From a fishing village to a cosmopolitan city, Singapore has never been short of great seafood. Whether it’s locally farmed fish or fresh oysters from around the world that you crave, we have a plethora of restaurants that serve them in style.
Dive straight into our list of the best seafood restaurants in Singapore, cooking up Mediterranean platters, our national chili crab dish and everything in between.
An airy concept of the Jigger & Pony Group, Humpback serves a slice of Seattle fresh from the ocean with seafood-based platters and oyster offerings.
Head to Happy Hour Oysters before 6 p.m. to stock up on freshly shelled shellfish from around the world – Washington Summerstone brackish oysters, Fanny Bay full-bodied oysters, and more ($ 3 ++ each).
For dinner proper, dip into a sea of fish-based platters like king salmon ($ 30) topped with caviar, tuna tartare ($ 27) drizzled with black truffle vinaigrette and a smoked mackerel rigatoni and cheese ($ 27).
Humpback is located at 18-20 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089834, p. +65 9772 9896. Open Monday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sat-Sun from 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Returning concept of Paradise Group, Seafood Paradise lives up to its name with its range of Chinese classics and lively seafood. Originally a humble coffeeshop in Defu Lane, this restaurant has racked up all of the following for its meaty crab signatures.
Their signature Creamy Butter Crab is undoubtedly the star of the show, with crab options like Sri Lankan Crab ($ 9.80 ++ per 100g) bathed in a peppery, velvety sauce.
Another juicy signature, Chinese Herb Poached Tiger Shrimp in Superior Broth ($ 31 ++ for 300g), features divine broth simmered with huadiao wine and rice wine. Check out our review here.
Seafood Paradise is located at 1 Harbourfront Walk, VivoCity # 01-53, Singapore 098585, p. +65 6221 0159. Open Monday to Thursday 11 am to 3 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm, Friday to Sunday 10:30 am to 3:30 pm and 6 pm to 10:30 pm.
Perched on Keppel Island in the Harbourfront area, Bayswater Kitchen is a coastal escape from the city. There’s no denying that seafood tastes better with a view of the waterfront and sea breeze, and this concept from Groupe Privé serves as a taste of all three.
Savor rustic Mediterranean-style dishes like Shellfish Bisque ($ 17), Grilled Smoked Spanish Octopus ($ 26), and Seafood Tagliatelle ($ 32) with the fresh catch of the day. If you’re in the mood for a splash, the Fisherman’s Feast ($ 76, for two) of shrimp, clams, squid, and fish with linguine is simple but extremely satisfying.
Bayswater Kitchen is located at 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382, p. +65 6776 0777. Open Tuesday to Thursday 11.30 am to 3 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm, Fri 11.30 am to 3 pm and 6 pm to 10.30 pm, Sat 6 pm to 10.30 pm, Sun 11 am to 3.30 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm . Closed Mon.
Hua Yu Wee
Tracing its roots to the 1950s, Hua Yu Wee looks like a portal to the Singapore of yesteryear. This heritage restaurant is the oldest of its kind along East Coast Road, and its space – a 1920s colonial bungalow – has changed little over the decades.
Seafood, too, is steeped in nostalgia – the signature chili crab ($ 7.50 ++ per 100g) has the fiery punch and minimal sweetness of the 1960s original. old school to try include steamed bamboo clams, seafood and drunken shrimp.
Hua Yu Wee is located at 462 Upper East Coast Rd, Singapore 466508, p. +65 6442 9313. Open daily from 12:30 pm to 3 pm and from 4.30 pm to 10 pm.
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Scaling by Ah Hua Kelong
Scaled by Ah Hua Kelong offers a true tide-to-table experience, with seafood fresh from their own fish farm and caught from the wild off the coast. These local gems are then transformed into a daring array of Asian fusion plates.
With forward-thinking blends like Smoked Seabass Pate ($ 19) and Namjim Grouper ($ 28) with homemade mee hoon kueh on the menu, it’s hard to name their cuisine – we recommend letting your taste buds do the talking.
Scaled by Ah Hua Kelong is located at 8 Hamilton Rd, Singapore 209179, p. +65 9133 3379. Open Tuesday to Wednesday from 5.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m., Thursday to Sunday from 12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. Closed Mon.
Angie’s Oyster Bar and Grill
Previously perched above Raffles Place, this longtime oyster bar recently moved to a chic tropical space on Outram Road. Starting at just S $ 2 a pop, seasonal oysters are the highlight here – best paired with their long list of French bubbles and white wines.
Their elegant line of Mediterranean plates includes seafood classics like 78C Octopus ($ 36) and succulent Baby Spanish Turbot ($ 58), as well as pastas such as Langoustine Nero Pasta ($ 36) with browned butter Parmesan.
Angie’s Oyster Bar & Grill is located at 313A Outram Road Level 2, Tan Boon Liat Building, 169073 Singapore, p. +65 6221 9555. Open Monday to Thursday, 12 noon to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Fri 12 noon to 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sat 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sun 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at 9:30 p.m.
Chinese Blue Lotus Dining House
Chinese must-haves take on a contemporary twist at the Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House. This waterfront restaurant in Quayside Isle is best known for its zesty take on chili crab – the Signature Chilli Pomelo Crab ($ 9.80 per 100g), which replaces the usual ketchup with a bunch of pomelo pulp. sweet and sour.
Besides live crabs, they also make solid fish dishes, such as the Kuhlbarra Barramundi Fish Head with Punchy Assam Curry ($ 48).
Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House is located at 31 Ocean Way, # 01-13 Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375, p. +65 6339 0880. Open Monday to Thursday 6 pm to 10 pm, Friday to Sunday 11.30 am to 3 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm.
Waterfront restaurant Rasa Istimewa
After a day of biking and exploring around Woodlands Waterfront Park, stock up on seafood at Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant. Perched right on the park’s scenic pier, this halal spot sizzles barbecue specialties from Stingray ($ 14 ++) to Cuttlefish ($ 16).
Besides the barbecue, they also have a very sprawling seafood menu – steamed and fried fish in a variety of styles from Nonya to Hong Kong, soft shell crab, shrimp dishes and more.
Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant is located at 6A Admiralty Rd West, Singapore 757445, p. +65 6366 9339. Open daily from 12 noon to 11:30 p.m.
Seafood Keng Eng Kee
Keng Eng Kee is a household name for top notch zi char, but their seafood specialties are no slouch either. Their Black Pepper Crab is a crowd favorite with its fiery kick and meaty meat, while the Claypot Seafood ($ 38.80 ++) is a treasure bursting with mouths of fish, scallops and shrimp.
Complete your seafood feast with zi char favorites like Signature Moonlight Horfun ($ 7.80 ++), a silky smoky mess filled with shrimp and squid.
Keng Eng Kee Seafood is located at 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, # 01-136, Singapore 150124, p. +65 6272 1038. Open every day from 11.30 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 10 pm.
This article first appeared in Nomads of the city.