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 we want to be. The food is fun and creative; drawing inspiration from Middle-Eastern flavours and ingredients, as opposed to being traditional. Imagine funky stuff like za'atar crumbed swordfish, some super sexy fried cauliflower with banana and walnut dukka (the absolute bomb, we promise), and milk pudding with mango and ginger flower (beat that, P*cky!) for something sweet, 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 gin drink called the GGNR. If that ain't your thing, or if you're under age, don't break a sweat. The bar at Artichoke also pumps out tasty sodas, housemade Turkish tea and solid coffee all day from our friends Common Man Coffee Roasters.
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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
Tuesdays - Fridays
Dinner 1730 - 2130
Saturdays - Sundays
Lunch+Dinner 1130 - 2130