainbow Kueh Lapis - Rainbow coloured layered cake Description: The Rainbow Kueh Lapis didn't have much flavour and the layers were too stiff, crumbling while being separated Verdict: Rainbow Kueh Lapis - Fail, Don't Waste Time Price: SG$0.90 4) Item: Pandan Kueh Salat - Pandan Custard on Glutinous Rice Cake Description: The Pandan Kueh Salat had a really yummy custard top but the Glutinous Rice was not cooked thoroughly resulting in some hard grains in the rice layer Verdict: Pandan Kueh Salat - Acceptable, Order only if you want to try Price: SG$0.90

Saadiah Z Karimullah

Rated 4.0/5.0 a month ago

My husband's first visit here and he had only good things to say about the taste of the food. He is not a local, so not used to eating Malay dishes but he totally enjoyed savouring all of these dishes. From the ayam bakar, Asam pedas, gulai ayam curry and bagedil, he gave them the thumbs up. I felt the rendang and sambal goreng used to taste much much flavourful until 3 years ago. The kangkong stir fry was served cold but otherwise their food is delicious. The rice was a little undercooked though.

Melvin Chan

Rated 5.0/5.0 3 months ago

Needless to say, when you want to eat Nasi Padang here is the place I would recommend. Bring friends so you can try more dishes. Ordered 2 sets of each dish for 8pax with lime juice, roughly around $120. Didn’t order the tahu telor today, which is a must try.

Azrul Hizam

Rated 5.0/5.0 3 months ago

Stayed nearby and came to eat here almost every day! Food is authentically Indonesian and tastes absolutely delicious, they accept credit card payments as well which is quite a novelty in small shops in Singapore (dont know why). Everything we tried was good 👍

LP Pua

Rated 3.0/5.0 5 months ago

I ordered 2 meat (chicken and beef) and 2 vegetables (green and achar) with rice. It costed $12. We had high expectation because of the good google reviews, the crowd the the restaurant and high price but were disappointed because it did not fare any better than other nasi padang stalls we had eaten before. Also, my beef portion has little meat and lots of fats, adding more disappointment to be meal.

Defi Andry

Rated 5.0/5.0 6 months ago

Great halal restaurant in Singapore. A lot of choices of foods and drinks. Good taste and yummy. Very clean place, friendly staffs, nice ambiance. Nice and classic building surrounding. Price is very affordable and with good taste of cuisine. First time here is very pleasant and satisfied, will come here more.

Caleb Lim

Rated 5.0/5.0 2 months ago

This is the first Bib Gourmand Nasi Padang eatery in SG & my goto place for Nasi Padang, though many of the dishes have more Malay than Minangkabau influence. This used to be a boarding house for people waiting for their Haj-bound vessels. I recommend ordering dishes separately from rice so you can share them with friends. Remember to leave room for desserts as they have some unique and delicious ones!

A Cabin in the Woods

Rated 5.0/5.0 3 months ago

What a delight. Traditional Malay food with a huge spread. Local atmosphere and flavourful dishes. Do expect a line as it’s very popular but things move fast. The food is quite heavy on the oil so yeah something to keep in mind but it’s absolutely delish! Also plenty of vegetarian options :)

Dru Lu

Rated 5.0/5.0 5 months ago

Okay… the food is good enough to make the queue worth it. The queue moves super slow mostly due to some staff takes very long in dishing. But trust me, the food is worth the chaos in getting the food. Plenty of seating including upstairs. Their specialty is the spicy squid in squid ink sauce. It’s quite spicy but flavourful. Other classic dishes like fried tofu with egg, chicken curry, beef rangdong and variety of fried dishes are all done well.


Rated 5.0/5.0 4 months ago

Like what many claimed, this was one of those long saved but not checked off places in my books too - finally found a day in which we are craving for some spicy food and decided to head down here! At 1:30pm, the queue was still stretching out of the store, although it does move relatively quickly, it’s pretty hard to get a table even with second level seating - somewhat like a hawker centre if I may. The selection was in abundance compared to the other Nasi Padang stalls (which really isn’t in the same league), from the normal begedil to the rare tahu goreng. 💰 the price point is okay - though the tahu goreng at $8 was pricier than the fish and chicken which were $5 a piece. Food was really good in general! The tahu goreng, grilled chicken and fish are a must order when you visit 🍗 🐠 Definitely will revisit when I’m craving for a good Nasi Padang with a wider variety!

C. Tan

Rated 4.0/5.0 2 months ago

It’s Michelin bib, and we are fan of nasi Padang. The black squid samba was great. The rendang chicken was a little over cooked but the flavourful gravy help. The the handout anchovies potatoes chilli was ok. Asam fish was well done with perfect ladyfingers. The samba chilli provided was very fresh and right amount of spiciness and flavour. Cuttlefish was forgettable. Tahgay long bean salad cannot go wrong. Yes I will be back again. Here there is more consistency than many other NP restaurants around the area.


Rated 1.0/5.0 2 months ago

Decided to give them a try because of good reviews. There’s more seats available upstairs and it’s air conditioned. There’s one shared toilet upstairs too. Ordered some dishes to share for 2 paxs and it cost us $26.60. Honestly speaking, beef rendang and fried chicken is tough and dry. Brinjal was bland. Begedel is soggy. Asam ikan taste okay. Also, food wasn’t served hot.

Alex Gedala

Rated 5.0/5.0 3 months ago

Cannot go wrong at this place. Attracts tons of locals and can feed an army or an individual. Recommend going in as a group of 4 or more, that way you get to try a whole bunch of dishes. A good combination of vegetarian, seafood and meat dishes. There is a dish for any preference. And the quality is just amazing.


Rated 5.0/5.0 in the last week

Pretty efficient set up. I got caught in the lunch queue but it moved fast. If crowded go and get a table first. The ayam Bakar and goreng were both good. Veggies and bagedil were ok. Going back again to try more items but the meats were very well cooked and marinated


Rated 5.0/5.0 a month ago

In my opinion, this is the best nasi padang restoran in Singapore. The turnover at this branch is high and the food is always fresh. Prices seem to have increased quite a bit in the last few years unfortunately. On my last dine-in visit on 17 February 2024: S$11.00 - Beef rendang, taugeh kerabu, telur masin, begedil S$6.50 - sambal goreng, sayur lodeh, begedil S$2.40 - two pieces of kuih kuih

Azim Hulaimi

Rated 5.0/5.0 2 months ago

It's my first time eating at this restaurant based on my wife's and mom in law's recommendation. Apparently, this place have been around since the 90s and I've been visiting Singapore since I was a kid but never knew about this place. It's a nice restaurant that serves rice with many variety of lauks. It's more of Malay type of cooking than minang style. The food was pretty good. Tasty and delicious all around. But most important of all, it doesn't break bank. For the 2 meals with 1 kuih and drinks for two, it's about 23 SGD. I'd say that's pretty good price. This place opens as early as 7:30am. But peak time is usually 12pm onwards. So if you come earlier than that, then you won't have to queue that long and there's plenty of space to eat, especially at level 2 upstairs. I think I'll eat here again if I visit Singapore again with family or friends. It's a great food place to eat with a group, enjoying the food and each other's company.

Anggita Deska

Rated 4.0/5.0 a week ago

Halal restaurant in SG, got various menu, i came for brunch at 10am and its quiet crowd. I got lungs, shrimp, fish, capcay and curry sauce. The dish was big, delicious and fresh, also the chili a lil bit spicy. And ordered Teh Tarik, the tasted bittersweet. In my case, one portion for 2 people. The restaurant got indoor and area for dine-in, it also had snack.

David Doff

Rated 5.0/5.0 a month ago

Came early at around 9 am to beat the crowd and to be able to secure seating for 2. That shows how popular this place is. Food is delicious and flavourful as expected.