The menu itself reads “Lobster Shack”, and true to its slogan, you are in for some serious lobster roll business. Platypus Lobster Shack is probably the only restaurant in Singapore that offers you nine different lobster rolls – from the traditional to many modern and innovative takes like Smoked Paprika or Red Miso & Sesame rolls.
All lobster rolls (S$19.90 ala carte, S$22.90 for a set with salad & truffle potato chips) are served during dinner only and they come with approximately 100g of Boston lobster, but the flesh is chunky enough and fills up every bun. But one is not filling enough, especially for the guys. We wished the folks at Platypus would put in more effort in the presentation of the food, but for the price and its fresh supply of Boston lobsters, this is a restaurant we will return just for lobster rolls.
Equally satisfying, if not even better, than the lobster roll is the Crustacean Bowl (S$19/starter, S$26/main) – a delicious rice bowl of butter-poached lobster topped with uni creme, caviar and char-grilled cheddar cheese.
Platypus Lobster Shack
#01-31, Nankin Row, 3 Pickering Street
Mon to Thu: 6pm – 10pm
Fri: 6pm – 11pm
Sat: 6.30pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place/Telok Ayer
For more recommendations, read our guide to Singapore’s best lobster rolls.