Vegan restaurant serving a variety of local and international favorites like lotus leaf rice, nonya laksa, lasagna and bak kut teh. Relocated from 115 Owen Rd. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-3:00pm, Mon-Thu 5:00pm-8:30pm, Sun 11:00am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-8:30pm. Open on public holidays.

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70 Reviews

First Review by VeganYoko


Points +5948

21 Aug 2023

Vegan Lasagne

A quiet and unassuming eatery in the basement of Havelock II. Staff was very courteous. The menu is quite small but is fully vegan (not many allium-free options). The menu mainly features local dishes; popular items are the lasagne and dumplings. There is also a blackboard menu with some daily specials. I would recommend the lasagne and almond brown rice milk! Hope the menu can be expanded and also hope the place can be spruced up a little; it looks kind of tired with dog-eared physical menus, paper tucked under wobbly chairs, etc. Few minutes' walk from Clarke Quay MRT and Chinatown MRT.



Points +1402

10 Jul 2023

Great "fish" and incredible cheescake.

This is another vegan basement restaurant in Chinatown, although it is much quieter and more serene than the nearby SuManYuan, which is in a food court.

MAINS: Lemak Fish Rice was excellent, yummy satay sauce and the "fish" was spot on. My partner got the lasagna which comes with a side salad. It's a more healthy kind of lasagna, made with lentils. He said it was good as well as wholesome.

DESSERT: The cheesecake! OMG! I've had a lot of vegan cheesecakes and this was one of the best, especially considering it doesn't come with other flavourings, sauces or toppings. It doesn't need it, it is so good as it is. This is one of the few places that also sells vegan Magnums - great to grab one on your way out.

PRICE: Reasonably priced - 34.60 for two mains and two desserts.


Points +122

16 Jun 2023

Nice little place

I was glad to get a nice meal here. The bakuteh with rice tastes great and the housemade almond rice tea was also yummy! The owner seemed friendly and was kind enough to make my drink warm for me 😄

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-16


Points +1629

29 May 2023

Modern little diner

Costs a bit more than the vegan Chinatown venues, but cheaper than across the river prices and has air conditioning. Nice black fungus (wood ear mushrooms) and a focus on healthier versions of some local dishes


Points +13

21 Mar 2023

Good meal

Good food, officious service. Last order by 8pm. Closes at 830.


Points +33

14 Mar 2023

Nice quiet vegan restaurant

I tried the claypot rice during my first visit. The rice was very fragrant and packed with flavors, yet felt very healthy. Had the vegan chicken rice for my second visit and was also very satisfied with the food quality. The brown rice was cooked just right and the tofu skin was delicious! Would love to try more of their dishes.

Pros: Yummy and healthy vegan food


Points +1507

26 Jan 2023

Nice and fine

You'll find the Genesis in the basement of the havelock2 building.
It looks like a simple Restaurant but the food is very tasty. You order at the desk and pay immediatley.
I tried the dumplings and the lasagna. The dumplings were very nice. No idea what the filling could be. The lasagna came with a little side salad. The dressing of it taste not really like anything. But its ok.
I also tried the almond brown rice milk, this is a thick and delicious milk.
For dessert I had the vegan Magnum sea salt ice cream, that was very creamy and absolutely nice, that they offer it.


Points +97

25 Dec 2022

Absolutely delightful

Located inside the mall one level down from where google maps takes you, basement 1. Easy to find if you read the address properly. We got Laksa, dumplings, chicken and rice (made from yuba), and a chorizo which was from their specials. Cheap and tasty!

Pros: Delicious traditional food, Cheap

Cons: Atmosphere reflects price, not a bad thing


07 Apr 2023

Hi. May I know is all the 3 dishes in your photo contain no allium? Thks


Points +70

25 Dec 2022

Great for cheap and healthy meals

Very short wait times

Pros: Excellent value, Good Portions


Points +1066

14 Dec 2022

Really good vegan Asian food

Food was absolutely delicious! However, the portion seemed a bit small - although I ordered takeout so it might be different if you eat in. Chickn rice was flavorful but they could've given more sambal sauce.

Pros: Great menu of local favourites, Delicious

Cons: Portions


Points +55

16 Nov 2022

Arrived at closing…

I arrived at about 8:20 and was told they closed at 8:30 instead of 9 so I felt really bad, but the staff told me I could still get food to go.

I started to order and he offered I could sit and eat. I ordered laksa and dou hua, the latter of which I ate there because they didn’t have it to go (already in a dish). I ate the dou hua while he made the laksa, which I took back to my hotel. Both were very tasty and enjoyable.


Points +307

14 Nov 2022

Tasty noodle soup

Had the dumpling noodle soup which was one of the specialities of the week.
Wasn't so keen on the pieces of mock meat added but the dumplings and soup were delicious.


Points +118

15 Aug 2022

Simply good!

We had a nice evening at Genesis, the dumplings are an absolute recommendation, Nonya laksa as well.
The owner is a really kind man who’s always open for a chat!


Points +73

Mostly Veg
16 Jul 2022

Healthy vegan food

Kudos on being a pure vegan restaurant! Portions were generous and the sambal was to die for. However, I do wish they offered more noodle options aside from thin beehoon.


Points +91

13 Jul 2022

If you want to dine in tranquil environment, this is the place

Their Bakuteh is nice. The place is located in basement 2, quiet mall.

Pros: All vegan

Cons: None


18 Jul 2022

Hello, may i know which mall? 😍 looks delish..


18 Jul 2022


Points +179

05 May 2022

Yummy Dumplings

A small cafe at the basement of Havelock2. Mostly local delights, not much choices for sharing.

Laksa and Nasi Lemak is ok, the Bak Kut Teh is disappointing as it didn’t come in claypot that it should be and not much ingredients, so didn’t take a picture. The dumplings are very nice.

Updated from previous review on 2022-05-05


Points +1128

28 Apr 2022

Nasi Lemak & house-made sambal

a 𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍 𝒗𝒆𝒈𝒂𝒏 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒖𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒕, offering both Asian and Western cuisines. 🌸 Though they are not an alliums-free establishment, most of the dishes (90%) are alliums-free. In fact, only the western dishes contain alliums and not omittable. Asian dishes are all alliums-free, including chilli!😄 Remember to inform them of your dietary preference when placing an order, so that they will swap all the chilli to alliums-free version.

Pros: Full vegan, Friendly staff


Points +80

Mostly Veg
13 Mar 2022

try lagsane

Their Lagsane blew me off and kept me coming back (has alliums though). Chat with staffs if you have special ingredient to remove, they gladly recommend.
Tried Thunder Tea Rice this time, and am not a big fan, sadly.

Updated from previous review on 2022-03-13


Points +8370

10 Jan 2022

Excellent flavor and good value

Genesis serves delicious vegan takes on local cuisine, including plenty of healthy fare (greens, brown rice, non-fried items). The nasi lemak is particularly recommendable, and the dumplings are good, too.

Note credit cards not accepted (just cash or NETS card).

Updated from previous review on 2022-01-03


Points +210

21 Sep 2021

Good food and service

The menu clearly marks which items have garlic and onion. There are less choices for those who don't eat garlic and onion but the remaining choices are still good. I had olive rice and sushi. Both are great.
The staffs are friendly and welcome. They also sell vegan mooncake.

Pros: Healthy and tasty food, Friendly staff, Menu clearly marks garlic and onion


Points +695

05 Sep 2021


When I managed to find the place (not the fault of the restaurant) the food was nice. Good to be in a place where no one speaks English! Will definitely come back.

Note: review from 2015, I believe it's moved now so hopefully it's easier to find! 😂

Updated from previous review on 2021-09-05

Pros: Small, family run feel, Rustic


Points +56

30 Aug 2021

Get the lasagne

Very tasty food. Had dumplings, clay pot rice and lasagne. The lasagne is so good. Get it.

Will need to visit again as tofu cheese cake was sold out. The sausage on top of the clay pot rice is really good. Nice flavour and texture.

Pros: Everything is vegan


Points +476

09 May 2021

Solid Place With A Variety of Options.

If you're in Singapore, the food at Genesis is worth trying. The atmosphere is an intimate one, with warm-glow lighting, vibrant-colored chairs, and a smaller space for a restaurant-- this is the type of restaurant you'd want to hang out at, in the evenings / Friday nights. When I went during lunchtime hours, it was empty, and nice to enjoy the space all to myself!

I enjoyed eating the Brazil Nut Cilantro Pasta, Nasi Lemak- a dish from Malaysia with brown rice, sambal (chili paste), cucumbers and vegan fish. I love that there was bread available for purchase, too.


Points +145

15 Apr 2021

Love it

This small place is one of my favorites. Very tasty vegan takes on Singaporean and international classics. Good prices too!


Points +25

30 Mar 2021


decent (not huge) selection of all vegan western food and also familiar Asian dishes. price is kinda mid range around $10 for most mains. tried the laksa which was pretty good & satisfying, with a meat substitute thats actually quite realistic compared to other ones I’ve tried. atmosphere is simple, cozy & cottage-y as it’s a small shop. they also sell a small selection of bread/pastries at the front. owners are friendly & can alter spice levels if you can’t handle very spicy food

Pros: cozy vibe, good food + decent selection , food comes relatively quick

Cons: little bit pricey?, small shop, might have to wait for seats


Points +4566

03 Mar 2021

Shop is moving to havelock! Take note

2019 review: Ordered Fish head vermicelli ($8.90), Claypot rice ($8.90) & Seaweed rolls ($5.50). Take note that they are moving from Owen road to 2 Havelock Road #B1-01, near CQ mrt! Old location end 25th Sep. New location will start in mid Oct 2019

2021 review: Earlier Vegan lunchie situation with colls. We have ordered Dumplings ($6.60), Nonya Laksa ($9.30), Lemak Fish Rice ($12.90), Bakuteh Rice ($11.90), Claypot Rice ($10.90), Chicken Rice ($8.90) and drinksss for total of $89.80. I had Cranberry Lavender ($4.90) and love it! Love the cranberry taste in this! [note: this cafe also serve alliums free options]

I had bakuteh rice and likey it! Portion is generous, soup is comforting and it came with a lot of ingredients such as tofu, veges, mushroom and mock meat. It was also served with brown rice 😋. Dumplings for sharing is a good idea too! I didn’t have the rest so can’t comment much hahahaa can only say they look decent!!! 😋

After the meal, I have bought cinnamon rolls pack for $10. It came in 4 and I had 2 muahaa. Love it and will buy again next time. Cinnamon taste is strong. A little sweet pastry but all good for me. Highly recommended to buy their cinnamon rolls home if you go there~

Pros: A lot of options, Staff friendly


Points +392

31 Jan 2021

Good food, convenient location

Friendly staff. Feel free to let staff know if you don't take alliums etc and that will advise you. Nasi Lemak is tasty.

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