Artichoke is a Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant in the heart of Singapore’s Arts and Heritage district. At the helm is chef-owner Bjorn Shen, who’s been slinging out plates of tasty food to you beautiful peeps since 2010. Artichoke is an extension of Bjorn’s slapstick personality; inspired by his favourite movie, You Don't Mess with the Zohan. Go watch it if you haven't.


Artichoke is probably the least authentic Middle-Eastern restaurant around. And that's exactly how it should be. The food is fun and creative; drawing inspiration from Middle-Eastern flavours and ingredients, as opposed to being traditional. Imagine funky stuff like cuttlefish shawarma, beetroot or broccoli or sweet potato falafels (IKR?), malabi milk pudding with watermelon for something sweet, and kataifi-wrapped fish fingers (the absolute bomb, we promise), all served to a backdrop of 60’s soul and 90’s hip-hop.

If you get thirsty, Artichoke has got you covered with a mean wine list, ice-cold beers, ciders, Sunday Punch cocktails and a killer G&T. If that ain't your thing, or if you're under age, don't break a sweat. The bar at Artichoke also pumps out Turkish sodas, housemade Karak and solid coffee all day from our friends Common Man Coffee Roasters.


Guess who's serving Middle-Eastern magic again?

Surprise surprise, it's us.

If you liked the Mandis, you'll like what's coming up!





Artichoke is available for exclusive buy-outs and can seat 100 guests comfortably, or intimate parties of up to 20 guests in our Private Dining Room. Hit us up for more information, or click here to find out how we can host your next event.


Enjoyed your meal and wanna take a piece of us home with you? Or wanna buy a sick gift for a totally undeserving friend? Sorry you missed your chance to get your grubby hands on our cookbook. 267 pages of recipes and gnarly stories from behind the line. Uncensored and unfiltered. 2000 printed - we kept a couple for Bjorn's grandkids. Completely sold out on Amazon and in bookstores. Don't even try. If you see one in the wild, grab it... or prepare for a life of ragrats.



161 Middle Road
Singapore 188978


Tuesdays - Sundays

Hang Time  1600 - 1900

Dinner         1800 - 2145


Brunch         1130 - 1445

Closed Mondays

© 2020 Bjorn Shen