6 Best Places To Makan Seafood In S’pore


Last Updated on 2016-05-18 , 4:21 pm

Unless you are allergic to seafood, you most probably wouldn’t miss the chance to enjoy good seafood. If so, this list would definitely come in handy in times when you are lusting for it.

Mellben Seafood Restaurant
Mellben Seafood Restaurant may be a little pricey but the crab dishes here are definitely worth every cent! They are best known for their Claypot Crab Bee Hoon Soup, which consists of a savoury milk broth with generous chunks of crab meat, and their succulent Butter Crab drizzled with curry leaves. If you are not a fan of milk broths or butter, you can opt for their less well-known Laksa Crab which is as its name suggests, crab cooked in laksa soup.

Due to their heavenly crab dishes, Mellben Seafood is almost always packed and it is best to make a reservation with them before heading down, otherwise risk getting disappointed.

Where: Blk 232, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, #01-1222, Singapore 560232
Opening hours: 5pm to 11:30pm (daily)

New Ubin Seafood
Although it is a little out of the way, New Ubin Seafood is constantly packed during dinnertime due to their wide variety of crab dishes that will definitely leave you full and satisfied. Thankfully, New Ubin Seafood isn’t situated on Pulau Ubin which is all the more reason for anyone to head down and enjoy their Salted Egg Crab, Black Pepper Crab, and Butter Cream Crab on top of the other prawn, oyster, clam, and mussel dishes they have on their extensive menu.

Another dish that you die die must try is their US Certified Black Angus Ribeye Steak. This dish can be seen on almost every table in the traditional-looking restaurant which really means something considering their awesome seafood.


Where: Blk 27, Sin Ming Road, Sin Ming Industrial Estate Sector A, #01-174, Singapore 575680
Opening hours: 11am to 2pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm (daily)

Ming Kee Live Seafood
Ming Kee Live Seafood’s signature Triple Cook Bee Hoon Crab is yet another crab with bee hoon dish but this time it is done differently. This one doesn’t come with broth and instead, comes with flavourful bee hoon peppered with shallots, mushrooms, and a hearty serving of an entire crab.

Another dish that is to die for at Ming Kee is their Mexico Pacific Clams that are fresh and juicy, fried with garlic and soya sauce that adds another layer to the already delicious clams.

Where: 520 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368213
Opening hours: 5:30pm to 10:45pm (daily)

Chikuwa Tei
This one might not be everybody’s idea of Singapore seafood restaurants but after all, we are still talking about food that came from the ocean so it still counts. Chikuwa Tei is a Japanese restaurant that may be a little out of some people’s budgets but they do serve a mean chirashi don that is basically different types of sashimi, that is not just salmon, served with Japanese vinegar rice.

The sashimi are, first and foremost, extremely fresh and thicker than the usual sashimi you get at Japanese restaurant chains. Unlike many restaurants, the miso soup is made from scratch instead of from a packet. The bottom line is, Chikuwa Tei is definitely a bang for your buck and fans of Japanese cuisine should visit the restaurant at least once.

Where: 9 Mohamed Sultan, #01-01, Singapore 238959
Opening hours: 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm (daily)

Pince & Pints
This lobster-only restaurant that was opened by popular local blogger and fashion designer, Velda Tan, and her husband made waves ever since it first started operations. They were the ones that made everybody crave for lobster dishes in all shapes and sizes.

Although the restaurant only serves four dishes, it makes up for the lack of variety with its top-notch quality. All the lobsters are air-flown from Boston and Canada twice a week, fresh and well-handled. Their signature Chilli Lobster with Mantou is pretty much the sweeter sibling of our local chilli crab. Sure, it may not pack as much a punch as the spicy chilli crab, it is still nothing short of yummy.

Sadly, the restaurant only takes walk-ins and reservations are NOT allowed.
(Publisher’s note: One of our readers (thank you, Cephas!) has pointed out to us that reservations are not allowed at this awesome restaurant. We apologize for the oversight, and hazard that the writer got so hungry writing about this topic that she decided to makan the word “NOT” when typing out this paragraph.)

Where: 32/33 Duxton Road, Singapore 089496
Opening hours: 5pm to 11pm (Mon to Fri), 12pm to 11pm (Sat)

Momma Kong’s Crab Shack
Momma Kong’s is one of the top recommendations for seafood on Trip Advisor and it is evident why. Attempts at recreating owner, Edmund Kong’s mother’s recipes gave birth to their signature Crab Bee Hoon soup and Black Pepper Crab. The first dish is full of flavour and thankfully, doesn’t contain any MSG at all! The crab meat were succulent, sweet, and fleshy. The Black Pepper Crab was no different, except it was spicy and almost numbing – a winner in the eyes’ of spice lovers, including myself.

Jumbo Seafood, better watch out.

Where: 34 Mosque Street, Singapore 059512
Opening hours: 5pm to 11pm (Tue to Thu), 5pm to 1am (Fri and Sat)


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