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Artichoke, situated in the heart of Singapore's Arts and Heritage district, is a Middle Eastern-inspired New School Kebab and Mezze Bar led by chef-owner Bjorn Shen. Drawing inspiration from his favorite movie, "You Don't Mess with the Zohan," the restaurant reflects Bjorn's playful personality. The cuisine at Artichoke is both imaginative and entertaining, infusing Middle Eastern flavors and ingredients into its dishes.
To embark on your culinary journey, begin with the Turkish bread accompanied by Jewelled Hummus. This delectable dish not only packs a nutritional punch but also delights the palate with its umami miso explosion—an absolute must-try.
For a memorable experience, sample the Kebab paired with Muhammara dip. This flavor-packed combination encompasses savory, sweet, slightly smoky, and a hint of spiciness to provide a satisfying kick. Muhammara is skillfully crafted from red capsicum, walnuts, chili, tomato, and pomegranate molasses. Pair it with the Artichoke Feed, designed for communal sharing—a fantastic way to savor the bold and bursting flavors of the New School Kebab and Mezze Bar. Grab some bread and select your preferred dip, relishing the charred skewers fresh from the grill. Whether you opt for the crispy fried chicken, the melt-in-your-mouth salmon, or the succulent charred skewered duck breast, your taste buds are in for a treat.
Another crowd-pleaser on the menu is the sizzling Saj Tava. This dish features soft, runny yolks bubbling alongside chunks of Angus beef in an authentic clay dish straight from Istanbul. Grab some pita bread and dive into this savory delight.
For dessert, indulge in the 3 Cheese Kunefe, Artichoke's irresistible take on the traditional sweet. This dessert masterpiece includes blackcurrant ripple ice cream, honey rose syrup, and pistachio. Artichoke brilliantly combines the sweet allure of honey rosewater syrup with the savory richness of three cheeses. And if that's not enough to entice your taste buds, the hot and crispy kadayif pastry finds its perfect match in a scoop of refreshing Blackcurrant Ripple Ice Cream.
Location: 161 Middle Rd, Singapore 188978
Tel: +65 9650 2290
Opening Hours: 5:30–10:30 pm (Tues - Fri), 11:30 am–3:30 pm, 5:30–10:30 pm (Sat - Sun), Closed (Mon)