THE BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS ON SENTOSA ISLAND
Crabs, oysters, prawns and all kinds of fish. Here is where to get them
Have a hankering for the island’s best seafood? Scroll down to take a look at all of what is on offer.
From local seafood delicacies such as chilli crab and more to freshly flown-in oysters and shellfish. Sentosa promises sun, sand, sea and seafood!
The beach club that started it all, and the OG spot on the island to kick back with your besties, relax on daybeds and have some beachside fun. While we love to rave about its to-die-for Tanjong Burger, the resto’s lineup of seafood dishes is worth checking out. The Seafood Platter ($148) is a worthy share plate that goes with the seaside vibe, Everyone can dig into the whole, cracked Maine lobster, snack on oysters, prawns, clams, smoked octopus and served with a yuzu mignonette and marie rose sauce. Other seafood dishes to try include Crispy Skin Barramundi ($34) and the Lobster Bun ($38).
The most obvious choice of restaurant for those craving good quality seafood. Greenwood’s specialties are their freshly flown-in varieties of premium seafood and the menu serves these in a variety of preparations. The Quayside Isle outlet is spread across two restaurants with a combined menu of Western, Asian and Japanese Seafood favourites.
In the same meal, you could opt for a half dozen seasonal Oysters (freshly shucked with the usual condiments), whole fish such as sea bream, arctic char , flounder and more, which are char-grilled and served with sides. Plus, you could also have shellfish such as clams and mussels sauteed with sambal, and sashimi platters, maki rolls and a variety of wok-fried Asian dishes. The variety is exhaustive and there is always something new for repeat customers. On-site, Greenwood Fish Market also has a seaside gin and sake bar called Flaming Poppy, which is a 12-seater intimate lounge offering a great cocktail programme and a wide variety of craft gins and award-winning varieties of sake.
At Quayside Isle’s, Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House, seafood lovers are spoilt for choice with inventive dishes. From tapas and soup to live seafood cooked in myriad ways. Must-try dishes include the tapas portion of crispy fried Salmon Skin Coated with Salted Egg Yolk and Lime Zest ($14) or the crisp fried Squid Tentacles with Salt and Pepper ($18).
Those are the starters that are simply lining your stomach for Blue Lotus’ main event---their live crabs, and in particular their Chilli Crab which is sweet and tangy with the addition of pomelo. Some say it is the best rendition of chilli crab in Singapore. Apart from those, the menu has a wide selection of seafood-centric dishes, amongst which we like the unique flavour pairing of theHot Stone Garlic Butter King Prawns served with parmesan crisp.
If we cannot go to Bali right now, let’s bring the Bali vibes right to us, and that’s exactly what Rumours Beach Club promises at Siloso Beach. This trendy hangout serves up some of the freshest Jimbaran-styled grilled seafood this side of the island. Choose from grilled prawns ($42.80), lobster ($45.80), red snapper ($39.80) or squid ($35.80) - all marinated, and cooked with Balinese spices. If you’re hard pressed for choices, why not go for a sharing platter ($159.80) instead
This Michelin-starred restaurant serves some of the island’s best seafood dishes. It is the place to go if you are hankering for contemporary Australian food done with flair. Opened by Aussie celebrity-chef-and-restaurateur Scott Webster, Osia’s signature dishes include excellent produce, all flown in from down under. Seafood dishes of note include the Broiled Glacier 51 Toothfish served with sweet potato purée, braised daikon, miso and sesame espuma, or meat and seafood simply grilled in their custom stone hearth oven and served with an accompanying side and sauce. You can have 300g each of the red snapper or barramundi filet, or 500g of lobster ($40 onwards). Pair your meal with their selection of Aussie and NZ wines.
With a name like that, you know you are in for a feast of sea creatures. Located at Festive Walk amidst a host of popular RWS attractions, Singapore Seafood Republic is where you go to treat yourself Singapore specialities like Chilli Crab, Black Pepper Crab and Salted Egg Prawns, and a huge variety of live fish, prawns and shellfish cooked in a variety of styles. The restaurant is a joint venture between the city’s top seafood restaurant brands (Tung Lok, Jumbo Seafood, Palm Beach and The Seafood International Market and Restaurant) so you know you are in good hands. Event though seafood is their specialty, the menu is also packed with family favourites and kid-friendly dishes.
This Chinese restaurant has a Michelin-approved menu that serves dishes from the Fujian province of China. Putien is a Heng Hwa cuisine restaurant, and a household name in Singapore (for good reason). Prices are kept affordable for the quality on offer, and while they are not a seafood-specific restaurant, the dishes that contain seafood are among the best on their menu. A prime example being the signature Stewed Yellow Croaker fish, which is a variety of fish specially imported by Putien, it is simply stewed in a ginger-laced broth for an exact 100 seconds, resulting in tender and delicate flesh. Other seafood dishes of note are the plump filets of deep-fried Tenggiri fish, and Drunken Cockles laced with heaps of garlic.
True to its name, this picturesque, seafood-centric restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa is like dining within an aquarium bubble. Here you can savour a delicious seafood meal while fish, manta rays, sharks and other glorious sea creatures swim past. They serve only the finest, sustainable seafood and the cuisine is Californian-Mediterranean. Expect seasonal and fresh flavours and dishes where the dine produce is allowed to shine. Such as the Norwegian Langoustine which is simply served with a spiced white bisque, some wilted spinach and a citrus compote. Ask for a table facing the glass panels---they’re the best seats in the house.
Soak up Mediterranean Sea vibes at this waterfront destination while you tuck into delish Spanish tapas staples dreamt up by Michelin Star Chef, Nandu Jubany.
Come relax by the pool as you sink your teeth into favourites such as grilled ‘Carabinero Prawns’ ($35), Galician-style Octopus ($28), and Prawns Al Ajillo (in garlic sauce, $22). Other notable seafood dishes you must try are definitely the Squid Ink Paella as well as the scampi and chicken caldoso rice (from $40). Complete your meal with a pitcher of FOC Sangria ($110).
By Priyanka C. Agarwal
Priyanka C. Agarwal is a writer, communicator and content creator with several years experience in print and digital media. She writes about food, travel, parenting and other adventures. Her work has appeared in the print and online pages of Silver Kris magazine, Time Out Singapore, Her World magazine, The Michelin Guide, The Peak and HungryGoWhere.com, among several others. She is a mother to two tiny gourmands and an experimental home cook who hopes one day, to author her own cookbook.