6 crab and seafood restaurants in Singapore that is perfect for everyone
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As we continue to practise safety measures at restaurants in Phase 2 of reopening, we’ve slowly become accustomed to eating out. And what better way to enjoy a meal than with your loved ones or friends?
When it comes to seafood, we love the classic chilli crab dish that warms the cockles of one’s heart (we can’t help it!).
The most popular crab dishes are your usual chilli, black pepper and butter crabs but there’s also the dry cooking style where crabs are tossed with hae bee hiam (dried shrimp sambal) and curry powder. Yes, you’re salivating as you’re reading this, we know.
To help you plan your next crab and zi char meal outing, here are some of the best seafood restaurants we think you may enjoy.
Dancing Crab in Singapore | from S$80 onwards per voucher
With this discounted promo, you get between 15% to 20% off dining vouchers at Dancing Crab’s outlets such as Orchard Central, The Grandstand or VivoCity.
One happy, satisfied customer shared: “The portion was big. Crabs and seafood were very fresh.”
Just narrow down the date and time, and you’re good to go!
No Signboard Seafood in Esplanade and VivoCity | S$160 per voucher
Their specialty here is the white pepper crab, which is less spicy than the black pepper dish.
As reviewed by a customer: “The voucher is easy to use however, the price is really expensive. Overall it was a good experience a must-try for chili crabs in Singapore.”
Jumbo Seafood | from S$35 onwards per voucher
Jumbo Seafood first started in 1987, with a single outlet which is now operating as their flagship restaurant in East Coast Seafood Centre. Today, their Riverside Point and Riverwalk outlets remain as their prominent tourist stops.
Be sure to order their must-try dishes: chilli crab, black pepper crab or their herbal drunken prawns dishes.
There are two vouchers to choose from: lunch or dinner, so be sure to pick the right timing.
Uncle Leong Seafood (Punggol, Toa Payoh, Anchorpoint) | from S$70 per voucher
Uncle Leong Seafood has to be one of the popular seafood restaurants to try in Singapore. Their must-try dishes include Shimmering Sand crab, chilli crab, and claypot crab beehoon soup.
Save up to S$30 with this voucher.
New Ubin in Chijmes | from S$94.50 per voucher
If you’re looking for a convenient location to have a meal, the New Ubin in Chijmes, which is a short walk from City Hall MRT is the best stop.
Order popular zi char dishes like brinjal delight, deep-fried chicken wings as well as the Garlic Baked Crab.
Tong Ah Seafood Restaurant (Keong Saik) | S$89
Expect a queue if you’re coming during the weekends; their dishes are slightly salty on the side but their zi char dishes have wowed diners for many years.
As highly recommended by a customer: “The food is very delicious, especially the crab fried with salted eggs and baked pork ribs.”