LOKKEE (pronounced as ‘Lucky’) opened in Plaza Singapura in August 2015. Owned and operated by TungLok Group, Singapore’s leading brand in Chinese cuisines concepts, Lokkee taps on the Group’s expertise in Chinese cuisine while branching out from the classic Chinese restaurant mould to create a trendy, global Chinese concept. The restaurant is a witty and cheeky play on favourite Chinese recipes which have been given a unique tweak to include a dash of Western influence. This genre of Chinese cuisine, often defined by chow mein and fortune cookies, is reinterpreted and elevated at Lokkee through fresh, top quality ingredients, and clean flavours.
Lokkee aims to add diversity to Singapore’s restaurant landscape and celebrates the style of cuisine commonly found in Chinatowns dotted across major cities such as Los Angeles, New York, London and Sydney. Created by enterprising Chinese immigrants, it is an appropriation of the food from their motherland, adapted for diners in their new environment.
Conceptualised by one of the Group’s third generation restaurateurs, Norman Hartono, Lokkee is designed to tap on the growing audience of welltravelled Singaporeans for whom the idea of Chinese food for a Western audience is associated with being in a buzzing cosmopolitan hub.
Lokkee’s interiors reflect its playful, irreverent yet sophisticated contemporary Chinese atmosphere through artwork by notable contemporary artists Luke Chueh, Frank Kozik and Jeffrey Koh. Look out for Flab Slab’s ‘Oriental Walkers’, on the right as you enter the restaurant, featuring Chinese brush paintings of Star Wars AT-AT Walkers. The 100 seat space uses dark wood to create a sleek finish and boasts three private dining rooms able to accommodate 10 to 12 guests.