Singapore may not have the best amusement parks or the nicest beaches but one thing that Singapore definitely has is the best food. Being a small island surround by water, it’s no surprise that us Singaporeans can cook up some mean seafood dishes.
Whether you’re looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or you’re looking for something a bit more casual and laid back, the East side has it all.
(Be warned, the following post is not for the hungry)
1. Long Beach
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Any seafood fan will tell you that Long Beach Seafood Restaurant may be the best seafood restaurant in the island. Long Beach Seafood was first established way back in the 40’s. Back then it was patronized by the British Army where it grew it popularity attracting local Singaporeans.
Fun fact: Long Beach Seafood was the very first restaurant to cook up Singapore’s favourite black pepper crab, and it remains the restaurant’s best seller.
70 years and 5 branches later, Long Beach Seafood can boast several awards and accolades throughout its establishment.
The selling point of this popular seafood restaurant is its Outlet Specialities, dishes that are only available at a specific branch. Look out for the Portuguese Style Live Lobster and Thai Emperor Prawns only available at its main East Coast branch .
Address: 1018 East Coast Parkway, S449877
Contact: 6445 8833
Opening Hours: Mon-Thur, 11am-3pm, 5pm-11pm; Fri, Sat, Eve of PH, 11am-3pm, 5pm-Midnight
2. Jumbo Seafood
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Jumbo Seafood is a Singaporean household name, established in 1987 at the East Coast Seafood Center by the Ang family (which is now their flagship restaurant) the restaurant had a rocky start in its early years. However, after the Ang family took more a more active role in running the restaurant, Long Beach soon gained a loyal following.
Now with over 5 branches all over the island, 3 in Shanghai and several accolades under its belt, Jumbo Seafood may be the most successful seafood restaurant in Singapore.
A must have at Jumbo? The chilli crab of course. Having dinner al fresco style at its flagship restaurant,elbow deep in crabs and moping up the sticky spicy chilli crab sauce with mantou buns? Where do I sign up?
Address: Block 1206 East Coast Parkway #01-07/07; S449883
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 5pm-11.45pm; Sat-Sun, Public Holidays; 11.30am-Midnight
3. Hua Ya Wee Seafood
Unlike Jumbo and Long Beach, Hua Ya Wee Seafood has stuck to its roots, tucked away along Upper East Coast Road you could miss Hua Ya Wee if you weren’t looking out for it.
Mostly alfresco, this restaurant can hold its own. A firm favourite among its patrons is its boneless chicken and deep fried baby squid.
If you’re looking for a nostalgic restaurant that serves up humble and simple dishes. Hua Ya Wee is a definite must try!
Address: 462 Upper East Coast Road, S466508
Contact: 6442 9313
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 5pm – 11.30pm
4. Crab in da Bag
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If you looking for something different, head down to Crab in da Bag. Customers have a choice of 5 different seasonings; Louisiana Garlic Butter, Mum’s Special, Salty Splash, Ultimate Curry and Caboodle Mix (its signature seasoning). While Crab in da Bag serves up some amazing fried sides. The speciality here is its pots, filled with delicious seafoods from Sri Lanka, Alaska, Boston, Thailand and (of course) Louisiana.
Forget about cutlery at Crab in da Bag, the Titanic and Gigantic Pot heaping with fresh seafood is poured on the the table, making for a very messy but delicious and satisfactory meal.
Address: 902 East Coast Park, S449874
Contact: 6440 0083
Opening Hours: Open until 11pm
5. Uncle Leong Seafood
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If you’re looking for a casual place for a seafood lunch or dinner head on over to Uncle Leong’s. With 3 branches under its belt; Punggol, Jurong East and Toa Payoh, you know this restaurant is serving up quality seafood.
The specialities at this casual eatery will fulfil the cravings of any seafood lover; “Chye Poh” Steamed Fish, Shimmering Sand Crab, and Gold Coast Prawns. According to Uncle Leong’s loyal customers, the must-have dish at this seafood eatery is their Crab Bee Hoon Soup.
Make your way to Uncle Leong’s for the laidback atmosphere and the their quality service.
Address: 6 Tebing Lane #01-03, Punggol East, S828835
Contact: 6441 1848
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 4.30pm-11.30pm
There is an abundance of seafood places to dine at across the island, but with these 5 amazing seafood places to choose from, you’re not going to be disappointed! Grab your friends and family for a delicious seafood feast in the East!