From Cajun-spiced crustaceans to glorious grilled seafood platters and everyone’s favourite Singapore-style chilli crab, sunny Singapore has them all for seafood lovers.
Yes, there really is no shortage of seafood restaurants. Whether you fancy an unpretentious meal at a humble zi char stall in a coffee shop or a more chi-chi experience at a posh restaurant, we’ve got you covered with today’s installation.
Heck those cholesterol levels and whatnot, because we are all going on a ‘see food’ diet! Here are 12 amazing seafood restaurants in Singapore for the freshest seafood.
Located on Level 3 at the extension of Plaza Singapura, Cajun On Wheels is a Halal-certified seafood diner serving unadulterated and fresh seafood in true American fashion. As its name suggests, Cajun On Wheels is a Cajun-themed restaurant and one where you can expect all dishes on its menu to pack a punch.
Must-tries include The Incrawdibles that features a mountain of fresh crawfish tossed in Old Bay Seasoning as well as the Poseidon Bucket that sees an array of seafood delights tossed in a spicy cheese sauce.
68 Orchard Road, #03-92
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut
Fit for all sorts of communal gatherings where seafood is a key craving, Captain K Seafood Tower is a great option to consider for the fact that they offer diners a massive selection of quality seafood items and excellent service.
The restaurant combines luscious seafood and an excitingly unusual seafood tower concept which make for a delicious, satisfying and more importantly enjoyable dining experience.
112 Middle Road, #01-00
Tel: +65 6255 5744
Mon: 5.30pm – 11pm
Tue to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 11pm
Sat: 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 1am
Sun: 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Bugis
Those who have been to Dancing Crab by TungLok Group will surely know that a meal there is life-changing, to say the least. Specialising in authentic Louisiana-style seafood dishes, what one can expect is nothing short of sheer luxury coupled with rustic dining.
Get your bare hands out and dive right in because using cutlery is not the norm here. If you’re in a group, you should definitely opt for one of their Signature Combo Bags that comprise prawns, crabs, mussels, clams and basically everything you could ever want seafood-wise.
1 Harbourfront Walk
Tel: +65 6222 7377
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Harbourfront
For many years now, Greenwood Fish Market has been around and still, it continues to wow us with their stellar fish and chips and seafood offerings. This is a no-nonsense and minimal extravagance sort of place, offering fresh and honest seafood that are prepared with simple techniques.
If you are looking to splurge, the seasonal Alaskan king crab will do just the trick. If not, nothing like a plate of crispy fish and chips to put your tummy in a happy place.
34 & 38 Greenwood Avenue,
Tel: +65 6467 4950
Daily: 12pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Tan Kah Kee
This colossally popular Chinese seafood restaurant is no stranger to anyone who loves seafood. Yet, with so many outlets dotted all over the country, what keeps us going back to the same few ones is their consistent quality, undeniably fresh seafood and impeccable service.
These folks don’t play around when it comes to seafood. Only the best catches make it to their woks, resulting in a mind-blowing seafood experience every time.
10 Changi Coast Walk,
NSRCC SAFRA Resort,
Tel: +65 6552 3435
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sun: 10am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Expo
LONG BEACH SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
A haven for crab lovers, Long Beach Seafood Restaurant stands as an icon in Singapore’s massive slew of seafood institutions. Being an awardee of several culinary awards, you know you can count on them to provide an unforgettable seafood experience.
Hot favourites include their lip-smacking chilli crab that is considerably spicier than others as well as the black pepper crab that comes with a gorgeous layer of aromatic and irresistibly tasty black pepper sauce.
25 Dempsey Road,
Tel: +65 6323 2222
Daily: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Farrer Road
NEW UBIN SEAFOOD
One of our favourite spots to get quality seafood and mind-blowing grub is New Ubin Seafood. Introducing fresh twists to traditional zi char classics, what you can hope to find in this cosy coffee shop is comfort food prepared with gourmet-level mastery.
To give you a clearer picture of what we mean, consider their Steamed Egg Custard with Uni Sauce or even their Porridge with Tofu Butter and Swordfish—also not forgetting various crab delights and Black Angus ribeye steak that people seem to go gaga over.
63 Hillview Avenue, Level 6 (Canteen),
Tel: +65 6466 9558
Daily: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Hillview
The birthplace of Singapore’s iconic chilli crab—bet you didn’t know that—Roland Seafood over at Marine Parade is where anyone yearning for authenticity should definitely check out. While many other restaurants prepare a slightly sweeter variation of chilli crab to cater to tourists and the general masses, Roland keeps it as real to its roots as possible by serving it up spicy.
Other seafood options are available as well and they are all pretty darn delicious too.
#06-750, 89, Marine Parade Central,
Tel: +65 6440 8205
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Eunos
When cajun-style seafood meets booze, you know you are not going home disappointed. The Boiler over at Paya Lebar brings together the concept of American seafood boils featuring delicious crustacean delights.
The restaurant features a laid-back setting, allowing you to choose fresh seafood that are boiled to order. Once served, diners can feel free to ravage through their food using nothing but their bare hands—that’s right, formalities are literally chucked aside here and that is why we love it so much.
18 Howard Road #01-06,
Tel: +65 6635 1285
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm –10.30pm
Nearest Station: Tai Seng
Offering diners a gorgeous view of the Marina Bay skyline, as well as a bountiful selection of marine favourites, prepared several ways, The Pelican at One Fullerton is a no-frills dining spot that promises an unforgettable experience regardless of the occasion.
For folks like us who will always be down for seafood in a heartbeat, we were utterly blown away by the likes of their signature Snapper Pie and colossal Grilled Seafood Platter.
1 Fullerton Road, #01-01
Tel: +65 6438 0400
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11.30pm
Sun: 12pm – 4pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place
Specialising in locally-inspired seafood delicacies, this seafood-focused concept by the established TungLok Group aims to deliver topnotch grub worthy enough to rival the greats such as Roland or even Long Beach.
Known for their commendable service and quality seafood, expect nothing short of a stellar dining experience at this award-winning establishment. Their signature TungLok Chilli Crab is a must-try and you can count on their hearty Mee Goreng to delight both your palate and your tummy.
181 Orchard Road , #11-05
Tel: +65 6834 4888
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 10am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
Dishing out awesome lobster rolls, prawn noodles and other seafood dishes, The Naked Finn is a gem hidden within Gillman Barracks that is worth the find. The folks here are all about quality and they make it a point to source for only the best and freshest catches.
We recommend paying a visit during lunchtime. Besides the fact that it looks prettier in the day, it is also mainly because their prized Lobster Roll is only available then. Featuring 90g of lobster flesh, served with homemade mayonnaise and straight-cut fries, this is a true luxury.
39 Malan Road,
Tel: +65 6694 0807
(Closed on Sundays & Mondays)
Tue to Thu: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Labrador Park