It’s no secret that Singapore is a food paradise. From lavish restaurants to neighborhood hawker centers, the options are endless. As an island that used to be a fishing port, we’re also known for our seafood options – fish, crabs, lobsters, mussels, you name it!
Here are 10 of the best seafood restaurants in Singapore to get your fix of the ocean – perfect for your next date night or family gathering celebration.
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Crabs are a beloved treat in Singapore, and at Uncle Leong Seafood, they have a special Shimmering Sand Crab Delight dish that is served with a delicious creamy butter sauce and oats sprinkled all over. For big parties, get the set menus (from SG$168 for 4 pax) for a variety of dishes. There are also 3 outlets to pick from: Punggol, Kaki Bukit and Toa Payoh.
Uncle Leong Seafood, multiple locations, www.uncleleongseafood.com
For some of the best crab dishes in Singapore, head to No Signboard Seafood. The open-air dining setting only adds to the experience, with chili crabs that have a various spice level so kids can also share in the fun. Other seafood options include pepper crab, razor clams, cereal prawns and baby squid! It can get crowded during peak hours, so it’s best to make a reservation at least 12 hours beforehand.
No Signboard Seafood, 414 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389392, +65 6842 3415, www.nosignboardholdings.com
Complement your seafood meal with a stunning view of Marina Bay at Palm Beach Seafood. Located at One Fullerton, the restaurant lets you be within eyeshot of the waterfront and surrounding skyscrapers while you dig into classic seafood dishes like their signature Chilli Crab and Honey Tangy Barramundi. While they’re well-known for seafood, they also have meat and vegetable dishes that offer a variety for your tastebuds.
Palm Beach Seafood, 1 Fullerton Road #01-09, One Fullerton, Singapore 049213, +65 6336 8118, www.palmbeachseafood.com
The Boiler offers a unique seafood experience of a boiler, where fresh seafood is laid out over the table for sharing. Combining Western and Eastern flavors and spices, they offer seafood bags starting from SG$56 for 2 pax, that includes prawns, clams, mussels, sausages, corn and sauce of your choice. Crabs are available to add-in for a top-up price, or also available ala carte. Other menu considerations include pasta, fish and chips and salads.
The Boiler, multiple locations, www.theboiler.com.sg
Nestled within the enclave of Thomson, Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood is a great restaurant to get a variety of seafood dishes. They’re particularly famous for their Assam Fish Head, but options like the La La Clams and Steamed Soon Hock Fish are great alternatives for those with a low tolerance of spice. The restaurant also has prawn paste chicken that goes for SG$1 a pop – a delicious side snack to complete your meal.
Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood Restaurant, 122 Casuarina Rd, Singapore 579510, +65 6452 2824, banleongwahhoe.com
With 5 outlets all over Singapore, Jumbo Seafood proves that it is one of the most popular seafood restaurants. Tourists and expats tend to favor their award-winning crab dishes, which include the 2 classic flavors chili crab and black pepper. The crabs are based on seasonal pricing and require advanced orders, so make sure to call ahead of your get-together to avoid disappointment!
Jumbo Seafood, multiple locations, www.jumboseafood.com.sg
Tunglok Seafood rose to prominence due to their Peppered Prawn Salad and Deep-Fried Prawns With Wasabi-Mayo Sauce, and has maintained their cult following ever since. The prices won’t even dent your wallet either – their deluxe buffet menu starts from SG$38.80 for lunch and SG$58.80 for dinner, where diners can also get Chinese-style rice, noodles, dim sum, side dishes and desserts on top of seafood.
Tunglok Seafood, multiple locations, www.tunglokseafood.com
First opened in the 1950s, Hua Yu Wee Seafood Restaurant’s existence until today is testament to their food quality. Older generations will recognize the colonial bungalow restaurant, where seafood dishes like Chili Crab, Steamed Bamboo Clams and Drunken Prawns are on the menu. If you’re looking for a nostalgic place instead of modern restaurants, this is it!
Hua Yu Wee Seafood Restaurant, 462 Upper East Coast Rd, Singapore 466508, +65 6442 9313, huayuwee.oddle.me
Most seafood restaurants are traditionally Chinese, but Greenwood Fish Market is an option if you’re craving for one with Western influence. Their Quayside Isle outlet is particularly scenic, since it’s situated right next to the sea where yachts are docked. Menu highlights include over 30 seafood options, from classic Fish and Chips to Lobster Risotto. Heading with the whole family? Kids menu and boozy beverages for the adults are also available.
Greenwood Fish Market, 31 Ocean Way, #01-04, Singapore 098375, +65 6262 0450, www.greenwoodfishmarket.com
For the ultimate crab feast, head to Holycrab, where even the restaurant’s exterior is decorated with giant crab legs. Their menu puts a spin on the conventional, with unique offerings like the Green Mumba (crab with green chili sauce) and Black Panther (crab with black peppercorns and scallion strips). The restaurant is also within the enchanting Capitol building, so you’re guaranteed a gorgeous setting for your gathering.
Holycrab, 13 Stamford Rd, #01-85 Arcade @ Capitol, Singapore 178905, +65 8444 2722, www.holycrab.sg