8 Tastiest Lok Lok Places in Singapore to Whisk You to Johor Bahru

Singaporeans are no strangers to late-night lok lok cravings. Even going across the causeway to Johor Bahru is worth it.

Except, sometimes you want something close by.

Johor Bahru may be a lok lok paradise but Singapore has its fair share of affordable and delicious versions of the snack. Some have queues so long, taking a trip to Johor Bahru could be faster. It is a testament of the quality of the street food though.

The article lists 8 best lok lok places in Singapore when you are too tired for long car rides.

1. Lok lok 1991’s by Daniel Meng
Phone No.: +65 9679 6209
Address: 340 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Singapore 560340
Operating Hours: Fri-Wed: 6 pm – 2 am
Sun: Off
Pricing: $1 to $ 2 per stick

During the height of the pandemic, the Lok lok 1991 stall was unveiled inside the Daniel &Meng coffee shop. They had an effective concept; brought Johor Bahru style lok lok to Ang Mo Kio. Suffice to say, they delivered. 

They are also big on affordability, with the promise thatthey will always have $1 sticks on their menu along with pricier ones.

The shop works on a buffet system,where you pick a mix of vegetable and meat  from the shelves and hand it to the staff so they can deep fry it. 

Lok Lok Type:

  • Meat Ball
  • Man Tou
  • Oyster Mushroom
  • Breaded Scallop
  • Broccoli

What You Should Know:

  • Daniel &Meng serves homemade sauces with the skewered dish.
  • You can order takeout and delivery from the shop.
  • They have indoor and outdoor seating.

Customer Review:

“The coffee shop is always crowded so the skewers sell out fast. If you want to try the mushroom or broccoli version, you should visit earlier in the night. There are other stalls in the coffee shop, which compliments the spicy, salty taste of the lok lok.”

Josiah
2. Fei Zhu Lok Lok
Phone No.: +65 9822 7755
Address: 728 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Singapore 560728
Email Feizhuloklok@gmail.com
Operating Hours: Wed-Thu: 6 pm – 2 am
Fri-Sat: 5 pm – 2 am
Sun: 5 pm – 10.20 pm, Mon: Off
Pricing: $1 to $2 per stick

FeiZhu Lok Lok is an initiative between two best friends, Phyllis and Jueying. Their first outlet was in Tai Seng, which they left to open 3 more in Ang Mo Kio, Tampines Street, and Jurong.

The place is known for its range of sauces and salty seasonings. Their juicy chicken skewers taste amazing whether you dip them in their in-house sweet chili sauce or shrimp paste.

Lok Lok Type:

  • BakKwa
  • Pork Belly
  • Shrimp
  • Sausages

What You Should Know:

  • You can grab rice and noodles alongside the fried vegetables and meat for a hearty meal.
  • There are combo meals for families and parties, along with unlimited sauce refills. 
  • It is a large shop accommodating many people, along with juice and beer as refreshments.
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Customer Review:

“This was my third visit to Fei Zhu. They are consistent with the taste and there is a new item to try every time I drop by. I am particularly a fan of their crispy chicken wings and shishamo. I have no hesitation about calling them the best lok lok place in Singapore.”

Amirah

“I am not good with spice so I usually avoid the sauces. However, their Shiok sauce was more sweet than chilly and exactly what I needed to get the proper experience. The bosses have a nice attitude so you feel welcomed.”

3. Happy Lok Lok
Phone No.: +65 9622 8488
Address: 6 Tebing Ln, #01-05 1st Car Park, Singapore 828835
Operating Hours: Sun-Thu: 3 pm – 1 am
Fri-Sat: 4 pm – 2 am
Pricing: $20 to $25 for 16 sticks

When we think of hot pot skewers places, it is always an industrial-style restaurant or a street-side stall. Instead, Happy Lok Lok is everything you want in awarm and cozy cafe, with bright interior decor and an outdoor seating area. 

It is to the east of Punggol, making it the perfect dining area for those going to PasirRis by car. You have to try the ManTou buns, which are deep-fried and then soaked in condensed milk to make it sweet.

Lok Lok Type:

  • Black Pepper Chicken
  • Tau Kee
  • Brown Mushroom
  • Man Tou

What You Should Know:

  • There is a parking space outside the diner.
  • It is inside a coffee shop,with the AC blasting and cool drinks.
  • They have 7 sauces, with the satay and garlic chili sauces being customers’ favourite.

Customer Review:

“Their ingredients are fresh and the sticks are fried just right. The satay sauce retained the nutty feeling, a texture I enjoy. I am not a fan of oily food so I liked that they used a minimum amount.”

Kelly
4. LOK ME UP
Address: 9 Toa Payoh Industrial Park, #01-1209, Singapore 319061
Operating Hours: Tue-Sun: 5 pm – 2.30 am
Mon: Off
Pricing: $0.60 to $1 per stick

Open until 3 am, there are over 40 varieties you can try. When it comes to skewered food, it is hands down the most affordable you can go.

They also offer takeaway and home deliveries, though we suspect you would enjoy the atmosphere inside the store more. It gets livelier at night, and it is a great place to gossip with your friends over piping-hot food.

Lok Lok Type:

  • Popcorn chicken
  • Seaweed Chicken
  • Bacon-Wrapped Enoki Mushroom
  • ZaiEr

What You Should Know:

  • They accept the last order at 2.30 am.
  • Nacho cheese sauce is free and unlimited.
  • They use a homemade seasoning powder on the street food.

Customer Review:

“Lok Me Up is generous with the portions considering the basic dishes only cost 60 cents. It is not greasy at all and you can choose whether to keep the seasoning or not. “

Tiffany
5. See See Lok Lok
Phone No.: +65 8903 6936
Address: 60 Springside Walk, #01-17 The Brooks I, Singapore 786020
Operating Hours: Thu-Tue:11 am – 2 pm
5 pm – 11 pm
Wed: Off
Pricing: $1 to $1.60 per stick

See See Lok Lok is for those tired of oil-fried skewers. We go back to the traditional way of consuming it with Mala, Classic, Satay, or Laksa hot pot soup.

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They offer as many servings of the broth as you want, long after you finish your skewer servings. For the full experience, you should try their rice bowls and noodles,along with the variety of sauces.

Lok Lok Type:

  • Shitake Mushroom
  • Tempura Prawns
  • Salmon Cubes
  • Baby Abalone,

What You Should Know:

  • It is one of the few stalls open during the day rather than at night.
  • There are always happy hours and some kind of promotional game ongoing if you want some free food.
  • They have 7 sauces and continue to add more to the rotation.

Customer Review:

“I don’t know if it is because they fry it in the broth but their food always tastes fresh. They are careful with how much salt and pepper sprinkle so when you dip it in the sauce, it does not feel too punchy.”

Tan
6. DLLM LokLok
Phone No.: +65 8881 7168
Address: 47 Kallang Pudding Road, The Crescent @ Kallang, #01-08, Singapore 349318
Operating Hours: Tue-Sun: 6 pm – 4 am
Mon: Off
Pricing: $1 to $3 for each stick

DLLM Lok Lok has two outlets, with the primary shop at Kallang Pudding and the secondary one at Upper Jurong. The shop logo could tickle the funny bone for some, as it shows an old lady making a crude gesture with the sticks.

What started as a tiny stall with an outdoor dining area has now expanded to a huge coffee shop in the back. DLLM fries the skewers with the sauce, and they have additional sauce for you to dip in, which is as many as you order for free.

Lok Lok Type:

  • Smoked Duck
  • Fish Cake
  • Otah
  • Taiwan Sausage

What You Should Know:

  • DLLM has six sauces, with salted egg sauce as the star of the show.
  • You can get instant noodles garnished with egg yolk and onion and fried with tom yum sauce.
  • They grill and deep fry the sticks.

Customer Review:

“I would rate DLLM higher than a lot of Johor Bahru shops. It is always crowded so they take their sweet time preparing the food but the taste is worth it. But the bustling atmosphere is oddly calming. I heard they are open until 4 am so I came for supper.”

Shan
7. Dai Lou
Phone No.: +65 6920 7494
Address: #01-0R, Marina Country Club, 11 NorthshoreDr, Singapore 828670
Email: dailoumcc@gmail.com
Website: https://dailou.sg/
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun: 12 pm – 2 am
Pricing: $0.50 to $2 each stick

Dai Lou is a Cantonese restaurant inside the Marina Country Club. It is an alfresco dinner, though you can opt for indoor seating with the AC on.

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You can see the coming and going of yachts as the restaurant overlooks the bay. Customers love the place for its generous food portions and overall inexpensive items.

Since they started serving the fried sticks, it has become the go-to spot for seafood lovers.

Lok Lok Type:

  • Crab Stick
  • Sotong Ball
  • Fried Wanton
  • Lady’s Finger

What You Should Know:

  • For deliveries, you have to order after 10.30 pm.
  • You can track your order on their official website.
  • They have 4 types of sauces.

Customer Review:

“I am a regular at Dai Lou so when they started serving lok lok near me, I had to check it. As usual, they did not disappoint with the taste. The pork balls were especially juicy. There is something magical about having the skewers while you smell the fresh sea breeze.”

Julian

“We order smoked duck along with all the other varieties. It seems they were out of it so they added extra sticks for all our other orders. I can not think of a place where the service was this prompt and kind.”

Bonn
8. Ah Lock Kitchen
Phone No.: +65 8826 0244
Address: 573 Woodlands Drive 16, Singapore 730573
Website: https://ahlock.oddle.me/en_SG/
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun: 5 pm – 12 am
Pricing: $1 to $3 per stick

Ah Lock Kitchen is a Woodlands Hakka food specialty stall. Their most famous dish is the Hakka signature rice bowl, which is a fusion of Yong Tau Foo and lei cha rice.

They eventually expanded to sell JB-style lok lok, whichwas an instant hit among the regulars and new customers. The place is especially good for those looking for halal-certified sellers.

Make space in your stomach for the min jiangkueh.

Lok Lok Type:

  • Grey Oyster Mushroom
  • Seaweed Chicken
  • Beancurd Skin
  • Hakka Tofu

What You Should Know:

  • They serve halal-certified lok lok.
  • They always have ongoing bundle promotions where you get one or two sticks for free if you buy a bunch.
  • They do home deliveries and kerbside pickup.

Customer Review:

“I was looking for a lok lok place near me and it turns out, I did not have to go farther than Woodlands. They have entire sets so you get to taste every style. You also get hot dogs and quail eggs in the mix which is enough for 2 people.”

Milo

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a lok lok? How do you eat it?

For those who have not been to Malaysia or Singapore, lok lok may seem like a novelty dish. It is to some degree, though you can think of it as a spicier version of grilled food.

Traditionally, you dip skewered meat, fish, and vegetables into boiling water. Now, most shops deep fry the sticks, while others drench it in hot soup.

Is lok lok a spicy dish?

The skewered dish itself is not spicy. The most prominent flavour on those is usually seasoning spice, salt, and pepper.

However, most people eat the cuisine with dipping sauce, and most of those are spicy.

Why is lok lok a popular food?

A bunch of factors play into the popularity of steamboat style food. While it is preferred as a late-night snack, you can eat it almost any time of the day. You can munch on it while on the go or while conversing outside a small shop.

The mix of spice and tanginess also hits your taste buds right, thanks to the sauce. It is as inexpensive as street food can get, even though it is available in big portions.

Which is the best lok lok place in Singapore?

There is no way to determine the tastiest skewer place. What we can do is focus on our own requirements and see which one meets them.

To find your go-to shop, ask yourself:

  • Do you like oily or soup boiled lok lok?
  • Are you a fan of spicy sauces or tangy mayo?
  • When it comes to the ingredients, do you prefer meat, fish, or vegetables? Regardless, broccoli will always be a hit for all fried food fans.
  • How late in the night do you want the store to be open?