Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of Pokemon Go, the latest gaming craze that has taken Singapore by storm. Since the augmented reality game was launched here, we’ve seen people—young and old alike—with their eyes glued to their screens, walking around the city in their bid to hunt down rare Pokemon.
Are you one of those who are still trying to add Pikachu, Voltorb or Scyther to your Pokedex? You’ll have a chance to do that at these eateries that also double up as Pokestops.
Chef Jason Tan’s award-winning restaurant is one of the Pokestops in the Pokemon-filled Botanic Gardens. So while you tuck into his famous Gastro-Botanica cuisine and sip on some fine wine, you can also use this time to farm for more Pokeballs, revive potions and lure modules. Once you’ve filled your belly, take a stroll around the Gardens to catch more of these creatures.
Corner House | EJH Corner House, (Nassim Gate Entrance), 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, S(259569) | 6469 1000
Just a stone’s throw away from Ion Orchard, where various Pokemon lurk, is contemporary Japanese-European izakaya Mo’mor Izakaya. Its location near the 4 Ring Pokestop ups your chances of catching a few, as you tuck into the izakaya’s delicious tapas, grilled plates and refreshing tipples.
Mo’mor Izakaya | B1-01 Tanglin Post Office, 56 Tanglin Road, S(247964) | Call 6463 8080
Eat At Seven
Make a pit stop at Eat At Seven, located at Suntec City’s newest Sky Garden, if you’re in need of a re-fuel after hunting Pokemons. This establishment is home to seven top Japanese dining concepts and restaurants, including Magurodonya Miuramisakikou Sushi, Tokyo Sundubu Singapore and Menya Takeichi.
As you indulge in fresh sushi or piping hot ramen, rest assured that you’re not too far away from the action as Eat at Seven is close to three Pokestops. Make sure you level up some of your Pokemon so they’re ready for battle, as the Fountain of Wealth is also a Pokegym.
Eat at Seven | 03-307 Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, S(038983) | Call 6268 8043
Enjoy a respite from the heat at Arteastiq in Mandarin Gallery, which doubles as a Pokestop. As you wait for Squirtle or Charmander to appear, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy its famous high tea sets.
Arteastiq | 04-14/15 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, S(238867) | Call 6235 8370
Millenia Walk is the perfect spot to hoard more Pokeballs and all the other necessities you need to add more creatures to your Pokedex. While you’re at it, treat yourself to a delicious and hearty brunch at this café.
Kith Café | 01-44/45 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, S(039596) | Call 6333 4438