Craving for seafood and its unique flavour profile is hard to ignore. It’s fresh; it exudes the ocean’s distinct textures and tastes and is also a well-loved ingredient used in a variety of cuisines.
Whether you prefer the fish au naturale or with a punch of funky flavours, this foolproof list of seafood restaurants that do islandwide deliveries will have you peeling prawns, de-shelling crab and feeding your seafood-loving soul to your heart’s content in the comfort of your own home.
1. JUMBO Seafood
Think of a characteristically Singaporean seafood restaurant and most likely,JUMBO Seafoodwill come to mind. The heartland favourite that started out at the humble East Coast Seafood Centre decades back. Now, it’s become “the big name in seafood” with six outlets, including specialty ones in ION Orchard and Dempsey Hill.
Just like its name suggests, Greenwood Fish Marketis a seafood retailer and a restaurant that prizes the premium quality and variety of its seafood. The enthusiastic team endeavors to bring fresh catch to your table with their new islandwide delivery.
If you’re someone who enjoys cold seafood — almost like you just plucked the prawn out of the water —you’ll have to treat yourself to the Cold Seafood Platter ($109.95). The platter comprises a wide variety of seafood: Steamed 1⁄2 Boston Lobster, Marinated Swordfish Belly, Freshly Shucked Oysters, Salmon Sashimi, New Zealand Littleneck Clams, Cooked Live Tiger Prawns, In-House Applewood Cold Smoked Salmon with Spanish Onions. Basically, a seafood buffet.
Another drool-inducing option is a Hot Seafood Platter ($119.95) featuring crispy grilled goodies. Time to feast away!
3. Seafood Paradise
Seafood Paradise started out as the first humble hawker stall set up by Paradise Group, now a restaurant maestro with many concepts under its established belt. With decades of experience innovating and improving Chinese cuisine to suit Singaporean tastes, the restaurant offers great quality for its price, thankfully staying under the S$100 mark for most dishes (we all know how scarily high seafood prices can scale to).
How gooed does its signature dish Creamy Butter Crab topped with Coconut Crumbs sound? The luxurious Dungeness crab, is loved for its abundant roes. It’s also accompanied by a thick, creamy butter sauce that accentuates the sweetness of the crab meat and roe. If you’re a fan of tiger prawns, go for the Sauteed Tiger Prawns tossed with Cereal and Egg ($28.84). A must-try for its crumbly-yet-juicy mix of textures.
4. TungLok Seafood
It would be hard to not recognise the name “TungLok” when the reputable group has a whopping list of 9 concepts under its restaurant lineage.
TungLok Seafood is famous for its ingredient freshness and creative spins on local seafood-centric dishes. Crowd favourites include the Crispy Fish Skin with Salted Egg Yolk, a dish that puts two local guilty pleasures together on a plate.
Indulge in their value-for-money Combo Set Promo 1 for 2 to 4 pax ($129), and enjoy a spread of their best-sellers: Tunglok Chili Crab (1kg), Deep-fried Mantou, Crispy Fish Skin with Salted Egg Yolk and Deep Fried Prawn with Crispy Oats. You can almost hear the crunch in this irresistible combo!
A flat delivery fee applies with a minimum order of $50.
5. Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant
Known for their innovative creations based off of local Chinese cuisine favourites, seafood veteran Majestic Bayoffers a modern take on distinctly Singaporean seafood. Their Stewed Signature Lobster Noodles ($60) is a smooth, silky dream. Featuring a sizeable, succulent lobster atop beehoon soaked in savoury gravy.
Peckish eaters will be delighted by their dimsum bites. The Pan Seared Chili Crab Meat Buns ($6 for 4), other dim sum options and their too-cute-to-eat yellow rubber ducklings will surely entice.
6. Dancing Crab
What happens when a jolly American seafood diner meets Singaporean’s heartland cuisine? You’ll get the eclectic, funky mix that is Dancing Crab.
Hailing from the well-known lineage of TungLok’s restaurants, this restaurant features bold, fusion flavours like their Live Crab Combo with Cajun Sauce ($105) and Live Lobster Roll ($38.50). Probably the closest thing you can get to a buttery American hotdog roll made of lobster with a sinful side. Grab a partner or a group of friends and get your hands messy with their finger-lickin’ grub. A flat delivery fee of $5 applies with a minimum order of $50.
The seafood scene may be big on loud and dramatic flavours but there are also restaurants that keep the focus on the natural freshness of its seafood dishes. Drawing inspiration from Chinese cuisine and simple Singaporean heartland food, Joyden Seafoodserves up seafood dishes that never fail to warm up the heart with its home-cooked touch.
Try the Braised Crab Vermicelli with Ginger and Spring Onion ($95), a dish that resembles homemade comfort food. Braised with vermicelli, ginger, spring onions, and garlic, the minimal garnish enhances and accents the sweetness of the succulent crab meat. The silky beehoon mops up the gravy like a dream, leaving nothing left behind.
8. Famous Treasure
Famous Treasure is a heritage-rich seafood restaurant specialising in Hokkien, Teochew and Cantonese cuisine. A definite go-to place to bring your Asian parents and grandparents to on special occasions.
If you’re in the mood for something lighter, try the Strengthen Your Internals Steamed Cod ($54). The dish is prepared with a vast array of herbs like cordyceps flower, black garlic, tangerine, wolfberry, and shredded ginger. The immunity-boosting dish is the perfect counterbalance to a spread of heavily flavoured dishes.
9. Momma Kong’s
Momma Kongs‘ chili crab wins on two fronts. Its delicious crabs are prepared without MSG and they go by a fixed price of S$55 for a 650g air-flown Sri Lankan crab. A reasonable price no doubt.
Leave it up to Momma Kong’s to tell you what’s good.A Meal for Two ($125) comprises one crab, four fried mantous, one crayfish side, one side of seafood or chicken bites, one vegetable side, and two drinks. What a steal! Every option is customizable with a myriad of flavours. Choose from ten different flavours of crab, ranging from steamed or grilled for the health-conscious to oh-so-spicy mala and salted egg yolk for the adventurous flavour folk.