Once upon a time before we were born, lobsters were considered food for the poor. There was an abundance of these crustaceans then for nobody bothered to eat them. Things took a dramatic turn around the 19th century when whole cooked lobsters started being served on silver platters to the affluent class. Prices soared and the lobster became a prized catch.
Who would have known that such an unwanted seafood could evolve into such a pricey and highly sought-after delicacy? There are many lobster species available in the market and each breed has a different price tag. When cooked fresh, the fresh ones will taste succulent and sweet. Needless to say, the consumption of lobsters today still remains as an expensive affair.
Here is our guide to the 14 Best Lobster Dishes in Singapore. Anytime you have a hankering for the crustacean, you know this list (that you should bookmark now) will come in handy.
Cajun On Wheels is a Halal-certified seafood diner serving unadulterated and fresh seafood in true American fashion.
On top of coming with a 100% premium beef patty, the Crusty C.O.W. Burger Lobster & Beef (S$39.90++) also consists of half a lobster which makes this dining option worth every dollar. A ladle of butter herb sauce is layered over the fresh and juicy lobster and it made this dish so worth the indulgence.
68 Orchard Road
#03-92, Plaza Singapura
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut
Enjoy a plate of Slipper Lobster Spaghetti (S$28++) whilst admiring scenic views of the ocean. The tomato-based pasta features generous portions of slipper lobster and cherry tomatoes. It is tossed with asparagus and topped with Parmesan cheese.
50 Siloso Beach Walk
Tel: +65 6631 8938
Mon to Thu, Sun & PH: 9am – 11pm
Fri, Sat, & Eve Of Public Holiday: 9am – 1am
Nearest Station: Harbourfront
International buffet restaurant Colony—situated on the third level of The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore—features an amazing spread of cuisines. There are eight ‘live’ kitchens and over at The Steam Basket is where you get to indulge in Lobster Laksa.
Think a traditional laksa but completed with handmade lobster balls instead! It is available as part of the dinner buffet.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Avenue
Tel: +65 6434 5288
Daily: 6.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Promenade
Dancing Crab is our go-to restaurant for authentic Louisianan cuisine. Order their Lobster Combo (S$111.80++) which consists of a massive Boston lobster, 350 grams of prawns, 300 grams of clams, corn and sausages.
You can choose from several sauces but we would recommend getting the classic cajun sauce.
181 Orchard Road
#07-14/15, Orchard Central
Tel: +65 6509 1878
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
This phenomenal dish—by Executive Chef Low Hoe Kiat—beautifully combines the succulent texture of lobsters with generous servings of pumpkin puree that has been infused with locally sourced herbs.
The consistently good pumpkin gravy is the key to its huge success and we absolutely adore the creamy, smoky taste that just further accentuates the natural sweetness of the lobster.
Known for its seafood cocktails and oysters, it is by no surprise that Luke’s Chophouse does an impressive rendition of the classic lobster roll.
Apart from their impressive array of oysters, what is also worth trying is their Lobster Sliders which is served only during lunch. You get a generous serving of sweet lobster flesh—from a 500g Maine lobster—tucked nicely in a tall and thick brioche that is toasted to a pretty golden shade.
20 Gemmil Lane
Tel: +65 6221 4468
Mon to Wed: 12pm – 10.30pm
Thu to Sat: 12pm – 12 midnight
Nearest Station: Chinatown/Raffles Place
The freshness of Orchid Live Seafood’s lobsters is guaranteed as they catch your lobsters right after you place your order. These crustaceans are cut into halves, and the plump and juicy lobster meat attributes to the Teochew porridge’s sweetness and aromatic broth.
1 Bah Soon Pah Road
Tel: +65 6756 0311
Daily: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Khatib
TANJONG BEACH CLUB – LOBSTER BUN
Tanjong Beach Club’s newest addition to the menu is a Lobster Bun (S$38++). It is essentially an alternative interpretation of the conventional lobster roll. Fresh Maine lobster flesh, avocado and lime mayonnaise are sandwiched between sesame buns. The bun is also served with a hefty side of fries.
120 Tanjong Beach Walk
Tel: +65 9750 5323
Mon: 12pm – 10pm
Tue to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat: 10am – 10pm
Sun: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Harbourfront
TATSU – TEPPANYAKI LIVE LOBSTER
Savour the goodness of a premium fresh lobster teppanyaki style! Watch the chef cook the Live Lobster (seasonal price) over dramatic flames and we simply cannot reiterate how divine the fork-tender sweet meat tastes when it is served to us fresh from the stove.
#01-08 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St
Tel: +65 6332 5868
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall
THE MARKET GRILL – WHOLE LOBSTER
You can get live Atlantic lobsters right at The Market Grill which are flown in from Maine and Boston. The whole lobster (S$52++)—approximately 500g each—is prepared with butter, lemon juice, a touch of garlic and served together with salad and mashed potatoes. Talk about the perfect lobster meal!
Diners have a choice of getting their lobster steamed or chargrilled.
208 Telok Ayer Street
Tel: +65 6221 3323
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Closed on Sundays
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer
Sitting within Gillman Barracks at Alexandra Road, The Naked Finn serves a decent Connecticut-style Lobster Roll (American lobster – S$38++, European lobster – S$42++) which features 90g of lobster meat with homemade mayonnaise/crème fraîche, locally-farmed mesclun salad and shoestring truffle fries.
39 Malan Road
Tel: +65 6694 0807
Tue to Thu: 12.30pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12.30pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Closed on Sundays & Mondays
Nearest Station: Labrador Park
A meal at award-winning establishment TungLok Heen means an impressive selection of exquisite oriental delicacies prepared with expertly finesse.
Presented on a skewer, TungLok Heen’s Boston Lobster is cooked with cheese and herbs. Grilled to perfection, you can expect the lobster to be coated with a charred fragrance that is smoky with every bite.
Resorts World Sentosa
Hotel Michael, Lobby Level
26 Sentosa Gateway
Tel: +65 6884 7888
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm (last order at 2pm), 6.30pm – 10.30pm (last order at 10pm)
Nearest Station: Harbourfront
TungLok Signature’s Pan-fried Lobster Steak is truly a must-order dish. The crustacean has been pan-fried to perfection and served atop leafy vegetables. A secret sauce is drizzled over it and we were surprised how a pomegranate could give the dish such an extra oomph.
Orchard Parade Hotel #02-18
1 Tanglin Road
Tel: +65 6834 0660
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
The Local Lobsters (seasonal price/100g) here at Yàn are amazing when deep fried with a side of Yàn’s house-made Chardonnay White Wine Sauce.
It is easy to overcook lobsters like this where it becomes rubbery, but fret not, the chefs have aced the deep frying and when you have the lobster served immediately, the flesh inside is still nice, warm and juicy.
#05-02 National Gallery Singapore
1 St. Andrew’s Road
Tel: +65 6384 5585
Opening hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm and 6pm – 10.30pm daily
Nearest station: City Hall